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Marissa R.

Sunnyside, NY

About Marissa

I am a professional vocalist with a broad range of experience. With a Bachelor of Music (Musical Theater) from Belmont University I am more than qualified to teach with a well supported vocal foundation.

As a true lover of music and arts, I encourage my students to sing as much as possible! My confident and exciting approach to singing brings out the best in my students, which translates beautifully to real life situations.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each person is different in nature and each performer has a personal style and goal. My goal is to get to know what kind of voice and style e
ach student desires, and base the curriculum off of that knowledge.

A basic lesson looks like this:
5 minutes of breathing exercises
10-25 minutes of vocal technique exercises (e.g. scales)
15-30 minutes of repertoire (song) work (practical application of exercises)

The time and efforts put in to voice lessons depends on the student's desire to learn and accomplish goals. There will be recitals for those students who are ready and wish to participate, or can be a goal to work toward for students who don't yet feel comfortable singing in front of an audience.

A beginner, within 12 lessons, will be able to successfully and proficiently sing through at least two songs of their choice, and will have a deeper understanding of his/her voice and music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room studio, piano, room for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have a piano or keyboard, and must buy the music (through me or on their own) that they wish to keep.

There is no equipment, aside from the books I bring in and take home, that I will provide.

*** Specialties ***
I am a very well rounded singer and teacher. My training started in classical voice, before I moved on to jazz, pop and musical theater styles, and I teach all styles.

The basics of singing are the same for all genres of music. Scales and exercises and proper breath support, along with a basic knowledge of music theory, are essential in becoming an accomplished singer. I can help you!
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EditaM May 4, 2012
Marissa is a very good teacher and a very nice person. What a great voice she has. I am very happy with her.
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Marissa R.

Marissa R.

Sunnyside, NY 11104
(1)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Lianhua C.

Astoria, NY

About Lianhua

Pianist Lianhua C. is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where she received her M.M. under the tutelage of Dr. Adam Kent. A native of China, Ms. C. began her musical studies at age 4, and studied at the Music University of YanBian with Professor Tianyi Zheng. She continued her studies as a full scholarship student at the Robert-Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf Germany, where she earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees with Professor Georg Friedrich Schenck. She has also played in Master Classes taught by world renowned pianists Hans Leygraf and Andre Watts. Ms.
C's talents have been recognized in numerous international competitions, and she has been awarded top prizes in the Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, the Music of Dusseldorf University Schomolz-Bickenbach Piano Competition, and the Concorso Internazionale Di Esecuzione Musicale Citta Di Padova Competition. Her international concert engagements have taken her to Helsinki, Finland, where she was offered a solo recital at the Sibelius Academy in 2005. Her orchestral engagements have included a performance of Bela Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Robert-Schumann University Orchestra at the Dusseldorf Tonhalle in 2006. Ms. C. is also a featured Winner of the 2010 Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College Concerto Competition where she performed the Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 with the Conservatory Orchestra. Mrs. C.-Bretania currently resides in New York City.

Beginning her musical studies at the tender age of four, pianist Lianhua C. has been able to showcase her talents to an international audience. At the age of seven, she was accepted into the Music University of YanBian where she studied under Professor Tianyi Zheng. Following her studies as a child, she left her homeland of China and began her studies in Dusseldorf, Germany at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where she studied under Professor Georg Friedrich Schenck and received both her undergraduate and master'™s degree. She also studied with Dr. Adam Kent at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College in New York City where she received her second masters degree.

During her stay in Germany, Lianhua C. was given the honor to perform for master classes taught by world renowned pianists Hans Leygraf and Andre Watts. In 2006, she performed Bela Bartok'™s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Robert Schumann Hochschule Orchestra at the famous Dusseldorf Tonhalle, where her performance was highlighted by the Rheinische Post. She has recently accompanied two young musicians during their performance at Carnegie Hall.

*** Lesson Details ***
Private instruction given by a patient instructor who has been studying the art of classical piano since age 4. NYSMA, ABRSM examination preparation also given.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Roland F-120 Digital Piano
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Mia W. June 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The lesson was fantastic. It was better than I ever expected. Lianhua was patient and personable. I would definitely recommend her.
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Andrew S. March 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lianhua has been a fantastic teacher so far. I would recommend her for adults as well as children. She is knowledgable, motivating and kind. She helps with technical skills as well as theory. You will not be sorry.
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Kristine P. September 2, 2014
Piano · In studio
I like having lessons with her. It's a good feeling when you get a happy reaction from her when you play songs that you practice.
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Lianhua C.

Lianhua C.

Astoria, NY 11106
(10)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Anthony H.

Long Island City, NY

About Anthony

My life revolves around music in all of its forms. I have studied piano since the age of 6 while singing ever since I knew how to make sound. Throughout my lifetime, I have been taught by some of the most influential teachers, and it is my goal to become one in your lifetime.

I began participating in theater at an early age. Once In high school, I had my first job as a Drama Teacher at Saltworks Young Actors Studio where I taught Improvisation, Monologues and Musical Theater to students ages 6 through 16.

I went to Point Park University where I received a BA in Musical Theater in
2006. Throughout College, I was also teaching voice and piano lessons.

As an actor, I have enjoyed many successes. In 2007, I joined the NY Public Theater’s three night, 40th anniversary concert of HAIR at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The following summer, I was a member of the cast in a full mounted production in their 2008 Shakespeare in the Park season. Shortly after the production transferred to Broadway, the cast performed at the 2009 Tony Awards and took home the Tony for Best Revival.

During the run of Hair, I was entered into the Broadway Beauty Pageant, where male cast members from different Broadway shows compete to win the title of "Mr. Broadway". After competing in Talent and Interview; I was crowned Mr. Broadway 2009.

In 2010, I journeyed across the Atlantic with the production to perform HAIR in London’s West End. It was such a joy to have the influence of UK culture and experience the best of their Music and Theater in my time living in London.

Since moving back to America, I began teaching full time and have been a first hand witness to all of my students growing and flourishing throughout their process. It makes me so proud of them!!

I believe music has the power to be the most fun thing in the world, while at the same time, the most challenging thing. No matter what age, it's never to early or late to open your heart and mind to its fullest potential.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an Upright Piano in my living room with plenty of seating for parents/guardians. I also have a spare room and patio in case one would like some privacy to work or read.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student to have a Piano or a full electronic keyboard for proper Piano or Voice lessons, and a Trumpet or French Horn for those lessons respectively.

*** Specialties ***
I am a very earnest, physical, character actor with a great sense of comedic timing. I live for anything theatrical and I hope that I can share all the joys it brings me with you.

I have a vast singing range from bass’ low D, high A belt, to a B6 in my falsetto. I have shaped my voice through almost a dozen voice teachers since the time my voice changed from boy to young man and now I feel confident to sing in styles from Traditional and Contemporary Broadway, to Pop and Rock. I hope that I can help you gain the confidence and strength to conquer multiple styles.

I have been playing the Trumpet, French Horn and Piano since grade school. From Honors bands to Marching bands, the excitement from a band is tap-your-foot contagious!
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Juan M. May 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Anthony is one the most knowledgeable and courteous persons I have ever known his knowledge and patience to teach combined with his experience is the best key for anyone looking to succeed in this business. I personally think that there is not enough space for me to express how thankful I am with Anthony.
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Anthony H.

Anthony H.

Long Island City, NY 11101
(1)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY

About Anthony Michael

An actor’s journey is made up of many personal and professional discoveries on the way toward fulfilling our artistic goals. Whether you are beginning or have much experience, I will help you feel more confident, prepared, and excited about the work you create. We will work together to illuminate your natural talents, build a solid technique, and overcome the obstacles that stand in your way in the audition room, in rehearsal, and on stage.

My experience as a professional actor for the past decade, with
Off-Broadway, International, and Regional credits, enhances my ability to work with
actors in a unique and personal way.

I was recently accepted into the M.F.A Classical Acting program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and I received my B.A. in Theatre & Mass Media Studies from Florida State University in 2007. In New York City, I have trained with the Pearl Theatre Company, Fiasco Theatre, Shakespeare Forum, and the Flea Theatre. I have studied with renowned classical teachers John Barton (LAMDA), Cicely Berry (RSC), and acclaimed actress, Claire Higgins (The Old Vic Theater).
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Diana D. May 29, 2015
Shakespearean Acting · In studio
Michael is a fantastic teacher! He helped me work on my Cleopatra among other great characters. He is focused, knowledgeable, passionate and has a profound manner in making the text accessible-current and personal. I used to have difficulty relating to a piece, the language intimidated me. Michael helped me to make the text my own, coming from my own heart. It changed how I worked on everything, both classical and modern.
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Anthony Michael M.

Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY 11106
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Emmett O.

Long Island City, NY

About Emmett

Emmett has been playing guitar for more than 25 years and teaching it on and off for 10 in New York City. He spent the most recent 7 years playing guitar in Enrique Iglesias' touring band playing all over the world. He's now back in NYC and accepting students 6 years and older.
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Tom July 5, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Emmett has been teaching my seven year old for a few months. He is terrific with kids and has a style about him that really works. In fact I have been so impressed that I am going to take lessons from him as well. If you have ever thought about music lessons for you or your child, Emmett is your guy.
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DJ June 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
Great teacher!!
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Maura H. June 25, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I'm obsessed with Emmett. What an amazing guitarist and he really makes learning guitar easy. I hadn't picked up my guitar in years and then heard about lessons with Emmett through a friend and thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did. It's been such a nice thing to do for myself and Emmett is the perfect teacher.
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Emmett O.

Emmett O.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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starting at
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