Michael Tate
Forest Hills, NY
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Michael Tate

Michael T.

Forest Hills, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced music teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages!

About Michael T.

Michael 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. Michael 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. Michael is currently finishing as a music teacher Brooklyn Scholars Charter School (BSCS) and Music Content Leader for National Heritage Academies (NHA) New York Branch. Michael is currently in school studying the psychological benefits of music education for children and adolescents, while teaching private lessons.


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23 Reviews
Shill S.
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Posted Oct 14, 2020
Zaiden B.
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My son loved his first class and I already heard an improvement in his technique and sound :). We are grateful Michael is here teaching and look forward to the weeks to come!

Posted Jul 28, 2020
Nigel P.
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3rd lesson and so far so good. Michael is patient and determined, my son is a little reluctant but wants to learn. Michael is a good match for his personality, meets my son where he is and then takes it from there.

Posted Jul 28, 2020
Olin A.
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My son just had his first lesson. Michael was wonderful. Very clear instructions. Very patient and encouraging. He's excited to continue with him.

Posted May 5, 2020
Lisa F.
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Michael started with our son doing in-home lessons and was absolutely stellar! He was patient, enthusiastic and talented. During COVID, we have switched to on-line lessons and he is just as great. He is the best teacher we have had and Jacob looks forward to his weekly lessons. Thank You, Michael.

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Susan H.
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Michael is very patient and awesome. My first lesson was awesome.

Posted Mar 4, 2020
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Michael is great instructor! He is patient, positive and supported of my son. I have already seen improvements. I highly recommend Mr. Tate!!

Posted Feb 14, 2020
Jacob P.
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Posted Feb 1, 2020

On time, easy to form a connection. With my child and well prepared!

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Lola K.
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Micheal is so kind! He really has wonderful energy and my daughter gets excited with all his praise and instruction. We are very lucky to find him here.

Posted Sep 4, 2019
Hilda U.
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Posted Aug 26, 2019
Chukwuemeka M.
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I love his patience in teaching my son. I'm looking forward for the best as my son continues to learn from him.

Posted Aug 21, 2019
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Really enjoyed!

Posted Jun 26, 2019
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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.

Posted Jun 10, 2019
Nathan R.
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Michael was so friendly and so great with my son! Patient and nurturing and was a true pleasure. We were very happy!

Posted Mar 27, 2019
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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.

Posted Mar 4, 2019
Brady S.
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My son loves playing trombone with Michael! He
makes learning fun and is always positive and encouraging.

Posted Feb 15, 2019
Raechelle E.
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Posted Nov 10, 2018
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Really appreciate his work with my son!

Posted Aug 1, 2018
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Posted Jul 5, 2018
jason R.
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Posted Jun 20, 2018
David O.
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Started on time and the first session went very well.

Posted Nov 8, 2017
Atticus (.
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Michael was very professional and kind. My son loved his lesson!

Posted Mar 16, 2017

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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.
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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