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About Matt Patrick W.

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About Matt Patrick
Hi there! I'm Matt. I'm a composer, lyricist and playwright. I have been playing piano and guitar for over 12 years professionally as a session musician and solo artist. I am a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College (BA), Hunter College (MA) and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

I offer private instruction on:
- the guitar
- voice
- the piano
- the electric bass
- various percussion (drum kit, djembe)
- ukulele
- composition
- fun instruments (kazoo, harmonica)
- songwriting

I can also offer:
- vocal coaching
- monologue coaching

I can...
-work with your schedule and find a time that works for you
-provide affordable rates
-teach specific genres (rock, folk, jazz, reggae, funk, metal, classical)
-vocalists: get you playing rhythm guitar/piano/bass and singing simultaneously

FUN FACTS:
Past projects include Je
alous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot (with Nathan Brisby, dir. Tom Wojtunik, SoundBites Festival: TheatreNowNY), The Coincidentals (with Emma Jeszke, The Pitch: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), How's This Sound?! (The Duplex; multiple sold-out runs), The Adventures of Manny McDougal, and Zombie Friend. My original material has also been featured at the Detention Series (Primary Stages), Tune in Time (The Triad Theatre), The Metropolitan Room, 54 Below, The 2012 and 2017 Annual Gala (The Duplex), Pianos, The Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, The 45th Street Theatre and Arlene's Grocery. I have also competed in over ten national video game jams as a composer and sound designer.
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Sara F. May 12, 2017
· Piano · In home
My kids love him. He was a great teach just schedule issues caused us to find a new teacher
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Ke C. August 26, 2016
· Songwriting · In home
Matt has a lot of ideas and I can gain a lot in taking one lesson from him
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Caleb McDaniel June 30, 2016
· Singing · In home
My experience was phenomenal, i learned so much in only 45min!!! I recommend take lessons to everyone, I guarantee you will love it as much as i do.
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Matt Patrick W.

Brooklyn, NY 11218
(57)
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Alida M.

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New York, NY
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About Alida
Serious dance student inquiries only! (I do not teach flash mob or wedding choreography.)
Recently returned from Chicago the Musical National Tour, BA from UCLA in Musical Theatre, professional ballet dancer, and musical theatre dancer/singer/actor, over 16 years teaching ballet, and jazz. High level training for students of all ages.
Lessons will start with a solid warm-up, and will continue on with what you and I decide needs the most attention. Each lesson is custom tailored to your needs to help you get the most value for your time. We can also film you if you need to make a demo of yourself for a reel, or school application.

*** Specialties ***
Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Jazz Technique, Turns, Leaps, Conditioning, anatomically correct placement of the body.
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Allie September 9, 2018
· Jazz Dancing · In studio
Alida was truly wonderful. She was helping me to re-learn the basics of jazz dancing, and was always extremely patient and kind. I feel so much more confident with my dancing now because of her instruction.
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Mina February 26, 2018
· Ballet · In studio
From start to finish, my daughter's first lesson with Alida was exemplary. She understood what the goals were and crafted techniques and practices for both the lesson itself as well as items to be done at home. Looking forward to the continued progress that we are seeing already!
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Erica B. January 20, 2016
· Ballet · In studio
Alida was fantastic! She made me feel completely comfortable and took everything step by step. She focused on strengthening my weaknesses by showing me new stretches and techniques every lesson. Alida truly is an amazing teacher. Even though I've only worked with her for five days, Alida has made my technique and main focus. It was the best and I plan (and hope) to work with her again and again!
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Alida M.

New York, NY 10001
(5)
starting at
$100 / 60-min

About Nicholas M.

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About Nicholas
I have been an actor for more the 40 years having worked Off-Broadway and Regionally.

I've taught acting for 25 years privately as well as at Brooklyn College, St Frances College, Marymount Manhattan College, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

"Nicholas is patient, insightful, friendly, and gets
results. After working with Nicholas, I felt great
about my auditions, got two callbacks, and landed
a touring job.
I would recommend him to any actor."

*Jonathan M.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Millbrook Playhouse

I am the Producing Artistic Director of the Hudson Warehouse and have been since its inception in 2004. Known as "The Other Shakespeare in the Park," we produce free classical theater in Riverside Park during the summer months and we have an
indoor season during the winter months as well.

"Mr. M has been my director, coach and
mentor in productions and the classroom. His patience,
insight and his passion excites students, and makes
them feel safe and supported enough to take risks."

*Joseph H.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey
Pearl Theater Company
York Theater Company
Hudson Warehouse

I also work with Doctors, CEOs, Post-Doctorates, and Engineers to help improve their diction, communication skills, and help organize their presentations, to have the greatest impact in the corporate world.

"I met with the communications person yesterday and she told me that my delivery was incredible … and that’s a tribute to you. Your insights and tips on public speaking will remain with me long after Columbia."

*Cynthia K.

*** Teaching Methods ***
I foster a safe, relaxed and engaging environment to explore truthful human behavior on stage.

The objective is 'the truth' to which end there is no one technique. Actors are encouraged to find their own tools and to draw from elements of different practices to discover a technique that works best for them as individuals.

I studied the methods of Constantin Stanislavski for acting with Sergei Pomerov of the Moscow Circus Theater. I am classically trained as well.

I work primarily as a guide to help navigate the way and to interpret ‘the signs.' I teach the lesson in the moment and address the challenges of both the beginner and the experienced actor.

***Classical Work***
My basic approach to classical work focuses primarily on the connection of the breath with the feeling on the word.

This is the foundation on which you can then build. From the ‘words’ to the ‘thoughts’ to entire ‘passages’ of text, as you work and explore, the richness of the playwright’s words comes to life. Your own unique emotional life is allowed to come through the text and you are able to fully embody the role.

*** Teaching Levels and Focuses ***
*Beginning Actors
-Work With Classical Text.
-Vocal Work.
-"Moment to Moment" Work.
-"Sense Memory" Work.

*Experienced Actors
-In depth Classical Text Analysis.
-Connecting to the Text.
-Audition Technique
-Monologue Coaching

***Professionals in the Corporate World***
-A basic understanding of how to present yourself as a speaker.
-Address the root cause of your concerns in communicating.
-Build a technique to craft a presentation to get the best response from a client or colleague.
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Inji G. June 2, 2019
· Theater Acting · In studio
I met with Nicholas before an audition. He is a wonderful teacher. He helped me already a great deal during that short hour, on how to approach the material, break it down in a way that will help my performance reach its full potential. I was able to deliver a truthful performance. I am looking forward to more sessions. Many thanks.
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Lisa C. May 3, 2019
· Speaking Voice · Online
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Cynthia K. April 30, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In home
Nicholas has been FABULOUS! In a very short time, he's worked on my voice inflection and tones and presentation style. Most importantly, he's given me a framework to think about WHY I'm speaking and has encouraged me every step of the way!
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Nicholas M.

New York, NY 10025
(17)
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$75 / 60-min

About Elizabeth H.

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About Elizabeth
Hi, there! My name is Elizabeth and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students get into esteemed education programs, succeed in competitions, ace auditions, and gain a sense of mastery over their voices. I went to Carthage College and earned a degree in Musical Theater in 2011, and Bowling Green State University for my Masters in Vocal Performance/Opera in 2015. I'm a friendly and open-minded person and I would describe my teaching style as efficient, creative, and fun. I've worked with students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to achieve a multitude of different objectives. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Judit February 3, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
Elizabeth is a very nice and competent vocal trainer. She always encourages me to try new exercises that help me a lot to improve my singing skills. I also feel very comfortable taking classes with her, and I think that one of the basic things for me when it comes to learn how to sing, a nice atmosphere is necessary to grow faster. She is also helping me with my English pronunciation. I would definitely recommend her.
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Nadine Z. November 7, 2018
· Music Performance · In home
Elizabeth is an amazing tutor. She is very friendly and funny and makes you feel comfortable doing all kinds of exercise. She collaborated with me on what I wanted/needed to work on most. She helped me improve singing a song that I chose through many elaborated techniques. I learned a lot even though I only took two lessons (because I left the country after that).
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Sarai September 10, 2018
· Audition Prep · In studio
She's friendly, kind and open. Her directions are clear and helpful. She's really interested in helping her students achieve their goals.
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Elizabeth H.

New York, NY 10037
(7)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Tia Dionne H.

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West New York, NJ
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About Tia Dionne
Master Teacher, Tia H. has been teaching private lessons since 2000 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home(s), in studio, and online. She has helped students master audition techniques for theatre and film/TV--especially, helping students prepare for college and agent/manager auditions, gain confidence, and take their work to the next level.

Tia H. received training at The Stella Adler Conservatory (1996), and Case Western Reserve University where she received a M.A. and B.A. degree in English Literature. She looks forward to providing a safe space and fresh perspective that empowers students to achieve their goals. Tia H.’s intuitive, open, and non-judgmental teaching style allows her to tailor sessions to fit her students. And while she is extremely encouraging, she will never let a student get away with less than th
eir best.

With Tia H., there is no “I will try”. There is only “I can.”
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Tia Dionne H.

New York, NY 10019
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$55 / 30-min
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About Jennifer V.

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Bronx, NY

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About Jennifer
Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, as I am still understanding what techniques work for myself.
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oanh (pronounced Wan) June 21, 2019
· Singing · Online
Great tips from Jennifer! First lesson went by so fast! Thanks Jennifer!
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Francina June 16, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
The best vocal coach and person =) she is totally awesome!!!!
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Francina May 21, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
She is The best !!!!
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Jennifer V.

Bronx, NY 10468
(12)
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$15 / 30-min

About Shelley M.

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New York, NY

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About Shelley
I'm a professional singer/teacher residing in New York City with degrees from Indiana State University, and New York University with a specialization in Classical Art Song, Musical Theatre Repertoire, and Vocal Pedagogy.

Every lesson is about YOU. So each week we will take a look at your goals for the lesson, whether you are preparing for college auditions, school talents shows, a desire to work with music theory, or piano skills, this is your opportunity to explore. Everything is possible.

As a professional singer myself, I am constantly auditioning on broadway, off-broadway, and for smaller local and regional theater opportunities. I believe that as a teacher I have to continue to be in the field and learning as the industry continues to change. I have to be aware of the opportunities in this business. I have been hired by pr
ofessional opera and musical theatre companies, in additional to large choral works as a soloist, and have a private studio in Washington Heights.

Prior to NYC I taught middle school choir for 200+ students, of which I received teacher of the year in 2012. I also still hold a valid teaching license in the state of Indiana and currently applying toward my NYS teaching certification.

Within my voice studio I teach in person and online lessons. While online lessons can be beneficial for students wishing to study with me that are not in the immediate vicinity, I recommend in person lessons

I look forward to hearing your beautiful voice and helping you to embrace music!
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Riana April 17, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
Ms. Shelley is very dedicated to every one of her students. It is a pleasure working with her!
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Samantha March 4, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
Shelley is by far the best voice teacher I have ever had. Within the short duration of time that I have worked with her, I have noticed that my voice has significantly changed (it feels and sounds better) after using her techniques. She knows what she’s talking about and offers substantial and specific criticism. She individualizes every student, in that she chooses repertoire that benefits a particular voice instead of assuming that every student has the same voice and strengths/weaknesses. This is a very important skill for a voice teacher to have. Shelley is also very good at time management within a lesson. Most importantly, she makes the experience fun! I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone who is looking for a voice teacher! Thank you Shelley!
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Hannah February 10, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Shelley is amazing! All my old teachers always told me to breathe to release the tension in my voice, but Shelley taught me vocal warmups to ease the strain. I now can sing better and connect to lyrics.
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Shelley M.

New York, NY 10032
(18)
starting at
$50 / 45-min

About Ra R.

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Hola!

My name is Ra. I am a dancer, poet, and educator. I specialize in teaching conversational Spanish, Latin Dance, and Spoken Word Poetry. I am a native Spanish speaker. Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up between PR and New York City. I graduated from The New School University and lived abroad several years teaching language in Bilingual Schools. I began my dance studies back home in Puerto Rico with traditional Boricua roots music like Bomba y Plena. I now work for several dance companies/organizations, perform spoken word poetry, and teach dance/poetry/spanish to children and adults. As a Teaching Artist I aim to help my students become more comfortable whether it's with learning Spanish or learning to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, or Flamenco.

I believe learning new things opens up a whole new world to us. My goal is f
or you to learn and feel comfortable!

*If you are booking me for Spanish Lessons please note that I focus mostly on conversational Spanish*
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Luke January 4, 2019
· Dance · In home
Ra is great!
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Jessica December 6, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Ra is patient, friendly, and approachable. I definitely recommend her if you want to practice your Spanish speaking skills!
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sheena November 26, 2018
· Spanish · In home
ra is a great instructor—very down to earth, funny and approachable. i really appreciated her ability to understand my learning style and goals, and tailor her offerings to meet them. if you are looking to gain more confidence in speaking spanish, i suggest you take classes with ra. many teachers out there may try to help you learn to speak perfectly, but ra focuses on helping you learn to be understood, and i find this much more useful. i’ll be taking more classes with ra, for sure. thank you!
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Ra R.

New York, NY 10019
(7)
starting at
$32 / 30-min

About Hannah V.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Hannah
Upon moving to Nyc almost two years ago, my love for acting has only grown. I’ve most recently been teaching musical theatre to children in groups, as a way to get them to work together and out on a show! As a private instructor, my job consists of many things, the most important being finding your groove as an actor and what is most important to you as an artist. In addition, I help with resumes, writing scripts, and preparing for auditions. Let me help you bring out the best version of yourself for the purpose of telling stories! Please feel free to ask any questions that might come to mind.
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Hannah V.

Brooklyn, NY 11206
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$50 / 30-min

About Alexandra C.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Alexandra
Alexandra (Rose) Cook, founder and Artistic Director of WorkHorse Dance Project, is a choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, she works as the Community Programs Director with Mark Morris Dance Group and a Teaching Artist for The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Holding a B.A. in Dance and Economics from Denison University, her experience in the field includes performance, education, dance creation, and administrative work. Alexandra has performed as a member of Fusionworks Modern Dance Company (RI), the State Ballet of Rhode Island, and as a freelance artist with ACW Dances in Arlington, VA. During that time, she had the opportunity to dance the works of Abigail Wallace, Stafford C. Berry Jr., Sandra Mathern-Smith, Keith Thompson, Amalia Schelhorn, Molly Shanahan, Terry Creach, Mark Harootian, and Deb Meunier. In 2016,
she completed a choreography mentorship with Doug Varone whereby her choreography was shown at Gibney. Her work has also been presented by Dixon Place, SharedSpace at the Mark Morris Dance Center, the idance festival 2014 in Hong Kong, Fusionworks, Center for Performance Research NYC, Triskelion Arts WAXworks, and at multiple schools in the Northeast United States. Alex has experience as faculty at various organizations such as Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Mercersburg Academy, the Festival Ballet Providence School, Fusionworks Academy, and others. A favorite teaching credit is Chadwick International in Incheon, South Korea, where she created, launched, and managed the dance program from 2012-2015. Alex has also worked administratively for On Stage at Kingsborough, Festival Ballet Providence, and Dance/USA.
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Robert April 9, 2019
· Contemporary Dance · In studio
Alexandra is a wonderful and inspirational teacher. Not only does she create a rich learning environment in her dance classes, she is skilled at scaffolding the information she brings to each exercise. She has a way of challenging and attending to the needs of each student in her classes and possesses a vast knowledge of the dance field.
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Alexandra C.

Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$77 / 30-min

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