|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
BJ Simon Singing Studio
About this pro
Estelle Z.Jul 10, 2018VerifiedBarbara S.'s reply
Thanks so much Estelle! Keep Singing!
Wonderful tutor for beginner like me, gave a lot of great tips I could take forward and understand easilyJun 12, 2018VerifiedBarbara S.'s reply
It was great to meet you - All the Best, Barbara
Great experience working with Barbara! She's a lot of fun!Aug 16, 2017VerifiedBarbara S.'s reply
Thanks so much Jackie. All the Best - Barbara
Barbara is a true expert. Every critique she has offered has been spot on. I leave my lesson feeling invigorated. I would recommend Barbara to anyone interested in taking lessons.Jun 15, 2017Verified
I've been using her services for a month now and I couldn't be happier. She has a flexible schedule, fair rates, and cares about her students. She came to one of my gigs and took notes which we went over the next day at our lesson. That's going above and beyond!May 9, 2017VerifiedBarbara S.'s reply
Congratulations on your terrific show at The Duplex Cabaret last weekend. So glad to see you getting new, high profile, paying gigs!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Most students take an hour long lesson each week for $75 an hour. If you would like to take a 45 minute lesson, that price is $60 a lesson. A few students like to take a lesson every other week, which is fine. We are working with the muscles around your vocal cords, and they need to be strengthened the same way you would work with muscles at the gym. So if you don't take the lessons at least every other week, we won't be able to make much progress.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Working to build and strengthen your voice. Introducing you to songs that are right for you. Helping you bring your own personal life stories into your singing performances. Working with you on audition songs for shows and college admissions. Teaching your how to take care of your voice when you are sick or hoarse.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Initially, I attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and continued studying at NYU Gallatin independent study program where I graducated with honors. In the past 20 years, I have continued to study singing with the best teachers I can find. Not only do I work on my own voice with them, but I apprentice to them by bringing in recordings of my students and asking them about the next level I should work on. The most recent voice teacher I have studied / apprenticed to is Debra Byrd - who was the head voice coach on American Idol for ten years.