Monica Garcia-Albea

Monica G.

Madison, NJ
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Monica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2002

I'm a performing artist and music teacher. I received my Bachelors and Masters degree in vocal performance at Boston's New England Conservatory, where I was a member of the jazz, classical, and third-stream departments. I also spent 8 years gigging in Berlin, Germany and teaching adults and teenagers. However, I've always also enjoyed working with kids; especially introducing them to music through piano, language, movement, role-playing, and singing. I have the most experience teaching piano, and I think it's the best instrument to start on, if you don't know much about music. But flute was my first instrument, and singing is my forte!


Music Teacher
Oct 2014 - Present
The Music Shop

Teach workshops and private lessons at a private music school in Boonton, NJ. Organize performance there with all private students 2 - 8 times a year!

Voice, Flute, and Piano Teacher
Jan 2012 - Jul 2015

Designed and taught private piano and voice lessons to students supplied by on-line agency.

Private Music Teacher
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
RMC Music Studios,

● Designed and taught voice lessons

● Worked with Studiohelper to register attendance and communicate w/parents

● Assisted in bi­annual school performances

Music Camp Teacher
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Berlin Music Camp

● Oversaw organization of events, scheduling, and parent presentations

● Led rowing trip, hiking excursion, and morning yoga

● Taught language and music classes

Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
Berlin Brandenburg International School,

● Taught private voice lessons to teenage students in preparation for musical

● Designed and instructed music class for 3rd graders

● Incorporated choreography, improvisation and composition

● Supervised, directed and participated in student composed opera

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Master's of Music Performance
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003
New England Conservatory
Bachelors of Music
Aug 1996 - Jun 2000
New England Conservatory (Boston)


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


NJ Teaching Certificate
Mar 2014
NJ Department of Education


1st Place
Oct 1998
National Assiciation of Teachers of Singing
Accepted to All­- Eastern Band and Orchestra ­ on Flute
Nov 1995
National Association for Music Education

10 Reviews

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Stephen C. Apr 2, 2018
Piano · In home

Monica is a great instructor. She instructs a lot of children and has tons of patience and a great sense of humor - I'm an adult and this patience and humor carries over to my age group as well. She's excellent with all types of music on the piano and vocal coaching as well - she'll learn anything you want and teach it back to you - she's tough too, make sure you do the basics, and you'll get a lot out of her instruction.

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Rachel Y. Nov 13, 2017
Piano · In home

Very professional and very kind. I hope my daughter could learn singing and flute from Ms. Monica in the future too. Thank you, Ms. Monica!

Hansen L. Sep 22, 2017
Piano · In home

Nice and warm.. Is highly skilled teacher.
Hansen family

Michael & Jennifer Jun 8, 2017
Piano · In home

We are so pleased to have found Monica to teach Piano to our 8 year old daughter Erin. Every week Erin is looking forward to her lesson and she really seems to enjoy learning as Monica makes the lessons fun for her. There seems to be a perfect balance of discipline and creative play that keeps Erin not only interested, but excited to learn! We could not be more satisfied.

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Ting Ting W. Jun 19, 2015
Piano · In home

Great experience so far as monica is able to connect with my usually shy 4 year old girl engaged and interested in piano... That's my main goal at this stage and monica is doing a great job of it!

a M. Jun 12, 2015
Piano · In home

Monica works wonderfully with my sons aged 3 and 6. She is patient and good natured while pushing them to continue challenging themselves. I usually hear laughter accompanying the lesson and both boys are always excited to show me how much they have progressed. After she leaves after the lessons, my little one always hollers out the door " I love you Monica!" I recommend her without reservation.

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R L. Jun 9, 2015
Flute · In home

Monica teaches Piano, Flute and Vocal. My daughter is interested in all three. I can't believe how fortunate we are to find her. She is passionate, cheerful and encouraging. My daughter enjoys every moment of her classes.

Manish G. Jun 9, 2015
Piano · In home

Monica is teaching my 7 year old son. She makes it really enjoyable and my son has a lot of fun learning. Monica is very flexible, and goes along with my son when he wants to deviate from the routine. For example, he loves singing too so we have a lot of fun singing and playing together as well. The piano lessons have become an integral part of our life and we look forward to them every week.

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Dominique F. Jul 27, 2014
Piano · In home

Monica has been teaching my 8 year old daughter for nearly a year with enthusiasm and drive. She has a very friendly but also rigorous way of teaching piano as well as music theory, reading and improvisation. She is reliable and always on time and the piano lesson has become a highlight of the week. I would certainly recommend Monica to my friends!

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A L. Jul 1, 2014
Piano · In home

Monica taught piano to my (very active) 7 yr old son. She is a wonderful teacher; my son enjoyed each lesson and learned a great deal. Monica even had him writing his own short compositions. Moreover, Monica engaged him on his own level and understood he wasn't always going to sit perfectly and be quiet - she was silly with him sometimes and made him laugh and have fun while he was learning.
She was extremely reliable and always on time for the lessons. In short, Monica is terrific and I highly recommend her.

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