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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Long Island City

Gregory H.

Astoria, NY
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John C.

Long Island City, NY
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Marco O.

Sunnyside, NY
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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 ...

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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.
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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.
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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 ...

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Eunice G. December 22, 2014
Piano · In home
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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)
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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.
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Marco O. Sunnyside, NY

I have many years of performance experience and have used this teach prepare students for auditions.

About Marco

I started playing guitar seriously at the age of 12 and have been a guitar teacher for 22 years. My first influences were rock and metal. In my later teens, I became very interested in other music genres such as jazz, fusion and classical. I began my formal music education as a Classical Guitar performance major, ultimately obtaining a Masters Degree in Music Composition from the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music. The road I have taken with music has been paved with many unexpected twists and turns. Throughout my many years of learning and making new discoveries, I have now arrived at a point where I am able to productively incorporate knowledge from various experiences with music and education into my own creativity and teaching. I never expect to stop learning or ...

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James W. November 25, 2014
Guitar · In home
Marco is one of the best teacher ever, I knew him way back in 1997 when I first came in to the state. At first, one of my friend was taking the session and he didn't mind me just staying and observed. After a few classes, I decided to go with Marco. As a new immigrant, language barrier is a problem. He 's patiently teach me from a to z. Making sure I understand everything. Although, I knew some of the basic of the guitar. I was surprisingly I could learn how to read music. Be able to improvise with him during lesson. You're not just learning how to play song/guitar. You learn music theory all in a packet. I still remember one day I was playing in the local shop in HK, people was whispering this guy is good. This is a good memory that I have until now.
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Myles H. November 24, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I was a student of Marco's for about two-almost three years, and his excitement, love, desire, wisdom and passion for music and teaching is something that can't be described in words. Marco is a teacher that likes to have fun with whatever it is he may be teaching, but he is also very serious about it to make sure his students learn what they want in the best way possible to them. He will encourage his students if they need it and congratulate you every time you complete whatever it is you may have learned from him. I mostly learned techniques/songs from artist's such as Randy Rhoads, Angus Young, and much more from Marco. He will not let you down. He won't give up on you. I would gladly learn from him any time /any chance I'd get.
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mia M. November 19, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Marco has been teaching my son how to play the guitar since 2008. I feel that we were blessed having Marco as my son's first teacher. He really understood him and I was brought to tears at his very first recital when I was amazed how much he had learned in just a short few months. He is a senior in HS now and he has a love for the guitar and a passion to learn new music on his own.
Marco is an exceptional teacher who is very patient and understands his students and listens to their needs. He is extremely talented and anyone would be very lucky to have him as their music instructor. I recommend him highly. He is the best!

David W.

New York, NY
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Monica S.

Astoria, NY
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Nathan W.

Brooklyn, NY
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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.

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WaclawS August 28, 2011
Professionalism, great communication. Thank You David.
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MarcW June 25, 2011
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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.
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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!
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 
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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.
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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!
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Dr. Daniel C. December 9, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Monica is a phenomenal teacher! She is incredibly affable and brings both joy and grace to each lesson. Her vocal knowledge and credentials are astounding! Monica has an incredible voice and her ability to demonstrate is immensely beneficial. I would highly encourage any singer, from beginner to advanced, to consider lessons with Monica!
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 ...

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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.
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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 :)
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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.

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