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Music Classes Yonkers NY

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Yonkers that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

Dave L.
(877) 231-8505
Post Road
Bronx, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Trombone, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 75
Specialties
Using terminology that gets the message across to each student. Every one of them are different. It may take a while to figure them out but when you do things start to come together.
Education
Manhattan School of Music - Music - 9/94-5/96 (Master's degree received) Manhattan School of Music - Music - 9/88-5/93 (Bachelor's degree received) Laguardia H.S of the Arts - Music - 9/85-6/88 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Igor Sherbakov
5632 Post Rd
Bronx, NY
Instruments
Horn, Piano
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
19 Years

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Mike L.
(877) 231-8505
Odell Place
New Rochelle, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Cello, Music Recording, Music Performance, Guitar, Piano
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
Cello - Classical, Improvisational Rock/Metal & Jazz Training/Experience. Piano - Classical, Improvisation. Guitar - Rock/Metal, Improvisation.
Education
Manhattanville College - Music/Psychology - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Craig Wilson
227 Haven Ave.
New York, NY
Instruments
Other
Styles
Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$100
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Harold A.
(877) 231-8505
Unionport Rd
Bronx, NY
Subjects
Songwriting, Music Theory, Music Recording, Drums, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I believe in constructivism as way to develop knowledge. Latin music like salsa, merengues and boleros are my strong but I also play jazz, latin jazz and rock. I also studied composition and music technology.
Education
University of Puerto Rico - Music Ed - Aug 03 - Dec 08 (Bachelor's degree received) Lehman College - Music Ed - Sept 09 - (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Igor Sherbakov
5632 Post Rd
Bronx, NY
Promotion
$50 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Horn
Services
Piano"
Service Types and Repair
19 years

Shauna Park
401 11th Street
Cresskill, NJ
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Other, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$65
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Valerie Girard
PO Box 634
Ardsley, NY
Promotion
$80 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Other"
Services
Voice
Service Types and Repair
25 years

Richard V.
(877) 231-8505
Columbia Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ
Subjects
Clarinet, Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Songwriting, Acting, Piano, Percussion, Opera Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Bel Canto Technique -Vocal Training
Education
Suffrn High - general - 1975 (complete) Berklee School of Music - B.M. - 77-80 (complete) City College of New York - M.A.T. - 95-97 (complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Janet P.
(877) 231-8505
Hommocks Rd
Larchmont, NY
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I use many different methods depending on the student's individual needs. However, I do tend to favor the Alfred's piano method because over the years it has been very popular with students,
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

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