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Rockville Centre Clarinet Instructors

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Michael McGarril
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Simone S.
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Michael is a great teacher and I look forward to my clarinet lessons each week. He is patient and explains the technical parts of playing very clearly. He gives good tips and teaches at an appropriate pace.

Continuo Music At Home
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Colette G.
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Barb's Continuo Home Music Lessons provided home lessons to my son. Not only was the instructor very talented, but they knew exactly how to interact with a young person to keep his interest throughout the lesson and encouraged practicing beyond the lesson. Barb is always prompt and goes out of her way to accomodate scheduling issues.

  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Gopi S.
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We are very happy with "The Eternal Artist Music Studio".Neha is our Violin teacher. She is one of the fine teachers we meet. She has a lot of experience. She really works very hard with our daughter to get her inside chamber music in her school. She is very good handling kids, our daughter likes her very much. She knows how to make the class fun and at the same time teach the kid what they want to know. I heard good reviews about other teachers also in this Music studio from other friends.We definitely recommend her and her music studio to our friend and families. I liked: Best music studio, Best music teachers, Reasonable price.

Joshua Shneider Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 27 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!

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.

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.

Fraser M.
Verified review

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

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.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Edward M.
Verified review

excellent musician and is teaching me clarinet. I have played intermittently for 50 years and had several teachers. Mark is one of the best. clear instructions, organized and effective lessons and practice assignments. very motivating, friendly but serious and caring to make the most of the student and lesson

Allan Namery and Jazz Focus
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
D. N.
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I have known Allan Namery as a professional musician and music educator for over 30 years. He is a wonderful saxophonist, flute and clarinet doubler who has a great passion for Jazz and the American song book. Allan combines an extensive knowledge and musicianship, gained over a lifetime of performing, recording and writing music, with a successful career as a music educator.

Maksim Shtrykov
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Areum S.
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Over the past two years with Maksim, my 11-year-old son learned so much and improved greatly. Maksim equipped my son with strong foundations through various trainings and introduced him to lots of different music pieces. Maksim gave effective instructions for pratices during lessons. He related well with my son and made him motivated to do well and to enjoy music that he was playing. I highly recommend Maksim as an execllent, responsible and professional teacher with great enthusiasm in helping the students to love the clarinet and music.

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.

Daniel Dorrance
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I have enjoyed my experience with Daniel! He has been very flexible with my busy schedule, and was helpful with clarifying my goals for taking lessons. His studio is conveniently located in Manhattan and provides a bright, welcoming atmosphere for learning. I plan to continue my lessons with him for the foreseeable future, and certainly recommend his teaching to music learners of all levels!

  • 48 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

My students learn about performing all styles of music as well as developing the ear and learning musicality. Most score highly in NYSMA competitions.

VD - Clarinet Studios
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin A.
Verified review

Very informative and inspiring .

Jon's Music Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jim W.
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Jon is an AWESOME teacher!!! I can't believe how fast I am improving since starting lessons about 6 months ago. I got to a page in my book that I got stuck on with my old teacher. It took Jon 5 minutes to see what I was doing wrong, told me and then I could do it instantly! John is a really cool Australian who is always really nice and funny but he also holds me to high standards. I started saxophone two years ago for my middle school big band coz they needed anyone to fill the chair but now I practice every day or most of them anyway because I like it and want to be good for Jon. Jon is the man!

About

As stated above, I live in music. I have studied classical music, played in and recorded rock, Broadway, jazz, improv, chamber, and electronic music. I have also composed, arranged, songwritten, directed, and founded several ensembles. I will guide you as you build a fluent musical self-awareness through performance coaching, listening exercises, and collaborative music creation and improvisation. My experience as an ear training teaching assistant at the conservatory level informs this guidance as you develop your ear. But, the true result is all-around music appreciation. The world of expression in sound is there to discover. Come explore with me!

  • 21 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Get the most out of your musical development with expert clarinet lessons from internationally ranked, award-winning Clarinetist and Pulitzer prize nominated Composer Bryan A. Crumpler. Classically trained in one of Europe's finest conservatories under the tutelage of preeminent figures of the London Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, deFilharmonie, Royal Concertgebouw Orkest of Amsterdam, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and more. Experience includes adjudication of auditions for the Atlanta Symphony's Talent Development Program and guest lectures with the Woodruff Arts Center's ARTreach program. Currently serving in the role of Clarinet Teaching Artist of the Atlanta Music Project. Tailored teaching and prep for all-state, college auditions, young artist competitions, youth orchestras, summer festivals, chamber music coaching, music supervision for audition videos & recordings.

About

I provide music lessons for voice, piano, and clarinet. I'm a graduate of Hofstra University, where I studied music business and received my classical music theory training. As a member of the Opera program there, I performed scenes from L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Amore), Alcina (Morgana), and Orphee aux Enfers (Eurydice). I also performed a recital in my junior year featuring works from Mozart, Ginastera, and Donizetti. After graduation, I began working for Sam Ash Music, where I managed the band and orchestral department, eventually being promoted to headquarters to work with band and orchestral products. At Sam Ash's Lesson Program, I taught voice, piano, clarinet, and violin, and my students participated in a yearly recital. I work with players of all ages and at any level of study. I specialize in NYSSMA and yearly recital preparation, though students never have to perform if they don't want to. My students will learn to express their music with talent and discipline, while never losing focus of the joy that playing their instrument brings. I believe that everyone has music within himself/herself, and it is my pleasure to guide students in their musical journey!

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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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I travel to student's home to teach 30-60-min. clarinet lessons. Lessons are for all skill levels/ages and usually weekly or bi-weekly. I will work on fundamentals, technique, musicality, and repertoire, depending on the student's strength/weaknesses. About Me: I am a professional musician and have performed with multiple chamber groups and orchestras throughout NJ, NY, and PA. I received a master's degree in clarinet performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Major achievements include: - Performing at the Sarasota Music Festival in 2008 with many of the world's finest musicians. - Selected as a substitute for the New World Symphony in Miami, FL. I service the Central NJ area.

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