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Regular study is the hallmark of serious singers. Your journey as a vocalist is a lifelong commitment. I look forward to helping you along your vocal journey as you develop your artistry and craft.


STUDIO LOCATIONS:


Midtown Manhattan (Carnegie Hall area)
Astoria Location, near Kaufman Astoria Studios (15 minutes from midtown Manhattan) 

Please call for availability 646-732-1077.

STUDIO POLICY:
Payment is due at the beginning of the lesson.
Pricing varies by location: 


In Astoria $100, in midtown Manhattan $120 per hour. 

Prepaid blocks of 4 lessons are offer a discount. Pricing varies by location:

Astoria prepaid 4 lesson package $ 360

Manhattan prepaid 4 lesson package $430 


  • Prepaid packages must be scheduled at the time of purchase. The 24 hour cancellation notice applies.
  • All four lessons in the series must be completed within 5 weeks of the series start date.
Payment options


  • Chase Billpay via invoice with direct transfer,
  • Cash or personal check on the day of the lesson
  • Credit Cards are accepted using Paypal via direct invoice in advance of the lesson. 

CANCELLATIONS

24 hour cancellation policy. Lessons cancelled with less notice are billable.


INTERNET LESSONS VIA OOVOO (My account id is "SINGNOW")

For students who are on tour, or in a heavy performance or rehearsal period, Internet lessons provide a temporary solution. Internet lessons are by appointment.

Internet and VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology,
as well as webcam and USB microphone hardware, have made significant improvements in recent years, making it possible to have a voice lesson online. 

I offer remote voice lessons when it is impossible to schedule in person, and are available if the student has taken at least 4 in person lessons, prior to using the Internet. This is extremely useful if you are out of town auditioning or performing. Remote lessons allow me to help you stay as vocally healthy as possible during the stress of a long run or a tour. 


THE MOST ESSENTIAL PIECE:


A high speed internet connection and an online videoprogram  to meet online. Having tested everything out there (SKYPE, ooVoo, Tango, Google Hangouts, Facetime), I recommend the ooVoo application. This program performs the best, providing the best clarity of sound without distortion on transmission, and it also has the ability to record the lesson so you have a visual record of yourlesson, which is helpful for your unmonitored practice. Second choice is Google Hangouts. Skype is useless--- there is always a delay and too often feedback and distortion.

 What you will need to take a remote lesson: 
 
A webcam and microphone (either external or built into yourcomputer). Generally MAC and newer PC equipment is fully equipped with high def webcams and high frequency response microphones, which are necessary for a successful lesson.  
 
If you are interested in upgrading, the following equipment may be of interest to you: 
 
  • If you want to upgrade your webcam the Logitec HD Pro is a very good model ($79.99)
  • If you are not sure about your microphone status I recommend the Blue Yeti THX Certified USB Microphone ($99.99) or the Samson C01U USB Condenser Microphone ($79.00)
  • If you would like to upgrade your speaker system the Logitec Speaker System Z523 is a mid priced option at $79.99

Internet lessons are also by appointment, and carry the same 24 hour cancellation policy as in person lessons.Internet lessons are invoiced prior to the appointment time. Funds must be received 48 hours before the appointment


NEW STUDENT POLICIES:

The first lesson assesses your skill level. It allows you to discover whether or not I am a "good fit" for your study needs. My focus is on professional level training.

I accept beginners but recommend the following skills be in place:

  • Basic Musicianship: able to read music at a basic level.  
  • Ability to match pitch: You must be able to coordinate hearing a pitch
    with singing the pitch. You should be able to match pitch well within at least one
    octave. Range and vocal freedom will improve with study.
  • Rhythm: You must have the ability to hold a steady beat. Use of a metronome
    will help you with this.

If you are unsure of any of the above, the web site www.earpower.com may help you gain these basic skills. The Sight Singing Trainer offers a free trial of basic skills you should possess to qualify for advanced study with me. For basic musicianship, I recommend John Brimhall's Level One Theory Notebook

PAYPAL payments are accepted over a secure server.
Please call the Studio phone is (646) 732 1077 to discuss scheduling.

 
 
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