Liza’s Little Music School || Voice and Piano
Hired 4 times
9 years in business
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Disinfect surfaces touched during the job
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Liza Marie Johnston-Siegel
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is based off of the personalized and detailed attention I give to each student and his/her specific needs, during and outside of a lesson. My pricing is also based off of my education level and specific degrees obtained: a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a minor in piano performance from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from New York University. In terms of lessons, a vocal lesson will have customized warm ups focusing on current repertoire needs, music fundamentals and foundations, aural and theory skills, and myself as a trained accompanist. Due to current remote teaching, I am recording all accompaniments and personally emailing those recordings to each student for home practice and performance. A piano lesson would have similar customized warm ups including scales and finger exercises, training in music fundamentals and foundations, aural and theory skills, and personal attention to proper form. Due to current remote teaching, I record myself playing repertoire as a teaching aide for students and their parents. I charge $40 for a 30-minute lesson, $55 for a 45-minute lesson, and $75 for a 60-minute lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I consider our first lesson an opportunity to be acquainted with one another. I inquire about the student's interest in music, preferred styles and genres, any previous musical instruction or performance opportunities, and specific goals that student is looking to meet. I also enjoy knowing favorite colors, favorite books, favorite foods, etc. Knowing my student helps me be a better a teacher.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As stated previously, I have a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and a minor in piano performance from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, where I studied performance, art song and opera literature, music history, musical theater, opera, language and diction, form and analysis, 18th century counterpoint, and anatomy to better understand the vocal chords as a muscle. I graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from New York University, continuing my study in choral and orchestral conducting, practicums in percussion, brass, woodwind and string instruments, compositional process in symphonic work, music therapy, and 20th century opera studies. I have also partial first-year course work completed towards a Ph.D. degree in Historical Musicology. I am certified by New York State to teach music K-12, with reciprocity in almost every state in the continental U.S. Growing up, I studied voice, piano, violin, dance and acrobats, acting, and French Horn. I have been performing professionally since I was 14 years old. I was a member of the East End Kids, who had the pleasure of performing at the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1993. I've performed in chorales, musicals and operas both nationally and internationally for over 10 years while living in New York City. In 2005 at the Downtown Cabaret Theater, I portrayed the role of "Jeanie" in a production of HAIR, which won two Connecticut Circle Critic's Awards. I am currently a member of the Nashville Opera and the Nashville Symphony Chorus. In June of 2019, The Nashville Symphony & Chorus and the Nashville Ballet collaborated on a production of Carmina Burana, with bold new visions of performance and original choreography, which I was humbled to perform in. In October of 2019, I made my Nashville Opera debut in "Madame Butterfly." And in January 2020, I had the pleasure of singing backup vocals for the band FOREIGNER and was a featured soloist with the Nashville Symphony in "The Times They Are A Changin'," an orchestral tribute to the music and poetry of Bob Dylan.