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Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Musical Theater, Opera

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Barbara W In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Musical Theater, Opera

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Ages Taught: 5-80
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MS, Hofstra University, Music education BA, Adelphi University, Music Performance

Overview:

I graduated with my Bacholers in Music and Pyschology with a focus on opera voice in 2009. In my performance program I really grew as a vocalist and learned how to overcome my own obstacles and improve my vocal technique for myself.  I feel confident now in sharing my experience and my education with my students so they are able to really grow and improve as well.  I started professionally and privately studying vocal technique when I was 17 and prior to that I was performing musical theater in school and in community performance groups.  I really found my passion in classical repetoire and studied with numerous private teachers who were professional opera singers such as, Carol Yahr, Maria Fattore, and Annelise Von Georken.  

EXPERIENCE

My teaching experience began a little over two years ago when I began to take on my own private students in my home studio while I was still in college.  Since then I began consistently teaching private lessons both in my home studio and at an established studio academy for music. Also in order to finish my degree for my masters, I student taught in two school districts on Long Island for elementary school and middle school chorus and general music. 

METHODS USED

truly believe that singing should be a combination of passion and also technique. My lessons will focus on the fundamentals of singing in order to provide healthy vocal technique and a beautiful tone.  It is extremely important in all genres for singing to have support, be able to use breath properly and have an understanding how of use the voice as an instrument properly to acheive a beautiful tone.  After a few I would like students to not only have improved their sound and have songs they are confident in performing, but an understanding of how to read music and sight singing at the level of the student. I also focus on performance and making sure that my students not only sound beautiful and gain the proper vocal technique but that they perform to the public and have great stage presence.  Being able to convey meaning and emotion to a song while performing is equally as important as singing properly.  I also love to help students be creative and write and create their owns songs.  

LESSON STYLE

Wanting to share my love and passion for music is the such an important role of being a music teacher.  I hope to encourage my students to want to learn, practice, and preform at their own pace.  I also strive to acknowledge my students accomplishments and progress to keep them motivated and eager for more.  I cater my lessons to the individual wants and needs of the student in order to acheive what is best for them and keep them excited and interested. 

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