John Licari

John L.

Poughkeepsie, NY
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Levels Taught:
Is that piano or keyboard collecting dust? That's why you're here, and that's why I'm here. Come learn how to play the piano.

You will learn how to read music, how to play the piano with proper technique, basic chords, chord progressions.
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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 25 and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2011

John L has been teaching music in schools since 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, or his home. John L has helped his students in school play the guitar, drums, bass, piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion.

John has has three degrees - AAS in Music Business (SUNY Orange, 2005), BA in Music (CUNY Hunter, 2009), and MA in Music Education (CUNY Hunter, 2011) - and is currently working on a fourth degree in Music Composition (CUNY Hunter). As an expert in his field, John looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. John is knowledgeable in a lot of musical genres, and will open your ears up to a world of music.


Music Copyist
Aug 2014 - Present
Center for Contemporary Opera

Copyist-for-hire on Falling Angel by J. Mark Scearce.

Piano/Vocal Score
Orchestral Score
Part extraction

Music Teacher
Dec 2011 - Present
NYC Department of Education

I teach middle school general music, beginning, and intermediate concert band, modern band, and I assist with the school choir, and string orchestra.

Music Copyist
Jan 2008 - Present
Music Preparation Services

Freelance music copyist using Sibelius and Finale.


MA - Music Composition
Jan 2013 - Present
CUNY Hunter
MA - Music Education
Sep 2009 - Aug 2011
CUNY Hunter
BA - Music
Jan 2007 - Aug 2009
CUNY Hunter
AAS - Music Business
Sep 2001 - Aug 2005
SUNY Orange


Limited Proficiency


Sep 2017
NYC Department of Education

Received tenure.

New York State Teaching Certificate
Aug 2009
New York Department of Education

Certified to teach music in New York state for grades PreK - 12

Photos & Videos

John playing drums with Tesla's Revenge, former local punk band.


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