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Cheryl E In HomeHome
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Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Folk, Musical Theater

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Cheryl E In Home
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Folk, Musical Theater

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Performing Arts High School 4 years at Mannes College of Music
Awards:

Helena Rubenstein scholarship award for Mannes College of Music Composer of several Off Broadway Shows including, Simple Things, and, The Everyday Life of Kids. Composer of the Country song, Daddy are You Coming Back? that Perpetual Music Group signed. Pianist at main events and charities, including The Democratic Fundraiser, at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

Overview:
I'm a dedicated piano, violin, and viola teacher and I enjoy teaching students of all ages! I went to Mannes College of Music and then played viola at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. In addition to teaching, I also play piano at major charities and fundraisers, including the Democratic Party Convention. I can teach classical or popular music, and pride myself, and getting students to learn quickly and correctly. My motto is, fun and learning! And you can't have one without the other! I've had several Off Broadway Children's show to my credit, and have many You Tube Videos, featuring my music!
EXPERIENCE
I've enjoyed teaching piano, violin and viola students, for the past seventeen years! And what I've generally found is, that it's not how long you practice, but how well. I feel that a student needs to be taught how to practice! I travel around Westchester NY and in addition to teaching the instrument, I encourage students to compose their own original pieces. I am a published composer and many of my music videos can be seen on You Tube. Fun and learning, they all go together. That's how you maintain a student's interest!
METHODS USED
I typically begin a piano student's first lesson, with the Bastien Piano series. This is geared at kid's, but, for adults, I use various other beginner books! In addition to this, I pride myself on teaching all students, how to best play popular music, using a full range of chords, not typically taught. I get students learning quickly and more importantly, correctly, so they are prepared out there, in the real musical world! For violin and viola students, I use All For Strings for beginners, and for more advanced students, use various books, including the Suzuki book. Fun and learning, are the key! And, if a student wants some pointers on how to write a song, I am quite experienced in that, having written several Off Broadway kid's shows, including my popular, "The Everyday Life Of Kids", which played throughout the Westchester NY school system. You don't need talent to play an instrument, just the desire and leave the rest up to me!
LESSON STYLE
I have a relaxed teaching style. And once a student has the basics, I offer them a selection of pieces to play. After all, who wouldn't want to play music they like, rather than something they have to do! The jokes are free, but my teaching is priceless. I am quite aware, that each student advances at their own rate. And along those lines, they are also taught how to practice correctly. After each lesson, I wrote down their homework, and if a parent is there, I go over their progress. If it's an adult student, I obviously don't have to do that, but I enjoy all ages, and have students 4-82 currently! I even go to teach my 82 year old student, at her assisted living place! The difference between a kid and an adult student, is usually, that the child notices the correctly notes, while the adult thinks they had to be 7 to learn.
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