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Desmond M.
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Help with technique, sight-reading, playing by ear and building repertoire
About Desmond M.

I am an award-winning vocal music educator and Nielsen SoundScan-Charting Singer/Songwriter. I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. I am also certified by the State of New York to teach vocal and instrumental music from K-12. I have more than 10 years of professional international performing and teaching experience. I have had students win awards in music festivals even shortly after working with them. I have worked with ages 5-90 as well as students with special needs. My lessons are planned, thorough and fun. If you are looking for results, I am the teacher for you. I will refer you to another teacher if I can't help you. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons include exercises, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory and intonation help. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano Keyboard Djembe Drum Set Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar Digital Audio Workstation Microphones Mic Stands *** Specialties *** I specialize in technique, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory, improvement of intonation, and audition and contest preparation.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 1996

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Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting Performance and Pedagogy

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Spanish, English

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Desmond M.
Teaches Online
Help with technique, sight-reading, playing by ear and building repertoire
About Desmond M.

I am an award-winning vocal music educator and Nielsen SoundScan-Charting Singer/Songwriter. I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. I am also certified by the State of New York to teach vocal and instrumental music from K-12. I have more than 10 years of professional international performing and teaching experience. I have had students win awards in music festivals even shortly after working with them. I have worked with ages 5-90 as well as students with special needs. My lessons are planned, thorough and fun. If you are looking for results, I am the teacher for you. I will refer you to another teacher if I can't help you. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons include exercises, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory and intonation help. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano Keyboard Djembe Drum Set Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar Digital Audio Workstation Microphones Mic Stands *** Specialties *** I specialize in technique, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory, improvement of intonation, and audition and contest preparation.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1996

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting Performance and Pedagogy

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks Spanish, English

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I did ten classes with Dr. Desmond and I have seen a lot of improvement in my music. I got better every week. I recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their singing abilities. Ayush Sachdeva

Posted Aug 12, 2020
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Dr. Desmond is a Very patient and skilled Instructor. My 15 yrs old kid has had 5 lessons with him and has improved a lot. We are continuing with more sessions of course He is highly recommended by us.

Posted Jul 8, 2020
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Dr. Desmond was a really great instructor! He was very kind and patient with me, he was able to teach me at ability level. He encouraged me to believe in myself and to practice in order to become a better player. He made me feel comfortable and and gave be positive reinforcements when I was doing well as well as positive constructive criticism when I was slacking. I look forward to continuing my courses with Dr. Desmond, I would recommend him to any one interested in learning how to play any instrument.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
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Music Teacher
Oct 1996 - Present
Private Studio
Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2011 - Jul 2015
University of Southern Mississippi
Master of Music (Music Performance)
Aug 2006 - Jul 2009
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Bachelor of Sciences in Management
Oct 1997 - Aug 2001
University of the West Indies
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher K-12 Certification
Aug 2013
New York State
National Award for Singing
Aug 1999
JCDC
Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2015
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2013
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
American Choral Directors Association
Jan 2004
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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