All of our teachers are professional musicians. Staff are graduates from The Hartt School and Columbia Teachers College. With this combination, SI Music Lessons is unique. You will learn from a teacher with a true passion for music and creates an enjoyable, engaging & motiviating lesson. Our staff also works or has worked at: La Guardia High School, Staten Island Conservatory, City Music Schools, Music on the Move & Rustic Music.
Teaching one-on-one is a true challenge becasue the student can't and won't fall through the cracks like in a classroom. I greatly enjoy the quick thinking to get the proper results. I view my teaching more like an apprenticeship.
Alan gave me weekly French Horn lessons for a year. I hadn't played it since 1966 in high school. With Alan's help, everything came back, reading music, the notes, the intonation. I was so proficient after a year that I was able to join the South Shore Band! Here's a clip from my debut with the band at their Holiday Concert in 2015: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByNZ6HVXbZ2XeE00amRDUzBKYVE/view?pref=2&pli=1
My son has been taking music lessons (guitar) from Alan-Artur Aurelia for the past 2 years. Alan is a great guy, fantastic teacher and mentor. He greatly inspired my son's passion for music. I highly recommend taking his classes.
Mr. Aurelia is an excellent teacher. He gives lessons in his home, which is very convenient for those of us on the North Shore. I find him to be a patient teacher who is both generous and kind in his comments and assessments of my progress. He also is quite astute in knowing when I am to be challenged, and has no difficulty making me accept the challenge. I have had other teachers in the past, and he is by far the best. Kudos for Alan-Arthur Aurelia, the best music teacher I have ever had!
Alan-Arthur Aurelia is an astounding teacher. I am an older student who has been taking piano lessons with him for over a year and have made great progress. He is patient, kind, and encouraging. I cannot praise him enough. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn music -- young or old.
Each student recieves a FREE method book with the first lesson that is appropriate to their age and instrument. Using that book, we begin learning each song sequencially. Students recieve stickers for each song mastered with a Metronome or accompainment by the teacher.
All of our staff have at minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Music and are all working professionals. Staff of SI Music Lessons are graduates from Columbia Teachers College and The Hartt School. Our staff has a minimum of 10 years experience teaching one-on-one lessons with students.
Our lessons are Pay-As-You-Go!
If you come to our apartment studio: $20/per half hour lesson.
If our staff has to travel: $30/per half hour; $50 if an hour lesson.
Our staff has worked with children as young as 4 years old and as folks in their 70s & even 80s.
We are also experienced in dealing with students with Autism, Dyslexia, ADD, and more advanced mental issues as well. We also have experience teaching blind students.
Arrangement And Composition Lessons Audition Prep Lessons Bass Guitar Lessons Cello Lessons Classical Guitar Lessons Classical Piano Lessons Composition Lessons Double Bass Lessons Ear Training Lessons Piano Lessons Songwriting Classes Upright Bass Lessons Viola Lessons Violin Lessons Music Theory Lessons Accompaniment Lessons Saxophone Lessons