Nicole Guberman

Nicole G.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Are you interested in studying piano for the first time, or are you looking for a new teacher? Regardless of age, I can help build a strong foundation for you, in terms of practice, technique, music theory (musicianship), and performance. For the very young student or for the adult beginner, piano lessons are an excellent source of structure, relaxation, creativity, fun, and discipline.

I use a variety of method books (Dozen a Day, Bastien, Faber, and others) that I have found to be very successful in building technique and theory skills alongside the study and development of repertoire for performance.

I encourage students to perform in front of others in recital opportunities, while at the same time, I honor each student's goals and needs. Whether you're playing for pleasure or starting your child on a musical journey to last a lifetime, I will be there to support you at every step!

About Nicole G.

Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page.

I am a professional opera singer and native New Yorker. I am so excited to reach out to new and continuing students in NYC - for both voice and piano study at all levels from age 5/6 and up.

I am an active performer and I love to share my passions and knowledge with my students. I have 13+ years of individual one-on-one voice and piano teaching experience with students of all ages and abilities.

What sets me apart from the other teachers here at TakeLessons?

I bring a special warmth, dedication, wisdom, and commitment to our work. Lessons are not solely about technique or making good sounds, but about communicating musically in a more meaningful way, and unleashing your unique gifts.

Primarily, I focus on classical/opera/musical theatre repertoire with my voice students. For students age 12-18, I emphasize a combination of folk songs, Disney, a limited selected pop music, and more. Ages 5-11 I use a combination of vocal method books for very young singers in addition to selected musical theatre and Disney songs.

My voice students have performed on and off Broadway, been nominated for NJ Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Awards, have been accepted to pre-college musical theater programs on full scholarship, have earned multiple leading roles in high school musicals and plays, have performed major choral works at Carnegie Hall, have sung in church choirs and for weddings, and have released their own pop/rock albums.

I look forward to the pleasure of meeting and working with you!


Piano Lesson Details:
We will primarily use Bastien method books, Faber Piano Adventures, Dozen A Day, and other supplemental material according to age and level of the student. Musicianship and theory skills are explored and nurtured in addition to acquiring a foundation of technique at the piano.

Voice Lesson Details:
You will explore, re-awaken and nourish your creativity in music. Develop a solid foundation in vocal technique through effective tools and exercises based in the Bel Canto tradition (addressing breath, posture, alignment, an open throat, phonation, resonance, articulation, registration)

Address your personal practice/performance goals. Deepen self-awareness (body, aural, and emotional awareness), musicianship, interpretation, performance, and musicality

Learn a variety of repertoire, according to your needs and development

Cultivate your artistry for application in practice, audition, and performance settings

-Experience JOY in singing

Regardless of age or skill level, I approach students with respect and professionalism within a safe and supportive environment, fostering enlightenment and creativity.

We will take your vocal study at your own pace through a personalized, holistic approach that will help you sing easily and beautifully. I can't wait for you to join me!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio: Piano/keyboard 88 keys, open space, full length mirror.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide a piano or keyboard, music stand if possible, and a mirror (full length if possible.)

*** Specialties ***
I emphasize a variety of holistic methods that serve the student in multiple ways: physical, emotional, aural awareness; posture and alignment; low-centered/connected breathing, breath compression; open throat, released tongue/jaw; legato line, phrasing; articulation, diction, style, artistry; the process of learning a piece of music. Genres: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop. I enjoy helping students to prepare for auditions and performances, as well as explore the art of singing and encourage the joy of singing.

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Yasmin
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Nicole is a smart welcoming teacher with lots of patience when practicing with your voice. She gives great critique when needed but is still able to offer solutions to problems you might be experiencing with your voice. She has a positive attitude all around with no room for negativity. It's all about being comfortable in exploring your voice with no judgement. Great teacher all around !

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Jazmine
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Nicole is a wonderful teacher, and always made me feel comfortable to work through my weaknesses and helped to mold them into strengths.

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Anna
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Nicole is an excellent teacher who brings great knowledge and enthusiasm to every lesson. I always look forward to working with her!

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Mo
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Nicole takes the time to listen to your voice and provides customized direction, an excellent instructor!

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Ryoko
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Nicole is my daughter’s first piano teacher, and we love her!! She is kind, patient, fun and nurturing. My daughter looks forward to piano lessons every week!

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Sadie T.
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The only experience I had going into taking singing lessons with Nicole was Wii Sing It. I have evolved and gained many techniques from taking lessons so far. Also Nicole has helped me gain better habits. She has very good ideas and is a fun person to be around. I am so glad that I take lessons from her and that we have bonded. I recommend Nicole to anybody looking for a good singing teacher and someone you can create a bond with.

Posted May 18, 2014
Sadie T.
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The only experience I had going into taking singing lessons with Nicole was Wii Sing It. I have evolved and gained many techniques from taking lessons so far. Also Nicole has helped me gain better habits. She has very good ideas and is a fun person to be around. I am so glad that I take lessons from her and that we have bonded. I recommend Nicole to anybody looking for a good singing teacher and someone you can create a bond with.

Posted May 18, 2014
Sadie T.
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The only experience I had going into taking singing lessons with Nicole was Wii Sing It. I have evolved and gained many techniques from taking lessons so far. Also Nicole has helped me gain better habits. She has very good ideas and is a fun person to be around. I am so glad that I take lessons from her and that we have bonded. I recommend Nicole to anybody looking for a good singing teacher and someone you can create a bond with.

Posted May 18, 2014
Sadie T.
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The only experience I had going into taking singing lessons with Nicole was Wii Sing It. I have evolved and gained many techniques from taking lessons so far. Also Nicole has helped me gain better habits. She has very good ideas and is a fun person to be around. I am so glad that I take lessons from her and that we have bonded. I recommend Nicole to anybody looking for a good singing teacher and someone you can create a bond with.

Posted May 18, 2014
Ben F.

Thoughtful and positive approach to teaching singing

I had years of experience singing in choirs but very little experience in individual voice instruction, or solo singing at all for that matter. I thought that voice lessons could help me hone my technique -- and that has absolutely been the case!

Nicole has helped me changed the fundamental way I produce tone, but not in such a way that I feel like I'm starting from square one, which would have been frustrating. Step by step we've been working on breathing, support, and a fluidity of motion through notes. She focuses on getting me to observe what I am doing differently and how I feel, in a very specific sense, each time we go through a piece or an exercise. This has helped me consciously improve my technique and given me a valuable asset in practice.

Nicole runs her studio very professionally. She is very good about being in contact and always 100% ready to teach at the start of our lesson. On top of all that, she offers positive reinforcement as I sing, not at the expense of critique, but it makes for a collegial environment that I much appreciate.

I highly recommend Nicole if you are seeking voice lessons.

Posted May 5, 2014
FranceK

Recommended

I highly recommend and appreciate Nicole G.'s professionalism
and focus placed on personal development and technique. It
was awesome to work with Nicole. Thank you!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Rachelle W.

Great Teacher

My granddaughter Natalie is 10 years old and is currently taking lessons from Nicole.
We felt that Natalie had talent but needed to learn "how" to sing. She is highly sensitive so positive feedback is critical.
Nicole has demonstrated she has the knowledge and the ability to assess the student and adapt her teaching method to delver instruction that engages while allowing true growth of abilities.
Natalie is well on her way to fully exploring her talent with an understanding of the best way to leverage her tool.
We would highly recommend Nicole.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
AmyS

Highly Recommend!

Nicole is a very dedicated and knowledgable teacher. She has a comprehensive understanding of the voice and really cares about each student. She has been a great asset in helping me to achieve my musical goals!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
GabrielleJ

Highly Recommended

I always took a lot of new information away from each lesson, she was very friendly and approachable while maintaining a vast array of knowledge on singing. Taught in a manner that I found to be easy to relate to. I would highly recommend Nicole as a vocal instructor.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Jane B.

Professional, Fun, Wisdom beyond her years

I have worked with Nicole now for nearly 2 months. As a professional singer for several years, having worked with various singing coaches, some internationally well known, I wondered what new things she might bring to the table that I had not already learned. I have been pleasantly surprised in that each week, there are new tools introduced that are bringing immediate results in my performance. Nicole is a singing coach with wisdom beyond her years, always professional and fun to work with. I would recommend her to any vocal student, whether you are a novice or a well-seasoned performer.

Posted Jan 16, 2014
Natalie L.

Nicole is great! I would recommend her to anyone wanting a wholistic growth through vocal lessons

Nicole is very encouraging, patient and clear with explanations and support. She helps to facilitate a body and awareness connection with your whole being (body, mind, emotions). She explains processes thoroughly and in an easy to understand way. I have been very pleased so far with my lessons and am excited to continue with her.

Posted Aug 2, 2013
Lori D.

unrestricted learning

I am very pleased with what and how I'm learning from Nicole. She has a very positive and laid back approach to introducing new tools and techniques to my vocal growth and capabilities. With a solid musical foundation which she practices from, she is able to communicate very specific instruction to me in terms I understand and grasp quickly. Her style opens up the student to a freedom and willingness to take in concepts that will truly optimize their skill and vocal instrument. I am looking forward to all that I am capable of accomplishing under Nicole's direction.

Posted May 21, 2013
Brendan W.

Straightforward, helpful, and experienced teacher

I had an excellent experience with Nicole. She is extremely insightful and helped me find the right mindset for approaching singing and in trying to grow more as a person in general.

Posted Jan 20, 2013
Lauri T.

She makes singing fun

I decided to take singing lessons because it was something I always wanted to do. Will it go anywhere- who knows? But Nicole is encouraging, committed, and obviously very interested in whether you are enjoying the lessons and getting something out of it.

Posted Jan 20, 2013

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Experience

Voice Teacher - Adult Females
Jul 2017 - Present

Performer's Career Center

Voice Teacher, Substitute
Mar 2017 - Present

Bronx Conservatory of Music

Private Voice Teacher
Aug 2005 - Present

The Voice Studio of Nicole Guberman

I have held and operated my voice studio for many years, teaching motivated teens and adults in New Jersey, New York, and Washington state.

Voice and Beginning Piano
Jan 2018 - Aug 2019

Church Street School of Music and Art

Voice Teacher, Substitute
Sep 2016 - Sep 2016

Neighborhood Playhouse of the Theater

Voice Teacher
Aug 2012 - Apr 2015

Musika Lessons LLC

I teach in-studio and online voice lessons to students age 10 and up, of all abilities.

Voice Teacher, Music Theory, Ear Training Tutor
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015

WyzAnt Tutoring

I teach in-studio voice lessons and theoretical tutoring to students age 10 and up, of all abilities.

Voice Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

Roosevelt High School Vocal Arts Department

I worked for this fantastic performing arts high school in Seattle, WA, teaching high school students during their drama, music, or lunch periods. Repertoire included musical theatre songs of all kinds, and I also helped certain students prepare their music for the School Musical, Kiss Me Kate.

Voice Teacher
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

Hunterdon Academy of the Arts

I worked for this wonderful music school in Flemington, NJ, with teens and adults seeking vocal music lessons. We addressed areas such as vocal technique, self-awareness, musical comprehension, and performance skills. My students gave a recital at the end of the year and they performed brilliantly!

Education

Artist Diploma - Early Music
Sep 2012 - May 2013

Cornish College of the Arts

Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Ithaca College School of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Professional Life Coaching Certification
Sep 2013

World Coach Institute

Awards

3rd Place
Feb 2010

NATS - NYC Competition

2nd Place
Feb 2007

NATS - SUNY Potsdam Competition

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Aug 2013
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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