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Music Is Life-Russian School Of Music, NYC

Music Is Life-Russian School Of Music, NYC

5.0 7 Reviews
I really love the process of working with every individual. I truly believe that everyone has their own unique talent, and that the main goal of a teacher is to inspire  each student to believe in his/her special abilities and to work towards making his/her talent stand out. Coming from the background of very intense musical trainining and from extremely competitive classical music environment, I can say with certainty that the most important feature each student needs to develop is the desire to work and create their own perspective on music. Of course, certain things are necessary to learn in piano. You do need to learn to read the mus ... View Profile
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Musical Ability Is Not An Inborn Talent.

Musical Ability Is Not An Inborn Talent.

5.0 5 Reviews
About me Since becoming a piano teacher in 1992, Moe has taught over 264 students with varying ages and ability levels. Member of various music associations including: the Suzuki Association of the Americas and Music Teacher National Association (MTNA). Experience Moe's Piano Studio offers fun and interactive piano lessons to children of all ages and abilities. With over 24 years of teaching experience, Moe shares his enthusiasm and passion of the instrument to each of his students. Methods Moe specializes in Suzuki and traditional methods. The Suzuki method emphasizes the parent involvement, repetition, encouragement, and early beginnings. A ... View Profile
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DJ

DJ

5.0 5 Reviews
Education: · Piano course at Institute for musicians “Tom Jobim” –Sao Paulo – Brazil · Intensive Drums practice at Conservatory “Souza Lima” – Sao Paulo – Brazil · Clarinet and Saxophone lessons at Sao Paulo state music conservatory · Guitar (acoustic and electric) at institute of guitar and technology · Intensive piano class in VA with Maestro James Westerhouse · Guitar Classes at NOVA (North Virginia University College) Manassas VA · Piano Certified at Juilliard school – NY · Jazz classes at Mannes - NY · Musician include on ... View Profile
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Cynthia Shaw Music

Cynthia Shaw Music

5.0 4 Reviews
I am a classically trained pianist and singer. I have a masters degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. I am a cheerful and knowledgeable teacher who makes my students comfortable in the learning of piano and voice. I help the students move forward in their study through noting and working through the problems that are getting in the way. We work at the students speed and from where the student is right now. My students study with me for many years. I teach only adults, beginners through advanced.  ... View Profile
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Deborah Fortier, Pianist & Piano Teacher (& Composer)

Deborah Fortier, Pianist & Piano Teacher (& Composer)

5.0 4 Reviews
I love working with students of all ages and levels. I work with my students to attain a beautiful tone and a healthy technique, meaning that I make playing as comfortable as I can for them so they can achieve the musicality they wish for. I help them understand how their pieces are put together, incorporating music theory and harmony in our lessons. I have high standards, but make sure that we have a lot of fun during the learning process.  ... View Profile
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Grace Music Studio NY

Grace Music Studio NY

5.0 3 Reviews
Always wanted to learn to sing or play Piano? 2017 is your year! I have developed a holistic approach that makes singing or playing powerfully easy for Adults and kids even if you've never had a lesson or you think you're not musical. My methods have worked for everyone from tone-deaf students to kids to professional musicians who are already working in the industry. Making music should be about joy and it's for everyone!!  Check out my main site  gracemusicstudiony dot com I have two masters degrees in Vocal Performance (which included Piano) and Acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Brookly College. I have ... View Profile
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Ms. Margarita

Ms. Margarita

5.0 3 Reviews
I am a Worldwide Acclaimed Composer and a passionate, dedicated professional with over 20 years of teaching experience, located in Fort Lee, NJ. I am currently considering adding one to two more students to my schedule. My knowledge of music has led my students to such achievements as: Awards in composition Creation of musicals Musical releases Successful passing of the “Royal Conservatory” Piano, Theory, Aural and the AP Music Theory Exams My background is diverse, ranging from classical music to rock, pop and jazz. I have worked with children as young as four, and adults of varying sk ... View Profile
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Mary Feinsinger Music

Mary Feinsinger Music

5.0 3 Reviews
Mary Feinsinger has  a Master’s Degree in Voice from The Juilliard School. She has taught professionally for over 25 years, and specializes in the pedagogy of popular vocal technique and styles.  Her eclectic, individualized approach to vocal instruction reflects her wide-ranging experience as performer and music director. She has extensive experience in teaching opera, and  applies classical breathing techniques to other singing styles:  rock, pop, musical theatre belt and legit and offers intensive work on smoothing vocal registers. She is an accomplished vocal coach and choral director, and offers intensive dictio ... View Profile
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Marina's Piano Studio

Marina's Piano Studio

5.0 3 Reviews
Special programs catered to all skill levels, designed to make your learning process fun. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the studio is only a few blocks from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. It is an independent, private studio. Marina's Piano Studio has been recognized by New York City Award Program as one of the best private small businesses for three consecutive years. My goal is to teach music, not simply the instrument, but to awake passion, and open new horizons in one's imagination - all without the pressure of competitive anxiety. I share the goal of bringing joy into each and every le ... View Profile
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Jarod Kashkin's Piano Lessons

Jarod Kashkin's Piano Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Hey, my name is Jarod, and I'm a professional pianist/educator/producer based out of lower Westchester New York! I have 31 years of experience at the piano, with a knowledge base covering Classical, Jazz, Ear Training, Music Theory, Accompaniment, Contemporary Music, Ensemble Playing, Sight-reading, Production, and more! I have a huge love for the piano & want to share my knowledge to inspire and nurture music in all willing to learn (and practice)! New School University graduate, with additional conservatory study at Manhattan School of Music. ... View Profile
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Nicholas Jozwiak

Nicholas Jozwiak

5.0 3 Reviews
Hi! My name is Nicholas. I am a highly-trained, multi-instrumental musician. I graduated the New School of Jazz in 2012. I play classical, jazz and pretty much every genre. I make the lessons fun and engaging for all students. My yoga teaching style is very slow and personal, not a sweaty vinyasa style that most beginners are familiar with (think Yoga to the People). I aim to teach you skills that you can utilize daily at home, with our weekly lesson checking in and building on that. We will work with healing any specific concerns and building an internal physical and mental strength that will go on to serve your daily life. I have a shared s ... View Profile
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Mina B Piano Lessons

Mina B Piano Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
Music has always been a part of my life, and I have been a practicing pianist for the past 14 years. My specialty is working with kids ages 5 and up, and I have had over 5 years of experience teaching music to students. I also have experience playing the violin and viola, and would be happy to spend time with students interested in learning both the piano and those instruments. My teaching focuses on using games, ear training, and basic music theory to my students. I served as a music director at my alma mater, McGill University, for a small theater on campus and music directed the play "Tick Tick Boom!" while leading a small orchestra. I am ... View Profile
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Richard's Music Lessons! Complete Studio Equipment!

Richard's Music Lessons! Complete Studio Equipment!

5.0 2 Reviews
My name is Richard, I have been teaching, piano, guitar, voice, opera, music theory, music performance, singing, drums, for more then 25 years. I have my own studio with all you need to study and become the best musician you can be, or I can travel to you!. - Music is a universal language of its own. I teach from 6 - 70 years of age. I also teach special educational techniques for students with a disability. Feel free to give me a call! "Lets create beautiful Music together" - "KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND A SONG IN YOUR HEART, AND THE WORLD WILL SING IT'S BEAUTIFUL SONG!" I am a certified Music Teacher, as well as a certified Music Therapi ... View Profile
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Hannah Reimann Innovations, Inc.

Hannah Reimann Innovations, Inc.

5.0 2 Reviews
With over 25 years of teaching experience from a young age, Hannah Reimann combines her creative career of performing, writing, composing and filmmaking with producing concerts for her students ages 3-18 and nurturing vocal and piano students of all ages in their unique gifts and goals. Trained as a Classical Pianist from age 5, first singing when she was a toddler before becoming a multi-genre artist of both instruments, she understands the needs and of today's music students experientially while instilling a sense of discipline her teachers gave to her. As an official Steinway & Sons Educational Partner and member of the Leschetizky Ass ... View Profile
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Take Note Lessons

Take Note Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
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.  ... View Profile
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Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

Eric Jayk Teaching Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm lead vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter for a well-known touring rock band with a worldwide fan base and over 3 million youtube views. I graduated from New York University with Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 50 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.Currently, I play in 3 active bands gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 15 years touring, writing and recording for my bands and with internationa ... View Profile
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Julie Holtzman Holistic Joyful Lessons.

Julie Holtzman Holistic Joyful Lessons.

5.0 1 Review
Juilliard grad.  w/ famed teacher, ROSINA LHEVINNE. Concert Pianist  . Played from Carnegie Hall to CHINA!   also a JAZZWOMAN ..Pianist/ Teacher/Arranger/ Songwriter/ Lyricist/ Singer in 9 Langs. Jazz, Cabaret, Brazilian , Blues , Originals.  GERSHWIN Specialist. also BACH, MOZART, DEBUSSY, et al.... Prep for Auditions.  I teach Holistically.... (mind/body connection). incorporate Alexander Technique . ... View Profile
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David Lantz

David Lantz

5.0 1 Review
Too often piano lessons are spoiled by overemphasis on repetitive exercise and etudes. This approach is antiquated and usually ineffective. In my studio learning and refining music is always the priority. Different tools, such a vocalization and outlining often help my students make vast technical leaps without ever having to spend hours strengthening their fingers. Sometimes an exercise is appropriate, to isolate one difficulty can save time. But music is of the ears, not the hands, so that is always where we begin.  I am Juilliard trained and an experienced performer. I've had extensive study with teachers of different philosophies, an ... View Profile
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Susan The Piano Teacher

Susan The Piano Teacher

5.0 1 Review
I've been teaching piano, theory and composition in New York for over 25 years and love to see my students enjoy the miracle of making music! We have formal Recitals every year giving students the opportunity to perform as well as offering graded evaluations and certificates of achievement. Music by the classic composers as well as American popular genres are taught. My studio is conveniently located near Union Square in Manhattan. Children and adults at any level from beginner to advanced are welcome! I have a Masters from NYU Steinhardt School of Music and Performing Arts Professions as well as an A.Mus. Degree from Conservatory Canada. I a ... View Profile
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Swisschris777 LLC Drum Lab

Swisschris777 LLC Drum Lab

5.0 1 Review
- personalized curriculum - over 20 years experience teaching all levels from beginners to advanced professionals - multi-cultural environment from European-Classical to West African to American Contemporary https://www.linkedin.com/in/swiss-chris-4955435?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic
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Krowne Vocal School NYC

Krowne Vocal School NYC

5.0 1 Review
For almost a decade, the spot-on tools of Krowne Vocal Technique™ have helped professional recording & performing artists to reach and maintain the highest vocal and musical standards - while providing an empowering, structured, and healthy approach to learn singing for complete beginners. 
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Hands Up Entertanment Inc.

Hands Up Entertanment Inc.

5.0 1 Review
Hi! My name is Nikiya and I am a professional singer/pianist/songwriter/composer. I am a dynamic, passionate and cutting edge instructor who loves to share all that I know with my students! Coming from a musical background, I was trained in classical music at age 5. While attending the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in New York, I trained in a variety of genres. By 12 years old, I started a small business and began teaching friends, family and neighbors. At an early age, I discovered I possessed a talent in teaching and have been teaching ever since via in home/school/studio/groups/online. With over 20 years of experience as a performer and t ... View Profile
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Elaine Piano

Elaine Piano

5.0 1 Review
I don't limit the repertoires to only classical music. I have a range from classical to jazz, improvisation, pop, movie, musical, etc.  I had held two seasonal student recitals. 
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Rebel Rose Music Studio

Rebel Rose Music Studio

5.0 1 Review
Elaine (Mary) Akins is a Graduate of CUNY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Music, Elaine is a professional Pianist, Vocalist, Guitarist Music Teacher as well as a Songwriter and Performer. Elaine has taught at New York City Public Schools and La Guardia College, studied Music Performance at CW Post College, Greenvale Long Island as well as at Touro College for a Master’s degree for Special Education. Elaine has been teaching privately for twenty five years of piano, guitar and vocal lessons children and adults from age 4 and up. Elaine believes in inspiring and motivation of her student’s creativity to train them to be ... View Profile
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Piano Lessons By Sarah Gathright

Piano Lessons By Sarah Gathright

5.0 1 Review
I was lucky enough to begin teaching piano while I was still in high school. I continued to teach while studying piano at the college level and completing my bachelor's degree in music therapy. My degree field and subsequent work experience with pre-school children through young adults, both with and without special needs, has allowed me to build the skills needed to address each individual's unique learning style. I've worked as a music educator and music therapist for over 15 years, and continue to enjoy maintaining my skills as a pianist and piano instructor part-time. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have regarding lessons f ... View Profile
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Donna Doyle Musician

Donna Doyle Musician

5.0 1 Review
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.'
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Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

Forever Music Lessons And Recording Studios

5.0 1 Review
We provide our students with the opportunity to join one of the most effective and comprehensive music instruction and audio engineering programs available on Long Island. We also offer NYSSMA coaching, band coaching, studio time and more!
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Simona Donova Piano, Flute And Music Theory  Lessons

Simona Donova Piano, Flute And Music Theory Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My name is Simona and I am a dedicated music instructor in New York City. After graduating with Master Degree in Music in 2016, I have devoted my life to inspire and enrich peoples' lives through music. I have had the opportunity to travel throughout United States and Europe studying under some of the most destinguished artists in the world and teaching gives me the chance to give back to my students what I have  learned. I have over five years of experience teaching students of all ages and levels and everyone who has passion for music and desire to learn is welcomed in my studio. Currently, I am leading an extensive private music studi ... View Profile
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Als Home Piano Lessons

Als Home Piano Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I am a full time musician who plays in bands and teaches piano. I write music and am the leader of my own New Orleans style rock and funk band. I have studied classical piano since age 5, have been trained in classical theory since I was 15, and studied classical and jazz piano and theory in Montclair and San Francisco State Universities. I teach standard classical technique, but I mix this with classical jazz chord identification, music theory, and ear training. I accompany students as they play because I this improves students' timing. If you or your child is frustrated with learning music off the page, can't understand the theory behind ... View Profile
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Daniel Schreiner Piano Lessons

Daniel Schreiner Piano Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been studying classical piano for 20 years and recently graduated from Mannes Conservatory with a Master of Music in piano performance. I served as a TA for one year at Mannes, teaching secondary piano skills and music theory to undergraduate freshmen. I tutor and teach freelance now, where I've developed clear and engaging curriculum methods for students of all levels. Whether you are looking to brush up on your Music Theory skills, learn basic piano technique, or practice repertoire, I'm here to help! ... View Profile
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Edmund Arkus, Pianist

Edmund Arkus ยท Kew Gardens, NY


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

I was 3 years old when I first heard my mother play the Steinway in our house. She had been a performing pianist and her passionate and agile playing allowed me to fall in love with music and the piano just sitting there at the step to the living room. I then pursued my love of piano sound , first studying with my mother, Helena Arkus, and then attending the Juilliard pre-college from 8 to 11 years old.

After my father died, my mother would not let me travel alone any more in the subway. So I had to change to a fine pianist and teacher in Forest Hills, Leopold Mittman. He brought me to a high level by 16 years old. After 2 years at Queens College ,I returned to the Juilliard to study with the famous Rosina Lhevinne and graduated with both my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music.

My mother was a very fine piano teacher. She encouraged me to teach the piano as well. In the beginning, I was not enthusiastic about it, but she still convinced me to start by sending one of her students to me. That began my piano teaching world . And as I accumulated a small group of students I started to realize the great beauty and privilege of the profession.

At the same time I continued my career as a performing pianist and brought my musical and methodical ideas to my teaching. I had also carefully studied the works of the British piano teacher and started to add the principles in those brilliant volumes to the knowledge I had acquired from my own teachers to help my students further. Matthay was a great inspiration for me because I had experienced a lot of self-questioning about how to physically play the piano and he bestowed great confidence in me with his amazing writings.

I also intensely studied the works of Alfred Adler, the psychologist.; especially those related to children. He completely opened my eyes to a different way of experiencing human interaction and children's behavior. He was also an enormous inspiration for my life.

After graduating the Juilliard I was extremely fortunate to cross paths with the greatest inspiration in my musical life, Wolfgang Rose. He was the nephew of the composer, Gustav Mahler , who was forced to leave Berlin in 1939 because of the imminent threat to his life.

Germany's loss was our great gain. Bereft of his country and all his family's memorabilia, he became an accompanist to various instrumentalists such as Mischa Elman. He was a great genius who very gently taught the inner, esoteric workings of music to those of us who were so lucky to be with him. I will never be able to repay his gift to my life.

I have taught many students over the years , some whom became and are becoming recognized performing artists . Nevertheless, some of my greatest satisfaction has come from my primary principle in studying the instrument: after pursuing lessons and spending time and effort are you satisfied? Is your love of music being fulfilled ? Practicing an instrument is difficult because you have to do it by yourself. I tell my students: if you find you have very little time to practice, go ahead, practice 10 minutes . and if it feels good, go on another 10. Then stop and do it the next day again for a short time. Just enough to experience and hopefully enjoy it.

As long as you get to it consistently, you will improve . I feel strongly that learning an instrument and performing it, even in seemingly insignificant situations, opens up a person's life to new adventures.

In the last 15 years I was fortunate to perform with an oboist from the Boston Symphony who is well known in Japan. As a result I performed many times in that country and even gave master classes and solo performances of my own. One day, we were invited to play for the Emperor and Empress in their residence. We performed for them and dined personally with them. I witnessed true humility that evening as two of the most famous people in the world took us to their hearts so graciously. It made me see a deeper side of humanity. And I believe we can all share our lives with others in this sincerity and generosity.

Edmund Arkus
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