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About Zachary B.

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Dear Students and Parents:

My passion for performing and teaching brought me to TakeLessons as a way to enrich my immediate community (and beyond through Skype lessons!) and help individual students perform at their best. As an operatic performer, I thoroughly understand the importance of building a strong technical background for any level of singing or professional speaking. My other skills, like instrumental instruction, studying skills, accent reduction, and academic preparation are all offered through TakeLessons as well. As a teacher, I love having fun in lessons and building strong connections with my students at absolutely any level. My personal musical performing experiences span opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, and R&B. I am so excited to share my knowledge and passion for singing with you, as well as any other subject
we find to explore! As of February 2013, I am also available through TakeLessons' online instruction program! Please find more information below and I hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks!

Zachary B.

A native of Charlotte, NC, Zachary began his musical career as a tuba player and jazz bass guitarist. While attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Zachary began singing in various vocal groups on campus and developed his love for the singing voice. With encouragement from the music faculty, Zachary began training as an operatic baritone while at UNC. While attending UNC, Zachary was awarded both the Fischer Scholarship in Voice and the Tony McDowell Voice Scholarship. His singing brought him to Boston in the summer of 2010 to begin study at The Boston Conservatory. While performing various opera roles and attending summer programs, Zachary also opened his private studio and taught at a local music academy.

Baritone Zachary B. is quickly establishing himself as an active operatic performer. Equally at home on the recital stage, his versatile lyric baritone voice fits a wide range of repertoire and styles. A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, Zachary has performed roles like the titular role in Don Giovanni, Ramiro in L'Heure Espagnole, L'horloge comtoise in L'Enfant et les sortileges, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, and Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief.

Starting in February 2013, Zachary will also be available through TakeLessons for online instruction. Lessons will still focus on energy, breath, and solid technique, so please contact him if you think this venue of instruction will be a good fit!

*** Lesson Details ***
Regardless of your background, I believe in making lessons fun, encouraging, and accessible. This means that my work with you will, by nature, be incredibly personal and always formulated for your specific musical goals. I will constantly strive to make sure you are comfortable in our work together as we explore singing, speaking, and music theory.

I believe every singing or speaking voice can benefit from a foundation in classical vocal technique. Whether you prefer to learn through singing songs or through various exercises, I can customize our lesson plan to fit your needs. Therefore, I provide a fun and engaging lesson atmosphere, but you need to bring your best as well! We will both be happier with the process if we are equally invested in your growth. We will start with something you already know (an aria, vocal exercise, or excerpt from a song) and work toward singing in your preferred vocal style. For example, classical singers will build their knowledge of English, German, Italian, and French diction and song styles. Additionally, I will always respect and include my student's musical interests.

Along the way, I am happy to address basic music theory ideas. If you prefer, we can also spend additional time reviewing and learning those principles to enrich your musical experience. I will always provide different exercises and ideas to keep your brain active in the singing process.

I believe in whole body, whole spirit singing. As a performer, I employ a variety of holistic exercises and theories to develop my own voice, such as basic Alexander Technique principles, voice therapy techniques, a variety of pedagogical palates, and energy work. If these sorts of things interest you, I am more than happy to incorporate them into our lessons. My personal results with those practices have been incredible, so I am always eager to share.

My personality is outgoing and energetic, so I bring that sort of atmosphere to a lesson. I expect preparedness and readiness on your part to maximize our work together. My greatest desire in teaching is to see you grow! So, if a challenging, yet comforting, work environment sounds like something you would like to try, consider scheduling a trial lesson with me. I am always happy to hear from new students!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open area between the living room and the dining room, seating available, piano to accompany the voice lesson, garage/driveway/street parking.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I prefer for my students to have a keyboard or piano, and if possible, a music stand. We can always make a situation work if the student does not have access to these tools. I provide music, pencils, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I am an opera singer, and specialize in classical singing. However, I apply similar vocal technique to all genres of music, and focus on breathing technique, body and energy awareness, and discuss a holistic approach to singing with all students.
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Susan Y. September 14, 2015
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Zachary is a wonderful teacher. He is very patient and really understands what he student want and need. Highly recommend him for a teacher
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wynoka J. August 8, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Knowledgeable patient encouraging and kind! I learned some new things that help! Looking forward to next lesson!
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Draaco A. May 19, 2015
· Singing · In home
Great instructor, natural gifted at communicating the body mechanics, breathing, and finer points of singing.
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Zachary B.

Zachary B.

Brooklyn, NY 11205
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About Karl K.

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New York, NY

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Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy
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Ed October 6, 2017
· Bridge · In studio
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Michael August 23, 2017
· Bridge · Online
A very helpful session!
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Eve August 4, 2017
· Norwegian · In studio
Excellent Norwegian teacher. I can highly recommend Karl!
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Karl K.

Karl K.

New York, NY 10034
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About Michael G.

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Oakland Gardens, NY

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I am passionate about teaching. I am well-informed in my areas of expertise, and truly enjoy imparting knowledge to my students. I have a variety of interests and areas of study and have had a lot of life experience. When dealing with my students I am kind, compassionate, and sensitive and I strive to make each lesson meaningful and fun. I am comfortable working with children, teens, and adults of all ages and backgrounds.
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Dan Underwood March 20, 2016
· Poker · Online
Great first class, left it at four stars to give him something to shoot for on next classes. :)
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Eric Kumasaka January 4, 2016
· Poker · Online
Michael is patient with my "noob" questions and he seems genuinely happy to teach others. Glad to have him as a teacher!
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Andy Gershenzon November 13, 2015
· Poker · Online
Michael is a great teacher!
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Michael G.

Michael G.

Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
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About Leo K.

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New York, NY

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Hello! I'm Leo, and I will be your prospective tutor for today. I am a New School alum in the literary studies program, with a specialization in fiction writing. Most of my teaching experience stems from a martial arts background (specifically taekwondo, Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu jitsu) , where I taught students ranging from 4-60 years old. I also have experience teaching people how to type, how to improve their reading and writing skills, stage presence, public speaking, self defense, and physical health. I look forward to meeting all of you while helping with whatever you need help with.
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Yousef A. February 21, 2016
· Creative Writing · Online
My son: "The teacher is great. First lesson was both fun and motivating." Thanks for your time and help.
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Neil November 10, 2015
· Creative Writing · In studio
Patient and encouraging tutoring. Definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve and trust their own creative process.
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keith September 19, 2015
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Leo is an extremely passionate individual around his major areas of interest. He is completely responsible and reliable. Leo was quite mature in the way that he handled himself in class compared to many of his peers. He is quite articulate and an amazing writer too.
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Leo K.

Leo K.

New York, NY 10003
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$25 / 30-min

About Jay D.

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Jay Dixit is a science writer, writing teacher, and storytelling coach whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Slate, Wired, and Psychology Today. Jay has taught creative writing at Columbia University, and leads regular classes in writing and storytelling through the New York Writers’ Intensive. He’s also the winner of The Moth, a live stage storytelling competition based in New York, and his story “My Father’s Love” appears on The Moth Radio Hour and NPR.
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Jay D.

Jay D.

New York, NY 10003
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Hi again. I'm Bill and even though i grew up in Central NJ, I have lived and traveled and over the US. I earned a Master's from Seton Hall in English Education and studied English Literature and European History in my undergraduate years. I put myself through college working a few days a week as a mechanic for a Jaguar/MGB dealer and some weekends as a lead guitarist for a rock band. I love music and still play in a group. I also acted a bit in NYC while teaching high school (4 years) and at universities such as Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison and several others.

I was blessed to go to a private high school where I had several years of Latin and some elementary Greek. My parents infected me n with the reading virus, so I own thousands of books--and, yes--I've read them all!

When the weather permits, I bike between 75 to 100 miles a week,
but when the weather turns, I hit the gum. I love the outdoors, so I also kayak and hike along with the biking.

As you can see, I am an active, involved person who loves life and thinks that the glass in not just half full, but flowing over. So get in touch already: billwallre
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Bill W.

Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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About Jesse K.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Hi! I'm a performer in New York, from Alaska. You can usually catch me singing tunes in bars, spitting out slam poetry in cafes, or performing circus tricks in burlesque halls, but after performing my biggest passion is skill sharing with artists. I firmly believe in growing our performers community, so I want to be able to teach developing artists the skills I have picked up over the years.
There's no such thing as a wrong way to do art, its all about finding YOUR way to do art.
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Jesse K.

Jesse K.

Brooklyn, NY 11225
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$15 / 30-min

About Katie G.

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I am an experienced high school History teacher and tutor with 10 years of classroom experience in the private school sector. I have taught all levels of US history from foundations through advanced placement, as well as world history, US government and politics, and European history. My student centered focus on learning will allow a student to develop the skills that they need in order to achieve success on all history assessments including document based questions, multiple choice assessments, and essay writing. Resume and references available upon request.

Open availability. I can meet most evenings and weekends. Online tutoring is also an option.
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Katie G.

Katie G.

Red Bank, NJ 07701
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$51 / 30-min

About Elyse L.

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New York, NY
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I graduated with honors from New York University, earning my BFA in theatre. I use my degree to pursue my career as an actress/singer, and I use my love of academics to tutor! In fact, I think my acting training gives me a bit of an advantage as a tutor. I love getting inside my students’ heads, so to speak. Everyone has different struggles and everyone learns differently, and I think I bring a unique perspective and skill level when it comes to understanding and adapting to the needs of each student.
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Elyse L.

New York, NY 10128
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About Nora S.

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Whenever there is a creative moment of writer's block, a college application to be written, a school essay to be edited, I am always the go-to for everyone in my circle.

It's not just because I have years of experience writing and editing-- it's because my friends and colleagues know the genuine pleasure I get from helping others write and edit their words to perfectly capture what they want to express.

Writing should be fun. We speak to express ourselves, for the most part without self-judgement of self-editing. We argue with one another, crack jokes, express emotions, explain. Why should the written word be any less dynamic, any less fun??

I love all writing equally: creative, poetry, scientific articles, applications, school essays, journalism. And I love it at all stages: Ideation, outlining, writing, editing, polishing.

If yo
u want to not only improve the writing on the paper in front of you, but to gain applicable skills that will serve you in school, work, and life for decades to come, connect with me... oh, and we'll have fun working on it too!
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Nora S.

Nora S.

New York, NY 10003
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$42 / 30-min

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