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About Benjamin K.

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Brooklyn, NY
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*** Studio Equipment ***
basses, upright bass, guitar, amp, 66-key keyboard (not weighted, no sustain pedal)

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I teach at home I provide bass amps, guitar amps, keyboards. If I go to them, what I expect depends on the situation.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Funk
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Benjamin K.

Brooklyn, NY 11222
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$40 / 30-min

About Sylivan T.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Sze Lim
Hi parents/students,

My name is Sylivan. I'm a dedicated musician who is passionate in music education and guitar music. I have majored in Music and received my professional training at City College of New York with a minor in Education. I have been playing music for 20 years and have performed in many different occasions. Over the years, I have developed various kinds of skills in music from my education, formal training and experiences:

- Learned various types of music for over 10 years such as classical, rock, and pop
- Avid guitarist and also proficient in bass, drums, piano, and vocal
- Solid foundation of theory and harmony
- Worked as music and guitar instructor for private music lesson and other organizations such as summer camps and private music institutes.

I have also been teaching children and teenagers music for
over 10 years, including group classes and private lessons. Below are some of the goals in my teaching method and what students can benefit in every lesson:

- Explaining the structure of guitar and giving the basic information about the instrument
- Instructing students about both the basic and advance techniques in guitar playing
- Striking a fine blend of theory and practicality while teaching guitar playing
- Ability to understand the needs, short and long term goals of different students and changing the methods of teaching accordingly
- Preparing students for student recitals or public performances if necessary

I'm funny, friendly, outgoing, and love to play guitar. I’m also flexible and easy to work with, however when it comes to learning I’m strict and serious. Some of my students call me “Three-Face”, for I’m not only your teacher but also your friend and your coach: I will introduce you to the world of guitar as a teacher; jam and have fun with you as a friend; and I will train you and make sure you are on the right as a coach.

I like all kinds of music, from Classical to Metal and everything in between. Some of my favorite bands/artists who influence me include: Joe Satriani, Slash, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Disturbed, Antoine Carre, Niccolo Paganini, Antonio Vivaldi…

Sharing my knowledge in music and guitar makes me happy, and it is the greatest joy for me to see my students grow and play the music they like. Guitar lessons should be fun and enjoyable, yet challenging.

Thank you very much for visiting my page and I hope to teach you soon!

Best wishes,

- Sylivan T.

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During our first lesson, we will first talk about your goal and music direction that you want to pursuit. Then based on your goal and direction, I will customize a curricular track and briefly explain the things that you need to know and what you need to focus on in order to achieve your goal.

As your instructor, my goal is to help you to reach your goals and to have fun with the music you enjoy. In each lesson, according to your progress, I will introduce you new concepts/materials using fun and easy-to-learn activities. Then we will work on the materials together and have fun jamming together. Yes!! You will feel like you are jamming along with your friend instead of taking a guitar lesson, because guitar lessons suppose to be fun!!!

Each particular lesson I will assign you some assignments. They would either be things that we already jammed on during the lesson, or something that I want you to work on your own. Then when we meet again, we will go over the assignments together and I will give you comments and advises to help you play better.

Below are only some of the instructional books that I usually use for teaching beginners. I will also use other instructional books and music repertories according to the ability of the students and their music style:

- Hal Leonard Guitar Method: Will Schmid and Greg Koch
- Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method: Alfred d’ Auberge and Morton Manus
- Hal Leonard Rock Guitar Method: Michael Mueller
- Solo Guitar Playing: Frederick M. Noad

From my experience as a teacher and student, I believe there is no such thing as a “Perfect Instructional Book”. Therefore along with the above instructional books I will add in some other activities and exercises written by myself.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have a guitar and a chromatic tuner. Also a note book, some staff paper, and a pen and a pencil.

For electric guitar, it's necessary to have an amp and a .25 inch cable at home

*** Specialties ***
Usually use Mei Bay Guitar Method as a general guide and text for guitar teaching.

*** Specialized in classical, rock, blues, and pop ***
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Joseph B. January 7, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Super!
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Clare March 10, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Passionate and patient instructor. Always takes the time to answer my questions and makes sure I understand each topic before moving on to the next.
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Sharon C. November 20, 2015
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Sylivan is a great teacher with great personality. He was there to help me not only when I struggled with music and guitar but also when I felt down. I asked him why he cared so much and he told me a healthy mind is most important which helps in music learning =) Sylivan is also patient; even sometimes I can't stand myself but he was there to help me to learn lol He has passion in teaching and you can see it once he's in action.
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Sylivan T.

Brooklyn, NY 11219
(5)
starting at
$42 / 30-min

About Eric E.

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New York, NY

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Hello! My name is Eric and I've been playing Cello for 19 years. I absolutely love music in all of it's forms. I've had a very diverse career and played music from all over the world and getting to explore the world of music is one of the things I cherish the most. I love getting to pass along my appreciation and love for music to my students.

I have worked in inner City schools in NYC teaching cello classes as well as giving private lessons. As a teaching artist I enjoy getting to travel to upstate NY to work with schools in the Adirondack region. I also have experience teaching adult students of all skill levels.
I am comfortable and experienced teaching people of all ages and experience levels.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I don't provide any equipment unless the student is without a stand in which case I'll bring one, the only thi
ng I would require is a chair but that has never been an issue before.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical music in all genres. I've played in multiple orchestras and string quartets as well as playing solo cello for orchestras and recitals. I am also very experienced in world music, pop, rock, etc.
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Eric E.

New York, NY 10032
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$50 / 30-min

About Gregor K.

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New York, NY
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About Gregor
I perform regularly at Carnegie Hall with Orchestra of St. Luke's, have performed and recorded with David Bowie (Heathen), play lots of chamber music and contemporary music concerts and have toured extensively but always lived in NYC. While I studied with Jascha Heifetz protege Erick Friedman to get my BM and MM from Manhattan School of Music,, Charlie Castleman at The Quartet Program and Chris Lee, concertmaster of NJ Symphony, my teaching is based on what I learned as a performing musician in NYC. Working with great players here showed me what they all had in common versus what were just my teacher's idiosyncrasies. Using your body efficiently to avoid injury is at the core of what I teach. Playing well in your 20's is entirely different than having learned how to avoid injury and play well in your 50's. I teach anyone from beginners o
f all ages to young professionals preparing for auditions to older people who always wanted to do this and just need someone to spark their curiosity.
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Lauren March 30, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Gregor was terrific to work with! He has had so much experience and teaches in a very personal and dynamic manner. He can really address the root of many issues in playing and take personal differences in consideration. I was very happy he had so much experience using the Alexander Method and adapting it to violin playing. This is what you need to set yourself up for a lifetime of playing! While I studied primarily classical music, he also has lots of experience in many other genres as well.
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Laura March 21, 2017
· Violin · In home
I briefly studied with Gregor when I lived in the NYC Metro area. He is one of the best teachers I've had the privilege of studying with over the years. My lessons were tailored to my goals, and Gregor was committed to helping me learn as much as possible, while being incredibly down to earth. He is simply a world-class teacher, and someone I was very fortunate to meet. It was a pleasure and privilege taking lessons from him, and I cannot recommend him enough to aspiring violinists and violists.
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Chala March 20, 2017
· Violin ·
Gregor is a wonderful violinist and a thoughtful musician. As someone who has worked with him on and off for years, I'm positive he'd bring the same qualities into his studio and pass his love of music on to his students.
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Gregor K.

New York, NY 10031
(7)
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$90 / 60-min

About Rebecca L.

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Baldwin, NY
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My approach is both supportive and pragmatic, based on where each individual's skill set is right now and what your specific goals are. I've had the benefit of both formal instruction as well as a decade in the "school of hard knocks." Climbing up the ladder to earn my Equity Card on a Production Contact taught me a lot and I believe gave me a nuanced perspective as a performer.

Over 95% of my career is from attending open calls, including finding representation and my Broadway debut.

I continue to audition for film, television, and theatre, as well as perform in concerts and other venues. I write and produce my own work and am currently signed with Roth and Associates East.
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Sheri July 11, 2019
· Improv Acting · Online
Rebecca is wonderful at helping my daughter learn better public speaking skills.
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Savannah R. July 5, 2019
· Singing · In home
Rebecca immediately made my granddaughter comfortable. Rebecca is a sweet, charming woman who, I can see, works very well with both children and adults. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to make people feel good about themselves.
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Kevin C. April 23, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I had a great lesson for my first class Rebecca is a great vocal coach can’t wait for the next class can’t wait
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Rebecca L.

Baldwin, NY 11510
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$34 / 30-min
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About Max W.

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New York, NY
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Hi, my name is Max. I have been teaching for over 15 years, teaching a range of instruments from saxophone, clarinet, and flute, to jazz piano. I also teach music theory, ear training, song-writing, and electronic music production. I teach students of all ages and skill-levels and hold a Masters degree in jazz saxophone performance from Manhattan School of Music, where I am currently on faculty to teach Music Theory and Eartraining at the Precollege Division. I also direct the jazz band at Gill St. Bernard’s School in New Jersey.

I love helping students achieve their goals, and I think learning music should be something fun and enjoyable. I also believe every student learns in a different way and at a different pace. With this in mind, I tailor my lessons towards each individual student and help them set achievable goals, making sure
they are having fun in the process.

Besides playing and teaching the saxophone, I also teach the clarinet, and flute, as well as music theory and electronic music production with Ableton Live. From my wide experience as a performing musician I can teach in a variety of genres, including jazz, classical, pop, and World Music.

I have been fortunate to have taught students all over the world, including Singapore, Africa, and the UK, many times performing along the way. I have led my own band for many years, with performances around the world, and with which I have recorded numerous albums, which can be found on Spotify and iTunes.

When I am not playing or teaching music I love to hang out with friends, be outdoors, and travel to places I have never been before.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you realize your goals in music.
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Ana C. February 23, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
Great instructor, he’s very knowledgeable and also patient when teaching. Highly recommend.
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Amy September 14, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
My first lesson was extremely productive. I am an adult student and hadn't played in many years and Max focused on techniques to help me with my weaknesses, and to quickly surpass the level of playing I was previously at. He is patient, encouraging and an excellent teacher.
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Tessa August 27, 2018
· Flute · In home
Max is a fantastic teacher! As a parent I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a very experienced, kind, and fun teacher. Max is all of these things plus more. What I really like about him, besides that he is very knowledgable and amazingly talented, is that he always has a positive attitude! Lila loves to go to her lessons and she learned so much during her time with Max.
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Max W.

New York, NY 10013
(5)
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$30 / 30-min

About Zach S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I have been playing the drums for 20+years and teaching for 8+years. I studied jazz at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am no stranger to playing Rock, RnB, Punk, etc..in dirty dive bars, music festivals, and other less stuffy environments :)
*Feel free to watch my performance Reel below to hear a sample of my playing!
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Tim April 6, 2019
· Drum · In studio
It has been a pleasure to begin to learn to play the drums with Zach. He has made the lessons immensely enjoyable and given me the time and space to master one element of drumming before on to another.
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Karen March 25, 2019
· Drum · In studio
Zach is not only a kick-ass drummer, he’s a great teacher too. I never thought of myself as musically inclined but after six months of lessons with Zach I have changed my tune. Thanks to Zach’s patience, kindness and skill, I’m actually learning how to play the drums at age 45! I look forward to my lessons every week and highly recommend Zach to aspiring drummers of any age.
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Luis February 26, 2019
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Zach has been my drum instructor for a little over a year now, and after stopping playing for several years beforehand I foun Zach, I thank him helping he rebuild my passion for rocking out! He never fails to take his time with me and break down certain beats, songs, etc, whenever I’m having trouble getting the grasp of things. He makes his classes very personal and it’s clear how much he cares for how I perform and how much I understand what I’m doing
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Zach S.

Brooklyn, NY 11209
(4)
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$40 / 30-min

About Claire D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Hello! I am Harvard grad with a degree in Psychology and Music. I have many years of experience in songwriting, choral singing, jazz voice, improvised music, and extended vocal technique. I have won numerous Student Music Awards from Downbeat Magazine and participated in prestigious jazz programs such as the Grammy Jazz Session, Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, the Siena Jazz Workshop, and YoungArts. I have performed at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops as a Fidelity Young Artists Competition Grand Prize Winner, the Kennedy Center as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

I am excited to work with you on developing yourself as a jazz vocalist, a better songwriter, a confident performer, and a healthier singer.

My teaching practice is guided by som
e of my most influential teachers: Vijay Iyer, Esperanza Spalding, Theo Bleckmann, and Claire Chase. I emphasize technique as a way to develop healthy singing habits that also serve the singer creatively. I aim to let students interests lead the direction of lessons, while also broadening their perspectives on what is possible for them musically. For me and my students, building confidence and skill goes hand in hand with having fun.
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C. D. August 14, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Claire is a phenomenal singer and teacher. Her approach to teaching has helped me develop both technique and musicality beyond what I thought I was capable of, in a supportive, warm, and all-around helpful environment. Highly recommend!!!
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Justine July 30, 2019
· Singing · In home
Claire brings a passion and positivity that is contagious. Not only is she knowledgeable and talented, but her energy makes learning about voice a pleasure. She utilizes an individualized approach in which the student is the focus. I cannot recommend her enough!
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Isabel July 30, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Claire is not only an incredibly warm, funny, and all-around lovely person, but one of the most talented and technically aware singers that I've ever met. Her multiple years of experience and natural intuition, as well as the breadth of resources she's gained from studying with singers like Theo Bleckmann, make her an eye-opening and generous teacher. Singing with her helped me drastically improve my technique and gain confidence.
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Claire D.

Brooklyn, NY 11233
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

About Zach N.

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New York, NY
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You want to get better at playing the French horn. Or, you want to get started with this beautiful instrument. Either way, I'm here to help! I'm a freelance hornist in New York City with variety of professional experience playing with orchestras, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, and as a guest soloist. I possess and Bachelor's degree in Music Education from James Madison University and a Master of Music degree in French Horn Performance from Western Michigan University. As a teacher, I have had students enter collegiate programs, win auditions with state festivals, and have a great time doing it! By studying with me, there are a few things that you can expect:

WE'RE GOING TO GET STRAIGHT TO THE ISSUES. Every musician is different, having their own strengths and weaknesses. I'll help you identify aspects of your technique that ma
y be getting in your way and and we will formulate exercises to create new, healthy habits.

WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS. As musicians we all spend a lot of time facing our weaknesses. We will be doing challenging work, but I'll remind you of what makes you excellent to fuel your progress and make sure you enjoy the process of self-improvement.

WE'RE GOING TO DEVELOP MUSICIANSHIP AS WELL AS TECHNIQUE. Every lesson will include technical study, music theory study, and repertoire study. The technique serves the mind, and through exciting repertoire you will find something to say through your music and while you learn how to say it through practice.

YOU'RE GOING TO BECOME YOUR OWN BEST TEACHER. I'm only with you for one lesson at a time, so it is my top priority to help you self-identify problems and give you the tools to create healthy habits in your own practice. Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Teach them HOW to fish, and they'll eat for the rest of their life.
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Zach N.

New York, NY 10032
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$42 / 30-min

About Rachel J.

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New York, NY

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I'm a professional actor, singer, musician, and dancer, and I've been living and performing in New York for 4 years now. I began teaching piano to beginning students in Texas well over a decade ago, and find such joy in guiding students to discovery. I trained in classical piano for over 11 years, and the skills and habits I developed during that time have impacted me to this day. I believe that music is one of the most beautiful gifts we can give to each other, and this is the core of why I teach.
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Rachel J.

New York, NY 10023
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$60 / 30-min

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