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Popular Music Teachers Near Schenectady

Kaitlin S.

Albany, NY
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Peter M.

Gansevoort, NY
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Charles O.

Troy, NY
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Kaitlin S. Albany, NY

About Me

I have been teaching private string lessons in the Albany, NY area for the past 8 years. I attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY where I earned both my Bachelor's (2008) and Master's (2010) degrees in Music K-12 Education with a concentration in Violin. My teaching philosophy involves adjusting strategies and methods to meet the needs of students with varying abilities. I use a few different methods of string instruction based upon the age level and ability of each student. A couple of my strengths as a private lesson teacher are my high level of patience and ability to guide students towards success.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I tend to be understanding of the individual needs of my students. Beginning string students will learn the importance of proper posture and position, as well as learn some short songs. I use various method books with different students, including Essential Elements 2000, All for Strings, and Suzuki. Depending on the age of the beginning student, I may start them off by rote or by reading notes. As the student progresses we will cover more advanced material. After about 6 months of lessons, the student can typically expect to know a couple of scales, beginning songs, and be able to demonstrate proper posture and bow hold.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide their own instruments, music books and music stand. I will bring my own instruments for myself to demonstrate.

*** Specialties ***
I use a variety of methods with my students. With very young children, I find that the Suzuki method works well. I start many beginners with the rote approach in order to work on posture etc. Once this is established we move towards note reading. I use such methods as Essential Elements and All for Strings to teach note reading.

Peter M. Gansevoort, NY

About Me

The only instrument I play is the accordion. I am familiar with the standard (Stradella) bass system, and free bass instruments. I have worked alone for over 40 years with acoustic, and electronic/midi accordions. I play the Bass. Many accordionists do not, they play the right hand and hire a bass player.

I have performed in Canada, the US all up and down the East coast, as far West as the Mississippi River, England, Scotland, Wales, Costa Rica. NY City, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Lake Placid, Montreal, and many others I can't remember. I love the accordion, so it is easy for me to play. When you succeed, I succeed and it is my hearts desire to promote this beautiful, and extremely versatile instrument, and you with it. It's fun. Let's go.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will begin with 30 minute sessions. Advanced, progressive students will need 1 hour sessions. You will master the treble and bass registers and be able to continually expand your proficiency. We can play all Genre's of music you want from traditional accordion to big band, swing, country, rock, classical. What ever you desire.

Lessons will be at your pace. They will be interesting. You will be recorded, and then again on the same performance 6 months later so you can see (hear) your own progress.

I teach, you learn, and your advancement will depend on your dedication to the art. You are the one who has to do it. This is fun, join me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Recording equipment, lighting, seating, sight reading programs. Pleasant surroundings.

*** Travel Equipment ***
All equipment is portable. Travel is minimal however with the advent of online applications, I am available any where in the English speaking world.

*** Specialties ***
You get me, and I am the best at what I do. You can do it too.

Charles O. Troy, NY

About Me

As a private music instructor, Charles O.brings decades of experience in the field, along with a forty-five-year concert career as a conductor, organist and pianist, and collaborative keyboardist. Initially training as a pianist, by age thirteen Charles O. was teaching that instrument professionally, also beginning a lifelong career in vocal instruction and coaching. During college studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music Charles O. added organ and choral directing to his areas of specialization, and even forty years later remains an active church music professional, presently serving the Old First and First Baptist congregations of Bennington, Vermont.

The many students of Charles O. have ranged from beginners to working professionals, their ages running a gamut from elementary school-age through retired seniors, their personal goals ranging from more modest levels of personal fulfillment to the highest aspirations. Accordingly, Charles O. customizes programs of study to meet mutually-determined objectives, his methods derived primarily from identifying and seeking to capitalize upon the individual student's innate strengths.

While the majority of students of Charles O. pursue personal goals of maximizing satisfaction from avocational activities, he has also helped a number pursue more public agendas, guiding young pianists to top awards in adjudication and concerto competitions, and youthful organists to receiving college scholarships and rewarding church positions. Vocally, while directing English-style concert choirs in Michigan during the 1980's and 90's two of Charles O's boy soloists won first prizes in England''s prestigious Elgar Festival, with other young singers appearing in University of Michigan concert and opera productions (including the premiere of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and Experience).

Charles O's credentials as a concert artist include international touring as a choral conductor during the 1980's and '˜90'™s, with his choirs attaining top-tier status in America and overseas, while winning five gold medals in national competitions. In the role of a collaborative pianist Charles O'sconcert career began at age twelve; in recent years, solo recitals have included both piano and organ works, as has music for church services. A recital series during the first decade of the present century, Bach and Beyond, yielded three CD recordings, one of which was hailed by the prominent professional journal The American Organist for"Charles O's "poetry and passion".

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