Our Teachers

Adam Holmes

Hello! My name is Adam and I’m an NYC-based musician of many sorts. I’ve attended NYU and the Mannes school of music, studying both percussion and composition. I’m an active freelancer in the NYC area, playing with groups such as Contemporaneous, The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and my own contemporary music ensemble, Echo Chamber. While I focus professionally on drums and percussion, I also have a background in guitar and keyboards. I love studying music of all genres and cultures and sharing them with the people around me.

Drums and percussion, Guitar, Piano
Lyubov "Luba" Mirzoyev

Hello! My name is Luba. I teach piano and voice and have been teaching privately as well as the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for many years. I also accompany singers and instrumentalists. My teaching career started in college back in Moscow, Russia. After graduating from college here, in New York, I resumed teaching students of all ages, and I love every minute of it. It is very rewarding to see my students making progress in every lesson and mastering the art of playing the piano.

Piano, Voice
Nina Varner

Hey! My name is Nina Varner and I'm originally from Houston, TX. I've been a private school pre-k teacher for 8 years giving kids confidence, artistic expression and above all else good plain fun. During that time I have been lucky enough to also teach kindergarten choir, private piano and vocal lessons to kids aged 3 to 6 years old. I’ve played piano since I was 4 years old, studied clarinet and saxophone in school and more recently taught myself ukulele, drums and guitar. I also love to sing and I’m currently the vocalist and keyboard player in the band Spooky and the Bear. Music has helped me to become the person I am today and I want to empower kids to find their own creative voices. Let’s make sweet music together!

Piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, bass
Andrew Ingkavet

Hi, I'm Andrew and I am the founder and owner of Park Slope Music Lessons. I'm a Park Slope Dad who's proud of my son and all the students I have had the opportunity to work with for the last decade. I specialize in working with the youngest children get their start with a solid, fun experience of learning to play a real instrument. I am a multi-instrumentalist with piano, guitar, sax among others. I was one of the first VJ's for MTV-Asia back in the early 1990's and love all kinds of music from folk, to bluegrass to jazz to rock to pop to opera and cumbia. I'll see you in the lessons! See Andrew's Media Bio

Piano, Guitar, Dulcimer, Ukulele, Strumstick, Recorder, Voice
Frances Brodeur music teacher
Frances Brodeur

Hi. My name is Frannie and I have been teaching flute, recorder and piano to children of all ages in Brooklyn since 1987. I love teaching music to small children and experiencing with them their musical growth and maturity as they progress. I have two grown sons of my own who both studied music as young children. They say that studying music gave them a new learning perspective that helps all other areas of learning, not to mention a deeper understanding and appreciation of music in general. I look forward to teaching your your child!

Flute, Piano, Recorder
Sean Spada music teacher
Sean Spada

My name is Sean and I've been playing piano my whole life and teaching for over 10 years. I studied music at Boston University and the Juilliard Pre-College Program; these days I perform extensively in the NYC area with many different acts of many different styles. I've also toured all across the country and appeared as a performer on cruise ships. Seeing students have fun expressing themselves through music is profoundly rewarding, and I love introducing kids to the piano and helping them discover the possibilities of music.

PIano, Bass, Guitar, Voice