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Alaina A. New York, NY

About Alaina

I currently play trombone with the West Point Concert Band and am also an active freelance trombonist and euphoniumist in the New York, tri-state area. On any given day I could be performing various genres of music including orchestral, jazz, chamber, rock, funk and hip-hop/R&B. My career has led me to perform with various ensembles in prestigious halls around the country such as Carnegie Hall, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. Working as a musician has also given me the opportunity to travel the world as a performer. Most recently I went on tour throughout China with the Manhattan Symphonie this past December. In addition to my career as a performer, I am an active educator. I teach private lessons as well as conducting master classes for groups in schools. In the past past

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Anya Z. July 16, 2014
Trombone · In studio
Verified Student
I had never held a trombone in my hands before I started taking lessons with Alaina, but just after 3 one-hour lessons I can already play some simple tunes, which makes me very happy.

Alaina is very humble, sweet and, what's most important - very clear with instructions.

I highly recommend her as a teacher.
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LoriL April 22, 2012
my daughter is very happy with Alaina which means so am I.
Jordan D. New York, NY

About Jordan

"One of the top young guitarists of his generation" (Performance Today), Jordan D. is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has received prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2013 Astral Artists National Auditions, 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, Jordan was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media's "Performance Today." An advocate for contemporary music, Jordan has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally. He is a performer in several New York City ensembles, including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Ensemble sans maître, and Tempus Continuum. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan ...

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Jessica M. December 7, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Fun and worthwhile experience

I had never played guitar before and Jordan was very encouraging. He took his time with teaching me new things and always gave me productive feedback to work on. He is super talented and was able to teach me any song that I threw his way (I constantly wanted to learn pop punk music). I was very sad when he was moving to NY and am still looking for a teacher to replace him. He is highly recommended.
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Kristina T. December 6, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Jordan is the best!

I decided to try a new hobby, playing guitar, and Jordan became my teacher. I was not very good, but Jordan was very positive and patient, which made me feel less hard on myself. You can also tell he has a strong passion and enthusiasm for music, which made me want to return for more lessons - because it was fun! I hope anyone who is looking for a great learning experience chooses Jordan as his or her teacher.
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Quetita C. October 25, 2012
Verified Student
Well surpassed my expectations!

I have been taking lessons for less than a month, and I have found that because of my teacher's skill and guidance with building solid fundamentals with me, I have seen more progress than I would have ever expected in such a short amount of time. This teacher is creative, intuitive, patient, and very encouraging, which makes the lessons and learning process both challenging and fun. He doesn't "cookie cutter" his lessons, rather, he tailors it to my needs and abilities. I have complete confidence that all my musical playing goals will be met - and them some - because of my teacher. So far, my expectations have been well surpassed, and I would highly recommend this teacher!
Genie Pepper S. New Rochelle, NY

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

About Eugenia Pepper

I am a motivator and I love teaching. I promise a pleasant and nurturing, yet firm and solid learning experience. I will instruct you to sing with the same ease that you speak. If you are willing to do the work, I can help you achieve your goals ! *** Lesson Details *** My Focus is Seth Riggs method of "Speech Level singing" in addition, I teach the anatomy of the voice, the instrument. (voice box, larynx,) Breathing,sight singing, ear training, pitch, diction, vocal performance, Nadia Boulanger sequential exercise. *** Studio Equipment *** Living Room with baby grand, couch, coffee table, chair, CD player, microphone and stand. parents can sit in on lesson *** Specialties *** Seth Riggs- Speech level singing

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Mery G. May 2, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Each lesson continues to be a worthwhile experience.

She is great teacher! She motivates her students and gives them constructive feedback to improve their vocalization skills. Professional demeanor and friendly personality.
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Carla W. December 9, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
A great experience

Throughout the time I've spent with Genie as a singing instructor my vocals have bettered tremendously, she pin points whats lacking in your singing and makes the effort to improve and perfect it.
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Gala L. December 3, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Professional & Patient Vocal Coach!

I have been working with Ms.Genie for the past few months and I must say I have grown and learned so much in this short time. I am not as trained or accomplished vocally as her other students so I most especially appreciate her encouraging, yet firm approach to my training. I like being driven to go further and dig deeper.

I have so far to go but my willingness to learn, coupled with her willingness to teach; will surely help me to attain my goals as a singer.

Whether you need someone to help you polish your already well trained vocals or need someone to help foster the glimmer of talent you have, Ms. Genie is the instructor for you!
David N Bronx, NY

About David

I am a 20 year musician with 11 years teaching experience. Born and raised in New York City, I attended Laguardia high school for music and art and afterward Queens College majoring in music. My main instruments are Clarinet, Drums, and Saxophone, but i also have a strong background in Piano, Trumpet, and Flute. I've taken private music lessons for the past 15 years with world class musicians, among them David Weber and Howard Hirsch. I've performed in every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall when i was only 11 years old. I performed alongside many famous musicians, including the late Tito Puente. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching includes all aspects of music; Musical theory, sight singing, as well as Music History. My teaching style allows the child to ...

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Anthony C. September 5, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
DAVE is a great teacher and has been very patient and knowledgeable with my son. My son looks forward to seeing Dave every week and we have only been going for 3 lessons. I would recommend Dave to anyone as he always greets us with a smile!
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Adrienne R. November 22, 2013
Drum
Always leave with new insight

I always feel he listens very closely to my frustrations and has a keen sense of where I am willing to take the next step of learning. He will never hold back but give great examples of where you can be and shows you exercises that bring those instant gratifying moments into the practice.
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Sam T. May 15, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Excellent drum instructor.

David is a great drum instructor .He is really passionate about teaching and cares a lot about students improvement in drumming skills.
He worked to improve my weakness which was play-along songs ,back beats and timing.He makes the learning beats easy. I am still learning and practicing to be better in drums.I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the basics of drumming and improve his or her drumming skills.
Laura K. New York, NY

Interpretation in any instrument is an important part of good music-making - I coach instrumentalists and singers of all levels on how to make the most of their performance!

About Laura

Music is definitely the universal language, and there isn't a genre I don't love; it's important to me that that aspect be brought to lessons, as well! From humble New Jersey beginnings to an opera career, I've seen the power of what music can do! Whether it's opera, musical theater, folk, rock, or just public speaking, anything YOU love to do, I would love to teach you! Having taught all ages and levels, from first graders to adults, from someone who's never sung a note in his or her life to semi-professionals, I cater my lessons to what YOU as a student need and are interested in. Lessons shouldn't be a chore - I like to foster an environment you look forward to being a part of! I also think that music, like any sport, is hard work, and takes seriously practice; even hobbies take ...

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BarbaraR July 4, 2011
Awesome teacher! patient, knowledgeable, & creative

I'm a complete beginner, could barely sing in tune. I decided to take lessons for fun. but whoa was i surprised at the progress I've made with Laura in just a few short months. She has catered to my individual needs, and has made my learning experience fun. She works at my pace so i never feel rushed or bored. She teaches singing lessons in a way anyone can understand. Her background in opera means she can sing and teach her students amazing vocal range. She taught me anything is possible with hard work and dedication! I've learned so much with her, it's hard to put it all in a short review. Pick her and you won't be disappointed! Thank you Laura!
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HelenL1 September 30, 2010
Great teacher

Laura is a really good and nice teacher. She is patient to answer all of my questions.I improved a lot in a short period of time with her tips on singing. She's not only just teach you how to sing, she also talks some histories of music and different examples or even her experiences to me. She can make an exercise into a fun way to do. I learned a lot from her and I gain more confident on singing. I'm always looking forward to take lessons with her. She's such a great singer and vocal coach!! Laura is a great choice for those of you who want to learn singing in a comfortable, no pressure and fun environment. ^_^
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RajeshN September 22, 2010
Good teacher. Nice person. Very busy lady.
Regina Z. Yonkers, NY

Audition Preparation

Let's face it. When you are one of 200 singers that an audition panel is seeing, you must stand out. Every audience member (and the panel is your audience) wants to be MOVED in some way. In order to really move someone, you must have something to say as a performer. The only way you will have something to say is if you get to the heart of the character and the song.

Role Preparation

If you are preparing to perform a role, learning and memorizing the words and music is not enough. You must do the research and understand completely the journey of the character. You need to know their history and create their future (if they have one). And you need to have all the questions answered before you get into rehearsal because the Director might not have time to work through the answers with you (or they might not know the answers themselves!).

The Ultimate Performance

Maybe you are not on the professional track and just sing for enjoyment. There is nothing ...

About Regina

Dr. Regina Z. has held teaching positions at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Shorter College in Rome, GA, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and the Community Music School in Buffalo, NY as well as maintaining thriving private studios in Buffalo and Yonkers, NY and New York City. With over 25 years voice teaching experience, she gives her students a nurturing and growth-oriented environment at a most advanced level. With experience at all levels - from beginning to most advanced - she teaches a solid foundation of pedagogy that stresses a healthy, total-body approach to singing which is combined with a strong understanding of a variety of repertoire for all levels of singers including opera, lieder/art song, oratorio and musical theatre. With her extensive experience as an ...

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Dennis S. November 23, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Dr. Regina is an inspiration! I began studying with her in Georgia at Shorter College and eventually transferred to Minnesota to finish my undergraduate degree with her. She is truly passionate about music, and the energy creates an incredible atmosphere for learning! She challenged me as a singer and performer and helped me learn to breathe life into the music--while also transforming my voice. She is a wonderful teacher and I would highly recommend her to anyone. Even a Skype lesson if you can't make it to her in NY. They are quiet helpful! I only wish I lived in the NY area so I could take from her in person. She is wonderful and I hope to continue studying with her for years to come.
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Erin B. October 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
I have been studying Voice (mostly emphasized on Broadway Singing) with Regina for a few months now and I am loving the lessons! She has really helped me identify the strong parts of my voice and showcase them while also strengthening those that are not as strong. What sets Regina apart from other teachers I've had in the past is that she does a really excellent job catering to each student's individual needs instead of having a set teaching structure that you have to try to fit yourself into. I also especially like that she will take the time to talk through the technique in a way that makes total sense and even if it doesn't at first, she'll always find a way to explain it differently until you really grasp the concept. Regina is an amazing teacher and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to push their voice to the next level!
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Johanna D. October 15, 2014
Musical Theater
I had the fabulous opportunity to work with Dr. Regina during my four years of Undergraduate study at the University of Minnesota Duluth. While Dr. Regina's expertise and reputation are largely based in classical music, I found her to be a perfect match for my vocal studies in Musical Theater. Her teachings and training were extremely beneficial to me, not only as a vocalist, but as a performer.
What I love about Dr. Regina is that her lessons are very personal focusing as you the student, you the performer, and you the person. I truly felt that she cared about my overall vocal health and growth as a singer. She challenged me with classical repertoire that kept me on track for my juries and made me feel comfortable with all of my class and show material for my Musical Theater studies.
Dr. Regina is a well-rounded vocalist, teacher, performer, and woman. She feels passionately about her craft and her students. It is important to her that each student comes to the understanding of concepts and techniques. I always left my lessons feeling that I had accomplished something and had the tools I needed to put forth my best possible performance. Dr. Regina is a fabulous teacher, with a worldly knowledge of voice and a fantastic sense of humor! You will look forward to every one of your lessons with her!

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What They Don’t Tell You About Becoming a Musician

When you become a musician -- whether you're playing the guitar, the drums, or another instrument -- you'll notice a pattern when others find out about your skills. Read on to learn what they don't tell you about becoming a musician, in this guest post by Brookings, SD teacher Carl S...     Every musician has his or her own story. Some people play as a hobby and may play the occasional gig. Others are gigging frequently or perhaps teaching music. No matter what type of musician you ar … Read More
What They Don’t Tell You About Becoming a Musician
When you become a musician -- whether you're playing the guitar, the drums, or another instrument -- you'll notice a pattern when others find out about your skills. Read on to learn what they don't tell you about becoming a musician, in this guest post by Brookings, SD teacher Carl S...     Every musician has his or her own story. Some people play as a hobby and may play the occasional gig. Others are gigging frequently or perhaps teaching music. No matter what type of musician you ar
Open Mic 101: How to Overcome Stage Fright & More
Thinking about stopping by an open mic night, or hitting the stage for karaoke? Performing in front of others is a fantastic way to boost your confidence and meet other musicians in the area - but it can also be pretty scary if you're a newbie! Luckily, learning how to overcome stage fright is easy when you focus on the right things. Read on to learn more about how open mic nights work, how to prepare for your first performance, and how to overcome your stage fright: How Do Open Mic Night
Music Criticism: How To Handle a Critical Audience
Years ago, I heard my first band would be featured in the local paper and I was so excited to read the article. I hurried home to read it and found that the short blurb was far from complimentary. A public critique like that can make you want to give up. I certainly wanted to hide under my bed for a week! However, I have learned how to handle criticism and continued to make music that makes me happy. In the time since then, I have been lucky enough to receive both criticism and positive revie

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