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
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2002
Certification in Audio Engineering
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
We just completed our first two months of lessons for my 7yo daughter. Moni is a real pro! Patient, thorough, and able to make progress each lesson. Highly recommend!
Moni is wonderful with my 6.5 year old son. He is learning so much and looks forward to his lessons. Moni is easy to work with and very knowledgeable.
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.