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Popular Music Teachers Near Cranbury

Jerry Y.

Cranbury, NJ
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Hilary J.

New Brunswick, NJ
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Inbal B.

Princeton, NJ
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Jerry Y. Cranbury, NJ

About Jerry

I've been playing and loving music for well more than half a century, now. I got started in second grade when my grandpa brought home a little violin one day, and I've been at it ever since. I was fortunate to take lessons for more than ten years with Carita Page, a teacher who was very warm, encouraging, and caring. I do my best to pass that on to my students in addition to the technique of playing and the theory of music, fascinating as those are. I feel that playing in groups is very valuable experience for students and gives you a side of music that private lessons alone cannot. I encourage students to look for opportunities to do that. To help provide those opportunities I organized the Cranbury Scout Band, one of very few continuously-operating Scout bands in the country, ...

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Lisa L. October 22, 2014
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is a beginner to lean flute. Jerry is nice and patient to teach her.
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JackM1 January 10, 2012
Calm,thorough,structured. Easy to work with. Gets you to the objective without being demanding or pressure. If you are willing to do your part he will help you achieve your goals.
Hilary J. New Brunswick, NJ

About Hilary

Hilary is a professional flutist and teacher based in the New York/New Jersey area. Hilary is currently a doctoral student in flute performance at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts under the instruction of Bart Feller (NJ Symphony Principal Flute). Prior to this, Hilary completed her master's degree in flute performance at New York University and also studied music performance at The Boston Conservatory. Most recently, she earned an advanced performance certificate after completing summer courses with flutist Patrick Gallois at the internationally recognized Accademica Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Hilary has been the winner of many flute competitions, including the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Southern Division Woodwind competition, the ...

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Ranna Z. September 4, 2013
Flute
Great learning experience

I took flute lessons from Hilary at NYU after several years of not playing at all. I was rusty and had accumulated quite a few bad habits, from poor posture to improper breathing. Starting out, part of my difficulty was in forgetting these habits and starting anew. Not only was Hilary very patient with me, but she also taught useful techniques along the way.

I also had a weak foundation in basic music theory, and Hilary's review lessons were incredibly helpful -- I found myself looking at sheet music and playing scales with a completely different mindset. I can honestly say that I improved significantly (and now I even find myself checking my posture when I'm not playing!). After having taken such a long break, I wasn't sure whether I'd want to start playing again. Hilary's lessons and supportive attitude helped renew my interest and for that I'll always be grateful!
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Estela G. September 4, 2013
Flute
Hilary is an amazing teacher

Hilary is an amazing teacher with a ton of knowledge about flute performance. During my time with her, my playing and musicality improved drastically. She has a lot of flute-playing metaphors up her sleeve that make it easy to understand more complicated techniques.

I would absolutely recommend her as a teacher.
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Damon B. September 4, 2013
Flute
As fun as she is professional!

I took flute lessons with Hilary during my senior year at NYU. I had never played flute before in my life, but I had gotten one as a gift and decided I might as well try and learn. I was very lucky to have chosen Hilary as my teacher!

I had taken music lessons in varying instruments every single semester while at NYU, and Hilary was easily the most memorable and enjoyable teacher I had. While most of my music teachers made our lessons seem like another class, Hilary's passion, excitement, and humor made learning the flute a fun adventure that I looked forward to each week.

In our first lesson, she was able to show me exercises and techniques that got me further in my flute playing than months of trying to teach myself online. In just a few weeks, I knew more than I was expecting to by the end of the whole semester, and I was rewarded by being able to play short but beautiful flute music.

If there was ever a time when I was having trouble with a particular concept or technique, Hilary was always able to either clarify it for me, or explain it in an alternate way until I got it. If I ever had any questions - and I had a lot of them - she was always able to answer them.

I not only learned a lot about the flute, but I had fun while doing it, which for me is the best way to learn an instrument. If you are considering taking flute lessons, I highly recommend you take them with Hilary!
Inbal B. Princeton, NJ

About Inbal

Hello. my name is Inbal and I am very happy to introduce my self, hoping we get the chance to work together. I am a musician. For many years I teach piano and music theory. I enjoy it very much:) I love to share my knowledge. Like the Sages said, the good teacher is he who studies from his students, so I always try to learn something from my students. I've graduated the high academy for music in Jerusalem in 2010. I've also graduated MA in musicology at the Hebrew university in 2012. Beside playing classic music I love to improvise and sing, accompany myself and jam with other musicians. My approach to teaching piano is that the piano is first of all the student's friend, and not just an instrument we try to master. From my experience, I find that every student is special and

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Martina O. January 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son started learning piano with Inbal in June this year. Since then he progressed to learning how to recognize notes, playing simple songs and even composing his own songs. I like to see my active 7-year old actually sitting down and engaging in musical activity. I have to agree with the other reviewers that Inbal is very nice teacher and very patient with children. I highly recommend Inbal to anybody interested in taking piano lessons.
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Alex K. December 15, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I think that Inbal has a very unique way of teaching. My son likes working with her. Inbal has a lot of patience to teach children.
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Kelly L. November 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Inbal came to our home to teach our 7 and 9 year old boys. She was always reliable, consistent and very patient. She is so nice and perfect for teaching children. She sought out piano songs they would enjoy learning. Inbal would also send them video clips from the internet to engage them in interesting songs and expose them to multiple instruments. She's a gem.

Rachel B.

Trenton, NJ
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Shane T.

Lawrence Township, NJ
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James R.

North Brunswick, NJ
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Rachel B. Trenton, NJ

About Rachel

Rachel B. has produced, directed, and performed in numerous productions both in Philly and NJ. She earned her B.M. in Music Theatre from Westminster Choir College in 2010, and went on to intern with the Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, NJ. Recently, she has been delving into the world of opera, producing and directing works by Donizetti and Mozart with Opera MODO. In 2011, she started her own company, Plutonian Productions, which specializes in original works. Rachel also teaches voice and acting privately in her home.

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haydee A. February 6, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Rachel is very nice and sweet and great with kids! I would recommend her to everyone!
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Nancy T. November 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Rachel is confident and caring. She is extremely knowledgeable about correct breathing and singing technique. She's very patient and puts you immediately at east. Out of all the music lessons I've taken, piano and guitar; singing is the most personal. Rachel really helps you to get over any self consciousness. I've seen improvement after just a few sessions and I'm excited to continue on.
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shenzhi L. November 2, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I have my two daughters take singing class with Rachel. My big one is not very enthusiastic about singing that much. But she thinks Rachel is a good teacher, being nice and strict at the same time.

On the other hand, my 5 year old little one loves singing and she likes Rachel very much. Normally she is pretty shy and needs a long time to build relationship with teachers. But with Rachel, I heard lots of good words from her after the first class. After 2nd lesson, she could use what she learned and teach me how to breathe and sing.

And I could tell that my daughters do improve in singing after a few classes. I am really happy about that.
Shane T. Lawrence Township, NJ

About Shane

Hello! I'm Shane and I would love to be your voice teacher! I am committed to uncovering the true potential that each singer possesses as well as helping their awareness as a musician. Regarding my private vocal and music theory students, I identify the individual needs and create a curriculum based on the the learning style of each student. Vocally, I include the following subjects with every student: relaxation, posture and alignment, breathing, phonation, support, registration, resonance, and articulation. It is extremely important that every student has a sense of achievement and success. Studio Lessons: I currently have a studio that enables me to audio or video record each lesson. I also use a fully weighted electric piano for these lessons and have a music stand for ...

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Thulasiraja K. February 16, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Verified Student
His teaching approach is really clear and he starts from where we think we need help. Great experience so far. I'd highly recommend him as a teacher for music theory..
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Matt T. November 10, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Patient, experienced professional
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Justin A. September 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
I am fairly new to singing, but Shane has helped me tremendously. I was unsure of what I actually wanted to do in voice lessons, but through his open communication and great teaching, he helped me find a path and I love to sing. He really shows an interest in you as a person as well as your voice. It is obvious that he is very well educated and experienced. I felt as though I could ask him anything and he would have the right answer. He is excellent at helping you develop your voice as well as how to use it in the most healthy efficient way possible. I would highly recommend him to everyone who is interested in voice lessons, either for pleasure or for a career path. I am thrilled with the work Shane has done for me just after a few lessons, and I can't wait for another.
James R. North Brunswick, NJ

About James

I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 40 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience along with it in every Lesson you take. I Guarantee you"ll learn more studying with me in one year, then with anyone else around. I Pride myself in giving my student 100% my undivided attention in every Lesson. I do all my Lessons in my Class A Recording Studio (which I incorporate into the Lessons) so you not only get a Great Lessons but you'll also get the experience of working and being recorded in a Professional Recording Studio. I do offer Lessons through Skype as well if for some reason it's more convenient for you. ...

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Jack M. February 19, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Over the past 2 months, I’ve found Jimmy to be a phenomenal teacher. While I’ve spent my whole life experimenting with my voice, what I’ve learned in these past months has completely transformed both how I understand singing and my voice itself. No doubt, I still have a long way to go, but over this short period of time, I really cannot believe how much Jimmy has already helped me tap into a fullness and range I never thought my voice had.

I think what’s best about Jimmy is he fully understands what it takes to become a good singer, and how to fully find one’s singing voice. I will admit, the exercises Jimmy has you perform seem a bit odd at first, but it’s all part of the learning process to understand the mechanics of how to sing properly. Like all things worthwhile, results don’t happen overnight (although a couple months isn’t too shabby), but I can promise that if you study with Jimmy, you will have a teacher who has walked the path, knows it backwards and forwards, and will be able to help train you to sing fuller, healthier, and typically with more range. Furthermore, Jimmy tailors your lessons to your genre of choice!

Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
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Edward R. January 18, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He is awesome instructor my son is autistic and he took his time with him and he focuses and completes his lessons with great excitment
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Patrick F. December 27, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
Jimmy is a great instructor. He takes you seriously no matter what you skill or knowledge level is. When I started with Jimmy I could play guitar but generally only Cowboy chords.

Jim was patient, he analyzed how I played , what I knew and he tailored lessons around what I knew. That way I got the most out of my time and money spent. I can go on and on about Jimmy but for you sake I'll just say that I highly recommend him

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