In class and on stage, our teachers inspire the musician in every child.
MAKING A DIFFERENCEMusic is part of a well-rounded education and should be available to all of the City’s children. By teaching young people to make music, Harmony teachers not only share their talents, but help to close the opportunity gap in underserved communities.
DEVELOPING SKILLSWe prepare teachers to make a lasting impact. Our training workshops focus on strategies and techniques to reach every learner. Ongoing observation and evaluation by experienced educators throughout the year provide our teachers with the support they need to succeed.
BUILDING A NETWORKEvery Harmony Program teacher is part of a network of community-minded professionals who work to engage and inspire young people through music. Our teachers collaborate with other educators and artists to exchange ideas and learn from each other.
Ongoing training, an established curriculum, and a supportive network of fellow educators provide the foundation for our teachers to grow and succeed.
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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCELead small classes, coach chamber ensembles, and conduct beginner orchestras.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTHAchieve improved results in the classroom through observation and formal evaluation.
PEER-TO-PEER COLLABORATIONLearn from colleagues by working in pairs and teams of like-minded musicians and teachers.
GUIDED INSTRUCTIONDesign lesson plans and prepare students to perform with the help of an established curriculum.
ONGOING SUPPORTParticipate in training throughout the year to develop teaching methods and strategies.
Meet Our Teachers
- Tia Allen Viola, United Palace of Cultural Arts, Faculty Mentor
- Kate Barmotina Viola, P.S. 124
- Cole Belt Saxophone
- Mariel Bildsten Trombone
- Patricia Billings Clarinet, P.S. 107
- Reynard Burns Bass, Faculty Mentor
- Laura Cocks Faculty Mentor
- Eduardo Cordero Flute, Castle Bridge School
- Julia Danitz Violin, P.S. 124
- Alev Gokce Erem Violin
- Oriana Falla Viola, M.S. 358Q
- Kelly Flynn Violin, Copiague Middle School, Harmony Program Youth Orchestra South
- Leanne Friedman Flute
- Adam Gallob Clarinet
- Thomas Giles Saxophone
- Leerone Hakimi Vioin, Juilliard Morse Fellow
- Elad Kabilio Cello
- Angela Kim Violin, Juilliard Morse Fellow
- Krisztina Kiss Viola
- Andrea Kleesattel Viola, Faculty Mentor
- Marija Kovacevic Violin, P.S. 124
- Alia Kuhnert Trumpet, P.S. 107
- Liz Lee Violin, Faculty Mentor
- Isaac Levien Bass
- Yulin Liu Violin, Piano
- Noah Luft-Weissberg Violin
- Karl Lyden Trombone
- Eric Mahl Conductor, Harmony Program Youth Orchestra North
- Lawrence Markiewicz Conductor, Harmony Program Youth Orchestra South
- Lia Mooney Cello, P.S. 124
- Isidora Nojkovic Cello, United Palace of Cultural Arts
- Jacob Nordlinger Cello, M.S. 358Q
- Dena Orkin Clarinet
- Joe Pino Trumpet
- Eric Schultz Clarinet, P.S. 107
- Nicole Schroeder Flute
- Angela Shankar Clarinet, Faculty Mentor
- Zach Sheets Flute
- Jason Silva Trombone, P.S. 194
- Abby Swidler Violin, P.S. 107
- Stacy Szabo Cello, Copiague Middle School
- Grady Tesch Percussion, P.S. 107
- Jennifer Thielacker Clarinet, Faculty Mentor
- Felipe Tristan Flute
- Antonio Truyols Piano, Urban Assembly School of Emergency Management
- Katie von Braun Violin, M.S. 358Q
- Tyler Wes Clarinet
- Nicholas Alexander Wilson Violin, P.S. 114
- Tommy Wu Bass, Copiague Middle School
- Gizem Yucel Viola, Castle Bridge School
Play Your Part
Our students and teachers make a tremendous commitment to learning music, but it’s your commitment as a Harmony Program supporter that makes it possible. Donate today and help change lives through music.
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If you’re passionate about making a difference through music, we want to hear from you. Apply to teach with the Harmony Program and share your talents while developing new skills.
Want to get involved? Whether you’re an educator, community partner, parent, or friend, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to learn more, share ideas, or just say hello.