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John C. Long Island City, NY

About John

I started playing drums in my parents' basement when I was 9 years old. It was just me, a stereo, and a bunch of cardboard boxes I made into my first drumset. Every day, I listened to to my favorite songs over and over again to figure out how to play them. To me, there was nothing more awesome in the world than music. Since then my musical journey has taken me far and wide. I've studied percussion and composition with world class teachers, toured Europe, composed music for commercials, co-written award winning songs, and performed with a variety of artists at such venues as the Hard Rock Cafe, BB King's, World Cafe, 55 Bar, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, and many others. And the one thing that hasn't changed? I'm still totally in awe of it all. These ...

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Eunice G. December 22, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
John is a very good piano teacher. He challenges me and is not strict. He has been teaching me about chords and he is making sure that I understand it every step of the way. As we have been going on, we have been playing tougher and tougher pieces while piano is getting easier and easier for me.
(From: Abraham, 11 yrs old, a student of John since Oct. 2013)

He's a great piano teacher. John knows what to do every time I have a song. He knows things if I don't know the answer. He describes the answer to make me understand.
(From: Noah, 8 yrs old, a student of John since Oct. 2013)
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Ivana H. March 9, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

John is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient with my 12 year old, knows how to explain things to him and always makes the lessons a lot of fun even though my son is not always easy to deal with. We have stuck with John for more then two years now and we are happy he has stuck with us. Thanks to him, my son has made significant progress with the piano, the basics of music theory and general musical appreciation.
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Kira H. Long Island City, NY

About Kira

I graduated from Mannes College of Music with a BS in violin performance and a minor in psychology. While at Mannes, I was a student of Sally Thomas (Julliard School), and other primary teachers include Claudia Schaer, Amy Barlowe and Oscar Ravina. I have performed at every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. My performance schedule has also led me to solo appearances with the Rockland Summer Institute festival orchestra. My past chamber music coaches include Ann Setzer, Peter Prosser, Chin Kim, Gena Raps, and members of both the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and NY Philharmonic. I have also participated in masterclasses with Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, and Ida Kavafian. I am also a graduate of the ...

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Jessica N. March 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Very caring and talented instructor.

My daughter and I have been taking lessons from Kira for a little over a year, we couldn't be happier! We are learning by way of the Suzuki Method. My daughter was five when we started.
Kira is adept at explaining things in ways we can both understand. She is very intuitive and switches up the lessons to keep my daughter excited and engaged. We consider her a gem of a teacher, a rare find.
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SadiaM May 30, 2012
Fantastic

Kira is an awesome teacher. it's sad that my daughter cannot continue her lessons. kira was so much fun, and such a wonderful teacher, my daughter talks of her often. her has amazing energy and patience.
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RichardL March 27, 2012
A great teacher and learning enviorment

We are very happy with the care and expertice that goes into my daughter's violin lessons. She is progressing nicely and has pure love for the instrument thanks to the great teaching. Thank you. Kira
Matthew O. Astoria, NY

About Matthew

Born and raised in New York City, Matthew "Matt" is an accomplished and respected musician. Matt has been playing guitar for over 30 years and piano for over 15 years and is currently involved in several projects including three bands which have performed in some of NYC's hottest venues including but not limited to CBGB"s, The Bitter End, Crash Mansion, and Kenny's Castaways. Currently Matt is a finalist for an international music competition for Indie acts where he showcases his guitar and vocal abilities. Matt was formerly educated at Queensborough College. He is competent in multiple areas such as theory, technique, sight reading, ear training, and recording engineering. He has studied under noted instructors such as George Bien and Tom Cipriani. In addition to his education ...

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Lee H. October 29, 2014
Verified Student
Matt has been great teaching my 9 year old how to play guitar. He has tremendous patience, a wonderful/upbeat attitude, and is always on time for the lessons.

Can't go wrong with Matt!!
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William F. February 23, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Matthew has been a big help so far in getting me started playing the guitar. We have had 4 lessons so far, and he has taught me several chords, as well as the c major scale. He has been a big help in teaching me to play in time, as well as finger positioning on the guitar.
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MikeK July 24, 2012
Great Fun teacher

He is a great teacher. He teaches very good and makes learning easy and fun. I've been playing guitar and trying to teach myself for 15 years but kinda hit the limit but he helped me finally start improving. He corrects my bad habit.
Monica S. Astoria, NY

About Monica

I completed my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a certificate in Music in Education from the New England Conservatory of music and completed a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland Opera Studio. I have 
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Mary C. March 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Monica is an outstanding voice teacher. She customized each lesson, from warm ups to repertoire choices, to fit the age, skill level, vocal strengths, and interests of each singer. Watching her work with high school age students is a joy--she loves what she does and the students respond very well to her. They are enthusiastic about going to their lessons and beaming when the lessons are over. Monica brings her strong vocal pedagogy knowledge, along with her own talent and passion for teaching to the voice lesson. She is a wonderful instructor. Highly recommend!
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Rob O. December 14, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
Besides being a fantastic vocalist, Monica is also a great teacher. She is very creative, patient and calm (no drama), but is still disciplined and persistent. She managed to get basic music theory into my thick skull and help me with sight reading, and did not yell at me when I didn't do my homework! The only downside is that she is so talented and well trained that she makes singing look effortless.
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Jason L. December 11, 2014
Singing
Monica is such a fantastic teacher. She is one of those people who really listens to the needs of the student, and gives her all at every lesson. Through her knowledge and experience, Monica has rebuilt my voice and my confidence from the bottom up. I highly recommend working with her!
Emily G. Long Island City, NY

About Emily

I have a strong passion for teaching voice lessons. As a conservatory trained, professional singer, I feel very rewarded when my students gain confidence through music. I've been training for over fifteen years and have been teaching private voice lessons for over six years. I have experience teaching children as young as 4 years old through adults and everything in between. I also have experience teaching undergraduate classes at Binghamton University, such as "Beginning Voice for Non-Majors". Feel free to contact me for more information.

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Zoraya C. January 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
I want to call this recommendation a success story. In Fall 2013, I started taking private singing lessons with Emily G. at Binghamton University. I presented her with a challenge because I had very little singing experience and I had never sang in public before. Regardless, she was able to tailor each lesson accordingly--she introduced me to proper technique, terminology, and music theory. Hence, I highly valued her teaching style. Lessons were progressive to encourage personal growth and the content varied on a bi-weekly basis to make singing intellectually stimulating.

I do not know anyone else who is as dedicated as Emily in helping students become better singers. Her personality exudes enthusiasm and an eagerness to see students reach their potential. Thanks to Emily, I have become more confident in my abilities. This newly found confidence led me to participate in a musical titled "How Sweet It Is" at the Endicott Perfoming Arts Center in October 2014. The directors chose me to sing in an ensemble and I felt absolutely thrilled to apply what I had learned in front of friends and family!
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Jake S. January 1, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
After seeing Emily G.'s students perform a number of times I've found them always to be a cut above the rest. Their voices are polished, they present themselves professionally, they're acting abilities have been heightened, and they exude confidence. That's the complete package! I took it upon myself to sit in on her lessons and have had the opportunity to coach her students privately on foreign languages, and I've discovered that these qualities are a result of Emily's guidance. She presents her students with challenges that push them to the next level, and she helps to guide them through it all with support and a sense of humor. The students are proof enough for me that Emily G.'s approach to teaching can do nothing but succeed.
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Katie L. January 1, 2015
Musical Theater · In studio
My name is Katie Leenig. I am a Junior at Binghamton University studying Industrial and Systems Engineering and was a vocal student of Emily G.'s for the past two years. Before coming to Binghamton, I had taken voice lessons for six years, participated in NYSSMA and the New York State All State Music festival, and took part in multiple community and school musical productions. As as an incoming freshman engineering student, I feared that I would no longer be able to take voice lessons or be apart of the music program within the school. Emily was eager to help me continue my training regardless of my major and work with me each week to completely transform my vocal technique. After years of training with other coaches, I had never found a teacher more educated and aware my specific singing ability. She taught me how to correctly train so that I may sing multiple styles of music, broaden my range to become a true soprano, and learn to sing by the way it "felt" more so than by the way I "sounded". I greatly appreciate all that she has taught me and miss her terribly as a teacher, but I know that she is moving on to great things!
Claire M. Woodside, NY

About Claire

I'm a professional singer and a passionate teacher of voice and beginning piano. I have been singing since I was five, and studying voice since age 14, going on to complete a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Voice Performance. The classical technique I teach gives my students the tools to sing in a variety of styles, whether opera, broadway, pop, or rock. I also teach beginning piano for both children and adults, as well as ear training and musicianship. Everyone can make music. Even if you think you can't carry a tune, come learn with me!

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Cristiana D. March 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Claire has been my daughter's piano teacher for two years and she's excellent!
Her knowledge and patience with kids make the lessons interesting and fun. I can see improvements week after week, not only in music-playing but also in my daughter's confidence. Claire is instilling a passion for music that I hope my daughter will keep forever.

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