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Popular Clarinet Teachers Near Brooklyn

Aaron K.

Astoria, NY
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Bill T.

Brooklyn, NY
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Brenda B.

Wyckoff, NJ
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Aaron K. Astoria, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bassoon, Clarinet, Elementary Math, English, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Organ, Phonics, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Wisconsin cultured in 1983, I was born to a family of teachers and artists. In 1989, I started the Suzuki piano method, which I continued until 2001. As well, I sang high tenor in a barbershop choir, played organ and piano at my Catholic church and was interested in stage acting and musical theatre. But In 1996, my obsession with woodwinds was sparked by discovering my dad's alto saxophone. In 2001, I graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in jazz saxophone and piano performance. I then went on to graduate Western Michigan University(BM,‘05) and the New England Conservatory(MM,‘08) for degrees in Jazz Studies.

I currently live in Astoria, NY (Queens), and have a conveniently located studio space available for lessons. I've been active as a performing and recording musician in NYC since 2008, and am enjoying learning more and more about music production. Instrumentally, I enjoy performing and recording on a plethora of instruments: saxophones, clarinets, flutes, piano and keyboards, and vocals. I am a member of several active bands in the jazz and indi-rock scenes: Dapp Theory, Zodiac Ensemble, and my own band, Education Reform.

I've performed at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in NYC, the Toronto Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Oslo Jazz Festival, Chelsea Music Festival ('12), and the Beantown, San Francisco and Halifax Jazz Festivals. I've performed at the Chopin Festival in Luxembourg and and the Festival de la Medina in Tunisia. In my spare time, I like to learn new recipes and practice yoga.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether your interested in the blues, J.S. Bach or Burt Bacharach, I am interested in having you succeed on your instrument! My interest in a variety of musical styles benefits my students, of which I often learn about new interesting styles! Having a diverse performance experience gives me insight into each student's interests, and allows me to teach to the musical genre that interests you most!

In 2008-10, I taught general music to K-3nd grade. I learned patience, exuberance, and how to quickly assess each students level. In our lessons together, you can expect that I will quickly put you on the path to musical success!

Every lesson I teach is split into at least 3 parts.

#1. technique, scales, chords and rhythm

#2. musical literacy skills and ear-training

#3. repertoire building

Each student is unique and has their own interests, no single lesson book would make a music lesson complete. However, I find that the following lesson books have been responded to the best:

piano- Piano Adventures, Faber and Faber
piano- Suzuki Method, Alfred (w/ CD)

saxophone, clarinet, flute- Standard of Excellence, KJOS
saxophone, clarinet, flute- Essential Elements, Hal Leonard (w/ CD)

Within 6 months of lessons together, you will have learned all of your sharp scales, understand basic harmony and rhythm, and be able to perform and/or record one piece from memory. Music is a language. Like any language, It must be spoken, written and read to become fluent. With practice, your success will be obvious!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with seating for parents.

The Strand Studio is a rehearsal studio with seating.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all lesson books, manuscript paper, and writing utensils for our lesson. I expect students to have an instrument and a willingness to learn!

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching improvisation and literacy skills in a wide variety of musical styles. From jazz to hip-hop, classical, pop, and rock music, my method is malleable for the individual student's interests.

My experience in classroom music teaching gives me a different approach than the average studio teacher. Integrating learning styles is very important to me, mixing music with other academic subjects gives students a deeper understanding of the music they study.

Alex, age 10, a student of mine, is learning Burgmuller's Arabesque on piano. When in lessons, I asked him, "What is an Arabesque?" We devoted a portion of that lesson to researching what an Arabesque was and listening to other composers' versions. Alex was able to describe the vast dynamic differences that occur in this style, and where this term comes from in a historical perspective. His smile showed me how much he enjoyed listening to Debussy's "Arabesque" #1.

Bill T. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

I began playing the saxophone as well as clarinet and flute at a young age. I studied the various woodwind instruments in his hometown of Buffalo, New York under instruction of some of the regions most renown players and educators. I earned my Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. While attending school at Purchase, I had the opportunity to study under a great variety of world class saxophonists and jazz artists such as Jimmy Greene, Eric Alexander, Steve Wilson, Jon Gordon, Todd Coolman, Jon Faddis and Pete Malinverni. Throughout my career, I've performed with such distinguished artists as Joey DeFrancesco, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, and Cyrille-Aimee. I've performed in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Linclon Center, Birdland, many other venues in the NYC and Buffalo areas and also played Reed 1 on the national tour of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: The Musical. Currently I reside in Brooklyn, New York where I've been able to immerse myself in the great musical hub of New York City. Alongside being a performer, I am also an experienced educator and have worked with many students ranging from grades K-12 and beyond. Before moving to New York City, I taught privately and was also a faculty member for the Ken-Ton Summer Music program held in Buffalo, NY teaching saxophone, flute and clarinet lessons from 2009-2011.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is unique, therefore, lessons are designed to fit the student individually. My teaching style is molded to satisfy each students wants and needs. I also like to focus on developing proper playing habits. I see it as my job to help my students understand and develop the proper techniques to eliminate bad habits in order for them to be the best they can be on their instrument. Lessons are about having fun making music, learning, and improving.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Chairs, music stands and keyboard for harmonic discussions.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to bring their own music notebook and their own instrument. They may also need to purchase their own lesson books when the time comes.

*** Specialties ***
I can help my students learn how to play in a variety of styles ranging from classical (solos, chamber music, etudes, etc.) to jazz (improvisation, harmony, etc.). Whether they're working on a song to play at school, a NYSSMA or All County solo, or just learning for fun, I will help them play to the best of their ability.

Brenda B. Wyckoff, NJ

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Creative Writing, Crocheting, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Flute, Grammar, Knitting, Language, Literature, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Theory, Needlework, Opera Voice, Piano, QuickBooks, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spelling, Study Skills, Test Prep, Vocabulary, Writing

About Me

Hello, my name is Brenda and I recently received my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University. I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor. Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children. I teach flute, clarinet, voice, and piano and have experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I am currently studying different teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you want to play flute, clarinet, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Does not own: Cello or Saxophone

*** Travel Equipment ***
mini keyboard for voice lessons (2.5 octaves)

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Bel Canto technique.

Matt L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Jerry Y.

Cranbury, NJ
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Nicholas M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Matt L. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Matt, 36 years old, has enjoyed working and teaching as a professional musician for at least 15 years. He began studying music and playing the saxophone at age 11. He currently lives and works in the New York City area after moving there from Philadelphia in early 2001, after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999 with a Bachelors in Music.

Throughout his musical career, Matt has performed and worked in a variety of capacities including as a composer and recording studio engineer. His main area of expertise is performing as a jazz saxophonist on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, and he regularly plays throughout New York City in restaurants and jazz clubs.

Matt's area of expertise in teaching is beginner to advanced studies on the saxophone, beginner to intermediate studies on the flute and the clarinet, music theory, and jazz improvisation for any instrument. Whether he is teaching saxophone, flute, or clarinet, his teaching approach places emphasis on giving the student an in depth understanding of his or her instrument. He puts the utmost importance on explaining advanced concepts in the simplest of terms in order to insure that the student fully comprehends the objectives of each lesson. Such concepts that he covers regularly and places importance on are sight-reading, ear-training, and creativity.

As a regularly performing musician in New York City, Matt can be seen every Sunday night from 7 pm to 10 pm at Ba'sik (a new and very popular bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn, just off of the Graham ave stop on the L train) where he leads the open jazz jam session. A few of his adult students have even been able to reach a level in jazz improvisation that they've been able to come out and sit in with the band.

In addition to teaching woodwind instruments and jazz improvisation, Matt also has experience teaching Sibelius music writing software, and audio engineering with Pro-tools LE and Logic Pro.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the NYC area is very different geographically from other parts of the country, especially in terms of transportation, I may appear outside of your area in terms of where I am available to travel. If you are very interested in taking lessons with me, but you are outside of my travel zone, please feel free to follow up with a Takelessons counselor and have them contact me personally to see if we might make an exception. I am available to travel to virtually all areas of Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan as well as Jersey City and Hoboken. if my location in Williamsburg Brooklyn is not convenient for you, and you are unable to have lessons in your home, then there is also an option where I can most likely find a very affordable teaching studio in an area that is more convenient for you that we may rent by the hour and split the cost for your lesson.

*** Lesson Details ***
Matt believes that any student, regardless of age or experience level, learns best when engaged in an activity that he or she understands and enjoys. Part of his success as a teacher can be attributed to his willingness to take into account every student's particular musical interests and strengths, and in tern, he teaches directly to those areas. For instance, in the initial stages of developing a student and teacher relationship, Matt requests that the student compile a "wish list" of approximately ten pieces of music that he or she would like to be able to play. This list may include pieces in such genres as classical, jazz, and popular music, just to name a few. It is through this list that the student can begin almost immediately learning exactly what he or she likes, and by default, Matt can then teach the student all of the technical components needed to perform on his or her instrument, as well as determine the specific areas where the student needs to receive more focused instruction. More importantly, this "thinking outside of the box," customized approach provides a fun atmosphere and enables the student to enjoy learning the art of playing music by not being solely dependent on instructional booklets which many students, regardless of age and experience, find boring and tedious.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Additional saxophones for students who do not currently have a saxophone to use during a lesson. Recording equipment, including software and microphones. Mac book pro with music writing and recording software. Full 88 key keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Additional saxophones. Macbook pro with recording and music writing software

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from, music theory, home recording, saxophone, clarinet, flute,
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Jerry Y. Cranbury, NJ

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trombone, Violin

About Me

I've been playing and loving music for well more than half a century, now. I got started in second grade when my grandpa brought home a little violin one day, and I've been at it ever since. I was fortunate to take lessons for more than ten years with Carita Page, a teacher who was very warm, encouraging, and caring. I do my best to pass that on to my students in addition to the technique of playing and the theory of music, fascinating as those are.

I feel that playing in groups is very valuable experience for students and gives you a side of music that private lessons alone cannot. I encourage students to look for opportunities to do that. To help provide those opportunities I organized the Cranbury Scout Band, one of very few continuously-operating Scout bands in the country, which I have directed for more that ten years now. I've also been on the staff of several Jamboree Scout bands.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is a different individual and learns in different ways. I try to make lessons as interesting and as useful to each student as I can, and include different things based on your interests and capabilities. Most students find duets are fun, so I include them often - both duets with the same instrument you are studying and duets with other instruments as well so you can learn the sound of such combinations. I encourage you to "play with your ears" as well as your fingers, to become a critical listener to your own performance and to decide whether you sound the way you want to sound.

I encourage students to try different things to become a more rounded musician. This might be something closely related - a flutist trying the piccolo or a clarinetist trying the bass clarinet. Or, it might be further afield - a flutist trying the guitar or a violinist learning movable Do and solfeggio singing. Every aspect of music is good to know.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My music studio is in a separate building - actually a renovated barn about two centuries old. The studio contains a piano and all the other instruments that I teach, and is roomy enough not only for private lessons but for musical groups up to about ten. I have many other resources there as well, including files of music, a small music library, and a computer that we can use for many purposes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need their instruments, music, and stands.
I bring my own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Marching Band,
Ethnic (such as Jewish, Irish)

Nicholas M. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Audio Engineering, Clarinet, Ear Training, Flute, Harmonica, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Nicholas is originally from Washington State but is now based in New York City. He began playing the piano at age 5. He first became inspired by jazz when he started playing alto in the 6th grade school band. It was at this point that Nick's grandfather began to teach him the old standards by playing them on the piano and showing his grandson vintage recordings. Starting his first band in high school, he has been leading gigs and recordings ever since. Upon receiving his first tenor saxophone at age 16, Nick realized there were other voices in the world of music. He has since then taken up the lifelong study of flute, clarinet and harmonica.

Since moving to New York and graduating from New York University. Nick has had the opportunity to work and study with some of the finest musicians in the world. George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Ralph Lalama, Ralph Alessi, Brian Lynch, Billy Drewes, Jean-Michel Pilc, Kenny Werner and Richard Bona have all helped to contribute to his development as a musician.

As a teacher, Nick has taught privately for years. His patience and personality allow him to share his knowledge with students of all ages. He has done work with younger children at schools in the Harlem area and has also taught as a clinician abroad at the Costa Rican Jazz Fest. (San Jose, Costa Rica) and the American School in Abu Dhabi.

As a performer Nick has performed at numerous venues and festivals around the world. Some of these include Cornelius St. Cafe (NYC), Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC), The Knitting Factory (NYC), Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (Moscow, ID), as well as internationally at the Saint-Elpidio Jazz Festival (Saint-Elpidio, Italy), Grand Tour Jazz Fest (Terni, Italy) and the Peru Intl. Jazz Fest (Lima and Cusco, Peru).

With the release of his first record "Deep Sea Fisherman" in the fall of 2008, Nick officially started his recording career. He has appeared as a sideman on numerous other recordings and currently works as a woodwind studio musician appearing in films and television created by the "Listen Here Now" production enterprise.

*** Lesson Details ***
Nick enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. His curriculum involves developing a student's inspirations and aspirations for music while improving technical abilities on the instrument. He teaches by inspiring students to practice their skills rather than trying to force them. Nick is originally from a Jazz background but can help students study in the Pop or Classical genres. Music theory, history, and critical listening are all skills that can be taught. Whether you or your child is preparing for an upcoming audition, trying to move to the professional realm, or simply exploring the instrument as a beginner, Nick can help you achieve your goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Digital Piano, Amplifier, Digital Recording Equipment (For taping lessons), Educational and Study Resources (Scale Thesaures, Paul DeVille's Method Book, Transcriptions), Metronomes, Tuners, Music Stand, Extra Soprano Sax.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide copies of books and learning materials but the student must provide their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
As an accomplished improviser on the saxophone I specialize in jazz theory and improvisation. I also teach flute and clarinet as well as classical theory and reading. As a harmonica player I have put much study into the history and sound of the blues and can assist with that as well.

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