Long Island City Music Performance Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Music Performance lessons? Our Long Island City teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Use your current location

Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Long Island City

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Long Island City including Astoria, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Sunnyside and Maspeth.

Gregory H. Astoria, NY

The difference between knowing how to play something and performing live begins with how you practice and prepare.

About Gregory

As a younger brother at the age of five, I began studying the piano because my older sister did. After my foundation in music strengthened I fell in love with the trumpet. At first, each note took time to develop and I enjoyed the challenge. The trumpet allowed me to travel all over the Southeast later in life and even to China with a 1940's Radio Show. I enjoyed many top-level bands the kindled my love and passion for good music. I want to share that kindling with my students in a nurturing and guiding situation, just like my teachers gave me. I used to go to lessons and become so motivated and inspired that I thought I could change the world. I always knew that I would want to give back exactly that. As my performance opportunities grew into venues like Churchill ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
ArthurS July 27, 2012
The teacher is wonderful and the lessons are great. Greg has an ability to transmit his love of music and the trumpet to his student.
Silhouette-280
WilbertoS April 24, 2012
This experience has been wonderful!!

These classes are for my granddaughter, Victoria (7). Gregory has been amazing. He's patient and a great teacher. Victoria has learned so much already. I am glad that I am able to provide this experience for her. Gregory has inspired her to work harder and practice everyday. It makes her happy.
Silhouette-280
MayK April 23, 2012
With professional knowledge and good teaching skill!
John C. Long Island City, NY

Learning to play an instrument begins with loving music!

The first question I ask a new student is: "What makes you want to play an instrument?". Some people want to play rock, others pop, and others have many different interests, but it all begins with a love for music.

I teach my students to play their favorite songs right from the start. I believe that when you learn music by figuring it out on your own -- by learning to listen -- you gain something very valuable that you can take with you no matter what your musical goals are.

I'm not a strict teacher, but I believe in being disciplined when it comes to the fundamentals. If you have good technique, it frees you to play anything you want to play.

In a typical hour-long lesson, my beginning students spend from 10-30 minutes on the fundamentals, depending on how much time the student has to practice at home. The rest of the lesson is spent applying what we've learned.

It usually takes just a few months before ...

About John

I started playing drums in my parents' basement when I was 9 years old. It was just me, a stereo, and a bunch of cardboard boxes I made into my first drumset. Every day, I listened to to my favorite songs over and over again to figure out how to play them. To me, there was nothing more awesome in the world than music. Since then my musical journey has taken me far and wide. I've studied percussion and composition with world class teachers, toured Europe, composed music for commercials, co-written award winning songs, and performed with a variety of artists at such venues as the Hard Rock Cafe, BB King's, World Cafe, 55 Bar, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, and many others. And the one thing that hasn't changed? I'm still totally in awe of it all. These ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Eunice G. December 22, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
John is a very good piano teacher. He challenges me and is not strict. He has been teaching me about chords and he is making sure that I understand it every step of the way. As we have been going on, we have been playing tougher and tougher pieces while piano is getting easier and easier for me.
(From: Abraham, 11 yrs old, a student of John since Oct. 2013)

He's a great piano teacher. John knows what to do every time I have a song. He knows things if I don't know the answer. He describes the answer to make me understand.
(From: Noah, 8 yrs old, a student of John since Oct. 2013)
Silhouette-280
Ivana H. March 9, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

John is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient with my 12 year old, knows how to explain things to him and always makes the lessons a lot of fun even though my son is not always easy to deal with. We have stuck with John for more then two years now and we are happy he has stuck with us. Thanks to him, my son has made significant progress with the piano, the basics of music theory and general musical appreciation.
Silhouette-280
davidc August 21, 2011
student

good
David W. New York, NY

I have produced concerts around the world, and I know what it takes to wow an audience! From stage craft to stage presence, I can hone you into a forceful and confident performer!

About David

I have studied music since I was seven years old, and I have a real passion for sharing music with others. I have 2 bachelors degrees in music, (one in music education, one in performance) from Brooklyn College, and a masters degree from Manhattan School of Music. I perform regularly around the world, and I use my real world experience to hone in on what you need to accomplish your musical goals. I have spent substantial time in New York City Public School music classrooms assisting and teaching with fellow instructors, and my private students have gained awards and admission to regional and state honor groups.

Reviews

Silhouette-280
WaclawS August 28, 2011
Professionalism, great communication. Thank You David.
Silhouette-280
MarcW June 25, 2011
Feedback for David

David Jamie felt you were good and funny. I knew there would be an issue. She just doesn't want to work hard. Thanks for your time.
Silhouette-280
MattiaZ April 19, 2011
Student

I have had three classes so far with David, but already from the first class I knew he was supreme! He is an excellent teacher and an excellent musician. What keeps impressing me is his ability in understanding exactly what I am doing wrong while I play just by hearing the sound of the trumpet. Super!
Michael F. Astoria, NY

About Michael

Born in New York City, Michael was exposed to a wide variety of cultures and music and has began performing at a very early age. He went to the well known (Fame school) La Guardia Arts High School, and got his Bachelor's degree in Music from SUNY Purchase. *** Lesson Details *** Michael teaches all skill levels. He teaches his students how to practice in a way that's fun and exciting for them. Within the first few lessons he gets his students thinking differently about their instrument and guarantees you will progress quickly. Michael caters to what the individual student needs, and depending on what their goals are and what they want to learn he will set up a specific curriculum for that student. He teaches drawing from his real world experience as a frequent live ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Will S. July 6, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Mike is as personable as he is talented. He wisdom and knowledge in the field is matched by his patience with new students. I for one have taken in a lot of guitar skills and usable information when it comes to being a musician and I owe it all to Mike.
Silhouette-280
Jessica C. June 26, 2014
Ear Training · In studio
Mike is a patient and clear instructor, and a lot of fun to work with. He's never afraid to go over something again, and always with a smile. Great with one-on-one and in small groups. Highly recommended!
Monica S. Astoria, NY

I love teaching! As a lyric mezzo soprano and I have over fifteen years of experience teaching students of all ages. I especially enjoy working with students who are excited to learn about music, singing, and best of all performing! The thing I enjoy most about teaching is helping my students take risks and watching them grow as performers. I'm a hands on teacher with a keen eye and I encourage an open and honest dialogue in lessons. Recent performances include performances at Carnegie Hall,with the San Francisco Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Central City Opera

About Monica

I completed my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a certificate in Music in Education from the New England Conservatory of music and completed a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland Opera Studio. I have 
performed
 in places such as the
 historic 
Jordan
 Hall,
 Avery Fischer Hall, Carnegie Hall, The 
Cornerstone 
Arts
Center,
 the 
Academy
 of
 Music 
in
 Philadelphia,
 
 the
 Clarice 
Smith
 Performing 
Arts
 Center and the National Gallery of Art. I serve on the music teaching staff of both Highbridge Voices and the National Children's chorus in addition to maintaining an active private teaching studio and a busy international performing schedule.

Reviews

Silhouette-280
Mary C. March 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Monica is an outstanding voice teacher. She customized each lesson, from warm ups to repertoire choices, to fit the age, skill level, vocal strengths, and interests of each singer. Watching her work with high school age students is a joy--she loves what she does and the students respond very well to her. They are enthusiastic about going to their lessons and beaming when the lessons are over. Monica brings her strong vocal pedagogy knowledge, along with her own talent and passion for teaching to the voice lesson. She is a wonderful instructor. Highly recommend!
Silhouette-280
Rob O. December 14, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
Besides being a fantastic vocalist, Monica is also a great teacher. She is very creative, patient and calm (no drama), but is still disciplined and persistent. She managed to get basic music theory into my thick skull and help me with sight reading, and did not yell at me when I didn't do my homework! The only downside is that she is so talented and well trained that she makes singing look effortless.
Silhouette-280
Jason L. December 11, 2014
Singing
Monica is such a fantastic teacher. She is one of those people who really listens to the needs of the student, and gives her all at every lesson. Through her knowledge and experience, Monica has rebuilt my voice and my confidence from the bottom up. I highly recommend working with her!
Nathan W. Brooklyn, NY

I front the Disco Drag band Amerigogo, and I have worked as a performing artist in New York City for 8 years. I have also produced two Motown-style artists, so I have extensive studio experience.

About Nathan

I teach to inspire. What matters most to my students is being understood and understanding what heights they can reach. My job as a teacher is to inspire my students to learn not for learning'™s sake, but to reach their potential. As a multi instrumentalist and a biology student, I understand how to explain the material to a wide variety of learning styles. But more important than explaining a subject is making it interesting. Because I loved my school experiences growing up, I am now looking forward to sharing my passion for science with my students. Students require teachers who can provide a good example of how the information they are learning will help them in the real world. As a music therapist working in New York City, I have learned that what matters more than ...

Reviews

Silhouette-280
D D. April 1, 2014
Guitar
Nathan will make you groove!

If you are looking for a top-notch musician who has as much talent on stage as in the teacher's chair, look no further. First off Nathan is a phenomenal teacher. He worked with you to create a curriculum that will exactly fit your needs as a student. He will also take the time to make sure every lesson is as musically appealing as it is academically effective. I have been working with Nathan for a number of years and can honestly say that he is the best music teacher I ever have had.
Silhouette-280
Timon L. March 4, 2014
Guitar
Taught me first whole song on guitar - impressed my gf, soon fiancee ;)

I wanted to learn February Seven by Avett Brothers, so I took weekly lessons with Nathan. About 10 weeks later, I was playing the song, as well as singing it, at the same time :) I had bought a guitar and beaten it down for years, never learning a song in its entirety, but sitting with Nathan bit by bit was fun and bottom line, i learned a great song, and I impressed my girl friend at the time. You can't put $ value on that :)
Silhouette-280
Meera T. March 4, 2014
Guitar
Great Musician, Great Teacher

Nate really has a knack for making things - including learning and playing music - fun. He is an incredible musical therapist who has a wide range of experience including working with seniors in nursing homes and patients in hospitals - which just shows the level of patience and ability he has to teach and work with just about anyone, any skill, any tolerance level. You will walk away from each session looking forward to your next one - that's just the type of positive energy Nate leaves you with.

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

GetStarted
BrowseListings

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Long Island City?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you
need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

 
Online

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Music Performance Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Music Performance instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

And they're not alone! Our teachers have taught
1 , 1 1 7 , 1 0 0
lessons and counting!

Get Started With Free Resources

Recent Music Performance Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Music Performance articles on our blog.

Music Criticism: How To Handle a Critical Audience

Years ago, I heard my first band would be featured in the local paper and I was so excited to read the article. I hurried home to read it and found that the short blurb was far from complimentary. A public critique like that can make you want to give up. I certainly wanted to hide under my bed for a week! However, I have learned how to handle criticism and continued to make music that makes me happy. In the time since then, I have been lucky enough to receive both criticism and positive revie … Read More
Music Criticism: How To Handle a Critical Audience
Years ago, I heard my first band would be featured in the local paper and I was so excited to read the article. I hurried home to read it and found that the short blurb was far from complimentary. A public critique like that can make you want to give up. I certainly wanted to hide under my bed for a week! However, I have learned how to handle criticism and continued to make music that makes me happy. In the time since then, I have been lucky enough to receive both criticism and positive revie
Open Mic 101: How to Overcome Stage Fright & More
Thinking about stopping by an open mic night, or hitting the stage for karaoke? Performing in front of others is a fantastic way to boost your confidence and meet other musicians in the area - but it can also be pretty scary if you're a newbie! Luckily, learning how to overcome stage fright is easy when you focus on the right things. Read on to learn more about how open mic nights work, how to prepare for your first performance, and how to overcome your stage fright: How Do Open Mic Night
What They Don’t Tell You About Becoming a Musician
When you become a musician -- whether you're playing the guitar, the drums, or another instrument -- you'll notice a pattern when others find out about your skills. Read on to learn what they don't tell you about becoming a musician, in this guest post by Brookings, SD teacher Carl S...     Every musician has his or her own story. Some people play as a hobby and may play the occasional gig. Others are gigging frequently or perhaps teaching music. No matter what type of musician you ar

Why TakeLessons?

Featured on

Featured_logos

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More