Trina Gallagher

Trina G.

New Hyde Park, NY

About Trina G.

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Trina teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1999
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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 career piano teacher to motivate and inspire my students.

A classically-trained pianist, I've been playing "by ear" from very early childhood and started taking piano lessons at age 6. I continued to study piano throughout elementary and high school. In college, I studied piano, music theory/history 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.

Lessons with me are ultra-personalized. I focus on each students' musical goals. Overall, I want the love of music to be the reason they want to practice and attend lessons. I also believe the rapport between student and teacher is tantamount. I consider it a priority that each student feel comfortable with me, feel at-home in my studio, 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 at the end of the school year.

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

NYSSMA preparation offered for all levels. My students' average Excellent.

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

*** Specialties ***
Students with special needs
Lessons for young beginners

Photos and Videos

Me in my home studio


Piano Teacher

Oct 2012 - Present
Holy Child Academy

piano lessons for students 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

instructed students of all ages

Piano Teacher

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

Private piano lessons


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.

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15 Reviews on Trina G.

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.
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.
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
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.
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
Verified Student
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.