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About Matt L.

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Astoria, NY

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Although I am primarily a saxophonist, clarinet is a secondary instrument that most saxophonists also have to know how to play. As a performer it is an absolute necessity that I be able to double on the clarinet and be just as proficient.

My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.

I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are ...

About Matt
Hello!

Thanks for choosing me as you private music instructor. I’ve enjoyed teaching music since 2001 and being a Takelessons teacher since 2008. I specialize in teaching beginner to advanced saxophone, beginner to intermediate clarinet, beginner flute, and beginner to advanced jazz improvisation. I welcome all ages and believe that it is never too late to pick up an instrument, even if you’ve had no prior experience in music. Specifically when it comes to beginners, I am able to provide virtually everything that you need to get started, including access to brand new and lightly used student model instruments that I have for sale at very reasonable prices.

I have been teaching and playing music professionally for almost 20 years and began studying music and playing the saxophone at age 11. I currently live and work in New York Ci
ty after moving here from Philadelphia in early 2001, after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999 with a Bachelors in Music Performance.

Throughout my musical career I have worked in a variety of capacities in addition to being a performer, including working as a composer and recording studio engineer. My main area of expertise is performing as a jazz saxophonist on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, and I regularly play throughout New York City in restaurants, jazz clubs, bars and other music venues.

As a private music teacher, I place an emphasis on giving the student an in depth understanding of his or her instrument, and I place the utmost importance on explaining advanced concepts in the simplest of terms in order to insure that the student fully comprehends the objectives of each lesson. Such concepts that I cover regularly are sight-reading, ear-training, technique, and creativity.

As a regularly performing musician in New York City, I can be seen every Sunday night at Ba'sik (a very popular bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn) where I lead an open jazz jam session. A few of my adult students have even been able to reach a level in jazz improvisation that they've been able to come out and sit in with the band.

YOUNGER STUDENTS: I’ve found that in most cases, it is very difficult for students younger than 8 or 9 years old to learn instruments like the clarinet, saxophone and flute. Occasionally, an exception can be made if a younger student is taller than average for his or her age, but most of the time the size of a student’s hands, as well as his or her amount of a physical strength, are not adequate enough until around the ages of 8 or 9. A worthwhile alternative, if a student is absolutely enthusiastic about learning a woodwind instrument, is to begin them on an instrument called the recorder. The recorder is a real instrument, but it is a more primitive, smaller, and simpler of an instrument than the saxophone, clarinet, or the flute; however, it is a great way for young students to begin learning the basics of playing a woodwind instrument and also learning important musical concepts such as reading music notation, pitch, and rhythm. I have also been introduced to a new line of instruments that are developed for younger students by a company called Nuvo. These instruments are smaller and simpler analogs to the saxophone, flute, and clarinet, and they can function as the next step in a younger student’s progression between the recorder and an actual saxophone, flute, or clarinet. The specific instruments that I deal with are called the jSax and the DooD by Nuvo Instrumental. I was asked to demo these instruments and you can check them out if you scroll down to the video section of my profile and look for the videos entitled “jSax and DooD review and demo. Nuvo Instrumental” or “jSax and Dood demo. Nuvo Instrumental”.

In addition to teaching woodwind instruments and jazz improvisation, I also have experience teaching Sibelius music writing software, and audio engineering and editing with Pro-tools LE and Logic Pro X.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the NYC area is very different geographically from other parts of the country, especially in terms of transportation, I may appear outside of your area in terms of where I am available to travel. If you are very interested in taking lessons with me, but you are outside of my travel zone, please feel free to follow up with a Takelessons counselor and have them contact me personally to see if we might make an exception. I am available to travel to virtually all areas of Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan as well as Jersey City and Hoboken, depending on if the day and time selected allows me acceptable travel time between other scheduled lessons. If my location in Astoria Queens is not convenient for you, and you are unable to have lessons in your home, then there is also an option where I can most likely find a very affordable teaching studio in an area that is more convenient for you that we may rent by the hour and split the cost for your lesson.

*** Lesson Details ***
Any student, regardless of age or experience level, learns best when engaged in an activity that he or she understands and enjoys. Part of my success as a teacher can be attributed to my willingness to take into account every student's particular musical interests and strengths, and attempt to teach directly to those areas. For instance, in the initial stages of developing a student and teacher relationship, I like to request that the student compile a "wish list" of approximately ten pieces of music that he or she would like to be able to play. This list may include pieces in such genres as classical, jazz, and popular music, just to name a few. It is through this list that the student can begin almost immediately learning exactly what he or she likes, and by default, I can then teach the student all of the technical components needed to perform on his or her instrument, as well as determine the specific areas where the student needs to receive more focused instruction. More importantly, this "thinking outside of the box," customized approach provides a fun atmosphere and enables the student to enjoy learning the art of playing music by not being solely dependent on instructional booklets which many students, regardless of age and experience, find boring and tedious.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Additional saxophones for students who do not currently have a saxophone to use during a lesson. Recording equipment, including software and microphones. Mac book pro with music writing and recording software. Full 88 key keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Additional saxophones. Macbook pro with recording and music writing software

*** Specialties ***
music, music theory, home recording, saxophone, clarinet, flute,
all styles
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Kate August 2, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
My daughter started her first saxophone lesson with Matt yesterday. She really enjoyed the lesson.
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Bob H. May 31, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
Great teacher. Patient. Kind. Informative. Helpful in every way
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Amaya Z. May 2, 2019
· Flute · In home
Matt left a very good impression with his great communication skills. Our kid said that the class was fun. all we wanted for her is to enjoy the flute. I am glad it worked fantastic. We are looking forward to have her learn more from Matt.
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Matt L.

Astoria, NY 11103
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About John O.

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Huntington Station, NY
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About John
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with stereo; teacher has own instruments, student needs their own

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have an instrument to play on.

*** Specialties ***
From Jazz to Brazilian, Cuban, Puerto Rican, world music from just about everywhere. Specialist in teaching students how to improvise on chord changes.
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Jeffery S. October 4, 2015
· Saxophone · In studio
John is very nice and patient teacher.
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tu Y. June 11, 2015
· Saxophone · In studio
Mr o. Is the best saxophone teacher I have never meet . He care about me so much . When I just start at jazz , he let me borrow a lot of CD to listen and learn . And that helped me so much . He had only be my teacher for one year , but he teach me so much that I have never thought .
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John O.

Huntington Station, NY 11746
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About Kathleen L.

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Highlands, NJ

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Clarinet beginners will start with the Rubank series of method books. As they progress, scales and excersises will be added, especially excersises that help with playing over the break, getting a clear consistent tone, and finger mobility.

About Kathleen
Kathleen Little first decided to make a career in music after listening to the sound track of Spirited Away by composer Joe Hisaishi. Ms. Little, after playing the flute on her own for seven years, began her classical flute education at the age of sixteen with international soloist Jun Kubo. Only a year and a half after Ms. Little began her studies with Jun Kubo, she was accepted into The College of New Jersey for a Bachelors program in Music Performance where she studied with David DiGiacobbe. While at TCNJ, Kathleen performed her own programs in Mayo Concert Hall, featuring soloistic works by composers such as Nielsen, Hoover, and Takemitsu, and was complimented for her stage presence and musicality. She also had the pleasure of performing with the TCNJ Opera, Chamber, and Symphony Orchestras where she played principle flute on establis
hed pieces such as Ravel's Bolero and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. She went on to perform with the NYU Symphony Orchestra and participate in the NYU Chamber Music program where she has played with a Trio, Quintet, Sextet, and flute ensemble. Kathleen Little has participated in masterclasses with performers such as Trevor Wye, Min Park, Gary Shocker and Bradley Garner. Ms. Little currently runs a teaching studio in NJ where she teaches woodwinds, voice, and piano. She has obtained her Bacheloers from The College of New Jersey in music performance, and her Master of Music degree from NYU, where she studied with Bradley Garner.
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Cathy Hayes June 28, 2019
· Piano · In home
Fantastic! Katie is a wonderful instructor.
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Jonathan October 18, 2016
· Piano · In home
Katie was really great and engaging with my son.
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Kaitlyn H. August 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
Katie is an excellent teacher for both of my children 6 and 8
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Kathleen L.

Highlands, NJ 07732
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About Patrick S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Whether you're serious about clarinet and wish to pursue music in college or playing just for the love of music, I can help you refine your skills and build the fundamentals you need to express yourself through the clarinet

About Patrick
Patrick is a New York-based clarinetist and educator. Patrick has maintained private studios in Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and New York. His students have received top honors at Solo & Ensemble evaluations and have participated in various honor bands. Additionally, he regularly works with high school band programs where he teaches sectionals and group classes.

As a performer, Patrick has appeared in recitals throughout the United States and Europe. As a soloist, Patrick has appeared with the University of Florida Wind Symphony and twice with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Philharmonia. An avid chamber musician, Patrick performed regularly with his woodwind quintet, Ensemble HCV, throughout the Cincinnati area. His quintet was a national finalist at the 2013 Music Teacher’s National Association chamber music co
mpetition. In addition to solo and chamber music performances, Patrick is an ardent orchestral performer. He has appeared with groups such as the Richmond (IN) Symphony, the Kentucky Symphony, the Brooklyn Wind Symphony, and the New York Pops. He also spent the summer of 2018 in the orchestra for Leonard's Bernstein's Peter Pan as a part of the Bard College Summerscape series.

I welcome students of all ages ability levels! I have taught students from age 10 to 64, from beginners to advanced players.
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Bethany August 21, 2019
· Clarinet · In studio
Such a great teacher! Patrick is super patient and friendly, and really put me at ease with learning an intimidating instrument. Would definitely recommend. Thanks, Patrick!
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Michelle May 24, 2019
· Bass Clarinet · In studio
I’ve taken 5 lessons with Patrick, and am so thankful for this patience in teaching me. I don’t have a background in music, but have always wanted to learn, and I truly look forward to our weekly sessions! Thanks so much, Patrick !! :)
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Patrick S.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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About Enmanuel A.

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Whitestone, NY
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Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate clarinet 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.

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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Carol August 23, 2017
· Cello · In home
The best teacher I've had in a long time great teacher!!!
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Enmanuel A.

Whitestone, NY 11357
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About Tyler B.

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Brooklyn, NY
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With training at high-level schools and over a decade of diverse professional experience, I'm well-suited to teach saxophone in any style. Whether you need help with school ensemble music, want to learn your favorite melodies, or even want to write your own music, I can offer experienced and relaxed guidance towards your goals!

About Tyler
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, arranger, freshly transplanted to Brooklyn after seven great years in Boston, Massachusetts. My professional experience on saxophone, keyboards, clarinet, flute, and bass in many different musical styles has offered me a wide-ranging palate to teach from. For the past five years, I've worked for multiple organizations and agencies as a private lessons instructor, averaging 15-20 students at any given time and maxing out at over 30! My approach to lessons is laid back, yet goal-oriented. My main goals are to equip my students musical and instrumental fundamentals, help them discover their particular passions within music and work towards related goals, and to foster an environment rooted in fun and mutual respect.
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Karen October 22, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
My daughter enjoyed learning clarinet with Tyler. As another reviewer has noted, Tyler is a gentle and patient teacher. My daughter could be difficult during lessons and often got distracted, and Tyler was great at steering her back on track and engaging her through new music and exercises.
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Katrin September 28, 2018
· Piano · In home
Tyler was the piano teacher for our two daughters for almost 5 years. They were piano beginners aged 4 and 6 when we started. My daughters are more on the shy side, and Tyler ended up being the perfect teacher for them. He is gentle and patient but at the same time got them excited about learning the instrument and playing music of different genres. My daughters enjoyed the lessons very much and they were sad to see Tyler leave for New York. I can highly recommend Tyler as a teacher especially for shy beginners like my daughters were.
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Paul September 25, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
My son's comment was that Tyler was the best music teacher he ever had and he has had a lot. He misses him a lot.
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Tyler B.

Brooklyn, NY 11206
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About Max W.

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New York, NY
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As a faculty member of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music Precollege, Max has been teaching students of all ages and skill-levels for over 15 years. With his sheer passion for music and extensive teaching experience he is able to inspire his students to achieve their goals, in a fun and supportive environment.

Max is a firm believer that a positive learning experience is achieved by creating an environment in which the strengths and differences of each student are celebrated and encouraged. All lessons are tailored to the individual student, according to their goals, musical tastes, and skill-level.

Instruments and skills taught: saxophone, flute, clarinet, jazz piano, music theory, composition, song writing, ear-training, electronic music production with Ableton Live.

Musical Styles:
Drawing from his wide experience as a performer in various genres, Max is able to teach a broad range of styles, from jazz, classical, to pop, electronic, and World Music.

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About Max
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
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$60 / 30-min

About Julian B.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Clarinet students will learn about the fundamentals of music including rhythm, note-reading, and basic theory as well as more in-depth clarinet-related topics like tone, breath support, and altissimo registers!

About Julian
I began teaching in-home lessons to K-12 and adult students in 2010. Since then I have:
1) Taught thousands of fun and engaging lessons to over 150 students
2) Helped high school students attain successful college music auditions
3) Had students on saxophone AND clarinet place successfully in All-State and All-County Honors Bands and Gifted and Talented Ensembles

Whether your student is excelling and wants new musical challenges to stay engaged or you think they could enjoy music but are struggling to keep up, I have experience with that situation. I am a passionate performer myself, and I released my debut jazz album in early 2018. I truly believe that music is one of the greatest sources of joy in the world.
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Chris September 6, 2018
· Saxophone · Online
I played the sax through high school and then stopped playing until I retired ~ 4 years ago. I started lessons with Julian when he lived nearby and have continued with "skype" lessons since he moved out of the area. He's a great teacher: motivational, thorough knowledge of both classical and jazz, kind, good sense of humor, and a good communicator. I highly recommend him.
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Lisa September 5, 2018
· Saxophone · Online
I highly recommend Julian as a saxophone teacher. My son started playing saxophone and taking lessons with Julian three years ago, when my son was 9 years old. Julian is patient with my son and has built a good rapport with him. Julian has always encouraged him to try his best and to not be discouraged when he makes mistakes, and that has made my son comfortable with Julian and confident enough to push himself. Also, Julian is reliable and punctual, and is good at communicating through text and email.
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Julian B.

Brooklyn, NY 11232
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About Emmalie T.

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New York, NY
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Music is a valuable tool for self expression and personal development. It empowers students to think creatively and optimistically, and it also provides a platform to learn widely-applicable skills. I aim to help my students feel understood, heard, and confident through the power of their craft. By making these skills feel accessible, familiar, and fun, I am confident that students will excel!

Students will learn about efficient practice, creative problem solving, and storytelling through their art, as well as craft components like tone, rhythm, articulation, intonation, and scales/technique. We can also discuss how to read music and understand music notation.

I am able to teach clarinet as well as bass clarinet.

As a graduate student at the Mannes School of Music, I understand and still face the challenges of practicing and progressing on the clarinet. HOWEVER, I also know how rewarding it feels to overcome each obstacle! I aim to make this process joyful.

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About Emmalie
I am a recent graduate from the Mannes School of Music having studied Clarinet Performance with Jon Manasse. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. In my years of teaching, I have taught a wide variety of ages and experience levels and am incredibly passionate about watching my students' musical and personal growth. I believe every piece of music can create imagery and narratives, and I want to help others find this joy. Let's tell stories together!

I look forward to hearing any questions you might have!
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Emmalie T.

New York, NY 10011
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About Alex D.

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Astoria, NY

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I'm Alex Domini and I want you to take over my job.

Yep--that's right--I want to make you such a good clarinetist that you don't even need me.

The best teachers are the ones who will teach you how to correct yourself. How to make your own adjustments. I want to instill in every clarinetist, whether they're just picking it up for the first time or applying to an orchestra, that they too are capable of generating their own growth mindset.

I studied clarinet at the Manhattan School of Music and have been playing for almost twenty years. I know how to get you where you want to be and will happily provide a space where you can learn and grow not only as a clarinetist, but as a musician and human being.

About Alex
My name is Alex Domini and I am a fourth generation musician who offers private and semi-private lessons in music literacy, music theory, sight reading, and clarinet. I started my formal training at the age of nine and by high school I was accepted and studying at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music: Precollege Division, double majoring in Classical Voice and Clarinet. In college, I got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Hartt School of Music, which boasts one of the best Music Education programs in the country. Since graduating, I have worked with multiple composers as a singer to develop music because of my sure-fire techniques to make reading music as simple as reading a book.

In my classes, students will be grounded and centered by the Kodaly method of music pedagogy, while being encouraged to create and express themselves thro
ugh their new understanding of music. In one hour of class, students will enforce ideas taught last class, learn why the rules of music exist, and through curious exploration, learn how to break them.

I am an enthusiastic music lover who believes that an education in music transcends academic success. It inspires empathy, creativity, and new pathways to seeing the world around us. Let's inspire the next generation of creators and innovators with what makes us the most human: music.
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Jenny July 25, 2019
· Music Theory · In studio
Alex is a delight to work with! I am an adult student who has tried and tried and tried to understand music theory but never stuck with it. This is my first time trying one on one lessons vs. a class and Alex's approach paired with his intentional and thoughtful care and attention to my specific goals as a singer wanting to improve theory is a game-changer. It is clear that Alex is a subject matter expert, but he has never once made me feel dumb or embarrassed. Alex is warm, precise, and patient. I would recommend him to anyone I know looking to improve this skillset.
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Joseph July 23, 2019
· Clarinet · In studio
Alex is a fantastic teacher! I came to him as an adult student having tried to learn the basics of clarinet on my own, and he quickly fixed the bad habits and technique mistakes I had picked up in the absence of an instructor. He found fun ways to keep me interested in practicing, while also making sure I worked on technique to form a solid foundation for my playing. Alex is well-versed in several varying musical genres, so he can easily recommend repertoire and stylistic tips appropriate for whichever direction your student wishes to take their clarinet performance.
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Alex D.

Astoria, NY 11106
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$42 / 30-min

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