Bassoon, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
My name is Michelle Krasinski and I am a youthful musician. I teach private lessons and freelance in local orchestras. I hold degrees from SUNY Fredonia and the Peabody Conservatory. Additionally, I am a member of the American College of Musicians and National Guild of Piano Teachers.
Please view my website for more information about myself, including recordings.
My Musical Education Background
Bachelor of Music Degree - State University of New York, College at Fredonia. Majored in Piano Performance/Pedagogy, Bassoon Performance, and minored in Sociology. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Master of Music Degree - Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University). Majored in Bassoon Performance.
Although I have training in Suzuki and Pace piano methods, I teach in the "traditional" style.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Aural Skills (Ear-Training)
Playing "By Ear"
How To Read Lead-Sheet Music/"Fake" Books
Ensemble Playing (Duets, Etc.)
I teach music from several genres: Classical, "Mainstream"/"Pop", Broadway, Folk, Holiday Music, Contemporary/New Age, Christian/Sacred, among others.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I have experience teaching ages 4-80+ and from beginner-level to early-advance level.
I accept students for piano lessons who are at least 5 years old.
I accept students of any level.
My Certifications and Awards
While at SUNY Fredonia, I was recipient of the Fredonia Foundation Award, Promeley Piano Award, and Pommit Concert Award. While at the Peabody Conservatory, I was recipient of the American Bassoon Company Prize in Woodwinds.
I am a member of the American College of Musicians and National Guild of Piano Teachers.
My Musical Influences
Chopin is my favorite composer.
My daughter has been working with Michelle for 2 and 1/2 years. She has guided my daughter with her piano education with excellent detail, positive energy, and making my daughter feel relaxed during the lesson. My daughter has improved tremendously since we started to work with Michelle. Michelle is a great teacher and I would recommend her to anyone thinking about music lessons.