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Stephen S.
New York, New York
Gain confidence and increase creativity through piano lessons with an expert teacher
I work with beginners, Michael Aaron method and/or John Thompson.
About Stephen S.

Stephen made his operatic debut in the title role of Gluck's Orfeo in Santa Barbara, CA. Other roles performed in the United States have been Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the title role in John Eccles' The Judgement of Paris and Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart. Among the roles sung in Europe were Orlolsky in Fledermaus, Bertarido in Rodelinda and Oberon in Sommernachtstraum. He has been a soloist in many Churches and Synagogues in the United States and Europe. Highlights have been Messiah, Elijah, St. Mathew Passion and Cantorial soloist for the Jewish High Holidays. He appeared in Summer Stock and played the guitar in a number of bands. Reviewers have cited Stephen's naturally full and warm timbre and his unforced agility. Stephen has a strong interest and knowledge in vocal technique and maintains a studio in Manhattan. He has given many workshops on vocal technique and had a large studio in Amsterdam, Holland, where lived for six years. He taught music at the International School of Amsterdam and has taught voice, piano and guitar privately for more than twenty years. He has a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music and presently teaches voice, piano and guitar and also works with learning challenged adults and children in the Music School in New York City. He can coach broadway songs and diction for Opera arias in Italian, French and German! He's had students appear in Broadway productions of Hamilton and a revival of Carousel. *** Lesson Details *** I'm pretty laid back and try to inspire my students to enjoy practicing and get excited about their progress. I tailor the lessons to the individual students interests and desires. *** Studio Equipment *** He has a piano, and guitar of course for guitar lessons. *** Travel Equipment *** small traveling keyboard available for voice lessons *** Specialties *** music, voice, Opera, piano, guitar All levels, Really enjoy working with Beginners ...guitar, piano, singing classical, opera, Broadway, pop, jazz, I'm a good voice builder! and motivator.

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Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 1989

Education

Masters in Music

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Teaches ages 4+

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Avatar of the tutor
Stephen S.
New York, New York
Gain confidence and increase creativity through piano lessons with an expert teacher
I work with beginners, Michael Aaron method and/or John Thompson.
About Stephen S.

Stephen made his operatic debut in the title role of Gluck's Orfeo in Santa Barbara, CA. Other roles performed in the United States have been Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the title role in John Eccles' The Judgement of Paris and Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart. Among the roles sung in Europe were Orlolsky in Fledermaus, Bertarido in Rodelinda and Oberon in Sommernachtstraum. He has been a soloist in many Churches and Synagogues in the United States and Europe. Highlights have been Messiah, Elijah, St. Mathew Passion and Cantorial soloist for the Jewish High Holidays. He appeared in Summer Stock and played the guitar in a number of bands. Reviewers have cited Stephen's naturally full and warm timbre and his unforced agility. Stephen has a strong interest and knowledge in vocal technique and maintains a studio in Manhattan. He has given many workshops on vocal technique and had a large studio in Amsterdam, Holland, where lived for six years. He taught music at the International School of Amsterdam and has taught voice, piano and guitar privately for more than twenty years. He has a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music and presently teaches voice, piano and guitar and also works with learning challenged adults and children in the Music School in New York City. He can coach broadway songs and diction for Opera arias in Italian, French and German! He's had students appear in Broadway productions of Hamilton and a revival of Carousel. *** Lesson Details *** I'm pretty laid back and try to inspire my students to enjoy practicing and get excited about their progress. I tailor the lessons to the individual students interests and desires. *** Studio Equipment *** He has a piano, and guitar of course for guitar lessons. *** Travel Equipment *** small traveling keyboard available for voice lessons *** Specialties *** music, voice, Opera, piano, guitar All levels, Really enjoy working with Beginners ...guitar, piano, singing classical, opera, Broadway, pop, jazz, I'm a good voice builder! and motivator.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 1989

Education

Masters in Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Stephen is an excellent teacher. He is very friendly and flexible, both schedule-wise and in terms of defining goals and progress. I definitely recommend him!

Posted Mar 6, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Very thoughtful and knowledgeable teacher. Lessons were based on practicing certain difficult songs. I learned a few techniques and hacks that are helping me sing high notes a lot more consistently.

Posted Nov 15, 2021
Student's home

Made me feel so comfortable. Very encouraging.

Posted Jul 15, 2021
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Music Teacher
Sep 1997 - Present
International School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Music School
Taught elementary thru middle school classes in general music. Group Lessons in voice, guitar and piano. Conducted elementary chorus. Currently working in my seventh year teaching voice, guitar, piano and learning challenged classes in Bronx, New York
Masters in Music
Sep 1988 - May 1990
Manhattan School of Music
Master of Music
Sep 1988 - Jun 1990
Manhattan School of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Second place
May 1999
Oratorio Society of New York
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2009
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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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
W. 80th St.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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