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Popular Organ Teachers Near Maspeth

Shoko N.

Brooklyn, NY
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Brian C.

Mountain Lakes, NJ
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Paul C.

Tuckahoe, NY
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Shoko N. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

Education:1996-1998 Studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Completed studies in composition and arranging with teachers: Donny Nolan, Phil Wilson, Dan Moretti. Majored in piano performance with teachers: Joanne Brackeen, Kenny Werner and Lyle Mays. Graduated and received Performance Major Diploma in Music.
1989-1991 Studied at the YAMAHA Music Academy in Japan. Music theory with teachers: Yutaka Masuda, Yoko Nagata, Kiyomi Ishikawa and Yoshiko Mizuno, as well as electric organ and Suzuki piano performance with: Kazue Nishiwaki, Yutaka Masuda, Yoshiko Mizuno and Schwekendiek Donald Robert.Received license of teacher.

Recent Performances : 2012- Performed at Banlieues Bleues in Paris, France, Bimhuis in Amsterdam, HollandRote Fabrik in Zürich, Switzerland, Manufaktur in Schorndorf, Germany, Espace Vauban in Brest, France
2010 Received NYFA winner
2009- Performed in Stockholm Sweden for Nobel prize ceremony for Herta MullerPerformed at Vertretung des Landes in Berlin with Satoshi Takeishi/ Michael Schiefel
Performed at The Kitchen NY with Mendi+Keith's electric ghost with Dance company
Performed at JCC Manhattan, Galapagos with Eve Sicular
Performed at Roulette in NY concert with Satoshi Takeishi
Performed at City Winery with Eve Sicular Metropolitan Klezmer
Performed at Joe's Pub in NY with Sanda Weigl/ Romanian Gypsy music
Performed and curated at Roulette in NY benefit concert with Okkyng Lee, Elliot Sharp, Satoshi Takeishi
Performed at The Brecht Forum with Composer Laura Andel
Performed at The Stone in NY with Satoshi Takeishi
Performed at The Stone, Glassland, Union pool in NY with Miho Hatori
Japan tour 09' with Satoshi Takeishi
Performed at The Stone in NY concert with Miya Masaoka, Okkung Lee
Performed at Santago Jazz festival with Heys Greendfeild
Performed at Drom in NY with Sanda Weigl/ Eve Sicular
2008- Performed in Finland "Tampere jazz festival" with Matana Roberts
Performed at Knitting factory NY "Winter festival" with Matana Roberts
Performed at Moes theater in Chicago with Sanda Weigl
Performed at Illinois University in Chicago with Sanda Weigl
Performed at Joe's Pub in NY with Sanda Weigl
Performed at Roulette in NY benefit concert with Okkyng Lee
Japan tour 08' with Satoshi Takeishi
7/12-8/6 Performed at Santago Jazz festival with Heys Greendfeild
Performed at Barbes in NY with Sanda Weigl
Performed at Cornelia Street cafe in NY with Sanda Weigl
Performed in Canada "Solpolo festival" with Matana Roberts
Performed at Drom in NY with Lev
Performed at Drom in NY with Sanda Weigl
2007- Performed Shoko's "Vortex" at Blue Note in NYC
Performed Shoko's "Ephemeral" at Roulette for composers series in NYC
Performed at Brooklyn College Shoko's "Ephemeral" in Brooklyn
Performed at Resfest in Brasil SaoPaulo with Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto)
Performed in Brasil Rio with Miho Hatori
Performed at Museum fine arts in Houston, Texas with Miho Hatori
Performed at Webster Hall with Miho Hatori in NYC
Performed at The Stone with Miho Hatori in NYC
Performed at Highline Ballroom with Miho Hatori in NYC
Performed at Tonic with Miho Hatori in NYC
Performed at Jazz Gallery with Matana Roberts Group in NYC
Scored music for a French movie " L ' Amour Cache' " ( directed by Isabelle Huppert ) with Butch Morris
Scored music for a Japanese movie " Starfish Hotel" ( directed by John Williams ) with Satoshi Takeishi

2005- Received a grant from Philadelphia Music project (Painted Bride Art Center) Grant for jazz jaunts a project in which seven jazz artists will compose and premiere compositions that incorporate musicical traditions from trier cultural roots, spanning South Africa, Cuba, Brazil, South India, Iraq, Japan, and Jewish Diaspora.

2009- Film ScoredUS/JAPAN security treaty documentary film music"ANPO" directed by Linda Hoaglund2006- Japanese Film music "Starfish Hotel" directed by John Williams
Teaching:2003- 2010 Teaching group and private lessons on piano at Florentine Music School in NYC.
2005- Substitute as dance accompanist at 92Y in NYC.1999-2004 Teaching private lessons on piano at Victory Music Studio in Staten Island.1996-1999 Teaching private lessons on YAMAHA system on electric organ and piano in Boston.1991-1996 Teaching group and private lessons and workshop on electric organ and piano for 100 students per week in YAMAHA Music School in Japan.

*** Lesson Details ***
Methods Used
Yamaha Methods Suzuki Methods

Lesson Style
Any ages welcome, one on one piano lessons. Classic, jazz, Folk, rock, R&B any style and any levels.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
keybord or piano

*** Specialties ***
I grow up in YAMAHA Music education in Japan. include dance, ear training, theory, singing, writing and performance. I know the process to make students to develop.

Brian C. Mountain Lakes, NJ

About Me

Brian has been performing for over 10 years. He is experienced in genres from hip-hop to classic rock, and delivers a style all his own. He is an honors graduate of Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Music Production and Engineering and Music Business Management. Prior to Berklee, Brian was classically trained as a vocalist by Georgia Marandino. He fine-tuned his skills at Berklee with Joey Blake (performs with Bobby McFerrin). Brian learned guitar and piano from his father a semi-pro guitarist and an educator of educators. As a producer and sound engineer, Brian has worked with musicians spanning different genres and cultures including Grammy Award winning sound engineer Hector Ivan Rosa (Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, El Gran Combo). He currently offers voice, piano, guitar, and music theory lessons to students of all abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach music students want to learn. I don't use books because every student learns differently. I have a very laid back personality but I am strict when it comes to practicing and learning the material from the previous lesson. After 3-6 months students will be able to play multiple songs, have a good grasp on scales and will be at the point where they can look at joining their first band with confidence!

*** Studio Equipment ***
We have a variety of studio equipment for students to use including guitars, amps, keyboards and drums. We also have an assortment of music stands laptops and enhanced learning tools to allow the student to get the most out of their lesson!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide certain items that allow students to do exercises. Metronome and a laptop are common for me. I expect the student to have access to the specific instrument they are intending to learn

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary style using classical methods

Paul C. Tuckahoe, NY

About Me

I teach from a student's existing musical reality. Regardless of age, people have music that they like and love, as well as dislike. Through speaking with a student, I gather musical styles, genres, composers, artists, and songs that the student enjoys and I begin teaching this music to the student immediately, regardless of musical knowledge on their instrument. In the case of a beginner student, I customize personal arrangements of musical pieces for each student to match a student's current musical skill set.
I have found that a student has as much to show me about their own musical reality than I have to show about mine. I am more of a facilitator than a traditional teacher. I help set up goals as far as song selections, and various performance possibilities: sight-reading and technique, improvisation, and learning by way of ear-training exercises. I do not simply dictate my expertise to a student, but rather, I teach the necessary musical skill sets, theory, and background knowledge of their instrument in order for the student to play what they want to play. What my student may show me in terms of musical styles, artists, I in turn show musical styles, genres, artists and songs - both historical and present day - that relate to what a student has shown to me. It is a symbiotic relationship.

*Below is an excerpt from the bio page of my website:

In addition to performing in the New York area, Paul teaches private lessons on piano, organ, guitar, and bass. Lessons include, but are not limited to improvisation, music theory, and ear training. Paul earned a bachelor of arts in English from Fordham University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the master of arts program in music education form NYU. Paul has returned to NYU on two separate occasions as a guest speaker for the Music Business class, addressing both undergraduate and graduate performing arts and music education majors, sharing his own experience at NYU, as well as all aspects of his career being a band leader, freelance musician, and educator.

As a performer, Paul's various projects reflect his love for classic r&b and soul, funk, blues, and jazz.
His latest project as a leader involves the Hammond B3 organ, for which he has used both the classic organ trio instrumentation of organ, guitar, drums, as well as organ, bass drums, and also organ and drum duo.

For the past 20 years, Paul has also been a session musician in recording studios in New York City and the surrounding area. Paul has composed recorded for television commercials for Nike, Banana Boat, and the MSG Network, and has recorded for artists such as Michael Powers, Melissa Reaves, The 4th Floor, and The Hip Pocket Band. Paul's latest session work has been at Sliding Door Studios in New Rochelle, NY where Paul has been heard on various artist's CD's, as well as music and sound design for television shows such as CBS's "Criminal Minds", "Pawn Stars", "Cajun Pawn Stars" and "American Pickers", WE's "Big Easy Brides", and Velocity's "Saw Dogs".

Paul currently lives in Tuckahoe, NY with his wife and two children

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is customized for the individual student. Factors which are taken into consideration are age, musical tastes, pre-existing goals before first lesson, musical skill sets, knowledge of instrument and music theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
50'' upright Samick piano
Hammond B3 organ
Gibson acoustic guitar
Fender Stratocater electric guitar
Fender Telecater electric guitar
Fender fretless electric bass
Garage Band recording software
ProTools recording software

*** Travel Equipment ***
various guitars and bass

*** Specialties ***
Individualized attention and guidance, in relation to a student's musical enjoyment and growth within the scope of music that speaks to each student.
Setting goals specific to the instrument and a student's growing skill set.

Expertise in improvisation, music theory, ear-training.

Turner C.

Brooklyn, NY
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Sarah L.

New York, NY
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Eric L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Turner C. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

My name is Turner, I am 25 years old. I am a musician and sound technician living in NYC. I have been playing guitar and piano each for over ten years. I play in a 3-piece rock band that regularly plays in NYC. I attended SUNY Buffalo where I studied History and Music Performance. I have a thorough understanding of music theory and history.

Sarah L. New York, NY

About Me

Sarah L. is a New York based pianist and organist. She is the current Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church and runs a private piano studio. Ms. L. has a degree in music performance from Williams College and has studied with Germaine Tocatlian and Jean-Paul Imbert at the Schola Cantorum Conservatory in Paris. Through her participation in festivals and masterclasses, she has worked with Olivier Latry, Simone Dinnerstein, and other notable musicians.

Sarah has extensive experience teaching and directing musicians of all ages and levels, and strives to help students and choirs reach their potential through consistent and detailed coaching. As Director of Music at St. John’s and as a freelance musician, she frequently plays and directs special services, recitals, weddings, and funerals; arranges music; contracts area musicians; and accompanies vocal or instrumental soloists.

Eric L. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

Eric is a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer & educator specializing in piano and saxophone. Eric has performed and/or recorded with Joan as Policewoman, Lake Street Dive, Full Tang, The Superpowers, and Cuddle Magic to name a few. Lane has performed internationally in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, Afghanistan, and India.

Eric served on faculty of South Shore Conservatory from 2009 to 2014. In 2012-13, Eric taught at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, Afghanistan. There he taught lessons in classical and jazz piano, saxophone, composition, and he led an ensemble specializing in Afrobeat and African Hilife music.

Eric’s original compositions and arrangements can be heard on Intangible by Full Tang (2012), Dry Bridge Road by Noah Preminger (2008), jumpstArts bu SSC (2013) and Boston Afrobeat Presents: The Superpowers (2007). The Superpowers’ forthcoming record will feature ten of Eric’s compositions and arrangements due to be released in 2015.

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