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V.C. Giles Music Studio

 

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Gwinnett’s Best Music School! 678-376-9800  2001 LAWRENCEVILLE-SUWANEE ROAD STE. 201 SUWANEE,GEORGIA 30024

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V.C. Giles School of Music is the best music school in Gwinnett County; located in Suwanee, Georgia yet easily accommodating students from Lawrenceville, Dacula, Buford and Duluth; with a growing enrollment, students also drive as far away as Norcross, Snellville, Flowery Branch and Lilburn to take lessons here. We offer voice/singing, piano, guitar, ukulele, violin, guitar, flute and bass guitar lessons for ages 4 to adult. While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the 10 benefits of becoming a Star Student at V.C. Giles Music Studio and find out why we are Gwinnett’s number one choice for music lessons in Lawrenceville-Suwanee.

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TEN BENEFITS OF TAKING LESSONS WITH US:

 

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1. Lessons for piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice/singing, violin, ukulele, flute, and art classes all in one location; within Lawrenceville and Suwanee Georgia.

This saves our parents and students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day! One stop to do it all.

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2. The most qualified and dedicated teaching faculty in Gwinnett County

We have 13 music teachers with either University training or professional performance experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. Our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lessons. We are sure that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs at V.C. Giles Music Studio in Lawrenceville and Suwanee Georiga.

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3. A proven track record of excellence since 2009 in Lawrenceville and Suwanee Georgia.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our parents and students are saying.  Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. V.C. Giles Music Studio has a proven track record of offering quality music, guitar, voice, singing, piano, violin, bass guitar, flute and ukulele in (Gwinnett County) Lawrenceville and Suwanee year round. Our full-time mission is to provide music lessons that inspire, educate, and cultivate within each student the “Confidence” to perform at their highest level.

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4. A comfortable parent’s lounge for our clients.

With over 3,000 square feet we have the most spacious and parent-friendly waiting area in Gwinnett. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent’s lounge with comfortable chairs, kid books, puzzles, magazines and free Wi-Fi. Parents of our younger students receive updates after each lesson, or if you prefer you can sit in on their music lesson anytime you like. Best lounge in Lawrenceville and Suwanee Georgia.

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5. Free music recitals held in quality auditoriums in Lawrenceville and Suwanee.

For our students these recitals are free, and unlike many schools in Gwinnett we do not charge recital participation or admission fees. This can only be found at V.C. Giles Music Studio of Lawrenceville and Suwanee. Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.

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6. We are the only school in Gwinnett that provides multiple performance opportunities and fun-incentive programs year-round.

We offer many opportunities for your child to perform and Fun Incentive Programs to help motivate great practice habits within a year of lessons. We have Star Recitals, performance parties, and performance service activities at the assisted living facilities in Lawrenceville, Suwanee and surrounding areas. Our students participate in music festivals, holiday parties and more. We have the only “Galaxy Music Program” in Georgia called-“Rocket Piano, Rocket Guitar, Rocket Violin etc. “This is a fun program that allows students to perform and receive colorful belts for passing off their assigned lessons. They receive their Galaxy Medal when they have reached eleven levels of performance. They are rewarded with a party at “Glow Galaxy” party facility. We also offer a Creative Theory Program to help students improve their note reading skills called “Beaker’s House of Music”. We are very proud of our Composers Circle-our composition program! This program allows students to write their own music.

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7.  Conveniently located at 2001 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road Ste. 201, Suwanee, Ga 30024-2626.

There are other children centers located in our shopping center: The Kumon-learning center and in the facility next door is Taekwondo. We are daily moving our students from one center to another, saving parents’ gas, money, and time.

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8. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

Since we are growing rapidly growing school in Lawrenceville-Suwanee Georgia, we are able to be a ‘full service’ music school. This allows us to offer music lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we can see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots at V.C. Giles Music Studio in Gwinnett.

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9. Parents may arrange free practice time for their child.

Students arrange specific days and times to drop by and practice. When students arrive early for their music lessons, they are also able to practice on any available piano in the studio.

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10. Month to month music lessons.

V.C. Giles Music Studio does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.

A wide range of lesson times available six days a week!

Sure to fit any busy schedule! Our music studio of Lawrenceville and Suwanee Georgia will schedule music lessons around the times that best fits your schedule.

Mon-Friday 2:30pm – 8:00pm Lawrenceville-Suwanee location

Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm Lawrenceville-Suwanee location

(Upon request Home-School morning hours are offered)

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If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

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Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

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Offering quality guitar, voice, singing, bass guitar, ukulele, flute, violin and piano lessons in Lawrenceville-Suwanee, Georgia 30024   Offering quality music lessons in: Guitar • Piano • Voice/ Singing •Flute • Bass Guitar• Violin • Ukulele

$26.25 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week. Recommended for teens and adults. $52.50 per 60 minute private lesson held once a week. Recommended for the serious student. Learn the songs you want to learn!  

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Our Team

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Valencia Giles

Valencia Giles

Piano Teacher View Details
Andrea Youngblood

Andrea Youngblood

Voice Teacher View Details
Dee Alard

Dee Alard

Piano Teacher View Details
Beth Berta

Beth Berta

Piano Teacher View Details
Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall

Guitar Teacher View Details
Michael Nanni

Michael Nanni

Guitar Teacher View Details
Jennifer Fain

Jennifer Fain

Piano Teachers View Details
Rosie Riquelme

Rosie Riquelme

Violin Teacher View Details
Angela Anzai

Angela Anzai

Piano Teacher View Details
Caus Morman

Caus Morman

Bass Guitar Teacher View Details
Matt Rikli

Matt Rikli

Guitar Instructor View Details
Valencia Giles

Valencia Giles

Piano Teacher

Valencia Giles is an incredible musical talent with over 30 years of experience in piano and flute. Mrs. Valencia Giles graduated with honors from Alabama A & M University as a double music major in both piano and flute. She has performed with various bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles for over thirty years. She is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
Valencia currently performs at various venues across Georgia in addition to managing V. C. Giles Music Studio. She is a devoted wife and mother of three wonderful children. All in all, Mrs. Giles is a unique combination of talent and joy that seeks to mold musical novices into better people and artists.
A special note from Mrs. Giles:

I love ABSOLUTELY LOVE teaching! Inspiring our students to do their best takes quite a lot of energy from the parents and teacher. I try to help our students become inspired from within. To have a child come to lesson after lesson and not have anywhere to display his musical efforts is a deflating experience. This is why we provide opportunities to perform throughout the year. They are under the mindset that they are preparing for something. This inspires them to practice because there is a goal in front of them. We make considerations throughout the year and are able to access whether the program/method of teaching is helpful to the student. We know that not all students learn the same way, and certainly what might motivated one student does not do so with another. Therefore, much thought is put into the individual personality of the child. To learn while having fun is a great motto for our students. We want them to have a wonderful experience learning music. Music is an experience that will last a lifetime.

Andrea Youngblood

Andrea Youngblood

Voice Teacher

My joy for music started in my early childhood in first grade when I performed a solo for my school’s Christmas program. From that point on, I displayed a genuine love for music throughout my grade school years.

At the age of 12, I began taking private piano lessons, and at 14, private voice lessons. Through high school I pursued music training, and eventually competed in piano and voice. When the opportunity to chose my major for college arrived, the decision was easy. I knew I wanted to pursue music and share my love for music with other. In August 2009, I started my college education at Bob Jones University as a Music Education major, with a principle in voice. Through college I also pursued piano by taking private lessons and accompanying. In May of 2013, I graduated with my degree and I am currently a certified Music teacher in the state of Georgia.
My goal as a music educator is to equip my students to become the best musician that they can be. I am very excited to teach piano and voice students, so that I can help each student achieve their personal goals in music.

Dee Alard

Dee Alard

Piano Teacher

Dee Dee Allard has over twenty years of experience teaching children and adults who want to bring the magic of music into their lives. Her students love her passion for teaching piano and voice and her intuitive ability to nurture their musical talent. Dee Dee not only knows music, she knows how to bring out the best in her students and have fun in the process. She knows that each student is unique and she adapts her teaching style according to what they need to excel in their piano or voice aspirations.
Dee Dee is currently on the board of directors for Fifth Row Center, a community theater in Flowery Branch, Georgia. In the summer she teaches Voice for the Stage for the theater as well. Additionally, Dee Dee has been an actor, director and musical director for both 5th Row Center and the Lawrenceville Community Theater.

A Personal note from Mrs. Allard:

Music has been an integral part of my life since I was a child.
My mom was my piano and voice teacher, so it was just a part of life for me to play and sing. I acted and sang in high school plays, as well as singing for weddings and funerals. I was teaching piano at the age of 16 to neighborhood children. When my own two daughters were young, I taught them both piano and voice as well and they developed their own love for music. I continue to love to teach piano and voice to students because I believe that music touches students in a way nothing else can. And, I believe that music produces skills in students that makes them better in math, sequencing and visual reasoning which ultimately makes them better students overall. I love seeing students grow in confidence and skill as they progress through their lessons from week to week. I hope to see you soon as a student here at V. C. Giles Music Studio.

Beth Berta

Beth Berta

Piano Teacher

As a High School Student, Mrs. Berta was a member of the concert band, jazz band, and the marching band. She played the saxophone for one year as a member of the concert band at Purdue University.
Beth Berta has been playing the piano for over 40 years. She has been teaching Music Movement for the past nine years with The Music, Movement, & Arts Company. Mrs. Berta has been teaching private piano lessons in her home for the past 10 years. Through her church, she has directed Christmas Music Programs as well as a Music Graduation Programs over the past nine years while assisting with summer church music programs.
As a part of VC Giles Music Studio, Mrs. Berta has taught summer music camps for the past two years and Little Mozart Music Group Lessons through Collins Hill High School Community School.
Currently she teaches a number of Little Mozart Group lessons and Alfred Group lessons in addition to private piano lessons at VC Giles Music Studio.

Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall

Guitar Teacher

Barbara Hall has been an integral part of the music community in Lawrenceville for over 32 years. Currently retired from teaching in Gwinnett County Public Schools after 31 years of service, she became a part of the Lawrenceville community in 1979 as a choral/general music teacher at Lawrenceville Middle School. Ms. Hall moved with all the teachers at Lawrenceville Middle to their new home at Creekland Middle School in 1996 continuing to teach music and guitar. Beloved by many of her students, she has inspired many to choose a career in music performance or teaching, and sometimes both.
Ms. Hall has also taught piano, voice and guitar privately throughout her career as a public school music teacher. Her special gift of teaching, love of music and ability to personalize each lesson is what makes Ms. Hall an outstanding private music teacher.
Ms. Hall graduated from Mercer University in Atlanta in 1979 with a Bachelor of Music Education. Ms. Hall continued her education earning a Masters of Music Education from Georgia State University in 1987. Ms. Hall has, and continues to hold, a current teaching certificate from the State of Georgia to teach music from kindergarten through 12th grade. After completing course work through the SETWEB program at the University of Georgia in 2010, Ms. Hall added Special Education to her certification.

A Personal Note from Barbara Hall:

Hello parents and students! I am delighted to join the staff at V.C. Giles Music Studio and look forward to sharing my love for music with all my students. The music teacher at my elementary school inspired me to want to become a music teacher myself. I started taking piano lessons privately when I was 10 yrs old. I was very active in the chorus during high school and became a vocal major at Mercer University. I have performed professionally as a soloist throughout the Atlanta area in a variety of venues and have directed church choirs, summer music camps, vacation bible study music, Sunday school music, and musical theater in addition to teaching full time in the Gwinnett County Public School system over the span of my musical career. Becoming a professional musician is the best! I hope to help you attain your dreams of becoming the best musician you can be!

Michael Nanni

Michael Nanni

Guitar Teacher

Hello! My name is Michael Nanni and I am a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Music Education. My involvement with music and instruments goes way back. The first instrument I ever had was a small keyboard my grandmother gave me, and I spent hours playing with all the sounds and beats it could create. Then, for my 10th birthday my uncle gave me a harmonica with a book and the only song I learned was Silent Night, but I sure did enjoy trying to make and bend those blues notes! Later, I noticed a lone guitar just sitting in the case, cast aside by its previous owner. I was immediately captivated by its sound and intricacies and I couldn’t put it down. There was something about this instrument that I felt so driven to master, and I had a lot of friends who played guitar as well, so I always thought of it as a bit of a competition! I began with these simple rock tunes and from there I progressed to metal. But eventually, I got lessons and it was my teacher Wes Shepard (also a UGA grad) whom showed me the majesty of classical guitar. I looked up to amazing players such as Andres Segovia and Christopher Parkening from then on.
I eventually got to meet and audition for John Sutherland, the now retired guitar professor at UGA, who is considered “The Dean of Guitar,” and actually studied with Segovia along side Christopher Parkening. His knowledge and expertise made me what I am today and he still visits the school for master classes. So, here I am a future educator really aspiring to popularize the classical guitar and for guitar to became a staple in public school music education. When it comes to education, I really try to make kids think about what is that they do both in and outside of the studio. Whether it comes to technique or music theory I try to lead students to an answer that they find on their own, and I feel that this is the way in which people learn best. I have a passion for teaching and I get excited when I get a student to answer a question or figure out a problem that they are having. I believe that music is related to all forms of art and academia and I find anyway to relate the two together to make it easy for a student to understand. It builds self-esteem and it helps students find their voice and creativity. I am glad that I found V.C. Giles Music Studio because they provide an environment that supports a student’s creativity and ability to learn music, whether they are a child or an adult.

Jennifer Fain

Jennifer Fain

Piano Teachers

Jennifer Fain has been teaching private piano lessons for over 20 years. Jennifer has taught a variety of group lessons to students ranging from age three to eighteen, including advanced theory classes for college minded students. Mrs. Fain was classically trained under the instruction of John Kraus for twelve years. Mr. Kraus was a world renowned concert pianist who trained under Egon Petri. Mrs. Fain graduated Cum Laude from Covenant College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in piano performance. Mrs. Fain has been active as a church musician for many years both as an accompanist and choir director. Singing has also been a delight for Mrs. Fain, as she has participated in many choirs over the years, including the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus.

Rosie Riquelme

Rosie Riquelme

Violin Teacher

Rosie Riquelme, Director of Orchestras at Collins Hill, received her Bachelors of Music Education degree from Georgia College and State University where she was a student of Dr. Daniel Kaplunas. As a violinist, she has performed with various groups including the GCSU String Ensemble, GCSU String Quartet, All-College Orchestra, Agnes Scott Community Orchestra, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Gwinnett County Chamber Orchestra, and the Da Salo Solisti Chamber Orchestra. While attending GCSU, she was concert master for five terms. She still actively performs with the GCSU String Quartet playing weddings and other events. Rosie plans to begin graduate school and pursue a Masters degree in Music Education this upcoming school year.

Angela Anzai

Angela Anzai

Piano Teacher

Angela Anzai began her piano studies at the age of seven in Atlanta, Georgia. Her passion for performance was evident in those early years and has led her to participate in numerous public recitals and to become an experienced competitor of annual in-state competitions receiving top ratings in local and state-wide organizations including the Georgia Music Teachers Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, and the Georgia Bach Competition among others. In 2007, Angela decided to pursue a degree in Piano Performance at Kennesaw State University, where she studied with Professor Emeritus David Watkins and Dr. Soohyun Yun. Since studying at KSU, Angela has been rewarded scholarships by the Atlanta Steinway Society, has played violin in the KSU Symphonic and Philharmonic Orchestras, and has performed in masterclasses for solo and chamber works. In addition to her solo performances, Angela has collaborated with vocalists, instrumentalists, and various chamber ensembles. She looks forward to teaching and working with other musicians.

Caus Morman

Caus Morman

Bass Guitar Teacher

I began my music career in middle school, playing the trombone in band. Music captured my heart at that point and I worked incredibly hard to refine my skill. I achieved success on the trombone which piqued my interest in learning bass guitar. In the eleventh grade, I purchased a bass and taught myself. I attended the University of Georgia, instead of studying; my time was consumed with practice.
I toured with a band throughout my first two years of college. Cultivating my own technique and style I began playing with other acts. After 8 years of playing professionally, I wanted to increase my technical ability. I attended the Atlanta Institute of Music in 2012; there I had the opportunity to learn a tremendous amount of theory. The most important skill I learned was what essentially the bassist role is. In essence, I discovered a way to combine theory based from trombone to bass. Centering theory inside of groove, I created Rhythm Imperative.
Rhythm Imperative is a curriculum based style of lessons that center on subjects such as technique, time and time manipulation, reading, etc. The most vital element of bass playing is the groove. My goal is to make you a sufficient bassist, confident in your ability from the knowledge you have obtained. Transforming your technique to unique, making you a more versatile player. If you seek to learn bass, and its functions, Rhythm Imperative is for you.

Matt Rikli

Matt Rikli

Guitar Instructor

Matt Rikli began taking guitar lessons at the age of 12. In 2007, he graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music. Since then, Matt has played in bands across Georgia as well as having collaborated and performed with musicians in Nashville. Many of the events he’s played in have been covered by the local media. He plays a wide variety of styles including rock, jazz, blues, country, folk, and rockabilly.
Matt is drawn to teaching because it gives him a sense of satisfaction as he watches others grow as musicians and find their own voice. He wants to convey the excitement he has for music, to his students in each lesson. His main goal is to give his students an everlasting appreciation of music, which he has had since childhood. Matt knows that once a person has discovered his or her own potential on an instrument, it will become a lifelong relationship.

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