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About Thomas W.

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Allentown, PA

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I can help beginners get started or coach advanced students who are preparing for auditions.

About Thomas
Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a cappella groups. Thomas taught over 600 online and local private music lessons in 2016.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania
and New Jersey and has taught at the secondary level in both states. In addition to both instrumental and choral ensembles at Penn State, Thomas was a student leader in the Penn State Blue Band and a member of the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and 1994. He served as an Associate Director of the Warren Junior Military Band of Youngstown, Ohio from 1995 to 2005. He also served as a visual staff member for the renowned North Penn Marching Knights of Lansdale, PA for one season in 2004.

He is a current adjudicator with Drum Corps International and Cavalcade of Bands. He is a member of MENC, PMEA, NJMEA, ASCAP, CASA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association. He appeared in the Marquis Who's Who Among American Educators in 2004 and 2005, an honor rarely bestowed upon teachers, as students who appear in the Who's Who Among American High School Students must nominate them. He currently is a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two sons.

Thomas will happily work with students on the autism spectrum or students with ADD.

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My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on building proper tone production and individual technique - something that often is difficult to learn in a large ensemble setting.

I am capable of starting a beginner student on any band instrument including percussion, any classical string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and piano. I can begin a student on drum set and work with them through their first method book, but I would then recommend they find a specialized drum set teacher after a period of six to twelve months.

For advanced students, I work from selected conservatory etude books on developing advanced skills and can work with students on audition pieces for honors bands/orchestras or college auditions.

My lessons are a half-hour once a week, with the option of working for 45 minutes or 60 minutes.

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music, band, orchestra, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano, Percussion
classical, jazz improvisation
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Cindy July 1, 2019
· Audition Prep · Online
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
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Brian May 26, 2019
· Cello · Online
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Lorraine Anne April 28, 2019
· Classical Voice · Online
Fabulous! What a great teacher! And SO KNOWLEDGEABLE about all kinds of music! THANKS! looking forward to all my lessons!
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About Kristin M.

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Brighton, MA

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We will work from the bottom up, starting with proper breathing and warm up exercises.
Scale work and technical drills are made fun through games and other means to keep things interesting :)
Repertoire work will be chosen according to experience level after basic assessment, we can work together to find something you enjoy playing.
Basic theory and music history will be addressed naturally as we work through new pieces!

I am more than happy to work on any other music you are currently playing for school or other ensembles.

Let's have fun and work hard!

About Kristin
Hello!

I received a Bachelor's in Music Education and Performance from Drake University in Flute and Piano. Currently pursuing a Master's in Music Therapy.

At Drake, I received a musical scholarship covering 80% of my tuition costs.
I was also honored to sit as Principal Flute in both the Drake Symphony Orchestra and the Drake Wind Symphony, the top performing groups at the University.

I started to play the flute and piano in second grade, and
my love and passion for music have only grown and matured since then.

I enjoy sharing what I've learned, and learning from my students as well.

I am excited and thrilled by the opportunity to work with you!
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Greta W. June 19, 2019
· Piano · In home
Both my daughters (ages 6 and 8) are taking piano lessons with Kristin. She is a great teacher: patient, encouraging, listens to the kids, and makes sure they enjoy the lessons. We hope to have lessons with her for the long run and highly recommend her for a positive music experience.
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Meredith June 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Kristin was such a wonderful teacher for our young daughter, Margaret! We had to move out-of-state and are struggling to find someone who can fill Kristin's shoes!
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Anna W. February 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
My daughter loves going to her. She is in tune with a pace that works well for my daughter.
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About Kimberly K.

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Sylmar, CA

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I've been playing the flute for over 25 years and teaching for 15. I teach beginning to advanced - age 5 to 99!

About Kimberly
Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in Flute Performance at the University of Arizona she moved to Los Angeles to work on her Masters degree at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). There was where she fell in love with contemporary music and has devoted her life to sharing her love for it with others. After completing her Masters degree in Flute Performance at CalArts, she went on to pursue a Doctorate in Contemporary Flute Performance at the University of California, San Diego. Kimberly now resides in Los Angeles and plays with many groups throughout the city.

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All lessons are tailored to the students needs and goals. I like for all students to have serious music/etudes to work on as well as something fun that you enjoy playing. I teach everything from classical to pop music, beginner to advanced, age 4 to 99. Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve them!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand and chair

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide nothing, students must have instrument, books and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Contemporary flute techniques and performance.
Early childhood music and movement for young children.
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Sophia July 25, 2019
· Flute · In home
Kim is an excellent teacher and my daughter is happy and playing much better in only 3 lessons!
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Ahmed .. November 11, 2018
· Clarinet · Online
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zoey M. August 26, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Very nice
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Kimberly K.

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About Esther D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I've been playing flute for 25 years, and teaching for almost 10 years to students all ages and levels. I'm specialized in classical repertory and public performance.

About Esther
Educator with 10+ years of experience, focused on providing personalized education and incorporating new technology into the teaching process, as well as fostering intellectual and personal growth and serving as a role model who instills a lifelong desire to learn.
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Margaret July 5, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Instructor is very energetic and enthusiastic. Conversation is interesting, and she stops to make necessary corrections to my Spanish.
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Marc M. June 17, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Esther is a great teacher and I highly recommend her, especially to those who want to improve their fluency and to those (like me) who are just too afraid to start speaking Spanish. Lessons with her are always fun and interesting, and she always knows how to explain everything in a simple and understandable way!
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James and Rebecca January 24, 2018
· Spanish · Online
She is a very good instructor. Very patient as well.
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Esther D.

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About Miguel R.

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Joppa, MD

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Custom tailored lessons for a solid foundation. Having fun is also a top priority when beginning lessons!

About Miguel
I am a professional saxophonist and recording artist with 15 years of playing experience. I studied Jazz Saxophone at the Manhattan School of Music and then William Paterson University, where I graduated with a Bachelors degree. I received a Master of Science Degree in Music Education from Towson University. I have performed original music with my jazz group for the last 10 years across New York, New Jersey, Maryland and D.C. I have had the good fortune of being able to study with some of the worlds greatest jazz musicians including Mulgrew Miller, Christian McBride, Rich Perry, Chris Potter, Seamus Blake and Donny McCaslin.
I have enjoyed helping students of all ages reach their fullest potential and simultaneously find lasting joy and excitement in music. I think these qualities are so important for anyone trying to improve the
ir musical skills! I enjoy passing on all of the knowledge I possibly can to my students, crafting our lessons to their individual learning styles and comfort levels.
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Fred S. January 15, 2019
· Piano · In home
Miguel was very friendly and patient.
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Jay B. September 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Miguel is thorough and patient and is a great instructor. Using lessons books and other music he has helped me progress quite a lot.
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Ayanna R. September 5, 2018
· Piano · In home
Miguel, is a very patient and very good teacher!! Happy to have him as my child’s piano teacher.
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About Eleni T.

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Astoria, NY

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Key aspects of my teaching are:
- Provide a safe learning setting that encourages my students to explore their potential.
- Design fun and effective exercises based on each individual’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Incorporating Body Work principals (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Anatomy) that will help students build fast and easy a strong, effective and pain-free technique.
- Teach the art of intelligent practicing. Gain maximum results with minimum
effort!
- Explore and express their own emotions and ideas about every piece by
engaging their imagination and creativity.
- Enjoy every moment of the journey and build a powerful and effective
flute-playing as well as a strong self-esteem through music making.

About Eleni
Music has always been what I love to do. I am deeply grateful to all my teachers and mentors throughout these 18 years such as Judith Mendenhall, Samuel Coles, Paul Edmund Davies, Wissam Boustany, Luis Garcia Renart and many others. I have performed in concerts throughout the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe in such halls such as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Harvard's John Knowles Pain Concert Hall, Yale's Woolsey Hall, National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Shanghain Grand Lyric Theater, Hong Kong Cultural Center and the Megaron of Music in Greece.
I have a lot of orchestral experience due to the rigorous orchestra program that I attended at Bard Conservatory, but at the same time have explored a lot of the solo repertoire for flute, flute and piano as well as flute and orchestra. Chamber music has alway
s been a passion for me. I particularly enjoy playing music written for Woodwind Quintets. I think that all aspects of performing as a flutist have their own unique beauty.
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About Alex L.

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I have been a musician for 29yrs. with Alto Sax being my Primary Instrument. Being a Woodwind player I also play Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. I have performed in many large/medium/small venues with many Bands and Ensembles throughout my career. I have also, been a Georgia Certified Teacher, member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and member of the Music Educators National Conference for 14yrs. Most recently as an educator in Clayton County I performed with other musicians at a County production of "The Wiz".

About Alex
I have lead others and taught them before ever having my own classroom as a leader in High School and College. It has greatly pleased me that my students have had many accomplishments in many groups. These vary from various Honors Bands, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many High Valued Scholarships. I ecourage regular practice for all my students to review and refine their musicianship overall. I am always looking for new and exciting opportunities to teach those who are interested. Currently I am working in Clayton County Schools as the Director of Bands at Forest Park Middle School. Our group has been rated Excellent and Superior over since I have taken over.

I have the most Experience using the following Method Books: Standard of Excellence, Essential Elements, Accent on Achievement, Instrumental Methods and many other metho
ds. Initially (and throughout) I place a high value on performance fundamentals. I start with a focus on proper posture and breathing. Once this can be executed I breakdown the nomenclature of the student's instrument, how to put it together and break it down. Next the focus becomes proper grip for mallets/sticks and embouchure placement for winds. Students then begin to develop a proper "buzz" and "coo" and "roll" for their selected instrument as they work on basic notes for some time. Eventually this playing short 3 note songs and then 5 note songs etc. Progress for mastery is constantly checked.

  In my classroom transdisciplinary is innate to my teach style.  I teach all skills in my class using many methods including but, not limited to the following: Clapping, singing, stomping, writing, modeling, syllables (math), one-on-one  Beginning players usually start with a short Assessment of their knowledge of music. We will spend a lot of time thorughout their experience on Tone, Intonation, Technique, Range, and Style using various styles.    Experienced players usually start with a short Assessment of their knowledge of music. A high focus of our Studio time will be spent developing Music/Solos etc. they are already preparing for Honors groups, High School and College. We will spend a lot of time thorughout their experience on Tone, Intonation, Technique, Range, and Style using various styles.
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Edwin July 15, 2019
· Percussion · In studio
Mr little is really good at teaching and trying to keep Tim stable. He tries his best to help everyone and when he does he does a amazing job at it and I really hope that he keeps up what he is doing
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Frank July 14, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
Mr. Little is an absolute blessing for our son. He really takes the time to get to know our Braydens strengths and weaknesses which allow him to be an amazing instructor. He’s so kind and just always makes him feel special.
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About Anna A.

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New York, NY

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I am a professional flutist with a love for teaching! I have experience teaching in many different situations and different kids of students, so I can change my teaching style to whatever the students goals are. I believe strongly that music lessons should be fun, whatever age or level you are at.

About Anna
I am a freelance flutist based in New York City. I have experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Graduating with my Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance from the Hartt School of Music in May of 2018, I am now finishing my Masters in Music from the University of New York. While I am an aspiring orchestral musician, I am also passionate about chamber music and collaborating with other musicians. During my time at Hartt and NYU, I have performed with the Hartt School Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, the NYU Orchestra, as well as the hart School Contemporary music ensemble, and performed recitals as a soloist, and as a member of my flute quartet and flute and guitar duo. I have had a wide variety of experiences with performing different styles and types of music.
As a teacher, I would love to pass on some of my knowledge an
d experience on to all of my students. I am an adjunct flute instructor at NYU, and through this position I have taught many students at all different skill levels with different goals. I am a flexible teacher, and am able to cater my teaching style to the students' goals, level, and learning style. I of course want all my students to have a strong foundations of fundamental flute playing, which starts with strong technique and sound. From there, my students are free to chose the repertoire they would like to study. My most important goal as a teacher is to make sure all my students enjoy there experience with music, and share my love of music and flute playing.
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Anna A.

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About Taylor J.

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Richmond, KY

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Experienced flutist in various styles of music, specializing in teaching students of all ages! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get at it!

About Taylor
Above everything else, I am a musician.

I grew up in the hills of eastern Kentucky surrounded by a family driven by music. Both my grandfather and father performed professionally in their youth, so it is no surprise that I followed in their footsteps--althoughI took a more classical approach.

I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a two Bachelors of Music degrees: Music Industry and Flute Performance where I am the former Principal Flute for the Eastern Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.

My flute students can expect to improve week to week in their overall technique. I believe each student plays with a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to play with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I am always wi
lling to teach students of all different ages and experience levels.

My personal passion is symphonic music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician! Let's get at it!
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About Melissa C.

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New Hyde Park, NY

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I have been teaching flute for 7 years now, working with beginners to advanced students. Each lesson is customized and catered to your goals and needs.

Lessons will focus on (1) Technique and (2) Artistry which I believe give students the tools they need to play music in their own voices. Technique includes working on music theory, tone, articulation, vibrato, and more. Artistry allows students the opportunity to be creative and play something more than just black dots on a page!

I want students to enjoy making music, not just by themselves, but also with others! As a pianist as well, I often accompany my students during lessons or play flute duets together.

I look forward to working with you!

About Melissa
Melissa Cheng is a New-York based flutist and music educator. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at Boston University and her Masters in Flute Performance at Mannes School of Music. She has won several competitions including third prize in the Long Island Philharmonic Young Artist’s Competition and first prize in the New York Flute Club Young Musician’s Contest. She was also a finalist in the New York Flute Club Competition.

Melissa has played in several orchestras, including Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and Boston University Symphony Orchestra. For two seasons she toured with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, performing in venues including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, Smetana Hall in Prague, and Berliner Philharmonie in Germany. In November 2017, she was the soloist for Debussy’s Prelude to the Af
ternoon of a Faun with the Mannes Orchestra, performing in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

Melissa is passionate about the community and the arts and has worked with non-profit art organizations including American Ballet Theatre and From the Top.
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Melissa C.

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