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Christina D. Brentwood, NY

About Christina

I am a classical singer and pianist from Wisconsin! I started playing music at the age of three on the piano and began voice lessons at 15. While in graduate school in Las Vegas, I started teaching both voice and piano lessons and found how much I loved imparting my knowledge to others and watching them make progress. I have performed leading roles in Operas and soloed in orchestral concerts and recitals. I mainly perform opera/classical but love musical theatre as well. My performing experience has taught me a lot which I am eager to pass on to my students! I have been teaching with Takelessons since my move to NYC in 2011. *** Lesson Details *** As a teacher, I try to create a lesson environment that is relaxed and open but still efficient. I have specific requests for you

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Anthony S. August 6, 2014
Verified Student
Christina is awesome!
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Lesley-Ann M. January 26, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great

Excellent teaching skills and knowledge. I am pleased with my piano lessons.
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nahshonB July 3, 2012
Fantastic!

Great at what she does and that is everything!She is very patient and teaches it in a way that is very understandable.
Michael Douglas J. Patchogue, NY

About Michael Douglas

I maintain very active performing and teaching careers. I have private voice studios on Long Island and in Manhattan and have taught singers and pianists in every genre of music for the last 24 years. I was on the faculty of New York University in the Music and Music Professions Department for 5 years and was Music Director and Vocal Coach for an innovative new rap opera, "Odin" in Spring 2006 at the Fred Lowe Theatre. I was a coach in the Banff Centre's 'Voice through body and movement' workshop with international artist, Richard Armstrong and served two years as a voice instructor and guest lecturer at the Banff Centre for their young artist training program entitled 'Opera as Theatre'. Throughout my career as a vocal coach, I have worked with many cabaret artists as musical director, ...

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Darlene S. October 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is very knowledgeable and my son enjoys going to lessons each week!
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Chihwei L. August 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
As a choir conductor and church musician, I encountered all kinds vocal challenges from classical style to contemporary one. I'm very happy that Dr. Douglas is able to answer every question I brought to him. His experience and knowledge directly helped me toward my own breakthrough in vocal performance. I highly recommend Dr. Michael Douglas!
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Lorraine M. February 22, 2014
Singing
Extraordinary, perceptive instruction

Michael is my first and only voice teacher. I came to him because I wanted a more comfortable and confident singing experience. With kind and patient guidance, I am learning to sing like myself and not copy the performance of professional singers on each song. Michael coaxes your personal sound right out of you! I am finally free to sing like me.....
Craig C. Massapequa, NY

About Craig

Craig C. is a pianist, accompanist, and musical director from Massapequa, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music with a degree in Piano from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. During high school, Craig studied primarily jazz piano and was chosen as the All Jazz piano Player for New York State in 2005. While in college, he studied classical piano with Phyllis Lehrer and gained a great interest in teaching piano. His coursework included studies in piano and voice pedagogy and techniques, accompanying, vocal diction, and choir. Craig has performed with some of the best orchestras in the world in the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Notable performances include Mahler's 8th Symphony with Pierre Boulez and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, performed in Carnegie Hall and "Die Erste ...

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Robert F. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Craig's Patience and Knowledge

Craig is very knowledgeable and patient. I am an older student (64) who started lessons at age 4 and then my playing became sporadic, sometimes not playing for weeks at a time. Craig has been focusing on open chords and using the Jazz repertoire to put concepts into practice. I tend to be a little hard on myself and Craig has helped me with that, too. His suggestion of working on songs two measures at at time has been very helpful
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Richard B. February 5, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Craig is an excellent teacher and a very nice, person. He teaches piano to three of us and easily adjusts his lessons for each of our competency levels. His instructions are easy to follow and his suggestions for mastering skills work. Our lessons are friendly and low pressure. I would highly recommend Craig.
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PamB4 November 3, 2010
Craig is a terrific instructor. He's very knowledgeable and patient. He clicked with my son immediately, and I'm impressed by how much he has taught my son in only a few lessons.
Dylan P. Coram, NY

About Dylan

Hello! I have been teaching guitar for several years. I have experience performing, recording and writing in various genres. From originals to covers, from classical to jazz to rock pop and blues. I am also trained and experienced with developmentally disabled individuals and children with special needs. *** Lesson Details *** Students of any level are welcome in my studio. My goal is to help you learn to play your favorite songs while also improving your technical abilities. In lessons I introduce basic music theory concepts in relation to playing, so you will not only be able to play, but be able to make sense of what you’re playing. I work with each student individually based on skill level, prior knowledge (or lack thereof), and personal taste. You’re never too ...

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Blake S. August 9, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home
Best teacher I've had to date. Patient, articulate, prepared, and extremely knowledgeable. I progressed more in 6 months with Dylan than I had in the 4 previous years.
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Malaika H. July 31, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher who really knows his stuff!
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Diego E. June 25, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
awesome dude
Carlos P. Ronkonkoma, NY

About Carlos

I have over 17 years public school teaching and administrative experience. I have an Associates Degree in Music Performance, a Bachelors in Music Education, a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I was also lucky enough to spend 10 years as the Associate Music Director at the world famous Madison Square Garden, where I played the organ for all Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and all other sporting events. *** Lesson Details *** Lesson for all ages using the Thompson method which has been widely used for many years. *** Studio Equipment *** Baby Grand Piano *** Travel Equipment *** Keyboard & Stand *** Specialties *** Piano, Voice & Music Theory

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Rachel H. March 6, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Carlos is very knowledgeable and gets 5 stars for that. Overall I give him 3.5 - 4 stars ("more than met my expectations - great experience" ). Overall Carlos would be an asset as a teacher to any student wanting to become more proficient with Spanish. He is a cool guy.
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Rachel H. March 6, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Carlos is very knowledgeable and gets 5 stars for that. Overall I give him 3.5 - 4 stars ("more than met my expectations - great experience" ). Overall Carlos would be an asset as a teacher to any student wanting to become more proficient with Spanish. He is a cool guy.
Cynthia T. Islip, NY

About Cynthia

**Musical Training** Cynthia began studying piano under the instruction of Joshua Z Kant at the age of 3. She auditioned for Julliard Pre College at the age of 8. During her high school years she continued studying piano under Joshua Kant and violin under Christina Willis and Susan Rydzeski. Cynthia attended Stony Brook University for her undergraduate career, studying a double major in Biology and Music. While attending, she studied piano under Christina Dahl, and violin under Soovin Kim and Mario Gotoh. Cynthia also was a member of the Stony Brook University Orchestra as a first violinist, also under the conduction of Dr. Susan Deaver. **Performance Experience** Cynthia attended the NY AllState orchestra for two years as a violinist, as well as All Eastern in her senior year. ...

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Alaysia March 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cynthia is an amazing teacher! My daughter has only had three lessons so far, but she is learning so much and is still excited to learn more. Cynthia makes her work while not expecting more than what my child is capable of. She's very patient and makes the lessons easy to understand. She is also pretty flexible with her schedule (as much as possible) and will try to work with you if something comes up. My daughter will definitely continue her lessons with Cynthia.
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Jon S. January 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
I have played a number of gigs with Cynthia, and as a colleague I can say she has an incredible amount of both professionalism and proficiency in her field. Her piano and violin skills are something that you do not find much in the music education scene anymore. She is a rare find, and I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a dedicated and talented teacher to go with Cynthia.
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Kristen C. September 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cynthia is very nice and patient with my 7 year old daughter. She is always prompt and professional. My daughter has already learned so much after a few weeks under Cynthia's instruction.

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