Celeste Makoff

Celeste M.

New York, NY

About Celeste M.

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Celeste teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2008
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Hello! I am an Off-Broadway musical director/composer and between shows I conduct private voice lessons to students of all levels and ages in NYC.
Many of my students are aspiring musical theatre actors or actresses, but many are simply passionate about singing.

What I specialize in:

- Creating personalized warm-up techniques that are healthy for each student to expand range (belt and head voice)
- Strengthening breath and core, locating vocal power
- Creating healthy vocal habits, identifying and breaking detrimental patterns
- Learning new music
- Finding music that fits within range, or music that is slightly challenging.
- Prepping for musical theatre auditions (elementary school through professional) - incl. behavior, preparation, song selection, etc.
- Vocal recording skills (with equipment - ask for more details)
- Creating a demo reel (video & audio - ask for more details)

Photos and Videos

Star of "Crashlight" in the studio recording official Off-Broadway album


Composer/Director - Crashlight, Off-Broadway Musical
Oct 2015 - Present
Peach Pie Media LLC

"Crashlight" made its Off-Broadway Debut at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2016, with a sold out extended run.

Writing Coach/Script Doctor
Dec 2014 - Present

Private writing coach for aspiring playwrights, screenwriters, television writers ages high school and up. Freelance script editing/rewriting/ghostwriting

Private Voice Coach
May 2008 - Present

Private voice coach for students of all ages and genres.
Specializing in pop, musical theatre, jazz, classical, and basic technique

Masterclass Teacher - Producing Theater/Marketing
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
The United Nations International School

Conducting an interactive masterclass on marketing/theater producing in Manhattan for 11th and 12th grade

Producer/Co-Director - Bottled Up
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Peach Pie Media LLC

"Bottled Up" debuted at the DCTV Center in TriBeCa, with a sold out run.

Director/Producer - Dissonance
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Peach Pie Media LLC

"Dissonance", a play with dance debuted in San Francisco at the Joe Goode Annex in 2013 with all sold-out performances.


Dramatic Writing
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
NYU, Tisch School of the Arts
Focus in Creative Writing, Classical Guitar
Aug 2008 - Jan 2009
Interlochen Arts Academy

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency


Semi Finalist - Crashlight
Jan 2017
Eugene O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference
Nomination for Best Musical and Best Director - Crashlight
Jan 2017
BroadwayWorld Awards

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Kaitlyn Mar 16, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Celeste is an amazing voice instructor! She truly makes you feel comfortable the minute you meet her and she has so much knowledge about vocal technique and is very helpful in building your performance and audition materials!

She is also extremely patient with her students. She is very eager for her students to succeed and will take all the time in the world until you are comfortable and understand what she is trying to explain. She is also such a kind person and she is exactly the one you want coaching you! I cannot recommend her enough!!!! She is fantastic!
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