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Popular Cello Teachers Near Secaucus

Jay T.

New York, NY
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Thomas V.

Wantagh, NY
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Laura C.

New York, NY
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Jay T. New York, NY

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About Me

Jay recently graduated from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music where he received his Master's degree under the study of Norman Fischer. Prior to his studies at Rice, he attended Vanderbilt University and the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. He has attended various summer programs including the Henry Mancini Institute, Colorado College Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Jay has been privileged to perform under some of the world's leading conductors, including James Levine, Bernard Haitink, André Previn, Sir Andrew Davis, Raphael Frühbeck de Bergos, Oliver Knussen, Herbert Bloomstedt and John Williams. He has also played in master classes for several esteemed artists, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Ronald Leonard, Richard Aaron, Joseph Silverstein, Lynn Harrell and members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Orion, Turtle Island and Emerson String Quartets. Outside of the classical music scene, he enjoys performing and recording with singers and songwriters, and has played with popular artists such as Brian McKnight, Quincy Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Ricky Skaggs and Josh Groban.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach in a relaxed atmosphere, making beginners feel like they can have fun while learning the cello. I cater to each individual student's needs, and set out goals based on each individual's motivation and drive. I teach out of the Suzuki method, but also like to teach songs at the student's request. I focus on relaxation and creating a nice sound out of the instrument. With practice, I believe any student can achieve their goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a music stand and chair while teaching from my home. If I travel to student's homes I expect them to provide a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I teach out of the Suzuki method books. I specialize in classical training and orchestral training.

Thomas V. Wantagh, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass, Violin

About Me

Thomas holds an associates degree in music performance from Nassau community college, and is currently finishing a bachelors degree in Music Education from Hofstra University. Thomas has also studied privately with many of the finest musicians New York City has to offer; including Martin Wind, Alan Hampton, Mike Frost, and many others. Thomas has extensive performance experience, from Orchestral music (Nassau Symphony Orchestra, Hofstra Symphony) to Jazz Combos and bigbands, as well as hard rock groups, Top 40/Dance, Salsa, Jambands, Reggae, and even Hiphop. Thomas has performed with and alongside many notable acts and musicians, such as The Wailers, Fishbone, Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath) The Deep, Martin Wind, Ken Talve, and many more!

Teaching privately since 2008, Thomas has vast experience not only with a wide variety of students, but also of instruments; specializing in Strings, Piano, and Percussion. He has helped students achieve excellent NYSSMA scores, as well as prepare for recitals and gigs of their own, and to equal merit has helped dozens of passionate hobbyists discover the delightful inner workings of the music they love. With such a wide variety of experience performing not only different styles of music, but also on several different instruments, he is well equipped to help any student grow to their fullest potential, from young beginners to adult professionals.

*** Lesson Details ***
I take a great amount of pride in what I do, and I am very proud of the results I have achieved with every single student. Lessons are planned on an individual basis, in order to facilitate success for every student, based on their own needs, requirements, interests, and goals.

With me, students will learn Etudes, Scales, Pieces, and anything else they wish to know! (including instrument upkeep, music history, ext.)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Two drum sets, electric basses, guitar and bass amplifiers, guitars, two double-basses, over a dozen music theory books and music encyclopedias, and a Mac book.

*** Travel Equipment ***
students should have their own instrument for piano, guitar, bass lessons. I can provide a bass for double-bass lessons. I can provide an amplifier for all lessons, though I recommend the student have their own. I do own a travel drum set that can be transported to lessons upon request, but all drum students should own their own drum set to practice and perform on.

*** Specialties ***
I am experienced with Strings, (orchestral as well as electric guitar and bass), piano, and percussion.

Laura C. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Cello, Music Performance

About Me

*** About Me ***
I am a classically trained cellist in NYC and the founder of the Palestrina String Quartet. I am currently working towards a master's degree in cello performance at a top NYC conservatory. In addition to performing chamber music, I love to teach cello lessons to aspiring musicians of all ages! My musical aspirations stem from an undying love of music and my wish to share this with others. I am friendly, cheerful, energetic, and very patient, which creates an easy atmosphere for students to tackle the challenges of mastering the cello.

*** Lesson Details ***
I emphasize a physically relaxed and technically accurate approach to cello playing so that students are free to create music without limitations or physical discomfort.
Though playing an instrument takes hard work, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience too! We will work together to ensure that you are learning pieces that interest you and inspire you to reach the next level. By the end of each lesson you will know what to work on for the week and exactly how to practice in order to achieve the most effective results.

Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and history while focusing on improving their technical facility on the cello. Students also work towards building their comfort with the instrument by practicing increasingly complex exercises and repertoire.

Lessons will be highly interactive and geared towards your personal goals as an aspiring cellist.

*** Equipment ***
For lessons at my home, students only need to bring their instrument and their current repertoire.

For lessons at the student's home, students need to provide their own instrument, a music stand, 2 chairs, and the repertoire we are working on. I will bring my own instrument to lessons. I can assist you in renting a cello if you do not already have one.

Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY
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Flavio G.

New York, NY
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Melody G.

Brooklyn, NY
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Erica Q. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Fiddle, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

I produce and record my own and others' music which can be heard extensively in film and TV, has been toured internationally, and received international press recognition. I play and teach several instruments and genres of music and take your tastes and learning style into utmost consideration. I always begin with practical exercises to develop technique, then we can focus on playing the music you love.

To vocal students I will teach exercises that develop technique and allows you to explore your voice. I will help you learn to make sounds you love. Singing is created by breath and muscles which we have full access to. Anyone can learn with proper focus, care and practice. I can also help you with recording and microphone technique as this is my area of expertise!

For violin, viola and cello students, I teach a combination the Suzuki Method (learning through ear training) and traditional theory and sight reading. We can also explore fiddling, blues and the foundations of jazz and rock improvisation if you're interested.

For guitar students, you can choose the songs you learn or let me recommend ones appropriate for your skill level. We can incorporate music theory, classical repertoire and sight reading into the process in degrees of your choosing. We can also explore singing while playing, songwriting and recording technique when you feel ready.

I also teach beginner piano, which I recommend for anyone who wants to better understand the mechanics of music. We learn basic classical compositions, exercises, theory, and any song you choose.

Who knows what creativity learning music will inspire? You may eventually write songs and want to explore recording them. Our lessons are held in a top of the line pro-tools recording studio where you can learn recording technique from me at any point.

I'm a classically trained violinist as well as a pop musician. I am currently playing in a chamber group, Hudson River Stings, and am in a critically acclaimed band that tours internationally. My musical training includes private lessons with some fantastic musicians such as Raz Kennedy, Jennifer Turner, Bob Corff and Matte Henderson, as well as Jazz and vocal studies at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, San Francisco City College, and Los Angeles City College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a laid back teacher who will give you a push when you need it! Music is joyful above all else and sometimes it's incredibly satisfying to work hard. We can talk candidly about your musical goals to determine how rigorously or casually we want to approach your lessons and practice schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
P.A. and vocal microphones, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, violin, cello, midi piano and pro-tools studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instrument and extra sheet music beyond the lesson books. I expect the student to have an instrument, metronome, and lesson book (Suzuki books and CD for violin, viola and cello, Hal Leonard for guitar and bass, James Bastien for piano. I provide sheet music and a practice CD for my voice students.)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in combination lessons such as guitar and voice lessons with a focus on songwriting. I can also help violinists who wants to transfer their knowledge of theory to guitar or piano and vice versa. We can incorporate recording techniques into any lesson.

Flavio G. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Cello, Spanish

About Me

Cello lessons in the comfort of your own home!
I'm a cellist from Spain. I have been teaching cello for more than 10 years.
All levels are welcome. I make learning fun, and also self-fulfilling.
Contact me for more information or to get scheduled for your first cello lesson!
About me:
Flavio graduated from Oviedo Superior Conservatory of Music(CONSMUPA), where he received his Bachelor's of music with major in performance, under the study of Viguen Sarkissov (Moscow Virtuosi). Aftrer to his studies at Consmupa, he obtained from Oviedo University his Master's in music education.
He has also played in master classes for several esteemed artists, such as Asier Polo, Aldo Mata, Josetxu Obreg�n, Vladimir Atapin, Adolfo Gutierrez, Rafael Ramos.

He has performed at several music halls in the world: Spain, France, Portugal, Morocco, Nicaragua, Bolivia, etc. Along with a very active orchestral, chamber, cello group and teaching career. Flavio donates his time to organizations such as Project "Vinculos"( project of educational, social and cultural cooperation which has music as an essential element) where he has played, and taught in countries as such Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Morocco.

As a teacher of music Flavio has developed his enthusiasm for music education and his love of music in several music schools and conservatories: Irun Conservatory of Music, San Sebastian School of Music, Miranda de Ebro Conservatory of Music, Consuegra School of Music, and Madridejos School of Music. Working like a cello professor, conductor of youth orchestra, and professor of music theory.

Melody G. Brooklyn, NY

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About Me

Cellist Melody G was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her musical studies at age 4, on piano at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. However, after attending an inspiring performance by Yoyo Ma she became enthralled with the deep tone and colors of the cello. Her heart was set on playing “the big violin”.

Melody began playing the cello at age six and has since concertized throughout America Europe, China, South America, and Central America as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, and Symphony Hall among others.

Most recently, Melody was invited to perform for Boston Guitarfest’s “Emerging Artist Concert” at NEC’s Jordan Hall. In 2013 she was an orchestral member of the Britten-Pears Young Artiste Programme for the widely proclaimed production of Benjamin Britten’s, Peter Grimes opera. That same summer, she participated in Penderecki Academy of Westfalen, Germany as well as The Luslawice Academy Orchestra of Krakow, Poland under the direction of Krzysztof Penderecki.
In 2012, Melody attended the International Holland Music Sessions, culminating a solo recital at Ruinkerk in Bergen, Netherlands. The previous summer, Melody was a participant of the Aims in Graz Orchestra where she held the position of assistant principal. Later that summer, Melody was invited to solo on Saint-Seans The Swan, with the orchestra of the Sienna Summer Music Festival.

Melody has had the great privilege of working with prominent artists and teachers such as the Takacs Quartet, Seth Knopp, Violaine Melancon, and Natasha Brofsky, in addition to Vivian Weilerstein, James Buswell, Lucy Chapman, Benjamin Zander, and Hugh Wolff. While studying at New England Conservatory, Melody collaborated with pianist/harpsichordist John Gibbons for her senior recital.

While attending the Peabody Conservatory, Melody’s string trio was invited to perform in a masterclass with Takacs Quartet. They were also invited to perform in the coveted “Thursday Noon Recital Series” in which Peabody showcases students who are hand-picked by faculty, who feel that they are among the most advanced performers at Peabody, ready to perform for a large audience. Melody was also invited to play as a soloist for the Thursday Noon Recital Series.

A dedicated teacher, Melody is currently studying the Suzuki Method at the School For Strings in New York. Melody holds a private studio in addition to teaching for Harmony Program, a non-profit organization geared towards providing music education to low-income families of the NYC metro area. In addition, Melody is an early childhood music education teacher for Silver Music School, and teaches for Musika Lessons, online teaching database.

Melody earned her Masters Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Alan Stepansky, and completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the New England Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Natasha Brofsky.

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