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Asbury Park Private Flute Instructors

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  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Hali B.
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Kazuko is wonderful and our flute lessons are now the highlight of my daughters week.

Aakash Mittal Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Joel Jean M.
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We contacted Aakash Mittal about clarinet lessons for our son after he gave a presentation at our son's 5th grade instrumental music class. We’re very glad we did. Our son improved quickly during the three years he took lessons from Aakash. He received music awards at Centennial Middle School, twice auditioned into CU Boulder’s Middle School Honor Band, made first clarinet at CU’s Middle School Band Camp, and auditioned into Boulder High’s Wind Ensemble. To cap his time with Aakash, he gave his own clarinet recital, including three duets with Aakash, as well as the 3rd movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with piano accompaniment. More importantly, the process that led to these accomplishments was genuinely enjoyable. Our son started off with a half-hour lesson each week, and liked it so much that he quickly moved to an hour lesson. Aakash has an excellent teaching style. After our son played a piece, Aakash would ask what he thought went well, and what needed work. Aakash rarely had negative criticism and focused on what elements would improve a piece, and in getting students to honestly evaluate themselves. As our son gained skill and confidence, they got down to brass tacks more quickly—but still without him ever feeling guilty or chastised. Aakash’s primary instrument is the saxophone, but he thoroughly understands the clarinet. Lessons included instrument-specific tasks like fine pitch control, breathing, alternate fingerings, tonguing, and embouchure, as well as broader topics of playing exact rhythm, tempo changes, pitch, dynamics, and phrasing. Most importantly, he understands that, as time-consuming as these components are, they are ultimately “just” technical elements. After our son mastered them for a hard piece, they’d then work on exploiting them to play music that swoops and soars and comes from the heart. And though Aakash’s favorite style is pretty hyperactive jazz, he is comfortable with a wide range of musical styles. Our son played the MapleStory video game for years, and Aakash helped him learn transcriptions of several songs from the game. For one recital, our son found several Legend of Zelda transcriptions—evoking exclamations from other students like “We can play game music for a recital? I didn’t know that!” As our son’s taste gravitated toward classical music, Aakash was right there with him. Aakash was especially good at helping our son work on challenging pieces. Our son is always choosing music that seems a little (or sometimes, a lot) beyond his level. For example, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto is really a virtuoso recital piece. They took the 3rd movement one section at a time, sometimes playing very slowly to get the rhythms and notes right. Aakash had him try to play along with a full orchestra recording (where it was clear that playing at full tempo makes the piece exponentially more difficult.) Okay, that didn’t work, so they concentrated on getting it right at a slightly more relaxed tempo. Eventually, we brought in a friend of Aakash’s on piano, and the three of them worked on how to coordinate and figure out who was in charge of the rhythm. It made an exhilarating finale to our son’s solo recital. Aside from his skills as a teacher, Aakash is also quite practical. He knew that his own concert schedule affected his teaching schedule, so was good about trying to make up missed classes during the week, and was flexible when our own schedule interfered with lessons. We’re also impressed with his ambition—he knows that great musicians don’t sit around waiting to be “discovered”, but actively promote themselves and make things happen. We have seen him playing live with various people many times, and have enjoyed the variety of musical styles and partners. (Especially when he plays with electric violin. Hint, hint!) We enjoyed our three years with Aakash, and had mixed feelings about him leaving for India—happy for him, but sad that we were losing a great teacher. We can whole-heartedly recommend him for just about anything he’s trying to do.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Gina S.
Verified review

Our daughter loves her flute lessons! She has grown so much in her first year.

Laura's Music Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Faith K.
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Laura has given me saxophone lessons for many years. I find her approach very helpful to me, and she also takes into consideration what I am working on. She gives me lessons on Skype or in person, and we play a lot during the lesson, utilizing the theme of the current lesson. For example, if I was working on a blues in every key, she would have me review the blues structure, then play the head and solo on it in a few keys. If she was demonstrating how to deal with two chord changes with common chord tones, she would have me play the tune with that in mind as I solo on it. Rhythmically we are working on Brazilian rhythms currently, so she is having me work on some bossas using the specific samba or bossa rhythm during my solo. I start with vocally doing the rhythm, and then do it on the sax using one note, and then do it with the chord scale, eventually doing a solo in the rhythm I am trying to master at the time.I take away a lot every time I have a lesson, and enjoy working on the assignments she gives me.

Flute Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dominic B.
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Katherine is one of the most talented and hard working individuals I know. While performing orchestral and chamber music with her in Boston, I was inspired by her artistry and dedication to the music. Katherine’s caring and enthusiastic personality made collaborating with her an exciting and enjoyable event. Her flute solos in a recent performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5 at The Juilliard School were breathtaking and virtuosic. Getting the chance to work with Katherine has been one of the highlights in my career and an opportunity I hope others will be able to have as well.

Fraser M.
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Highly recommend Jim - enthusiastic, knowledgable and patient teacher of the Saxophone. I am thoroughly enjoying my lessons.

Lori Brand
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kay D.
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I am an adult beginner piano player who has been taking piano lessons from Lori for a couple of years. We started from scratch, and I sought her out because I know she teaches children and I wanted to tap into a child's delight (and none of the complaints about practicing) in learning something new in a playful way. At the same time, she can entertain any serious questions about theory, if you so wish. Lori is a fantastic teacher with deep knowledge who always seeks ways to explain things until they "click." And she is a great person. I always look forward to my weekly lesson as brightening my day, and the introduction of piano and music theory into my life has certainly broadened my horizons in so many ways, beyond just the piano.

Ken Robinson Woodwinds
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
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Do not hesitate to work with Ken, he is a wonderful teacher! My 14-year old son has been taking alto sax lessons with Ken for over a year and will be entering high school in September. I can see Ken being a long-term fixture during my son's high school years. Ken is incredibly talented and loves to share his knowledge and experience with his students. He does it very well. He is VERY easy to work with and he has a great sense of humor, which my son loves. My son very much enjoys his lessons. In working with my son, Ken has upped my son's "game" in so many ways and I can't wait to see what the future holds musically for him. Ken came highly recommended to me and for good reason. He opens up new worlds and new doors for his students. He is very invested in his students' lessons and wants the best for them. If you have the opportunity to work with Ken, take it.

Emily Wespiser, Flutist
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caroline F.
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Emily is a wonderful flute teacher for my daughter.

Julie Pacheco
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chana W.
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I think Julie is an awesome teacher. I'm in my 20's and was looking for someone to teach me the saxophone. I was a total beginner, and Julie was so patient from the beginning. During each lesson, Julie taught me new things while enforcing the ideas she taught the previous lessons so that I would work on perfecting one skill while learning a new one, which encouraged me to continue practicing and working on the skills. Overall, I think Julie is a wonderful amd talented teacher that really knows how to teach each student on their own level, and I'm so grateful to have taken lessons with her.

Helene's Notes
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
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Helene was my piano teacher from kindergarten through high school. She taught me how to read, understand, play and love music. Furthermore, my early -and in-depth- start with piano prepared me for years of trumpet in various advanced bands. Although I am not currently taking lessons, I still sit down to play piano whenever I get the chance. I'll play anything from Bach to Beethoven to Josh Groban to new and classic Disney - really anything I'm in the mood for. Helene's teaching has made me proficient enough in piano and music in general such that I can truly enjoy playing. Thanks Helene!!

Daniel Dorrance
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie W.
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As an adult student of the flute I cannot recommend Daniel’s teaching more. I have studied with him for just under two years and my progress on the flute has been amazing. Our lessons are focused and fun and because of his knowledge and expertise I feel confident he is guiding me in the right direction. Having his studio in mid-town Manhattan has also been a plus for me as it has been convenient from where I live. He is also a very talented musician! I highly recommend Daniel

Frances Brodeur
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marvin W.
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Frances is a great teacher, lots of teaching experience and flute repertoire.

Mark's Music Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Portia A.
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Mark has been providing piano lessons to my son (now 8) for over a year now. Mark is amazing, he is excellent with my son; patient, friendly, but a very strong teacher. We love to hear my son practice at home and are amazed at his advancement, we have recommended Mark to our friends who are very thankful to us and will continue to do so to anyone looking for a friendly, very accommodating, excellent musician to teach their young child the art and love of playing piano!

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Larry D.
Verified review

Mitzy was a great flute teacher. She worked with me not only to build my understanding of technique, but also of music and the unique ways I learn.

About

As a performer and instructor of classical flute, I enjoy helping students discover their unique voice on the instrument. We cover all the essentials - breathing, tone, technique, sightreading - in order to have the most fun possible and to make some beautiful music.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I began my first flute lessons a few months after I picked up the flute to join my hometown’s middle school band program. Now, over thirteen years later, I can reflect and appreciate that it was incredibly helpful and instrumental to my development to take flute lessons with a specialized teacher outside of the band room setting. I have been lucky to have taught both privately in Fairfield County, Connecticut and publicly in the Ithaca City School District as a music graduate of Ithaca College, and I am delighted to be offering lessons in the New York City area. I provide a tailored approach to each and every child, adolescent, and adult. Everyone's first lesson is free! To schedule your first lesson and to inquire about rates and lesson policies, please contact me.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Hello! I'm attending at Mannes College of Music in flute performance. I have been performing in flute for many years. I teach students to enjoy and understand music! I hope to meet you soon.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a flutist with experience in academic music, christian music, world music and Venezuelan folk music. I have 17 years of experience as a flute teacher, workshop leader and wind instructor. I have an ability to work effectively as a part of a team or individually. I have great communication skills in terms of languages including Spanish and fluent in English.

About

I offer flute lessons for all ages, levels, and styles of music. I am a classically trained flutist. I am a graduate of the Juilliard School. I perform throughout New York City as a freelance orchestral and chamber musician.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I've been teaching flute for over 10 years. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of flute skills. Emphasis will be placed on performing the flute most naturally and using the least amount of effort, with a special attention to the basic principles of the Alexander Technique, which professional musicians use to perform. Students will also have a tool to improve their breath control available during their lessons. I offer a flute teaching studio in the Twin Cities with individual students from all levels, beginner to advanced. In general, some lesson topics include: Why an excellent tone matters How to accurately interpret music How to improve technique (e.g. fingering, vibrato, tonguing, ) Why your breathing may be wrong, and tools for improvement I presented flute workshops for the Minnesota Music Education Association and Minnesota Music Teacher Association regarding advanced flute performance techniques, including use of the breathing bag. I also was invited to present at the Marcel Moyse Society for an essay contest during the 42nd National Flute Association Convention in Chicago. In addition, I teach flute master classes in North Dakota and Minnesota, including the Minnesota All State Band and International Music Camp. Besides St. Paul flute studio, I also offer flute lessons in the Minnetonka at Glen Lake Music Studios. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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