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I received my Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music. I have been an active teacher and performer in the New York area for nearly 10 years. I have also been a guest Artist at both the Yokohama International School and the Sacred Heart International School in Japan where I gave a master class to their Show Choir and High School Choir. I have had the honor of performing the National Anthem for the Memorial Day Parade in Chappaqua. I have had students of all ages in voice and piano, and has a passion for teaching. Voice students have ranged from beginners, to advanced classical, musical theater, r&b and rock singers looking to learn how to sing with a healthy technique.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons vary from student to student depending on age and level, and interest of repertoire.
Ages 6- 12 voice lessons are kept fun but also with a firmness with pitch, breathing, and rhythm and vowel usage details.
The older the student, the more detail on technique.
The start of all lessons begin with warm ups, and afterward we will sing an appropriate song and learn how to apply the warm ups to the song.
After 3-6 months, voice students will sing songs easier with a freer sound, knowing better how to approach high notes, and building their repertoire. If the first lesson was starting from scratch and learning simply to sing in tune, the student will be able to sing a song in tune within a year.
For piano students there would be the same steady progress. A little more homework to practice but an understanding and flexibility with different practice situations.
*** Studio Equipment ***
weighted keyboard, sustain pedal, music stand
*** Specialties ***
Classical voice, Broadway, Pop, R&B. There is a focus on healthy technique that will apply to any style. Ear training is also a focus.
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Verified Student · Singing ·
Nina is an ideal teacher. She undoubtedly loves to teach/sing, and was very patient with me as a beginner, she has a great ear and her enthusiasm is motivating.
I'm really glad to work with Nina she really makes me sing very good after each lesson , i started with her a month ago and now i really feel a big different between my singing now and before
Nina is a very understanding, smart kind and helpful teacher. She focuses less on vocal exercises and more on singing songs, a helpful approach for someone like me who wanted professional feedback on my voice.