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Ramona D.
Brooklyn, New York
Develop your piano skills with the help of a classically trained pianist with 10+ years of experience
I'm a classically trained pianist. I have been teaching this subject for 10 years. I have a traditional and non-traditional style when I teach. I focus on technique. I also record the student's piano performances. But most of all, I make learning music FUN!
About Ramona D.

I'm a professional musician and audio engineer. I'm a classically trained pianist and I offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, music theory, music recording, music performance and songwriting. I received my music education from The Brooklyn Music School, Cornell University and The Institute of Audio Research. I perform in original & cover bands as a keyboardist and backup singer. I’m also a session musician, music producer and have composed music for commercials and short films. As an audio engineer, I record, mix, edit, arrange, master and program demos, EPs albums, mix-tapes, karaoke tracks and ringtones. I co-own a project recording studio in Brooklyn, NY. I'm passionate about what I do and guarantee a creative, enjoyable and fulfilling experience! *** Lesson Details *** For piano and voice, I incorporate basic music theory methods and also focus on ear training. My ultimate goal when teaching is for the student to have a visceral experience while playing or singing. For audio engineering, I go over audio recording techniques and the tools & equipment needed to produce a professional-sounding song. I enjoy imparting my knowledge of music to others and I demonstrate that enthusiasm in my teaching style. I love relating what I'm teaching a student to his/her learning style. Figuring out how someone learns is a key component of my method and I'm a better instructor because of it. *** Studio Equipment *** lives in a brownstone three-story home with a recording studio f/w 88 keys seating for parents *** Travel Equipment *** Piano, a keyboard with 88 keys and sustain pedal. *** Specialties *** Classical, music theory and ear training

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Teaching since 2002

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Certification in Audio Engineering

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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205-A Lexington Avenue
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$35
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$50
60 minutes
$60
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Was transphobic to non-binary people and didn't take proper accountability for continuously messing up they/them pronouns. She also said she felt attacked after being told to use Sam Smith's correct pronouns (they/them). She constantly got defensive and talked over me. It was so bad I started crying. As a trans/queer person, I didn't feel safe or listened to. I'm never taking her class again.

Posted Oct 22, 2022
Online

Always so patient and understanding all while helping me progress confidently!

Posted Mar 11, 2021
Online

She’s super knowledgeable and keeps me inspired and excited for my next class! Love her!

Posted Oct 2, 2020
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MUSIC DIRECTOR & MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST
Sep 2017 - Present
Moving Mountains, Inc.
Moving Mountains Inc, is a performance arts program for youth founded by Jamie Hector, known for his roles in The Wire, Bosch and Queen of the South. Instruct 3 music classes ages 10 - 22. Provide vocal coaching, music theory instruction. Provide multimedia and sound reinforcement services for live performances. Direct & conduct music for live performances. Compose original music for the original plays “Enough” and “Maya’s Possibilities” written by Jamie Hector and Allaine Roberson.
MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST
Nov 2013 - Present
First Live
Utilized mobile and in house setups to engineer (A1) record, mix and live stream video & audio at various venues in NYC including: Arlene’s Grocery, Knitting Factory, NYU, Columbia University, French Embassy, Hilton Hotel, Sonos Studio, Noblu. Recorded, mixed, edited, audio using the Behringer X32 & Presonus Studio Live digital mixing consoles. Mastered the audio of live performances Edited videos in postproduction Operated multiple HD cameras; switched camera angles live and controlled each camera’s movement with the Sony Remote control unit RM-BR300 at Knitting Factory. Switched and captured live camera feeds using the Panasonic Multi-Format Live Switcher AV-HS300 & Black Magic Design’s ATEM Television Studio Switcher with built in H.264 encoder. Produced and delivered video & audio of client’s performances.
POST PRODUCTION AUDIO ENGINEER
Feb 2012 - Jan 2013
Gigantic Post
Assisted Emmy Award winning audio engineer, Tom Paul, with audio postproduction by providing the following services to film industry clients: sound recording (Foley, ADR, voiceover), advanced sound editing (including dialogue editing, cleaning) mixing, sound design and mastering. Mixed audio on a 32 fader Icon D-Control with a scalable array of Pro Tools HD systems for up to 768 tracks. Utilized an extensive collection of plug-ins and hardware tools for mixing and dialogue cleaning Incorporated hard sound effects and background sound Exported final audio mix as a 48k @ 24 bit audio file and delivered the film with synced audio mix to clients via FTP
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Jul 2004 - Jul 2006
Cottonbelly Productions
Assisted multi-Grammy award winning producer and film composer Stuart Matthewman of Sade. Duties included: Audio Engineering: assisted with studio session set-ups, microphone positioning and set-up, instrument tunings, signal and patch bay connections, operation of analog and digital mixing consoles, operation of digital audio workstations and outboard gear, stage set-ups & worked with front of house engineers for artists’ performances. Production: assisted with MIDI programming/sequencing and arrangement, analog synthesis design (modular synthesis), instrument multi-sampling, score writing, editing, transcription and keyboard performances. Administrative: liaised with artists, entertainment lawyers and partners in the music and film industries.
Certification in Audio Engineering
Jan 2000 - Nov 2000
The Institute of Audio Research
B.A. Ethnomusicology
Aug 1995 - Aug 1999
Cornell University
B.A.
Aug 1995 - Aug 1999
Cornell University
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Audio Engineering
Nov 2000
Institute of Audio Research
Audio Engineering
Nov 2000
Institution of Audio Research
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2008
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.

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
205-A Lexington Avenue
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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