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Joshua Shneider Music
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
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I've been taking saxophone lessons with Josh for about a month now and I've been very happy with the experience. I had never played before and Josh has been great about teaching me the basics at a good pace. He is very nice and professional. Definitely recommend!

Fraser M.
Verified review

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

Aakash Mittal Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
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.

Daniel Dorrance
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 4 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

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.

Laura's Music Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Faith K.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

Helene's Notes
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jack O.
Verified review

I'm so glad I decided to work with Helene! I have wanted to learn to play violin since I was in the third grade and was denied the opportunity to do so as a child, so as an adult I decided to take matters in my own hands and take lessons. Helene is patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging and after three years at her urging I've joined a local orchestra in addition to continuing lessons with her! I've worked with her both in person and over Skype, and am glad she offers the video lesson option as I was away at school for two years and was still able to keep up with my lessons thanks to connecting online every week. The video lessons were just as high quality as the in-person lessons and I was able to advance to learning 5th position while I was away. If you're interested in learning violin. I highly recommend Helene.

Emily Wespiser, Flutist
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan R.
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Emily has been my flute teacher for the past two and half years and I have improved by leaps and bounds! I am an adult student who has had to unlearn old and bad habits and Emily has been very patient, as well as skilled, in teaching me proper technique and musical expression. From the moment my lesson starts, Emily is all in, listening and watching closely; she continually demonstrates how to interpret music and how to practice. We work on breathing and difficult passages as well. She has also helped build my confidence in performing. Overall, I've had a great experience with Emily; she is a terrific teacher and I highly recommend her.

Mark's Music Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Portia A.
Verified review

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!

Flute and Piano Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Julia K.
Verified review

My daughter used to take flute lessons with Galyna. I wish she didn't move from Princeton, so my daughter could continue lessons with her. Galyna's kindness, engaging personality and desire to help a student grow as a musician were important factors which contributed to a positive and nurturing learning atmosphere. Her own performances were always inspirational. She is a great teacher, and I highly recommend her! Julia

  • 12 years in business
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.

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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. Music is an accessible outlet for creativity, and I love being able to share it through performance and teaching. Every individual approaches music a different way, and I am committed to helping them achieve their best musical self.

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I give my students support and encouragement as they learn all about music and musical styles. If they would like to, they have the opportunity to play in seasonal recitals and also at retirement communities.

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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.

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I really like to challenge my students and to create little games to help them progress. I personally believe that pushing people to do their best requires not only hard work, but some level of fun. Just the thrill of watching a student grow to be more than they ever dreamed they were capable of.

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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. I have taught students of all ages and abilities, from beginners who have literally never seen a flute before, to middle and high school students preparing for honor band, to adult learners taking up the flute again after a long hiatus. No two students are exactly the same, and I am able to develop teaching strategies based on how the student learns best as well as what inspires and motivates each individual student.

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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.

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I give piano and/or flute lessons to children or teenagers who would have had no experience or with two years or less of experience playing.

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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.

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Martin Sather is a professional saxophonist offering private lessons in Westchester County and Southwestern Connecticut. Martin has 15 years of teaching experience and is an in-demand performer within the Tri-State area.

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