Marjorie K.

Marjorie K.

11 Reviews
New York, NY

About Marjorie K.

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Marjorie teaches: Males 7 to 80
Females 7 to 80
Last sign in: Within a month
Average response time: Less than 1 hour

Overview

Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC for the past 25 years.


Marjorie received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia and a Special Studies Award in Voice and Opera from the Eastman School of Music. Marjorie has sung at Venice's Grand Teatro La Fenice, Carnegie Hall in NY, Rome's Teatro dell'Opera, Cagliari's Teatro Lirico and the New York Grand Opera.


She was the winner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition and a finalist in both the Enrico Caruso Voice Competition and McAllister Opera Awards Competitions. Recently she was featured on Channel 5 Good Day New York morning news program.


~~Teaching Philosophy~~


IF YOU CAN TALK YOU CAN SING and I guarantee it!!!!!

I teach beginners and advanced of all ages as well as all styles of music:

Opera - Classical - Musical Theatre - Pop - Jazz - Folk - Rock - R&B - Gospel


*I teach the freedom of the jaw, neck and shoulders to allow the breath to connect without tension allowing the production of a free vocal tone.

*Singing on the vowels with clean articulated consonants before and after the vowel is sung.

*Correct understanding and pronunciation of French, Italian, German and English languages

*Musicianship, theory, piano, all musical styles and song writing

*Performance and acting skills

*Audition techniques

*Career guidance

*Annual Student Recitals in professional New York City Venues

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons take place at my home studio. Lessons may be recorded on my professional recording equipment or you may bring your own recording devices. This is an excellent learning tool. I teach my students how to extend their range, increase breath control and the freedom of their body in order to enable a free and easy produced vocal tone. I teach song repertoire to the student's particular musical style choices. I also work with students that wish to write their own songs so that their musical ideas can be heard clearly and precisely. A guitar is available for students if they wish to use it to accompany themselves. I teach my students how to deal with performance anxiety . Students are presented in recitals twice a year and performance classes are held once a month in addition to the private lessons.



IF you can talk you can sing and I guarantee it!!!! I teach beginners to advanced of all ages.

*** Specialties ***
Voice, Piano
I teach the freedom of the jaw, neck and shoulders to allow the breath to come without tension allowing the production of a free vocal tone.

Beginners and advanced of all ages. "If you can Talk you can Sing and I guarantee it!!!! Opera - Classical - Musical Theater - Jazz - Folk - R&B - Gospel - Country - Rock -

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Experience

voice and piano teacher Jan 1978 - Present
"If you can talk you can sing and I guarantee it"

I have taught voice and piano for over 30 years. My teaching experience has been at the Learning Annex, Hunter College, La Guardia Community College, New York University and my private New York city studio. I teach not only how to produce the voice and style of music my students are working on but also composition and performance techniques to avoid stage fright and performance anxiety.

Education

BM in Voice Performance and a special studies certificate Sep 1962 - Jun 1968
University of Georgia and Eastman School of Music

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

New York Singing Teachers Association, Professional Women Singers Association and American Guild of Musical Artists Jan 1983
NYSTA, PWSA, AGMA

NYSTA, is a company that certifies voice teach all over the country, PWSA is a networking organization for professional opera and classical singers and AGMA is the singer's union

Awards

Winner - International Lucianno Vocal Competition, Finalist - National Opera voice competition, McAllister Awards for Opera Competition, The International Enrico Caruso Vocal Competition and the Classical Productions vocal Competition Jan 1990
Inter-cities Performing Arts, Inc., and private instatutions sponcered the competitions

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing Mar 2008
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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11 Reviews on Marjorie K.

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Lyndsey H. Nov 30, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Marjorie was such a great teacher. Always encouraging and very positive, she helped me strengthen my voice in preparation for an audition I was nervous about. Within the first lesson I could already hear an improvement in the strength and tonality of my voice. She was also very precise about rhythm and other techniques in the songs I was singing. Pity I can't continue my lessons with her as I am leaving New York!

Thanks for your help Marjorie!
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Renee M. Oct 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My 13-year daughter Lola really enjoys her sessions with Marjorie as she is preparing for auditions for LaGuardia High School and she has made such incredible progress in just two weeks that I am simply amazed. Marjory is much more than just a fantastic vocal coach. Marjorie's radiant energy and expertise keeps my daughter focused and entertained at the same time. I feel like we have hit the lottery with this amazing teacher
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Martha J. Jan 14, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
BEST TEACHER EVER!

Looking for a responsible..Nice..professional teacher? Your in the right place Marjorie is the best..I loved the whole time I was with her I felt like I learned 2 lessons in 1. She was always a sweet heart and she was just AMAZING!
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Urszula G. Jan 13, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Absolutely the most amazing teacher!

Marjorie is the most professional and amazing teacher you could ever have!!!! It is something magical about her... She made me believe in myself again:) and I know my voice is getting better and better. Marjorie thank you for everything! You are the best!!! X
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MindyW Apr 23, 2012
Marjorie is an amazing Teacher. In the short time that I have been with her, I have learned so much. She encourages and helps you reach your full potential. I am so proud to have her as a Teacher.
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JessicaM May 31, 2011
Student

I noticed a difference in my vocal technique from the first lesson with Marjorie. She explained the concepts of breath and bringing your sound forward in a way that my previous teachers never could. I have finally learned to hear and feel the difference in my voice when I'm using the proper technique and it's so much easier to sing! She has a great patience and unwavering support for all of her students, and she knows how to push each individual to reach their potential without being forceful or mean. Marjorie is a wonderful vocal instructor and I recommend her for all levels of experience.
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ScottK Nov 4, 2010
Marjorie is great!

I have been greatly enjoying my lessons with Marjorie. She's warm, supportive, and helpful!
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marthav Jul 2, 2010
having great time listening to my daughter lesson I am hoping to increase lesson soon how much would it be for 45 min.
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LaurieS Mar 19, 2009
Although I started playing piano at the age of 3, until I met Marjorie I had been totally blocked at piano for at least 10 years. My mother would ask me gently, once a year, "don't you think you need to be playing?" And, of course, I never could.When I met Marjorie, I had so much anxiety about the piano, we mostly talked. And talk we did! Due to Marjorie's intuition, patience, understanding, and her own talent and creativity, I eventually broke my block.I have to say that with each lesson it get easier and easier to compose. At my last lesson, while Marjorie was checking my music theory work, I sat at the piano and everything seemed to come together. The music just flowed out of me. I don't really know how to thank Marjorie. It seems we just click. Thank you for recommending her to me. It has changed my life dramatically!Sincerely,Laurie Shell
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RebeccaW Mar 8, 2009
positive, she makes learning enjoyable

I had never taken voice lessons before I started with Marjorie. She made me feel comfortable and excited with her positive energy. I feel like I've come a very long way in a short period of time.