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Even though it says my travel is 10 miles max I do make exceptions.
I started music at age 5. My parents were both professional musicians.My father was a professional jazz piano player and my mother a classical guitarist. So it is in the blood. I play a few instruments but my favorite guitar and piano. I went to Nassau Community College for Drama/Music.
I toured in theater groups and also was in a few bands while living in NY. I could not make up my mind so I did both. I love both So. Florida here I come in 1991. Since I was new to the area I starting performing regular basis and became well known in the music community.I also went on a song writing spree. I was also able to do
In between teaching I was also in a duo and made time for the touring, local gigs, etc....released 3 CD's.
I was very busy that I decided to open up my own music school to handle the over flow of students. I had my business for 9 years.
I produced a lot of talent from there.songwriters with published songs, singers with contracts, bands the guitarist in the now defunct band Hey Monday with Cassidy Pope. Students that were in American Idol- featuring Emily Booke 2 years in a row top twenty then top ten..
America's Got Talent featuring Amy Profaci, Cassidy Pope.
Played for the Boss in RPB with Odd Man Out, Teen Punk Band since disbanded. Had them out and playing gigs at age 14 the youngest oldest 16 at CBGB's. In NYC. They were on the Regis and Kelly show. Students that started with me at age 5 and stayed for years. A lot are off to college or done with school grown up sort of. When they bump into me and say hey Ms. Mel I'll never forget you teaching me music lessons or do you remember that or I loved that band class you did. You changed my whole life.
I really appreciate it and I did make a difference in their lives.
I also write for TV and Film and have over 30 professionally published songs. Songs playing on commercials, TV and overseas in England. They seem to love it over there a lot of fan mail.
Ok this is as follows.
*** Lesson Details ***
Cancellations : 24 hour notice. Make up lessons are at my discretion.
61 key keyboard are ok for piano lessons.
You must have a piano for vocal lessons if I come to your home. You must have a guitar 🎸 for guitar lessons. I do not supply any instruments or lesson books. You are required to contact me once booked and find out what you will need.
How long will it take to learn depends on YOU!!!!
Practice is the answer not a question. You must be prepared to work to do the work. If you do not understand it we will do it until you get it.
My Adult students this goes for you too.
It is important that you practice. So I recommend cutting down on video games and TV.
I suggest no TV or Video games especially before the lessons are about to start. Very distracting for the kids.
I expect you to be practiced and ready to go when I get there. If you want to be a rock star that's what it takes, discipline.
Its great when a parent can sit in while I'm teaching your child. Remember I am teaching you as well.
You will be helping your child practice during the week until the next lesson.
For the guitar there will be complaints of hurting finger tips.
I cannot do anything about that it comes with guitar playing.
For the like piano, the fingers will not hurt.
After 3 to 6 months for the older student I expect all 6 strings to be complete and chords and strumming on guitar and learning songs of your choice.
Piano - Sight Reading and being able to play with 2 hands in the key of "C" with ease.
This will only happen with practice, And learning songs of your choice if you choose to.
Small ones as much time as they need depends upon how long it takes for them to learn it and how much time mom can help practice.
*** Studio Equipment **
Right up Piano,
Small 15 Watt Amp
I do not supply instruments for any student. Parents you are
expected to purchase a 61 key keyboard of your choice and finances.Same goes for guitar. We will figure out the size you or your child needs. You must purchase your own books. I use Bastiens Primer A red book, Bastiens A Pink Book, along with these books they also have a theory book , performance book and technic book. Bk 1,2,3 also have a series of book 📚 to work with.
Guitar 🎸 I like to use Fast Track Bk 1 w/o CD. Then again they are becoming obsolete
*** Specialties ***
Beginner classical/intermediate guitar
Folk style guitar
Theory beginner/intermediate/advanced note reading
Piano beginner /intermediate young beginner young adult to the older adult this goes for piano.
*Please note those who need special songs for auditions while taking voice lessons let's discuss options. Vocals lessons are just as serious you must practice.
· · In home
· Classical Guitar · In home
· Classical Guitar · In home
Professional educator since 1985
Certified music instructor by the state of California
Faculty member of a famous guitar school
Guitarist for Tony & Emmy award winning actress/singer Nell Carter 1990-1995
Guitarist for gold record recording artist/pianist Roger Williams 1996-2011
Played on various television and film soundtracks
Various television and film appearances
Avid Pro Tools 10 Certified User Level
Lessons with me are tailored to you. If you want to learn songs and licks, I'll teach you songs and licks. If you want to learn the guitar in a deeper more technical sense, I'm prepared to take you as deep as you want to go.
Help is on the way. I'll teach you what you want to know.
*** Lesson Details ***
Like Burger King...Have it your way. You set the agenda. I'll help you defi
*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools 10
Mac & PC
*** Specialties ***
Applied Harmony & Theory for composing, arranging, and improvising music.
Ear Training to learn what to listen for in a rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic sense.
Sight Reading to translate a composers musical ideas back into sound whether it was written earlier today or 500 years ago.
· Guitar · In home
· Guitar · In studio
· Harmonica · Online
I loved and learned more than I could imagine!
· Clarinet · Online
· Singing · In studio
· Opera Voice · In studio
· Jazz Voice · In studio
I am a professional guitarist and composer. I have been teaching for more than 10 years with students of all ages and experience levels. I started my guitar studies at the age of 9 and graduated from the Amadeo Roldan Municipal Conservatory in Havana-Cuba. Then I did my higher studies at the University of the Arts of Cuba in the specialty of musical composition. During my professional career, I was a professor at the University of the Arts of Cuba and received awards, participated in National Festivals and Cultural Exchanges with the Berklee College of Music-Boston school. In the same way I made musical collaborations with the Cascadia Composer-Portland Association and The Juilliard School-N.York.
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This past Spring 2018 semester I had the privilege to participate in some incredible opportunities. I performed Handel's Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi's Gloria with the Delray Beach Chorale and FAU Chamber Singers. We also performed in Amadeus LIVE at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and the Arscht Center in Miami. As far as solo work goes, I have performed at the Bonnet House as a part of a collaborative recital. I als
Prior to attending FAU, I attended Lincoln Park Academy under the direction of Mr. George Rahming. At LPA I was in all the choral ensembles: Women's Chorale, Concert Chorale, and Rhapsody. Under his direction we achieved straight superiors every single year I was involved, and the choir continues to achieve this today. My junior year of high school I was made Student Conductor, where I gained invaluable experience teaching in an ensemble setting, and continued to fulfill this role until I graduated in 2017. During my time at LPA we performed at Disney every year at EPCOT for the "Candlelight Processional" with speakers ranging from Anthony Mackie to Edward James Olmos. We also performed in Atlanta, New York, Orlando, and Washington D.C. for competition, and each year we were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall.
In the future I plan to obtain my Master's in Ethnomusicology: the study of how culture and music intertwine. I plan to do this in order to provide my future students with a more well rounded music education, and help bring awareness to World Music's rightful place in a classical setting. I am gradually working on building my own music library regarding World Music in order to prepare for this down the road, once I have the resources in order to do so.
Ms. Reiko taught at the Yamaha Music School in Chiba, Japan, for 9 years and is a certified Yamaha Education System music teacher. She periodically attends Yamaha education conferences for teachers where she continues to learn new ideas and techniques on teaching piano to beginners and how to make learning music fun.
In 2007, Ms. Reiko moved to New York and studied jazz under Garry Dial, Ray Gallon, Mike Holober, and Helen Sung. She graduated from the City College of New York in 2011 with a B.F.A. In Jazz Piano Performanc
In New York City, Ms. Reiko has performed at Apollo Theatre, Prospect Park Bandshell, Perk's, and many other venues. She also works as a piano accompanist for choir concerts at Midtown West School (P.S.212) and the Churchill School and Center and more. In addition to her private students, Ms. Reiko teaches at Florentine Yamaha Music School. She loves teaching music to children and enjoys learning together with them.
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