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Nikole W.

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My students come from different walks of life: children coming from school who bound excitedly to my lesson door, teenage artists who have the passion and vision but lack the technique, and adults who seek reprieve from the stress of work by learning an instrument that they've always wanted to play. I enjoy teaching them and watching them master the fundamentals while developing their own performance style (or even composing their own music)! I studied classical voice, piano, and theory privately and at Columbia University with notable musicians and teachers. My acting training includes a conservatory program and Meisner, Linklater (voice), and Shakespeare techniques. I also developed a keen ability to assess and shape talent from years of training, teaching, and performing, and working with the head of Arts programs to conduct admissions interviews, student evaluations, and performances. My students also appreciate my supportive, passionate, and fun approach! We connect because I remember being like them! On stage, I started out dancing and acting; I delved into singing and songwriting and then fell in love with playing the piano. The day that I learned how to merge those passions (i.e. singing while playing the piano) was one of the happiest days of my life! Now, whether I'm performing Shakespeare on stage, playing Chopin and Beethoven, or singing while playing tunes by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, I still get excited! It's OK if you do, too :) *** Lesson Details *** Students find that I am a teacher with a vibrant, warm personality who makes sure that they have the following: 1) a firm understanding of the fundamentals of music theory/acting technique; 2) an ability to effectively learn how to perform and practice singing/playing/acting a piece; and 3) a style of performing that minimizes tension, produces beautiful sound, and/or allows them to fully express themselves. After 6 months, students should have sound knowledge of all three. Due to the comprehensive nature of my teaching style and structure, I primarily teach 60-minute lessons; 30-minute lessons are available for young children. Also, if a student wants to learn how to play while singing, I am happy to help him/her do so! *** Studio Equipment *** Studio w/ upright piano and seating for parents *** Specialties *** Acting: Meisner Acting; Theater Acting; Shakespearean Acting Music: Classical Piano; Contemporary R&B & Pop Piano; Singing; Theory; Songwriting

Cost: $65 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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My students come from different walks of life: children coming from school who bound excitedly to my lesson door, teenage artists who have the passion and vision but lack the technique, and adults who seek reprieve from the stress of work by learning an instrument that they've always wanted to play. I enjoy teaching them and watching them master the fundamentals while developing their own performance style (or even composing their own music)!

I studied classical voice, piano, and theory privately and at Columbia University with notable musicians and teachers. My acting training includes a conservatory program and Meisner, Linklater (voice), and Shakespeare techniques. I also developed a keen ability to assess and shape talent from years of training, teaching, and performing, and working with the head of Arts programs to conduct admissions interviews, student evaluations, and performances.

My students also appreciate my supportive, passionate, and fun approach! We connect because I remember being like them! On stage, I started out dancing and acting; I delved into singing and songwriting and then fell in love with playing the piano. The day that I learned how to merge those passions (i.e. singing while playing the piano) was one of the happiest days of my life! Now, whether I'm performing Shakespeare on stage, playing Chopin and Beethoven, or singing while playing tunes by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, I still get excited! It's OK if you do, too :)

Lesson Details Students find that I am a teacher with a vibrant, warm personality who makes sure that they have the following: 1) a firm understanding of the fundamentals of music theory/acting technique; 2) an ability to effectively learn how to perform and practice singing/playing/acting a piece; and 3) a style of performing that minimizes tension, produces beautiful sound, and/or allows them to fully express themselves. After 6 months, students should have sound knowledge of all three.

Due to the comprehensive nature of my teaching style and structure, I primarily teach 60-minute lessons; 30-minute lessons are available for young children. Also, if a student wants to learn how to play while singing, I am happy to help him/her do so!

Studio Equipment Studio w/ upright piano and seating for parents

Specialties Acting: Meisner Acting; Theater Acting; Shakespearean Acting Music: Classical Piano; Contemporary R&B & Pop Piano; Singing; Theory; Songwriting

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Cost $65 Per 30 Minutes
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Tutoring Subjects

Performing Art: Acting

Music: Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

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Location
  350 10th Avenue, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone
  (646) 200-5972
Website
  www.takelessons.com

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Takelessons started as a platform to for music teachers, and is still strongest on that front. It provides tutors with organizational software designed to help track lessons, and so probably attracts more tech-friendly, highly organized tutors. No vetting or training is provided for tutors, so we highly recommend that you use their ratings and reviews when selecting a tutor.

TakeLessons says

Success in learning often depends on finding the right teacher; someone that not only has expertise in the subject, but also knows how to inspire. The teaching style that works for one student may not work for another. As a parent or student, how do you find the right match? As a teacher, how do you find new students that fit your style? TakeLessons bridges this gap.

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