Don't struggle to learn music, it's simpler than you think!
Ever since I started my studio I’ve been committed to helping students learn music with ease. How? Well, the Habana Music Studio provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning, creating an environment to nurture, educate, and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success. Read on below to learn more about what I have to offer!
My name is Kirk, and I'm a music teacher based in Westchester County, NY that specializes in in-person and online/ virtual piano lessons for kids. I mostly teach piano, but I also teach wind instruments (saxophone, clarinet, and flute). Also, while I mostly do in-person lessons, I also offer online piano and winds lessons and currently have/ have had students in Alabama, Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, and Mississippi.
I teach students of all ages (kids, teens, and adults) and all skill levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). With my piano and winds lessons I want to enrich your life with the gift of music through the tried and true methods that have lasted centuries, mixed with some innovative modern twists. My approach to lessons is highly personalized and has been met with continual praise (check out my "Testimonials" page here), so trust me, I know what I'm doing!
Please take a moment to get to know me and my studio, and also make sure to check out my "Educational Resources" section here. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Why Study With Me?
I provide personalized lessons in a friendly and encouraging environment
In lessons I use a mix of gentle honesty (I want to let you know what can be done better) and serious levity (just because we're learning doesn't mean we can't have fun!).
I can provide weekly practice videos to facilitate progress outside of lessons
As an educator I want my students to learn and grow, and my goal is to help that happen in any way that I can. If you need help outside of lessons, just ask!
I have a website with helpful content that's updated as frequently as possible
In lessons, I have a lot of "little sayings" and while after enough repetition my students know them, I want to provide references for those and more. See those here!
I'm a qualified teacher and performer that uses timeless methods with modern pedagogy
You can read my biography here, but I've found that today's students need the strong fundamentals and good habits taught traditionally, with the cutting-edge, modern-day teaching techniques that I know.
I'm stylistically diverse and can teach you cross-genre secrets that'll allow you to be too
Music is a rich tradition full of diverging streams of styles (classical, sacred, modern, etc.), but they all have similarities that once mastered can allow you to play them all. Study with me, and I'll teach you them!
I'm still a student that's learning new things, including instruments and techniques
The problem with some teachers is that they only teach what they know and that becomes irrelevant with time. I'm continuing to teach myself new instruments and teaching teaching techniques that'll benefit you!
Here's What I Have To Offer!
The traditional, tried, and true method of music lessons - when you think of lessons, this is probably what you imagine. Usually, these are one-on-one but there are other options available. Also, these work especially well for beginner piano lessons for kids, but online lessons also work!
Not the traditional method, but this medium has grown in use and efficiency with improved technology. This medium works well for intermediate and advanced level students, especially teens and adults. I've also gotten online piano lessons for kids to work well!
As an educator I want to provide resources to aid in understanding music topics. While you can find similar resources elsewhere, I've taught these concepts to all ages and skill levels so I'm confident my easy-to-understand handouts and other resources can help!