441 3rd Avenue, New York NY, 10016
Instruments:Cello, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Piano, Recording, Stand Up Bass, Theory, Viola, Violin

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues, Kids, World, Electronic, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:17 years
Rate:$75 / hr

Personal Statement

Music is everything. As a teacher, I enjoy finding the best method of delivery for each student regardless of age, and I find that understanding the individual is key to opening the door to the musical experience. I have taught individuals and classes ranging in age from 5 to 92 years old, and from special education beginners to advanced college students.

I am a professional music educator licensed K-12 in instrumental music, specializing in piano, strings and theory.

First lesson or consultation is always free to see if we are good fit.

Education / Training

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ohio State and my Master’s in Music Ed. from Cleveland State where I studied with Charles Carleton of the Cleveland Orchestra (Double Bass), and worked as a teaching assistant.

I was part of a team that received a 2 College Emmys among other awards, having scored the soundtrack. Member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Music Fraternity. I have extensive experience arranging for and performing with small ensembles for weddings and other engagements across a wide repertoire of music.

I have worked closely with David Frego (Dalcroze), Richard Gillespie (ASTA) and Charles Carleton (Cleveland Orchestra) among other experts in their own music fields. I have maintained a private studio for 17 years, and through my work in New York City’s public schools, continue to seek out new professional development opportunities and expertise.

Craig Klonowski