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Anita Brown

Nyack, NY 10960 (map)


Lessons Offered

Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home


About Me

? Offering private study in my Nyack home or in your Westchester home. Clients in Scarsdale, Harrison and Rye Neck. ? Specializing in beginner to intermediate study for all ages on piano and several band instruments, providing strong foundations in reading, writing and playing music through motivational, age-appropriate activities. ? Also offering intermediate to advanced studies in jazz composition and arranging: melody writing, arranging for the jazz orchestra, developing the inspired idea.

My Musical Education Background

? BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop, NYC; 1995-2003 ? New York Conducting Institute, 1994 ? Herbert H. Lehman College (Bronx); 1990-92: MAT Music Ed. ? University of NH (Durham); 1980-84: BM in Music Ed. ? Private Study w/jazz legend, Lennie Tristano;

Genres and Subjects Taught

Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Other

My Certifications and Awards

? Member of the Jazz Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY and New Jersey City University, Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. ? Founding Member Hudson Valley Jazz Collective, Nyack, NY, 2007 - Present ? Jazz Subcommittee Secretary, Member Education Committees, 2006, Riverspace Arts Center, Nyack, NY ? Founder and Composer/Conductor: Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra 2000 - Present ? Member AFM Local 802, NYC: Arranger, Conductor, Copyist 1995 - Present ? BMI Composer/Publisher: Anita Brown Publishing 1994 - Present ? Member: IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) 1993 - 2008 ? MENC, Rockland County Music Educators? Association, Executive Board, 1993 ? 1995 ? Rockland County All-County Band Supervisor, 1993 ? 1995 ? New York State Permanent Certificate: Music K-12, 1992

My Musical Influences

SO many!!! Teachers, students, composers past and present, jazz composers & colleagues, Stravinsky, jazz masters, Stravinsky, conductors, Mom & Dad, Stravinsky and nature.


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