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Michael E.

Jackson Heights, NY

$50/hr

Fun Piano Lessons in Jazz, Classical, Pop, Salsa and Brazilian

Background check passed as of 11/16/14
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Fun Piano Lessons in Jazz, Classical, Pop, Salsa and Brazilian

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If you want to study the piano or keyboard instruments but you don't want to have to adhere to rote methods or take forever to learn songs, whether you want to learn music reading or would like to play by ear, and if you are interested in a variety of styles of music (or would like to learn the piano through popular music), I am your guy!

I've been teaching adult and younger students privately and piano classes in university settings for 15+ years. Right now I am a full time performer (all forms of popular music) with a background in jazz and classical pedagogy. I believe learning should be fun and I believe that improvisation and experimentation is "key" in learning music.

Let me know what kind of music YOU are interested in learning and we will find a way to apply it to the piano!

History:
Music History
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training,
General Music, Music History, Music Production, Music Theory, Piano,
Salsa Dancing, Sight Singing
Art:
Composition (Music), Salsa Dancing
Homeschool:
Piano
Sports/Recreation:
Salsa Dancing

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.

Ear Training

As a long-standing music performer, I use the ear to play as much as reading written music. One could say that it's even more critical in the jazz improvisation spectrum. I have studied ear training in many university settings, on the bandstand, and successfully tutored a number of private students in how to hear and interpret chords and melodies aurally.

Piano

I started the piano at 5 years of age, and have now been studying and performing professionally for over 30 years. Besides teaching private lessons and group piano class in university settings, I have helped a number of private students improve their technical and musical skills on the instrument, in traditional music styles and popular.

University of Arizona
Mus Ed Jazz Performa
University of Nevada
Master's
New York University
PhD

Education

University of Arizona (Mus Ed Jazz Performa)

University of Nevada (Master's)

New York University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Jackson Heights, NY 11372.


About Michael

If you want to study the piano or keyboard instruments but you don't want to have to adhere to rote methods or take forever to learn songs, whether you want to learn music reading or would like to play by ear, and if you are interested in a variety of styles of music (or would like to learn the piano through popular music), I am your guy!

I've been teaching adult and younger students privately and piano classes in university settings for 15+ years. Right now I am a full time performer (all forms of popular music) with a background in jazz and classical pedagogy. I believe learning should be fun and I believe that improvisation and experimentation is "key" in learning music.

Let me know what kind of music YOU are interested in learning and we will find a way to apply it to the piano!

Education

University of Arizona
Mus Ed Jazz Performa
University of Nevada
Master's
New York University
PhD

Education

University of Arizona (Mus Ed Jazz Performa)

University of Nevada (Master's)

New York University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Michael’s Subjects

History:
Music History
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training,
General Music, Music History, Music Production, Music Theory, Piano,
Salsa Dancing, Sight Singing
Art:
Composition (Music), Salsa Dancing
Homeschool:
Piano
Sports/Recreation:
Salsa Dancing

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.


Background Check Status for Michael E.

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