MTC Music Academy

Musicianship. Technique. Confidence.

MTC Music Academy specializes in YOU; discovering what makes YOUR voice sing.

We focus on taking the incredible gifts you already have and leveling them up by working on your Musicianship, Technique, and Confidence.

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Who We are

Have you ever said...

I can't sing!

I can't read music!

I can't reach that note!

I can't book that job!

First of all, YOU CAN. Second of all, we can help you!
We are passionate about helping you find joy and success in singing.


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We accept students ages 10 and up and we teach all genres and styles.

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We accept students ages 10 and up and we teach all genres and styles.

Now offering piano and musicianship/ear training lessons as well!

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Pricing

Now Offering online zoom lessons!

This is a perfect time to learn something new, hone those musicianship skills, strengthen your relationship with music, but most of all, fill your cup with some positivity and creativity!

The one good thing about not getting meet to in person is not having to pay for the rehearsal studio! All online classes will be discounted at $400 for a 4 lesson package! (Originally $480)

We will be offering Voice Lessons, Piano Lessons, and Musicianship/Sight Singing lessons.

No download required! Here is all you need for our Zoom lessons:

- Computer with a camera
-A second device (phone or iPad) to play accompaniments from
-Internet (obviously :-))

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Here at MTC we strongly believe true progress cannot be achieved in one 60 minute lesson alone. Everyone's journey is different but we require a minimum of 4 lessons to begin your journey. Although we recommend once a week, these 4 lessons are yours and can be scheduled to what best fits your lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Students must notify their teachers at least 48 hours prior to scheduled lesson time. Teachers will attempt in good faith to reschedule the missed lesson according to their schedule.

If a lesson is cancelled within the 48 hour window, a studio cancellation fee of $25 will be charged to card on file.

now online

Looking for something educational, uplifting, and fun for your kids to do while quarantined?

Now Offering Online Singing Classes for Kids!

Class Info
- Begins Monday, March 30th
- Classes offered through the month of April (possibly in May as well!)
- $25 per child, per class
- $100 for a discounted package of 5 classes
- Sibling discount 20% off! ($40 for one class, $160 for package of 5 classes)
- Classes conducted over Zoom! All you need is a computer!
- Email contact@mtcmusicacademy.com for any questions!

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our team

Tegan Miller

Founder/Voice Teacher

Originally from Kentucky, Tegan Miller is a NYC-based voice teacher, conductor, music director, and performer. She believes with her whole being that music is for everyone and that everyone can sing. She also believes true artistry is found in strengthening your musicianship skills and refining your technique.

Tegan is the Assistant Conductor and a professional singer with the innovative chorus, Choral Chameleon (www.choralchameleon.com). Tegan's latest project is a ground-breaking partnership with Empire City Men's Chorus to create and conduct an LGBTQ+ Youth Chorus. She is also thrilled to be joining the award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' Conducting roster. Her most unusual choral directing experience to date involved being one of 25 conductors of over 1000 voices in 'The Public Domain' project at The Lincoln Center in 2016.

As a Music Director, she most recently directed the off-Broadway hit 'The Office - the Musical Parody'. Other favorite MD credits include 'Friends - the Musical Parody' (National Tour), '90210 the Musical' (off-broadway), 'If/Then' (High School Premier).

As a vocalist, Tegan is a multi-genre performer who has been fortunate enough to sing all over the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Vatican. She a Semi-Finalist and was awarded the People's Choice Award at the American Traditions Competition this past February in Savannah, Georgia.

Tegan holds a degree in Music Education from the University of Kentucky and has studied Conducting and Ear Training at Juilliard School of Music and the European American Musical Alliance in Paris with Mark Shapiro and Dr. Kyle Blaha. She is currently getting her Masters in Choral Conducting at Simpson College.www.teganmiller.com

Christina Kershaw

Voice Teacher

Christina specializes in healthy singing but also OPERA! She takes beginner to intermediate voice students.

Soprano Christina Kershaw is a New York City native and a recent graduate of The Conservatory at Brooklyn College with a master of music degree in vocal performance as a student of renowned voice teacher, Mark Schnaible.

Ms. Kershaw believes that being a well-rounded musician is a vital part of being a performer. She believes in a holistic approach to voice instruction and technique, knowing that the most important part of teaching voice is to develop a student’s true voice and color, giving them the technical tools to sing healthily - for the longevity of their career and freedom to be an artist!

Ms. Kershaw has done a considerable amount of teaching and ensemble work as well as solo work. During her time in Connecticut, she received a bachelor of science degree in music education and was a member of the University Singers, with whom she toured and performed throughout China and Japan. She has worked with several professional church choirs in NYC, most notably the St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir. She has also done work with Loft Opera in the chorus of Le Comte Ory, hailed by the New York Times as “a perfect union of New York’s most raucous and delightful opera company with one of the most raucous and delightful works in the repertory.” Christina is also a member of the Composer's Choir, which is a small ensemble designed to create premium recordings for new works by composers from all over the world.

Equally comfortable in opera, oratorio, and ensemble work, Ms. Kershaw freelances regularly around the tri-state area and makes appearances internationally. Her voice has been described in a review by John Yohalem as “...always on pitch and on target, incisive and direct.” Ms. Kershaw has most recently performed the roles of Nella in Gianni Schicchi and La Tasse Chinoise / La Chatte in L’enfant et les Sortilèges under the direction of Isabel Milenski. Prior to that, she performed the role of Cinna in one of Mozart’s earliest works, Lucio Silla. She has also taken on the role of Nada in the New York premiere Svadba, a six-female contemporary a cappella opera, composed by Ana Sokolovic. This summer she was a 2019 studio artist at Lidal North International Opera Workshop, performing the roles of Yvette and Georgette in Puccini’s La Rondine at the Oslo Opera House in Norway. Additionally, she has sung 1st Lady in The Magic Flute with New York Lyric Opera Theatre and performed as the soprano soloist for Vivaldi's Gloria with the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra. Last year, she was the soloist for Ralph Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, where she made her Carnegie Hall debut, under the baton of Malcolm Merriweather.

Ms. Kershaw has done a considerable amount of teaching and ensemble work as well as solo work. During her time in Connecticut, she received a bachelor of science degree in music education and was a member of the University Singers, with whom she toured and performed throughout China and Japan. She has worked with several professional church choirs in NYC, most notably the St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir. She has also done work with Loft Opera in the chorus of Le Comte Ory, hailed by the New York Times as “a perfect union of New York’s most raucous and delightful opera company with one of the most raucous and delightful works in the repertory.” Christina is also a member of the Composer's Choir, which is a small ensemble designed to create premium recordings for new works by composers from all over the world.

Matt Robbins

Jazz Piano Teacher

Matt Robbins is a jazz pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, and graduate of the Manhattan School of Music jazz studies program.  Since graduating, he has been active in the NYC area, playing, singing, arranging, and otherwise collaborating with artists of widely varying styles. Matt sings as a professional singer in the innovative and award winning chorus, Choral Chameleon. He is so very honored to be involved with this tremendous group of musicians. www.mattrobbinsmusic.com

Lynda DeFuria

Voice Teacher

Lynda DeFuria is a Las Vegas raised, New York based artist lady. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, DeFuria has built a versatile career on the stage, both in music and theatre. She has performed at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, on national TV's “Showtime at the Apollo,” New York’s The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall, Off-Broadway, and most recently on the National Tour of the Tony award winning musical, “Kinky Boots.” Using her art to inspire change, Lynda is a Co-Founder of the feminist changemaking nonprofit, The Shrill Collective, that focuses on producing new works written by women and non-binary playwrights with proceeds benefiting various organizations. A songwriter and storyteller, DeFuria’s two previous releases 2010’s “Alive” EP and 2013’s “Ticking Clocks” delivered “confessionally honest, but relatable lyrics” with soaring vocals to “paint aural landscapes of acceptance, love, the unseen, belief, and hope.” Her song “Where You Stand” was awarded 1st place in BMI’s John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition. Lynda DeFuria’s newest single “Hiding From Love” was released in February 2020. When she’s not performing, writing, or shrilling, Lynda works as a private vocal coach and teaching artist in NY public schools. Specializing in audition prep, vocal performance, songwriting, and devised theatre, Lynda has held residences with Waterwell, New York City Children’s Theatre, UrbanArts Partnership, Manhattan Youth, and was previously part of the Middle School Vocal Faculty at PPAS.Lynda DeFuria currently resides in Harlem where the Pizza Stop guys know her name and she’s perfectly okay with that. Stay in the Lynda Loop: www.LyndaDeFuria.com | IG: @LYNDAmonsterr

Check out Lynda's music on SPOTIFY!

“Tegan Miller is truly one of my favorite voice teachers that I've had over the years. She not only comes prepared with countless vocal exercises and little tricks up her sleeve to help your voice grow (no matter what style you choose to sing!), but she also intuitively knows exactly what to say to help build your confidence. Confidence is such a huge factor in singing and she treats everyone with such kindness and love, while reminding you to be kind to yourself. I'm so grateful to have Tegan as my coach, and I think anyone would benefit from having her as a teacher!” 

Meg Halcovage, Female Swing in Off-Broadway's Love Actually the Musical

“Our daughter has been working with Tegan for 3 years, and in that time we have seen her skills and confidence bloom.  Each week, Tegan brings enthusiasm, patience, and focus to the lesson.  She manages to find ways to connect with her students, and make the student want to challenge themselves.  Tegan sets realistic goals and always uses positive reinforcement to help her students achieve them.  I don't think our child would have the level of understanding or interest in Musical Theory if it were not for Tegan's lessons.” 

Laura Sanzel, mother of preteen student

“I’ve worked with Tegan in the past and I can say I came out much more confident than when I went in. She worked at a comfortable pace, was always positive and friendly and her talent and instruction is unmatchable! Tegan inspired me to escape my comfort zone on and off the stage and I am so much better for it!” 

Ashley McDonald,  Actress

“2 years ago, when I started working with Tegan, I felt like I was terrible. I had never had any formal training in voice or sang in college or anything like that.  But like many people in NYC, I had the karaoke bug and dreamed of being able to actually sing.  After lessons and hard work (you gotta practice!) — I can’t believe I can match pitch on my favorite songs now.  It’s unbelievable.  It’s such a huge accomplishment for me, and now I can’t stop singing.  Tegan has made feel so much better about myself and during some very dark days for me. I'm so super lucky to be working with her!” 

Mid-thirties NYC male with a post-graduate degree

“Tegan is a natural born teacher with an innate gift for music. Her ability to personally connect with musicians of any skill level and inspire them to find their true voice makes for a special experience whether you’re working with her as a conductor, a music director, or as a one-on-one student.” 

Taylor Coriell, Pam in The Office the Musical

Announcing.....

Founder Tegan Miller is beginning a Women's Choir!

Do you miss the joy of singing in a choir? Do you want to be a part of a community of strong women who support each other? Do you want to help organizations who support and help women with our gift of song?

Come join our Women's Choir!!

Conducted by MTC Music Academy founder Tegan Miller!

If you're female identifying and you love to sing, you're invited. No age restrictions or prior experience necessary. Just bring your open heart and love for music.

Beginning March 12th, 7-9pm. Location coming soon! Rehearsals will be every Thursday from 7-9pm!

Tegan Miller, Voice Teacher and Audition Coach

Tegan is the Founder and Artistic Director of MTC Music Academy, a NYC-based music studio with a focus on strengthening musicianship, instilling healthy technique, and building confidence. She is also a well sought-after conductor, music director, and performer. Tegan is also the Assistant Conductor and a professional singer with the innovative chorus, Choral Chameleon. Tegan's latest project is a ground-breaking partnership with Empire City Men's Chorus to create and conduct an LGBTQ+ Youth Chorus. Looking ahead to 2020, she is thrilled to be joining the award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' Conducting roster. Her most unusual choral directing experience to date involved being one of 25 conductors of over 1000 voices in 'The Public Domain' project at The Lincoln Center in 2016. She was most recently the musical director of the off-Broadway hit 'The Office - the Musical Parody'. Other favorite MD credits include 'Friends - the Musical Parody' (National Tour), '90210 the Musical' (Off-Broadway), 'If/Then' (High School Premier).​ ​As a vocalist, Tegan is a multi-genre performer. Catch her as a quarter-finalist in the American Traditions Competition this February in Savannah, Georgia. Tegan holds a degree in Music Education from the University of Kentucky and has studied Conducting and Ear Training at Juilliard School of Music and the European American Musical Alliance in Paris with Mark Shapiro and Kyle Blaha. She is currently getting her Masters in Choral Conducting at Simpson College.

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Assaf Gleizner, music director

Born and raised in Israel, Grammy nominated Assaf Gleizner has been working as a composer, music director, orchestrator/arranger and pianist both in NYC and around the world for the past 15 years. Most notable projects are: Broadway: Stephen Schwartz 70th Birthday Concert (Hudson Theater) Featuring Ben Platt, Renee Fleming, Lindsey Mendez, & Andrew Lippa - Orchestrator, Arranger. Arts For Autism (Gershwin Theater) Featuring Kelly O'Hara, Julia Murney, & Christopher Jackson - Orchestrator, Arranger. Off-Broadway: The Office The Musical (The Theater Center/National Tour) - Composer, Orchestrator. Friends the Musical Parody (St Luke’s Theater/National Tour) - Composer, Orchestrator. 90210! The Musical (Theater 80/Broadway Chicago) - Composer, Orchestrator. Full House Musical Parody (Theater 80) - MD, Orchestrator. The Travels (NYMF) - MD, Orchestrator. International: The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchet (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, England) – Orchestrator Regional: The Swingaroos (Florida Studio Theater) - Composer, MD. Cassandra (Proctor's Theater) - MD, Orchestrator. Other: Move on: A Sondheim Adventure Jazz Album - Arranger and Co-Producer (Grammy Nominated). Show Choir! The Musical - Cast Recording Featuring Christiane Noll (NYC) Orchestrations. The Wolf (NC & NYC) - Orchestrator. You're the Pest: The Web Series (NYC) - Composer, Music Supervisor. Assaf is also a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

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Andre Catrini, Rep and Audition Coach

Andre is a composer/lyricist, musical director and repertoire coach currently living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is a member of the BMI-Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, an alumnus of the ASCAP Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Workshop (plus a proud ASCAP member) and a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (CCM).

Andre is the proud recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award, given “in recognition for his outstanding talent as a musical theatre composer and lyricist,” as well as a 2015 New Voices Project Merit Award. His musical The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (book by Allan Knee) made its world premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, England in 2019. His song, “My World,” will appear on the new album, 16 Stories, featuring the Australian Discovery Orchestra, to be released in the spring of 2020.

Andre is presently at work writing the Music & Lyrics for several new musicals, including A Problem with the Pattersons with Laura Zlatos. Previous writing credits include: The Wolf (book by Joe Calarco), Other Women, and Whisper, Love. @andrecatrini

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Holly Buzcek, Casting Director

Holly is a full time Casting Director at Wojcik/Seay Casting and with her own company, HDB Casting. National & International tours: Rent, Rock Of Ages, Something Rotten, Motown, Kinky Boots, Jekyll & Hyde, Dreamgirls, Annie,Wizard Of Oz, The Illusionists, Daniel Tiger, PJ Masks, Charlie Brown Christmas and more. Other Projects: 50 Shades, The Original Parody – off Broadway and Touring Companies, Church & State and Othello, The Remix– off Broadway, The John W. Engeman Theatre, Theatre Aspen, Theatre Raleigh, Tuacahn Performing Arts Center, Riverside Theatre, Arvada Center, The Independents for Fringe 2012 (winner Best-of-the Fest),  iLLA, A Hip-Hop Musical, Deployed -The Musical, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die – In 3D, The Groove Factory and Pirates of Finance for NYMF, and for Bard SummerScape festival, The Ballad of Rom and Julz and Bitter Sweet.  Holly was the resident Casting Director for Musicals Tonight! And is currently the resident casting director for Vital Theatre Company, and Matt Murphy Productions. TV: The Hunt With John Walsh on CNN. Films: Naz & Maalik, Diva and Symposium. Web: Commercials for Intel and Lipton, plus others.

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Alison Franck, Casting Director

Alison has been working in casting for 20 years, including her own company of Franck Casting. She has cast annual tours of the A Christmas Story, The Musical! and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Big League Productions as well as an upcoming tour of An American in Paris and past tours of A Chorus Line, and Legally Blonde, Hello Dolly starring Sally Struthers, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, The Producers, Saturday Night Fever, Hair, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis,  and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The TV series Peter Rabbit and off-Broadway plays, It’s Just Sex. & The Donkey Show (directed by Diane Paulus). Alison also worked in television casting of “Soul Man”, starring Dan Aykroyd, “LateLine”, starring Al Franken, “Talk to Me”starring Kyra Sedgewick, and pilots of “Freaks and Geeks”, and “Madigan Men”. Alison was the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for 10 years, including the Broadway transfer of I’m Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan.

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