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Bernadette T.

Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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Piano lessons consist of technique, ear training, music reading, and music theory.
NYSSMA preparation is available.

About Bernadette

I am a NYS certified Music teacher who has been teaching in the school system for over 20 years.

I hold both my BM and MA degree in Music Education, and Jazz guitar was my major instrument in college. My focus is to teach techniques, skills and concepts for life-long learning.

I am currently available to teach Guitar, Music Theory and Beginner Piano.

Aside from teaching private guitar and piano lessons and teaching General music and Chorus in school, I perform and accompany singers as a guitarist in churches on Long Island.

For your added security, I've been VIRTUS trained with the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre and fingerprinted with the NYS Education department.

My system of guitar training includes:

* Right hand and Left hand technical exercises geared towards developing coordination and confidence;

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work in music reading of standard music notation and TAB;

* Fretboard navigation, pick-control and fingerstyle techniques.

* Song repertoire knowledge and memorization

*Solo guitar interpretation of popular songs as well as accompaniment styles appropriate for backing your or another's voice;
*Ear-training and Music theory is incorporated into each lesson.

NYSSMA preparation is available for both Classical and Jazz auditions.

Piano lessons are available with concentration in proper hand mechanics and technique, theory, ear-training and music reading. NYSSMA preparation up through level 4 is available.

*** Lesson Details ***
My guitar lessons follow a structured format. I begin with technical exercises for both the picking/strumming hand and the fretting hand, leading to good sound production. As students learn to achieve well-balanced tones, they learn to apply that to the written page using standard music notation and the TAB system. From single notes, students learn to build harmony, (chords), from 2 notes, to 3, and thereafter, 4. Song repertoire is built from a variety of sources including published method books. Memorization of song repertoire is stressed.

After the student has learned the notes and scales in the first position as well as the associated chords, he/she can learn songs of his/her choosing from the Folk, Pop, Classical and Jazz repertoire that is appropriate to his/her current level.

Piano method books used include the Dozen-A-Day and Hanon technique exercises as well as the Schaum and Michael Aaron method book series'.

NYSSMA training/coaching is available for both piano and guitar with suitable training beginning a least a year before the NYSSMA audition is to take place.

The Guitar student should have a good quality guitar, (steel strings, nylon strings, or steel-string electric) professionally set-up with light-gauged strings (for the beginners), a strap, a music stand, and time and space in the home in order to encourage a daily routine of practice.

The Piano student should have daily access to a piano or keyboard instrument with weighted keys in order to be able to practice lesson material daily.

For young students, a practice chart is given where a student is to mark his/her practice time in order for progress to be made.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a dedicated room in my home that is set up for private practice and teaching. It has an electronic piano, folding chairs, a music stand and guitar amplifiers and cables.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring an acoustic guitar with me to all out-going lessons so that I can play along with the student and demonstrate techniques as necessary. I bring extra blank sheets of music writing paper, fret board diagrams, and study sheets, as well as extra copies of the books I use most frequently. I can purchase books/materials for the student, with the student's or parent/guardian's reimbursement, or the student may purchase materials on their own.

*** Specialties ***
Pick-style and finger-style guitar, both acoustic and electric; music reading, music theory; re-harmonization and arrangement techniques to make a song your own!
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July 19, 2019
John F.
Bernadette is a patient professional teacher, just what I need to help me learn guitar.
September 2, 2017
Sophia C.
Bernadette is really kind and patient, Both of our kids look forward to working with her.
April 9, 2016
Gianna Z.
Just wonderful with my children very pleased

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Bernadette T.

Lindenhurst, NY

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Sharon W.

Norwalk, CT 06851

(20)

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Private Piano Teacher

Hello! I am a pianist, vocalist, songwriter, actress, director and teacher. I have a lifetime of experience in the performing arts (I started performing at 6 years of age) and many years teaching music and theater arts! What are you looking for? If one of the answers to this question is a teacher who truly understands how to communicate in an understanding and fun way...then let my years of experience help you to achieve your goals. I have taught many students of all ages and levels in private, public, and workshop environments. I always try to get to know my students - learn about their musical experiences as well as skill level; tastes; and what they want to achieve at the piano. I teach in the classical method and specialize in applying this method to various genres such as pop, rock, jazz and Broadway! I have coached students for the Young Musicians Festival (The Schubert Club of CT) and all of my students were judged with the highest marks. I have also directed ...

About Sharon

Sharon knew at a very young age that the arts were her life and doesn't remember a time when she wasn't singing, dancing and acting. She began her professional singing and acting career at the age of six years old and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She plays the piano and is a versatile musician with a strong foundation in the classical method that really rocks!!
Sharon grew up in Brooklyn, NY and has trained with some of New York City's premier voice, piano and acting teachers. Sharon majored in Theater and graduated cum laude with honors in theater.
She is a certified public school theater teacher and has worked with hundreds of performing arts students. As a private instructor, she has guided her students in piano, voice, and acting.
Sharon is a fun and innovative teacher. Her wealth of experiences has made

her a well-rounded teacher. She has a great sense of humor with a serious commitment to her art and her students. A winning combination for you!
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August 28, 2019
Deborah Danielsen
Fantastic first lesson. Sharon is great to work with. She explains the process and then we get right into the music and vocals. She's very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
May 7, 2019
Michelle
Sharon is a lovely and outgoing woman. I’m new to piano and reading music, but she is so patient and encouraging. I’d recommend her to a piano newbie like myself. She also has the cutest pup that keeps us company during the lessons.
October 3, 2018
Barbara
Love Sharon! My 13-year-old daughter takes voice lessons with her and Sharon is funny, positive, and very energetic.
My daughter has said she would not go to anyone else. Sharon is great with young students and getting the most out of them, especially if they’re a bit shy. We look forward to seeing her every week and I highly recommend her as an instructor.

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Sharon W.

Norwalk, CT

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Thomas V.

Massapequa, NY 11758

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Private Piano Teacher

classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues- learn what you want! emphasis on musicianship and learning how to work with a group - pianists are in high demand everywhere, and I want my students to be able to accompany other students recitals, or just learn how to jam with friends!

About Thomas

Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City.

Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music.

Thomas is an experienced private instructor and will bring the best out of every student. Experienced will all ages, skill levels, music styles, special needs, and everything else that comes along with teaching.

Thomas holds a masters degree in music education from SUNY Buffalo State, as well as a bachelors degree in music education from Hofstra University, and an associates degree in music performance from Nassau Community College.

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October 17, 2018
Grace L.
My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!
July 1, 2018
John Thomas
Tom is great! Relaxed, patient and experienced with children. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an instructor. Our 10 year old is eager to see him again.
April 22, 2018
Daria T.
He is the best cello teacher ,very professional and very good with children. My daughter is very happy to have lessons with him.

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Thomas V.

Massapequa, NY

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Veronica B.

Copiague, NY 11726

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Private Piano Teacher

Hello potential piano proteges' ! ...Being a piano protege as a child myself, I have been teaching piano, organ and flute for over 25 years since and I currently have students that range from children to adults.While you are learning to play piano, you will be playing popular , classical , hymns and all types of music . I am a keyboard and composition major at Stony Brook University and play many musical styles like pop, standards, classical, swing and rock 'n roll. My student were finalists in the Yamaha Electone organ competition. From 4th grade to High School graduation , I recieved NYSSMA awards and scholarships as a flutist .I'd be happy to have a half hour consultation with no obligation. The lessons can be in your home using your own piano or in my piano studio in Copiague . Thank you and sincerely yours , Veronica B.

About Veronica

Hello, potential piano proteges'! ...Being a piano protege as a child myself, I have been teaching piano, organ, and flute for over 25 years since and I currently have students that range from children to adults.While you are learning to play piano, you will be playing popular, classical, hymns and all types of music. I am a keyboard and composition major at Stony Brook University and play many musical styles like pop, standards, classical, swing and rock 'n roll. My students were finalists in the Yamaha Electone organ competition. From 4th grade to High School graduation, I received NYSSMA awards and scholarships as a flutist.

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April 4, 2019
John E.
Our 5 year old enjoys attending her lessons. She is very creative and skilled with younger children. He feels at ease and is learning the basic art skill of piano with every lesson.
February 1, 2019
Ronald R.
Amazing instructor and amazing lesson
December 4, 2018
lulu
My daughter adores Veronica and she has the right temperament to work with young children

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Veronica B.

Copiague, NY

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Chialing P.

Northport, NY 11768

(6)

Private Piano Teacher

Piano lesson for all levels but especially focusing on giving you a good foundation.

About Chialing

I offer piano and cello lessons for all levels and ages in both English or Chinese. My teaching philosophy is to help students set up a good foundation and practice routine. My lessons are engaging and tailored to individual's needs.
I am also an experienced online teacher. Online music lessons offer the opportunity for students who do not live around a suitable teacher to take lessons and improve their musical skills. It also gives students convenience and it saves time commuting to teachers. It works the same way as an in person lesson except the teacher is on the screen. It is a good option if you do not have a suitable teacher nearby.
My method is a mix of suzuki books along with right hand and left hand exercise that I have accumulated over the years of teaching. I will give you a consultation on your first lesson to se

e what kind of material you need-that includes music theory and ear training if necessary. (you need someone to teach you how to read music right?) I will also make recommendation on your instrument and where to rent or buy them.

I hope this is helpful. Shoot me a message if you have any questions!
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August 7, 2019
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We just started our lesson with Chialing. My son loves her lesson. She’s very informative and patient. We already benefited a lot from lesson in such a short time. Will continue working with her. Highly recommended!
March 31, 2019
Andrew J.
My son had his first lesson with Chialing today, and he learned a lot from her. She was very detailed in teaching and was very precise when correcting mistakes. She went through what my son needed to work on quickly yet completely. He looks forward to his next lesson with her.
March 31, 2019
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Chialing P.

Northport, NY

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Brian A.

Bridgeport, CT 06604

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Private Piano Teacher

A practical fun approach to learning how to learn, play and practice. I teach students the fundamentals of music while learning how to play the piano and learn the music they love. I'm also willing to travel further than the 25 mile radius in Connecticut and New York.

About Brian

I'm an experienced teacher with a background as a full time performing musician. Music was a big part of my life from an early age and I've stuck with it pursuing it as a career path. I graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance and since have been teaching and performing. The focus of my music career has always been playing original music with bands but teaching has always been something I've loved too.

I've formally studied both classical and jazz while playing in rock bands and learned to see the similarities in all forms of music. My favorite thing to teach people is songs they love and how to use the fundamentals of music to make playing their songs fun. Writing practical simple charts that show how songs work opens music up for people in ways they didn't think possible. Playing an

d singing together for the first time or finally having the light bulb moment when reading music makes sense is something magical. It's an amazing feeling and helping people learn how to makes me happy.

I've been teaching music for over twenty years and look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with new students.
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September 10, 2019
Joe
I've been working with Brian for four months now and have made excellent progress on guitar. Brian quickly adjusted to my experience level and has done an outstanding job of removing long-standing bad habits and reinforcing the good ones. He has a fresh approach which ensures students don't get bored and, best of all, instills confidence and a good stage presence. I'm on my way to being a better guitar player but more importantly, a better musician. I recommend Brian without reservation.
January 29, 2019
Wendy
Brian has been great , he patiently provides simple tangible explanations for both guitar play and music theory. He is building a solid foundation for my musical growth and more importantly supporting and enhancing my love of music. I give Brian my highest recommendation, he's a natural teacher

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Brian A.

Bridgeport, CT

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Cheng L.

Stratford, CT 06615

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Private Piano Teacher

Graduate of Conservatory of Music, Shenyang, 12 years Experience Teaching American, Chinese and Australian Students and adults
Fluent in English and Mandarin
You can come to my place in Stratford for lessons as well for a lower rate.

About Cheng

I have 12 years of experience teaching piano to kids and adults. I am fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. I used to study in piano major in Shenyang conservatory of Music in China Liaoning province. I was born in China, my native language is mandarin Chinese. My lessons are fun and easy to follow. I have taught kids from age 5 up to high school as well as some adult students. My students are both English speakers only or Chinese and English bilingual kids. I teach them read and playing notes at the same time. Many students have been improving their skills and enjoy playing piano year after years. I love teaching piano, really enjoy helping children to learn playing piano and show their talent. It has been a great experience and fun to be a piano teacher myself. Looking forward to help many many more children and adults who love

s music to share the same experience.
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June 22, 2019
Dr .Viswa N.
a very good teacher
May 14, 2019
Inesa
Cheng is a great teacher ! She tought my 6 years old daughter piano, for a year and a half .
She never in rush and stays even few more minutes.
Unfortunately, we had to move to a different town -40 min away .
We miss Cheng !

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Cheng L.

Stratford, CT

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Starissa R.

Massapequa, NY 11758

(3)

Private Piano Teacher

Want to play your favorite songs on piano? Piano lessons with me, Ms.Star, is unique because I not only teach my students the material to learn
piano but we have loads of fun in doing so! After my students know the material we learn any song the student may want to learn ensuring he/she can play songs of their desire and truly enjoy the lessons! I’ve been playing piano since 3rd grade and I never stopped since! I’m an experienced teacher for 5 years now and I love my students and I love teaching them!

About Starissa

Want to play your favorite songs on piano? Piano lessons with me, Ms.Star, is unique because I not only teach my students the material to learn
piano but we have loads of fun in doing so! After my students know the material we learn any song the student may want to learn ensuring he/she can play songs of their desire and truly enjoy the lessons! I’ve been playing piano since 3rd grade and I never stopped since! I’m an experienced teacher for 5 years now and I love my students and I love teaching them!

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April 8, 2019
Shannon
Miss Star is dedicated to teaching piano to children of all levels from beginners to high school students. She also can prepare her students for NYSSMA performances. She can teach at her location in Massapequa or she can teach at your location locally.
April 8, 2019
Elizabeth
So enthusiastic and caring! My daughter loves her and has stayed with her since she first started teaching. She just started NYSSMA lessons with her and is prepared enough for a prefect score! 100% recommend :)
April 8, 2019
Anthony
Amazing teacher highly recommend if your interests in learning piano

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Starissa R.

Massapequa, NY

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