Marcelle Duarte

Marcelle D.

Forest Hills, NY

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About

Marcelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7 to 70

Teaching since:
September 2001

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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Experience

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.

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Education

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

Languages

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

Affiliations

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.

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Some music that students are working on this week!

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31 Reviews

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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.

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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!

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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.

L. Bottitta

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Lily Yin Jul 12, 2016
Singing · In studio

👍👍👍👍👍☀️🤗🤗

Debi R. Jun 4, 2016
Singing · In studio

Marcelle was warm and friendly and made me feel at ease immediately like I've known her for years. I knew from minute one that she was very professional and extremely knowledgable, I love her to pieces!

Jessica F. Apr 11, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Marcelle is phenomenal. Cannot wait for the next one!

Allisyn B. Mar 10, 2016
Singing · Online

Marcelle was just who we were looking for. My 13 year old granddaughter learned so much about how to use her voice in a very relaxed and pleasant way. Marcelle was on time. Flexible, and always honest....while keeping an encouraging spirit. I give her the highest recommendation possible.

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Allura G. Mar 6, 2016
Singing · In studio

Excellent, patient and informative. Wonderful experience. Looking forward to next week!

Imran M. Feb 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Very talented and professional singer/coach/teacher. She made sure that I was relaxed and comfortable, very comfortable and clean environment. Very quickly she understood my style and my vocal needs and put a plan in place to improve my weak points. I would highly recommend her.

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Becklynn Feb 15, 2016
Singing · In studio

Marcelle is amazing! She really helped me with my voice a lot and I'm planning on continuing with her with my voice lessons. She is extremely nice and patient and especially if you are looking for an amazing opera voice, she is the best! Thanks marcelle

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geraldine Dec 27, 2015
Singing · Online

Very patient

Israel Klar Nov 23, 2015
Opera Voice · In home

I LOVE Marcelle!!

Terence D. Nov 16, 2015
Singing · Online

I've been singing for quite a number of years with no formal training. Learning with Marcelle has been quite literally a breath of fresh air! With my first lesson she immediately pin pointed my bad habits and things I've been doing wrong. Our lesson was conducted via Skype and it was easy and convenient, and it felt like she was right there in the room with me...so if you are hesitant about Live Online learning don't be! I look forward to applying what I've learned thus far with Marcelle and can't wait to learn more from her! Top notch, professional, kind and courteous!

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Lacey G. Nov 6, 2015
Singing · In studio

Great with my 11 year old daughter. She's opening up and starting to sing in front of people. My daughter loves her!

James Oct 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

I started taking lessons with Marcelle two years ago, and I'm so glad to have found her. She knows a lot about singing and has an impressive range of musical styles. We've worked on top 40 pop songs and even some classical songs she knew would help to strengthen my voice. I've improved so much and it's all thanks to her.

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Robert S. Sep 25, 2015
Singing · In studio

Marcelle was an excellent teacher for my teenage daughter in getting her ready to audition for the 1st time in her high school musical play.
Prior to taking voice lessons from Marcelle, my daughter never sang and more importantly lacked the confidence to even try. After a few lessons, she developed this new sense of confidence about her voice and with each weekly lesson, her ability to sing improved. She eventually had the confidence and developed the skill to go to her high school musical audition and actually try out and audition for a lead singer role !!!! Imagine that ..... Marcelle not only taught my daughter to develop and discover her singing ability but the confidence to try something new and succeed at it - truly remarkable - I would highly recommend Marcelle to anyone who wants to take singing lessons or vocal lessons at any level

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Angel R. Sep 13, 2015
Singing · In studio

Marcelle is absolutely amazing. She exceeded my expectations and then some.

Christina Sep 9, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio

My daughter Caroline loves her lessons with Marcelle. Shes been studying with Marcelle for six years (since elemetary school) and has learned so much. we get compliments on Caroline's progress all of the time. Marcelle helps Caroline with Nysma and helps her to work on music for any school performances she has. Caroline has also gotten very far on "The Voice".... hopefully the finals soon, thanks to Marcell's great teaching :) Marcelle has an awesome voice and is a great piano player. Her studio in Forest Hills is in a convenient location.

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Celeste Sep 9, 2015
Singing · In studio

Marcelle teaches in a easy going, easy to follow way that is not complicated but effective. She's able to achieve alot in a short while and communicates clearly...diction, musicality, energy, expression, breath control etc..

As an active community singer with a variety of projects and styles from Brahms to Barbie Girl, Marcelle has been able to help me navigate the intricacies between them all. With a smile and effectively.

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Jenna T Sep 8, 2015
Singing · In studio

Marcelle is a wonderful teacher, She has helped my singing immensely. I was very nervous about an upcoming audition, but she helped to set my mind at ease and worked to make me feel very prepared. I can now sing confidentely and I owe it all to her. Thanks Marcelle!

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Tracy Sep 2, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio

My daughter, Ashley, has been taking lessons with Marcelle for the past three years- in that amount of time she has made tremendous improvements- She got into LaGuardia HS and has even performed at Carnegie Hall. Marcelle is a wonderful instructor and is very knowledgeable in many different genres (my daughter loves broadway, pop and rock, but Marcelle even got her to sing classically in Italian!) I recommend Marcelle to anyone who wants to improve upon their singing, she is a wonderful teacher.

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Adam C. Sep 2, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

Marcelle is a really gifted
voice teacher! My lessons are always fun and engaging; I learn a ton and feel supported the whole time. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Alan C. Jun 16, 2015
Singing · In studio

I decided to take singing lessons because I thought it would be nice to sing to my wife at our wedding. I am terrible with music - I took lessons for piano, viola, trombone, and guitar, but was never really good at any of them... let's just say music is not my thing. I've never taken singing lessons and I never really enjoyed singing, except in the car or in the shower. Marcelle had her work cut out for her.

But she was very patient and was an amazing teacher. After approx. 3 months of weekly lessons (with several breaks in between due to scheduling conflicts on my part), she was able to get me to sound pretty good.

I definitely recommend her as a teacher if you're serious about singing. Absolutely amazing... thanks for everything, Marcelle!

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Carlos O. Jun 29, 2014
Singing · In studio

As someone who has never really sung before I was very nervous
about taking voice lessons but Marcelle put me at ease from
the very start. She’s very knowledgeable, talented and above all patient!
She's great to work with and I would recommend her to anyone
starting out or looking to improve their singing voice!

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