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About Melissa M.

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Melissa specializes in the Alfred Series for piano and My First Piano Adventure for young students. This approach focuses on ear training and reading music. Custom exercises and choice of material is based on the student's level and field of study. Lessons are scheduled at the student's convenience as per availability. Frequency and length of lessons is based on the students needs.

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WHAT TO EXPECT
When meeting with a student for the first time we always discuss his or her needs or goals. After that, we get into the foundation of building technique, starting with posture. Next, the student is assigned breathing exercises to practice. These exercises are structured to energize the body and manage the breath. Every single student learns about appoggio. This is the term used for the process of suspending exhalation while keeping the torso in the position of inhalation by using the transverse abdominis and obliques. Students also learn that the action of the diaphragm is involuntary, therefore the exercises in which we engage are in place to have command over physical activity that we can control.

A TYPICAL VOICE LESSON
After posture and breathing are addressed the students begin to learn how to produce tone,
which encompasses the vocal onset and the closure of the vocal folds. Students realize that proper breath management and producing tone go hand in hand. The ideal that the student and I work towards is a balance between superfluous air flow and and pressed pressure. This concept leads to a clean onset in which the edges of the vocal folds cleanly come together and stay closed during singing.

Students also learn how to negotiate and coordinate the vocal registers. This means that every student who walks into my studio learns where and what the larynx is. It is my job to be a second set of ears to help the student optimize his or her tone quality by maximizing vocal resonance. This concept may be different across genres, however every student learns how to begin coordinating the vocal process.

HOW I TEACH
My aim as a teacher of voice is to be flexible and innovative, and provide students with a clear and honest assessment. I strive to explain to each singer exactly how to complete a task, whether maintaining the position of inhalation or correcting posture. In lessons, I refrain from being demonstrative so that the student can find his or her own unique sound without attempting to copy my sound. I use this method so that the student learns how to be her own teacher. This way, the student will be able to identify and correct her own vocal problems. When I am not present, the student will have confidence in her skills and can make educated corrections in practice, rehearsals, and in performances.

TECHNIQUE
Throughout the course of lessons, it is my job to identify the most effective resonating space for the student and give her the skills to maintain that space. It is through the combination of effective breath management using appoggio and flow-phonation that the student becomes most efficient. Finding the most efficient technique for the student involves discovering the proper laryngeal position for the student’s voice type and by practicing continuity through all of the registers.

As all of the aspects of technique are being built in the studio, it is my job to ensure that I am building a musician. This means that I go over how the student needs to learn a piece and how to perform a piece. Often times with young students, they do not have the musical skills to teach themselves the pieces assigned. Sometimes the voice teacher’s job is to “plunk out the notes.” I highly encourage my students to take piano lessons and to use technology resources to aid them in building musicianship so they feel confident reading music. This process takes time, but it is the first step in building a competent performer.

MY GOALS
I always cater to the students tastes while still meeting requirements, if any. I believe that this fosters joy and excitement in music. My goal as a voice teacher not only involves building a good singer, but creating a performer. I make sure that I not only find performing opportunities for my students, but also I create them. Every semester I hold a studio recital for my students to perform their repertoire in front of an audience. In the Fall of 2015 I founded a local opera company in order to bring classical music to the community. My students made up the chorus of Handel’s Messiah that we performed that December. In addition, I have invited my students to participate in the church choir I direct every week. I believe that learning how to sing must take place in the studio, but the most important thing that I can do as a teacher is to make sure that the student knows how to transfer the skills learned in the classroom to real-world performing experiences.

APPROACH
I believe in a holistic approach to teaching, which involves connection to the text and acting. Though I cover many of these aspects in the studio, it is extremely beneficial for students to go outside of the studio and engage in physical courses such as yoga, Alexander technique, acting and dance. I personally engage in these activities to relate to my students and to be able to explain how we need to engage the body in singing. I also encourage my students to have coachings with other professionals to gain more insight into their repertoire.

Not every student who comes to my studio wants to sing opera. Many students want to sing in choir, in church, or just for fun. Overall, I always come from a place of acceptance and non judgement. Every voice is unique and I strive to help my students not only reach their goals, but surpass them.

ABOUT ME
I have been teaching voice and piano since 2010. Not only an avid teacher, I have performed in music festivals all over the world including The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Accademia Europa dell’Opera in Lucca, Italy, Angel Vocal Art in Los Angeles, CA, Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia, PA, and Highlands Opera Studio in Haliburton, Ontario. I have also performed with companies including Opera San Jose, The Napa Valley Music Association, The San Francisco Youth Chamber Orchestra, Opera on the Spot, and The Solano Chamber Society.

I earned my Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA with Kevin McMillan. During my time in Harrisonburg, I founded Harrisonburg Opera Theatre and was the church choir director at Sunnyside Retirement Community Meredith Chapel.
I completed my Post-Graduate Artist Diploma in Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of acclaimed opera singer, Deborah Voigt. While in San Francisco, I interned in the Education Department of San Francisco Opera and taught Kindergarten and First grade music with the San Francisco Conservatory in the Schools mentor-ship program. I also received a full scholarship to attend the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism.

I earned my Masters of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts where she sang the National Anthem for President Barack Obama at the school’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. At UC Irvine, I received critical acclaim for my portrayal of Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, and as the Soprano in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

I specialize in the Alfred Series for piano and My First Piano Adventure for young students. This approach focuses on ear training and reading music. Custom exercises and choice of material is based on the student's level and field of study. Lessons are scheduled at the student's convenience as per availability. Frequency and length of lessons is based on the students needs.

Young voice students are taught general concepts, music theory, and ear training. After the voice is more mature, advanced and serious vocal study can be pursued. Melissa's students receive a well-rounded training in the style of their choice: Classical, Popular, Musical Theatre, and Jazz.

I emphasize solid technique, posture, breathing, and control, in addition to music fundamentals.
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Roger November 6, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Love Dr. M! I've wanted to take voice lessons forever but I have been hesitant due to my lack of experience. Dr. M not only made me feel comfortable but also confident in the voice that I have. She's personal and warm but also very professional. She never gets frustrated with obstacles I face in my lessons; instead she helps ways to overcome them.

I've never left a lesson feeling disappointed with my ability, something I experienced with other voice teachers. I feel confident in my voice and I owe that all to Melissa. For instance, during one lessons I was feeling a little off. Rather than getting frustrated she helped me focus on great ways to approach singing when not feeling your best. Dr. McCann rocks!

If you are looking for a voice teacher new or experienced I would definitely recommend Dr. McCann. Top notch lessons and overall awesome woman!
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Kassondra November 5, 2018
· Classical Voice · Online
Dr. M. is a phenomenal teacher who does a great job customizing her lessons to the needs of the student. She has helped me make amazing progress with my voice, and just as importantly has helped me gain the confidence to be able to sign.

Her lessons are fun, effective, and very positive. All of which help the student learn more and get more out of the lesson. I highly recommend Dr. M. as a teacher to anyone (at any level) who is interested in becoming a better singer.
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Isabel November 5, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
I recommend Melissa as a voice teacher! She has a very easy going personality and gets along great with my 11 year old daughter. She got to know my daughter personally, and chooses music to fit her personality. She is very easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable as a voice teacher. My daughter has definitely made progress over the last two years!
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Melissa M.

Melissa M.

Brooklyn, NY 11206
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About Joseph P.

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New York, NY
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I've been playing the piano since I was six, and I've been teaching for over ten years. I tailor my curriculum to fit your interests and abilities. Although I play many different styles and genres, classical piano is my favorite subject to teach! Your true teachers will be Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and more. I love searching through the classical repertoire to find the perfect pieces for every skill level. Here are some sample topics we will cover:

--healthy and effortless technique
--fluency in music reading
--knowledge of classical repertoire
--memorization/performance skills
--basic scales/chords/arpeggios
--basic musicianship (including ear training, expression, style, performance, etc.)

About Joseph
My name is Joseph P. I began playing the piano and writing music at a very young age. I've been teaching for over ten years, and I love sharing music with my students. I specialize in piano, composition, and music theory, and I play many genres ranging from classical to R&B.

I'm currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and I have taught undergraduate courses at Queens College, CUNY.
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Stephen F. June 1, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Joey is a great teacher.
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Jermaine March 17, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I take regular piano classes with Joseph and he's simply the best! He has a deep understanding of music theory and is very attentive, patient and friendly. Would rate 6 stars if I could!
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Vincent R. April 2, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Excellent!
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Joseph P.

Joseph P.

New York, NY 10016
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About Maria P.

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New York, NY
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We have more than 10 years of experience teaching piano to adults and children 3 and up. Our method is designed to help you identify the notes, learn to read music and play music by ear as well. Wether it’s classical, pop, or jazz that you’re interested in we will help you reach your musical goals!

About Maria
Maria Pulgarin is a professional musician who has been awarded a scholarship by Berklee College of music. Born in Colombia, she is bilingual and can teach and play any style in guitar and piano. Currently works at guitar center where she has the opportunity to teach piano, guitar, ukelele and vocals.
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German November 1, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Maria is a great musician, with lots of experience despite her young age. Has a very nice way to teac music to kids and adults.
Will not hesitate to recommend her.
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Maria P.

Maria P.

New York, NY 10016
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About Antonio T.

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Rego Park, NY

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I am en experienced teacher with a decade of experience and an active performer in the classical and jazz genres. I have taught students from ages 3-70 years old and I can help you achieve your musical goal whether it be learning the instrument from scratch as an enthusiast or becoming a professional musician in the current industry landscape. I am a composer and arranger and I also teach composition/arranging/theory lessons.

About Antonio
As an internationally performing pianist and composer, Antonio has enraptured audiences across four continents. His performance credits include multiple appearances at the French Embassy in Washington D.C., feature performances in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, and across the United States in the jazz and classical genres. Unit Three, the piano trio founded and led by was invited to compete in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition in Romania and earned the prize of Best Band. As a soloist, served as Artist in Residence at the Tianjin Grand Theater in mainland China as the debut jazz performance in Tianjin where his performance was described as “Magic on the Piano.”

For his performances and compositions, he has garnered awards from the American Viola Society, the Maurice Gardner Composition Competition, the Nottingham Interna
tional Jazz Piano Competition, and the Downbeat Awards. Antonio has also arranged and recorded albums with Lee Konitz, John Ellis, Donny McCaslin, and Joel Frahm among many others. His work whether it be in jazz, popular music, film music, or concert composition reflects the unique blend of his Spanish, Peruvian, and Puerto Rican heritage. Antonio is a truly American Sound that continues to capture the attention of his listeners. Watch and listen to Antonio on YouTube.
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Grace October 18, 2017
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
The best piano teacher I ever had! So encouraging, inspiring and constructive.
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Mary Jo October 17, 2017
· Piano · In home
Antonio was an amazing piano teacher for all 3 of my boys. Each was at a different level and had a very different learning style. Antonio adapted to each of their needs to make their lessons fun and to excel them each to the best of their ability. I would recommend Antonio in a heartbeat.
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Lilian October 17, 2017
· Piano · In home
Antonio is a versatile and and passionate teacher. He will infect you with his love of piano and music. My husband, 8 year-old daughter, and I have all taken lessons with Antonio, and together we have studied classical, pop, jazz and chamber music. I highly recommend him as a teacher. He will take your ability and enjoyment to a higher level than you thought possible!
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Antonio T.

Antonio T.

Rego Park, NY 11374
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About Tyler B.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Whether you want to learn today's popular music, go back to classic songs of the past, or want to write your own music, I have the tools for you! I have many years of experience teaching both kids and adults, and my versatile professional experience means I can offer instruction in a wide range of musical styles. For traditional method book learning, I'm well-versed in both the Alfred piano method, as well as Faber & Faber, while drawing from my own upbringing as a Suzuki student. I also make sure each student learns music theory and ear training techniques in order to internalize the music on a deeper level.

About Tyler
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, arranger, freshly transplanted to Brooklyn after seven great years in Boston, Massachusetts. My professional experience on saxophone, keyboards, clarinet, flute, and bass in many different musical styles has offered me a wide-ranging palate to teach from. For the past five years, I've worked for multiple organizations and agencies as a private lessons instructor, averaging 15-20 students at any given time and maxing out at over 30! My approach to lessons is laid back, yet goal-oriented. My main goals are to equip my students musical and instrumental fundamentals, help them discover their particular passions within music and work towards related goals, and to foster an environment rooted in fun and mutual respect.
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Karen October 22, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
My daughter enjoyed learning clarinet with Tyler. As another reviewer has noted, Tyler is a gentle and patient teacher. My daughter could be difficult during lessons and often got distracted, and Tyler was great at steering her back on track and engaging her through new music and exercises.
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Katrin September 28, 2018
· Piano · In home
Tyler was the piano teacher for our two daughters for almost 5 years. They were piano beginners aged 4 and 6 when we started. My daughters are more on the shy side, and Tyler ended up being the perfect teacher for them. He is gentle and patient but at the same time got them excited about learning the instrument and playing music of different genres. My daughters enjoyed the lessons very much and they were sad to see Tyler leave for New York. I can highly recommend Tyler as a teacher especially for shy beginners like my daughters were.
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Paul September 25, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
My son's comment was that Tyler was the best music teacher he ever had and he has had a lot. He misses him a lot.
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Tyler B.

Tyler B.

Brooklyn, NY 11206
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About Judith O.

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New York, NY

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I am an extremely versatile piano teacher with over 30 years of experience. My Russian-based training in both piano and ballet enables me to understand and teach a relaxed, coordinated approach to the instrument. If you have technical problems or limitations, I'm a great troubleshooter! I emphasize reading, as this is the skill that makes it possible for you to enjoy playing the piano for the rest of your life. I have developed my own curriculum for students as young as four, but I enjoy helping students of all ages conquer their fear of reading. I'm a serious teacher with an irrepressible sense of humor.

About Judith
I am an extremely versatile piano teacher with over 30 years of experience. My Russian-based training in both piano and ballet enables me to understand and teach a relaxed, coordinated physical approach to the instrument. If you have technical problems or limitations, I'm a great troubleshooter! I emphasize reading, as this is the skill that will make it possible for you to enjoy playing the piano for the rest of your life. I have developed my own curriculum for very young students, and I enjoy helping students of all ages conquer their fear of reading.
I am a very serious teacher with an irrepressible sense of humor.
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Judith O.

Judith O.

New York, NY 10025
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$84 / 45-min

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I am en experienced teacher with more than 12 years of deep understanding on music. I am a classical trained musician, composer and arranger with a strong background on music theory. I have taught students from ages between 4-75 years old and helped them to achieve their musical goals playing the piano. I understand the process of learning the instrument from nothing. The patience it does requires to achieve mastery on the piano is a journey that I can help you with. I am a very passionate person and I will share that same passion with you.

About Pablo
As a performing pianist and composer, Pablo J has captivated audiences across four the United stated and Europe. His performance include appearances at Puerto Rico, Wyoming, Wisconsin, New York City, Tuscany, Italy and others across the United States and Europe. Pablo is the author of an upcoming book called "Get it out there" and feature artist in his next album "Across piano ad violin".

As a soloist, he has an extended experience with Orquestras and piano solo repertoire. He will be performing Beethoven's 3rd Piano concerto with the San German Orquestra in Puerto Rico this upcoming November 29th .

For his performances and compositions, his style combine European and Spanish Puerto Rican heritage. Pablo is a distinctive American sound that captures the attention of the listener.
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Brian October 14, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Pablo is an amazing pianist and excellent teacher!
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Pablo V.

Pablo V.

Brooklyn, NY 11233
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$67 / 30-min

About Gimberg P.

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Cambria Heights, NY
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Due to being younger than most piano teachers, I am able to connect easier with younger students and help them bring out their untapped potential. I also make my lesson sessions fun and enjoyable in order to keep my students eager to learn more about music.

About Gimberg
Due to being younger than most piano teachers, I am able to connect easier with younger students and help them bring out their untapped potential. I also make my lesson sessions fun and enjoyable in order to keep my students eager to learn more about music.
I have been classically trained at a very young age, then took lessons at a music school while completing high school. I studied music for 2 years at LIU Post where I also played in the jazz ensemble, many recitals and live performances. There, I had the opportunity to meet some wolrd known musicians such as Esperanza Spalding and Cory Henry. Besides these experiences I have also received multiple awards and diplomas related to music.
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Gimberg P.

Gimberg P.

Cambria Heights, NY 11411
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$44 / 30-min

About Nadav N.

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Students utilize their full personal potential only when they are immersed in the present moment. I put this intention - process orientation - at the center of my teaching. I consciously act as a dynamic guide for my students to steer away from the fear-oriented approach, into the intriguing and flexible nature of the 88 keys.

I’m classically and jazz trained and professionally play jazz music for a living. Jazz is known as a music that incorporates deep levels of learning to enable freedom in improvisation. It really is a wonderful way to utilize musical theory in action. I aim to give my students all of the knowledge I’ve accumulated through my time learning the music - without holding back even one bit.

About Nadav
I don’t cut corners, while meeting the student where one is - I can guide a student to a new plane of piano playing.
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Nadav N.

Nadav N.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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$75 / 60-min

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Hi, This is Fırat Uran. I have been teaching piano more then 10 years. I teach classical music, pop rock and movie soundtracks. I teach with a passion. You will start playing a song after 1 class.

About Firat
Hi everyone! This is Fırat. I graduated from music Mimar Sinan Music Conservatory at Istanbul.

I am good on this 3

1) Movie Soundtracks
2) Pop Rock
3) Classical Music

I also teach music harmony and how to use your ears.

I don't like Beyer Music Books. I am not that kind of teacher. You will learn the technique by playing the cool songs.

Let's start!
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Gizem November 25, 2018
· Piano · In studio
If you postponed your dream of learn to play piano cause it's hard or etc. Fırat will teach you in a way that you will think "why didnt I started earlier! He teaches in a very fub and practical way that you don't even understand you are also learning the logic of how that instrument works and how to combine chords and tunes. I can easily suggest him as the best piano instructor ever!
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Firat U.

Firat U.

New York, NY 10040
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$50 / 30-min

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