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Bassoon, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States.
• I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I teach.
• I am creative and enthusiastic while working with people of all ages.
• I have a reputation of being passionate about achieving professional goals.
09/08- Present NYC Board of Education, P.S. 48
• Band & Orchestra Director
• Teach children K-5 to play musical instruments in small groups and large ensembles
• Organize and perform Winter and Spring Concerts
02/08- Present Yakov's Music for Gifted & Talented, Inc, Brooklyn, NY
• Founder and Music Director
• Teach various musical instruments and vocal
06/07-06/08 Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony, Lynbrook, NY
• Music Director, Conductor
• Conducted weekly rehearsals (night) and 3-4 concerts during the concert season
10/03-06/08 Globe Institute of Technology, New York, NY
• Adjunct Professor of Music
06/07-08/07 JCC of Cherry Hill, NJ
• Musical Theater Director
• Taught acting, improvisation, singing. Produced musical shows.
10/06-06/07 JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY
• Musical Theater Director
• Produced musical theater shows
• Taught students of ages 5-12 various vocal selections
09/00-06/07 NYC Board of Education, District 20, P.S.200; P.S.179
• Band / Orchestra Director
• Taught all woodwind, brass and percussion, violin, piano
05/99-06/06 School for Musical Performance, Brooklyn, NY
• Instructed students on Piano, Guitar, All string and wind instruments and vocals.
• Prepared students for the auditions to the prestigious schools and other music organizations.
1993-1997 St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, Russia
• Principal Bassoonist
Other work experience:
• Performed as a bassoonist with The Kirov Opera & Ballet Theatre, the Mussorgsky Opera & Ballet Theatre, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chamber Opera Orchestra of St. Petersburg and other Symphony and Chamber orchestras of St. Petersburg, Russia
• Performed Solo Recitals in Russia, Poland, Norway and United States
06/98 The St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
M.A. in Music: Major – Bassoon Performance; Minor – Conducting
06/91 The St. Petersburg College of Music named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia
B.A. with a Double Major in Orchestral Performance (Bassoon) and Music Education
*** Lesson Details ***
Would you just like to learn a few songs on the piano, violin or guitar? Or you'd like your child be become next Joshua Bell or Evgenij Kissin? My lessons are designed with each individual student in mind. I will start my lesson with introduction and proceed with warm-up routine. I always make sure that the student is comfortable with the pace that I am offering. I am mixing elements of music theory, history and performance techniques in order to help my student to embrace the beauty of music making experience. All my students are ready to perform at the recital after just 3-4 months of lessons.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach using Fisher Baby Grand Piano. Fender guitars. Major brands band instruments; yamaha, selmer, gemeingardt, etc.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender Guitar, Yamaha Flute/Saxophone, Casio Digital Piano, Custom Violin made in England.
*** Specialties ***
suzuki violin, classical, jazz
Accompaniment, ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, American Government, American History, American Literature, Anthropology, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Archaeology, Arrangement and Composition, Art History, Audition Prep, Basketball, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Bass Trombone, Bible Studies, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choir, Christian Gospel, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Dance, Earth Science, Ear Training, English Literature, Essay Writing, Euphonium, European History, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Film Scoring, Film Studies, Flugelhorn, Flute, French Horn, Geography, Gospel Singing, Grammar, Health Coaching, Hip Hop Dance, History, Improv Acting, Jazz Voice, Life Coaching, Literature, Method Acting, Modeling, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Pageantry, Philosophy, Phonics, Piano, Piccolo, Ping Pong, Public Speaking, Reading, Religious Studies, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Speech, Sports Nutrition, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Table Tennis, Tennis, Theater Acting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Weight Loss, World History, Writing
Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs.
My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current
clients), full of success story after success story!
22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students
All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nyssma level 6 score of 100.
I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc.
My students have appeared on Broadway, have played at Birdland/the Bluenote, and have won Grammys.........
I play and teach all styles; Classical, rock, Broadway, jazz,pop, etc.....
I have performed at the world class, A-list level in all the above mentioned styles as well.
I believe it is critical to be humble, down to earth and easy to work with, no matter how accomplished, student, teacher, or parent. :)..................
Audition Prep, Bassoon, Clarinet, Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Theory
A decade after his first performance at Carnegie Hall, Buffalo native Michael Zuber will be joining Ensemble ACJW in the ‘14–15 season. Recently, he was selected to perform a new translation of Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale in Weil Hall as part of Carnegie Hall’s Yale in New York series. Michael has also performed in such notable locations as Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Orange County Center for the Performing Arts, the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, and Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General, in Ottawa, Canada. Michael’s travels have taken him to music festivals at The National Arts Centre, Banff, and the American Institute of Musical Studies, in Graz, Austria. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree from the Colburn Conservatory, where he studied with Richard Beene, and his Master’s degree from Yale University, where he studied with Frank Morelli.
note: I am not able to teach clarinet lessons at the Long Island Academy.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."