In class and on stage, our teachers inspire the musician in every child.


MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Music 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 SKILLS

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We 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 NETWORK

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Every 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.


Harmony for teachers

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Lead small classes, coach chamber ensembles, and conduct beginner orchestras.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Achieve improved results in the classroom through observation and formal evaluation.

PEER-TO-PEER COLLABORATION

Learn from colleagues by working in pairs and teams of like-minded musicians and teachers.

GUIDED INSTRUCTION

Design lesson plans and prepare students to perform with the help of an established curriculum.

ONGOING SUPPORT

Participate 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

Liz 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.

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Contact Us

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.

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