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Siri M.

Albany, NY

$45/hour

Concert Pianist

$45/Hour


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Swarthmore College
S.U.N.Y. Binghamton
Master's

Education

Swarthmore College

S.U.N.Y. Binghamton (Master's)

About Siri

I've taught for nearly 40 years with great interest, love, and success! I love working with young people of all ages!! My students have aced NYSMA exams and done quite well in school. Some have gone on to fine colleges and universities.

I have diverted a little attention from the stage to pursue the study of Baroque music - especially as it pertains to organ and the church musician. This is kepping me busy, so I will consider only the most interested, diligent, and reliable/ responsible clientele. When students first come to me, I usually find them rather reticent. Part of what I hope to accomplish with the new student is to increase confidence and self-esteem. This can be accomplished in several ways. First, the teacher can give the student work which is a little too easy for the student. For instance, assigning an older student a piece like the 2-part inventions by Bach would surely give the older student a fair degree of confidence if he were to successfully master it whereas giving him The Art of the Fugue might be somewhat premature.

Another way to increase the self-confidence of the beginning performer is to help the tense student relax a little. This mays be accomplished through assigning simple exercises. Finally, some degree of self-education is required for the new student so that he learns what works best for him. Freedom flows from trust in almost every new situation. I am, through my many years of experience, the right person to bring this about in almost every teaching situation.
I've taught for nearly 40 years with great interest, love, and success! I love working with young people of all ages!! My students have aced NYSMA exams and done quite well in school. Some have gone on to fine colleges and universities.

I have diverted a little attention from the stage to pursue the study of Baroque
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Albany, NY 12204
Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability
History:
Music History

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Ear Training

I took a three year course in Ear Training (Solfege and Dictation) at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. Also, I have a music Masters from NY State University. I am an established pianist/ accompanist, and I do have perfect pitch, and love to sing.

Music History

I have a Bachelor's from Swarthmore College as well as a Master's in Performance. The past three years I was researching a historical question at Vassar College.

Music Theory

Versed in Schenker analysis and Moog synthesizers, you might say I have a knack for theory! I love to analyze music of all genres, and I love to teach!

Piano

I have a music masters in piano performance for SUNY Binghamton, and have attended many chamber music workshops. I have performed with at least a dozen community orchestras including the Philadelphia orchestra. I have taught nearly forty years and have had several NYSMA winners. I have been a member of several musical organizations incl. NYSMTA and AGO. I initiated and implemented a "Young Professionals" concert series at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY, and I have accompanied many school choral groups incl. the Millbrook Middle School Chorus.

Sight Singing

I have taken three years of Solfege and Dictation as well as sung in various vocal groups. Right now, I am an alto in the Camerata Chorale. My perfect pitch helps me be a very good sight singer.

Swarthmore College
S.U.N.Y. Binghamton
Master's

Education

Swarthmore College

S.U.N.Y. Binghamton (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Siri will travel within 8 miles of Albany, NY 12204.