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Roberta D.
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Fun Piano Lessons for Children from a Certified Instructor
I enjoy providing a foundation of good technique and music theory. I teach the traditional method of reading music. I welcome adult beginners as well. I also encourage serious voice students to add piano to their studies to improve their musicianship, help them learn their material independently, and enable them to play for themselves in practice
About Roberta D.

DURING COVID 19 ALL LESSONS ARE OFFERED ONLINE ONLY UNTIL FURTHUR NOTICE. STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY. Do you want to improve your voice? Do you want to sing for fun? Do you want coaching to sing in a band or record? Do you want to audition for plays and musicals, Regionals, or music school? Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Do you want to build confidence and improve your well-being? Then you have found the right teacher. I can even offer bilingual lessons (English/Spanish) I am classically trained with over 25 years professional singing/acting experience at venues across the country/around the world, including off Broadway, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney, Australia Opera House. I work full time as a musician performing, choral directing, and giving private voice/acting and piano lessons. My education includes Drew University, the Academia Real in Spain, Hart School of Music and private study. My teaching for voice & piano focuses on a foundation of correct technique. Vocal range, control, projection and tone quality will improve There is a focus on safeguarding the instrument through correct care and use. I accept voice students of all levels and beginner to intermediate piano students. I welcome all ages including adult beginners.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1995

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

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Speaks Spanish, Italian

Speaks

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Avatar of the tutor
Roberta D.
Teaches Online
Fun Piano Lessons for Children from a Certified Instructor
I enjoy providing a foundation of good technique and music theory. I teach the traditional method of reading music. I welcome adult beginners as well. I also encourage serious voice students to add piano to their studies to improve their musicianship, help them learn their material independently, and enable them to play for themselves in practice
About Roberta D.

DURING COVID 19 ALL LESSONS ARE OFFERED ONLINE ONLY UNTIL FURTHUR NOTICE. STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY. Do you want to improve your voice? Do you want to sing for fun? Do you want coaching to sing in a band or record? Do you want to audition for plays and musicals, Regionals, or music school? Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Do you want to build confidence and improve your well-being? Then you have found the right teacher. I can even offer bilingual lessons (English/Spanish) I am classically trained with over 25 years professional singing/acting experience at venues across the country/around the world, including off Broadway, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney, Australia Opera House. I work full time as a musician performing, choral directing, and giving private voice/acting and piano lessons. My education includes Drew University, the Academia Real in Spain, Hart School of Music and private study. My teaching for voice & piano focuses on a foundation of correct technique. Vocal range, control, projection and tone quality will improve There is a focus on safeguarding the instrument through correct care and use. I accept voice students of all levels and beginner to intermediate piano students. I welcome all ages including adult beginners.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1995

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish, Italian

Speaks

Has background check

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$70
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Online

I’ve been taking online singing lessons with Roberta since the beginning of COVID. She’s an excellent teacher and is very patient and kind. I highly recommend her!

Posted Nov 22, 2020
Student's home

I love Roberta. She is so knowledgeable, professional and friendly...a wonderful combination to have in a teacher. She is patient and thorough. I would highly recommend her.

Posted Jun 18, 2019
Teacher's Studio

Roberta is everything you would want in a teacher. She is exceptionally talented herself and knows how to share her knowledge with others. She is especially very kind and nurturing in an environment which could be quite intimidating for a beginner like me. You can tell she truly enjoys teaching and gets excited to see her pupil learn. I have learned so much in a short time.

Posted May 10, 2019
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Co Founder and Co Director
Jan 2016 - Present
MUSIC: Shared Experiences (M: SE)
M: SE is the outreach program of the Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc. 501 (c)(3). Our programs include chorus and orchestra for all ages and the integration of all the humanities through music. Our Mission Statement: to promote the learning of the language of music in our communities; using music and the arts’ common bond, to promote inclusion, community, events, concerts, lessons in well-being and healthy music making, providing personal growth for participants of all ages. La música y las artes son para toda la vida y el vínculo inicial es una experiencia compartida. Music and the Arts & Humanities are for a lifetime and the initial bond is a shared experience! Se habla inglés, italiano, y español aquí.
Vice President
Jan 2016 - Present
Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc
The Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non profit dedicated to music and music education. PLEASE CHOOSE US ON AMAZON SMILE! "Bringing the arts to everyone; bringing everyone to the arts"
Soloist and Organist
Jan 2010 - Present
Office of Radio and Television Archdiocese of Hartford
Sing and play on camera for a live broadcast in a TV studio environment, averaging monthly appearances. Audience averages <100,000 tuning in
Owner and Instructor
Jan 1995 - Present
Music By Roberta
Named in Top 10 Teachers in Greater New Haven in 2015 and 2016! Teaching 40+ students per week ranging from age 7 (readers) to adult. All levels and beginners of all ages welcome. Bi-lingual instruction offered (Spanish). Strong foundational technique and music theory taught to all. Vocal program includes auditioning, acting, staging, and scene work. Specialty in opera, Oratorio, Operetta, Sacred Classical, Contemporary Christian, Standards, and Broadway. Excellent record of successful student All State auditions and university music program acceptance. Performance languages: Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, English; some French, Hebrew, Chinese, and Russian. Student recital program and Cabaret shows, always presented at nursing homes, which include piano/vocal solos, full scenes, and group singing.
Professional Pastoral Musician
Jan 1984 - Present
Churches of Various Denominations
Outside of my music studio, I have worked as a church music director for most of my adult life. I play the organ, sing, and direct adult and children's choirs.
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Adult and child CPR
Mar 2017
The American Red Cross
Secondary Ed Teaching Certification
Jun 1987
State of CT
National Association of Pastoral Musicians
Jan 1998
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer.
American Guild of Organists
Jan 1995
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30