Mariana Weisler

Mariana W.

Astoria, NY

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I emphasize authenticity in acting, particularly acting through song. I have worked with a variety of acting coaches throughout my career, many of whom have taught performers famous for their skill, and I have crafted a unique and child-friendly approach to the abstract art of acting. Acting is not something that is simply taught, but discovered, and I have had great success with my students in the past with my technique.
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Mariana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2011

Hello! After earning my Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Voice from Hunter College in 2011, I have been working successfully as a singer, voice coach, and academic tutor. As a singer, over the past 8 years I have performed at professional theaters across the country, including Off-Broadway and at the world-renown Carnegie Hall. I specialize in musical theatre, but have a thorough classical technique, as well as strong pop/rock/belt training.

My teaching style is highly energetic, and engages the development of the student's self-esteem and enjoyment, but is also focused on a foundational technique and strong work-ethic. I am extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments many of my students have made, from achieving principal parts in their school productions, to even getting cast in Broadway shows. I am determined to help every one of my students reach their greatest potentials.

As a tutor, my approach is no different. Trained in the highly specialized and effective Lindamood-Bell programs, I have an intuitive grasp of children's needs and levels. I teach decoding, math, and reading comprehension, and nurture students' self-esteem and independence in their learning.

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I give lessons in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments. Each lesson will be personalized to the specific needs of the student.

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Mar 2016 - Present
Uplift Learning

I am a professional tutor, working with students needing assistance in decoding, math, and reading comprehension. I work with students as young as 6 and as old as 52! I have a team of other tutors whom offer support with instructional plans and brainstorming, so that each student's needs are completely met.

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Assistant Music Director
Jul 2013 - Present
Queens College Musical Theatre Workshop (CPSM)

I have been the Assistant Director at the extremely successful CPSM Summer Musical Theatre Workshop for several years. I am the primary voice instructor and acting coach, and have seen a number of my students move on to Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, as well as prestigious undergraduate drama programs.

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Professional Cantor
Feb 2010 - Present
Holy Child Jesus Church

I am leader of song for the parish of Holy Child Jesus in Queens, NY. I interact with other professional musicians, engage with parishioners, and perform classic oratorio pieces.

Substitute Teacher
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
The Calhoun School

I was a substitute teacher for grades 3-12 at the Calhoun School on the Upper West Side.

Music Instructor
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy

I taught seminars on music appreciation and vocal technique to students in grades 1 - 8. I also conducted and directed the student choir.

Sep 2013 - May 2014
Oratorio Society of New York

Performed Britten's Requiem and Handel's Messiah, as well as works by new composers, at Carnegie Hall.

Clinician and Tutor
Jun 2008 - Jun 2012
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Center

This is a professional and highly effective clinic to tutor those with learning disabilities.


Masters of Liberal Studies, Specialized in Western Intellectual Traditions
Aug 2016 - Present
The CUNY Graduate Center
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Hunter College
Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Macaulay Honors College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


American Guild of Musical Artists
Jan 2014

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Photos & Videos

This is an Italian artsong I performed in fulfillment of my bachelor's thesis concert.
A musical theatre song from Bonnie & Clyde the musical, "How Bout a Dance", performed at Don't Tell Mamma

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Cornel D. Jun 4, 2017
Music Theory · In home

We practiced the new cadence for example of the deceptive cadence, the plagal cadence, and the phrygian. we learnt the basic root progression. a standard method of connecting triads with roots a fifth apart is to hold the common tone in the same voice and move all the other parts to the closest possible chord number. We learn about mediant triads s well.some ways using cadence that I can expand my harmonization practice is in general, when tempted to part write or analyze a chord in common-practice music as iii (in major), give the context further thought. i imagine with this knowledge it ill help me to compose a better harmonize song.
We practice together the scale degrees that are designated by Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3...), chor ds are similarly designated by Roman numerals (I, II, III). For example, in the key of C major the notes are C,D,E,F,G,A,B and we have designated them as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. However, when we consider the triad chords in the key of C we have Cmaj, Dm, Em, Fmaj, Gmaj, Am, Bdim. These are designated I,II,III,IV,V,VI,VII. When speaking about these chords, for instance in the key of C major, we would call Gmaj the five chord, Dm the two chord,

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Cornel May 16, 2017
Music Theory · In home

The easiest way to find an interval's name is to first, count all the pitch names present, including the notes themselves (ignore sharps and flats at this point). Then, find out (had it been missing a flat or sharp) what type of interval it would be, depending on whether it is perfect (a 1,4,5,8) or major (2,6,7). If there are no sharps or flats, you are done. If there are, figure out if the flat or sharp decreases or increases the distance between the two pitches. If it increases the distance, the interval is augmented. If it decreases the distance, and the interval would otherwise be perfect, it is diminished. If it decreases the distance and the interval would otherwise be major, it is min that is what I learnt

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Kristina Sep 10, 2015
Singing · In studio

Mariana was great! Very professional and able to explain the techniques in a very clear way. When I began, I was very nervous and self-conscious. She was patient and kind and never made me feel embarrassed!

She really knows her stuff and technique. I'd been to a few voice teachers before and they were great singers, but they didn't seem to have to really KNOW the techniques behind singing. Mariana clearly is a wonderful singer and has great training in what she does.

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