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Popular Music Teachers Near Rosendale

Cheryl E.

New Paltz, NY
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Andrew S.

New Rochelle, NY
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Matt L.

Gardiner, NY
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Cheryl E. New Paltz, NY

Subjects Taught

Piano, Singing

About Me

• Music degree from Cornell University
• Studied at Juilliard • Is a touring performer
• Is a professional composer for TV ads & films
• Over 15 years teaching experience & remarkable references available

All ages and abilities (there's no such thing as too young or too old)!
Flexible schedule and only 2 miles north of the town of New Paltz!

Learn to play on a Steinway & Sons grand piano!

Besides learning to play the piano, sessions can include the following:
learning classical piano repertoire, mastering pop vocal music, perfecting performance, gaining confidence in composition, general musical exploration, creative career coaching

*** Lesson Details ***
Super laid back, custom lessons for exactly what you want. We set goals and milestones, you get homework to practice. You will learn basic theory along with sightreading and ear training skills. No matter what genre you'd like to learn, we'll cover a few classics and dive into what you really want to be playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway & Sons Grand Piano (in piano room)
Full recording Studio including 2 yamaha keyboards, Mackie mixer, RodeN21A mics, M-Audio Studio Monitors (recording studio)

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
I use basic Suzuki methods (sight reading, ear training) and incorporate theory, performance and improvisation to compliment the classical base.

Andrew S. New Rochelle, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Elementary Math, English, Guitar, History, Music Theory, Piano, Pre Algebra, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

I have been studying music for eight years now. Having come to music rather later in life than most, I find that I am more empathetic to the perspective of the beginning student than many teachers. I spent the Summer of 2009 teaching music fundamentals to groups of severely physically and mentally disabled children of all ages. Since then I've completed my Bachelors degree in Music, and have taught privately to several students.

To me, music is above all about transformation; yes, beautiful sound transforms our experience of the environment, but learning an instrument transforms the very way a student learns. Learning to play an instrument is an experience of training one’s nervous system to gradually act and respond in new ways, and that kind of persistent, focused, training is applicable to anything.

I also believe that playing music should be fun and cathartic.

*** Lesson Details ***

I plan my lessons around getting students to enjoy playing music as soon as possible, whether that means learning how to strum a chord rhythmically, their favorite song, or how to take a blues solo. There are steps that have to be climbed to do more complex things and I encourage to put in at least ten minutes every day practicing, but depending on a student's skill level and goals, developing a love of music and steady practice habits can be more beneficial over the long term than suggesting a student practice until their limit.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with upright piano, guitars, amps, and music stand. Street parking available, and parents can sit in on lessons with waiting area available as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If the students travel to me, I will provide amplification, a cable, a guitar (for the first lesson) and a microphone.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Folk, Blues, Rock, Hip-hop, Funk.

Matt L. Gardiner, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I've been playing and teaching for many years, originally in the Westchester N.Y. area, and now in the Orange/Ulster/Dutchess counties. I've played from New York to Nashville, and appeared on both TV and radio shows in Nashville. My love for the guitar is so great, that I've even started making them. I love people, and I love helping them achieve their goals. I also played in bands that opened for major Nashville acts such as Sawyer Brown, and Lonestar. But love and play most styles of music. i.e., Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Celtic, and others. I'm very interested in seeing what I can do to help you in your goals!

*** Lesson Details ***
Teaching is a passion for me, and I truly appreciate each and every student. Experience has shown me that everybody learns at their own rate, and that rate of progress is an individual thing. Some students may spend more time learning a particular lesson, but when done with diligence, that lesson may be better, and more deeply absorbed than would be the case with quantity over quality. In any event, I don't judge, and try to make it the best experience that a person can get for their money. My patience is something many students have noted about me, and I feel since the student is paying for the time, it should be time well spent, that they feel is worth the money and effort. I always try to provide good direction and, relative to the person's abilities and disposition, steady growth. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing, and hearing a student accomplish a challenging new musical discovery. My commitment to the student is that I will do my utmost to provide a musical education for you based on what I discover to be the tools that work best for you. I will not give up on you!

IMPORTANT - see below!

Also, I'd like to make it clear that my availability is flexible for appointments. Let me clarify: lessons would be scheduled same time every week, but if the site shows me as unavailable at a certain time for a particular service (meaning location mainly, my place, your place, or Skype) that in all likelihood I can try to accommodate you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Students are expected to provide their own instrument, and for the most part must have one in time for the first lesson.I can recommend models and specific places to buy them (hint, go to a music store, rather than a big department store like Best Buy). In some cases, I may be able to get you a discount on them. If you're playing acoustic guitar, you'll need the instrument, picks, an electronic tunes, and a music manuscript book. If you're getting an electric, you'll need those things plus an amplifier and cable. Many companies offer packages, particularly around the Holidays, that include all of these things...this applies for electric and acoustic. But please, if you haven't got one yet, allow me to make suggestions, based on how much you're willing to spend, because I've seen people put out a couple of hundred dollars on unplayable instruments that look Pretty! A notebook and pen or pencil would be your only other requirement, other than a desire to learn.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Worksheets that I use - I give them master copies of these, which I instruct them to make multiple copies of. These are TAB paper, staff paper, and two sizes of blank guitar charts. For instruments with string numbers other than six, I give the same supplies, but modified to their instrument. They provide their instrument, and anything else that I haven't mentioned above.

*** Specialties ***
I feel comfortable teaching electric and acoustic guitar styles, and have seen students excel in Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country, and many styles of Rock.
As far as guitar goes, these include pick style, finger style, hybrid styles (holding a pick with the thumb and index fingers, and also picking with some or all of the remaining fingers. The above techniques can be applied to electric or acoustic, nylon or steel string, six or twelve string.
On bass, I typically encourage finger style, but also support pick style.
On both guitar and bass, I can cover virtually any style.
On Mandolin I find it necessary to discuss holding the instrument in's not that intuitive! But my coverage there goes more beginner to intermediate.

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