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Yakov D.

23 Reviews
Richmond Hill, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1990
  • MA in bassoon performance, orchestra conducting, teaching from St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia
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Yakov D.

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Beginners: posture, breathing techniques, embouchure, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina
Advanced: studying of orchestra excerpts, solo pieces, study of various concert and chamber music compositions

About Yakov

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States. • I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I te

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Jack G.

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Englishtown, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 1971
  • music from brokklyn college
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Jack G.

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LEARN TO PLAY ROCK GUITAR

About Morris "Jack"

Jack teaches you how to play rock, marching band, jazz, so you can have fun playing in a real band ! and read drum music to excel in school music programs...prepare for regional school, college bands, auditions HOW TO PREPARE for & get rock band gigs, school band drumming,drumlines, jazz

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Michael P.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Masters of the Arts in Music Education from Hunter College
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Michael P.

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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 whe

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Melody
Great lesson. Received good feedback on technique.
Ke C.
I had a great class with Michael. He is extremely experienced in teaching and he has a very focused teaching strategy. Definitely take his class if you are interested in cello.
Yemi A.
I have been taking lessons with Michael for over a year now. I've taken lessons before with other instructors (though not in cello). Michael is one of the best instructors that I have ever had. He instructs and challenges you to get better, while at the same time being patient with your development. It has been a pleasure being a student of Michael.

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Abner C.

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Starting at $37
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Abner C.

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I love to teach and play guitar. I have BMA composition degree from Philadelphia university, from 1989 I have been teaching, composing and performing in different countries, specially Mexico and US. I worked for 10 years as guitar teacher for conservatory in Chihuahua, Mexico and other private schools and persons in US, from 3 years old kids to adults any age. I play electric guitar as well as nylon classical instrument. Pop english or spanish styles I can teach with proper hands technique and patience, Beatles, Queen, Boston. If you want a more deep knowledge of music notation and classical technique, we can focus on baroque and classical repertoire, Bach, Giuliani and Sor are the best for this purpose. For electric guitar we can take the jazz approach, mode scales, swing and fusion masters, like Ellington, Jobim, Carlton to inspire your learning and lessons.

About Abner

The joy of music is everywhere. The art of music is in everyone to be discovered by yourself, with devotion and love to others. Show your passion to music is to enjoy life at the fullest. There is pleasure in learning music but requires time to control what you want to accomplish. I am a teacher fo

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Neal S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Awarded Illinois All-State High School Jazz Band Participant from Illinois Music Educator's Association
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Neal S.

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Private one-on-one saxophone instruction has been my primary vocation for nearly 30 years. I've also worked as a professional performing musician for over 35 years. Each lesson is tailored to the tastes and needs of the student, with traditional method books rarely used once the basics are under control. Instruction is based on a strong working knowledge of scales. The informed use of these scales leads to a heightened understanding of improvisation, ear training, and other practical aspects of music theory. Students are encouraged to choose from a variety of jazz standards and transcriptions, classical themes, and pop tunes that I’ve transcribed and engraved. Rudimentary instruction is also available for saxophonists wishing to learn flute and/or clarinet.

About Neal

I started giving saxophone lessons nearly 30 years ago when I began to realize how little I was taught about the way music works in the real world. Despite studying Music Performance at Illinois State University, my most meaningful education has been earned through mistakes I've made, or through tr

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Bruce
Great lesson - assessed where I am and what I need to get where I want to go. I'm really pleased
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Al P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Al P.

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Through my work with the M Gray Music Academy (Macy Gray) and my tenure at the Hollywood School of Rock as teacher and Show Director, I have developed successful programs for students ranging in age from 5 years old and beyond. I have mentored numerous young musical groups in beneficial rehearsal techniques, live performance and basically all the things you need to know about being in a band that wants to be great!

As we explore the exciting world of music, guitars, drums and percussion, we will cover all aspects of music theory, music history and ear training through video, audio and text examples.

Students will be provided with all the necessary tools to fully understand musical concepts and have the ability to play for recreation or at a professional level.

You won't need any books to start but I do suggest a small 3 ring binder for notes, literature, weekly hand outs and homework .

For drum students: we will start by evaluating your current level of ability and ...

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.

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Took Piano lessons from Veroslav T.
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"Very understanding teacher. My 13 year old thinks he is awesome. He said he's going to help my son learn to play Star Wars."
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Took Viola lessons from Peter B.
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"My son Tyler took lessons from Alex for almost two years and I could not have been more pleased. Trying to find a talented vocal coach for a High School student that has limited time to practice is a challenge. Alex came highly recommended so we eagerly reached out to him and thankfully we did. Alex quickly connected with Tyler and I could see improvements in his vocals almost immediately. I appreciated his commitment and professionalism. Alex was also available to accompany Tyler on the piano at various auditions. Overall fantastic!"
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Took Vocal Training lessons from Alex B.
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Took Flute lessons from Edna B.
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"I have had a year's worth of lessons with Michael- our first lesson was 1 Feb 2016. When we hit our anniversary, I wrote down what I was able to accomplish because of his efforts in helping me to learn to play the guitar. I went from knowing NOTHING about the guitar to playing in 3 regular "gigs" (as he calls them) during our 1 year of lessons together. I would call that a success.

I had the guitar for a year before lessons, but with only using Youtube video tutorials and zero experience, I was not dedicated enough to learn anything on my own. So, that guitar just sat there until I ran across this site and chose Michael for my very first lesson, 1 Feb 2016. Well it is now 1 year later and after a year's worth of lessons, I want to publish a review. Michael was very patient with me. I am a very busy homeschooling mom. Originally, I signed up for guitar lessons thinking that it was an affordable option for me to learn and then teach my children- but it ended up being really fun for me to be able to play a tune all on my own! Well, after only 6 months of hard work, I joined (and still continue to play) on my church's praise and worship team. Michael helped me with questions about the music I was given to play. I knew NOTHING before and now I am on a worship team! I have also been asked to play in other places- it is all because of this teacher. I had A LOT of questions and Michael did an exceptional job explaining things without the frustration I would have had since I am not able to physically touch their guitar or their fingers. Before I joined the team, I emailed Michael songs that I was interested in learning how to play and he figured out the chords and strumming patterns and would teach me the song. He would record himself playing back the song (slow and then normal tempo) as well as provide a written tab or whatever it was that I needed in order to "get it."

I made a recording to document my journey (video below with a link to the written part). I know it's not the best, but I know from where I came and how far I had come with the guitar. If you are looking for a teacher who takes any kind of music that you are interested in and helps you reach your goals- whatever they might be for the guitar- then this guy is your guy. Thank you Michael for all of your hard work. Also, thank you for for being so patient with me when I did not do my homework as much as I should have. Your accountability and grace kept me going. Look at me now!!! https://youtu.be/l8yixvi1ohM"
Sejana
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Was great! Looking forward to the next one."
Davion
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew N.
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"Stop wasting your time - take Robert.

I only had the pleasure of taking piano lessons with Robert for two months since I got into Harvard and had to move to the East Coast, but I can confidently attest that he is a phenomenal teacher. To begin with, Robert brings to the table not only his classical training but also an open, creative, out-of-the-box approach. He is extremely knowledgeable and seasons lessons with fantastic facts about composers and pieces which makes everything a lot more interesting and memorable. lessons are versatile and designed to develop several key skills simultaneously. I never really played the piano before but after only two months with Robert I could read notes, develop my technique and actually play two beautiful pieces! If you are looking for a well-rounded, brilliant, cool teacher - search no more."
Moriya
Took Piano lessons from Robert S.
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"I am currently working with Marissa to improve my vocal range and ability. Singing is simply a hobby for me, but I am in my church choir. Marissa has been assisting me in not only technique but also showing me the relationship between my choir singing and solo pieces. She is also very kind, organized, and never speaks "above" me."
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Took Classical Voice lessons from Marissa M.
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