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Hello! I teach singing and acting vocal skills online and in person in NYC near Times Square. I coach kids, teens, adults, amateurs, and professionals who love to sing, who think they can't sing, or who would like to sing more athletically than they currently do. I provide discounts for children and recreational singers, and I provide additional piano accompanying and self-taping services for professional students. ***Please contact me to check my availability if you do not see a time that fits with my calendar.*** I am a practical vocal coach with 25+ years of experience as a private voice teacher, audition coach, music director, and piano accompanist. I enjoy providing affordable lessons and helping aspiring athletes and artists pursue their dreams to belt on Broadway, let loose with karaoke, or rock out with a local band.  I really enjoy troubleshooting difficult songs and helping my students who are passionately committed to their goals but have limited time for a more traditional curriculum. My main expertise is coaching professional dancers, singers, and actors to: (1) sing a variety of styles (especially pop/rock), (2) build an audition book that represents their brand, (3) prepare sides and monologues for callbacks, and (4) develop a storyteller mindset. Although I work primarily with young professionals, I also enjoy serving recreational learners whose musical dreams may simply be to: (1) learn a new song, (2) sing karaoke with friends, or (3) jam out alone with YouTube. For both recreational and professional learners, I hope to instill a love and joy of singing and acting without the pressure of grades, perfection, and judges. Consultation/Introductory Workshop available - If you are new to singing lessons and would like (1) a consultation, (2) more time to prepare audition materials, or (3) a one-time Intro to Singing class, please feel free to request a longer workshop session. Professional Memberships: NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers' Association), NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Voice Foundation, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) I tailor my lessons to the needs, goals, personality, and financial circumstances of each individual learner. If you have never taken voice lessons, or you are unsure about what to expect from voice lessons, you may read the following to help clarify your goals to me as I structure lessons differently for the recreational and professional learner. PROFESSIONAL: In general, both student and I will choose songs. We will learn various singing styles (music theatre, pop, rock, country, jazz, classical/legit) and build a standard Broadway audition book. We will also develop the speaking voice and prepare for auditions and performances. Sometimes I will provide the sheet music or learners will need to purchase sheet music. Throughout the lessons, students will: (1) learn some new mindsets about what it means to be a performer and storyteller; (2) learn the pitches and rhythms of a variety of audition cuts of pop/rock and musical theater songs; (3) learn singing tips to build performance confidence; (4) learn some easy ways to connect with themselves and with an audience; (5) learn to be more confident when preparing for live auditions and submitting self-tape auditions; (6) learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA); (7) learn voice and speech tips to prepare for "slates" and "sides"; and (8) learn easy movements to be an expressive performer. RECREATIONAL: In general, the student often chooses the songs to sing at each lesson, and I provide singing tips for the student to apply to the songs. We will: (1) build a repertoire of favorite songs that the student chooses and songs that I may recommend; (2) exercise various muscles involved in speaking and singing, including the eyes; (3) learn some basic musicianship skills; and (4) learn some easy performance skills. No prior experience is necessary -- just a curiosity for trying new things, a willingness to make mistakes, and a love for singing. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (AGES 8-10): In general, we will spend most of the time building repertoire and learning songs that student enjoys singing. As children can differ widely in their physical and mental development, and even on a day-to-day basis, I will adjust the lessons accordingly to be more musicianship-based, technique-based or performance-based depending on the student's personality and student's goals. We will learn primarily through imitation and repetition. As children tend to enjoy repetition, we may spend several lessons on the same song, which I will use to build: (1) thinker skills (e.g., rhythm, solfege, pitch matching, sight reading), (2) doer skills (e.g., muscle coordination involving breath, articulation, and range), and (3) feeler skills (e.g., expressive movements, style, groove). We will combine these skills to develop connection with an audience and to build confidence when performing. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: For online lessons, it is helpful to have a second device to play accompaniment tracks. For professional students, please be prepared to purchase digital sheet music from Musicnotes or Sheetmusicdirect. Some other helpful accompaniment resources are PianoTrax and The Accompanist.
/30 mins
Rick C.

Rick C.

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You are a 1-of-1 and 100% unique.Your only competition is YOU and as your instructor, I will help you find your voice as an Artist and empower you to tell your story to the world. Hip Hop saved my life and it can change yours if you decide to put in the time to develop your craft. Please take a minute to read more about my approach as a Coach below and feel free to send me a message with any questions you have. I look forward to connecting with You! Keep in mind that I am a very adaptive leader, if the methods or ideas you read below are not in-line with your learning style, just let me know. I'd love to imagine a plan that fits with YOU. I am a Hip Hop Artist and Educator. My lessons are tailored to the goals and aspirations of each student. We will collaborate on a plan, based on your purposes for seeking guidance. As a student, my lessons will give you tools that you'll be able to use daily for the rest of your life. I will teach you methods and help you build routines that if applied consistently will empower you as a lyricist, performer, recording artist, and anything else you decide to pursue. I will help you to position your craft as a protective factor for your mental health, (how you think, act, and feel. I will put you in situations that will teach you how valuable your story is...which will empower you as a songwriter. I will help you to find the time necessary to reach your goals. This will be one of the most important aspects of our collaboration. These lessons will build your self-confidence and help you get to know yourself. I apply rules of discipline, dedication and determination learned as a Division 1 College Basketball Player. I share strategies from my own creative process and things I've learned teaching others. I listen to the needs of each student. Your goals, current habits, preferred learning styles, fears, and history will all impact the way I guide you on your path as an Artist. I have performed in pretty much every imaginable environment and will use that experience to help you to develop the routines necessary to exceed your potential as a performer.
/30 mins
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I cannot recommend Rick highly enough! We purchased rap coaching sessions from Rick for our teen, and Rick brought an amazing blend of talent, authenticity, life coaching, industry knowledge, and best

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More than just hip hop and rap instruction. My lessons with Rick quickly turned to one of the best mentorships I have had. Gained lots of very pertinent knowledge in music and culture as well as self

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My experience with Rick was great, and honestly, life-changing. He pushes you out of your comfort zone and creates a perfect environment for growing musically and as a person. With his help, I wrote 1

Blake Mischley (Hip Hop & Rap lessons with Rick C.)

As a former student, I can honestly say that Rick Chyme is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He not only has a deep understanding of hip-hop as a craft and an art form, but he is also highly

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Looking to improve your music career? Or maybe you just want to take up a new hobby and learn a new skill? Whatever your goal, we know that you will love taking hip hop rap lessons with TakeLessons!

What started in New York City in the early 1970s has taken over the globe. Hip hop rap music is now one of the most popular genres in music today.

Let our hip hop rap teachers help you learn this style of music. Whether you have a natural-born talent or you need some coaching to help your delivery, you will love your hip hop rap lessons with TakeLessons!

Certified Hip Hop Rap Teachers

Our hip hop rap lessons are taught by qualified and experienced teachers. All of our certified teachers are talented performers who will teach you how to establish and grow your hip hop rap skills.

Each of our hip hop rap teachers has prepared a bio that explains their musical and performance history so that you can get a feel for who they are as instructors. These background-checked individuals will use their wisdom and expertise to teach you how to combine flow, rhythm, beat, melody, and rhyme to create a sound and style all your own.

The average cost for hip hop rap lessons on TakeLessons is $73 per hour. However, depending on the teacher, location, and type of lesson, you can expect to spend between $30 and $165 per hour. Regardless of the cost, we are positive that TakeLessons offers the best online hip hop rap lessons around!

Once you’ve found the perfect hip hop rap tutor for you, pick your package, and start spitting rhymes that will capture any crowd’s attention!

Hip Hop Rap Online Lessons for All Ages

Learning how to rap or sing hip hop music will open up a world of opportunities for self-expression and entertainment.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer hip hop rap lessons for kids as well as adults. Whether you are starting from scratch or already have some understanding of this complex music genre, you will find the perfect instructor to help you on your journey.

Have a few friends looking to start a musical group or explore a fun new hobby together? Group lessons for all ages are also available. Schedule your in-person or online hip hop rap lessons today!

Hip Hop Rap Lessons for All Levels

Don’t know how to rhyme a beat yet? Or do your freestyle skills need a little work? Don’t worry! Our hip hop rap lessons for beginners are extremely effective in establishing the foundation you need to become an expert.

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Or, perhaps you are already an advanced hip hop rap artist—there is still so much to learn! Taking hip hop rap lessons with an experienced artist will improve your flow and help you become the best performer you can be.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Hip Hop Rap Lessons

During hip hop rap lessons for beginners, you can expect to learn the following topics:

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Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Hip Hop Rap Lessons

In intermediate lessons, your hip hop rap tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Multi-end rhymes
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Sample Curriculum for Advanced Hip Hop Rap Lessons

Advanced course content depends on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

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How do I learn hip hop rap?

While there are many online tutorials available, the best way to learn hip hop rap is to study with a professional hip hop rap artist. They will be able to take their years of knowledge and expertise and apply them to your current skill set. Taking hip hop rap lessons will move you toward your goals more quickly than if you tried to do it alone.

Why should I take hip hop rap lessons?

Not only is rapping good for self-expression, but it also has been shown to strengthen the areas of the brain responsible for creativity, motivation, focus, language, emotion, and motor skills.

This versatile form of music will help you explore your creative side while also boosting your brain health.

How much do hip hop rap lessons cost?

The average cost of hip hop rap lessons with TakeLessons is $73 for a 60-minute session. However, the price varies from teacher to teacher, so students should expect to pay between $30 and $165 per hour.

Should I take my hip hop rap lessons in-person or online?

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