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I have played in jazz, rock, and blues bands since college. I graduated San Francisco State with my Masters in Music Ed. with a concentration in Jazz Piano & Theory. I give my students a solid foundation in classical technique but I also stress music theory and ear training. As a pianist and keyboardist in a variety of bands I can offer training in improvisation, focusing on blues, gospel or jazz.
Having studied classical piano since I was five, I teach good piano technique first, but I also let students focus on ear training, theory, and improvisation if they desire it. I stress self-expression as the main goal of being a well-rounded musician and I make sure students take an active role in directing their own musical exploration.
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In order to ensure that the student has a good experience I ask that have students two 2 to 5 pieces that they work on at any one time for 15-30 minutes a day. For beginners I give flash cards because I feel that the ability to recognize notes quickly and accurately is the pianist's critical skill. Since music helps with reasoning and concentration skills the 15 minutes spent practicing won't affect children's grades. For kids twelve and under I ask parents to help them learn the notes using flash cards for ten minutes a day for the first month.
I carry a pocket recorder and make MP3s of practice pieces available so that students know what the pieces should sound like.
Students dabble in theory and improvisation to see if they enjoy it but ultimate control of how the time is spent is up to the student. For children lessons we focus mainly on the varieties of music they most, but during each lesson we will spend at least some time doing ear training for intervals and chords chords. Because I have a degree in music theory and I can improvise I make up my own accompaniments to the practice pieces; I believe that actually playing music with another person dramatically improves timing, confidence, musicianship, and love of music.
For the first three months most students play simple one note melodies. The next step is two-handed pieces. At around six months (depending on the student's age) they begin to sightread, improvise (if they wish), and start to become proficient enough to choose their own favorite pieces. .
*** Studio Equipment ***
Synthesizers, pianos, harmony and rhythm software.
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I have tons of songbooks. I use a pocket recorder with a USB adapter and leave students with recordings of the pieces they are learning. They can either download the recording at home or I can email them.
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I know jazz theory but I start out with the rudiments of classical theory and technique. I teach students about the circle of fifths, secondary dominants and sub-dominants, and I encourage all of my students to play small improvised jams which I accompany with them. I believe that knowing at least some theory is the key to becoming a good musician. I can teach blues, rock, gospel and jazz theory if students are interested.
ACT, Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing
I have been teaching piano for almost 40 years. I have a NY state music teachers license, a masters in music therapy from NYU, and a bachelors in Music Education and AFFA certification.
I try to keep the student self-motivated by using music that the student likes, as well as covering the basics. I use props which can be internalized by the student and gradually removed. For example, using stick-on letter names for the notes for a beginner and then removing them one at a time when the student feels ready.
I am friendly and very easy going; I'm not a disciplinarian. If a student doesn't practice for some reason, we practice together at the next lesson. If a student doesn't want to practice at all, I can be very creative in motivating them. I don't believe in parents forcing their children to practice, because this tends to turn the child off. Even though I tell parents that if your child doesn't want to play, please don't force it; I tend to keep students for many years (maybe it's because the student's self-motivation is so important to me and to their success).
I also have a lot of experience teaching handicapped individuals as a certified music therapist.
The music therapy has enabled me to be a better teacher in general because the therapeutic aspect comes up in all lessons, in one way or another. Music educators focus on the educational goals of music, while music therapists focus more on the therapeutic goals . A therapeutic goal might be increasing concentration span or self-confidence. These issues often need to be addressed in all lessons, and can only help the learning process.
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I am a very easy-going teacher and aim to motivate you. As a music therapist, I have much experience in making each lesson a positive learning experience for you. Most of my professional experience is in teaching piano.
Music intrigued me as a child because I saw learning to play as a great challenge. Because learning to play an instrument can be overwhelming to a student, I have learned through years of teaching to make it understandable - to break it down into steps that will leave you feeling a sense of accomplishment and thinking "I can do this".
I prefer to teach piano lessons, all styles and levels, music theory, music therapy and beginning guitar.
I also teach beginner vocal lessons, and lessons in how to keep the beat
I must add that I have a busy schedule and if a student needs to cancel or reschedule a lesson, I need them to let me know at least 24 hours in advance, or the student will be charged for the lesson.
I'm an animal lover and rescued a homeless cat who lives at the studio. I keep the studio very clean, but
if you're allergic to cats, you may want to consider another teacher. Thank you
*** Studio Equipment ***
Room before living room w/ piano computer, amp seating for parents, Baldwin Professional Upright Piano.
Korg Pa3X keyboard workstation, Yamaha 88 key digital keyboard with Yamaha hammer action (meaning it feels and plays like a real piano - not mushy and easy to press like most keyboards; thereby allowing finger muscle development), Kustom amp, Yamaha 6 string guitar, Ibanez electric guitar, clarinet and a flute. I also have an enormous music library.
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I play for various events with the Korg Pa3x, where a one person band is required. I also play the acoustic grand pianos in several independent livings centers in Westchester County as an entertainer or to accompany sing-a-longs.
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Classical, popular, classic rock, top 40, jazz. I teach a thorough classical approach and chord method playing for older students or others who simply want to learn to play quickly.
ACT, Algebra, Basic Math, Calculus, English, GRE, Math, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Reading, SAT, SSAT, Test Prep, Trigonometry
I have been tutoring full-time for 7 years in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. I have students all over New York City and Westchester County. I hold a Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute in writing and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
I recently helped a student increase her SAT score by over 400 points. One of my recent ACT students was thrilled to go from a 27 to a 33. My students have been accepted to top schools including Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, NYU, USC, UCLA, Vanderbilt, the University of Chicago, Amherst, University of Michigan, Tulane, and Auburn. I teach all sections of standardized tests. I have also been a substitute teacher, worked as an application essay coach, and trained other tutors. I believe in teaching test strategy as well as helping students master the concepts covered on standardized tests. I have also helped students with the ISEE and other private school entrance exams, provided subject tutoring in math, English and writing, and helped students taking the PSAT.
Not only do I achieve results, but students actually enjoy working with me. I have had extremely satisfied clients. I pride myself in not only being a tutor, but also acting as a mentor to my students. I use analogies (especially ones from sports!) to help students relate to difficult concepts. I also work to encourage and motivate my students to do their very best.
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SAT/ACT prep, math tutoring, writing tutoring, college essay consultation, SSAT/SHSAT/ISEE prep
ACT, ACT Math, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Analytical Geometry, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Economics, Elementary Math, Finance, Geometry, GMAT, International Business, Language, Linear Algebra, Macroeconomics, Math, Microeconomics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, SAT, Statistics, Test Prep, TOEFL, Trigonometry
I have been teaching High School math for over 10 years. In that time I have taught all subjects and levels allowing me to have an incredible range and understanding of how to work with all different types of learners.
My lessons are personalized to every individual's style and need. I prepare and provide all Books, calculators and materials needs to supplement and allow each session to be incredibly effective.
Students always tell me how easy I make Math and how much they learn and remember through my logical explanations and test taking strategies.
Accompaniment, ACT, ACT Test Prep, Algebra, AP Exam Prep, Basic Math, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Piano, Earth Science, Elementary Math, Geometry, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Physical and Earth Sciences, Piano, SAT, Science, Study Skills, Test Prep, Ukulele, Violin
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.
Cynthia attended the NY AllState orchestra for two years as a violinist, as well as All Eastern in her senior year. For all four years of high school she was a member of LISFA, All County Orchestra, and concertmaster of her high school symphony. Cynthia also played violin with the North Shore Symphony Orchestra under the conduction of Dr. Susan Deaver while in high school and was also was a member of the Stony Brook University Orchestra as a first violinist, also under the conduction of Dr. Susan Deaver. Most recently she performed with the Suffolk County Orchestra under Dr Richard Wright, and with the Massapequa Philharmonic with Maestro David Bernard as conductor.
Cynthia is also currently a member of the Nassau Symphony Pops Orchestra as a Violin I under Maestro Louis Panaciulli.
ACT, ACT Math, ACT Science, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Analytical Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Exam Prep, AP Physics, AP Statistics, ASVAB, Basic Math, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Math, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Physics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, SAT, Science, SSAT, Statistics, Test Prep, Trigonometry
I am eager and equally interested in applying to offer my skill. With the academic and leadership qualities that you are looking for, I believe I would be able to contribute to the objectives.
I am presently enrolled in New York Institute of Technology as a junior in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and hopefully I will complete my bachelors by May 2015. I am thrilled to know that you are looking for a tutor and I feel that this is the perfect platform for me.
As a result of my previous work experience in the Learning Center in my college for the last couple of years, I believe I am well equipped with not only academic qualifications but also experience of working in an energetic and dynamic environment. I have been also serving for a tutoring Center, Math Matters and very much familiar with the new Common Core Curriculum. I am also familiar with Regions Curriculum I have also served as a Supplemental Instructor for Physics that adds to my leadership abilities.
An opportunity to be able to work will prove to be mutually beneficial. While I will be able to gain further experience about the real-world applications of teaching, I believe that will also be a great addition to the working teams and contribute to the your goals and objectives.
I am very enthusiastic about this opportunity and believe will be worthwhile for us to meet. I have enclosed my resume and would gladly answer any further. Please feel free to contact TakeLessons using the details mentioned.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."