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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute music lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute music lessons are 16% less expensive at $55, and 30-minute lessons cost 31% less at $45.
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He's easily reached by email, and has sent me audio files of himself playing the song we're working on to help me with my practice. I leave my lessons pumped and excited to play. I highly recommend him!!"
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I took my first pedagogy class at UD and began teaching voice lessons at the Community Music School during my junior year. My experience as a teaching assistant shaped me into the teacher that I am today. I love teaching and helping students reach goals! With my thorough pedagogical training and varied performance experience, I have a great deal to offer my students.
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During my time with you, I strive to assist you in taking risks, discovering the joy of music, and making progress with your singing. No matter what your goals are - All-State Choir, opera, musical theatre, or just having fun, I love helping you reach them. By looking at different genres of vocal music, we will focus on many different aspects of singing, from music theory, to expressive performance, to the foundation of healthy singing.
I believe that every student is unique and learns in his or her own way. Therefore, I tailor the pace and focus of lessons on your interests and abilities. I believe it is integral for all students to have an understanding of music theory and therefore, work on theory and sight-reading. In addition, I think a well-rounded musical education is key, and will work on an array of genres with you including folk songs, art songs, and musical theatre. We will work on 2-5 songs at once, and will consider a song "learned" once you can perform a song from memory.
Words are what separate the voice from any other instrument. Therefore, I will work with you on ways to examine the poetry and lyrics of each song in order to portray the message of the words.
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I feel equally at home working on musical theatre and classical styles with students. I have experience working on both with students.
· Singing · In home
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Meg is a wonderful teacher who I would recommend to anybody. One of the things I loved about her was how patient she was with me, even when I became frustrated with myself. She creates an open and warm environment where I felt free to make mistakes and explore my voice, but would always have learned something new at the end of each lesson.
I have taught beginner and intermediate level private piano lessons to adults and children since January 2009. Throughout January 2010, I accompanied a student production of the musical _You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown_ at The Women's Leadership School of Astoria, Queens. In May of that year, I worked with Jermaine Lewis on a concert of his musical, _Spiritual Heritage_, staged at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Bronx. These collaborations developed my feel for popular music (including improvisation,) which I enjoy conveying to students who prefer to learn piano through that style. My appreciation of contemporary music has also benefited through my activities as music transcriber (someone who notates music on paper or computer by ear) for the lead singer of 3D2, a contemporary pop group that has performed at Madison Square Garden as well as international venues.
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I adapt my teaching to how you learn and your aspirations, whether the direct goal is to delve into the world of piano playing, an art that nurtures emotional awareness and self-discipline, channel your favorite artists from the keys, or learn to listen inwardly - to your own music. I am a patient teacher who believes that you can succeed when the instructor is passionate about the subject (I am!) New musical and technical concepts are best introduced when you are ready to understand them. Moreover, music and technique are two integrated aspects of the same picture - even when practicing a passage to develop efficiency of the physical gesture required, music is still being created!
Once I have gauged the development of your playing (from absolute beginner to anything beyond,) we would work on pieces and techniques that gradually take you to the next "stage of development." I use quotation marks because musical growth is really a continuous process with no actual discreet stages. "Level" is merely an idea that helps teachers hone the content and delivery of their instruction. In addition, I am flexible when it comes to following the sequence of pieces in repertoire guides. In the order they appear, they don't always support the student's growth. Lessons include theory concepts as a way to aid your aural understanding. I can locate pieces of your choosing, and, if helpful, teach them in a more manageable (but still musically interesting) format. Learning preferred music by ear is also a possibility.
I encourage regular practicing each week, while helping you strive for a balance between reviewing what was covered from one lesson to the next and your other important commitments. In this manner, I hope to respect both the lesson time and you as a whole person.
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I would provide music lesson books, other sheet music, recommendations for sheet music purchase. I would expect my student to provide a piano or digital keyboard with touch-induced volume control.
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I am actively experienced guiding beginner level to late intermediate students. I will guide you through the most sensible steps (for you) to cultivate agility at the piano, your ear and its discerning power, and unblocked musical expression. Connecting to your passion is one of the keys to a healthy and low-pressure learning experience. Our educational system would be better off if more practitioners of the art of teaching knew how to respond to the way our brains and minds learn naturally and efficiently - not by negative stress, like anxiety over the quality of a result, but through kind encouragement, patience, and the opportunity for open communication between student and teacher.
In teaching and performance, I have absorbed styles from classical, popular, and Broadway music. A vast repertoire is available for students at various places in their development. My interest in improvisation, and an ear sensitive to nuance have enhanced my feel for pop styles. I love music with a message that begs to be encountered, uplifting or not so uplifting - as long as it expresses anything essential from the heart of our common humanity. My experience as a teacher and pianist has shown me the scope of music that fits this description, covering at least jazz, classical, contemporary pop, r&b, and world music. For example, a current student worked with me on _Sweet Dreams_ by Beyonce, and _Together Again_ by Jackson, both which imparted looseness and rhythmic discernment to his playing. I've alternated our exploration of Top-40 songs with Bach 4-part chorales, which build his sense of fingering and harmonic motion.
· Piano · In home
I would wholeheartedly recommend Alessandro to any adult beginner student like myself without a doubt. He is so patient with his students, some times I think I would have killed myself if I were the teacher with all the mistakes and the lack of preparation but he is always encouraging, coming up with practice advise and tips and tricks that only the masters know. He is very knowledgeable, me being a physicist always throwing at him all shorts of odd questions about the structure of music and he always has good answers. Most teachers rarely know these details and they don't care to spend the time researching but due to his years of musical studies he knows it all. He is also very flexible, during our lessons my interest has shifted from pure piano lessons to music theory and the study of harmony. Alessandro devised a study plan and he prepared lectures starting from scratch. He is very polite and accommodating to my demanding schedule and that has worked great for me. I really recommend Alessandro to any adults who want to start learning music, it is never too late, trust me, as long as you choose the right teacher!
I have over nine years of experience working with students ages 7 to adult. I have worked both from my home studio and though several public and community music school program
As an educator, my aim is to inspire in my students an enthusiasm for the artistic performance of music of any style. I strive to convey my own excitement for the art to young trumpeters and improvisers, and I have worked to encourage self-motivation and a longstanding interest in musical self-expression in elementary through high school students and adults. I have experience performing many styles of music from jazz and experimental improvised music to funk, reggae, and afro-beat, and I use my knowledge of divergent genres to encourage creative experimentation and convey the expressive artistic elements shared by all music. As an improviser I am particularly interested in teaching the theory and philosophy of spontaneous composition and musical communication.
· Trumpet · In home
· Trumpet · In home
· Trumpet · In home
My students can expect to improve week to week in their technique and music making abilities. Every student requires different needs, and it is my job to develop a custom tailored approach to ensure the needs are met; My teaching methods are derived from my own experience as a performer, and from my t
I teach music students of all different ages and experience levels. My goal for new or beginning students is to apply solid foundational techniques and foster a disciplined daily practice routine to ensure their progress on the horn accelerates. In order to become a great horn player for many years and maintain a beautiful sound, it is essential to have a strong solid foundation and daily routine. Together, we will find a suitable warm up method, as well as daily exercises and etudes in order to develop a strong embouchure, unlock their own individual sound, and play as relaxed as possible.
A huge part of my teaching is dedicated to helping my students sound develop and to "sing" on the horn. This singing approach enables students perform with freedom, confidence, and the utmost expression, while also enhancing their own unique and beautiful special sounds. For the intermediate level or already experienced students, I work with them on more advanced etudes and technical exercises, building and refinement of the solo repertoire, as well as school/orchestra audition preparation, and any other specific needs or goals the student is interested in or requests.
While my personal passion and musical endeavor is the French Horn, I am open to assisting other musicians and instrumentalists interested in developing their musical skills.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
For more information about me please see my personal website.
Hailed by the New York Times as "Outstanding" and an "Excellent Soloist", he has rapidly established himself as an internationally renowned horn soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer.
One of the foremost young artists of his generation, Trevor Nuckøls, he has concertized extensively around the globe in venues all over the United States of America, Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, South Korea, Colombia, and regularly in Japan, with his concerts broadcast on television and radio programs including NPR, WXQR, Sirius XM, PBS, NHK, SRF, BR, and Interlochen Public Radio. In addition to performing on the modern valve horn, he also holds regular performances on period instruments.
He covers the full range of the horn repertoire, and has been a featured soloist with the Munich Bach Soloists, Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Mozarteum Blaserphilharmonie, Camerata Salzburg, Österreichische Ensemble für Neue Musik, Sarasota Orchestra, Camerata New Jersey, Axiom Ensemble, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Underwood Chamber Orchestra, Music Academy of the West's Academy Festival Orchestra, Orchestral Society of New York, and performed the New York Premiere of Oliver Knussen's Horn Concerto in Alice Tully Hall with Mark Wigglesworth and The Juilliard Orchestra.
He performs as solo horn of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and has performed as guest principal horn with the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonie, Mozarteum Blaserphilharmonie, Philharmonie Salzburg, Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Classical Players, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Harrisburg Symphony, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He has collaborated with many of the world's finest conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bernard Haitink, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Fabio Luisi, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Alan Gilbert, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Matthias Pintscher, and Pablo Heras-Casado.
As a chamber musician, he has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Novus New York, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Lucerne Festival Ensemble, Mozarteum Parforcehorns, and with acclaimed organist, David Ball, as a member of duo corgano. He has collaborated with artists such as Emmanuel Pahud, François Leleux, Leon Fleisher, Itzhak Perlman, and Dustin Gledhill, among many of the world's finest musicians. He frequently performs with Brazilian guitarist Lucas Pullin, performing a variety of Bossa Nova, Samba, and Tango pieces for horn and guitar. He has appeared as an artist at prestigious festivals including Marlboro Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Cartagena International Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood Music Center, Sarasota Music Festival, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Interlochen Center for the Arts.
He completed his first studies with Michael Corcoran, and later with Professor Gene Berger at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, as a distinguished Kovner Fellow, where he studied with Julie Landsman, and furthered his studies in Historical Performance on period instruments with R.J. Kelley. He has additionally studied with legendary horn soloists Frøydis Ree Wekre and Hermann Baumann. He completed his Postgraduate Degrees in Horn Performance at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with legendary horn soloist with Radovan Vlatković.
Trevor Nuckøls is the recipient of many awards and first prizes in national and international competitions, including First Prize at The International Horn Society’s Premiere Soloist Competition, The Juilliard Concerto Competition, Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, and was honored with the The International Horn Society's Barry Tuckwell Award, Interlochen's Young Artist Award, the Minnesota Orchestra's Twin Cities Musicians Union Award, and The Juilliard School's Kovner Fellowship Program, by the incredible generosity of Bruce and Suzie Kovner. He has received grants from The Goethe-Institut, The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff), The Tokyo Foundation, The Jerome Ashby Scholarship, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Edward John Noble Foundation, YoungARTS, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
· Guitar · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
· Ear Training · In studio
· Music Theory · In home
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I am very versatile in my lessons and tailor material to students' needs and preferences. Whether we are reading a classical piece, learning a pop song by ear, or improvising, I encourage you to use your ears to develop your own style.
I believe composition is an important tool for student growth. I compose original exercises and pieces for my students that target specific areas of improvement. I also encourage students to compose themselves.
Whether you are playing the piano for the first time or already have a few years of experience, you can expect my lessons to yield weekly results and to gain skills that will maximize your potential.
· Piano · In home
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I have been playing the saxophone for 17 years now. I have competed in saxophone competitions, was apart of a jazz band all through high school, was apart of the school's marching band, and participated in NYSSMA 4 years in a row and received a perfect score every year.
I still play my saxophone almost everyday! I cherish the joy it brings to others around me when I play. Growing up I would practice the saxophone for so many hours that it was only natural that my little brother picked up the saxophone as he enters middle school. Over the past four years he has received personal one-on-one lessons from me. Since my teaching structure was based around a fun environment, many of his classmates and friends requested lessons from me which I happily agreed to.
I look forward to working with students that want to start their lif
My private saxophone students have gone on to study at the college level, have been members of the Florida All-State band, a
In addition to music performance classes, I have experiencing teaching music theory and arranging. If you would like to learn about the magic behind music, I'm your guy!
If you're interested in ensemble lessons, we can negotiate group package discounts. I've found that music is best when shared and learning to perform quality musical literature with other, like-minded musicians is one of the most rewarding experiences in life.
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When I was young I remember teachers who I really enjoyed, and also those I didn't. I try to teach in a way that makes you as the student feel good about your progress and potential. You will always look forward to our lessons together. Prior to relocating to NY, I worked as a private guitar teacher in SC.
In addition to recording, performing, and teaching music. I have also worked in the IT industry and done technical training.
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