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Popular Music Teachers in Cottekill, NY

Don D.

10 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don D.

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As everyone is different with different goals, ages, and levels of proficiency so to is my method of instruction for each individual... Beginners will expect to quickly begin enjoying the instrument without intimidation by it ... they will learn... 1. Proper left and right hand, arm, and body positioning. 2. Proper (not common !) pick grip and angles. 3. Strongly "suggested" reading of music. 4. How to play notes and first position chords. 5. Rhythm focus to play along with all previously listed to some of their favorite songs... An intermediate to advanced Classical student may expect a doses of technique, sight reading, and theory within a particular lesson for say, ABRSM exam prep.. An Intermediate to Advanced Blues, Rock, or Shred student may expect more focus on scale and arpeggio applications for improvisation.

About Don

Hi, My name is Don and have been teaching guitar for many years. Currently I teach at my home studio in Lake Katrine, N.Y. From 2015 - 2017 I taught at the New York School of Music in Walden, N.Y. From 2003 -early 2015 I was a staff instructor at Imperial Guitar and Soundworks of Newburgh,

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Brett B.
Don was wonderful with our son Brett, who enjoyed his first lesson immensely. We are definitely in this for the long haul with Don! He was very patient and very attentive to Brett.
David
Had a great first lesson with Don. I believe I will progress nicely under his tutelage. Already have a lot to work on.
Aneiah
Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. Although my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely.
A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him.
I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment !
Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing !
He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J.
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Shauna K.

26 Reviews
Bearsville, NY
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Awarded People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan from Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
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Shauna K.

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VOICE FOR SINGERS & ACTORS: You'll learn sequential detailed exercises that free and strengthen your voice. You'll understand how your instrument works, what parts of your voice are blocked and what to do about that. You'll be able to combine your emotional life on your voice without tension and blockages. You'll learn how to approach and perform scripts, text and songs in preparation for audition and performance. And, you'll experience the JOY of using your voice.

You will learn how to utilize your breath, proper placement and build vocal power. You'll master specific exercises that unlock tension blocks in each part of your musculature as you developing expressiveness, resonance and enjoy the individuality of your free voice. If you practice you'll feel result after two weeks!

I teach all styles and specialize in auditions. After working with me I want my students to "own" their individual vocal methods and styles, expressing the essence of every song and script.

I have ...

About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San Antonio, Texas to London, England to Paris,

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Cori
Shauna is amazing to work with. She's kind, she's patient, and she genuinely seems to want you to succeed.
Alexis S.
Shauna is an excellent teacher. She really focuses on proper technique and breathing to build a foundation before singing. I already felt and heard a huge difference in just four lessons!
Emma R.
Shauna is a Goddess of the Voice ! She offers years of voice experience in both singing and drama. She begins with simple yet very effective techniques to get the best out of your voice, and as you are ready she will offer more specific techniques depending on what you need as an individual. Shauna has the ability to see where you are blocked and to see your potential. This is so much more than a singing lesson.
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Leanna G.

17 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Senior Solo Competition Winner from Schoharie Valley Concert Band
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Leanna G.

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My philosophy is to help the students focus on their mental and physical states while practicing and performing. If both their body and mind are relaxed when playing, they will accomplish more and be happier with their performance!

I have been taking private flute lessons for over 14 years and have experienced many different teaching styles and philosophies. I began teaching my own private lessons six years ago, and since then I have learned a lot about helping students progress quickly and efficiently.

Each in person lesson will begin with a duet so that I can evaluate the student's progress since their last lesson. Every online lesson will begin with a warm up. We will proceed to discuss their practicing and what the student believes is working for them and what they are struggling with. I can then address any issues or concerns that they have throughout the lesson.

Students will be asked to study technical and tonal exercises as well as repertoire. I will help the student ...

About Leanna

Leanna is available for at-home and online lessons and loves to teach students of all ages. She has been playing the flute for 16 years and is eager to share her knowledge and expertise of the instrument! Her passion and enthusiasm for teaching comes through in each lesson. She likes to tailor each

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Brooke Z.
Totally pleased with Leanna's lessons. My daughter enjoys her and is excited about flute!
Nori Ikeda
She is wonderful. Her lesson works for me.
Fiona
A great. patient, and professional teacher.

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Yifei X.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Awarded Winner of Concerto Competition from Mostly Modern Festival
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Yifei X.

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Experienced teacher of 8 years, specializing in teaching piano student from all the levels (beginner to professional)! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Lessons will be focusing on how to keep interests on music, and learning all the music related things, such as notes reading, understanding music history, music theory, based on student's needs.

About Yifei

I am a professional pianist. I had earned my Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and am completing my Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York. I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I have been studying piano for more than 23 years. I h

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Nicole B.
It's rare to find a teacher as special as Yifei. Not only is she an exceptionally fine pianist and knowledgeable musician, she is also a caring and kind teacher. I wholeheartedly recommend her!
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Ruthy W.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 13; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Elementary Education from Hyles - Anderson College
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Ruthy W.

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The joy of piano playing is being able to use your creative ability & to learn how to be creative. I love being able to teach arranging music from chords .

About Ruthy

I have been playing the piano for over twenty years. I began at the early age of seven years old. Because piano has played such a vital role in my life, I believe it is a responsibility of mine to pass on such a delightful gift of piano playing to those who would like to make it a part of their lif

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Annandra & Annahir C.
Flexible, patient, friendly! A very good first meeting!!
Lisa
Great teacher very concerning and attentive. Gives 100%
To student. Would recommend.
Julie C.
She is an awesome piano teacher! My 6 year old daughter loves going to her lessons! After only one year of lessons she prepared my daughter for her first music festival where she earned superior on her performance! Thanks again Mrs. Wolf! Wish we could take you with us when we move!!!
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Loretta M.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Community Honor from Bethune School of Excellence
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters of Music from NYU
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Loretta M.

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Singing lessons are completely customized. Sight singing, theory, performance, pitch recognition, breathing, and posture are all elements within the preferred genre. Understanding the body and voice are also main topics.

About Loretta

I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I

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Navis B.
Very professional and polite experienced so far do good I think I am going to learn a lot
Patricia
I have been working with Loretta for five months. The improvement is tremendous. She is a great teacher.
Beyonica
I love love her teaching technique! She makes you feel so comfortable and confident in your ability to become a better singer!

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"Yeah. Benjamin is great. For years I struggled to find a teacher who taught in a way that I could understand and who knew how to teach the male voice.

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Took Singing lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Jessica has been working with my son for several years. She is an excellent teacher and a joy to work with. Jessica is always understanding and helpful with scheduling or technical issues. And she has helped my son expand his knowledge and appreciation for music, music theory, self discipline and perseverance. She regularly checks in with me to discuss next steps and areas of study. I consider Jessica a partner in my son's education and value the work she does."
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Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Fantastic Teacher

Javier is very knowledgeable, kind and patient teacher. I enjoy my lessons and improve weekly. A relaxed learning environment which I need due to being a over 60 year old student going through my bucket list and deciding this was finally MY time."
- Diane
Took Piano lessons from Javier A.
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"Great teacher. My son looks forward to his lessons."
- Jude
Took Flute lessons from Samuel B.
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"As an adult, I had previously taken piano/keyboard lessons prior to meeting Mr. Blackwell. He is very patient, teaches at a comfortable pace, gives a reasonable amount of homework (assignments can easily be completed between lessons) and has a gentle spirit. You would be fortunate to have him as an instructor."
- Karen
Took Piano lessons from Luther B.
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"Lessons with Michael are fun, challenging and rewarding! He motivates me to do better and is flexible with my changing schedule. I look forward to continued lessons with Michael. Thank you all concerned."
- Richard
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"My daughter never had singing lessons before. Barbara is great with at explaining things to her. Great experience so far!"
- Ashley
Took Singing lessons from Barbara N.
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"Nicole Kidd is the Best Vocal Coach for anyone at any level pursuing a singer career.
It is a true privilege taking lessons with Nikki. She is an amazing vocalist who has a unique voice. Also, she is a very sweet and positive person that has been capable to bring the best out of my kids Giulianna and Nickolas who love taking classes with her.
Over the past three years she has increased their vocal quality as well as their confidence on stage.

I highly recommend Nicole Kidd as a vocal coach.

Mercedes Schamy"
- Mercedes
Took Vocal Training lessons from Nicole K.
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