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About Adria F.

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East Amherst, NY

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About Adria
Hi! My name is Adria and I would love the opportunity to coach as many vocalists as I can here in the Western NY area! I currently hold three NYS teaching certifications (in Music Education K-12, Ch
ildhood Education 1-6, and Students with Disabilities 1-6). I attained a Bachelor of Music Degree from University of Miami where I majored in Vocal Jazz Performance and minored in Jazz Piano. The University of Miami provided incredible opportunities for me to study and perform with jazz greats such as Kevin Mahogany and Kurt Elling. I am so appreciative to everyone I met there because it really molded me and prepared me for a professional career in music.

I received a Master of Science in Education Degree from CUNY Brooklyn College where I dually majored in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6). I ascertained a Master of Music Education Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. For 10 years, I taught at a public elementary school in Brooklyn. There I taught General Music classes, directed a Chorus, created/produced/directed two musical productions every year and helped my 5th grade students prepare for their junior high talent tests...all while having the honor of teaching private lessons to students for whom I can scaffold individualized instruction. Recently, I moved to the Western NY area (where I grew up) and I currently teach Vocal and General Music to Middle School students! I direct four Choruses, and I'm very much involved in NYSSMA and helping my students prepare for All County and All State!

I have over 20 years of professional performing experience: since the age of nine, I have been performing and recording music. By the age of 14, I released two albums in the USA and Canada. I have a plethora of training and knowledge in all areas of performance and the music industry. My experience, education, and abilities as a musician enable me to motivate and support my students in reaching levels far beyond their goals and expectations.

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I am a very passionate teacher, as I am passionate about our art. I believe in scaffolding lessons in order to meet the needs of my students. Each lesson will be driven to meet my students needs/ goals. Students of mine will be expected to practice each week and complete special assignments that will help them grow as artists. These assignments will be interesting and useful. Our lesson structure will always begin with tailored vocal exercises, then we will work on personal repertoire, followed by a reflection portion at the end. Students will be expected to keep all lesson materials in a 3-ring binder.

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SINGING of allll types! Commercial Singing (r&b, pop, rock, etc), Jazz, and Musical Theatre are some genres/areas in which I specialize. Also, I am a songwriter so I can support my students in that area as well.
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Sean P. July 18, 2014
· Singing · In studio
I needed to find a vocal instructor because I'm the lead singer of a rock band. My struggle was keeping my voice strong between shows because after a gig, my voice was always scratchy and hoarse. Adria taught me how to use my voice as an instrument. I immediately learned remedy warm-ups and how to sing healthier. I never really had a technique to my singing, but she built one for me and tailored it to my unique style and need. She didn't try to change my sound, like some vocal teachers I've met in the past. She taught me how to optimize my voice in many different ways and she taught me how to speak better (which was a total game changer). She knows her stuff, and this fact is backed up when she teaches and sings. It's hard to find teachers who can change your life, and I'm really honored to have found such a teacher in Adria.
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Celia R. July 17, 2014
· Singing · In studio
Adria is very knowledgeable about music, singing, songwriting, etc. You can tell right away, because she gives the best feedback and like.... she's an amazing singer herself!

From my first lesson, she just knew what to do to help me- from breathing to phrasing to dynamics to posture to song choice to expression- she continues to bring out the best in me. She inspired me to perform music I write too, which was huge for me. I never had the courage to actually share my songs with anyone and she brought that out of me! I'm SO happy I found Adria, because of her I'm a million percent more confident in my vocal and songwriting ability!
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jacqueline F. July 16, 2014
· Singing · In studio
I always dreamed of being able to sing and my mom got me some lessons for Christmas. I was so nervous to sing in front of anyone , because I never really did before. Well, Adria put me right at ease!! She encouraged me and made me feel comfortable. She is always so nice and helped me to stop doubting myself so much. I'm sooo happy I found Adria for my vocal coach because every week, she makes me feel special and good about myself! She even encouraged me to get involved in my church choir, which I was always afraid to try-out for. I did it though, and I got in!!! Adria will help you become a better singer, even if you never sang in front of anyone before like me. Oh, and her studio is really nice too!
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Adria F.

Adria F.

East Amherst, NY 14051
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About Antonella D.

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Tonawanda, NY
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I have an extensive training in "training" musicians: it doesn't matter if you are young or old, beginner or advanced, I will bring you to the next level.
I am a pianist and a music theorist, I am a
dedicated and successful teacher. I hold degrees from Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Italy, Accademia Puccininana, I have a Master in piano performance and am working through my PhD in Music Theory. As you can see, I love to learn.
My lessons will take you where you are and bring you a step further. I'll explain you in detail how to reach your goals faster.
Sometimes you'll need to work on your own way to learn, on yourself. I'll be always there to help you!
Why you should have lesson with me?
Simply because I am among the best teachers in the world and I love the idea to reach more students through this medium. And you'll have fun for sure.

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Of course, you'll need to have a piano or at least a keyboard :)
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Jim F. January 8, 2017
Verified Student · Music Theory · In home
Very inspiring. Antonella helped me realize just how much I needed to learn. She did this in a very encouraging way. I'm looking forward to my next lesson
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Paul C. November 10, 2014
· Piano · In home
Antonella has been teaching piano to my two daughters (ages 8 and 12) for a number of years now. They have progressed terrifically during that time and really enjoy learning from her. She has a gentle approach but also keeps the girls focused and accountable which is important. They have had multiple opportunities to perform in recitals and competitions that are always enjoyable as well. Antonella is a excellent teacher that I would highly recommend.
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Ciara H. November 5, 2014
Verified Student · Piano · In home
My 7 year old daughter started taking piano lessons this year with Antonella. I am amazed that within such a short period of time she has learned so much. She has progressed from 'Mary had a little Lamb' to really beautiful more complex pieces in what seems like no time.
Antonella is a really excellent teacher, very patient and supportive, yet constantly pushing (gently) to make the student better. She is an incredible pianist herself and really encourages Aoife not just to learn and play the notes, but to really use good movement and techniques which make such a difference to the sound of the piece.
Antonella is professional, committed, highly skilled and very passionate about what she does. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as an amazing piano teacher.
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Antonella D.

Antonella D.

Tonawanda, NY 14150
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About John R.

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New York, NY

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I love to show students that they can sing easily! I teach a modern technique based in classical concepts that includes Choral Singing and Music Theatre Singing for Actors. High Notes are a particular
specialization as is expressive, communicative singing and a particular knowledge of vocal techniques for choir or chorus singers (blending, tuning, listening, etc.). I prefer students who know basic music fundamentals such as how to pick out their notes on a keyboard. I have been a soloist member of the METROPOLITAN OPERA CHORUS from 1991-2014, as well as solo section leader of several Large NYC and Boston area Churches.
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Richard July 21, 2016
· Classical Voice · In studio
Very knowledgeable. Very easy & casual. Doesn't look at the watch kind of voice instructor. Understands the anatomy of the human voice. Is much experienced with the classical voice as a former singer with the Met.
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John R.

John R.

Buffalo, NY 14209
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$35 / 30-min

About Anthony L.

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Buffalo, NY
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I am a Master Guitar player with professional equipment available for use. I have 30 years of playing experience and wanted to teach lessons that would advance students through the process much faster
then most by eliminating the work first and providing students with a chance to experience music and enjoying making it FIRST! I believe once you fall in love with Music as I have the desire to practice and learn will come much more easily.
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Anthony L.

Anthony L.

Buffalo, NY 14210
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$25 / 30-min

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