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Kaitlin S.

Albany, NY

About Kaitlin

I have been teaching private string lessons in the Albany, NY area for the past 8 years. I attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY where I earned both my Bachelor's (2008) and Master's (2010) degrees in Music K-12 Education with a concentration in Violin. My teaching philosophy involves adjusting strategies and methods to meet the needs of students with varying abilities. I use a few different methods of string instruction based upon the age level and ability of each student. A couple of my strengths as a private lesson teacher are my high level of patience and ability to guide s
tudents towards success.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I tend to be understanding of the individual needs of my students. Beginning string students will learn the importance of proper posture and position, as well as learn some short songs. I use various method books with different students, including Essential Elements 2000, All for Strings, and Suzuki. Depending on the age of the beginning student, I may start them off by rote or by reading notes. As the student progresses we will cover more advanced material. After about 6 months of lessons, the student can typically expect to know a couple of scales, beginning songs, and be able to demonstrate proper posture and bow hold.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide their own instruments, music books and music stand. I will bring my own instruments for myself to demonstrate.

*** Specialties ***
I use a variety of methods with my students. With very young children, I find that the Suzuki method works well. I start many beginners with the rote approach in order to work on posture etc. Once this is established we move towards note reading. I use such methods as Essential Elements and All for Strings to teach note reading.
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Ella B. January 10, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Kaitlin was very professional and very friendly. She seems very knowledgeable about the cello.
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Harry Clemenzi January 9, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Kaitlin was nice and patient, as well as knowledgeable...
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Kaitlin S.

Albany, NY 12205
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Michael R.

Albany, NY

About Michael

As a recent graduate of the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, I have been a performing classical pianist for nearly 20 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Piano Performance, and have had the great advantage of studying with many of today's top classical musicians, including Steven Lubin, Stephanie Brown, Paul Ostrovsky, Julia Lichten, and Stuart Isacoff. I've won many top prizes in competitions and have performed extensively throughout New York State. I'm very lucky to have had the opportunity to perform for the Governor, and both NYS Senators.

Having taught music since the age of 15,
I am also an experienced and motivated teacher. Nothing excites me more than sharing my love and knowledge of music with others. Whether you are looking to boost your NYSSMA score, and compete in competitions, or are just starting out, I can tailor lessons to your specific level and musical interests. Being in my 20's, I have a great rapport with children, and adults alike.
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Lisa S. February 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Michael is a very good teacher, he breaks down and simplifies the lessons each time.
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Natalya Tafen January 25, 2016
Piano · In home
I have three kids 5,7 and 15 years old who take Mike's lessons. They all have done a great progress since we started his lessons. He is really involved in their progress of building skills. I am very happy with him.
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Jacky July 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Mike is the best. He sees the potential in his students and gets them to reach a little farther than they thought possible. He is great with children and very patient.
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Michael R.

Albany, NY 12203
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Polina D.

Schenectady, NY

About Polina

I am an experienced classical pianist with honorable degrees obtained from the most prestigious musical institutions in the world - State Academy of Music (Russian conservatory of music) located in Minsk, Belarus, as well as The College of Saint-Rose, Albany, New York, Unites States. Piano has been my main area of concentration since I was five years old, so I consider myself to be a top professional in the music field.

I really enjoy working with highly motivated students and welcome various ages and levels. I have worked both with professional musicians and beginner level music enthusias
ts. As a teacher and piano soloist, I have worked in various countries including Russia, Italy, France and the United States. My international teaching experience has been showing wonderful results, and I am proud of my students winning the highest places in the international auditions, competitions and festivals worldwide.

My thoroughly developed teaching method is built on the best combination of Russian and European traditions in music education, and it is intended to build and advance skills in reading, technique, theory, to enrich music appreciation by exploring compositions of variety of styles and genres, to discover the internal abilities and approach to an instrument, and master performing techniques.
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Matthew D. February 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson and was coming in with no prior experience. I learned a tremendous amount of information within the 30 minute lesson; much more than originally anticipated; including how to read the notes pertaining sound and how long each not plays in addition to identifying where the keys are positioned by using the black keys as a reference and centering with the C key while moving up and down the notes A through G. Polina is a great encouraging instructor and I'm excited for follow-up lessons.
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Stephanie February 9, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Knowledgeable. Patient. Wonderful with our daughter.
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Kate January 17, 2016
Classical Piano · Online
As an adult beginner I was quite apprehensive about taking lessons. However, Polina has been such a good teacher for me.
She is patient and always full of encouragement. That is so important.
We do lessons online which is surprisingly effective and very convenient for both of us.
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Polina D.

Schenectady, NY 12309
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Kasa D.

Albany, NY

About Kasa

I set up a tutorial class in 2013, which offers private tutorial class for students who want to learn piano, calligraphy and cucurbit flute. I give lessons during my school break. I made schedules for each student, wrote tests for them, and at the end of their class there would be study report-back performance, where students' parents could come to see the show and would get to know what their children have learned from me and how it came out. I got 100% positive feedback from their parents.
I used to be a Chinese and calligraphy instructor of American high school students. I launched and coo
rdinated calligraphy/painting contests, and coordinated and regulated performances of the arts.
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Phil P. November 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Du is quite a proficient teacher. I'm an adult who has no previous experience with the piano and she really makes it seem that this is an undertaking that I can handle. She is patient and is able to clearly communicate lesson concepts. I look forward to continuing lessons and hopefully making progress in piano training.
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Kasa D.

Albany, NY 12203
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Kelly M.

East Greenbush, NY

About Kelly

Offering beginner plectrum guitar lessons for children - tailored to the age, experience, and musical interests of each student. I have played guitar for nine years and mandolin for nineteen years, studying with master musician Lou Martin. My teaching approach includes a combination of guitar playing basics: explanation of the structure of the instrument, note reading, emphasis on correct technique for both hands, and exercises and songs adapted to the individual young player. I am excited to help students learn this wonderful instrument.
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Kelly M.

East Greenbush, NY 12061
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$18 / 30-min

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