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Popular Music Teachers Near Fairview

Valerie C.

New York, NY
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New York, NY
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Lara M.

New York, NY
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Valerie C. New York, NY

About Valerie

As a student, you will benefit from my 20+ years of teaching experience, and if you are also performer, I can help you from that perspective as well. I have taught private and class voice for children, teens and adults at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Conservatory of Westchester, the Bronx House and Greenwich House and currently maintain a private home studio. I am a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association. I sing professionally in NYC as soloist and chorister throughout the tristate area and in New York City. *** Lesson Details *** I accept private students ages 11 through adult for regular weekly lessons only. Each week, students are guided through a vocal exercise routine, some basic music reading instruction (as ...


Alex O. October 7, 2013
Wonderful to work with!

I've been taking lessons from Valerie for a little over a year now, and she really knows what she is talking about. She is very professional, and I always leave the lesson feeling that I'm making progress.
Denise K. August 19, 2013
Valerie Coates has a comprehensive knowledge of vocal technique.

As a professional singer I value the attention to detail, acute focus on healthy production of sound and positive reinforcement during my lessons with Valerie Coates. The written exercises for daily practice are drawn from Ms. Coates vast experiences with what works for specific areas - placement of vowels, breath control, pitch placement and interpretation of each aria. I feel such a difference in the short time we have been working together.
Catherine A. July 25, 2013
Opera Voice
Valerie is the best voice lesson coach!

I started to take voice lessons when I was 53 years old. I hadn't sang since my childhood except humming songs in the bath tub, and was a total beginner.Valerie taught me not only how to sing but how to read music and basic music theory, and gave me practical exercises to develop muscles which are required for singing also. 1 year later, I joined a choir. Choir music is in Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish, old English and so forth and I have trouble pronouncing those words. Valerie checks each of my pronunciations carefully and gives me accurate sounds and meanings of words as well. She is a skilled teacher with a great deal of knowledge and patience. When I faced a very fast, up-tempo, tongue twisting difficult Bach piece in German last winter, I was desperate and almost gave up the music, but she broke it down into small sections and made it easier for my practice. It was a big challenge but with her help I mastered the music and sang in front of people which gave me confidence and a great deal of pleasure. I am a soprano and my mid-voice range is weak. She picked out some exercises to develop this weakness and I have definitely improved. She knows all sorts of techniques for particular problems. Now I am focusing on the resonate sound of my voice. Of course she gave me special exercises to develop the quality of my voice and I have started to hear the improvement. She is a great teacher and I respect and appreciate her very much.
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 ...


Camille J. April 11, 2013
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.
Beau S. April 9, 2013
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.
Grace A. April 1, 2013
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.
Lara M. New York, NY

About Lara

Hi, and welcome to my profile! I am a Manhattan based, freelance classical violinist and aerialist with a passion for teaching. A west coast transplant, I received my bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I was a student of Axel Strauss. Two years ago I moved out to New York to pursue my master's of music as a student of Hiroko Yajima at Mannes College, which I completed in 2011. I have over 20 years of ballet and dance training, and have performed professionally with Ballet Idaho and Santa Clara Ballet. Here in NY, I am an active performer and teacher of aerial skills and flexibility training. I have trained in contortion with Jonathan Nosan and Isaac Pena. In my spare time, I like to read, write, and practice aerial arts!


Naiqiangfan March 6, 2014
Excellent violin teacher

Lara is an excellent violin teacher I ever met. She is very patient and really know your needs. She can help you overcome the hard points easily.
SolomonD March 6, 2014
Could not ask for more!

Lara is a very personable and engaging instructor but always professional. We have had her instructing our daughter for over a year now. Lara has always been able identify and meet our daughter where ever she is. With a 5-6 year old child that is not an easy task to accomplish but she makes it look easy and natural! We are extremely happy with how our daughter is progressing with Lara.
Naiqiang F. May 3, 2013
Verified Student
great teacher

She is excellent violin teacher and is very patient to my 7 years old daughter.

Rebecca B.

New York, NY
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Devin A.

New York, NY
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New York, NY
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Rebecca B. New York, NY

About Rebecca

Whether you are seasoned performer or a an absolute beginner I want to help you reach your vocal potential. I have loved running my own private studio for the past 10 years. Watching my students improve and make strides in their musical careers and reaching their personal goals is so fulfilling. I fell in love with teaching music while a student myself! I am an alumna of the University of Michigan, where I received Masters of Music and a Bachelors of Music degrees with honors. While there, I began my private vocal studio and studied vocal pedagogy. Since graduation, I have maintained a professional private studio in New York. I love what I do. I find it fulfilling to give my students the tools that they need to succeed and watch them achieve their goals. I have performed in


Cristina V. August 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
I have been taking lessons with Rebecca for a little over a year. During this time her high energy level and enthusiasm for teaching has made each lesson an absolute pleasure to attend.

She is a teacher who enjoys thinking during each lesson and providing her students with the right tools to improve their singing.

Rebecca’s unique teaching style also blends the technical and mental aspect of singing.

If you are a beginner or a more advanced singer looking to improve your technique, she is a great choice.
Sarah N. August 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
I've loved music and dance my whole life, and always wished that I could carry a tune. About a year ago I decided to see what I could do about it, and found my way to Rebecca.

I was nervous that a singing teacher would not want to deal with an absolute beginner like me. Rebecca immediately set my mind at ease. She has been so patient and supportive, and encourages me to push myself while keeping things fun. I've been surprised and gratified with how much I've been able to progress in less than a year, and consider Rebecca both a teacher and a friend.

Rebecca is a skilled practitioner (I love to listen to her sing) but has a gift for teaching and takes a professional approach to her work. She thoughtfully tailors her approach based on my skill level and interests, and remembers where we are lesson to lesson.

I've progressed in my singing, but the lessons have also had a positive impact on my life in other ways, such as my speaking voice when presenting at work, how stress manifests in my face, even my "oms" in yoga class are better. :)

I look forward to my lessons as an opportunity to explore my own creativity and vocal capabilities, and can wholeheartedly recommend Rebecca to other non-professionals.
KevinFernandez March 6, 2014

She helped me so much in such a short amount of time, shes incredibly talented and such a nice person. It was a pleasure working with her.
Devin A. New York, NY

About Devin

Devin A. has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and is currently available to teach lessons in NYC, at your home, at his home studio or online on Skype. Devin has worked with students of all ages and levels of playing ability from beginners to professionals. He holds a Masters Degree in Music from McGill University and a Bachelors from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, where he was a recipient of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Scholarship. He has extensive teaching experience in private lessons as well as group classes in guitar, music production and music ensembles. As an expert in his field, Devin looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.


Patrick G. January 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I highly recommend , if you are interested in developing your guitar skills and/ or expanding your knowledge of music theory , to schedule an appointment with Devin for a lesson . I came from my native Brazil to study jazz at an american college and he patiently introduced me to jazz music . I not only was able to succeed in my jazz ensemble classes with straight A's , but I also got prepared to audition successfully to universities and will be completing my bachelors degree in music soon. And I thank Devin for that .
jesus E. January 4, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Devin is such a great teacher when he was my teacher I was completely new to jazz and he was patient with me and helped me get better in and outside of class very much worth the money
Adi S. December 27, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I had the privilege of taking guitar, ensemble, arrangement/composition, and theory lessons with Devin for 3 years. Not only is he very knowledgeable in his field, but he also has a knack for communicating his lessons in an easy-to-understand manner. Devin truly listens and is genuinely patient. He tailors his lessons to help you achieve your personal goals while simultaneously giving you a well-rounded, solid foundation in music standards. Plus, he's just a really nice guy! Definitely recommended!
Ben G. New York, NY

About Ben

I am a native New Yorker who has been a professional, internationally performing, DJ for over 20 years. And I have been teaching other professional DJs almost as long. I am not a turntablist. I do not teach fancy scratching. I am a mix/blend DJ. I am very strong at teaching beginners and helping more advanced students to take their deejaying to the next level. I have a huge vinyl collection and I am primarily a vinyl DJ as a performer, but I am well-versed in all the DJ technology, from computer-based platforms, to CD-Js, to controllers. I do not offer lessons shorter than an hour because I think anything shorter is not long enough and does a disservice to the student. I charge more because you get your money's worth. I am happy to provide testimonials from past students.


Vukan M. December 9, 2014
DJing · In studio
I have been DJ-ing for about five years on CD-Js (disco, funk, boogie, Afro-Latin) and felt the need to step up my game and make a fresh start with vinyl. Thus, I bought the equipment and a sufficient amount of records and started practicing. However after a few months I realized that my progress was too slow and that I was missing the basics (vinyl is no joke). After hearing DJ Scribe perform on several occasions I was amazed at his musical selection and knocked out by his skill to blend complex tracks smoothly and yet in a novel, interesting way. Needless to say, I was delighted to learn that he takes students and subsequently had more than a handful of lessons with him.

I can only verify what Ben said about himself above. In addition i can say that he is extremely patient, flexible, didactically minded, thorough and attentive. It is not only his mastery over the instrument of choice (turntables) but also his record collection, detailed knowledge of music history and above all--a genuine love for music (especially the good ones)--which made these lessons a remarkable experience for me. At the end of each session, we would analyze my improvements and what needed improvement while Ben would give a list of things that I should be practicing for our next session. Already after the first lesson I felt a significant advancement in my skills and so was true for every subsequent one.
I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Hwi K. December 8, 2014
DJing · In studio
Ben is the most skillful, knowledgeable, and genuine DJ/Instructor I have ever had.
I was once his student myself and learned so much from his lessons.
He not only taught me both fundamental and essential Djing techniques but also helped me build my own musical repertoire.
Up until now, I continue to ask him for his advice and feedback. He is a great mentor who's always happy to help his students.

Worth every $. Take his lessons!

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