Deanna Melendez

Deanna M.

Ridgewood, NY

Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I take the time to get to know each student, their favorite genres of music, their experience singing, and assess their ability at the beginning of the first lesson. I incorporate breathing techniques and anatomical understanding from the start, ensuring that my students will be better prepared to sing comfortably and correctly. I keep the atmosphere light, allowing for personalities to shine, and most importantly, I give them tons of encouragement reassuring them that they are among family. One of the most important aspects of a voice class, is to make your student(s) feel comfortable, cheer each other on, and respect one another as individuals with individual gifts.
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About

Deanna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2015

Hey there! I'm very passionate about singing and creating music, and I have been since I was a little girl. I'm a graduate from LaGuardia Performing Arts HS (Fame), where I pursued classical voice, and I am currently a Music Education major at Long Island University Brooklyn. I am studying jazz and I have a passion for Musical Theater and voice over. I am also the Worship Director at my church!

My goal is not only to help my students reach their full potential in vocal quality, but to give them all of the tools and techniques needed to go above and beyond their own expectations. Many times we assume that because someone has so much talent, they are using it properly. That isn't always the case. I am a firm believer in teaching my students how to breathe and use their diaphragm properly, and the results have been a clear, strong, and sustained sound with no strain or discomfort! I promise, you will see results after your first lesson with me!

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Experience

Musical Theater Vocal Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present
Private studio

Teaching Musical Theater, through vocal instruction, to all ages.

Worship Director
May 2015 - Present
Shepherd's House Open Bible Church

Leading, directing and providing vocal instructions for my church's worship team.

Substitute Teacher: Music
Oct 2015 - Jun 2016
Manhattan Christian Academy

Teaching basic music skills (solfege, kodi, rhythm, key signatures, time signatures, note value, etc) and Christian songs in a private school setting. Ages from pre-k to 8th grade.

Education

BS in Music Education
Sep 2016 - Present
Long Island University Brooklyn
HS Diploma in Vocal Music
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS of Music and Art and the Performing Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

7 Reviews

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Natalie Aug 21, 2017
Singing · In home

Deanna is a passionate and friendly person, she makes you feel very comfortable. She is good in teaching music, she will definitely make you a great singer. I definitely recommend Deanna, she loves what she does.

Katherine Aug 19, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

Deanna is one of the most patient, caring, and thorough people that I have ever met. Her characteristics are what make her an excellent teacher and overall pleasure to be around. She does not chastise and always gives criticism that will improve not only the quality of your singing but also the confidence with which you sing. A wonderful human and teacher.

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Robert Aug 19, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Her training method is so simple and the results surprised me when I started singing. She is so sweet and encouraging that I decided to commit every week to her training.

Emily Aug 18, 2017
Gospel Singing · In home

Deanna is professional, kind, and patient!

Sarah Aug 18, 2017
Gospel Singing · In home

Deanna is patient, flexible and reliable. Her experience and educational background in music shines in her lesson managing skills. I highly recommend her, as I have grown greatly as a singer. All thanks to her helpful guidance and steadfast application.

Christina Aug 18, 2017
Singing · In home

Deanna is an awesome instructor. She patient, sweet and explains throughly until I understood. I became comfortable with her really fast. I would recommend her to anybody!

Nicole Aug 18, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

Deanna was amazing with my daughter! She's kind and patient and so very talented. She helped my daughter not only with singing but with her confidence. She definitely brings out the best in you.

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