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Nadia B.

New York, NY

A classically-trained flutist, Nadia has been teaching flute for many years. A summa cum laude graduate of New York University in Music Performance, she excels at teaching students how to play flute in a way that emphasizes body awareness and comfort in positioning and holding the flute. Nadia also emphasizes whole musicianship in her lessons, incorporating theory and other elements of music into lessons to facilitate a deeper understanding of the music. She is a friendly, encouraging and dedicated teacher who aims to teach each student according to his or her needs and interests. See you in class! :)

About Nadia

My approach as a piano and flute teacher is to endow each student with the skills and tools needed to improve his/her playing ability, increase musical expression and cultivate continued musical growth both in lessons and in practice time. With nine years of teaching experience, I understand that each student’s learning style, goals and interests vary, and I work to engage and delight every student.

My training in Music Performance at New York University, from which I graduated Summa Cum Laude, as well as my three-year, 1600-hour training to become a certified teacher of the Alexander T
echnique, which I completed in 2012, influence my teaching. The Alexander Technique is a method for integrating breathing, movement and postural support. It is invaluable for musicians as a tool to increase performance ability and a sense of ease in the body, as well as for injury prevention and pain management.

Prior to NYU, I studied at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), where I acted as principal flutist of the orchestra and wind ensemble in addition to receiving a scholarship as the flutist of the Liberace Woodwind Quintet.

My musical training started well before university, however. My first instrument was piano, which I studied throughout my childhood and adolescence, with further study at NYU with Jon Holden. I started learning the flute at the age of 10 and studied privately with Laurel Zucker throughout high school, continuing my study with her at CSUS. I then continued my flute study with Gary Schocker, both privately and at NYU.

I continue to improve my knowledge and understanding of music through frequent performances, master classes and study. My goal as a teacher is to teach with the aim of aiding the student’s musical development and provide the student with the skills to continue to learn on his/her own between lessons and beyond.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are organized around a student’s current level, goals and difficulties. I meet students wherever they are in their musical development. During the lesson, I address essential musical elements like tone, technique and musicality and offer new ideas in an environment where rich musical learning can take place.

My training as a certified Alexander Technique teacher allows me to offer physical suggestions for playing the instrument, at any ability level.

I encourage students to choose repertoire and find their own unique musical style, preferences and tastes.

I look forward to joining you on your own musical journey, and seeing how I can help you along the way!

*** Specialties ***
Classical Music, Music Performance, Music Theory, Alexander Technique, Playing-Related Pain and Injury
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Madeline S. July 14, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Wonderful first lesson with Nadia! My daughter is 13 and extremely happy with the instruction she received. We definitely plan on continuing!
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Susan K. June 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I had a wonderful experience with Nadia. She is very knowledgeable and is helping me advance in my piano learning
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Susan K. May 29, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
Loved working with Nadia
She helped me asvance
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Nadia B.

Nadia B.

New York, NY 10030
(4)
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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David N

Bronx, NY

About David

I am a 20 year musician with 11 years teaching experience. Born and raised in New York City, I attended Laguardia high school for music and art and afterward Queens College majoring in music. My main instruments are Clarinet, Drums, and Saxophone, but i also have a strong background in Piano, Trumpet, and Flute. I've taken private music lessons for the past 15 years with world class musicians, among them David Weber and Howard Hirsch. I've performed in every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall when i was only 11 years old. I performed alongside many famous musicians, i
ncluding the late Tito Puente.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching includes all aspects of music; Musical theory, sight singing, as well as Music History. My teaching style allows the child to have fun while they learn their instrument, but I emphasize a strong practice regiment. Your child will understand that while learning music and an instrument can be fun, there will be some work involved if they want to become great. I usually use either the Alfred or Rubank method books to supplement a curriculum that I tailor make for each individual student. Any question or confusion a student has about anything during the lesson will be explained in detail and dealt with until he/she understands the concept. I've had many students pass all levels of the ABRSM and NYSSMA exams as well as receive academic scholarships for musical excellence.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, drums set, piano,

*** Travel Equipment ***
I require that students buy the books I suggest, but if it is necessary, I can provide photocopies of pages from the books that I own. I also require my students to provide all writing equipment.

*** Specialties ***
all methods and styles. I've played clarinet and saxophone for orchestras, symphonic bands, and jazz bands. I've played drums for jazz, rock, and acoustic sets.
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Michael D. July 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He is very patient working with kids! He uses different tools for the kids to understand what he is teaching. Recommend!
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Anthony C. September 5, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
DAVE is a great teacher and has been very patient and knowledgeable with my son. My son looks forward to seeing Dave every week and we have only been going for 3 lessons. I would recommend Dave to anyone as he always greets us with a smile!
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Adrienne R. November 22, 2013
Drum
Always leave with new insight

I always feel he listens very closely to my frustrations and has a keen sense of where I am willing to take the next step of learning. He will never hold back but give great examples of where you can be and shows you exercises that bring those instant gratifying moments into the practice.
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David N

David N

Bronx, NY 10472
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ivan L.

New York, NY

It doesn’t matter what age you are or what level you are at!
If you love music you are on your way to success!

Some of us want to learn music for fun and other’s want to do it professionally! Whatever your case is it is my job to provide you with all the tools necessary to become a musician.

Breathing and Phrasing
Posture and Hand Placement
Tone and Intonation
Scales and Arpeggios
Technical exercises and Etudes
Solo repertoire
Music Theory (basic)
Aural training
Sight reading

Travel Equipment:
Student should have his/her own instrument, music stand and preferably metronome/tuner.

About Ivan

I am a professional flute player / teacher.

First picked up the instrument at the age of 6 and have been playing for the past 22 years.

In 2011 received Bachelor’s with honors in flute performance at Moscow State Gnessin Academy of Music.

In 2013 received Master’s with honors in flute performance at Moscow State Gnessin Academy of Music.

Working experience includes:
-2014-2014 Flute Teacher/Administrator at Scherzo Music Studio - Summit/Morris Plains, NJ
-2007-2013 Freelance musician for different events
-2008-2010 performed as a member of “Beluye Vodu” folk group
-2008-2013
Teacher at Beethoven School of Music (Moscow)
-2010-2013 performed as a member of “Moscow Flute Orchestra”
-2010-2013 principal flutist of the “Lenkom” Moscow State Theater
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Maria V July 7, 2015
Flute · In studio
Ivan has been a wonderful teacher and I highly recommend him as an instructor. He's patient, professional and a great person to learn from. He's very talented and highly skilled at his craft. I went through several teachers in the past and he is by far my favorite.
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Alex July 6, 2015
Flute · In home
It was very exciting and helpful to study flute with Ivan. I start from the beginning and grows very quickly. Amazing journey with music and comprehensive learning.
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Laura Ellen G. July 6, 2015
Flute · In studio
Ivan is a wonderful flutist and a warm and engaged person. I highly recommend him!
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Ivan L.

Ivan L.

New York, NY 10036
(4)
starting at
$40 / 45-min
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Heidi D.

New York, NY

I teach a classically structured flute lesson that is engaging and fun! In the early years I usually work from the Rubank method series with supplemental repertoire from all periods. My teaching focuses on tone quality, rhythmic accuracy, technical facility and repertoire development. Previous students have won honors in state-wide competitions, chair competitions and positions in regional music ensembles.

About Heidi

Hello Future Students!

I am an enthusiastic young teacher and musician who loves to share the wonderful world of music with others! I hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music (Wisconsin), and have taught flute and piano for over six years with great success! I love teaching and performing equally and find a unique joy in bringing the joy of music to another person's life. I have extensive training in music theory, music history, flute performance and teaching, piano teaching and practical vocal studies! I have a passion for teac
hing elementary-aged kids, but I genuinely enjoy working with any age.

I hope to soon enrich your life with music!

Heidi
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Prince C. July 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is the best
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Deirdre Y. May 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Heidi is the most patient and encouraging instructor one can hope for. She started my daughter on the piano and really got her interested.
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Carmen K. May 6, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is young, vibrant and very enthusiastic about what she does. I made an excellent choice when I chose her!
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Heidi D.

Heidi D.

New York, NY 10031
(8)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Simon H.

Union City, NJ

I have taught all levels of Flute over the last 20 years from absolute beginner to degree level. I have a wide knowledge of the teaching repertoire and know all the ins and outs of learning this tricky instrument!!

About simon

Hi! My name is Simon and I'm a British multi read player with 20+ years experience playing in London's West End Musicals and orchestras. I also have an extensive list of credits as Artistic Director for various youth theatre companies in the UK, Europe and the States. I studied in London at Trinity College of Music and was lucky enough to get my break early playing in CATS at the New London Theatre. After that I moved on to playing in Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Merrily We Roll Along, and My Fair Lady. I have been a regular resident in the West End ever since, with my most recent credit pla
ying in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. I teach Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Bassoon from beginners up to a professional level. I have also had extensive experience vocal coaching for musical theatre and audition preparation classes.
I have recently married a San Jose resident, hence my move to the States!!
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Liza G. March 29, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Liza loved the lesson, esp. how Mr. Holland explained the basics and corrected some of the notes that she was playing wrong all this while. Mr. Holland is very accommodative and easy-to-interact with.
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Floro R. March 18, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I'd been with Simon for five lessons. Very patient and attentive. Ready to work at my own pace.
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Johnny P. March 13, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
My son loves learning from Simon and looks forward to his weekly lesson.
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Simon H.

Simon H.

Union City, NJ 07087
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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