Malka Rappaport

Malka R.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello potential students!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my page. I have both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in music, and more than six years experience as a performer. I have three years experience working with private students and teaching voice. I’ve also benefitted from the tutelage of some very skilled voice teachers thus far on my journey.

That, however, is where my typical wrap sheet as a classical singer ends. After spending three years in a program that trains cantors (Jewish clergy), I set out to make my own path to music. Singers have a unique challenge in that our instruments are inside our bodies. In fact, (as many singers will tell you) your whole body is your instrument. Have you ever stopped to really consider that? From head to toe, you ARE your instrument. How amazing is that?

I approach working with my students from the point of view that everyone has music inside them, it’s just a matter of learning how to access it. The technique I offer is one that combines straight-up vocal technique with tools that allow my students to generate greater awareness and be more comfortable in their bodies, thus allowing their unique gifts to shine through.

Whether you’re just beginning your vocal training or you’re searching for a way to kick it up to the next level and dig deep, I’m excited to work with you! Mine is a technique that can be applied with ease to any genre or style.
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About

Malka passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Malka delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 14 to 70

Teaching since:
2011

Dear Potential Students,
Welcome to my page -I am excited to meet you! I have taught private students for about three years now, and I enjoy it immensely. A short biography as it pertains to how we will work together: I spent two years in the world of professional Opera, and three in the Jewish music/clergy world, and experienced music as a powerful connector in both worlds. The human voice is unique in terms of its capability for depth and expression, yet sometimes we don't know how to unlock power of our own voices (literal and metaphorical).
This is where I come in. I offer my clients a way of learning to sing with their unique, authentic voice using a combination of emotional and purely technical tools. Singing is a very vulnerable undertaking, so I take a holistic approach, and I give my students a technique that is easily applied to virtually any genre of music. Whether you want to pursue a career as an opera singer, rock star, pop singer, or you just want to sing for the sheer pleasure of it doesn't matter. What matters is that you sing. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Experience

Private Tutor
Oct 2014 - Present
Park Avenue Synagogue

I design custom lesson plans to fit my individual student's needs and teach a range of subjects from Biblical Hebrew to chanting of traditional texts, as well as coach my students on public speaking and delivery of speeches/sermons.

Voice Teacher/Coach
Oct 2011 - May 2013
Self/Private

I tailored each lesson to my private students depending on their needs, ability, and level in order to build a solid foundation of a singing technique that could be applied to any genre or style.
I taught a technique that helped avoid physical injury and also prevented students from loosing their voices. I coached students in performance and delivery of repertoire, advised on audition techniques, and coached on text interpretation during practice and performance.

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Education

Masters of Music and Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Bachelors of Music
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Colorado College

Languages

Hebrew
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

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Bill Dec 12, 2017
Hebrew · Online

I have greatly enjoyed my Hebrew lessons with Malka. She is patient and down-to-earth and clearly has a passion for the language, helping others appreciate its beauty, and for teaching in general. I had never spoken Hebrew before, but from the first lesson, she was already having me recite vocabulary and construct sentences using proper grammar and pronunciation. I look forward to future lessons with her, and, of course, I recommend her to anyone wanting to learn more about the Hebrew language or Jewish and/or Israeli culture.

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