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Marissa R.

Sunnyside, NY

About Marissa

I am a professional vocalist with a broad range of experience. With a Bachelor of Music (Musical Theater) from Belmont University I am more than qualified to teach with a well supported vocal foundation.

As a true lover of music and arts, I encourage my students to sing as much as possible! My confident and exciting approach to singing brings out the best in my students, which translates beautifully to real life situations.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each person is different in nature and each performer has a personal style and goal. My goal is to get to know what kind of voice and style e
ach student desires, and base the curriculum off of that knowledge.

A basic lesson looks like this:
5 minutes of breathing exercises
10-25 minutes of vocal technique exercises (e.g. scales)
15-30 minutes of repertoire (song) work (practical application of exercises)

The time and efforts put in to voice lessons depends on the student's desire to learn and accomplish goals. There will be recitals for those students who are ready and wish to participate, or can be a goal to work toward for students who don't yet feel comfortable singing in front of an audience.

A beginner, within 12 lessons, will be able to successfully and proficiently sing through at least two songs of their choice, and will have a deeper understanding of his/her voice and music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room studio, piano, room for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have a piano or keyboard, and must buy the music (through me or on their own) that they wish to keep.

There is no equipment, aside from the books I bring in and take home, that I will provide.

*** Specialties ***
I am a very well rounded singer and teacher. My training started in classical voice, before I moved on to jazz, pop and musical theater styles, and I teach all styles.

The basics of singing are the same for all genres of music. Scales and exercises and proper breath support, along with a basic knowledge of music theory, are essential in becoming an accomplished singer. I can help you!
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EditaM May 4, 2012
Marissa is a very good teacher and a very nice person. What a great voice she has. I am very happy with her.
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Marissa R.

Sunnyside, NY 11104
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Kira H.

Long Island City, NY

About Kira

I graduated from Mannes College of Music with a BS in violin performance and a minor in psychology. While at Mannes, I was a student of Sally Thomas (Julliard School), and other primary teachers include Claudia Schaer, Amy Barlowe and Oscar Ravina. I have performed at every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. My performance schedule has also led me to solo appearances with the Rockland Summer Institute festival orchestra.

My past chamber music coaches include Ann Setzer, Peter Prosser, Chin Kim, Gena Raps
, and members of both the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and NY Philharmonic. I have also participated in masterclasses with Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, and Ida Kavafian. I am also a graduate of the Mannes Pre-College division Honors program and alumna of both the New York Youth Symphony and Meadowmount School of Music.

Currently, I am a registered teacher with the Suzuki Association of America and have completed Suzuki teacher training for books 1 - 8 at NYC's School for Strings, where I trained with Ekaterina Gerson and Allen Lieb. I have also completed additional violin and viola pedagogy studies with Ann Setzer of the Julliard School. My students have been accepted to performing arts high schools such as Laguardia Highschool School for the Performing Arts and now perform with ensembles such as Chicago University's Chamber Orchestra.

In addition, I completed both Music Mind Games Units 1 & 2 teacher training with Michiko Yurko in 2012. I incorporate this fun way of learning how to read and understand music theory into all of my lessons.

I have been teaching privately for over 10 years, and look forward to continuing to enrich other peoples' lives through music for years to come.

*** Lesson Details ***
I generally try to tailor my teaching approach based on a student's individual goals with a strong emphasis on proper violin technique. I have the most experience teaching using the Suzuki method, but also utilize more traditional approaches in order to address the developmental level of my pupil. I expect my students to come in with a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and strong work ethic.

With students 7 years of age and younger, I strongly recommend that a parent take lessons for 6 weeks prior to their child beginning instruction. I also insist that parents sit in on their child's lessons and take notes. This enables parents to properly supervise their child's practice, which ultimately leads to speedier progress and a better grasp of the material being taught.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate dedicated violin studio in apartment with piano.

I do own three cats (Nami, Spork, and Pancakes), so please let me know if this is a problem!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I ask that my students please speak to me prior to purchasing or renting an instrument.

Following the first violin lesson, I expect my student to provide their instrument (I can provide a list of resources and rental companies for instruments), a notebook, any music books assigned, a music stand, and a metronome.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical playing and prefer teaching using the Suzuki method. I am currently registered with the Suzuki Association of America. I am also flexible enough to assist a student seeking to branch out, and for those not interested in Suzuki, I am also able to teach via more traditional methods. Additionally, I have an extensive educational background in music theory, I am also able to take those students interested in taking beginning to intermediate viola lessons.
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Erin S. July 1, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Kira is an absolute gem! My daughter is a novice and Kira's teaching method was so "in tune" to her getting the best learning experience. My daughter is very enthusiastic about her violin lessons that she can't wait till her next lesson! Thank you Kira for being the best instructor ever!!
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Jessica N. March 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Very caring and talented instructor.

My daughter and I have been taking lessons from Kira for a little over a year, we couldn't be happier! We are learning by way of the Suzuki Method. My daughter was five when we started.
Kira is adept at explaining things in ways we can both understand. She is very intuitive and switches up the lessons to keep my daughter excited and engaged. We consider her a gem of a teacher, a rare find.
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SadiaM May 30, 2012
Fantastic

Kira is an awesome teacher. it's sad that my daughter cannot continue her lessons. kira was so much fun, and such a wonderful teacher, my daughter talks of her often. her has amazing energy and patience.
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Kira H.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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Emily G.

Long Island City, NY

About Emily

I have a strong passion for teaching voice lessons. As a conservatory trained, professional singer, I feel very rewarded when my students gain confidence through music. I've been training for over fifteen years and have been teaching private voice lessons for over six years. I have experience teaching children as young as 4 years old through adults and everything in between. I also have experience teaching undergraduate classes at Binghamton University, such as "Beginning Voice for Non-Majors". Feel free to contact me for more information.
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Zoraya C. January 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
I want to call this recommendation a success story. In Fall 2013, I started taking private singing lessons with Emily G. at Binghamton University. I presented her with a challenge because I had very little singing experience and I had never sang in public before. Regardless, she was able to tailor each lesson accordingly--she introduced me to proper technique, terminology, and music theory. Hence, I highly valued her teaching style. Lessons were progressive to encourage personal growth and the content varied on a bi-weekly basis to make singing intellectually stimulating.

I do not know anyone else who is as dedicated as Emily in helping students become better singers. Her personality exudes enthusiasm and an eagerness to see students reach their potential. Thanks to Emily, I have become more confident in my abilities. This newly found confidence led me to participate in a musical titled "How Sweet It Is" at the Endicott Perfoming Arts Center in October 2014. The directors chose me to sing in an ensemble and I felt absolutely thrilled to apply what I had learned in front of friends and family!
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Jake S. January 1, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
After seeing Emily G.'s students perform a number of times I've found them always to be a cut above the rest. Their voices are polished, they present themselves professionally, they're acting abilities have been heightened, and they exude confidence. That's the complete package! I took it upon myself to sit in on her lessons and have had the opportunity to coach her students privately on foreign languages, and I've discovered that these qualities are a result of Emily's guidance. She presents her students with challenges that push them to the next level, and she helps to guide them through it all with support and a sense of humor. The students are proof enough for me that Emily G.'s approach to teaching can do nothing but succeed.
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Katie L. January 1, 2015
Musical Theater · In studio
My name is Katie Leenig. I am a Junior at Binghamton University studying Industrial and Systems Engineering and was a vocal student of Emily G.'s for the past two years. Before coming to Binghamton, I had taken voice lessons for six years, participated in NYSSMA and the New York State All State Music festival, and took part in multiple community and school musical productions. As as an incoming freshman engineering student, I feared that I would no longer be able to take voice lessons or be apart of the music program within the school. Emily was eager to help me continue my training regardless of my major and work with me each week to completely transform my vocal technique. After years of training with other coaches, I had never found a teacher more educated and aware my specific singing ability. She taught me how to correctly train so that I may sing multiple styles of music, broaden my range to become a true soprano, and learn to sing by the way it "felt" more so than by the way I "sounded". I greatly appreciate all that she has taught me and miss her terribly as a teacher, but I know that she is moving on to great things!
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Emily G.

Emily G.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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$40 / 30-min
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Claire M.

Woodside, NY

About Claire

I'm a professional singer and a passionate teacher of voice and beginning piano. I have been singing since I was five, and studying voice since age 14, going on to complete a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Voice Performance.
The classical technique I teach gives my students the tools to sing in a variety of styles, whether opera, broadway, pop, or rock.

I also teach beginning piano for both children and adults, as well as ear training and musicianship.

Everyone can make music. Even if you think you can't carry a tune, come learn with me!
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Cristiana D. March 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Claire has been my daughter's piano teacher for two years and she's excellent!
Her knowledge and patience with kids make the lessons interesting and fun. I can see improvements week after week, not only in music-playing but also in my daughter's confidence. Claire is instilling a passion for music that I hope my daughter will keep forever.
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Claire M.

Claire M.

Woodside, NY 11377
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY

About Anthony Michael

An actor’s journey is made up of many personal and professional discoveries on the way toward fulfilling our artistic goals. Whether you are beginning or have much experience, I will help you feel more confident, prepared, and excited about the work you create. We will work together to illuminate your natural talents, build a solid technique, and overcome the obstacles that stand in your way in the audition room, in rehearsal, and on stage.

My experience as a professional actor for the past decade, with
Off-Broadway, International, and Regional credits, enhances my ability to work with
actors in a unique and personal way.

I was recently accepted into the M.F.A Classical Acting program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and I received my B.A. in Theatre & Mass Media Studies from Florida State University in 2007. In New York City, I have trained with the Pearl Theatre Company, Fiasco Theatre, Shakespeare Forum, and the Flea Theatre. I have studied with renowned classical teachers John Barton (LAMDA), Cicely Berry (RSC), and acclaimed actress, Claire Higgins (The Old Vic Theater).
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Diana D. May 29, 2015
Shakespearean Acting · In studio
Michael is a fantastic teacher! He helped me work on my Cleopatra among other great characters. He is focused, knowledgeable, passionate and has a profound manner in making the text accessible-current and personal. I used to have difficulty relating to a piece, the language intimidated me. Michael helped me to make the text my own, coming from my own heart. It changed how I worked on everything, both classical and modern.
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Anthony Michael M.

Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY 11106
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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