A professional voice teacher from The Boston Conservatory of Music, Dominic S. (lyric baritone) has years of experience teaching people of all ages, and in all styles of music. Professionally, he has performed in National Tours, Off Broadway, and in major films.
"Music has always been my absolute favorite thing in the world.
As far as I know, I am the only music teacher in New York City who teaches Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Trumpet."
Currently Dominic's studio consists of -
An Academy Award winner
A Tony Award nominee
One student is working with Lady Gaga's producer
One student is signed with Akon
Four students are currently performing on Broadway
BFA The Boston Conservatory of Music
Performed in two national tours and off Broadway
Has a speaking role in the films "Milk" and "The Dropout"
List of notable students:
Jenn Marie Hertel
Lead singer of the bands Air For Ants and Dead Body
Music Director and House Pianist of The Vaudeville Villianettes Burlesque
Notable Quotes about S.:
Ken Nelson (Coldplay) - "Fantastic voice"
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds - "Really cool songs"
Dan Grigsby (Keith Richards' Engineer) - "Genius"
*** Lesson Details ***
Music is fun.
My personality is laid back, but I would never say that I teach that way.
There is a delicate balance between learning, fun, and concentration.
I have watched my students (especially the beginners) grow as people as well as musicians over the course of a few months. It's really amazing to watch someone do things they never thought they would do, sing or play something they thought was beyond them.
That alone makes what I do really special to me.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha U1 Upright Piano, MIDI Keyboard, Akai Miniak, Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar, Fender Squire Electric Guitar, Fender DG-60 Takamine Acoustic 3F30CE
*** Travel Equipment ***
Both the teacher and student should have sheet music
*** Specialties ***
Vocal Lessons - Diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation techniques
Scales, solfeggio, vocal tricks, tongue stretches
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