- song selection - key choice - breath control - solfege - increasing throat space by lowering the larynx - developing controlled muscular adduction in the vocal tract - developing more effortless projection through tonal focus - phrasing - understanding and hearing the difference between basic vowel categories.
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orchestra leader. Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through pr
actice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure. He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.
*** Lesson Details *** I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context. My own curriculum is supplemented by the following: Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method
*** Studio Equipment *** Hardman baby grand acoustic piano OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard Crate TX50D guitar amplifer
*** Specialties *** - Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel. - I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz. - With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
Vocal Technique for projecting and increasing voice strengthen, volume and articulation essential for theater singing!
Ingrid is a dedicated voice, piano musicianship, recording and live performance teacher for those who want to expand their musical knowledge, recording techniques, develop their own singing-artist style and performance skills. Students have had great success and fun learning numerous music genres while expanding their vocal range, resonance, ear training, confidence and musicianship skills as well as how to prepare for a career in music.
A native New Yorker, Ingrid has been involved in entertainment all of her life. As a child, on bi-lingual Sesame Street to a successful Hispanic jingle career, to veteran of over 25 years on the New York music scene, internationally as Elli & The Boys Jazz Quintet, and as a 2009, Latin Grammy Nominee for Volvo La Navidad.
Ingrid has managed, booked, and/or performed with an impressive collection o
f artists; Negroni's Trio, Nicole Henry, Elizabeth Caballero, Nestor Torres, Henry Jimenez, Celia Cruz, Carlos Ponce, Tito Nieves, Johnny Ventura, Camilo Sextos, Claudia Acuna, Jerry Barnes, Katreese Barnes, Gap Band, Motor Head, Matt Bianco, Chaka Kahn, Roberta Flack, and Bradford Marsalis to name a few.
Advanced & proper technique will be taught in order to sing Musical Theatre repertoire correctly & safely. Let's take your music up a quantum leap to a level never experienced before!
1981-1982 – Graduate Program in Music, Florida International University. 1977-1980 – Bachelor's Degree in Music, University of Miami. 1976-1987 – Classical voice studies with José Lematt (Bass, Barcelona Liceo Opera). - Vocal studies with Orlando Hernandez (Baritone, New York City Opera). - Jazz & improvisational studies with Fred Steele (Broadway & film voice coach). - Vocal studies with Gina Maretta (Soprano, La Scala, Milan & master of the Aureliano Pertile technique). - Piano studies with Sanford Gold (acclaimed recording and performing jazz pianist). Drummer (drum set & percussion) with Miami-Dade College Jazz Band.
1995 – present – Teaches & coaches voice students in south Florida; Lead vocalist, keyboardist and arranger for the band “Ariel”; Produces jingles & commercials at state-of-the-art recording studio in Miami Beach 1992 –
2010 - Performances at major venues & festivals throughout Europe, the US, South America and the Caribbean 1992 – 2004 - Appearances on local, national & international television including Telemundo, Univisión, CBS, ABC & NBC 1984 – 1992 - Singing of the National Anthem for US presidents Ronald Reagan & George HW Bush for their major south Florida appearances.
2003 & 2004 - 2 CD's with the band "Ariel" in English & Spanish titled "One" & "Uno".
excellent teacher with an exceptional knowledge.
August 31, 2018
Ariel is a great teacher. He is patient and he encouraged in a great way. I am very happy and your school should be very proud to count with such a great teacher. I am a true beginner and he gave me vocal and breathing exercises that will hopefully lead me to tune and sing. I am a teacher of English and my goal is not to perform . However I realized that singing is a very relaxing and therapeutic hobby. thanks a lot!!
January 22, 2018
My 13 year old daughter has been taking singing lessons from Ariel. He is an excellent teacher, very meticulous and knowledgeable. We highly recommend him!
I address classes according to student's needs and interests. Fun, instructive, creative and with a strong sense of good taste while performing. My interest is to guide students to find their personalities while doing what they like the most. With about 12 years of experience in the field, it is vital to me to create a connection with my students, so they can understand the depth of the knowledge I teach by passion. I would like to offer exposure for those ones interested, and I like to record and produce my students, so they can appreciate progress and to take proud of their achievements. Music creates and shapes personalities. It develops the inner world and can become a powerful tool in these times that run. We all need music, is not a lie. We all were born with its MAGIC!
I am a professional Pianist, Composer, Choir Conductor, and Vocalist who also write songs, orchestrate, and make arrangements. Cuban who studied primarily in Cuba (ENA and ISA), and finished studying in the USA. I have played in several important Concert Halls, among them, it is included Carnegie Hall in NY. I have worked on several projects including music for TV and Musical Theater.
I am the owner and funder of MusiKon Edge Productions. The idea started some time ago and now is becoming true. As part of my offer to students, it is my interest to produce them, so they can be more creative and the process becomes interesting and fun.
Even though I studied Classical Piano, I love Pop Music, Jazz, and I am always open to new genres, as long it is done with good taste and makes a positive impact on others. Creative, fun, professional
and knowledgeable is the way I define my ART.
I have won several awards since I was younger after starting studying music at the age of 15, and since then I have had an intense career performing and creating music for endless different projects, such as playing music alive for a play, composing music for Symphonic Orchestra, Contemporary music for different formats (like piano, violin, and clarinet), or even Musical Theater.
Teaching is one of my passions, and I have seen some of my students to be successful in National Musical Contests, such in Jazz in WorldStrides on Stage in New York City.
All i can say is, Wow! All i know is that I've mad a great decision choosing Waldo. I've only met Waldo one time and it felt like I met him all my life. Waldo has a great personality I see why he's so successful in what he does, I'm so excited on what's to come. I know Waldo is going to push me and I'm ready to put in the work.
February 12, 2018
Waldo is an excellent instructor, very attentive, patient and is helping me a lot with the theoretical part, which is my main goal with the classes. Strongly recommend him, also because he's teaching me how to sing (which I'm terrible btw LOL) as a bonus.
November 12, 2017
My 8 year old son had his second lesson and it is looking promising! Waldo is able to capture his attention and motivate him to learn! My kid is quick to tell you when he doesn’t want to do something anymore and when it comes to his piano lesson he’s ready to go! Looking forward to seeing his progression and love for music grow! I think we have the right teacher!
My teaching curriculum emphasizes on proper breathing and vocal placement to ensure vocal improvement within a few weeks of lessons. All of these terms may sound scary, but I believe that singing should be a joyful experience and one that will be a positive change in your life and those around you. I teach all genres of music and specialize in audition preparation. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a blast.
I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Broward College with an Associates Degree in Music Technology and dual -majoring in Vocal Performance. My primary instruments are Voice and Piano, but I also play guitar and trumpet.
All of my students can expect to improve weekly in their technique and skill level. I teach students to release built up tension and apply fundamental techniques by relaxing and enjoying their time practicing or performing. I can help any student to sing or play with freedom, confidence, and expression.
I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano and voice for 4 years. I can teach students to excel in reading music, sight-reading, ear training, music theory, and performance and technique in not just classical music, but all
genres of music.
As a professional recording artist I frequently take trips to Atlanta and New York for recording and meeting with record labels. I have performed along side bands such as We The Kings, Plaid Brixx, and I have many musical connections such as Jadyn Maria, Katy Perry, Tiyon Christian, D. Smith, and more. I don't only teach my students, I mentor them, create a lasting friendship and help them reach their full potential and level of excellence.
My personal passion is contemporary music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
I am a 60 year old man and so, one can imagine my initial reluctance to take up singing lessons at this age. But after the first 2 sessions with Bebé, I knew I was in the right hands. She is every bit the professional that you can trust to do a great job. I was extremely impressed, not only with her amazing vocal talents, but also with her technical skills, knowledge and experience. Bebé assessed my abilities, and set to work quickly and efficiently, and that's where I feel she truly excels. Bebé was patient, took her time to understand my objectives and capabilities, and pushed me just enough to keep gaining my confidence. I only had 5 lessons at this point, and I can already hear and feel the progress. The classes were fun, but Bebé takes her work very seriously, as any true professional would. I'm looking forward to my next sessions.
April 21, 2019
Very patient and very knowledgeable
April 16, 2019
She was a great instructor! I will work with her again!!
Classical or musical theater? School? Church? I'm here to help you achieve your goals. It's all about you. We'll talk about vowels, breath, performance practice, musicianship, auditions, vocal health, and a whole host of other topics. I'm a professional opera singer with an MT background, and I've taught pop and crossover music, so nothing is off limits for us. Let's master the technique together so that you can better express yourself in every situation.
I'm a professional opera singer and voice instructor. I graduated with a BM in Vocal Performance from Western Washington University and a MM in Voice and Opera from Northwestern University, where I studied with W. Stephen Smith, veteran instructor of great classical performers like Joyce DiDonato, Christine Brewer, Eric Owens, and Rodney Gilfry, to name only a few.
Each voice is unique and requires specific care. Traditionally, the first half of every lesson is dedicated to vocal exercises, working to improve clarity of timbre, vowels and consonants, consistency and width of range, vocal flexibility and agility, onset and offset, and more. The second half of every lesson is dedicated to the application of these principles in a piece of music, whether it be an aria, art song, pop song, MT ballad, etc.
I want to make you become your b
est teacher. I want to give you the tools for good music making, so that when you don't have a teacher with you, you always have the confidence to pursue your craft and art. While it takes about 15-20 minutes to explain the principles of singing, it takes a lifetime to master them.
I am a voice and acting teacher specializing in musical theater and pop rock and other commercial forms of singing. I focus on breathe work, increasing range, and freeing the natural voice to focus on correct technique whether the student is belting pop or using their legit soprano. I help performers fuse their acting and singing but can also focus on one aspect if the student so chooses. I work with many students on college auditions and thespian competitions as well. I teach all ages up to adults since I am also adjunct faculty at a college and have experience in teaching at the university level. I am a performer myself having worked in Philadelphia, Boston, and all over South Florida.
I am a voice and acting teacher specializing in musical theatre, pop-rock, and other commercial forms of singing. I teach all ages from kids to adults since I am also adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University. I attended University of Pennsylvania for my undergrad and received my Masters in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory. I focus on breathe work, increasing range, and freeing the natural voice with healthy technique and placement whether you are belting or singing classical pieces. I work with many students on college auditions and thespian competitions - I have students at colleges all over the country, working in NYC, and performing all over the world. I love imparting my love of singing and acting to my younger students as well, making lessons fun and flexible to the needs of each student. Having performed in NYC, Bos
ton, Philadelphia, and throughout the South Florida region, I understand the hard work it takes to perfect your craft. Together we will work to achieve your goals as a singer and actor to make yourself the complete package you know you can be!
Melanie is an absolutely incredible vocal teacher/coach. I noticed a change in my voice after just the first lesson. Her vast knowledge of the anatomy used to create vocal sounds combined with the techniques she teaches has definitely improved my voice. She taught me how to belt and showed me the difference between my belt and my mix, which was beyond helpful. She also taught me how to sing in my head voice in a healthier and more effective way. And on top of that, she has a mental library full of great song recommendations for my individual voice. Can't wait until our next lesson!
Being a live stage performer myself, I've been providing vocal teaching and coaching to many wonderful students. I have great success stories of my students performing on Broadway and Off Broadway Stages, NYC Concert Venues and NJ Theaters.
I am a professional singer/vocal coach with 20+ working experience. I have a degree of Bachelor of Music and Arts.
Very knowledgeable and my daughter saw improvement with just 5 lessons. We plan to continue with her on a biweekly basis
April 2, 2019
Elena is an amazing teacher - knowledgeable, knows how to bring the best out in her students, her lessons have been very effective and to the point. The progress my daughter made in singing is unbelievable - from "we don't think she can" to " wow!! She can sing!" - her teaching technique is very effective. Professional and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you, Elena! You are the best!
"Carolyn spent a lot of time getting to know my daughter and her needs so she could customize the experience. She was fun and engaging and made it fun for
my daughter. We are excited about working with her more."
"I sang in choirs in Jr High and High School but never had vocal lessons one-on-one. I wanted to try something new and something that I enjoy. Mikayla has
made my first vocal lessons a great experience! She takes the lessons at a nice pace. It's a good balance of not overwhelming you but at the same time pushing you to improve. The lessons have been really fun and instructive."
"Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though."
"Michelle is a fantastic and motivating teacher who uses a variety of techniques customized to help each student maximize their potential with continual pr
ogress and learning. My daughter loves her lessons, is fully engaged, and works hard at home as well as during her lessons. Highly recommend Michelle for any student at any level!"
"Wow! She was so in synch with my son’s style & helping him pick a song & her exercises really helped him get a nice strong sound."
"I thought as a theatre teacher that I didn't have much more to learn. I was wrong. Vandi has given me the confidence to sing. I hid in the altos for years
and she helped me find the wider range I was seeking. She includes great visualizations in her lessons which helps a visual learner like me. I have the confidence to trust my breath and sing in ways I never thought possible. She is a wonderful teacher. Take lessons from her!"
"amazing like always"
"My daughter has been taking weekly online singing lessons with Jessie for a year. Jessie is a wonderful teacher and coach and helps my daughter prepare f
or auditions for school events and the local theater camp. My daughter loves singing and has made wonderful progress, gained control of her voice and learned various techniques. She is always excited for the next lesson. Jessie has been accommodating around vacation schedules and is great to communicate with. Jessie is awesome!"
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