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Christopher C. Altamont, NY

About Christopher

Let me introduce myself! I have been playing the violin for about 20 years, and have always know that the violin is an extension of myself! I have an incredible passion for music, and would like to inspire all of my students to share that passion. I've been teaching violin lesson since my high school graduation and throughout my conservatory career. I've taught students as young as 5 as well as adult students looking to learn something new. I was a volunteer at the Hamilton Hill Center for the Arts and helped create the only opportunity for students in the community to learn the violin. I studied Violin Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA and graduated in June of 2012. My former teachers include Michael Emery and Mark Lakirovich. *** Lesson ...

Paul B. Schenectady, NY

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Over 14 years of teaching and playing experience in many areas of music. I have a Masters Degree from Boston University. I love teaching and playing rock, jazz and classical on both drum set and mallet instruments. *** Studio Equipment *** D.W drum set with Zildjian cymbals. Yamaha Marimba, 4 1/3 octave rosewood. Musser M-55 Vibraphone. Two Ludwig Timpani.

Jarod G. Johnsonville, NY

About Jarod

Hello! I'm a bassist that also has training in the other string instruments as well! Violinists can start as young as 5 years old!

Dan A. Slingerlands, NY

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Dan is currently a senior at SUNY Oneonta, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry with minors in both Audio Production and Percussion Performance. As a drummer, Dan has played in many different ensembles, including the SUNY Oneonta Jam Band, Percussion Ensemble, R&B Band, Zappa Band, and the Hartwick/Oneonta Rock Orchestra. Dan has also played in the Capital Region’s Empire State Youth Orchestras for 4 years, and was selected as a NYSSMA All-state Alternate in the Spring of 2009 and 2010. Dan has also played in his high school’s jazz band, orchestra, wind ensemble, and pep band. In the spring of 2012, Dan was voted to be President of the Drag N’ Rolls Drumline. Dan is also a member of the Audio Production Engineering Club. Dan is currently in the Classical Percussion ...

John G. Troy, NY

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College Student with strong background in Music Theory, passionate about playing music.

Alex B. Albany, NY

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I am a current Ph.D. Student in Education. I have earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Education.

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15 Beautiful Quotes Every Piano Player Will Love

It's hard to put the joy of making music on the piano into words, but this difficulty hasn't stopped many great minds from trying. To celebrate the beauty of this grand instrument, we put together this collection of wise words and quotes about piano. Which one is your favorite? 1. “The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.” - Maria Cristina Mena 2. "The piano ain't got no wrong notes." - Thelonious Monk 3. “Pianos, unlike people, sing when … Read More
15 Beautiful Quotes Every Piano Player Will Love
It's hard to put the joy of making music on the piano into words, but this difficulty hasn't stopped many great minds from trying. To celebrate the beauty of this grand instrument, we put together this collection of wise words and quotes about piano. Which one is your favorite? 1. “The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.” - Maria Cristina Mena 2. "The piano ain't got no wrong notes." - Thelonious Monk 3. “Pianos, unlike people, sing when
4 Ways Piano Competitions Make You a Better Player
What do the best piano players have in common? Most of them have participated in piano competitions, exams (like the ABRSM), or recitals. Here, St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. explores the benefits of piano competitions...   Competition of all kinds gets a bad rap nowadays. In dozens of counties and hundreds of schools across the country, competitiveness is under fire. Students and young athletes are being told that participation and team building are all that counts, and therefo
3 Reasons Pianists Should Be Playing Hanon Exercises Daily
Hanon exercises: they might not be the most fun, but they can make a big impact on your progress as you're learning how to play piano! Read on as Saint Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. explains why...   Sure, you could buy a technique book, a book of warm-ups, and a book of "finger-strengthening exercises," and work with all three every day. And some of you may be advised by your teachers to do so, based on your past playing experience and future goals. But if you're a middle-scho
Buying Your First Ukulele: 3 Things to Consider
Thinking about buying a ukulele? Learn the ins and outs of finding the best ukulele for you in this guest post by Casselberry, FL teacher Laurie K...   So you are ready to buy your first ukulele! Awesome, step one is complete... "Decide to play the uke!" I am going to go over three basics when considering this new and fun instrument, in order to find the best ukulele for you: Size Prices Styles Size There are four sizes for ukuleles: Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Bar
3 Often-Overlooked Parts of a Successful Vocal Performance
Stage presence makes a huge difference in how your audience will respond to you. Take a look at these performance tips from NY music teacher Nadia B...   You’ve practiced, rehearsed, and it’s finally time to share your vocal arts with others. Sometimes, though, components of a successful performance can be overlooked after you’ve spent so much time mastering the music. Key elements of stage presence for singers include setting a unique musical intention, making use of physical space a

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