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Abraham P

Abraham P

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I use games, contemporary and standard song repertoire, and traditional techniques to teach an instrument and my approach to music. As a NY State certified teacher I tend to use progressive music pedagogue, tiered lesson plans, and practical objectives to engage students in challenging and rewarding musical experiences.

Matthew V

Matthew V

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A native to the Poconos, Matt began private saxophone lessons and played in the public school system at age 10. Quickly becoming interested in school jazz ensembles and the plentiful jazz scene that the Poconos had to offer, he began listening to and developing a relationship with many local musicians – David Liebman, Nelson Hill and Phil Woods to name a few. Upon graduation from high school, Matt completed his Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. During his time at the Eastman School he had the pleasure of playing in the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, Dave Rivello Ensemble, Saxology and toured with the Temptations and the Four Tops. Upon graduation Matt began working as a musician aboard Cunard and Princess Cruises traveling the Caribbean, Europe, the Mediterranean, Norway, United Kingdom and Iceland. In 2008 he was awarded a Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from William Paterson University and in 2011 was awarded a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Jazz Saxophone from the University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida. During his time in Miami, Matt worked for the University’s Frost School of Music as the teaching assistant under Professor Gary Keller, where he taught private lessons and the Avant-Garde Ensemble. He was also the saxophone instructor at the New World School of the Arts in downtown Miami, Florida.

Jessica S

Jessica S

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I have been teaching since finishing High School in 2007. I have worked in piano group lessons and private lessons as well. Currently (not including Musika), I have fifteen private students I see weekly and have been with these students for almost seven years. I have worked with students preparing for NYSSMA, students preparing for College Music audtions, or just teaching piano as a hobby. All of my students would describe our lessons as fun. 

Veronica M

Veronica M

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My teaching style is classical music.  We work at a slow pace. The most important part for me , is that there is an understanding of each lesson and that you enjoy music.

Irving G

Irving G

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My mother was a trumpet and piano teacher and I grew up with lessons going on in the house constantly. My father was an English teacher for 35 years! I have enjoyed thirty years of private lessons, teaching all ages a variety of styles of music! My sister is a violinist that plays in the Stanford Symphony! I have also taught in several different music stores. I taught for several years at Munroe Music in Huntington, and in Northport on Long Island. Although I try to make the lessons fun, I do strongly encourage my students to try to practice some every day, so that we can learn the material and graduate to new fresh material! Come try a lesson with me!!!

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