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Randy K. New York, NY

About Randy

Biography Randy is an accomplished pianist, composer, record producer, music educator. Randy has been awarded the Simons Public Humanities Fellowship at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas for the 2011-2012 academic year. He is the recipient of the 2009 BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre. His song cycle, Lineage won the 2009 CAP Grant sponsored by the American Music Center. He is the winner of four Southern Regional Emmy Awards: 1996 - for the original score to the 90 minute film-documentary titled Richard Wright (Black Boy) PPS/BBC. He won the 1998, 1999 and 2002 Southern Regional Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Collaborative Achievement for Composer" for his work on Ticktock Minutes ...

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Josh L. February 22, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great Piano Teacher!

I've had a few lessons with Randy, and I'm very pleased with my progress! He is extremely knowledgeable and does everything possible to make a student feel comfortable. With Randy, learning the piano is exciting and fun! I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a teacher that will work with you to be the best musician you can be.
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Guru V. December 29, 2013
Songwriting
Randy is a great songwriting coach!

I have the highest recommendation for Randy as a songwriting teacher and coach. I walked into his studio less than a year ago, having recently started writing my own songs. With remarkable patience and understanding, he picked out the parts of my work that were working well (he always points these out), and he led me, step by step, through a process of learning how to improve both my lyrics and my music composition. He has an excellent approach of knowing where I am as a student, and exposing me to just the right amount of new information to take me to the next step. Randy is organized, has a good mix of theory and practice, and his teaching style matches my learning style very well. Through many systematic steps, I feel I have become a much better songwriter in the last 9 months or so. He is always encouraging, and added to my motivation for creating an album of my own work. Randy is now coaching me through the creation of this first album — a cumulative process that I’m enjoying thoroughly. Again, I wholeheartedly recommend Randy as a guide for your songwriting journey.
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Aurelia W. November 1, 2013
Piano
Excellent teacher with varied backgrounds!

Randy has been a wonderful teacher! I have worked with him for many years as a musical theater coach and now am venturing into improving my piano skills. He is so knowledgable about theory, music history and just playing his instrument that I always feel wholly enriched after my sessions with him! He really helps you to understand the how and the why that when you get into the piece itself, it all comes together and makes sense! He also is a strong advocate of finding an artists' authentic voice. This is wonderful because when you learn to play the instrument, he helps you to reveal your own signature! You are not just playing songs anymore. You are making music.
Frederic R. New York, NY

About Frederic

Fred holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, one of the nations most prestigious music schools, and a masters degree in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University. He has ten years of experience teaching voice and piano, and is certified in Dalcrose, Orff, 4-MAT and Kodaly teaching methods. His teaching experience includes running a studio of 20 students in Chapel Hill, NC, and as a faculty voice teacher at The Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys working with students of all ages to help them develop a love of music while reaching their full potential. In addition to being an experienced teacher, Fred is also an accomplished performer, and he uses his experience to help his students achieve their goals. In his home state of North ...

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Camille J. April 11, 2013
Singing
Fred is a top notch teacher

I took voice lessons with Fred for about 2 years when I was 11 years old. I remember always looking forward to my lessons with him. He was not only a great voice teacher, but such a kind soul. He always knew what I needed on any given day, and would tailor my lessons for that. Lessons with him were always a highlight of my week. Aside from his kindness and relaxed energy, he has a unique creativity in teaching voice. He is extremely keyed in to each individual's vocal quality and tailors his exercises for them. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Fred.
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Beau S. April 9, 2013
Singing
Deep understanding of singing

I took lessons with Fred Rice for one year, and it was perfect for a beginning vocalist. I could tell that Fred understood every aspect of what he taught me, and communicated those ideas in an accessible fashion. I highly recommend Fred for vocalists at any level; I personally guarantee that you will learn from him and get more than your money's worth.
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Grace A. April 1, 2013
Singing
Working with Fred was truly rewarding.

I was a student of Fred's for a year and I found it to be a truly wonderful, positive experience.
Fred learned what was important for me as a singer and focused on my voice as an individual.
More importantly, working with Fred was a joy. We had fun and I never stopped learning.
Peter Van D. New York, NY

About Peter

Peter Van D. began teaching in New York City in the early 1990’s. In 1994, he was invited to join the faculty of New York University’s Collaborative Arts Project 21. Van D. has taught private voice and vocal technique classes during both the Academic year and for the Musical Theatre Summer Intensive. He has been a guest for the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and presented master classes at BYU-Idaho. For several years, Van D. has served as a judge for local NATS auditions and presented lecture demonstrations for NYSTA(New York Singing Teachers Association). His NYU students have been featured in productions at CAP 21 and Tisch School of the Arts Main Stage. His private students have appeared in Broadway productions of RAGTIME, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FULL MONTY, ...

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Robby D. March 27, 2014
Singing
Amazing Voice Teacher!

Peter really opened up my voice and really helped me grow into my voice as a singer. It was night and day and his technique is easy to learn and adapt. He works with your voice and helps it become better overall and is really supportive. I'm grateful for what I learned from him and I still use his techniques everyday!
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Nick R. March 26, 2014
Broadway Singing
Best thing to happen to my voice

Peter has been the best thing to ever happen to my voice. I started studying with Peter freshman year of college and I still see him regularly 6 years later. He took my completely untrained voice and helped me find, not only technique but also confidence in myself and my abilities. If it weren't for him I would not be pursuing musical theatre as a career. I would also not be booking jobs professionally. I owe my current and future musical theatre career to him. GO SING WITH HIM!!!
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Jimi H. March 25, 2014
Singing
A Superb and Supportive Teacher!

Peter is by far the best voice teacher I ever had. I have a very multi-faceted personality and very multi-faceted voice. I was struggling to find my true voice after being told I was everything from a mezzo to a coloratura soprano. Unlike some teachers who heard a certain part of my voice and were determined to place me in a box based only that one part, Peter would always tell me to let my voice do what it wants to do. I have never felt like he ever took offense if I decided something I was working on was not right for me. He has only ever been completely open and supportive if I wanted to try something. He is the first teacher who let me go to my extremes, just to touch upon all the colors of my voice, and then he helps me find balance and settle into my true voice.

My voice is still a work in progress, but he has helped me so much, with his expert knowledge of vocal production and how the body can affect the sound being produced, with his open, "let's try it" energy but also with the right amount of guidance so that I'm not just floating all over the place. He has guided me to quite a few of the best pieces I have ever sung because of his incredible intuition about what would suit my voice. He is well-versed in repertoire and he is a very strong pianist.

He's also been supportive in other ways, suggesting books on auditioning and breathing, and sharing articles about the voice and about physical health as well (the winter can be hard on a voice!). He's by far just the best teacher I have ever had, and worth every single penny! There aren't enough words to show how much I consider Peter to be an all-around amazing teacher.
Alessandro S. Brooklyn, NY

About Alessandro

From the age of 6, I received lessons in piano and music theory / ear training at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts.  In the early 1990's, hearing legendary musicians on former radio station 104 WNCN made an indelible impression on me and inspired a long-term passion.  My sensibility for jazz and popular music also developed during this period, since 101.9, the "smooth jazz" station, was also listened to at home.  I accompanied the Stuyvesant High School choir until my graduation in 2000.   In January of that year, I performed the third movement of Sergei Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto with the school's symphony orchestra.  The then-president of the Stuyvesant Parents Association praised the "extraordinary performance" in an issue of the PA newsletter.  ...

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nathan W. September 8, 2014
Piano · In home
Alessandro is a great teacher and very thorough. He sincerely loves music and is very well rounded in his appreciation. He is not only a master pianist, but also a vocal coach and well versed organist. I myself went to four years of music school and can still learn so much from this Manhattan school of music alumni. I play live constantly and I use Alessandro to fine my set and craft. I plan on studying with Alessandro for many years to come. Highly recommended. Specifically i asked him to help with fingering, which he has a masters approach along with sight reading and rhythm.
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FelixM February 20, 2012
A wonderful, knowledgeable and above all patient teacher

I would wholeheartedly recommend Alessandro to any adult beginner student like myself without a doubt. He is so patient with his students, some times I think I would have killed myself if I were the teacher with all the mistakes and the lack of preparation but he is always encouraging, coming up with practice advise and tips and tricks that only the masters know. He is very knowledgeable, me being a physicist always throwing at him all shorts of odd questions about the structure of music and he always has good answers. Most teachers rarely know these details and they don't care to spend the time researching but due to his years of musical studies he knows it all. He is also very flexible, during our lessons my interest has shifted from pure piano lessons to music theory and the study of harmony. Alessandro devised a study plan and he prepared lectures starting from scratch. He is very polite and accommodating to my demanding schedule and that has worked great for me. I really recommend Alessandro to any adults who want to start learning music, it is never too late, trust me, as long as you choose the right teacher!
Aaron B. New York, NY

About Aaron

I am an enthusiastic accompanist, performer, and teacher, engaged in projects ranging from Early Baroque figured bass, to 20th-century classical chamber music, to Broadway and Folk. I currently teach Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes in Manhattan, an innovative approach to classroom music education that uses movement and the body to connect what the ears hears and the mind knows. As a pianist I have performed in Switzerland, England, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are tailored to your needs, so we will discuss goals, methods, and practicing strategies to keep you excited, directed, and successful. For beginning pianists, I use a variety of piano methods, including Faber, Bryanskaya, 4-hand repertoire, and my own materials. I also take advantage

Gina P. New York, NY

About Gina

- Graduate of Manhattan School of Music (BM' 14) (MM' 16) - Certified in Italian language from L'Universita degli Studi di Siena in Siena, Italy - Knowledgable in classical and operatic repertoire and IPA (international phonetic alphabet) - Knowledgable in French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish language and diction - Knowledgable in audition/recital preparation I have full access to Manhattan Schoolof Music library. I teach all levels: whether you just want to try something new or are even preparing a recital, I would love to make music with you!

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Jonathan E. July 20, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Gina is a wonderful friend, but more importantly, a singer with a strong understanding of the principles behind healthy vocal production. Having known here for years and performed with her, I can attest to her enthusiasm, strong knowledge of the vocal arts and willingness to go the extra mile! If you're looking for a partner in crime for vocal study, Gina is most certainly worth a try!
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James S. May 22, 2014
Classical Voice
Gina is a bright young vocalist with teaching and performing experience beyond her years. She is fit to work with a wide age group and can work with many different voice types. This versatility makes her an extremely valuable mentor. Not to mention she is extremely kind and patient.
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Claudia C. May 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Very Professional and FUN!

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