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Kal M.

Hollywood, FL

$75/hr

Patient, fun, and customized Piano, Cello, and Violin lessons!

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Patient, fun, and customized Piano, Cello, and Violin lessons!

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Kal was born in New York and began studying piano and then added cello in elementary school. His entire family is gifted musically with everyone playing multiple instruments. His love of classical music started early because it was either being played on the radio or performed at home by his siblings. Kal's vast knowledge of the piano, violin, and cello repertoire helps his students have fun playing because there is no shortage of wonderful selections to play.

When Kal was in high school, piano performance was always paramount. In addition, Kal studied cello with Nellis DeLay-Harvout, principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and sister of the world renown and distinguished Julliard school of Music violin instructor Dorothy DeLay. During high school, Kal played cello in the school orchestra as well as the all county and all state orchestras. Kal also gave cello recital performances with veteran concert pianist Gloria Carney, who was the accompanist of the legendary cellist Leonard Rose.

Kal graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Music Theory and Composition and concentrated in piano and cello performance. Kal introduced his own compositions in both piano solo and chamber music, playing the cello part. In addition, Kal played cello in the University of Vermont orchestra. Kal also had a student piano recital where he debuted 3 of his works showcasing different styles of composition in his piano music.

It was during his college years that Kal learned violin (because there is so much great music to play) and now students always enjoy the insight that Kal shares with them when playing the standard violin repertoire. Kal also can help with chamber music coaching for violin for string quartets and piano trios (piano, violin, cello).

Currently, Kal teaches piano, violin, and cello. Kal has a unique ability to select pieces that are tailored to the musical preference of the student. He will suggest classical (baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods), show tunes, Ragtime, Blues, Hymns, Rock, Pop, etc. etc. and other pieces that fit the technical level and interest of the student. Kal is sourced well and often times will select favorite pieces arranged in an easier style so students can enjoy playing these works while their technique catches up to the original composition.

The lesson plan consists of fun exercises (to build finger strength and technique), music performance (with difficult passages broken down measure by measure to help the student learn it as quickly as possible), fun duets (to build musical ability by playing together- all students LOVE this), and a recap and plan to keep the playing fun with continuous progress.

Kal believes that teaching, especially beginners, is an honor. Music is his passion and teaching young students how to read music in all clefs, obtain proper technique and, learn how to make the music come alive (once the technical challenges have been mastered) through music interpretation is one of the greatest rewards in life.

History:
Music History
Music:
Cello,
Composition (Music), General Music, Music History, Piano,
Violin
Art:
Composition (Music)
Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Cello

Kal studied cello with Nellis DeLay-Harvout, principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and sister of the world renown and distinguished Julliard school of Music violin instructor Dorothy DeLay. During high school, Kal played cello in the school orchestra as well as the all county and all state orchestras. Kal also gave cello recital performances with veteran concert pianist Gloria Carney, who was the accompanist of the legendary cellist Leonard Rose.

Kal graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Music Theory and Composition and concentrated in piano and cello performance. Kal introduced his own compositions in both piano solo and chamber music, playing the cello part. In addition, Kal played cello in the University of Vermont orchestra. Kal also had a student piano recital where he debuted 3 of his works showcasing different styles of composition in his piano music.


Currently, Kal teaches piano, violin, and cello. Kal has a unique ability to select pieces that are tailored to the musical preference of the student. He will suggest classical (baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods), show tunes, Ragtime, Blues, Hymns, Rock, Pop, etc. etc. and other pieces that fit the technical level and interest of the student. Kal is sourced well and often times will select favorite pieces arranged in an easier style so students can enjoy playing these works while their technique catches up to the original composition.

Kal believes that teaching, especially beginners, is an honor. Music is his passion and teaching young students how to read music in all clefs, obtain proper technique and, learn how to make the music come alive (once the technical challenges have been mastered) through music interpretation is one of the greatest rewards in life.

Piano

Kal was born in New York and began studying piano and then added cello in elementary school. His entire family is gifted musically with everyone playing multiple instruments. His love of classical music started early because it was either being played on the radio or performed at home by his siblings. Kal's vast knowledge of the piano, violin, and cello repertoire helps his students have fun playing because there is no shortage of wonderful selections to play.

When Kal was in high school, piano performance was always paramount. In addition, Kal studied cello with Nellis DeLay-Harvout, principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and sister of the world renown and distinguished Julliard school of Music violin instructor Dorothy DeLay. During high school, Kal played cello in the school orchestra as well as the all county and all state orchestras. Kal also gave cello recital performances with veteran concert pianist Gloria Carney, who was the accompanist of the legendary cellist Leonard Rose.

Kal graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Music Theory and Composition and concentrated in piano and cello performance. Kal introduced his own compositions in both piano solo and chamber music, playing the cello part. In addition, Kal played cello in the University of Vermont orchestra. Kal also had a student piano recital where he debuted 3 of his works showcasing different styles of composition in his piano music.

It was during his college years that Kal learned violin (because there is so much great music to play) and now students always enjoy the insight that Kal shares with them when playing the standard violin repertoire. Kal also can help with chamber music coaching for violin for string quartets and piano trios (piano, violin, cello).

Currently, Kal teaches piano, violin, and cello. Kal has a unique ability to select pieces that are tailored to the musical preference of the student. He will suggest classical (baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods), show tunes, Ragtime, Blues, Hymns, Rock, Pop, etc. etc. and other pieces that fit the technical level and interest of the student. Kal is sourced well and often times will select favorite pieces arranged in an easier style so students can enjoy playing these works while their technique catches up to the original composition.

The lesson plan consists of fun exercises (to build finger strength and technique), music performance (with difficult passages broken down measure by measure to help the student learn it as quickly as possible), fun duets (to build musical ability by playing together- all students LOVE this), and a recap and plan to keep the playing fun with continuous progress.

Kal believes that teaching, especially beginners, is an honor. Music is his passion and teaching young students how to read music in all clefs, obtain proper technique and, learn how to make the music come alive (once the technical challenges have been mastered) through music interpretation is one of the greatest rewards in life.

Violin

In addition to piano and cello instruction I also teach violin. I learned violin in college and progressed as an adult learner quickly. There is incredible music written for the violin and I enjoyed playing much of the standard repertoire. I know the challenges that children and adults have when learning a stringed instrument, reading music, and adjusting to produce a bright, clean sound on the violin. I will provide all my insight to help you learn without the hardship!

University of Vermont
Music

Education

University of Vermont (Music)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kal will travel within 15 miles of Hollywood, FL 33021.


About Kal

Kal was born in New York and began studying piano and then added cello in elementary school. His entire family is gifted musically with everyone playing multiple instruments. His love of classical music started early because it was either being played on the radio or performed at home by his siblings. Kal's vast knowledge of the piano, violin, and cello repertoire helps his students have fun playing because there is no shortage of wonderful selections to play.

When Kal was in high school, piano performance was always paramount. In addition, Kal studied cello with Nellis DeLay-Harvout, principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and sister of the world renown and distinguished Julliard school of Music violin instructor Dorothy DeLay. During high school, Kal played cello in the school orchestra as well as the all county and all state orchestras. Kal also gave cello recital performances with veteran concert pianist Gloria Carney, who was the accompanist of the legendary cellist Leonard Rose.

Kal graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Music Theory and Composition and concentrated in piano and cello performance. Kal introduced his own compositions in both piano solo and chamber music, playing the cello part. In addition, Kal played cello in the University of Vermont orchestra. Kal also had a student piano recital where he debuted 3 of his works showcasing different styles of composition in his piano music.

It was during his college years that Kal learned violin (because there is so much great music to play) and now students always enjoy the insight that Kal shares with them when playing the standard violin repertoire. Kal also can help with chamber music coaching for violin for string quartets and piano trios (piano, violin, cello).

Currently, Kal teaches piano, violin, and cello. Kal has a unique ability to select pieces that are tailored to the musical preference of the student. He will suggest classical (baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods), show tunes, Ragtime, Blues, Hymns, Rock, Pop, etc. etc. and other pieces that fit the technical level and interest of the student. Kal is sourced well and often times will select favorite pieces arranged in an easier style so students can enjoy playing these works while their technique catches up to the original composition.

The lesson plan consists of fun exercises (to build finger strength and technique), music performance (with difficult passages broken down measure by measure to help the student learn it as quickly as possible), fun duets (to build musical ability by playing together- all students LOVE this), and a recap and plan to keep the playing fun with continuous progress.

Kal believes that teaching, especially beginners, is an honor. Music is his passion and teaching young students how to read music in all clefs, obtain proper technique and, learn how to make the music come alive (once the technical challenges have been mastered) through music interpretation is one of the greatest rewards in life.

Education

University of Vermont
Music

Education

University of Vermont (Music)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hollywood, FL 33021

Kal’s Subjects

History:
Music History
Music:
Cello,
Composition (Music), General Music, Music History, Piano,
Violin
Art:
Composition (Music)
Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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