Anthony Scuderi

Anthony S.

Oakland, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate
I have taught piano students as young as 4 and as mature as 65. piano is usually the go-to instrument for individuals getting into music. I recommend musicians of every instrument to have at least beginner knowledge of the piano. I can help you learn your first instrument!

About Anthony S.

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I have a BA in Music from CUNY College of Staten Island and a MM in Composition from CUNY Brooklyn College. I have been teaching Music in NYC Public Schools since 2005 where I have taught thousands of students ages 5 through 14; General Music and Instrumental studies. I have taught private lessons as young as 4 and as mature as 65. In addition to my work as an educator, I am a working musician and composer most recently working on a Chidlren's songbook titled SENSITIVE SAM, and video game music for the iPhone, iPad and iPod APP titled Tin Man Can released by Chillingo and Red Candy Games.
I use my creativity to engage my students, teaching them musical empowerment by learning how to improvise and compose their own music. My primary instruments can be found in any rock band (guitar, bass, drums, etc.) however I have extensive experience and success in teaching string and wind instruments. I am a fun and outgoing person who loves talking about music or just about anything, I would be happy to be your music teacher!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a laid back personality but I stress self discipline in my lessons. I teach students to be their own boss! I want my students to take responsibility of their education because unlike the subjects that we NEED to learn for life, music can be the one thing we choose to learn to enrich our minds and spirit. I always begin my lessons with just getting to know the instrument, making sounds and noises and improvising on whatever the student already knows. I then proceed to rudiments, taking the student into understanding music as a subject and how to transfer things on a page or sounds in their ear to the instrument. I have a preferred way to teach and a curriculum I use, however I will ask the student what their goals are at the beginning and always keep my instruction steadily aimed at achieving those goals. After three to six months, students will be able to sight read simple melodies and chord names, as well as play some of their favorite songs and some classics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a computer, music stand, manuscript paper, stickers and a sense of humor.

*** Specialties ***
I have taught Suzuki and Orff methods as well as traditional notational reading. I prefer to teach music reading to students ages 8 and up. I teach instruments, theory/ composition as well as songwriting.


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4 Reviews
Edric S.
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Wonderful instructor. His lessons inspired our son in trombone performance and music composition.

Posted Aug 17, 2016
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We love Anthony! Great teacher!

Posted May 20, 2015
Renate K.
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Our (then) 8 years old daughter took guitar lessons by Anthony last year. Anthony is a great teacher with a lot of humor, patience and expertise. It worked perfectly for our daughter and she loved the lessons and learned a lot. We would highly recommend Anthony to others.

Posted Dec 12, 2014
Katie M.
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Anthony is a fantastic guitar instructor for our 7 year old son. He is patient and clear, kind and fun-loving. My son is learning quickly and looks forward to his lesson time with Anthony. Anthony is always punctual and professional. We highly recommend Anthony as a guitar teacher.

Posted Nov 22, 2014

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Lower School Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present


At QLS, I have started their first lower school strings program. I have also just recently completed a large scale Talent Showcase production with over 70 performers. This past February we had two staged musicals featuring the music from early Rock n' Roll pioneers!

Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Jun 2014


St. Teresa School: Staten Island Julia Music School: Staten Island PS 29: Staten Island PS 23: Staten Island PS/IS 192: Brooklyn


Master of Music Degree (M.M.)
Aug 2008 - Dec 2010

Brooklyn College

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.)
Aug 2000 - May 2005

CUNY Staten Island



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


CA Single Subject Teaching Credential: MUSIC
Jun 2014

California Commission on Teaching Credentialing

Music K-12
Aug 2007

NYC Dept. of Education

Professional Teaching Certificate


John Cage Award for Excellence in Experimental Composition
May 2010

CUNY Brooklyn College


National Association for Music Education
Jan 2014
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