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Popular Music Teachers Near Lake Grove

Michael Douglas J.

Patchogue, NY
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Craig C.

Massapequa, NY
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Zachary H.

Stony Brook, NY
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Michael Douglas J. Patchogue, NY

About Michael Douglas

I maintain very active performing and teaching careers. I have private voice studios on Long Island and in Manhattan and have taught singers and pianists in every genre of music for the last 24 years. I was on the faculty of New York University in the Music and Music Professions Department for 5 years and was Music Director and Vocal Coach for an innovative new rap opera, "Odin" in Spring 2006 at the Fred Lowe Theatre. I was a coach in the Banff Centre's 'Voice through body and movement' workshop with international artist, Richard Armstrong and served two years as a voice instructor and guest lecturer at the Banff Centre for their young artist training program entitled 'Opera as Theatre'. Throughout my career as a vocal coach, I have worked with many cabaret artists as musical director, ...

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Darlene S. October 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is very knowledgeable and my son enjoys going to lessons each week!
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Chihwei L. August 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
As a choir conductor and church musician, I encountered all kinds vocal challenges from classical style to contemporary one. I'm very happy that Dr. Douglas is able to answer every question I brought to him. His experience and knowledge directly helped me toward my own breakthrough in vocal performance. I highly recommend Dr. Michael Douglas!
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Lorraine M. February 22, 2014
Singing
Extraordinary, perceptive instruction

Michael is my first and only voice teacher. I came to him because I wanted a more comfortable and confident singing experience. With kind and patient guidance, I am learning to sing like myself and not copy the performance of professional singers on each song. Michael coaxes your personal sound right out of you! I am finally free to sing like me.....
Craig C. Massapequa, NY

About Craig

Craig C. is a pianist, accompanist, and musical director from Massapequa, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music with a degree in Piano from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. During high school, Craig studied primarily jazz piano and was chosen as the All Jazz piano Player for New York State in 2005. While in college, he studied classical piano with Phyllis Lehrer and gained a great interest in teaching piano. His coursework included studies in piano and voice pedagogy and techniques, accompanying, vocal diction, and choir. Craig has performed with some of the best orchestras in the world in the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Notable performances include Mahler's 8th Symphony with Pierre Boulez and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, performed in Carnegie Hall and "Die Erste ...

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Robert F. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Craig's Patience and Knowledge

Craig is very knowledgeable and patient. I am an older student (64) who started lessons at age 4 and then my playing became sporadic, sometimes not playing for weeks at a time. Craig has been focusing on open chords and using the Jazz repertoire to put concepts into practice. I tend to be a little hard on myself and Craig has helped me with that, too. His suggestion of working on songs two measures at at time has been very helpful
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Richard B. February 5, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Craig is an excellent teacher and a very nice, person. He teaches piano to three of us and easily adjusts his lessons for each of our competency levels. His instructions are easy to follow and his suggestions for mastering skills work. Our lessons are friendly and low pressure. I would highly recommend Craig.
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PamB4 November 3, 2010
Craig is a terrific instructor. He's very knowledgeable and patient. He clicked with my son immediately, and I'm impressed by how much he has taught my son in only a few lessons.
Zachary H. Stony Brook, NY

About Zachary

I believe teaching is a partnership between the teacher and the student. I am a friendly, laid-back person, I’m very patient, and I’m 100% there for my students, so you or your child can enjoy a comfortable, welcoming learning environment. To make great music, all I ask in return is an open attitude and a commitment to appropriate amounts of regular practice. With those things, almost anything is possible! My teaching philosophy is totally centered around your individual needs. I understand that people approach the study of music at various ages, with different abilities, goals, and desires. I see my role as a teacher as one where I use my knowledge and experience to help you along your path. Once we establish your goals, then I can teach you what you need to know to get there.

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Ray H. February 20, 2014
Music Theory
Great teacher

Zach taught me music theory. I am now able to read music and create compositions. Zach is passionate about music and also makes you passionate. He makes sure that you fully understand a topic. Best teacher I've had in a long time !
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Kevin G. February 17, 2014
Bass Guitar
A great teacher

Zach was a great teacher! He picked things that would clearly help me grow as a player, and gain greater facility on the instrument. We had a couple snafus scheduling where I might wait for 10+ minutes for a lesson to start.
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Joanne K. February 16, 2014
Music Theory
He is an awesome teacher!

Zach is a very hard working, well-qualified, talented, and dynamic musician. He ensures that his students get quality education they deserve. He is passionate about music and makes students fall in love with music! I have not seen any situation where he did not have proper answers whenever I asked questions regarding class materials, homework, or even music in general. Also, he shows enormously great patience to make everyone feel comfortable. He maintains a positive approach to students and learning, a professional attitude, and a supportive environment for students. Also, he maximizes amount of time available for instruction. He is one of the best teachers I've ever had!

Dylan P.

Coram, NY
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Robert M.

Ronkonkoma, NY
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Cynthia T.

Islip, NY
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Dylan P. Coram, NY

About Dylan

Hello! I have been teaching guitar for several years. I have experience performing, recording and writing in various genres. From originals to covers, from classical to jazz to rock pop and blues. I am also trained and experienced with developmentally disabled individuals and children with special needs. *** Lesson Details *** Students of any level are welcome in my studio. My goal is to help you learn to play your favorite songs while also improving your technical abilities. In lessons I introduce basic music theory concepts in relation to playing, so you will not only be able to play, but be able to make sense of what you’re playing. I work with each student individually based on skill level, prior knowledge (or lack thereof), and personal taste. You’re never too ...

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Blake S. August 9, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home
Best teacher I've had to date. Patient, articulate, prepared, and extremely knowledgeable. I progressed more in 6 months with Dylan than I had in the 4 previous years.
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Malaika H. July 31, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher who really knows his stuff!
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Diego E. June 25, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
awesome dude
Robert M. Ronkonkoma, NY

About Robert

Robert received a bachelors degree in Music Education and Music Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. After graduating from Potsdam, Robert attended the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he received a masters of music in Classical Voice. Since graduating Robert has performed throughout the United States with PORTopera, Opera Hispanica, and Shreveport Opera along with the Orchestra of Northern New York, concerts in Boston, Massachusetts, and Napa Valley, California. Robert has been teaching Voice and Piano for the last eight years. Robert is a specialty music substitute with Middle Country School District and is director of the Mt. Sinai High School Drama Club and Musical Theater club. Robert is known for having great teacher student relationships ...

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Robert M. August 10, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
From mother of a private student:

Robert is an excellent vocal coach, working with my son in classical/opera voice & preparation for college auditions. Robert is a dynamic, enthusiastic teacher who understands the foundations & process of voice development, enjoys sharing that knowledge & is an enormously talented singer in his own right. It's a delight each week to listen to my son's lessons from the next room! I highly recommend Robert for teaching, performance & any voice related service.
Service Category: Vocal/Opera coach
Year first hired: 2014 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

-Marie Bonaduce-deSoto
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Robert M. January 27, 2014
Singing
Fine teacher, polished performer, talented singer

Robert Mellon was my student at the Crane School of Music of SUNY Potsdam for four years. Not only was he one of my most talented voices during my time there on faculty, but he had tremendous acting talent and skills, especially comedic timing, and he always had a strong work ethic. After winning many awards and scholarships, he went on to Manhattan School of Music where he continued to excel as a singer/actor. I can recommend him highly as a polished performer with a gorgeous instrument, and I am sure that he has developed into a fine teacher. Dr. Kathleen Allen, Assistant Professor of Music, Voice, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH.
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Greg W. January 25, 2014
Music Performance
You'll get everything!

I have seen and heard Robert Mellon perform in all kinds of venues. I sat beside him as he coached students for auditions, and worked with him in rehearsals. Because he was one of the most serious students and mesmerizing performers I ever encountered during my tenure at The Crane School of Music, he is the only student I considered composing a work for. I got to know Bobby a little but as we toured “Sing!” around upstate New York with the Crane Symphony Orchestra. Not only is he an extraordinary singer, actor and teacher, he is a terrific human being as well.

Robert Mellon is an excellent teacher, performer and coach.
Cynthia T. Islip, NY

About Cynthia

**Musical Training** Cynthia began studying piano under the instruction of Joshua Z Kant at the age of 3. She auditioned for Julliard Pre College at the age of 8. During her high school years she continued studying piano under Joshua Kant and violin under Christina Willis and Susan Rydzeski. Cynthia attended Stony Brook University for her undergraduate career, studying a double major in Biology and Music. While attending, she studied piano under Christina Dahl, and violin under Soovin Kim and Mario Gotoh. Cynthia also was a member of the Stony Brook University Orchestra as a first violinist, also under the conduction of Dr. Susan Deaver. **Performance Experience** Cynthia attended the NY AllState orchestra for two years as a violinist, as well as All Eastern in her senior year. ...

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Jon S. January 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
I have played a number of gigs with Cynthia, and as a colleague I can say she has an incredible amount of both professionalism and proficiency in her field. Her piano and violin skills are something that you do not find much in the music education scene anymore. She is a rare find, and I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a dedicated and talented teacher to go with Cynthia.
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Kristen C. September 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cynthia is very nice and patient with my 7 year old daughter. She is always prompt and professional. My daughter has already learned so much after a few weeks under Cynthia's instruction.
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Luke R. July 28, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very easy going. compassionate, motivating. Ideal instructor.

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