Music Outreach Verbank, Ny

Music

The Sing-Play Approach

The Sing-Play Approach is a dynamic teaching process that is easy and effective for students of all ages. Sing-Play will enable you to master an instrument, retaining and enhancing your innate love of music throughout the process.

You will learn to:

  • Listen to music and remember the melody;
  • Sing the melody you hear;
  • Learn to reproduce that melody using your instrument.

Sing-Play will help you develop your creativity as you learn to sing and play all your favorite songs.

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Sing-Play Classes for Children

I create a safe, nurturing environment where children can freely express their love of music through singing, movement, and percussion. My Sing-Play Classes help children learn:

  • Memory
  • Listening skills
  • Physical coordination
  • Rhythm
  • Facility in following directions

Cost: $10 per child.

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One-on-One

I offer one-on-one instruction using the Sing-Play approach for all my students, children, and adults, including those with disabilities.

My music teaching is informed by my training as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. I guide my students to help them adopt good breathing and postural practices, including the best way to hold an instrument, sit on a piano bench, and stand at full natural height.

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    I give Instruction in:

    • Piano
    • Voice
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone

    Cost: $80 (60 minutes)
    $60 (45 minutes)
    $40 (30 minutes)
    Sliding Scale.

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    Music Outreach

    We all have a natural, in-born ability to make music. It is the unhesitating impulse of a mother to sing to her child to soothe it, to make it feel better, not to call attention to herself or her own vocal performance. She is making a gift of her lullaby to her child. Doing this, she does not need to wonder if she is singing in tune, or whether she is ready for Carnegie hall.

    We activate this generous impulse to give of ourselves every time we go and sing with — not to — seniors at a nursing home. The purpose of singing is to help these older people feel better, not to get a top score in a competition.

    Outreach programs take place in senior and assisted living facilities, where your music will awaken a profound joy, a sense of well-being for you and for others, that will have you wanting to come back week after week. And like magic, week after week, your music – and your well-being – will grow.

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    Testimonials

    Shaylen B (13)

    I starting playing the piano with Judith when I was 5 years old – now I’m thirteen. She changes the lessons weekly so that it doesn’t get boring, and keeps it challenging and fun! She is also very funny, and is a patient teacher. Judith is a good listener and helped me select pieces that I was passionate about. She has helped me become a great piano player!

    Seema B

    Our son Shaylen has been playing piano with Judith for over 7 years now. We immediately liked Judith’s unique method of teaching which involved “learning to play by ear.” Shaylen was able to figure out tunes that he knew, as well as correct his mistakes. He then learned to read music and now plays various genres, from classical to modern. An added bonus was that Judith encouraged our son to sing. Judith is a very talented musician and is always charismatic and upbeat!

    Leena G. 14.

    “Working with Judith has been so fun and helpful, whether it’s learning a new song, or something I’ve needed to learn for the musicals I’ve been in. I really enjoy my lessons!”

    Stephanie W.

    “My teenage daughter Leena has been working with Judith on voice lessons for more than a year, making it not only fun, but engaging as well. I can see and hear progress in my daughter’s style, range, and posture. I also love how Judith works with students “where they are,” rather than trying to fit everyone into the same box.”

    SP (age 12)

    Yesterday my daughter heard a song on the radio and asked for my phone. Minutes later she was playing the song on the piano’s phone. I asked, “Judith taught you?’ and she said, “I just figured it out.” It was the coolest think to see her hear and get the notes.

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    MM (age 16)

    I have never improved so consistently and rapidly with any other teacher, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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