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- Adult Piano Methods
- All Other Singing
- Choral Performance
- Choral Conducting
- Ear Training
- Advanced Music Theory
- Popular Piano
- Sight Singing
- Classical Voice
- Pop Voice
- Broadway Voice
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My name is Angie Quidley. I live in Ocala Florida and I teach private voice and piano lessons with J & A Music, which is a business I run out of my home and I call it J & A Music because my son (Jared) and myself (Angie) are the instructors, therefore the J & A Music for a studio name. We are offering an introductory new student special discount where you can sign up and pay for 2 months of lessons (8 lessons), but only pay for 6 of the lessons, getting 2 lessons free. This will run thru the January for 2015 and it possibly may be continued throughout the year for new students.
We can also do one-on-one acting lessons for coaching and prep for musical and acting auditions or song prep for state competitions.
My son Jared Quidley (adult age 28) is also teaching with J & A Music. He just recently moved back to Ocala and has his own band where he sings lead, plays guitar and keyboard, and writes all the original music for his band. He will be teaching voice, piano, guitar, and song writing.
My Teaching Background
I have a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a Minor in Musical Theatre. I have been teaching private voice and piano lessons for over 15 years and use all styles of music (Pop, Rock, Broadway, Jazz, Classical, Christian, Choral, etc...). I have taught classroom music grades K5-12th, high school chorus, music theory, drama and private lessons. I have also run my own theatre company and directed shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, Les Miserables School Edition, The Kind and I, The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Beauty and The Beast, Grease School Version, etc. I have been hired by various venues and theatres to direct children and teens in these musicals but also enjoy teaching adults. I have also performed in the following musicals at various theatres: (Oklahoma, The Music Man, Grease, CATS, and more).
I grew up singing in Pop/Rock/Jazz Bands in high school and college while also doing musical theatre to keep my voice style well rounded.
Jared Quidley (my son who is also teaching for guitar, piano, and song writing) has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a minor in music. He has performed with his band for 2 years, and has also performed in high school and college musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, The King and I, The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Singing in the Rain, and many more. He has experience working with students of all ages from working with youth to adults.
My Teaching Philosophy
We like to customize the curriculum to match the learning style of each student. For piano, we use various piano books and teach ages 5 to adult beginning to intermediate levels. This includes using a music theory book. For voice, we teach ages 7 to adult beginning to advanced. In voice, we develop pitch, teach sight reading skills, singing techniques (posture, breathing, diction, placement, tone enhancement, range imrprovement, stage presence, etc.). We ask for 3 month commitment from students to see if they show development potential and commitment to practice. We do not feel that less than 3 months allows students to see any development and we do not want to waste their money or time if they show no commitment to practice or consistent attendance at lessons. Statistics show that study in music improves academics such as math and science, but we also know it improves articulation and speech, confidence, self-esteem, motivation, focus and commitment, which also helps in study habits and social interaction development.
Rates And Availability
Lessons are taught in two Ocala Studio locations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm to 7:00pm. There are currently limited openings. No lessons are offered for Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.
We offer 30 minutes 45 minutes, and 1 hour lessons. Family discounts are offered for multiple students in the same household or for the same student if taking 2 different instruments. (Rates will be discussed on the phone or in email when we contact you).
Tuition is due at registration when scheduling to hold a lesson slot for the first month and is payable in full for the first month before the 1st lesson. Payment for the following month will be due the 3rd lesson of each month to stay 2 weeks ahead because there is a 2 week notice to stop/withdraw from lessons. Lessons are charged regardless of planned absences (with make up lessons). On months that have 5 weeks, the 5th lesson is complimentary with no charge to keep the monthly payment simple and consistent.
Make up lessons are offered for 24 hour notice cancellations or teacher absences. Most make up lessons are scheduled on Mondays and Fridays. Students will be charged for no shows or cancellations with less than 24 hour notice and there will be no make up lesson.
An introductory 15 minute meeting can be scheduled at no charge for students to get comfortable to meet their instructor. If a time for the lesson is scheduled at this meeting it will only be scheduled and held with he first month's payment at the date of this no charge introductory meeting.