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Michael Douglas J.

Patchogue, NY

About Michael Douglas

I maintain very active performing and teaching careers. I have private voice studios on Long Island and in Manhattan and have taught singers and pianists in every genre of music for the last 24 years. I was on the faculty of New York University in the Music and Music Professions Department for 5 years and was Music Director and Vocal Coach for an innovative new rap opera, "Odin" in Spring 2006 at the Fred Lowe Theatre. I was a coach in the Banff Centre's 'Voice through body and movement' workshop with international artist, Richard Armstrong and served two years as a voice instructor and guest lecturer at the Banff Centre for their young artist training program entitled 'Opera as Theatre'. Throughout my career as a vocal coach, I have worked with many cabaret artists as musical director, ...

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Pamela N. April 23, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I am a professional actress/singer who has been easing back into performing as my children grow more independent. I am rusty vocally due to recent successful vocal cord surgery. Michael is the ultimate professional - patient, knowledgeable, and kind. I am thrilled that I found him and look forward to my next lesson.
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Darlene S. October 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is very knowledgeable and my son enjoys going to lessons each week!
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Chihwei L. August 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
As a choir conductor and church musician, I encountered all kinds vocal challenges from classical style to contemporary one. I'm very happy that Dr. Douglas is able to answer every question I brought to him. His experience and knowledge directly helped me toward my own breakthrough in vocal performance. I highly recommend Dr. Michael Douglas!
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Nikki L.

Medford, NY

About Nikki

Hello there! For the past nine years I have taught students of all ages and ability. In addition to maintaining a private studio, I have also taught at the college level as a graduate teaching assistant. While enrolled in flute lessons, students will receive instruction on developing tone, technique and musicality on the flute as well as focus on proper breathing and posture. In addition to being coached on practicing techniques, problem solving and setting and achieving realistic goals, students will learn how to constructively and positively assess their own playing. This creates a sense of ownership that allows the student to blossom into a mature musician and lifelong lover of music. This is my primary goal and purpose as a teacher. I am looking forward to meeting you and ...

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Craig C.

Massapequa, NY

About Craig

Craig C. is a pianist, accompanist, and musical director from Massapequa, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music with a degree in Piano from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. During high school, Craig studied primarily jazz piano and was chosen as the All Jazz piano Player for New York State in 2005. While in college, he studied classical piano with Phyllis Lehrer and gained a great interest in teaching piano. His coursework included studies in piano and voice pedagogy and techniques, accompanying, vocal diction, and choir. Craig has performed with some of the best orchestras in the world in the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Notable performances include Mahler's 8th Symphony with Pierre Boulez and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, performed in Carnegie Hall and "Die Erste ...

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Robert F. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Craig's Patience and Knowledge

Craig is very knowledgeable and patient. I am an older student (64) who started lessons at age 4 and then my playing became sporadic, sometimes not playing for weeks at a time. Craig has been focusing on open chords and using the Jazz repertoire to put concepts into practice. I tend to be a little hard on myself and Craig has helped me with that, too. His suggestion of working on songs two measures at at time has been very helpful
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Richard B. February 5, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Craig is an excellent teacher and a very nice, person. He teaches piano to three of us and easily adjusts his lessons for each of our competency levels. His instructions are easy to follow and his suggestions for mastering skills work. Our lessons are friendly and low pressure. I would highly recommend Craig.
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PamB4 November 3, 2010
Craig is a terrific instructor. He's very knowledgeable and patient. He clicked with my son immediately, and I'm impressed by how much he has taught my son in only a few lessons.
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Carlos P.

Ronkonkoma, NY

About Carlos

I have over 17 years public school teaching and administrative experience. I have an Associates Degree in Music Performance, a Bachelors in Music Education, a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I was also lucky enough to spend 10 years as the Associate Music Director at the world famous Madison Square Garden, where I played the organ for all Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and all other sporting events. *** Lesson Details *** Lesson for all ages using the Thompson method which has been widely used for many years. *** Studio Equipment *** Baby Grand Piano *** Travel Equipment *** Keyboard & Stand *** Specialties *** Piano, Voice & Music Theory

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Rachel H. March 6, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Carlos is very knowledgeable and gets 5 stars for that. Overall I give him 3.5 - 4 stars ("more than met my expectations - great experience" ). Overall Carlos would be an asset as a teacher to any student wanting to become more proficient with Spanish. He is a cool guy.
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Rachel H. March 6, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Carlos is very knowledgeable and gets 5 stars for that. Overall I give him 3.5 - 4 stars ("more than met my expectations - great experience" ). Overall Carlos would be an asset as a teacher to any student wanting to become more proficient with Spanish. He is a cool guy.
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Cynthia T.

Islip, NY

About Cynthia

**Musical Training** Cynthia began studying piano under the instruction of Joshua Z Kant at the age of 3. She auditioned for Julliard Pre College at the age of 8. During her high school years she continued studying piano under Joshua Kant and violin under Christina Willis and Susan Rydzeski. Cynthia attended Stony Brook University for her undergraduate career, studying a double major in Biology and Music. While attending, she studied piano under Christina Dahl, and violin under Soovin Kim and Mario Gotoh. Cynthia also was a member of the Stony Brook University Orchestra as a first violinist, also under the conduction of Dr. Susan Deaver. **Performance Experience** Cynthia attended the NY AllState orchestra for two years as a violinist, as well as All Eastern in her senior year. ...

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Julia G. April 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson went very well. My daughter was excited and Cynthia kept her interested and engaged. I like her style of asking my daughter questions to ensure that Julia was absorbing the information. Thanks Cynthia. Looking forward to next week!!!!
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Alaysia March 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cynthia is an amazing teacher! My daughter has only had three lessons so far, but she is learning so much and is still excited to learn more. Cynthia makes her work while not expecting more than what my child is capable of. She's very patient and makes the lessons easy to understand. She is also pretty flexible with her schedule (as much as possible) and will try to work with you if something comes up. My daughter will definitely continue her lessons with Cynthia.
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Jon S. January 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
I have played a number of gigs with Cynthia, and as a colleague I can say she has an incredible amount of both professionalism and proficiency in her field. Her piano and violin skills are something that you do not find much in the music education scene anymore. She is a rare find, and I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a dedicated and talented teacher to go with Cynthia.

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