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Hello everyone! I am a young, energetic yet patient piano teacher residing in NYC. I am currently enrolled in a piano advancement education program at The Juilliard School Evening Division with Dr. Julie Jordan, who is a graduate of The Juilliard School, MSM, UCLA, and Dominican University of San Rafael, Dr. Jordan has earned her DMA, MFA, MM, BM magna cum laude. Dr. Jordan has been teaching for 25 years at The Juilliard School Evening Division where she is on the Piano Faculty. Dr. Julie Jordan has developed a considerable following as both pianist and pedagogue and is known for her masterclasses in New York as well as abroad. My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the resources they need to play at their desired levels, and to have fun doing so! I hope that when my students sit down to play piano on their own, they are able to enjoy music on their own. I also hope to build the appropriate foundations for all my students, so that in the future they are able to pick up a piece of music at any point in time and continue to play and enjoy it at the same time. I have been playing classical music for 20 years. From age 14 until 19, I studied classical piano with one of the most highly regarded teachers in New Jersey- Yining Wang. Mr. Wang was also the President of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association, in addition to being the recipient of Genia Robiner Pedagogy Award of excellence, presented by the Piano Teachers Society of America, and Distinguished Pedagogy Award of Outstanding Teaching by the Cecilian Music Club. In my short 5 years of apprenticeship with Mr. Wang, I received five consecutive years of High Honor Audition Awards from the New Jersey Music Association, and placed first place in the solo Westminster Music College Piano competition. In high school, I played in school plays including "Joseph", "Music Man", "Grease", "Oliver" and participated in the percussion ensemble (that really helped my rhythm!). I've also played solo piano for our orchestra, marching band, for our symphony band, and even accompanied our choir to Montreal for a National competition. At the University of Illinois, I graduated with Bachelor of Science in Finance but with a secondary concentration in Music Theory & Piano Performance, where my passion resides. It is where I've maintained my classical theory and technique as well as develop skills in composition and improvisation. *** Lesson Details *** I have a lot of experience with children as well as adults. For children and adolescent piano students, I begin with the time-proven Alfred's Piano Method for classical piano (it's what I started with!), but adjust according to the student's skill and personality. For adults, we will work together to develop the best method for learning. Depending on the individual and interest, I am also capable of teaching music theory to those curious minds! You may also choose from some of areas I specialize in: Ear Training Sight Reading Rhythm Studies Music Theory Scales and Improvisation Oh, did I mention I have perfect pitch? It basically means I can tell which note my laundry dryer hums at. If you'd ALSO like to know which note your dryer humms, we would be an amazing match! :) *** Studio Equipment *** Dedicated studio room for music with weighted keyboard, guitars and amps, with a nice sitting area for parents. *** Travel Equipment *** I have a Yamaha piano weighted keyboard. I would expect a student to have a keyboard or piano. *** Specialties *** Classical, pop, rock, musicals

Cost: $20 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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Hello everyone! I am a young, energetic yet patient piano teacher residing in NYC. I am currently enrolled in a piano advancement education program at The Juilliard School Evening Division with Dr. Julie Jordan, who is a graduate of The Juilliard School, MSM, UCLA, and Dominican University of San Rafael, Dr. Jordan has earned her DMA, MFA, MM, BM magna cum laude. Dr. Jordan has been teaching for 25 years at The Juilliard School Evening Division where she is on the Piano Faculty. Dr. Julie Jordan has developed a considerable following as both pianist and pedagogue and is known for her masterclasses in New York as well as abroad.

My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the resources they need to play at their desired levels, and to have fun doing so! I hope that when my students sit down to play piano on their own, they are able to enjoy music on their own. I also hope to build the appropriate foundations for all my students, so that in the future they are able to pick up a piece of music at any point in time and continue to play and enjoy it at the same time.

I have been playing classical music for 20 years. From age 14 until 19, I studied classical piano with one of the most highly regarded teachers in New Jersey- Yining Wang. Mr. Wang was also the President of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association, in addition to being the recipient of Genia Robiner Pedagogy Award of excellence, presented by the Piano Teachers Society of America, and Distinguished Pedagogy Award of Outstanding Teaching by the Cecilian Music Club.

In my short 5 years of apprenticeship with Mr. Wang, I received five consecutive years of High Honor Audition Awards from the New Jersey Music Association, and placed first place in the solo Westminster Music College Piano competition. In high school, I played in school plays including "Joseph", "Music Man", "Grease", "Oliver" and participated in the percussion ensemble (that really helped my rhythm!). I've also played solo piano for our orchestra, marching band, for our symphony band, and even accompanied our choir to Montreal for a National competition.

At the University of Illinois, I graduated with Bachelor of Science in Finance but with a secondary concentration in Music Theory & Piano Performance, where my passion resides. It is where I've maintained my classical theory and technique as well as develop skills in composition and improvisation.

Lesson Details I have a lot of experience with children as well as adults. For children and adolescent piano students, I begin with the time-proven Alfred's Piano Method for classical piano (it's what I started with!), but adjust according to the student's skill and personality. For adults, we will work together to develop the best method for learning. Depending on the individual and interest, I am also capable of teaching music theory to those curious minds! You may also choose from some of areas I specialize in:

Ear Training

Sight Reading

Rhythm Studies

Music Theory

Scales and Improvisation

Oh, did I mention I have perfect pitch? It basically means I can tell which note my laundry dryer hums at. If you'd ALSO like to know which note your dryer humms, we would be an amazing match! :)

Studio Equipment Dedicated studio room for music with weighted keyboard, guitars and amps, with a nice sitting area for parents.

Travel Equipment I have a Yamaha piano weighted keyboard. I would expect a student to have a keyboard or piano.

Specialties Classical, pop, rock, musicals

Details

Cost $20 Per 30 Minutes
Languages Spoken Chinese (Mandarin)
Locations Student's Home, Online, In Studio
Degrees

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
in Music Theory & Finance

Tutoring Subjects

Social Science: Language

Business: Finance

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin)

Music: Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

Mathematics: General Mathematics

English Language Arts: Vocabulary

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Location
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Phone
  (646) 200-5972
Website
  www.takelessons.com

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