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Samuel C.
New York, New York
Learn to sing with a conservatory trained teacher with the patience to meet you at your level
I believe that singing is part of the human experience. A lot of people don't know where to start, or maybe they've lost touch with their own voice. That's why I'm here. I'll take you from whatever level you're at, whether you're a complete beginner to a young professional, and help your voice grow and develop healthily. A lot of people with my level of training and experience don't have the patience that I have to work with novice singers. Which, I love to do. Most recently (before the pandemic), I sang at Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic, and the Hawaii Opera Theatre.
About Samuel C.

Hi there! I'm Sam. I'm a self proclaimed beach bum and foodie when I'm not singing. I love teaching people. It brings me so much joy to see the progress in my students. The whole process of finding creative ways to teach different people is rewarding. Originally from the California Bay Area, I got my start in the classical music world with Opera San Jose in 2008. During my undergrad, I studied with the late, world renowned soprano, Kristine Ciesinski, who had a rich background in vocal pedagogy stemming from William Vennard. I went on to one of the most prestigious voice programs in the world for my masters degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In 2018, I made my professional soloist debut with the Hawaii Opera Theatre. In 2019, I moved to New York City, performed at Carnegie Hall as a soloist, and in the chorus with the New York Philharmonic. I have experience singing classical, opera, jazz, musical theater, pop, rock, and R&B. So, whatever your cup of tea is, I am happy to help you learn to sing healthily and in a way that helps you connect to your human experience.

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Teaching since 2014

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Master of Music Voice Performance

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Samuel C.
New York, New York
Learn to sing with a conservatory trained teacher with the patience to meet you at your level
I believe that singing is part of the human experience. A lot of people don't know where to start, or maybe they've lost touch with their own voice. That's why I'm here. I'll take you from whatever level you're at, whether you're a complete beginner to a young professional, and help your voice grow and develop healthily. A lot of people with my level of training and experience don't have the patience that I have to work with novice singers. Which, I love to do. Most recently (before the pandemic), I sang at Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic, and the Hawaii Opera Theatre.
About Samuel C.

Hi there! I'm Sam. I'm a self proclaimed beach bum and foodie when I'm not singing. I love teaching people. It brings me so much joy to see the progress in my students. The whole process of finding creative ways to teach different people is rewarding. Originally from the California Bay Area, I got my start in the classical music world with Opera San Jose in 2008. During my undergrad, I studied with the late, world renowned soprano, Kristine Ciesinski, who had a rich background in vocal pedagogy stemming from William Vennard. I went on to one of the most prestigious voice programs in the world for my masters degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In 2018, I made my professional soloist debut with the Hawaii Opera Theatre. In 2019, I moved to New York City, performed at Carnegie Hall as a soloist, and in the chorus with the New York Philharmonic. I have experience singing classical, opera, jazz, musical theater, pop, rock, and R&B. So, whatever your cup of tea is, I am happy to help you learn to sing healthily and in a way that helps you connect to your human experience.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Master of Music Voice Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 11+

Speaks

Has background check

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I'v been casually singing my whole life long and I recently decided to try to do it right. I've been taking remote lessons with Sam for a few months now and it's been truly helpful. Many of the concepts are very new to me, but Sam has done a great job explaining things, sometimes from a few different perspectives, and I can feel things slipping into place. Singing concepts that have eluded me are finally starting to make sense. For example a few weeks back at rehearsal with the trio (I sing and play bass) I noticed myself using my diaphragm to support my singing in ways I'd never been able to before. Before lessons with Sam I've never been able to understand the various singing voices everyone talks about (head voice, chest voice, etc.). However just last week in lessons I was able to not only identify my bad habit of singing nasally, but I'm finally making progress on correcting it! Sam's approach to explaining concepts has worked well for me, I'd recommend him to anyone who wants an involved teacher who patiently works with you to find your best voice!

Posted Dec 20, 2021
Young Artist
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
Hawaii Opera Theatre
Professional debut with the Hawaii Opera Theatre
Master of Music Voice Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2019
Indiana University
Bachelor of Art in Music
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
Brigham Young University Idaho
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Classical Voice
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