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Bass

Neubert, Christopher
(518) 583-0969

19 Clark St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

The Neubert Studio – Saratoga Springs, NY.
Private study – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Music Theory and Conducting.
Conductor of the University Symphony – UAlbany.
Professor of Double Bass and Music Theory – The College of Saint Rose.

Baker, Luke
(413) 841-6458

33 Parker St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Teaches all levels

Lawrence, Mike
(518) 429-5411 

Schenectady, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels: Bass & Electric Bass

Hayes, Will
Suzuki Teacher ID# 121744

http://www.willthecellist.com
(518) 242-0561
134 Russell Rd., Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

Hello, I’m Will Hayes, a Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) graduate and past student artist at Chautauqua Institution, NY, and the Aspen Music Festival, CO. I have honed my artistry in person with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Zara Nelsova, Yehuda Hanani, Sara Sant’ambrogio, Richard Aaron, Robert Shaw, Paul Katz, members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus and with renowned chamber ensembles, including the Tokyo, Emerson, and Cleveland Quartets.

Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, teaching, sectionals & guest conducting. 

Bassoon

Marschilok, Edward
(518) 274-4544

11 Petticoat Ln., Troy, NY 12180
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Teaches all levels

I am a NYS certified music teacher with extensive experience in woodwinds and instrumental music.  I am also a NYSSMA All-State and Major Organization Adjudicator. Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching, conducting. 

Bon-Keen, David
(518) 428-5843

118 Scott Rd., Worthington, MA 01098
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Teaches all levels

David has been teaching private bassoon lessons since 2012, and currently operates throughout the Capital District, as well as Western and Central Massachusetts. David received his Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon performance from Hartwick College where he studied under Krassimir Ivanov and Daniel Hane, and his Performance Certificate from UMass Amherst under Stephen Walt, where he is continuing study for his Master’s Degree. David offers bassoon and contrabassoon lessons to students of all ages and ability levels, as well as reed making and audition preparation as well as chamber music coaching.

Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber Music Coaching, Teacher or Professional.

Cello

Neubert, Christopher
(518) 583-0969

19 Clark St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

The Neubert Studio – Saratoga Springs, NY.
Private study – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Music Theory and Conducting.
Conductor of the University Symphony – UAlbany.
Professor of Double Bass and Music Theory – The College of Saint Rose.

Porter, Ingrid
(518) 461-2590
21 Brookside Dr., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

BA in music theory and composition. studied cello with George Neikrug of the New England Conservatory. Played with Albany Symphony for 10 years under Julius Hegyi, also played in Mr. Hegyi’s chamber group Music in the Round, including performances in the Albany and surrounding areas, and at the Maverick Concerts in Woodstock. 25 years teaching experience from beginner to advanced.

Moore, Garfield
http://garfieldmoore.com
(518) 653-5918
37 Thompson St., Catskill, NY 12414
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Teaches all levels

As Adjunct Professor of Cello at Bard College, founder of the Bard Cello Ensemble and an experienced and proven soloist, Garfield Moore has demonstrated a serious commitment to the development and encouragement of talent of all ages; including cellists, chamber music students, professionals and amateur enthusiasts alike.  Mr. Moore also maintains private studios in the Hudson Valley/Capital Region.  Additionally, Mr. Moore has been a guest lecturer/clinician and adjudicator for the Juilliard School of Music (Pre College Division); the New York State Council of the Arts; the Chamber Music America Residency Grant Program, and the Virtuosi of New York Scholarship Program.  He has also given Master Classes, Seminars and Workshops in the United States and Europe. 

Koninis, Demetria
http://www.demetriacellostudio.wordpress.com

(518) 461-8470
40 Bayberry Dr., Malta, NY 12020
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Teaches: Beginning – Intermediate

Demetria Koninis teaches cello out of her home in Malta, NY. She is a Suzuki book trained teacher through book 5. Providing children with enjoyment of learning to play the cello for the last 10 years.

Pickhardt, Erica
(518) 674-2206
14 Overlook Dr., Averill Park, NY 12018
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Teaches all levels

Harwood, Margaret
(518) 209-6980
319 16th St., Watervliet, NY 12189
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Teaches all levels

Margaret teaches at music studios in Latham and Clifton Park.  She maintains an active presence in the Capital District and enjoys encouraging students to reach high levels of artistry.  B.S. Cello Performance – Roberts Wesleyan College, M.A. Cello Performance – Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching. 

Peltz, Kirstin
www.gfso.org
(518) 791-9232
45 Birch St., Roslindale, MA 02131
42 Elm St., Glens Falls, NY 12801
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Teaches all levels

Available for:  Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching. 

Bowman, Kathleen
http://bowmancello.com
(518) 728-5412
Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

The Bowman Cello Studio offers a dynamic cello program with an engaging and empowering learning environment.  With the goal of artist expression, students study privately and participate in monthly performance classes.  Kathleen Bowman, an innovative cellist, draws on her multifaceted career as classical cellist, improviser, and avid teacher.  Available for: Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching.  

Hayes, Will
Suzuki Teacher ID# 121744

http://www.willthecellist.com
(518) 242-0561
134 Russell Rd., Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

Hello, I’m Will Hayes, a Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) graduate and past student artist at Chautauqua Institution, NY, and the Aspen Music Festival, CO. I have honed my artistry in person with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Zara Nelsova, Yehuda Hanani, Sara Sant’ambrogio, Richard Aaron, Robert Shaw, Paul Katz, members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus and with renowned chamber ensembles, including the Tokyo, Emerson, and Cleveland Quartets.

Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, teaching, sectionals & guest conducting. 

Thomsen, Julia
Suzuki Violins of Upstate NY

541-419-8426
1113 Dunsville Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
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Teaches beginner Level

Julia Thomsen holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Massachuseetts, Amherst, where she served as teaching assistant in the violin studio of Professor Elizabeth Chang. Lessons are available for all levels of skill and interest, from the casual beginner to pre-professional musicians who plan to pursue a music degree in conservatory. 

Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teacher or professional

Clarinet

Boice, Stephanie
(518) 331-7436
P.O. Box 141, 10 Dania Drive, Hagaman, NY 12086
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Teaches all levels

Boice’s Woodwind Studio offers private lessons and ensemble experiences. Owner, Stephanie Boice, is founder and director of the Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensemble Program which offers high school and middle school students an opportunity to experience the joy of small ensemble playing. Performance opportunities include concerts with the Mohawk Valley Chorus Concert Series and community events. Stephanie Boice is a NYSSMA adjudicator, retired teacher with 30+ years experience, guest conductor and performer.

Ciucevich, David
(347) 879-9440
424 Sand Creek Rd., #323, Albany, NY 12205
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Teaches all levels (Clarinet Bb, A, Eb, Bass)

Lecturer of Clarinet, The College of Saint Rose. BM and MM in Clarinet Performance: over 30+ years as orchestral and solo clarinetist and instructor. David’s principal teachers are Mark Nuccio (New York Philharmonic) and Bil Jackson (Aspen Festival). David’s students routinely score high at NYSSMA and play in ESYO ensembles.

Newsome, Carla
(845) 943-8364
189 W. Chestnut St., Kingston, NY 12401
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Teaches all levels

Teaching private clarinet instruction for students grades 5-12.  Located in Kingston, NY. 

Cutler, Carol
(518) 681-2190

119 Walnut St., Corinth, NY 12822
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Teaches: Intermediate

Coughtry, Edward
(518) 239-4077 
259 Brown Rd., East Durham, NY 12423
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Teaches all levels

Lichtenberg, Sue
www.slichtenberg.webs.com

(845) 382-2768
34 Mary Ave., Lake Katrine, NY 12449
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Teaches all levels 

One of my true passions in life is teaching music.  I thoroughly enjoy working with children and teaching them important life skills through music.  I would love to have your son/daughter (or you) join my studio.  Lessons are done in my home, or via Skype, on a weekly basis for 1/2 hour or an hour, depending on the proficiency of the student. 

Barron, Christine
(407) 951-3688
7 E LaClaire St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839
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Teaches all levels 

Clarinet lessons in your home. Any level. 25 years teaching/performance experience. Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching. 

Flute/Piccolo

Wright, Jacqueline
http://jmwflute.com
(734) 883-1826
1050 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, NY 12308

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Teaches all levels

I am a professional flutist and teacher, performing regularly throughout the Capital Region. I work with students of all ages and abilities, including adults. My students consistently achieve the highest ratings at NYSSMA festivals; many are involved in ESYO ensembles and all participate in regular studio recitals.

McClusky, Linda
(518) 477-4724
89 Yorkshire Dr., East Greenbush, NY 12061
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Teaches all levels

In addition to being the Director of Instrumental Music at Emma Willard School, I teach private flute lessons in my East Greenbush home. A number of my students have been members in various levels of ESYO groups. Several of my students have gone to college as music majors.

Chinery, Beth
(518) 477-4459
19 Castleton Ave., East Greenbush, NY 12061
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Teaches all levels

I welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Instilling and inspiring the love of music and the flute is my highest goal for students. Student accomplishments include: The Tanglewood Institute, Interlochen Summer Music Camp, Oberlin Flute Academy, All Eastern Band, All State Band, Area All State, ESYO ensembles.

Weinstein, Arielle
http://www.arielleweinstein.com
Albany, NY
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Teaches all levels

I am an American and French-trained flutist and chamber musician. I enjoy working with students to inspire them and bring out their potential. Lessons include discussions on sound, technical exercises, working on solo repertoire, and playing duets together. Please contact me for a complimentary trial lesson. I look forward to meeting you!

Cutler, Carol
(518) 681-2190

119 Walnut St., Corinth, NY 12822
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Teaches: Intermediate

Coughtry, Edward
(518) 239-4077 
259 Brown Rd., East Durham, NY 12423
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Teaches all levels

Hansbrough, Yvonne
www.yvonnehansbrough.com

(518) 459-6752
163 Milner Ave., Albany, NY 12208
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Teaches all levels, flute and Baroque flute

I am a professor of Flute at The College of Saint Rose, Principal of the Glens Falls Symphony and Certified Yoga Instructor.  I hold a DM in Flute from Florida State University.  I prepare students for successful college and ESYO auditions and NYSSMA.  I am currently accepting students of all levels.  

Brodwin, Renee
(518) 886-1899
249 1/2 Nelson Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Teaches all levels

I teach all levels. Many years of experience! Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Also have my Suzuki degree for Flute. Available for: Musician for hire, teaching.

Chirignan, Melanie
(631) 559-8665
1023 Park Ave, Apt 3, Schenectady, New York 12308
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http://www.melaniechirignan.org
Teaches all levels, flute, piccolo, alto flute

I am a professional flutist, with a MA in flute performance, and a BA in performance and music education. I have been teaching privately for 12 years, and have prepared students for NYSSMA, regionals in CT, and for college auditions. I love teaching foundations of flute and above all, musicality, and love of music! Available for: Musician for Hire, Chamber Music Coaching, Teacher or Professional.

Harp

Sloat, Kathryn
http://kathrynsloatharp.com
(518) 598-6683
156 Hasgate Drive, Delmar, NY 12054
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Teaches all levels

Kathryn Sloat holds performance degrees from the Crane and Eastman Schools of Music and is currently studying at the Mannes College of Music. She has worked with the National String Project and the Connecticut Valley Harp Intensive. She has open space for private lessons for any age or skill level.

Caldicott, Karlinda
http://thelivingharp.com
(518) 226-0508
335 Jefferson St., #C18, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels (pedal, lever)

Students of all ages (generally age 8 and up, but this can be discussed) are welcome!

Horn

Thompson, Joshua
http://www.facebook.com/gloversvillecm
(518) 332-1620
221 Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078
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Teaches all levels

Joshua is currently on faculty at Castleton State College where he teaches the horn studio. He is the current director of Gloversville Community Music, an arts outreach program providing private lessons and performance opportunities for both students and professionals. He has performed across the Northeast performing with: Berkshire Symphony, Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, Hubbard Hall, Schenectady Symphony and more. He completed graduate and post-graduate study at the Hartt School.

Malatestinic, Patrice
(518) 587-7717

467A Washington St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

Patrice’s horn students have played in ESYO for over 30 years. She is on faculty at Skidmore College and CSR, and maintains studios in Albany and Saratoga Springs. She especially enjoys working with 5th graders. Her studio has produced scholarship students attending major music conservatories including: Eastman, NEC, Curtis Institute and the Hartt School. Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching. 

Sungarian, Victor
(518) 250-9205

12 Pine St. Apt. 4 Latham, NY 12110
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Teaches all levels

Professor of Horn at College of St. Rose and Williams College, actively performing solo, chamber, and orchestral music as long-time member of the Albany Symphony, Schenectady Symphony, Catskill Symphony, and as substitute with Symphoria, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and Orchestra of Northern NY. Former member of the Empire Brass with Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Juilliard, pupil of the late Jerome Ashby (NY Phil). Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching or professional, instrument repair/tuning, instrument & music sales/rentals.

Oboe

Breczka, Kelly Jo
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kelly-Breczka-Oboist/226679580676622
(716) 531-8980
50 Myrtle St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

Kelly Jo Breczka is a private teacher and performer with a background in music education and performance. She teaches both out of her home and as a part of Gloversville Community Music in Gloversville, NY. Other instruments offered: beginning and intermediate flute and bassoon. Also offered: reeds and reedmaking lessons. Please contact via phone or email.

Rubin, Allison
www.allisonoboe.com
(917) 882-0569 
382 West Ghent Rd, Hudson, NY 12534
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Teaches all levels: Oboe, Oboe d’amore

I teach oboe students of all ages and abilities.  I have graduated from The Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music and have over twenty years of teaching experience.  My studio is in the upper Hudson Valley, Saugerties, NY.  I have the ability to teach oboe reed making, orchestral excerpts, NYSSMA preparation of solos, chamber music and more!  Visit my website, allisonoboe.com to learn how to get started.  917-882-0569 or 845-247-3417. 

Organ
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Percussion

Gleason, Daniel
(518) 269-6954
1406 Valencia Rd., Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

Percussion lessons specializing in mallet percussion (including four-mallet marimba), snare drum and drum set. Lessons from beginner through college preparatory. I am the teacher of all percussion students at the Shen High Schools and director of the percussion ensemble. Lessons are $25/half-hour, $40/hour.

Borrello, Paul
(518) 858-7556
150 Corlaer Ave., Schenectady, NY 12303
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Teaches all levels: Drum set (all styles), Jazz vibraphone, Marimba

I have a Master’s Degree in music education from Boston University and have been teaching music for over 15 years.  I presently teach at Brown School in Niskayuna.  Please call me for times and rates and I would be happy to talk to you.  Available for:  Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, composition/arranging, instrument & music sales/rentals. 

Bernstein, Art
www.artbernstein.com
(518) 369-8282

P.O. Box 319, Kinderhook, NY 12106
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Teaches all levels: Drum set, Snare Drum

20 years private teaching experience.  Offering drum-set and snare drum lessons.  Columnist, Drumhead Magazine, 2007 to present. 2005-2006, ESYO’s YPE performed my composition “Luna’s Lunch, a 2 Drumset Solo.” Education: Drummers Collection NYC.  CP1 and private study.  Books, performances/recording highlights and full bio: Please see my website. 

Piano

Mewhorter, Terri
(518) 986-6801
9 Quail Hollow, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Teaches all levels

I am a certified vocal music teacher at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland, New York, and I teach private piano and voice lessons in my home in Clifton Park, exit 10 area. I have been teaching private lessons for the past 25 years and am currently taking new students. Please call for more information.

Rueckheim, Gretchen
http://gretchenrueckheim.com
(518) 758-6000
Little Falls School of Music & Arts, 62 Chatham St., Kinderhook, NY 12106
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Teaches Intermediate

Bachelor’s degree in music from SUNY Fredonia, with many hours study in music education. Master of Music from Michigan State. Several years’ experience teaching privately at all levels. Active professional musician. I welcome students of all ages and accomplishment levels, but you’ll have to practice!

Borrello, Paul
(518) 858-7556
150 Corlaer Ave., Schenectady, NY 12303
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Teaches Intermediate 

I have a Master’s Degree in music education from Boston University and have been teaching music for over 15 years.  I presently teach at Brown School in Niskayuna.  Please call me for times and rates and I would be happy to talk to you.  Available for:  Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, composition/arranging, instrument & music sales/rentals. 

Harwood, Margaret
(518) 209-6980
319 16th St., Watervliet, NY 12189
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Teaches all levels

Margaret teaches at music studios in Latham and Clifton Park.  She maintains an active presence in the Capital District and enjoys encouraging students to reach high levels of artistry.  B.S. Cello Performance – Roberts Wesleyan College, M.A. Cello Performance – Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching. 

Tuttman, Kristen
(518) 272-5570
212 Pinewoods Ave., Troy, NY 12180
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Teaches all levels

Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching, composition/arranging, and typesetting. 

Brodwin, Renee
(518) 306-6899
249 1/2 Nelson Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Teaches all levels

I teach all levels. Many years of experience! Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Also have my Suzuki degree for Flute. Available for: Musician for hire, teaching.

Chin, Christine
(518) 336-5397

83 Orchard Ave., Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

Pro-soloist. Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music age 15. Teaching for 19+ years in music theory, ear training, music composition, technique, imagery, performance skills & sight reading. From NYSSMA prep, solo performance, or for fun. Age 3-99. Available for: chamber music coaching, teaching, composition/arranging. 

Yura, Akina
(812) 606-2521

1021 Wtry Rd
Niskayuna, New York 12309
http://www.akinayura.com

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Teaches all levels

Performer and a collaborative pianist, who is also passionate and experienced in teaching students with all ages in all levels. Cherishes guiding her students to develop love and skill for understanding and playing the instrument – there are many challenges in learning piano, but all turn to be rewarding experiences.
Akina has Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Performance and cognate in Piano Pedagogy from University of Miami, Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and Bachelor in Piano Performance degree from University of Maryland.

Available for: Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teacher or professional services.

 Vastek, Sophia
202-487-3624
2140 5th Ave Apt G
Troy, NY 12180
http://www.sophiavastek.com
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Teaches all levels

I am a professional and active pianist who maintains a private teaching studio, which is a safe and open place for students of any age, ability, and identity. My decade-plus background as an educator involves working with graduate conservatory students, adult hobbyists, children, and everything in between. In addition to private lessons, I also do audition prep, chamber music coaching, contemporary music coaching, and tutoring in ear training and theory.

Available for: Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teacher or professional services, tutoring in ear training and Music Theory.

Saxophone

Boice, Stephanie
(518) 331-7436
P.O. Box 141, 10 Dania Drive, Hagaman, NY 12086
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Teaches all levels

Boice’s Woodwind Studio offers private lessons and ensemble experiences. Owner, Stephanie Boice, is founder and director of the Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensemble Program which offers high school and middle school students an opportunity to experience the joy of small ensemble playing. Performance opportunities include concerts with the Mohawk Valley Chorus Concert Series and community events. Stephanie Boice is a NYSSMA adjudicator, retired teacher with 30+ years experience, guest conductor and performer.

Danis, Gregory
(518) 441-8420

3 Windlass Dr., Latham, NY 12110
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Teaches all levels

Greg Davis is a NYS certified Music Educator with a BM in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a MM in Saxophone Performance from Southern Methodist University. With five years of teaching experience, Greg has regularly prepared students for classical and jazz NYSSMA and All-State competitions throughout the Capital Region.

Cutler, Carol
(518) 681-2190

119 Walnut St., Corinth, NY 12822
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Teaches all levels

Coughtry, Edward
(518) 239-4077 
259 Brown Rd., East Durham, NY 12423
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Teaches all levels: Alto Saxophone

Marschilok, Edward
(518) 274-4544

11 Petticoat Ln., Troy, NY 12180
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Teaches all levels

I am a NYS certified music teacher with extensive experience in woodwinds and instrumental music.  I am also a NYSSMA All-State and Major Organization Adjudicator. Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching, conducting.

Trombone

Blostein, Michael
http://www.blostein.net
(518) 477-7086
6 Corliss Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Teaches all levels

An enthusiastic performer and teacher, teaching privately from home in East Greenbush.  Times are flexible to work for everyone involved.  Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching, and composition/arranging. 

Pandori, Phil
(518) 708-4566
16 Hutchins St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

Phil Pandori is a band teacher at Niskayuna CSD and is Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Schenectady County Community College. Phil currently holds the Principal Trombone seat in the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, and works frequently as a freelance musician in the Capital Region. Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, teaching.

Giordano, Mark
(518) 256-9677
14 Witte Rd, Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

25 years as a High School Band Director Conductor and Curriculum Writer Private lessons taught at your home I presently teach many students in ESYO

Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, Teacher or Professional, Music Theory.

Trumpet

Bellino, Peter
(518) 382-1847
2431 Rosendale Rd., Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

I offer private lessons in my HOME studio in Classical and Jazz styles. NYSSMA preparation specialist.
Performances: Albany, Schenectady and Glens Falls Symphonies, Empire Jazz Orchestra, Broadway shows plus many additional freelance engagements. EDUCATION: B.M. – University of Miami; M.M. – Eastman School of Music; D.M.A. – SUNY @ Stony Brook.

Lawrence, Jessica
(518) 744-6220
2228 Fairlawn Parkway, Schenectady, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

I will be willing to travel, but I prefer to teach out of my house in Niskayuna. 

Latini, Eric
(518) 265-7271
3 Thompson St., Colonie, NY 12205
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Teaches all levels

Albany Symphony Orchestra Trumpet.  B.M. New England Conservatory of Music/Trumpet Performance. Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching. 

Calistri, Jeff
(518) 867-9883
20 Sidney Ave, Waterford, NY 12188
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Teaches all levels

ESYO alum with 20+ years of teaching and performance experience.  All levels of trumpet instruction.  Classical, jazz, and lead.  

Stewart, Joel
http://joelmstewart.com
(518) 596-0155
194 Livingston Ave., Apt. 302, Albany, NY 12210
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Teaches all levels

Trumpet specialist, and its immediate relatives (cornet, flugelhorn, picc). Artist in residence at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence.  Trumpeter with the award-winning Crescente.  ESYO alum. 

Can teach from my office or your home.  Schedule a preliminary meeting by email, or call 518-596-0155. 

Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, teaching, composition. 

Salamone, Mike
(518) 847-9787
1946 Tower Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304
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Teaches all levels

Mike is the middle school band director in the Schalmont School District. He has a degree in Music Education from Ithaca College. Can travel in the area, but would prefer you come to me. Specializes in college music prep.

Available for: Musician for hire, Teacher.

Tuba/euphonium

Blostein, Michael
http://www.blostein.net
(518) 477-7086
6 Corliss Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Teaches Tuba, all levels; Euphonium, advanced

An enthusiastic performer and teacher, teaching privately from home in East Greenbush.  Times are flexible to work for everyone involved.  Available for: musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching, and composition/arranging.

Pandori, Phil
(518) 708-4566
16 Hutchins St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

Phil Pandori is a band teacher at Niskayuna CSD and is Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Schenectady County Community College. Phil currently holds the Principal Trombone seat in the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, and works frequently as a freelance musician in the Capital Region. Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, teaching. 

Giordano, Mark
(518) 256-9677
14 Witte Rd, Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

25 years as a High School Band Director
Conductor and Curriculum Writer
Private lessons taught at your home
I presently teach many students in ESYO

Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, Teacher or Professional, Music Theory.

Viola

Neubert, Christopher
(518) 583-0969

19 Clark St.,Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

The Neubert Studio – Saratoga Springs, NY.
Private study – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Music Theory and Conducting.
Conductor of the University Symphony – UAlbany.
Professor of Double Bass and Music Theory – The College of Saint Rose.

Ball, Carol
(518) 383-2569
36 Par Del Rio, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Teaches all levels

Teaching has been my passion for over 30 years. My instruction offers something for each STUDENT – individual lessons, chamber ensembles with peers, audition and/or NYSSMA preparation and annual accompanied recitals. Each student has unique goals – my job (and pleasure) is to help them achieve them.

Brothers, Barbara
(518) 280-8067
15 Wellington Way, Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

Barbara is a former string teacher in the Saratoga Springs City Schools who teaches privately at the Carondelet Music Center in Latham. As a graduate of the University of Michigan she has played professionally with the Schenectady, Glens Falls, Utica and Catskill Symphonies and in Europe with the Varna International Chamber Orchestra.

Snow, Andrew
(518) 860-7929
1200 Hillside Ave., #101, Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

Private viola and violin lessons in Niskayuna offering regular lessons and offering individual coaching sessions for audition and competition preparation. B.M. BYU; M.M. BYU; D.M.A. Eastman School of Music – current candidate.

Shaw, Paula
(518) 382-2065
862 Wright Ave., Schenectady, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

Polishchuk, Leonid
https://sites.google.com/site/newpaltzviolins/home
(845) 750-3239
1270 Dean St.,Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

The Polishchuk Studio at Niskayuna.  Masters in violin, Graduate of Moscow State Conservatory, Russia.  Individual violin and viola lessons, preparing students for NYSSMA and orchestras. Teaching experience: 12 years at Music Colleges in Russia and 20 years in the USA.

Hayes, Will
Suzuki Teacher ID# 121744

http://www.willthecellist.com
(518) 242-0561
134 Russell Rd., Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

Hello, I’m Will Hayes, a Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) graduate and past student artist at Chautauqua Institution, NY, and the Aspen Music Festival, CO. I have honed my artistry in person with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Zara Nelsova, Yehuda Hanani, Sara Sant’ambrogio, Richard Aaron, Robert Shaw, Paul Katz, members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus and with renowned chamber ensembles, including the Tokyo, Emerson, and Cleveland Quartets.

Available for: Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching, sectionals & guest conducting. 

Swift, Elizabeth
(518) 258-0045
23 Horton Ave., Troy, NY 12180
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Teaches all levels

Peabody Conservatory trained artist with over 15 years experience in string instruction.  Specializes in orchestral studies and competitions.  Proficient in all genres.

Available for:  Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching.

Manning, Lucy
(757) 646-0877
5 Paddocks Circle Apt. 4
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Website: lucymanning.musicteachershelper.com
Teaches all levels

I have taught all levels from age 7 through adults for over 40 years. My emphasis is playing    without excessive tension modelling my primary teacher, Paul Rolland. Retired as orchestra director and violin professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, I have performed as soloist with many orchestras, and as a member of many more including Albany Symphony, Glens Falls Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, Dallas Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and as substitute with the Dallas and Virginia Symphonies. Chamber music is a priority having studied with the Guarneri String Quartet and Fine Arts Quartet and as founder and first music director of the Saratoga Chamber Players.

Available for:  Musician for hire, Chamber Music Coaching, teaching, Custom Frisch-Denig Chin Rest Fittings.

Thomsen, Julia 
Suzuki Violins of Upstate NY
541-419-8426
1113 Dunnsville Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
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Teaches Intermediate level

Julia Thomsen holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she served as teaching assistant in the violin studio of Professor Elizabeth Chang. Lessons are available for all levels of skill and interest, from the casual beginner to pre-professional musicians who plan to pursue a music degree in a conservatory.

Available for: Musician for Hire, Chamber Music Coaching, Teacher or Professional

Violin

Neubert, Christopher
(518) 583-0969

19 Clark St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Teaches all levels

The Neubert Studio – Saratoga Springs, NY.
Private study – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Music Theory and Conducting.
Conductor of the University Symphony – UAlbany.
Professor of Double Bass and Music Theory – The College of Saint Rose.

Ball, Carol
(518) 383-2569
36 Par Del Rio, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Teaches all levels

Teaching has been my passion for over 30 years. My instruction offers something for each STUDENT – individual lessons, chamber ensembles with peers, audition and/or NYSSMA preparation and annual accompanied recitals. Each student has unique goals – my job (and pleasure) is to help them achieve them.

Brothers, Barbara
(518) 280-8067
15 Wellington Way, Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

Barbara is a former string teacher in the Saratoga Springs City Schools who teaches privately at the Carondelet Music Center in Latham. As a graduate of the University of Michigan she has played professionally with the Schenectady, Glens Falls, Utica and Catskill Symphonies and in Europe with the Varna International Chamber Orchestra.

Albrecht, Marie
(518) 785-1209
2216 Florence Drive, Latham, NY 12110
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Teaches Beginning and Intermediate

Thirty years experience. Extensive Suzuki training.

Strasenburgh, Lucinda
(518) 459-6846
2A Wertman Lane, Loudonville, NY 12211
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Teaches all levels

NYSSMA Adjudicator for strings, both regular and All-State. Have had students in ESYO since its inception. For further information, references and/or appointment/interview, call 518-459-6846.

Snow, Andrew
(518) 860-7929
1200 Hillside Ave., #101, Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

Private viola and violin lessons in Niskayuna offering regular lessons and offering individual coaching sessions for audition and competition preparation. B.M. BYU; M.M. BYU; D.M.A. Eastman School of Music – current candidate.

Kowalski, Susan 
www.knoteviolinstudio.wordpress.com
(518) 459-6756
47 Clermont St., Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

I focus on developing each student’s abilities and talents, and on leading each one into a deeper understanding of the music, and of his or her own individual musical leanings.  My methods draw on elements of the Paul Rolland method, the Galamian approach, as well as the Suzuki Violin School. 

Madison, Ellen
www.ellenmadison.com
(518) 369-4440
53 Fairlawn Dr., Latham, NY 12110
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Teaches all levels

My program provides beginning to advanced violinists, ages 7 to adult, with personalized, professional instruction.  Students are given a solid foundation that will enable them to reach progressively higher levels of technical and musical achievement while complementing their enjoyment of the violin.  They will learn to appreciate classical music through exposure to the solo, chamber and symphonic repertoire, and will be expertly guided in the development of self-discipline, a quality that is essential in achieving musical success as well as promoting a lifelong love of music. 

Shaw, Paula
(518) 382-2065
862 Wright Ave., Schenectady, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

Belflower, Jessica
www.larkstrings.com
(720) 560-0607 
271 Whitehall Rd., Albany, NY 12209
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Teaches all levels

Hello!  I offer private violin lessons in Albany, NY. 

Polishchuk, Leonid
https://sites.google.com/site/newpaltzviolins/home
(845) 750-3239
1270 Dean St.,Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Teaches all levels

The Polishchuk Studio at Niskayuna.  Masters in violin, Graduate of Moscow State Conservatory, Russia.  Individual violin and viola lessons, preparing students for NYSSMA and orchestras. Teaching experience: 12 years at Music Colleges in Russia and 20 years in the USA.

Hayes, Will
Suzuki Teacher ID# 121744

http://www.willthecellist.com
(518) 242-0561
134 Russell Rd., Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

Hello, I’m Will Hayes, a Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) graduate and past student artist at Chautauqua Institution, NY, and the Aspen Music Festival, CO. I have honed my artistry in person with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Zara Nelsova, Yehuda Hanani, Sara Sant’ambrogio, Richard Aaron, Robert Shaw, Paul Katz, members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus and with renowned chamber ensembles, including the Tokyo, Emerson, and Cleveland Quartets.

Available for: Musician for hire, Chamber music coaching, teaching, sectionals & guest conducting. 

Swift, Elizabeth
(518) 258-0045
23 Horton Ave., Troy, NY 12180
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Teaches all levels

Peabody Conservatory trained artist with over 15 years experience in string instruction.  Specializes in orchestral studies and competitions.  Proficient in all genres. 

Available for:  Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teaching.

Chin, Christine
(518) 336-5397

83 Orchard Ave., Albany, NY 12203
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Teaches all levels

Pro-soloist. Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music age 15. Teaching for 19+ years in music theory, ear training, music composition, technique, imagery, performance skills & sight reading. From NYSSMA prep, solo performance, or for fun. Age 3-99. Available for: chamber music coaching, teaching, composition/arranging. 

Manning, Lucy
(757) 646-0877
21 Horseshoe Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Website: lucymanning.musicteachershelper.com
Teaches all levels

I have taught all levels from age 7 through adults for over 40 years. My emphasis is playing   without excessive tension modelling my primary teacher, Paul Rolland. Retired as orchestra director and violin professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, I have performed as soloist with many orchestras, and as a member of many more including Albany Symphony, Glens Falls Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, Dallas Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and as substitute with the Dallas and Virginia Symphonies. Chamber music is a priority having studied with the Guarneri String Quartet and Fine Arts Quartet and as founder and first music director of the Saratoga Chamber Players.

Available for:  Musician for hire, Chamber Music Coaching, teaching, Custom Frisch-Denig Chin Rest Fittings.

Kinisky, Kathryn
518-300-1357
300 New Salem South Rd.
Voorheesville, NY 12186
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Teaches all levels

Experienced teacher working with students from the beginning levels to advanced. My goal is always to give students a solid foundation and to find joy in their experience playing the violin. I view each student individually and enhance their strengths while systematically working to develop areas where they need to improve.

Thomsen, Julia 
Suzuki Violins of Upstate NY
541-419-8426
1113 Dunnsville Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
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Teaches all levels

Julia Thomsen holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she served as teaching assistant in the violin studio of Professor Elizabeth Chang. Lessons are available for all levels of skill and interest, from the casual beginner to pre-professional musicians who plan to pursue a music degree in a conservatory.

Available for: Musician for Hire, Chamber Music Coaching, Teacher or Professional

Voice

Mewhorter, Terri
(518) 986-6801
9 Quail Hollow, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Teaches all levels

I am a certified vocal music teacher at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland, New York, and I teach private piano and voice lessons in my home in Clifton Park, exit 10 area. I have been teaching private lessons for the past 25 years and am currently taking new students. Please call for more information.

Woodwinds

Rueckheim, Gretchen
http://gretchenrueckheim.com
(518) 758-6000
Little Falls School of Music & Arts, 62 Chatham St., Kinderhook, NY 12106
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Teaches Intermediate

Bachelor’s degree in music from SUNY Fredonia, with many hours study in music education. Master of Music from Michigan State. Several years’ experience teaching privately at all levels. Active professional musician. I welcome students of all ages and accomplishment levels, but you’ll have to practice!

Additional Services

The Neubert Studio
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(518) 583-0969
19 Clark St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Services:
Chamber Music Coaching
Teacher or Professional
Applied Orchestral Studies

Cellos2Go
http://www.cellos2go.com/
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(518) 527-5789
13 Sand Spur Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
(Formerly in Schenectady)

Services:
Instrument & Music Sales/Rentals
Equipment – Accessories and specialty items for cellists

Gretchen Rueckheim Band Instrument Repair
http://gretchenrueckheim.com
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(518) 758-6000
Little Falls School of Music & Arts
62 Chatham St., Kinderhook, NY 12106

Services:
Instrument Repair/Tuning

The Living Harp
http://thelivingharp.com
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(518) 226-0508
335 Jefferson St., #C18, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Services:
Musician for Hire
Chamber Music Coaching (Note that chamber music coaching would be for chamber ensembles that include harp.)
Teacher or Professional

Kathryn Sloat
http://kathrynsloatharp.com
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(518) 598-6683
156 Hasgate Drive, Delmar, NY 12054

Services:
Musician for Hire
Chamber Music Coaching
Teacher or Professional

Gloversville Community Music
http://www.facebook.com/gloversvillecm
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(518) 332-1620
40 North Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078

Services:
Musician for Hire
Chamber Music Coaching
Teacher or Professional
Performance Opportunities & Professional Concerts

Barcone’s Music
http://barconesmusiconline.com
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(845) 331-6089
528 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

Services:
Instrument Repair/Tuning
Instrument & Music Sales/Rentals

Trio Capriccio
http://www.triocapriccio.com
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(518) 382-2065 
Schenectady, NY

Services:
Musician for Hire
Professional

Lark Strings
http://www.larkstrings.com
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(720) 560-0607 
Albany, NY

Services:
Musician for Hire
Chamber Music Coaching
Professional

Manning, Lucy
lucymanning.musicteachershelper.com
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Teaches all levels

Services:
Musician for hire
Chamber Music Coaching
Teacher or professional
Custom Frisch-Denig Chin Rest Fittings

Yura, Akina
(812) 606-2521
1021 Wtry Rd
Niskayuna, New York 12309
http://www.akinayura.com 
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Teaches all levels

Services:
Musician for Hire
Chamber Music Coaching
Teaching or Professional Services

Salamone, Mike
(518) 847-9787
1946 Tower Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304
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Teaches all levels

Mike is the middle school band director in the Schalmont School District. He has a degree in Music Education from Ithaca College. Can travel in the area, but would prefer you come to me. Specializes in college music prep.

Available for: Musician for hire, Teacher.

Thomsen, Julia 
Suzuki Violins of Upstate NY
541-419-8426
1113 Dunnsville Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
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Teaches all levels

Julia Thomsen holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she served as teaching assistant in the violin studio of Professor Elizabeth Chang. Lessons are available for all levels of skill and interest, from the casual beginner to pre-professional musicians who plan to pursue a music degree in a conservatory.

Available for: Musician for Hire, Chamber Music Coaching, Teacher or Professional

Vastek, Sophia
202-487-3624
2140 5th Ave Apt G
Troy, NY 12180
http://www.sophiavastek.com
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Teaches all levels

I am a professional and active pianist who maintains a private teaching studio, which is a safe and open place for students of any age, ability, and identity. My decade-plus background as an educator involves working with graduate conservatory students, adult hobbyists, children, and everything in between. In addition to private lessons, I also do audition prep, chamber music coaching, contemporary music coaching, and tutoring in ear training and theory.

Available for: Musician for hire, chamber music coaching, teacher or professional services, tutoring in ear training and Music Theory.


Choosing Music as a Career

This is your next step in the pursuit of excellence.

Planning to major in music or continue playing music in college ensembles?
If so, please feel free to use the guides found below that highlight some of the things you should consider when choosing a school, as well as some of the unique elements of applying to major in music, such as auditions.