I teach private lessons in voice and piano in my studio in NYC and worldwide via Zoom.
In your piano lesson or voice lesson with me, I will first assess your unique needs and skill level, and then help chart a course of study that will move you toward your goals. Each one of your lessons will be dynamic and personalized.
You will walk away from every piano or voice lesson with clear practice goals, so you can continue to build on our work at home.
Does this sound like what you've been looking for? Let's explore working together!
“Without her knowledge, guidance, and encouragement, I may never have realized my dream of playing jazz piano for an audience! I am very grateful to work with such a wonderful musician and teacher.”
Dr. Melissa Forbes, Singer/Professor at University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
"I absolutely loved how she integrates vocal science into her coaching. I not only was gaining confidence in myself but a true understanding of how my voice works.”
Derick McKoy, Founder and Artistic Director, McKoy Dance Project, New York City
"One of Brenda’s many strengths as a teacher is that she is well versed in many genres and she gave me a clear, easy to follow structure for developing my improvisational skills. Brenda is warm, encouraging and helped me overcome my fears and mental blocks during the process."
Cindy Hospedales, R&B/Jazz Vocalist/Songwriter, Classical Pianist, Piano and Voice teacher, Brooklyn, NY
Using my expansive knowledge of the voice, we will work together to help you develop your range, strengthen your sound, and discover your unique voice.
Focusing primarily on jazz, pop, rock, music theater, and singer/songwriters, we will work on your:
Each singing lesson is recorded so you can practice along at home. I provide live or recorded accompaniments for your songs (I'm a professional pianist!).
My voice studio in NYC is a calm and quiet environment where you can focus on your singing. For my online Zoom studio, I use the highest quality audio and video sources so you'll feel like you're live in my studio!
Whether you are singer learning to self accompany, a jazz pianist wanting to expand your skills or an experienced pianist looking to fortify existing skills, there is a place for you in the studio.
We will focus in on your strengths and challenges and I will provide exercises and repertoire that will help you to move fluidly to the next level. You will complete each lesson with a clear practice plan to help you succeed.
My NYC piano studio is cozy and equipped with a recently refurbished 1976 Yamaha U3 upright piano. I also use a Casio Privia keyboard to demonstrate techniques and so we can play together. My piano studio has adjustable bench and I have hundreds of music resources to share!
Make no mistake: this is NOT like a Zoom with your grandma.
I use top-of-the-line equipment when I teach so that you get the highest quality experience. In addition to professional audio equipment for top-notch sound quality, I use a software called ManyCam, which will give you:
I have taught students all over the world, from Canada to Korea to Australia and it feels like we are in the room together!
If you've been skeptical of virtual lessons in the past, I encourage you to give it a try.
I have a few slots available for voice and piano lessons in my New York City studio. It is a calm and relaxed space for you or your child to enjoy one on one lessons.
I am careful to regularly sanitize the surfaces in the space and air out the room between lessons using an air filter.
My NYC studio is a calm and quiet place that has hosted hundreds of voice and piano lessons for students aged 10-90!
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