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Judy T.

Astoria, NY

About Judy

First of all, leave any fear or doubt at the door! We will work together to help you build and develop your voice for whatever your need. Whether you are a beginner just realizing you can sing, a high school student needing to prepare for your college auditions or a professional singer getting ready for an upcoming audition, I can get you where you need to be! My philosophy of voice instruction, developed over twenty-five years of teaching experience, personal vocal study and professional singing, focuses on three primary areas:
- Proper singing technique
- Key principles of voice
training
- Breath development as a foundation for singing
- Care of the voice
- Varied and appropriate repertoire
In addition, voice training demands an exceptional ability to connect with the student on a personal level. Vocal instruction is a highly individualized art. The melding of both the technical and the personal aspects of singing is the dynamic that creates an effective and successful teaching/learning experience. Augmenting my teaching experience, I have been heavily involved in productions with children and young adults, using my musical knowledge, vocal expertise and skill in dance and choreography.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. I am a professional singer and actress and a member of Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

*** Lesson Details ***
I find that when a student arrives for their lesson, they usually are a bit tense, either because they were stuck in traffic, had a bad day at work, did poorly on a test at school, etc. So we always start with some stretches to loosen up and clear the mind. For voice students, we'll move on to technique building, working with breathing exercises, learning about good support and placement. Next, we'll continue the warm up with a series of varied exercises-think "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music-and then move on to songs. Your repertoire will be varied. You'll be singing classical music (really helps to build and strengthen the voice), music theater, pop, country and anything you may be interested in singing! That being said, since this is your lesson time, you may need to prepare for an audition, a solo at church or some other performance and may need to devote your entire lesson to that preparation. And that's fine with me. We need to be flexible to help you get the most from your time with me!

Whatever you are studying, always know that my primary goal is your growth as a musician and performer.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open loft area with a black grand piano. Music. Cabinets. Seating for parents. Street parking available for those who are driving. 5 minute walk to subway. 1 small dog and one cat.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a digital recorder & cassette recorder. I find it is better for my students to have their own voice recorder but I can record for them.

*** Specialties ***
My experience as a performer has been varied, ranging from fronting a rock band in the 80's to cantoring for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to music theater (I am a member of Equity & SAG) to jingle & commercial work. I specialize in music theater and classical but am very comfortable working with pop & rock.
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Ellie M. March 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I always leave singing lessons with Judy with a huge smile on my face and even more inspiration to sing and get better and better. She is so down to earth and fun as well, and I felt comfortable in the first lesson.
I was nervous that it would be difficult for me to take singing lesson being unable to read music, and not playing an instrument, but that was not the case. Judy's helping me get a feel for reading music and is really patient and encouraging. So much energy flowing during lesson time! I love it. Great instructor and person.
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Emma Z. March 12, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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Judy is so nice and sweet! The moment I walked in her place, I felt warm and welcomed. It is a perfect place to practice singing. Judy definitely knows her thing, and knows how to teach according to students' needs. She's inspiring, and always encourages me to do the best I can. In her classes, I feel I'm making progress every week. It's been a great learning experience! :D
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Josephine A. February 10, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Judy is very compassionate, kind, and talented. She has such a positive way of uplifting and instilling confidence in her students. My daughter recently started taking lessons with Judy and is always so excited to see her. She is always looking forward to her next singing lesson. We are both very happy :)
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Judy T.

Judy T.

Astoria, NY 11102
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Gregory H.

Astoria, NY

About Gregory

As a younger brother at the age of five, I began studying the piano because my older sister did. After my foundation in music strengthened I fell in love with the trumpet. At first, each note took time to develop and I enjoyed the challenge. The trumpet allowed me to travel all over the Southeast later in life and even to China with a 1940's Radio Show. I enjoyed many top-level bands the kindled my love and passion for good music. I want to share that kindling with my students in a nurturing and guiding situation, just like my teachers gave me.
I used to go to lessons and become
so motivated and inspired that I thought I could change the world. I always knew that I would want to give back exactly that. As my performance opportunities grew into venues like Churchill Grounds, The Rialto, and The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, The Jazz Standard, Bowery Ballroom, Shapeshifter and Flushing Town Hall in New York, my fire for wanting to develop my teaching did also. I was always thinking back to what my old teachers gave me, inspiration. I then understood that inspiration is the key to success in life.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be something the student looks forward to every week. We will work through common method books and learn material that the student has an interest in. For example, some students want to learn to play high notes, a popular song, improvise, or write their own songs. I am a laid back guy, but I do expect effort in the lessons and at home. I believe whatever you put into music is what you get out of it, and I will inspire and motivate the student to get as much out of the lessons as they can. Students will create, with my advisement, and update short term and long term goals every few months.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard or Piano and Music Stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
They should provide their instrument, instrument care products (valve oil), method books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz and classical music. I use many common methods depending on how the student tends to learn the best, and will even combine different methods if the student requires it.
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Ian S. August 26, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson!
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Nathan R. July 25, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Greg was warm and just a pleasure.
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Nathan R. July 25, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Greg was warm and just a pleasure.
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Gregory H.

Astoria, NY 11106
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Nicole B.

Astoria, NY

About Nicole

Nicole B has been featured in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York for her project “The Titanics,” a big band in which she acted as pianist and lead arranger. As an emerging artist, she has placed in several piano competitions and performed at such venues as the prestigious 92Y in New York City and the Rialto Theater in Atlanta, GA. Recently, she was a winner of Hunter Symphony’s Concerto Competition, for which she performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G.

Nicole B holds a B.M. in piano performance from Georgia State University in Atlanta and an M.A. in piano performance
from Hunter College in New York City. She graduated summa cum laude from both institutions and was awarded the Benno Lee Prize at Hunter for an outstanding Master’s Recital. She has over 8 years of teaching experience, specializing in piano, composing and arranging, and music theory.
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Susan K. July 2, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
Nicole is very pleasant and understood what kind of teacher I need
She is talented and explains things very clearly
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Agnes F. August 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Nicole is a very patient,caring and understanding teacher. She recognizes the student's strong points while working to correct and strengthen the student's weaker points. All this is done with a smiling and cheerful disposition.I am very lucky to have found Nicole as a piano teacher for my 8 year old granddaughter. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a talented yet patient and caring teacher.
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Gregory H. July 31, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
Nicole is an excellent teacher. She is very caring and patient with students and always uses the appropriate curriculum. As a fellow teacher, I often consult with her about students. She always is looking for the best in every student.
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Nicole B.

Nicole B.

Astoria, NY 11106
(3)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Michelle S.

Astoria, NY

About Michelle

Every student is unique, and I tailor my lessons to best meet their individual needs. It is important to me that students learn through lessons that are insightful, interactive and fun! :) I began teaching in 1999 and have students of all ages and experience levels. Most recently a student of mine booked a contract for the national tour of "A Christmas Story!"

In addition to being a voice and piano teacher, I am also a professional performing artist, singing on stages both in NYC and all over the world. I have a graduate degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory. My musical trainin
g began in 1982 and has encompassed voice, flute and piano.

I am happy to discuss pricing packages and the possibility of having lessons in your own home, as well as any additional scheduling options I may have available.
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Noreen H. March 11, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher, she's very patient and encouraging. Michelle helps instill confidence in her students. I had an awesome time relearning piano with her. Michelle is a great option for both children and adults
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Erin P. January 14, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
I can't say enough good things about Michelle! I've taken voice lessons for years, but since graduating college any formal study had fallen by the wayside. Then a friend asked me to sing in her wedding and I needed help getting ready. In just two months, Michelle helped me get out of my head and into my body in a way that I hadn't been able to get to before. Even though Michelle was helping me prepare specific pieces, her strategies and insight helped me to re-solidify my foundation for how I sing. With Michelle, I've been able to find a freedom and ease in my voice that hadn't been able to achieve before. She's skilled and effective, and just a lovely person on top of it all!
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Ashley V. December 1, 2014
Michelle and I worked together on the National Tour of Oliver. When not on stage or traveling, we spent our hours talking vocal technique and working together on exercises conducted by Michelle. I was especially impressed by Michelle's ability to speak my language when it came to accessing my voice. She used her Alexander Technique training to get me out of my head allowing me to trust my own voice. The vocal freedom I was able to access with Michelle was so valuable and I am excited to work with her again.
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Michelle S.

Michelle S.

Astoria, NY 11105
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY

About Anthony Michael

An actor’s journey is made up of many personal and professional discoveries on the way toward fulfilling our artistic goals. Whether you are beginning or have much experience, I will help you feel more confident, prepared, and excited about the work you create. We will work together to illuminate your natural talents, build a solid technique, and overcome the obstacles that stand in your way in the audition room, in rehearsal, and on stage.

My experience as a professional actor for the past decade, with
Off-Broadway, International, and Regional credits, enhances my ability to work with
actors in a unique and personal way.

I was recently accepted into the M.F.A Classical Acting program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and I received my B.A. in Theatre & Mass Media Studies from Florida State University in 2007. In New York City, I have trained with the Pearl Theatre Company, Fiasco Theatre, Shakespeare Forum, and the Flea Theatre. I have studied with renowned classical teachers John Barton (LAMDA), Cicely Berry (RSC), and acclaimed actress, Claire Higgins (The Old Vic Theater).
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Diana D. May 29, 2015
Shakespearean Acting · In studio
Michael is a fantastic teacher! He helped me work on my Cleopatra among other great characters. He is focused, knowledgeable, passionate and has a profound manner in making the text accessible-current and personal. I used to have difficulty relating to a piece, the language intimidated me. Michael helped me to make the text my own, coming from my own heart. It changed how I worked on everything, both classical and modern.
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Anthony Michael M.

Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY 11106
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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