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Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

Spring Music Recital June 18 2016

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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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January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

January 30 is the 2016 Winter Recital

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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

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

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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  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

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Update Jan 2017.  THIS SERVICE IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS OUR CALENDAR IS FULLY BOOKED.  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. 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...

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Music lessons for Summer 2014

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Summer is usually the best opportunity for new students to join my private music studio.  Once you are on my roster, if the fit is good for teacher, student and parents, I will make every effort to accommodate you on the school year schedule.  I am incredibly grateful to have so many students who stay with me for years. This summer,  I will be offering private and...

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