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About Liza

I have been professionally singing and taking voice lessons since the age of 9! I went through various styles in my love and performance of music, starting with the Beatles, Aretha Franklin and all of Motown, Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald), R&B, and Classical/Opera (starting when I was in high school and attending Interlochen Arts Camp)...

Having received a Bachelor's of Music in Voice (Music Theatre Performance) from NYU, I stayed in NYC after graduation performing in musical theatre and theatre.

In 2009, I decided to apply to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, with the intent to broaden my range of skill and opportunity as a performer, but also with the intention to teach, with the higher degree strengthening this possibility. I began to teach voice lessons to fellow students while at LAMDA. When I returned to NYC, I began to

build my own voice studio in of post-graduate students and adults looking to further develop their vocal practice or begin a vocal practice. I found that in my vocal lessons, I was using physical exercises as for the actor, to incorporate in my private teaching method. I believe in doing, not only watching and observing. This, in conjunction with movement and full-body execution, opens the student vocally and emotionally. I chose to go to LAMDA because the classical training and approach to theatre training in England is extremely physical. They work from the outside in, and I find that the language of the body is universal to students of any intellectual capacity, and I strive to bring this into my approach in any type of teaching format!

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I teach voice lessons to adults and young students who are beginning their vocal training practice, as well as those who are accomplished singers and performers and want to take their singing and performance to the next level! I use my skills as an accomplished vocalist and teacher to empower my students to find their own voice and learn to express a story through song. I enable my students to hone their craft and find their own style of expression through the exploration of music in a multitude of genres and cultures.

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I have a Stuyvesant style piano in my home studio. I also have a vast collection of repertoire.

*** Specialties ***
Singing for Music Theatre / Broadway
Singing Pop/Rock/R&B
Singing Jazz
Singing Original Material (Singer/Songwriter)
Acting: Audition Coaching / Performance
Speech & Dialects
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October 3, 2019
Andrea
I have only been working with Liza for 3 months, and in those three months I have grown so much. My acting comes out in my songs, and I feel ready for all the auditions I have coming up. She really digs into what character I’m trying to portray. Our lessons are always a safe environment and she is always very supportive and encouraging. Overall, Liza has not only helped me ready for my auditions but she’s taught me to have when I perform.
June 11, 2019
Naoko
She was the best instructor ever! I already had an experience as a vocal in a band, but through her voice training I actually was able to extend my voice range. Also as a non-native English speaker, I found it very helpful when she guided me with more accurate English pronunciation of the lyrics.
June 7, 2019
Yasmina
Liza is a wonderful voice teacher! She is always open to exploring her students' interests and is very encouraging. She is incredibly enthusiastic and is an absolute sweetheart. I would definitely recommend working with her!

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About Dr. Desmond

I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. I am also certified by the State of New York to teach vocal and instrumental music from K-12. I have more than 10 years of professional international performing and teaching experience. I have had students win awards in music festivals even shortly after working with them. I have worked with ages 5-90 as well as students with special needs. My lessons are planned, thorough and fun. If you are looking for results, I am the teacher for you. I will refer you to another teacher if I can't help you.

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My lessons include exercises, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory and intonation help.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard
Djembe
Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar
Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar
Digital Audio Workstation
Microphones
Mic Stands

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I specialize in technique, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory, improvement of intonation, and audition and contest preparation.
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April 10, 2019
Tanesha
Dr. Desmond was a really great instructor! He was very kind and patient with me, he was able to teach me at ability level. He encouraged me to believe in myself and to practice in order to become a better player. He made me feel comfortable and and gave be positive reinforcements when I was doing well as well as positive constructive criticism when I was slacking. I look forward to continuing my courses with Dr. Desmond, I would recommend him to any one interested in learning how to play any instrument.
November 30, 2018
Raul
Had a really good lesson. Dr. Desmond helped me with my technique (which definitely needs work). Had instant impact on the quality of sound I was producing. I would call it an eye-opening experience
May 20, 2017
Roy F Williams
I'm new at playing the guitar and don't learn to fast. His patients with me was incredible. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

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About Claire

I hold an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts and have been teaching professionally for over ten years. I teach Acting and Auditiong to young actors (10-18 years) and I also teach Public Speaking, Voice/Speech and Accent Reduction to those looking to find more ease and power when using their voice in front of others. I have taught, directed and coached young actors who have gone on to work professionally in Film, TV and Theater and my students have been accepted to renowned conservatories and universities across the country (NYU Tisch, California Institute of the Arts, AMDA and others). I am a passionate teacher who believes in the individual and in unlocking the creative genius, the impulses, the imagination and the unique forms of expression within each of my students. In my sessions, I encourage my students to

“play” and to discover how to both lean in and tap in to what is there and then develop relaxation, ease and focus on the task at hand - a monologue, an audition, a speech or working with a text. In addition to teaching and coaching actors, I have worked extensively in the corporate worlds in areas of Voice, Speech and Presentation as a coach and have taught group classes on Public Speaking and Presentation. I have taught and coached students from China, Russia, Taiwan, Italy, Japan in addition to the U.S. Throughout the ten plus years that I have been teaching, I have helped both actors and non-actors, those in the professional business world, gain tools that lead to freedom and ease of expression when speaking in front of others, be it at an audition, an interview, giving a presentation to a board or speaking in front of thousands at a Ted Talk.
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January 24, 2018
Maxx
Claire is a professional. She is a natural born teacher who immediately clicked with my son. She gave him the tools he needed for an upcoming audition at a theatre conservatory. Anyone from beginner to dedicated professional would benefit from private lessons with her. We feel very lucky we found her with so many less qualified people out there.
December 1, 2017
carson
phenomenal intro lesson

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a professional piano teacher and has taught piano/keyboard lessons for 20 years to children ages 5 and up and to adults of all ages. She is a graduate of Columbia College and has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Arts Administration. She started playing piano at age 7 and had many years of formal classic and pop piano lessons. She's taught piano at a music studio for over 13 years and had a waiting list. She has been an accompanist for several groups including various college and high school choral groups and vocalists.

Liz loves teaching all ages whether children or adults. She loves teaching beginners/newbies and watching them progress and find creative expression through music. She wants to inspire and bring out each student's best in a fun, positive, supportive, and patient atmosphere. She hopes to help bring st

udents the love and joy of playing the piano that she has always had .
Lessons are online from the comfort of your own home.

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I tailor lessons to meet each individual's needs and learning styles/abilities. I use method books along with popular music methods and let the student pick music they like to go along with it. Lessons include harmonization, ear training, transposing, improvisation, and multi-sensory learning. I believe in positive encouragement, patience and a supportive environment to help build student's confidence as they learn.
Also, I specialize in helping students that are especially nervous about taking lessons. The studio I taught at often recommended me for students that were afraid, more sensitive or shy with lessons.
I believe teachers should always be learning as well. I study, research, attend seminars and look for new ways and methods to improve lessons and grow as a teacher.
Would love to help bring the joy of making your own music in the moment to you!
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November 13, 2015
Marko
Elizabeth is a great teacher with many years of experience. I am learning faster than I imagined I could! Her teaching methods are far superior to other ones I have tried in the past. The piano is a wonderful instrument of which I plan to master very soon with Elizabeth's great help. I recommend anyone interested in learning to play the piano to take lessons from Elizabeth. Many Thanks!

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*** PLEASE MESSAGE ME PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR LESSONS TO DISCUSS GOALS, ANY BACKGROUND YOU HAVE IN YOUR TOPIC, AND ARRANGE THE BEST TIME & PLACE FOR MEETING. ***

Are you looking to learn Guitar, Singing, Beatboxing or Songwriting? No matter what style you are in to, I can help you build the skills, confidence, & practice strategies to become a successful musician. Beginners, Intermediate, & Advanced all welcome!

Majoring in classical guitar performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts I was a part of many performance opportunities. These included solo classical guitar recitals, weekly performance class, a collaboration with the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company, and a performance at the Columbia Museum of Art to name a few. Now I frequently participate in songwriting showcases, street performances, and collaborati

ons with bands and music groups of many different genres.

In a lesson with me you will be focusing on four main areas:

1] REPERTOIRE: Songs you are working on in preparation for performance or just to play for fun!
2] MUSIC THEORY: Exercises in ear training, note-reading skills, sight-reading skills, and overall knowledge of how music works.
3] IMPROVISATION: Learn drills to improve solo skills and increase your confidence jamming with other musicians.
4] TECHNIQUE: Guitar lessons focuses on how to properly use the left and right hands in a way that that is relaxed and tension free. Voice lessons entail learning how to breath properly, prevent vocal strain, and expand your range.

In addition to instrument lessons I also provide Songwriting Lessons, Music Theory Lessons, and Music Performance Lessons for more advanced students + I teach Recording, Web Design, and Graphic Design subjects for Artists or others looking to learn how to promote themselves or their projects. (Subjects Include: Logic Pro X, WordPress, Web Design, Graphic Design, HTML, CSS, & More!)

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October 9, 2019
Derick
Thank you Jeff for another great class. See you on 23rd.
July 17, 2019
Dennis
great details, had a fun time
June 21, 2019
David Jons
Jeff is great! Very well prepared. His lessons will help me improve and reach my guitar playing goals.

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About Jack

Hi, there! My name is Jack Mansk and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students learn to play guitar better, through recitals and recording projects. I went to McNally Smith College of Music and earned a Bachelor degree in guitar performance in 2006. I'm an encouraging and engaging person and my teaching style is playing the songs you like to help you get better at guitar. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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March 1, 2019
Linda W.
It was a great first lesson; Jack is very patient, encouraging, a lot of knowledge.
September 19, 2018
CRISPY
Jack is very accomplished guitarist who brings his passion and experience into his lesson room. He has a way of getting into your head and teaching you just what you need to elevate your playing no matter what your goals are.
His down to earth personality makes you feel at ease and eager to learn.

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I received my Master's degree in Music Performance in May 2018 from Shenandoah University under the direction of Natalie Conte (voice teacher) and Robert Thieme (vocal coach). My Bachelor's in Music was obtained at Marywood University under the direction of Dr. Rick Hoffenberg (vocal coach) and Ellen Rutkowski (voice teacher) in 2015. Students that study with me can expect to learn the basics of singing including; correct posture, breathing, and to sing with expression. I also have performed in various areas in Northeast PA and central PA. I recently performed at the Crittenden Opera Workshop where I worked with various artists including Richard Crittenden, Elizabeth Vrenios, Dr. Lawrence Vincent, Joshua Lindsay, and Adrianna Hardy just to name a few. I also have expertise in acting and a background in dance to help my students to bette

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About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides music/audio services, visual work and individual artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production and independent music strategy.

As a professional musician, artist and voice over actress, I have won awards, performed my original music at venues & festivals and booked national TV commercials. I have 12+ years background in classical piano, 6+ years as a gigging musician in Los Angeles and 4+ years in recording & production. I also have years of practice in a number of visual mediums, from oil painting to Adobe Photoshop to the newest mobile apps.

With ample experience in both the creative and business sides of being an artist, one of my great joys is equipping others using all that I have

learned, and I believe in taking a specialized individual approach for each person and project.

Whether you need help with crafting your work, navigating social media or learning an instrument, I'm here to help you figure out the best of what will benefit you.

I love all the ways there are to communicate -- through language, sound and visuals -- and am so blessed to share the gift of these arts with others!
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September 25, 2019
Ava C.
So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!

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Viviana
"Great first lesson!"
Caitlin
"Moa is everything I would want in a teacher. She takes into considerations my interests when planning my lessons, is incredibly patient, laid back and eas
y going, fun and an awesome guitar player.

I would recommend Moa to ANYONE wishing to learn the guitar without hesitation.

Thanks Moa!"
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Maria
"Karen is not only a gifted teacher but an excellent listener and has an extremely easy going personality. This was my third lesson and I already "feel the
love.""
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Keila
"I'm very happy to see my daughter playing the violin.
Kristen is teaching my daughter very well, more that I was expecting."
William
"Strong initial start to a series of lessons, to reach a specific audition goal.
I will update as we progress through the teaching process. Looking forwar
d to the next lesson."
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Julia
"My 11 year old daughter has been working with Jennifer for a little over one year. Isabela, not only is learning to control her voice but how to read the
music for the cues on how to sing the song (tempo, inflection, etc). Jennifer's structure of working on one technical piece and one piece that the student is interested in keeps my daughter learning and happy to attend lessons. Jennifer is also extremely patient with my daughter, who is a curious child and likes to drift her attention. We look forward to working with Jennifer for along time."
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Ryan
"We really enjoyed meeting Shannon. She was prepared and great with my son. We look forward to our next lesson."
Ksenia
"I've been taking lessons with Aidan for almost a year now.

Aidan is a fantastic teacher. He is able to tailor his teaching style to each individual st
udent, and keep the lesson fun and engaging even while going over complicated music theory concepts. He is very flexible both with his schedule (he's quite understanding that adult students often have conflicts that prevent them from attending class regularly) and with his musical abilities (he appears comfortable diving into most genres of music and can easily pick out a tune by ear).

I highly recommend taking a class with Aidan."
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Amber Cox
"Orla has provided such a stress-free environment with passionate & patient individualized teachings, based on different singers needs, that make for the b
est learning environment.

She gives warm ups for the three parts of your singing voice along with recording the first time the warm up is introduced for you to have at home to practice along with.

Personally, I even had a tiny bit of trouble trying to do one of the warm ups and Orla went out of her way to do more research and found a warm up that was better suited for my voice. She never fails to say the most positive things that always put a smile on my face and assures students that its all a learning process. Even when you feel like you aren't progressing, she also provides the outside perspective of positive change and helps to reassure you progress is being made even without realizing it.

I didn't mean to write so much but Orla is a really amazing teacher with a big wealth of knowledge on singing and voice that shouldn't go unnoticed.
I had never taken voice lessons before but I feel so lucky to have found such a kind and motivating teacher!"
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