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Popular Music Teachers Near Palisades Park

Valerie C.

New York, NY
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Oleg R.

Fort Lee, NJ
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Frederic R.

New York, NY
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Valerie C. New York, NY

About Valerie

As a student, you will benefit from my 20+ years of teaching experience, and if you are also performer, I can help you from that perspective as well. I have taught private and class voice for children, teens and adults at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Conservatory of Westchester, the Bronx House and Greenwich House and currently maintain a private home studio. I am a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association. I sing professionally in NYC as soloist and chorister throughout the tristate area and in New York City. *** Lesson Details *** I accept private students ages 11 through adult for regular weekly lessons only. Each week, students are guided through a vocal exercise routine, some basic music reading instruction (as ...

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Alex O. October 7, 2013
Singing
Wonderful to work with!

I've been taking lessons from Valerie for a little over a year now, and she really knows what she is talking about. She is very professional, and I always leave the lesson feeling that I'm making progress.
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Denise K. August 19, 2013
Singing
Valerie Coates has a comprehensive knowledge of vocal technique.

As a professional singer I value the attention to detail, acute focus on healthy production of sound and positive reinforcement during my lessons with Valerie Coates. The written exercises for daily practice are drawn from Ms. Coates vast experiences with what works for specific areas - placement of vowels, breath control, pitch placement and interpretation of each aria. I feel such a difference in the short time we have been working together.
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Catherine A. July 25, 2013
Opera Voice
Valerie is the best voice lesson coach!

I started to take voice lessons when I was 53 years old. I hadn't sang since my childhood except humming songs in the bath tub, and was a total beginnerLéValerie taught me not only how to sing but how to read music and basic music theory, and gave me practical exercises to develop muscles which are required for singing also. 1 year later, I joined a choir. Choir music is in Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish, old English and so forth and I have trouble pronouncing those words. Valerie checks each of my pronunciations carefully and gives me accurate sounds and meanings of words as well. She is a skilled teacher with a great deal of knowledge and patience. When I faced a very fast, up-tempo, tongue twisting difficult Bach piece in German last winter, I was desperate and almost gave up the music, but she broke it down into small sections and made it easier for my practice. It was a big challenge but with her help I mastered the music and sang in front of people which gave me confidence and a great deal of pleasure. I am a soprano and my mid-voice range is weak. She picked out some exercises to develop this weakness and I have definitely improved. She knows all sorts of techniques for particular problems. Now I am focusing on the resonate sound of my voice. Of course she gave me special exercises to develop the quality of my voice and I have started to hear the improvement. She is a great teacher and I respect and appreciate her very much.
Oleg R. Fort Lee, NJ

About Oleg

Oleg is a violinist who represents the brilliant Russian violin school which is arguably one of the leading violin schools in the World during 20th century. In 1984 he was accepted to Moscow Conservatory of Music and in 1991 he graduated Conservatory with highest marks in violin and piano. In 1990 he was invited to participate in IV International Violin Competition 'Isola di Capri' (Capri Italy) and won 1st Prize of this competition playing N. Paganini's 4th Violin Concerto with cadenza which Oleg composed especially for this event. After competition he was invited to participate in music festival in Rimini Italy where he shared the stage with such famous musicians as Boris Berezovsky (1st Prize 1990 P.I.Tchaikovsky Piano Competition) Enrico Pace and Evgeny Bushkov (both winners of many ...

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Peri F. November 12, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Superb, excellent violin teacher

highly competent, most inspiring, very likeable, musically talented and capable of producing soul stirring heart warming music.
Frederic R. New York, NY

About Frederic

Fred holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, one of the nations most prestigious music schools, and a masters degree in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University. He has ten years of experience teaching voice and piano, and is certified in Dalcrose, Orff, 4-MAT and Kodaly teaching methods. His teaching experience includes running a studio of 20 students in Chapel Hill, NC, and as a faculty voice teacher at The Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys working with students of all ages to help them develop a love of music while reaching their full potential. In addition to being an experienced teacher, Fred is also an accomplished performer, and he uses his experience to help his students achieve their goals. In his home state of North ...

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Camille J. April 11, 2013
Singing
Fred is a top notch teacher

I took voice lessons with Fred for about 2 years when I was 11 years old. I remember always looking forward to my lessons with him. He was not only a great voice teacher, but such a kind soul. He always knew what I needed on any given day, and would tailor my lessons for that. Lessons with him were always a highlight of my week. Aside from his kindness and relaxed energy, he has a unique creativity in teaching voice. He is extremely keyed in to each individual's vocal quality and tailors his exercises for them. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Fred.
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Beau S. April 9, 2013
Singing
Deep understanding of singing

I took lessons with Fred Rice for one year, and it was perfect for a beginning vocalist. I could tell that Fred understood every aspect of what he taught me, and communicated those ideas in an accessible fashion. I highly recommend Fred for vocalists at any level; I personally guarantee that you will learn from him and get more than your money's worth.
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Grace A. April 1, 2013
Singing
Working with Fred was truly rewarding.

I was a student of Fred's for a year and I found it to be a truly wonderful, positive experience.
Fred learned what was important for me as a singer and focused on my voice as an individual.
More importantly, working with Fred was a joy. We had fun and I never stopped learning.

Matt L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Jayne I.

New York, NY
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Nick D.

New York, NY
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Matt L. Brooklyn, NY

About Matt

Matt, 36 years old, has enjoyed working and teaching as a professional musician for at least 15 years. He began studying music and playing the saxophone at age 11. He currently lives and works in the New York City area after moving there from Philadelphia in early 2001, after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999 with a Bachelors in Music. Throughout his musical career, Matt has performed and worked in a variety of capacities including as a composer and recording studio engineer. His main area of expertise is performing as a jazz saxophonist on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, and he regularly plays throughout New York City in restaurants and jazz clubs. Matt's area of expertise in teaching is beginner to advanced studies on the saxophone, beginner ...

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Mariko Y. December 11, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great teacher! He is patient and calm. His lesson is easy to understand. I enjoy a lesson every time. Thank you!
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yossi G. June 17, 2014
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Just wanted to tell everyone out there how wonderful Matt is as a flute Teacher, I'm a self taught flute beginner, and just after the 3rd lesson with Matt, I can't believe how much i advanced with just these 3 lessons! Matt is wonderful, friendly, and knows the flute so well, I'm definitely going to continue on a weekly basis with him! with Matt I'm convinced I'll become a Professional Flutist in no time.
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Michael S. January 23, 2013
Verified Student
Excellence!

Matt La Von is the epitome of a great teacher. He is patient, allowing you to understand things on your own time. His instruction is clear and easy to understand and his knowledge of music seems to be endless. Above all else he is an accomplished musician and I trust that under his watchful eye I will be able to improve and refine my own abilities.
Jayne I. New York, NY

About Jayne

I have been a vocal health advocate and a music specialist for several years. Keeping your musical mind in shape and teaching you to be conscious of what you are doing with your talent is a top priority. I believe in giving you the opportunity to learn to sing healthy with any style of music or to play the piano with thoughtful creativity and solid technique. I believe that each student is different, so each student will be taught differently. We will work together to find your own musical truth. You are an individual and I cannot make you into a copy of someone else, we will discover the musician inside of you. You will be taught in an environment that is full of confidence building and positive feedback. Do expect to do some things that are out of the box. There will be times ...

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wendy T. February 16, 2014
Singing
We have loved our experience working with Jayne!

Working with Jayne has been a great pleasure! Her unique and very learner-centered way of customizing my daughter's experience in her singing lessons has been so amazing.

We have been working with Jayne for close to a year, and I continue to be more and more impressed with her holistic approach and the results I see in terms of my daughter's growth as a vocalist. Tessa has not only grown in her ability and confidence as a singer, she has also grown as a human being through her work with Jayne.

Jayne is very timely and professional and also very flexible to boot. I would highly recommend Jayne to other parents considering vocal lessons for their child.
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adam O. February 10, 2014
Music Performance
Jayne is wonderful!

My son has gone to Jayne for lessons for the greater part of a year. Aside from being a wonderful human being, I will list all the reasons why she is an absolutely amazing teacher.

- She communicates really well with my son, AND with me. About everything from lesson plans to our schedule.

- She is patient, and kind to her students.

- She is always on time, and is very good about any schedule conflicts... and she always has things planned out.

- Not only is my son becoming a seriously amazing little piano player, he actually LIKES Jayne, as a person. Our time with her is always great. He is excelling in music theory and performance, beyond what I ever expected.

Can't say enough good things about her!
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Lourds L. February 7, 2014
Singing
HIGHLY recommend Jayne for your child

Jayne has taught my niece, Caroline, vocal lessons for over a year and I have to say, she is probably the best singing teachers out there. Jayne has a "student-centered" approach to teaching so Caroline chooses what she wants to learn and sings the songs she wants to sing. Yet, in every lesson, Jayne spouts out gems of knowledge ranging from how to sing healthily to the essentials of music (reading music, understanding percussion, music writing.) It's more than just singing lessons, Jayne cares about the child growing as a musical individual. Lessons with Jayne are fun, interactive, and completely engaging. I know Caroline looks forward to them, as do I.
Nick D. New York, NY

About Nick

Welcome, my teaching philosophy is that a concrete musical foundation can be transferred across any musical genre. Having witnessed the misleading "strict classical" only foundation, I make sure all my students are introduced to composition, theory, jazz and world music within their first year. As a piano/vocal teacher I’ve been privately and publicly coaching for the past 8 years. I have a roster of students on the Upper East Side and have worked with studios such as Piano Power, Kidville and Acting Like a Kid, where I’ve privately taught over 25 students piano and voice. My approach encompasses combining technical exercises and stylistic technique alongside popular and standard repertoire of the student’s choosing. I’ve found that students respond well when techniques ...

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jennifer L. September 30, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My Piano Lessons with Nick were unlike any lessons I've ever had. He incorporated Music Theory, Composition, Sight Reading, and specially tailored exercises right for my weak areas. I'm able to understand music in deeper ways then simply reading what's on the page.

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