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Brenda B.

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Whether you are just beginning or are looking to come back to the piano, together we can develop your skills so you can learn to read music and play piano!

About Brenda

Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different

teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

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Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

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Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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September 27, 2019
Jim
Very helpful for me as a novice!
April 30, 2019
Camilla
Brenda is fabulous, she is skilled and a great teacher!!
March 26, 2019
Xu Y.
Brenda was very patient with my 5 year old even and tried many ways to motivate my daughter. At the end, my daughter wanted to have Brenda coming over to teach her every night!!!

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Brenda B.

Wayne, NJ

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Enmanuel A.

Whitestone, NY 11357

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For classical piano and popular piano.

About Enmanuel

Hi my name is Enmanuel I'm a Experienced teacher for 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced in piano,guitar,violoncello,violin,viola,flute,saxophone etc.. for students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For all the instruments offered.

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August 23, 2017
Carol
The best teacher I've had in a long time great teacher!!!

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Enmanuel A.

Whitestone, NY

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Yumiko W.

Brooklyn, NY 11230

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

The most rewarding feeling is to watch someone's growth and to know that I am a part of it through teaching. Sharing my musical knowledge has been my passion since four years ago.
My experience comprises preparation for festivals, competitions, and examinations. You can expect reliability, quality, and attention to details from me.
About myself, I was enrolled in one of the most prestigious conservatories in NYC concentrating on classical piano performance.

About Yumiko

I have been playing the piano for 17 years and enrolled to one of the most prestigious conservatories in New York City.
Teaching the piano is rewarding to me, especially to witness one's growth and knowing that I am a part of it. Also, it is not just about learning, but it is also about the fun and to keep it interesting for the children.
I have also had adult students, ranging from beginner to intermediate, or ones who haven't touched the piano for years.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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July 16, 2018
Kristina
Yumiko is very kind and patient. I have improved a lot during the last year and finally be able to play my favorite piece.
July 15, 2018
Kathie
Very knowledgeable and fun! My son has ADHD, and Yumiko handles it really well.
He likes her a lot and she has been teaching him for 8 months .
July 15, 2018
Derek
Yumiko has helped me to a lot. She corrected my techniques and gave me some useful tips. She makes practice more enjoyable

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Yumiko W.

Brooklyn, NY

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Vyacheslav G.

New York, NY 10032

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If you want to know how to understand music, how to understand its form and sense, how to translate music language into a clear and confident interpretation - welcome to my studio.

I am a concert pianist and a composer. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, DMA; Yale School Of Music, Artist Diploma. Soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic, member of the piano faculty at the Moscow Conservatory. 20+ years of a concert experience, performed at the best halls such as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Grand Hall of The Moscow Conservatory, etc.

As an actively performing musician myself, I would love to share my experience not only in general teaching but also how to develop a confidence to perform on a real concert stage, also with a quite specific information how to play with an orchestra. I have a deep knowledge and understanding of Russian music and culture, so those who are interested in such a subject - you are most welcome.

About Vyacheslav

I am a professional concert pianist, composer and transcriber.

Graduated from Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with Doctor of Music Arts equivalent degree; Yale School of Music with Artist Diploma.

I am a member of the piano faculty at the Moscow Conservatory, soloist of Moscow Philharmonic. Performed at major concerts halls such as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic and many others.

My teaching experience is about 10 years, at the piano department of the Moscow Conservatory. My concert stage experience is more 20 years.

My skills are not limited to any specific epoch or style. But I am deeply in love with Russian music and I would love to share with my students my knowledge and understanding of such a rich cultural layer of 19-20 centuries.

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June 1, 2019
Liz
Fantastic teacher! Looking forward to learning a great deal about performance, great practice tips and performing challenging repertoire! Highly recommend !
February 1, 2019
Robert G.
Vyacheslav is the complete music teacher. He is a deeply analytical artist and is extremely perceptive and helpful. His style is at once humanistic and disciplined - he is a master artist AND technician. He goes out of his way to help you beyond the duration of your lessons and encourages you to think and explore. Seize the opportunity to work with him if you get it. I guarantee it will be time well-spent.
November 21, 2018
Nenad
Having opportunity to work with Mr. Gryaznov, who is a top class performer, is such a privilege. His tremendous experience, both as concert pianist and pedagogue, makes him quite unique. I believe that every student can benefit working with Mr Gryaznov, as he shares his knowledge, talent and advices in a such sincere way.
Having recording sessions in Gryaznoff studio was for me, equally enjoyable process. Relaxed and warm atmosphere, professional equipment, together with the brilliant Hamburg D Steinway makes this studio one of the best of its kind in the heart of New York.

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Vyacheslav G.

New York, NY

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Alicia M.

New York, NY 10024

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Hi, I'm Ali and I'm a classically trained pianist with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in beginner and intermediate lessons. My lessons are always fun and relaxed and I encourage my students to learn with positivity and enthusiasm. You will learn everything from music theory, sight reading, ear training, technique and more!

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Alicia M.

New York, NY

Linda C.

Bronx, NY 10455

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I am a Bronx native professional opera-singer that has been studying singing for 10 years and playing piano since the age of 7. I have been teaching both voice and beginner to intermediate piano to all ages for five years throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. My voice and piano lessons focus on developing a healthy technique, learning how to sight read, breathing exercises, acting, and having fun. I teach all genres and can help with audition preparation.

About Linda

Audiences throughout the U.S. have heard Ecuadorian and Puerto-Rican Mezzo-Soprano Linda C. at venues including Carnegie Hall, the U.N., Lincoln Center, the United Palace Theater, and Repertorio Español, as well as in theaters throughout Europe. Described as having a voice that is “elastic and luxurious…” (Ars Raving Mad), Linda began her 2018/19 season as a part of Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. She later went on to perform as an Apprentice Artist in Sarasota Opera’s Winter 2019 season, and just recently sang the role of María Magdalena in El Caminante de Nazaret and as a soloist in Ben Yarmolinsky's The Constitution with the Vertical Player Repertory Theater.

Linda has made appearances with the New York Lyric Opera Theater at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and made her Italian operatic debut as La Cesca in Puccini’s Gian

ni Schicchi with Si Parla, si canta and Centro Studi Italiani in 2017.

In addition to her operatic career, Ms. C. has also showcased her vocal versatility in her concert and recital work. She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles throughout New York City including the Mimesis Ensemble, Queens College Choral Society, Voces Unidas, and the Cantanti Project, performing in concerts, recitals and galas showcasing oratorio, new music, and Spanish opera, zarzuela, art song, popular song, and baroque music.

Her recent awards include first prize in the Friday Woodmere Music Club’s Young Artist Competition and first prize in the Bronx Arts Ensemble Young Artist Competition.

Linda received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. She was a CUNY Macaulay Honors Scholar, Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation Scholar, and the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Jane and Paul Smaldone Memorial Scholarship, the Helene B. Giudice Award, the Erik Horlick Memorial Award, and The Claire Bartels Freshman Award.

When she is not performing, Linda loves to teach and has five years of experience teaching both voice and beginner-intermediate piano.
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September 9, 2019
Jim Wu
I am a retired professor. It is always my dream to be able to sing some day, but I was intimidated by the technical requirements involved in singing until I met Linda. She is a wonderful singing coach, knowledgeable, honest, patient, and inspiring at the same time. Not only she has amazing voice, but also has very good ear and can immediately tell whenever one is off tune or not. Linda combines rigorous demand for perfection with warm encouragement and repeated demonstration of how to improve. I am blessed that I had her as my coach. After having just taken a course on bel canto offered by her recently, I feel that I really have learnt enormously about breathing, resonance, vibration, Italian pronunciation, and several beautiful songs, among others. I most strongly recommend Linda without any reservation to any one who is thinking to learn how to sing.
September 5, 2019
Amanda
I have learned so much from Ms. Linda about vibrato and breath support, along with singing with healthy technique. She has also helped me achieve a mixed sound. She is a one of a kind teacher and worth every penny!
July 7, 2019
Anthony C.
Linda is a vey experienced teacher,
She worked well with my 9 yr old son!

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Linda C.

Bronx, NY

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Meixu L.

Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

I am a passionate, energetic, humorous, patient cello and piano instructor. I have been teaching since 2008. Within these years, I taught the private lesson, group lesson, music theory and studio class of all ages and all levels. One of my ten years old student got the highest score of the Asian-Pacific Region in Grade two cello exam of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music only after one year learning from me. I have abundant experiences for helping students not only learning music but also enjoying lots of fun from it. I also helped my students for preparing their solo recitals, summer festival auditions, competitions, and performing arts high school auditions. I am sure you will full in love with the sound you make after learning from me. Let me help you to accomplish your aspirations.

About Meixu

I am a professional cellist with more than 20 years of performing experience and teaching professionally for more than 10 years. I completed my Master of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music with a scholarship. Additionally, I received a Professional Studies Diploma which is the highest level of performance at The New School Mannes School of Music which is a top conservatory in New York with scholarship as well.

I am performing with top orchestras at the notable concert venues in the US every year, such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as both soloist and principal cellist with various orchestras. Now I am the principal cellist of The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, I presented and produced my own charity recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall with not only classic music with piano but

also trios with Chinese traditional instruments for the world premiere pieces which composed by the famous Chinese composers. All the proceeds of the concert are donated to UNICEF. My charity concerts tour spread across more than a dozen states and cities of the US. I have been interviewed and reported by newspapers, magazines, news, TV programs and other media at home and abroad.
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October 2, 2019
Carissa
She teaches well and makes sure that you fully understand the lesson/technique. Her constructive criticisms really help and allows you to grow and improve.
September 30, 2019
Wendy
I really learn a lot from her. She is very precise and makes sure I understand how to play each piece, and she is always very patient with me.
September 30, 2019
Fan
I seriously love her since she is so patient and nice.

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Meixu L.

Jersey City, NJ

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Semra A.

New York, NY 10025


Private Classical Piano Teacher

Throughout my teaching career I've taught about 80 students. All of them had different backgrounds and understanding of playing piano and music in general. My goal is not only to meet student's expectations but also keep them excited and motivated. We usually talk and discuss their desired repertoire in the first lesson. It can be substantial piece, a song or some classical work that they like but might be difficult for them. I can give them all the tips to reach their goals and be able to learn what they love!

About Semra

Semra Amiraslan is performing pianist and teacher in New York City. She is a First Prize winner of International competition in Italy and Asia Piano Competition, Kuala Lumpur. She has been awarded with Presidential Scholarship in her home country Azerbaijan. Along with her performing career, she taught at NYU and had over 80 students. Semra completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Manhattan School of Music with Arkady Aronov. During her studies in USA, she won a Second Prize at VIVO competition in New York. She is a graduate student of New York University.

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