Tina DiMeglio Vafiadis

Tina D.

Prospect Park, PA

About Tina D.

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Tina teaches: Ages 5 to 50
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2004
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Overview

I've been teaching private lessons for over 10 years. I am a high school music teacher/band director and a freelance musician. I'm looking forward to making music with you!

Your lessons are up to you! If you know what you want to learn, I'll help get you there. If you don't know where to start, I can lead you through the fundamentals and help you set goals.

I like to keep things positive in music lessons. Music is, after all, for fun and enjoyment! I like to blend teaching technique and musicianship, while keeping things fun.

If you're a beginner, we'll get started with all the fundamentals you need to begin making music. If you've been playing for a while, I'll help you perfect things you've been working on, expand your musical experience, and help you reach your fullest potential as a musician.

My home studio has chairs, music stand, and areas for parents to sit in on lessons. Garage band is available for recording. Students need an instrument and books.

Photos and Videos

An unaccompanied clarinet piece performed in January, 2010 during my senior recital at Temple University.

Experience

Band Director/Music Teacher

Aug 2011 - Present
Ridley High School

I teach high school concert band and marching band, as well as music theory and other general music subjects.

Clarinet Teacher

Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Nelly Berman Music School

I taught private clarinet lessons at this music school.

Education

Masters of Music

Sep 2014 - Present
Wind Conducting

Bachelor of Music, Music Education

Sep 2006 - May 2010
Temple University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Music, K-12

May 2010
Temple University

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education

Jan 2010
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

Jan 2010
PMEA

PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.

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18 Reviews on Tina D.

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Noelle Sep 27, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.
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Noelle Sep 25, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.
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Toyge D. Jun 9, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher...She made me feel comfortable as a old beginner...Explains things well, would definitely recommend her to others!!
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Anthony F. Apr 25, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Best instructor ever very patient very clear in institutions excellent teacher
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MaryHelen Ward Jan 31, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Tina is great. She takes all the time needed to help me understand. She's very kind and patient.
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Penny T. Oct 26, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
She's very nice, easy to understand what she taught as a beginner, I enjoyed the first lesson with her.
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Ruth Laker Oct 13, 2015
Oboe · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson with Tina was exactly what I was hoping it would be: informative, helpful, and encouraging. Tina seems to be very approachable and talented and knowledgeable as a musician.
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Elisabeth M. Skaggs Oct 6, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Very patient and engaging with my son. Definitely great at helping him understand his trumpet.
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Dane C. Oct 2, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Tina is knowledgeable, patient and encouraging - everything you could hope for in a tutor/teacher. I plan to continue taking lessons through this entire year. I have made continued progress with every lesson. I highly recommend Tina if you are looking for an excellent, top tier tutor/teacher.
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Kayla Aug 26, 2015
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Tina is great in every aspect!
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