Music With Marli

Music With Marli

5.0 (2)
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

Hi there! My name is Marli, and I:

~ play guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, harp, piano and kalimba

~ am a singer-songwriter, audio producer and mix engineer who uses Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 10 Suite (& I also teach with Garageband since it is a practical program for beginners)

~ have a double Bachelor's Degree in Music and Public Relations from Hofstra University

~ have a studio space in Astoria and I have a home lesson space in Huntington 

~ am fluent in Spanish (puedo enseñar leciones en Español)

~ have 8 years of experience with teaching instruments and singing

I enjoy being able to inspire other with what I love to do most while building a community that is focused on music :)

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Albertson, NY 11507
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2 Reviews


  • Lori Costello

    Marli is a great teacher. She is patient with her students, going step by step through a song. Not only does she teach the song, she also reviews the notes and scales of the keyboard with her student. My daughter has learned so much already. I highly recommend Marli.

  • Patrick Finley

    My daughter Addison began taking with Marli about a year ago now when she had just turned 6 years old. I was initially hesitant about signing Addison up for lessons due to her age and her tendency to be shy, especially in new situations. Marli was incredible with Addison from the very first introductory lesson. Not only is Marli a gifted musician, she was able to adapt to the needs of a 6 year old (no easy task for anyone). Over the past year I have observed Addison grow both musically and personally. Marli has a knack for explaining the complicated in a way that a child can easily grasp. Addison's guitar and piano skills have vastly improved and Addison looks forward to seeing Marli every week and learning something new while developing her core base of skills. I highly recommend Marli.

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

I begin my lessons with warmup exercises, and afterward the student and I will focus on the main song/concept of the lesson. The last portion of the lesson reviews what we have learned, ensuring that the student has useful notes of what we did and that the student clearly understands all of the information shared during the lesson. If the student requests additional work, I will give small assignments for the student that reflects the lesson concepts.

Since I teach multiple instruments and services, I make sure that I am attentive to each particular student's skills, interests, goals and needs. 

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

I have worked at School of Rock for 5 years, and started teaching music lessons 3 years prior.

The university I got my degree from is Hofstra University, and this institution is very well known for its music education program.

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

Online/if student goes to me:

30 minutes = $30

45 minutes = $40

1 hour = $50

If I go to student:

30 minutes = $35

45 minutes = $45

1 hour = $55

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching guitar lessons to my cousin when I was 15 years old, and I gained several other students throughout high school and realized how much I enjoy teaching and that I would also enjoy teaching throughout college.

What types of students have you worked with?

I teach students of all ages between ages 5 years old and 25 years old. Most of my students are female, though I have some male students as well.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just received a generous grant from the Harman International 1000 Dreams Fund so that I can establish my own recording studio!

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

Keep an open mind and practice consistently :)

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

Students should think the goals and ambitions that they would like to achieve in short-term and long-term.