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
Jeong “Lim” Yang

Hi, my name is Lim and I teach piano, bass and guitar. I studied jazz performance (upright bass) at Berklee college of music and currently perform around the world in many different types of jazz band. I released my own leader album lately on a notable European label and have participated in many records as a sideman in the past. I started classical training on piano at the age 6 up until high school when I was so interested in bass I finally had to switch to it. Besides being a performing and recording artist, I spend lots time teaching around Brooklyn. I love working with children, it is inspirational and rewarding job in many different ways than performing for me and I learn a lot through these experiences.

piano, bass and guitar
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
Nick Dinnerstein

Nick Dinnerstein is a professional cellist, as well as cello and general music teacher. He aims to bring his sense of passion and curiosity to audiences and students alike. Nick's diverse performing abilities have led to a wide range of performances, including a solo recital at the Art Complex in Duxbury, MA (works by Beethoven and Schnittke), a chamber concert on baroque cello at the New York Historical Society, solo concerts at the Thailand International Composition Festival, and an appearance with rock band, 30 Seconds to Mars, on MTV Unplugged. Also, Nick is the founder of “Composer Focus”, a chamber music concert series based in Cambridge, MA, which features pieces by 20th and 21st-century composers, as well as songwriters, particularly for string quartet. The series received recognition from the Boston Globe and other periodicals, as well as a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. After completing a degree in cello performance at Mannes: College of Music, Nick began private studies of the Dounis method with renowned cellist and cello teacher, George Neikrug, lessons that have proved essential to his teaching of cello, as well as general music. The clarity and simplicity of technical explanations and emphasis on personal musical expression are still central to Nick's teaching. Additional studies of theory and composition with John Morisson, former head of the theory and composition department at Longy: School of Music, also aided in widening Nick's musical perspective and allowing him to engage in a more creative approach to teaching.

Cello, Piano
Saúl Cosme

Hey! My name is Saúl Cosme, I am a guitar player, born and raised in Mexico City. I moved to New York in 2014 to study Jazz Performance in SUNY Purchase. In Purchase I received the Joe Williams Scholarship and I had the privilege to study with two of my heroes and mentors John Abercrombie and Vic Juris. As a guitar player I have performed all around Mexico City and in some of the most important jazz venues in New York like Lincoln Center, Bluenote and Birdland, among others, next to top musicians in the scene. I’ve been teaching for many years in Mexico and in the United States and besides playing music, teaching is one of my favorite things to do and one the most rewarding ones. Through music I’ve learned a lot about myself and other people, I believe music is the deepest form of communication and I feel honored and humble to share what I’ve learned about this art form with other people everyday.

Guitar, Piano
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