I'm excited to steer you on an adventure to find your inner compass.
As a singing teacher who can train you in this ancient art,
and reveal your own guiding light,
I can help you find your way in the wild.
Music can lead you to seek your unique highest self,
skillfully empowering your voice and life
through waves of emotion & sound,
seeking buried treasures -
on a new shore that you can call your own.
Taking singing lessons can be part of that journey.
. . . really "found yourself?" Where the music lifted you up, connected you with the people around you, built a bridge between you and the singers onstage? Swept up by the music, you whispered to yourself, "This is where I belong."
What would you sing? What story would you tell? How would your life change if you sang out for what you really want? Singing words you've always longed to sing. A little nervous, but feeling so alive, with your voice soaring . . . .
"Fantastic! Barbara melds classic training methods with a more 'holistic' style. I walk out of each lesson very happy and more confident in my abilities than the week prior."
"It was not until I began writing my solo music that I realized what an influence Barbara had been on the way I think about songwriting and lyrics. I'm so grateful for this."
Spring is here! And we have reasons to celebrate. A 100,000+ Spotify views of an original song, a TV ad for Bloomingdales, a recent review, an original music EP, a new singer's website, a discount coupon, 32 five-star reviews on Thumbtack's Silver Level - all generated by our singers & studio.
Congrats Dan for reaching over 100,000 Spotify plays on your song "Serendipity." Hear his new single, “Guest Star,” and his 2021 indie-pop singer/songwriter EP Day by Day - including "Marathon" (Grammy-winning Ivan Jackson on drums). Dan's also featured on “Clues” single from Lil’G’s new Detour EP.
After two 2019 solo acts at The Duplex Cabaret NYC, Rose has launched her first singer/songwriter website (see Singers page). You can hear her singing in live videos, including 2 original songs. She is now available for gigs, weddings, or any place else you want her to sing.
See the new addition to the Reviews webpage. NJArts.net published a great article including the Anthony Tamburro Band's performance at Jersey City's Mastro's GBDD (Guitar Bar Drum Den) featuring the song "Windswept" from his debut roots rock singer/songwriter album "Alaska."
JaQuita's new nat'l 60 sec TV ad features her singing Diana Ross' hit "I'm Coming Out" for Bloomingdales. Hear it on the BJ Simon Studio FB page. JaQuita's 1st 60 sec nat'l TV ad was 6 years ago - Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" for Arm and Hammer - now with 1.5 million views on YouTube.
BJ Simon Singing
32 five star reviews
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Want to warm up these cool spring evenings? Our studio recommends the Fire Department Coffee mug. This flame color-changing mug catches fire when you pour your coffee in, so you know it's piping hot every time!
You can hear the Fire Department Coffee's (FDC) Internet ad at the top of our Video Page - because they used the original song "Medicine" from our own Nick Fargo, and his rock band MoTHER.
The company is veteran-owned and run by active and retired firefighters. They also support heroes in need through the FDC Foundation - 10% of net proceeds go to help provide resources and assistance to first responders who have been injured on the job.
FDC is getting behind Project Joint Guardian, a mission of hundreds of volunteers willing to go into Ukraine to supply, train and work alongside local first responders. See FireDeptCoffee.com for more info, and how you can help.
Because you love music, and support our firemen (like Nick), you can use this one-time 20% off coupon for all the products at FireDeptCoffee.com - use 20FDC at checkout.
• Meghan - "You're also a Jersey City firefighter! . . . Are there any similarities between the rush you get running into a burning building and the rush you get performing on stage?"
• Nick - "Of course! Obviously, they have their major differences as well. Being on stage doesn't usually have the 'I might die doing this' factor, but it is certainly a major rush, and it is a very big reason why I continue to perform. I kind of get to disappear up on stage. Even though I may be in front of a ton of people, it's truly an escaped moment. They are both big adrenaline inducing lines of work, and I am a junkie for that stuff.
"It's also very similar in the aspects of family, brotherhood, and teamwork. On the fire truck, there are four of us working as a unit to keep each other and those we serve as safe as possible. The same goes on stage: as we form this sound, this show, and these feelings as one. A lot of it comes down to unspoken communication which is a great thing to experience."
"Rock N Roll is our Medicine and
Nick Fargo of MoTHER is our Doctor."
By Meghan Ianiro, publisher of the Internet magazine "Megazine." The interview is about MoTHER's most recent original song - "Medicine."