Trina Gallagher

Trina G.

New Hyde Park, NY
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Levels taught:

    Trina teaches

    5 & Up
    + Special needs

    Teaching since

    September 1999

    Last background check
    Trina passed a background check on 07/27/2015 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
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    7/27/2015

    Average response time

    10.0 hours

    About Trina

    Overview

    I am a friendly, patient, enthusiastic, experienced teacher, joyfully instructing piano professionally since 1999. Music transcends words, and I have a deep understanding of music/ piano, both personal and experiential which I truly enjoy sharing with my students. I draw from my love of music and my own experience as a pianist, piano student, and piano teacher to motivate and inspire my students.

    A classically-trained pianist, I've been taking piano lessons since age 6 and playing "by ear" from early childhood. I continued to study piano throughout elementary school and high school.
    In college I majored in music, studying piano, music history and theory, and psychology in addition to fieldwork and internships in music therapy. I have extensive experience working with students with special needs. In graduate school, I studied classical piano and music theory with professor David Holzman, Grammy-nominated pianist and lecturer.

    Fun, engaging, personalized, and productive, each lesson is both enjoyable and effective. I want the love of music to be the reason my students want to practice piano and attend lessons. I believe the rapport between student and teacher to be one of the most important factors of your lessons. I consider it a priority that each student feel comfortable with me, feel at-home in my studio, enjoy their lessons, and develop a love and knowledge of music that will last a lifetime.

    Proper technique is stressed regardless of experience level or age.

    I hold annual Student Piano Recitals for my students and their families.

    *It is highly recommended that students have a keyboard or piano.*

    NYSSMA preparation offered for all levels.

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

    *** Specialties ***
    Students with special needs
    Lessons for young beginners and adult students

    Photos and Videos

    Me in my home studio

    Experience

    Piano Teacher

    Oct 2012 - Present
    Private Elementary School

    piano lessons for students in Pre-K through grade 8

    Piano Teacher

    Mar 2005 - Mar 2014
    Kathryn Brickell Music

    private piano lessons in students' homes

    Piano Teacher

    Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
    Catalano Music

    piano lessons for students of all ages

    Piano Teacher

    Feb 1999 - Jun 2005
    Thomas Music Center (currently Rockville Center Music)

    Private piano lessons

    Education

    Master of Arts, Music Theory

    Sep 2004 - Jan 2009
    L.I.U., C.W. Post Campus

    B.F.A. Music

    Sep 1998 - May 2004
    Molloy College

    Affiliations

    Delta Omicron

    Sep 1998
    Delta%20Om

    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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    12 Reviews on Trina G.

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    Selin V. Jul 31, 2015
    Piano · In home
    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.
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    Jubie M. Jul 29, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    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!
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    Yvonne C. Mar 23, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    Verified Student
    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.
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    Ada P. Feb 9, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    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.
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    Agron Z. Feb 8, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    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.
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    Sean F. Jan 19, 2015
    Music Theory · In studio
    Verified Student
    Very patient and enthusiastic. Teaches with a lot of heart, would highly recommend her.
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    Katherine M. Sep 27, 2014
    Piano · In studio
    Wonderful teacher who teaches with patience and love. Trina is great. She keeps the children interested and excited about piano.
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    Laija G. May 24, 2014
    Piano · In home
    Trina is a wonderful teacher, very patient, and knowledgable. I would highly recommend her
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    Jean-Michel D. Apr 9, 2014
    Piano
    Verified Student
    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.
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    Christie G. May 3, 2013
    Piano
    Verified Student
    Trina is great

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