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Samantha Bassler, a versatile musician, educator, and academic, began teaching private and small-group music lessons in 2000. In 2011, Samantha founded Stellar Music Space, to serve communities in Brooklyn and further afield (via Skype!), with diacritic and creative music lessons that put the (any age!) student’s talents and educational goals in music first. Samantha also teaches music history and music theory at the university level; her research focuses on intertextuality, disability, gender, and music, especially in early-modern England. Samantha is an editor and collaborator on the #DiversityInClassicalMusic syllabus project, and a published author on music and disability studies with Oxford University Press and other respected academic journals and collections.
 
Stellar Music Space is located at 765 Fulton Street, and offers private and small group instruction in piano, voice, guitar, and violin, classes general music theory, music history, and aural skills, as well as summer music camps for ages 4–12. Samantha Bassler, founder and principal teacher, started teaching private music lessons in 2000; graduates of her program have pursued further study in music as performers and scholars at LaGuardia School of the Performing Arts, Columbia University, the University of Oxford, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, New York University, Queens University in Toronto, Westminster Choir College, Rutgers University, the Navy College program, and other prestigious schools in the US and abroad.

- - - - - - - 765 Fulton St, Floor 2 - - - - - - -

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STELLAR MUSIC CAMP

w/ Samantha Bassler, Founder, Owner and Principal Teacher of Stellar Music Space.

Every summer Stellar Music Space offers a summer music camp with an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates music, singing, dance and art together, to teach basic musical concepts and also singing of melody and harmony in a group setting. The goals of the camp are to teach basic music skills and also basic singing skills, blended with music games, art projects, and dance. Full days will include trips to local parks with snacks and beverages provided. Performances for one another during camp on voice, guitar and piano will be on the schedule every day, and there will be an end-of-camp recital for the parents.

Parents can select to enroll their children in either half day or full day programs with the following general schedule that is subject to change and can be altered depending on enrollment.

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Mornings only:

  • 9:00-10:00 am: Welcome, general music lesson
  • 10:00-10:30: Music games with concepts learned in lesson
  • 10:30-11:00: Art projects with musical concepts
  • 11:00-11:15: Snack
  • 11:15-12:00: Choir rehearsal & dismissal

Mornings & Afternoons:

  • { Same morning schedule as above }
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch Break
  • 1:00-3:00: Outside trip to a park or museum or similar
  • 3:00-4:00: General music lesson and music games
  • 3:00-3:15: Snack
  • 3:15-4:00: Choir rehearsal & dismissal

- - - - - - - about the teacher - - - - - - - -

Samantha Bassler, a versatile musician, educator, and academic, began teaching private and small-group music lessons in 2000. In 2011, Samantha founded Stellar Music Space, to serve communities in Brooklyn and further afield (via Skype!), with diacritic and creative music lessons that put the (any age!) student’s talents and educational goals in music first. Samantha also teaches music history and music theory at the university level; her research focuses on intertextuality, disability, gender, and music, especially in early-modern England. Samantha is an editor and collaborator on the #DiversityInClassicalMusic syllabus project, and a published author on music and disability studies with Oxford University Press and other respected academic journals and collections.
 
Stellar Music Space is located at 765 Fulton Street, and offers private and small group instruction in piano, voice, guitar, and violin, classes general music theory, music history, and aural skills, as well as summer music camps for ages 4–12. Samantha Bassler, founder and principal teacher, started teaching private music lessons in 2000; graduates of her program have pursued further study in music as performers and scholars at LaGuardia School of the Performing Arts, Columbia University, the University of Oxford, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, New York University, Queens University in Toronto, Westminster Choir College, Rutgers University, the Navy College program, and other prestigious schools in the US and abroad.

Summer Camp Rates:

$350

full-days

1 session (5 days)

$175

half-days

1 session (5 days)

$75

a la carte

1 day

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*special rates for campers who refer others to camp or enroll with sibling(s)

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ABOUT THE TEACHER

Samantha Bassler is internationally-known as a music scholar, educator, performer and activist. Educated at Nyack College (Bachelor of Sacred Music with major instrument of piano and minor instruments of voice and organ), Merton College of the University of Oxford (Master of Studies in Music), Rutgers University (Master of Arts in Musicology) and the Open University (PhD in Musicology).

While Samantha was originally trained as a classical pianist, organist, and singer, she has also performed as a jazz and rock musician, as an organist for church services and special occasions, and as a choral conductor. As a private music teacher, Samantha has over fifteen years of experience teaching as private piano, voice, guitar, and violin lessons. As a scholar, Samantha has given conference papers throughout the United States and Canada, and also in England, Italy, Belgium, Northern Ireland, and Spain. She researches and writes about such diverse topics as the reception history and politics of early English music, intertextuality, disability and femininity in the early modern period, analysis of rock music (specifically – but not limited to – the music of David Bowie, Brian Eno, the Clash, Opeth and Radiohead), and disability activism. As an educator, Samantha has taken pedagogy courses at the university level and with the Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association, and is a member of the College Music Society, the National Guild of Piano Teachers, and the Music Teacher’s National Association, and has over a decade of experience teaching at the college level.

Samantha currently teaches music history, music theory, and aural skills as an adjunct professor at New York University, Rutgers University at Newark, and Molloy College. Past appointments as adjunct faculty of music include Princeton University, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Seton Hall University, and William Paterson University. She serves as chair of the Music and Disability Study Group of the American Musicological Society and as a member of the Development Committee of the North American British Music Studies Association. Samantha regularly performs as a musician throughout the New York metropolitan area, and is available as a substitute organist or pianist for churches, and also as a singer, pianist, or organist for other special occasions.

Music Lessons Rates:

14 week

30-min lessons

$515

Additional lessons may be added for $35/half hour

14 week

45-min lessons

$690

Additional lessons may be added for $50/half hour

14 week

1-hour lessons

$980

Additional lessons may be added for $70/half hour

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