Dear parents,

Welcome! I've been teaching music to students for the past 10 years. I've taught thousands of lessons, started Brownstone Music Lessons a few years back, and now commit full time to drawing out the hidden talents within each student.

 “I was super happy I composed my own song and got to show it to other people. And when kids wanted to play it it made me happy.” Charlotte, age 9 On Composing Her Own Song

“I was super happy I composed my own song and got to show it to other people. And when kids wanted to play it it made me happy.” Charlotte, age 9
On Composing Her Own Song

 

Fun, Personal, and Thorough

  • Geared to Students as Young as 4: We use a special program that gets kids playing right away using colors.
     
  • Focused on Mastery: We help students play and use the best games & approaches available to learn theory & reading.

 

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Recitals

 

The recitals are great ways to help your child get comfortable performing in public. There is always a huge growth spurt afterwards. They are optional, but definitely focus your child towards a specific goal. Everyone is welcome, regardless of level.

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Mastery

My job is to show a student how to learn, how to deal with frustration, how to keep the long-term in mind. These are the underlying skills needed to succeed in anything. As they get older, they'll branch off to martial arts, science, another art form, become an entrepreneur -- all of these pursuits take dedicated, focused, daily effort to do well. I gently model this process for them so that they can see how this path feels over time.

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Trial Lessons

We start with 2 half-hour trial lessons before you need to commit to semester tuition. It gives us a chance to build rapport, assess skill level, and carve a path forward for each student.

I meet kids where they’re at, wherever that is. Whether they are energetic or sensitive, I can help them discover the thrill of learning through music. I bring what they need most at the lessons: a sense of calm, empathy, inspired musicality, and the right amount of structure to give them space yet help them focus.

The lessons take a holistic view of each student. I want to help kids build the tools to learn anything, through music.

I use the piano, percussion, and games to help each student connect their voice and ears, to feel rhythms, how to read music, and how to play. Whether they're into in the raw emotion of the blues, the depth of classical medleys, or confidently playing a simple folk song, I'm there to guide them.

Where We Are

 

Where to Find an Instrument

A local shop with pianos, affordable keyboards, and guitars - in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn.

"He has a way of connecting with the person—where they are and raising their expectations without being intimidating." ~ Tanya (mother of Jadun, 16)