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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Jackson Heights

Chuck W.

Jersey City, NJ
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Trina G.

New Hyde Park, NY
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Shanna R.

Highlands, NJ
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Chuck W. Jersey City, NJ

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Trombone, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele

About Me

I've appeared on records with dozens of NYC area rock and pop bands, and perform as a classical and jazz trombonist in all five boroughs and New Jersey.

I listen to and play all kinds of music from Beethoven to Stravinsky, Arcade Fire to Beyonce, James Brown to Snoop Dogg/Lion. I have had the pleasure to share the stage with rockers Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and jazz greats Maynard Ferguson, Jimmie Lunceford, Conrad Herwig, "Blue" Lou Marini, and Jeff Coffin (Flecktones).

I've played acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, violin, cello, and string bass in virtually all different styles. Some of my favorite recent projects have been:
-Quilty (Pavement-style hard rock band)
-The Nevermind Orchestra (brass band that covers Nirvana tunes; I play trombone)
-Chill Sons (my own band for which I write songs, play guitar, and sing)
-Manhattan Symphonie (an entertaining symphony orchestra featuring soloists on piano, violin, saw, urdu, and tap shoes)

It is a treat to share music with others, and my lessons are fun, challenging, and engaging.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my profile! Let's hang out and do music things.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are custom-oriented to your goals. You will learn confidence in your abilities to perform well and have fun. I will train your mental toolkit, while steering you toward the digital and real-world tools you need to achieve musical success.

Working towards clearly defined goals in a low-pressure, focused environment, my students reach their maximum potential quickly and with confidence. With my expertise and your dedication, we'll have fun and you'll come away from each lesson with something new to work on.

You already enjoy listening to music, now it's time to enjoy making it!

Trina G. New Hyde Park, NY

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I'm a friendly, patient, enthusiastic, experienced teacher, joyfully instructing piano professionally since 1999. Music transcends words, and I have a deep understanding of music/ piano, both personal/ experiential, and technical/ academic which I truly enjoy sharing with my students.

A classically-trained pianist, Master of Arts in music theory and composition, I've been taking piano lessons since age 6 and playing "by ear" from early childhood. I continued to study piano throughout elementary school, high school, and college where I studied piano, music history and theory, music therapy, and psychology. In graduate school, I studied piano and music theory under David Holzman, world-renowned Grammy-nominated pianist and lecturer. I draw from my love of music, piano and my own vast experience as a pianist, piano student, and piano teacher to motivate and inspire my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun, engaging, personalized, and productive, each lesson is both enjoyable and effective. I want the love of music and the joy it brings to be the reason my students want to practice piano and attend lessons. The rapport between student and teacher is one of the most important factors of your First Class lessons. I consider it a priority that each student feel comfortable with me, feel at-home in my studio, enjoy their lessons, and develop a love and knowledge of music that will last a lifetime.

New concepts and homework assignments are explained and documented in easy-to-understand ways. Proper technique is stressed regardless of experience level or age.

Students have the opportunity to showcase their talent and hard work for family and friends on YouTube and at my annual Spring Piano Recital!

*It is highly recommended that you have a keyboard (with standard-sized keys) or piano.*

NYSSMA preparation offered for all levels.

Students enjoy supplementing Disney, contemporary/ pop, Broadway, and classic rock with the Lesson Book/ classical repertoire. All are encouraged to request songs they want to learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Piano; den dedicated to music. Extensive musical library. Wifi.

*** Specialties ***
NYSSMA (piano) preparation for all levels
Young beginners and students with special needs

Shanna R. Highlands, NJ

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

Hello!

I am fun, friendly, and outgoing, and I love to teach.

I have been making music since I first picked up a recorder in the 4th grade. Over the years, I've played flute, trumpet, and piano, and sung in choirs, cabarets, musicals, and operas. I recently received my Masters in Music (Vocal Performance) from New Jersey City University where I studied classical voice. Although I am trained classically, I love performing all genres of music, including Broadway, folk songs, spirituals, and jazz. In fact, my Masters thesis explores the convergence of opera and musical theater – these two genres have more in common than you might think!

Sharing music with others is a passion of mine, whether it be through performing or teaching. I firmly believe that anyone can sing! I work with all types of students, both beginners and more advanced singers, from young to old. Voice lessons should be both challenging and fun – in our lessons, we’ll work on developing a healthy singing technique … while exploring some great song literature.

I’m currently singing with a variety of professional choirs in the tri-state area, mostly performing sacred music; I sing with the First United Methodist Church in Stamford where I lead the alto section and perform occasional solos; I chant the evening compline service at the Christ Church in Greenwich, and I also sub for a number of local churches. I am also performing in the community theater production of Oklahoma! at Curtain Call in Stamford, which opens at the end of March. I’m also putting together a cabaret performance with two other singers, where we will perform a number of solos, duets and trios from classical and musical theater genres.

Thanks for stopping by, and keep singing!

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Whether your goal is to get into a college music program, sing a solo at church, be cast in a musical, or just try something new, I can help you succeed.

I've studied with some of the best teachers and coaches in the business, and I apply the same methods to my own students. All you need to improve is motivation and commitment! Each lesson will consist of four parts:

1) The lesson begins with some simple warm-ups to prepare the voice for singing. The vocal cords are very delicate – you need to warm up your voice the same way you stretch before exercising.
2) We then work on some vocalizes, i.e. exercises to improve singing technique. I customize these exercises according to each individual student’s needs.
3) Next, we’ll work on an Italian song. Italian is often called the language of singing, and for good reason! The language lends itself to a smooth, legato style, which requires pure vowels, consistent air flow, and proper support to execute. I insist that all my students work on an Italian aria for technical development purposes … and also to expose them to some of the most beautiful songs of the classical repertoire.
4) If desired, we will next work on a second piece of the student’s choice. This can be a folk song, Broadway, a hymn … whatever is nearest and dearest to the student. I firmly believe that to find joy in music, you must sing something you love.

I conclude each lesson with an assignment of exercises and songs to work on before the next lesson. Based on the student’s current abilities, these exercises may include some music theory, music history, diction, or sight singing assignments.

Now here comes the hard truth – no one ever improved at anything without practicing. If students don’t practice, they won’t see progress. If they don’t improve, they will become frustrated and bored … and ultimately quit. Daily practice is therefore strongly encouraged (although “how long” is determine by age and level of skill).

Students will have the opportunity to showcase what they've learned at an annual recital, held in my home. Your friends and family won’t believe how much you've improved!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric piano, music stand, CD player, mirror, various lesson / song books and scores

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson books and a portable CD player. I expect my student to have a piano or keyboard with all octaves and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Singing styles: Classical singing, Broadway singing, bel canto
Diction: Italian, French, German
Common technical approaches employed: Vaccai, Marchesi, Concone
Other: Music theory, sight singing, music history

Matt L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Nino M.

Richmond Hill, NY
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Michael S.

New York, 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.

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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 students.music, music theory, home recording, saxophone, clarinet, flute,
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Nino M. Richmond Hill, NY

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I began studying piano and music theory when I was 5. My father was an accomplished musician (classical and folklore) who played great role in my accomplishment as a pianist and teacher

While studying in Music College, I took part in various festivals and competitions. I performed several piano concertos with symphonic orchestra. Some of them are: Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 pt. Parallel with my studies in College I gave piano lessons in classical music. I accomplished my studies with honors.
I traveled and taught music in different countries: United Kingdom, Central and Eastern Europe which helped me gain great experience how to teach students with different background

I got my MA from the Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). My studies were focused on education administration and management. This helped me manage class in most efficient and effective way , plan lessons and develop curricula.

I would eagerly take students from all age groups and backgrounds and involve them in the most exciting process of self accomplishment.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching all ages 5 and up with different abilities, needs and requirements and develop plans to fit each individual. I have very friendly atmosphere in the class. I design certain games for children to enable them to better understand music language, theory and develop practical skills. I spend much time on ear training, rhythm development, music structure, music theory and performance.

In a 3 month period students will be able to understand different scales, basics of music theory and performance and will be able to perform classical pieces e.g. Bach‚¬Ä¬ôs inventions, Mozart‚¬Ä¬ôs and Beethoven‚¬Ä¬ôs little sonatas for piano etc

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano is a digital yamaha...88 keys, weighted
one room...space for parent to sit and listen

*** Specialties ***
classical music, popular music

Michael S. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Film Scoring, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Ukulele, Upright Bass

About Me

Michael has a long and versatile career in music. As a songwriter/composer, he's written for ABC, CNN, Showtime, PBS, and for several films. As a musician, he's played live or recorded with Diddy, MA$E, Richard Gere, Shawn Colvin, and many others. Because of his broad knowledge of American Music, he was asked to co-create the shows, "120 years of Popular Song" and "New York City - A Century of Songs." He was a conductor for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS during its original run, and has appeared or played in several other Broadway and off-Broadway shows.
If you want to learn music that goes beyond labels, Michael is your guy!

*** Lesson Details ***
"Lessons begin where the student is." That's my axiomatic principle. What do you know, and what are you able to do? Now, what do you want to know, and what do you want to be able to do? Lessons are a journey from that first point to the second. And I am your guide.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fully equipped music production studio, w/latest software & hardware, 88 key sample grand piano, guitars (acoustic & electric), bass, upright bass, amp, mandolin, harmonicas, ukelele, 5-string banjo

*** Specialties ***
I have extensive experience in a wide variety of styles. These include classical, jazz, several styles of blues, country, various ethnic, rock, and pop styles.

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