What Our Clients Are Saying
I’ve been working with Rebecca for 4 years, and I can honestly say she’s changed my life. Rebecca is extremely warm, compassionate, and intuitive in her teaching style, incorporating consideration for the mind and body and crafting techniques that work for me individually. With her help, I’ve been able to improve my vocal range, expression, technical skills, and sing in a way that I never thought was possible for me. She’s given me the confidence to connect to my performances on a deeper level and an invaluable space for artists to connect and support each other.
Erin Lien, Vocalist
Rebecca is the real deal. She is a total pro and an excellent teacher. It's hard to find someone who is both! She has a comprehensive understanding of vocal technique and has taught me how to feel it in my body so that I can sing confidently in any setting. I highly recommend working with Rebecca.
Currently working with Studio GRC on her upcoming solo album.
Rebecca is a wonderful teacher. She truly cares about her students and will go to lengths to make sure you have the best experience possible. I really am so grateful to have her as my teacher and have already learned so much! Anyone would be lucky to take lessons from her.
Rebecca is an amazing teacher. She not only has helped me improve my vocal sound, but she has helped me become a more confident performer. She really cares about her students and is extremely invested in their growth. With her help I have started to build my audition book and perform again. Could not more highly recommend!
Musical Theater Performer, NYCAlpha NYC, Don’t Tell Mama NYC.
Not only is Rebecca Rapoport Cole an outstanding piano and voice educator (and performer herself), she sets herself apart from other teachers because of the way she truly cares about her students and invests in both their artistic and personal growth. She became a mentor and role model for so many of her students, and for this I highly recommend her.
NEMPAC Executive director, Co-Founder NEMPAC Opera Project.
Rebecca is an absolutely fantastic teacher, I'm learning so much and feel very encouraged! Not only is she able to teach technique but having the piano accompaniment elevates the learning experience and helps me to understand a song's emotion. It's also helpful to be taught by someone actively working in theater who has suggestions on how to take your skills outside the classroom. I recommend Rebecca to anyone and everyone, she is the best voice teacher I've ever had :)
Musical Theater Performer, NYC- AfterWork Theater NYC.
Singing Lessons (for adults)
Rebecca has been an incredible voice coach for me. I've had significant growth both in technical singing ability and improvement in my stage presence. I went from the person who was afraid to perform, to confident and comfortable up on stage, leading to music experiences beyond what I could have imagined. This is all due to Rebecca's style of positively pushing and teaching easily implemented techniques. She makes you believe you can, and ensures you are skilled to achieve success. We've recently started focusing on originals that I've written. Rebecca is spot on with her feedback. I'm very thankful that I get the opportunity to work with such an amazing teacher.
Singer, Songwriter, Lead bass and vocalist - Jacked Kangaroos
I am a 50 something year old woman who has always enjoyed singing. I found I had 2 issues with this, first is that I would often lose my voice because I have very strong vocals and second was that I didn’t always have confidence in my own ability. I feel so fortunate to have met Rebecca and was able to work with her for 2 years. Her warm personality and knowledge of her business was immediately apparent to me. I knew from our first lesson that I had found the person that was going to be able to bring me to the next level with my singing. Rebecca treats each student on an individual basis and really caters to your specific needs. She was able to help me reach notes I did not know were within me and always encouraged me to continue to work hard to get what I needed. She gave me the tools I needed to work on my own and was very mindful of what my desires in singing were. For me, I feel Rebecca went from teaching me, to coaching me, she brought me to a new level of really thinking about and understanding what music is all about. She is a wonderful musician, educator, and person. I will be forever grateful to her for encouraging me to pursue what I love."
Singer With Studio GRC
Rebecca has been a wonderful piano teacher for our 7-yr old. Pre-Covid we’d tried a few different teachers but our daughter wasn’t inspired by their style of teaching. This led us to exploring other options and we are so glad to have found Rebecca! From the get go she made an extra effort to get to know our child and her interests so she could build a strong bond with her. She moved through the lessons in a very methodical manner without being overwhelming. Having been with her for a couple of months three things really stand out to us: 1) she has a special ability to form strong relationships with children, 2) she is very organized and methodical and 3) she’s a gifted musician and teacher. We would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to learn from her.
Rebecca is a wonderful teacher for our 11 year old son. He looks forward to his lessons and comes out smiling. He started with singing lessons and Rebecca recommended he add piano and we are thrilled because he was not eager to play piano but is happy to do it with Rebecca. Rebecca is very professional and such a positive person. It is a pleasure. We very highly recommend her.
Rebecca is an amazing coach and I am very pleased to be learning from her. She is very patient, kind and encouraging. I highly recommend her services
Working with Rebecca for four years was the highlight of my week. I was able to improve my singing in a fun and positive environment that even to this day I miss. Would recommend to anyone serious about improving their skills!!
Rebecca not only made me feel supported as a student right from the first lesson, but she made it fun right away! She is a warm, energetic teacher who helped me progress quickly with her crystal clear teaching and also gave personal attention to me to let me know what I needed to improve next. I leave every lesson excited for my next one the following week! I appreciate her responsiveness to communication with me, making scheduling super easy and letting me know she respects both of our times. Rebecca is clearly a rare teacher that values each student as an individual, tailoring to their specific skills and personalities, but creates a stress-free, joy-filled studio environment.
Working with Rebecca through voice was transformative for me. We only had a short time from training, but she utilized the time to the fullest, locating the "trouble spots" in my piece and tackling them with me. She teaches her students how to focus on technique and precision while not sacrificing musicality and artfulness. Rebecca is professional and personable; she makes what could be a vulnerable experience warm and comfortable. I would highly recommend music students of any age to work with Rebecca!
I had a trial lesson with Rebecca and am SO excited to work with her regularly. Rebecca has an incredible resume, personality and energy. I am coming back to singing after a long 3-year break and am so glad to be going through the process with her!
Rebecca is an incredibly talented musician and educator. If you take your music seriously and want to enjoy while you learn, I highly recommend her! In the last 4 years I have learned a lot from her and have accomplished so much. Rebecca gave me the confidence I needed to take my talent to the next level. I look forward to staying with Rebecca from afar.
Rebecca is the best vocal teacher out there! She is warm, patient, supportive and really makes you feel comfortable. I would look forward to lessons with Rebecca every week and really learned so much from her. She taught me so much about finding my own voice and really made me confident about my own abilities. Not only did she teach me music, but Rebecca's classes also taught me a great deal about myself and what I wanted to do with my life. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat !!!
I could not have asked for a better experience than I had taking voice lessons with Rebecca for three consecutive years. With her help, I improved not only my voice but my confidence. When I started working with Rebecca my voice was barely trained and I had little control or knowledge over how I was using it. She worked with me week after week, giving me new songs that would test my limits and then show me techniques and strategies that would help my voice grow to the strength it would need for that song. I constantly found that a song would feel hard when she first gave it to me and then suddenly appear easier two or three weeks later because of how she was pushing me. It was Rebecca's genuine interest and faith in my voice that kept me going back to her for years, too. When I thought a note was too high to hit or a rhythm was impossible to figure out, she would gently insist that I would get it and then prove time and time again that I could. I owe my voice and my confidence to Rebecca and the incredible teacher, guide and role model that she is to her students.
"My daughter has taken voice lessons in the Boston area with Rebecca for the past three years. In that time, her vocal skills and her confidence in singing for an audience have grown exponentially. Rebecca also helped my daughter prepare for an interview and audition at a performing arts high school. She was instrumental in finding the right song to showcase my daughter’s abilities, as well as prepare her for the unexpected stresses of the audition and interview process. Rebecca is a professional instructor who challenges and nurtures her students to their higher potential. It has been a pleasure to work with her."
(Parent of Voice Student, Watertown, MA)
As a teacher, Rebecca maintains her compassionate and encouraging demeanor while simultaneously pushing her students past their comfort zones. She has helped me gain tremendous confidence in both my technique and my ability to tell a story through song. Because she has such a wealth of musical experience, studying with Rebecca means you never run out of new material to explore and new ways to increase your range as a performer.
Ithaca Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Graduate, Singer at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Rebecca is an amazing teacher who shows great versatility in teaching beginners and advanced students, young and the young-at-heart. Her kind, warm and friendly nature, along with her deep knowledge of music has been an asset to various music and theater companies she has been a teacher and director at.
Music Director, Boston, MA
Rebecca is one of those truly gifted people who is not only talented but who can also teach. She taught my daughter both voice and piano for several years. In addition she also coached her for auditions. Those sessions were invaluable is creating a sense of confidence in my daughter going into the auditions. Rebecca is great with kids and makes them feel valued and talented. We miss her and are jealous of the lucky kids who get to learn from her now. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Parent of Voice Student, Boston, MA
For some of us, opening our mouth to sing alone is one of the scariest things a person can do. It makes us vulnerable, it invites judgment, it requires us to put our heart out into the world. My teen daughter and I both studied voice with Rebecca and we could not have asked for a warmer guide in this challenging task. Rebecca knows technique inside and out, and understands brilliantly how to teach it.
But just as importantly: she connects with her students on a genuine and personal level that is hugely helpful to vocal students.
Voice Student and Parent to Voice Student, Watertown, MA
Since she started working with Rebecca, my daughter has really come into her own. She's always liked to sing and has always had a lovely voice, but Rebecca's guidance has helped her to understand technique, and how best to use her voice in different situations. We have seen such a dramatic difference in both her confidence and the quality of her voice, and she recently landed a lead role in a local children's theatre production. What I love is that Rebecca has worked with my daughter so that she maintained all of the unique qualities of her voice. She still sounds like herself, just better. Perhaps most importantly, Rebecca has been a trusted mentor and terrific role model for my pre-teen daughter.
Parent of Voice Student, Boston, MA