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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Music lessons in Huntington . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
Brent started playing on pots and pans as a child and then moved to the drum set at the age of 8 with instruction from his two older brothers. He joined the school band and performed drum solos for entertainment at school events. Soon it became evident that being a drummer was his calling. Brent received his degree from Berklee College Of Music as a scholarship student and performed with many musicians in the Boston area. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Recorder Conga Latin Percussion Keyboard
I use a Bastein method series as well as Alfred Method series always understood a grading picture from pre A to book H also use technique and theory books to make a well rounded education in understanding and performing on the piano. Hannon as well as some other books would be used. as well as i use bel canto technique for singing which is controlling the vocal cords the alignment and how they work also extensive training on vowel placement and positioning of vocal chords thru singing in particular at the break in vocal range. Read More
Instruments: Violin Viola
I am a very laid-back teacher. My belief is that music is fun. I encourage my students to have fun. Too many teachers make music all about practice and drilling. While practicing and drilling is definitely a part of learning, it is not the end-all be-all. Music needs to be enjoyed for what it is - fun! I have had teachers who have sucked the joy out of learning for me, and I strive to make sure that never happens for my students. Read More
I enjoy watching my students grow and watching them develop their own interests and personal tastes. I open the door for my students with a strong technical instruction, and encourage them to walk through that "door" and develop their musical expression and curiosity. Through hard work, patience, and curiosity, we can form a connection that will help us both grow in innumerable ways. Moving beyond the teaching setting, I believe it is important to foster a connection to many other art forms. Read More
I have been teaching since getting my masters in 1999 - from Brooklyn and NYC to New Haven, CT, where I now teach vocal technique to all ages at the Educational Center for The Arts (Performing Arts High School) and at the Neighborhood Music School. I love to teach healthy singing to all ages, styles and levels, and lessons are alot of fun and immensely productive. My students succeed at their goals, whether it's to sing the leads in shows, get into college for voice, choir, opera or just fun at home! Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Mallet Percussion Keyboard
I have 12+ years of experience teaching all ages, performing, and songwriting. I was drawn to education and instruction from a young age, and began helping younger musicians through a local mentoring program, then volunteered as a student tutor and teacher's aide in musical and english programs. I later began instructing private students and gigging professionally while working on my songwriting - joining and eventually leading a songwriting organization, participating in and coordinating programming with industry professionals. Read More
Instruments: Trumpet Euphonium French Horn
When will I start to see results?
Every person is different and will see results in different amounts of time. The largest factor is determining how long results take to appear is simple the amount of time you dedicate to not just your instrument, but music in general. While 15-30 minutes of practicing a day is a fantastic start, it will not yield results as quickly as the 15-30 minutes a day plus dedicated listening time, simple score analysis, or any other number of "deep learning" techniques away from the instrument.
How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
I believe that trumpet is a much more physically demanding instrument than more traditional instruments such as piano, violin, or voice. I personally do not recommend starting a child on a trumpet before the age of 9 or 10, but I would encourage students to experiment with other instruments as soon as they express any interest in music what-so-ever.
Do you use specific teaching methods or books? (Ex: Alfred, Bastion, Suzuki, Hal Leonard) Why did you choose them if you did?
Depending on the age of the student and skill level of the student I will assign different etude books. As for technique books, I tend to use the same things for all students. James Thompson's buzzing basics, Arbans, Clarke, Gekker Slow Practice, Schlossberg, Ciciwicz flow and long tone studies, and a LOT of playing by ear/call and response.
If you have a Music Degree, what is it in (Performance, Education, Musicology, Theory, Composition, etc) and why did you choose that degree?
My degrees are in music performance. While I do care deeply for my students and think teaching is the biggest responsibility every musician has to their community, my first love is performing and better myself as a musician. I cannot teach an experience that I do not have.
What is your dream piece to perform and why?
The top bucket-list piece of music to perform is the Rite of Spring. There is some thing so incredibly visceral in the Rite that is simply not found in any other pieces. If you have not had to chance to hear it, go look up the Montreal Symphony with Charles Dutoit conducting. There is simply nothing like it.
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
I have asked myself this question many times over the years, and I truly do not know. Music saved me and gave my life purpose from the ripe old age of 12. There is nothing else that gives me anywhere near the same pleasure as music. If I were to live my life without music, I would likely do whatever odds and ends jobs to make ends meet while searching for purpose in life. Which I truly believe would lead me to music.
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
Music runs quite deeply in my family. On my fathers side, most of my family sang, played piano, or played violin. My father actually holds a couple of higher education degree in music education, was a band director, and professional musician himself. On my mothers side, there is not quite as deep a heritage of musicians, but she played the accordion throughout high school and her father played the flute for a fair amount of his younger days. Music always played in the house, and from a young age, I was pushed to be in as many musical productions as I could be in ranging from choir, string orchestra, piano, or band.
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