Sandy Riccardi
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Sandy Riccardi

Sandy R.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I received my Master's Degree in Vocal Performance (with piano minor) at Manhattan School of Music in 1990 and have been performing and teaching voice professionally ever since! I spent 11 years in NYC, and sang professionally with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Westchester Broadway Theater, and many more jobs such as recording and radio commercials.

I was teaching online voice lessons well before the pandemic and have figured out many ways to make a very successful session out of it all. I can make tracks for you to sing with and have access to gobs of literature. As a matter of course we work on breathing, tension reduction, sensations and vibrations, style, and ear training if necessary.

I love (!!!) working with children as well as adults, and have at present 25 students at the local academy I teach for, ranging in age from 6 to 75 years old.

While I currently sing cabaret/theater style in my own career, my background is classical. I am a member of N.A.T.S. (National Association of Teachers of Singing) but have also studied with IVA teachers who teach a sound that is at once very healthy and more like the sounds we want to hear from our theater and pop singers today.

Several of my students have been on Broadway (Chicago, BIG, Mamma Mia) and many of my students have made it into prestigious college musical theater and opera programs. Let's sing!

About Sandy R.

Hello, Singers!

My name is Sandy, and I have been teaching voice ever since I graduated with my Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music. My background training was classical, but I quickly found my NYC niche as a musical theater performer and performed professionally there for 11 years, teaching all the while because I love to teach! Some of my students made it into Broadway shows (Mamma Mia, BIG, Chicago, even the Rockettes, who do have to sing, you know!).

I teach for a local music academy where I have 25 students, ranging in age from 6 to 75. I love all my students and strive to give them the best, most positive experience they can have in a voice lesson. My initial vocal training was classical, but I have branched out into methods that allow for better pop/theater mixes. I play the piano decently for lessons, and have my professional pianist-husband make great tracks for my students to sing with when needed. I have been teaching online lessons since before the pandemic!

My husband and I have a cabaret act which we have toured all over the country for a decade (minus one year for the pandemic). We have performed to sold out houses at the Metropolitan Room, The Triad, Davenport's in Chicago, Feinstein's and Society Cabaret in San Francisco, and theaters in Cape Cod, St. Louis, Sonoma and Napa Counties, CA, Denver, Boston, Pittsburgh and so many more. I've been in or music-directed/vocal coached over 100 musicals! It's all music, all the time at our house!

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Judy Pasdach
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Nothing but resounding praise for Sandy! We highly recommend her as a music and voice teacher. Our daughter loved working with Sandy in-person and refused to consider another teacher when Sandy moved to another area of the country. We were thrilled when Sandy agreed to begin teaching online lessons!

She's a gifted musician/performer, a patient teacher and really tunes in to our daughter's unique qualities that keep her engaged and developing skills. She's great at identifying music pieces that match her students! She's an amazing listener and knows how to draw out the best in her students! Thanks Sandy!

Posted Aug 2, 2021
Kerry
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Sandy is an all around teacher—what do you want to learn? Broadway? Performance vocals? She taught my talented daughter for years—piano and voice. She’s positive and oh so talented. She’s wonderful w kids and adults. And a serious theater veteran herself—who still writes and performs. Can’t recommend more!!

Posted Jul 25, 2021

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Education

Master Degree in Vocal Performance (piano minor)
Aug 1987 - May 1990

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor of Music degree, vocal performance (piano minor)
Aug 1983 - Jun 1987

Converse College

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