- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Improve technique, build repertoire, sigh reading, ear playing
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- October 1996
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 ***
Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar
Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar
Digital Audio Workstation
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in technique, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory, improvement of intonation, and audition and contest preparation.
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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.Show More
Had a really good lesson. Dr. Desmond helped me with my technique (which definitely needs work). Had instant impact on the quality of sound I was producing. I would call it an eye-opening experience
I'm new at playing the guitar and don't learn to fast. His patients with me was incredible. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
Great teacher. Only reason I stopped taking lessons was that he moved away.
I have known Desmond for two years now as he has been my vocal coach. Desmond has been exceptional in guiding me through my progress. He is able to make each lesson enjoyable and gives me the sense of achievement. He continues to challenge me in order to better myself. Desmond believes that in order to be able to sing properly, one has to free himself from within, so he makes certain to take some time out in order to get comfortable and in the zone. I highly recommend Desmond as a vocal coach as it is a privilege to work with him.Show More
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!!!Show More
Desmond is very passionate and full of great ideas that his students can use to help their progress. He's a great teacher!
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!Show More
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 Ensemblesâ founding member I sang with the alto line, and found great joy and fulfillment in attending rehearsals.
Within six months of our choirsâ 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 Desmondâs musical skills was a ray of sunlight, which came our way boosting our self confidence, while creating success for the group. Iâm 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.
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.
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.