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Salley K.

New York, NY

About Salley

Salley, a native of Los Angeles, has given numerous performances throughout the United States and Italy. To highlight, she has given performances at Colburn School of Music as a Young Recitalist Winner, performed in various venues throughout California as a state Master Class and Panel Honors winner, and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Positano, Italy. Additionally, she was a state finalist in the CAMPT honors audition, and has received 2nd place at the Korea Times Music Festival, John Walker Competition, and the Cypress College Competition.

Beginning her studies at th
e age of 6, she studied under Young Sook Park. While at the Northwestern University, studying under the tutelage of Alan Chow, she was a recipient of the Henrietta Schwartz scholarship, A&H Cottingim Vankirk Scholarship, and the Corrine Frada Pick Piano Award. She then attended the Manhattan School of Music to complete her Master of Music under the direction of Nina Svetlanova, a pupil of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus.

Salley has performed in various music festivals, including ARIA International Music Festival, the Las Vegas Music Festival, and the New Orleans Music Festival. Here she has studied with renown faculty such as Angela Cheng, Yong Hi Moon, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and Emilio del Rosario. She has also performed in Master Classes for Nelita True, Melvin Chen, and James Giles.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a professional musician and educator, my goal is to bring a positive and fulfilling experience in music through dedicated teaching. Piano lessons will be an enjoyable yet challenging activity that will enhance the student’s appreciation of music. My mission is to nurture, motivate, and bring out the student’s fullest potential and talent in musical performance. I am committed to excellence in music education and work towards the growth of intelligence and discipline in every student, making piano lessons a pleasurable and fulfilling experience.

As a piano teacher, I strongly believe in the importance of a firm musical foundation. In lessons, body posture, hand position, and technique are strongly emphasized. I teach my students to become comfortable with reading notes, sight-reading, memorization, and performing. Additionally, theory and ear-training are incorporated in the lesson as well. These aspects are very important as they are the fundamental things needed to produce a well-rounded musician. Thus, in my lesson plans, I cater to each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses in order to provide a well-rounded education.

My teaching philosophy holds to the belief that lessons should be tailored to the student’s needs and goals. I work to motivate and instill self discipline in the students. Furthermore, I teach my students to develop their own unique style, attempting to bring out the highest potential and level of musicianship from each student. Thus, I familiarize the students with various classical styles and repertoire as I feel this is an important part of musical education. I work to make piano lessons enriching and enjoyable for every piano student.

*** Specialties ***
I often use the Hal Leonard, and Bastien methods for beginning students. I implement these these methods in most of my students lessons. Additionally, I supplement these methods with sight-reading exercises, playing by rote, ear-training, and theory. I specialize in all the classical styles of piano music. However I am flexible according to the various needs of the individual student.
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JaneM November 26, 2011
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I think that Salley is a wonderful teacher, extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. I am really enjoying my lessons.
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EllenJ September 13, 2010
Sslly is a great teacher. We are very happy with her.
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VictoriaL August 27, 2010
Salley is very patience with me and encouraging but also doesnt let me have it too easy! She is a great teacher and I am enjoying learning with her.
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Salley K.

Salley K.

New York, NY 10025
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Aaron B.

New York, NY

About Aaron

I am an enthusiastic accompanist, performer, and teacher, engaged in projects ranging from Early Baroque figured bass, to 20th-century classical chamber music, to Broadway and Folk. I currently teach Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes in Manhattan, an innovative approach to classroom music education that uses movement and the body to connect what the ears hears and the mind knows. As a pianist I have performed in Switzerland, England, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to your needs, so we will discuss goals, methods, and practicing strategies
to keep you excited, directed, and successful.
For beginning pianists, I use a variety of piano methods, including Faber, Bryanskaya, 4-hand repertoire, and my own materials. I also take advantage of my training in the Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach to music education, which focuses on gesture, improvisation, coordination, and command over the musical language.

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Steinway upright, couch, and plant

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I will provide books for the lesson, xeroxes for students, pencils, staff paper, etc. Students should buy or copy music as appropriate.

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Piano: beg to adv - prefers inter to adv

I am trained in Dalcroze Education, which is an approach to music education that uses movement to connect what the ear hears and what the mind knows. In the piano lesson, I draw from what I have developed in the classroom, including improvisation, dis-ordination, kinaesthetic awareness, and notation.
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Aaron B.

Aaron B.

New York, NY 10025
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Concetta A.

New York, NY

About Concetta

Private instruction, early childhood education, elementary and high school education
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Kemal K. August 9, 2015
Violin · In home
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I am 43 and started my first musical instrument experience with Concetta, with no background and knowledge of music theory at all. Needless to say how challenging it was at first, but with her dedication, professionalism and friendly approach, I made a significant progress in about 7 months. I am so happy to have Concetta as my violin teacher and would definitely recommend her.
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Lindsey G. November 9, 2014
Fiddle · In home
Concetta was such a treat to have in our home! She came out all the way from NY to NJ for my mothers birthday, and though she is a beginner, emerged from the 1 hour lesson so inspired to keep practicing, able to fully complete her first song! She even did a little performance at the end on the lesson! She is a great people person, fun to talk to, and she really knows her stuff. Excellent choice!
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Kay C. October 11, 2014
Verified Student
I have learned more in just three lessons with Concetta than I learned after three months of once a week lessons with an instructor from a music store.

Concetta has a natural gift to teach and an ability to allow even a musical novice, like me, understand basic music theory.

This talented young lady eat, sleeps and breathes music.
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Concetta A.

New York, NY 10031
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Shai G.

New York, NY

About Shai

Hello! My name is Shai G. I am recent graduate from CSU Northridge with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance and am currently earning my master's degree at Manhattan School of Music with a 95% scholarship. I am a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, trumpeter, jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and am pursuing a career in music education. Teaching is something that has been very important to me from a very young age and I enjoy every opportunity I get!
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Chris August 26, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Shai is an incredibly gifted musician and educator for whom I have the utmost respect. He is able to articulate concepts clearly and concisely to individuals, as well as large groups, in a way that inspires motivation to do your absolute best. I highly reccomend shai to anyone seeking an instructor who is not only exceptionally skilled, but also deeply caring and encouraging towards those he invests his time in. I have no doubt that shai will achieve great things in the future.
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Saygin August 20, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson with Shai went pretty well. He has deep knowledge of trumpet and I was happy also about his teaching methodology and the way he explains the very fundamentals. Glad I am learning from a jazz musician who plays in the best venues of LA and NY.
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Zach R. August 18, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
If you're looking for a saxophone instructor, Shai Golan is your man!!!! This guy made everything look so easy, and helped me feel great about the instrument after only 1 lesson. He made practicing fun and easy, and always came in with a smile.
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Shai G.

New York, NY 10027
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Augusta L.

New York, NY

About Augusta

Education goals:
I believe students, no matter the age, background, or means, can achieve great music making and enjoy a fun and satisfactory journey doing so. I am experienced in using Suzuki, Indiana String Pedagogy, some Kodaly, and my own method, to foster this learning. I have been teaching children ages 5-18, and adult students, for almost ten years now. Working at Fairview Elementary gave me a great introduction to group teaching in a classroom, which I hope to soon be able to build upon. I also have experience tutoring college students at the Oberlin Conservatory in music theory,
ear training, and German. Teaching truly is a life-long passion of mine.

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Augusta is an emerging classical and baroque violinist, performing internationally as both soloist and orchestral musician. She was winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concerto Competition, and semifinalist in the 2014 Musica Antiqua International Competition in Bruges, Belgium. Augusta holds a B.M. degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She will begin studies at The Juilliard School in the Fall of 2015 for baroque violin, as proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. Recent highlights include a performance as chamber musician with members of the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, in their Bach Family Frolic concert series in January 2015.
In the 2015-2016 season, Augusta will perform as concerto soloist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, with the Bach A minor Violin Concerto. Augusta performs as an apprentice with Apollo's Fire and is a substitute violinist with Boston Baroque. She has collaborated on stage with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra during their Winter Institute, and was invited to play in a Tafelmusik masterclass for renowned violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.
On modern violin she has worked under such conductors as Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Alan Gilbert, James Gaffigan, David Zinman, and Robert Spano.
Augusta holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in violin performance, with a minor in historical performance, graduating at age 19 with honors (Pi Kappa Lambda Society). Her principal teachers were Milan Vitek (modern violin) and Marilyn McDonald (baroque violin). She currently is pursuing her Masters of Music in violin performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, under the tutelage of Alexander Kerr and Stanley Ritchie. She spent an exchange semester in 2011-12 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Johannes Leertouwer and Sophie Gent.
She began her violin studies at the age of three with the Suzuki Violin School Method, continuing her studies in Moscow, Russia at the age of 12 with Zoya Makhtina of the Moscow Central Special Music School. Throughout her childhood, Augusta studied privately with Gregory Fulkerson and Almita and Roland Vamos.
Her related teaching coursework includes classes at Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University, in pedagogy. She has studied string pedagogy methods with Mimi Zweig and Joanne Erwin. Augusta has extensive experience teaching students of all ages, in both private and group settings. She uses a combination of her own method, Suzuki, and String Pedagogy IU.
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Shay M. August 20, 2015
Viola · Online
Verified Student
Fabulous! My daughter really enjoyed it. I look forward to her next session.
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Yen H. August 20, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Augusta is one of the best piano teachers I ever had. Very patient and very well educated. She knows how to identify problems and is able to explain things well. You won't regret taking lessons from her. :)
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Jonathan August 18, 2015
Violin · In studio
Augusta taught violin to my 7 year old daughter for a semester through the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. As my daughter took lessons for three years, we had many teachers, but Augusta was the very best. She so naturally connected with my daugher and brought out the very best of her abilities. Augusta possesses the two necessary traits of an exceptional teacher that can't be learned but must be in one's heart - passion for subject matter and love of one's students. Augusta embodies these traits and so much more.

I recommend Augusta without reservation and wish her the very best of luck!
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Augusta L.

Augusta L.

New York, NY 10025
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starting at
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