I have been a professional voice, music theory and piano teacher for the last ten years, and have loved every minute of it. I am originally from Canada, and went to the University of Windsor to study vocal performance. I was given an opportunity to the study principals of classical singing and musical theater. From there, I began to work as a featured classical soloist and choral singer throughout Canada. I came to New York to continue my studies, and earned a Master of Music degree in Classical Voice from the Manhattan School of Music.
I believe that singing lessons should be a lot of fun
. With good technique, my students and I can team up to accomplish anything from singing classical songs and even some opera arias to popular songs and musical theater. It is my goal to help you discover your own personal voice, and build confidence in your individual gifts. My students have gone on to study voice in college and university, perform in musical theater, sing in rock bands, children and adult choirs and even win a competition or two. I love hearing my students perform, and feel that an opportunity to sing in front of others builds confidence and ability. I take pride in arranging recitals for my students who would like this opportunity.
*** Lesson Details *** My lessons with always begin with warm ups and technique. We'll also focus on an important principal topic, such as breath and support, vowel placement or expression. We'll use some exercises that I have already, or perhaps a new one just for your needs (once I get to know your voice) to help you achieve our goals. We'll then work on 1-2 songs. You'll probably have picked one, and I may have picked one. The concept that we worked on in our technique session will be applied directly to the songs you are working on. You can learn so many different things in each song, we may practice your songs, using a different goal in several different lessons. All of my students get a chance to perform in occasional "vocal class" settings, where you can sing your favorite songs for one another, in a fun, laid back environment. All students are welcome to participate in an annual recital for their family and friends too! Piano lessons are designed to suit your needs. We can work on the basics for classical playing, read chords, jazz improv and more.
*** Studio Equipment *** I have my own music studio set up in my apartment. On teaching days, my living room can be a comfortable waiting room for parents/guardians. You are all most welcome to relax, have a cup of tea or coffee and listen to our lessons. I do ask that you do not sit inside the studio (at least not after the first lesson) as this can be distracting for your child. My studio is equipped with a music stand, upright piano, work sheets for theory, pencils and crayons. I also have a full Broadway and classical music library that students can borrow from, CD/DVD's that can be borrowed, and a New Grove Reference set.
*** Travel Equipment *** I bring some music, until we assess the student's needs, then they may buy some books, while I provide the rest. I bring theory worksheets, stickers, pencils etc. If a student would like to sing/play a particular song (Broadway/pop etc) I may have it in my music library.If I do not, the student will need to purchase the music they would like to sing. The student would need a keyboard/piano in their home should I travel. I have a piano in my home.
*** Specialties *** Classical singing, Musical Theater, Jazz, music for young children, pop singing, audition preparation, beginning music for adults.
Sharon N. October 19, 2016
In home Verified Student
Bridget is very upbeat and cheerful. She makes you feel very comfortable and makes the lessons helpful and enjoyable.
SabrinaC April 18, 2011
Feedback on Bridget H.
I have take several lessons with Bridget and find her to be beyond superb! Her teaching style is clear, comprehensive and has already begun to make its impact on my singing. She is encouraging and provides good constructive feedback that benefits her students. I am so happy that we connected and I hope this is the beginning of a long learning relationship.
andyS October 23, 2010
Bridget is excellent! I'm learning a tremendous amount from her. Bridget has a very pleasant and patient manner as a teacher. She gets right to issue needing attention. I leave each lesson with very practical exercises to work on before seeing her again.
I have trained as a classical musician since I was nine years old. I play both piano and cello. I have won numerous cello competitions; I was awarded full scholarship through out high school and college. (Idyllwild Arts Academy and Oberlin Conservatory) I'm also receiving the Artistic Excellence Fellowship from Jacobs school of Music.
I'm also interested in fashion and make up; I have also been modeling. A lot of the times I do my own hair styling and make up for photoshoots.
Melssa September 4, 2016
We had Yen as my 9 year-old daughter's cello teacher. We had 5 lessons with her and my daughter was always excited to have her cello lesson. Everything went well until the forth lesson when my daughter was alone in the lesson. After the lesson, my daughter told me Yen was very impatient and swear at her. My daughter is a shy and polite girl who never tried to hurt anyone, I wasn't one hundred sure if she misunderstood Ms. Yen. Until the 5th lesson, my girl was reluctant to go back to her lesson without my companion. The last lesson went okay, but I can tell my girl started lose her interests toward cello. I understand some teachers might feel it's reasonable to be strict to students, nevertheless verbal violence is never allowed and should never happened. Another thing I noticed is Ms. Yen doesn't seem to be interested in teaching and always late for our lessons. I know it's harsh to say this, but the way she dress doesn't look like she is here to teach but for a runway show.
Mika June 30, 2016
Classical Piano ·
Yen Chun is the greatest teacher. Before when I played, I used to have bad fundamentals and problems of muscle pain in my forearms, but she showed me how to relax and use a more natural position, and now I can play pain-free. Now I can actually concentrate on getting to be a better musician.
Donald June 30, 2016
Yen has helped my cello playing so much! I've been playing cello for a few years but was never quite happy with my tone, and thanks to her I'm finally getting closer to what I want. Studying with someone who has such great tone and is able to lead by example like she does makes all the difference in the world, it has almost forced me to get better by trying to match what she's doing! Highly recommended.
Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy
Cheryl E. August 12, 2016
Online Verified Student
Great lesson. Karl is patient and an expert. I enjoyed my lesson immensely.
Mary Jane M. March 18, 2016
Online Verified Student
Karl was clear and easy to understand. We are looking forward to the next lesson.
Jeonghun Arron K. is a composer, arranger and singer.
He started his career in music by performing in many local bands and also working for game companies and movie OST in South Korea, after he got a degree in Music Composition and Education from Baekseok Arts University in Seoul in 2005. He found ‘Let Us Music Inc.’ and had worked as a studio engineer and a co-producer from 2003 to 2008.
He is a scholarship winner of Nyack College School of Music in NYC, where he studied music composition and singing. He performed as a choir member in many classical concerts; New York Philharmonic: PHIL
HARMONIC 360 at Park Avenue Armory, Requiem (Bradley Ellingboe) at Carnegie Hall and Nyack College Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.
His band 'Almost an Orchestra', released an EP album in 2012. The band arranged performed music for Occupy Olympus, performed by Magis Theatre Company at Flamboyan Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival in 2013.
Fandong H. October 6, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Very patient and an experienced teacher.
Rose S. August 31, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Arron is a good teacher, he is very patient. Our schedules just got mixed up.
Erin J. August 25, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Arron is very organized and patient. I'm looking forward to my next lessons with him!!!
My name is Justin Richter. I'm here mostly for culinary tutoring as that is my passion, however I have a relatively large skill set in math and science that I honed while obtaining a degree in chemical engineering from Cooper Union. I'm very easy-going when it comes to tutoring as I believe that learning can only be done when students feel comfortable with the environment. My teaching style involves a lot of discussion and hands-on workshopping, because I think that it is easier to absorb information when you do so with your entire body. For my culinary training, be prepared to do a lot of t
asting because we will be constantly talking about how to improve dishes, discussing which parts of the meal worked, which could be improved, and which ones just flat out failed. I have a large amount of experience in the kitchen, but I learn more every day, so I'm excited to develop both of our culinary minds.
Troy October 16, 2016
Justin is a great teacher! He's really patient and kind, and he's very good at explaining things without making you feel foolish for not doing it right. I would definitely recommend him :)
Max October 16, 2016
I lived with this wonderful person for almost a year, watching him teach himself and grow as a cook/chef/baker. I guess bonus points since I got to try out all his dishes as he perfected them. But Justin's skill isn't just technical, at our university he was able to bring hundreds of students together as a community with his food and his philosophy behind his food. You don't find many people like Justin, so don't miss out!
Chris October 15, 2016
Justin is amazing! I had no experience, but he had no problem helping me develop fundamental cooking skills and good practices in the kitchen. Justin is extremely knowledgeable, patient and thoughtful with his practice. I would definitely recommend setting up a lesson for any level of cooking instruction!