Voice and Piano Instruction
*Currently accepting students in Centereach, Long Island and NYC*
Genres: Classical*, Musical Theater, Pop
*Expertise in Operatic and Art Song Voice and Repertoire Coaching
Levels: Beginning to Professional Voice; Beginning to Advanced Piano
Voice or Piano Lessons:
$60 per hour in my home studio on Long Island; $80 per hour in NYC Studio
Repertoire Coaching only:
$45 per hour in my home studio on Long Island; $65 per hour in NYC Studio
All ages are welcome! Joyful teaching for joyful music making!
The teaching philosophy that Darlene employs is tailored to each musician according to level of skill, personal goals and genre preferences. The approach to each person is unique, supportive and technically based on sound principals she has learned from master teachers in the field of music. A balance is sought between technical skill and musical expression to enable the student to sing or play the music they love without the burden of technical blocks and impediments. This work is inherently physical and holistic for any performing artist!
Elements of lessons may include:
Study of basic musicianship skills such as reading musical notation
Understanding how compositions are structured, i.e. musical style
Foreign language diction and meaning
Acting and movement skills
Individual research as needed
Darlene began teaching Voice privately during graduate study at the University of Michigan and continued teaching after moving to New York City in 1991. Her students have included beginning and professional adult singers and beginning to advanced pianists.
In addition to her private studio, Darlene held the post of Assistant Adjunct Professor of Voice at Westminster Choir College in 1999 and Piano Instructor at the Grace Church School in 1996. Darlene is currently affiliated with several music community music schools in Long Island offering Voice and Piano instruction that cater to musicians of all ages, in addition to her home studio and NYC studio students.