Ophelia Tang

Ophelia T.

Oakland Gardens, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Studied in Hunter College - B.A in Music (under professors in Yale, Columbia, Julliard, Harvard)
Offering Music Lessons with curriculum in:
Piano
Voice
Musicianship
Ear Training

I specialize in drilling musicianship into children at a beginner or young age level so that they can grow to become a well rounded musician.

About Ophelia T.

I am a Hunter College graduate with a B.A in Music with concentration on Music Performance and Music Theory. I studied under Professors from well-credited music institutes like Harvard and Yale. I also studied at Teacher's College Columbia University for improvisation in popular music and jazz. I specialize my curriculum with not only playing the piano for performance, but also help students develop musicianship by training their vocals (such as sight singing) and ears. I also teach Music Theory along side that as well as some Music History. My lessons are conducted so that students can become a more well-rounded musician. In addition, I am also in a band so I can also teach popular music forms. Furthermore, I have experience teaching private one-on-one lessons as well as group lessons as I have worked in a piano studio before also.

In addition, I am fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. I can tailor my lesson plans in any of those three languages.

I love learning and am always looking to better educate myself. I also love teaching and believe that everyone deserves a fun and creative education of which they can use for the rest of their lives.


*** Lesson Details ***
Good for Beginners - Intermediate Levels. I am a creative teacher that loves teaching in ways that will most benefit the student. I tailor my teaching to each student individually and specialize in teaching kids. Each lesson will have components of the below and can be tailored after discussing the needs of the student or parent.

Piano Technique Drills
Piano Playing
Sight Reading
Sight Singing
Ear Training
Music Theory
Music History

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open Living Room with Stand Up Piano with seating for parents.
Guitar for music accompaniment with students upon request.
Mac Book & Condensor Mic for recordings upon request.
Drum Pads for rhythm learning materials.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Car & MTA

*** Specialties ***
Classical Theory training
Sight Singing training
Piano lessons
Popular music playing

CREDENTIALS: CUNY Hunter College, Teacher's College Columbia University.

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Celina T.
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Great teacher. Warm and fun.

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Nancy C.
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My 14 year old daughter loves music lessons from Ophelia. I can say this is the first time my daughter has ever expressed this much interest in music. I was glad I was able to find Ophelia through another friend of mine whose daughter also learns from Ophelia. Whenever Ophelia teaches a new piece of music, she goes over the composer's history with her, teaches the theory behind the piece, and does a ton of musicianship training. The lessons are truly worth their cost. It makes my daughter learn so much, just as if she was going to school. I've got to say, Ophelia is worth her price tag. Anywhere else with this kind of private music training would probably go for at least $100 per 45 minute or more.

Posted Nov 2, 2014
Alice L.
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Ophelia is truly wonderful for helping my daughter pick up piano again. She is 15 years old and there's a lot of distractions that kept her from practicing piano. Ophelia was able to help her find interest in it again. Her teaching style is truly unique. After my daughter took her lessons she gradually became a better and happier musician and not just play off the books. Ophelia teaches music theory, singing and more to really help benefit my daughter overall! I will definitely be recommending her to my daughter's classmates!

Posted Oct 30, 2014
Eva N.
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Ophelia is a wonderful piano player as well as an excellent teacher. She has a thorough knowledge in music theory and piano technique. My son had other piano teachers before her but by far she is the best. She has the ability to explain and demonstrate the effect and the importance of tempo and counting in a piece of music to my 7 year old. She met all my requests by incorporating music theory, solfege and ear training to each piano piece being taught. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a piano teacher.

Posted Oct 20, 2014
Al L.
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My 6 year old son has been having lessons with her for 2 years and has been advancing with not only piano, but as an overall musician. I've never thought that he would be so interested in music! Her lessons are nicely constructed and my son always has a smile on his face after her lessons!

Posted Oct 19, 2014
Ceci T.
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My 9 year old son wanted to try something new and decided to go with the piano. He usually gives up on something after he gets bored with it and it usually doesn't take long for that to happen. I thought that was going to be the same with piano. However, with her lessons she made it fun and entertaining for him. Now he can't wait to get better at piano and always looks forward to it. She helped him find his hobby!

Posted Sep 1, 2014

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Experience

Private Piano Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present

N/A

•In home or studio piano lessons for students •Achieve optimum learning environment for students •Assisted students to become a better musician.

Tutor/Homework Helper
Oct 2013 - Feb 2014

Clover Prep

•Prepared and conducted weekly lesson plans to teach students •Communicated with parents and clients on student progress and specific questions about the school •Assisted students with homework help, project help, and studying for exams

Group Piano Teacher
Oct 2008 - Aug 2010

Keys to Success Piano

•Prepared and conducted weekly lesson plans to teach students •Communicated with parents and clients on student progress and specific questions about the school •Provided office support and assisted with photocopy, email, and mail

Summer School Assistant Teacher/Music Teacher
Jun 2008 - Jun 2010

Christ Lutheran Church

•Prepared daily lesson plans for students in classroom •Communicated with parents and clients on student progress and specific questions about the music program •Arranged and managed performance events

Education

Paralegal
Sep 2013 - Present

Queens College

B.A in Music
Aug 2009 - Aug 2013

Hunter College

Music Improvisation
Jul 2009 - Oct 2009

Columbia University Teacher's College

Music Recording & Studio Tech
Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

Queens College

Languages

Cantonese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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