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Marjorie K.

New York, NY 10024

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About Marjorie

Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC for the past 25 years.

Marjorie received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia and a Special Studies Award in Voice and Opera from the Eastman School of Music. Marjorie has sung at Venice's Grand Teatro La Fenice, Carnegie Hall in NY, Rome's Teatro dell'Opera, Cagliari's Teatro Lirico and the New York Grand Opera.

She was the winner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition and a finalist in both the Enrico Caruso Voice Competition and McAllister Opera Awards Competitions. Recently she was featu

red on Channel 5 Good Day New York morning news program.

~~Teaching Philosophy~~

IF YOU CAN TALK YOU CAN SING and I guarantee it!!!!!

I teach beginners and advanced of all ages as well as all styles of music:

Opera - Classical - Musical Theatre - Pop - Jazz - Folk - Rock - R&B - Gospel

*I teach the freedom of the jaw, neck and shoulders to allow the breath to connect without tension allowing the production of a free vocal tone.

*Singing on the vowels with clean articulated consonants before and after the vowel is sung.

*Correct understanding and pronunciation of French, Italian, German and English languages

*Musicianship, theory, piano, all musical styles and song writing

*Performance and acting skills

*Audition techniques

*Career guidance

*Annual Student Recitals in professional New York City Venues

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons take place at my home studio. Lessons may be recorded on my professional recording equipment or you may bring your own recording devices. This is an excellent learning tool. I teach my students how to extend their range, increase breath control and the freedom of their body in order to enable a free and easy produced vocal tone. I teach song repertoire to the student's particular musical style choices. I also work with students that wish to write their own songs so that their musical ideas can be heard clearly and precisely. A guitar is available for students if they wish to use it to accompany themselves. I teach my students how to deal with performance anxiety . Students are presented in recitals twice a year and performance classes are held once a month in addition to the private lessons.

IF you can talk you can sing and I guarantee it!!!! I teach beginners to advanced of all ages.

*** Specialties ***
Voice, Piano
I teach the freedom of the jaw, neck and shoulders to allow the breath to come without tension allowing the production of a free vocal tone.

Beginners and advanced of all ages. "If you can Talk you can Sing and I guarantee it!!!! Opera - Classical - Musical Theater - Jazz - Folk - R&B - Gospel - Country - Rock -
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June 15, 2019
Ann-Marie G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next.
June 15, 2019
Madelyn G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their first lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next one
December 5, 2018
Millie L.
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Marjorie K.

New York, NY

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April S.

Bronx, NY 10451

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About April

I'm a 'classically trained' voice teacher who specializes in the biology of singing: JAZZ, R&B, POP, and GOSPEL. I have performance arts training and experience and have
a liberal arts degree from Columbia University/Master of Fine Arts Education from City College of NY.
I perform as a Jazz Vocalist at various night spots, concert halls, and social events. As a Voice Coach, I have the good fortune to share my vocal skills while working with this organization.
Singing is the joy I share as a performer and as a teacher. Anyone can sing, and do it on a superior level. It takes desire and the willingness to practice the skills necessary until the goal is achieved.

To produce great sounds when singing it is essential to adopt beneficial singing habits in order to produce sounds that are more relaxed and healthy.
Studen

ts will learn Basic Components of Singing:
Pitch, Rhythm, Breath Control and Diction

Students will learn vital techniques to create a connected voice blending head, chest, and diaphragm. Students will learn warm-up exercises that strengthen vocal cords and loosen the muscles needed to produce a professional sound and the importance of singing exercises to achieve this objective.

Students will learn how to avoid the most common singing mistakes that prevent singers from producing a clean and professional vocal tone.
For the purpose of voice projection, students will learn to use the diaphragm, the muscles beneath the ribcage;
how to use emotions, enunciation, and clarity.
Students will learn to sing a favorite song with the focus on elements of singing.
Each lesson to begin with a brief review of previous.
*** Studio Equipment ***
CD Burner/SURE Microphone/Charts in various keys/Speaker System/Pitch Pipe/Recorder/keyboard/Metronome/Video Camera
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June 15, 2019
Malachi C.
My son had a great first session with April today. Thank you!
July 15, 2018
Charenelle
Wonderful teacher who is very invested in making sure that you understand the techniques and concepts of HOW to sing. Lovely woman. I highly recommend her!
June 23, 2017
Thornton
Looking forward to the next lesson, Ms. April is great at what she does and very knowledgeable in teaching...can't wait until next Friday.

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April S.

Bronx, NY

(16)

Da-Rell T.

Brooklyn, NY 11221

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About Da-Rell

I am a hip-hop/house/contemporary dancer with professional/classical training, an academic background, and a passion for taking my students to the next level. I received my degrees in Dance, Psychology and Philosophy, and use these fields as a framework to help direct and assist students in learning how to train their bodies and minds in many different disciplines. I've lived in many cities and always learned each city's dance styles.
I can teach: popping, locking, waving, tutting, liquid, sliding, house, footwork, breakdancing, acrobatics, choreography, improvisation, and theatrical.
I can help you build your own style. A style that specifically pertains to you. I'll show you how to incorporate concepts, themes, and ideas, to tell a story, or to just express yourself through movement and rhythm.
I love teaching, and I love that look i

n a persons face after they get something that was tough. I love helping them understand what they could do differently to yield different results.
If you want to learn hip hop, house, or fusion- I am a very patient yet motivating teacher. I can be strict at times, but only when needed ;-)

Classes focus on ideas and concepts as well as ways to act them out. We learn how to utilize balance, emotion, finesse, attention, and focus to transition between movements. Exploring performing with character, style, technique, and form to develop their own individual philosophies on movement. We dissect different instruments and rhythms to experience them in different parts of the body. Integrating hip hop, ballet, modern, house, and martial arts into one cohesive style.
My goal is to foster artistic growth and to help you surprise yourself!
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February 7, 2019
Hananel B.
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August 9, 2018
Frank L.
Da-Rell is a very knowledgable and sensitive teacher, who worked with our son who definitely needs this special attention. We are sorry our son doesn't live in Da-Rell's area.
January 10, 2017
Jordan B.
Da-Rell and I hit it off right away. In less than a day we already had a dance lesson planned, and we got right to it. Da-Rell has groove and is the number one recommended hip-hop dance trainer from the Take Lessons company. We went over moon walking, sliding / gliding, and other modern hip-hop moves. Da-Rell also helped film the dance moves on camera so I could keep the video as a study guide. Thank you Da-Rell!

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Da-Rell T.

Brooklyn, NY

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Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY 11106

(5)

About Anthony Michael

I am a professional actor with credits Off-Broadway, regionally, and abroad. I received an MFA in Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, and a BA in Theatre from Florida State University. My goal is to inspire students to own their voice and find creative ways to express truth in performance.

We will explore technique in voice & speech, physicalization & movement, text & character analysis.

Subjects:

Voice & Speech
Acting
Shakespeare
Auditioning

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March 18, 2017
Sevans
Anthony Michael is very skilled and adept at working with Shakespeare. He is patient and focused, and allowed me to find the sense of the piece together. I would highly recommend him!
February 17, 2017
Janira campos Puleo
My experience with Anthony has helped me to push myself to limits that I could have never imagined, He has given me monologues that i would never have had the courage to even attempt. From our first meeting he fully immersed himself into getting to know me as a person finding out my strength and weakness as an artiste.
He has shown me how very important it is to have technical training, that it can only enhance the natural talents that I have. He is caring, stern in the fact that he makes you work the full time you are with him. He is an incredible support system a great encourager, I'm looking forward to what the future holds for my acting career now!!
August 10, 2016
Adam K.
I have had the unique experience of working with Anthony Michael Martinez as both a teacher/coach and fellow teacher. He has coached me in private sessions on multiple Shakespeare monologues and contemporary pieces. He had an incredible ability to explain various acting adjustments and helps to bring the best out of the performances and performers. I always feel confident after working with Anthony, and he makes each session fun and full of energy. Similarly, as a fellow teacher, Anthony can adapt to any situation, student or class size. He is energetic, articulate, and has an incredible sense of humor with students and teachers. He is an ideal fellow teacher.

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Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY

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Ian J.

Flushing, NY 11367

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About Ian

Hey there, my name is Ian.
I'm a musician, performer and teacher from Wisconsin, based in New York, who studied Vocal Performance at Queens College. Have taken coachings for years in voice acting/voice over work. I've studied many different acting and singing styles with a number of notable stage directors, conductors, and other performers. I perform regularly around the New York area, as well as overseas in Germany, Italy, and London.

My performance credits include lead roles in operas by Mozart and Stravinsky; and musicals such as "Forever Plaid" and "Fiddler on the Roof".

I have spent years working on voice over/voice acting, and can show the right way to round out and project your voice for radio or stage work!

Work with the Suzuki method for violin/viola, as well as other methods such as John Thompson for piano for chil

dren.

I'm excellent with children and adults alike, having spent years developing skills teaching and performing to the highest standards, all my students are pushed to be the best possible!
Am comfortable teaching anyone, from beginners to coaching professionals!
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March 31, 2017
Joshua
Great teacher. Easy to work with and personable. Very knowledgeable, in depth, and accommodating. Immediately assesses strengths, weaknesses, and technique for improvement. Would definitely recommend.
March 31, 2017
James
Very musically insightful, and nice

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Ian J.

Flushing, NY

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Gigi G.

New York, NY 10029

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About Gigi

All ages are welcome. I am an experienced musician and educator with a B.M dual degree in Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Master of Music Theory and Composition Degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University.

I encourage learning with creativity and curiosity, which makes the lessons both fun and productive. I mainly teach voice, piano, music theory and composition lessons for all ages.

Besides these subjects, I also give lessons for ABRSM exam prep, college-bound musician prep, music theory placement exam, music history placement exam, ear training, arranging, orchestration, counterpoint, classical harmony, jazz harmony, Logic Pro, Sibelius and Pro Tools.

Formerly, I taught voice at City Music Mentoring Program in Boston, and worked as a music tutor at Berklee Coll

ege of Music Learning Center for subjects such as harmony, ear training, arranging and counterpoint. As a music tutor, I was responsible for helping students, who were having trouble, advance in these subjects.

Along with teaching, I continue working as a composer and performer for a variety of local and remote projects ranging from music for film to concert music for jazz orchestra.

Please let me know if you have any questions,
Looking forward to working with you!
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July 11, 2019
Megan Kim
She was the great teacher for my son. She has helped my son to build up strong foundation on voice. She is kind and pleasant as well!
May 4, 2018
Lincoln
My 6yr old just took his first lesson and is hooked. Gigi is very sweet and stirred up an excitement in him. My son definitely liked the "idea" of learning the piano but is now confidant and actually writing his first song! Who knew, 5 notes and you can become a composer! BRAVO GIGI:)

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Gigi G.

New York, NY

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Martino C.

New Rochelle, NY 10801


About Martino

Does your child want to be an actor or actress, like the kids they see on TV?

Do you want to children to learn the foundations of acting from a NYC actor who has auditioned for and booked roles on major TV shows such as BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER:SVU and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK?

My name is Martino Caputo and I am the owner of GENERATIONAL TALENTS. I have been studying acting and and performing professionally for the past 15 years. Since then the entertainment business has gone through many changes, but the foundations of great acting remain the same.

Allow me to teach your child how to be a great actor or actress, not how to become a celebrity.

Many teachers have helped shape the actor I am and I want to take all those nuggets of knowledge they gave me over the years and share them with your child. As a parent I want to be able to gi

ve other parents advice on how to start out in this business. I want to help you spot and avoid the scams (There are so many out there it is sad), what the first steps should be for your child and how to keep it fun for them.

I am a private acting coach who will tutor your children in the comfort of your own homes. The first half of our session will be acting exercises I have collected over the years to help warm the student up. The second half we will work on written material. That could be a monologue (every child should have at least 2 ready to perform at all times) or a scene, or any audition piece that your child wants to get ready for.
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Martino C.

New Rochelle, NY

Kaidi L.

New York, NY 10018

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About Kaidi

Being a celebrated dancer, singer and bilingual actor in New York, Kaidi has graced many world-class stages such as the Lincoln Center, the Time Square, and the Metropolitan Museum, etc. in numerous events of significant importance; in acting, her talents, abundant experience, versatility and especially her character portraying ability in many films and TV dramas has brought attention of several film associations and earned her Best Actress nomination in various film festivals and acclaims from audience of different countries.

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July 17, 2019
Zhiyao
I'm a big fan of theater shows. Kaidi give me the ability to be one of them. I took part in many amateur shows after her lesson. Looking foward to take part in professional shows in the future.
July 17, 2019
Cindy
The teacher has very professional Chinese dance skills. I'm looking for Chinese dance teacher for a long time, but very hard to find a good Chinese dance teacher. Finally I found her and learnt the skills and spirit of Chinese dance.
July 17, 2019
Yaning
Really professional teaching, and very friendly for beginers.

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Kaidi L.

New York, NY

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"Keomi is amazing. She is an excellent teacher: She can adapt to even the most beginner of students, gives great instructions/cues and is bright, fun, and
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"I look forward to every lesson. He is really good at breaking down characters and analyzing a script. He really cares. He is awesome!"
Stefan
"Amelia is one of the best acting coaches that I've had the privilege to work with. She is patient, caring, and understands that every student learns diff
erently. Amelia will work with you to help you bring the most to any performance piece you work on. She will teach you to analyze the script to understand why your character does what he does or says what he says. She will teach you how to connect to the material to bring your performance to life. Amelia helped me grow as an actor and inspired me to begin writing my own material for others to enjoy. If you have a passion for the performing arts and want to make yourself better for it, then look no further than Amelia."
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Matthew
"I had a private lesson with Tom, recently, and it made me think about how much effort it takes to dance. Why does it feel like we are rushing into each st
ep and through each motion? Tom teaches a minimum effort philosophy by reinforcing key dance concepts to make the dance feel so good. He also teaches you to treat your partner like a loved one by taking care of them. How you hold your partner is just as important as the moves you. I'll be keeping these things in mind as I dance. Thanks Tom!"
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Matthew
"What can I say about Kalyse because there are not enough words to do so, however I will try and sum it up. Kalyse is truly gifted in many areas from actin
g to musical. Her acting skills are phenomenal and her voice is simply amazing on all levels. She is multitalented, innovative, assertive, and very caring. I would recommend anything on the spectrum for her."
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Josh
"Michelle is very knowledgeable and I can tell she genuinely cares."
Costello
"Jessie is the best!!!

I have had the privilege of taking lessons with Jessie for over a year now. I have to say it has been a wonderful experience. Jessi
e is always attentive to what my strengths and weaknesses are and is always willing to help in any area necessary. She is always helpful, supportive, willing, and most of all caring. Jessie has a genuine love for teaching that rubs off on a student. I'm very grateful to be a student of Jessie's. thank you Jessie!!!"
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Nancy
"Kenneth has an amazing imagination and very intricate moves that make you want to jump on your feet immediately and see if you can mimic it. Extremely pat
ient and dedicated. I've had dance instructors teach me and I'm more of a visual person so when I ask for a run down of the moves again, they seem bothered and Ken isn't like that at all. Ken works with you through every step of the way without hesitation. I love working with Ken and he's so much fun to be around with and still can be very profesional. Truly a very dedicated man to his work."
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Steve
"Jennifer has a lot of patience and experience. Really knows all the details of dance. You will love her."

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