Arts

Private Instrumental Lessons

Brearley offers private instrumental lessons to students in Classes I-XII during and after school.

INSTRUMENTS
: piano*, violin, viola, cello, double bass, recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, voice**, guitar, jazz piano, percussion and music theory.

WHO: students in Classes II-XII
*Students in Class I may enroll in piano lessons only
**Only students in Classes IX-XII may enroll in voice lessons

WHEN: one lesson per week
Lower School: after School beginning at 3:10pm
Middle and Upper School: during and after School

WHERE: at school or at a student's home

FEES
Lessons at School Lessons at Home*
30-minute lesson: $56.00
 
40-minute lesson: $74.00
40-minute lesson: $85.00
60-minute lesson: $97.00
60-minute lesson: $99.00
*A parent or responsible adult must be present during each lesson at home.

Limited financial aid is available for private instrument instruction by request.

BILLING
Charges are assessed and included in the Brearley invoice twice a year, in December and May, unless special arrangements are made. Please note: Parents are responsible for the fee for the entire year of music lessons unless
• Ms. Youngstein is notified before the fifth lesson that lessons are to be cancelled, OR
• Ms. Youngstein is notified by Friday, January 17, 2020 that lessons are to be discontinued for the second semester.

ABSENCES 
Parents are asked to telephone and/or email the private teacher directly if their child must miss a lesson. The private teacher should be informed the evening before, if possible, or in the early morning (before 8:00 a.m.) of the lesson day itself.


Ms. Youngstein is responsible for scheduling all lessons and administering the music lesson program. She can be contacted by e-mail (ryoungstein@brearley.org) or by phone: (212) 744-8582, ext. 2513.


Meet the Private Instrumental Faculty

 
PIANO:
Michael Abbott
B.M., Hampshire College, California Institute of the Arts;
Charles Banacos, Lennie Tristano, Roland Hanna
Ariela Bohrod
B.M., M.M., Mannes College The New School of Music;
Pavlina Dokovska, Vladimir Valjaravic
Matthew Brady
B.M.., Eastman School of Music; Artist/Teacher Diploma, Assoc. for Choral Music Education;
Seymour Bernstein, Doreen Rao
Roberta D. Frank
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music;
Dora Zaslavsky, Nadia Boulanger
 
  STRINGS:
Robert Gingery, guitar and bass
B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M. CUNY;
Ron Carter, Geri Allen, John Patitucci
Annabel Gordon, cello
B.M., The Mannes College of Music;
Timothy Eddy, Jerry Grossman; Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose
Samuel Katz, violin
B.M., M.M., Juilliard School of Music;
Sally Thomas and Daniel Phillips
Jia Kim, cello
B.M., M.M. The Juilliard School;  Joel Krosnick
Olivia Martinez, viola, violin
B.M., University of Massachusetts; M.M., Mannes College of Music;
Michelle La Course, Karen Ritscher
Alfrida Tozieva, viola, violin
B.A., M.A., Faculty of Musical Arts, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University; Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University; Orff-Schulwerk Certification;
Ljupco Sokolov, Dawn Hannay
Miho Weber, cello
B.M., Cincinnati Conservatory M.M., Rice University; Studies also at the Royal Academy of Music in London;
Lynn Harrell, Marcy Rosen
 
  WOODWIND AND BRASS:
Andrew Kemp, trumpet, french horn, trombone
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music;
William Vacchiano, Robert Sullivan
Debra Kreisberg, saxophone
B.M., Eastman School of Music M.M., Manhattan School of Music;
Ramon Ricker, Dick Oatts
Diana Petrella, clarinet
B.M., M.M., Canterbury Christchurch University;
Leon Russianoff, David Campbell, Herb Blayman
Reva Youngstein, flute
B.M., Manhattan School of Music; M.M., Yale University School of Music;
Julius Baker, Ransom Wilson
 
  PERCUSSION:
Matt Aiken
B.M., University of Oregon; M.M., Eastman School of Music;
John Beck, Charles Dowd
 
  VOICE:
Jody Krause
B. Mus. Ed., Northwestern University; M.M., Hartt School of Music;  Artist’s Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music;
Maria Farnworth, Benton Hess, Mary Mack, Patricia O’Neill, George Vassos, Linda Jones
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New York, NY 10028
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