I offer patient, easy-going, in-home and online lessons for students of all ages. For beginners, I focus on teaching you your favorite songs. For more advanced students I concentrate on theory and improvisation. I also focus on audition pieces for those entering music school or looking to improve NYSSMA scores.
There is nothing like watching a student go from knowing nothing about their chosen interest to being able to perform for their friends and loved ones. Even if the student has no performance aspirations, to help that person develop another vehicle for expression is an incredible privilege.
"I can't begin to thank you for all that you have done for Justin. You have not only been his music teacher, but also a mentor and friend. You helped him think beyond high school and opened the idea of so many possibilities for him."
Usually I asked the student for five of their favorite songs and we figure out which will be the easiest when they can learn. As we continue to add more songs and more chords the songs will get more complex.
I have a degree in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College, and have been teaching professionally in the new York area since 2008. I have attended the Berklee summer program, and the Victor Wooten summer camp. I have studied with some of the best bass players in the world. I've also studied and taught drums and continue to study singing and piano and take dance lessons. I have been performing professionally in New York for 10 years.
New York City and the North Shore of Long Island I charge $85/hour. For Queens I charge $60/hour.
I applied at a mom-and-pop music store on Long Island.
I have worked with students as young as six years old and as old as 65.