Trina Gallagher
New Hyde Park, NY
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Trina Gallagher

Trina G.

New Hyde Park, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Through my individualized approach, we will reach your goals. As a professional piano teacher for 20+ years, I encourage my students to feel comfortable enough to comment or ask questions during lessons, practice, and even develop a love and knowledge of music that will last a lifetime! I want the ineffable joy of playing and learning to play piano to be the reason my students attend lessons!
Proper technique is paramount, so ALL students are taught the correct technique / hand position regardless of age/ level; poor habits are difficult to break!
Each student gets a Lesson Book and a Music Journal. The journal is where I clearly document the week’s assignments (practice) and add tips and/ or specific techniques. Although I’m classically trained, I encourage students to play what they love!

I hold an annual Student Recital every June.

(NYSSMA prep offer all levels.)

*It is highly recommended that you have or plan to purchase a keyboard or piano on which to practice.

About Trina G.

I'm patient, friendly, enthusiastic, teacher with 20+ years experience as a professional piano teacher. I’m a classically-trained pianist, I started playing "by ear" around age 2, and started piano lessons at age 6.
As an undergraduate I majored in piano, music theory & history. I also majored in psychology and music therapy. The years of fieldwork in music therapy prepared me to teach students with special needs!
In graduate school, I specialized in classical piano and theory/ composition.
Lessons with me are personalized. However, proper technique is taught to all students.
I strive for my students to develop a love of music that will last a lifetime.

I hold annual Student Piano Recitals at the end of the school year.*
NYSSMA preparation is offered for all levels

*** Studio Equipment
Piano, keyboard; den dedicated to music. Extensive musical library.

*** Specialties ***
Students with special needs


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29 Reviews
Rhiannon M.
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Had a great lesson with Trina! I’m looking forward to working with her more!

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Dhrub D.

Great start and my son enjoyed learning from Trina.

Posted Nov 15, 2019
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I am a senior and have enjoyed my lessons for almost two years. i regret that arthritis in my fingers is preventing me from continuing. Trina is an absolute AWESOME teacher; patient, compassionate and highly competent. I have fully enjoyed being her student.

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Arjun R.
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she is good with children.

Posted Sep 15, 2018
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Trina is absolutely a 5 star teacher...warm and personal as well as competent and professional!!!!

Posted Jun 21, 2018
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Trina is awesome!! Lessons are productive and fun!

Posted Mar 22, 2018
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Trina is the best piano teacher ever. I’m learning so fast with her.

Posted Dec 14, 2017
Alexandra S.
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Trina approached my daughter very gracefully. My daughter has zero experience and she is very young. She still struggle with counting and some of fine motory skills, e.g. right fingers on the right keys. Trina customized the experience and kept her on the task, even my daughter was a bit stressed-out by the new experience. There is a lot of work ahead of us and with Trina's experience and patience, we hope to make slow, but solid progress.

Posted Oct 11, 2017
Jigar jam
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Best piano teacher ever learned so much my first day. Can’t wait to keep learning more

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Christie G.
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She is wonderful!

Posted Mar 9, 2017
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Wonderful teacher.

Posted Mar 11, 2016
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Trina uses techniques to make piano fun and interesting (i.e. ipad, youtube recordings, etc).

Posted Mar 10, 2016
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Trina is patient & kind.

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Connie & John M.
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Taking piano lessons with Ms. Trina has been a positive experience for both my 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter for three years. Trina is patient, kind and willing to shift gears acording to the needs of the children, I highly recommend Ms. Trina!

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Sarah K.
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My two girls love Trina dearly. She is very sweet and patient with my daughters. Great Teacher!! Thank you always!!

Posted Nov 8, 2015
Agron Z.
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She is wonderful teacher. My son that been studying piano for three years now, is very comfortable with her.

Posted Oct 31, 2015
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My daughter K-A Has been doing great from the time she started in February 2015. I was very impressed when she performed at her recital. Thanks again for doing a great job with my daughter.

Posted Oct 31, 2015
Rita S.
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I have been taking lessons with Trina for the last few months and she is a wonderful teacher. She is so patient and is great at what she does. I learn so much in each lesson and that motivates me to keep on learning and enjoying piano. Thank you Trina, you have an amazing gift and I'l so thankful to have found you as a teacher.

Posted Jul 31, 2015
Jubie M.
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Trina has been a wonderful piano instructor for my children! Not only is she skilled as a teacher, she has an enthusiastic and warm personality that allows my kids to get excited about playing music! She is truly a gem!

Posted Jul 29, 2015
Yvonne C.
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My 5 and 8 years old sons have been learning piano from Ms.Trina almost a year. I was amazed at Ms. Trina's unending patience. I cannot believe I can find a piano teacher with good patience dealing with my sons. My 5 year old son was always lacking confidence to do every single thing, but through Ms. Trina's encouragement, he has gain confidence and he actually feels proud of himself when he plays something well. My 8 years old son likes to complain every single things, but he was so happy with Ms. Trina and he even told me Ms. Trina is the best teacher. Ms. Trina also customized each lesson according to my sons' needs. She is creative and fun approach to work totally engaged my sons. She is such an amazing and one of a kind teacher- her love for her work is apparent in her commitment to her students.

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Ada P.
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My daughter is 6 and just started piano lesson with Ms Trina this Jan, she loves her piano lesson and looking forward to the weekend lesson. Trina is very patient and friendly to kid, and makes it fun and interesting to a young beginner.

Posted Feb 9, 2015
Agron Z.
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The best teacher. Very dedicated and very enthusiastic. She knows how to motivate and challenge the student. She makes piano lessons very enjoyable and actually my son always looks forward to his lesson. I would highly recomend her.

Posted Feb 8, 2015
Sean F.
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Very patient and enthusiastic. Teaches with a lot of heart, would highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Katherine M.
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Wonderful teacher who teaches with patience and love. Trina is great. She keeps the children interested and excited about piano.

Posted Sep 27, 2014
Laija G.
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Trina is a wonderful teacher, very patient, and knowledgable. I would highly recommend her

Posted May 24, 2014
Jean-Michel D.

Love my piano lessons

My piano lessons are the highlight of my week and if I made so much progress in 6 months it's because of Trina patience and skills. She always points me in the right direction and I hope to progress much more.

Posted Apr 9, 2014
Christie G.

Trina is great

Trina is a great teacher. My daughter actually loves taking piano lessons now.

Posted May 3, 2013

I am grateful to have an awesome teacher :0)

Posted Sep 4, 2011

student's mom

Trina is a very energetic and fun teacher; my 5 year old daughter adores her so much that she now wants to be a piano teacher when she grows up. She looks forward to her lesson with Ms. Trina.

Posted Aug 15, 2011

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B.F.A., Music
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Delta Omicron
Sep 1998
Delta Omicron is a co-ed international professional music honors fraternity whose mission is to promote and support excellence in music and musicianship.

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