Alison McQueen

Private Music Lessons

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The benefits of learning to play an instrument are numerous! In addition to creating skills that last a lifetime, playing music fosters an appreciation for the arts and creates exceptional opportunities to collaborate with creative people.



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You can learn to play an instrument! Age and skill level are only parts of your story as a beginner, they’re not key factors in whether you can learn to play music.

More than ten years of teaching experience allow me to pick a good starting point for your instruction and to chart a best course to follow. Lessons are personalized so you can grow at a pace you’re comfortable with.

My forte as an instructor is with beginners and students preparing for recitals and competitions such as NYSSMA. I have a very gentle approach to instruction that’s effective and fun.

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I’m based in Brooklyn, and I bring lessons to homes throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

$60 per hour, $40 per half hour

Links of Interest

NYSSMA is the New York State School Music Association

DSO Kids
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's lovely kid's page

PBS Kids: Jazz
A nice little site about Jazz

Stanley Drucker's Retirement
A NYT story on the New York Philharmonic's former clarinetist

Jeanne Golan
The site for pianist Jeanne Golan

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