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

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What will my child learn in their first piano lesson?

What will my child learn in their first piano lesson?

By on Jan 10, 2017 in Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

When you’re searching for a music teacher for your child, you want to get a feel for the teacher.  What is a lesson like?  What’s their philosophy?  What can I expect? We have taught hundreds of kids in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn over the last decade.  The secret to our success is in the fun we bring to the lessons right from the start. If you hated...

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

By on Oct 1, 2016 in Blog, Music Lesson, News, Teaching Methods | 0 comments

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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Online Private Music Lessons via Skype or FaceTime or Google Hangouts

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

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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Roar, by Katy Perry, easy guitar chords

By on Jan 24, 2014 in Guitar Sheet Music, Music Lesson | 0 comments

This is very popular with  my guitar students.  It’s funny, I have recently acquired a bunch of young girl rockers who have switched or added guitar to their musical instrument repertoire and this is one of those songs that resonates with everyone. It seems the new style of songwriting is to use the same harmonic structure, meaning the chords, over and over...

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Teaching Kids How To Read Music Using Solfège, Hand Signs & Kinesthetic Learning

Teaching Kids How To Read Music Using Solfège, Hand Signs & Kinesthetic Learning

By on Nov 29, 2012 in Music Lesson, Teaching Methods | 2 comments

Teaching young kids to read music is quite a challenge.  I approach through a long process of micro-steps.  It’s the reverse of peeling an onion.  It’s a layering technique of building up from tiny kernels of understanding, expanding outwards. The first lessons are always performance focused – get them excited about playing a song!  It’s fun...

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