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Randy K. New York, NY

About Randy

Biography Randy is an accomplished pianist, composer, record producer, music educator. Randy has been awarded the Simons Public Humanities Fellowship at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas for the 2011-2012 academic year. He is the recipient of the 2009 BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre. His song cycle, Lineage won the 2009 CAP Grant sponsored by the American Music Center. He is the winner of four Southern Regional Emmy Awards: 1996 - for the original score to the 90 minute film-documentary titled Richard Wright (Black Boy) PPS/BBC. He won the 1998, 1999 and 2002 Southern Regional Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Collaborative Achievement for Composer" for his work on Ticktock Minutes ...

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Josh L. February 22, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great Piano Teacher!

I've had a few lessons with Randy, and I'm very pleased with my progress! He is extremely knowledgeable and does everything possible to make a student feel comfortable. With Randy, learning the piano is exciting and fun! I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a teacher that will work with you to be the best musician you can be.
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Guru V. December 29, 2013
Songwriting
Randy is a great songwriting coach!

I have the highest recommendation for Randy as a songwriting teacher and coach. I walked into his studio less than a year ago, having recently started writing my own songs. With remarkable patience and understanding, he picked out the parts of my work that were working well (he always points these out), and he led me, step by step, through a process of learning how to improve both my lyrics and my music composition. He has an excellent approach of knowing where I am as a student, and exposing me to just the right amount of new information to take me to the next step. Randy is organized, has a good mix of theory and practice, and his teaching style matches my learning style very well. Through many systematic steps, I feel I have become a much better songwriter in the last 9 months or so. He is always encouraging, and added to my motivation for creating an album of my own work. Randy is now coaching me through the creation of this first album — a cumulative process that I’m enjoying thoroughly. Again, I wholeheartedly recommend Randy as a guide for your songwriting journey.
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Aurelia W. November 1, 2013
Piano
Excellent teacher with varied backgrounds!

Randy has been a wonderful teacher! I have worked with him for many years as a musical theater coach and now am venturing into improving my piano skills. He is so knowledgable about theory, music history and just playing his instrument that I always feel wholly enriched after my sessions with him! He really helps you to understand the how and the why that when you get into the piece itself, it all comes together and makes sense! He also is a strong advocate of finding an artists' authentic voice. This is wonderful because when you learn to play the instrument, he helps you to reveal your own signature! You are not just playing songs anymore. You are making music.
Dan B. New York, NY

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing musician needs to have expanded horizons, Dan stands out in the crowd. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Dan received his musical education from the Rubin music academy in Jerusalem and the Manhattan School of music in NYC where he completed a Masters degree in classical composition and Jazz performance. Dan's playing and compositions were performed nationally and internationally, reviewed by the New York Times, The St Louis Post Dispatch and other publications. Currently Dan is teaching ...

Barbee M. North Bergen, NJ

About Barbee

Hi! My name is Barbee and I have over eight years of experience teaching singing, piano, speaking voice, and music theory. I have taught both children and adults, male and female, with all levels of experience and many different musical goals, from beginners to working professionals. I have performed in Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, and the US, in operas, musicals, oratorios, concerts, and recitals. I hold a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Florida. I strive to create a lesson environment that is open and honest, where my students are never afraid to ask questions or try something new. I am always happy to explain concepts in a different way and ...

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Kevin M. February 2, 2015
Broadway Singing · Online
Verified Student
So far with Barbee has been a fantastic experience, she is a really talented and patient teacher and performer, she is humorous which is good, you don't want a teacher that is serious all the time, although she can get serious when needed.
A really good person to work with, in general great! I truly love her teaching and her dedication to students.
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Maribe G. November 5, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Excellent!

Two months of lessons have proven very productive. I have seen great improvement in my daugher's abilities and confidence. Barbee is mild in her ways yet tenacious; always pushing to the next level. I like that I am able to sit through the lesson. The classes run on schedule. Barbee is responsive to calls/texts and is flexible with schedule changes.
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Mary M. November 2, 2013
Singing
The best!

Barbee is both fun and professional! She creates a comfortable learning environment, and continuously pushes for the best results. She's always positive and wants to help me achieve my goals (and more)!
Amy C. Weehawken, NJ

About Amy

I have been a voice teacher for over twenty- five years. My background includes ten years of classical training with Maestro Julio Berrocal as well as vocal training through the Feldekrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I believe we all have something distinctive that can be developed and expressed through the voice. I work to help the student discover their individual and unique sound. I give them tools to gain the ability and confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges that students face both in studying voice and performance since I have been a professional singer for many years. Through my personal experience in ...

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Richard G. October 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
I just want to say that you are one of the most distinguished teachers with TAKELESSONS! - I read your bio and I was very impressed. I would recommend you to any musically inclined student! Keep up the good work!
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PaulG1 May 13, 2012
i could not have BUILT a better teacher/coach. Intuitive, intelligent, knows her subject & knows how to share what she knows.
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DeniseM5 May 6, 2012
Terrific teacher, learning a lot quickly and in an open, creative environment...and Amy makes it all fun!
Sebastian C. New York, NY

About Sebastian

Santiago graduated from the Berklee College of Music (rated number 1 music school in the world by Hollywood Reporters) with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Composition and Percussion Performance. Ever since he was in his freshman year of High School, Sebastian (C-bass) immediately became involved in music. Along with joining many ensembles at school he also attended the Governor's School for the Arts where he specialized in percussion performance. He later received a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music. He graduated with a Bachelors in Jazz Composition and Percussion Performance. He now lives in New York playing for many people, composing, teaching, and leading his own group called "C-bass' Infinity Band" Santiago has played and studied with notable artists such as: ...

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John E. January 31, 2014
Drum
fantastic teacher!

Sebastian is a great teacher and a player. He is probably the nicest guy you are gonna study with, humble and well prepared for the lessons. If you're considering taking drum lessons, Sebastian is the man! Highly recommended.
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Remy L. December 22, 2013
Drum
Very good teacher and listener

Sebastian is a wonderful teacher. Patient and dedicated to his students, he always comes up with appropriate exercises depending on his student's levels or expectations. I highly recommend Sebastian as a teacher.
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Tammy Y. December 22, 2013
Music Performance
Great teacher for beginners or advanced students

I'm a pop/jazz/classical pianist, and I took lessons with Sebastian to get better at improvisation, and just improve my musicianship in general. Even though he is a drummer, he taught me performance concepts that can be applied on all kinds of instruments. His explanations are very clear and straightforward, and when I didn't understand something he would explain it another way. He's also very easy going, but pushes you to be better at your instrument. He always keeps a clear channel of communication open and always replies texts and emails. I highly recommend him!
Tammy Y. New York, NY

About Tammy

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others. I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013, armed with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production! Over the years, I have had several private students ranging from children as young as four years old, to teenagers and adults. I have been told that I am very bubbly and friendly (yay!), which explains ...

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Mary S. January 8, 2015
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
We are absolutely thrilled with our experience with Tammy. My two sons meet with her online to review the Mandarin language they take at school. The extra 30 min. a week of conversation and tone work is invaluable. I would rate Tammy a 10/10 as she sends highlights, a review and suggestions of study for the week after each lesson. If a person can have teenage boys look forward to "extra" Chinese weekly, they deserve a medal!
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christian N. May 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great Teacher for Toddler

Tammy is great with children. My son was immediately at ease and she really went out of her way to make his first piano lessons fun and comfortable. She has a natural gift with children and a great singing voice.
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Shawn Y. April 7, 2014
Classical Piano
Verified Student
Daughters first lesson

Tammy was patient, personable and let's not forget an amazing pianist...she made my daughters first lesson a wonderful experience. Look no further, Tammy Y is it!!!!

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