Bill Heigen

Bill H.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker. I can teach you the "real" spoken Brazilian Portuguese from Rio de Janeiro. I have been teaching Brazilian Portuguese since 2013 in NYC.
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Bill delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12 to 80

Teaching since:
August 1995

It is time to achieve your goals, and I definitely can help you with that. I dedicated my life to the "Art of Teaching", and I have been helping people to improve their music skills ever since. I LOVE to teach, and because of this passion, I know how to listen to you, design a perfect lesson that will be exactly what you are looking for, and make your learning process enjoyable!


Sep 2018 - Present
The Salvatones

Oct 2016 - Present
National Chorale

Sep 2014 - Present
St. Michael's Episcopal Church

Sep 2013 - Present
New York Holiday Choristers

Choral Gigger
Sep 2013 - Present

Bill Heigen is frequently hired for singing in avocational choirs as a ringer and Tenor Section Leader. Those commitments can range from 1 time performances to whole seasons. Choirs that already hired Bill's services: Ember, The Tallis Scholars, Polyhymnia, Icor Singers, Canticum Scholare, C4 (to name a few).

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Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
C4 Ensemble

Jazz Accompanist
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Hunter College

Vocal Coach
Mar 2011 - Jun 2012
Estudio Voce

Music teacher
Jan 2009 - Jun 2012

Dec 2007 - Feb 2009
The Sound of Music (brazilian version)


Masters of Arts
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Hunter College
Masters in Voice Performance
Mar 2006 - Feb 2008
UNIRIO (University of Rio de Janeiro) - BRAZIL
Bachelors Degree in Voice
Mar 2004 - Dec 2007
UNIRIO (University of Rio de Janeiro) - Brazil
Degree in Music Education
Mar 2000 - Dec 2003
UNIRIO (University of Rio de Janeiro) - BRAZIL


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Dec 2001
CBM (Brazilian Conservatory of Music) BRAZIL

Music Theory
Dec 1998
CBM (Brazilian Conservatory of Music) BRAZIL


First Place Prize
Feb 2016
MCE Composer Competition 2015-2016
First Place Prize
Jun 2012
CCBB (Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil)
First Place
Jul 2011
Mostra FIL


American Federation of Musicians
May 2015

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Me singing "Remember me" from COCO.
I wrote Ave Verum Corpus in New York City in 2013. 
This piece is currently published by Paraclete Press

I sing all 4 parts.
Photo by Bill H.

Photo by Bill H.

Me singing "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel. My vocal arrangement. I am singing all 4 parts.
Photo by Bill H.

Me playing piano and singing.
Me singing in a classical setting.
Photo by Bill H.


3 Reviews

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Elizabeth Feb 14, 2019
Portuguese · In studio

I have worked with Bill as a vocalist for several years, and have always been impressed with his singing voice. Now having studied with him privately, I am even more impressed with his teaching skills—fun, encouraging, and informative, his lessons are not to be missed! Also, very reasonably priced!

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Jen A. Aug 15, 2014
Choir · In home

I've worked with Bill in multiple capacities since we met. He has an incredible instrument and a fantastic attitude. He is always willing to help you with whatever your particular need may be, and he's a very kind and engaging vocal instructor. He is passionate about what he does, and equally passionate about helping you with what you do!

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Mariana B. Jun 24, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio

Bill is an awesome instructor! He's versatile, so I can go to him for arrangements issues, vocal coaching, choir questions and whenever I need to record an accompaniment for a song. AND he's also fun! I highly recommend!

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