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About Yakov D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Beginners: posture, technique, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina

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.

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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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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
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About Shannon A.

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Brookfield, IL

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Piano was my first instrument. I have been playing for about 20 years and enjoy sharing my love of the instrument with others.

About Shannon
Hello, and thank you for checking out my profile! My name is Shannon and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching music since 2007 and have loved helping my students achieve their greatest potential. I went to New York University and earned a degree in vocal performance in 2011. I love working with children and adults of all ages. I offer lessons in voice, piano, and ukulele. Whether you are looking to start a new instrument for fun or you'd like to play a little more seriously, I can help you! I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Shannon A.

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About Gary K.

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Rochester, NY
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Whether you are a parent looking for piano lessons for your child/children, or an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am fully committed to helping you achieve your goals at the piano, no matter what they are. I have been teaching since 2008 and have extensively experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. Many of my students have studied with me for years and have consistently participated in various talent shows, festivals, and competitions.

About Gary
Hello! My name is Gary. I have been teaching piano since 2008 and am looking to expand my studio outside of my current locale, where I teach around 40 students. I received my Master of Music degree in Performance and Literation at the Eastman School of Music, and my Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music at the same school.

For parents researching piano lessons for your child / children, please know that the beginning stages of learning are crucial to cultivating good habits and fundamentals down the road. I am fully committed to making sure that your child do just that. Parental involvement is not only welcomed but strongly encouraged - feel free to sit in on your child's lessons!

If you are an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am a very detail-oriented teacher, and will patiently answer whatever questions you might have
. I understand full well that adult students have many other obligations, and I am happy to work around them as long as you are willing to learn.
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Eliyahu January 26, 2019
· Classical Piano · Online
Gary has been fantastic to work with. He is patient and very knowledgeable, and my skills have improved quickly by learning with him. Highly recommended.
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Margaret B. April 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
G.ary makes me feel very comfortable playing and makes me feel I will be able to accomplish my goals.
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Christian D. February 2, 2017
· Piano · Online
I have known Gary for a while now, but only recently started taking lessons with him. He is very helpful and professional for every lesson. He answers all my questions and has suggested materials for me to practice in order to improve my playing. I have already learned a lot from the few lessons we have had. I enjoy our lessons and look forward to our next one!
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Gary K.

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About Hans H.

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Philadelphia, PA

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I love to teach students of all ages and abilities. Let me help get you started.

About Hans
I started my career as a musician at the age of 5 studying with Suzuki violin teachers. During high school, I moved my concentration to the electric and double basses. I began studying in college as a jazz performance major and also earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education with state certifications in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I have years of experience teaching diverse learners and students with special needs in several public, private, charter, and catholic school districts. I love teaching and attend certification courses each summer for Suzuki Bass Pedagogy with Virginia Dixon at the Milt Hinton Bass Institute at Oberlin Conservatory, and Elmhurst College.

As a performer, I have played with many orchestras, artists, weddings, chamber groups, theater companies, and bands in the Philadelphia area. I love performing all types
of music and continue to study performance at Rowan University under the tutelage of Douglas Mapp and Timothy Schwarz.
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Hans H.

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About Kellon H.

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Whippany, NJ
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You get to have fun at the piano. You learn techniques that you can use to accompany and perform. I am chill and so I bring that same chill energy to lessons, not stressing you out, but relaxing you to be able to learn quicker.

About Kellon
I am a gospel pianist, organist, and vocalist. I have over 20 years of experience in performing and teaching. I have a bachelor in music, concentration in theory and cooositiin from Montclair State University. Music is my passion and I want to share that spoon with others. I believe there is a song in all of us, I want to help you so that the world can hear yours.
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Susan S. March 27, 2018
· Singing · In home
Kellon was what I hoped for; he plays and sings well- my music and his. We warmed up, then practiced some of my chorus music with him singing tenor to my alto, then we recorded the alto to Steal Away and the chorus to The A Train for me to learn. Perfect. Will be a big challenge to sing alto against a strong tenor.
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JESSE February 24, 2018
· Gospel Singing · In studio
AWESOME LESSONS!! Learned a lot especially being he is gospel singer. Great experience
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Susan February 3, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I have listened to your videos. I think I could learn a lot from you. The repertoire I am working with is not gospel, but we could look it over.
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About Yuliya S.

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Bradenton, FL
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I teach how to read a notes & share in the magic of music .
My lessons will give you the knowledge to play piano without a teacher later.

About Yuliya
Classical piano teacher from Ukraine of 42 years instructional experience at the State Children Music School in Ukraine and as a private teacher in USA.
She is the member Music Teachers National Assosiation, the Florida State , Manatee & Sarasota County. Her students won a numerals State and local Piano Competitions. Master Degree of Art.
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Inna October 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My 7-year-old daughter A. took piano lessons from Ms. Yuliya for a year. We would have stayed with her indefinitely had she not moved away. I think Yuliya is a wonderful teacher for children and for adults. In my opinion, she individualizes her approach for each student. Yuliya is kind but firm; patient but has expectations! She is the consummate teacher. My daughter A. had never been taken piano lessons prior to her year with Ms. Yuliya and her music reading was not where it should have been. Under Yuliya's tutelage (she has her own method on how to teach children to read music) however, I would say she caught on quite well. I was deeply pleased to see that Yuliya sets the bar high. And, my child rose to the challenge. Yuliya uses the lesson time very well. Her lessons include a wide diversity of skill development through the usual collection of level appropriate performance and practice books. A’s repertoire of music she can play grew very much this past year. Our daughter was happy to play her Christmas song for her first recital and then Spring piano recital, also she performed at the Maryland State Spring Festival Piano Solo an got rated as Excellent!!! Then she performed at Twenty-second annual Sonatina and Sonata Festival and got a certificate of achievement in musical performance in level one!!! Also, she performed at Rockville Competition and got a Superior!!! And all these thanks to our amazing teacher Ms. Yuliya!!! We love and miss her so much!!!
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About Kara J.

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Avondale, AZ
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I live teaching music. I specialize in teaching young children. Lessons are upbeat and fun with a mixture of traditional piano playing along with fun off the bench activities to instill a love of music that will last a lifetime.

About Kara
My name is Kara. I have been teaching music for 8-9 years and I absolutely love what I do. I have been playing piano for 27 years and I also do arrangements for local churches on the side. I specialize in teaching very young children. There is no greater satisfaction than instilling a love of music in a child. My teaching methods are a mixture of traditional piano training and techniques and fun games and activities to ensure a firm grasp of the material. Children learn best through play and I use this philosophy in my teaching.
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Kara J.

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About Nick R.

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I am passionate about nurturing your talent and love for music. If you work with me, both will grow! I am an experienced jazz and classical pianist, and I can help you achieve your goals. I am a songwriter, composer, and arranger, and I perform regularly as a singer, pianist, and guitarist.

Whether you want to play keyboard in a band, get a standing ovation in a concert hall, or just be able to play songs you love, I would love to help you achieve your goals. Let me help you discover what an amazing musician you are! I teach all levels, all ages, and all styles.

About Nick
I am a professional pianist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. I am an award winning classical and jazz pianist. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music, where I studied piano performance and composition.

I have played R&B, Funk, Rock, Reggae, Jazz, classical, etc. in bands as a singer, guitarist, arranger, and keyboardist. I am currently writing, arranging, and recording my first studio album.

I am very passionate about teaching all levels and styles of music. I love helping people realize how great their potential truly is. Take lessons with me, and we will work together to take your musical ability to new heights.

I'm looking forward to making music with you!
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Nick R.

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About Emanuele F.

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New York, NY
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My main focus is to make learning music fun and help the student built a routine which will lead to quick and steady improvement.
My goal is to teach the student how to LOVE music, and by doing that I will keep the student motivated to keep exploring the musical world.

According to Your needs and requests, I can teach:
-Fundamentals of piano technique
-Classical piano repertoire
-Jazz repertoire
-Insights into different genres like rock, pop, reggae, gospel
-Ear training
-Rhythm training
-Solfege
-Music theory
-Composition and arrangement
-Reading music
-Playing by ear
-Following band cues
-much more…

About Emanuele
Hi, my name is Emanuele Filippi, I’m an Italian piano player and composer.
I was trained at College level in both classical music and jazz, and I’ve thought musicians of all ages and levels though the years.

I want to make the process of learning music fun for the students and help them build a routine which will lead to a quick and steady improvement.
My goal is to teach the student how to LOVE music, and by doing that I will keep the student motivated to keep exploring the musical world.

According to Your needs and requests, I can teach:
-Fundamentals of piano technique
-Classical piano repertoire
-Jazz repertoire
-Insights into different genres like rock, pop, reggae, gospel
-Ear training
-Rhythm training
-Solfege
-Music theory
-Composition and arrangement
-Reading music
-Playing by ear
-Following band cues
-much more…
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Alicia August 30, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Emanuele helped me prepare a recital which included music by Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev. He's very knowledgeable on classical music and he was able to make me understand the compositional thought in the pieces.
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Kevin August 30, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I'm a professional actor and Emanuele helped me learn a song I needed to perform during a play. His approach was very effective and I learned more than I expected!
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About Abigail C.

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Rochester, NY
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I have been teaching private piano lessons for five years, and I love working with children of all ages and skill levels. I have been playing the piano for 17 years, and began at a very young age. Because of this, I strongly believe that if there is a desire to learn, the age you start does not matter. I work well with both beginner level students and intermediate level students. I was taught using the Suzuki method, and I use parts of that method in my own teaching. I also incorporate basic music theory lessons into my teaching.

About Abigail
I'm currently a student at Eastman School of Music, majoring in Piano Performance. I began taking piano lessons when I was two years old and loved every minute of it. I enjoy working with children of all ages, and strongly believe that if there is a desire to learn, the age at which you begin does not matter.

I began teaching private piano lessons in 2014, and I have enjoyed it ever since. I have a passion for sharing my love of music with my students. I like to make my lessons fun, engaging, and informative so the students can get the most out of every lesson. I was taught using the Suzuki method, and I incorporate parts of that method into my own teaching.

I like to learn what other interests my students have as its easier for them to relate to something they are familiar with. As a piano student who also had a passion for ballet, I
appreciated it when my piano teacher found similarities between a musical gesture and ballet. it made it easier to understand what she was teaching me, and it was significant enough that I remembered it with ease.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you to further your musical education!
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Abigail C.

Rochester, NY 14604
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