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H And H Fine Arts Studio

Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (map)


Lessons Offered

Cello, Composition, Double Bass, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Viola, Violin

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio


About Me

We now have TWO LOCATIONS! One in Plattsburgh, NY and one in Westport, NY.

Music is a universal language that touches the life of every being; it plays a significant role in all cultures impacting human experience.

We believe in providing our students with innovative and creative musical techniques to express their feelings by:

1. Building their musical knowledge
2. Enhancing their quality of performance.

We aggressively strive to accomplish our mission.

Teaching Methods

Piano: We teach fundamentals, including solid theory and ear training. Students can expect a combination of methods supplemented by sight-reading, repertoire, and music history & appreciation resources.

Voice: We teach sight reading skills and fundamental exercises. Students can expect a combination of art songs, classical, and musical theatre repertoire. Other selections, fitting to the students’ ability and level, will supplement traditional studies.

Keyboard Genre: The student will study music from the classical repertoire, Baroque through Romantic and contemporary, including ragtime and popular music. All students play duets. If the student shows interest in jazz, improvisation or composition, these will be included in the lesson.

My Musical Education Background

Wanda J. Haby, BS, BA, MAM, ABD (In Dissertation)

Wanda received her vocal and piano training from several Universities to include studies in Europe. A Lyric-Dramatic Soprano, she performed in many Opera houses and concert halls across Europe and in the United States. Wanda was a contracted soloist for the Air Force Glenn Miller Band, several Army Bands, and has recorded professionally with EMI records and several orchestras. She has directed many choirs and productions.

Wanda enjoys performing the National Anthem for State and National Political events, the San Antonio Spurs for over 8 years now, and numerous Baseball, Hockey, and Soccer teams. Her students have won many state and national competitions from performing to composing music.

Wanda's Music Experience:

1. President of the Clinton County Piano Teacher's Association,
2. Director, La Chorale Madrigal Chorus (French)
3. Director, MGV Harmonie Men's Chorus (German)
4. Music Director, St Alexander's Catholic Church, Morrisonville NY
5. Prior Prison Music Ministry Director
6. Active Member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)
7. Active Member of NAfME (National Association for Music Educators)
8. Active Member of New York MENC/NAfME
9. Board Member, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, New York

Genres and Subjects Taught

At H&H Studio we currently have four instructors teaching Flute, Violin, Violo, Cello, Double Bass, "Fiddle/Bluegrass", Guitar, Piano, and Voice!  

This is Wanda's profile page and she teaches Piano & Voice!  Joel Perkins teaches strings and guitar, and Debbie Wells teaches Flute!  

 

Piano: We teach fundamentals, including solid theory. Students can expect a combination of methods supplemented by sight-reading and music history/appreciation resources.

Voice: We teach sight reading skills and fundamental exercises. Students can expect a combination of art songs, classical, and musical theatre repertoire. Other selections, fitting to the students’ ability and level, will supplement traditional studies.

Guitar: We teach classical and modern guitar focusing on techniques and musicianship. Expect to use exercises and scales to supplement your pieces. Lessons are balanced with reading, remembering, refining, and reviewing. Learn techniques and scales from Arabic music to focus on rhythm and timing from simple upbeats to syncopated rhythms.

Lesson Rates

Choice of Two Lessons
30 min - $35
45 min - $45

Billing Options:  

Monthly: Due 1st Lesson of month.

Semester
30 min $525 for Sep-Dec
45 min $675 for Sep-Dec
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30 min $ 875 for Jan-Jul
45 min $1125 for Jan-Jul

Semester: Due 15 Sep & 15 Jan.

Books and Supplies
Expected Fees
Books: $50 - $75 per year
Recitals: $15 – $30 per recital
Field Trips: $5 – $25 per venue

Competitions: Non-negotiable entry fees vary with sponsoring organization.

Method of Payment
We welcome cash, check, paypal, credit or debit card, or money order. You will receive an invoice and receipt for your records upon request.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

We have accepted students as young as 3 years old and if there is a desire to learn, practice, and the student has passion for their endeavor there are no limits!

My Certifications and Awards

WOW - It began as a child....   Wanda, vocally has received many awards from All-County, Area All-State, and All-State Choir to numerous scholarships for voice and piano to include International Studies. We would rather highlight the awesome opportunities presented to our students who have excelled and received certifications and awards. One of our favorites is a song-writing/composition contest with thousands of entries where three of our students placed 1st, 2nd, and 5th in an International song-writing contest. What an honor!!!

My Musical Influences

Any style, genre, - music is beautiful sound. With that said, we can't stand DISCO..... ; )


Service Area


Student Reviews




Plattsburgh, NY

I am an adult student and moving out of the area for a new job but would love to recommend Wanda for everything she has helped me with! I will hopefully be able to continue with my lessons where I am moving. I thank her for showing me why I fell in love with piano to begin with!




West Chazy, NY

My daughter has been taking piano lesson's from Wanda for 3 years. The first year she started, her playing skill, her motivation to play, and her love of playing increased 10 fold. It was amazing. Wanda has a very organized program and has high expectations. She encourages her students to hold high expectations as well but without any negative instructional practices. Wanda is patient and supportive and wants to see her students achieve the greatness that is available to them with their music.




Essex, NY

Wanda is a great teacher. Her patience and understanding with my learning-disabled child is outstanding. She keeps the lessons on track, but at the same time, she values what your child has to say.




Plattsburgh, NY

Wanda should have sent me away the way I torture her each week! She is very patient and I don't know how she put's up with me. She makes lessons fun and I enjoy coming to see her every week after I get off work. Highly recommend her.




Plattsburgh, NY

I play in an aggressive/progressive band and needed some help with holding back-up vocals. She taught me some cool ways to harmonize and use different techniques. No more squealing here - seriously! We just cut our third CD in the studio. She's pretty down to earth, warm personality. COOL...




Plattsburgh, NY

Ms Haby is the ONLY teacher I would get up at 9 am to take classes with. I am a college student and she taught me more in three months than I had in one year with my other teacher. Awesome!!!


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