I have been teaching for over 10 years. I teach privately full-time and run my own company. I personally hire other enthusiastic and experienced music teachers to work with me. I believe learning music should be fun. While it also takes hard work and dedication, a student must first enjoy music in order to continue and progress. My teachers and I incorporate well-known songs into lessons so that students can relate to what they are learning. We also use many of our own games and worksheets to keep students engaged at all times. We offer many different types of lessons including voice, piano, guitar, and songwriting.
I love getting to know students and families and watching the children progress in lessons. It's amazing to see a student become more confident over time. Some students who were scared of performing have become amazing musicians who now can't wait to sing or play at our recitals! This is incredibly rewarding.
My son has taken piano lessons with Michelle for the past 2 years and we absolutely love her. He is progressing beautifully and loves to play. Michelle has a balanced aproach that teaches note reading and fundamentals while also keeping the child engaged and having fun. She also organizes great recitals so the children can showcase their work. I can't imagine a better teacher!!
Michelle is an amazing voice teacher and person! Both her singing and piano skills are great. She has helped me prepare for numerous auditions as well as NYSSMA. She has also introduced me to so many musicals and songs that I would never sing on my own (they usually turn out to be my favorites). I definitely recommend hiring her!
I have studied music for my entire life. I have years of training in voice, piano, and acting. I have been teaching for over 12 years. I majored in musical theatre and have performed all over the country. I also developed my teaching skills with many top companies in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago before starting my own business. I was the Head Music Teacher for Citibabes in Soho and assisted with the hiring and training of new music instructors. This experience and knowledge has helped me put together an incredible staff for Take Note Lessons. Our teachers are amazing musicians who are also excellent and caring instructors.
My teachers and I have worked with students of all ages. We teach beginners as young as 3. We have also worked with adult students who may be returning to an instrument or are even starting to learn for the first time. It is rewarding to see students accomplish their goals and learn to love to music at any age and level.
Find a teacher who connects with your student. NYC is full of amazing musicians with great performance resumes. These things don't necessarily make a musician a good teacher. While musical knowledge and skills are important, the ability to make lessons fun is just as important.
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