Maddy - Teacher #2991

- Classical Guitar
- Electric Guitar
- Guitar
- Piano
- Singer-Songwriter
- Ukulele

- Composition
- Counterpoint
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - Counterpoint
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
- Solfege

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe my job as a teacher is to collaborate with a student to overcome a challenge. Do you want to write a symphony? Great! Do you want to learn how to play those darn barre chords? Let's do it! I'm on your side.

With every lesson, I aim to meet students where they are. By tailoring lessons to fit their backgrounds, interests, and needs, together we create an environment that emphasizes progress over perfection. Every student brings something new to the table and I strive to use their individual strengths to build new skills in a way that is engaging, challenging, and supportive.

We're here to make music, after all. What's better than that?

Musical Education

I have a Bachelor of Music from New York University, majoring in Music Theory and Composition, with a concentration in Film Scoring and a minor in Educational Theatre.

I have studied guitar and piano each for over ten years in a variety of contemporary styles (pop, folk, bluegrass, rock, musical theatre), as well as voice and brass in school.
I've had the pleasure of studying with teachers from all over the world and in a number of musical styles and mediums (musical theatre, film and video game music, contemporary and folk songwriting, jazz, classical, klezmer). Here, I developed a diverse musical background, and I learned how to teach in a variety of ways.

Awards and Distinctions

New York University - Honors Scholar (suma cum laude)
New York University - Founders Day Award

Special Skills and Training

Over the last 5 years, I've worked as a composer for film and theatre, meaning I get to write a wide range of styles and genres-- everything from traditional musical theatre orchestral to toy box percussion to whale noises (really!)-- and I have an extensive knowledge of music software (Logic Pro, Pro-Tools, Finale, Sibelius), studio recording sessions and the technical side of working in music. I'm excited to get the chance to share all of this with you!


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).