Trina G.

Trina G.

6 Reviews
New Hyde Park, NY

About Trina G.

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Trina teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: April 1998
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 12 hours

Overview

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, 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.
I studied and completed fieldwork and internships in music therapy and psychology, and have extensive experience working with students with special needs.

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 and rock with the Lesson Book/ classical repertoire. All students are encouraged to request songs they want to learn.

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

*** Specialties ***
Students with special needs

Photos and Videos

My Home Studio

Experience

Piano Teacher Oct 2012 - Present
Holy Child Academy

piano for Pre-K through grade 8

Piano Teacher Mar 2005 - Mar 2014
Kathryn Brickell Music

private piano lessons in students' homes

Piano Teacher Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
Catalano Music

piano lessons for students of all ages

Piano Teacher Feb 1999 - Jun 2005
Thomas Music Center (currently Rockville Center Music)

Private piano lessons

Education

Master of Arts, Music Theory Sep 2004 - Jan 2009
L.I.U., C.W. Post Campus
B.F.A. Music Sep 1998 - May 2004
Molloy College
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6 Reviews on Trina G.

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Katherine M. Sep 27, 2014
Piano · In studio
Wonderful teacher who teaches with patience and love. Trina is great. She keeps the children interested and excited about piano.
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Laija G. May 24, 2014
Piano · In home
Trina is a wonderful teacher, very patient, and knowledgable. I would highly recommend her
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Jean-Michel D. Apr 9, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Love my piano lessons

My piano lessons are the highlight of my week and if I made so much progress in 6 months it's because of Trina patience and skills. She always points me in the right direction and I hope to progress much more.
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Christie G. May 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Trina is great

Trina is a great teacher. My daughter actually loves taking piano lessons now.
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LucianoR Sep 4, 2011
I am grateful to have an awesome teacher :0)
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MarieA Aug 15, 2011
student's mom

Trina is a very energetic and fun teacher; my 5 year old daughter adores her so much that she now wants to be a piano teacher when she grows up. She looks forward to her lesson with Ms. Trina.