by Prof. Cândida L. Borges
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, specialized 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 great support to your studies and development.
SINGING PIANO MUSIC FUNDAMENTS
Her methodology consists of a modern approach to music education and coaching, that connects creativity, repertoire, technology and skill development. Choose your subject: piano, keyboard, jazz voice and singing, music theory, ear training, harmony, songwriting.
Check the syllabus of each course here: Syllabus
Also, engage in a warm community that shares music, shows, meetings and encouragement!
PLAY Music – LEARN Music – CREATE Music
Use the piano or voice to play a great variety of songs, from classical to pop, crossing jazz, Brazilian and Latin tunes, american classicals, etc. Using sheets, chords, iPad/iphone, “play by ear”, books or just improvising! Add to your training elements of Music Theory, Harmony, Music History and Ear Training with interactive material online and books.
Creativity!!! Jam every class, learn to songwrite, to create your melodies, change chords, write lyrics and produce your songs! Acoustic and digital support, many tools to express your ideas, kids to adults!
You choose to learn in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Practice music and a new language at the same time.
Many possibilities, many styles. Her expertise is on classical, jazz, pop, and world music although she has coached students and musicians in all genres, especially 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 main expertise of Prof. Borges.
Ms. 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 especially 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.
ARTS, MUSIC COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE
Prof. Borges is highly oriented by studies in Neuroscience, to develop methodologies that work for kids stimulation, healthy aging programs and special needs, among some other special cases. Finding the right methodology to work on music education is a key aspect to guarantee long-lasting results and motivation – especially for kids. Music and arts are applied as well-being activities, for artistic and health purposes. This is one of the main aspects of learning from a trained and experienced music educator.
Prof. Borges has a special curriculum for kids/youngs in homeschooling programs. As a certified educator, Prof. Borges is able of giving reports and evaluations for these programs.
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.
IN NEW YORK
If you are in the New York Area, come for class in one of the studios. We are at midtown west, in great locations and professional studios.
Fees vary upon location and length. You can choose between 30, 45, 60 and 90 minutes lessons. Special prices for family members and for combo choices of more than 1 subject – you can combine piano and singing, or singing and songwriting for example.
Payments are made by Paypal, straight to your credit or bank card, single or in packages of 4, 6 or 8 lessons. You can also hire her service by the Takelessons website.
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY
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, might be a good opportunity!
RECORDING STUDIO AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL
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 especially my Songwriting and Music Theory course HERE.
Get in contact today by email or 347 408 1220 and sign up for lessons.
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