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Sarah G. Brooklyn, NY

About Sarah

I am a performer and teacher residing in Brooklyn, NY. Although I am classically trained, my unique methods apply to all kinds of singing styles--even to speaking! I believe that music lessons should be fun and flexible. I work with my students to find exercises and songs that are most suited for their learning styles and tastes. *** Lesson Details *** My approach begins and ends with the breath. Breath creates pitch, rhythm, musicality, and emotion. If you think about it, each way we show our emotions begins with breath--laughing, crying, sighing, etc. I use a very natural approach to singing, exaggerating the noises we and the animal kingdom already make every day to sing in a very healthy, sustainable way. Have you ever wondered why a dog can bark for hours without tiring? Why a ...

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Mill J. May 6, 2014
Classical Voice
Verified Student
The perfect teacher

Sarah G. has been my voice teacher for some months now. She has had only my untrained, rusty soprano to work with. But with patience and an expert knowledge of the way the body works to produce sound, she is retooling my voice into something that resembles a musical instrument. She knows both the limits and potential of my voice, pushes me into places I didn’t think I could go, and supports my attempts to go there. In other words, the perfect teacher. She is pleasant, prompt and professional, while being warm and encouraging. Her own beautiful voice is almost motivation enough for a student like me; if only I could sound like that.... Some day. Maybe.
Sarah’s own training has been exemplary. Julie Simson was her teacher at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. Moving on the McGill University, she received her master’s degree in opera performance under the tutelage of Aline Kutan. With her current coach, Gary Norden, Sarah is extending her training not only to create a singing career for herself, but to rebuild and refine voices like mine. I am lucky to have found her.
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Sheena R. April 29, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Knowledgeable and Patient!

I have been working with Sarah for almost 6 months and every time we meet I learn something new. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable and has a way of explaining techniques that make it understandable to someone with minor knowledge. I always look forward to our lessons because I always leave with a positive experience. I'm so thankful I found her because she truly is a wonderful teacher!
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Fabs P. November 15, 2013
Singing
Amazingly patient!

I just stated pursing my career in singing and only wanted the best voice teacher. My search led me to Sarah. She is amazingly talented and super patient. I was worried at first because I knew I had a lot to learn. Especially being that I spent years singing in my room and acquired many bad habits. Sarah is helping me through this and I'm so greatful. I am learning notes, piano, and everything else that will help me excel in singing. Anyone would be lucky to have her. She is not only a great teacher but a great person as well. I look forward to more times with her.
Paul W. Brooklyn, NY

About Paul

As a teacher (and also father) Paul finds great joy in sharing his experience and insight with the next generation of creative musicians. For many years, he has taught drummers and percussionists of all ages and levels in academic settings as well as privately. He has also taught workshops and masterclasses at several renowned venues and music conservatories while touring with bands throughout Europe (Royal Academy of Music, London UK; Hull University, Hull UK; Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood, Paris FR). Playing music has always been a part of Paul's life. Growing up in a family of musicians, he started playing cello at age 6 and he's been playing drums since age 8. After an extensive classical tutelage at the Music Conservatory in Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) and at various music ...

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Minky L. February 4, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
He's an unbelievable teacher!

Paul is a teacher kids and parents would beg for! He's patient, kind, funny and amazing with my son. My child is not easy to calm, let alone teach, but Paul has this kind and fun personality that connects well with my son. When its time to learn they get down to business but when my son needs a break from the concentration, Paul allows him to break loose a bit and even joins in on the fun! I've never been more happy with a teacher before!!
Thank you Paul!! Your awesome!!!
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Ann M. January 27, 2014
Drum
Paul is awesome!

I started taking lessons with Paul when I was 14 to work on songs I was playing with a couple of friends at school. Paul teaches me so much and he's very organized. We have a lot of fun during lessons. He's very passionate about music and he knows how to convey his love for drumming.
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Ann M. March 12, 2013
Drum
He's wonderful

My son has been studying drums with Paul for about a year now and Paul has been so wonderful. My son loves his lessons and is crazy about the drums.
Nico S. Brooklyn, NY

About Nico

Hello, my name is Nico, thanks for checking out my page! I have been teaching for over ten years now and it is my primary profession. I've had my studio in Brooklyn since 2007 and some of my students have been studying with me for almost that long. In a nutshell, I work with students to understand their needs and give them a structured routine so that they can achieve their goals. I graduated from Berklee College of Music and now I dedicate my time to studying my instruments, perform, write and teach. Check out my lesson details and my students' review and I hope to hear from you! *** Lesson Details *** Guitar lessons in many styles: rock, jazz, blues, funk, experimental. Learn about theory and harmony and how to create your own style. Learn about guitar effects, pedals ...

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Emily K. July 21, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
So glad I found Nico! He is a focused and encouraging teacher. He listened carefully to my goals when I first started a few months ago and I feel like I am reaching them and understanding more with each lesson. He helps provide the structure to keep me on-track while still being flexible and open to what I want to learn and accomplish.
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Jonathan P. March 8, 2014
Guitar
Will improve your playing after every lesson!

Nico is a fantastic teacher. I have been learning with him for 3 years. He has taught me everything I know thus far and has prepared me for music school. I will recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their skills, he will not let you down!
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John I. March 3, 2014
Guitar
I always feel after class that I got a first rate lesson...

Nico is an awesome and thoughtful teacher! I have been taking lessons with Nico now for over 2 ½ years. My family and friends, at gatherings and parties (which I LOVE performing!) have seen a great improvement in my playing. Prompt and always ready to give the best guitar lessons, Nico is very knowledgeable about the guitar and his lessons are always interesting and tailored to my needs. I always feel after class that I got a first rate lesson telling myself, “Man! That was worth the drive!” (I’m driving from the Bronx!) I’ve improved a hundred fold on my playing because Nico knows exactly how to guide me into becoming a better and knowledgeable player. I’ve been playing guitar on and off for over 35 years and what Nico has done for me is he has “unstuck” me from my much dreaded guitar-stagnation to now creating great music. Nico has helped unlock my abilities and now I’m confident enough to play with a band or even do a solo act! Highly recommended!
Cindy H. Brooklyn, NY

About Cindy

Regardless of where your musical interests lie, I can help you improve your skills! Growing up, I fell in love with playing and singing all styles of music! I've delved into classical, jazz, R&B, soul, gospel, reggae, soca, pop and musical theater, and I can teach you how to apply technique to the genre(s) of your choice! If you're looking to become a better singer, we will focus on finding the beauty and power in your voice in a healthy manner. Vocal health is an important component of everything I teach, and I work to eliminate strain and vocal fatigue. With a healthy foundation in place, we will fine tune your skills by addressing pitch accuracy, vocal control, phrasing, dynamics, expression and microphone technique. If you're interested in playing piano, you will learn how to ...

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Alex S. January 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Cindy has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to singing and teaching in various styles. She has really helped me improve in the specific areas that I wanted to work on. I've already recommended her to my friends!
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Karen H. January 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter just finished her first 5 lessons with Cindy and they have been great! My daughter really enjoys working with her. I just purchased another set of 5 lessons!
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David S. November 2, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Me being a contemporary vocalist(pop/r&b) with previous instruction, Cindy has been a much needed breath of fresh air. I've trained with other instructors and she is by far one of my favorites. They say a great singer is a great listener and Cindy proves this theory by attentively listening to your concerns and providing you with practical solutions. Her warm, energetic and passionate personality helps you feel more comfortable with trying new techniques without feeling embarrassed.

I studied classical technique with previous instructors and I found that it wasn't very effective for my style. Cindy immediately noticed this and has began to re-work my technique with challenging exercises that I can feel and HEAR the results from during studio sessions and live performances...which is where it counts honestly, and that makes me very happy.

I love to constantly push myself to be better and I feel like Cindy understands exactly how to do that, which is why I feel confident in my decision of choosing her. I would definitely recommend her with glowing stars to any one in any style that is in search of an excellent teacher.
Renato M. Brooklyn, NY

About renato

Renato M. is a talented and experienced Drummer/Producer. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a major in Contemporary Writing and Production. Prior to Graduating Berklee, Renato graduated from La Universita della Musica in Rome as a drums performance major. After graduating, Renato started his music career in Italy as independent drummer working with the top notches musicians in the Italian jazz scene. As drummer he worked as s sessionist in more than 50 albums in Europe and USA. Once in the United States he received a scholarship and recognition as “Best Producer in 2009” at Berklee. He collaborated in the production of CDs released by Compass Production for “Target” with Adi Yeshaya and Michale Becker (Arrangers for Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston) and produced ...

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Dominique L. December 18, 2014
Music Recording · In studio
I have been taking Music Production lessons with Renato for about a year now. His vast professional knowledge of the recording process along side his immense talent as a drummer has really helped me hone my skills as a producer. He has challenged me to think outside the box and his style of teaching is perfect for me. He gives you a task and tells you "Make it happen!". After its done he goes through your process step by step, showing you how the quickest and most professional way of achieving a task. He recognizes talent and works hard to cultivate and encourage it. I am glad to have him as a mentor and teacher.
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Monica C. December 17, 2014
Music Recording · In studio
Renato M. is one of the best teachers I've ever had. I have learned so much from his extensive experience in the music business and the knowledge he has from producing, composing and playing music all his life.

Being in a room with Renato is guaranteed learning and inspiration. His infinite passion for music is contagious, he makes sure you are learning but most importantly that you love what you're learning about.

I've had many music teachers before in my life but no one as complete as Renato. He comes from a performance background and started producing music at an early age. He knows about arrangement, music history, composing, recording, mixing and mastering, HE IS JUST THE TEACHER YOU WANT TO HAVE!
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Justin W. December 17, 2014
Music Recording · In studio
I take lessons in Logic Pro from Renato and he is extremely helpful and patient. In particular he gets great sound using really basic plug ins. He has an extremely professional studio with some great gear but he showed me how to get my mix sounding great with the minimalist set up I have at home. Highly recommended!
Uma S. Brooklyn, NY

About Uma

Hello, my name is Uma, and I am a pianist and specialized piano instructor in Brooklyn New York. I provide quality in-class, or in-home piano lessons. I offer piano lessons to children and adults of all ages, and from beginner through advanced. While you are here researching the best music instructor for you, please consider the benefits of becoming one of my students. Whether your child wants to begin playing his or her first notes on piano… a college student looking for help with your music major… or someone seeking a professional career… I know that everyone’s learning process is unique, so lessons are personalized to suit your individualized needs. This ensures that you choose your goals, and accomplish them in a way that works best for you. Growing up in musical family, I started ...

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Jessica L. September 23, 2014
Piano · In home
Great personality Uma, Your warm heart and shown patience in teaching both my children is amazing, I will always applaud your wonderful work. My children just love it when times comes when Uma is about to teach them lessons. Please, if you have never had Uma as a teacher, you have to give her a try. You will see this is her passion. Good work Uma. We love you.
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Jayson B. September 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Best in home teaching experience my daughter ever has had. Can't believe how well she is getting and in such a short amount of time as we just started taking here to Uma a few months ago. At 13 she is learning faster than I ever could. This is no lazy teacher. Homeschooling my child and Uma comes one a week to teach her how to play the piano. She is a very nice woman, with a gift, I would recommend Uma to anyone who want's to learn how to play the piano, Thank you Uma.
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Irina M. July 29, 2014
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I started taking online piano lessons with Uma a few months ago. This is my first experience to have lessons via Skype, and it works great, it saves a lot of time and makes learning much more convenient. I enjoy learning with Uma :) She has found a personal approach to me, and keeps me motivated and interested throughout the learning. Uma is a great professional teacher, and my progress is obvious! I feel confident and safe with her knowing she will lead me to success)) The prices are fair, and I enjoy the Takelessons in general, as everything is fast, mobile and easy. I would highly recommend you to check it by yourself!

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