Trina Gallagher

Trina G.

New Hyde Park, NY
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Trina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4+, males 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 1999

I'm a patient, friendly, enthusiastic, highly experienced teacher. A classically-trained pianist, I started playing keyboard "by ear" from around age 2, and started piano lessons at age 6. In college, I studied piano, music theory/history, and psychology in addition to fieldwork in music therapy (which prepared me to teach students with special needs). In grad school, I specialized in classical piano and theory/ composition.
Lessons with me are personalized. However. proper technique is taught to all students. Overall, I want the love of music to be the reason my students want to practice and attend lessons. I believe the rapport between student and teacher is tantamount. 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 (1-6).

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

*** Specialties ***
Students with special needs

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Piano Teacher
Sep 2012 - Feb 2017
Holy Child Academy

Piano for students in Pre-K through grade 8 in school setting; prepared students and directed the student recitals for Holy Child Academy students at the end of each school year; co-directed annual Christmas concerts.

Piano Teacher
Mar 2005 - Mar 2014
Kathryn Brickell Music

private piano lessons in students' homes; emceed and prepared students for Kathryn Brickell's annual recitals

Piano Teacher
Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
Catalano Music

instructed students of all ages

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

piano lessons for all ages


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


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.

Photos & Videos

Headshot in my home studio

My Home Studio

Little Trina loving piano at age 2


Fugue in C minor, Well-Tempered Clavier, J.S. Bach
Piano cover of No Surprises by Radiohead
Brief introduction and lesson overview
My Piano

A young TakeLessons student plays Runaway Rabbit
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26 Reviews

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Arjun R. Sep 15, 2018
Piano · In home

she is good with children.

Patricia Jun 21, 2018
Piano · In studio

Trina is absolutely a 5 star teacher...warm and personal as well as competent and professional!!!!

Patricia Mar 22, 2018
Piano · In studio

Trina is awesome!! Lessons are productive and fun!

Jigar Dec 14, 2017
Piano · In studio

Trina is the best piano teacher ever. I’m learning so fast with her.

Alexandra S. Oct 11, 2017
Piano · In studio

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.

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Jigar jam Oct 7, 2017
Piano · In studio

Best piano teacher ever learned so much my first day. Can’t wait to keep learning more

Christie G. Mar 9, 2017
Piano · In studio

She is wonderful!

Roldan Mar 11, 2016
Piano · In studio

Wonderful teacher.

Anthony. Mar 10, 2016
Piano · In studio

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

Cindy Mar 9, 2016
Piano · In home

Trina is patient & kind.

Connie & John M. Mar 9, 2016
Piano · In studio

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!

Sarah K. Nov 8, 2015
Piano · In studio

My two girls love Trina dearly. She is very sweet and patient with my daughters. Great Teacher!! Thank you always!!

Agron Z. Oct 31, 2015
Piano · In studio

She is wonderful teacher. My son that been studying piano for three years now, is very comfortable with her.

Regine Oct 31, 2015
Piano · In studio

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.

Rita S. 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!

Yvonne C. Mar 23, 2015
Piano · In studio

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.

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.

Sean F. Jan 19, 2015
Music Theory · In studio

Very patient and enthusiastic. Teaches with a lot of heart, would highly recommend her.

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.

Laija G. May 24, 2014
Piano · In home

Trina is a wonderful teacher, very patient, and knowledgable. I would highly recommend her

Jean-Michel D. Apr 9, 2014
Piano ·

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.

Christie G. May 3, 2013
Piano ·

Trina is great

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

LucianoR Sep 4, 2011

I am grateful to have an awesome teacher :0)

MarieA Aug 15, 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.

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