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I'm a producer, instructor, singer songwriter, sound engineer, and composer residing in Brooklyn, New York. I'm currently working on a Master's Degree in Music Production and Sound Design at The Academy of Art University, freelancing as a pianist/vocalist, and I'm working on and recording a second album.
I started singing, playing piano, and composing music when I was seven years old. Throughout my musical career, I have performed and collaborated with various rock bands, classical trios, vocal ensembles, churches, and theater groups.
My Education includes Berklee College of Music, Academy of Art University, McNally Smith College of Music, MCTC, and Full Sail University (BS and AAS degrees in Music Performance, Sound Arts/sound Engineering, Music Production).
I enjoy writing and playing classical, electronic, rock, jazz, folk, punk, and experimental music. In my free time I like to circuit bend.
*** Lesson Details ***
When you take lessons from me expect to be inspired and pushed. I thoroughly love teaching music and want the best for my students. I try my best to involve and invite students to join or listen to live music ensembles, recitals, and performances of different genres. I teach all styles of music for voice, piano, and guitar. I am very diligent with practicing, teaching you how to practice, and keeping track of it. In 3 or 6 months you will have a basic understanding of music theory and a solid foundation of piano, voice, or guitar techniques. I thrive to boost self esteem and confidence in all the students that I teach. I also teach composition, students really enjoy writing their own songs and performing them.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a guitar. I expect students that want voice or piano lessons to have some kind of keyboard in working condition.
*** Specialties ***
As a member of of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) I am able to give your students great resources and opportunities to enter competitions.
I am also a member of New York State Music Teachers Association.
I am also a Pro Tools certified user.
At Pancake Studios I record, produce, mix, compose and manage booking and sessions. I use the software programs Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 12, and Sibelius.
I have tutored math and writing skills to elementary students, high school students and college freshman.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
· Piano · In studio Our first piano lesson with Tamara was really pleasant. She was very welcoming and attentive the whole time. I can tell my son was really enjoying the lesson. The details with the progress sheet and flash cards she provided was a plus for me. Her studio space also made the experience really great!
· Piano · In home I have taken many piano lessons over the years and thought Tamara was great! She's very well informed, generous, up beat, appreciative and an excellent teacher. I couldn't ask for a better experience!
· Guitar · In home Tamara is fabulous!
· Singing · In home She was sweet and kind with my 9 yo. Very professional with good communication and interprrsonal skills. We really like her so far. Can't wait to see her next week!
· Guitar · In home She's just awesome!! Plain and simple 😀
· Classical Voice · In home Great teacher! Very professional and friendly. She gots lots of great tips to share and really helping me to improve my vocals. 100% recommended!!!!
· Singing · In studio Very professional
On time never late
She has a very beautiful voice
She is patient loving and informative in her lessons
I highly recommend her!