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Monica C.

Brooklyn, NY

$70/hour

Voice, Piano, Composition, Music Theory, and Italian

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Berklee College of Music
Music
NYU Steinhardt
Master's

Education

Berklee College of Music (Music)

NYU Steinhardt (Master's)

About Monica

I am a New York-based singer-songwriter, musician, and teacher.
I approached music when I was 9, studying piano and later voice, and it became my truly passion.
I am Italian and I moved to the US in 2010 to pursue my music studies and career, after receiving a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. At Berklee I graduated in “Contemporary Writing and Production”, and in 2015 I received a Master of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition with concentration in Songwriting from New York University.

During my musical career I performed as a vocalist and lent my voice on several Italian music TV Shows, and sang at important venues including the Blue Note in Milan. I had the honor to work with a lot of artists as a background vocalist or songwriter, such as Andrea Bocelli and Lisa Fischer, and I wrote for the winner of the 2014 season of the Italian “The Voice”, Sister Cristina. In 2014 I won the Songwriters Hall of Fame, NYU Award in Songwriting, a significant recognition of my work as a songwriter in the United States.
As a composer, I also work as a jingle and advertising composer.

I have experience in teaching to kids and adult, I am really patient and accommodating. My goal is to help my students in the best way possible, and see them enthusiastic about their improvements. I want my students to enjoy their class, and keep them motivated.

Italian is my mother tongue. I grew up in Milan, and I have also experience as Italian private tutor, translator and interpreter.
I am eager to see my students improve their speaking, reading and writing skills.

I enjoy teaching very much and help my students to develop their talent, support them and encourage them.
I am generally available for tutoring every day in my home, or can travel to students home or meet them online.

Please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and help you achieve your goals!
I am a New York-based singer-songwriter, musician, and teacher.
I approached music when I was 9, studying piano and later voice, and it became my truly passion.
I am
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11222
Language:
Italian

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Composition (Music)

I am a professional musician and composer. I've been writing music for 10 years. I have a degree from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production and a Master of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition from NYU.

At Berklee my major was concentrated on the study of contemporary composition, for jingle, film scoring and commercials, arrangement, and orchestration.

At NYU I had a classical composition education. I developed my orchestration skills, and learned the extended techniques to write for different orchestral instrument, as well as film scoring.

I would love to help my students developing their creativity.

Piano

I started playing classical piano when I was 9 and I've been trained privately for ten years. When I started my singer-songwriter career I started accompanying myself with piano or keyboards, playing on my gigs and accompanying other singers as well.

I can teach classical piano, as well as pop.

I have experience teaching piano privately and in school in New York city, from beginners to intermediate level.

Songwriting

I write songs since I was a kid, and then I decided to become a professional singer-songwriter. After Berklee, where I took four classes of the songwriting major (Lyric Writing I and II, and Songwriting I and II), I've been accepted at NYU where I graduated with a Master of Music in Music Theory and Composition, with also a concentration in Songwriting. From NYU I received a scholarship from the songwriting department. At NYU I took private classes of songwriting with amazing professor, still active in the music industry. I've learned a lot from them and they helped me in my writing skills.
In 2014 I won the Songwriters Hall of Fame, NYU Award, that has been for me the best songwriting accomplishment so far.

I would help my students developing their creativity, their ideas and help them making their melody stands out.
Please visit my website for more info:
http://www.monicacialona.com/music

Voice (Music)

I'm a professional singer. I've been studying voice for 20 years and I have worked as a lead singer and background singer for many artists, such as the Italian singer Andrea Bocelli.
I have one EP that came out in 2013, and I have a new single coming out soon.

I've been accepted at Berklee College of Music in Boston as a voice principal and I completed my voice proficiencies at Berklee, even if I graduated in a different music major.

I've been teaching voice for several years privately, and at the Guitar Center in New York, and I had a great experience with my students and I helped them developing their technique and expression.

Berklee College of Music
Music
NYU Steinhardt
Master's

Education

Berklee College of Music (Music)

NYU Steinhardt (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Monica will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11222.