Nadia Banna

Nadia B.

New York, NY

About Nadia B.

Background check: Last verified 10/14/2015
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Nadia teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: April 2003
Last sign in: 2 days ago


If you purchase a pack of lessons anytime before Tuesday, December 1st, you'll receive a $10 discount for each lesson in the pack of 5. My current rates for flute and piano are $55 (30 minutes), $70 (45 minutes), $85 (60 minutes), but right now there is a $10 discount on any lesson duration, making the prices as follows: $45 (30 minutes), $60 (45 minutes), $75 (60 minutes). Happy holidays! Feel free to use the "Ask a Question" feature if you have any questions.

My current teaching includes music performance (piano and flute), Italian language and Alexander Technique. I have spent many years honing my skills in all of these subjects and I delight in sharing my knowledge with you and helping you to improve and reach your goals. My teaching style is patient, friendly, helpful and individualized to your needs, interests, goals and learning style.

For more information about my experience and teaching in each subject, please click on the subject you are interested in to read more.

I also enjoy writing blog articles for TakeLessons as another way of sharing information. I have written articles in all of the subjects I teach. Here is a list, by category.

PIANO: - 5 Easy Ways to Test Your Piano Skills - 4 Easy Ways to Make Piano Practice Fun and Productive - 4 Valuable Tips for Succeeding at the ABRSM Piano Exam - Piano Tips: How to Master Large Leaps on
Piano - 3 Tips for Playing Loudly (and Beautifully) at the Piano - 4 Ways to Make Practicing Piano Scales FUN! [Infographic] - How to Read Piano Music Faster: Intro to the Keys - 5 Bad Habits Holding You Back as You Learn Piano - How to Read Piano Sheet Music for Piano: A Visual Tour

FLUTE: - Learn to Play the Flute: Your Top Challenges, Resolved!

ITALIAN: - 10 Most Common Italian Grammar Mistakes - 4 Quick and Easy Italian Grammar Exercises - Essential Italian Vocabulary Words for Beginners - 4 Fun Italian Vocabulary Games for Kids - Italian Grammar: Introduction to Gender and Number - Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Going Out to Eat - 10 Common Italian Stereotypes That Are Actually True - How to Survive Your First Italian Conversation - 5 Fun Italian Games for Learning Numbers - Italian Words and Phrases for the Summer [Slideshow] - Useful Italian Phrases and Tips for Shopping in Italy - Getting Down to Business: Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Doing Business in Italy

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: - 3 Surprising Keys to Exercising Efficiently - Why Standing Up Straight Won’t Fix Your Posture - 3 Exercises to Free Your Singing Voice - How Tension Affects Your Voice (And What to Do About It!) - 3 Often-Overlooked Parts of a Successful Vocal Performance - Singing Tips: 3 Physical Keys for Hitting High Notes

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Double Major: Music Performance & Italian Language and Literature

Sep 2007 - May 2009
New York University

Double Major: Music Performance & Italian Language and Literature

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
California State University, Sacramento

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Alexander Technique

Jun 2012
American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)

Certification to teach the Alexander Technique. Requirements include three years and 1600 hours of training, in addition to continued education to maintain certification.


American Society for the Alexander Technique

Jul 2012

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)  is the largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States.The requirements for AmSAT teacher certification are specified in AmSAT's Bylaws and include the completion of 1,600 hours of training over a minimum of three years at an AmSAT-approved Teacher Training Course. AmSAT Teacher Training Courses maintain a five-to-one student/teacher ratio.

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6 Reviews on Nadia B.

Nicole Nov 15, 2015
Piano · In home
Nadia is wonderful and our girls love working with her. She is extremely patient. This is their first piano teacher, and they went from dreading the first lesson to looking forward to their weekly lesson!
Lori T. Aug 23, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Terrific first lesson! Nadia is great at simplifying and using creative methods to help you remember the fundamentals.
Madeline S. Jul 14, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Wonderful first lesson with Nadia! My daughter is 13 and extremely happy with the instruction she received. We definitely plan on continuing!
Susan K. Jun 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I had a wonderful experience with Nadia. She is very knowledgeable and is helping me advance in my piano learning
Susan K. May 29, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
Loved working with Nadia
She helped me asvance
Ernest T. Feb 7, 2013
Nadia is an Amazing, Talented, Effective and Kind Teacher........

NADIA is an Amazing teacher! I am a professional Musician (Opera Singer), and always dreamed of playing the Flute. With Nadia's skill as a wonderful flutist and her knowledge of Alexander Technique mixed in with her teaching of the Flute, I have very quickly developed a comfortable and proper position while playing. As a beginner in Flute, I must say that she has truly helped me begin to make some great sounds, sight-read easily, develop Good playing-Habits, and enjoy playing and caring for my Flute. It is RARE to find a Great Teacher who is both "effective" and "kind". I Highly recommend Nadia to ALL those who Love Music and the FLUTE!!