Cândida L. Borges

Cândida L. B.

New York, NY

About Cândida L. B.

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Cândida L. teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1997
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Overview

Write me a message! Piano, voice, ear training, music theory, music history, composition, and song writing in person or online!

I'm a Brazilian musician around 30 years old, MASTER in Piano Performance, Professor at a University in BRAZIL and in the US, also Bachelor in Singing and Composition. I love interacting with classes of piano and Jazz singing, for kids and adults. I have a big repertoire of classical music, pop, musical theater and all the Brazilian songs. Also, the practice can include harmony studies, ear training, improvisation and composition. The concept of my methodology is using creativity, technology and good music to make the students play all the songs they want and develop skills. I can teach in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

PLAY Music - LEARN Music - CREATE Music
Use the piano or voice to play a great variety of songs, from classical to pop, crossing jazz, Brazilian and Latin tunes, american classicals, etc. Using sheets, chords, iPad/iphone, "play by ear", books or just improvising!
Add to your training elements of Music Theory, Harmony, Music History and Ear Training with interactive material online and books.
Creativity!!! Jam every class, learn to songwrite, to create your melodies, change chords, write lyrics and produce your songs! Acoustic and digital support, many tools to express your ideas, kids to adults!


FOR ONLINE CLASSES, I developed a great structure working with your ipad/ tablet, Skype and more, to work everywhere in the world. Ask me more about it!
See you soon!

ABOUT THE CLASSES:
I recommend online or in studio classes of 45-60 min. Ask me how and I help you setting everything for an amazing, affordable and comfortable class!
In home classes, minimum legth of 45min.
Want a longer class, double or mixed subjects like piano and singing? Let me know!
I can also work in groups, so invite your friends and family!

Any doubt or special case? Write me a message! I'll be happy to consider your request!

Las clases también pueden ser en ESPAÑOL y con el repertorio latino!

Ou se preferir, com a alegria de se falar PORTUGUÊS em aula!

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Experience

Music Professor

Jan 2016 - Present
Montclair State University

Performance

Apr 2009 - Present
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University

Ear Training Professor

Apr 2009 - Present
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University

Singing Teacher

Jan 2000 - Present
Private classes

Working with different techniques for voice, including:
- LInklater
- Jeanie Lovetri - Somatic Voicework
- O passo (for rhythm)
- Alexander technique

Piano Teacher

Jan 1997 - Present
Private classes

Education

O passo - music and education

Mar 2015 - Present
O passo - Rio de Janeiro

Electronic Music

Jul 2013 - Present
Dubspot

Linklater -

Jul 2013 - Present
The Linklater Center - NYC

Electronic Music Production

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
SAE Institue - NYC - Sound and Audio Engineering Institute

Master in Music - Piano performance

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University

Bachelor in Composition

Mar 2000 - Dec 2004
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University

Bachelor in Singing

Mar 1999 - Dec 2001
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University

Bachelor in Music - Piano

Mar 1997 - Dec 2000
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Master Avatar

Jul 2014
Star's Edge

Avatar, Master, Pro and Wizard Courses for personal and professional development.

Awards

Immigrant Artist

Jun 2014
NYFA - New York Foundation of the Arts

Artist in International Residency

Jan 2013
National Foundation of Arts (Brazil)

Affiliations

Opera America

Jan 2014
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OPERA America draws on resources and expertise from within and beyond the opera field to advance a mutually beneficial agenda that serves and strengthens the field through programs in the following categories: Creation: Artistic services that help artists and companies increase the creativity and excellence of opera productions, especially North American works; Presentation: Opera company services that address the specific needs of staff, trustees and volunteers; Enjoyment: Education, audience development and community services that increase all forms of opera appreciation.

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13 Reviews on Cândida L. B.

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Francisco Mussnich May 30, 2016
Piano · Online
Cândida is a very talented and dedicated musician. She clearly also has a passion for teaching since she takes great pleasure in helping students discover and develop their full potential. Simply put, she combines the perfect skills for an effective learning experience. I highly recommend her for anyone who loves music.
On a more personal note, a bit of how I met Cândida. I first started playing piano a long time ago but, after a couple of years, quit and never tried again. I had been willing to get back to classes for a while but hesitated several times. Cândida played a central role in encouraging me to do that and making me comfortable in this new beginning. Our connection was immediate and I have been taking lessons with her since then. During this time, it has also been very inspiring to learn from such a young yet experienced musician. Her method is very practical: although it is naturally easier to interact in in-presence, her Skype lessons really work. She has also been very flexible with regards to schedule. And, most importantly, always welcomes you to class with a bright Brazilian smile.
Again, could not recommend her more! Enjoy!
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Olivia S. May 30, 2016
Jazz Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I was very fortunate to find Candida as a teacher. She understands what I want to do with my voice. Having a Brazilian multilingual teacher is great because (I am also a Brazilian) I have the opportunity to sing in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English!

I have been studying with Candida since March in a studio in Manhattan and now I have lessons on line while I am in Italy for three months, which is a great way to continue my lessons while I am abroad.
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Ayah A. Mar 19, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is writing her own songs. She is finding confidence in her voice. She is interested in playing piano. She is six. Thank you Cândida!
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Rosaura A. Dec 14, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Cândida is fabulous! My 12 year old daughter really enjoys Cândida's lessons! The skype resource really works!
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Zaida R. Dec 10, 2015
Composition · Online
Verified Student
This review is after my first lesson. What I like about her is that she is structured and unstructured when need be. Meaning, we will be using a book but I can ask any question I want. Am looking forward to many more lessons with her.
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G B. Nov 12, 2015
Jazz Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I am so happy and lucky to have found Candida. She is equally an extraordinarily gifted musician as she is a teacher. Candida has targeted exactly what I need to work on and has given me many tools with which to work. She is so warm and makes the lesson so comfortable and fun. Candida is such a talent and I look forward to our next lesson!
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Winnie L. Nov 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great experience with Candida!
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Maycon A. Aug 24, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is a real piano teacher! Very happy with the first class.
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agatha S. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Cândida is a great teacher! We've been mixing trainings on piano and singing, and I love the songs she proposes. I'm myself very interested in Brazilian music! Love the classes!
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Sergio P. May 20, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Candida is an incredible teacher. Her lessons are well structured and tailored to my daughter's need. Candida brings motivation to my daughter as she looks forward to her lessons.
So glad we have come across Candida.
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