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Michael M. Newington, CT

About Michael

I've been playing piano & drums for 35 years and am currently playing professionally in the Hartford CT area. I am also skilled in playing guitar and bass, as well as having experience with theory, ear training, composition & recording. I went to college at The Hartt School in West Hartford Connecticut where I studied studied classical percussion performance & piano. While at Hartt, I studied classical percussion, ear training & jazz drumming with renowned tympanist and educator Alexander Lepak, co-author of the world-famous Friese-Lepak Timpani Method. I studied classical, jazz and rock percussion with Gene Bozzi, Principal Timpanist in the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. I also studied with composer and percussionist Michael LaRosa, jazz piano and theory with Ray Cassarino, onetime ...

Max S. West Hartford, CT

About Max

I am a performing musician who is passionate about helping students achieve their goals. I currently perform over fifty concerts a year with the Asylum Quartet, an award-winning ensemble acclaimed for virtuosity, creativity, and innovation. I have also performed with the Juilliard Orchestra, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, and International Opera Theater. As tenor saxophonist in the Ineo Quartet, I received honors in the J.C. Arriaga, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) chamber music competitions. I hold a Master's in Music from The Hartt School and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Arizona State University (ASU). I have eight years of private teaching experience. Additionally, I completed a ten-week private teaching ...

Alan S. Falls Village, CT

When it comes to the piano each instrument is different and has its own touch and tone quality. The pianist must be a good musician before being an instrumentalist. I work with my students to produce the fullest tone and "legato" touch possible. One must be extremely sensitive to the piano's dynamics, and listen carefully.

About Alan

CAREER: PROFESSIONAL JAZZ ARTIST, ”MUSICIAN, EDUCATOR, PIANIST, COMPOSER, ARRANGER, BUSINESS OWNER: ALAN S. MUSIC CONSULTANTS *** Specialties *** Jazz improvisation over chord changes in various styles. Classical and Jazz background. Will work with student on Blues or Popular show tunes, etc. Any style for the piano. Interpretation, technique, tone quality and poise. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: HOTCHKISS SCHOOL, Lakeville, Connecticut 1997-present Associate Faculty Teach classes in Jazz Piano and small combo Incorporate Music Theory into syllabus RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, Newark, NJ Summer 2010 and 2011 Part-time Lecturer Teach course-Intro to Music (Music 101). Student comments were outstanding. WESTPORT SCHOOL OF MUSIC; Westport, Connecticut 1991-present ...

Dale B. West Hartford, CT

I have been playing piano for over 20 years and have been teaching since 2008. I approach lessons using a chordal method of learning, which gets students to play more advanced level modern pieces very quickly. I have performed as a solo pianist at venues across the state, most recently at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT.

About Dale

Dale R. B. is a private teacher, musician, conductor, clinician, and rising composer for video games from West Hartford, Connecticut. He is currently accepting new students and teaching private lessons in piano, guitar, percussion, and composition for students of all ages in both Hartford and New Haven counties. Dale received his Bachelor of Arts in Percussion degree from the University of Connecticut in May of 2012 and was an active member of both the university's Winds and Percussion Ensembles. In his studies, he has taken advanced courses in composition, orchestration, conducting, percussion technique, and brass technique. He has 13 years experience in percussion, 15 years experience in guitar, and 22 years experience in piano. Dale's teachers include Nancy Campagnola, Ronald ...

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Nicole W. March 18, 2015
Drum · In home
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Dale has been very patient with our son. He went from not being able to play at all to playing full rhythms. Jack has learned a lot from Dale and really enjoys working with him.
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Gail G. August 16, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son seems to be picking up learning quickly from Dale
thank you
Juliana K. Broad Brook, CT

From learning beginner skills to advanced performance skills, we will have fun doing it!

About Juliana

I, Ana, was born in a small town on the border of Quebec, Canada and Vermont, USA. At age 4, my mother began teaching me how to play piano. Since then, I've always enjoyed music. It's been my creative outlet. Throughout high school, I participated in competitions, concerts and master classes. After high school, I completed a two-year program at Vanier College, Canada in Classical Piano Performance. I've been teaching young children, teens and adults for 5+ years. Last year I left 18 students and my piano studio in Canada and move to CT to be with my husband. Now I'm looking to share my love of music with those around me here. Music is a part of everyone! We're never too old or too unlearned in music to express ourselves in this manner! I look forward to helping you become a better ...

John P. Fiskdale, MA

About John

I have been teaching piano and guitar lessons for over 5 years now and it is honestly the most fulfilling and enjoyable part of my week. Sharing my passion for music and having the student find learning an instrument fun is my ultimate goal. I grew up with classical lessons and have performed on several different platforms throughout high school and college. Music is a way to feel and express emotion in an amazing way, I love passing along that feeling.

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