Musicians In Motion

Voice Lessons in South Charlotte and Waxhaw, NC

Whether you want to be the next Taylor Swift or Kari Jobe, we’ve got you covered! With experienced instructors in the area of singing, we offer the highest quality voice and singing lessons in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as in the surrounding areas of Steele Creek, South Park, Waxhaw, Matthews and Indian Land.

Since our expert teachers have familiarity in a collection of singing styles, we can cater to most individual needs. For example, some students want to improve singing for worship services, while others might want to learn how to sing for operas or musicals. Our teachers can even act as a student’s vocal coach in order to take their performances to a higher level – a great preparation for important auditions.

With a fun environment and positive feedback, don’t feel intimidated by singing lessons. After all, it’s the only instrument you’ll always have!  Lessons are given at our studio on Carmel Rd., in Waxhaw. or in your home for an additional fee.

Stop into Musicians in Motion, or contact us to connect with a talented vocal coach.

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Since our expert teachers have familiarity in a collection of singing styles, we can cater to most individual needs. For example, some students want to improve singing for worship services, while others might want to learn how to sing for operas or musicals. Our teachers can even act as a student’s vocal coach in order to take their performances to a higher level – a great preparation for important auditions.

With a fun environment and positive feedback, don’t feel intimidated by singing lessons. After all, it’s the only instrument you’ll always have!  Lessons are given at our studio on Carmel Rd., in Waxhaw. or in your home for an additional fee.

Stop into Musicians in Motion, or contact us to connect with a talented vocal coach.

MEET A FEW OF OUR MANY GREAT VOICE TEACHERS

JOANNA DENDROLIVANOS

Joanna is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has over 20 years experience teaching vocal techniques, song preparation, audition and performance skills and beginner’s piano. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Portland Maine Opera and in Athens, Greece and the Islands. She teaches and loves all genres of music including jazz, musical theater, pop, classical and opera. She loves to teach any age and any skill level. She currently sings shows of jazz, musical theater and spiritual music at nursing homes throughout the Charlotte area.

MICKY FUKASAWA

Micky took the first piano lesson when she was three years old when her mother found her playing nursery rhymes on a toy piano by herself. While her family moved frequently, her piano playing helped her with making friends and being settled in a new environment. As she grew, she developed her musical interest in singing choral music and operetta. Since then, she started studying voice seriously. 

Even after she received her degree on BA in English Linguistics in Tokyo and worked for a travel agency, she continued studying voice with numerous opera singers privately. Coming to the States, She decided to work toward a Fine Arts Degree in Music while she raised her two children.
 

As she began to teach piano and voice privately, she noticed how immensely making music relates to various sensory inputs physically and mentally. She wanted to learn how music can purposely influence people’s body and mind. Currently, she has been studying music therapy at Queens University of Charlotte.She is excited to join the team and put into practice what she learned from the music therapy program. Besides having fun, she wants the lesson environment to be a safe and comfortable place for students to express their thoughts and emotions.

RACHEL BAER

From a very young age, Rachel Baer was instilled with a love for music. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and would continue lessons for 12 years straight, later adding cello, guitar, singing, and songwriting. 

She first discovered her love of teaching music by helping out her own music teachers and volunteering at camps over the summer. 

Classically trained, she graduated from Master Musicians School of Music and has been certified in the Mark O’Conner Method of teaching. She has taught students of all ages and has played in multiple orchestras, weddings, church events, and studio recordings. As well as participated in many recitals and scholarship competitions, receiving Superior performance four years in a row. 

Rachel is passionate about helping encourage each of her students to not only learn and appreciate all types of music, but also reach their goals and become the musician they hope to be.

TREVOR WALLACE

Music is Trevor’s passion, and has been since he was a child. Since then, he’s picked up many instruments, with his favorites being drums and guitar. For almost a decade, Trevor has also been producing music professionally at his studio, RED records, where he’s met a lot of amazing people and picked up some invaluable teachings on theory, composing, writing, and more that he enjoys passing on to his students. Trevor has been drumming and playing guitar professionally for over 15 years. He has also played in multiple bands, touring the east coast, and has been teaching for almost a decade now. 

Trevor is a laid-back person and loves everything about the craft of making music. Trevor’s teaching approach is personalized and varies based on what his students are most interested in, but mainly follows a curriculum of music theory, reading music, building proper habits, songwriting, picking and fingerpicking, chords, rudiments, composing, chord progressions, scales, etc. 

He teaches all styles and genres. On guitar he particularly enjoys indie, rock, and fingerstyle. On drums, he loves playing and teaching all styles of rock, pop, metal, gospel, indie, rap, country, and blues.

VEE MANDAKOVIC

Vee is a 26 year old guitarist, singer, and animator from Peru, South America. For over 10 years Vee has been playing live show as a singer-songwriter and has opened for bands like Daddy’s Beemer. With over 30 released songs, and music that has been broadcasted on nationally syndicated radio stations such as 93.3 FM, Vee is a seasoned full-time musician. 

Vee is passionate about all things music and has been teaching privately for 5 years. Lessons include styles ranging from classical and jazz, all the way to alternative rock and metal. Excited to share their knowledge, Vee offers personalized lessons for vocal training or guitar. 

CHRISTINE MATTE

Christine Matte has been a musician her whole life , teaching for over 25 years. She currently composes and teaches piano, guitar, flute, ukulele, voice and song writing. With a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University with an emphasis in Music at Edison State University. Christine specializes in teaching students with learning differences, attention issues, and other exceptionalities. 

Christine encourages a love  of music by keeping lessons individualized to the student’s personal goals and most importantly fun. Christine teaches students all ages and levels starting at age 3 on piano. The benefits of music include increased test scores, reduction of stress, emotional regulation and a healthy creative outlet. Music education is gift that students will use now and throughout their lives and it is my honor to be a part of a students musical journey.

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