Music and Vocal Coach

"Cândida Borges is one of New York City’s most sought-after vocal coaches and music educators. Classically trained, she holds multiple music degrees and is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.  She is equally versed in her native Brazilian roots, as she is in contemporary music, jazz, and electronic styles. As an artist Cândida’s signature vocal sound can be heard on recordings such as “Girar O Mundo” (Pattern Drama), while her work as a producer and song-writer has been featured in film scores, theater productions, and art installations. Her students has also been selected in auditions, developing careers and being admited in great universities and companies"

BIO: Professor  Cândida L. Borges is an inspiring world class musician, classically trained and rooted in Brazilian/Latin culture.  While completing her Doctorate, she holds a Master in Piano Performance, Bachelors also in piano, singing, composition, studies in music production and electronic music, sound therapy, special needs and coaching. Professor Borges is a true educator and artist, specialised in Music Pedagogy.

Her artistic work mixes folkloric music, bossa nova, pop, latin and african music, jazz, and styles of world music.  After 15 years teaching in Universities in Brazil, United States and other countries, she created a program in which she offers her experience as a music educator for all ages worldwide students.

To be effective, warm and simple.  Her program consists  of private and group classes, live online and in New York City. Not by video, it’s a true instructor to help you build repertoire, good technique, and a great support to your studies and development.

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Her methodology consists of a modern approach to music education and coaching, that connects creativity, repertoire, technology and skill development. Among her expertises: piano, keyboard, jazz voice and singing, music theory, ear training, harmony, songwriting.

Check the syllabus of each course here: Syllabus

She also connects and leads a warm community that shares music, shows, meetings and encouragement!


You can choose to learn in Portuguese, Spanish or English.


Many possibilities, many styles. Her expertise is on classical, jazz, pop, although she has coached students and musicians in all genres, specially working with professionals in universities around the world. It includes jewish, arabic, indian music.

If you are especially interested in BRAZILIAN MUSIC, like Bossa Nova and Samba, or LATIN MUSIC, this is one of the expertise of Prof. Borges.


Prof. Borges combines her formal academic studies in University as an artist and educator with studies and certifications in Dalcroze, Linklater, improvisation, circle singing, music production, technology and specially her experience in studios and playing with musicians all over America. Special call to “O Passo” – a Brazilian methodology on rhythm  and pitch, connecting body and voice to learn music, performance and reading. Fantastic!


Beinf trained in different techniques, she offers a combination of different methodologies to suit the best material for each student. You will have access for free to her resources, including many books, recordings, audiobooks, online courses, of most of the material that is sold online. Included in your methodology the research to these resources if you wish.


You can connect by Skype or you can also choose to use FaceTime or Google Hangout. There are easy instructions that you receive to make sure you are all set to start. You have the chance to record your class and you will receive a link with all the material we use in class. In tour or local, classes must go on! The teacher will have the same sheet music as the student and will guide the positioning of the camera to suit the class.


If you are in the New York Area, come for class in one of the studios. We are in Manhattan at midtown west, in great locations and professional studios.


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You will start making part of our special projects, that include shows, concerts, events, CDs, month challenges, gifts, and other surprises. Touring different cities, you will make part of a community that gets together to watch shows, to perform and to travel – our performances happen in different cities, including New York and Rio de Janeiro! If you are looking to explore the world, it might be a good opportunity!


In partnership with the school 343 Labs in Soho, New York, my students have 15% discount in all their courses, and also special rates for recording and producing their albums. This is a great opportunity to practice and enlarge your learnings! Check specially the Songwriting and Music Theory course by Prof. Borges HERE.

Get in contact today by email or 347 408 1220 and sign up for lessons!

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