Donna Doyle Musician

Donna Doyle Musician

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About this pro

My instruction is based on my lifelong love of music, outstanding professional training and experience and dedication to assisting others develop the music in themselves. See my bio on the Queens College CUNY website (School of Music). See also 'Rate my Professor.'

I love music and enjoy working with people, enabling them to realize their interest and talent. 

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New York, NY 10025
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  • Christine Mower

    Ms. Doyle is exacting without being intimidating. She's the real McCoy in terms of ear training. I could not be happier and feel more confident in this field after just one lesson.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The most important approach is to get to know the student, to meet the student where the student is (level, interest) and lead from there.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

See websites (Queens College Music Dept, LinkedIn)

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Ballpark figure: $100/hr.

How did you get started teaching?

I began giving private lessons while in high school and have been teaching ever since. 

What types of students have you worked with?

My youngest piano student was 6 yrs old, the oldest 80; I have extensive classroom experience teaching music theory, composition, ear training and keyboard, and many hours of private work preparing students for exams and juries. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Really?! Being alive is good enough. Every day is wonderful. I only wish each day held more time. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for the best you can afford, no matter what your level. Look for expertise combined with empathy. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Be realistic/honest about your commitment of time and attention. Teachers like to work with students who make progress and progress is the result of good, old-fashioned work!