PhD in Music, International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) - in New York 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, music history, concepts, composition. For all ages, make your musical experience a really valid one. I am a touring artist, with a career on piano and singing that you can find works and followers in every social network. I'm a Brazilian musician around 35 years old, based in NYC for a PhD Research in Music Composition, MASTER in Piano Performance and Singing, Professor at a University in Brazil and in the US, also Bachelor in Singing and Composition. I am also educated in multiple techniques, that I apply to my unique methodology. I combine elements of Linklater, Estill, Alexandre Technique, Feldenkrais, GDS; I am certified under the Somatic Voicework Technique and I am becoming a designated LInklater technique instructor soon (5 years education in NYC). The combination of this technique allows me to work from a body/emotional perspective to approach music. Through the last 20 years of performing and teaching, I created a unique program that approaches music in a holistic way. I approach a cross-technique between piano-singing-composition and a cross-genre repertoire, that (finally) includes folk music from multiple cultures. Deeply grounded in studies of music, the student receives a program to be created collectively with me during classes, including syllabus, methods for assessment, coaching and opportunities for performance and recording. I am very experienced leading classes of piano and Jazz/pop singing, songwriting, 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, and composition. The main concept of my methodology is about using creativity, technology, and good music to make the students feel inspired and motivated to play the songs they want and develop skills. I teach in English, Portuguese or Spanish. I've been teaching beginners and advanced students. I coach professional musicians, applying for auditions, releasing new works or developing their careers - especially in New York. My students include 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. Worldwide students. 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! LANGUAGE You can choose to learn in Portuguese, Spanish or English. REPERTOIRE 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. BACKGROUND 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! TECHNIQUE 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. HOMESCHOOLING 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. ONLINE LESSONS 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. FEES 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!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1997
PhD in Music
Teaches ages 1+
Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
Has background check
Candida is working with my friend in Honduras. She is very caring, patient and talented. She has changed Katherine’s life and gives her confidence!
9 years old, lesson in Spanish, she's just so happy and excited to continue. Thank you!
Candida is a great teacher. My niece living in Honduras enjoys and looks forward to every class. Katherine has gained much confidence thru Candid