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Cliffside Park Music Theory Lessons

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Nick took me on as a banjo student and did an amazing job of quickly finding out how much I already knew and then ran with it, pushing me further while letting me direct us into areas that I wanted to pursue. He's very patient and insanely knowledgable. Every lesson has been packed with a ton of information, practice, instruction and music theory. (He's also a very nice guy to have a conversation with.) I couldn't recommend Nick highly enough as an instructor.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Palisades Park, NJ 07650

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I love teaching guitar, and being a part of a student's journey at whatever level he or she is, beginner, intermediate, etc. I am very patient and care about each student's progress and believe that lessons can be fun as well as instructive. I teach flat picking, finger picking, blues, rock, folk, pop, country, reggae, music theory, and reading (although depending on the student's goals, I usually don't start with reading until after someone's been playing songs for a few months). I also teach songwriting, and can help with song arranging and performance. Though I am primarily a guitar player, I play and teach bass (currently play bass and guitar in a band) and keyboards as well. I teach out of my home studio in Edgewater, NJ. Please contact me with any questions.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10025

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I am a guitarist, lutenist and composer with an international reputation offering lessons in guitar, lute, music theory and composition. I teach all ages and levels; my place or yours.

  • 16 years in business
  • Brooklyn, NY 11222

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I am proud to offer my versatile lessons to piano students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're interested in reading sheet music and playing minuets, or you want to learn your favorite pop songs by ear, I will tailor my teaching style to your musical interests. Patience, comfort, good work, and artistic curiosity are all essential ingredients in my lessons. I own and play a bunch of different instruments, giving our lessons a collaborative potential. Most of my students are located in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Ditmas Park, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Flatbush, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Crown Heights, and Clinton Hill. Students further out in Brooklyn and in Manhattan will also be considered. Music is an excellent way to multiply intelligence, express the self, and deepen appreciation for the world around us. I keep this idea is at the heart of my teaching.

  • North Bergen, NJ 07047

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I am teaching advanced jazz guitar and theory, specializing in chord melody composition for guitar. My specialty is the writing, arranging, and teaching of composing chords, melody, bass lines and contrapuntal parts for guitar, as commonly used in fully-arranged musical pieces, treating the guitar with the same full potential found uncommonly found in six strings.

  • New York, NY 10013

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Learn the music you love! I offer piano lessons for beginners through advanced. I teach all ages. I offer traditional teaching with the reading of the main two clefs (bass and treble), music theory, immediate approach to the keyboard, immediate exercise that develop the presence of your fingers in the keyboard as well as the strength and speed of your fingers. Start to play your favorite music from the very first lesson! Learning piano includes the following: * ear training * sight reading * music harmony * improvisational skills * knowledge of music history * counterpoint * technical mastery (note by note passage at every speed, octaves, double thirds, trills, arpeggios, scales, etc.) Technical mastery is not limited to the above. I also offer mastery of touch (how to approach the keyboard for a legato, articulate touch and semi-legato) and mastery of phrasing. The music phrase is different, depending on the composer and the period when the music was composed. I have complete command of knowledge from Bach to Broadway songs. Piano lessons are available also in a more easy-going way of learning which is reading only with the treble clef with the complete understanding of the chord symbols. This style of learning is definitely for jazz standards, Broadway and pop music. I offer singing lessons or vocal coaching for pop singers. The philosophy of my teaching here is based on the music that you want to learn. I don't do yoga lessons or relaxation lessons. I do start from the music. From the phrasing, you'll know where to breath. From the music, you'll know what kind of voice timbre to use (you don't sing a Broadway aria like a Beatles song). From the music, you'll learn the text by memory, understanding what kind of expression to use according to the meaning of the text itself. Warming up of the voice is essential for successful learning. I resume it in two essential points which are as follows: * Knowledge of your vocal range without trying to stretch where your voice can't arrive and will never arrive (find the beauty of your real voice) * Blending of lower middle and high range I offer performance opportunities for the most talented. I also offer vocal coaching for classical and opera singers. Identify from the beginning the timbre of your voice as well as your voice range. Some unlucky students have been convinced to belong to a voice range that is not theirs! I have been dealing with more than one case with singers that think to be a mezzo, but instead, they would be making a great career as alto! Once you know with certainty and confidence what is your range and timbre, you can direct your energy to the right kind of repertoire. This is very important especially for those who want to pursue singing at a professional level. You don't need to waste your time, money and energy in the wrong repertoire. For example, if you are a soprano leggero, you don't want to sing R.Wagner or G.Verdi. Other important aspects to consider include the following: * Enlarging your voice range in order to get your instrument more complete without forcing your voice and breathing according to the music phrase * Pitch control without the use of too much vibrato (I am not against it, but I am when the vibrato compromises the pitch.) * Clarity in the speed * Projection of your voice (The projection of your voice might sound great in the music studio, but would that be the same if you sing at the met?)

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I am accepting beginners through intermediate players ($60/hr.) in a variety of musical styles. I will help develop the students' love of music, while nurturing their desire to learn. My specialties include: - Acoustic guitar - Electric guitar - Electric bass I will include some theory, reading, and harmony and work on ear training, enabling students to listen and reproduce what they are hearing. In addition to the pure joy of playing our instrument, I use a variety of other resources, including my wealth of hand-picked "favorites" on YouTube and other sites. I'm user-friendly; my students can always email me, send me links, and ask my assistance between lessons. New this year: In celebration of guitar great Django Reinhardt, and for those students who would like to learn the Gypsy jazz style, I will be teaching authentic comping chords, patterns and scales. Whenever possible, I will host a special workshop or master class that will feature noted musicians. Also new this year: I am very excited to announce that I can accommodate one student who would like to learn how to play Renaissance lute ($90/hr). The student will use one of my Hieber 8-course lutes and will learn to read the musical notation that was used in the 1500s. Learn the music that Shakespeare heard, and find out firsthand why Sting loves the lute! My prices are affordable (Renaissance lute is higher due to instrument maintenance), and my hours are flexible. Evenings and weekend hours are available and some mornings. Play guitar like a pro!

  • New York, NY 10024

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Our lessons are tailored to the needs of your child. We are specializing in piano lessons for very young children, but older children and adults are welcome too! Students will learn the following: * knowledge of keyboard and reading music * notation * composition * scales * music theory * pianistic skills using a variety of techniques * sight reading * rhythm * movement * listening skills Piano in the early years requires not only an understanding of how children learn comfortably but a keen insight into each child's individual learning style. A sense of humor and excitement as well as a personal relationship built on trust, love of learning and self-confidence are key ingredients that make children thrive with this method.

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We provide guitar instruction in most style; music theory, ear training, composition, and analysis. This is the guitarist for Les Paul's most recent piano player. Learn to teach yourself from the recordings you love. Performances of most styles are possible, too. Teaching through Skype online is also a choice.

  • Brooklyn, NY 11215

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I am a great teacher available for lessons. I cater all styles of music: pop, jazz, soul and classical. I have a master's degree in contemporary music performance and years of experience playing and teaching. I also teach music theory and songwriting and composition. All levels are accepted. I have an innovative approach to teaching, and I am kind and patient.

  • New York, NY 10065

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I offer piano and music theory lessons for children and adults. The only requirement is that you really want to play the piano. I operate in New York City.

  • Forest Hills, NY 11375

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I offer private lessons directly from your computer. Are you around a computer screen? Do you own an Internet? Then you're just a click away from me! Please check out my YouTube videos (URL below). I have 14 years of experience bringing about and learning the guitar. My mastery includes almost any subgenre of rock n’ roll, jazz, blues, classical, heavy metal, and show tunes/musical music. I also have 3 years of experience teaching players ages 11 to 47 years old, from beginners to seasoned guitarists of 30 years. This is in addition to my background in musical counterpoint, theory, composition, history, and production; again, in all styles. I place supreme importance on being able to approach music as a musician, rather than as an instrumentalist. This means that the guitar (and any other instrument) is merely a means to an end, that, when arrived at skillfully, grabs and affects the audience every single time. Any guitarist can, after some time, bang some notes out in the correct rhythm and arrangement. But only a musician will use those notes to emotionally touch the greatest amount of people in the audience. Notes are not easy to learn, to be sure. That's where a good teacher comes in handy. But the best teachers keep your focus on what to do with the notes after you know how to play them well. After all, that's when the real work begins: the dynamics, the beginnings and the endings of notes and phrases, the facial expressions, the nod of the head, the words that are said before and after a song, the way that you sit and stand; these are the lifeblood of music. These are also the secrets that separate the greatest performers from "those friends of yours." And these are the things that give me, and the best musicians I know, the most fun when making music. Exploring what is beyond the notes is what sustains our discipline and allows us to keep improving. Check out my videos to see what I mean. Well? Go ahead. I'm exactly on the further side of your computer screen.

  • 19 years in business
  • Astoria, NY 11103

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I am a Japanese-English bilingual music teacher, offering courses in piano, vocals, and Japanese sanshin, a stringed instrument from Okinawa. For students interested in taking their musical understanding to the next level, I also offer lessons in music theory, acoustical training, and pitch correction. Whether your level is beginner, intermediate, or advanced, I can help you reach your musical goals. I'll help you prepare for a recital, improve your singing voice, or just learn a new instrument for fun! Contact me anytime!

  • Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Learn songs you want to play with a fun teacher—whether it is pop, Broadway, classical, jazz or rock. By taking piano lessons, you will improve your: * Rhythm, Melody, Harmony * Sight Reading * Ear Training * Theory * Technique * Performance Diana Hickman is a teacher trained at Boston Conservatory of Music, CCNY, and New York Piano Academy. :-) First lesson is free!

  • New York, NY 10024

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Take guitar lessons (all styles) from pro session guitarist and gold record producer. I have a music degree and 30 years of teaching experience. Lessons are fun and upbeat with an emphasis on learning all phases of music from sight-reading to theory to arranging and technique and. Lessons in my home or yours.

  • New York, NY 10032

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Bass lessons available: Learn to lay it down! Electric and/or upright bass instruction. - All styles welcome - Individualized lessons - Weekly assignments - Ear training and sight reading lessons - Weekly technique building exercises - Learn healthy practice techniques to avoid wasting time - Specific rhythmic exercises that will improve your groove quickly - Help with developing your own sound - Theory lessons - Learn all your scales and how to practice them correctly with a metronome - Fingerings and hand positions Learn how to construct solid grooving bass lines by studying the masters. I will guide you in any direction you wish to go in. We will spend time listening to greats and learning their lines. The theory behind their bass lines and how to improvise over your favorite tunes. If you are just beginning I will teach you all about the instrument and even help you pick out equipment that will best suit your needs. I teach out of my apartment on the upper west side. I have a piano, basses, and drums. Depending on your location i can come to you as well. We can work out the details over the phone. I graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where I studied with Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Dan Wall, Jamey Haddad, Gary Bartz, Robin Eubanks and many others. I’m a professional side man working in the city with many different artists. Touring, recording and writing music. If you would like to see me play and meet up, let’s do it! Call anytime and we can get started!

  • 15 years in business
  • Flushing, NY 11367

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An experienced music doctor offers violin, piano, composition and music theory lessons for all ages. A custom program is designed for each student or group to enlighten their music interests, and to discover and nurture their potential music gifts. We are familiar with various teaching materials. We are a tutor for NYSSMA and ABRSM exams and assessments, and we teach in English and Chinese for reasonable rates. Our locations for lesson include: 1. Flushing, Queens, nearby Queens College Midtown Manhattan. 2. Midtown Manhattan For further information, please visit our website, or contact us by phone.

  • New York, NY 10031

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I'm a piano teacher. I also teach guitar, theory, improvisation, composition, and songwriting -- you name it. I love to teach anyone from the age of 3 to 99. I apologize in advance to you if you do not fit within this category. I have a lot of experience as a professional pianist (masters at MSM) and teacher. I've been teaching privately for 6 years, and I also have a lot of other musical skills, such as composition, improvisation, producing, recording, etc. Looking forward to teaching you!

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