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I absolutely LOVE teaching. I leave every lesson with a new found excitement and often find that I'm learning as much as my students. I believe that the "process" is just important as the "product" when it comes to learning.

I recently graduated with my second masters degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Music Education. I also hold a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music both in Vocal Performance. I also recently sang for the second time at Carnegie Hall - 9 months pregnant!

Curriculum will vary student to student. We will initially speak about goals, long-term and short-term, and what you hope to achieve. Based on this, I will tailor lesson plans to the needs of each student.
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Edward R. March 6, 2014
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Great Dedicated Instructor!

She first lets the student warm up and asks for short-term and long-term goals. From there develops a plan for the student to follow, that she feels will show the best results. She is always asking how comfortable one is whether with certain exercises, ranges, or songs and if the student is fine with her current curriculum or what the student prefers to work on first. You can tell she has a passion for music as we all do that are looking for lessons, and her goal is to help us accomplish what we want to with our voice to the best of our and her abilities. She also knows music theory really well and provides information, and she has a beautiful voice!
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Dorothy S.

Dorothy S.

New York, NY 10033
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Astoria, NY
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About Adam
Hello! My name is Adam, and I'm excited to be a part of the Take Lessons team. I am an Actor, Singer, Voice-Over Artist, and Teacher in New York City. Originally from the St. Louis area, I moved to NYC in 2004 to pursue a career in theatre. Along the way, I discovered a love for teaching. I have taught private lessons and classes in a variety of areas, including Acting, Voice, Singing, Musical theatre, Dialects, Shakespeare, and more. As a working professional actor, I am very familiar with the demands of the industry and the dedication it takes to have a career in the performing arts. One of my goals as a teacher is to instill a sense of dedication in my students. And of course, as I understand the personal nature of acting & performance, my main goal is to help each student find and strengthen his/her unique & personal talents.


I have been taught & inspired by many gifted teachers/performers over the years, and I always hope that I can pass along what I have learned to other students. I received my MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio/New School (NYC), and I received my BA in Theatre & Vocal Performance from McKendree University. I also have training from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and the Old Vic Theatre in London.

Because I have been taught a variety of techniques and styles, my teaching style combines all of those techniques. There are many ways to approach the art of performing, whether it be acting, singing, etc. And it is most effective for me as a teacher to provide you with as many techniques as I can.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
First and foremost, I believe in working with you to create a relaxed environment where you can learn and grow as a student and performer. Performing (acting, singing, etc.) is about taking risks and looking inside yourself to create something bigger than yourself. Because of that, I always begin each lesson with some sort of relaxation or technique to get you focused.

I ask a lot of questions during lessons---some of the questions may not have one definitive answer. But I ask you these questions to get you to consider various things, think, ponder, explore, and hopefully, DISCOVER.

Because all students learn in different ways, and we all have our strengths as learners and performers, my lessons are different for each individual student.

But you can always count on:
-Learning a variety of techniques to help you with your craft.
-Beginning with relaxation and other exercises to get you released, focused, etc.
-Each lesson being a building block: We build upon what we learned in the previous lesson.
-Combining technical exercises (which I promise are always FUN!) with practical performance pieces (songs, monologues, etc.)

Our goal together will be to unlock YOUR OWN, PERSONAL TALENTS. And then, we will work to fine-tune those talents.

It is my hope that you will continue your desire to perform and share your talents with others. Also, I hope that you will develop a desire for life-long learning and that you'll eventually want to pass along your knowledge and training to others.

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*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide some materials (in terms of handouts, music, scripts, etc.). I expect you to provide additional music, which will be discussed. Also, if I travel to you and our lesson requires a piano, I would expect you to provide that. Thank you!

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Musical Theatre/Acting. I am a firm believer in Method Acting Techniques, including sense memory---the result of these techniques is to bring more of the performer's persona into the performance itself. Therefore, I use exercises to enhance these techniques. I believe that the final performance should be creative and expressive, yet realistic.
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DavidM4 March 30, 2012
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great comfortable enviorment

adam is a great teacher. i dont feel self conscious at all in the lessons. and im a pretty self conscious person in general so u can imagine how i feel about singing.he doesnt judge u one bit. and fast moving lessons
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Adam K.

Adam K.

Astoria, NY 11106
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$40 / 30-min

About Jennifer R.

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Opera is my specialty - it's what I do! Although I can sing in all styles, I actually get paid to sing opera!

About Jennifer
I live in a "walk up" but I am willing to go to a student's home if they cannot do the stairs. I'm very kind and patient with beginners!
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Michelle J. April 7, 2014
· Singing ·
I love showing off my new and improved voice.

When I started with Jennifer my throat hurt and was sore when I sing.By my third lesson no pain ,soreness. I sing in the Times Square Church Choir ,now my voice is amazing, I can sing high notes and don't have to panic about my voice. Thank you Jennifer I am excited about this journey my voice and I am on with you and looking foward to the wonderful job you will be doing with my voice.
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Carolyn K. March 23, 2014
· Singing ·
Great voice teacher, with an amazing voice and technique

I took voice lessons with Jen in high school and college, and always had a positive experience. I started when I was at LaGuardia High School, and the singing lessons weren't enough at school. Although I do mostly musical theater now, I had to study both opera and lyrical music in high school and college, and Jen was able to coach me on songs I needed to have ready for exams and juries. However, most of our sessions were singing lessons (not coaching). A great perk was that she gave me recordings of our lessons which I could listen to later with comments from her, and that I could practice along with. She has a massive voice, and taught me a lot of technical skills about projecting and sustaining my breath.

I've found that some teachers have been out of the loop of performing and singing professionally for so long, that they forget what it's like to be the student taking lessons. But Jen is still involved in the business, so she's familiar with what does and doesn't work in a lesson. She's also really nice, which is always a pleasure.

Plus, if you get lucky, her partner might be available to accompany the lesson at the end so you can sing it full-out to her, like a real audition, or jury.
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Jennifer R.

Jennifer R.

New York, NY 10025
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About Alex H.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Having grown up with a father who ran a guitar shop and a professional singer for a mother, music was just another language to communicate with in our house. Learning to speak through music taught me how to focus and develop new skills, which helped me in school with everything that I have ever had to learn.

In 5th grade I started playing bass guitar at home, trombone in the school music program, and private lessons for piano. This exposed me to a wide range of music very early on.

When I was a teenager, I was the youngest person to study at Victor Wooten's first bass/nature camp in 2000, a week long master class with some of the world's most decorated musicians in Montgomery Bell State Park outside of Nashville. I played in local bands in the Berkshires, wrote music for Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, and sang such roles as Val
jean in Les Miserables and John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, as well played in orchestras across the county. I performed as both a bass player and a vocalist in the Massachusetts All-State Jazz Ensemble at Symphony Hall in Boston.

I moved to New York to get a degree in Theater as a singer and actor in 2004. Since then I've been fortunate enough to work in NY orchestras, cabarets, theater and national TV, tour the world with a variety of musical artists, work as a studio musician recording albums for songwriters, and develop musical education programs. Most recently I curated and taught the bass guitar curriculum for Yousician, a Helsinki-based music app with 25 million users in 154 countries worldwide. That has been an invaluable experience, working alongside educators and programmers in one of the world's leading countries in both education and technology.

Music has been a life-directing guide for me; from the wonder of discovery to the mastery of new and exciting techniques, music has always been a sort of way for us to communicate intimately, yet on a universal scale. To pass the same experience on to others is such a gift, and one I value greatly.

"When words fail, music speaks."

So, let's start talking!
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Jessica M. December 5, 2015
· Singing · In home
Alex is an excellent teacher who has helped me to understand not only where I can make improvements, but also given me a wide range of techniques I can use to do so. His knowledge of breathing techniques is particularly impressive, as his understanding of the impact of nerves and anxiety on the vocal. Alex's teaching style enables him to convey everything from the simple to complicated in an easily understandable, highly effective and very friendly way. I have only had a few lessons with Alex, but have made huge strides already. Very highly recommended!
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Austin August 21, 2015
· Singing · In studio
So far my experience with Alex is going extremely well, within the past few months of taking vocal lessons for the first time Alex has given me a plethora of ways to view and appreciate music to help me grow as a singer. His insightful analogies will not only make you chuckle at times but will actually enhance your knowledge of music as well.
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Kenneth J Bassett August 20, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
I have truly enjoyed my guitar lessons with Alex. After only a handful of sessions with Alex I have been able to dramatically improve my guitar skills including both my technical approach as well as my music theory knowledge. I look forward to continuing my work with Alex and highly recommend him to anyone considering.
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Alex H.

Brooklyn, NY 11215
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About Julia R.

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Little Falls, NJ

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Gain optimal vocal alignment with Classical and Operatic technique. Emphasis is on flexibility/strength, extension of vocal range, and beauty of tone.

About Julia
Julia has been teaching private voice for over 10 years. In 2006, she opened her private voice studio in Austin, TX where she completed her Graduate studies at The University of Texas. She now resides and teaches in Bergen County, New Jersey. Her students have received many honors including scholarship awards for colleges and universities, awards for solo and ensemble competitions and Texas All-State Choir, leading roles in musicals, and recording contracts! Additionally, her students perform in a wide range of genres -from National tours, Regional theater, to lead singers in rock bands. She is dedicated to seeing her students grow and succeed as vocalists and performers.

As a singer, Julia has most recently been seen as Donna Elvira in Opera Orlando's production of "Don Giovanni", Roxanne Conti cover in the off-broadway produc
tion of "Figaro90210!", and Musetta in Wichita Grand Opera's "La Boheme". Previous seasons have seen Julia as Berenice in Little Opera Theatre of NY's "L'occasione fa il ladro", Lydia Larkspur in the NY Premiere of "The Rivals" with Bronx Opera, Violetta in "La Traviata" with the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Opera Naples. Other recent performances include Lauretta (Gianni Schicch) with Opera Experience Southeast, Tormentilla (The Poisoned Kiss) with Bronx Opera, Magnolia Hawks (Showboat) with Opera Naples, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Cape Cod Opera, Fiordiligi (Cosi­ fan tutte), Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), and Gilda (Rigoletto) with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY.

Julia is the Grand Prize Winner of the Jenny Lind Competition, Connecticut Concert Opera Competition, The Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Competition, and 5 Towns Music and Art Foundation Competition, 2nd prize winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Young Artist Awards, as well as a grant recipient from CareerBridges Foundation.

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What happens in a Lesson? In order to train your physical voice, it is necessary to do vocal exercises, in the same way that one needs to train at a gym. There is no "magic key" to unlock one's voice; it is a matter of daily practice and muscle strengthening/stretching. So, the first part of the lesson will be focused on vocal exercises specifically tailored to YOUR VOICE and its needs. The second half of the lesson is the fun part- SINGING! We will work on any songs and styles that YOU choose. Whether you want to sing Rock, Country, Pop, Musical Theater, or Classical, there is a healthy and communicative way to sing!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a keyboard. The student should provide a recording device, iPhone, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical and Broadway style singing, but have extensive experience in Contemporary Commercial Music as well. I teach a healthy approach to all styles, and modify technical approaches towards the genre that the student is most interested in.
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Shyam sundar V. October 15, 2017
· Vocal Training · In home
Julia is an excellent teacher and her lessons have immediate effect on your voice. She is also a great person to work with. !
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Emily May 15, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In home
Julia is a friendly, energetic, and caring person as well as being immensely talented! My daughter was so elated after her first lesson with Julia. She has a way of making the student feel comfortable and is very encouraging while teaching. I can't say thank you enough to Julia!
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Carol M. September 3, 2015
· Singing · In studio
She is awesome. My son has gone a long way and his confidence has grown. We can't say anything but positive things about her. Recommend!
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Julia R.

Little Falls, NJ 07424
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Basic training and solid foundation are priorities. Exploration of standard repertoire.

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Originally from Mexico, Patricia F. has toured all over the world. These tours included performances with renowned symphony orchestras and ensembles. She has also received numerous awards. Patricia’s constant search for freedom in her musical expression led her to find her voice through the vibraphone and other mallet percussion in improvisational music and composition.

Patricia performs with Grammy nominated group The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble along with musicians such as saxophonist Tony Malaby and vocalist Theo Bleckmann. Patricia is also a member of bassist Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus, a large jazz ensemble featuring brilliant improvisers and instrumentalists. Patricia has performed in venues and festivals such as Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, and The Jazz Stand
ard. Patricia has also appeared on National Television and Public Radio. Upcoming commitments include a European tour with The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and a premier large ensemble project with pianist Vijay Iyer.

Patricia holds a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music and a Master of Music from New York University.

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Lessons are completely customized and personalized. It is my goal to guide each of my students through their own musical path.

Each of the teaching methods and techniques are adapted to the level and ability of each individual student. These methods and techniques are adapted to the individual needs of each student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a professional keyboard. I also have basic drums and drum pads for drum students. I have mallet percussion instruments such as a vibraphone, sticks and mallets. It is also equipped with all the basics such as music stands and educational material. The studio is set up for the student to feel comfortable.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide sticks and mallets as well as drum pads. I also provide pedagogical material. Piano students must have some kind of keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, other American styles of music such as blues, rock and pop, improvisational music and western classical music. I also have expertise in Latin American music such as salsa, Cuban son, and other specific styles from Latin American cultures. I teach my students the basics of Western Music in general as well as encourage improvisation in any style either jazz, classical music or other.
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Jazzmine C. October 15, 2017
· Drum · In studio
Patricia is so patience and a great teacher. Her energy is welcoming and calm and I am so excited about learning the drums.
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Sonia S. September 21, 2015
· Singing · In studio
It was a good experience. I like how she teaches. She is very friendly. I really connected with her. Recommend!
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Enrique F. February 23, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Patricia is an AMAZING teacher.

Personality: She is very welcoming, warm, funny and just a positive person to be around which bodes very well when it comes to learning and stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Knowledge: Just by looking at her credentials you know that she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to music. However, her greatest gift is being able to relay all of that information to someone who may not have a very strong musical background. She is also very adept at making connections making the learning process fun and understandable.

Lessons: I have been taking lessons with Patricia for months now for voice. The greatest part of the lessons are that she does not only focus on improving your voice on a technical level. She helps with mental preparation, ear training, music theory and great deal of other things which helps students to become more well rounded. I believe this also helps students to grow in their area of study much faster.

Misc: Patricia greatly encourages her students to perform. If you are not comfortable going to an open mic, Patricia hosts a performance event for her students. This provides a safe and secure environment for students to express themselves an apply what they have learned in lessons.

I recently performed and while nervous the mental preparation that I described above helped me to "put on a show". I will continue taking lessons with Patricia and I am grateful for everything I have learned and experience in my time.
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Patricia F.

Patricia F.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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About Catherine S.

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Soprano with over seven years of classical training, four at a collegiate level. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and have extensive study in the areas of music theory, sight reading, dictation, music history, vocal literature and vocal pedagogy.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a voice teacher, I will provide a well-rounded approach to singing, focusing on establishing healthy singing technique, as well as strengthening a singer's musicianship and sight-reading skills. Each student will receive an individualized lesson that addresses his or her unique vocal needs and goals. I am available to help prepare for auditions, performances in a choral or soloist setting, or just help you sing with proper support, richer tone, and increased confidence!
My teaching is based in the Italian singing technique, which focuses on align
ed posture, expansion and resistance to collapse of the diaphragm, and a balanced mix of nasal and mouth resonance (chiaroscuro). This approach can be carried into all styles of singing. I have experience performing and teaching many styles, ranging from opera to art song to jazz.
I am available for in-home and Skype lessons. Please send me a message if you would like more information!

*** Specialties ***
Art song, German Lieder, French Mélodie; Conversational French; working knowledge of German and Italian; working knowledge of Russian and Czech diction; choral conducting; study of 16th-20th century performance practice; courses in educational psychology, primary educational methods, and early childhood education; university theater courses; script and text analysis
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Catherine S.

Catherine S.

Brooklyn, NY 11222
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$25 / 30-min

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Whilst I have strong career prospects as a singer, I am eager to develop different dimensions to share my creativity. To make this happen, I completed vocal pedagogy studies during my Bachelor’s degree in London. My professors and my students inspired me with the idea that communication is the transportation of human creativity. I feel greatly rewarded and satisfied when I am part of it!

About Juecheng
Being eager to develop different dimensions to share my creativity, I completed a vocal pedagogy course during my Bachelor degree in London. My professors and my students inspire me with the idea that communication is the transportation of human creativity. I feel greatly rewarded and satisfied when I help people create musical moments.
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Juecheng C.

Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$59 / 30-min

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After twenty years of experience in teaching voice and piano, I believe that a lesson is about collaboration. As a student, you will gain a greater knowledge of yourself and your abilities. It is my job to assist you honing. your creativity, musicianship and what drives you to become a better musician. We will work together to find repertoire and musical choices that will aid you on becoming more aware of your instrument.

About Megan
Originally from Seattle, WA, I have been teaching voice for almost twenty years. Several of my voice students have continued in voice and piano for college and as a career. I specialize in college preparatory programs in musical theatre and voice. Currently, I am attending Teachers College Columbia University in voice pedagogy.
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Megan M.

Megan M.

Bronx, NY 10463
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$79 / 45-min

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I am a professional opera singer and principal soprano at the Metropolitan Opera. I have dedicated my entire life to music and singing, and I truly understand all the twists and turns seeking a professional life as a classical singer involves. I am, at the same time, a firm believer than anyone can be taught how to sing if they are not tone deaf (and only less than 5 percent of our population is). Singing is physiologically proven to improve your health and well being, and I believe a lot of what is involved in singing has to do with the student's mindset and confidence. I am an extremely passionate, patient, and compassionate person, and I don't teach to make a living, I teach because I truly love learning from my students and imparting what I've learned with others. I love to share the gift of music!

About Leela
I am a principal artist at the Metropolitan Opera and have sung all over Germany, including the Bavarian State Opera, as a professional soprano. I graduated with my Masters and Professional Studies certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, and my BA from University of California- Los Angeles in classical voice.

I believe in healthy singing that starts with proper breath control and connection to the body. I also believe that technique should not be completely separate from musicality and the emotional connection to the music. I provide my students with the tools to warm up the voice in a way that allows the freedom of the voice to come out, while then using that freedom to creatively express whatever he/she wants with his/her voice. Students end up feeling a sense of release when singing in a way that I find healthy and not pushed
. I get so much joy out of the joy that my students feel when singing.

I also believe that singing has a much deeper psychological aspect to it, more so than other instruments, because the instrument is within you. As a teacher, I am extremely patient, compassionate, good-humored and like to really get to know my students because I think it helps bring out their expression and their voice.

Looking forward to hearing your voice in a lesson!
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Leela S.

New York, NY 10031
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$67 / 60-min

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