At Lynbrook Musical Instruction, our philosophy towards musical instruction is based on our belief that students deserve individual guidance, compassion and personal attention to achieve their musical aspirations.
Our instructors are consummate professionals who believe that their love and knowledge of music is a gift... A gift to be enjoyed, nurtured and shared.
From operatic vocal instruction to hard rock guitar, our instructors have as part of their instructive style a true passion for music and a level of teaching experience which is second to none.
The instructors at LMI not only have to be masters of the instruments they teach, but must be well versed in musical theory and obtain the recognized professional certifications to teach such.
We at LMI are so committed to these principles that each new student can have their first lesson free. To explore the instrument of their choice, to see if that instrument speaks to their heart...that being the true joy of music.
Musically Yours ...
A member of the Lynbrook Music Instruction since 2008. Ken Pomarico has over twenty-three years of teaching experience. Mr. Pomarico, who excelled as a performing student in NYSSMA, has been teaching the NYSSMA curriculum for over twelve years, and understands how NYSSMA judges grade. He has built a solid reputation in LMI as a teacher who gets results in baroque, classical, and romantic music without suppressing the performing students’ individual interests in modern popular music. Ken attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and studied with notable musicians such as Seymour Benstock of the Hofstra String Quartet, Herb Beattie, Albert Tepper, and Herbert Deutsch, who invented the modular synthesizer with Robert Moog. Ken has been a professional musician since the age of fifteen and has been a gigging musician to this day. Ken worked as a session player, co-producer, and composer for the Arnell-Bickford Ad Agency in NYC, working on national TV commercials. Ken also worked as a digital music arranger with the Sony Company for their karaoke systems in Japan. He also was a music arranger and director for Halan Entertainment for their Broadway musical karaoke division. Ken has performed and worked in the recording studio with Jon Anderson of Yes, Cy Curnin of The Fixx, Richie Cannata of the Billy Joel Band, Beach Boys, etc., Premik Russell Tubbs of The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Whitney Houston, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, etc., Trevor Gale of the Nona Hendryx group, Kashif, etc., and many more. Ken also has co-composed and produced several original CDs for his Feral Music Label, which are commercially available worldwide.
Breana Murray-Burton began her musical journey singing in her church gospel choir at the age 7. At age 11 she took vocal lessons in community music schools like the Brooklyn/Queens Conservatory of Music. After this she became a member of the Songs of Solomon Inspirational Ensemble where she had the opportunity to sing at the U.S. Open with Earth Wind and Fire, Carnegie Hall, Utah Opera House, and more. She completed her Bachelors at Adelphi University where she earned a talent/academic scholarship. She doubled majored in Classical Vocal Performance and Business Management and graduated Cum Laude at the top of her class. At Adelphi she took part in an Honors Recital with other talented musicians who were selected based on their exceptional performance. Breana was involved with the Adelphi Opera Theater where she played the role as the mother in Hansel and Gretel and was apart of several other opera theater scenes. Among other things, she was also apart of the Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Ensemble at Adelphi University. Breana studies Classical Voice with Anna Skibinsky at the Brooklyn Conservatory School of Music in Brooklyn College and will earn her Masters in Music in December 2016. She has also performed for prestigious organizations such as B-Sharp, based in Queens, New York. Breana has been teaching Vocal Lessons for over two years. Even though she has been trained classically over the pass few years she teaches all genres of music. Her main focus is on vocal technique, flexibility, and expansion of range. She not only helps her students to improve their vocal skills but also their musicianship. She teaches Music Theory, Sight-Singing, and basic to intermediate piano skills for singers. Breana’s goal is to help her students fine-tune their talent so they can be an inspiration to others.
Daniel has been teaching drums to students of all ages and levels for about 16 years. He teaches piano as well. He’s also director of the jazz ensemble as well as the Rhythm Workshop, a class geared towards helping students master rhythm through transcription and understanding its mathematics. Besides possessing a great ability to get beginners learning quickly, Daniel’s playing abilities as well as his broad knowledge of the instrument, performance, and theory attracts students of all types.
Daniel plays and teaches various styles including Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Drum n’ Bass, M-BASE, Metal, and classical styles. Reading and understanding rhythm is essential to his curriculum. Other aspects emphasized greatly are rudiments, hand/foot coordination and techniques, dynamics, performance with play-alongs, form, metronome techniques, song learning, and listening skills. As students progress they encounter topics such as odd time signatures, orchestration, cross-rhythm training, polyrhythms, chart interpretation, rhythm analysis, improvising, speed and stamina development, substitution exercises, linear grooves, philosophical aspects, transcending performance fears and nervousness, building proper practice habits and schedules, and much more. In addition, he offers NYSSMA prep, student recitals, and recording project opportunities. He caters to each student in accordance with their specific personal needs, intentions, and goals. While teaching hundreds of students over the years, Daniel’s methods have helped many to achieve goals such as perfecting NYSSMA scores, passing band auditions for schools and touring groups, preparing for live performances, increasing overall musicianship, gaining acceptance into colleges such as the Berklee College of Music, and even becoming full time professional musicians.
Daniel has been playing and studying for about 18 years. He first studied at the prestigious Drummer's Collective in N.Y.C. He earned his degree while graduating with academic honors in jazz performance from the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music also located in N.Y.C. Besides being an instructor, he is also a performer, composer, and audio engineer. Daniel spends most of his free time practicing, recording music and performing for various bands as well as his own projects, and developing composition techniques for new forms of progressive music .
Byron Perez-Chacon is a trumpet Performance and Music Education major at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College; where he studies with Frank Huber. His loud, colorful, rich tone, and musical interpretations are the defining characteristics of his playing. He began playing the Trumpet at the age of nine in the Baldwin School District under various teachers, including Scott Dunn; Director of Bands at Baldwin Senior High School and Music Director/Conductor of the Long Island Youth Orchestra (LIYO). Through Scott’s insight and passion in conducting and trombone, Byron discovered his calling as an orchestral trumpet player. Mr. Perez-Chacon also earned his Associates Degree in Performing Arts at Nassau Community College, where he studied trumpet performance under Douglas Coleman; alumni of SUNY Potsdam Crane and the Manhattan School of Music. He specializes in various aspects and styles of playing including classical/orchestral, jazz, big band, chamber music, brass quintet, solo playing, and more. Presently, he is involved with the Queens College Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra; led by Charles Neidich, Brass Ensemble, Undergraduate Big Band, brass chamber music, and several other chamber music groups; under supervision of renowned French Horn soloist, David Jolley; head of the brass faculty at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Byron is also an advocate for interdisciplinary and collaborative arts and has premiered works for the New Music Group and performs for their Composers Workshop at Queens College. He also attends the Queens College Conductors Workshop which used to be led by famous conductor Maruice Peress; who also led the QC Orchestra since 1984. As a Music Educator, Mr. Perez is very involved with all things NYSSMA, including the Rochester Winter Conference every year where he attends with his collegiate chapter; He also teaches all other Brass and beginner Piano, as well as all the necessary skills such as music theory, keyboard, and aural skills that are required to prepare students for success. He is also the Queens College Orchestra Librarian and performance library manager, and works as a private trumpet teacher and freelance trumpeter.
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Our Workshops are an ever-growing education and training initiative that offers a wide array of training and intensives for students, young professionals and individuals looking to continue their education in a particular musical genre. The following is a list of our current offerings:
1. Jazz Ensemble Workshop
2. Rhythm Workshop
3. Song Writers workshop