Life skills through music lessons for kids 4+ in Park Slope & surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY

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We’re Hiring Music Teachers

We’re Hiring Music Teachers

By on Aug 25, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

Park Slope Music Lessons has several positions available for part-time piano teachers. We would consider vocal and other instruments, but you should have a basic familiarity with piano and basic technique. About Park Slope Music Lessons We focus on working with young children ages, 3 1/2 and up, giving them the basics of music beginning at the piano keyboard.  We...

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Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

By on Jun 10, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

A super Spring Music Recital is headed your way. We’ll have 26 of my students performing uplifting music from Beethoven to Katy Perry to Andrew Lloyd-Weber to the Beatles to music from Hamilton and beyond! Saturday June 18 2pm -3:30pm(?) Open to the public Park Slope Library 6th Avenue at 9th Street Lower level auditorium – there is wheelchair ramp and...

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Summer Music Lessons 2016 in Park Slope Brooklyn

Summer Music Lessons 2016 in Park Slope Brooklyn

By on May 16, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

  The summer semester will run for 6 sessions from June 29 – August 11 (no lessons the week of July 4 through 8). Here’s the options. Piano Using The Musicolor Method™ Ages 4 and up 30 Minute private lessons Including all materials, books and sheet music First 2 lessons are trial lessons at $65/each Subsequent summer lessons are $59/each payable in...

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January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

By on Jan 29, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

Our Winter Recital is tomorrow. 28 kids performing after months of preparation everything from Beethoven to Bruno Mars, Carole King To John Williams, Harold Arlen to Hoagie Carmichael, Taylor Swift to Andrew Lloyd Weber – even some Jimi Hendrix. Big day for all! We’ll post videos soon and may even try a little live...

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Holiday Sing-Along Party & Music Salon

Holiday Sing-Along Party & Music Salon

By on Dec 9, 2015 in Announcements | 0 comments

All the students are doing fabulously well, and especially with their Christmas / Holiday songs.  Somehow having a hard time finding any Hannukah songs besides the Dreidel Song.  Anyone want to send me one? Because our Winter Recital is not until late January, we have started a tradition of Holiday parties hosted at one of the student’s homes.  This is a great...

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Summer 2015 Music Lessons in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Summer 2015 Music Lessons in Park Slope, Brooklyn

By on May 20, 2015 in Announcements | 0 comments

Summer is usually the best time to get started with private music lessons.  There’s less distractions going on with other activities and homework and my roster is much more flexible and open. Dates:  July 6 – August 6, 2015 Days:  Monday through Thursday Times available:  10am – 6pm (last lesson starts 5:30pm) You can register your child here. Within a...

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American Idol And Finding Your Voice: A Music Teacher’s Perspective

American Idol And Finding Your Voice: A Music Teacher’s Perspective

By on Mar 20, 2015 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

My family loves to watch American Idol as well as The Voice.  These competitive singing shows are fun and introduce a new audience to a lot of great songs, old and new.   The shows are both well produced and fun and get you involved with each contestant’s story so that you care whether or not they make the cut. One thing that stands out for me is the subject of song...

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Winter Recital 2015 is this Saturday Feb 7

Winter Recital 2015 is this Saturday Feb 7

By on Feb 2, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Where: Park Slope Library (corner of 6th Avenue and 9th Street) Brooklyn, NY 11215 Time:2pm Day:  Saturday February, 7, 2015 Lower Level Auditorium. Hopefully the weather will be cooperative. We have a great lineup of kids from ages 4 to 14 playing everything from Peanut Butter Sandwich to Moonlight Sonata to Demons to Do You Want To Build A Snowman and everything...

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Music Instruction Expands Brains!

Music Instruction Expands Brains!

By on Oct 11, 2014 in Teaching Methods | 0 comments

As an independent, private music teacher, I am always being forwarded studies and news articles about the benefits of music lessons.  It definitely feels good to be on the right side of this issue!   And it certainly validates my profession. This weekend’s Wall Street Journal has an article, A Musical Fix for U.S. Schools, which puts music instruction higher...

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Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

By on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it’s talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these. Behind all of this is something that is more important – the proper mindset. Recent research (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007) has shown that there are two different mindsets among students: 1)...

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Spring Recital 2014 is on June 7 at 2pm

By on May 23, 2014 in Announcements, Blog | 0 comments

  I’m looking forward to our upcoming Spring Music Recital on June 7 at 2pm.  It will be in our usual location, the auditorium of the Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. We have a great program of diverse music from folk classics to Suzuki standards to pop songs from Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, One Republic, jazz standards in the style of...

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Online Private Music Lessons via Skype or FaceTime or Google Hangouts

By on May 22, 2014 in Announcements, Blog, Music Lesson | 0 comments

You can now book a private lesson with me via SKYPE or FACETIME or GOOGLE HANGOUTS from anywhere in the world. I can work with you and/or your child on piano, guitar, ukulele, songwriting, or music production via the comfort of your own home. What you will need: your instrument an internet connection – preferably high speed Broadband a webcam with your...

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