Dr. Desmond Moulton

Desmond M.

Bronx, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have more than 10 years songwriting experience

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
Drum Set
Acoustic/Electric Classical Guitar
Digital Audio Workstation
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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13 Reviews
Namita S.
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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 11, 2020
Ayush S.
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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 7, 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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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

Posted Nov 30, 2018
Roy F Williams
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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.

Posted May 20, 2017
Janet K.
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Great teacher. Only reason I stopped taking lessons was that he moved away.

Posted Apr 25, 2017
Yohav A.
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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.

Posted Oct 2, 2016
Janet K.
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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!!!

Posted Jun 14, 2016
Soo H.
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Desmond is very passionate and full of great ideas that his students can use to help their progress. He's a great teacher!

Posted May 25, 2015
Andrea B.
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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!

Posted May 21, 2014
Janine W.

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.

Posted Dec 24, 2013
Nancy R.

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.

Posted Dec 22, 2013
Jim P.

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.

Posted Dec 19, 2013

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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



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher K-12 Certification
Aug 2013

New York State


National Award for Singing
Aug 1999



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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