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Nancy R.

35 Reviews
Irvington, NY
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded First Place, Serge Koussevitsky Prize from The Koussevitsky Foundation
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Nancy R.

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I believe in the extraordinary power of music to communicate, to inspire and, often, to heal. That belief underlies all my work. I’ve been a classical singer for 30 years and have sung leading roles with the Caramoor Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Britten/Aldeburgh Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, among many others. I’ve also been a church professional for all my entire career, singing sacred music of almost every genre, including gospel.

My strongest attribute as a teacher is my sensitive and expert touch with students of all ages and personality types. The fundamentals of vocal technique underlie all my teaching, but the individual approach is tailored to each student, whatever his or her age or experience.

My goal is to help you find the power to express through singing your unique self. It doesn't matter whether your voice is professional quality or whether it's even "good" in the conventional sense. It's YOUR voice. It has its own ...

About Nancy

I'm a classically trained soprano who has had the great good fortune to sing leading roles in masterpieces with such companies as the Caramoor Music Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and the Aspen Music Festival. I also have undergraduate and master's degrees from Brown University and the Manhattan Scho

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Hope L.
Nancy is kind and caring. She really takes the time to get to know you and your voice in order to craft a method that works best for you. I started out with no real experience and a bunch of bad habits, and she has been able to effortlessly work with that. I look forward to my lesson with her every week. I knew the moment I saw her profile that she stood out from the rest. Don't hesitate to give her a try!
Neena
She is honest and super helpful
Kimberly
Nancy is the best instructor i could have hoped for! I was very shy and insecure about my voice. She knew exactly how to work with me to sing confidently.
After a month of working with Nancy, i realized that with practice, i too can become a good singer. My goal is to have a mini concert for friends this summer. I’m confident that my lessons with Nancy will get me there
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Jocelyn Z.

10 Reviews
Cos Cob, CT
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jocelyn Z.

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I love playing and teaching the violin, and I'm so excited to share my experience with you! I have over a decade of experience with students of all backgrounds and experience levels. My time at The Juilliard School has prepared me well for whatever challenge you would like to take on together. Whether that is growing your love of the instrument, learning a new piece, finding better practice skills, or audition preparation.

Congratulations on taking an amazing first step into learning the violin, and I look forward to meeting you in our first lesson.

About Jocelyn

I have been teaching privately for over a decade, utilizing a blend of methods designed to help students discover violin technique and music theory, as well as develop skills in hypothesis and deduction that will help them become independent musicians and artists. My students have gone on to The Jui

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Philip S.
Jocelyn is such a WARM and caring teacher and an incredible musician, I've really loved getting to work with her! 100% recommended!
Becky Anders
Love my lessons with Jocelyn! She is the best teacher I have ever had, and has really helped my confidence.
Steven Andrews
Jocelyn has been an absolute inspiration to me during our lessons. I was a bit nervous trying digital lessons with a new teacher, but she was an INCREDIBLE help to me as a violinist. Definitely book a few lessons with her.
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John L.

16 Reviews
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks french, spanish, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
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John L.

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I tried to teach guitar in the same manner in which I teach every instrument. First I teach students the rudiments of the instrument. Also I teach them how to read and a bit of music theory. From that point I like to follow the students lead. They bring in songs that they would like to learn, or possibly how to play lead guitar, or how to finger pick. At every point I try to point out general aspects of music that need to be learned from the material that they choose.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Granville M.

13 Reviews
Mount Vernon, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Muhammad C.
Thank you for a lesson filled with information for him to continue to grow.
Jason D.
Granville is awesome. Can’t wait to continue our lessons
Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.

Cookie T.

9 Reviews
Stamford, CT
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, 50+ years of experience.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Vocal Coaching from Private Studio
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Cookie T.

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I have been coaching professionally for 20 years. I have a specific teaching curriculum with an emphasis on proper breathing and vocal placement to ensure vocal improvement. I believe singing can be a joyful experience and one that will be a positive change in your life. I teach mostly Pop and Jazz and audition preparation and vocal strengthening for beginners and intermediate singers.

About Cookie

Hello guys, wherever you are! Welcome! I am a professional Vocalist and Vocal Coach. My experience spans over 50 years as a singer, and over 20 as a vocal coach. I have opened for many known singers and coached clients from ages 10 to 70. I mostly coach pop and Jazz beginners in addition to inte

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Julian R.
Cookie was a great instructor. He was patient and supportive.
Steve
Cookie Thomas will help you toward your goal as a singer and performer. He listens, he encourages, he pulls out your best and helps you own it. I've worked with him for over 25 years.
David
Cookie’s a wonderful vocalist with a real understanding of music and what makes it work. He’s got a rich velvety tone and really knows how to communicate musically. In addition, he understands people and psychology, making him an ideal choice as an instructor to motivate and inspire.
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Emil V.

16 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • B.A. in Music from Hofstra University
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Emil V.

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I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pian

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Jeffrey
Emil is not only a wonderful piano teacher, but a real mentor who passes on the ability to train one's mind for many of life's challenging endeavors.
Shoshana
I started taking piano lessons with Emil a few weeks ago, and I am really enjoying my lessons. Emil is an excellent instructor, and I have learned a lot from him already. Emil is also very kind and interesting and enjoyable to work with - I highly recommend Emil to anyone who is looking to take piano lessons (he is a talented musician who is capable of teaching all levels)!
Zahra
Emil is a great teacher! He has a great sense of humor and makes sure you play with accuracy and musicality! I love my lessons with him!!!

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"Giving another glowing rating! I highly recommend Mya for sewing and for any craft. Very patient, knowledgeable, encouraging. I wish I had know about her years ago! :-)"
Joan
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Nicole is just wonderful. I could not ask for a better knitting teacher!!!"
Betsy
Took Knitting lessons from Nicole S.
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"It was exactly what I was looking for, Anne was very helpful and imformative."
Emily plante
Took Sewing lessons from Anne K.
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"Marta is a wonderful teacher. She has so many natural gifts. I recommend Marta wholeheartedly!"
Susan
Took Bridge lessons from Marta B.
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"Kyle is an excellent instructor. I'm a beginner and have learned so much. My puzzle rating has gone from 500 to over 1000. I'm looking forward to playing some games and feel confident my game will change dramatically too."
Doug Johnson
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Excellent first lesson!! Nikki knows her stuff. I am looking forward to improving my sewing skills under her guidance."
Holly
Took Sewing lessons from Nikki G.
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"I have only been playing chess for about a year, but my knowledge and excitement about the game increased greatly once I discovered Dipankar as a teacher. He is a knowledgeable and patient teacher: explains everything very clearly and knows how to build on a solid foundation. My games have gotten much better, my rating has gone up and I am having much more fun. Try him - you will like him."
Richard
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Barbara was super. My on line session wasn’t working so she set up her zoom and taught that way. She is an excellent on line teacher. She was able to help me make sense of my pattern and followed along with me patiently. Looking forward to our next session."
Karen
Took Knitting lessons from Barbara A.
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"Our 11-yr. old grandson was very happy with the things Kyle was able to show him. He felt he learned multiple strategies and he is very excited to use them!"
Sharon
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Wow! Sonya worked with my daughter who has some special needs - and was just awesome. Patient, generous with praise, and good humored. In fact, my daughter had a very tough weekend, and she said this experience made all memories of her hard weekend disappear. I feel fortunate that we are working with her - a born teacher."
Robin
Took Quilting lessons from Sonya M.
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