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Adrian B.

New York, NY

About Adrian

Music has played a big role in my life ever since I was 4 and heard The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night." From that point on, I committed myself towards a life in music, soon after beginning lessons on classical guitar. Through high school I studied classical and jazz guitar at Philadelphia's esteemed Settlement Music School, and I subsequently attended New York University as a jazz studies major in both guitar and composition for a bachelors and masters degree.

As a teacher, I love to pair my academic knowledge of music with my decades of experience listening to and playing popular music ra
nging from rock and funk to bluegrass and hip hop. I've performed in settings ranging from jazz clubs in Italy, to theater in New York, and rock clubs in Philadelphia. In my lessons I like to bring that diverse experience to create a curriculum that compliments the interests of the student.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a private lesson setting I like to say, "What you put in is what you'll get out." Students who show up having practiced a lot, who are eager to dive in depth into a subject, will grow immensely in a short amount of time. Those who are interested in practicing guitar as a casual activity also have plenty to gain, and I try to push my students in accordance with their interest level.

As a teacher, I like to support my students' personal ambitions on the instrument and with music on the whole, drawing on a wide range of materials. My goal is to put the proper resources in front of my students and ask them questions that will push them to discover the elements of music they knew they were looking for and some they didn't.

Every student has personal goal, and I like to draw on my diverse background in music to help each of mine achieve theirs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Common space seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have an instrument, paper, and a pencil. I can bring a music stand if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I have been playing various styles of guitar, from classical to jazz to rock and beyond, for most of my life, so I feel comfortable showing all students the style they are most interested in.
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vasu A. April 13, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Fun and Inspiring

Adrian's teaching style has helped me to understand the music pieces in an intuitive way. His ability to breakdown a complex concept into simple ones makes the learning fun and natural. Adrain makes the lessons interesting by discussing the music piece in length and also by sharing the music history behind it. He lets the student decide the pace of learning, but at the same time nudges him to take the next step. I will recommend Adrian to anyone who is interested in learning music.
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Madison W. November 13, 2013
Guitar
I would highly recommend Adrian.

Adrian's passion for music really comes through in his lessons, always making lessons both informative and fun. Having no prior experience with the guitar before taking lessons from Adrian, he really catered to my strengths and passion points to find a teaching method that suited me well. It wasn't long before I was able to play a song and all the while, in addition to learning the very basics, Adrian also tuned into music theory and songwriting, which gave our lessons great depth. Additionally, Adrian was always very accommodating with my hectic schedule. I highly recommend Adrian to anyone seeking to begin or advance their guitar skills.
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shelby K. November 13, 2013
Guitar
You won't be disappointed

I had Adrian as a teacher in group lessons and was always impressed by his ability to connect with each student on a personal level. Adrian is helpful and understanding in his teaching and extremely talented to boot. It was always a treat to see him demonstrate and he always made the students feel like he was equally happy to be there.
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Adrian B.

Adrian B.

New York, NY 10027
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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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.

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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
(3)
starting at
$50 / 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
Verified Student
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.

Concetta A.

New York, NY 10031
(6)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Shellen L.

New York, NY

About Shellen

Shellen L. teaches voice, acting, musical theatre, and song performance to professionals and aspiring professionals for stage, screen, and recordings, and has taught and performed at a number of colleges and professional and private schools, most notably Bennington College, her alma mater, where she was a guest artist in the Black Music Division for Bill Dixon. She has coached actors in starring roles in theatre and on television, and for auditions in all media. As a teaching artist, she has not only developed and taught programs for schools, but worked as a consultant and professional develop
er for a number of institutions, including Teachers College, Marymount Manhattan College, Lincoln Center Institute, and Nashville Institute for the Arts.
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Donna S. March 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Studying with Shellen Lubin is a holistic experience and definitely not just about the voice. Each lesson was a life lesson for me and even though I have not had a face-to-face lesson for several years now, I continue to learn from Shellen. My experience is that she is the gift that keeps on giving. Shellen provided me with the necessary tools to improve vocally in music, in speaking and in presentation and as I have continued to practice with those tools, I find my voice getting stronger and more flexible than when I was studying with her in person. Additionally, I find I am becoming more of the person/performer she was endeavoring to expose in our sessions.

I would encourage anyone who is willing to be open and receptive to indeed study with Shellen. You will find there is more in you to bring to the stage (and the world) than you ever thought possible, and you will receive “food” that will nourish and enrich your life for years to come.
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Judy C. March 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Shellen Lubin is the strongest vocal teacher it has ever been my pleasure to work with. Her years of successful teaching and volume of satisfied students are a testament to her abilities and professionalism. She is wonderful at diagnosing vocal issues and then consistently supportively working through them, without a hint of judgment or impatience. I would highly recommend her to anyone at any stage of training who is seeking to improve their technique in a friendly safe environment. She is also a terrific coach, directing character, text, subtext, and story in song so well. When I have taken her workshops, I have been so impressed how well all her students present their material, professionals, aspiring professionals, and non-professionals.
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Frances M. March 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
After only two lessons with Shellen Lubin, I have realized the benefits of professional vocal training. She provides practical exercises that can be done any where at any time; in addition, she is extremely supportive and prepares meticulous individualized exercises to do between lessons.

I highly recommend Shellen to anyone who’s been singing professionally and also to those fearful vocalists (like me) out there who want to overcome that obstacle. Shellen’s knowledgeable, supportive, super-warm style puts you at ease and gives you the confidence to sing with joy!

Thank you, Shellen, for all your help!
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Shellen L.

Shellen L.

New York, NY 10027
(8)
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Shai G.

New York, NY

About Shai

Hello! My name is Shai G. I am recent suma cum laude (3.9+ GPA) 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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Athan G. August 27, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Shai is an incredible musician and an incredible teacher! Very few people share the passion that Shai has when it comes to teaching an instrument, and such every single lesson will leave you inspired and motivated (not to mention a lot better at your instrument!)
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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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Shai G.

Shai G.

New York, NY 10027
(11)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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