Carolyn Miller
New York, NY
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Carolyn Miller

Carolyn M.

New York, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Interested in dance lessons? Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. With years of extensive dance training, she's had the opportunity to perform the original Broadway choreography in several major productions she has been a part of, her favorite being the tap spectacular "42nd Street." As an award winning choreographer, her pieces have been recognized nationally at dance competitions across the country.

About Carolyn M.

Born and raised on Long Island, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. In her spare time, Carolyn has always loved working with people who have a passion for the arts. Whether it’s in a classroom, at a dance studio, or sitting at the piano, Carolyn has worn the many hats of acting coach, voice teacher, dance instructor, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and college audition coach to name a few. Getting cast in Broadway shows, winning first place in national dance competitions, receiving perfect scores on vocal/piano NYSSMA solos, and being accepted to some of the most competitive college programs in the nation are just a few of her clients’ many accomplishments.

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Paloma
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Excellent!

Posted Dec 30, 2019
Amy G.
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Carolyn is an incredible teacher and a fantastic role model. Her encouragement, patience, skill and attention to detail has resulted in my daughter having learned (and continuing to learn) more than we could have ever imagined musically (voice/piano), and about performing on stage. Being Carolyn's student has also resulted in our daughter having more self confidence and higher self esteem. Carolyn brings out the best in her students and the dedication that she has for them is unparalleled. It has been a joy to watch our daughter grow as a musician under Carolyn's instruction.

Posted Nov 2, 2019
Nika and Dasha F.
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Today what's the first lesson for my two girls with Carolyn. All I can say but the lesson was absolutely amazing my girls came out extremely inspired with lots of exciting homework to do they couldn't wait to show me what they've learned and couldn't wait to start practicing Carolyn was everything we were hoping for and a lot more. I have no doubts that would have made the best choice who could possibly make. My girls can't wait for their next lesson.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏👏👏👏

Posted Apr 23, 2019
David
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Great first time tapping at 72, Carolyn was great

Posted Mar 13, 2019
Robbin F.
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Carolyn was very helpful! I’m looking forward to our next session.

Posted Oct 3, 2018
Stephanie
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Excellent!

Posted Sep 10, 2018
Eden A.
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Beyond expectations. She took a shy girl and helped her find her voice in one lesson. I got a radiantly, beaming, head-held-high, confident child back at the end of the hour!!

Posted Jul 10, 2018
Thompson ..
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Best teacher

Posted Apr 11, 2018
Isabella W.
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She's the best of the best! Absolutely loved working with Carolyn. Highly recommend to others!

Posted Mar 12, 2018
David
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Very grateful for all the things I learned with Carolyn! I couldn't have asked for a better chance to learn voice-acting. Would recommend for those wanting to break into the voice-over business!

Posted Nov 21, 2017
Karen
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I need help holding my notes and other area

Posted Aug 28, 2017
Diana C.
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Carolyn is very dedicated and detailed with her teaching and exercises. She cares so much! She is sure to hit every question and concern and skillfully notices areas of improvement. I came out with way more than I expected!

Posted Aug 22, 2017
Sam
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Carolyn is an amazing teacher! As a beginning singer, she knows how to tailor lessons exactly to my needs. She does a spectacular job at accommodating the rock music style of singing I use in my song writing, recording, and performances, and is always clear about what's working for me and what I can improve, and how.

Furthermore, she has a strong song-writing and production background and has acted as a producer of sorts in the best way possible, challenging me to work outside of my comfort zone in order to help me package the music I've written into the best songs they could ever be.

She really knows what she is doing, is extremely personable, and I highly recommend her for anything music-related!

Posted Jul 17, 2017
Evan H.
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Carolyn was fantastic. She was very focused on the voice and helping me find mine. I sang in college and for quite a while in my adult life in choirs both classical and jazz groups and she helped me to start the path of finding out what my voice really sounds like.
I had a fabulous time for the time I spent in New York studying with her.

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Brad K.
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Carolyn is friendly, takes the lesson seriously and she explains herself very well. She's also very patient and really tries to make the lesson fun. Her high energy attitude really keeps the session moving and the time flew by. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Posted Jun 16, 2017
Robert
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Carolyn was a tremendous teacher. I just wanted to understand the basics and she was able to provide an excellent foundation. I think that it's likely that I'm much (much) older than the usual student that's interested in tap, and Carolyn managed my own limitations with skill and good humor. Oh, and besides being a great teacher, she's an amazing tap dancer!

Posted May 25, 2017
Carlota
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Carlota is very happy after her first class!

Posted May 9, 2017
Cliona
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Having just started to learn piano, I'd recommend Carolyn as one of the best teachers ever! She simply makes learning an instrument fun and 3 months in our home is now filled with music! You can feel your improving with every lesson.

Posted Apr 23, 2017
Campbell W.
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Carolyn spent a lot of time getting to know my daughter and her needs so she could customize the experience. She was fun and engaging and made it fun for my daughter. We are excited about working with her more.

Posted Mar 22, 2017
Caroline O.
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Caroline loved her first acting lesson with Carolyn. She is very much looking forward to her next session.

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Sydney
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Great First Session. Looking forward to working with Carolyn!

Posted Feb 7, 2017
Anne Deidre
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Carolyn exceeded my expectations, she is an amazing coach!

Posted Dec 21, 2016
Mike
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I didn't leave Carolyn much time, but she was able to come up with dance choreography video lessons for me and my wife to use for our first dance. It was exactly what I was asking. Great work!

Posted Oct 20, 2016
Carlos O.
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Carolyn is amazing!!! super professional and knowledgeable. She has an amazing talent. Great motivator and the best instructor i could ever had.

Posted Oct 12, 2016
Rebecca C.
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Carolyn is truly an amazing person and acting coach. I was beginning to think that I was too old to pursue my passion of becoming an actor. However, after a few lessons with Carolyn I believe that age is truly just a number and as long as one is dedicated, believes in themselves and keeps there eye on the prize their is no cut off when it comes to attaining ones dreams. Carolyn takes pride in her work and will steer you in the right direction.

Posted Sep 26, 2016
Oshie
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So great! she was very professional and knowledgeable and my kids loved her!!

Posted Sep 18, 2016
Todd Bruno
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Carolyn is the best-great pianist ,very patient,great for the beginner as well as the more accomplished....highly recommend her!!!

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Drew
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Carolyn put together a dance routine for my mother and I to dance to at my wedding reception. It was a 4 song mix, which she researched and put together moves that were easy and unique to the songs. My mom and I had a blast learning them and dancing to them, and everyone at the reception was quite impressed! It was definitely a huge hit! I also need to add that this was all done on short notice with a very quick turnaround. Carolyn is a professional who cares!

Thank you Carolyn!

Posted May 31, 2016
Kevin C.
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Carolyn provided dance lessons for a small flash mob for my wife's 40th birthday. Not only was she willing to do this last minute, she pulled off an awesome dance routine. I highly recommend!

Posted May 3, 2016
Barb T.
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Carolyn was excellent she's professional she was fun... she wanted to get to know the kids that she was teaching so that she can instruct them properly!!! The kids learned a lot and are ready to take another lesson! Best tap classes ever!!!

Posted Mar 20, 2016
Darby G.
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On time, enthusiastic, professional. Loved it

Posted Feb 24, 2016
Frank M
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Never saw someone so talented as a performer be as talented as a teacher. People respond so well to her. Her skill as well as training makes her one of the best upcoming people in the business.

She really brought out the best in me

Posted Nov 11, 2015
Ildiko
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Carolyn is an excellent teacher -- as a parent I would recommend her to anybody who is looking for a kind, fun and very skilled voice/piano teacher. Carolyn is all of these things plus more. What I really like about her, besides that she is very knowledgable and amazingly talented, is that she is always happy and cheerful! Olivia loves to go to her lessons and she learned so much during her time with Carolyn.

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Dawn K.
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I could not ask for a better role model for Thomas and Sofia. Carolyn Miller, you are such a special person, and the love you have for these children is so genuine. Your dedication and generosity in sharing your talent and experience with them is boundless. We are so blessed to have you in our lives!

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Olivia
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Carolyn moves at a great pace and is extremely helpful. I especially love when we practice rhythm on a piece of music!

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Melanie
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Carolyn is awesome. I love everything about our lessons. Things that I wasn't 100% clear on before, I now feel confident about. Something about the way she teaches theory makes it accessible and simple.

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Jake
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Carolyn's class is awesome. Nothing but good things to say, really. I feel, already, as if I’m more qualified to work with music. Carolyn broke everything down very simply and straight forward, with patience and ease and made it so easy to follow along. I really do love working with her. Carolyn is great!

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Josephine
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Carolyn gave me a solid, accessible foundation of theory which I could directly apply to my audition situations. Instead of panicking when I get a piece of new music, I now see it as a treasure trove of information I now have the key to unlock. Thanks to her, I am an empowered actor, and that’s always a good thing!

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Renee V.
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My daughter adores Carolyn, as do I. She is incredibly knowledgeable and a true jack of all trades--we recently started coming for lessons 2x a week because of how much she has to offer. Madison has grown so much as an actress/singer in the last 3 months since they started working together and I know that's not by sheer coincidence. Carolyn is worth every penny. Thank you Carolyn for all your hard work and dedication, and for being such a great role model. Maddie and I can't wait to see you on Broadway soon!

Posted Nov 10, 2015

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Education

BFA Musical Theatre
Sep 2007 - May 2011

The Boston Conservatory

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Nashville Songwriters Association International
Jun 2017
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.
BMI
Jun 2017
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Actors' Equity Association
Aug 2008
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.
National Honors Society
Jun 2005
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
National Association for Music Education
Apr 2004
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Apr 1999
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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