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Michael P.

New York, NY

I am a New York State Certified Music Educator and Cellist. I have been teaching privately for over 10 years and currently run a Strings Orchestra program in Brooklyn for the New York City Department of Education. I love teaching and hope you consider joining my studio!

About Michael

Beginning his cello instruction at the age of 8, Michael spent the majority of his early years under the guidance of Nancy Hambleton-Torrente, current director of music for the Yorktown public school districts in Westchester county. During his undergraduate years, he attended Colgate University where he received a B.A. in both Music and Psychology. While at Colgate, Michael had the privilege of studying with cellist Florent Renard-Payen, founder and director of the esteemed Tarob Cello Ensemble. Upon graduation, Michael continued his studies at Montclair State University where he received an A
rtist Diploma in performance. Under the guidance of Nicholas Tzavaras of the Shanghai String Quartet, Michael performed two solo recitals for the John J. Cali School of Music before further pursuing his studies in the studio of Marc T. Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet. Michael has played in numerous master classes for world renowned cellists such as Lynn Harrell and Andres Diaz and has had the privilege of working with esteemed conductors such as Marietta Cheng of the Southern Finger Lakes Orchestra and Paul Hostetter, Chair in Orchestral Activities for the Schwob School of Music. In addition, Michael has played for a number of orchestral ensembles including the Boston Civic Symphony and actively gigs for weddings, chamber ensembles and off-Broadway shows. He is currently in his second year of graduate studies and is pursuing his Masters degree in Music Education. While Michael does enjoy a busy academic and teaching schedule in and around the New York City area, he believes that part of the joy of being a working musician is having the ability to share his love of music with others, something he feels both honored and privileged to be able to do.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching philosophy is one that tailors to the specific needs, interests and abilities of each individual. Throughout my years of private instruction, I have learned that no two individuals learn and/or think in the same way. Thus, for some students I have found the Suzuki method to be highly effective, while for others I have been more comprehensive with my instruction, incorporated scales, etudes, sonatas, concerti and Bach suites for a more well rounded approach. Regardless of the methodology employed, all of my students will attest that I set clear and high expectations for every lesson, yet am very understanding, friendly and approachable right from the start. My goal is to provide every individual with the tools necessary for becoming a well-rounded musician, so that they too can share their love for music with others.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two music stands and chairs.

*** Specialties ***
While I do specialize in classical instruction, I am able to instruct students in a variety of genres, including Jazz, Pop, and alternative rock. In addition, I tend to tailor my lessons to the needs of my students. If they are more comfortable learning by rote, then this is how I tend to instruct. My lessons are loosely structured by beginning with scales, moving on to etudes, then finishing with Bach suites, a sonata and/or a concerto.
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Laura J. August 6, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
I've had other instrumental teachers before (piano, trombone, cello, and voice (voice is another story)) and Michael is probably the best instructor I've ever had. Even when I don't have the time or ability to practice as much as I should he just encourages and makes me feel good about the work I did do. He explains things very clearly, really knows what he's talking about (which for the cello is really important and not as common as you'd think), and just makes our lessons enjoyable. I'm only a beginner but I already have so much more confidence in what I understand about the instrument in my hands. It's kind of awesome.
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Emmett Larsen August 3, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is great--it is clear that he is a versatile teacher, and he is very receptive to the needs and goals of the student. He is extremely supportive yet also has a keen critical eye/ear. I will definitely be continuing with him!
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Amy K. May 12, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Michael's great -- cool, calm and collected and lets me go at the pace I need. I'm learning the cello as an adult, and I really appreciate his clear teaching style and sense of humor. Definitely recommended.
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Michael P.

Michael P.

New York, NY 10002
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY

I teach the Suzuki Method and focus on playing by ear to allow you to develop great technique, intonation and enjoyment of playing music. We will later focus on music theory, sight reading and exploring any genre of music you're interested in after establishing a strong foundation.

About Erica

I'm a multi-intrumentalist, songwriter, and singer. I've toured internationally performing my original music as well as playing multiple instruments in bands. I produce and record music that can be heard in film and television. I teach several instruments and genres of music and take your tastes and learning style into utmost consideration. I always begin with practical exercises to develop technique, then we can focus on playing the music you love.

To vocal students I teach exercises that develop technique and allows you to explore your voice. I will help you learn to make sounds you love
. Singing is created by breath and muscles which we have full access to. Anyone can learn with proper focus, care and practice. I can also help you with recording and microphone technique as this is my area of expertise!

For violin, viola and cello students, I teach a combination the Suzuki Method (learning through ear training) and traditional theory and sight reading. We can also explore fiddling, blues and the foundations of jazz and rock improvisation if you're interested.

For guitar students, you can choose the songs you learn or let me recommend ones appropriate for your skill level. We can incorporate music theory, classical repertoire and sight reading into the process in degrees of your choosing. We can also explore singing while playing, songwriting and recording technique when you feel ready.

I also teach beginner piano, which I recommend for anyone who wants to better understand the mechanics of music. We learn basic classical compositions, exercises, theory, and any song you choose.

Who knows what creativity learning music will inspire? You may eventually write songs and want to explore recording them. Our lessons are held in a top of the line pro-tools recording studio where you can learn recording technique from me at any point.

I'm a classically trained violinist as well as a pop musician. I am currently playing in a chamber group, Hudson River Stings, and produce and perform electronic pop music. My musical training includes private lessons with some fantastic musicians such as Raz Kennedy, Jennifer Turner, Bob Corff and Matte Henderson, as well as Jazz and vocal studies at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, San Francisco City College, and Los Angeles City College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a laid back teacher who will give you a push when you need it! Music is joyful above all else and sometimes it's incredibly satisfying to work hard. We can talk candidly about your musical goals to determine how rigorously or casually we want to approach your lessons and practice schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
P.A. and vocal microphones, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, violin, cello, midi piano and pro-tools studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instrument and extra sheet music beyond the lesson books. I expect the student to have an instrument, metronome, and lesson book (Suzuki books and CD for violin, viola and cello, Hal Leonard for guitar and bass, James Bastien for piano. I provide sheet music and a practice CD for my voice students.)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in combination lessons such as guitar and voice lessons with a focus on songwriting. I can also help violinists who wants to transfer their knowledge of theory to guitar or piano and vice versa. We can incorporate recording techniques into any lesson.
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Leah D. August 3, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Really awesome and patient
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Minerva G. June 5, 2015
Viola · Online
Verified Student
She was very friendly with a 10 years old student starting a second instrument.
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Kerri R. May 24, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
She is very friendly, kind and extremely patient with my daughter when she has trouble grasping a new concept. My daughter loves her and has the desire to practice hard to impress her. I honestly can say enough good things about her.
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Erica Q.

Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY 11237
(18)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Catherine W.

Brooklyn, NY

I only teach beginner cello.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the American String Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Her career developments are primarily in music, but she also pursues interest in creative writing, journal writing and human rights. She has given may community performances and raised charity funds for organizations such as World Vision, A. G. Rh
odes Health & Rehab nursing home, Columbia Hospital, Corpus Christi Church, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Catherine initially gained her musical inspiration through her family and has been performing since her youth. Her family provided her countless opportunities to perform, to participate in event planning, and to experiment with new music and arranging. She grew up participating in her mother's studio recitals at home and enjoys an annual family tradition of organizing and performing Christmas programs at church. One of Catherine's projects during her studies at the Manhattan School of Music was the Symposium Concert Series, which has led her to perform in apartment homes around the city and build a community of young artists. She has made countless arrangements for solo viola and viola with various ensembles which she often performs.

Catherine resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Lawrence. She plays on a Raymond J. Melanson viola made in 1987.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm able to travel to the student's home or teach at my home. Parents are welcome to sit in the lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
Patience
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Anke July 22, 2015
Viola · In home
Catherine did a lovely job with my 9 year old daughter!
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Kendall H. June 21, 2015
Violin · In home
Catherine is a really good teacher. My daughter has learned a lot from her in the way of music theory and violin playing. Catherine also stresses good practice habits, which I like. Catherine knows her music and holds the students to high expectations. She has taught my daughter a lot.
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Catherine W.

Catherine W.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Luis R.

New York, NY

String technique and musicianship.

About Luis

I have been teaching privately for twelve years. I enjoy teaching students of all ages. My school-aged students have earned awards pertaining to their instrument at school and district music competitions. Lessons are normally once per week for one hour. My time in music school has given me the skills and confidence to teach so many musical subjects. I like to inspire students to achieve their goals by giving them the tools to succeed. There is a lot of hard work, but most importantly, we have lots of fun. Please send me message if you have any questions. Thanks!
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Theresa Veltri August 20, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio
Luis was a wonderful colleague to have. As music education majors we both had to learn multiple instruments. Luis took the time to teach my bass and helped me practice for performance exams. He would break down lessons to a beginner's level for me and always remained patient during my lesson.

As a colleague I feel that Luis's strongest point is his clear communication skills. I was constantly impressed with how well able he was to communicate his thoughts and feelings openly and forwardly to other. He was clearly able to do this without feeling vulnerable and while maintaining respect for himself others. I highly recommend him for teaching based on his interpersonal skills and musical knowledge.
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Alex August 6, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Luis is an amazing bass player and more importantly an even better teacher. He not only will improve your techincal skills but will also make playing way more fun and he spreads his enthusiasm.
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Luis R.

Luis R.

New York, NY 10032
(2)
starting at
$50 / 60-min
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Kristen D.

Brooklyn, NY

I'm a cellist and educator who has taught students of all ages and abilities. I strive to enable my students to find their own style and voice on the instrument. During the past six years my students have applied their skills in orchestras, recitals, and bands. My lesson plans include technical development, various repertoire including Suzuki, and exploration of personal musical interests and songwriting. Cello is my passion and I want to share that with you!

About Kristen

Kristen is an accomplished cellist and music educator who has been teaching private lessons since 2009. She has helped her students develop technique, confidence in playing, note reading, orchestral and improvisational skills.

Kristen received her training at the Boston Conservatory, earning a Bachelor of Music in String Performance (2008) and a Masters of Music in Music Education (2010.) Her teaching style can be described as kind, patient, and knowledgable, with the ability to help push her students to new heights through finding their own musical voice through the instrument.

Kristen
is also an experienced performing musician. She has toured nationally and internationally, and her cello playing with the band Gem Club can be heard on NPR's "All Songs Considered" and "Tiny Desk Concerts." You can hear her on the soundtrack to ABC's "Private Practice" and "Revenge", as well as NBC's "Parenthood".
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susan S. June 17, 2015
Cello · In studio
I have taught with Kristen this past year in an elite high school setting. She was responsible for groups of 6-10 students for sectionals. She was demanding of good intonation and musicianship, and, with her lovely personality, the students were inspired to try their very best. I have observed her teach many levels, from beginners to advanced students. She is able to pinpoint problems, and correct them with creative solutions. I would choose Kristen to teach my child.
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Sherry X. June 11, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Kristen is a great teacher. She gives detailed attention to her students and really develops their interests in cello.
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kathleen M. June 11, 2015
Cello · In home
Kristen made getting back into the cello so enjoyable! After 25+ years having given it up, I was nervous about getting back into lessons. She was flexible and easy to work with and just a very nice person to be around. Consider yourself lucky to have found such a great teacher (and amazing cellist)!
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Kristen D.

Kristen D.

Brooklyn, NY 11215
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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