Music Lessons

Music Lessons

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com
2 years in business

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Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Julia

    Her personal approach and ability to identify songs that match style and voice

  • Fulrath

    Flexible schedule, my daughter loves learning piano with Casey

  • A Scalz

    From the viewpoint of a parent, Casey is a wonderful teacher- she is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and challenges students so they advance and grow vocally. I highly recommend her! From the viewpoint of a student, Casey is such a great vocal teacher. She is so encouraging and also gives me challenges so that I can improve in my singing ability. She always does such a fantastic job of teaching me new music and teaching me music theory. She cares for her students and supports our talents.

  • Beth Gerstein

    I would highly recommend Casey Copeland for music lessons! She is a talented vocalist, keyboardist, violinist and all around great person. Casey has a lot of patience and has been a wonderful mentor to my daughter who has gained so much confidence from working with Casey. Thank you, Casey for all that you do!



FAQs


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

When I work with a new student first I give them a basic understanding of my process during the lesson, This varies if the student is switching from teacher to teacher or if they were brand new student to the instrument. 

I will explain to them that some of the lesson will be focused on the technical aspect or warm up of their instrument, then we will usually focus on a song to demonstrate the fundamentals we practiced.


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

Throughout life at school, music was my focus.

I've played violin since age 10 and was taught classicaly through school. I have played in various ensembles as an adult, as well as gigs and weddings. 

I'm sang my whole life, And dedicated lots of free time to learning more about the voice (and my voice personally) 
I intuitively learned to sing on my own but used education from public school teachers, and online to learn how to use my voice and sustain it safely. 
I have sung in many local ensembles and perform solo (song write) as well. 

With piano I started picking at it at age 7. (Had somewhat of a natural ear) 

At age 10, I started teaching myself intuitively by using the skills/fundamentals I learned through violin at school as well as learning by ear.

I attended a local public high school school that had a music academy and tried to Immerse myself with as many music classes as possible.

later in my adult life, I taught at school of rock for four years prior to switching to teach on my own this past year. 


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

piano, violin, voice,

60 min lessons $50 (+ 5$ commuting fee) 

=$55

anything higher in duration I customize to the client. 

I also offer lessons in music theory (on its own) and song writing. :) 


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at School of rock in 2016.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked from ages 3yrs -70yrs 

I've worked with a diverse group of kids, teens,  young adults, and matured adults.

I have worked with students on various behavioral, and or attention spectrums. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my recent students got into the music college they auditioned for. And I have to say that was all them!  (their talent and hard work) but to know I was an aid to their progress felt amazing.  It was rewarding to know that I had been a small arrow that helped shift them in that direction. :) 


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

Try anything, you can always walk away.
Find out what teaching methods are best for you and what teacher works best with you.

Know upfront that it's going to take practice and dedication. The more energy you put into it the better the outcome. (Just like with anything!)

Be patient with yourself, and a kind coach to yourself. I will be too! 

If you're looking to learn an instrument just for fun and as a hobby that's OK too.  Just try new things! :) 


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

From a perspective of a student  prior to taking lessons;

• What instrument do you want to learn?
• What interested you to take lessons?
• What is your goals? (Advancing, hobby, increase brain function-all the above!?)

from a perspective of students already taking lessons;

 I think asking questions should never be anticipated or overthinked, just ask! This is a safe space. 

 But if anything once a student has really developed an interest in their lessons, they will start to ask themselves all types of questions before asking. My job is yes to aid in progress, but also make the lesson a fun place to get students even more excited to learn, which then provides the confidence to ask themselves and myself questions.