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Desiree Demelfi
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Commack, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: In May 2022, Desiree will be receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College
Performance Experience: Ocean Arts Musical Theater Productions, NYSSMA and SCMEA ensembles, student recitals, Westminster Symphonic Choir
Teaching Experience: Desiree is currently Assistant Music Instructor of the Early Childhood Community Music Program at Stony Brook University (SUNY). Desiree co-instructs First Steps in Music Level I (Pre-K and Kindergarten) and First Steps in Music Level II (1st Grade and 2nd Grade).
Teaching Philosophy: Desiree understands that each student may learn differently, as well as at different speeds. Desiree will meet you at your level and cater to your unique musical needs in order to nurture organic development. Her approach to voice in centered in training the voice, body, and mind; consequently, students can interact with the music in a way which incorporates fun and growth in multiple facets.

Get to know Desiree

Desiree DeMelfi is a classically trained Mezzo-Soprano hailing from the South Shore of Long Island. Desiree has studied voice since the ripe age of eight, beginning with Musical Theater technique before transitioning toward a more classically focused career. Desiree also grew up playing the flute and piccolo. In May 2022, she will be receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College with a concentration in voice. Here, Desiree studied voice with world-class faculty in a Conservatory setting in order to further develop her skills, all while aspiring to teacher others. While studying at Westminster, Desiree performed and traveled with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, singing in performance halls including but not limited to: The Kimmel Center, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Prior to this, she performed in many SCEMA and NYSSMA select ensembles, including NYSSMA All-State Treble Choir and SCMEA Jazz. Desiree is a recipient of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Scholarship for Distinction in Music. 

Desiree teaches at:
116 Jericho Tpke
Commack, NY 11725
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