Manhattan Music Lessons
Manhattan Music Lessons

Manhattan Music Lessons

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Introduction: Meet Karina,the soulful voice and driving force behind Manhattan Music Lessons. With a lifelong passion for singing, Karina has graced illustrious stages like Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, leaving an indelible mark on audiences both at home and abroad in Estonia. A graduate of the esteemed Hartt School of Music, Karina holds a Bachelor's in Vocal Performance, with an emphasis in classical music and concentration in opera studies. Karina has had the honor to have performed as Miss Jessel in Benjamin Britten's "Turn of the Screw" in Boston and the role of Susana in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre, showcasing not only talent but a profound dedication to the art form. In the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic, Karina found a harmonious solution by founding Manhattan Music Lessons. What started as a response to adversity has blossomed into a beacon of musical education. Now, at the heart of Midtown, 520 8th Avenue stands as a physical testament to Karina's commitment to nurturing the musical aspirations of others. This journey is not about personal accolades but about the shared love of music. Karina has assembled a team of exceptional teachers at Manhattan Music Lessons, each committed to inspiring future musicians to reach their highest potential. Humble yet inspirational, Karina’s story is woven into the very fabric of the school, inviting all to join in the transformative power of music.

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Serves New York, NY

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6 employees

4 years in business

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Sheetal N.
Dec 12, 2023

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Karina is fantastic!! She works with both my children with autism and has been instrumental in teaching my daughter to play piano

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Manhattan Music Lessons's reply
Thank you so much for your kind words Sheetal! I’m so happy to have met you and your family through music & I can’t believe it’s already been three years ! I’m so excited to continue on this musical journey together ❤️ 🎶
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Priscilla H.
Feb 12, 2021

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I had a great experience through Zoom for my piano lesson. Excited to practice and learn.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Manhattan Music Lessons's reply
I am so happy to hear that! I am so excited to work together towards achieving your musical goals on piano !
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Lucia G.
Jun 11, 2021

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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.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • Musical theater • Jazz • Classical • Country • Opera • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • Rock • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Manhattan Music Lessons'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!
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Elizabeth B.
Oct 28, 2020
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!
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Lataja J.
Sep 13, 2020
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❤️
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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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