Brett Dameron

Brett D.

New York, NY

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Brett delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2006

Hey Guys,

I'm Brett and I am so excited to start sharing all the wonderful experiences that music has brought to my life, with YOU. I am a recent graduate from New York University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from the Tisch School of the Arts. I work professionally both as a performer and a teacher. I most recently created the role of Jamie in the North American debut of Bobby Cronin's musical "DAYBREAK", and have also been seen around many regional theaters in the country, most notably "The Who's Tommy" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. As well, I am always gigging as a singer, guitarist and pianist all around New York City. I am a composer working as both a singer/songwriter, and a film scorer. I have been teaching privately for 6 years from all age ranges and all experience levels. I have worked in a variety of different mediums, and this is exactly what I bring to the table as a teacher. My exploration of music through so many vehicles has brought about a way of thinking; that music at its core is all the same, whether you sing it, play it, pluck it,or hit it! Therefore, lessons with me are about finding your core musician, then ascribing the technical necessities needed to perfect your desired instrument. I can't wait to get started and help you unlock yourself inner musician!

*** Lesson Details ***
As my tag line suggests, lessons with me are about finding the musician inside of yourself. We often forget that music at its' core is about expression. I want to give you the tools, techniques and structure to engage fully, freely and passionately with the rewarding art form of music. For singers, this means tapping into our breath, our bodies and our support to create those sounds that excite, captivate and move not only our audiences,but ourselves. For guitarists, we are going to exercise scales, fingerings and chords so that we develop a tool box for our inner rock star to play with! For pianists, whether you consider yourself a classical, jazz or rock pianist, we are going to build a foundation that allows you to play in whichever style you wish, and a technique that will always be there to support you.

I specialize in online lessons so that I can share this lesson program with student's all over the world! If this is your first time with online lessons, rest assure I will walk you through the set-up and technicalities to ensure the utmost productivity from our sessions!

Whichever instrument you take on, we will be building general music concepts throughout every lesson; playing with theory, chord/scale structure, etc. In this way, we develop that all powerful musician in ourselves who can work in multiple artistic mediums, and find fulfillment in the many facets of this amazing art form.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are give online, therefore all you need is a computer with a web camera and microphone, and a set up that allows you to play your instrument while on camera!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide the necessary URLs and PDFs needed for lessons!

*** Specialties ***
Broadway singing, classical voice, folk guitar, rock guitar, jazz guitar, classical piano, rock piano, jazz piano

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Experience

Music Instructor
Jan 2012 - Present
Take Lessons

Education

Performance
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
New York University
English
Sep 2008 - May 2012
New York University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2009

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

A clip from a benefit concert for the premier of Bobby Cronin's new musical "DAYBREAK"
Introductory video for lessons with Brett!
Photo by Brett D.
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29 Reviews

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Kathleen Feb 15, 2017
Music Performance · In home

Brett is an incredible teacher. Patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. He clearly loves music and working with people. He's a talented musician in his own right which provides all the inspiration for practice and progress one could need. And he's dedicated to seeing progress in his student. He's easy going and formats his lessons to the individuals goals. I can't recommend him highly enough.

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Roger May 14, 2014
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Brett is AWESOME! He's great at really making the learning experience fun & clear so you feel accomplished after your first lesson.

Monserrate May 14, 2014
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GREAT!!!! So willing to help, and so helpful. I didn't know where to begin with my essay and Brett helped me to format it

Ladonna May 14, 2014
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Very good teacher! excellent feedback.

Cristin May 14, 2014
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Just had my first ever singing lesson, Brett was very patient with me and walked me through the basic exercises with a great deal of expertise.
I would highly recommend taking a class with Brett if you want to improve your singing techniques!

Effie May 14, 2014
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This Guy Is Awesome ! He helped me a lot ! Thank you Bro ! :)

Darcel May 14, 2014
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Brett was professional, clear and helpful. I've learned a lot of basics in a half-hour and will be putting new skills to work in my songwriting (and presenting/singing those songs) - with a little more confidence. Thanks Brett.

Myesha May 14, 2014
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Brett for TakeLessons

It was wonderful session with Brett for TakeLessons. He helped me in analyzing communication with awareness and relaxation which will help us to express well. He tool practical session how one can speak spontaneously without any hesitation. He said whole body speaks when we speak wholeheartedly. He also helped me in understanding and introducing idioms. He has promised me that he would consult me in learning tenses as well during my next session.

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Long May 14, 2014
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Brett taught me about how to breathe properly.. I totally recommend him!

Whitley May 14, 2014
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Brett for Takelessons was very friendly and really showed you how to take breaths and explained the mechanisms in our body with wonderful analogies.

Genie Mar 6, 2014
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Brett is very sharp, franc and opened guy. Answers your questions right to the point with no extra clutter.

Damion Mar 6, 2014
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Brett was really nice , and explained me everything about acting . Thank you! :-)

Kaye Mar 6, 2014
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brett was really helpful in teaching me to control my breathing for singing for the first time!

Sabra Mar 6, 2014
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Brett was a great! He was very knowledgeable about my question topic and very easy to talk to.

Dwana Mar 6, 2014
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there is no doubt that i'm to take more lesson .it was so much and useful .Thanks Brett.

Solange Mar 6, 2014
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Brett was amazing! He spent 2 hours with my essay explaining the do's and don'ts and gave me great advice for my future essays. With his help I turned my "C" level essay into an "A" level essay. I will surely comeback.

Rachelle Mar 6, 2014
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thanks for solving all problems :) you are great ....

Lanelle Mar 6, 2014
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Friendly and useful. I had a good time. Thank you.

Rusty Mar 6, 2014
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I truly enjoyed my time with Brett working on songwriting. As a complete amateur, I was able to learn more with Brett than I would have spending 10x as much time on my own doing research. Doing online sessions with a pro is a highly effective way to maximize your learning in a minimal amount of time. In addition, Brett's enthusiasm for his craft has motivated me to dive further into world of songwriting!

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Chase Mar 6, 2014
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Interesting experience! Brett, thanks a lot for your suggestions!

Brendan Mar 6, 2014
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Brett - the greatest guy! Very clever, witty and quite fun to be around. He will answer all your English questions, literally a walking thesaurus.

Lesley Mar 6, 2014
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Brett was super helpful and provided an excellent introduction to breathing as a first step to singing.

Sherwood Mar 6, 2014
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It was nice experience with him. Thanks a lot... :)

Porsche Mar 6, 2014
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Excellent! I really learned a lot from this great lesson!

Kecia Mar 6, 2014
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Brett was amazing! Really helped me on my journey to learn guitar! He was patient and was very knowledgeable. Hopefully I will be learning even more as the days go by. Thanks again!

Lashawnda Mar 6, 2014
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Brett he is a very cool guy for guitar rhythm lessons very inspiring as wel as songwriting and he seem to love to teach God Bless him

Madeleine Mar 6, 2014
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Brett was an awesome teacher. I'm ready to start taking more lessons and getting the next level of playing guitar!

Brett D. Nov 11, 2013
Guitar ·

Fantastic teacher and such a charming, nice guy!

Brett is not only a fantastic, seasoned teacher and performer, he made lessons so comfortable and fun. If you have any hesitation or fear about starting your music journey, rest assured that Brett will make a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for you! I can not recommend him highly enough

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Holly J. Nov 1, 2013
Piano ·

Excellent performer and teacher; always professional and prompt.

Brett is an excellent teacher and performer. He is always professional and prompt and has a great demeanor with children. I would highly recommend him for voice, piano, or acting lessons.

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