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Celeste is a composer and singer; performing on piano, bowed psaltery and harmonium, she is a Celtic performer and educator of the highest technical caliber. She is known for unique approaches to her show concepts, bringing depth and variety to the rich heritage of Irish poetry and Celtic storytelling.Celeste has performed at Carnegie Hall under the direction of famed composer John Rutter, and as an honored guest at Government House in Queensland Australia and ABC.
Stefanie made her international operatic debut last season as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore with Musica Viva Hong Kong. This spring, she premiered a role in each of Bruce Saylor’s world premiere one-act operas, My Kinsman, Major Molineux & The Image Maker. An avid linguist, Stefanie has studied languages and performed recitals in Italy, Germany and Austria, and was chosen as the first-ever recipient of the National Italian American Foundation’s Andrea Bocelli Music Scholarship. She holds a B.M. from NYU and both an M.A. and Advanced Performance Certificate from CUNY Queens College. She is a student of Dr. Sherry Overholt. This summer, she performed the role of Monica in Menotti’s The Medium in Provincetown, MA, which will be followed by an off-Broadway run later this fall.
I am a pianist, vocalist, and composer who originally hails from Washington, D.C. I have been teaching and performing for over 10 years and I continue to seek out new and exciting musical opportunites. Versed in a variety of styles: jazz, classical, blues, rock, funk, and gospel, I have performed in venues up and down the Eastern seaboard, in Texas and Colorado.
I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love for music. I teach all levels and ages. I believe music is a gift that once learned can be a lifelong joy. I work closely with my students to allow them to achieve their musical goals and express their creativity through music and song.
If you are reading this I assume that you are about to embark into a wonderful journey into the world of music! Having the ability to perform is one of the greatest gifts one could have! My name is Adam and I would love to take this opportunity to tell you about myself. I currently teach private students of all ages and levels in New Jersey and Staten Island in their homes and in my Studio. I am open minded to all sorts of styles and I teach with an easy going and understanding style as my students work at their own pace. Aside from my teaching I am also an active opera performer. I have performed for 5 consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, where I had the honor of being a soloist in a variety of roles with the company. Many of these performances were on PBS Television, WQXR radia and also on the "'Live in HD Series," which were broadcasted live into movie theaters all over the world. Many of my performances have been along side with great performers such as Placido Domingo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcello Giordani, Ramon Vargas, Deborah Voigt, Nathan Gunn, and many others. where the conductors have included James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Nicola Luisotti, and others. Aside from the Metropolitan Opera, I have performed in many other companies around the world, and would be happy to tell you about these great experiences.
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Students can have fun learning how to sing from as young as 11 or 12 years old. As students of this age are approaching puberty, their voices are not fully matured, so care must be taken not to place too much pressure or strain on the voice for fear of risking injury. That said, through lessons and practice, students can learn safe vocal techniques, how to look after their voices, develop their ability to hear and recreate pitch, and work on their musical theory. Students can also improve their concentration levels, confidence, and self-esteem.
Our adult voice lessons are taught by qualified teachers who will come up with an individual lesson plan suited to your goals and needs. Teachers in our network specialize in many genres of music, from classical to contemporary, and can offer you practical techniques and guidance. Voice lessons are structured to include time for warm ups, technique exercises, and repertoire study. Adults take a 45 minute or 1 hour lesson once a week.
Your health is crucial factor in keeping your voice feeling and sounding great! Suggestions offered by professionals include eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, practicing stress reduction techniques and getting regular exercise. It is important to drink enough water and to also avoid excessive amounts alcohol, taking antihistamines, and screaming or singing for an extended duration without rest, because this can damage your voice.
In home voice lessons are a convenient way to learn the art of singing! The instructors in our network are qualified to teach a variety of styles ranging from Opera to R&B. If you are interested in auditioning for local competitions or even reality TV shows like American Idol or The Voice, the instructors in our network can definitely help you prepare. Most voice lesson music and materials can be purchased online or at a local music store.
When you want to learn how to become a better singer, you need voice lessons. The instructors in Musika's network are trained in every genre and style, including Classical, Country, and R&B. We can help you prepare for national auditions or local competitions. You will receive customized lesson plans based on your musical goals and previous experience. As part of your lessons, you will learn how to protect and project your voice. You'll learn how to interpret songs, add emotion, and read music. Before you audition or perform, we'll teach you how to manage stage fright. In addition to these topics, learn: how to enjoy and express yourself with singing, breath control techniques, vocal cord protection, voice projection techniques, vocal volume improvement, how to read music, genre and style interpretation, and how to add emotion to songs, lyrics, and phrases.
Review by Mythili Lahiri
My son is truly enjoying his lessons with Chris. He looks forward to them and is motivated to practice. Chris is conscientious and shows up on time and whenever he is supposed to. He communicates clearly if rescheduling is ever required and is accommodating when we need to change the day. I would recommend Chris to anyone.
Review by Venessea Gilbert
Rebecca has been super with my son! He is 8yrs old and has mild aspergers. He has never played an instrument before but after one lesson with his teacher he could keep a beat on his drums. She is able to keep his attention and really makes it fun! She is flexible and easy going. I highly recommend her for any lessons. Very nice teacher! Thank you Rebecca for your outstanding service!!
Review by Timothyfullard
We've only had a few lessons with Elisa, but so far we really like her. She has a lot of great suggestions for solo pieces as well as orchestral music that involves all 3 of my boys, while also including some Christian music that we can play at church. She is very patient in explaining the lessons and encouraging!
Review by Maria
My daughter has been taking piano lessons through her school district program for the last two years. She had learned a lot in that class but I noticed that she needed advanced classes at this point. After reviewing several websites I decided to enroll my daughter for the trial at MUSIKA. We got Mrs. Veronica B., and I am more than happy we got her as my daughter's teacher. Mrs. Veronica B. was very professional and very knowledgeable at the trial day. She was able to assess my daughter skill's level, and then she was able to give suggestions about how to improve those skills. My daughter has taken 5 classes with Mrs. Barker, and I can see she enjoys each class and she's improved a lot since day one. I can picture my daughter playing her favorites songs on the piano very soon!!! :-)
Review by Howard
We value Chelsea for the quality of her lessons, but also for the flexibility of her schedule. She has worked around family vacations, impromptu summer camps and the upcoming school year. Emily is better prepared to start middle school band this year due to flute lessons from Chelsea and we plan to continue the lessons for the foreseeable future.
Review by Jane A.
I started taking voice lessons from Ali when I was 19 and a sophomore in college. Though I was hesitant to be starting "late", I felt very comfortable with Ali and her teaching style. We identified several key issues that really made a difference and improved my voice technique. It was fun to sing popular, beautiful songs in our recital! If only I lived in Los Angeles, I would still be a student. Highly recommended!
Review by Joshua Thompson
I have known Erin since I attended graduate school at the Hartt School in Connecticut. Last year she came to the college I teach at to give a master class and talk about her experiences as a musician abroad. She has proven that she is a capable and wonderful musician and educator. I highly recommend studying with her if you're lucky enough to have the opportunity!
Review by Carol A
“Lynn is my music hero! She can listen to any song and write down the chords. She will adjust to make it easier or harder whatever your abilities. I have a busy schedule and often don't have time to practice between lessons and she is cool with that. She also will adjust lesson times when she is able which fits my hectic schedule. I'm glad my first guitar teacher "fired" me ....that allowed me to meet Lynn.” - Carol A., M.D., Aug 2015
Review by Steve Newman
My daughter began learning sax in her school band, but she didn't begin PLAYING sax until she started lessons with Debra. From scales and exercises to actual pieces, Debra coached my daughter with real insight, sensitivity, and patience. Her knowledge of the instrument and feeling for music - along with her easy-going,"kid friendly" personality - make Debra the ideal teacher and musical mentor.