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Danielle L.

Rosedale, NY

About Danielle

I have been taking the world by surprise since the age of 4. I began studying at Queens College at 6 years old and was a recital pianist by the age of 12. I was a consumer of music, from the Music Theory lessons on Saturdays, piano lessons on Thursdays and voice lessons on Saturday afternoons, my life was filled with music.

It is to no one's surprise that I completed my first demo at the age of 13 and was performing for Queens Colleges audiences at 14. I went on the rank high in the NYSSMA series in both piano and voice. I also went on to study music in college and began touring with gospe
l troupes nationally. Since then I has done many workshops, Master Classes, tour dates, theatre shows etc. Too many to date. I am a sought after teacher for voice, piano and broadway singing. I train public speakers, actors and teachers as well.

Get your slot NOW! I will take your musicianship and skill to the next level! But you have to be ready!

*** Lesson Details ***
Here are some details about the lessons:

1. Please come with a notebook and pen
2. Each lesson consists of vocal exercises, breathing exercises, goal setting, artist development etc
3. After 3 moths CONSISTENTLY with me, you will be transformed

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio in home with seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Black and white notebook
25 Italian songs and arias
Alfred's Piano Book 1

*** Specialties ***
The foundation of all my teaching stems from my background in opera.
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Zoey July 3, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
DanielleI is a professional trained singer that offers meaningful and productive vocal nstruction to my daughter. She is has a lot of knowledge and we look forward to continue working with her.
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Andre "A-Minor" J. January 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Ever since I started with Danielle, my voice has grown immensely! We are developing my artistry, I'm more confident on stage and I am now recording in her studio! She is AMAZING!!
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Matthew T. January 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Danielle is the greatest! Any student would be lucky to have her. She has years of expertise and she uses every bit of it to make us better. I'm extremely happy that I signed on with her. I have improved tremendously.
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Danielle L.

Danielle L.

Rosedale, NY 11422
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Nino M.

Richmond Hill, NY

About Nino

I began studying piano and music theory when I was 5. My father was an accomplished musician (classical and folklore) who played great role in my accomplishment as a pianist and teacher

While studying in Music College, I took part in various festivals and competitions. I performed several piano concertos with symphonic orchestra. Some of them are: Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 pt. Parallel with my studies in College I gave piano lessons in classical music. I accomplished my studies with honors.
I traveled and taught music in different countries: United Kingdom, Central and Eastern Europe which helped me gain great experience how to teach students with different background

I got my MA from the Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). My studies were focused on education administration and management. This helped me manage class in most efficient and effective way , plan lessons and develop curricula.

I would eagerly take students from all age groups and backgrounds and involve them in the most exciting process of self accomplishment.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching all ages 5 and up with different abilities, needs and requirements and develop plans to fit each individual. I have very friendly atmosphere in the class. I design certain games for children to enable them to better understand music language, theory and develop practical skills. I spend much time on ear training, rhythm development, music structure, music theory and performance.

In a 3 month period students will be able to understand different scales, basics of music theory and performance and will be able to perform classical pieces e.g. Bach’s inventions, Mozart’s and Beethoven’s little sonatas for piano etc

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano is a digital yamaha...88 keys, weighted
one room...space for parent to sit and listen

*** Specialties ***
classical music, popular music
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Russell R. May 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Nino is an excellent teacher! She is very patient and motivating. My daughter is really enjoying her lessons with her!
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Marilyn C. March 3, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Learned so much with only one lesson a week!

Nino is a fabulous teacher. Her ability to teach and help my daughter understand classical music as well as appreciate it is amazing. Nino has a wonderful gift that she shares with her students. My daughter had two other piano teachers when she was younger but was able to learn with Nino. Nino has a lot of patience and stands behind her work. We are so thankful to Nino. My daughter loves playing piano so much that she is even thinking about majoring in it. Thank you Nino for being such a wonderful teacher!
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Kathleen S. February 4, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

I have been taking lessons with Niño for about 6 months.
Not only has it been a great learning experience but also a very enjoyable one. Each lesson is focused to my needs, technical and otherwise and I come away with a good feeling of accomplishment.
My piano playing is progressing and no doubt will continue to progress with Niño as my teacher. She is highly recommended.
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Nino M.

Nino M.

Richmond Hill, NY 11418
(16)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Bonnie M.

Rockaway Park, NY

About Bonnie

Are you learning an instrument at school, need some individual attention in order to reach your musical potential? Or do feel like you're moving faster than the other students, and want to reach for higher challenges? Or, are you already an advanced flutist, who would like to learn about the special technique of multiphonics?

Well, I'm good at all three!

Many times, a student will fall behind for the simple reason that their lips naturally blow high notes instead of low notes, or because they missed a simple but important detail regarding fingering or reading notes. I am very good
at catching students up. It's one of my favorite things to watch a student raise their confidence because they start achieving what was at first very difficult.

I'm also very good at challenging students to reach beyond the level of their peers. I work hard to view each student as an individual, and assess the sounds that they make in relationship to the next-higher level of flute-playing. As a result, my students tend to climb a bit quicker than their school program requires.

I'm experienced with ASD!

As a player, I've been featured at the United Nations, and I won a national flute competition in 2011. I earned my Bachelor's at the Crane School of Music, and my Masters at McGill University. I've performed at many important halls in NYC, including Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall, and this summer I will be performing--for the second time--as a soloist at the National Flute Association's Annual Convention, where flutists from all over the US convene to hear great flute-playing.
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Casey R. June 19, 2013
Flute
Amazing Player...Even Better Teacher.

From my first lesson with Bonnie, she opened me up to a new realm of musicianship and technique that I had never experienced before. She re-ignited a passion in my music that I was beginning to lose. I am forever grateful to her for this.

Bonnie is a hundred percent devoted to music, her playing and her teaching. One of the things I love most about her is that she seems to know everything about the flute, yet she is always striving to learn more. And if, every once in a while, there is something she doesn't know, she investigates. She finds an answer, contemplates it, and teaches me.

Bonnie is also a genuinely caring person who is entirely invested in her students. She often e-mails me after my lesson to tell me something that she had thought about relating to my lesson, proving that she is always thinking about ways to help me in my playing.

Bonnie continues to challenge me and encourage me in all my playing - she truly makes me feel that with enough practice and determination there is nothing I can't play. She even helped me attain a 100 on my all-state level piece this year. However, the score is less meaningful than the feeling I had after I performed that day. I knew that I was playing on a level I had never imagined - all due to Bonnie's inspiring me to always be better and her total confidence in me, not only as a flute player, but also as a musician.

Bonnie's musicianship and playing is unparalleled, her teaching style unique and engaging and, once you get to know her, she is quite the comedian. I am truly lucky to have her as my teacher.
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Mary Ellen B. June 19, 2013
Flute
An engaging and wonderful instructor

I have been extremely fortunate to have had Bonnie McAlvin teaching flute, piccolo and music theory to my older daughter for nine years and flute to my younger daughter for four. She is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher that inspires a great love of musicianship in her students. My older daughter is a first chair flutist in a wind ensemble and plays with a prestigious children's orchestra entirely due to the patient and thorough instruction she has received from Bonnie. It is a great blessing to have musically talented children but an even bigger blessing to have an instructor who can give them the skills and encouragement to achieve excellence. My older daughter is working towards attending a conservatory for college and the younger daughter fully expects to have music be part of her education going forward. This is entirely due to Bonnie's influence and guidance. We could not be more pleased. My girls love their lessons with Bonnie and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Bonnie M.

Bonnie M.

Rockaway Park, NY 11694
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jakub P.

Astoria, NY

About Jakub

*Composer, songwriter, pianist, musicologist.
* Teacher at New York Conservatory (2015-presence), Tichner Music School in Poland(2014), Melody Music Studios (KY), Gloria Music Academy (KY) (2013-2014)
* His pieces many times awarded many times including: 2013 Iron Award in Composition in Cleveland (OH)
*Artist Diploma in Composition from Carnegie Mellon (2013)
*Master Degree in Composition from Music Academy in Cracow (2010)
*Master Degree in Musicology from Jagiellonian University in Cracow (2008)
*Have been playing piano for about 20 years to date, including: Carnegie Contemporary Ense
mble, accompanist for ballet, singers, conducting classes, solo.
*Taught piano in South Korea, Poland, USA for about 8 years all levels
* Creative method of teaching based on exercises and books by: F.Chopin, F.Liszt, H.Neuhaus, M. Niemira. Finger practicing based on the method of M. Niemira. Lessons are focus on imagination, creativity, musicality and technique of producing sound.
*Teach: all genres from classical music to pop
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Shell L. April 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Learning piano with Jakub is easy and effective! Jakub is excellent at breaking down complex ideas into simple terms, which made it much easier for me to absorb. Jakub also has a few finger excercise that really worked for me, I can hear an improvement in my piano playing in just a month~ Can't wait to see where I am with Piano next month~
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Jakub P.

Jakub P.

Far Rockaway, NY 11693
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Matt G.

Brooklyn, NY

About Matt

Calling all new drummers! My name's Matt G., and I am a professional musician offering fun, engaging, and affordable drum lessons for beginner and intermediate students in NYC! I draw on my own musical education - and 10+ years of performance experience - to provide fully personalized instruction of the highest quality.
I carefully design each of my half-hour and hour-long lessons to promote progress; to bolster old knowledge, and inspire new learning, all in a comfortable, supportive environment. So, whether you are just starting out, struggling with a new instrument, or simply hoping to im
prove your skills, my lessons are sure to help you reach your unique goals!
I hope you will consider me!

P.S. I am committed to providing affordable music education - so my fee will always be low, and open for negotiation.
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Hayley C. June 20, 2015
Drum · In home
Matt is a great teacher with years of experience and a effective, fun instructional method. I started taking drum lessons with Matt almost a year ago, and he has helped me through so much! I've learned all the basic rudiments and rhythmic structures - the foundations of drumming - and I now play at a high intermediate-advanced level...all without any previous experience! Lessons are at a comfortable pace and I never feel pressured or bored. I bring my music assignments from school to Matt, and we go over them until I can play them perfectly. This helps a lot with my school performances, and I'm definitely the most confident player in band. Matt is always very kind and thoughtful, and he's always looking out for me to make sure I'm progressing and enjoying the music. I think he'd be a great teacher for anyone who wants to learn the drums. He definitely made a drummer out of me!
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Sophie S. June 17, 2015
Drum · In studio
I've had Matt as my instructor for over 2 years, and I absolutely love his lessons! I'm always learning new things. He asks that you practice and work hard each week, but then we also play songs that I like too! He has a cool drum set at his house : )
I started with Matt when I got into 6th grade band, but I didn't really know how to play drums. He helped me learn music and helped me study and get ready for concerts. Now I play drums in marching band and jazz ensemble and I want to play in high school too.
Matt's a really good teacher : )

-Sophie S.
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George B. June 17, 2015
Drum · In home
I could not have asked for a better beginner drum teacher! Matt G. is an outstanding instructor who uses patience and positive motivation to help new students get over their initial obstacles.
I certainly had a few to start! But with Matt's guidance and understanding as a helping hand, I found myself learning at a much quicker rate. Within a few lessons I had upgraded from playing on just one drum to playing on the full drum set. It was awesome : )
Matt is an excellent communicator who also possesses valuable insight into all things drum-related. He will address your problem areas and help fix them, and he even lets you choose your favorite songs to practice!
As you can see, I highly recommend Matt. He is a phenomenal instructor, a great personality, and a talented drummer; and he has the skills to help any student become great too!

-George B.
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Matt G.

Matt G.

Brooklyn, NY 11234
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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