I have been teaching voice and piano for over 16 years to various levels of musicians. Whether you are looking to improve your singing (and/or speaking voice), learning to play piano for fun or are looking for very serious instruction to be considered for colleges, competitions or summer programs; I can help. I teach all ages: 4 - adult for piano and 7 - adult for singing. Both my voice and piano students have placed in competitions, been accepted into prestigious music programs, schools and universities for the arts, choirs, and shows as well as have completed grades in ABRSM, NYSSMA, and Trinity exams. I have trained my voice students for auditions for roles on Broadway, the West End, agents, commercials, Master's programs, etc... My students have been accepted into Berklee College of Music, LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and Performing Arts, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, performances with Levent Yüksel as well as many other great opportunities. For singing in different languages I can coach English, German, French, Italian, and Latin. I have also worked with acting directors for the stage, movies and commercials and coach techniques for onscreen and stage acting. I have a very individualized approach that focuses on each student's strengths and areas for improvement in a highly supportive and encouraging environment at my studio in Jersey City, NJ or on FaceTime or Zoom.
I believe that performance is very important. I schedule recitals twice a year where each student performs 2-4 songs or pieces and I help find performance opportunities for individuals if that is what my student is interested in (November 2023 ten of my students will join me to perform at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall). In my experience, recitals encourage practice, raises self-esteem and gives the students an opportunity to see what their peers are working on and how everyone is progressing (adults included!). If a student is working towards one of their ABRSM or Trinity grades, or an audition or competition; the recital is a great dress rehearsal!
At the conclusion of each lesson I give the student weekly assignments (that coincides to what their weekly schedule is like) and give the parents/guardians feedback about the lesson.
Would love to hear from you about you or your child's goals with singing and/or piano!