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What a fantastic teacher! So friendly and incredibly passionate about music. Michael was able to help me with 2 of my vocal issues during our very first lesson. I'm eager to return and may also take piano lessons from him in the future.
Kitty is very knowledgeable about singing ad performing. Her lessons are very helpful and great for people who want ro take their career to the next level.
This was my first ever singing lesson, let alone with tom and I was SO HAPPY with what came out of it, first he knew right away what I was doing wrong and corrected it. When I was looking for a singing coach I wanted someone who was going to take their time with me and not just go through the motions. Tom made sure I got what he was trying to teach me, He also has SO much knowledge about music in general i learned so much the first night can't wait to go again. Thanks Tom!
John has been a perfect teacher for me because of his profound understanding of music theory and composition. John has a degree in music from Berklee and those concepts are brought to life in our lessons. My musical understanding and ability has skyrocketed since our lessons began. Prior to us starting, jamming with other musicians was incredibly intimidating. Now I have standing weekly jam sessions with multiple groups and am able to old my own and improvise well at each. I have become the teacher for many of my friends who I previously thought were years ahead of me in musical talent. If you have the hunger to learn guitar, John is your guy.
I have had many voice teachers over the years and Katie is the best! I'm far from a professional, but always felt other teachers would talk down to me and I'd be assigned the same music from teacher to teacher (Sorry, "Caro Mio Ben"). Not Katie. She worked with me to find things that were interesting to me and fit my ability. I now look forward to my lessons every week. PS: Katie is also great on the piano, something that makes lessons that much better!
Michael has given voice lessons to two of our kids and to me. His is a fantastic teacher -- creative, encouraging, and effective in getting the best of any voice.
When I started taking lessons with Katie, I was an absolute beginner. But under her instruction, I now have the confidence to sing at events and pursue opportunities that I wouldn't have before. As a result of Katie's instruction, I have been accepted into the New Jersey Region Choir for high school students, I have performed and attended master classes held by Broadway professionals, and I have gained the experience to help me succeed on stage. Katie is extremely versatlie in terms of genres - we would work on a variety of songs ranging from Musical Theatre, to Classical, Pop and more. We worked on breathing, intonation, and presence - all of which have helped me tremendously. I would recccomend Katie Gornick to anybody seeking growth and versatility when it comes to their vocal performance.
Patricia and I worked briefly but in the few months we spent together she taught me how to connect to my breathing deeply and to think about breath crucially in my singing. At the same time we worked on technique with shaping vowels properly so that my voice's sound comes out the way it's supposed to healthily. Throughout the whole process Patricia was supportive, kind, understanding, and tactical in approaching different methods that would help me understand what she was trying to describe. She clearly only wants her student to succeed and if the first method she tried isn't syncing in, she finds alternative ways to get you to do what she's trying to make you do. In the span of less than four months she was able to help me expand my range from feeling comfortable singing a D to confidently singing a high B. It's clear that once she believes in you you find that you believe in yourself so much more. She's a wonderful teacher and I believe that any student would be fortunate to have her!
My 10 year old daughter has been taking singing lessons from Paul for the past 2 years, (recently added guitar lessons) -- I cannot even put into words how awesome he is as an teacher. Just the right amount of nurturing, positive encouragement and fun. And he comes with years and years of "in the business" experience, so his advice really carries weight. It's a bit of a drive from where we are to get to him, but we cannot even imagine going to anyone else. Daughter literally looks forward to each lesson (this is the same person that groans every morning about school, just to give some context). Worth the drive. Worth the cost.
My fisrt lesson started with relaxing music and stretching, along with breathing exercises. Then we did couple of exercises to know my voice rane.The breathing techniques helps a lot! I am a trasformstional breather and it happens to help with controlling the breath while singing. Justin introduced me to so many techniques from knowing my voice range to training my voice. He also introduced me to Vaccai method, which I found very useful, that has pieces for Sopranos. Don't hesitate taking classes with Justin! I am so grateful to have had him as a voice instructor.
It was by luck that we found Ms. Renee's MYC program! With our two older children, we have started lessons with various teachers but none have held their interest. Far too often, music lessons are either boring, repetitive, discouraging and/or simply not that much fun! As a result, my older two children did not continue with their piano lessons... This past fall, I began again to look for a music program suitable for our 6 yr old and 8 yr old daughters. I was intrigued by the MYC program since it was unlike any other piano lessons offered in the current market. Music for Young Children is comprehensive and expertly integrates singing, ear training, sight reading, creative movement, rhythm, music theory and music composition. It is incredible to witness the level of encouragement and joy that is built directly into the curriculum of MYC. This allows for a childs joyful nature to be supported, while learning musical concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Over the past several months, we have been gifted with a solid music education in a family fun group-based environment that enhances parent and child involvement. In addition to a qualify program, we love Ms. Renee. She is a kind, gentle and talented teacher whose love for music has been fostered in our children. It is not unusual for our children to leave the lesson commenting on how much they enjoyed their lessons. In addition to enjoying the lessons, the children can be found singing the songs, making musical connections and gravitating to the piano. And, more recently, we performed our recital pieces at a local nursing home. Ms. Renee has taught us that music is a gift... and a gift that should be shared... In my humble opinion, MYC is indeed the best quality music education I have had the pleasure to experience. Terri McDonald
My daughter has really enjoyed her experience so far with Rachel. I can tell in just the past month that this was a great decision, and Rachel will help improve my daughter's singing. Her instruction is fun and a stress free envirnoment and I highly recommend her!
Katie knows HOW TO TEACH. I didn't know much about singing when I started my vocal lessons with her. I experienced tremendous improvement after only a few months of studying with her. She not only teaches the techniques, but also gives me the confidence to sing. She is passionate about singing and teaching. She is very encouraging. I ENJOY my lessons with her. I strongly recommend Katie as a vocal coach.
After doing a lot of hard singing during college, I basically had to start vocal training from scratch with Susan. It's safe to say, without her training, I would likely not be singing today. As of now, I have performed and taught in New York and Washington, D.C. among other cities in the states, Ecuador and Argentina while I continue to take lessons with Susan by Skype on a regular basis. She has a very organic, in-depth style that is tailor-made to each student. Also, most teachers just don't have the extent of her knowledge. If you're within 500 miles of her, do yourself a favor and go take lessons!
Ive studied voice with a number of teachers, including some in New York who teach Broadway and opera professionals. John Peters is by far the most knowledgeable and effective I have ever seen. John can, of course, act as a coach to help you prepare for auditions and performances. But John's unique strengths are that he really understands how the body works to produce good sounds, and he knows how to communicate to his students so they can get it, too. If you are a beginner and its surprising, most of us actually are, even if weve studied with other teachers for years John has a series of exercises to get your breathing and vocal cords working the way they should. If youre an experienced singer, John is uncanny at immediately identifying the flaws in your technique and assigning special vocal exercises that address them specifically. He quickly enlarged my range from barely an octave-and-half to way more than two octaves, got my tone to resonate much more richly, and developed my vibrato into a dependable part of my voice that I could control. I recommend John very highly. He's that very rare vocal professional who is equally at home teaching the whole gamut from rock singing to country music to Broadway and opera "legit" technique. Whether youre a beginner who wants to sound better, or a working professional who wants to take his or her career to the next level, John knows how to pitch his instruction to you as an individual and help you achieve your goals.
Ms. Betsy taught both my daughters from the age of 4. At that time, she was very patient with the young learners. She made lessons fun and at the same time my daughters proficiency in playing increased with each lesson. Now at the age of 13, my oldest daughter is at a very advanced level all through the teachings of Ms. Betsy. She also gave voice lessons to both of my daughters. My daughters were very reluctant to sing in public. A year after their first voice lessons with Ms. Betsy, my youngest was selected to the District Honor Choir and my oldest was selected to the Region Choir and has also been selected as section leader for her school choir. I would recommend Ms. Betsy to anyone from the age of 4 to 94. The Briones Family.
Mr. Phil is currently giving our 9yo piano lessons. She is learning to read music, the different chords and timing. He is patient and takes the time to explain the concepts in detail. He is great with her and she loves him!
I would definitely recommend Taylor as a guitar and vocal instructor. I started taking lessons with him last year. At the time I had been learning songs on my own and feeling pretty lost and stuck in terms of my progress. After the first couple lessons I could already see significant improvements in my singing and guitar playing. We are currently recording an EP of songs I have been learning to play and sing. Using the recording equipment and recording my own music has been a blast. Overall working with Taylor has been has been an awesome experience and I'd recommend him to everyone!
It is not an overstatement to say that Emily Anna Bridges completely transformed my singing and, along with it, my vocal health. She is a consummately prepared instructor whose lessons (and taste) run far outside of just classical for every standard exercise we did we spent as much time dissecting songs by Muse, more-than part-time singer and songwriter, actively rehearsing and gigging with two bands where I sing lead and backing vocals. (I also have a full-time career, by day). I'm not a perfect singer, or even great singer, but I'm a measurably better singer than I was PJ Harvey, and me. Thanks to Ms. Bridges I am now living my lifelong dream of being a before according to my friends, my bands, my wife, and myself. I strongly endorse Emily Anna Bridges and her business! That's my recommendation in short. However, I have a lot more to say on the topic, if you're interested. I studied with Ms. Bridges for about eight months in 2007 and 2008. I found her randomly via my wife, who had been searching for semi-pro choirs on CraigsList. When I first met Ms. Bridges I was a longtime singer-songwriter, but just starting out with my band. I wanted the bells and whistles that many rock singers seek... primarily, higher belting and vibrato. Basically, I had rock tenor jealousy (I am a baritone with a performance range of E2 to G4 in chest/head through E5 in falsetto). Despite some prior training, I also had problems. I lost my voice constantly. I couldn't hold notes for a long time. I didn't blend very well with other singers. Ms. Bridges was straight-forward that voice lessons were not about bells and whistles (in fact, NO voice teacher should EVER promise those things on day one). What she did instead was interview me and sing with me to get to the root of the things I wanted and needed from my voice. She taught me how to breathe correctly and deeply, how to choose and shape my vowels, and how to deliver phrases with consistent support and intent. Prior to receiving her PhD in composition Ms. Bridges earned an undergrad degree in biology, and she applies that scientific approach to her lessons. Before I did any significant singing I worked on posture and breathing plus exercises for my tongue and throat. Warming up my body before singing made a huge difference, as did filling it with enough air! These were things I could do every day before work, or even while waiting for an elevator. Three years later and I still do them. At the same time, Ms. Bridges ranged my voice and recorded a custom set of warmup exercises for me. She taught these to me live, singing with me, adding to them in every lesson, and coaching me on the best vowels to use for each. This took longer to do, but I still found time to do it three or more times a week. Again, without exaggeration, I still practice her warmups regularly for every show. Finally, as we got into singing exercises, Ms. Bridges was incredibly open to working on my original music and cover songs. Yes, there is a core of classically influenced music to sing as exercises, and it was important to work on that. But as long as I was well-prepared, Ms. Bridges also took the time to dissect MY songs. She went through them word by word not only for shapes and sounds, but for tone and meaning. If it's not apparent from my comments, to make your lessons valuable you need to be willing to put in time on your own if not daily, then certainly several times a week. Just like personal training or studying a language, you can't get everything you need in class. If you're already a singer, then this will come naturally. If you aren't, then be ready to become one! The more time I spent between lessons working on what Ms. Bridges taught me, the further we'd get in our next time together. Now I rehearse twice a week with full-scale, very loud rock bands, singing with control without getting hoarse. I sound better on recordings (especially of the same songs) more in tune, and more professional because I'm singing more cleanly. I can hold notes much longer, and blend in better on harmony. Oh, and though she never promised it, I can also belt higher as a result and I have much surer falsetto that I can actually use in performance. (Alas, vibrato was not for me, but I only wanted it so I could hold notes longer and in tune, which I can do now. Take that, vibrato.) Essentially, my time with Emily Anna Bridges was worth every penny and second I spent. I look forward to when I have time between rehearsals and shows to work with her again!
Bill has taught voice and piano at the Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts Music Preparatory Department for the past 5 years. While teaching with us, he has done a fantastic job. Bill impressed me by really tailoring each lesson to the students needs. This is something that we pride ourselves on in the Academy. All of Bill's students love him and have learned so much, as well as shown great improvement throughout their time of study with him. Bill is always willing to help when needed. He jumps in and accompanies for master classes, theatre classes, recitals, etc. He always gives his best, shows up on time, and gives the highest quality work. Bill is a superb music educator as well as vocal coach and piano instructor. I would highly recommend Bill Hostutler for this position.
I took voice lessons with Keli. She maintains a high level of professionalism and is a kind and patient teacher. Her knowledge, experience and methods are beyond outstanding.