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New York-based flute and saxophone player Anna is a versatile improviser holding both an open respect for the tradition of jazz and a healthy disregard for its more worn conventions. Her critically acclaimed first album as a leader, Third Floor People (Nowt Records, 2010), is an adventurous release featuring two bassless quartets – one from Montreal, the other from New York. Made up of musicians drawing from diverse influences and backgrounds, Third Floor People is unique in its palpable emotional energy and fearless experimentation. In addition to leading her quartets, Anna also plays in the collective Field Vision; the Martin Krümmling Ensemble, which recently recorded with Mark Turner; the Daniel Jamieson Danjam Orchestra, in which Webber performed with Tony Malaby as well as Jim McNeely and recorded with Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra mainstay John Riley; the Ben Bryden Flying Scot Quintet and Fabian Almazan’s wind sextet, among many others. She appears on the Grammy-nominated album Urbanus (Concord Records, 2009) by Stefon Harris & Blackout, and has performed with such diverse talents as John Hollenbeck, David Liebman, Ben Street, Lage Lund, and Dave Douglas. She has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe as a leader and a sideperson. She is the winner of the Prix François-Marcaurelle 2010 at the OFF Festival of Jazz in Montreal. She received national recognition as a finalist in the Mary Lou Williams Saxophone Competition in Washington, D.C. In addition, she has been honoured with grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Oded is rapidly gaining international acclaim for his groundbreaking musical work. Oded’s innovative technique, known as “Ampis” (A Middle Path In Saxophone), had already been presented in prestigious institutions such as the 2011 British Saxophone Congress, Trinity College of Music, London, The Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Conservatory, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, and The Rotterdam Jazz Academy.
I am freelance woodwind instrumentalist and teacher living in Brooklyn. I believe that my unique approach to teaching, which combines an emphasis on reading skills with a focus on ear training, is ideally suited to creating a new generation of passionate, skilled and interesting young musicians. I am committed to creating an environment for learning to hear and create music in new ways that is as productive as it is engaging.
In 2007, I graduated from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Flute Performance and in 2011, I graduated from the Universtiy at Buffalo with a Master's in Music Education (NYS Certified Music Educator). I am constantly looking for new inspirations to positively affect my flute playing, which is why I love to teach! The experiences I've had with my students have helped me grow as a flautist and educator. I've performed throughout Cleveland, OH and the Greater Buffalo Area and now, recently moved to NYC to continue my career. Currently I can be found in New York City performing with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra and Utopia Opera Company (principal flute) as well as actively subbing with the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra.
I am a patient and methodical teacher who loves to inspire and foster the interests of my students. I have been playing the saxophone for 18 years and have had the good fortune to study with some of my jazz heroes. These lessons have not only taught me countless valuable lessons about the instrument and improvisation, but have also shown me how to teach. Spending time with many teachers with various teaching styles has helped me identify the qualities in a teacher that I find most effective, allowing me to incorporate them into my own teaching.
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While flutes are relatively inexpensive compared to the other woodwinds, Musika suggests renting an instrument for beginning players. As the player becomes more advanced the student can consider purchasing a more advanced model with open-hole keys and a B foot joint.For young players who are smaller in size, the student can consider using a curved head joint (called a ""candy cane"" head joint) to facilitate playing.
In-home flute lessons are an extremely convenient option for busy students and parents. The student saves time and money while learning a new skill without having to leave the comfort of home!
The flute is a great instrument to begin in elementary school. Young flutists are able to progress quickly, and many school programs allow flute players to participate in both band and orchestra. Typically, Musika recommends waiting until age 8 before beginning flute lessons.
There is no age limit to learning the flute! The flute is a fairly easy instrument to hold for young and old players. Our network of teachers will work with any age or skill level.
During flute lessons the student will learn how to properly care for the instrument. This is critical to the long term performance of any instrument the student decides to buy or rent. From there, lessons will focus on correct embouchure formation, developing a good tone in all registers, articulation, fingering, and basic musicianship.
Review by Jeff N.
Travis is an extremely knowledgeable guitarist and teacher. Travis is equally comfortable in playing/teaching jazz, rock, blues, or classical styles. I really like the way he explains things and he has the ability to make difficult material seem simpler. Travis is very likeable, enthusiastic, and always very professional. I think Travis would be great teaching either children or adults because he's very patient. My learning experience with Travis has been outstanding. He taught me some great techniques for chord substitution and for soloing. I'll continue to work with Travis because he inspires me to be a better guitarist. I think he could really help me with composing because he writes some great songs too! Thanks Travis!
Review by Paula Chacon
I've always said, "It's all about the teacher." That skillful, effective teacher who can reach that child and ignite her passion, is truly a gift. Ric does that for my daughter. As a former music teacher myself, the most challenging thing in working with children is how to build their fundamental musical skills while letting them have fun and be expressive. The teacher must create a safe, supportive environment, and Ric does that. Ric immediately focuses on fundamentals of tone and technique, giving my daughter succinct instruction on how to improve, thus she can sense the improvement immediately. Ric seems extremely easy going; even when lighting a fire under her sometimes under-achieving butt, Ric never criticizes, judges or blames. He works with my child, understanding her, helping her problem solve, and even giving her the quick answer sometimes so she can move quickly and stay motivated. Ric balances fundamentals with fun and expressiveness, so my child feels as though she can 'play' and they truly make music in every lesson. I am thankful we found a good match with Ric.
Review by Jermain
Mrs. Regnarene is an awesome teacher!!! She found musical aids that appealed to my 5 year old daughter and used them to help teach her piano. She has a lot of patience and I could tell she puts in the work before class to have a lesson ready for my daughter. She is always punctual, friendly and respectful. I would recommend her to any parents who want to start their kids off with a good foundation in piano. Jermain T. Riverview, FL
Review by Brooklyn
Laura is a fabulous teacher. She explains concepts to me using concrete examples so that I can understand changes that I need to make to my posture, breathing, phrasing, etc. She makes warm-up exercises fun, and she's got a great sense of humor over all. Her teaching style is collaborative, more egalitarian (she respects what I already know and meets me at my level), tailored to my particular interests and strengths, and I always look forward to our lessons!
Review by Queen Natalia
Lara is highly intelligent and knowledgeable in her profession. She is cheerful and personable, and has established a good rapport with students and staff alike. I have found Lara to be a highly competent, personable, patient, kind-hearted, and deeply caring person who is skilled professionally and interpersonally.
Review by Jacob Solomon
Ileen is a very attentive instuctor. she is patient and works hard to see her student succeed. if a concept is unclear she expains it in other ways to ensure understanding. I would highly recommend ileen to students of all levels who want to learn guitar and music theory to thoroughly enjoy the instrument and music
Review by Ginger
Unbelievably Awesome. My daughter is a beginner and has some special needs. Justin is more than patient and helpful while being completely thorough and pushing her (in a good way) to try harder. He is encouraging and teaches effectively. I am very pleased. More important, so is my daughter. Thank you Musika! So grateful we found your service and connected with Justin. We highly recommend him.
Review by Steve Newman
My daughter began learning sax in her school band, but she didn't begin PLAYING sax until she started lessons with Debra. From scales and exercises to actual pieces, Debra coached my daughter with real insight, sensitivity, and patience. Her knowledge of the instrument and feeling for music - along with her easy-going,"kid friendly" personality - make Debra the ideal teacher and musical mentor.
Review by Vanessa
Eduard is an amazing teacher. (Coming from someone who previously knew the basics of playing and music.) He is not to harsh with his words and is extremely nice. Eduard has a great amout of experience and displays it through his teachings. Specifically by making it easy to follow along with his words to actions. As a person with a wondering mind whom is distracted easily, it is easy to pay attention.