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A New Approach to Piano Lessons in New York City

By Glen F. - NYC Piano Teacher

I have always loved music and playing the piano, and I have achieved lots of success performing music in all styles, culminating with a degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music. I was capable of playing practically anything I wanted, but there was something deeper and more meaningful I wanted to go after. I wanted to achieve more physical freedom, more brilliance in my sound, and a conscious approach to music that focused on solving technical and expressive problems directly. I found that with an approach called The Art of Practicing, which is based on the teachings of Madeline Bruser, author of the book with the same title.

While studying with Ms. Bruser, she introduced me to very basic, but far-reaching concepts such as sitting still yet allowing the arms to just be free to move
as they please. Instead of being hunched over and tense, I instantly freed my body to create the brilliant sound I wanted. Further on, she introduced me to other techniques such as moving the wrist forward in certain places to evenly and freely distribute energy, and singing techniques to hear my ideas and arrive at whatever phrasing I wanted to get at the piano. The best thing was that it worked! And I can pass these teachings on to all of you when you take piano lessons in New York City, as even beginners are capable of playing the piano in this simple, yet very effective and beautiful way. If you are ready to begin your musical journey, sign up with a local piano instructor today!
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Tu Quyen H. New York, NY

Independent Classical professional musician, very patient, passion, and enthusiastic give lesson to all age. Was trained at Conservatoire in Pairs, Hunter, Julliard. and being trained at Mannes school of Music. Help to prepare for ABRSM exam and competition.

About Tu Quyen

Born in Viet Nam, Tu Quyen, who received initial training at conservatories in Vietnam and Paris at “École Normal de Musique de Paris” before coming to New York. Here, Tu Quyen earned her B.M. Degree and M.A. Degree also in Piano Performance at Hunter College. Tu Quyen recently was chosen as the winner of the Piano Competition at Hunter College. Awarded with a performance as guest soloist with the Hunter College Orchestra. Tu Quyen studied with Dr. Julie Jordan at the evening division of Juilliard School. This year, Tu Quyen is attending at Mannes School for extension division and studying with Ms. Inessa Zaretsky while preparing audition for Performance advance diploma. *** Lesson Details *** • Studying the art of piano playing is a fulfilling, enriching and enjoyable ...

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Hang S. September 5, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Tu Quyen loves kids and knows how to bring the best out of them. My son just turned into 6 and is a little shy. But he was confident at taking her lessons all by himself and made amazing progress in less a year. I am looking forward to his another year of happy piano lessons.
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Corinna K. July 1, 2014
Piano · In studio
Tu Quyen is a wonderful teacher. She is qualified, talented and devoted. My 12-year old loves her. My 19-year old college student still takes lessons with her when he's home for the summer and for the holidays. I highly recommend Tu Quyen.
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Randa ` M. July 1, 2014
Piano · In studio
Tu Quyen has a warm, patient, and generous teaching manner. She is a wonderful teacher both for younger kids and adults, and I experienced her teaching from both perspectives, for myself and my son.
I highly recommend her for those who are serious about learning the piano, and those who want to learn and enjoy music the correct way, as she emphasizes not only technique but also the connection of the music to the person's heart and mind. I could not ask for a better teacher.
Cassandra W. New York, NY

About Cassandra

Xiao Xue (Cassandra) W. was born in China. She began her piano lessons at age 7. Two years after her piano study, she won 2nd prize in the Shen Yang City-Wide Piano Competition. One year later, she won the Liao Ning State-Wide Piano Competition. She was an honor student at The Shen Yang Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division where she performed many outstanding student concerts. Later, she studied at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Shanghai, China and The Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, Russia. After her return to China, she was appointed by the president of Shenyang Conservatory of Music as a music director and an accompanist for violin and viola graduate students. Her duties included: directing, coaching and accompanying graduate student concerts; ...

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Ellie D. February 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher!
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Cynthia G. May 18, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I cant say enough about Cassandra. She's a wonderful teacher with great patience. Her instructions are clear and thorough. She also has a great sense of humor and makes each lesson a pleasure.
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Jean - Luc B. December 12, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
She must be you teacher!

Cassandra is an incredibly good teacher and performer. She is very patient, which is a great quality when you just start leaning to play the piano (I am sure her ears must suffer). She has a good sense of humor and is very open minded, which helps create a relaxing environment. And yet, she also manages to push you and progress. I can only recommend her.
Nadia B. New York, NY

A classically-trained musician, Nadia has been teaching piano for many years. A summa cum laude graduate of New York University in Music Performance, she excels at helping students to progress to reading music easily, playing in an expressive way and improving piano technique and understanding of all the elements of music. Nadia also emphasizes whole musicianship in her lessons, incorporating theory and other elements of music into lessons to facilitate a deeper understanding of the music. She is a friendly, encouraging and dedicated teacher who aims to teach each student according to his or her needs and interests.

About Nadia

My approach as a piano and flute teacher is to endow each student with the skills and tools needed to improve his/her playing ability, increase musical expression and cultivate continued musical growth both in lessons and in practice time. With nine years of teaching experience, I understand that each student’s learning style, goals and interests vary, and I work to engage and delight every student. My training in Music Performance at New York University, from which I graduated Summa Cum Laude, as well as my three-year, 1600-hour training to become a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which I completed in 2012, influence my teaching. The Alexander Technique is a method for integrating breathing, movement and postural support. It is invaluable for musicians as a tool to ...

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Ernest T. February 7, 2013
Flute
Nadia is an Amazing, Talented, Effective and Kind Teacher........

NADIA is an Amazing teacher! I am a professional Musician (Opera Singer), and always dreamed of playing the Flute. With Nadia's skill as a wonderful flutist and her knowledge of Alexander Technique mixed in with her teaching of the Flute, I have very quickly developed a comfortable and proper position while playing. As a beginner in Flute, I must say that she has truly helped me begin to make some great sounds, sight-read easily, develop Good playing-Habits, and enjoy playing and caring for my Flute. It is RARE to find a Great Teacher who is both "effective" and "kind". I Highly recommend Nadia to ALL those who Love Music and the FLUTE!!
Asuka U. New York, NY

Trained at perfect pitch course at YAMAHA institute in Japan. Many competition experiences. A winner of Electric Piano Competition at YAMAHA Electric Piano Festival.

About Asuka

I started my musical training as a pianist at YAMAHA institute at age 4 in Japan. I was selected to enter perfect pitch class. It was designated for students who have perfect pitch and potentials to be professional musicians. I enjoyed playing piano and electric piano and won the 1st prize at Kitakantou Electric Piano Competition hosted by YAMAHA institute. Because of the intensive training, I have been accompanying my students' recitals and performance exams. As much as I enjoyed playing piano, I discovered that I also love singing, so I started to take singing lessons and majored in vocal performance during my college days. Since I have graduated, I have been performing opera professionally. My career highlights include roles as Pamina (Die Zauberflote) with Opera Manhattan ...

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Takumi O. December 21, 2014
Singing
I had an audition for a musical and I had to learn a lot of songs to sing. I took singing lessons from Asuka. This was my first time taking singing lessons in NYC so I was a little nervous but she was so friendly, kind, and fun. Asuka plays the piano very well and her teaching skills are extremely professional. She makes you feel very comfortable. And guess what? I got the lead role in Cats!! I couldn't have done it without her help!
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Ralph G. August 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
After only 3 lessons I have expanded my vocal range and improved the quality of my singing.
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David C. August 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking classes with Asuka for about 10 months and It has been a wonderful experience. I started of as complete beginner & it is amazing to think about how far I've come with Asuka's help. She allowed me to double up and learn both piano and singing in the same lesson and it has been great. The perfect balance useful critiques & helpful encouragement.
Dan B. New York, NY

All styles and levels, from Twinkle to Toccata and from Beethoven to Blues and beyond.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing musician needs to have expanded horizons, Dan stands out in the crowd. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Dan received his musical education from the Rubin music academy in Jerusalem and the Manhattan School of music in NYC where he completed a Masters degree in classical composition and Jazz performance. Dan's playing and compositions were performed nationally and internationally, reviewed by the New York Times, The St Louis Post Dispatch and other publications. Currently Dan is teaching ...

Gity R. New York, NY

Methodic studies in keyboard and piano through the Western Classical Music repertoire.

About Gity

Recently hailed as “ravishing and engulfing” by the New York Times, Gity's music ranges from concert solo pieces to large symphonic works. Gity’s music has been commissioned and performed by the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, The Amsterdam Cello Biennale, The Albany Symphony Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, The Juilliard Orchestra, The Sirius String Quartet (sponsored by the American Composers Orchestra), and Arte Symphonie among others. Gity received her Bachelor and Master of Music in composition with a concentration in piano from The Juilliard School. She has been teaching piano, music composition and theory to a wide range of students in beginner to advanced levels. In addition to her private teaching studio, Gity is a faculty member of the music department at the ...

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mila P. June 10, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have been taking classes with Gity for the last half a year and have been extremely happy with my progress. Actually this is the very first time when I don'€™t have to push myself into taking classes but actually looking forward to taking a class. I like the fact that Gity develops customized teaching technique and adjusts to my learning pace and my travel schedule! At the same time she has very structural approach and a great combination of piano practice classes, music theory and music history. This combination gives me a much deeper understanding of what I study, how I should approach each music piece and makes the whole experience so much more interesting! Gity is very patient and very positive, I feel extremely comfortable taking classes with her and would strongly recommend her to any student of any age!
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Macy J. September 10, 2012
Piano
Patient, knowledgable, fun, effective

My youngest son (8) has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Gity for about six months now. So far she has been the best music teacher for my son as she is very patient and creative in teaching young children. The books she uses are very easy to follow, and my son loves them!

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