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I am a young music performer and lover of Indian music. I have been studying for 8 years and am also growing my musical background in Composition and Improvisation at the New England Conservatory!
Acting, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Speaking Voice
First, some exciting news! I just became a part of takelessons online lesson program, and now I can teach students from anywhere in the country! But I digress...
Let's see, first and foremost I'm a music lover of the highest order. Whether it's jazz, rock, indie, classical, hip-hop or country, if it's good music, I love it.
I grew up obsessively listening to everything i could get my hands on, and began playing guitar at the age of 11. That was cut short, though, when the next year I almost lost my middle finger on my left hand in an ice skating incident. It took 5 years for me to regain the strength and motion, during which time I was forced to give up guitar playing altogether. I never lost my passion for music, though, and in my heart i never stopped dreaming about what it would be like to be a professional musician. When I went away to college, I studied political science, but I also brought an acoustic guitar with me, and soon I was spending every free minute I could spare playing that guitar. I didn’t begin seriously studying music, though, until I was almost 20 yrs old and in my 3rd year of college, and for years I was kicking myself for waiting so long. However, getting a bit of a late start motivated me to practice twice as hard, and now thirteen years later, I look at what happened as a total blessing. Having been deprived of playing music for so long, I truly appreciate and am thankful for every day that I get to make my living in music. It's something that I will never take for granted and it keeps me from ever getting bitter or jaded. As a teacher, my experiences have given me a unique perspective which allows me to really connect with my students. I vividly remember the difficulties and challenges I faced as a beginner, and that allows me to be proactive in helping my students avoid some of the pitfalls that I had to go through.
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I try to take into account each student’s specific goals and musical tastes to design a course of study that will both challenge them and keep them motivated and excited about what they’re learning. I believe that, even when working on challenging, difficult material, students should enjoy themselves, and that it’s the teacher’s responsibility to present the material in a way that will facilitate that for the student. I have a genuine respect for every student, regardless of their ability level, goals, musical tastes, age or gender, and I always take the time to get to know my students and adapt their lessons to best suit their individual learning styles.
I also try as often as possible to take advantage of the fact that I teach out of a fully functional recording studio, with amps, mics, my guitars, bass, mandolin, drum set and my midi keyboard which is connected to my computer which serves as the studio's hub. This allows me to record video and audio of lessons to let the students see and hear themselves and monitor they’re progress. I can record video and audio examples of warm-ups and exercises, create backing tracks for students to practice with, even record demos for those students interested in writing original music.
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coffee table, couch, instruments(guitars, bass, mandolin, drums), amplifiers(guitar and bass) , 64 key keyboard to accompany, imac/recording equipment, parents can sit in on lesson
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Music - Rock, Folk, Jazz, Musical Theatre
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, 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.
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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
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*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).
Fiddle, Music Theory, Viola, Violin
Kat is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied viola/violin with Mimi Rabson, who is leader of the Really Electric String Quartet and has toured with Itzhak Perlman on his klezmer project, and Melissa Howe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At Berklee, Kat majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with music greats from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap."
As a teacher, Kat utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has taught private lessons and also taught music as a camp counselor and tutor. Whether you are looking to pick up a brand new instrument, learn a new style, or work on improving on what you already know, Kat can help you reach your goals.
Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
"Anne Mironchik is an experienced and supportive teacher, a jazz vocalist, pianist, composer and lyricist with a conservatory degree in jazz voice from Manhattan School of Music and advanced studies with prominent, NYC jazz piano, music theory and songwriting instructors. She is currently living in Watertown, MA attending Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and working toward becoming certified as a speech-language pathologist and vocal therapist."
Thank you for your interest in voice lessons. My music instruction philosophy is based on teaching 5 important things that singers must practice, including articulation, breathing/phrasing, rhythm, tone and a personal connection to the music. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and received my conservatory degree and additional training in New York City. I can prepare you to audition, perform and have fun singing better at school, at home and at gigs.
With my training I'm receiving in my graduate studies, I am able to help you improve the health and longevity of your voice. I can also work with singers who have challenges due to respiratory difficulties, such as asthma, singers who seek accent reduction, singers who stutter, or those with a speech impediment. Singing is for all, and I look forward to starting lessons with you.
All the best!
Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing
I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work around the world as a professional singer. As a classical singer, I've performed as a soloist in such venues as the Kennedy Center, Cincinnatis Music Hall, and Bostons Shubert Theater. As a recitalist, I've toured around the country, most recently giving concerts in Mobile, Alabama and Washington, DC I am currently finishing a Performance Studies Certificate from Boston Conservatory, where I received my Masters in Voice this spring. I did my bachelors at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. I understand what it takes to be a professional singer in the world today, and can help you work toward that goal.
Many classical voice teachers have a hard time teaching non-classical students. I've found that I've been able to use my classical training to perform successfully in a lot of non-classical styles. I'm the co-founder of Kansas City's Crossroads Theatre Company, where I had the opportunity to perform a lot of iconic musical theater roles and was able to direct two of our season opening shows. I have also performed regularly in jazz clubs and coffee houses throughout Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Kansas City as a pianist/singer and as part of the Cincinnati based band Wake. I'm also currently one half of the popular country blues duo "Dog-patch Ramblers."
As a teacher, I've worked with performers of different ages and experience levels to achieve their singing goals in both classical and popular styles. I will be teaching voice and diction classes for Boston Conservatory's upcoming High School Vocal-Choral Intensive. While attending Boston Conservatory, I was a graduate assistant for undergraduate music history, where I taught weekly classes and tutored
students privately. I've also worked with local high school choirs as a clinician and voice coach.
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Learning to sing is a very exciting and personally revealing process. Everyone may not have the natural material to become a professional headliner, but everyone can learn to make a free beautiful sound that others will want to hear. I am committed to helping students discover and develop that free, individual sound, and to giving them the tools to use it in whatever style they desire.
The foundations of good singing in every style, from classical to rock, remain the same. I help students work on their breathing, body alignment, development of tone, and reduction of tension. In lessons, I apply these technique fundamentals to whatever style of music the student is interested in. For students interested in a more classical foundation, I am comfortable working on pieces in English, Italian, German, French, Russian, and Czech. For students who prefer to study musical theater, rock, or pop, I am familiar with that repertoire, and happy to work only in English.
Just like playing a sport or learning a new language, the speed of a student's progress depends largely on that student's practice. If a student keeps an open mind and follows the practice plan we agree on during lessons, that student will progress very quickly. Once a student begins to see how much better they can become by applying these techniques, most students respond by putting in the necessary work. I love singing and the process of learning how to sing. I'm always interested in working with new students who share this love.
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A downtown facility with off-street parking and studio space with a grand piano and space to move.
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I am on bike and public transportation, so I will provide myself and can bring some music. Lessons are easier with a piano or other electric keyboard, but I can successfully work without a keyboard.
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I have two degrees in classical singing, and specialize in helping students find and free their natural voice. In addition to opera, I co-founded Crossroads Theatre Company in Kansas City, MO, and have a lot of experience performing and teaching musical theater. As a member of several bands, I can also help give students the techniques they need to succeed in pop/rock singing.
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