Tina DiMeglio Vafiadis

Tina D.

Prospect Park, PA
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Levels Taught:
I teach beginner trumpet. I can help students learn to read music, play with good tone and technique, learn valve combinations (fingerings), and play from a book or school band music.
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Tina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2004

I've been teaching private lessons for over 15 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.

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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.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Music, K-12
May 2010
Temple University


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.

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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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Photos & Videos

An unaccompanied clarinet piece performed in January, 2010 during my senior recital at Temple University.
An excerpt from the first movement of Brahms Second Clarinet Sonata, performed at Interlochen Arts Camp, summer 2010.
Here I am leading the Temple University Marching Band, where I served as Drum Major for three years.

Photo by Tina D.

Everyone loves a little uke!
A rehearsal with my high school concert band

Clarinet Sonata, Saint-Saens
Movements I & II
Photo by Tina D.

Conducting the West Chester University Wind Ensemble, Fall 2017


29 Reviews

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Robert L. Dec 7, 2018
Saxophone · Online

Madelyn Nov 15, 2018
Bass Clarinet · Online

My daughter loves Tina and says she’s helping her so much!

Shelli Nov 14, 2018
Bass Clarinet · Online

Donna S. Nov 12, 2018
French Horn · Online

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

Ella Nov 5, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Tina is very nice and patient with my 9 y/o daughter

Jeff P. Oct 8, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Lucas Jul 24, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Dave C. Mar 18, 2018
Flute · Online

Yanlin Jan 16, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Elisabeth M. S. Feb 28, 2017
Trumpet · Online

Tina is an amaziNguyen and patient teacher! My son has loved every minute of having her as a teacher!

Jillian Feb 5, 2017
Ukulele · In studio

I learned a lot. It was ice to see someone enjoy playing the ukulele.

Noelle Sep 27, 2016
Trumpet · Online

Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.

Noelle Sep 25, 2016
Trumpet · Online

Tina is an excellent instructor, she is very knowledgeable and professional.

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!!

Anthony F. Apr 25, 2016
Saxophone · In studio

Best instructor ever very patient very clear in institutions excellent teacher

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.

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.

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.

Elisabeth M. S. Oct 6, 2015
Trumpet · Online

Very patient and engaging with my son. Definitely great at helping him understand his trumpet.

Dane C. Oct 2, 2015
Trumpet · In home

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

Tina is great in every aspect!

Olivia F. Aug 24, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Tina has been terrific with my 10 year old daughter. Wealth of knowledge and vast experience. Highly recommend.

Audrey A. Jun 10, 2015
Bassoon · Online

First lesson went well!

Audrey A. Jun 10, 2015
Bassoon · Online

First lesson went well!

Eugene D. Jun 1, 2015
· In studio

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.

Claire H. May 21, 2015
Ukulele · Online

She is a great teacher! Very easy to learn from! Thank you.

maureenm Feb 19, 2012

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

JohnF Dec 19, 2011


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

FranA Aug 21, 2011

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.

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