Parents look for activities that support their children academically, socially and emotionally. Our student-centered curriculum makes learning an instrument fun with most students staying with us for years practicing essential skills for success in school, work and life.

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How old should my child be for private music lessons?

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As parents, we want the best for our children and we are usually anxious about getting it right.  Here in Park Slope, we all know the competition for preschool, day care and elementary schools begins at birth! You can usually get a sense of your child’s interest in music by around the age of 2 or 3.  They will be singing along with songs in the car or asking you to...

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Inside a music lesson – it’s more than just sitting on the piano bench

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Our music lessons are fun! We not only want our students to learn how to play songs.  We also want them to understand the concepts of music theory which make it easier to transfer to other instruments.  Many of our students have started at the keyboard and then added other instruments like ukulele, guitar, recorder, flute and lap dulcimer to name a few. In our...

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We’re Hiring Music Teachers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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