Michael Tate

Michael T.

Forest Hills, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced Woodwind teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! Clarinet was the Primary instrument I studied while attending Ithaca College to receive my music education degree. While attending Ithaca college i required to become proficient in all woodwind and brasswind instruments. Further, I advanced my Bassoon skills by participating in an all campus Orchestra.
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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2010

Michael A Tate graduated from the prestigious Music Education Program and Psychology Program at Ithaca College in 2012. Ithaca gave him the incredible opportunity to hone in on his musicianship and compositional skills. He was also able to discover a new medium of composition, film composition. Tate immediately fell in love with the art of writing music for film and was able to make his first musical debut on a film directed by Mike Blaney. In his time at Ithaca College, he composed scores for multiple films and continues to maintain an active composition career. Tate is currently finishing as a music teacher Brooklyn Scholars Charter School (BSCS) and Music Content Leader for National Heritage Academies (NHA) New York Branch. In the fall Tate will be returning to school to study the psychological benefits of music education for children and adolescents, while teaching private lessons.

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Music Content Leader
Aug 2015 - Present
National Heritage Academies

Music Teacher
Aug 2013 - Present
Brooklyn Scholars Charter School

Music Teacher
Jan 2011 - May 2012
New Roots Charter School


PhD. Clinical Psychology
Jun 2016 - Present
CUNY Graduate Center (City College)
MA Psychology
Jan 2014 - May 2016
Long Island University Brooklyn
BA Psychology
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Ithaca College
BM Music Education
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Ithaca College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Little Kids Rock Certified Teacher
May 2014
Little Kids Rock

NYS Teacher Certification Music K-12
Mar 2013
New York Department of Education


New York State Board of Education
Jul 2013

The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
May 2009

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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10 Reviews

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Susan Jun 10, 2019
Bass Clarinet · In home

Truly one of the most engaged and encouraging teachers that we've ever encountered! Michael was endlessly creative and patient with getting the most out of our "grudging" young student.

Nathan R. Mar 27, 2019
Saxophone · In home

Michael was so friendly and so great with my son! Patient and nurturing and was a true pleasure. We were very happy!

Calum Mar 4, 2019
Clarinet · In home

Best instructor ever! Michael tailors each lesson for my 10-year-old son--who honestly is a reluctant student. In three lessons Michael has improved his playing and also given him practical fun tips on how to practice between lessons.

Brady S. Feb 15, 2019
Trombone · In home

My son loves playing trombone with Michael! He
makes learning fun and is always positive and encouraging.

Raechelle E. Nov 10, 2018
Percussion · Online

Beverly Aug 1, 2018
Oboe · Online

Really appreciate his work with my son!

Beverly Jul 5, 2018
Oboe · Online

jason R. Jun 20, 2018
Trumpet · Online

David O. Nov 8, 2017
Saxophone · In home

Started on time and the first session went very well.

Atticus (. Mar 16, 2017
Trumpet · In home

Michael was very professional and kind. My son loved his lesson!

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