Cândida Borges


Subjects: Singing, Vocal Coaching, Piano, Composition, Songwriting.

Expertise: Brazilian music, Classical, Pop, Musical, World Music.

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English.

Social Media: www.candidaborges.com

Artistic bio

International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) – in person in New York and ONLINE!

TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or ONLINE, cutting-edge techniques and training – combining arts, music, music history, concepts, composition. For all ages, make your musical experience a really valid one.

I have a Master Degree in Piano Performance, Bachelors also in piano, and I studied singing, composition, music production and electronic music, sound therapy, special needs and coaching. My artistic work mixes folkloric music, bossa nova, pop, Latin and African music, jazz, and styles of world music.  After 15 years teaching in Universities in Brazil, the United States and other countries, I created a program in which I offer my experience as a music educator for students from all ages and backgrounds.

I am very experienced leading classes of piano and Jazz/pop singing, songwriting, for kids and adults. I have a huge repertoire of classical music, pop, musical theater, Brazilian and Latin songs. Also, the practice can include harmony studies, ear training, improvisation, and composition. The main concept of my methodology is about using creativity, technology, and good music to make the students feel inspired and motivated to play the songs they want and develop skills. I can teach in English, Portuguese or Spanish.


PLAY Music – LEARN Music – CREATE Music
Use the piano or voice to play a great variety of songs, from classical to pop, crossing jazz, Brazilian and Latin tunes, American classics, etc. Using sheets, chords, iPad/iPhone, “play by ear”, books or just improvising!
Add to your training elements of Music Theory, Harmony, Music History and Ear Training with interactive material online and books.
Creativity!!! Enjoy every class, learn to songwrite, to create your melodies, change chords, write lyrics and produce your songs! Acoustic and digital support, many tools to express your ideas, from kids to adults!

Create your own program, combining different subjects, like singing and ear training, music theory and piano, piano and singing, piano and songwriting, etc. Classes are online or in Manhattan, New York – in-studio or in-home.

FOR ONLINE CLASSES: I developed a great structure working with your iPad/ tablet/ phone/ computer, using Skype, FaceTime, Facebook, Zoom, and more, to work with worldwide students and institutes. Ask me more about it!

If you connect online, there are easy instructions that you receive to make sure you are all set to start. You have the chance to record your class and you will receive a link with all the material we use in class. In tour or local, classes must go on! The teacher will have the same sheet music as the student and will guide the positioning of the camera to suit the class.

If you are in the New York Area, come for class in one of the studios. We are at midtown west, in great locations and professional studios.


Many possibilities, many styles. I have an expertise on classical, Brazilian and Latin jazz, pop, although I have been coaching students and musicians in all genres – especially working with professionals in universities around the world. It includes Jewish, Arabic, and Indian music.

If you are especially interested in BRAZILIAN MUSIC, like Bossa Nova and Samba, this is also one of my main expertises.


After being trained in different techniques, I offer a combination of different methodologies to suit the best material for each student. You will have access for my free resources, including many books, recordings, audiobooks, online courses, of most of the material that is sold online. Included in your methodology the research to these resources if you wish.


Prof. Cândida is highly oriented by studies in Neuroscience, to develop methodologies that work for kid’s stimulation, healthy aging programs, and special needs, among some other special cases. Finding the right methodology to work on music education is a key aspect to guarantee long-lasting results and motivation – especially for kids. Music and arts are applied as well-being activities, for artistic and health purposes. This is one of the main aspects of learning from a trained and experienced music educator.

MUSIC AND SOUND HEALING: There is a special program including techniques connected to meditation and well-being. Ask me how.


Prof. Cândida has a special curriculum for kids in homeschooling programs. As a certified educator, Prof. Cândida is able of giving reports and evaluations for these programs.

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