Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
* Classes in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!
PROGRAM - Choose your goals!
- Piano workout - chords, scales, progressions, voicings.
- Sight- reading development
- Playing by ear training
- Preparing repertoire: choosing different styles, composers, levels.
- Learning how to arrange - playing from fakebooks.
- Transcribing your favorite songs to the piano
Practicing rhythms, melodies, harmonies, chords, you will develop your musicality and apply everything in your chosen repertoire. Using apps, videos, tracks, you will have amazing material to follow along, watch references and read your special instructions. Choose to add music theory and harmony, songwriting or composing to your program if you wish. Special projects in seasons cycles will happen to motivate your study and give you opportunities to show your progress. Working with coaching plan makes your development easier and stronger!
FOR KIDS: My work envolves elements for Music Therapy and Music Education, studies relating Music and the Brain, approaches and material from "Music together", "Piano Adventure". It builds musical knowledge through fun activities, to improve the kid's sense of rhythm, melody, form, harmony, timber, style.
In this class, you will also learn:
• Music Appreciation
• Learn different genres, styles, music from different parts of the world
• Music History & Composer
• Study composers and compare old & new styles
• Interpretation and body movements
• Rhythm practice
• Working on memorizing technique
And beyond music:
• Language Development and Emergent Literacy
• Social and Emotional Development
• Cognition and General Knowledge
• Physical and Motor Development
• Approaches to Learning and Motivation
About Cândida L. B.
In English, Portuguese or Spanish! Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with proper and modern methodologies to teach piano, voice, ear training, music theory, music history, composition, and songwriting - in person and online!
TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or online, cutting-edge techniques and training - combining arts, music and well-being. For all ages, make your musical experience a really valid one.
I'm a Brazilian musician around 35 years old, based in NYC for a PhD Research, MASTER in Piano Performance and Singing, Professor at a University in Brazil and in the US, also Bachelor in Singing and Composition. I am a touring artist also, with a career on piano and singing that you can find works and followers in every social network.
I am very experienced conducting classes of piano and Jazz singing, for kids and adults. I have a huge repertoire of classical music, pop, musical theater, Brazilian and Latin songs. Also, the practice can include harmony studies, ear training, improvisation, songwriting and composition. The main concept of my methodology is about using creativity, technology, and good music to make the students play the songs they want and develop skills. I can teach in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
I've been teaching for the last 20 years from beginners to advanced students. I coach professional musicians, applying for auditions, releasing new works or developing their careers. My students include from kids to successful musicians. Check my reviews please.
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!
Create your own program, combining different subjects, like singing and ear training, music theory and piano, piano and singing, piano and songwriting, etc.
Classes are online or in Manhattan, New York - in studio or in-home.
FOR ONLINE CLASSES, I developed a great structure working with your ipad/ tablet/ phone/ computer, using Skype , FaceTime, Facebook, Zoom, and more, to work with worldwide students and institutes. Ask me more about it!
ABOUT THE CLASSES:
I recommend starting with online or in studio classes of 30 minutes. You will receive instructions for an amazing, affordable and comfortable class!
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 e a facilidade de se falar PORTUGUÊS em aula!
FROM MY WEBSITE:
Professor Cândida is an inspiring world-class musician, classically trained and rooted in Brazilian/Latin culture. While completing her Doctorate, she holds a Master in Piano Performance, Bachelors also in piano, singing, composition, studies in music production and electronic music, sound therapy, special needs and coaching. Professor Cândida is a true educator and artist, specialized in Music Pedagogy.
Her artistic work mixes folkloric music, bossa nova, pop, latin and African music, jazz, and styles of world music. After 15 years of teaching in Universities in Brazil, the United States and other countries, she created a program in which she offers her experience as a music educator for all ages worldwide students.
To be effective, warm and simple. Her program consists of private and group classes, live online and in New York City. Not by video, it's a true instructor to help you build repertoire, good technique, and great support to your studies and development.
Her methodology consists of a modern approach to music education and coaching, that connects creativity, repertoire, technology and skill development. Among her expertise: piano, keyboard, jazz voice and singing, music theory, ear training, harmony, songwriting.
She also connects and leads a warm community that shares music, shows, meetings, and encouragement!
You can choose to learn in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
Many possibilities, many styles. Her expertise on classical, Brazilian and Latin jazz, pop, although she has coached students and musicians in all genres, especially working with professionals in universities around the world. It includes jewish, arabic, indian music.
If you are especially interested in BRAZILIAN MUSIC, like Bossa Nova and Samba, this is one of the main expertise of Prof. Cândida.
Prof. Cândida combines her formal academic studies in University as an artist and educator with studies and certifications in Dalcroze, Linklater, improvisation, circle singing, music production, technology and especially her experience in studios and playing with musicians all over America. Special call to "O Passo" - a Brazilian methodology on rhythm and pitch, connecting body and voice to learn music, performance and reading. Fantastic!
Being trained in different techniques, she offers a combination of different methodologies to suit the best material for each student. You will have access for free to her resources, including many books, recordings, audiobooks, online courses, of most of the material that is sold online. Included in your methodology the research to these resources if you wish.
ARTS, MUSIC COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE
Prof. Cândida is highly oriented by studies in Neuroscience, to develop methodologies that work for kids stimulation, healthy aging programs, and special needs, among some other special cases. Finding the right methodology to work on music education is a key aspect to guarantee long-lasting results and motivation - especially for kids. Music and arts are applied as well-being activities, for artistic and health purposes. This is one of the main aspects of learning from a trained and experienced music educator.
MUSIC AND SOUND HEALING
There is a special program including techniques connected to meditation and well-being. Ask me how.
Prof. Cândida has a special curriculum for kids in homeschooling programs. As a certified educator, Prof. Cândida is able of giving reports and evaluations for these programs.
You can connect online. There are easy instructions that you receive to make sure you are all set to start. You have the chance to record your class and you will receive a link with all the material we use in class. In tour or local, classes must go on! The teacher will have the same sheet music as the student and will guide the positioning of the camera to suit the class.
IN NEW YORK
If you are in the New York Area, come for class in one of the studios. We are at midtown west, in great locations and professional studios.
Please review my fees for different locations and class length.
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY
You will start making part of our special projects, that include shows, concerts, events, CDs, month challenges, gifts, and other surprises. Touring different cities, you will make part of a community that gets together to watch shows, to perform and to travel - our performances happen in different cities, including New York and Rio de Janeiro! If you are looking to explore the world, might be a good opportunity!
Once you sign up, you will be connected to our contact information.
Check my reviews and join us today!
Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
Teaching since 1997
Bachelor in Composition from UFRJ - National School of Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Candida has been incredibly supportive and attentive to my client's needs. She is very accommodating, and my client has been thrilled to work with her, and especially thrilled with the progress he has made!
Candida has not only wide and deep knowledge on the subject of music and piano, but is also an accomplished teacher who will adapt to each students needs and context. Every lesson feels like a step forward with her guidance, looking forward to learning from her for as long as possible!Show More
I love it. I am learning and improving so much.
Ms. Candida is the best teacher ever!!! My son is 6 years old and very hard to handle but Ms. Candida is always so caring and patient with him and my son loves Ms. Candida's class very much and learn A LOT from her! Really amazing teacher!! :)
We absolutely love Candida. She seems to be able to connect to my 8 years old which I constantly have to push to practice, so and I cannot ask for more honestly. I'm just happy he's so excited to go to the class. Worth every $ and trust me I just moved in NYC and the lessons are double the price than in NJ.Show More
Really loved it!
Candida is quite possibly the best music (singing) instructor I've had, seen or heard of. She's got a wide range of talents and is able to hone in on a specific students problems and where they need to develop. I have recordings of my initial songs from when I started a year ago and today and there's a night and day difference.
I (being a bad student) hadn't actually recorded anything in a few months and after implementing some of the techniques she recommended and practicing for a few months, I finally recorded a song we'd been working on...and...I didn't even recognize my own voice and sound. It was that much better.
She's excellent, fun, and funny. I can't recommend her highly enough.
I see Cândida both online and at her studio. She's great. An excellent teacher. I'm beginning piano later in life and Cândida is a great motivator and has a broad understanding of teaching which permits her to adapt her teaching based on your learning style.Show More
I've taken 3 lessons with Candida and I am blown away. I started taking lessons when I was a child, but had given up the instrument going into adulthood. Candida has helped awaken a love for music that I never knew I had. We are studying technique, music theory, and learning methods which are allowing me to not only learn faster, but appreciate and understand the progress that I am making. This multiples the enjoyment that I am getting from the instrument. Candida also does a good job of motivating you and contextualizing your progress and your goals. I am very excited that I am taking lessons with her!Show More
Great teacher, very patient, with attention to detail. She is very friendly and make the sessions fun and energetic.
Ms. Candida is the BEST teacher ever! She is super patient and super knowledgeable. My son LOVES Ms. Candida’s class so much! He said this is one of his favorite class ever and he can’t wait for Ms. Candida to come in every Monday! We feel so lucky!Show More
AMAZING 4th lesson and I feel very comfortable she’s so nice and she’s super smart !! Great teacher definitely recommend!!
If I had to describe an ideal teacher that would be Cândida. She is caring, serious, supportive and extremely knowledgeable. She is the best.
Super awesome teacher! She is very patient and wonderful to train with. She encourages me a lot. Can easily pinpoint the wrong techniques I’ve been doing and makes sure they get corrected at the end of each lesson. My voice range, I think, is getting wider. I highly commend Candida!!Show More
Candida is an outstanding teacher! Her passion for music and sharing her knowledge was evident from the very first lesson. She has inspired me to learn about music and the piano in ways I could not have imagined. I highly recommend her!
I have had the opportunity to take singing lessons with Candida for almost a year and having had such a great success with it, I decided to try Piano lessons with her as well. I truly feel like I have found passion for something I did not know I could be good at. Candida has made it so easy and comfortable to learn that I find myself spending hours at home perfecting my skill. My family compliments my ability to play some of their favorites such as the "Game of Thrones" theme song and classics like "Piano Man." They are truly impressed with what I have been able to learn in such a short amount of time and I have Candida to thank for that!Show More
Time flies; another year has almost gone by since I started my lessons with Cândida. Thought it would be a good time to leave an update here.
Anything I write down doesn’t feel quite enough, really. She has become so much more than a music teacher (or maybe that’s how the best teachers should be?). A friend, a wise guide in the world of music that’s so easy to get lost in and burn out. With a day job and family, I could have stayed a noodler on various instruments forever, but thanks to her I now can call myself a musician - while keeping that tricky life-music balance. I surely have a life-long path of improvement in front of me (like everyone else!). But if I have her by my side, I know I’ll make it. Felicidades!
I have been taking lessons with Candida for a few months. She is the most amazing instructor I have had the privilege of knowing. Her patience and understanding to helping me learn to sing and play the piano is exemplified by the fact that English is not my first language, yet she had never given up on me, even when I felt I could not do it. Her positive attitude and supportive nature made me never want to give up. Learning something new is something everyone should strive to achieve no matter what age you are and Candida is the best instructor if singing is your passion. Thank you Candida for never giving up on me. (Review translated from the Greek to English language).Show More
Don't over think it! BOOK A CLASS WITH CANDIDA TODAY. You will not regret it. Candida is an excellent teacher. Makes you feel super comfortable and she is very patient. Furthermore, she works with your schedule and is very flexible.
She is an amazing teacher and musician. Very knowledgeable, kind and friendly.
I enjoy her lessons and I have learned a lot from them. She has a lot of experience to share. I am greatful she is guiding me to accomplish my goals.
Glad I found her.
the great teacher which uniquely understands your needs. very comfortable to work with
She was beyond AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even though my daughter has taken 3 classes with Candida she loves her!. Candida has a very outgoing personality that it's easily to learn all the materials she teaches you. Has a great personality and lets you view how far you can get. I'm very please with her and how she makes everything special. Thank you Candida for all the help you are putting into my daughter!!!Show More
Been taking online singing classes with Candida for almost a year. She is wonderful and could not imagine a better teacher. She meets you where you are in terms of learning. She is very soulful in her teaching so she incorporates naturally using your instincts as well as combing technical techniques. I am so happy to continue with her. I would recommend her to anyoneShow More
Candida is the best music teacher I have come across, she is knowledgable, talented, supportive and constantly positive. She has helped me so much with my voice and ear training from a technical standpoint and more importantly as a mentor has been patient and supportive.Show More
It has been a bit over a year now since I started my lessons with Cândida, and I’ve seen a huge change in my voice and musicality, and also more subtle but very important changes in my life in general. Through working on my favourite songs, she has helped me to discover a voice I had never thought I had. Thanks to her I have found and started working on the root cause of my speaking problems as well - I run trainings at work so it is crucial for me. And - as if that wasn’t enough - my dream of getting music out of a piano has started to come true 😊 Music is a language, and Cândida is a rare mix of a native speaker and a trained professional tutor who can logically explain the rules. Her teaching style is varied and never boring, the learning approaches, technologies and tricks she knows are countless. I won’t exaggerate if I say that starting lessons with her was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.Show More
I have started voice lessons two years ago with Candida. I chose her because she is a Brazilian like I am. I have learned a lot and also have a good time at the lessons. Her teaching on line is great for me because I travel a lot. She is a teacher and also a good friend. I am so lucky to have found you!!!Show More
Great first lesson!! It was very organized and I loved going over in detail the song I picked. Thanks Candida! Looking forward to the next.
She is the most helpful teacher ever
very positive, helped me up front I'm happy to be seeing her again
super nice, knowledgable, and helpful! Amazing teacher
I had my first lesson and I am really excited and encourage. I feel that Candida was genuinely interested in understanding my goals and is committed to helping me achieve them. I also know that she is very well versed in all facets of music and I can learn from her. Time to Practice!Show More
Candida is a great teacher and artist. She does way more than just teaching technique because she does her best to get the artist inside you. Candida helps you discover your inner self and get it out through your voice. She is patient, objective, and very kind. She is by far one of the greatest teachers I've had the chance to work with, not just for music but any subject.
I highly recommend Candida, and I'm looking forward to continuing my music education with her.
Candida is the best music instructor I've ever had! She is always well prepared, understanding, very knowledgeable, and extremely technologically proficient. Her effervescence and energetic exuberance both relaxes and motivates you. She is a professional performer and a master teacher, and combines all of these great qualities into a great productive learning experience. I recommend her without reservation if you love music and want to have a great learning experience!Show More
Candida is exactly what I was looking for.
She understood what I needed and helped me to obtain the confidence I needed as well.
Highly recommended !
Cândida is amazing, and made me feel very comfortable on my first lesson. She has a great spirit, and is extremely helpful!
Sorry I wanted to give the 5 stars, it was an error before.
She is amazing, I regret not having still enough time to take lessons with her for myself!
I've already written a review for Candida, but that one was rather rushed and I think it doesn't do her justice. She is an incredible teacher and has such a bright personality. She works methodically on the technique and explains all the physical workings of the voice and how it's connected to the whole body, there's a lot of foundational work which I think is very important. But at the same time she lets you choose the songs to work on; and I think learning to properly sing things you really enjoy is the greatest motivation. She's discovered a voice in me that I never knew I had. Today before our lesson I was tired and feeling a bit lost - everyone has those days I think. 45 minutes later, I'm feeling fresh and inspired.Show More
Candida is a knowledgeable and passionate tutor; I love the apps we use for the lessons and homework. It's only been two lessons but I'm definitely feeling improvements in my singing. I study Afro-Cuban percussion so for me the fact that Candida speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is at home with Latin music styles is a huge plus as well!Show More
Candida brings a wide range of expertise, from pedagogy to performance, to her instruction. She is patient, encouraging and communicates well. Highly recommended!
It has been a pleasure to meet Candida she is very warm and bright and very knowledgeable. First session went just right. All she pointed out was exactly right!
Love her physical approach to expand and relax my daughter singing.
Thank you Candida! Looking forward to work more with you.
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!
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.
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!
Cândida is fabulous! My 12 year old daughter really enjoys Cândida's lessons! The skype resource really works!
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.
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!Show More
Great experience with Candida!
She is a real piano teacher! Very happy with the first class.
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!
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.
Candida is an excellent teacher. She works you hard, but at the same time she makes it a lot of fun. I have only taken three lessons, but already I am sounding better and my confidence has increased tenfold. Thank you, Candida.
It's only the first lesson but I had a very good impression of her and a nice felling when seing her with my 3,5 years old Daughter
Candida is the greatest. She is a knowledgeable professional and is very understanding and patient in her approach. She also "keeps it moving" providing feedback continuously with her questions and precise observations ( I am a retired school administrator and school principal ). If you want to learn the piano and have a lot of fun while doing it choose Candida. Of course I won't let you take my instruction time with her away from me.Show More
Montclair State University
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University
Rio de Janeiro's Federal University
Working with different techniques for voice, including: - LInklater - Jeanie Lovetri - Somatic Voicework - O passo (for rhythm) - Alexander technique
O passo - Rio de Janeiro
The Linklater Center - NYC
Barry Harris Workshops
SAE Institue - NYC - Sound and Audio Engineering Institute
UFRJ - National School of Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFRJ - National School of Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFRJ - National School of Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFRJ - National School of Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
NYFA - New York Foundation of the Arts
National Foundation of Arts (Brazil)