Park Slope, Brooklyn

PARK SLOPE MUSIC LESSONS IS NOW MUSICOLOR METHOD OF PARK SLOPE

HOLISTIC GROWTH IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

Invite a transformative experience through music into your home right here in Park Slope and surrounding neighborhoods.

Why Our In-Home Holistic Approach Is Perfect

Formerly known as Park Slope Music Lessons, this location is the birthplace of the Musicolor Method. Founded in 2007 by Andrew Ingkavet, the school has experienced significant growth over the past 16+ years. With a team of over 24 teachers, thousands of students have been inspired, empowered, and filled with the joy of music.continue

Made for Tiny Hands, Big Imagination

Through the Musicolor Method, we merge playful melodies with pivotal life skills ensuring your child looks forward to every lesson.

Safe, Comfortable Learning Environment

Lessons in the familiar surrounds of home mean a relaxed child, optimal for absorbing both music and life skills.

Routine Reinvention in Their Space

Inculcating values of discipline and routine becomes more effective in a familiar setting, turning daily home routines into learning experiences.

From Living Room to World Stage

Early introduction to music fosters confidence, helping them express, communicate, and shite even beyond the piano.

A Love for Learning Starts Young

By making lessons a joyous home event, we inspire a lifelong curiosity and love for learning.

The Musicolor Method:
Perfectly Tuned for Ages 4+,
Right at Home

Upcoming Events

NEW: Penguin Pals: Early Childhood Music Program

Starts January 2024

Welcome to Penguin Pals, the latest offering from Musicolor Method – a vibrant and engaging early childhood music class designed to introduce the wonders of music to young learners.

Our unique program combines singing, clapping, movement, and an introduction to the foundational elements of music, all wrapped up in an enjoyable and nurturing environment. Perfect for children aged 1-4,

Penguin Pals is more than just a music class – it's the start of a lifelong love affair with music!

What We Teach

1-to-1 lessons

  • PIANO

  • VOICE

  • GUITAR

  • UKULELE

  • BASS

  • FLUTE

  • SAXOPHONE

  • CLARINET

  • TRUMPET

  • TROMBONE

  • FLUGELHORN

  • DRUMS PERCUSSION

  • SONGWRITING and more to come

Early Childhood Music Group Classes

Perfect for children aged 1-4, Penguin Pals is more than just a music class – it's the start of a lifelong love affair with music!

Parents Share Their Stories

"My daughter has been a student at Park Slope Music Lessons for years and it's been a fabulous experience. Piano has helped provide her with a different approach to thinking and learning and she truly enjoys it. The instructors are fantastic and do an amazing job connecting with each student and tailoring their approach to their individual needs. Thank you so much!"

- Kevin DeNoia

"My daughter has never sought to play music professionally, so her continued commitment to her weekly lessons for 12+ years (even with her busy high school schedule), is a testament to how much she truly enjoys being part of the Park Slope Music Lessons family!"

- Caroline Lee

Meet our Park Slope Team

Andrew Ingkavet

Founder & Director

Course Instructor

andrew.ingkavet@gmail.com

Specialty:

Guitar

Piano

Voice

Songwriter

Andrew is an author, speaker, educator, and composer. He went to NYU on scholarship, studying Music Education and Julliard for orchestral and opera composition. He is a multi-instrumentalist with piano, guitar, and saxophone, among others. He was one of the first VJ’s for MTV-Asia in the early 1990’s.

Fueled by his passion for music and wanting to share that with his young son and his community, he created the Musicolor Method and started Park Slope Music Lessons in 2007. He specializes in working with young children to get their start with a solid, fun experience of learning to play a real instrument

Daniel Moss

Student Success Guide

Specialty:

Guitar

Piano

Voice

Daniel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has played both guitar and piano for over 15 years and has taught private lessons for almost a decade. In 2014, Daniel co-founded the band Juice and is currently a songwriter and lead guitarist for the group. He has completed 10+ national and international tours playing venues such as Irving Plaza, Webster Hall and The Troubadour. He has a deep passion for passing on his own knowledge of music and helping others to explore their own unique musical journey.

Daniel Sky Szczespanski

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Trumpet

Daniel "Sky" is a trumpet player born in Warsaw, Poland. He initially started playing piano at the age of 6, followed by a trumpet at an early age of 12. He has performed at many internationally famous concert halls and later moved to New York after being accepted to Berklee College of Music for both Bachelor and Master's degrees. He used his opportunity while performing in festivals to create workshops to benefit underserved communities. He has worked with musicians such as Ralph Peterson, Paquito D'Rivera, and Joe Lovano. He has received awards, recognition in magazines, and grants from his home country of Poland.

Frannie Brodeur

Music Method Master Teacher

Specialty:

Flute

Recorder

Piano

Frannie has worked with Park Slope Music Lessons since 2016 and is a Musicolor Method Master Teacher. She has been teaching flute, recorder, and piano to children of all ages in Brooklyn since 1987. She loves teaching music to small children and encouraging their musical growth and maturity as they progress. She has two grown sons who studied music as young children, so she also has personal experience of how to nurture young musicians.

Gui Duvignau

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Bass

Piano

Guitar

Gui Duvignau is a French-Brazilian bass player and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. A jazz musician in essence, he also draws inspiration from his experiences performing rock, Brazilian, and ‘world’ music, as well as his stud- ies in contemporary composition. He is interested in creative music in all its forms. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and New York University, he has re- leased four albums as a leader featuring his original compositions: Porto (2010), in collaboration with singer Sofia Ribeiro; Fissura (2016) on the Parisian label Onze Heures Onzes. 3,5,8, (2021) released on Sunnyside Records; and his latest album Baden (2022) featuring special guests Ron Carter on bass and Bill Frisell on guitar.

Haeun Joo

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Guitar

Voice

Haeun is a NY based pianist from Korea playing and recording all around the world. She studied Jazz Performance (Piano) at Berklee College of Music and got a M.M. degree in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase. Since moving to NY, she has played at some of the most important venues such as Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and recorded her first album as a leader and Small and Big Band albums as a side musician. Haeun has played the piano for more than 20 years and has taught students of different ages for almost 10 years. She also sings, composes, and plays guitar.

Hannah Hubell

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Voice

Music Production

Songwriter

Hannah has been singing, producing, and performing for over a decade. As an independent music artist she has toured nationally and performed with Billie Eilish, Caravan Palace and The Album Leaf. Originally coming up in the San Diego/LA music scene, she initially started a pop punk band before eventually getting into music production and developing a few solo projects over the years. She has been teaching for three years and loves sharing her knowledge and joy of music with others.

Jay Abrera

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Guitar

Piano

Voice

Jay is a classical pianist and music educator. For 14 years, he has honed his musicianship on his instrument, developing an insightful and instinctual approach to piano playing. He is most passionate about performing piano recitals and sharing the vast repertoire of solo piano music, either with an audience or with a student. Growing up in the Philippines, he moved to West Texas in 2016 with his family and sought instruction from concert pianist Gayle Spradley Bizzell. He then pursued music at the college level, participating in recitals and master classes with pianists Ursula Oppens, Kara Huber, and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Benjamin Zander. Jay holds a Piano Performance degree from the Conservatory of Music in Brooklyn College where he studied with concert pianists Beatrice Long and Ursula Oppens. Jay also holds a private piano studio throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, actively putting on student recitals to share his love of performance with students. Since Texas, Jay has taken interest in jazz and has since been playing in jazz groups and jam sessions with colleagues and friends.

Luba Mirzoyev

Musicolor Method Master

Specialty:

Classical Piano

Lyubov has been teaching privately as well as the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for many years. She also accompanies singers and instrumentalists. Her teaching career started at college in Moscow, Russia. After graduating from college in New York, she returned to her love of teaching students of all ages. Luba is also fluent in Russian.

Matt Hull

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Trumpet

Trombone

Matt Hull is a trumpet player and composer from Boston, MA, currently residing in Brooklyn. A recipient of the prestigious full tuition City Music Scholarship, Hull attended Berklee College of Music and graduated with a dual degree in Jazz composition and professional Music in 2014. Hull is inspired by the recording process and uses elements of both pre-recorded material and looped audio in his own original music. Hull is a member of the indie-rock/ jazz outfit Really From and has toured the country and played at SXSW in Austin, TX, and The Fest in Gainsesville, FL.

Michael Raia

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Clarinet

Piano

Saxophone

Daniel "Sky" is a trumpet player born in Warsaw, Poland. He initially started playing piano at the age of 6, followed by a trumpet at an early age of 12. He has performed at many internationally famous concert halls and later moved to New York after being accepted to Berklee College of Music for both Bachelor and Master's degrees. He used his opportunity while performing in festivals to create workshops to benefit underserved communities. He has worked with musicians such as Ralph Peterson, Paquito D'Rivera, and Joe Lovano. He has received awards, recognition in magazines, and grants from his home country of Poland.

Milena Casado

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Trumpet

Piano

Flugelhorn

Ukelele

Drums

Milena Casado is a composer from Spain, based in Brooklyn, New York. During the course of her career, Milena has collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Esperanza Spalding, Francisco Mela and Bill McHenry, among others. She has performed at noted venues and festivals throughout the world, including The Village Vanguard, Monterey Jazz Festival, Marciac Jazz Festival and Zaragoza Jazz Festival. A graduate from Berklee College of Music, Milena has also focused on composing her own music and performing it in different settings, which include the Milena Casado trio, quintet and sextet.

Noam Tanzer

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Guitar

Bass

Noam Tanzer is a young bassist, songwriter, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Noam picked up electric bass at the age of 9 and later became an alumnus of Berklee College of Music. Playing both electric and double bass, Tanzer has performed in New York with the likes of Mike Stern, Paquito D'Rivera, and Sean Wayland among others.

Priya Carlberg

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Voice

Priya is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer performing mainly in the free improvising rock and jazz scenes. She holds a Master's degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Her current groups include Chatterbox and the Priya Carlberg Quartet. She has performed around the world at Bimhaus, Atenenum Museum, Panama Jazz Festival, SPACE Gallery, The Broadway, and others.

Robi Abera

Intern

Robi, originally from Colorado, is a graduate student at NYU, where she's pursuing a degree in interactive media arts. She earned her undergraduate degree in computer science at Vanderbilt University. With a versatile skill set, she values the intersection of technology and creativity. Her experience includes software engineering for a top Fortune 500 company, designing interactive installations, and sharing her illustrations at fairs and shows.

Rahul Carlberg

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Rahul Carlberg is a pianist, composer, and educator born in Helsinki, Finland. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and is the son of Jazz musicians. Rahul began an extensive classical piano education with Natela Mchedlishvili at an early age. He began his performance career in early high school, performing at the Chamber Music Festival in Merkin Hall and the Steinway Piano Festival, to name a few. He is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory for Jazz Performance and has worked and studied with a wide range of faculty including Nasheet Waits and Anna Webber. He taught for 5 years in Boston at Advent School and Maine Jazz Camp. Rahul's current projects span across several genres and groups, appearing on several album releases in the past few years, with more releases anticipated in 2023.

Saul Cosme

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Guitar

Piano

Ukelele

Saul is a guitarist, born and raised in Mexico City. He moved to New York in 2014 to study Jazz Performance at SUNY Purchase. At Purchase, he received the Joe Williams Scholarship and worked with John Abercrombie and Vic Juris. Saul has performed all around Mexico City and in some of the most important jazz venues in New York - Lincoln Center, Bluenote and Birdland, among others. Saul is also fluent in Spanish.

Sean Spada

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Guitar

Ukelele

Sean has worked with Park Slope Music Lessons since 2016 and is a Musicolor Method Master Teacher. He has been playing piano his whole life and teaching for over 10 years. He studied music at Boston University and the Juilliard Pre-College Program. He performs extensively in the NYC area with many different acts of many different styles. He has also toured all across the country and on cruise ships.

Shachar Halevi

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Flute

Recorder

Piano

Shachar Halevi is an Israeli born Drummer/composer/piano player/band leader who has lived in New York City since 2017.

Graduated from The New School in 2020 from their Jazz department, since then Shachar has been playing and teaching professionally in the New York music scene.

Shama Lakdawala

Office Manager, Director of Admissions

Shama Lakdawala Karim is our Office Manager. She has been working with startups and small businesses for over a decade. Shama has worked in various industries, such as private investigation, mental health, entertainment, publishing, production, education technology, podcasting, and commercial real estate. She lives in Queens, New York with her husband, two dogs, Mario and Pizza, and their chameleon, Santa’s Little Helper 2. You can often find Shama learning a new hobby, creating resin pieces, or convincing her friends to go to karaoke. Most importantly, she is passionate about creating spaces for people to feel included, heard, and confident. 

Tasha Solomita

Course Instructor

Specialty:

Piano

Voice

Guitar

Tasha Solomita is a California grown, Brooklyn-based vocalist, guitarist, and music teacher. She studied Professional Music at Berklee College of Music focusing on Music Therapy & Songwriting with a minor in Psychology. Since moving to NY in 2015, she has taught in a variety of contexts ranging from leading toddlers in group music classes at Kidville to teaching private vocal and writing lessons to high school students at the Institute of Collaborative Education in Manhattan. She has also performed regularly in renowned restaurants and venues across the city for 6 years.

Park Slope Location

347-997-1194

Info@parkslopemusic.com
114 Garfield Place, 3R, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

114 Garfield Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

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"My son started piano lessons with Andrew & co. when he was 4 1/2. The Musicolor Method really made learning to read and play music possible for home at that age."

- Sarah Kornbluth

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114 Garfield Place, 3R, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

347-997-1194


info@parkslopemusic.com

Formerly Park Slope Music Lessons

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