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Wisdom T.

Forest Hills, NY

$50/hour

I am a musician who is enthusiastic about teaching music.

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Queens College
music

Education

Queens College (music)

About Wisdom

I am a recent college graduate who completed my bachelor's degree at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College a very prestigious music school where I received my musical training. The beauty of teaching is the willingness to help all people continue to learn and grow as they progress throughout their life.

I am a music major and my main instrument is piano. I specialize in private teaching because private instruction is one of many effective ways of communicating with students. My teaching philosophy is that students will take away from my lessons; basic musicianship skills , confidence, development in piano technique, and love for the music. I can also tutor in music theory, ear training or sight singing as I have also received training in those areas in college. My goals are to encourage students to have fun and to love the music, as well as opening a new perspective in the world of music. I am also an accompanist who is willing to work with singers. I will also provide services in accompany in addition to being a private music tutor.

I have studied with a teacher who is a professor from the Manhattan School of Music. His teachings are unique in ways that I have learned exercises that helped me improve greatly on the piano.

My scheduling is flexible. I am available in the days of the week. Trial lessons are free and half hour long. I prefer a 24 hour notice prior to cancellations. I welcome students of all levels and ages 4 and up.
I am a recent college graduate who completed my bachelor's degree at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College a very prestigious music school where I received my musical training. The beauty of teaching is the willingness to help all people continue to learn and grow as they progress throughout their life.

I am a music major
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rates are generally flexible but will charge extra if needed to travel. There will be a separate fee if giving a group lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Music Theory

I am qualified to teach music theory as I have received several years of training in this subject in college. The methods I would go about teaching theory to young students is to use the method books such as The Fundamentals of Piano theory by the author Keith Snell. Different method books will be used depending on the level of the students and how much prior knowledge of theory the student has. For example, the level of reading in the student, their knowledge of flats and sharps, and many other basic skills. In a beginning theory lesson, the student will learn the basics of how music has been constructed over the course of many years.

For example, the student will learn on the first lesson that music is constructed with two, five line grand staves. The student will learn the time signatures and will understand what the numbers on the top and bottom represent. The student will also learn about key signatures and that a note with a flat or sharp next to it means the note will be raised or lowered by a semitone.

Other parts to the lesson will include teaching student to count the note values based on the time signatures and to subdivide more complicated note values. For example, the student will be asked to count measures of music in a 4/4 time signature from the theory book, then the student will move to more complicated rhythms such as various duple and triple meter. The other knowledge that students will learn is intervals. For example, the student will be asked what kind of interval is from do to sol, then the student will try give their answer. The intervals will then be played on the keyboard so that the student can have a visual view of how a fifth is to be played on the keyboard and count the number of keys to further determine the interval. To play the examples on the keyboard is also beneficial to the student in ways that it will also train the ears so the the student can understand the intervals also through hearing.

Piano

I have studied with a professor from the Manhattan School of Music whose teachings are unique in ways that I have improved greatly on the piano. I have previously taught young students using method books such as the basic Alfred Piano Library. These method books train students to read letter names and then they will eventually learn to read notes on the staff. They will also learn celf reading and how to count.

Sight Singing

I have also received training and sight singing before and while in college. My method of teaching sight singing to have the student learn the solfedge with the hand movement. The next step would be for the student to sing up and down the scale with the solfedge while matching pitch with the piano. The next step would be to sight read actual music involving treble clef or bass clef. There may be an occasional sightseeing quiz to show how much progression has been made

Queens College
music

Education

Queens College (music)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rates are generally flexible but will charge extra if needed to travel. There will be a separate fee if giving a group lesson.

Travel policy

Wisdom will travel within 3 miles of Forest Hills, NY 11375.