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About Matt L.

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Astoria, NY

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Although I am primarily a saxophonist, flute 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 flute 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 children and

About Matt
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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.

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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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Dillan August 26, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
Dillan was very excited after on all they went over!
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Traci A. August 26, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
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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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Matt L.

Astoria, NY 11103
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About Bill T.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I think the flute can produce such beautiful and colorful sounds and is a tool for great expression. Therefore, in lessons, covering all the basics of proper tone production, breath support, vibrato, musicality and technique will ensure a solid foundation with which even the highest levels of success can be built upon. I teach these concepts through the use of various exercises, etude/method books, as well as duet books which are incredibly essential for musical development and are also fun!

About Bill
Bill is multi-instrumentalist, jazz musician, composer, arranger and educator. He developed a strong connection to music early in life through some family tradition, encouraging parents and many inspiring and influential teachers. He has gone on to perform alongside a number of noteworthy artists and ensembles and has toured extensively overseas and throughout North America.

His love for music came to life though performances with several ensembles in public school, regional big bands and his own jazz saxophone quartet. He is a graduate of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music's Jazz Studies program and has recently become a graduate of New Jersey City University's M.M. Multiple Woodwind Performance program.

Following two years performing abroad on cruise ships and the national tour of Young Frankenstein: The Musical, he was dr
awn back to New York City. Performing regularly on piccolo, flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and all saxophones, he is proving to be valued asset in the NYC music scene.

Bill performs regularly with his group, Bill and the Sixth Generation, while also working as a Broadway pit musician, a sideman and a private music teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is unique, therefore, lessons are designed to fit the student individually. My teaching style is molded to satisfy each students wants and needs. I also like to focus on developing proper playing habits. I see it as my job to help my students understand and develop the proper techniques to eliminate bad habits in order for them to be the best they can be on their instrument. Lessons are about having fun making music, learning, and improving.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Chairs, music stands and keyboard for harmonic discussions.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to bring their own music notebook and their own instrument. They may also need to purchase their own lesson books when the time comes.

*** Specialties ***
I can help my students learn how to play in a variety of styles ranging from classical (solos, chamber music, etudes, etc.) to jazz (improvisation, harmony, etc.). Whether they're working on a song to play at school, a NYSSMA or All County solo, or just learning for fun, I will help them play to the best of their ability.
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george S. August 30, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
William is great
very patient and a fine person as there is
I am glad he is my teacher
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Jacob G. June 18, 2019
· Piano · In home
Excellent. My son Jacob (11 years old) loved his lesson. Thank you.
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Jessica May 28, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
I love taking lessons with Bill! I'm returning to clarinet after playing as a child, and Bill has made the entire process really fun and rewarding. He's helped me gain a deeper appreciation for the instrument and the music we're learning, and provides the right amount of challenge to keep me engaged and progressing while still enjoying the process. Bill has really deep music knowledge, which makes him a really versatile instructor. He's helped me even enjoy doing scales!
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Bill T.

Brooklyn, NY 11216
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About Jerry Y.

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Cranbury, NJ

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About Jerry
I've been playing and loving music for well more than half a century, now. I got started in second grade when my grandpa brought home a little violin one day, and I've been at it ever since. I was fortunate to take lessons for more than ten years with Carita Page, a teacher who was very warm, encouraging, and caring. I do my best to pass that on to my students in addition to the technique of playing and the theory of music, fascinating as those are.

I feel that playing in groups is very valuable experience for students and gives you a side of music that private lessons alone cannot. I encourage students to look for opportunities to do that. To help provide those opportunities I organized the Cranbury Scout Band, one of very few continuously-operating Scout bands in the country, which I have directed for more that ten years now.
I've also been on the staff of several Jamboree Scout bands.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is a different individual and learns in different ways. I try to make lessons as interesting and as useful to each student as I can, and include different things based on your interests and capabilities. Most students find duets are fun, so I include them often - both duets with the same instrument you are studying and duets with other instruments as well so you can learn the sound of such combinations. I encourage you to "play with your ears" as well as your fingers, to become a critical listener to your own performance and to decide whether you sound the way you want to sound.

I encourage students to try different things to become a more rounded musician. This might be something closely related - a flutist trying the piccolo or a clarinetist trying the bass clarinet. Or, it might be further afield - a flutist trying the guitar or a violinist learning movable Do and solfeggio singing. Every aspect of music is good to know.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My music studio is in a separate building - actually a renovated barn about two centuries old. The studio contains a piano and all the other instruments that I teach, and is roomy enough not only for private lessons but for musical groups up to about ten. I have many other resources there as well, including files of music, a small music library, and a computer that we can use for many purposes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need their instruments, music, and stands.
I bring my own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Classical,
Marching Band,
Ethnic (such as Jewish, Irish)
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Subash April 28, 2019
· Violin · In studio
I am very glad that i found Mr.Jerry for violin classes. He is very nice and experienced teacher. As i am a beginer, He helped me tune my violin and and then he taught me all the basics about the instrument then he explaind me about the notes and taught me to play some notes. I really enjoyed the class and want to learn more. I will continue to take lessons with Mr. Jerry. I want to thank Mr. Jerry for making my first music class a nice experience.
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Neziah K. December 23, 2018
· Violin · In studio
He is good
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Anupam H. September 27, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Jerry Is a wonderful teacher. He is extremely helpful And patient.
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Jerry Y.

Cranbury, NJ 08512
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$25 / 30-min

About Mitzy C.

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Astoria, NY
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Hi There! I have been teaching for 14 years, and I love sharing the love of music and the flute. My lessons, regardless of age and level, focus on building technique as a means to musical freedom. Lessons are tailored to the student's goals and personality, whether that is preparing for all-state or college auditions, or playing and composing the student's own music! I have performance BM and MM degrees from SUNY Purchase College and Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and have been a freelance musician with many orchestras over the years. I am comfortable and have experience working with students with disabilities.

About Mitzy
Hi! I am a teacher and performer who loves exploring and learning new things, with flute and in life! I love to work hard but always have fun, and I try to make flute lessons the same for my students. In addition to playing flute, I enjoy the outdoors, playing with my cat Abbie, and travel.
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Mitzy C.

Astoria, NY 11102
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$42 / 30-min

About Esther D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I've been playing flute for 25 years, and teaching for almost 10 years to students all ages and levels. I'm specialized in classical repertory and public performance.

About Esther
Educator with 10+ years of experience, focused on providing personalized education and incorporating new technology into the teaching process, as well as fostering intellectual and personal growth and serving as a role model who instills a lifelong desire to learn.
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Margaret July 5, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Instructor is very energetic and enthusiastic. Conversation is interesting, and she stops to make necessary corrections to my Spanish.
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Marc M. June 17, 2019
· Spanish · In home
Esther is a great teacher and I highly recommend her, especially to those who want to improve their fluency and to those (like me) who are just too afraid to start speaking Spanish. Lessons with her are always fun and interesting, and she always knows how to explain everything in a simple and understandable way!
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James and Rebecca January 24, 2018
· Spanish · Online
She is a very good instructor. Very patient as well.
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Esther D.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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About Jackie T.

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New York, NY

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Experienced teacher for 5 years; specializing in flute! All ages/levels are welcome and encouraged. I will help you learn basic music theory and technique, while also focusing on musicality and expression. You will be learning different songs and pieces so quickly and building a great foundation in your musicianship.

About Jackie
Hello!

I am a graduate student at the Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City pursuing my Professional Studies Diploma in Flute Performance with Judith Mendenhall. I have many years of teaching experience, including private flute lessons, ukulele lessons, general music classes, and chamber music. Arts education and teaching artistry have become an incredible part of my life, and I enjoy sharing my love of music to students of all ages and levels!

Thank you for checking out my profile, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Jackie T.

New York, NY 10011
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$34 / 30-min

About Julian B.

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Brooklyn, NY
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You'll be playing songs in no time! With over eight years of teaching experience with students of all ages, I know how to tailor your experience to you or your child's goals and experience level. I believe that we get the most joy from playing our instrument by developing strong fundamentals so that new musical challenges are enlightening rather than frustrating.

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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$40 / 30-min

About Alden S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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If you choose to take lessons with me, your money is going toward top-notch private music instruction. My curriculum includes goal-setting meetings and check-ups to ensure that my student and myself are both doing our best to realize his or her musical ambitions. I utilize 'before and after' recordings to show my students just how far they've come without even realizing it, stirring up deeper motivation and reinforcing the power of practicing. Although I've been playing for over 15 years and now perform regularly in the NYC area, I don't expect my skills and experience to simply rub off on my students. When you schedule a lesson with me, you are working with an educator, not a performer.

Although I am a saxophonist professionally, I've been playing flute alongside it for a few years, and I'm fully capable of taking on beginner students on this instrument. Rest assured, the unique features of my teaching style and curriculum are no less powerful because flute is not my first ...

About Alden
I'm a baritone saxophonist and a die-hard jazz enthusiast living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I graduated from Bard College with a BA in music, specifically jazz performance and contemporary composition. In addition to saxophone, I also play clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and piano (I'm also convinced that I can play the drums, but my friends disagree).
Since moving to Brooklyn, I've entrenched myself in the New York music scene, playing mainly jazz, funk and pop, as well as composing my own music on the side.

In addition to performing, I teach regularly, giving in-home lessons to my students throughout the NYC area. I teach all levels of saxophone, as well as beginner to intermediate piano, and beginner flute and clarinet. I offer a rich curriculum with my own set of teaching materials such as, goal calendars, practice logs, and be
fore-and-after recordings.
If you are thinking of booking lessons, don't hesitate to contact me via Take Lessons. That way I can ensure that I have space in my studio and that you will get the most out of your experience with me. Can't wait to work with you!
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Marie October 24, 2018
· Saxophone ·
My son, Justin, started taking lessons with Alden about a year and a half ago, and absolutely loved it! Justin has always loved music, and I think that lessons with Alden have taken this up a notch. It's so great to hear Justin's progress and for him to hear it too! Thanks Alden!
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Kendra October 23, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Alden is a wonderful young man! Very professional and always prepared, he keeps lessons interesting and fun for my daughter Chanda, who was just a beginner last year. Now she’s playing all kinds of songs and filling our home with music!
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Lily October 21, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
If I were to recommend a saxophone teacher to anyone, it would 100% be Alden! My son has been taking lessons with Alden for about 6 months now and I can notice great strides being made in both his playing and overall confidence. Alden's encouraging nature coupled with his love and knowledge of his instrument and music in general creates an incredibly nourishing learning environment for a student. If you are looking for a new saxophone teacher for yourself or your child, you have found the one!
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Alden S.

Brooklyn, NY 11213
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About Mei S.

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Just starting out on the flute, wanting to pick it up again, or trying to hone your skills? I'm so eager to help you reach your goals and to share my love of music with you!

I currently study at The Juilliard School, and I love teaching and getting to know other flutists! I have performed around the world--from Carnegie Hall to concert halls in Europe and Asia--and have met so many fantastic musicians.

All ages are welcome, and lessons are catered to the student's individual needs and goals.

Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions!

About Mei
Flutist Mei currently studies at The Juilliard School in New York City under the instruction of Mr. Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Mei attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, for three years, playing flute, piccolo, and alto flute in a variety of ensembles, including the Syzygy Wind Quintet and a collaboration with Grammy-Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird.

In the summer of 2015, she was invited to perform and tour with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit. She returned again in the summer of 2016 to perform with Maestros Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev. Mei made her solo debut with the Interlochen orchestra as a winner of the 2015 Interlochen Arts Academy concerto competition. She has also performed as a soloi
st with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band as the winner and scholarship recipient of their 2016 concerto competition. As the grand prize winner of the 2018 Pearl & Julius Young Concerto Competition, she will perform as soloist with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey in 2019.

Mei has been featured on NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Reilly, and she is also a 2016 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Scholarship recipient as well as a 2016 and 2017 National YoungArts Foundation winner. Currently, she is principal flutist of the New York Youth Symphony and performs in the Juilliard orchestra and various chamber groups, including AXIOM, Juilliard’s new music ensemble. Outside of music, Mei enjoys reading, baking, and running marathons.
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Mei S.

New York, NY 10023
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$40 / 30-min

About Aimee S.

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I have played the flute for many years, in Orchestras and in an independent band. I'd love to help you have a strong foundational knowledge of the instrument - tone production, reading music, fingering, the works!

About Aimee
I teach gospel piano and beginner piano, flute, chess and English/ESL.

Use your ears, use your fingers and all the other gifts God gave you to assist during your local worship service. I come from a long line (4 generations) of church musicians. I trained classically on piano and flute - and can teach the basics for both instruments across genres. I have also been a journalist for The Associated Press (gotta have a day job!). And have done grant writing work for nonprofits. I can help you improve your English writing and speaking skills. And I love to play chess (gotta have a hobby!). But when it comes to Gospel - you need a little theory and a lot of heart and soul to develop your musical ear! Come join me at my storefront church or we can meet up online. After you get the scales and common chord structures down, you'll be ready
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Taahir J. August 9, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She's awesome! Extremely patient and can teach exactly what you want to know.
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Juan June 17, 2019
· Piano · In home
She is extremely patient and supportive. Aimee is knowledgeable about a very wide range of music and clearly LOVES teaching.
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Morgan June 17, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Aimee is a wonderful teacher! She is quite knowledgeable and experienced. I appreciated how she tailored the lessons not just to my level but my pace and personality!
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Aimee S.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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