Classical Melodies

Classical Melodies

4.7 (10)
20 years in business

About this pro

I have prepared students for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Youth Orchestra and for All-State competition auditions, which my students won. I offer various performing opportunities including performances at my Solo Recitals.

I have been passionate about music since I was a little kid. I have pursued music professionally, and have been successful at it. Now I am teaching future musicians and people that just enjoy playing music. I enjoy to see my student's accomplishments in their persuit of musical perfection.

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Sugar Hill, GA 30518
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10 Reviews

4.7

  • Bhavani G.

    Olga's education and experience are unmatched in today's marketplace. You will be lucky to have her as a music teacher. I came to her to find out if she could prepare my kids for the ABRSM piano and voice examinations (from the UK) and she transformed our entire approach to mastering the concepts. My draughts sight reading improved 100% because Olga showed us better ways to practice. We have been lucky to find such a great teacher locally and affordable considering she is an accomplished musican in her own right.

  • Cynthia C.

    I really appreciated her thoughtfullness on giving my first voice lesson in such a short time period. It is nice to know the outword and degree of fine professionalism she exhibits. I liked that she took the timed to know what my needs were and what outcomes i expected making my lesson specific to me. I would recommend her highly !!!

  • Lyuba G.

    I want to address to all who visits this website to find music teacher. Very much I recommend! ! ! I took great pleasure from communication with Olga Mcneill. She is a great musician, true professional. Excellent experience with children and adults. Magnificent European and American technique. I am very grateful! ! !

  • Ebony D.

    Olga McNeill is an incredible teacher. It can be so difficult to find the right voice coach in Georgia. You won't be disappointed. She takes her enormous amount of professional training (University of Moscow) and incorporates it in an entertaining, understandable, and enthusiastic manner into whatever you are trying to learn or master. Olga had an obvious love for music and for her students as well. Her knowledge is extensive and her professionalism unmatched. She emphasizes breathing and singing the natural, healthy way and explains technique in a clear, direct way. In a city like Atlanta where anyone can be an "acting or singing coach" - you really need to be careful. Most of these importers are in it to make a quick buck while damaging your voice! Olga is a highly credentialed and brilliant teacher as well as incredible singer. She will spot your strengths and weaknesses and will not make you feel bad about them. She knows a lot about preparation, about different kinds of music and most important she enjoys doing it. The best vocal coach I've ever worked with!


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Inquire the student's goals and figure out the nature of interest of the student in music.  Secondly, determine the student's musical level at the start.  Also find out if the student has any prior training or instruction and also determine if they have been using the correct technique for the instrument or voice.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I graduated from Ippolitov-Ivanov College of Music in Moscow, Russia with the Honors Diploma (Bachelor of Arts in Music). I also studied with Leonid Mironovich, now a professor at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. I got Masters Degree from Ippolitov-Ivanov University of Music in Moscow, Russia. I also had Master's class in Flute at Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro, Italy and at the University of Music in San Marino.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Standard pricing for piano, flute, clarenet is $30 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes.  Voice pricing is $35 for 30 minutes, $50 for 45 minutes and $65 for one hour.  

Combination lessions, for example voice and piano are setup at the initial lession.


How did you get started teaching?

I was asked by my first musical professor to substitute for him while he was traveling.


What types of students have you worked with?

Musical students range from 3 to 80 years of age, from preschool to retired professional.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Organizing a recital for my students and playing with them in front of an audience, enjoying sharing the experience of performing music.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Hire the person that can teach the proper and correct technique only!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is my goal for musical instruction?

What level am I trying to reach and accomplish by playing this music piece?

What I can do in order to start performing better?