- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- February 2004
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, I have been writing songs since I learned to sing.
At a young age I began to play piano and violin, training in both the classical and pop genres.
I have been teaching piano lessons since I was 15 years old, when my own teacher had taken on more students than she could handle. Over the years, I have developed a passion and dedication for teaching music. I love to watch my students grow, and am elated to see the pleasure it brings to their own lives. Music is truly the universal language, and everyone should learn to speak it, in whatever form they desire. I am adept at finding my students weaknesses, and making it their strengths.
After graduating college, I relocated to Brooklyn, where I opened my own private music studio, "Taryn's Melodies." I formed my own band, and played violin for The Anthony Mulcahy Band, where we opened for acts such as Glen Hansard and Mark Geary. In 2012, I was a featured artist at the Gealach Gorm Songwriter Festival in Kill, Ireland. I began working for Forbes Music Company in NY as a piano, violin, guitar, and vocal instructor. My debut album, "Too Happy For Love", released in February 2012, was acclaimed for "exhibiting a diverse and unique musical background, as well as a natural grasp of language and storytelling."
“I have been an educator and administrator for quite sometime, and am aware of the qualities that separate mediocre from good, and good from great. Taryn is unquestionably great. I am constantly evaluating teaching talent in private instruction, group instruction, and in public/ private school classrooms. It is not often that I find a teacher with Taryn’s ability, passion, personality, and commitment.”
-Forbes Music Company, NY
*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy is that every lesson should be personalized to what the student's goals are. Music affects each of us differently, and therefore should be taught uniquely to that individual. Whether you want to become the next Billy Joel or Mozart, I can get you playing the tunes that you love in no time! I think it's important that you still get the same fundamentals and theory no matter what genre you're interested in, so that one day you can write your own tunes! I take particular care to make sure you make it through blocks of weaknesses, and get you back on track to reach your practice goals. It's all about making you the musician you've always wanted to be!
*** Studio Equipment ***
SV-1 Korg Vintage Stage Piano-88 key, Acoustic Guitars, Behringer Piano & Vox amp, violin, Shure PS-58 mic, ProTools, Blue Recording Mic
*** Travel Equipment ***
My own violin and guitar
*** Specialties ***
I am a classically trained musician with extensive experience in the pop/rock/contemporary genres, as well as jazz and folk music. I am a singer/songwriter, and love to encourage the students to express themselves through music.
Taryn was very good, very thorough. She was very knowledgeable about what I needed. Very easy to work with as well!
Taryn is great at finding a way to teach to your desires and needs. I'm learning the basics but in an inspiring and exciting way.
Taryn makes re-learning an instrument so much fun! She is able to create a learning environment that is challenging, fun, and creative. I am always inspired and motivated to continually push my creative abilities after every class. She is amazing!
She is a wonderful teacher. I think she could teach anyone anything.
Taryn is a great teacher, balancing technique and skills with the interests of the student. She has helped my daughter learn while keeping her motivated.
Taryn was my daughter's teacher for two years. She first taught her guitar and then my daughter wanted to switch to piano (keyboard) Taryn knew how to create a fun learning environment teaching my daughter to play the instrument by learning the songs that she liked the most. She is very professional and kind. My daughter and I miss her very much!
My daughter has been taking lessons with Taryn for 2 years now and she is just terrific. She is very flexible with her time. She is prompt and friendly. She is soft spoken and really knows her stuff. She tailored my daughter's guitar lessons to what my daughter was interested in and was very encouraging. She is the best there is as far as music lessons are concerned. I highly recommend her.
If she can get me to learn anything, she can teach just about ANYONE! I'm not exactly dexterous but willing to work hard, and Taryn has definitely given me a solid foundation to build on. Besides being a tremendously sweet and patient teacher, she is definitely knowledgeable and skilled in her own right, and it seems to me she very much enjoys her work. Not sure what more I could ask for. Thanks Taryn!!!
I highly recommend Taryn as a teacher!
Taryn taught my daughter piano. She was an extremely professional, gifted musician who was able to provide my daughter with a love of music. She motivated my daughter with fun and creative lessons!
Taryn is an amazing music teacher!
Taryn taught my 13 year old guitar and my 8 year old piano for 1 year. She is an amazing teacher and a lot of fun for the kids. She really knows how to relate to the kids and turn them on to music. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn.