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About Gio A.

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New York, NY
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About Gio
I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

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I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far!

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I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm.
Drums & Percussion: All genres
Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)
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ramon August 30, 2019
· Violin · In studio
I am learning consistently and step by step.
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Tom E. August 14, 2019
· Harmonica · Online
He came up with just the right exercises to help with my current problems. Answered questions lucidly. Very patient.
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Maryan July 29, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
Gio was really encouraging and I look forward to continuing lessons with him!
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Gio A.

New York, NY 10034
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$28 / 30-min

About Billy N.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Billy
Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music and currently available. He now offers online lessons via Skype as well as in his private studio. Playing credits include many museums and clubs in the NY area including Museum of Modern Art Museum of the City of NY and an extended stay at the Guggenheim museum in the Summer of 2000. Also he has been in the Brooklyn Museum concert series with his group Afinidades Bronx Libraries Brooklyn College and the Jewish Museum in trio and duo setting with great Percussionist Vanderlei Pereira. He has performed in Brazil as well most recently in the South
of Brazil,  receiving TV and radio coverage. He has also done workshops and performed at the Conservatory of the state of Pernambuco. In August 2004 he performed weekly at Rio Scenarium in Rio de Janeiro. His Band Brooklyn Brazil Bop has played at Joe's Pub as well as Central Park Festival. His band the Brazilian Acoustic ensemble performs periodically at 'Barbes' an important performance space in Brooklyn NY. In 2007 he gave a successful jazz workshop and concert in the city of Florianopolis Brazil. Billy has been awarded 3 prestigious composer's residencies 2006 - Yaddo and 2007 - The MacDowell Colony. He was featured on the PBS news hour during his residence at MacDowell. In 2008 he was awarded another MacDowell residency and followed this with a 3 hour appearance presenting his compositions live on WKCR Jazz Radio and another live radio appearance with band in 2010. Billy regularly plays in many venues around NY in Jazz trio settings as well as with Brazilian vocalists and instrumentalists. Most Recently his groups have been performing at the famed Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City. He also specializes in solo guitar and can double on percussion (Pandeiro) and Cavaquinho. Billy has completed two CD's of his original music and an EP of his original Choro music. He has a BFA in Jazz Performance from CCNY.

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From Coda Magazine August 2012: by Seton Hawkins

Through outstanding collaborations like the Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble, guitarist and composer Billy N has emerged as a leading exponent of the music of Brazil. Exploring far beyond the well-trodden bossa nova path. Billy unearths the full range of styles the country offers, including choro, baiào, valsa and samba, and gives American audiences a rich panoramic glimpse into Brazilian art, highlighting its parallels with progressive jazz.

A recipient of composers residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell Colony, he is the curator of a three-day series at the club dedicated to the country's music. Billy will showcase his own group—a sextet with drummer Matt Kane, bassist Leco Reis, saxophonists Michael Attias and Eric Schugren and trumpeter Ben Holmes—in a concert primarily featuring his original works. SH

Reviews of my Book on Alfred Brazil: Guitar Atlas,  I love this series and this is the best of the six titles I have. Billy really knows his stuff; the analysis of time at the beginning is superb: something I now use in my teaching. This is definitely for intermediate and higher guitarists, but the pieces are worth the effort to get right, and the accompanying CD shows you what you are aiming for. This is as good as my other Brazilian guitar book (by Nelson Faria) and much more compact and easier to follow. Highly recommended!

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This book is essential homework for students of Brazilian guitar. It is one of the best resources out there, along with Nelson Faria's "The Brazilian Guitar Book." The original etudes are not only instructional, but are nice pieces in their own right. An excellent value.

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I've taught all levels over 20 years both in NYC and Brazil. I work with the material that the student wants and also through recordings and charts introduce much music that the student might have been unfamiliar with. My lessons are catered to the individual. There is no obstacle anyone has that is too great to work through. My approach to rhythmic training has helped many. I have simple way of breaking down the guitar fingerboard which can used as a guide to learn harmony. I'll get you into the horizontal aspects of guitar, traveling across the neck, making music across one string as well, mastering the guitar in a small fret range - " vertical position playing".

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I have guitar for the student, either electric or nylon. Cavaquinho students bring their instrument. First time students must bring their instrument so I can see what they are playing on.

*** Specialties ***
Brazilian Fingerstyle - Choro, Samba, Baiao Solo
Jazz Guitar - Pick or Fingers
Beginning Flamenco
Cavaquinho
Improvisation for any instrument
Harmony and Theory
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Flaminia D. May 12, 2015
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
I have been taking lessons with Billy since January 2015. I am a total beginner and I really think I have made the best choice ever to pick him as my teacher. Billy is an experienced guitar teacher and a professional player that knows great techniques for beginners. He has been teaching me basics of guitar in a smart way, and at each lesson I feel I learn something new and at the same time I can clearly see how much progress I have made since our first lesson. He has also been teaching me how to read music and tabs which proofed to be extremely useful every time I want to learn a new song by myself. Highly recommended!
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Lynn W. December 17, 2014
· Guitar · In studio
I cannot recommend Billy enough. I studied jazz improvisation with Billy for three years, and later returned to study Brazilian guitar and Piedmont-style finger picking with him. I had been playing for more than twenty years when I started studying with him and he not only helped me improve my playing technically and creatively (on electric and nylon stringed guitars) but also expanded my knowledge of theory and helped me develop new approaches to composing and arranging. I am still working with the material he gave me and take lessons from him whenever my schedule allows.
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felicia D. October 17, 2014
· Brazilian Guitar · In home
I took Brazilian guitar lessons from Billy for several years. His method focuses on absorbing the many rhythms of Brazil and translating them from percussion instruments to the guitar. Much of his effort is devoted on achieving the elusive Brazilian swing, which non Brazilians need to learn. Billy is excellent in breaking down the rhythms and explaining them. He even has a book out on his method. He covers various Brazilian genres: choro, bossa nova, samba, baiao and more.
Billy also is an accomplished jazz, classical and flamenco guitarist with a thorough understanding of harmony and improvisation. He is very patient and has years of teaching and performance experience. You will be lucky to study with him!
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Billy N.

Brooklyn, NY 11217
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$60 / 45-min

About Gillian O.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Gillian
Hello! My name is Gillian and I recently graduated from the Crane School of Music with a degree in Music Business and Piano. I have studied piano classically for fifteen years, as well as the cello, banjo, mandolin, guitar, ukulele, and drums. I also study jazz, folk, rock, and play and sing in a band.

I have taught piano, cello, and banjo to students of all ages. I also have studied music theory for fifteen years. Please contact me and we can schedule a lesson!
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Gillian O.

Brooklyn, NY 11207
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$30 / 30-min

About Anthony Michael M.

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Astoria, NY
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About Anthony Michael
I am a professional actor with credits Off-Broadway, regionally, and abroad. I received an MFA in Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, and a BA in Theatre from Florida State University. My goal is to inspire students to own their voice and find creative ways to express truth in performance.

We will explore technique in voice & speech, physicalization & movement, text & character analysis.

Subjects:

Voice & Speech
Acting
Shakespeare
Auditioning
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Sevans March 18, 2017
· Shakespearean Acting · In studio
Anthony Michael is very skilled and adept at working with Shakespeare. He is patient and focused, and allowed me to find the sense of the piece together. I would highly recommend him!
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Janira campos Puleo February 17, 2017
· Acting · In studio
My experience with Anthony has helped me to push myself to limits that I could have never imagined, He has given me monologues that i would never have had the courage to even attempt. From our first meeting he fully immersed himself into getting to know me as a person finding out my strength and weakness as an artiste.
He has shown me how very important it is to have technical training, that it can only enhance the natural talents that I have. He is caring, stern in the fact that he makes you work the full time you are with him. He is an incredible support system a great encourager, I'm looking forward to what the future holds for my acting career now!!
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Adam K. August 10, 2016
· Acting ·
I have had the unique experience of working with Anthony Michael Martinez as both a teacher/coach and fellow teacher. He has coached me in private sessions on multiple Shakespeare monologues and contemporary pieces. He had an incredible ability to explain various acting adjustments and helps to bring the best out of the performances and performers. I always feel confident after working with Anthony, and he makes each session fun and full of energy. Similarly, as a fellow teacher, Anthony can adapt to any situation, student or class size. He is energetic, articulate, and has an incredible sense of humor with students and teachers. He is an ideal fellow teacher.
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Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY 11106
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About Cheryl M.

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Sunnyside, NY
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About Cheryl
Cheryl is a dedicated and passionate performer who is currently working on numerous projects in NYC. She is the lead singer of The New York Show Band a top wedding and events band in New York City. In her career she has performed on various stages such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and has been featured on The Glee Project and The Voice of Ireland! Cheryl has recently recorded at Avatar Studios the role of Emily in a new musical called Once Around the Circle written and composed by Shanan Estreicher! She has performed on cruise lines as well as main stages and loves what she does! She recently graduated with her degree in music education and her other passion is teaching. She has taught in NYC public schools as well as outside teaching private lessons. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia performing arts and would love to help
singers of all ages realize their true potential as singers!

Cheryl is excited about her bright future in teaching and the performing arts and is currently auditioning and exploring more opportunities in Theatre, Television, Film and Recording!
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Ann October 9, 2015
· Classical Voice · In home
Cheryl is a professional performer and a wonderful teacher. She is confident, encouraging and caring. It is fun to have lessons with her. I now feel more confident about myself with singing and can surely reach my goals with the help from Cheryl. I highly recommend her.
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Loretta September 24, 2015
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Cheryl is wonderful performer and a beautiful person. As a former director during her elementary and middle school years, she has taught me many things through her preparation and performances. She is the epitome of hard work, dedication and striving to be the best that she can be. By the way, she also has a beautiful voice and a wonderful way with people.
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Grace September 23, 2015
· Music Performance · In home
Cheryl's a great teacher! Both encouraging and informative. Aside from possessing a great knowledge of music, she has an amazing voice and can teach through example. She really helped a lot!
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Cheryl M.

Sunnyside, NY 11104
(8)
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$100 / 30-min
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About Wankun X.

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Flushing, NY
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About Wankun
Hi, I'm Wankun, a college student at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I've many diverse interests, from music to science. I believe that everybody can do both with a balance, and so far, I'm loving it.

Music was always part of my life. I started to play piano when I was 6 and I've advanced it when I was in high school. Still, there are always room for improvement so I'm still practicing to this day. After I moved to the US I start learning other instruments too. In high school I played oboe in wind ensemble and flute in marching band. I always loved hanging out with our school band, just enjoying music in a friendly, cooperative environment. I love music so much, that I listen to songs every day, and I'm planning to do a music minor.

Math and science is another part of my life that I enjoy. As a kid, I was always intereste
d in science documentaries. In school I was the top students in math and science. I learn really quickly so I got ahead of the subjects. I passed the AP text for Chemistry in my sophomore year and the Calculus AB text in my junior year. Currently, I'm studying for Forensic Science at my College.

I don't have a lot of teaching experience, but I believe my ability to share my knowledge with others. I love helping people and I understand that learning can sometimes be overwhelming and boring. So I always love to teach with some twists, we can both enjoy the session and also complete our goal: to advance your knowledge.

Thank you for being interested in me to be your teacher. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

-Wankun
10/6/2018
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Rose October 4, 2018
· Piano · In home
I am new to taking lessons with Wankun. I took lessons about a decade ago but had to curtail them. So, I was nervous about starting up again. She calmed my fears with her very professional and fun way of teaching. She is prompt, patient, and effective. I highly recommend her.
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Yue October 25, 2017
· Piano · In home
When I first knew Wankun, I was amazed by her passion and talent in music. I know for sure that she is a great pianolist, violinist and a lot others. It is enjoyable and pleasing to hear beautiful rhythm coming out from her fingers. If you have the same passion and want to explore the splendid world of music, you should definitely take her classes!
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Yuying October 24, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Wankun has great piano experience and skills. She has a really enthusiastic attitude toward music. She is always being nice and patient with her students. Overall, she is definitely one of the best piano teacher!
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Wankun X.

Flushing, NY 11358
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$29 / 30-min

About Sally G.

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Woodhaven, NY
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About Sally
I grew up in New Zealand playing all sorts of instruments before focusing on guitar. My guitar took me all around the country touring with bands, and then eventually to the USA, where I was fortunate enough to tour extensively throughout the States and Canada as a session player. Since then, I have released an album with my own band, picked up endorsements with my favourite companies, and shared the stage with many of my musical heroes.

As a teacher, I love to help students begin their own musical journey and find their voice. From the beginning, I want to help give you the tools you will need to express yourself on your instrument, and can tailor the lesson plan to suit your goals and interests. I have taught students from ages 7 to 65, both as a private teacher, and as the in house instructor for a guitar store.

In NZ, I complet
ed the Royal Schools of Music Theory certification, and Cambridge AS Level Music.
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Mayesha R. June 23, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Sally's teaching style is great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to take more lessons from her.🙂
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Sally G.

Woodhaven, NY 11421
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$50 / 30-min

About Mei S.

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New York, NY
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About Mei
Flutist Mei currently studies at The Juilliard School in New York City under the instruction of Mr. Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Mei attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, for three years, playing flute, piccolo, and alto flute in a variety of ensembles, including the Syzygy Wind Quintet and a collaboration with Grammy-Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird.

In the summer of 2015, she was invited to perform and tour with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit. She returned again in the summer of 2016 to perform with Maestros Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev. Mei made her solo debut with the Interlochen orchestra as a winner of the 2015 Interlochen Arts Academy concerto competition. She has also performed as a soloi
st with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band as the winner and scholarship recipient of their 2016 concerto competition. As the grand prize winner of the 2018 Pearl & Julius Young Concerto Competition, she will perform as soloist with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey in 2019.

Mei has been featured on NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Reilly, and she is also a 2016 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Scholarship recipient as well as a 2016 and 2017 National YoungArts Foundation winner. Currently, she is principal flutist of the New York Youth Symphony and performs in the Juilliard orchestra and various chamber groups, including AXIOM, Juilliard’s new music ensemble. Outside of music, Mei enjoys reading, baking, and running marathons.
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Mei S.

New York, NY 10023
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$40 / 30-min

About Helena K.

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New York, NY
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I've been teaching music for 8 years; saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano and theory. I specialise in jazz saxophone. I'm passionate about teaching improvisation, jazz history, aural training, composing and helping students reach their goals.
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Helena K.

New York, NY 10024
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$50 / 30-min

About Jingwan G.

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Jersey City, NJ
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About Jingwan
I am a professional bassist, pianist. I graduated from Manhattan School of Music for Master Degree, Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China) with a Bachelors of Music, and recently I graduated from Mannes School of Music with Professional Study Diploma.

I teach bass students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical double bass for 16 years, I can also teach students music theory to help with instrumental playing.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Jingwan G.

Jersey City, NJ 07310
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$67 / 30-min

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