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Introduction: CONGRATULATIONS to my students who have recently been accepted into their colleges or high schools of their choice for music, theater, or musical theater (BFA): Amy West, Juliana Leonardis, Daniel Attali, and Brianna Sandau. You are all rock stars!!! REMOTE LESSONS: I am offering remote piano and voice lessons via your computer or smartphone, or - under normal circumstances (after sheltering-at-home ends) - students may travel to me to my home studio in NORTH BRUNSWICK NJ. I love teaching piano and voice, and over these many years I have had the privilege of working with students young and old alike, from 5-yrs-old to 65-yrs-old, helping them to achieve their musical goals: for budding pianists in teaching them how to play or for seasoned professionals helping them to improve their playing/reading skills. The same goes for voice/singing lessons: learning or reinforcing all the skills it takes to be a singer and applying them to song to create our version of “magic!” I take what I've learned and experienced for these past 40 plus years and apply that to a fun and productive learning environment. Most importantly, I love seeing the looks on my student's faces when they realize the improvements that they've made through our time together and their hard work. Their accomplishments, either finally mastering a piano piece that we've been slaving over, or breaking through a vocal brick wall that's been in our way from achieving that goal. There are very few things in life more beautiful than witnessing this kind of success; it's just a great feeling that we share and celebrate. What you should know about me is that music has truly been the biggest and longest part of my life. I started playing piano at the age of 10ish, starting acting/singing on stage in school in 6th grade, and began working as a professional musician when I was about 13-yrs-old. As a pianist/keyboardist and singer, I worked every gig and venue possible: weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16's, proms, birthdays and anniversaries, dive bars, restaurants, high-end nite clubs like the Palladium NYC, concert venues including Lincoln Center and the Central Park Band Shell, street festivals . . . anything you could think of. I've been a Music Director/Accompanist for thirty-years for school, community and professional theater, and most recently with several current and past Broadway stars. It's all this combined experience that gives me a huge edge over many other teachers as I have put everything I teach into practice and then some. Additionally, I use professional recording equipment in my home studio for which to make demos, backing tracks CD’s for auditions and performances, and recordings that my student can use as a learning tool or to play for friends and family (maybe there’s another YouTube star in you?!) Some of my students even recorded holiday albums as gifts one year! Also, I have access to an enormous library of music using my studio computers that helps us to expand repertoires.

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Meirav A.

Singing Lessons

Marty is an excellent teacher and even nicer guy. He will always treat you with respect and make you feel like you accomplished something. I always leave lessons happier than I did before; this feeling only gets stronger as you keep having lessons. I would recommend him to any beginner as well as someone who already has some experience because he always spots your mistakes and is able to correct them. In addition, he introduced me to musical theater music and jazz. This has been so useful for me not only because those genres require a different type of singing and mentality. But because it helped make my own music. Also, $60/hour is probably the best deal you're going to find with singing lessons. I would say the only con is that he has a lot of students so sometimes it's hard to get in touch with him or reschedule a lesson, but this hasn't really been a barrier for me and I doubt it is for many others. Overall, he's a great friend, great teacher and he has amazing value. 10/10, would recommend.
Mar 27, 2021
Natasha I.

Receiving piano and voice lessons has been a gift, but to be taught by Marty Angstreich is a blessing. Mr. Angstreich is an exceptional teacher, simply because he has an exceptional personality that shines through whenever he teaches. He has more kindness, compassion and patience—more devotion to his students and love for what he does, than any other music teacher I have ever had. He has a wonderful sense of humor and knows how to keep the balance between having fun and staying on task. He lets the student lead, meaning that if a student chooses to stray from the typical classical piano training books to experiment with rock n’ roll or songwriting, he sees it as an opportunity and never a problem. He is always up for a challenge and is extraordinarily good at spotting the potential in a student’s skill and coaxing it out of them. He has taught me to believe in myself as a musician, singer and person.
Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks, Natasha, for such a wonderful review. It's been a real honor and pleasure being your piano and voice teacher these last eleven years. All the best . . . Marty!
Jun 29, 2020
Marie L.

My daughter has been taking singing lessons with Marty for the last 10 months. He's an exceptional vocal coach who's very knowledgeable and professional. His upbeat yet down to earth personality puts her at ease making lessons relaxed and comfortable. He's increased her confidence, expanded her vocal range significantly and teaches her the proper techniques required for her to reach her full potential. She has learned a lot from Marty and has had a great time along the way. I highly recommend him.
Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Marie, for the kinds words. It's a pleasure working with Juliana, and I look forward to witnessing all the amazing things she will accomplish with her talents . . .
Mar 26, 2021
Amy W.

After only a few weeks of Mr. Angstreich’s vocal tutelage, my range of sound has expanded tremendously. Marty is thorough with explanations, and he emphasizes the importance of a deep understanding of technique as well as performance quality. Despite the challenges of virtual education, he manages a productive and professional learning space comparable to in-person lessons. He is encouraging and helps the singer build confidence that extends both on and off stage. Marty Angstreich holds my highest recommendation.
Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Amy, for the kind words. Looking forward to see how far we can take your amazing talents . . .
Jan 7, 2021
Samuel R.

Singing Lessons

Hands down one of the best teachers that you will be able to find for vocal training/coaching. Very patient and very well versed in the craft. Looking forward to many more lessons with Mr. Angstreich.
Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks, Samuel!
Dec 21, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My rates are based on an hourly schedule, as some of my students chose to take double lessons at certain times, like when they are preparing for an audition or for an upcoming performance. However, while my lessons are based on a one-hour time slot, I am not 100% bound by a clock as we might run a few minutes shorter or a bit longer at no cost to the student if I feel they need some more time during that session to master a particular skill or song and I don't want him/her to walk away without achieving some appropriate level of success. If you are a parent looking for piano lessons for a younger child (approx. 10 and under), please reach out to me regarding half-hour lessons, as these students tend to have shorter attention spans and I want this to be an incredibly fun learning experience and not a frustrating one.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Our first lesson together is a way for both the prospective new student and I to get to know each other. We'll chat about his/her musical goals and aspirations, short term issues s/he would like to address and long-term goals and objectives. We'll talk about past experiences performing and taking lessons and discuss what worked and what didn't work for him/her so that history doesn't (or does) repeat itself. If this is a voice lesson, then we'll sing. All my singing lessons always start with about 15 - 20 minutes of warm-up exercises that I've created for my students; we never sing without first warming up. Then I'll ask him/her to sing something that best showcases his/her talent. This way I can better assess what I feel we need to work on and how I can best help this new student to reach his/her goals. It is ALWAYS about the student! If these are piano lessons, for beginners we'll jump right in and learn the proper way to play piano: what is music, what is a staff, what is a note, what do these numbers mean, etc. Students will learn to read music while learning to play so that then learn the proper way to play piano from the very start, which will help him/her immensely if they move to other instruments or voice in the future. At the end of the first lesson, we'll chat and see if this is something that they want to continue with, and if so we'll schedule follow-up lessons.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have had the great good fortune to study with some amazing teachers and professors during my secondary and college years. Professionals who were masters of their craft in the areas of jazz, classical, contemporary and computer music. Additionally, I have been a professional musician for over 40 years with extensive experience performing, directing and accompanying many professional performers and Broadway stars. I am a hands-on person, not someone who just came out of college with a brand new degree and now real-world experience with battle scars and stories to prove it. I use my extensive experiences to help my students to create their own.

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