Music Lessons Kansas City KS

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Daniel D.
(877) 231-8505
Locust Ave
Kansas City, KS
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Acting, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Improvisation, and Composition
Education
Pittsburg State University - Education - 04-06 (Master's degree received) Pittsburg State University - English - 01-03 (Master's degree received) University of Kansas - English - 96-01 (Bachelor's degree received) Sumner Academy - - 91-96 (High School diploma received)
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Peter A.
(877) 231-8505
Kenwood Ave,
Kansas City, MO
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
16 to 28
Specialties
In my study of music education at Rutgers University, we discussed Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki and other methods of teaching, but overall, I've taken a blend of the ones I've learned (along with personal ideas about teaching) and have taught in that way, trying to accommodate any specific needs of each individual student.
Education
Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) - Music Education (Choral, Vocal, Composition) - Fall 2005 - Fall 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Kathryn D.
(877) 231-8505
Jackson
Kansas City, MO
Subjects
Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
Classical, Broadway, folk, sacred music, vocal technique, voice training, speaking (speakers), music theory, musical theatre, singing, theatrical singing, adults, audition prep, breathing technique, children, theatre singing, healthy phonation, building vocal tone, sight singing, singers' diction in Italian, Spanish, French, Latin, German
Education
Massaponax - Advanced Studies - 1998-2001 (degree received) Brigham Young University- Idaho - Vocal Performance, Italian, Philosophy - 2001-2007 (degree received)
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Jill D.
(877) 231-8505
Jackson Dr.
Liberty, MO
Subjects
Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Lessons with Jill are tailored to individual needs and skills, in a positive atmosphere. She considers practice-time between lessons very important to sustaining a healthy singing voice and growing the developing singer. Focus will be on healthy singing technique so that the singer can continue enjoying their talent for life! We will use varied repertoire and styles, taking into consideration always, the student’s age and ability.
Education
Northwest Missouri State University - Vocal Music Ed. - 1993-1997 (Bachelor's degree received) Northwest Missouri State University - Educational Administration - 1997-1998 & 2004-2006 (Master's degree received)
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Rhianna S.
(877) 231-8505
E. Mulberry Street
Olathe, KS
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 60
Specialties
VOICE: I believe that using classical art songs and arias are the best way to teach proper vocal usage. I always start a vocal student on songs that are easy on the vocal chords and promote a natural use of the voice. Once they've learned the basics of proper vocal usage I will then open their repertoire to other genres as they desire but without abandoning the classical genre. PIANO: While I am proficient in teaching classical piano methods up to an intermediate level, I also enjoy and am e…
Education
Francis Howell High School - Music and Business - 91-95 (High School diploma received) Wichita State University - Voice Perf./Business Dbl. Major - 95-97 (not complete) Oral Roberts University - Vocal Performance - 97-99 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Thomas G.
(877) 231-8505
W. 61st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
Subjects
Piano, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
16 to 99
Specialties
classical bel canto styel
Education
Ball State Univ - Music Education - 1967-1971 (Bachelor's degree received) Univ. of Bridgeport - Music Education - 1973-1975 (Master's degree received) Ball State Uni - Music - 1975-1978 (PhD degree received)
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Marci S.
(877) 231-8505
W. 91st Ter
Lenexa, KS
Subjects
Singing, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Piano-- Keyboard basics, music theory, playing technique, sight-reading music Singing-- Vocal mechanics, pitch matching, breathing techniques, vocal performance techniques. ALL genres of music are welcome in my studio!
Education
Lawrence High School - general - 1984-1986 (High School diploma received) University of Kansas - psychology/human biology - 1986-1996 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Kansas - human development - 2003-2006 (Master's degree received) University of Kansas - developmental psychology - currently (not complete)
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Emily Elliott
8602 Buckingham Lane Apt. 17
Kansas City, MO
Instruments
Chorus, Conducting, Ear Training, Early Music, Other, Piano, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Rhianna S.
(877) 231-8505
E. Mulberry Street
Olathe, KS
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 60
Specialties
VOICE: I believe that using classical art songs and arias are the best way to teach proper vocal usage. I always start a vocal student on songs that are easy on the vocal chords and promote a natural use of the voice. Once they've learned the basics of proper vocal usage I will then open their repertoire to other genres as they desire but without abandoning the classical genre. PIANO: While I am proficient in teaching classical piano methods up to an intermediate level, I also enjoy and am e…
Education
Francis Howell High School - Music and Business - 91-95 (High School diploma received) Wichita State University - Voice Perf./Business Dbl. Major - 95-97 (not complete) Oral Roberts University - Vocal Performance - 97-99 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Marci S.
(877) 231-8505
W. 91st Ter
Lenexa, KS
Subjects
Singing, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Piano-- Keyboard basics, music theory, playing technique, sight-reading music Singing-- Vocal mechanics, pitch matching, breathing techniques, vocal performance techniques. ALL genres of music are welcome in my studio!
Education
Lawrence High School - general - 1984-1986 (High School diploma received) University of Kansas - psychology/human biology - 1986-1996 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Kansas - human development - 2003-2006 (Master's degree received) University of Kansas - developmental psychology - currently (not complete)
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Tuning Up:

Remember when that insensitive band teacher told you you’re not musical?
Forget it—we are all wired for music. If you can get beyond those self-doubts
and readjust some preconceived notions about how to play and listen to music,
you can touch a medium that can touch you back in powerfully moving ways.

By Allan Richter

From October, 2008

If you feel musically inadequate, your personal history probably tells the story. “Band” was the last elective you ever considered in school. And when it’s time for group singing at religious services, you mouth the words, cower in the pew and wish for the confines of a shower stall.

But those self-doubts about musical talent may be for naught. We are all wired for music. And while few can match the output of a Schubert, Ellington or McCartney, many of us have the capacity to play an instrument and learn how to listen to music with greater appreciation and more clarity.

About 10% of the population simply does not like music, says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, PhD. “For those that it is accessible to, though, it’s never too late to play an instrument,” Levitin adds. “People who have been told all their lives that they’re not musical shouldn’t listen. When they were 10, some schoolmarm said, ‘Just mouth the words while the rest of us sing.’ So they never got this training that they could have used to be singing better. Most people are more musical than they realize.”

Those discouraging schoolmarms appear to have succeeded. Barry Bittman, MD, a neurologist who heads the Mind-Body Wellness Center in Meadville, Pennsylvania, points to census data that showed that less than 8% of people over age 18 had picked up a musical instrument in the course of one year.

Bittman says research shows the tangible health benefits of playing a musical instrument. In one study published in Medical Science Monitor (2/05), playing recreational music reversed 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed to play a role in the development of cancer, diabetes and other diseases. The research showed that musical expression was three times more effective in reducing stress than simply relaxing with a newspaper, says Bittman, the study’s principal investigator.

Becoming a Player

A big challenge for adult beginners is to avoid getting hung up on years of listening experience. While music therapists employ recognizable strains of music with their clients, familiarity can work against adults learning a new instrument, says Julie Lyonn Lieberman, a violinist and composer who conducts workshops to help musicians avoid injury to body or mind while learning their craft.

“Adults become very agenda-focused because they know the difference between something that sounds impressive or inspiring and something that sounds simple or basic, like a scale or Mary Had a Little Lamb,” Lieberman says. “Adults want to create sound at the level they’ve already heard it” and give up when they can’t play it quickly...

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