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Robert M.

Ronkonkoma, NY
Starting at $30
  • AAS Musical Performance from Nassau Community Collage
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Robert M.

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*** Travel Equipment *** I could provide strings, picks, and a notebook if necessary, but i would expect them to have their own guitar, an amplifier would be good for students with electric guitars but it isn't necessary, and possibly a notebook, a regular ruled notebook would be fine. *** Spec

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Nick R.

27 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Nick R.

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About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Bob
On 10/7/2019 I had my first banjo lesson with Nick Russo. Nick created a calm, relaxed atmosphere in his studio, he was clear when he gave me instructions about technique, and he was incredibly patient when demonstrating the correct way to play a particular passage. His knowledge of music theory in general, and of the five-string banjo in particular, is very impressive. I would recommend him highly both to a banjo beginner and to anyone (like myself) who is in need of a refresher course. I should mention that I have also taken lessons from Nick on the lap steel guitar, an instrument that I do not know well. Nick’s expertise on this rather obscure instrument, his teaching ability, and – it is worth mentioning again – his patience, made these sessions very enjoyable and productive. He is, by any measure, an outstanding instructor. He is also very nice guy, who clearly enjoys working with his students.
Fadila
Our daughter has taken classes with Nick as part of her after school program with a larger group of kids. After the COVID-19 situation she continued having classes via zoom, and she very much wanted to do so. We observed great progress in both her musical skills and her desire to continue engaging with the instrument, ukulele in this case. The transition between in person and online class went smoothly, and Nick's follow up emails made sure we are on track with topics covered as well as the homework. Nick has a lot of patience and he's ways of engaging with Students are at age appropriate.
We continued ukulele classes online in a small group (2x1) and we are absolutely happy with our decision to continue taking ukulele lessons with Nick.
Jim
I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation.

Rob S.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded North American Rock Guitar Competition from Guitar Player Magazine and Gibson Guitars
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Rob S.

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I can help you to improve your performance skills with my extensive experience performing all over the country.

About Rob

I am an accomplished, award-winning guitarist, composer and teacher and have been teaching guitar and music for 20 years. I have both a Bachelor's and a Masters Degree in Music. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced, including at the university level, and all styles (rock, jazz, blues, folk,

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Greg C
Absolutely the best teacher around. He simplifies advanced concepts and will help you set and meet any goal you have musically. And he is a really nice guy.
Sunil A.
Great intro class with Rob!
Andrew H.
Rob is a great teacher and knows exactly how to teach his students what they need to know to reach their goals. He is well versed in all styles and explains topics in a clear, easy to understand manner.

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Juliet J.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Juliet J.

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About Juliet

I have been a teacher in private practice for 20 years. I have a wide range of experience with singers of all styles and age groups with a variety of goals and skills. I sang with a professional jazz octet for a number of years while maintaining my practice, have taught various master classes, m

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Denise S.
She's observant and funny and knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I look forward to learning from her!
Miriam S.
Juliet was amazing! Her space was very cool and I loved her technique. I’m so excited!
Rosie
Our first lesson was really good!
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Hien N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Vietnamese, Hungarian, English
  • Electronic Production & Design from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hien N.

2 Reviews
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I have 10 years of live performance experience.

About Hien

Hien is a sound designer, composer, and singer living in New York. The Budapest-born musician’s deep attachment to music and sound began at a very young age. Currently, she is working as a freelance UX/UI sound designer, composing for commercials. She studied Electronic Production and Design, and M

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Moonsun
Hien is a knowledgeable and caring instructor who taught me so much! She is well versed on a variety of disciplines within the realm of music and production.
Ramo
Great vibes and very articulate. She goes so in depth with her explanations but also manages to do it in a very chilled and fun way. Perfect for Ableton newbies. I'd also recommend her as a teacher if you want to take your Ableton chops to a whole new level!! :D
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Michelle Kei I.

69 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German
  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michelle Kei I.

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Let me help you develop your REAL VOICE and hone your skills as a performer.

About Michelle Kei

Michelle Kei I., a soprano of Japanese and American heritage, "uses her strong dramatic soprano to slice through the orchestra" in a varied repertoire that encompasses Verismo to Broadway. Possessing a captivating stage presence and praised as "superb," "gifted," and a "constant breakaway from the

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Faith
I have been a student of Michelle and Robert since August of 2016. I originally reached out to them to help my performance in school musicals as well as start the training process to one day become a professional musical theatre actress. What I ended up getting was that and so much more. Whatever opportunity I took, they were there supporting me every step of the way. They made sure I was prepared for anything: auditions, performances, competitions, solos, and much more. Each year I am astounded at the chances they give me to become a more well rounded performer, and at the high level of progress I make with them in a small amount of time. They helped uncover amazing things about myself I never dreamed of finding out.

   As a student on the autism spectrum I had a lot of insecurities about working in a different and more private setting. Michelle and Robert’s care and dedication almost immediately wiped away those fears. Every lesson I felt encouraged to show my true self and was supported during the more vulnerable moments. The work they have done with their students with disabilities is something beyond praise.

4 years have passed with these amazing teachers, and I feel more prepared than ever for my future career in performing. I would highly recommend Michelle and Robert for any students with disabilities, aspiring musical theatre actors, or any general music fanatics with a strong will to learn! 
jane kurek
Best vocal teacher ever! Being an online student, I think that even with the challenges of technology, this class and its content shines through. Both teachers help so much with breath control, vowel placement, and give you great sheet music for your rep book. 100% recommend :-)
Yuma
Michelle and Robert are very professional and motivational teachers. They explain everything from voice training to singing very thoroughly, and always create a bright atmosphere. Although I have only taken a few lessons during this shelter in place, I have seen significant improvement in my singing.

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The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Woodbury is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $300 per hour.
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"I played in the Advent Band with Vandi as our worship leader for several years. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious and she always provided positive, constructive criticism. Vandi's knowledge of music theory was demonstrated in her ability to arrange our songs to suit the various skill levels of the band members and the congregation! This is not an easy task and she handled it with ease and grace. I would highly recommend her as an instructor."
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"I have been working with Loretta for five months. The improvement is tremendous. She is a great teacher."
Patricia
Took Music Performance lessons from Loretta M.
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"Eric was great. Hadn't played in a while and he really helped me get back into it and rekindled my love of music."
Phil
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric B.
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"If you want results, choose Fawn as your coach. It's that simple."
DJ
Took Music Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"Where can I start I don't Know but what I do Know for sure, this guy is very kind and patient. He's a great teacher who has lots of patient with me. I am so glad I have you as my instructor thank you Henri B.

Instruction is always individualized and positive. He always looks for what you do best and helps you develop your strengths. He works with you to overcome your weaknesses. Taking classes with him is a great pleasure."
Amara J.
Took Music Performance lessons from Henri B.
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"Greg is a very talented teacher, who is always patient and is able to explain music theory and music components in ways that are easily understood. I really truly enjoy learning from Him. He’s very knowledgeable, and clearly works hard at his lessons."
Kelly
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"Jessica is an amazing teacher! She not only understands all the technicalities behind singing but she works to your strengths and helps you cultivate both your inner and outer voice! I felt very comfortable with her and even got emotional a few times as it was such a powerful experience to be able to be vulnerable and engage in something I love so much. Jessica is the perfect mix between professional and experiential where you'll learn skills but you will also have fun doing it. I highly recommend Jessica for your musical needs. I look forward to my future sessions!! It also helps she is incredibly talented! An all around win and positive experience :)!"
Sally
Took Music Performance lessons from Jessica C.
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"Antonio is a talented musician who kindly plays the guitar for some of my Flamenco dance classes. He also participates in some of Tablado Dance Company performances as a guest artist and it's always a pleasure to share the stage with such an artist!"
Solange
Took Music Performance lessons from Antonio G.
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"Christine is a wonderful Instructor who went above and beyond expectations to ensure that i was grasping the information as it was explained to me. Her manner and drive is very engaging and i found it helped me build my confidence and develop a greater appreciation for music performance. She knows her stuff and so much more. Try her. You will be glad you did. She is the best. And by the way, she sings like a bird."
Grace
Took Music Performance lessons from Christine G.
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"My son takes beginning band with Nick. This group of very young players is learning how to hear a piece of music, break it down, play it together, and make it their own. Along the way, Mr. Nick teaches them theory, technique, and joy in playing music. Nick has the patience of a saint. His expertise is in guitar and banjo, but he knows his way around the whole band, and can teach rhythm and technique on a wide range of instruments. I highly recommend. Note, we’ve done lessons both on line and in person. Both were good."
Elizabeth
Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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