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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near New York

Cassandra W.

New York, NY
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Laura K.

New York, NY
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Amanda M.

New York, NY
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Cassandra W. New York, NY

My style is personable and friendly but serious. Part of the joy of playing a musical instrument is seeing continual progress on a weekly basis.
I teach piano to students of all skill levels and experience, from basic beginners to conservatory level performers.and I have provided the curriculum for and coached dozens of my students through all eight levels of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
I organize and provide yearly studio recital at the end of each year in mid December. Every student has a chance to perform and share his/her music and progress in public. All of my students loved the events!

About Cassandra

Xiao Xue (Cassandra) W. was born in China. She began her piano lessons at age 7. Two years after her piano study, she won 2nd prize in the Shen Yang City-Wide Piano Competition. One year later, she won the Liao Ning State-Wide Piano Competition. She was an honor student at The Shen Yang Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division where she performed many outstanding student concerts. Later, she studied at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Shanghai, China and The Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Russia. After her return to China, she was appointed by the president of Shenyang Conservatory of Music as a music director and an accompanist for violin and viola graduate students. Her duties included: directing, coaching and accompanying graduate student concerts; ...

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Cynthia G. May 18, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I cant say enough about Cassandra. She's a wonderful teacher with great patience. Her instructions are clear and thorough. She also has a great sense of humor and makes each lesson a pleasure.
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Jean - Luc B. December 12, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
She must be you teacher!

Cassandra is an incredibly good teacher and performer. She is very patient, which is a great quality when you just start leaning to play the piano (I am sure her ears must suffer). She has a good sense of humor and is very open minded, which helps create a relaxing environment. And yet, she also manages to push you and progress. I can only recommend her.
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Zeng C. September 22, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
A musical journey

Cassandra has a seemingly endless reserve of patience that allows her to build each lesson as a musical journey. She has guided me to concentrate on my relaxation, sightreading, proper form, and musical interpretation. It has been my pleasure to explore music with her.
Laura K. New York, NY

Interpretation in any instrument is an important part of good music-making - I coach instrumentalists and singers of all levels on how to make the most of their performance!

About Laura

Music is definitely the universal language, and there isn't a genre I don't love; it's important to me that that aspect be brought to lessons, as well! From humble New Jersey beginnings to an opera career, I've seen the power of what music can do! Whether it's opera, musical theater, folk, rock, or just public speaking, anything YOU love to do, I would love to teach you! Having taught all ages and levels, from first graders to adults, from someone who's never sung a note in his or her life to semi-professionals, I cater my lessons to what YOU as a student need and are interested in. Lessons shouldn't be a chore - I like to foster an environment you look forward to being a part of! I also think that music, like any sport, is hard work, and takes seriously practice; even hobbies take ...

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BarbaraR July 4, 2011
Awesome teacher! patient, knowledgeable, & creative

I'm a complete beginner, could barely sing in tune. I decided to take lessons for fun. but whoa was i surprised at the progress I've made with Laura in just a few short months. She has catered to my individual needs, and has made my learning experience fun. She works at my pace so i never feel rushed or bored. She teaches singing lessons in a way anyone can understand. Her background in opera means she can sing and teach her students amazing vocal range. She taught me anything is possible with hard work and dedication! I've learned so much with her, it's hard to put it all in a short review. Pick her and you won't be disappointed! Thank you Laura!
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HelenL1 September 30, 2010
Great teacher

Laura is a really good and nice teacher. She is patient to answer all of my questions.I improved a lot in a short period of time with her tips on singing. She's not only just teach you how to sing, she also talks some histories of music and different examples or even her experiences to me. She can make an exercise into a fun way to do. I learned a lot from her and I gain more confident on singing. I'm always looking forward to take lessons with her. She's such a great singer and vocal coach!! Laura is a great choice for those of you who want to learn singing in a comfortable, no pressure and fun environment. ^_^
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RajeshN September 22, 2010
Good teacher. Nice person. Very busy lady.
Amanda M. New York, NY

Stage presentation, stage coach, role study

About Amanda

STEINWAY Educational Partner since 2013 Member of American Guild of Musical Artist since 2012 NY METS Honored Performer 2011 Master of Music in Music Performance 2009 International Folk Song Vocal Competition Third Prize 2006 German Lieder Competition First Prize 2005 B.F.A in Music Performance Vocal & Piano 2003 B.F.A in Music Ed. & Performing Arts Ed. 2003 Steinway& Sons International Youth Piano Competition Second Prize 1992 *** Lesson Details *** - Technique Development 33% - Music Appreciation 33% - Self Expression 33% - Talent 1% As for advanced teaching, my teaching style helps students to open their minds so they can enjoy themselves through music. I enjoy teaching my students helpful ways to think about music, as opposed to just teaching them to execute the ...

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Stacy L. October 11, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I feel so lucky to find Amanda as my son's first piano teacher. She is great with kids and make my 3 year old boy fall in love with piano now through her great teaching skills and interesting "animal story books" designed specifically for young children to learn piano. It's been only 2 months since Ethan's first piano class with her, and he's already playing with both hands and a lot of kids songs like "twinkle twinkle little star", "London bridge is falling down", "old McDonald had a farm"...Thank you Amanda!
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Amanda M. March 11, 2013
Piano
The piano teacher for a lifetime

Amanda is an amazing teacher. I went back to taking piano lessons at the age of 45 and Amanda has been an incredibly patient, generous, intelligent and warm teacher. She is very personable, extremely knowledgeable about music, and the lessons are individually tailored so that I get the most out of them. I have learned so much as her pupil and I am growing (slowly!) as a pianist. Amanda has made this process enjoyable, fulfilling, and yes...fun!

Dr. Daniel C.

New York, NY
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Bill H.

New York, NY
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Margaret K.

New York, NY
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Dr. Daniel C. New York, NY

My lessons are fun, engaging and productive. We will work together to improve your:

*breath support
*passaggio (your "passage" to high notes and ability to regularly achieve them)
*vowel formation
*jaw, neck, shoulder and/or tongue tension
*posture
*pitch
*dynamic range
*musicality

About Dr. Daniel

Dr. C. was most recently described by Tim Page with the Washington Post as a “funny, exuberant and enormously likable” Papageno during Summer Opera Theater’s performance of The Magic Flute. Previously, the Post critiqued Daniel in Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia’s Barber of Seville as a “bright and bouncy” Figaro who delivered his lines with “aplomb.” Daniel has performed as a young artist in the Studio Programs of El Paso Opera, Kentucky Opera and Portland Opera. He has sung the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Sid in Albert Herring, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Boheme, the Clock in L’Enfant et les ...

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Ryan G. January 27, 2015
Country Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great teacher and is very patient with someone who had no experience in singing or receiving lessons. My favorite part of each lesson is seeing his genuine excitement when there is improvement or when I hit a note I didn't think I could before. On top of his excellent teaching he is overall a very nice guy and someone who I enjoy talking to before an after each lesson about general things going on in the world and in each other's lives. A great experience overall and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to be more confident with singing.
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Eleni W. January 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
To be more clear. The time wasted was on discussing things that were not related t o vocal lessons. Credibility was given to was learned. As a student wanting to grow my vocal abilities I would have liked less chat. Simply wanted more focus on music less focus on anything else. The review is based upon on my personal experience. Dan wasn't a terrible coach, I just wanted just a little more focus on singing.
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Dr. Daniel C. January 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
In response to Eleni's review below: The student's interest in "purely singing" was accompanied with a disregard for my instruction. "Purely singing" is an impossibility in the vocal studio. Concise yet thorough discussions of posture, vowel placement, tongue tension, breath management, intonation, resonance, etc. must occur for the sake of awareness and vocal improvement.
Bill H. New York, NY

I can help you to make the stage a friend of yours!

About Bill

It is time to achieve your goals, and I definitely can help you with that. I dedicated my life to the "Art of Teaching", and I have been helping people to improve their music skills ever since. I LOVE to teach, and because of this passion, I know how to listen to you, design a perfect lesson that will be exactly what you are looking for, and make your learning process enjoyable!

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Jen A. August 15, 2014
Choir · In home
I've worked with Bill in multiple capacities since we met. He has an incredible instrument and a fantastic attitude. He is always willing to help you with whatever your particular need may be, and he's a very kind and engaging vocal instructor. He is passionate about what he does, and equally passionate about helping you with what you do!
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Mariana B. June 24, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
Bill is an awesome instructor! He's versatile, so I can go to him for arrangements issues, vocal coaching, choir questions and whenever I need to record an accompaniment for a song. AND he's also fun! I highly recommend!
Margaret K. New York, NY

There are some rules to be followed that stage demands, depending on the size of stage and the auditorium. There are some technics to be learnt to turn a stage fright into a constructive energy. I will teach you all of them.

About Margaret

“The title role of Hrabina was performed by Malgorzata .., displaying the full scale of her unusual voice.” Kurier Plus, 24.04.2010. New York "Malgorzata ... who sang Rosina, handled the demands of Rossini's tricky lines with aplomb." New York Daily News, 03.10.08. “The big treat of the evening was Polish soprano Malgorzata ... performing Janis' original composition "The Warmth of Christmas" with the Maestro himself accompanying her! Thunderous applause followed the very last note of the Christmas classic.” Hi there! I have been teaching private lessons since 2011. I helped students to bring out the voices they never thought they had, to build their vocal technique with attention to fine tuning and freedom of their apparatus, expanding their vocal scale and gaining ...

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Anna C. October 11, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
I have been studying with Margaret for the past eight months and since then I was very successful singing at my girlfriend's wedding (Ave Maria) and also at the anniversary of my parents. It was a big surprise since I am a professional accounting manager.
I always loved singing and Margaret helped me to truly enjoy it with confidence. My voice got bigger and stronger. I would strongly recommend Margaret as a voice teacher to students on any level of advancement.
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Anna C. October 10, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
Lessons with Margaret are fun and pleasureful. She has a unique ability to develop the voice to its full potential. I love working with her.

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