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Brenda B.
Wayne, New Jersey
Learn how to sing any style easily from an expert teacher and performer with 15+ years experience
Learn the basics of bel canto technique and heart-based singing or improve upon your foundation through vocalizes, various technical exercises and building your repertoire. With this foundation, you can branch into any style of classical singing or crossover into musical theatre, pop, rock, or country. Whatever your singing goals are, together we can accomplish them and give you the tools to succeed!
About Brenda B.

***BB Studio is extending its online lesson hours to meet you where you are! Starting a new musical hobby and practicing wellness or receiving life or organization coaching is a great way to combat boredom, regain control of your life and stimulate the brain!*** Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you. I have been teaching private lessons and coaching for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Additionally, I am an internationally certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner from the American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP) and hold a US national certification as a Mindfulness-Informed Professional (CMIP). I am also currently pursuing a second Masters in Counseling from Northwestern University via their online program. For music, I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory, ear training, and music history with almost 20 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, speech/accent work, and more. I am constantly studying different teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals. Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress from lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams. For life coaching, I will also design a program that meets your needs and goals. Together we can cover topics of your choice that include but are not limited to personal development, performance anxiety, career coaching, financial literacy, executive functioning skills, social thinking, relationships, boundaries, cognitive development, memory help, accent work, meditation, mindfulness, wellness, and more. I am always studying new methods and doing research to broaden my experience and toolbox to share with you in your journey. *** Specialties *** Virtual Instruction Beginner students Senior & Retired students Students with special needs Performance techniques Audition preparation Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.) Heart-Based Singing Bel Canto Technique Performance Anxiety Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Guided Meditation Mindfulness The Science of Wellness Life Coaching Cognitive Science Executive Functioning Career Exploration *if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs* **All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation or rescheduling is necessary, a written notice 48-hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit.**

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2006

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MA Mental Health

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Brenda B.
Wayne, New Jersey
Learn how to sing any style easily from an expert teacher and performer with 15+ years experience
Learn the basics of bel canto technique and heart-based singing or improve upon your foundation through vocalizes, various technical exercises and building your repertoire. With this foundation, you can branch into any style of classical singing or crossover into musical theatre, pop, rock, or country. Whatever your singing goals are, together we can accomplish them and give you the tools to succeed!
About Brenda B.

***BB Studio is extending its online lesson hours to meet you where you are! Starting a new musical hobby and practicing wellness or receiving life or organization coaching is a great way to combat boredom, regain control of your life and stimulate the brain!*** Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you. I have been teaching private lessons and coaching for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Additionally, I am an internationally certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner from the American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP) and hold a US national certification as a Mindfulness-Informed Professional (CMIP). I am also currently pursuing a second Masters in Counseling from Northwestern University via their online program. For music, I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory, ear training, and music history with almost 20 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, speech/accent work, and more. I am constantly studying different teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals. Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress from lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams. For life coaching, I will also design a program that meets your needs and goals. Together we can cover topics of your choice that include but are not limited to personal development, performance anxiety, career coaching, financial literacy, executive functioning skills, social thinking, relationships, boundaries, cognitive development, memory help, accent work, meditation, mindfulness, wellness, and more. I am always studying new methods and doing research to broaden my experience and toolbox to share with you in your journey. *** Specialties *** Virtual Instruction Beginner students Senior & Retired students Students with special needs Performance techniques Audition preparation Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.) Heart-Based Singing Bel Canto Technique Performance Anxiety Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Guided Meditation Mindfulness The Science of Wellness Life Coaching Cognitive Science Executive Functioning Career Exploration *if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs* **All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation or rescheduling is necessary, a written notice 48-hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit.**

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

MA Mental Health

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Italian, English, German

Speaks

Has background check

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Brenda is so nice and easy to talk to. She has a lot of knowledge to share! She focuses a lot on technique, which can be overwhelming for newbies.

Posted Feb 15, 2021
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Brenda is fantastic!!

Posted Feb 13, 2021
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Really takes her time to make sure you understand what you’re learning. Very kind and very nice. A must have for lessons. Thank you Brenda.

Posted Oct 21, 2020
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Singing
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Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30