Tina DiMeglio Vafiadis
Prospect Park, PA
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Tina DiMeglio Vafiadis

Tina D.

Prospect Park, PA
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Beginner
I enjoy teaching beginning technique including making a sound, learning slide positions, reading bass clef notation, and learning to play in tune with a tuner.

About Tina D.

Hello!

I've been teaching private lessons for over 15 years. I was a high school music teacher & band director in the Philadelphia area for 7 years, and I now live in Miami, FL where I am working on a doctoral degree in conducting. I also work as a freelance musician. I'm looking forward to making music with you!

Your lesson specifics 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.

Online lessons are a wonderful option! I am flexible with scheduling and allow changes up to 24-hours before a scheduled lesson. 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.

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Wendy S.
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Posted May 19, 2020
Amy
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Posted Apr 14, 2020
Priyanka K.
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Tina is great, very patient and thorough! Excited to continue my lessons with her.

Posted Apr 11, 2020
Randy
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Posted Feb 4, 2020
BENJAMIN

she helped me

Posted Jan 17, 2020
BENJAMIN

it was fun & she helped me until i did it right, witch was a while!

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Dawn M.
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Posted Oct 28, 2019
BENJAMIN

it was fun

Posted Oct 7, 2019
Dwayne T.
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Tina has provided our daughter 11 year old daughter with outstanding lessons as a beginning trumpet player this past summer! Not only was our daughter able to skip beginning band and be placed into the more advance concert band with the 1st trumpets, she received an invite from her well known director of bands to participate in the school’s Big Band. Our daughter is quickly improving on her playing skills.
Tina will always be remembered as the primary influence behind her aspirations to play the trumpet the right way!

Posted Sep 25, 2019
BENJAMIN
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Posted Sep 9, 2019
Molly
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My daughter loved it.

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Randy
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calm and relaxed fun and funny all while I learn all about my saxophone

Posted May 30, 2019
Karin T.
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The trumpet lesson was arranged for my daughter. She felt very comfortable with Tina on the first day. She learned very helpful tips on correctly blowing the instrument to get a better sound. My daughter is already look forward to the next session! Thank you Tina!

Posted May 27, 2019
Randy
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Posted Apr 29, 2019
Hanna
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Great first lesson! Look forward to many more

Posted Apr 12, 2019
Anthony F.
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Best teacher ever. Very patient.

Posted Mar 11, 2019
ELLY ..
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She is great teacher. I can't wait next class !

Posted Mar 2, 2019
Dawn M.
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Posted Jan 22, 2019
Robert L.
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Posted Dec 7, 2018
Madelyn
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My daughter loves Tina and says she’s helping her so much!

Posted Nov 15, 2018
Shelli
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Posted Nov 14, 2018
Donna S.
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She was so great working with my pre-teen daughter. She was so good at answering my daughters French Horn questions and with finding those areas that she needed added help. I love her personality and can tell this will be a great fit for my daughter

Posted Nov 12, 2018
Ella
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Tina is very nice and patient with my 9 y/o daughter

Posted Nov 5, 2018
Jeff P.
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Posted Oct 8, 2018
Lucas
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Posted Jul 24, 2018
Dave C.
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Posted Mar 18, 2018
Yanlin
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Posted Jan 16, 2018
Elisabeth M. S.
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Tina is an amaziNguyen and patient teacher! My son has loved every minute of having her as a teacher!

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Jillian
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I learned a lot. It was ice to see someone enjoy playing the ukulele.

Posted Feb 5, 2017
Noelle
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Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.

Posted Sep 27, 2016
Noelle
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Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.

Posted Sep 25, 2016
Toyge D.
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Excellent teacher...She made me feel comfortable as a old beginner...Explains things well, would definitely recommend her to others!!

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Anthony F.
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Best instructor ever very patient very clear in institutions excellent teacher

Posted Apr 25, 2016
MaryHelen Ward
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Tina is great. She takes all the time needed to help me understand. She's very kind and patient.

Posted Jan 31, 2016
Penny T.
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She's very nice, easy to understand what she taught as a beginner, I enjoyed the first lesson with her.

Posted Oct 26, 2015
Ruth Laker
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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.

Posted Oct 13, 2015
Elisabeth M. S.
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Very patient and engaging with my son. Definitely great at helping him understand his trumpet.

Posted Oct 6, 2015
Dane C.
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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.

Posted Oct 2, 2015
Kayla
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Tina is great in every aspect!

Posted Aug 26, 2015
Olivia F.
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Tina has been terrific with my 10 year old daughter. Wealth of knowledge and vast experience. Highly recommend.

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Audrey A.
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First lesson went well!

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Audrey A.
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First lesson went well!

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Eugene D.
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First skype lesson shed the lights on something I have not understood for 13 years. How to hold the mouthpiece right. I mean in a right way.

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Claire H.
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She is a great teacher! Very easy to learn from! Thank you.

Posted May 21, 2015
maureenm

great music teacher

we have been extremely pleased with the instruction our son has received. Tina is an excellent teacher and very patient with our son. we recommend her highly

Posted Feb 19, 2012
JohnF

Student

Tina is great and I would recommend her to anyone.She gets the job done.I just played in public and was well recieved.

Posted Dec 19, 2011
FranA

Tina has given me a great start and I would highly recommend her. She was patient, encouraging and motivating. We are only discontinuing our lessons because she is moving out of town.

Posted Aug 21, 2011

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Experience

Band Director/Music Teacher
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018

Ridley High School

I taught 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

Doctor of Musical Arts
Jul 2018 - Present

University of Miami

Masters of Music
Sep 2014 - May 2018

Wind Conducting

Bachelor of Music, Music Education
Sep 2006 - May 2010

Temple University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Music, K-12
May 2010

Temple University

Affiliations

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.
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.

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