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Quality, laid back, 1-on-1 music instruction in the comfort of your home, with subjects including:
Drums, Piano, Guitar, and General Music.
Patient, engaging, and laidback music instruction, specializing in K-12 children's music education.
For All Abilities
Lessons cover students who have never played before to those advancing their music education to the next level.
With a Masters Degree in K-12 Music Education and over 14 years private teaching experience, I am a firm believer in the potential of every student to become proficient at music.
To accomplish this goal, I create an individualized study program, taking into consideration the student's experience on the instrument, preferred genres of music, and learning style.
Our lessons are always patient, kind, respectful - and we have a lot of fun.
I hope to inspire your child to love music in a deep and profound way and that they continue playing throughout their amazing lives.
Contact me today for a trial lesson!
"Mr. Freire's extraordinary background as a performer and music educator adds great value to the all of the schools he frequents. I have received glowing feedback from students, faculty, and administrators commending Leo for his talent and inspiration. I consider him an indispensable collaborator for the NYC Department of Education and look forward to his continuous presence and influence in our public schools."
- Andre Despres (New York, NY)
Department of Education
Manhattan Elementary Music Teacher Facilitator
"Leo is a 20 star teacher! To see my son play and practice music without letting his frustrations take over him is truly an outstanding feat. Thank you so much!"
- Marta (New York, NY)
"Mr. Freire is a distinguished educator and musician and his contributions have greatly benefited the music programs I involved him in. He is patient, ambitious, and always strives for quality instruction."
- Yeou Jey Hsu (New York, NY)
Department of Education
Principal - LaGuardia High School
"My 6 year old son has had the pleasure of having Leo as his instructor for the past 8 months. The best part about the lesson is that Leo always finds a way to make it fun, leaving my son eager to learn and play more. Leo is always extremely attentive and has a great relationship with kids."
- George F (Queens, NY)
MASTER CLASSES/ GROUP INSTRUCTION:
I also provide specialized master classes and group music instruction. Subjects taught have included:
- Summer Camp General Music
- Music Production
- Life as a Touring Musician
- Group Drum Instruction
- Bucket Drumming
*Performing with the P.S.183 Children's Chorus
(led by Andre Despres) - NYC
*Teaching General Music at the Art Farm Summer Camp - NYC
Leo completed his Masters of Arts in Music Education at the Hunter College School of Education, being the recipient of the Agnes Duffy graduation prize for academic excellence. Specializing in K-12 education, the program leads to New York State Teaching Certification. As a public school student teacher, Leo provided general music, instrumental band, and drumset instruction at William Bryant High School, P.S. 183, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Gramercy Arts High School.
A graduate of the prestigious Macaulay Honors Program at Hunter College, receiving a 4 year full tuition scholarship, Leo completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music. Distinguished as one of the most exceptional students to graduate from the university in recent years, Leo was awarded the Libbie Van Arsdale Memorial Prize for Music, a single recognition given to the student of the 2011 graduating class who has shown the greatest progress in Music.