• 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
I'd love to talk to you about your music goals!
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. You will learn basic theory along with sight reading and ear training skills. No matter what genre you'd like to learn, we'll cover a few classics and dive into what you really want to be playing.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway & Sons Grand Piano (in piano room)
Full recording Studio including 2 Yamaha keyboards, Mackie mixer, RodeN21A mics, M-Audio Studio Monitors (recording studio)
*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Specialties ***
I use basic Suzuki methods (sight reading, ear training) and incorporate theory, performance and improvisation to compliment the classical base.
Cheryl has been teaching privately all ages from 3-87 for over 10 years.
Bachelor of Arts
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.
· 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!!
· 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.
· 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!