Marcelle Duarte

Marcelle D.

Forest Hills, NY

About Marcelle D.

Marcelle teaches: Ages 7 to 70
Teaching since: September 2001
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Hello Singers! I am an experienced teacher with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in vocal performance and offer a wide range of vocal expertise. I have been teaching voice for more than 14 years in the New York metro area to a busy studio, including domestic and international recording artists and celebrity clients. My students have done exceptionally well, with a many individuals going on to score very highly in NYSSMA, perform solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and attend prestigious music schools such as Laguardia High School and The Manhattan School of Music. My vocal studio and teaching has been featured in Classical Singer Magazine. Further, I have had several students go on to audition for Broadway shows and land parts with great success. I have extensive experience in a variety of singing styles, as I have performed in many musicals, sang for a jazz big band and auditioned for opera houses around the world.

With proper vocal technique you can finally use the voice you never knew you had! Learn to vocalize, use proper breathing technique, sing with more ease and agility and overcome the fear of singing in public. I teach students of all ages with beginning to advanced knowledge of voice technique in most styles- classical, Broadway, jazz, pop, rock, gospel...etc. Looking forward to hearing you soon!

Audition ER available.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me are exactly what you need them to be-- Auditioning for something? Want to improve your technique? Weekend Karaoke warrior? Or just singing for fun? I'm here to help!

My style is mostly laid back and fun, always full of positive encouragement and the right amount of strictness (usually close to performance and audition crunch time!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano, music, stand

*** Specialties ***
I'm very versatile- happy to work with students in all genres (opera, Broadway, rock, pop, gospel, folk...etc) I specialize in audition ER, work with all students to help with stage presence and performance. All students will work on ear training and some sight reading-- this will always make you a better musician.

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Vocal Studio


Vocal Faculty
Jan 2002 - Present
The Bottazzi School of Music

Voice teacher

Vocal Instructor
Sep 2001 - Present
Private School of Music

Vocal Instructor to all vocal ranges and ages 7-70. Students perform annually at Carnegie Hall and Steinway hall in Manhattan. Students perform up to 5 recitals per school year. Development of vocal technique, performance, stage presence, music theory, sight reading and ear training.


Master of Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
Conservatory at Brooklyn College
Bachelors Of Music
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
Aaron Copland School of Music

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
French- vocal diction
Professional Proficiency
German- vocal diction
Professional Proficiency
Italian- vocal diction
Professional Proficiency
latin- vocal diciton
Professional Proficiency


National Honors Society
Jun 1999

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

31 Reviews on Marcelle D.

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Gustavo S. Jan 19, 2017
· Singing · In home Very nice very understandable had a very good skill beautiful voice
Satchel W. Jan 19, 2017
· Singing · In studio Marcelle is a wonderful teacher. She always makes you feel comfortable, listens to your concerns, and gives great tips/ways into establishing a good technique. I had lessons with her over the summer, and in that little time I felt like I'd grown a lot. That fall, I auditioned for a show at my university that made me sing in a style I've never been comfortable with. It was a really strenuous process and nearly all of the singers strained their voices. My voice adapted because I had a great foundation.
Becky Oct 24, 2016
· Opera Voice · In studio Marcelle is very instructive, and brings out the best voice. She is also very kind and understanding.
Antonietta G. Oct 21, 2016
· Singing · In studio Marcelle is an awesome instructor. She helped my daughter build confidence and self esteem. Allura loved working with her and was excited for each session!
lulu Sep 18, 2016
· Singing · In studio Amazing teacher, I was absolutely mesmerized from the first day of lessons! She makes the learning experience fun as well as informative.
Betty Sep 12, 2016
· Music Performance · In studio Excellent teacher. I had a very pleasant experience working with Marcelle. She knows a lot about the voice and singing in general. Would highly recommend to anyone hoping to further their musical and vocal knowledge. Thanks a million Marcelle.
Anna D. Sep 7, 2016
· Singing · In studio This was our first try, but my daughter was elated after the lesson and kept humming happily along. Hope it will continue like that.
Anna D. Sep 7, 2016
· Singing · In studio This was our first try, but my daughter was elated after the lesson and kept humming happily along. Hope it will continue like that.
Karen Aug 11, 2016
· Broadway Singing · In studio Marcelle is a wonderful instructor, I'm very pleased to have found her. My son enjoys his lessons very much. I never thought I'd see the day where my shy, 15 year old son would be singing on stage at Carnegie hall! We are very pleased with Jake's progress and we couldn't be happier to have such a knowledgable, professional and kind teacher. Thanks for everything, Marcelle!
Ryan Jul 14, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio My daughter's first lesson was great. She seemed to really like her and enjoyed herself, which is important, in addition to learning. Marcelle was kind, gracious and
took time to speak with my daughter and then got to work. I loved that she didn't waste any time.

I believe my daughter is very much looking forward to her next lesson.

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