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Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Drum, Ear Training, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Public Speaking, Singing, Speaking Voice, Speech, Turkish, Vocal Training
Described by The Times Herald-Record, New York, as a "firm bass- baritone", and by The Boston Musical Intelligencer as "outstanding dramatically and musically", I am a classical singer with international credits, at home in diverse genres from opera to art song, Broadway to The American Songbook, spirituals to jazz and pop. I am also a professional drummer, pianist and instructor. I enjoy teaching, and view it as making music together in a class setting. Lessons are both disciplined and fun.
Recent highlights include the roles of The Master and Yefim in the U.S.-premiere of the opera "Desire to Sleep" by Moshe Shulman; the narrator in the world-premiere of "Experience" in English by Phivos-Angelos Kollias; world-premieres of "Missa Patri Pio" and "Canzoni Dantesche" by Leonardo Ciampa; the role of Jewish Man in the world-premiere of the opera "The Prioress's Tale" by Delvyn Case; The Omaggio al Bel Canto Best Interpretation Award at The Stelle dell'Anno Nuovo Festival in Boston, aired by Italy's RAI International TV; official recognition by The Massachusetts State Senate and Thomas Menino; a Bandwidth TV feature program aired on CCTV; and a performance as Emile de Becque with solos from "South Pacific" by Rodgers & Hammerstein at the historic USS Salem in the first-ever maritime festival of Quincy, Massachusetts.
"When you think of opera, the word modern doesn't usually follow. Bulent G... is changing the way we think about this centuries-old art form. G. is anything but a stereotypical opera singer... He isn't merely an opera singer, but a well-rounded musician. He has performed Broadway pieces, jazz solos, spirituals, and even contemporary pop songs, which he says inform his interpretation of even the most classical roles in opera. This approach to opera may be what draws crowds who aren't as familiar with the genre... This opera singer, who says his favorite music ranges from that of the heavy metal 80s band Cacophony to jazz pianist Chick Corea, shows that opera singers may not be what you think, and his audiences are surprisingly diverse as well..."
- Chelsea Whyte, The Somerville News
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INFORMATION about VOICE, PIANO, DRUM STUDIOS
I am offering singing lessons using a natural, easy-to-understand, experience-based holistic and scientific method. The aim is to freely express the natural and style-free voice, which can be consciously applied to any musical style. Sing with ease, energized and flowing breath, solid technique, resonance, projection, diction, range and poise. No previous experience is necessary. Adults and children of all ages, voice types, backgrounds and levels from beginner to professional are welcome.
I taught singers from such diverse backgrounds as opera, musical theater, pop, soul, R&B, bluegrass, rock, heavy metal and public speaking. I taught voice at The Boston Conservatory, also at The Quincy Point Music Academy and A Street Music in Quincy, Massachusetts. I am a member of Boston Singers' Resource as singer and voice teacher/coach, and maintain studios in Somerville and Quincy.
I played in different groups including The Istanbul State Theater Orchestra under the direction of conductor Onder Bali, also collaborated with jazz and rock artists in Istanbul and Boston. I am the drummer of the band, The Cross Roads. I taught drums at The Quincy Point Music Academy and A Street Music in Quincy, Massachusetts. My drum studio is open to adults and children of all ages, backgrounds and levels from beginner to professional. I maintain a private studio in Somerville.
I taught piano at The Quincy Point Music Academy and A Street Music in Quincy, Massachusetts. I am a member of Faber Piano Teaching Adventures Club, and teach using the comprehensive Faber Piano Adventures, wonderful for all children and adults, taking a beginner all the way to the early advanced level. I maintain studios in Somerville and Quincy.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Somerville Voice, Piano and Drums Studio - Full size mirror, Roland PT-3100 Digital Piano (Full size, Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard), Yamaha DTX550K Drum Kit, seating
Quincy Private Voice & Piano Studio at church location - Acoustic and digital pianos, seating
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.My studios are open to students from all backgrounds and genres.
My vocal method is mainly based on Giovanni Battista Lamperti's Vocal Wisdom, combined with my own knowledge, experiences and discoveries as a singer. It has been deeply influenced by countless singers from many genres including Cicek Kanter (my teacher at the conservatory), Franco Corelli, Edita Gruberova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Bryn Terfel, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Gordon MacRae, among others.
My drum method is based on my own experiences as a drummer, combined with teachings of artists such as Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl and Terry Bozzio.
The main piano method I use is Faber Piano Adventures. My technical and teaching approach has largely been influenced by artists such as Nazan Akin (my teacher at the conservatory), Eunyoung Kim (my longtime concert collaborator), Idil Biret, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Yuja Wang, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, combined with my own experiences as a pianist and drummer (as piano is a percussion instrument).
Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin
It all started out in a small town called Chatham, NJ where I spent the first thirteen years of my life. I remember loving music as early as I could walk and talk. I started taking guitar lessons when I was seven years old. Along with the guitar, came a love for singing and writing my own songs. When we moved to Pennsylvania the guitar came with me. Throughout my high school years, I spent hours playing with teachers, fellow students and at parties.
When I was sixteen every week for three years I would drive an hour into Philadelphia, by myself, to study with world famous Artie Singer. His students include such names as Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Al Martino, and Bobby Rydel. Artie co-wrote and produced two massive hit records “At the Hop” and “Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay,” both recorded by Danny and the Juniors. Artie was personal friends with Dick Clark and would bring him acts for his show.
While going to a Community College in Philadelphia the music teacher there took notice of me, pulled me aside, and told me about a great music school I should attend. He then sent away for the application and helped me fill it out. The next thing I knew I was in Boston attending Berklee School of Music! I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Jazz and Rock Composition, Arranging, and Guitar.
I had originally gone to Berklee intending to major in voice, however I had no luck with the vocal department there and ended up with nodules on my vocal cords. The damage was so significant that I had to stop singing during my four years at Berklee and turned to studying Guitar and Composition.
I tried every vocal teacher in town wanting more than anything to be a singer. What I found was no teacher could help me and it seemed obvious that even though they had the “big name” they didn't know what they wt. I was losing hope. The combination of this roadblock and my persistence led me to the greatest thing that ever happened in my life....... I met Dante Pavone!
I kept hearing about a singing teacher named Dante Pavone. Since I had already tried everyone else, I decided to give him a shot. On my first lesson with Dante I noticed a big difference. My throat didn't hurt at all and a real voice was coming out of me. I was cured!
Dante’s studies were extensive and he had doctorates in voice, music history, psychology and many other subjects. He was the most intelligent; insightful person I have ever met in my life and not only taught me about voice but taught me many things about life. He one time told me that he had a more profound knowledge of all the fine singing muscles than anyone else.
Dante was the first; a “pioneer” in popular singing, breaking from the traditional operatic style. He taught, or was contacted by, such singers as John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Beatles), Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones), Aretha Franklin, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Steve Tyler (Aerosmith), Peter Wolf (JGiles Band), James and Livingston Taylor, Faye Dunaway, Tom Jones, Donna Summers, Jonathan Richman, Julianna Hatfield, Andy Pratt, at their prime and the list goes on and on. Once John Lennon and Paul McCartney showed up unannounced at his door handing him a blank check! Singers from New York City Opera Company used to sneak away from their teachers and come to Boston to study with Dante who would cure their wrecked voices from their famous opera teachers they had in NY. Best Singing Teacher in the World!
I studied with Dante every day for the first couple of years and then two or three times a week after that for fifteen years until his demise in 1998. I never missed a lesson! He gave me over a four-octave range where I started with only a five-note one. Not only did he improve my pitch and tone, but I can now sing and scream all night, if I want to, and never have a single vocal problem. In fact the more I sing the better my voice feels!
One day at my lesson Dante asked if he could pass his method down to me. This has been a great honor to me and although many teachers try to emulate his method I am the only one with a certificate as seen above. Not only was Dante my mentor, but still to this day he is the most important person I ever encountered in my life and was my best friend. We were very close and he would spend hours talking to me at lessons not only about music but about many fascinating subjects and opened my eyes to many incredible things.
Thirteen of my songs were chosen to be in one movie called Getting Personal and other songs in the movies Fillbilly and Dykeotomies. My band has won world contests.
I have also studied piano, guitar, and drums extensively and teach all instruments. I studied for years with late great world renowned Charlie Banacos and John Horrigan. Besides teaching I am a songwriter, dancer, actress, film maker, audio engineer and producer as well. I can help you record your songs!
Since 1982 I have written hundreds of songs and have been performing and recording my own music in major New England and New York venues. I've also won awards for my band "Girl on Top."
My voice lessons studio is in Somerville, Massachusetts (MA), but I teach online singing worldwide via webcam internet video calls such as Skype, IChat, Tiny Chat, AOL AIM, Google Talk, Face Time Warner, Snapyap, Imo.im, MSN Yahoo,Tokbox, Palbee, Vyew, Many singing students come from Somerville, Cambridge, Charlestown, Everett, Malden, Medford, Boston, , etc. I teach children and adults of all ages and levels. If you can’t come to my studio I can teach you anywhere in the world via Skype! Voice and vocal therapy are my specialties but I also specialize in and all instruments along with songwriting and arranging. There is no end to how good you can get! I am a vocal therapist. This vocal therapy method can cure vocal nodes and polyps almost immediately. Internet-based video. Intercontinental internet service. Video chat Greatest Online Singing Lessons in the World! On-Line-Singing, Study Voice Online the convenience, safely, save time and money. Global Worldwide. All styles Rock, Jazz, Country and Western, Broadway, Folk, Heavy Metal, Screaming with no damage, Yelling, Talking, Speech, Speaking, Angst, Classical, Opera, Reggae, Singing course training
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Anyone Can Learn With My Method
It is completely untrue that some people are "born to sing or play an instrument" while others are not. Using my method, the most "tone deaf" can learn to sing perfectly in tune, the most nasal or unappealing sound can be transformed into the most beautiful resonant tone, and someone with "no talent" can become better than anyone out there.† With this superb method when you finish singing your voice will feel better than when you started! †All it takes is desire, patience, perseverance, and above all, practice. I also have a unique and very patient teaching style that can make learning any instrument seem easy. Anyone can learn with my method of teaching.
If a teacher tells you breathing is not important you should be concerned. Let me help you to develop solid breathing and correct singing posture. An instrument only sounds as good as it's built. As we build your instrument your range, strength, resonance and stamina all improve. There is no end to how good you can get.
The greatest thing about this method is it does not give you a style. You develop your own style! The student brings in songs they want to work on. Pop, rock, hip-hop, alternative, country, progressive, blues, jazz, swing, broadway, folk, rap, r+b, gospel, hardcore, screaming at the top of your lungs (if you want to).
I teach all ages and presently have students from three years old to students in their seventies. †Beginners to advanced, adults to elderly, children, kids, and pre-school.† Dante taught me that I can improve a person’s life by teaching them music. He’s certainly improved mine. I hope you will let me help to improve yours.
My method is guaranteed to cure any and all vocal problems or damage you may have from singing or talking: nodules, pitch, range, tone, endurance, etc.
Sing with no break
Have a smooth, multi-octave range. Sing any note the way you like: high or low, hard or soft.
No end to how you can improve
As long as you practice using this method, there is no limit as to how you can improve your range, tone, strength, flexibility, vibrato, phrasing, etc. Let me help you transcend fear, anxiety, and stage fright and replace it with technical ability and self-confidence.
Coaching and Stage Presence
We work on songs that the student brings with them to lessons. Using acting techniques, I help them understand the true meaning of the song and how to convey it to an audience.
Learn easily the basics of rhythm, notes and chords.† Start with the basics and move into learning to play songs that you love. Incorporate learning to sing and play guitar on your favorite tunes.† As the student becomes more confident the lessons move into learning advanced voicing, improvisational techniques and chord solos.† All styles, all levels, all ages.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced professional, any age is welcomed. Learning to play the piano can be lots of fun and very rewarding with practice, persistence and the proper instruction. Learn easily the basics of rhythm, notes and chords.† In the first lesson you will be able to play with both hands.† As you continue lessons it will be fun and exciting to learn to play popular piano pieces.† The more advanced student will have fun learning to improvise and play chord solos.
Learning to play the drums is really easy and fun with my method!† Start by learning how to hold the sticks and position yourself at a full drum set.† At the end of the first lesson you will be able to play beats.† With each lesson new beats, styles and exercises will be added.† As you get more advanced the student can bring in songs they want to learn.† This method is perfect and easy for any beginner or more advanced student.
The bass is what holds the rhythm of the band together and provides the foundation and bottom for the chord structure.† The student is taken in a step by step method that is easy to understand starting with learning basic notes, rhythms and finger exercises.† As the student becomes more advanced they can bring in songs that they would like to learn.† All styles, ages and levels.
Developing your ear is essential for any serious musician.† We start by learning to sing simple melodies and rhythms and as the student progresses move to more challenging ones.† Also incorporated will be learning notation and chord and pitch recognition.
Learn to write songs like the pros.† Karen D. has written over two hundred and fifty song.† Let her expertise help you learn the secrets fast.† We will work on song structure, theory and lyric writing.
Theory and Arranging
Karen D. is an honorary graduate of Berklee School of Music in Boston.† There she acquired a degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging.† She will teach you about notes, intervals, scales, chord structures and how chords work together.† Also, you will learn how to arrange a song by adding drums, bass, guitar, horns, strings and whatever your heart desires.
Apple Computer Skills
Lap Steel Guitar
Pedal Steel Guitar
Double Bass / Kick
Double Bass (Acoustic, Upright, Stand-up)
Or Any other instrument you can think of.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I can teach you how to use recording software Logic
I can teach you how to use film making software Final Cut
*** Travel Equipment ***
Teach all over the world via Skype!
Tell all your friends
*** Specialties ***
Certified by World Famous Teacher Dante Pavone.
Can cure all Vocal Damage quickly.
Can teach anyone to sing or play any instrument.
Want to be a Songwriter:)
Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Vocal Training
Hi! I am a conservatory graduate with degrees in Vocal Performance (BM, Oberlin Conservatory, MM, Boston Conservatory.) I have studied vocal pedagogy at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and have experience teaching and coaching students of all ages. As a pianist, I work in the Boston area as an accompanist, keyboardist, and music director, mainly in musical theater, so I am familiar with coaching singers in that style as well.
I believe that any singing style (classical, musical theater, jazz, pop, etc.) can benefit from a solid technical foundation based in breath, flexibility, and speech-to-singing connection. Although my singing background is in opera, my goal is to teach students to use good technique to free themselves to be comfortable and expressive in any style that they choose!
(Generally, I prefer to teach students of at least middle-school / tween age -- that's when the voice physically starts to mature into the adult instrument. However, I am happy to teach younger children piano and other musical skills, including some singing, with the goal of building their overall musicianship. )
Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice
Gina has taught private voice for over a decade, currently from her home studio in Boston's Back Bay.
Past teaching experience includes: private voice for non-major voice students and Creativity for the Voice, a four-credit voice class, at the University of Denver; class facilitator for the Singer-Actor Weekly Workout. a Wesley Balk inspired play-space; general music and acting instruction in the K-12 setting. Gina holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Music from the University of Denver. She has been trained in vocal pedagogy (including the teaching of young voices), private studio instruction, movement, theatre pedagogy, public speaking, entrepreneurship, Alexander Technique, diction and repertoire selection.‚¬Ä®‚¬Ä® Gina has taught students aged 12-91. Students ranged from having no previous experience to those interested in pursuing music as a career. No two lessons in the studio are alike as Gina adapts to each student's particular style of learning. Visual, aural and kinesthetic approaches are used to teach breath management, efficient phonation (singing) and developing resonance and musicianship. Repertoire is assigned according to the student's interests and as appropriate to the level of vocal development.‚¬Ä®‚¬Ä® Gina has performed with Operaverse, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Loveland Opera Theatre, Opera Fort Collins, Openstage Theatre, Lyric Theatre Festival, CU Opera, and DU Opera and was a scholarship recipient of the Opera Theatre of the Rockies' Vocal Arts Symposium in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In addition to her stage appearances, Gina is a gifted recitalist; specializing in new compositions and twentieth century literature.
Stage performances include Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Olga Olsen in Street Scene, Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera, Handmaiden in Turandot; Lady Jane in Patience; Soto in the world premiere of Mark Medoff's Sara McKinnon; Third Spirit in The Magic Flute; Ruth in Pirates of Penzance; Principal and ensemble in S'Wonderful, a review of the works of George and Ira Gershwin; Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music; Peep-Bo in The Mikado; Une Grosse Dame in Les Mamelles du Tires√≠as; Praskovia in The Merry Widow; Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore; Mrs. Henry Banks in The Devil and Daniel Webster; and the Mother, Witch and Sandman in Hansel and Gretel with CU Children's Opera Outreach. She premiered Noche y Luna, Mar y Fuego and a together-coloured instant two song cycles written for her by American Composer, Timothy Buckman in 2011 and will record the former for release in 2014.
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Each lesson will be divided between technique work and practical work. In other words, I will introduce skills in the first part and then we'll apply them to your music. Performance techniques and interpretation are fully integrated into the process so you are confident in your new skills.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio Grand Piano
Mp3 Recording System
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have a piano or keyboard available for remote lessons.
*** Specialties ***
Classical singing, Opera, Music Theatre, Pop/Rock, Performance Preparation and Movement.
Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Synthesizer, Voice Acting
Piano lessons - in any style! Also check out the other services I offer, including Voice, Audition Prep (VERY POPULAR), and Music Theory.
FOR ALL VOICE LESSONS THERE IS A MINIMUM AGE OF 10.
I am a theater music director, pianist and conductor located outside Boston, MA and available for travel. My training, while rooted in the classical idiom, also includes jazz, blues, rock and popular styles as well as various multicultural genres. This background, combined with my sight-reading ability, makes me ideally suited for musical theater. In addition to my skills as a performer, I have extensive experience in collaborative piano, primarily with vocalists and musical theater/opera repertoire, and I am very good at teaching people how to sing well.
My recent experience has ranged from schools to community theaters and youth drama programs. I work well with children and adults alike, and have a passion for creative collaboration.
I am a member of the American Federation of Musicians.
Accompaniment, Classical Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Vocal Training
I say I teach people but not "singers," because singing should be an enhanced part of your life, not a separated activity. Every day, because of life, we sing slightly differently according to our mood and personal experiences. It is important to work with these shifts to sound the best we can at any given moment. Some days you'll find one approach will work, while others will require different methods.
I believe in teaching safe and sustainable methods of singing. The voice is the instrument of the human being and it is important to treat it with such respect and safety so it will always be available to you as a lifelong skill. I also teach specific, clear vocal technique based on placement, breath, support, phrasing, and word enunciation, and help each student apply this technique in a performance-based way so that they can utilize it outside of lessons. It is important for each student to understand how all of these points work together so that they have the skills and knowledge to adjust themselves for any auditions, performances, class work, etc. which will always require specific adjustments "on the go."
Finally, singing is a musical form of expression and I believe it can impact a person's life beyond the obvious skill-based applications. I encourage my students to be creative and express themselves through music in a way that enhances their personal relationships with themselves and others. And most importantly, I believe that singing should always be fun and fulfilling even while the student is growing and learning.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."