Voice Lessons

Mary Alouette

Areas of Work: Manhattan, Brooklyn

Ages Taught: All Ages. Great with Kids!

Styles: Pop, Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, Electronic Music, Songwriting, Ear Training

Levels Taught:

Voice: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Guitar: Beginner, Intermediate

Piano:  Beginner

A stunning song siren – award-winning electronic jazz singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mary Alouette's voice bears both tone and control earned through opera training and the emotional connection of a jazz and soul singer grounded in her work performing as a Gypsy jazz and pop singer. Her songs, full of infectious melodies and dangerous rhythms, have laid the groundwork for a fresh, distinctive, and unforgettable sound.

Mary's Gypsy jazz singing brought her to stay in a Gypsy caravan in France; she’s also headlined at venues including 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s Rainbow Room and SixtyFive Bar, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Blues Alley, and Terra Blues; sung at Carnegie Hall; competed in the Apollo Theater’s tour; performed the US National Anthem for the Major League Baseball teams: the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals and for the Major League Soccer team DC United; studied opera singing at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria and the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, as well as received a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada; and worked in the studio as an audio engineer in Brooklyn. She’s won the Grand Prize in the Washington Area Music Association’s (WAMA) Professional Artist Support System Songwriting Competition, placed as a finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition, placed as a finalist in the We Are Listening Singer-Songwriter Competition, won New Artist of the Year (2013) and Best Debut Album (2013) with WAMA, and has twice been nominated by WAMA for Best Jazz Vocalist. She was an Artist in Residence at Strathmore Center for the Arts in Maryland and her performance has been highlighted in the New Yorker. From releasing three EPs of original music that combine Gypsy jazz and electronic music to composing and performing live film scores at Nitehawk Cinema in New York City, her creative muscles have flexed a complex vibrancy reflected from her formative years in Washington, DC and Montreal, Canada.

Mary has been teaching for ten years to students of all ages and levels of experience.  Her students have won the Apollo Theater’s “Amateur Night: Making a Star” Competition, passed the entrance exam to the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College, and are songwriters with music publishing organization BMG.  They have also won tiny victories that make up more than grand victories.  Mary loves guiding her students to find their passions in music and is their biggest advocate!


Kaitlin Pelkey

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Areas of Work: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles: Jazz, Pop, Folk, Classical, Music Theatre, Alternative

Levels Taught:

Voice: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Ukulele: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Guitar: Beginner, Intermediate

Piano:  Beginner, Intermediate

 

Kaitlin Pelkey is a composer, educator, and music therapist. She graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. Kaitlin is a singer and multi-instrumentalist, teaching voice, ukulele, guitar, piano, and songwriting. She strives in her lessons to help her students discover curiosity and joy in music-making, setting up sustainable creative practice that will serve students in and out of the classroom. Kaitlin had toured and recorded with multiple music acts for the last seven years and is currently working on her first solo record. 


Hector Mori

Areas of Work: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx

Ages Taught: All Ages.  Great with kids!

Styles: Classical, Irish Traditional, Opera

Levels Taught:

Violin: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Voice: Beginning, Intermediate

 

Hector Mori was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1986. At the age of 3, his family moved to Florida, where his grandmother enrolled him in his first violin lessons with a local teacher. At the age of 10, he began studies with Elizabeth McClung and continued his studies with her throughout his years at the Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida (Now Bak Middle School of the Arts). Upon entering high school at Dreyfoos High School of the Arts, Hector began private violin instruction with Laurice Buckton. By his senior year of high school, he began working as a supernumerary with Palm Beach Opera. He continued working with them for 6 years, joining the chorus in his sophomore year of college. He started taking private vocal instruction with Bryon Grohman, with whom he studied for 2 years. With a greater emphasis on his vocal lessons, he stopped studying violin classically and undertook performing with traditional Irish ensembles throughout Palm Beach County. Upon completion of his Bachelors in Psychology, he started studying voice privately with Charles Schneider in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before beginning lessons with his present teacher Franco Bertacci. He is currently residing back in New York with plans to perform opera professionally.

Hector has a wide variety of instructional experience, within the world of music as well as swimming. Hector is a phenomenal educator; he realizes the many commonalities that go into teaching and learning which help him take experiences from one subject and apply them to the other. He is fluent in Spanish and can also speak advanced French. Hector also has lots of experience teaching special needs students that have both mental and physical delays. This gives him greater insight into how he can help give the gift of music to all of his students. He makes sure all of his pupils understand that the process may be long, but he as their instructor is always on their side and will constantly encourage them and help them enjoy music better in the process.


Julian Maultsby

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Areas of Work: Nassau, Queens, Suffolk

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Music Theory, Musical Theatre

Levels Taught:

Guitar: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Bass: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Drums: Beginning, Intermediate

Piano: Beginning, Intermediate

Voice: Beginning

 

Julian Maultsby has been playing music since he was 8 years old. He started off as a percussionist in his elementary school band. Since then he’s learned to love music through multiple genres and instruments, most notably on the guitar and bass.

Throughout high school, he was instructed on the guitar by Latin jazz artist Michelle Marie. To further his education, he attended Molloy College for his Bachelors in Music, with a concentration in classical guitar (instructed by Dan McGann and Christopher Gotzen-Berg) as well as voice (instructed by Terence Goff and Nicholas Dosman). While studying guitar and voice, he was also the drummer for the jazz ensemble, which travelled to Ireland to play at Dundalk IT in 2014.

He is a self taught bassist and is an avid performer with his band Medicine Fish. He has also performed in various musicals, both on stage and in pit bands. He is currently attending the Nassau Community College Studio Recording Technologies program to better understand the production side of music using Pro Tools.

Julian believes music, being an art form, is an essential element to everyone’s well being because at its core, it’s just pure fun. Julian believes that the more you play, the better you get; the better you get, the more you want to learn; and the more you learn, the more you want to play: a never-ending cycle that constantly brings happiness!


Enjoy taking music lessons from a highly qualified instructor in the comfort of your home. 

Give us a call at 646-791-6642!