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New York is often referred to as the city that never sleeps and it is the focal point of the American music industry. It is the birthplace of a variety of music genres including hip hop, punk rock, house music and rap and it is also home to jazz and the blues music too. If you’re a musician and you make a name for yourself in New York, then there’s a pretty serious chance that you’ll eventually be known all over the world. As a result, if you’re aspiring to become a musical artist then New York City is arguably your best launch-pad to fame.

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Rebecca L.

Astoria, NY

About Rebecca

I have taught private voice, piano lessons and acting for over 10 years in Miami, Minneapolis and NYC. I have also taught group intermediate ballet and have worked professionally as a singer/actress for the past ten years. My professional experience consists of various opera and theater companies both domestically and internationally. As a classically trained dancer, I also have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and how the body works to best support the actor or singer.
My formal biography is listed below:

Rebecca received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance after a very
successful tw
o years at the New England Conservatory of Music. Rebecca was cast in
leading roles in every main-stage opera offered and was also chosen
among two students to represent New England Conservatory for the Marilyn Horne Foundation
competition her very first year.

Rebecca has performed for several companies both domestic and abroad, including the Florida Grand Opera, Opera festival di Roma, American Austrian Mozart Academy, Oberlin in Italy, the Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera North, and the Chicago Opera Theater. Select operatic roles include the title role in Bizet’s Le Tragédie de Carmen, “Dinah” in Trouble in Tahiti, “Despina” in Cosi Fan Tutte, the "Widow" in The Boor, “Rosa Gonzales" in Summer and Smoke, "Clori" in L'Egisto, and “Marcellina” in Le Nozze di Figaro. Distinctions include merit vocal and dance scholarships from St. Olaf College, American Musical and Dramatic Academy and New England Conservatory for a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. Rebecca is also a two-time scholarship winner from the Society of Singers.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Rebecca owes much of her captivating stage presence
to her extensive training in classical ballet, and made her professional debut in the Pacific
Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the age of nine. Rebecca has also studied ballet, tap,
jazz, and musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy
in New York City, and at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota from which she also
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

As a versatile actress, Rebecca recently made her professional theatre debut at the
American Repertory Theatre of Cambridge, as “Simonetta,” a classically sung and spoken
role, in the world premiere of Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee’s Cardenio.

*** Lesson Details ***
It’s all about you!

I structure the lesson to fit your needs, whether you are looking to
sing professionally or just want to impress your friends! I love
teaching private lessons because I get to know the student individually and his/her best learning style. I will design the lesson to fit YOU and make the best use of your time!
I am passionate about the performing arts, so I love teaching and sharing what I have learned with others. I get excited when I see my students improve and love to have fun. I believe an encouraging environment is where most students excel. But, I also have the technical knowledge and experience to really push you if you ask!

WHAT I TEACH:
Beginning Piano (children + Adults)
Opera
Musical Theater/show tunes (Belt and legit voice types)
Art Song (expertise in French, Italian, and German diction. I also speak a little of each)
Oratorio
Acting for the stage
Ballet
Audition techniques (There’s a lot going on in those five minutes to get the job!)

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
•A thorough knowledge of repertoire, voice and acting techniques and the vocal pedagogy and reference tools to back it up! I will show you pictures and demonstrate etc.
•Enthusiasm and a positive attitude for teaching
•Professionalism
•Fun astmosphere for kids!

I can't wait to meet you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with piano and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard at my home, but I prefer to teach at Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Ave.

*** Specialties ***
Most of my expertise lie in ballet, opera and musical theater.
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Sandy S. September 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rebecca was great. Always prompt and on time. Very patient with my daughter, courteous in my home and very honest with us about everything.
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Rayna July 21, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
I have greatly enjoyed having Rebecca as my teacher. She was very dedicated to helping me improve and genuinely cared about my success. Her breathing techniques were the best I have ever seen. She has also helped display my strengths and add to my love of singing. Her flexibility was also very helpful.
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lucia P. May 20, 2013
Opera Voice
Rebecca Luttio is an amazing voice teacher

Rebecca is an Incredible person to study voice with, She has and inspiringly beautiful sound, and she's really friendly, upbeat, positive, and always enthusiastic about what were doing. Every time I don't understand something, she finds a new way to explain it, and seems to have an infinite amount of patients. I feel like what has changed the most since I began taking lessons with Rebecca, Is the physical training that comes with singing opera, as well as learning how to use your air and broadening your range, which would have never crossed my mind before. I really like that she is a student as well as a teacher and comes to every lesson with new Ideas. For me the couple years we have worked together so far have really changed the way I sing with my whole body, I would recommend her to anyone who really loves to sing.
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Rebecca L.

Rebecca L.

New York, NY 10018
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Dr. Daniel C.

New York, NY

About Dr. Daniel

Dr. C. was most recently described by Tim Page with the Washington Post as a “funny, exuberant and enormously likable” Papageno during Summer Opera Theater’s performance of The Magic Flute. Previously, the Post critiqued Daniel in Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia’s Barber of Seville as a “bright and bouncy” Figaro who delivered his lines with “aplomb.” Daniel has performed as a young artist in the Studio Programs of El Paso Opera, Kentucky Opera and Portland Opera. He has sung the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Sid in Albert Herring, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Belcore in L’e
lisir d’amore, Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Boheme, the Clock in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, Mandarin in Turandot and Haushofmeister in a world premiere of Dorian Gray. Daniel has had the distinct pleasure of singing with The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Kentucky Opera, Bel Cantanti Opera, Amarillo Opera, Crested Butte Opera, Opera Southwest, Waco Lyric Opera, Concert Royal, Ash Lawn Opera Festival and Seagle Music Colony. He was a finalist for Dallas and El Paso Opera Guild Competitions, the NATS Singer of the Year Competition and the NATSAA National Competition. Daniel resides in New York City.
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Liana I. August 13, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Dr. Collins is a deeply caring, skilled, and knowledgeable voice teacher who, for the past month and a half, has helped me formulate and reach toward my operatic goals.

Very patient and flexible in my scheduling our lessons. In addition, he is extremely thoughtful in choosing and creating vocal exercises for me to work on.

He is an absolute pleasure to work with. Looking forward to many more lessons with this fine singer!
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Carlota July 20, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Dan is a marvelous teacher.
His wealth of information, dedication and patience are a true gem. He is passionate about teaching and has a wonderful, positive, uplifting approach. We worked on various aspects of technique, such as strengthening the voice improving pitch, range, breath efficiency and vocal power.
We worked hard but there was always levity in our lessons. He is classically trained, but his instruction applies to all singing styles, including my own (Bossa Nova). Thanks, Dan. I am grateful and I will definitely be back for more!

Carlota Gurascier
Vocalist
www.carlota-music.com
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Marjorie Munoz July 1, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Dr. Collins is a fantastic teacher! He takes time to listen to your voice then comes up with specific exercises, suggestions, and encouraging comments to bring out the best sound. I heard results after my first class and every class after.

I also learn best by example and he's patient enough to sing verses along with me in a beautiful baritone. We've even practiced pronunciation for other languages and will go over translations to help with the emotion of a piece.

I'd highly recommend Dr. Collins for any level vocal student/performer/hobbyist. Your voice will only improve under his coaching.
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Dr. Daniel C.

Dr. Daniel C.

New York, NY 10001
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starting at
$55 / 30-min
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Chris R.

New York, NY

About Chris

Hi my name is Chris, I'm a 26 year old New York native. During my teen years I discovered my love for the guitar and have dedicated myself ever since. Along with teaching, I am currently in a band that records and performs regularly in NYC.

I teach beginner students proper fundamentals through simple exercises and teaching them to play their favorite songs. My method is simple, practical and fun!
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Adrian L. March 23, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Chris is a great teacher. Very friendly and encourages you to experiment the various techniques he helps you learn on the guitar, something which is important for learning.
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Turner C. February 9, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Chris is an extremely technically apt and musically gifted person. His understanding of both theory and technique are of high caliber. He is incredibly patient, understanding and thoughtful in his approach to teaching. If you are looking for a new perspective on the guitar, take a lesson with Chris and I bet you'll take something brand new away!
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Abby L. February 9, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Chris was super friendly and was very patient with me. He made me feel relaxed and seemed genuinely interested in teaching. I will definitely continue taking classes with Chris, he makes learning guitar fun!
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Chris R.

Chris R.

New York, NY 10001
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Angela M.

New York, NY

About Angela

I am a professional opera singer and voice instructor living in New York City. I have an opera, musical theater, church and choral background. I am comfortable teaching all styles of music, but please note that my training is in Classical Voice so my focus will be healthy tone production, breathing and support. It would be my pleasure to work with my students on basic music theory. I can also help students prepare their voices for public speaking engagements.
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Katie L. August 16, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
I studied with Angela for a year when I lived in NYC. She was a fantastic teacher! I took lessons to improve the quality of my voice, especially my higher range. I only stopped because I moved, but I would have continued. Angela really gave me confidence while improving my overall technique! I would recommend her to ANYONE!
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Dr. Daniel C. August 10, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Angela is a sensational instructor! Not only does she have a magnetic charisma and stellar vocal tone, Angela also possesses the ability to communicate vocal technique in a clear, concise means making vocal growth and practice much simpler! She's always dedicated, creative and in search of the best possible sounds from her students while keeping the lesson atmosphere fun and encouraging. I would highly recommend Angela to students of all ages as well as skill levels being that her versatility and experience easily allow for it. You will not go wrong studying with Angela!
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Angela M.

Angela M.

New York, NY 10001
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Amber J.

New York, NY

About Amber

Hello! My name is Amber and I can't wait to begin music lessons with you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1996 when I was 15 and have loved helping my students accomplish their goals with beginning/advanced piano and classical voice/musical theater lessons. I have a Bachelor's degree in piano and music education, a Master's degree in Vocal Performance, and am finishing a dissertation to complete my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. I love to teach all ages and styles whether on the piano or voice. I have extensive training in opera and musical theater. I
am also a professional accompanist. I look forward to hearing from you and would love to help you reach your goals!
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Jo O. August 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I have just taken up the piano as an adult, after years thinking about it. It is the most challenging and fun thing I have done in a very long time. Amber is a fantastic, patient, and inspirational teacher. I highly recommend her.
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Mattie August 14, 2015
Accompaniment · In studio
Amber is a wonderful accompanist- musical, empathetic, instinctive, and incredibly accommodating to the singer. Having a wide scope of operatic and art song repertoire, Amber also possesses advanced sight reading skills, able to play almost any vocal repertoire placed in front of her. Not only does Amber possess the necessary skills required of a fabulous accompanist, as a person, she is a pleasure to work with and actively works to create a warm, positive atmosphere for her singers/clients. I highly recommend Amber as a coach and accompanist.
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Amanda August 13, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Amber James was a fabulous voice instructor! I feel like I grew so much in the two years I took lessons from her. Very clear in her instructions and puts new concepts on a level that is easily understandable. She is also very positive and encouraging during lessons which is always a plus!
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Amber J.

Amber J.

New York, NY 10001
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starting at
$35 / 30-min

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