Trina Gallagher

Trina G.

11 Reviews
New Hyde Park, NY

Average response time: 13 hours

About Trina G.

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Trina teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1999
Last sign in: Yesterday

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

Snow Fort Hideout- student duet

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
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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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11 Reviews on Trina G.

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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.
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LucianoR Sep 4, 2011
I am grateful to have an awesome teacher :0)