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About Julian Faranda

Julian Faranda
Julian Faranda
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Bedford Hills, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice
Education: Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY BA in Music Composition graduated Magna Cum Laude. I received my earliest education growing up in a family of professional musicians and have studied privately on piano, voice, flute, violin, harpsichord, and organ and specialized to an advanced level on the keyboard instruments.
Performance Experience: 2006 to present – I have performed original compositions for various instruments in concerts at Westchester Community College and Manhattanville College. I have performed classical music on organ, harpsichord, piano, viola da gamba, choir singing, and musical theater at various venues in Westchester and New York City, including churches, schools, libraries, and concert halls as well as in virtual concerts on Zoom in the past couple of years.
Teaching Experience: 2011 to present – I have taught piano, music history, and music theory to private students and prepared them for recitals; in 2011 partnered with Jamie Geidel and presented a Music History concert-lecture-discussion, for 100 students (K-8) and staff at the Kunsberg School, Denver, CO a special school for children with chronic illnesses. All physicians and staff in the hospital on campus attended
Teaching Philosophy: The core of my teaching philosophy is my firm belief in the power of patience and customization, tailoring the instruction to meet each student's unique needs and goals. I offer encouragement and enjoyment in a relaxed atmosphere, while focused on supporting your accomplishments and progress. The lessons are designed to suit your interests and aspirations, ensuring that your musical journey is not only enriching but also deeply personal.

Get to know Julian Faranda

Hello, I'm Julian Faranda, and I'm excited to be a part of your musical journey. My lifelong passion for music has led me to specialize in keyboard instruments, including piano, organ, and harpsichord, and become a composer in a variety of styles. I am dedicated to sharing my knowledge and expertise with students of all levels and ages who want to learn to play the piano in any style ranging from classical to popular music to Broadway show tunes. I will prepare you for NYSSMA and ABRSM exams, performances, and auditions. I'm highly regarded for my patience and ability to create a positive learning environment.

I am committed to helping you achieve your full potential to reach your musical goals, in piano playing or composition, and take you as far as you want to go. With my in-depth understanding of piano performance, music history, and theory, we'll explore the rich tapestry of musical styles and techniques. In composition lessons designed for your level of advancement, together we will create beautiful melodies and harmonies, infusing your compositions with your unique voice.

In addition, I specialize in composing film scores and have had the honor of learning the craft from my mentor, award-winning producer John Wilson, who has collaborated with legends such as the Jackson family, Barry White, and Quincy Jones.

Julian Faranda teaches at:
720 N Bedford Rd
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
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