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Popular Music Teachers Near Poughkeepsie

Cheryl E.

New Paltz, NY
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John A.

New Milford, CT
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Ben B.

Wappingers Falls, NY
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Cheryl E. New Paltz, NY

About Cheryl

• Music degree from Cornell University • Studied at Juilliard • Is a touring performer
• Is a professional composer for TV ads & films • Over 15 years teaching experience & remarkable references available All ages and abilities (there's no such thing as too young or too old)! Flexible schedule and only 2 miles north of the town of New Paltz!
 Learn to play on a Steinway & Sons grand piano! Besides learning to play the piano, sessions can include the following: learning classical piano repertoire, mastering pop vocal music, perfecting performance, gaining confidence in composition, general musical exploration, creative career coaching

 *** Lesson Details *** Super laid back, custom lessons for exactly what you want. We set goals and milestones, you get homework to practice.

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erin B. September 26, 2014
Beatbox
Cheryl came into my school and did a beatbox workshop with my students. She was super prepared, knowledgeable, and fun to work with! I was amazed by how much my students learned in one workshop!!
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Emma W. September 25, 2014
Singing · In home
I started out taking Piano lessons with Cheryl and later switched to voice lessons. My brother and I took lessons with her for about 8 or so years and we love her! I learned a lot about harmonizing, pitch and my singing improved a lot. Highly recommend.
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Sandy D. September 4, 2014
Piano · In studio
I took piano lessons with Cheryl for a month and learned so much in a short amount of time! She customized lessons to my skill level and interest in songwriting and assigned me songs to learn that were both challenging and fun!
John A. New Milford, CT

About John

My job is to get your child crazy about the piano. If you have to nag your child to play, something is wrong. The basics are, of course, important, but until you have gotten the child to accept and love the piano as an object of enjoyment, all that practicing will go nowhere. How do I do it? I think it's easier to learn the piano if you are having fun, and that means playing music that you like. You can always choose what you will play in lessons, and lessons are designed around your preferences, and move at a pace comfortable to you. The basics are still taught, but at a pace that your child finds comfortable. The result of this is that I will get your child to go the piano and play by themselves with no nagging. I have had the complete classical conservatory experience, yet

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Andrew R. December 31, 2014
Piano · In home
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John has been teaching my 6 year old daughter for 3 months now and not only has he done a tremendous job gauging her abilities and teaching her but he has made it so much fun she wants to play the piano all the time.
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Janet S. July 23, 2014
Piano · In home
John's biggest strengths are his patience, understanding and seeming endless facility with music. I read music but not fast enough to allow me to play good pieces, so John translates everything into physical movements. This makes it very easy to play interesting music, which makes me want to play more. I think he has shown me how learn, how to refine things so they are satisfying. I highly recommend him as a teacher, for beginners or advanced.
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Heather S. July 22, 2014
Piano · In home
My son is six years old and has been taking piano lessons with John for six months. John is a unique and engaging teacher. His extensive knowledge of music and skill at the keyboard were apparent from the beginning. He can easily demonstrate a multitude of songs and then teach them on the spot. My son is excited to play a "whole song," be it Sponge Bob or Beethoven. John's teach-by-numbers technique appeals to my son's love of numbers and patterns yet he is also quickly learning how to read sheet music. John really is skilled at disguising a lesson on technique or theory as a game. He is goofy while at the same time encouraging and supportive of my son. He keeps it light, fun, and skill appropriate. Since he comes to our home, I also appreciate John's focus on the lesson - he arrives and departs in a timely manner. I highly recommend John as a piano teacher.
Ben B. Wappingers Falls, NY

About Ben

Hello, Music has always been a part of my life. I've studied music at Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz (Where I completed my Bachelor's Degree) I've been teaching music since 2010. For the past few years I've been very fortunate to travel the world performing music. I have performed in 45 of the U.S. States and 25 different countries across 5 continents. My goal is for the student to have and understanding of the music and perform it effortlessly. Most of all, help share with them the joy and happiness that music has given me over the years.

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Joe H. February 6, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Lessons with Ben have helped me, a guitarist first and foremost, to be able to hang on Bass in a professional capacity. His music philosophy has helped me to approach my own playing with a more focused mind. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
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Vince T. January 26, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Ben is a very intuitive teacher. He quickly figures out how his students learn, then tailors his teaching approach. I've learned from Ben through observation and his tips are spot on. Above all, he is a fun and inspirational gentleman to be around!

Jeff F.

New Fairfield, CT
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Danny S.

New Paltz, NY
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James H.

Highland, NY
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Jeff F. New Fairfield, CT

About Jeff

*** Travel Equipment *** When I travel, they're expected to have an instrument, amp (if necessary) and note book. *** Specialties *** Having taught for so long I rely on my own experience as a musician, using my extensive knowledge of music theory and the guitar as an instrument to impart a heightened awareness and love of performance and the rewards of a disciplined and focused practice habit to my students. Whether a student wants to learn rock, blues, jazz, pop, folk or other genres, I give them key insights and the right approach to achieve his/her goal in the minimum amount of time. Practice is essential to growth.

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georgina S. October 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
My son has been taking lessons with Jeff for a year now and can honestly say he is one of the best teachers he has had. He not only teaches my son to play songs, but also teaches him how to read notes, the theory and history of music. My son enjoys and looks forward to meeting with Jeff for his lessons every week. And I extremely happy and thrilled to have found him.
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Joe R. September 27, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I've been taking lessons with Jeff for over 6 years. He is the most knowledgeable instructor I've ever met and is fluent all music styles with an in depth understanding of music theory. Our lessons are always fun, entertaining and educational. We always mix music theory with any songs we are trying to figure out and Jeff always wants you to leave with having learned something new, not just how to play a song.
I really value the time I spent in Jeff's lessons and would recommend him to anyone interested in pursuing guitar lessons.
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Daniel H. September 14, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Jeff is a great guitar teacher! He is very knowledgeable and I really enjoy my lessons. I have been playing guitar for more than 30 years and I have tried different teachers. Until I met Jeff, I could not find a teacher that could assess my knowledge and add to it. Jeff is the only guitar teacher that was able to understand where I was at and provide insights and improvements right away. Other teachers all focused on what they wanted to teach, not what I needed to learn. If you are an experience guitar player and want to improve, Jeff is the guy. My lessons cover multiple styles but mostly rock, blues, and jazz.

Jeff always has something new for me that is interesting & fun. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
Danny S. New Paltz, NY

About Danny

Over the past few years, I've studied with Modern Guitar Greats such as Jonathon Kreisberg and Mark Dziuba. Currently, I'm gigging around the Hudson Valley with several Jazz and Rock Groups. You can catch me playing every Sunday from 2-6 at the Cafeteria Coffee House in New Paltz. Skype Lessons are OK *** Lesson Details *** Lessons will involve building song repertoire, and exploring how to connect ideas aurally, visually, and mentally. Teaching, like jamming, should be a conversation. I look forward to learning as much from you as you do from me!

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Alivia M. September 21, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Danny is an excellent teacher. He is patient, encouraging, and a lot of fun. He takes the time to plan lessons around the songs and styles that I'm interested in. He is knowledgeable and passionate about music, and the way he explains basic music theory has helped me understand it so much more than I thought I would. Learning a new instrument with Danny has been stress-free and inspiring. I highly recommend him!
James H. Highland, NY

About James

New music teacher in the Hudson Valley! Take lessons to learn guitar, music theory, reading music, and many other musical skills. I specialize in solo guitar, improvisation, finger-style guitar, arranging, music theory and knowledge of various styles of music. Beginners are more than welcome, as are intermediate and advanced players, of all ages. Skype lessons are available! Learn to play rock, jazz, blues, Latin, Brazilian, Classical, pop, reggae, folk, metal, really anything! Music should be fun to play and learn, which is the focus of my teaching method. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Music from SUNY New Paltz, and have performed at venues around the Hudson Valley and NYC, including The Falcon in Marlboro and Santo's Party House in NYC. I look forward to meeting and helping you to

Poughkeepsie Music Lessons

Do you want to learn how to play the guitar, the piano, the drums, the violin, or any other instrument of your choice and become extremely talented? Perhaps you’d like to sing to your heart’s content and get the audience all hyped up with your immaculate singing. Maybe you want to write a song that will be remembered forever. Or perhaps you’d like to dance like pop sensation Michael Jackson or the Jabbawockeez.

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