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3. Karina S. Montalvo
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Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Singing Lessons, Drum Lessons, Cello Lessons, Flute Lessons

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Tinley Park, IL
Degrees: B.M in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music. Karina is an operatic Soprano who currently resides in New York. She Began studying music at age 10. Since then, Karina has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Radio City. She has travelled with the Alion Baltic International Festival and given numerous concerts in Estonia. She has also performed as Ms. Jessel from The Turn Of The Screw in Boston while participating in the New England Opera Intensive Program. Her most recent performance was in January 2020 as Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the New York Lyric Opera at the National Opera Center. Experience: -Show Choir Director for the YMCA Footlights program in Hartford, CT from 2015- 2018 -Music To Your Home in New York, NY- 2018-2019 -MusiKa in New York, NY- 2018-2019 -I School of Music 2019-Present My Method My methods of teaching vary depending on how old my student is and their current level. For example, with a young beginner I will start off by teaching them the scale. (DO RE MI FA SOL LA TI DO) and showing them how each note correlates with a specific pitch. I will then sing the warm up with them a few times until they can do it on their own. I also like to do rhythm exercises with my younger students for example I will clap a rhythm and have them clap it back to me. I will assign repertoire that is appropriate for their level. An example of this could be the little mermaid song 'Part of Your World'. If I am teaching an intermediate student I will do warm ups up and down the octaves on vowels e-eh-ah-oh-ooh, I will also do staccato exercises as well as teaching breathing techniques. Adequate repertoire will be assigned perhaps "Caro Mio Ben". If I am teaching an advanced student, I will work on technique,stage presence, as well as proper singing posture and exercises to help transfer between passaggios (registers) in their voice. Lesson Style: I like to keep my students motivated. I like to set goals for myself as a teacher, and also expect my students to set goals for themselves. An example of this could be the student's goal to attend three auditions per year, or they want to learn how to sing for a school talent show, or they are preparing for NYSSMA/ABRSM.See more

$30

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$30

starting cost

Degrees: B.M in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music. Karina is an operatic Soprano who currently resides in New York. She Began studying music at age 10. Since then, Karina has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Radio City. She has travelled with the Alion Baltic International Festival and given numerous concerts in Estonia. She has also performed as Ms. Jessel from The Turn Of The Screw in Boston while participating in the New England Opera Intensive Program. Her most recent performance was in January 2020 as Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the New York Lyric Opera at the National Opera Center. Experience: -Show Choir Director for the YMCA Footlights program in Hartford, CT from 2015- 2018 -Music To Your Home in New York, NY- 2018-2019 -MusiKa in New York, NY- 2018-2019 -I School of Music 2019-Present My Method My methods of teaching vary depending on how old my student is and their current level. For example, with a young beginner I will start off by teaching them the scale. (DO RE MI FA SOL LA TI DO) and showing them how each note correlates with a specific pitch. I will then sing the warm up with them a few times until they can do it on their own. I also like to do rhythm exercises with my younger students for example I will clap a rhythm and have them clap it back to me. I will assign repertoire that is appropriate for their level. An example of this could be the little mermaid song 'Part of Your World'. If I am teaching an intermediate student I will do warm ups up and down the octaves on vowels e-eh-ah-oh-ooh, I will also do staccato exercises as well as teaching breathing techniques. Adequate repertoire will be assigned perhaps "Caro Mio Ben". If I am teaching an advanced student, I will work on technique,stage presence, as well as proper singing posture and exercises to help transfer between passaggios (registers) in their voice. Lesson Style: I like to keep my students motivated. I like to set goals for myself as a teacher, and also expect my students to set goals for themselves. An example of this could be the student's goal to attend three auditions per year, or they want to learn how to sing for a school talent show, or they are preparing for NYSSMA/ABRSM.
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6. Superba Vox Online Academy
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Exceptional 100.0

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Exceptional 100.0

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Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Singing Lessons, Flute Lessons

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Tinley Park, IL

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Welcome! We are a fine private academy, exclusively online, with top teachers experienced and capable in online education! We value keeping you safe and we are thrilled to help you reaching your learning goals. We are a team of top professionals, terrific educators, music performers, foreign language translators, terrific tutors, with high academic profiles, awards winners, extensive artistic experience, and secure background check. Together we offer top quality lessons and services in different matters, with the goal to give you a virtual but absolutely real excellence for your education and personal development in any topic of your interest. Our mission is to make sure that you find value every time and feel you are learning and progressing at a good pace, with fun. We customize our lessons by tailoring it to your specific needs, making sure you feel understood and satisfied with our services! With caring, experienced, and versatile professionals you are truly in good hands! You will be amazed by how much and how fast you can learn. We are looking forward to meeting you soon and starting your beautiful learning journey together! Please, don't hesitate getting in touch and asking questions. We will be honored to have you onboard! Fully 5-stars rated by All Our Clients!See more

$30

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$30

starting cost

Welcome! We are a fine private academy, exclusively online, with top teachers experienced and capable in online education! We value keeping you safe and we are thrilled to help you reaching your learning goals. We are a team of top professionals, terrific educators, music performers, foreign language translators, terrific tutors, with high academic profiles, awards winners, extensive artistic experience, and secure background check. Together we offer top quality lessons and services in different matters, with the goal to give you a virtual but absolutely real excellence for your education and personal development in any topic of your interest. Our mission is to make sure that you find value every time and feel you are learning and progressing at a good pace, with fun. We customize our lessons by tailoring it to your specific needs, making sure you feel understood and satisfied with our services! With caring, experienced, and versatile professionals you are truly in good hands! You will be amazed by how much and how fast you can learn. We are looking forward to meeting you soon and starting your beautiful learning journey together! Please, don't hesitate getting in touch and asking questions. We will be honored to have you onboard! Fully 5-stars rated by All Our Clients!
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9. True Muse Music & Performing Arts
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Exceptional 95.0

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Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons, Music Theory Lessons

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Tinley Park, IL
TRUE MUSE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS is a company dedicated to bringing music into the lives of as many people, young and old, as possible. We perform and educate. The True Muse Studio is located in Rogers Park, in Chicago, IL, and we are also available for in-home private lessons as well as online instruction (we will only be working with students online until pandemic is over). We help our students find their inner muse, their own voice, no matter what style they are interested in. We learn how to read music, music theory, how to practice - in a relaxed, creative and focused atmosphere. Please note that we are currently only offering students online instruction until the Covid-19 pandemic stay at home recommendations are lifted. METHODS LINDA SOLOTAIRE has been teaching burgeoning artists for decades and is a member of the Music Teachers National Association. She teaches all ages and specializes in engaging very young (starting at 5 years) beginning piano students, and serious vocal students from 13 years old and up. PIANO: For very young beginning students, I typically start with Alfred's *Little Mozarts* series - the children love Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear - and spend equal time exploring the piano and working in their workbooks. Most children progress quickly though the books - getting excited as each milestone is reached. I start children a little older with the Faber & Faber's *Piano Adventures* pedagogy. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I introduce supplemental materials that may include solo repertoire, Hanon exercises, scales & arpeggios, etc - depending on the students needs and interests. I use the the *Journey Through the Classics* books for almost all my students, as well. Adults, and older beginners begin with *Piano Adventures* for Older Beginners or Adults. I believe teaching theory in tandem with technique is crucial, and have found that my students do best when they understand the theoretical underpinnings of a new work they are learning. VOICE: The voice is my principal instrument and I prefer to take on only serious students no younger than 13. A first lesson always begins with a discussion about how the voice works, how do we sing, and what makes up all the parts of the body engaged in that practice. We learn proper breathing techniques, and do physical exercises to relax the body and mind so that we can perform at our best. I use various vocal exercises, and especially like the *Hear It, Sing It, Exploring Modal Jazz* book by Judy Niemack. Students bring 3 or 4 songs that they are interested in learning - after listening to them together, we choose one to begin with. Students work from the music, and with recordings. I believe in authentic interpretation, and use my background in acting to help students find themselves in the work they are doing. We do not seek to emulate our favorite singers, but rather to discover our own voice. * * * Linda Solotaire is the owner of True Muse Music & Performing Arts, she is also a vocalist, bandleader, curator and teaching artist. Linda was classically trained in music and theatre, and began her career as an actress in the late 1970s in New York. As a vocal artist, she has been most deeply influenced by Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Sheila Jordan, and Judy Garland. While the Great American Songbook is at the heart of her repertoire, she strives to infuse her straight-ahead jazz sets with more obscure, contemporary and original songs. Linda studied dance, voice, music, and acting from an early age, beginning with the violin at 7. She was a student of William Hickey’s at HB Studios in NYC and studied voice with Typhanie Monique and Carol Loverde in Chicago, among others. Linda received my BA from Columbia College Chicago. With a background in theory, classical, and 20th-century music, she has enjoyed roles in musical theater and in-studio session work, and collaborated on original works with artists including conductor/composer Carmen Helena Téllez, playwright/composer Thomas Weber, new music composer Christopher Preissing, NON:op Opera Company, Small Fish Radio, Local Infinities creators Meghan Strell & Charlie Levin, and poet/composer Everette Howe.See more

$35

starting cost

$35

starting cost

TRUE MUSE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS is a company dedicated to bringing music into the lives of as many people, young and old, as possible. We perform and educate. The True Muse Studio is located in Rogers Park, in Chicago, IL, and we are also available for in-home private lessons as well as online instruction (we will only be working with students online until pandemic is over). We help our students find their inner muse, their own voice, no matter what style they are interested in. We learn how to read music, music theory, how to practice - in a relaxed, creative and focused atmosphere. Please note that we are currently only offering students online instruction until the Covid-19 pandemic stay at home recommendations are lifted. METHODS LINDA SOLOTAIRE has been teaching burgeoning artists for decades and is a member of the Music Teachers National Association. She teaches all ages and specializes in engaging very young (starting at 5 years) beginning piano students, and serious vocal students from 13 years old and up. PIANO: For very young beginning students, I typically start with Alfred's *Little Mozarts* series - the children love Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear - and spend equal time exploring the piano and working in their workbooks. Most children progress quickly though the books - getting excited as each milestone is reached. I start children a little older with the Faber & Faber's *Piano Adventures* pedagogy. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I introduce supplemental materials that may include solo repertoire, Hanon exercises, scales & arpeggios, etc - depending on the students needs and interests. I use the the *Journey Through the Classics* books for almost all my students, as well. Adults, and older beginners begin with *Piano Adventures* for Older Beginners or Adults. I believe teaching theory in tandem with technique is crucial, and have found that my students do best when they understand the theoretical underpinnings of a new work they are learning. VOICE: The voice is my principal instrument and I prefer to take on only serious students no younger than 13. A first lesson always begins with a discussion about how the voice works, how do we sing, and what makes up all the parts of the body engaged in that practice. We learn proper breathing techniques, and do physical exercises to relax the body and mind so that we can perform at our best. I use various vocal exercises, and especially like the *Hear It, Sing It, Exploring Modal Jazz* book by Judy Niemack. Students bring 3 or 4 songs that they are interested in learning - after listening to them together, we choose one to begin with. Students work from the music, and with recordings. I believe in authentic interpretation, and use my background in acting to help students find themselves in the work they are doing. We do not seek to emulate our favorite singers, but rather to discover our own voice. * * * Linda Solotaire is the owner of True Muse Music & Performing Arts, she is also a vocalist, bandleader, curator and teaching artist. Linda was classically trained in music and theatre, and began her career as an actress in the late 1970s in New York. As a vocal artist, she has been most deeply influenced by Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Sheila Jordan, and Judy Garland. While the Great American Songbook is at the heart of her repertoire, she strives to infuse her straight-ahead jazz sets with more obscure, contemporary and original songs. Linda studied dance, voice, music, and acting from an early age, beginning with the violin at 7. She was a student of William Hickey’s at HB Studios in NYC and studied voice with Typhanie Monique and Carol Loverde in Chicago, among others. Linda received my BA from Columbia College Chicago. With a background in theory, classical, and 20th-century music, she has enjoyed roles in musical theater and in-studio session work, and collaborated on original works with artists including conductor/composer Carmen Helena Téllez, playwright/composer Thomas Weber, new music composer Christopher Preissing, NON:op Opera Company, Small Fish Radio, Local Infinities creators Meghan Strell & Charlie Levin, and poet/composer Everette Howe.

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How hard is it to learn to play the cello?

Taking cello lessons can be a rewarding experience for students young and old. The rich sound of the cello is well-loved in classical music and is found in all genres of contemporary music from modern folk to rock. As with any instrument, how hard it is to learn to play cello depends on the practice and dedication you put into it. It’s true that some people are naturally more adept at learning instruments than others, but with lessons and a daily commitment, you too can learn to play the cello.

Cello lessons can be a smart investment, especially for new players. Even professional cellists benefit greatly from ongoing training, but for those new to cello it’s especially important for forming a strong foundation for playing. From the proper posture to understanding finger positions, regular cello lessons give you a benchmark to measure your daily practice against. With a professional cello teacher guiding you, the sky’s the limit.

How much are cello lessons?

Cello lessons are a great way to anchor and guide your cello practice, regardless of your skill level. From top symphony performers to first-time music students in elementary school, cello lessons correct your flaws and help your strengths shine. The cost of cello lessons will vary, depending on the reputation and experience of your teacher, the length and frequency of your lessons, and where you live. Students who have regularly scheduled lessons and pay in advance often pay less per lesson than drop-in students who schedule lessons as needed. Here are some examples of average cello lesson costs:

  • 30-minute cello lesson: $30, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $35.
  • 45-minute cello lesson: $35, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $40-$45.
  • 60-minute cello lesson: $40, when a minimum of 4 lessons per month are pre-paid.
    • Cost for drop-in lesson: $50-$55.
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