French Horn Lessons
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work
About Joseph M.
Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs.
My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current
clients), full of success story after success story!
22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students
All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nyssma level 6 score of 100.
I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc.
My students have appeared on Broadway, have played at Birdland/the Bluenote, and have won Grammys.........
I play and teach all styles; Classical, rock, Broadway, jazz,pop, etc.....
I have performed at the world class, A-list level in all the above mentioned styles as well.
I believe it is critical to be humble, down to earth and easy to work with, no matter how accomplished, student, teacher, or parent. :)..................
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching since 1991
So far, I have had only one lesson with Dr. M., the only singing lesson I've had in my entire 66 years of a lifetime. My only regret, is that I did not take them sooner. Dr M. is patient, an expert, and motivational. What more could you ask for when working with a teacher. He thinks he can make a singer out of me; I'll have to trust his judgement. It would be awesome, if he achieves our goal.Show More
Great teacher very knowledgeable.
Great teacher very knowledgeable.
It is a womderful time for my kid.
Very professional and thorough!
First lesson with my grandson. My grandson enjoyed it. Joseph was very professional.
We couldn't be more pleased and thrilled to have discovered Dr. Merkel. He is committed, gifted, firm, yet kind,
with my son. Thank you Dr. Joe!!!
I thought he was fantastic, absolutely fantastic. He answered a lot of my questions. He had an easy going manner that made me feel comfortable and right at home. He gave me a lot of information I didn't even think to ask. Also told me things that he expects from me that would benefit me.Show More
Great 1st experience
Dr. Merkel is the first tutor we have come across that is honest, forthright and actually TEACHES my daughter what she needs to know to reach her goals. He doesn't just tell her what he thinks she wants to hear to get her to come back next week. He's the real deal. He is a gentle corrector while being stern enough to instill what is necessary to succeed. The difference in her after four weeks with the Doc is amazing when compared to the last EIGHT YEARS she has been playing without his tutelage. We cannot say enough about him at this point and are thankful to have found such an expert!Show More
Dr. Joseph Merkel improved my sound with some adjustments on my first lesson! He has such a profound understanding of how to work with one's individual instrument. I look forward to continuing lessons with Dr. Merkel and advancing my vocal abilities for my professional aspirations.Show More
Dr. Merkel is an extremely good teacher. I'm an older, beginning student in oboe. The lessons fly by, and I never fail to learn something important. He's knowledgeable, personable, and well-organized. The best!!
Joseph is such an amazing teacher!
Supervised a staff of 400+ teachers, served as a Master Teacher/Consultant.