Cheryl Ann’s School of Music & Singing is a privately owned and operated music studio located in Sunnyside, Queens. The school provides lessons to Sunnyside, Long Island City, and the surrounding NYC areas. It is owned and run by Cheryl Ann who is a professional singer and certified NYC DOE music teacher with over 10 years of experience as a professional singer and actress. Cheryl Ann has her degree in music education and special education with a concentration in music therapy.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Cheryl was a very encouraging teacher and has a beautiful voice. She made me feel very good about the progress I was making and helped me develop my voice in a way I never knew it would! A wonderful talent and teacher..." (Former Student named Oliva who was accepted into LaGuardia Arts HS as a vocal major!

What a talented and vibrant instructor. She has the voice of an angel. She treats her students according to each of their individual needs. We have been blessed to have found this talented teacher..." (Isabella O.)

Cheryl is wonderful performer and a beautiful person. As a former director during her elementary and middle school years, she has taught me many things through her preparation and performances. She is the epitome of hard work, dedication and striving to be the best that she can be. By the way, she also has a beautiful voice and a wonderful way with people..." (Loretta Tumbarello Former Drama Teacher)

Cheryl Ann Cassidy Music School

Cheryl Ann’s School of Music & Singing is a privately owned and operated music studio located in Sunnyside, Queens. The school provides lessons to Sunnyside, Long Island City, and the surrounding NYC areas. It is owned and run by Cheryl Ann who is a professional singer and certified NYC DOE music teacher with over 10 years of experience as a professional singer and actress. Cheryl Ann has her degree in music education and special education with a concentration in musical therapy.

 

 

She is trained in teaching all vocal/musical styles and genres and loves working with different voices and performers no matter what experience level. 

 

Cheryl Ann’s School of Music and Singing offer the following classes:

  • Private Voice Training

  • Private Audition Prep Classes. ​

  • Private Piano Lessons

  • Private Guitar Lessons

 

Whether you want to learn how to sing or develop your existing vocal, piano, guitar, songwriting or performance skills, Cheryl Ann’s lessons can help reach your goal! Cheryl Ann’s School of Music and Singing provides private lessons which are designed to suit individual students and learning styles. Cheryl Ann works with all ages and skill levels.  She incorporates drama and voice together as she knows they go hand in hand in terms of performance and audition preparation.  

Learn to sing with balance, grace, and connection. Develop a vocal exercise routine that addresses your needs, and watch your voice progress to new levels.Prepare your auditions so  that you can feel confident on the big day and improve your confidence and performance anxiety. Tackle any genre and build skills that are designed for your true voice! Dive into character by acting through song that honestly connect you to your material in lasting ways.

Cheryl Ann’s School of Music and Singing prides itself on creating lessons which allows students to grow exponentially as performers. Cheryl Ann focuses on technique and works on various genres to ensure a fun lesson for all of her students and strives to create a solid foundation in musical training and performance methods.

Cheryl Ann’s School of Music and Singing is very proud that the majority of its students have been accepted to attend many prestigious performing arts schools and universities as well as professional theaters and summer camps! Please contact the studio via this platform or reach out to Cheryl Ann directly at cherylannsschoolofmusic@gmail.com for more details regarding bookings and/or music lessons. Private lessons and specialized group classes are offered both in person in NYC and virtually via Skype/ Zoom/ FaceTime.  If you would like to schedule a lesson directly you can also schedule via the book now button! 

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FAQs 

 

What is the best way to reach you?

The best way to reach me is by email. I respond to emails and text messages very quickly. In your email, please include your phone number, who referred you to me, and the best time to reach you. 


How often should I come in for appointments?

That really depends on your specific needs. I have some students who meet once a week and a few who meet 3 times a week. 


Where is your studio located?

My studio is located in Sunnyside/L.I.C. I also teach in Manhattan at Ripley Grier Studios and at other rehearsal studios in the city and tri state area that are convenient to all. 

Who are your students?

I have students who are Broadway professionals and those of whom are just starting out as singers!
 

What is your cancellation policy?

A minimum of 24 hours is required for cancellations, or the time reserved must be paid for.
 

What is your payment policy?

Payment is expected at the beginning of each month. I accept payment in cash, check, or Venmo. 

 

 

Online Lessons

When you can’t get to my New York City studio, we can work together using FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype. 

Please use a second device to play back piano tracks while singing.  One device is used for the connection (desktop, laptop, iPad, etc.), and another to play back accompaniment tracks (iPhone, iPod, etc.) 

Here are a few tips:

First of all, use the best Internet Wi-Fi connection you can, and get as close to the router as possible. If you can plug your laptop directly into the router, all the better.

Disconnect other programs or apps that might interfere with our Wi-Fi connection. While Zoom Video Conferencing is best for groups, either FaceTime or Skype are fine when it’s just two people.

Zoom Audio Settings

Besides making sure you have the latest version of the Zoom software installed, there are some audio settings that should be changed for voice lessons. By default, Zoom is configured for talking, not singing.   

Open “Audio Settings” in Zoom:

UNCHECK the box next to “Automatically adjust microphone volume” (right below input volume). The input volume slider can be set to about halfway.

√ Check the box next to “Join audio by computer when joining a meeting”

Click “Advanced” Button (bottom corner of audio settings):

√ Check the box next to “show in-meeting option...”

Change “Suppress Persistent Background Noise” from Auto to Disable.

Change “Suppress Intermittent Background Noise” from Auto to Disable.

Be sure “Echo Cancellation” is set to Auto 

During our meeting, look in the upper corner: 

If you see “Turn ON Original Sound,” click it.

If you see “Turn OFF Original Sound,” leave it.

Studio Policies

LESSONS AND EXPECTATIONS

Teacher Commitment | The teacher is committed to providing high quality, enjoyable and productive lessons for students in a positive learning environment.  Lessons are custom-tailored to the student’s individual learning styles, musical interests and personal goals.  The teacher will regularly communicate and collaborate with students and parents to provide the best musical education for each student.

Student Commitment | To foster steady progress and growth, it is essential that students commit to consistently and fully participating in their weekly lessons, building practice time into their daily routine, and achieving the specific goals as discussed during each weekly lesson. 

 


Studio Policies

WEEKLY LESSONS

Lesson Length | Weekly private lessons are offered in 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions.  For many students, 45-minute lessons are ideal to cover the range of pieces, exercises and assignments for a successful week of practice and progress. Younger beginners and those who would do better with shorter lessons are offered 30-minute lessons. Students who would benefit from longer lessons to cover a greater abundance and depth of material and those looking to progress at a faster rate are offered 60-minute lessons.   The teacher will determine the best lesson length for each student during the first  lesson, and will reassess throughout the course of the student’s musical journey, to ensure each student has the best opportunity to thrive.

 


Studio Policies

No-shows | If the teacher arrives for a lesson and the student is not there, for any reason, the lesson is considered missed and the teacher may leave. As a courtesy, the teacher may choose to wait, with consideration to the weather and waiting conditions, for up to 15 minutes after the lesson start time.​

Discontinuing Lessons | There are no refunds provided upon discontinuing lessons.  The teacher requests the courtesy of one month’s prior notice, but also respects the student’s right to end lessons at any time.  Ideally, this decision is made thoughtfully with plenty of discussion between the student, parent and teacher so that lessons can cease with a positive sense of closure.

 


Studio Policies

Parent Commitment | Parents play a crucial role in ensuring students commit to their lessons progress. Please enquire directly about routine practice for our weekly lessons.  ​

Lesson Time | When a student enrolls in lessons, a weekly lesson time is reserved exclusively for that individual student.  Students are expected to prioritize this weekly commitment.  If, at some point, the student would like a lesson time change, it may be requested, but due to the teacher’s limited availability, changes can only be accommodated if there is an opening or another student willing to switch.

​Parent Commitment | Parents play a crucial role in ensuring students commit to their lessons progress. Please enquire directly about routine practice for our weekly lessons.

 


Studio Policies

Lesson Calendar | Lessons run by the school calendar, from September to June. If school is out of session due to a holiday, vacation or inclement weather, lessons will not be held that day. 

Missing Lessons | ​Payment is expected at the beginning of each month. A minimum of 24 hours is required for cancellations, or the time reserved must be paid for.

 

Students will not be charged if the teacher must cancel a lesson. 

 


Studio Policies

Lesson Calendar | Lessons run by the school calendar, from September to June. If school is out of session due to a holiday, vacation or inclement weather, lessons will not be held that day. 

Missing Lessons | ​Payment is expected at the beginning of each month. A minimum of 24 hours is required for cancellations, or the time reserved must be paid for.

 

Students will not be charged if the teacher must cancel a lesson. 


 


Studio Policies

While the following cases are extremely rare, students may be disenrolled from lessons, at the teacher’s discretion, if any of these issues persist: late or unpaid tuition, excessive absences or unprepared lessons, poor attitude or inappropriate behavior, continued lack of interest or effort, or other difficulties in working with the student or family.

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