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Popular Broadway Singing Teachers Near Beachwood

Athena R.

New York, NY
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Erin W.

Astoria, NY
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Shanna R.

Highlands, NJ
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Athena R. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Ukulele

About Me

Athena has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer/songwriter, actress, musician and teacher. She is originally from Toronto, but is now based out of New York City.

Athena has released 5 CDs, toured North America (both as a singer/songwriter and as an actress), and taught voice, piano, guitar, songwriting and acting for the past 13 years. She has shared the stage Sarah McLachlan and Jim Carrey, and taught songwriting to girls with Lisa Loeb (the teaching project with Lisa Loeb was made into a documentary and premiered at Tribeca Cinemas). Her music videos LOVE IS LOVE and LOGICAL SONG charged #1 on MTV's LOGO TV.

As a teacher, Athena has worked at numerous schools, organizations, and colleges across North America, including Oregon State University, Montcalm College, Manhattan New Music Project, TADA!, and The Ontario Science Center. She teaches privately (voice, piano, guitar, acting & songwriting), and facilitates workshops to kids and adults on topics ranging from "Vocal Technique", to "Booking Your Own Tour", to "Creating Original Musical Theater",She also conducts staff development workshops on "Communication and Socialization through the Arts for Autistic Populations" in New York City schools. Athena teaches all ages (age 4-99) and ability levels (gifted - special needs).

As a singer/songwriter, Athena has released 5 original CDs and numerous dance singles. Her latest full length album, "Little Girl Dreams", was produced by Emmy/Grammy Winning Producer Cynthia Daniels (Melissa Etheridge, Dave Mathews Band, "Producers" on Broadway). Athena's music is storytelling pop with a theatrical twist. She combines a dramatic 4 octave range voice with gorgeous piano and guitar arrangements. She performs regularly in the New York circuit, at notable clubs including the Knitting Factory, The Cutting Room, and Jacob Javitz Center. She has been featured in radio, TV, newspapers and magazines around the world.

As an actress, Athena has appeared in numerous commercials, Film, TV and Off-Broadway productions including Hush (Players Club in NYC and Hudson Theater in LA), Fran in The Day They Shot John Lennon (Redmill Theater), "Tina" in Love Sucks (NYMF Festival) and principle roles on the History Channel and CNN. She won Best Comedy at Canada's YTV Youth Achievement Awards (Judge Eugene Levy). She currently performs as a Lady Gaga Impersonator at corporate events across the country.

Athena's training began with classical piano at age 4, voice at age 8, acting at age 9, and guitar at 16. She began working as a professional actress in Film & TV at age 12, and recorded her first album at 20. She majored in Theater at Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, and earned a BFA in Music from Concordia University in Montreal. She regularly attends master classes in New York, with internationally renowned teachers such as Neil Semer, Kimberly Vaughn, Garry Dial, Francine Kay, and Maggie Maes.

As a performer, Athena is bold, imaginative, and chilling. As a teacher, Athena is patient, creative, and inspiring.

*** Lesson Details ***
Athena enjoys teaching all ages and abilities, from 4 year old beginners, to seasoned professionals, to adult hobbyists. She is a patient, fun, thorough, flexible, and imaginative teacher. She teaches most musical genres, from classical, to musical theater, to jazz, to pop. She can prepare you or your child for upcoming auditions (musical or theatrical) and provide valuable insight into the entertainment industry. Athena also does art therapy with all varieties of special needs, from Autistic to Alzheimer's. Whether you are an absolute beginner, a hobbyist, or a professional in need of a savvy coach, Athena will create a lesson plan suited to your individual learning style, interests and needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Microphone & speaker
Recording device

*** Specialties ***
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Songwriting, Acting
Bel Canto, Classical, Musical Theater (Legit & Belt), Pop, Rock, Jazz, Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting, Monologue Preparation, Acting Audition Preparation, Pop Singing, Rock Singing, R&B Signing, Songwriting, Guitar Accompaniment, Piano Accompaniment, Performance Confidence, Business of Music, Business of Acting

Erin W. Astoria, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Vocal Training

About Me

About VOICE: I firmly believe that with the right training, anyone can sing! We all have the instrument built-in after all! Are you tone deaf? I can fix that. Crack on high notes? I can fix that. Nasal? Hoarse? Can't hold long notes? All of these are common vocal problems that can be easily be solved through guidance and practice. Trust me, no one ever regretted taking voice lessons!

About PIANO: How often do you sit down at a piano and wish you could just place your hands on the piano and magically create beautiful music? Piano is a challenging skill, but certainly not impossible. Learning to play the piano, even if it's never mastered, is such an incredible joy. Learning piano helps you to improve so many other skills as well, such as singing, any other instrument, and even math!

About ME: After completing my Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at North Park University in Chicago, I moved here to NYC in 2010 to pursue my loves of music, acting, and education. Currently, I work as a Teaching Artist through Wingspan Arts, act in short films, and sing in concerts, operas, and musical theater productions around the city. I have been teaching acting, modeling, voice, and piano to children and adults of all ages for the last seven years. My goal is to professionally fuse my passion for music, theater, and education while continuing to learn, grow, and share the beauty and magic of the arts with others.

In my free time I enjoy movies, Broadway shows, cooking, exploring New York City, rock climbing, and swimming with sharks!

*** Lesson Details ***
For kids and adults alike, learning either voice or piano, I believe that you learn a lot more, and a lot faster when you feel comfortable and are having fun. With me, you will find an instructor who is patient, professional, motivating, challenging, and above all, encouraging. And fun. Did I mention fun?!

For voice students I like to use a mix of Broadway, Classical, and Popular music, depending on your needs and desires as a singer. I always assign a "teaching song" (a song that is good for training your voice) and a "fun song" (a song of your choice that you would like to sing just for fun!).

For piano students I like to use the Piano Adventures series by Faber & Faber. These are fun musical pieces, most of which are adapted from familiar classical works that have been arranged to teach you a certain technique.

For both, I always incorporate a balance of technique, music theory, and creative interpretation.

For acting students, it completely depends on your goals! We will work on different types of scripts, audition technique, and business skills for getting started in the real world!

Each lesson will likely involve warm-ups, games, reviews, new concepts, rehearsal, coaching, assignments, and rewards.

During our lessons, we will set short-term and long-term goals based on what you want to accomplish as a musician, what you expect from me, and what I feel you should be working on. I believe rewards are definitely appropriate!

Each one of the you has your own unique voice, hands, and ideas of what music means to you. My job is to get to know you and your musical self, and then design exercises and songs that will specifically fulfill your needs as a musician. Skill and technique are extremely important when learning to sing or play a musical instrument, but we must never forget what drew us to music in the first place! While we work on technique, we will also be discussing creativity, and the art of self expression, and have tons of fun in the process!

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Shanna R. Highlands, NJ

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

Hello!

I am fun, friendly, and outgoing, and I love to teach.

I have been making music since I first picked up a recorder in the 4th grade. Over the years, I've played flute, trumpet, and piano, and sung in choirs, cabarets, musicals, and operas. I recently received my Masters in Music (Vocal Performance) from New Jersey City University where I studied classical voice. Although I am trained classically, I love performing all genres of music, including Broadway, folk songs, spirituals, and jazz. In fact, my Masters thesis explores the convergence of opera and musical theater – these two genres have more in common than you might think!

Sharing music with others is a passion of mine, whether it be through performing or teaching. I firmly believe that anyone can sing! I work with all types of students, both beginners and more advanced singers, from young to old. Voice lessons should be both challenging and fun – in our lessons, we’ll work on developing a healthy singing technique … while exploring some great song literature.

I’m currently singing with a variety of professional choirs in the tri-state area, mostly performing sacred music; I sing with the First United Methodist Church in Stamford where I lead the alto section and perform occasional solos; I chant the evening compline service at the Christ Church in Greenwich, and I also sub for a number of local churches. I am also performing in the community theater production of Oklahoma! at Curtain Call in Stamford, which opens at the end of March. I’m also putting together a cabaret performance with two other singers, where we will perform a number of solos, duets and trios from classical and musical theater genres.

Thanks for stopping by, and keep singing!

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether your goal is to get into a college music program, sing a solo at church, be cast in a musical, or just try something new, I can help you succeed.

I've studied with some of the best teachers and coaches in the business, and I apply the same methods to my own students. All you need to improve is motivation and commitment! Each lesson will consist of four parts:

1) The lesson begins with some simple warm-ups to prepare the voice for singing. The vocal cords are very delicate – you need to warm up your voice the same way you stretch before exercising.
2) We then work on some vocalizes, i.e. exercises to improve singing technique. I customize these exercises according to each individual student’s needs.
3) Next, we’ll work on an Italian song. Italian is often called the language of singing, and for good reason! The language lends itself to a smooth, legato style, which requires pure vowels, consistent air flow, and proper support to execute. I insist that all my students work on an Italian aria for technical development purposes … and also to expose them to some of the most beautiful songs of the classical repertoire.
4) If desired, we will next work on a second piece of the student’s choice. This can be a folk song, Broadway, a hymn … whatever is nearest and dearest to the student. I firmly believe that to find joy in music, you must sing something you love.

I conclude each lesson with an assignment of exercises and songs to work on before the next lesson. Based on the student’s current abilities, these exercises may include some music theory, music history, diction, or sight singing assignments.

Now here comes the hard truth – no one ever improved at anything without practicing. If students don’t practice, they won’t see progress. If they don’t improve, they will become frustrated and bored … and ultimately quit. Daily practice is therefore strongly encouraged (although “how long” is determine by age and level of skill).

Students will have the opportunity to showcase what they've learned at an annual recital, held in my home. Your friends and family won’t believe how much you've improved!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric piano, music stand, CD player, mirror, various lesson / song books and scores

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson books and a portable CD player. I expect my student to have a piano or keyboard with all octaves and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Singing styles: Classical singing, Broadway singing, bel canto
Diction: Italian, French, German
Common technical approaches employed: Vaccai, Marchesi, Concone
Other: Music theory, sight singing, music history

Kevin R.

New York, NY
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Nina R.

New York, NY
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Amy C.

Weehawken, NJ
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Kevin R. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

I have been performing on stage since I was a child, training in classical voice, piano and acting. I've studied with great teachers and performers in many disciplines, showing that everyone can improve, sometimes revealing great potential. Professionally, I've worked in plays, musicals and recently completed my masters in Vocal Performance.  I'm currently in rehearsal for the Opera Slavica production of Iolanthe, and will be performing in the tour of Elf the Musical from November to January.

*** Lesson Details ***
A good voice lesson should be fun and invigorating. Although its important to speak about ideas, singing is physical and we only learn by doing. I love working on any repertoire, and won't shy away from songs that inspire my students. My lesson format is pretty free-form. It is based on the individual student mixing what they desire with what I believe they need to improve.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room set up with piano. Seating for parents in living room.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sheet Music.

*** Specialties ***
Operatic, Musical Theatre

Nina R. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

Heralded as "the kind of Despina one hopes for: diminutive, agile and with just the right clear, slender soprano voice." -(NY Times) Nina performed the above role from Cosi Fan Tutte with The Martina Arroyo Foundation. She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut at the Weill Recital Hall with the New York Lyric Opera theater. Nina has performed with Center City Opera Theater, Dell'Arte Opera, Chelsea Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn and Project Opera of Manhattan. Nina was invited to perform scenes with the Minato Mirai Opera's Co-repertory workshop at the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan in March '08 and January '09.
Outreach experiences include performing the role of Fifi Alsace-Lorraine from the original production of Queen Kong, as well as the role of Hope from the Musical Theater show All That Glitters. Both of these shows were shown in Public Schools around New York city to educate children about music. Nina recently portrayed Gauchito in "Gauchito and the Pony" with the Queens Symphony Orchestra at the Kupferberg Center, Queens College, to educate children about Latin America through music. Her voice can be heard on the award winning film Cherry Bloom (2006, UVphactory, dir. Alexandre Moors) which was shown in various renowned film festivals across the U.S. She has performed professionally at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, and participated in the chorus of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Nina has also performed in various venues in Italy, including the Basilica of St Francis with the Assisi Music Festival.
Nina received her BM and MM at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been an active teacher in the New York area for several years. Nina has also been a guest Artist at both the Yokohama International School and the Sacred Heart International School in Japan where she gave a master class to their Show Choir and High School Choir. Nina has had the honor of performing the National Anthem for the Memorial Day Parade in Chappaqua. She has had students of all ages in voice and piano, and has a passion for teaching. Voice students have ranged from beginners, to advanced classical, musical theater, and rock singers looking to learn how to sing with a healthy technique.

*** Lesson Details ***
Depending on age, and level, I am able to mold the student. If it is a child of 6- 12 voice student, I keep it fun, but also teach pitch, if there are pitch problems, breathing, and how to use vowels and diction to make the singing smoother and easier. The older the student, I adjust on how much more detailed I can be. Repertoire also varies depending on the age and what the student is interested in. If the student is purely interested in technique, I let the student choose a song and we work on warm ups and how to apply the warm ups to the song. With Piano students, I am strict, but not mean. I am understanding if the student is stressed out, and will not push too hard. After 3-6 months, voice students usually can sing songs easier with a freer sound, knowing better how to approach high notes, and building their repertoire. Beginner piano students should have learned how to read C position and possibly G position, rhythm and notes.

*** Studio Equipment ***
weighted keyboard, sustain pedal, music stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have sheet music but I also expect them to have copies or bring their own music that they want to study.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical voice, Broadway, and pop singing. I can do any style because I focus on healthy technique. My main singing is classical, but I also sing different styles. For piano, I teach beginners piano.

Amy C. Weehawken, NJ

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Film Acting, Improv Acting, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

I have been a voice teacher for over twenty- five years. My background includes ten years of classical training with Maestro Julio Berrocal as well as vocal training through the Feldekrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I believe we all have something distinctive that can be developed and expressed through the voice. I work to help the student discover their individual and unique sound. I give them tools to gain the ability and confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges that students face both in studying voice and performance since I have been a professional singer for many years. Through my personal experience in the field I coach the student through the obstacles they may come up against. My students have gone on to become recording artists,Broadway performers, Blues and Cabaret artists, performing in concerts, radio, film and TV.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am an empathetic teacher, sensitive to the students individual process of learning. My lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal exercise come next, then when the student is fully warmed up we will begin to work on songs. It is important that the student be part of the process of picking material since the more they personally respond to the material the more apt they are to be engaged in their lessons and the more quickly they will learn. After three to six months they will understand the fundamentals of breathing and relaxation and its importance to proper vocal training. They will have begun the process of extending their range and will understand the principles of performance in song.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home- 10 minutes away from Manhattan with piano, seating for parents
-practice studio seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a piano, cd/mp3 player and an large library of songbooks to work from. The student should bring sheet music of songs they want to work on and a recording device.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching how to sing rock and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.

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