Our caring, nurturing teachers cannot wait to meet you!

Every one of our teachers has been shaped by their unique experiences, but one thing we all have in common is a deep love for nurturing individual expression, building confidence, and igniting true passion in each of our students.
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 Cristina Faicco -Hall

Director/Voice/Piano

Cristina is an educator, singer, and actress with over 25 years of performance experience.  Having taught for over a decade, Cristina works with singers and pianists to develop their technique and nurture their passion.  Her students are often seen in lead or supporting roles in school and community theater, are accepted into All-County and All-State chorus, receive perfect or near-perfect NYSSMA scores, get accepted to prestigious music schools, and perform on Broadway and in National Tours.  She is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA), and New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and is fascinated with new research in education and singing.

 

Cristina appeared on Broadway in the original production of Les Misérables and has been seen on the stage of the John W. Engeman Theatre, Theatre Three, Broadhollow Theatre Company, and Plaza Theatrics.  As a member of Growing Up Broadway, Cristina regularly performs at Feinstein’s/54 Below.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music.

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Brielle Budway

Voice/Piano

Brielle (She/Her) is a music educator with a passion for voice, piano, and theater. Her musical story began when she enrolled in a local studio for performing arts at the age of 3, and later started taking piano lessons. She was always an active member in the music community being in choir, orchestra, and band all throughout high school along with participating in the school musicals. Her first two years of college were spent at Suffolk County Community College, where she continued to participate in all but two ensembles including the jazz band as a pianist and the Suffolk Singers. This is where she got her first experience teaching; a student-run a capella group in which she arranged music. Brielle then transferred to Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. During her time at MU, she continued to participate in the musicals (West Side Story and The Music Man) and performed with the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Wind Ensemble.  She performed twice at Carnegie Hall with the Concert Choir; one of which was Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday performance of Candide. She has completed requirements for both vocal and instrumental teaching and incorporates ideas from both schools of thought to enhance her teaching ability. Her ultimate goal through teaching is to help students express themselves, and strengthen their self-confidence.

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Jennifer Geissman

Voice/Piano

Jennifer graduated from LIU Post in 2015 with an Honors BFA in Vocal Performance. She has extensive vocal training and performance experience in Pop, Folk, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Classical, Oratorio, Opera, Musical Theatre, and the American Songbook. She sang backup for Barry Manilow for his "One Last Time" tour with the LISVJ ensemble and attended masterclasses with vocal pedagogues, David Jones and Neal Harrelson-Keyes, Metropolitan Opera soprano Carol Farley, Broadway performer Derrick Davis, Jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis, Jane Monheit, and Lauren Kinhan, and the Di Capo Opera Company of New York. She has also traveled to Germany, Austria, The Czech Republic, Ireland, and Costa Rica for choral and jazz tours, along with performing with the International Contemporary Ensemble as a vocalist.  A newly inducted member of the Actor's Equity Association, Jennifer enjoys acting and performing when not teaching; some of her favorite roles to date include "Miss Hannigan" in "Annie," "Paulette Buonofuonte" in "Legally Blonde," "Joanne" in "Company," "Hodel" in "Fiddler on the Roof," "Sarah Brown" in "Guys and Dolls," and "Ursula" in "Disney's The Little Mermaid."

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Raquelle Viteri

Voice/Piano

Raquelle (she/her/herself) is a native New Yorker, living the dream, doing the thing, hustling to create and inspire! Raquelle is a singer, actor, dancer/choreographer and an educator. She has a MM in Vocal Performance concentrating in Musical Theatre from NYU where she also obtained an Advanced Certificate for Vocal Pedagogy. Raquelle also holds a BM from Boston University where she focused her vocal studies on Opera and Classical Music. She has been teaching for over 5 years and has served as an Adjunct Instructor for NYU Steinhardt MPAP Music Education department since 2017. 

Her teaching philosophy is centered around creating a dynamic, informative and relaxing experience for music lovers who are in need of a haven. She has taught many students of various ages and of special needs, spanning genres including Classical, Musical Theater, Disney, Pop/Rock, RnB, Indie and more. She welcomes any and all to study with her for a fun journey in finding your truest voice through song and meeting your personal vocal goals! 

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