Bridget Hogan

Bridget H.

Brooklyn, NY
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English

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
English fiction and elocution, as well as English as a second language.
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Bridget delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2000

I have been a professional voice, music theory and piano teacher for the last ten years, and have loved every minute of it. I am originally from Canada, and went to the University of Windsor to study vocal performance. I was given an opportunity to the study principals of classical singing and musical theater. From there, I began to work as a featured classical soloist and choral singer throughout Canada. I came to New York to continue my studies, and earned a Master of Music degree in Classical Voice from the Manhattan School of Music.

I believe that singing lessons should be a lot of fun. With good technique, my students and I can team up to accomplish anything from singing classical songs and even some opera arias to popular songs and musical theater. It is my goal to help you discover your own personal voice, and build confidence in your individual gifts. My students have gone on to study voice in college and university, perform in musical theater, sing in rock bands, children and adult choirs and even win a competition or two. I love hearing my students perform, and feel that an opportunity to sing in front of others builds confidence and ability. I take pride in arranging recitals for my students who would like this opportunity.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons with always begin with warm ups and technique. We'll also focus on an important principal topic, such as breath and support, vowel placement or expression. We'll use some exercises that I have already, or perhaps a new one just for your needs (once I get to know your voice) to help you achieve our goals. We'll then work on 1-2 songs. You'll probably have picked one, and I may have picked one. The concept that we worked on in our technique session will be applied directly to the songs you are working on. You can learn so many different things in each song, we may practice your songs, using a different goal in several different lessons.
All of my students get a chance to perform in occasional "vocal class" settings, where you can sing your favorite songs for one another, in a fun, laid back environment. All students are welcome to participate in an annual recital for their family and friends too! Piano lessons are designed to suit your needs. We can work on the basics for classical playing, read chords, jazz improv and more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have my own music studio set up in my apartment. On teaching days, my living room can be a comfortable waiting room for parents/guardians. You are all most welcome to relax, have a cup of tea or coffee and listen to our lessons. I do ask that you do not sit inside the studio (at least not after the first lesson) as this can be distracting for your child. My studio is equipped with a music stand, upright piano, work sheets for theory, pencils and crayons. I also have a full Broadway and classical music library that students can borrow from, CD/DVD's that can be borrowed, and a New Grove Reference set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring some music, until we assess the student's needs, then they may buy some books, while I provide the rest. I bring theory worksheets, stickers, pencils etc. If a student would like to sing/play a particular song (Broadway/pop etc) I may have it in my music library.If I do not, the student will need to purchase the music they would like to sing. The student would need a keyboard/piano in their home should I travel. I have a piano in my home.

*** Specialties ***
Classical singing, Musical Theater, Jazz, music for young children, pop singing, audition preparation, beginning music for adults.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Oct 2015 - Present
St. Joseph's School Yorkville

Choral Music Teacher
Jan 2014 - Present
Instrumental Academy of Music, San Diego

Teaching several children's choirs in after school and before school programs. We use classical singing technique to sing everything from folk songs and traditional music to pop songs on the radio! All students learn solfege, major and minor scales and proper singing technique while having a blast!

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San Diego Opera Core Singer (Chorus)
Dec 2013 - Present
San Diego Opera

Performed as a soprano in all productions for the 2014 Season

Private Voice Teacher
Sep 2008 - Present
Studios in NYC, Chatham NJ, San Diego CA

Taught private Voice students of all ages, with emphasis on those pursuing performance careers.

Director of Music
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
Chatham United Methodist Church

Directed adult choir, praise band and adult handbells, youth choir and youth handbells, children's choir and children's bells. Selected music for services, Planned music for many special events, including extra concerts for Christmas, All Saint's Day and Holy Week. Directed one youth production and two children's plays a year.

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Music Teacher
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Sharon's Studio of Dance

Taught private voice and piano students in the school's brand new music program!

Education

Master of Music, Classical Voice
Aug 2005 - May 2007
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Sep 2000 - Apr 2003
University of Windsor

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

CMC National Finalist
May 2009
Canadian Music Competition
Manhattan School of Music Merit Scholarship
Sep 2006
Manhattan School of Music
Canada Council Arts Grant Recipeint
Jun 2006
Canada Council for the Arts
Joyce Dutka Competition Finalist, NYC
Oct 2005
Joyce Dutka Foundation
Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Laureate
Apr 2005
Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques
Concerto Competition Winner
Apr 2003
Windsor Community Orchestra
Music Teacher Award
Jun 1998
Ontario Music Educators Association

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2010

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Actors' Equity Association
Sep 2007

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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as gretel in Opera New Jersey's ouring production of Hansel and Gretel

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3 Reviews

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Sharon N. Oct 19, 2016
Singing · In home

Bridget is very upbeat and cheerful. She makes you feel very comfortable and makes the lessons helpful and enjoyable.

SabrinaC Apr 18, 2011
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I have take several lessons with Bridget and find her to be beyond superb! Her teaching style is clear, comprehensive and has already begun to make its impact on my singing. She is encouraging and provides good constructive feedback that benefits her students. I am so happy that we connected and I hope this is the beginning of a long learning relationship.

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andyS Oct 23, 2010
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Bridget is excellent! I'm learning a tremendous amount from her. Bridget has a very pleasant and patient manner as a teacher. She gets right to issue needing attention. I leave each lesson with very practical exercises to work on before seeing her again.

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