Karina S. Montalvo
Karina S. Montalvo

Karina S. Montalvo

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Introduction: Degrees: B.M in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music. Karina is an operatic Soprano who currently resides in New York. She Began studying music at age 10. Since then, Karina has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Radio City. She has travelled with the Alion Baltic International Festival and given numerous concerts in Estonia. She has also performed as Ms. Jessel from The Turn Of The Screw in Boston while participating in the New England Opera Intensive Program. Her most recent performance was in January 2020 as Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the New York Lyric Opera at the National Opera Center. Experience: -Show Choir Director for the YMCA Footlights program in Hartford, CT from 2015- 2018 -Music To Your Home in New York, NY- 2018-2019 -MusiKa in New York, NY- 2018-2019 -I School of Music 2019-Present My Method My methods of teaching vary depending on how old my student is and their current level. For example, with a young beginner I will start off by teaching them the scale. (DO RE MI FA SOL LA TI DO) and showing them how each note correlates with a specific pitch. I will then sing the warm up with them a few times until they can do it on their own. I also like to do rhythm exercises with my younger students for example I will clap a rhythm and have them clap it back to me. I will assign repertoire that is appropriate for their level. An example of this could be the little mermaid song 'Part of Your World'. If I am teaching an intermediate student I will do warm ups up and down the octaves on vowels e-eh-ah-oh-ooh, I will also do staccato exercises as well as teaching breathing techniques. Adequate repertoire will be assigned perhaps "Caro Mio Ben". If I am teaching an advanced student, I will work on technique,stage presence, as well as proper singing posture and exercises to help transfer between passaggios (registers) in their voice. Lesson Style: I like to keep my students motivated. I like to set goals for myself as a teacher, and also expect my students to set goals for themselves. An example of this could be the student's goal to attend three auditions per year, or they want to learn how to sing for a school talent show, or they are preparing for NYSSMA/ABRSM.

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Lucia G.

Singing Lessons

My daughter loves Karina. Karina is helping my child to create her own music which has allowed her to gain confidence in her signing and creativity.
Karina S. Montalvo's reply
Thank you so much for your review Lucia! I am so happy to be working with your daughter to reach her fullest potential in her musical endeavors!
Jun 11, 2021
Priscilla H.

Piano Lessons

I had a great experience through Zoom for my piano lesson. Excited to practice and learn.
Karina S. Montalvo's reply
I am so happy to hear that! I am so excited to work together towards achieving your musical goals on piano !
Feb 12, 2021
Elizabeth B.

Karina is an amazing teacher who is kind and approachable. Since the unfortunate pandemic, Karina has been nothing but understanding. She has accommodated for her students who would rather have lessons through Skype and understands that her students have pressure from school. Not only that, but she will perfect the students piece in a way that will encourage the student to work harder and be more musical with their work! Karina helped me learn, memorize and perfect five pieces in less than half a year for my college auditions. She is a great person and teacher who I could not recommend more!
Oct 28, 2020
Lataja J.

I liked that she was very detailed when explaining the techniques when it comes to the vocal aspect of music. I liked that she interacts with you and works on the parts with you and doesn’t just make you do it yourself. She very nice and understanding and will help you one the smallest things she’s very professional and would definitely take lessons from her again❤️
Sep 13, 2020
Deanna A.

Singing Lessons

She’s excellent to work with and she’s great with my daughter
Karina S. Montalvo's reply
Thank you for your review Deanna !!
Jan 18, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    -First lesson is free. -One free lesson for each student that is referred to and joins Karina's studio.

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

    B.M in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Piano Students Guitar. Students Voice Students

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