Desmond Moulton

Desmond M.

Bronx, NY

About Desmond M.

Desmond teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 1996
Last sign in: Today

Overview

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
Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar
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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Experience

Music Teacher

Oct 1996 - Present
Private Studio

Education

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

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher K-12 Certification

Aug 2013
New York State

Awards

National Award for Singing

Aug 1999
JCDC

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Jan 2015
MTNA

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
BMI

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.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Aug 2004
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

American Choral Directors Association

Jan 2004
ACDAlogo

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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6 Reviews on Desmond M.

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Janet K. Jun 14, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Desmond was very nice. He was extremely knowledgeable and talented. We just started however he taught me so much already. I am extremely excited for the progress we will make together to make my voice better. Desmond is a terrific teacher. I would recommend him for sure!!!
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Soo H. May 25, 2015
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
Desmond is very passionate and full of great ideas that his students can use to help their progress. He's a great teacher!
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Andrea B. May 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He knows exactly what he is doing. He has shown me techniques my past 2 instructors failed to even attempt to show me. I'm not where I want to be but with him I am confident I'm on my way. Whether you're a beginner or advanced there's always room for improvement and Desmond will find it within that session. He is willing to work with you schedule and need I mention very affordable. You won't regret his classes!
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Janine W. Dec 24, 2013
Singing
Good product with excellent skills.

I've had the opportunity to work with Desmond upon forming his Vocal Ensemble choir, that had a Classical based foundation. As one of the Ensembles’ founding member I sang with the alto line, and found great joy and fulfillment in attending rehearsals.
Within six months of our choirs’ conception we had an enormous repertoire, and was touring, appearing on television, attending interviews with the media, performing in and winning competitions. Needless to say Desmond’s musical skills was a ray of sunlight, which came our way boosting our self confidence, while creating success for the group. I’m happy to have been a part of this group and am pleased to recommend Desmond to anyone who is serious and wants to learn music.
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Nancy R. Dec 22, 2013
Singing
A nurturing teacher

I have worked with Desmond previously (as an accompanist for one of his choirs). Desmond is a very gentle, kind spirit and I believe he would be a very nurturing teacher for a voice student. He also has the advantage of having a very broad background in different styles of music, from reggae to jazz/pop to classical.
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Jim P. Dec 19, 2013
Singing
This product has great features

Technically, I am not a student of Mr. Moulton but I have sung with him in choirs and, as a chorister, I have sung under his direction. In addition, as a member of the audience I have heard Mr. Moulton sing and I have seen him direct. I also know him and his family as personal friends. It is with great pleasure that I give Mr. Moulton an enthusiastic endorsement as an excellent, serious, dedicated, hardworking musician.
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