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About Dimitry C.

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Livingston, NJ

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I am currently a principal clarinetist in Livingston NJ symphony orchestra. All my 40 years of band, symphony and opera orchestra experience and 30 years of teaching are available to my students.
I've been teaching clarinet for 20 years and my students have gone on to the State level Band Auditions and won multiple times. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to make a decent sound, play scales, arpeggios and simple tunes, and as time goes on you'll be able to play popular tunes solo and with accompaniment of piano or band. I specialize in classical, jazz and klezmer style, typically use best published books, and have the renovated, quiet and spacious studio, music stands, audio equipment. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Dimitry
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Music studio offering clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet and recorder lessons taught by the Principal Clarinetist of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra.

Recent Student Auditions, Awards & Achievements:

Chris M., 8th grade (clarinet and saxophone)
- Winner of the 1st chair in N. NJ Regional Concert Band 2019
- Successful audition to N. NJ Regional Symphonic Band 2018
- Successful audition for Honors Band
- Promoted to 1st chair in his school band (2016)
- Selected from over 500 students to participate in the North Jersey Region 1 Honors Elementary Band Festival (May 2016).

Morwen, 7th grade (clarinet)
Successful audition to N. NJ Regional Concert Band 2019
Ashley, 6th grade (flute)
- 1st chair in Concertino Winds Band in NJ Youth Symphony

Aidan, 9th grade (clarinet)
- Successful audition to Centra
l NJ Regional Symphonic Band:
1st chair in 2016-2017, 10th chair in 2014-2015;
and Advanced Wind Ensemble (2014-2015).
- Successful audition to NJ Symphony Orchestra Summer Band Camp.

Kevin, 8th grade (clarinet)
- Successful audition to Philharmonia Orchestra of NJYS (New Jersey Youth Symphony) orchestra

Chris F., 6th grade (trumpet)
- Successful audition for the first seat in school band trumpet section

Isis, HS senior (clarinet)
- Successful auditions for:
* 1st chair in HS Band in 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
* HS Central NJ Regional Symphonic Band (2013-2014, 2014-2015 & 2015-2016), HS NJ All-State Symphonic Band (2014-2015 & 2015-2016) and NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra (2013-2014 & 2014-2015).

​Stella, HS junior (clarinet)
- Successful audition for 1st chair in HS Band (2015-2016).

Ivana, 8th grade (flute)
- Successful audition to Lakeland Youth Symphony (2014-2015).

Jennifer, 7th grade (clarinet)
- Successful audition to NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra (2014-2015), Middle School North NJ Regional Symphonic Band (2014-2015 & 2015-2016), and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan (Summer of 2014 & 2015).

Morven, 4th grade (clarinet)
- Promoted to 1st chair in 5th grade Advanced Band (2016)

Chris Y., 4th grade (saxophone)
- Promoted to 1st chair in 5th grade Advanced Band (2016)

Jacob J., 4th grade (clarinet)
- Promoted to 1st chair in 6th grade Advanced Band (2017)

History

Established in 1996.

For the past twenty years, Dimitry has been teaching students of all ages to play the clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, and recorder.

Students will learn proper techniques, posture, breathing, phrasing, articulation, tone, rhythm, sight reading, solfeggio, music theory, and music history. They will also learn to play solos (with and without accompaniment), as well as duets (along with the instructor).

Private lessons are customized to meet each student's goals, such as preparation for regional and state band auditions, concerts, and other music competitions.

Meet the Business Owner

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Dimitry Chernavsky is the Principal Clarinetist of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, the Co-Principal of the ​Hanover Wind Symphony, and a member of the ​'A La Mode' clarinet quartet.

Dimitry is a graduate of Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Performance and Education.
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Shao F. June 8, 2015
· Clarinet · In studio
Our 12-year old son has been learning clarinet from Mr. Dimitry for about a year now and we highly recommend him to prospective students for his deep music knowledge, rich clarinet performance experience and above all, just being a great clarinet teacher.

In a year's time with Mr. Dimitry, our son's progress has been very impressive. After our son started lessons with Mr. Dimitry, it quickly became apparent that Mr. Dimitry is a very experienced teacher for young musicians. He engages our son effectively to keep him interested in music and clarinet while at the same time sets high expectations for him. Our son always looks forward to clarinet lessons and also is motivated to practice pieces at home.

Mr. Dimitry not only teaches sound clarinet skills, but also emphasizes the importance of playing music the right way, that is to tell stories and express feelings through music rather than to play music like a technician. Although it is difficult for a young musician to fully appreciate this concept, it does go a long way in preparing him to become a really good musician in the long run.

Mr. Dimitry is very polite, pleasant and professional. We recommend him without any reservation.
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Julia J. June 8, 2015
· Music Performance · In studio
My 7 year old son has been taking recorder lessons from Dimitry for almost 1 year now. Dimitry is very patient, encouraging, and enganging - considering that my son is on the younger side. Dimitry provides music instruction that is appropriate age and level wise, so my son feels accomplished and challenged at the same time.
We plan to continue with Dimitry and hopefully advance to the clarinet once his fingers can cover the clarinet holes and he has learned more music theory. My son looks forward to his music lessons. We are very pleased with his musical instruction.
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Jeff S. June 16, 2014
· Saxophone · In studio
Incredibly amiable, professional, and talented as a teacher.

As a senior in high school now graduating and transferring into college, I started my lessons with Dimitry in December last year and had to end this summer at the end of the music school's program. Even though my time learning the saxophone was short, Dimitry used my past musical experience to help guide me through the instrument. His lessons did not feel long in any sense of the word, and in fact some two-hour lessons I took to make up missed weeks blew by, as I was constantly engaged by his teachings. During my studies with him I found myself in the presence of a true musician, and this was only further driven home when I saw him play in the Hanover Wind Symphony at the Morristown Community Theater with Stanley Drucker. I would highly recommend Dimitry as an instructor for a student at any level.
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About Carl G.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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Private Lesson on Clarinet. Beginning, Intermediate or advanced students taught. Focus will be reading, basics, sound production, technique, songs and performing. 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute session are available. Rates are posted or discussed through e-mail contact. Reasonable Rates and flexible lessons with students to meet their needs. once a week, one every 2 weeks or one lesson a month.

About Carl
Private Music Instrument Lessons by Professional Player. Lessons for Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students. Focus will be reading, Basics, Sound production and performing. 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute sessions. Lessons can be once a week, one every 2 weeks or once a month. 38 years experience teaching private.
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Loren B. August 8, 2019
· Harmonica · In studio
Carl, is patient and a great teacher
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Bruce April 26, 2019
· Harmonica · In studio
Finally, after years, I get feedback with a live, face-to-Face instruction! Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Eric January 18, 2019
· Banjo · In studio
Great start...now I just need to set aside time to practice, practice, practice!
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About Stephen E.

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Palo Alto, CA
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I have started hundreds of beginner students on clarinet who have advanced to a high level of performance ability. I teach basic musicianship and music theory as well as clarinet and cover classical and concert band styles. My students expand their ranges and take on higher difficulty as their lessons progress.

About Stephen
I have taught music (K-8) in a private school in Palo Alto for 16 years and have created a very successful program. I conduct 5 bands, an orchestra and a beginner string ensemble. I have started hundreds of children on instruments and have taught dozens of children privately with great results. I have a BA degree from Luther College and did post-graduate work in music at the University of Iowa.
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Ems August 15, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
Great lesson with Stephen, my son was getting excellent sound out of his trumpet in a matter of minutes!
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Teddy P. August 13, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
Stephen is a fabulous trumpet teacher. Thoughtful, patient, professional.
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Claire and Benjamin F. June 24, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
The kids' first trumpet lesson was wonderful! Stephen was patient and has a good sense of humor. Neither of the kids have ever played the trumpet before, but by the end of their lesson they'd already made noticeable progress. We also greatly appreciate Stephen's willingness to teach the kids together. One was nervous to take lessons solo, but excited to take lessons with a friend. Stephen is the kind of instructor you always hope to find when you're looking for private lessons - knowledgeable and kind. I'm confident the kids will grow in their music skills through these lessons!
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About Paul W.

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Houston, TX

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Top class instructions.

About Paul
Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike.

Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc.

Still Performing, recording all around the United states.
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Ethan M. June 12, 2019
· Saxophone · In home
Ethan has alot of fun!!!
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Michael June 4, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Paul is great to work with and he was great with my son during his first lesson, today!
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Racheal W. June 3, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Paul was great with my 5 year old daughter. She's very nervous about making mistakes and he helped her focus on her abilities instead. Here's a great choice for children.
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About Michael T.

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Forest Hills, NY

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Experienced Clarinet teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! Clarinet was the Primary instrument I studied while attending Ithaca College to receive my music education degree. I studied under Michael Galván whom is well recognized in the clarinet community. I have had two successful beginner students receive top chair placement in their respective high school and middle school bands.I believe that excellence is grown through practice and dedication.

About Michael
Michael A Tate graduated from the prestigious Music Education Program and Psychology Program at Ithaca College in 2012. Ithaca gave him the incredible opportunity to hone in on his musicianship and compositional skills. He was also able to discover a new medium of composition, film composition. Tate immediately fell in love with the art of writing music for film and was able to make his first musical debut on a film directed by Mike Blaney. In his time at Ithaca College, he composed scores for multiple films and continues to maintain an active composition career. Tate is currently finishing as a music teacher Brooklyn Scholars Charter School (BSCS) and Music Content Leader for National Heritage Academies (NHA) New York Branch. Tate is currently in school studying the psychological benefits of music education for children and adolescents,
while teaching private lessons.
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Roy June 26, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
Really enjoyed!
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Susan June 10, 2019
· Bass Clarinet · In home
Truly one of the most engaged and encouraging teachers that we've ever encountered! Michael was endlessly creative and patient with getting the most out of our "grudging" young student.
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Nathan R. March 27, 2019
· Saxophone · In home
Michael was so friendly and so great with my son! Patient and nurturing and was a true pleasure. We were very happy!
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About Max D.

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Antioch, TN
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I have been principal clarinet in the Belmont Orchestra for four years and just graduated from Belmont. Am able to teach and play classical and jazz

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I am a Belmont University School of Music Graduate that plays all the saxophones, clarinets, and flutes. I love what I do and try to make the students have fun while learning as much as possible. I have lived in Nashville TN for five years and love it here. I have taught since sophomore year of high school and love working with students.
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Paula C. October 30, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Max is an awesome teacher! He is very knowledgeable and patient which was exactly what my son needed. He was also very accommodating and accessible for times when we needed to reschedule. My son’s performance increased dramatically only after one summer of weekly lessons. Can’t say enough good things about Max.
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Adam July 15, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Really knows the instrument, knows what to hone in on for improvement. Very personable.
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About J. Erick Á.

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Chicago, IL

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I am an experienced orchestral clarinetist and bass clarinetist. I can help you or your student achieve their goals through individual planning. I enjoy working on fundamentals and utilizing performance psychology practices to improve the learning outcomes for the students. I believe that teaching clarinet is like playing a sport: there is a lot that goes into the work that is challenging the student while enjoying the process.

About J. Erick
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I play clarinet and bass clarinet. I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida and am about to complete my Graduate Performance Diploma at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

I have worked with several local wind ensembles and orchestras such as the Boston Civic Symphony and groups at MIT. During my time in Florida I performed with Ars Flores Symphony, Alhambra Orchestra, Frost Clarinet Choir, and the Miami Music Project.

My approach to the clarinet is goal-oriented and focused on making the practicing process easy and fun for the students. I prefer to discuss the goals openly with the student, and then come up with bite size chunks of practice to reach those goals over time. Playing music is like playing a sport; there are a lot of skills to be learned but the results are gratifying and far reaching.


I encourage my students to use time-saving methods like ClassicalFingers (finger training) as well as endurance building exercises with simple items like straws and a wall.

My main concentrations are orchestral, chamber music, and contemporary music. I will help the student prepare for All-State, Solo/Ensemble, or their wind band/orchestra/audition repertoire. I also will bring duets to help the student learn to play along with others and improve sight-reading ability.
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Naomi February 16, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
Erick is very patient and really encouraging !
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Sharon February 16, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
My daughters really enjoyed their clarinet lessons with Erick.
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Sharon February 16, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
My daughters really enjoyed their clarinet lessons with Erick.
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About Alex L.

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I have been a musician for 29yrs. with Alto Sax being my Primary Instrument. Being a Woodwind player I also play Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. I have performed in many large/medium/small venues with many Bands and Ensembles throughout my career. I have also, been a Georgia Certified Teacher, member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and member of the Music Educators National Conference for 14yrs. Most recently as an educator in Clayton County I performed with other musicians at a County production of "The Wiz".

About Alex
I have lead others and taught them before ever having my own classroom as a leader in High School and College. It has greatly pleased me that my students have had many accomplishments in many groups. These vary from various Honors Bands, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many High Valued Scholarships. I ecourage regular practice for all my students to review and refine their musicianship overall. I am always looking for new and exciting opportunities to teach those who are interested. Currently I am working in Clayton County Schools as the Director of Bands at Forest Park Middle School. Our group has been rated Excellent and Superior over since I have taken over.

I have the most Experience using the following Method Books: Standard of Excellence, Essential Elements, Accent on Achievement, Instrumental Methods and many other metho
ds. Initially (and throughout) I place a high value on performance fundamentals. I start with a focus on proper posture and breathing. Once this can be executed I breakdown the nomenclature of the student's instrument, how to put it together and break it down. Next the focus becomes proper grip for mallets/sticks and embouchure placement for winds. Students then begin to develop a proper "buzz" and "coo" and "roll" for their selected instrument as they work on basic notes for some time. Eventually this playing short 3 note songs and then 5 note songs etc. Progress for mastery is constantly checked.

  In my classroom transdisciplinary is innate to my teach style.  I teach all skills in my class using many methods including but, not limited to the following: Clapping, singing, stomping, writing, modeling, syllables (math), one-on-one  Beginning players usually start with a short Assessment of their knowledge of music. We will spend a lot of time thorughout their experience on Tone, Intonation, Technique, Range, and Style using various styles.    Experienced players usually start with a short Assessment of their knowledge of music. A high focus of our Studio time will be spent developing Music/Solos etc. they are already preparing for Honors groups, High School and College. We will spend a lot of time thorughout their experience on Tone, Intonation, Technique, Range, and Style using various styles.
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Edwin July 15, 2019
· Percussion · In studio
Mr little is really good at teaching and trying to keep Tim stable. He tries his best to help everyone and when he does he does a amazing job at it and I really hope that he keeps up what he is doing
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Frank July 14, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
Mr. Little is an absolute blessing for our son. He really takes the time to get to know our Braydens strengths and weaknesses which allow him to be an amazing instructor. He’s so kind and just always makes him feel special.
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About Joe W.

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Carrboro, NC

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Lessons focussed on Your goals and the music you love!

About Joe
I'm a professional saxophone artist and a teacher of woodwinds/piano as well as improvising / theory / songs-learning techniques for any instrumentalist or singer. I studied music at New York University, as well as with many great saxophonists and workshop masterclass instructor, and have ten years' experience teaching woodwinds, piano/keys, and other musicians of all ages, levels, and backgrounds.

Lessons and curriculum are all customized for your goals, and my students all learn how to play the music that They Love- as well as widen their appreciation for the musical arts, and learn the essential components and benefits of having their own Practice which can translate into schooling, sports, and careers in any field. While competitiveness is not the focus of my teaching approach, students of mine have gone on to win auditions for
region/state bands; get into jazz major programs; or increase their chair in the school band.

As a performer, I spent nearly ten years working with some of the best in the business in New York City and on tours of Europe, the United States, and Brazil - including regular work with members of James Brown's band, Lauryn Hill's band, Prince's band, Fela Kuti's band, and numerous others. Other Google-able semi-famous artists I've worked with include the MacArthur genius George E. Lewis; Archie Bell; Karikatura; Jae Soto; and my own experimental trio dustlights (currently putting out records on the world-renowned jazz label Ropeadope). I have written/arranged horns for an India-New York colloboration Maati Baani, which went viral (660k views). And I have written and produced music for film featured at the Cannes festival.

I am opening a private lesson studio at my home in Downtown Carrboro (across the street from Open-Eyed Cafe), and also making myself available for at-home lessons in the greater Triangle area.

Please feel free to contact me here with any questions, comments, or inquiries. And thank you for considering me for your musical education.
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Leonor July 10, 2019
· Flute · In studio
Joe is an excellent teacher! My daughter improved significantly with his instruction, knowledge, patience and encouragement. She looked forward to her lessons every week. I strongly recommend him!
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Megan July 2, 2019
· Clarinet · In studio
Excellent instructor. My daughter took clarinet lessons from Joe for nearly a year. He was patient and encouraging. He helped her learn to play and fostered her love of music.
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Heather July 2, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Joe was my son’s first saxophone instructor, and he did a FABULOUS job! He balances inspirational and knowledgeable instruction with patience, kindness, and a jovial sense of humor. I’d highly recommend him and I wish him the best in his new city.
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About Ryan P.

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Allentown, PA
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Want to be an adaptable musician? Be an orchestral performer as well as learn to be a doubler in the pit for Broadway shows? Learn how to use technology to change your musical experience? I am a professional player, educator of 7 years, and clarinet technician with experience across every facet of the classical music industry. I also run a small business 3D printing customized equipment for clarinets and saxophones. Feel free to send me a message and learn more!

About Ryan
Hi! My name is Ryan and I'm a professional clarinetist and saxophonist. I also run a small business 3D printing customized equipment for these instruments. I mainly play in orchestras and as a doubler in pit orchestras for musical theater shows. I've been teaching for 7 years and have taught a variety of different age groups. I have a BM in Music Education/Clarinet Performance from Ithaca College School of Music and a Masters Degree in Clarinet Performance form the Boston Conservatory.
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