Voice Lessons in South Charlotte, Waxhaw, NC and Fort Mill, SC
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. 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
Tina Booth is a 2013 honor graduate of Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music; voice concentration. Her vocal performances range in genre from opera to musical theater to southern gospel. She currently sings with the Inspirational group, Melody of Faith.
When asked about her vocal teaching style, Tina says, “I don’t subscribe to one method of voice training. I do, however, believe we all have the ability to sing and our singing voices should sound like our speaking voices. It is my goal to identify unique qualities in my students’ voices and help them gain confidence in their singing.”
Tina has experience producing and arranging vocals for groups, including the Progressive Southern Gospel Group, The Promise®. One of the songs Tina co-produced, “Shout Before The Walls” was recognized by The Singing News Magazineas a DJ pick hit and has been on several Christian radio charts.
Tina has a special fondness for teaching beginner piano students. “I love to see a student’s face light up when they play their first song and then again when they play it for someone else and they actually recognize the tune,” exclaimed Tina. For traditional piano lessons, Tina uses curriculum by Faber & Faber. She is a fully licensed Simply Music instructor.
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 through out the Charlotte area.
Christy has been giving private music instruction for 15 years and has been with Musicians In Motion for the last 7. She teaches voice, piano, ukulele, alto saxophone, and flute.
Growing up, she began singing and taking piano lessons at a young age. She used her knowledge of piano to learn many instruments and explore many avenues of music, including vocal ensembles, show choir, concert band, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, and church worship teams.
After high school, she pursued Christian ministry training. While attending Rhema School of Worship in Broken Arrow, OK, she began to teach music lessons and found her special niche of combining her love of kids and music. Christy now teaches music full time, providing private instruction, as well as directing children choirs, group classes, and general music education for a local private school and home school co-ops. She also freelances as a worship leader and keyboard player for area churches.
Christy’s teaching style is to combine solid basic skills with fun and creativity. Songwriting and performing are used to inspire students to use their knowledge and explore different aspects of music. She believes music lessons can serve an important role in developing many areas of mental and emotional well being in people’s lives. It is more than learning to perform a song, it is a journey of self-discovery.
Jordan Owen graduated from Appalachian State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education. Jordan has a NC teaching certificate for grades K-12 in Music Education. She grew up in Salisbury, NC where she started singing from a very early age. One of her first memories is singing the national anthem at a Kannapolis Intimidators game when she was only 4 years old. Jordan is a soprano and started taking voice lessons when she was 6 years old.
While she was at Appalachian, Jordan continued to grow in her musical ability, earning high placements in top ensembles. She is multi-talented and plays a variety of instruments from across the band including clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, saxophone, and piano. She also has experience composing and arranging music for chamber ensembles.
In the past few years, Jordan has been responsible for running several performance ensembles. She was a conductor for the Appalachian State Clarinet choir and worked alongside the head director of bands as a teacher’s assistant for the conducting class. She also has extensive experience in marching band, having directed the Appalachian State Basketball Band and being the drum major of the Appalachian State Marching Mountaineers her senior year.
Jordan is experienced in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, opera, pop, and rock and has 16 years of vocal training and 12 years of instrumental training. She is passionate about helping her students strive for the highest in music and in life.
Claire Lemke is a vocalist from Gastonia, North Carolina. In 2019, she earned a Masters in Music Theory and Cognition from Northwestern University after receiving a Bachelors degree in Music with a minor in Psychology with Honors in 2018 from Western Carolina University. Claire has been studying voice since the age of nine and since then, has accumulated over 13 years of experience in vocal lessons and as a performing soloist and ensemble musician.
Claire has experience performing in multiple genres including classical, jazz, sacred, and pop, in various venues such as Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC. During both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she worked as a tutor for undergraduate music classes helping students gain better understandings of music theory and ear-training. In her voice and piano lessons, Claire aims to include a variety of diverse repertoire and techniques for her students, while maintaining an open minded and fun environment.
Currently, Claire is living and working in Gastonia, performing weekly and teaching students in private settings as well as visiting schools to assist students in choir with their vocal technique.
“We are each born with an urge to express ourselves. When I was 5, my mother chose the piano for me. As I grew older, I began to understand that there were no shortcuts to obtaining the skills required for self-expression. Now, as a music educator my goal is to assist my students in learning the fundamentals needed to express their own voice.”
Rodney E. Garrett received his bachelors from North Carolina A&T State University. His major was in music education with a minor in music performance. His concentration was in voice and piano.
Rodney lived a life as a testimony of faith, perseverance and determination. Rodney was given away at birth by his mother, and had to face many challenges in his life. Determination and persistence caused him to reach beyond his circumstance and strive to become what God had ordinated him to be. Rodney embraced his challenges and fought not to be a statistic, but a blessing by sharing the gift that God gave him through music. Rodney accepted his call to continually unify the body of Christ by passionately using his gift to inspire, heal and expose other to the body of Christ with his love for music.
Rodney’s compassion for music came from his trials that he faces growing up as an adopted child, and because of this he is very passionate about his music. His inspiring story of his personal journey reminds everyone that God loves us and he wonderful plans for our lives. Rodney’s inspiration and foundation came from his early beginnings at Evangel Fellowship Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of the Late Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr.
Where he also began his musical foundation and background, under the teachings of Pastor Nancy Wilson, Kim Carree-Maxwell, Brenda Williams, and Joseph Jackson, just to name a few. He also participated in great workshops with people such as Kirk Franklin, Orlando Wright, Rodney Posey, Donnie McClurkin, Twinkie Clar-Terrell, and John P. Kee.
Throughout Rodney’s musical career, he has been blesses to share the gospel stage with many gospel artist, one of many who is Candice Glover who was on Sunday’s Best. He has also sung background for multiple artists like Duranice Pace, Twinkie Clark-Terrell, and Rodney Posey. His most recent background singing is with the world renowned Kim Burrell. This has afforded him the opportunity to travel throughout the States and even internationally. Most Recently to Paris to minster with Kim Burrell.
Rodney also serves as the Rock Hill District Minister of Music of the A.M.E. Zion, and the South Atlantic Episcopal Conference Minister of Music. He has also assisted with many different musical events in his city. All of these experiences have birthed songs in him by which God has impressed him to release to the nations with his group called Prophetic Worshipers.
Rodney’s most recent accomplishment is his nomination for Male Vocalist of the year for the Dunamis Gospel Awards. Rodney has been inspired by God to release his first solo project by the end of 2017.
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