Dr. Stephen Gorgone
It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 3 times
12 years in business
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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
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- Jo H.
A very polite, clean cut, professional, punctual and knowledgeable of his instrument . I would definitely recommend his services.Aug 22, 2018Verified
- Mary O.
Stephen has been working with my 11 year old daughter for over a year and a half, teaching her how to play the viola. Stephen is very professional, as well as reliable. He is very kind and works well with my daughter. He makes her lessons interesting for her. I would highly recommend Stephen. Mary O 😊Jul 13, 2018
- Annika B.
Stephen is quick to point out the positives in your playing as well as to suggest techniques and excercises you may use to strengthen your weaknesses. His eye for musical phrasing and expression help you to understand what may be intended by the composer, but he leaves much of it open to your own interpretation. He is flexible with scheduling and very punctual.Jul 12, 2018
- Dan M.
Stephen is a fantastic teacher and musician who truly values his students and their progress! Several of my students have taken lessons with him and have advanced greatly from his teaching. The students love working with him and receive many outstanding NYSSMA Solo Festival scores! It is evident he cares about his students and has a great relationship with the families of these students. Stephen’s professional policies are reasonable and fair. I recommend him very, very highly!!Jul 9, 2018
- Wayne c.
GreatOct 15, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$45/half hour, $55/45 minutes, $70/hour. Flat-rate monthly tuition during the school year.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to know my students’ names, ages, how many years they have been playing, what the last piece(s) they worked on, if they did NYSSMA or other festivals, if they previously took lessons, etc. so that I have an idea of their level of playing. Since scheduling can be complex, I teach on a regular weekly schedule based on the school year (Summer term separate), planning ahead for weeks with no lessons or changes in lesson times and offering numerous opportunities for online make-up lessons. The first lesson, I typically offer a variety of books for solo playing, sight reading practice, and scales or etudes (depending on the age). We work together to determine a good starting piece and technique regimen so that we can learn each others’ habits and long term goal.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?DMA in Viola Performance, Stony Brook University Emerson String Quartet Institute Feldenkrais Professional Training Program, NYC Suzuki Violin Training, Ithaca College MM in Viola Performance, Ithaca College BM in Viola Performance, Ithaca College BA in Mathematics, Ithaca College