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I offer trumpet lessons (all levels) and piano lessons (beginner to intermediate) in your home.
My piano students have at least one recital per year, in which my trumpet students may participate as well. I have a unique way to start beginning piano students which combines the best of traditional music notation with Suzuki instruction and ideas from the "Music Tree" method. Music reading fluency is a priority, as well as proper technique and repertoire. Younger students use Montessori-type instruction to obtain a solid foundation in note reading.
On the trumpet, I specialize in NYSSMA instruction, classical repertoire and technique, jazz improvisation study, and excellence in music reading. I help students to perform their very best with school ensembles.
Above all, my students enjoy playing their instruments and smile a lot during the lessons. I especially love teaching beginners on both instruments, and find that aspect of my job to be very rewarding and enjoyable. The way that the brain processes music reading and performing is a special interest of mine, and I have consequently had success with students who haven't thrived with other teachers.
My students are consistently successful at NYSSMA and are often chosen to participate in Area All-State, All-County, and All-State organizations. Some have gone on to be music majors at schools such as University of Massachusetts and SUNY-Buffalo.
I have many local references and testimonials by band directors. I teach primarily in the following areas: Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Millwood, Chappaqua, Armonk, Somers, Mt. Kisco, Irvington, and Ardsley, but will consider other areas if you can schedule your lessons at the beginning or end of my day, or if you have more than one student.
Please visit my piano blog at allegrettopianolessons.blogspot.com
and my trumpet blog at
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
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