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Lauren T.

6 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Turkish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
  • BFA Acting from Boston University
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Lauren T.

6 Reviews
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Currently the title role of the hit Off-Broadway revival of The Fiddler on the Roof, I love helping high school students with their college auditions! A graduate of Boston University's BFA Acting program, I have a deep understanding of various acting techniques that I bring to our classes. I can help you find the right contemporary and classical monologues and songs for your audition, so that you feel comfortable and confident!

About Lauren

I'm a professional actor/musician in NYC, and have played such roles as the Fiddler in the hit off-Broadway revival of The Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Oscar and Tony award winner Joel Grey (2019 Drama Desk Winner Best Musical Revival) and Reza in the national tour of Once (Tony winner best mus

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Lisa (Catherine’s mom)
We love Lauren. She is making violin a great experience for our daughter (11 yrs old). She is very thorough and encouraging, and introduces interesting music that is fun and challenging for a beginner student. Our daughter says she can truly feel her own improvement, and is really happy to have additional lessons with Lauren, beyond what she receives in school. Lauren is flexible with scheduling and very reliable, and we intend to stick with her - and with the violin- for the duration!
Lauren
Lauren is an awesome violinist. I worked with her in a show and watched her tackle many different styles of music, improvise with other musicians, and collaborate on new material. I would recommend her to anyone!
Ruby
Lauren Thomas is an excellent musician with a tremendous amount of patience and a seemingly boundless supply of talents. As a fellow musician who has played professionally alongside Lauren, I have witnessed first hand her skilled mastery of both the flute and the violin -- as intuitive as she is technically proficient. Apart from her musical abilities, she's kind, fun and sensitive and would make for either a great beginner violin teacher or as an instructor for someone with intermediate skills looking to expand their abilities. Cannot recommend her highly enough! Whether you're seeking instruction in the flute or the violin, Lauren's the woman for the job.
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Marjorie K.

40 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM in Voice Performance and a special studies certificate from University of Georgia and Eastman School of Music
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Marjorie K.

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I teach what it takes from start to finish how to create your own cabaret show or solo recital.
Learn how to get an audience to attend your show, how to get your show reviewed, how to create a program (writing your script and choosing your song repertoire), how to do a mailing and design your publicity materials as well as how to locate the best venue for your show.

About Marjorie

Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC

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Cadence W.
Marjorie is a great teacher, my daughter is learning and enjoying going to her lessons.
Ann-Marie G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next.
Madelyn G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their first lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next one
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Bill H.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Portuguese
  • Awarded First Place Prize from CCBB (Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil)
  • Teaches students 12 to 80
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Bill H.

3 Reviews
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Since I came to New York in 2012, I have worked with lots of different choirs around the city with a vast array of styles from Renaissance to Contemporary choral music. I have worked in choirs since 1994, and I believe choral singing is an important tool for improving music skills.

About Bill

It is time to achieve your goals, and I definitely can help you with that. I dedicated my life to the "Art of Teaching", and I have been helping people to improve their music skills ever since. I LOVE to teach, and because of this passion, I know how to listen to you, design a perfect lesson that w

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Elizabeth
I have worked with Bill as a vocalist for several years, and have always been impressed with his singing voice. Now having studied with him privately, I am even more impressed with his teaching skills—fun, encouraging, and informative, his lessons are not to be missed! Also, very reasonably priced!
Jen A.
I've worked with Bill in multiple capacities since we met. He has an incredible instrument and a fantastic attitude. He is always willing to help you with whatever your particular need may be, and he's a very kind and engaging vocal instructor. He is passionate about what he does, and equally passionate about helping you with what you do!
Mariana B.
Bill is an awesome instructor! He's versatile, so I can go to him for arrangements issues, vocal coaching, choir questions and whenever I need to record an accompaniment for a song. AND he's also fun! I highly recommend!

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Vanessa P.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Music!
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vanessa P.

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Your speaking voice is your calling card to the world. It sums up your entire personality and sends it forth into the atmosphere for all to experience. It quite literally creates your world! Its uniqueness clearly identifies the one-and-only YOU! So, it is important to polish it up so that we put our best foot forward in all of our business, professional, and personal relationships by cultivating a strong, healthy, expressive speaking voice. Together we will help you learn to release your Natural Voice with ease and power, improve your pronunciation and vocal color, and develop good habits of speaking, enunciation, and breathing techniques. Fortunately, good voice quality can be learned, so let's start uncovering that wonderful vocal instrument within you. Improved communications skills can help you express your ideas and creative abilities, and open up new worlds in your personal, business, and professional lives! Let's start today!

About Vanessa

Become the masterful Singer that you really ARE! Learn to bring out the natural beauty and power of your Voice, and to match your own unique personality and vocal qualities to complementing repertoire in order to show your voice and talents in their best light. We'll develop the repertoire that fi

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Yeqing
Before my first class, I knew nothing about opera singing. I have had 10+ classes with Vanessa now and have learned a lot in techniques. She is very patient and knowledgable. She is able to tell instantly what's right or wrong which is super helpful.
Lika B.
Vanessa is amazing teacher!!! The best I ever had!!!!
Vince M.
I am a professional speaker and I decided to pursue some speaker voice coaching. This was my first lesson and Vanessa was friendly and great personality. I felt comfortable with her
immediately. She provided education, demonstration, observed me apply the techniques, and offered constructive feedback. After the class, I was excited to practice what I learned. I will definitely continue to go back to Vanessa. I highly recommend her.
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Jameson J.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks German
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Rice University
  • Awarded Southwest Regional Finalist from Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
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Jameson J.

29 Reviews
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Learn to use your voice with ease with the Alexander Technique.

About Jameson

If you are a seasoned performer, I will guide you in developing agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. If you are a first-time vocal student, I will provide an engaging, supportive environment to find your voice. My instruction is based on professionalism, experience and range

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Matthew
I have had 2 voice lessons with Jameson, and I really like him and his approach. He has simple techniques that help me sing better: expand my range and vocal quality. I think in a short time I will have significant improvement.
Abbas
Mr. Jameson was very patient & gave clear instructions. Looking forward to continuing lesdons with him!
Grant P.
My son learned a lot, came away excited and already looking forward to the next lesson.
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Jillian V.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Awarded Hands on Assistance in Yoga, Advance Training from Yoga Haven
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jillian V.

49 Reviews
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I am currently a choir director and give all of my students the chance to participate to become stronger singers. Find out more about how to audition for local choirs, develop skills necessary in group singing, including ear training and sight singing, or receive help starting a local choir yourself! No experience necessary.

About Jillian

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor. ...I fin

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Rajeev M.
The best instructor of music I ever had. I have zero musical background. But as an adult, wanted for the first time exposure in music. After about 4 one session guitar lessons, each with a different instructor who all basically told me I was hopeless (didn't return my call/text to schedule a next session), never did I think that I would be 20 lessons and months of guitar and voice sessions in with the same teacher.
Because of Jillian, I can throw down chords on a guitar, and sing along while playing, something unimaginable foe someone as musically challenged and illiterate as myself.
My future in music, as an adult whose professional background is medicine and science, appears unfathomably bright. Because of a teacher who had the patience to believe.
Simon
I was somewhat skeptical about being to learn to play guitar online but I am sure glad I gave it a try because it was amazing. I've been trying to play the guitar for 20 years and I learned more in 45 minutes with Jillian than I have all this time. Thanks!
Mia
Jillian is an wonderful teacher. Kind, patient and warm. This is my daughters first time and she encouraged her throughout the lesson. Excellent teacher!

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"Julia is enjoying her acting lessons with Marie-France. She has learned some valuable techniques in a short time. Julia looks forward to her next lesson and plans to continue her lessons with Marie-France."
- Lee
Took Acting lessons from Marie-France M.
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"Addressed my concerns and anything I would do wrong he'd make me aware of it as well as how to correct it. Many times I speak in monotone, so it's good to have someone help me correct that. Looking forward to continuing my lessons."
- Jorge
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Bill P.
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"Glenn has a lot of very good energy and he is very knowledgeable about acting and that has inspired us to work hard and practice."
- Ramsey
Took Acting lessons from Glenn W.
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"Arlys has given me valuable insights into developing my speaking voice and helping me to find a comfortable pitch and rate. After only 3 lessons I have improved dramatically. I recommend her highly. Very sincere and professional."
- Scott
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Arlys A.
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"I absolutely love Toya!. She pushed me out of my comfort zone which has greatly helped me as an actor. I’m more confident and relaxed."
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Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Working with Gigi during a challenging time in my life was an amazing experience, her empathy, her nurturing quality made my experience truly lovely. She finds inspiration for movement therapeutic work by what the students needs are. After my classes with Gigi I feel spiritually rejuvenated."
- Anna Mayta
Took Dance lessons from Gigi O.
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"This was my daughter's first experience with acting lessons, and Alexandra made it fun and engaging. She was patient, positive, and encouraging during all of the lessons. We'll definitely choose Alexandra for future lessons!"
- Kylie
Took Child Acting lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Fun experience, can’t wait to learn more"
- Jessie
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Great class, and instruction."
- Jane
Took Theater Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"Gina is great! My 14 year old daughter loved her. She helped her work on several techniques and scenes in preparation for an audition. I would definitely recommend her for various levels of experience.
She loves the craft and it shows in her teaching. Shes tough but so loving and enthusiastic."
- Anaya
Took Acting lessons from Gina B.
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