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Popular Music Teachers Near Bay Shore

Bernadette T.

Lindenhurst, NY
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Craig C.

Massapequa, NY
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Jon S.

East Islip, NY
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Bernadette T. Lindenhurst, NY

About Bernadette

I am a NYS certified teacher who has been teaching in the school system for 20 years. I hold both my BM and MA degree in Music Education, and Jazz guitar was my major instrument in college. Incorporated in my system of guitar training work in music reading, music theory, fretboard navigation, pick-control and fingerstyle techniques, and ear-training applicable to most contemporary styles of music. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons follow a structured format. I begin with technical exercises for both the picking/strumming hand and the fretting hand, leading to good sound production. As students learn to achieve well-balanced tones, they learn to apply that to the written page using standard music notation and the TAB system. From single notes, students learn to build harmony, ...

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Daniel C. August 25, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
When the year started and I wanted to get serious playing guitar and becoming a better performer, singer, songwriter and just overall musician, I said to myself, "Where do I start?" To find someone of Bernadette's talent, quality, and patience has truly be amazing. She is great at setting up a practice structure and teaching theory as well as building up your skills and open to directing the lessons to exactly what you are looking for. My confidence on the guitar has grown by leaps and bounds and I looking forward to continuing the journey...5 stars!!!!!
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Don U. March 12, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Learning technique and theory

Bernadette is well versed in music theory. She is helping me learn the theory as well as developing my technique on various levels.
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Gerry W. December 4, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Professional and Experienced Teacher

I've had 4 lessons so far with Bernadette. I am an adult and feel I am making great progress. The lessons are a good mix of learning to play the guitar, learning to read music and theory. She recommended a good beginner book and while we stick to it she tailors the material according to how I am doing and need to learn. She also makes notes and gives me additional work in a music notebook. The lessons are never rushed and because there isn't a student after me usually are 5-10 minutes over the 45 minutes.
I feel fortunate to have found someone with a Masters in music education and 20 years of teaching experience.
Craig C. Massapequa, NY

About Craig

Craig C. is a pianist, accompanist, and musical director from Massapequa, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music with a degree in Piano from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. During high school, Craig studied primarily jazz piano and was chosen as the All Jazz piano Player for New York State in 2005. While in college, he studied classical piano with Phyllis Lehrer and gained a great interest in teaching piano. His coursework included studies in piano and voice pedagogy and techniques, accompanying, vocal diction, and choir. Craig has performed with some of the best orchestras in the world in the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Notable performances include Mahler's 8th Symphony with Pierre Boulez and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, performed in Carnegie Hall and "Die Erste ...

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Robert F. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Craig's Patience and Knowledge

Craig is very knowledgeable and patient. I am an older student (64) who started lessons at age 4 and then my playing became sporadic, sometimes not playing for weeks at a time. Craig has been focusing on open chords and using the Jazz repertoire to put concepts into practice. I tend to be a little hard on myself and Craig has helped me with that, too. His suggestion of working on songs two measures at at time has been very helpful
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Richard B. February 5, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Craig is an excellent teacher and a very nice, person. He teaches piano to three of us and easily adjusts his lessons for each of our competency levels. His instructions are easy to follow and his suggestions for mastering skills work. Our lessons are friendly and low pressure. I would highly recommend Craig.
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PamB4 November 3, 2010
Craig is a terrific instructor. He's very knowledgeable and patient. He clicked with my son immediately, and I'm impressed by how much he has taught my son in only a few lessons.
Jon S. East Islip, NY

About Jon

First and foremost, I love singing, guitar, and songwriting. Music is a huge passion for me, and I love to share and experience music with others through teaching. My greatest strength is my enthusiasm for both teaching and music. I would love to help you learn, and to help you advanced as a musician, no matter what your skill level. I graduated from The Crane School of Music in 2012 studying under Dr. Deborah Massell. I have been singing for my entire life, and as a trained classical tenor over the last 8 years. I am also a self-taught guitarist of over 10 years. I have been teaching for over 7 years, and I have loved every minute. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons can vary a lot based on who I'm teaching. I love working with advanced musicians, and also absolute beginners! I am ...

Robert M.

Ronkonkoma, NY
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Cynthia T.

East Islip, NY
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Matt N.

East Islip, NY
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Robert M. Ronkonkoma, NY

About Robert

Robert received a bachelors degree in Music Education and Music Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. After graduating from Potsdam, Robert attended the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he received a masters of music in Classical Voice. Since graduating Robert has performed throughout the United States with PORTopera, Opera Hispanica, and Shreveport Opera along with the Orchestra of Northern New York, concerts in Boston, Massachusetts, and Napa Valley, California. Robert has been teaching Voice and Piano for the last eight years. Robert is a specialty music substitute with Middle Country School District and is director of the Mt. Sinai High School Drama Club and Musical Theater club. Robert is known for having great teacher student relationships ...

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Robert M. August 10, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
From mother of a private student:

Robert is an excellent vocal coach, working with my son in classical/opera voice & preparation for college auditions. Robert is a dynamic, enthusiastic teacher who understands the foundations & process of voice development, enjoys sharing that knowledge & is an enormously talented singer in his own right. It's a delight each week to listen to my son's lessons from the next room! I highly recommend Robert for teaching, performance & any voice related service.
Service Category: Vocal/Opera coach
Year first hired: 2014 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

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Robert M. January 27, 2014
Singing
Fine teacher, polished performer, talented singer

Robert Mellon was my student at the Crane School of Music of SUNY Potsdam for four years. Not only was he one of my most talented voices during my time there on faculty, but he had tremendous acting talent and skills, especially comedic timing, and he always had a strong work ethic. After winning many awards and scholarships, he went on to Manhattan School of Music where he continued to excel as a singer/actor. I can recommend him highly as a polished performer with a gorgeous instrument, and I am sure that he has developed into a fine teacher. Dr. Kathleen Allen, Assistant Professor of Music, Voice, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH.
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Greg W. January 25, 2014
Music Performance
You'll get everything!

I have seen and heard Robert Mellon perform in all kinds of venues. I sat beside him as he coached students for auditions, and worked with him in rehearsals. Because he was one of the most serious students and mesmerizing performers I ever encountered during my tenure at The Crane School of Music, he is the only student I considered composing a work for. I got to know Bobby a little but as we toured “Sing!” around upstate New York with the Crane Symphony Orchestra. Not only is he an extraordinary singer, actor and teacher, he is a terrific human being as well.

Robert Mellon is an excellent teacher, performer and coach.
Cynthia T. East Islip, NY

About Cynthia

**Musical Training** Cynthia began studying piano under the instruction of Joshua Z Kant at the age of 3. She auditioned for Julliard Pre College at the age of 8. During her high school years she continued studying piano under Joshua Kant and violin under Christina Willis and Susan Rydzeski. Cynthia attended Stony Brook University for her undergraduate career, studying a double major in Biology and Music. While attending, she studied piano under Christina Dahl, and violin under Soovin Kim and Mario Gotoh. Cynthia also was a member of the Stony Brook University Orchestra as a first violinist, also under the conduction of Dr. Susan Deaver. **Performance Experience** Cynthia attended the NY AllState orchestra for two years as a violinist, as well as All Eastern in her senior year. ...

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Jon S. January 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
I have played a number of gigs with Cynthia, and as a colleague I can say she has an incredible amount of both professionalism and proficiency in her field. Her piano and violin skills are something that you do not find much in the music education scene anymore. She is a rare find, and I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a dedicated and talented teacher to go with Cynthia.
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Kristen C. September 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cynthia is very nice and patient with my 7 year old daughter. She is always prompt and professional. My daughter has already learned so much after a few weeks under Cynthia's instruction.
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Luke R. July 28, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very easy going. compassionate, motivating. Ideal instructor.
Matt N. East Islip, NY

About Matt

I am a young and passionate percussionist who loves being involved in music performance and education. I received my Bachelor of Music in Music Education from LIU Post in 2013 and is currently enrolled at Hofstra University for an MA is Music Education. My goal is to teach students of any age to appreciate music as well as to experience the feeling and passion of music.

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