Where: Park Slope Library (corner of 6th Avenue and 9th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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 in between.
Watch for the coming video deluge right here on our video page.
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 limited group lessons beginning July 7. Music lessons:
- Monday through Thursday 10am to 5:30pm.
- July 7 through 31, 2014
- Lesson are $57 per half hour with an additional materials fee of $20 for the summer.
You can sign up for once per week or even 4 times per week for a super accelerated learning experience. The summer is a time for renewal, recharging and having some fun along with learning. With that in mind, I’ve designed a few summer fun-tastic ways to learn basics of music, ukulele, guitar, piano or songwriting. These music lessons are usually private, but I can accommodate small groups. See below.
- For ages 4 to 5, I highly recommend starting with piano and basic music theory in a weekly 30 minute private lesson.
- For ages 6-7, especially if you have had some prior experience with music instruction, we can work on guitar, ukulele, recorder, piano, songwriting etc.
- For ages 8 and up, we can usually move much quicker and move into pop songs, Broadway, blues and basic jazz.
- Group discounts are available –
We had our 10th recital hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library and it was a resounding success! Such a wonderful diversity of music, talent and focus. All my students pulled it together and presented their best.
I’ve posted all the videos on our YouTube Channel.
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 again. The only difference between the verses and choruses are in melody, rhythm or the buildup in the production.
I use stick notation with all my students and it really helps them understand rhythms separate from pitch. Here’s a good overview of how I present rhythm using stick notation.
Enjoy the hand drawn sheet music! Notice the CAPO is on the 3rd fret if you want to stay in the same key as the original recording.
Here’s a video of Melina performing at our Winter Recital on January 25, 2014.
We’ll be hearing the great work your children have been doing on Saturday June 11 at 3pm at the Carroll Gardens Public Library. I’ll be there from 2:30pm to set up the room. If you can, please come early to help and to let your kids get acclimated and to calm down any last minute nerves.
It’s free and open to the public, so invite your friends and family. It’s also a good time to see the great resources of your local public library system – please support them!
What a great success our Winter Music Recital was last Saturday! I hope you all celebrated the great achievements of your children. No matter if they played some notes that were not intended, the entire process of going on stage, in public, in a crowded room of at least 80 people, and performing the piece they practiced for months – priceless!
I noticed many parents who were much more nervous than their children! And, by starting your kids early in this process of focus, practice and performing publicly, you’ve started them on the road to success in life no matter what professional path they choose. And the benefits of developing an appreciation for beauty, form, structure and communication through music is why I do what I do. I love teaching your kids and thank you for supporting us on our journey!
Below are some of the videos on YouTube.
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We’ll be having our recital at the Carroll Gardens branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2pm. The space looks nice and they even have a grand piano – though so out of tune it is unusable!
It’s located at the corner of Clinton and Union Streets. The recital, as always, is free, and open to the public, so come early to guarantee a seat and to help me set up the room! I appreciate your help in putting away the chairs afterwards as well.
So we continue our tour of the Brooklyn Public Library spaces as weekend hours have been cut at Pacific Library and Park Slope is still under renovation for another year! Please support your/our public library!
The Fall semester is fast coming to an end with the last lesson on Saturday November 20, 2010. We’ll have a break for Thanksgiving with the new Winter session starting Tuesday November 30, 2010 and running until Saturday February 19, 2010.
The cost for the new semester is $550 with an early bird discount of $50 if paid before November 15, 2010.
There will be no lessons the week of
* December 24 – January 2 – Winter Holiday Recess
If you are not currently studying with me, space is extremely limited, but you may register on the waiting list here.
We’re moving to a semester-based system with Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer sessions.
Fall 2010 semester is now open for registration. It runs 11 weeks from September 7 through November 18 and costs $475.
All lessons are 30 minute private lessons and will be scheduled after receipt of payment and registering on the website.
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I’m so proud of all the great progress and awesome-ness of all my students. And some of you said you were afraid of playing in public! Doesn’t look like it. Congratulations to you all!
You can see all the videos on YouTube under my ParkSlopeMusicLesson channel.
I’ve also added Lila’s video of her “home recital,” as she couldn’t make it.