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Elise F

Elise F

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My private teaching career began in high school, where I was asked by the music teachers in my school district in Westchester, New York to assist in preparing middle- and elementary school students for local competitions and festivals (such as NYSSMA). During college, I was able to maintain a private studio and was fortunate enough to spend summers assistant teaching at music festivals. Currently I teach in a number of music schools in and around New York City, and serve as Adjunct Instructor of Viola and Violin at New York University to undergraduate students. In addition, I maintain an active private studio of all ages (from pre-K through beginning adults!), and I enjoy problem solving with each individual's perspective and experience in mind. I'm a firm believer that lessons should be tailored to each student's goals - there is absolutely no "one size fits all" method to playing an instrument. In my opinion, being positive and goal-oriented are the most important ingredients for success in music lessons.

Jose P

Jose P

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My teaching style comes from a combination of my own extensive training (both in pedagogy and performance), my experiences as a performer, experiences with community involvement, and what I have learned over the years in various teaching capacities from other fellow teachers and parenthood (I co-teach violin to my daugher). Patience, dedication, constancy and love of music are essential for a successful partnership between a student and myself. For younger students, I try to establish good dynamics not only with the child but also with the parent. The parental involvement at home is essential for succesful, loving musical development- no matter how "talented" the parent may or may not be. Frome early on, I encourage the student to love and respect what is being learned, while at the same time encouraging him/her to develop critical thinking- and listening.  

Lauren B

Lauren B

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I am a recent graduate of the Monclair State University Music Education Master's program. I also graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. My primary instrument is the violin. My main secondary instrument is the piano. I currently perform with the Adelphi Orchestra. I have taught in the New Jersey public school system. I have been teaching private piano and violin lessons for about 6 years. 

Stan G

Stan G

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I have always enjoyed music and playing music and found it natural to play for my friends and family. And weather it was in school orchestra, garage band, or friends with guitars, I shared my knowledge with other players. The best part of teaching for me is when I introduce some new material and explain it and the light bulb goes off and the child gets that big eyed look, I see that the student understands it. And getting to know the person who I am working with is important so that I can choose music that is fun to play. I've led orchestra sectionals and currently have elementary school students, a girl and two boys.

Cheryl E

Cheryl E

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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!

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