Tina DiMeglio Vafiadis

Tina D.

Prospect Park, PA

About Tina D.

Tina teaches: Ages 5 to 50
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2004
Last sign in: 4 days ago

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

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 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.

20 Reviews on Tina D.

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Elisabeth M. Skaggs Feb 28, 2017
· Trumpet · Online Tina is an amaziNguyen and patient teacher! My son has loved every minute of having her as a teacher!
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Jillian Feb 5, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio I learned a lot. It was ice to see someone enjoy playing the ukulele.
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Noelle Sep 27, 2016
· Trumpet · Online Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.
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Noelle Sep 25, 2016
· Trumpet · Online Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.
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Toyge D. Jun 9, 2016
· Saxophone · In studio 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 Best instructor ever very patient very clear in institutions excellent teacher
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MaryHelen Ward Jan 31, 2016
· Ukulele · In studio 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 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 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 Very patient and engaging with my son. Definitely great at helping him understand his trumpet.
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