Tony Cimino, DMA

Tony C.

Brooklyn, NY
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Tony delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
1990

I am a Brooklyn boy whose life has revolved around music from the start. First I sang. I still sing. As a child I taught myself the recorder, accordion, guitar & piano. I performed on all except the accordion. I attended a Music & Art HS focusing on flute & piano. I have a BA, MM & in 2004 was awarded a Doctorate in Flute Performance from the University of Washington, Seattle. Currently, I study piano with Edna Golandsky, the founder of The Golandsky Institute. She teaches the Taubman Technique developed by her teacher, Dorothy Taubman. This method teaches the movements that lie beneath a virtuoso technique while protecting the student/performer from the injuries commonly suffered by so many pianists. I teach this technique. For me, teaching the piano and flute; teaching Music is not work. For me, it has been a way of life. I love what I do & I have fun doing it - You will have fun learning ~

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Experience

Professor of Flute & Piano
Sep 1989 - Present
Cougar Mt Academy, Univ of Washington, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Education

Bacelor of Music, Master of Music, Doctorate in Flute Performance
Sep 1992 - Jun 2004
Hunter & University of Washington, Seattle

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Doctor Beno Lee Graduate Scholarship for Musical Excellence
Jun 1985
Hunter

Photos & Videos

A way of life.
I teach Flute too ~

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6 Reviews

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Cory Oct 24, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Tony is a fantastic and engaging teacher who has been teaching my 10 year old son piano for several years now at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. His enthusiasm is contagious and we are so grateful to know him as a teacher and an all-around great person!

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Susan Oct 24, 2017
Flute · In studio

Tony has been my son's flute teacher since February. He treats children with respect and honesty, which is transpatent. He inspires them with his own beautiful sound on flute or piano while playing duets, but doesn't overly challenge or intimidate them.
We're all happy with the progress we hear and even more pleased that daily practice, though still requiring some parental support, continues to be pleasant and comfortable for my son.
We truly appreciate Tony's humor as well as his warmth. We're so fortunate to have found him.

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Daniel Oct 22, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

I first met Tony over a decade ago when I was around 12. From the time I was in middle school, Tony has been kind, caring, attentive, and enthusiastic. He treats his students of all ages with respect and pushes them to be their best. Tony is a teacher in the truest sense of the word - he truly loves his students and this music, and instills that sense of wonder into every lesson. He cares about his students beyond their musical interests and takes the time to forge a true connection with them individually. I cannot say enough about the type of musician, teacher, and human being Tony is, and would highly recommend him for students of all ages.

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Susan Oct 19, 2017
Flute · In studio

Tony has been my son's flute teacher since February. He treats children with respect and honesty, which is transpatent. He inspires them with his own beautiful sound on flute or piano while playing duets, but doesn't overly challenge or intimidate them.
We're all happy with the progress we hear and even more pleased that daily practice, though still requiring some parental support, continues to be pleasant and comfortable for my son.
We teuly appreciate Tony's humor as well as his warmth. We're so fortunate to have found him.

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Rhona Oct 16, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

No one is better better than Tony for the senior who wants to play piano to improve brain function and stem the tide of arthitis in their fingers. He is truly a maestro

Francesca Oct 13, 2017
Flute · In studio

I've been taking flute lessons with Tony since I was 7 years old. Seventeen years later, I can say with certainty that he's the reason I love and appreciate classical music. I came to him having started on the recorder, so he placed me in a chamber music group where he wrote individual parts for all of us, catered to ability level. Over the years, he's introduced me to composers I'd never heard of (Kuhlau remains my favorite composer of flute duets), given me amazing performance opportunities from a young age, and become a mentor to me. He's truly gifted with kids -- youngsters can tell when an adult actually respects them as whole individuals. My proudest moment was performing a flute duet with him at 17 years old at the spring concert at the Brooklyn Conservatory. He meets you where you are, and provides the perfect balance of structure and freedom for his students. Even when I knew I wouldn't pursue music professionally, he made learning fun, engaging, and inspiring.

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