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Brian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2004

Brian is a professional music teacher based out of Orange County,NY. He also is a full time Audio Video Engineer at Mohegan Sun Pocono. At Mohegan Sun he did video for several concert events, including Whitesnake, The Guess Who, George Thoroughgood, Tracy Morgan, The Fray, American Authors, Philharmonics, and more. Recently he was the owner and manager of "The Skyline", which was a performace center in Middletown, NY. At The Skyline he booked and ran over a hundred events, mostly showcasing local and regional musicians. In addition, he is an extremely talented composer, arranger, and analyst. His previous band These 3 Poisons has their hit song €œLight up the Eyes on Rock Band 3. "Do what you love and love what you do." This is why he chose music as his career. His passion for music is immeasurable. Music is his calling, his reason to be. For the past 17 years Brian has been heavily involved with studying, composing, arranging, and performing music of several genres and styles. Over the years he also found teaching music to be both a talent and a passion of his. For the past 10 years, he has had the pleasure of sharing his knowledge and love for music with hundreds of students. In 2013/2014 he functioned as an adjunct professor at Mercy College, teaching Music Theory and Composition 1 and 2. He has plenty of ensemble experience, which in summary would entail Orchestra, Chamber, Choir, Jazz band, several rock and pop bands, and plenty of solo work. His main instruments are guitar, bass guitar, and keyboard, but he also has experience as a drummer, percussionist, vocalist, mandolin player, ukulele player, and clarinetist.

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Experience

Private Music Teacher
Jun 2004 - Present
Music Lessons with Brian P.

Over the course of 10 years Brian has taught over 400 students on a variety of instruments, levels, and ages.

Education

Music Technology
Sep 2012 - Present
Mercy College
non-matriculated
Sep 2007 - May 2008
Empire State College
Music Performance
Sep 2002 - May 2005
SUNY Orange

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Deans List
Dec 2012
Mercy College
Artist of the Month
Mar 2011
Middiebuzz
Music Scholarship
Jun 2001
Kiwanis

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2011

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Brian Plotnick- lead guitar, primary composer/arranger.
Brian Plotnick- lead guitar
Anthony Deluca at my music school in Chester, NY.

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Will having a guitar lesson at Brian's music school in Chester, NY.

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Brian performing at Sounds Asylum in Middletown, NY.

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Brian and his band THESE 3 POISONS performing in front of large audience.

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Thomas Messina, elite student of 5+ years.

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Ryan Aranov learning keyboard.

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