Joseph Merkel

Joseph M.

Huntington Station, NY
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Joseph passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Joseph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 1991

Local tutor;

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

into All-County,

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. :)..................

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Lead teacher, supervisor.
Jan 1994 - Present
Private company

Supervised a staff of 400+ teachers, served as a Master Teacher/Consultant.


Professional Proficiency


Jun 2008

Certified Tennis instructor.


Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2013

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 1995

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

"My vocal student Sal Valintinetti, who I discovered and trained"

NY METS DWIGHT GOODEN and Voice student,  “Reeanna G”, BROADWAY show “Batboy”

Vocal student Sal Valintinetti with Nick Cannon and Heidi Klum

My student; Gianni Ciardiello,   “YOU”, actor,   LIFETIME CHANNEL,  over 40 MILLION VIEWERS!

Student, Gianni Ciardiello In Netflix/Lifetime channels smash hit show; “YOU” clips and reel.
" My vocal student Sam Tesch singing the national anthem at Citifield for the New York Mets"
"My piano and voice student Alexa Ford "the Way" by Ariana Grande"
"Vocal student Sam Tesch performing the Star Spangled Banner for the NY Knicks"
"Former vocal and piano student, Rebecca Kuznick" Broadway performer, and recording artist
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13 Reviews

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Ximena L. Sep 5, 2019
Speaking Voice · In home

Great teacher very knowledgeable.

Ximena L. Sep 5, 2019
Speaking Voice · In home

Great teacher very knowledgeable.

Oscar Jun 9, 2019
Tuba · In home

It is a womderful time for my kid.

Dana Sep 18, 2016
Saxophone · In home

Very professional and thorough!

louis R. Aug 9, 2016
Saxophone · In home

First lesson with my grandson. My grandson enjoyed it. Joseph was very professional.

Joshua W. Apr 19, 2016
Singing · In home

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!!!

Natalie H. Jan 18, 2016
Acting · In home

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.

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Samantha Jan 5, 2016
Singing · In studio

Great 1st experience

Emily F. Nov 4, 2015
French Horn · In studio

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!

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Odin S. Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In studio


Lila P. Jun 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

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.

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Victoria Y. May 23, 2015
Oboe · In studio

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!!

George B. Oct 30, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio

Joseph is such an amazing teacher!

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