Zuiff Music Studio
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Hi! I am a classically trained (both in voice and piano) professional, a former opera singer turned self-made original indie pop artist, a recording artist, a live performer of multiple styles and a music instructor of multiple instruments specializing in voice. I have over 11 years of teaching experience in both individual and group instruction. I have helped hundreds of kids and adults of various ages improve not only their musical abilities and dreams but also other essential elements, like coordination, focus, discipline, confidence and many more. Being a full-time performer and original artist allows me to bring something special to each student to better help prepare him/her for the real world of music by guiding him/her in the development of his/her craft as well as the business of music. This can spark a strong desire for a career and/or a true calling for a lifelong practice in and love for music. Each lesson is shaped and designed around the individual to explore and extract the students' creativity and strengthen and build their musical skills to guide them into their own musical potential, as well as have the students sometimes realize a clearer life purpose through taking lessons. For young children, learning an instrument (including the voice) is fantastic for building motor skills and developing great character, a unique sense of style and awareness. I teach private one-on-one music lessons in several Metro Atlanta studio locations as well as online. The majority of my student base are elementary and high school beginners to intermediates in piano, voice and guitar; advanced, hardworking and self-motivated singers; and singer-songwriters who are developing their individual voice and artistry and a few adults. Instruments and levels offered include the following: * singing -- all styles, genres and levels are welcome. * piano -- beginner to intermediate * guitar -- beginner * songwriting -- all levels I recommend doing a trial lesson to see if we are a good fit. If one or both of us feel like it is not, I will be happy to recommend to you someone with incredible qualifications and a pleasant personality out of my very large network of musicians. It is important to me that you find the right teacher for your needs, or we will waste both of each other's time and money, so there is nothing to lose here. Music is a commitment, regardless of the gift or lack of it. The more effort one puts in, the better the results, and the less effort, the lesser amount of results. All I ask, as the teacher, is to please be honest with yourself. I'm open to helping you as much as you are open and willing to help yourself. I have a bachelor's degree in music from Georgia State University with a concentration in voice. I perform with an indie pop band. I write my own original music. I am in the middle of recording my debut album of my life's original work. Several of my students of various ages who started with me in music lessons are now artists in the process of recording their own original music on a really high level, performing and continuously honing their craft. They have bright futures ahead of them in the creative arts, and it's really exciting to see their projects and personalities blossom. I am constantly collaborating on all sorts of promising creative projects with unbelievably gifted, skilled and incredible people. Music, people, creating, and seeing students learn, growing and change are my life passions. Let's make music, and let's launch you together on your own personal musical journey! I look forward to hearing music from you. All the best, Jennifer Please make serious inquiries only. If you are here to dillydally and know you will flake out on your free trial lesson I have reserved time for, don't even bother posting your ad up here because all of us teachers have to pay each time we send you a quote, and it's expensive. Please respect that and all the other teachers and service providers on this site. Don't waste our time unless you are serious about taking music lessons for whatever reason it may be. Flakes will not be tolerated. Thank you.
Thumbtack CustomerJan 20, 2018
Ms Zuiff was a pleasure to work with. My daughter made 6th chair at Regions and I don't believe she would have done as well without Ms. Zuiff's help.Feb 29, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer monthly packages deals for a flat rate. Monthly Lessons 1 month for 4 one on one 30 minute lessons = $160 1 month for 4 one on one 45 minute lessons = $200 Alla Carte 30 minute lesson = $50 ****Note: If you know you are unable to afford lessons and you know you or your child has a high musical ability and is highly-motivated to take music seriously, then please go ahead and take the free trial anyway so that I can evaluate if you are qualified for the scholarship rate. Thank you. I love working with a high level of talent because I care about the outcome of their future. I know if we are a good match, I can help :) ***Every student you refer to me that signs up for monthly lessons you receive $5 off your rate forever :)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First I love to interview the new student and see what their aspirations are, their musical background and what they would like to accomplish by taking lessons. Then I ask the student to sing or play something if they are able so that I can evaluate and see where they are musically and artistically. Sometimes if the student isn't ready yet to play or sing me anything on the very first lesson because they are completely new to music we do warm ups first to break the ice or the lesson is filled with a lot of instruction followed by the student applying the new knowledge by playing back what they just learned on their respective instrument. The 3rd part is when we warm up if we haven't already and then work on a song. The warm ups and songs are key to truly learning and understanding your instrument through proper technique, practice and heart. If you stick to a regular daily practice regimen of at least 20-30 minutes a day (even more is of course better) you should see improvement over time. The last part of the lesson I go over your assignment for the week which usually includes doing your warm-ups daily and your new song or songs to work on by applying everything you can remember from the lesson. *I also suggest for all of my students to find a way to record their lessons to listen back and understand the natural sounds of their own voice and musical playing. (Most people record it on their phone.) Over time you the student will start to recognize what the good healthy sounds are versus the not so good sounds that need to be smoothed and worked out. Everyone usually loves their first lesson and say they learn a lot. And it's free! So take advantage ;)
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelors of music from Georgia State University with a concentration in vocal performance. I have many years of experience and training in classical voice and opera performance. I have also studied classical voice and opera overseas and in the US including Europe.