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Popular Music Teachers Near Brentwood

Bernadette T.

Lindenhurst, NY
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Sarah K.

Glen Head, NY
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Jason T.

Hicksville, 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.

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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.
Sarah K. Glen Head, NY

About Sarah

Hi my name is Sarah. I have a passion for teaching students of all ages and abilities and I can help students achieve success while motivating them and generating significant interest in all aspects of musical enjoyment and appreciation.

Music education improves cognitive abilities and strenghtens the brains’ attention networks. It teaches students how to work in a collaborative environment which teaches them patience, how to think critically, make decisions and develop listening skills. Music making builds a sense of community.

By learning what background in music my students have and in determining what level of interest they have in the subject, I will show them I am truly interested in their development. These lessons will develop their talents and help them ...

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peter L. December 14, 2014
Piano · In home
I have known Sarah for ten years. As Associate Professor I have served as her instructor and mentor. As a former school principal K-12 I can honestly say I would hire Sarah in an instant. She is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. Perhaps most impressive about Sarah is her talent for identifying student challenges and developing lessons to overcome any weaknesses. She is also a teacher who is always optimistic---she is a wonderful motivator. On a personal level she is a young woman of the highest character and she has my highest recommendation.
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Dan V. November 9, 2014
Piano · In home
I have worked with Sarah over the past year assisting her with the development of her music teaching business, and in particular as an editor for the website of her business, Eskay’s Music Lessons. In working with and mentoring Sarah, I have come to know her on both a personal and professional level. What is immediately obvious about Sarah is her love of music, and her desire to share this with as many people as possible through teaching. Sarah is developing her business so she may teach others to embrace their own musical talents as she has embraced her own. I have spent many hours with Sarah and have observed how dedicated and devoted she is to operating a successful business and ensuring all of her customers receive the best music instruction available. In my opinion, Sarah’s determination, work-ethic, patience, and enthusiasm towards music and her business goals will undoubtedly result in an exceptional business to match her exceptional musical talents.
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christine P. November 6, 2014
Piano · In home
Sarah is a very passionate and creative person when it comes to the arts. While student teaching with me, she was always professional. She was actively engaged in the learning process and worked hard at helping the students become successful musicians and learners. In the class, students would be presented with challenging material that gave them to space to get at a deeper level of music learning. They asked questions. They wanted to learn. As a teacher, she is calm and patient. She is capable of capturing the needs of students while using their interests in the lesson. She can relate to them and that is what makes her so easy to talk to. Sarah was greatly appreciated and respected by the students at school. She exposed them to new music and a encouraged them to listen and look at music differently. Working with Sarah was a great experience. She and I would bounce ideas around until we found exactly what would "click" with the students. She is not only a skilled and talented musician herself, but a teacher with the students' best interests at heart.
Jason T. Hicksville, NY

About Jason

I am a part-time professional recording and touring artist with over 20 years of practical experience and over 12 years as a drum instructor.

I have studied with many musicians, including Al Miller, Jim Chapin, Frank Bellucci, Dan Faulk and Ray Anderson. My goal is to teach music in a fun, informative and relaxed environment. I like to create custom lessons based on your musical tastes, and show you all the tricks of the trade, including musicality, performance and preparation. Whether you are a hobbyist or an aspiring pro, let me show you what you need to know!

When I'm not playing drums, you can find me running the day-to-day operations as the Managing Director at Camps 'R' Us, a summer day camp with 6 locations on Long Island, NY.

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Michelle, B. May 14, 2014
The Best Drum Teacher

Jason is a fantastic drum teacher. I would highly recommend his services. Jason is a professional, dedicated, great personality and caring person. He is the type of person after meeting him we felt like we have known him for years. He taught my son not just to play the drums but also to be a performer. My son would always come home excited after lessons. Jason makes it fun for my son to learn. Within a few months my son played at our school talent show and he gave the performance of his life! The drums helped build up my sons self- esteem. Jason offers a private drum lesson at an affordable price. We are extremely happy and would definitely recommend him to everyone.

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

-Marie Bonaduce-deSoto
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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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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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