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I am currently a freshman vocal major at Laguardia High School, and thanks to Jonathan, I feel I have a lot to contribute to the school. The great thing about my joint piano and vocal lessons with Jonathan, is that he doesn’t force any technique or style of music. He tailors my lessons to what I want to work on, which, for me, can then translate into my ability to perform at school. He is a skilled arranger and can mold a song to fit my level of playing so that I can accompany myself or my peers. Most importantly, the lessons are a blast! He is super encouraging and his sense of humor make it so much fun to work with him. Emma F.May 19, 2018
Working with Jonathan is amazing. He is really supportive and encouraging to in every sessions, and helps me focus on the positive. He challenges me to stretch my abilities, but also goes above and beyond himself by researching the pieces I am working on so he can really help me to be a better singer and performer. Auditioning in New York can be so stressful--it's great to have Jonathan's talent and support so I can be really prepared!Jan 18, 2017
I have known and worked with Jonathan both as my musical director on various shows and as my vocal coach on others. He is an amazing musician and great to work with. I fully endorse Jonathan and hope you enjoy working with him as much as I do.Jan 3, 2017
Stephanie A D.
Jonathan is a superb voice teacher. His musicality, ability to work with pieces from many different genres, and his enthusiasm are all greatly appreciated.Jul 19, 2015
"Just finished my first SKYPE voice lesson with Jonathan Segal! What a master! Not only do I have the gift of music back in my life, but also a renewed connection with one of the true musical geniuses in NYC. Jonathan has such an incredible and diverse knowledge of music, he's so super funny and encouraging - and I feel like a got a months work done in just an hour! I didn't want it to end!" Paige Stapleton, Pawleys Island, SCJun 26, 2015
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Absolutely. I just spent the last nine months honing my skills as a singing teacher with an excellent mentor. I'm also presently learning professional digital recording software. I'm always trying to be a better musician and teacher than I was last week.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My parents met at Juilliard. My mom was a singer, and my dad was a pianist composer. I grew up surrounded and immersed in music. Actually, though I had already studied music from early childhood through high school, it was when I got into a band in college with friends that I knew that I'd want to spend my life as a musician.
- What types of customers have you worked with?My "jobs" in the last few years other than giving singing lessons, have consisted of teaching piano privately, coaching singers, directing middle school choruses, music directing theater for Broadway-crazy kids, entertaining as a pianist/singer at many upscale parties and corporate events. I've also worked extensively in TV, film and theater.