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About Yakov D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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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 teach.
• I am creative and enthusiastic while working with people of all ages.
• I have a reputation of being passionate about achieving professional goals.

Employment:
09/08- Present NYC Board of Education, P.S. 48
• Band & Orchestra Director
• Teach children K-5 to play musical instruments in small groups and large ensembles
• Organize and perform Winter and Spring Concerts

02/08- Present Yakov's Music for Gifted & Talented, Inc, Brooklyn, NY
• Founder and Music Director
• Teach various musical instruments and vocal

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06/08 Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony, Lynbrook, NY
• Music Director, Conductor
• Conducted weekly rehearsals (night) and 3-4 concerts during the concert season

10/03-06/08 Globe Institute of Technology, New York, NY
• Adjunct Professor of Music

06/07-08/07 JCC of Cherry Hill, NJ
• Musical Theater Director
• Taught acting, improvisation, singing. Produced musical shows.

10/06-06/07 JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY
• Musical Theater Director
• Produced musical theater shows
• Taught students of ages 5-12 various vocal selections

09/00-06/07 NYC Board of Education, District 20, P.S.200; P.S.179
• Band / Orchestra Director
• Taught all woodwind, brass and percussion, violin, piano

05/99-06/06 School for Musical Performance, Brooklyn, NY
• Instructed students on Piano, Guitar, All string and wind instruments and vocals.
• Prepared students for the auditions to the prestigious schools and other music organizations.

1993-1997 St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, Russia
• Principal Bassoonist
Other work experience:
• Performed as a bassoonist with The Kirov Opera & Ballet Theatre, the Mussorgsky Opera & Ballet Theatre, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chamber Opera Orchestra of St. Petersburg and other Symphony and Chamber orchestras of St. Petersburg, Russia
• Performed Solo Recitals in Russia, Poland, Norway and United States

Education:
06/98 The St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
M.A. in Music: Major – Bassoon Performance; Minor – Conducting
06/91 The St. Petersburg College of Music named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia
B.A. with a Double Major in Orchestral Performance (Bassoon) and Music Education

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Hi there!
Would you just like to learn a few songs on the piano, violin or guitar? Or you'd like your child be become next Joshua Bell or Evgenij Kissin? My lessons are designed with each individual student in mind. I will start my lesson with introduction and proceed with warm-up routine. I always make sure that the student is comfortable with the pace that I am offering. I am mixing elements of music theory, history and performance techniques in order to help my student to embrace the beauty of music making experience. All my students are ready to perform at the recital after just 3-4 months of lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach using Fisher Baby Grand Piano. Fender guitars. Major brands band instruments; yamaha, selmer, gemeingardt, etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender Guitar, Yamaha Flute/Saxophone, Casio Digital Piano, Custom Violin made in England.

*** Specialties ***
suzuki violin, classical, jazz
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Iasonas & Odysseas A. March 31, 2019
· Violin · In home
Very knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher. He has a way about him that makes the lesson exciting.
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Yoella & Malkiya O. January 27, 2019
· Piano · Online
Mr Yakov is very pleasant, patient and professional. He makes learning fun. One of my daughters is very shy and particular. I was concerned for her first violin. But she ended up loving the lesson and the instructor. We did some lessons online and at his studio. During the online lesson, the connection with our internet was horrible. He could hear her playing but she couldn't hear him. Yet, patiently, he got creative and taught the lesson with my daughter through chat. The environment of the studio is comfortable. You can tell he's passionate about what he does. That left me with a great impression of him. We look forward to more lessons with him for as long as we can.
Thanks Mr Yakov!!!
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D O. January 6, 2019
· Piano · Online
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Yakov D.

Richmond Hill, NY 11418
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About Gio A.

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New York, NY
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I currently teach alto and tenor saxophone at the New School for Leadership and the Arts, but I have many years' experience teaching music to students of all ages. I teach to the abilities, passions, and ambitions of the student(s).

About Gio
I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far!

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I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm.
Drums & Percussion: All genres
Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)
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ramon August 30, 2019
· Violin · In studio
I am learning consistently and step by step.
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Tom E. August 14, 2019
· Harmonica · Online
He came up with just the right exercises to help with my current problems. Answered questions lucidly. Very patient.
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Maryan July 29, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
Gio was really encouraging and I look forward to continuing lessons with him!
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Gio A.

New York, NY 10034
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About Alex G.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Saxophone students learn to read notes, improvise and play various styles of music.

About Alex
Hi, my name is Alex and I'm a Professional Guitar / Music Teacher with B.A. and M.A. in Guitar / Music Education. I have over 25 years of experience giving private lessons and teaching in schools in the Tri-state area to students of all ages and levels, from a complete beginner to advanced. I cover different styles - from Classical to Jazz, Pop to Bossa Nova, Blues to Rock, Heavy-Metal to Progressive. Whether you would like to learn to play the guitar from the beginning or just to improve your technique or soloing - I will be able to help you out. All ages and levels of students from beginners to advanced are accepted. The atmosphere of the lessons is relaxed and fun, helping the student progress and get the best results. I prefer to vary the lessons so that many various styles and genres could be covered - plus the student's favorite
songs as well. In addition to lessons for Acoustic and Electric Guitars, I also offer lessons on Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet and Piano.

Education and Experience: B.A. & M.A.in Guitar and Music Education from Brooklyn College. Music school training from early age on Guitar, Piano, Saxophone and Clarinet. Performed with various ensembles, groups and bands in musical genres ranging from Classical music to Rock. Taught private music lessons in New York Tri-state area for over 25 years to students of various ages and levels. For the last 10 years teaching music at a public school in Staten Island. Classes ranging from 4th through 8th Grade and including: Guitar Ensemble, Band, Chorus, General Music & a modern after-school Rock Band.

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The atmosphere of my lessons is quite laid-back, helping students progress naturally and achieve the best result. Having many years of experience in both teaching theory and practice allows me to make every lesson educational yet fun.
I love teaching, and tailor the lessons to the individual - working through the fundamentals, new techniques, and of course, having a blast learning how to play your favorite music. After 3 to 6 months, my students are able to play songs with various chords, be able to read simple music and start learning how to improvise.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: Amps, guitars, full keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide the book for the student on the first lesson, however after that the student would have to purchase the book. I will have my own instrument, but the student must have their own instrument in order to be ready for the lesson. I do have a number of guitars and if its a guitar student - I would be able to let the student use one of my guitars on the first lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I teach many various styles and incorporate the reading and music literacy in all of the styles. I specialize in teaching Classical and Rock genres of music. However I have taught: Metal, Bossa Nova, Pop, Punk, Flamenco, Progressive. Teaching classical genre - I incorporate a lot of various techniques that are very broad in spectrum to help the student learn to perform the music, read, improvise and compose. Teaching Rock genre - I teach my students to read music as well and concentrate on improvising and soloing techniques as well.
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Wilson June 26, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Alex is a very patient and down to earth teacher. I've had teachers before but none have helped me progress as fast as Alex. He is very knowledgeable and shows me what a wonderful instrument the guitar is. I'm always excited to play more after our lessons. Would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to pick up the guitar.
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Edward February 16, 2019
· Guitar · In home
I've been Alex's student for over 3 years and I've definitely noticed how much of a great teacher he is. He is very resourceful and knowledgeable so he can teach a lot of different genres from classical to the pop songs we hear today. His ability to teach makes it easy for me to learn and understand songs and pieces. Not only that, Alex cares about my progress and makes sure that I'm not confused or lost about any of the material he teaches me. In my time with Alex, I've noticed how much progress I've made and definitely recommend him for anyone who's looking to learn how to play the guitar.
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Calum December 3, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
Very patient with our 9-year-old
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Alex G.

Brooklyn, NY 11204
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About Jose Luis A.

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New York, NY
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I provide all of the necessary coaching and teaching advice to get students playing the saxophone, first and foremost.

Once as student reaches a certain level, we can begin to explore the more musical aspects of the saxophone, as they pertain to soloing, playing melodies, improvising and stylistic inflections and tendencies as well as Music Theory.

About Jose Luis
My name is Jose Luis Alonso. A graduate of Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance, I have been been offering music lessons for several years now to students of many ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience. I have developed a very keen sense and understanding of Music and hope to share my experience and knowledge in a fun and creative way. Above all else, I encourage students to develop their talents in way that helps them find their own voice with which to navigate the world of music.
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Jose Luis A.

New York, NY 10001
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$40 / 30-min

About Matt B.

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New York, NY
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I'm a professional saxophonist/ composer trained both in performance and pedagogy with 5 years experience teaching

I owe everything to teachers that inspired me when I was young. There is nothing like the feeling of doing the same for someone else! I love to pass on what I know, and to learn from my student's unique viewpoints and experiences.

About Matt
Hi! I'm Matt, a saxophonist and composer. I'm a graduate of Manhattan School of Music's Jazz Program (BA '18). My specialization is saxophone, but in addition I teach clarinet (my first instrument), flute, music theory, and jazz improvisation. Please, feel free to ask me about anything!
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Matt B.

New York, NY 10040
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$50 / 30-min
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About Ashley E.

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New York, NY

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I have been training on the saxophone for upwards of eleven years! I have been giving lessons since 2015, and I am qualified to teach beginners to early-intermediate players. I've earned top chairs in my county, district, and state, and students of mine have gone on to do the same in their own ensembles! I have also played in select honors bands, such as the Great American Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I am a skilled teacher, having served as a middle school teacher's assistant and summer camp music instructor. My prices are competitive because I simply want to share the joy of music with you or your student!

What to expect when you take lessons with me:
-Flexible scheduling
-(If at my location) Lessons held in soundproofed state-of-the-art music practice rooms or theatre rehearsal spaces
-A judgement-free, creative environment!

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About Ashley
Hey, there! My name is Ashley, I am currently a college student at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and I have been training on the alto saxophone for upwards of eleven years. I am most suited to teach beginners or early-intermediate level students, so whether you're preparing for an audition, or you've never opened your case before, I'm here to help! My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my client's to engender a positive, stimulating experience. I find such joy in sharing my love for music, and look forward to doing so with you or your student!
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Milton M. March 2, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Great teacher and skillful. Great tips for today's lessons.

Thank you
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Javier February 26, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Our first lesson was great. Ashley quickly got where I was and what I needed and we were off to a great start. She gave me tips on how to seat and breathe correctly, how to place my mouth and fingers on the keys to get a better sound, and we started practicing a few notes. Within a couple of days she sent me detailed notes on what we had gone through in the first lesson and gave me some exercises for practicing. Great experience all around for a beginner like me and I look forward to keep learning from her!
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Siann February 26, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Nice, patient, and welcoming teacher. Goes out of the way for students, while working a busy schedule.
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Ashley E.

New York, NY 10023
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$35 / 30-min

About Robert Z.

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New York, NY

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I have studied with some of the greatest teachers of saxophone technique, including Joe Allard and Lee Konitz. I can teach the secrets of producing a great sound on the saxophone and flutes. I am able to also teach techniques for improving reading music, improvisation, and memorization of songs and materials. I have studied Jazz, pop, rock and classical styles and can teach my students the type of music that interests them.

About Robert
I have spent my life making music for television commercials, movie scores and CDs by many of the great musicians of our time. I can prepare my students for recording studios, playing with a group, touring tips, and enjoying the benefits that playing music will bring to your life. Some of these benefits include teaching disipline, improved attention span, brain development which is unique to music performance and enjoying the experience of playing the flute or saxophone well. I like to teach my students the songs that they want to learn in addition to introducing them to many new types and styles of musical compositions.
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Robert Z.

New York, NY 10021
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$59 / 30-min

About Helena K.

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New York, NY
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I have been teaching for 9 years. I teach saxophone, flute and clarinet from beginner to advanced, all ages, specialising in jazz. Lessons are tailored to suit each student and their needs. I can help you achieve your goals and have fun doing it!

Lessons include technique, ear training, sight reading, music theory, improvisation.

About Helena
I've been teaching music for 8 years; saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano and theory. I specialise in jazz saxophone. I'm passionate about teaching improvisation, jazz history, aural training, composing and helping students reach their goals.
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Helena K.

New York, NY 10024
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$50 / 30-min

About Kevin P.

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West Babylon, NY

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I have been teaching saxophone, music theory, and jazz improvisation for over 5 years. My lessons specifically focus on what the student wants to learn whether it be learning the instrument, improvising, NYSSMA preparation, or summer maintenance. Whatever you want to do, I can teach! I aim to have my students achieve their potential while also having fun!

About Kevin
I am a music teacher based in Long Island. I play saxophone, flute, clarinet, jazz piano, in many different styles such as classical, jazz, rock and roll, and show music. I am currently one year from graduating from CUNY Queens College with a bachelors degree in Music Education.

I teach saxophone, flute, clarinet, beginner piano, jazz piano, and music theory. I aim to focus mainly on what my students want to learn, whether it be learning the instrument, preparing for a performance, improvising, or simply increasing their skill. I like to mix an educational experience with having fun! My past students have all had great achievements such as perfect scores on NYSSMA auditions, being selected for all county jazz band, being selected for SCMEA, and being accepted to prestigious music schools.

I will travel to you or teach lessons online, w
hichever is preferred! I look forward to teaching whatever you may want to learn!
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Kevin P.

West Babylon, NY 11704
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$34 / 30-min

About Baptiste H.

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New York, NY

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Teaching professionally for 3 years, I am dedicated to my students needs, and will help you fulfill your musical goals, wether it is playing Saxophone/Flute/Piano, composing, understanding music theory, training your ear, or all of the above ! All ages welcome.

About Baptiste
I am a professional Saxophonist and Keyboardist, recording and performing on a regular basis worldwide. I graduated with a Bachelor in fine arts, specifically Jazz Saxophone, from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music with honors, And I also have a Diploma in Saxophone with honors from Nice's (France) Conservatory. I have experience teaching kids Classical saxophone a year in Cagnes-sur-Mer's (France) Conservatory. I make my lessons enjoyable by a fun and engaging way in order to make my students achieve their goals, and build a strong basis to help them grow and expand their musicality.

I've had the chance to study Saxophone/Flute/Piano/Music Theory/Counterpoint/Composition in two different Continents (North America, Europe), which allows me to bring the best of the two worlds to my students.

Being a voracious music lover, I
will teach my students how to play in any style by giving them the mastery of the instrument and the ability to understand what they play!
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Gatsby Roucoulant August 22, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Baptiste is an amazing teacher. We taught me a piece by Henri Grob within my first lesson, in 5/5 minutes. Definitely recommend.
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Mike August 18, 2019
· Saxophone · In studio
Baptiste is a great teacher, he helped me develop my technique and immediately understood what I needed or wanted. Looking forward for the next lessons.
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Baptiste H.

New York, NY 10031
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$59 / 30-min

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