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About Jerry Y.

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Cranbury, NJ

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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, which I have directed for more that ten years now. I've also been on the staff of several Jamboree Scout bands.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is a different individual and learns in different ways. I try to make lessons as interesting and as useful to each student as I can, and include different things based on your interests and capabilities. Most students find duets are fun, so I include them often - both duets with the same instrument you are studying and duets with other instruments as well so you can learn the sound of such combinations. I encourage you to "play with your ears" as well as your fingers, to become a critical listener to your own performance and to decide whether you sound the way you want to sound.

I encourage students to try different things to become a more rounded musician. This might be something closely related - a flutist trying the piccolo or a clarinetist trying the bass clarinet. Or, it might be further afield - a flutist trying the guitar or a violinist learning movable Do and solfeggio singing. Every aspect of music is good to know.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My music studio is in a separate building - actually a renovated barn about two centuries old. The studio contains a piano and all the other instruments that I teach, and is roomy enough not only for private lessons but for musical groups up to about ten. I have many other resources there as well, including files of music, a small music library, and a computer that we can use for many purposes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need their instruments, music, and stands.
I bring my own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Classical,
Marching Band,
Ethnic (such as Jewish, Irish)
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Kevin February 26, 2017
Verified Student · Saxophone · In studio
Very patient and explains well
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Henderson February 23, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Jerry is a wonderful teacher for my kid. He is so nice and knowledgeable. We like him!
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Joseph P. February 2, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Great guy, I was impressed with being able to do a waltz in 30 mins. One of the best teachers I ever had
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Jerry Y.

Jerry Y.

Cranbury, NJ 08512
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About Anastassia K.

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Sayreville, NJ
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About Anastassia
So you just Love to sing... Always wanted to try... Big audition coming up... Trying to get into the school musical... Want to improve your professional skills Or simply want to impress your friends and relatives at the next family event - I'm here for you.
I am proud holder of the diploma of the Professional School of Music and Vocal Arts, specializing in "Popular and jazz vocal singing and coaching".
For over 15 years I've been providing vocal coaching and singing lessons to many wonderful students age 5 and above, while being a live stage performer myself. Nothing beats the real-life e
xperience!
While teaching technique I will show you how to integrate it into the songs you want to perform, eliminate your breaks, smooth out your transitions, add endurance and strength to the voice, sing on key better, and extend your range. I employ individual approach to every student. We will work on the song styles/genres YOU like. I have extensive collection of professional backing tracks without vocal part for you to sing along, practice and record a studio quality demo of a song you learned.
My goal is to take any talent/experience you have and bring it to the next level!
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Baani K. February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
My daughter is very happy being with Ms. Anastassia, she is very polite and patient with her. Very happy with her service.
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Sophia February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
She is very patient and very good with children. My daughter loves her.
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apotheloz A. February 1, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Super nice !
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Anastassia K.

Anastassia K.

Sayreville, NJ 08872
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About Marie T.

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New Brunswick, NJ
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About Marie
Marie has traveled the country performing with different orchestras and ensembles including the Pennsylvania Philharmonic where she is Principal Oboe, South Florida Symphony, the Lancaster Symphony (acting Principal 2015-2016), Garden State Philharmonic (Preferred Principal, baroque music ensembles (on period instruments), and others throughout the Midwest, Los Angeles and the greater New Jersey area. She has taught at schools in Michigan and held the mentor position at the Detroit civic ensembles for two years before moving to Cleveland. She holds a doctorate in music performance from Rutger
s University where she held an assistantship, a masters from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a bachelors from Michigan State University. She hand makes and sells professional and student oboe reeds.
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Prathika February 2, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Marie is very impressive and a very good instructor. She just matches the level of Prathika's ability and understanding. She is the best!!
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Marie T.

Marie T.

New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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$30 / 30-min

About James R.

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North Brunswick, NJ

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PLEASE READ : Thank you.

I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 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. All Lessons are done at UBG Music School, located in North Brunswick, NJ which I am the Owner and Head Teacher at the School. I do offer Lessons through Skype as well if for some reason it's more convenient for you. 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. The School is equipped with a 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. You will learn a lot in a very short period of time, but you will also have a lot fun doing it as well. For The person interested in learning Guitar I'll teach you to Understand that you'll Develop Correctly, and Much Faster By always practicing on the Acoustic Guitar, and then if you'd like to go and play or perform on the Electric Guitar, you'll be 100% Better as a Musician then if you just played only on the Electric Guitar. That is a Key element to what all the Professionals Musicians like myself do.
UBG Music School can be found online.
I also will give the Names & Phone Number of my Students as a Reference if you'd like to call them and ask them about their experience taking lessons from me. I Look forward to working with you to Help you attain the goals you set out to achieve.
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Michael March 16, 2017
· Harmonica · Online
I'm taking vocal and harmonica lessons from James. He has made it fun to learn and has been very accommodating in his schedule. I have no music background but I am learning quite quickly, thanks to James.
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Mike H March 6, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jimmy is the best. After learning to play the guitar on my own, he helped me correct many poor habits, and understand how to get a better sound. He introduced me to music theory, and helped me learn my way around the instrument. He breaks down very complex information and makes it understandable. I learned more from him in a few months than years of searching around the internet.
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Kailyn January 24, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
He makes learning fun and easy
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James R.

James R.

North Brunswick, NJ 08902
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About Sarah S.

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New Brunswick, NJ
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Flutist Sarah Shin is a vibrant performer, teacher, and collaborator. She has performed in Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig, Germany. She has performed in festivals all over the world and nationwide such as Brevard Music Center (NC), Colorado College Music Festival (CO), Opera in Ozarks as principal flute (AR). Sarah is on faculty at the Center of Musical Excellence in New Vernon, NJ and has taught masterclasses throughout Utah, Iowa, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

Sarah is a recipient of severa
l awards. For her doctorate, along with a graduate teaching assistantship, she was awarded a Merit Tuition Scholarship and recently won the Rutgers Honors Chamber Music Competition and First Place Prize for the Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition. As a member of Emissary Quartet, they were the first flute quartet to be invited to compete at the 2016 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in over 10 years. At Indiana University, she was awarded an Artistic Excellence Tuition Award, and was awarded the Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar Fellowship, the most prestigious and substantial scholarship award.

Currently, Sarah is a Doctoral Candidate at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, as a graduate teaching assistant, under the tutelage of Bart Feller. Sarah received her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University and received her MM from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as a Jacobs Scholar Fellow. Her primary instructors include Jeanne Baxtresser and Thomas Robertello, with additional study with Marianne Gedigian and Alberto Almarza. www.sarahshinflute.com
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Felicia D. April 4, 2016
Verified Student · Flute · In studio
I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but I was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.
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Felicia D. April 4, 2016
Verified Student · Flute · In studio
I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.
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Sarah S.

Sarah S.

New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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