As a professional actor on stage and screen, I can help you prepare for auditions. We will go over sides or monologues.
I have performed at multiple venues in New York City, including Carnegie Hall and Off-Broadway. I studied opera performance and musical theater at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and acting at Primary Stages. Along with these qualifications, my positive spirit and belief in my students has yielded outstanding results in their musical accomplishments.
I've been teaching voice, guitar, and piano lessons for the past four years, as well as coaching students for specific auditions (school plays, national tours, honors choir auditions). Let me aid you in achieving your dreams!
Lesson Details *** As a performer, I have learned that "learning" is never done in this field. Even as a professional, I still take private voice lessons, dance classes, and acting classes. As well as the occasional piano, guitar, and dialect coaching.
My teaching style is based off of my many years of being a student to some of the finest performers in the world. I am direct and focused, but like to keep my students relaxed. My key to teaching success is adapting to each student's specific needs.
*** Studio Equipment *** At my home studio in Jersey City, NJ and at my studio in midtown Manhattan I have a: Keyboard (piano at studio in Manhattan); Guitar; Pitch Pipe; Laptop with speakers; Mirror
*** Travel Equipment *** If travelling to your home, I would require you have a keyboard. I can bring my guitar and pitch pipe.
*** Specialties *** Classical Music (art songs, opera) Traditional Broadway (Rodgers and Hammerstein...) Contemporary Broadway (Stephen Schwartz...) Disney Music Pop Music Country Music Beginner Piano Beginner Guitar Music Theory Public Speaking Audition Technique
Nikki R. May 12, 2013
My first vocal teacher and the best!
Ms. Rachel was an amazing vocal teacher! We would always start off with simple and fun warm-ups, breathing techniques, and would practice singing songs from musicals. My first couple lessons she taught me how to sing I Feel Pretty from West Side Story and we both had so much fun with it! After a little while we learned Cups from Pitch Perfect and then we got into the Vaccai book and I learned a couple songs from there. Overall Ms. Rachel was the best! She even offered to Skype a lesson with me since she moved. She cared about me and always helped me improve my voice in every way she could. I love her!
Adam runs successful singing, piano & acting studios in New York City & Watchung, New Jersey with clients on Broadway, MTV, & in the film/TV industry. He has also appeared on TV as a singing/confidence coach on TLCâs Date Patrol. He has directed 50 of the over 75 productions he has produced Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Adam's theatrical investment properties include the 2011 Olivier Award winning musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Broadway, West End), Godspell (Broadway), Ghost the Musical (Broadway), Blithe Spirit (West End), The Wedding Singer: The Musical (Broadway), Macbeth (Br
oadway) with Alan Cumming, How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (Broadway), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Broadway), NEWSICAL - The Musical (Off-Broadway & National Tour), and 27 Heaven (Off Broadway & National Tour).
*** Lesson Details *** 30 minute singing lessons - Typically do 10 to 12 minutes of warmup and the rest of the time is devoted to practical application of technique to your songs, as well as, performance aspects. I also offer hour lessons.
30 minute acting lessons - Typically work on monologues or scenes that I or they provide. We can also work on sides provides for auditions for TV, film, & stage.
*** Studio Equipment *** I use my Macbook Pro to record lessons and distribute them to students via a free Dropbox account.
*** Specialties *** Types of Tecniques Offered Mix/Blend Belt (Hard Mix) Legit (Classical) Meisner Method
Types of Style Musical Theater Classical Pop Rock R&B Jazz Country Heavy Metal Film TV Stage/Theater
Types of Instruction Available Individual Private Study Group Study
Eric R. July 28, 2015
Broadway Singing ·
Online Verified Student
I've had pitch problems and Adam was extremely helpful. I get bored easily at times, but the lessons were so much fun that singing is all I wanted to do. Highly recommend Adam. If you love theatre, Adam is your choice.
Jake V. July 28, 2015
In home Verified Student
Adam is an excellent teacher, since I have began lessons with him I have noticed tremendous progress in my voice and singing confidence.
Phyllis Francene L. July 28, 2015
Opera Voice ·
In studio Verified Student
Very patient and finds new ways of presenting so that it's alays a cool and great lesson. !!
Learn the British method but I also will help you find the method that works for you. I've acted in films at Cannes, International Film Festival of Manhattan, Katra Film Series and more.
About John Henry
*** Studio Equipment *** music room seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I would provide copies of some pages from the book. Just a need a guitar and quiet place to study. Also, parents should be present if the student is a minor.
*** Specialties *** folk acoustic, electric blues,
I grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s. I understand the importance of community and how a neighborhood can be destroyed if the people do not get involved and work together for real solutions. Music and films were my salvation. I began to write songs and play guitar a
t the age of ten, and 15 years ago I started a band to raise the awareness level of teens and adults regarding the world around them. The band is called Glass of Know. The group had songs playing on rotation on upstate NY radio.
Although music was my first love I always had a fascination with film. I began study with the successful theater and film coach Ruth Kulerman four years ago. After many lessons and plenty of encouragement from Ruth I decided to start testing the waters. Early in 2007 I went out and started auditioning. The response was overwhelming and I landed 17 roles in 5 months. Not a bad problem to have your first time out of the gate. It wasn't prime time or the big screen, but it gave me enough confidence to continue to work hard and more importantly, I knew I had something special to offer.
I've had films in the Asian American Film Festival, New Film Maker Festival, and 2 years ago the film En Route won first place at the Milford Connecticut Film Festival, in which I was the lead. I was nominated for best actor at the Columbia film festival for the short Good Bye. In 2011 I was the lead in the film Down & Across which went to the Cannes film festival. I'm currently working on a TV pilot with the same team. The Coffee List, was my first attempt at writer, director and actor. The film has been screened at International Manhattan Film Festival, The Katra Film Series and we came in 3rd place for the HollyShorts Challenge on Indi website.
Saleem B. March 3, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I have been a student of John for a few weeks now and I am amazed at the progress I have made under his instruction. I attempted to learn guitar about 15 years ago and after a few months of very little progress I got frustrated and quit. My experience under John has been a completely different experience and I couldn't be happier!
Natalia D. October 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar ·
John is an amazing instructor and keeps inspiring me to reach for new heights in my musicianship and just life in general. I also had a pleasure of witnessing him in action as a film director and an actor - such a fun and easy person to work with, and highly professional! With his extensive experience and teaching ability, I believe he can work with the student of any level, while adjusting the pace to the student's needs. Highly recommend to any person who loves music, film, and arts in general.
Jorge V. October 1, 2014
I must say I feel totally privileged to have John as my guitar instructor, He has guided me through an incredible journey while giving me the ability to learn at a comfortable pace. I always look forward to our lessons knowing that I will always leave feeling accomplished! Thank you John for this great experience!
All types of performance style from opera to broadway to pop and country. Whatever you would like to sing whether it for fun or professional, we can do it and have fun.
Dominic M., America’s Tenor, has been singing in one form or another since the age of four. As a young man, Dominic began honing his skills of singing and acting through Community Theater. His voice and career were forever changed when vocal coach and mentor, Suzanne Ferris-Hammer introduced him to the great voice of Mario Lanza. From the moment Dominic heard the voice of Mario Lanza, he began to fashion his own voice in that image.
Dominic continued to expand his career by developing his own show, which includes the songs of Mario Lanza in their original keys. These shows were held in som
e of the finest NYC Cabarets such as Don’t Tell Mama, Duplex Café, Danny’s Skylight Café, Café 44, and Eighty Eights. He has also performed these shows at The New Palace of the Performing Arts of New Jersey and at Odettes in New Hope, PA.
Dominic has performed in professional dinner theater with Palame Enterprises. Some of the great shows he performed in were “Singing In The Rain”, “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, and an original production called “Ellis Island”, in which he had a starring role.
In 1999 Dominic competed in The World Championships of Performing Arts. This event featured over 1500 competitors from 30 countries competing in the disciplines of acting, comedy, dance, singing and modeling. After five days of competition, Dominic was named the first Grand Champion Performer of the World. Following the championship, Dominic was asked to perform at the Athletes and Entertainers for Kids Shaqtacular 4, with such celebrities as Shaquille O’Neal, Paula Abdul, Bruce Jenner, and Jeffery Osborne. Dominic Has also performed with Pat Cooper, Tom Jones, The Duprees, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson and Many More.
Another dream came true when Damon Lanza, son of Mario Lanza, and long time friend of the Lanza’s, Bob Dolfi, bestowed Dominic with the honor of singing at the Mario Lanza Society’s 38th Anniversary Pre-Ball Dinner in Philadelphia. Since that event, Dominic has had the honor of performing annually in the church where Mario Lanza first sang at the age of 16. At the 40th annual ball, he co-hosted the pre-ball dinner with Katherine Grayson, co-star of Mario Lanza. Dominic has continued to expand his repertoire performing at the Claridge Casino in Atlantic City and as a guest artist at the Atlantic City Film Festival.Dominic is also in his fourth Year as a headliner at the nations largest Italian festival in Milwaukee WI. other festivals have been in Tampa and Chicago plus many more.
With D.A. Productions L.L.C., Dominic has also released four albums “Second Star To The Right...”, featuring the songs of Mario Lanza,Opera to Broadway, the Arias, and One Voice.Working with Dominic on these albums have been Grammy award winners such as Tony Camillo, Jimmy Wisner, Ron Alexumburg, and most recently Steve Dorff. Dominic has been recognized in Who’s Who In Music, awarded the National Choral Award and the Governor’s Award for Opera in New Jersey.
He has studied with notable teachers such as Jerome Hines, Steve Mosel, Yass Haskashima, Dr. David Blackburn, and Marcello Garafalo. For the past few years, Dominic has been singing across the United States with the international sensation “The Three Waiters”, He has been featured at special events in Little Italy NYC including the San Gennaro Festival and has been named and continues to be “Little Italy’s American Tenor”. The most important accomplishment Dominic will always strive for is to make people happy with the gift he has been blessed with.
*** Lesson Details *** Lessons will consist of focusing on the ligament in the voice on letting it stand alone so the voice will last well past normal years. The sessions are fun because if its not than its not worth doing. What you can expect to achieve is on two different levels. For just a hobby the health of the voice is first than simplistic views to maintain without damage. Some one who is serious is to advance in strength health and vitality, while putting together a show that can be produce through the many avenues I have. For people more in a career mode shows in NYC, records, and competitions are all available. We also focus on the music you love and learn it through communication between you and me. Begin or advance today and lets start singing!
*** Studio Equipment *** Separate studio/office piano, sound equipment, microphones, seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** To provide a source to play the music whether by instrument or mechanical.
*** Specialties *** I train in the vocal technique of vocal therapy in keeping the vocal and speaking voice healthy while maintaining a beautiful quality.
Jennifer F. August 23, 2012 Verified Student
Dominic is great! He has a lot of experience & knows how to teach. He doesn't push you too hard. He encourages you do try new things & knows when you are ready for more challenges. He's very friendly, funny & makes you feel comfortable right away.
I will teach you how to readily achieve truth with any performance and character. You will be a confident and skilled actor. My approach to acting is grounded in the System of Realism developed by Stanislavsky and furthered by his student Nikolai Demidov. Demidov was the first teacher to incorporate the scientific study of human psychology into our work on stage. I have been a teacher of the Demidov technique for three years and have been able to achieve fast results with students from beginner to advanced levels of experience. My strategy is individual, catering to the unique qualities and abilities of each student.
I am an acting teacher who has worked with students of all backgrounds and age groups-from elementary school all the way up to the graduate school level. I teach acting grounded in the Stanislavski System as well as clowning, physical comedy, and improv. I have experience with students who are interested in both theatre and camera work. I am also a voice and speech coach, specializing in the International Phonetic Alphabet which provides the fastest way to dialect/accent utilization. Having come from various levels of acting experience, my students have achieved fast results with the technique
s that I teach. I have a Master's in Acting and Theatre Education and a BFA in Acting and was the resident acting instructor for the Ringling College of Art and Design-one of the Top 25 Film Schools in the world according to the Hollywood Reporter. I am very passionate about my students' success and I take great pride and joy in seeing them succeed.
joe G. November 20, 2014
I had the joy of attending Zlat's acting class at Ringling College, from the beginning he hit the ground running. We were from all the different disciplines of our school (CA, Game art, Illustration, Film and many others ) but we experienced the craft of acting all together. By the end of it, we all cared for our growth and performances with conviction and sincerity.
Thank you, Zlat.
Ryan M. November 16, 2014
Film and TV Acting ·
I took Zlatomir's Acting class at Ringling college last year and it was an incredible experience. From someone who comes from a theatre and acting background and who is currently working as a film director, the class continued to intrigue and educate me week to week.
Most classes are just repetitive after you've taken a dozen or so, but not with Zlat. He makes the class very personal and focuses it on you. He brings his knowledge from the Asolo into the classroom and makes everyday worth while.
I HIGHLY recommend Zlatomir to anyone who is looking to take their acting to the next level. And you won't just gain a teacher with his class, you will also gain a great friend.
Harry L. November 14, 2014
As a parent of a 20-year-old college student at the Ringling School of Art and Design ,I would like to comment that my son was both deeply affected and inspired by his acting teacher Zlatomir.
As a student studying film with a mild interest in acting he verbalized to me how one class with Zlatomir has added more to his Toolchest as a filmmaker and aspiring actor than any other acting teacher he had previously studied under .
Anyone that could inspire my son to such a great extent ,I'm certain is worthy as an acting teacher!
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