My NYC Music Lessons
My NYC Music Lessons

My NYC Music Lessons

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Hi there! My name is Chris. I teach music to people just like you and I help people achieve their musical dreams! I teach how to play piano by ear by teaching the system that professional musicians use to learn songs quickly. You can be one of those people who hears a song on the radio once and then can sit down and play it instantly. It is not a magic trick. It is a system that you can learn. I teach the classical repertoire as well if that is what you want to focus on. I also teach singing and rapping lessons where I help my students improve their technique, build their confidence, and ultimately, learn how to build a career in music. I offer lessons in a variety of subjects. Your lessons will focus on what you want to learn! Whether it’s playing piano by ear, classical piano, jazz piano and improvisation, singing, rapping, music theory, music history, songwriting, beat production, studio recording, live performance, booking gigs, building a fan base, marketing your music, or building a full-time career in the music business. Whatever gets you excited about music, that is what we will focus on! Now, no matter where you live in the world, you can learn how to play the music you love from a professional New York City musician! These lessons are fun, safe, convenient, and for students of ALL AGES and ALL SKILL LEVELS! I have been a professional musician for over 30 years traveling the world playing music. I have been a music instructor for over 13 years now and I love helping people achieve their musical dreams! This is a mentorship as well as lessons so no matter what level you are at, we will set clear goals and work on getting there together. These are either online lessons for anyone in the world or in-studio lessons for students in the New York area. In-studio lessons take place at my studio in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I can’t wait to learn more about you and see how I can help! My studio hours are Monday-Thursday (8 am-10 pm), Saturdays (8 am-5 pm).
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14 years in business

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2022

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Kathy M.
Dec 30, 2022
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Chris is a great piano and music teacher. I appreciate how he teaches music theory in a very approachable way and shows how it can be applied to all genres of music. His classes are so much more than just reading and playing notes. If I learned this as a kid I may have never quit. Great teacher for the adult learner

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

My NYC Music Lessons's reply
Thanks so much Kathy! That means the world. And I'm so glad you are finding joy in it now as an adult. That is what it's all about!
Piano Lessons
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Jonathan R.
Dec 21, 2021
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Chris is Highly Attentive to your needs and will adjust accordingly! His Approach to helping you set tangible goals for yourself and helping you take one confident step at a time, even when you’re doubting yourself; makes his coaching style a necessary part of growing into the Musician you want to become. Since starting my lessons with Chris his encouragement has lead me to explore new possibilities with my music, taking more risks, and feeling the excitement of starting something new and developing more of the skills that I’ve been familiar with! It’s a definite recommendation for anyone looking to grow in many ways!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Gospel • Rap • R&B • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

My NYC Music Lessons's reply
Hey Jonathan. Thanks so much for your kind words! It has been so fun to get to know you and to talk about music together. Your excitement is contagious and makes me excited too! I can't wait to see where all this takes you. Great things lie ahead for you my friend!
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Joleen H.
Dec 6, 2021
I took piano lessons back when I was a kid and wanted to rekindle my love of music as an adult. I searched the internet for a piano teacher and came across Chris’ website. I was immediately impressed with what I saw and I was even more impressed in person. He was patient, made me feel comfortable, and challenged me! He was such an amazing teacher, I wish I could have taken more lessons but I moved away bc of the pandemic. I highly recommend Chris as a piano teacher!
My NYC Music Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Joleen! Had such a blast at our lessons watching you learn your favorite songs. Proud of you and wish you all the best in your new endeavors!
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Russ M.
Dec 6, 2021
Chris was great to work with. He taylor my lessons to my own skill level and musical interests in a way that made learning piano fun and engaging. He was a great encourager and is super professional. Great teacher and coach!
My NYC Music Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Russ! Always loved our lessons and so good to see you using what you learned at your gig. Proud of you!
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Ashley C.
Feb 17, 2022
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Chris is absolutely amazing! He helped me when I didn’t know where to find the melodies or if I couldn’t come up with idea for where the song could go. I HIGHLY reccomend him as a song writer! I’m super picky and absolutely loved chris!

Details: Services • Lyric writing only • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

My NYC Music Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Ashley! I had a blast working with you. Your passion for what you do made it so easy. I am excited to hear the final product and watch your music career blow up!
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