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Steven S.
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I am your one best source to give you the poise and capability to get that next musical role. Flexible and professional coaching at moderate rates no matter what your skill or experience or age. Here are some of the features of the services I provide: • Create last minute 16 bar cuts or shortened audition pieces to show off dramatic and musical strengths. •Create rapid vocal demos for casting agents and producers using a variety of recording technologies. •Provide full piano arrangements, instrumental recordings for practice and audition, and customized sheet music. • Select the right song for each student from my vast knowledge and library of sheet music. • Work on the song with a musical approach focusing on phrasing, breathing and interpretation.
About Steven S.

Steven has played piano/keyboards on Broadway and Off-Broadway. He has coached TV personalities including Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Anthony Ramos, musical legends Harry Connick Jr, and  Carole King as well as  Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and Annaleigh Ashford.  He is also a prolific published composer and arranger of two children’s shows (One Magic Christmas & The First Easter Bunny).  He has taught music and musical theater to students of all ages.  Most currently he is on the faculty of American Music and Dramatic Academy.   Steven’s students have appeared on Broadway in Annie, Newsies, The Producers, 30 Rock among others.   Steven has  also has been on the faculty of Be Discovered giving seminars to young performers from all over the world.  Steven holds a B.A. in Theatre/B.S. in Finance from the University of Bridgeport and an M.A. in Music Education from NYU. 

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Steven has been my good friend and coach for many years. He has a encyclopedic knowledge of music and can find anything you request, no matter how obscure. He has helped me tremendously in preparing for auditions and learning new tunes. His energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humor make the whole experience so enjoyable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for top notch vocal coach!

Posted Jul 26, 2020
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Steven is amazing! He helped me A LOT with my audition. He’s patient, funny, very musically gifted and can play any song on command. 100% recommend!

Posted Jul 25, 2020
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Steven is the best vocal coach I've ever gone to. Steven shows you how to sing a song and get it over. He will give you ideas and offer suggestions. He can also transpose a song into a more comfortable key, on the spot---which is enormously helpful, if you have a voice that falls in between the traditional sheet music keys. I would say, that for auditions, cabarets, or B'way shows, you can't do better than Steven--he knows his stuff, and most importantly, he cares about his students as individuals, and that is rare!

Posted Jul 16, 2020
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Experience
Faculty, Musical Theater and Vocal Technique
Sep 2001 - Present
Private Junior School
Work with students on vocal production, improv, musical games, and vocal coaching and repertoire for auditions. "Acting A Song"
PIanist
Sep 1996 - Present
American Music and Dramatic Academy
Accompanist for classes; Arrangements and mashups for small ensemble numbers;
Pianist
Jan 2013 - May 2016
Pace University
Pianist for singing class for the students in the acting program.
Voice Teacher and Accompanist
Sep 1993 - May 2000
Marymount Manhattan College
Accompanist for the musical theater classes; music directed many of the MainStage shows (Plain and Fancy, The Grass Harp) as well as new works (Metropolitan Music and my own musical (The Human Heart)
Pianist
Sep 1993 - Sep 1995
Blood Brothers
Subbed in the orchestra pit of this Broadway show
Education
MA Music Education
Sep 1979 - Jun 1981
New York University
BA Theater Arts
Sep 1978 - May 1982
University of Bridgeport
Awards
Billy Rose Grant
Sep 1993
Billy Rose Foundation

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