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Popular Flute Teachers Near Ho Ho Kus

Bill T.

Brooklyn, NY
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Roberta M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Matt L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Bill T. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

Born in Buffalo, New York, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator Bill Todd is a graduate of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies program studying under the direction of Steve Wilson, Jon Gordon, Eric Alexander and Jimmy Greene. He has toured nationally and internationally with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein: The Musical (NetWorks Productions, Reed 1) and has been involved in a variety of theatrical and off-broadway productions in the New York area such as Fiddler On The Roof (Riverdale Repertory Theater, Reed 1), Three Little Birds (Adventure Theater MTC, Reed 1), and Little Fish (Gallatin Theater Group, Reed 1).

Bill resides in Brooklyn, New York where he teaches private saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano lessons. He performs regularly with the Ed Palermo Big Band, his own group, as well as on freelance and private events. He is currently enrolled at New Jersey City University earning his masters degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance under the direction of Dave Noland and Giuseppe Fusco.

*** 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.

Roberta M. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

Flutist, Roberta M., is equally at home playing classical and new music. I Care If You Listen has extolled her “lush, full tones… even among the best professionals, not many flute players sound so compelling in a lower register.” Praising her “extreme adventurousness,” New York Concert Review said she “riveted with her performance, inspiring one to want a repeated hearing.” Roberta is a founding member of the Cadillac Moon Ensemble, a quartet of unusual instrumentation dedicated to commissioning and performing new works. To date, the group has commissioned over fifty pieces.

Roberta holds a Bachelor of Music with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master of Music from SUNY-Purchase College, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her teachers include Robert Dick, Tara Helen O’Connor, Alexa Still, and Jean Rosenblum. Roberta resides in Brooklyn, New York where she teaches privately and is on faculty at Great Neck Music Conservatory.

Roberta has performed with groups including Duo RoMi (with pianist Mirna Lekic), the Portland String Quartet, SEM Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Lunatics at Large, Kagel Nacht, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Cheyenne Symphony, and the Greeley Philharmonic in venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tulley Hall, Merkin Hall, The Kennedy Center, Bargemusic (with tenor Robert White), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a guest artist, she has appeared at Bloomsburg University and the University of Southern Maine. She has recorded on New Dynamic Records, Meta, Bridge, and Innova Records.

Roberta has been a Bang on a Can Summer Institute fellow and a participant in the Institute and Festival of Contemporary Performance at Mannes College, as well as participating in festivals at Banff and Domaine Forget. Roberta recently won the Artists International Special Presentation Award and was presented in her debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Other awards include: Purchase College’s Baroque Concerto Competition, Bay Chamber Summer Music Woodwind Prize, Dante Alighieri Society of Denver Music Scholarship, and the Emily K. Rand Award.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my studio, I believe that my role is to steer students toward a deeper understanding of themselves, their instrument, and their relationship to music. I tailor my teaching to the needs of my individual students, who currently range from age 4 to adult, often adding improvisation and extended techniques to increase my students’ awareness of the potential of the flute as a channel for one’s creativity.

With over a decade of teaching and a doctorate in flute performance, I have extensive experience teaching flute lessons and recorder lessons to students from beginners to advanced. I teach at my studio in Brooklyn or can come to your home in New York City. I have previously taught in Colorado, Westchester, NY, and throughout New York City. I've been on faculty at The Harmony Program and the Denver Public School’s Saturday Music Program, where I taught beginning flute classes to public school children. I have given masterclasses at the University of Southern Maine and the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School, and have taught music classes at Purchase College and Hostos Community College.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a studio with music stands, flutes, recorders, an upright piano, and place for parents to wait. Street parking is available, and I'm less than a block from the subway.

Students are expected to bring their instrument, music, and a notebook.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my flute. Students need to have a music stand, music, a notebook, and a working instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I am well-versed in all areas of classical music, especially new music. My primary instrument is flute, but I also enjoy teaching beginner piano, recorder, and music theory.

Matt L. Brooklyn, NY

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 ***
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David B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Julie P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Erika F.

Jersey City, NJ
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David B. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, I am a former principal flutist of the National Symphonia of Trinidad & Tobago and the critically-acclaimed jazz fusion group Elan Parle, performing at several jazz festivals throughout the Caribbean. After graduating from the M.A. jazz program of Queens College, I've performed in a number of jazz, world music and musical theater groups, most notably being with Ron Reid's 'Sunsteel' at the Kennedy Center, percussionist/composer Antonio De Vivo as well as with the quartet that performs my original music.

I use traditional flute pedagogy to ensure my students have a solid foundation but also bring my non classical experience to make the lessons engaging and fun.

*** Lesson Details ***
I address all aspects of fundamental flute technique through the use on canonical studies (Moyse, Taffanel/ Gaubert) and etudes. The emphasis on making the lessons engaging and comprehensive for students of all levels to encourage progress. I especially love working with saxophone doublers as well those interested in jazz flute and Latin/Brazilian flute.

*** Studio Equipment ***
A music stand, tuner,metronome, a library of various flute methods and a computer for printouts and audio/visual examples.

*** Travel Equipment ***
A music stand, tuner and metronome. The student should have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Flute: Jazz flute, piccolo/alto flute doubling

Clarinet: Wind ensemble, bass clarinet doubling

Julie P. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

I have been teaching for 14 years and have taught over 100 different private students. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and ability levels. My teaching experience includes developing new instrumental music programs for elementary schools, teaching as a private instructor for numerous music studios and running a summer instrumental music program.

I am a student-focused teacher who knows that each student learns differently and has unique goals. I tailor the materials and lesson structure to meet each student's learning style. For all students I focus on the foundations of music theory, as well as healthy practice habits in order to help them succeed in a wide range of musical settings. I can help you get started on an instrument, improve your current abilities, work on school band and orchestra music, prepare for festival and solo auditions, prepare for college auditions, or just find great enjoyment in playing. The student's practice sessions between lessons is where most of the learning happens, so I cover many different practice techniques in lessons to teach healthy practice habits.

I have BM in Music Education from Ithaca College where I studied clarinet, and a MM in Music Performance from New Jersey City University where I studied flute, clarinet, saxophone and oboe in the multiple woodwinds program. I have worked as a woodwind doubler in over 25 musical theater productions as well as on cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International. I am also an active chamber musician, currently performing with the the Hudson Winds.

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Here is an article I wrote for the TakeLessons Teacher blog on where to find free flute sheet music:

http://takelessons.com/blog/free-flute-sheet-music

Erika F. Jersey City, NJ

About Me

My name is Erika and music has always been an essential part of my life! As soon as the cliche dream of becoming an astronaut was out of my mind, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in music- my dream was to become a professional pit orchestra musician on Broadway. I attended Ithaca College and received my bachelors degree in music education and saxophone performance, where I quickly learned that I enjoyed teaching as much as performing! I loved conducting high school band and teaching private and group instrumental lessons. I was a member of the pit orchestra in several collegiate and professional musical productions, as well as the alto saxophone player of Zephyr Saxophone Quartet. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing ping pong, taking pictures and exploring new cities. I am currently pursuing my masters degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone) at New Jersey City University, following my dream to becoming a musician on Broadway!

*** Lesson Details ***
In our first few lessons together, I will spend time getting to know you, your long and short term goals, strengths and weaknesses as a musician. This will allow me to personalize and cater future lessons to you!

A proper warm-up on your instrument is essential to maximize musical growth during a practice session. That is why I start all lessons with brief, yet effective warm-up studies. The majority of the lesson will focus on improving solo repertoire, school band music and anything else you would like to play. I love incorporating duets into the lesson- a fun and positive way to end the day!

I can ensure enjoyable and effective lessons on your favorite instrument!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Soprano Saxophone-

Selmer Series III
Selmer C* mouthpiece
Vandoren Optimum Ligature
Vandoren Tradition Reeds #3-4

Alto Saxophones-

Classical Setup:
Selmer Series II
Vandoren Optimum Ligature
Vandoren Traditional Reeds #3-3.5

Jazz Setup:
Mark VI
Eugene Rousseau JDX 6 mouthpiece
Vandoren Optimum Ligature
Rico Jazz Select Unfiled Reeds #3S

Clarinet-
Buffet R13
Vintage Vandoren Perfecta mouthpiece
Vandoren Optimum Ligature
Vandoren Traditional Reeds #3-4/Rico Select Reeds #3-4

Flute-
Haynes #31,XXX
Closed hole, C-foot

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