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Popular Music Teachers Near Ridgefield Park

Valerie C.

New York, NY
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Marc W.

New York, NY
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Frederic R.

New York, NY
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Valerie C. New York, NY

About Valerie

As a student, you will benefit from my 20+ years of teaching experience, and if you are also performer, I can help you from that perspective as well. I have taught private and class voice for children, teens and adults at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Conservatory of Westchester, the Bronx House and Greenwich House and currently maintain a private home studio. I am a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association. I sing professionally in NYC as soloist and chorister throughout the tristate area and in New York City. *** Lesson Details *** I accept private students ages 11 through adult for regular weekly lessons only. Each week, students are guided through a vocal exercise routine, some basic music reading instruction (as ...

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Alex O. October 7, 2013
Singing
Wonderful to work with!

I've been taking lessons from Valerie for a little over a year now, and she really knows what she is talking about. She is very professional, and I always leave the lesson feeling that I'm making progress.
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Denise K. August 19, 2013
Singing
Valerie Coates has a comprehensive knowledge of vocal technique.

As a professional singer I value the attention to detail, acute focus on healthy production of sound and positive reinforcement during my lessons with Valerie Coates. The written exercises for daily practice are drawn from Ms. Coates vast experiences with what works for specific areas - placement of vowels, breath control, pitch placement and interpretation of each aria. I feel such a difference in the short time we have been working together.
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Catherine A. July 25, 2013
Opera Voice
Valerie is the best voice lesson coach!

I started to take voice lessons when I was 53 years old. I hadn't sang since my childhood except humming songs in the bath tub, and was a total beginnerLéValerie taught me not only how to sing but how to read music and basic music theory, and gave me practical exercises to develop muscles which are required for singing also. 1 year later, I joined a choir. Choir music is in Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish, old English and so forth and I have trouble pronouncing those words. Valerie checks each of my pronunciations carefully and gives me accurate sounds and meanings of words as well. She is a skilled teacher with a great deal of knowledge and patience. When I faced a very fast, up-tempo, tongue twisting difficult Bach piece in German last winter, I was desperate and almost gave up the music, but she broke it down into small sections and made it easier for my practice. It was a big challenge but with her help I mastered the music and sang in front of people which gave me confidence and a great deal of pleasure. I am a soprano and my mid-voice range is weak. She picked out some exercises to develop this weakness and I have definitely improved. She knows all sorts of techniques for particular problems. Now I am focusing on the resonate sound of my voice. Of course she gave me special exercises to develop the quality of my voice and I have started to hear the improvement. She is a great teacher and I respect and appreciate her very much.
Marc W. New York, NY

About Marc

Percussionist and composer Marc W. was born in Switzerland, where he studied classical percussion at the Geneva Conservatory. He has lived in the United States since the 1980's, where he studied composition and mallet technique on the vibraphone at the Berklee School in Boston, then moved to New York City to further his jazz performance and percussion skills. Since that time, Marc has toured the U.S., Europe, Japan and Brazil, and can be heard on over 20 recordings, including 4 solo albums. Marc's interest in electronics led him to push the boundaries of live performance with the "electronic vibraphone", where he is recognized as a pioneer on this instrument. Beside a performer and a composer, Marc teaches workshops here and in Europe, and is very involved in making computers ...

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Amy S. December 17, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Provides a great ideas of practicing and lots of fun Music rhythms.
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Amy S. May 11, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Music Flame

If you like to learn a music with soul, knowledge, and great technique, Marc is the perfect person. I've been playing piano more than 20 yrs and I play various instruments, Marc is a great person to talk about various instruments as well as brings you various good practice method to improve your technique.
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James Michael S. July 2, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
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Marc was a experienced percussionist , with knowledge of many different instruments and , styles. He had a definite lesson plan and was extremely patient and encouraging. My personal challenges with my work schedule hampered his ability to fully execute his agenda.Overall a skilled and dedicated teacher.
Frederic R. New York, NY

About Frederic

Fred holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, one of the nations most prestigious music schools, and a masters degree in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University. He has ten years of experience teaching voice and piano, and is certified in Dalcrose, Orff, 4-MAT and Kodaly teaching methods. His teaching experience includes running a studio of 20 students in Chapel Hill, NC, and as a faculty voice teacher at The Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys working with students of all ages to help them develop a love of music while reaching their full potential. In addition to being an experienced teacher, Fred is also an accomplished performer, and he uses his experience to help his students achieve their goals. In his home state of North ...

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Camille J. April 11, 2013
Singing
Fred is a top notch teacher

I took voice lessons with Fred for about 2 years when I was 11 years old. I remember always looking forward to my lessons with him. He was not only a great voice teacher, but such a kind soul. He always knew what I needed on any given day, and would tailor my lessons for that. Lessons with him were always a highlight of my week. Aside from his kindness and relaxed energy, he has a unique creativity in teaching voice. He is extremely keyed in to each individual's vocal quality and tailors his exercises for them. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Fred.
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Beau S. April 9, 2013
Singing
Deep understanding of singing

I took lessons with Fred Rice for one year, and it was perfect for a beginning vocalist. I could tell that Fred understood every aspect of what he taught me, and communicated those ideas in an accessible fashion. I highly recommend Fred for vocalists at any level; I personally guarantee that you will learn from him and get more than your money's worth.
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Grace A. April 1, 2013
Singing
Working with Fred was truly rewarding.

I was a student of Fred's for a year and I found it to be a truly wonderful, positive experience.
Fred learned what was important for me as a singer and focused on my voice as an individual.
More importantly, working with Fred was a joy. We had fun and I never stopped learning.

Perry W.

Teaneck, NJ
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Marni G.

Ridgefield, NJ
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Gina P.

New York, NY
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Perry W. Teaneck, NJ

About Perry

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to a music-loving family, I began playing piano and guitar at a very young age. At age twelve, I began playing double bass, which has become my primary instrument. Throughout middle and high school, I received numerous awards for excellence in both jazz and classical music. After high school, I moved to the Oklahoma City area and had the opportunity to play with many of the great musicians who passed through, including Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Byron Stripling, and Anne Hampton Calloway. Since moving to New York City, I have been fortunate enough to travel throughout the US, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe with such groups as Pete Robbins and Centric, Ryan Blotnick's Secret Mainstream, and The Paislies. Aside from my freelance work with various groups, I also ...

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carynn K. January 29, 2015
Mandolin · In studio
Verified Student
Perry is a great teacher. I had fun and learned a lot. I was only with him a short time because of my schedule. However, when my schedule changes and I can go back to my mandolin I would want to continue with Perry.
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hj K. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
Perri has been great!
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hj K. December 23, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Perri is great!

Peru has been a great teacher. Looking forward to learning more!
Marni G. Ridgefield, NJ

About Marni

Hi! My name is Marni and I am an accomplished vocalist and Voice teacher who has traveled the world to perfect my craft. I have a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance along with a Master's Degree in Education and have performed on stages around the world including Carnegie Hall in NYC, Canterbury Cathedral an Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. For more than ten years, I have taught both in private voice studios and have instructed students in public schools as well and am a certified Educator in the state of New Jersey. I teach students of ALL AGES to sing with correct vocal technique including breath support, tone, pitch, posture and more! The "Bel Canto" style of singing is taught in all cases no matter what style of music. This means that the voice should be free from tension, stress

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Colleen M. February 9, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
A great experience!

I highly recommend Marni for voice lessons. She is an extremely talented teacher in both the mechanics and creative aspects of singing. Often, she explains concepts to me in a visual manner because it is familiar to me (I have experience in visual art). I'm amazed at how much I've improved my vocal range/quality in a short time, and how much more comfortable I feel when I sing (both physical comfort and improved confidence). Marni is a gifted artist who will help you find your unique singing voice.
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Sally G. February 6, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Great teacher!!!

Marni is a great teacher and helps you feel more comfortable with singing in front of people. She helps with cite reading and makes you feel at ease with new music. She always gives you various options of music to choose from and gives good advice and tips. Overall, Marni is a great teacher and makes you a better musician.
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Marni G. January 30, 2014
Singing
Great teacher

Loved working with Marni. She has been my voice teacher for years and i've learned so much, gained confidence and gotten roles in school plays and competitions.
Gina P. New York, NY

About Gina

- Graduate of Manhattan School of Music (BM' 14) (MM' 16) - Certified in Italian language from L'Universita degli Studi di Siena in Siena, Italy - Knowledgable in classical and operatic repertoire and IPA (international phonetic alphabet) - Knowledgable in French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish language and diction - Knowledgable in audition/recital preparation I have full access to Manhattan Schoolof Music library. I teach all levels: whether you just want to try something new or are even preparing a recital, I would love to make music with you!

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Jonathan E. July 20, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
Gina is a wonderful friend, but more importantly, a singer with a strong understanding of the principles behind healthy vocal production. Having known here for years and performed with her, I can attest to her enthusiasm, strong knowledge of the vocal arts and willingness to go the extra mile! If you're looking for a partner in crime for vocal study, Gina is most certainly worth a try!
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James S. May 22, 2014
Classical Voice
Gina is a bright young vocalist with teaching and performing experience beyond her years. She is fit to work with a wide age group and can work with many different voice types. This versatility makes her an extremely valuable mentor. Not to mention she is extremely kind and patient.
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Claudia C. May 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Very Professional and FUN!

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