Primary Instrument: Vocal
Channeling the jazzy style of Billie, Sarah and Ella combined with the soulful vibe of Chaka comes the mutli-faceted singer and songwriter Marcya Daneille. Classically trained in both piano and voice she epitomizes beauty, talent and grace and once you experience her talent you aren’t soon to forget.
Marcya Daneille was born in Stuttgart Germany began studying and performing at the age of 7. As a competitive singer during her undergraduate studies, Marcya was able to continue developing her career as a singer and pianist. She is the recipient of numerous awards including, ‘Young Artist of the Year with the Lakeview Music Society,’ ‘Young Artist of the Year with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee,’ an honorable mention from N.A.T.S. (National Association of Teachers of Singing), as well as a Young Artist slot at the International Art Song Festival held at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Marcya was granted her first contract with a regional opera company (Lyric Theatre of Illinois) as a freshman in college. While in college, Marcya continued to sing professionally as a member of the Lincoln Opera Chicago.
Marcya has been fortunate to work with a host of artists such as world renowned Jazz Trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon, Burt Eckoff-former pianist for the late Dakota Staton, Bebe Winans, Vanessa Williams, Laurel Masse of Manhattan Transfer, and the late Gerald Levert to name a few. She has performed at such notable places as Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Apollo Theater, Alice Tully Hall, SOB’s, Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, and Café Cielo.
Marcya has created a niche for herself as a versatile vocalist with an inspiring musical sensibility and impressive technical skill. Marcya is a a singer's singer who makes you feel that you're hearing classic jazz standards for the first time. Her debut CD, “Keeping It Simple,” which was co-produced by Marcya Daneille and Wycliffe Gordon is currently available for purchase at CD Baby, Itunes and Amazon.
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Every vocalist is an individual and should be encouraged to develop his/her own unique niche.With more than 20 years of teaching/performing experience, Marcya offers solid technical training which is relevant to the needs of her clients.
Marcya specializes in Cross-Genre singing (Classical, Jazz, Pop, R&B and Gospel) which is supported by the Bel Canto technique (diaphragmatic breathing, placement of the tone in the vocal masque, pure vowels, etc.) Clients learn to sing free of tension while not detracting from the stylistic authenticity of their chosen genre. There is also a focus on ear training, song Interpretation and microphone technique (studio and live). Marcya conducts traditional, one-on-one voice lessons, as well as on-site recording session coaching. All ages and levels are welcome.
Teaching experience: 20+
Styles Taught: Classical, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Gospel
Studio Location: Times Square, NYC
Hours of Availability: Flexible