Having already taught himself how to master the axe, guitarist Chris Strick now guides students of all ages in their own journeys to master the instrument. During lessons, Chris listens to his students to determine their playing styles, preferred paces of learning, and how many necks their guitars should have. Lessons will stress the importance of practicing and the musical abilities innate in every person that picks up a guitar. Chris can travel up to 10 miles so that students can learn in the comforts of their own homes.
Ventura Air Services' owner, Mike Tarascio, took his first private flight in 1981. It was nothing too glamorous, just a ride on a tiny four-seater plane that took him to an electronics conference in New Jersey. The experience ignited his passion for flying, though, and by 1982, he had purchased his first plane. That single plane snowballed into a small airline, then expanded further into Ventura Air Services.
Now, the company's pilots helm an extensive fleet, on charter flights or turn over the controls to aspiring aviators during airborne adventures. On one adventure, the client, overseen by an instructor, takes over the controls during the entire flight over New York City, while their guest passenger snaps photos and helps with Icarus-spotting. During another adventure, the Top Gun experience, the client can try his or her hand at the ultimate triathlon: piloting a plane, riding a motorcycle, and playing volleyball.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
With 23 years of playing and over 15 years of performance/teaching experience Scott can provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to develop your technical, creative, and performance skills.
His musicality and impressive technique has won him a well-earned reputation in the music community
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
The student should bring a manuscript paper book and can bring their own guitar.
If a guitar is unavailable to you one can be provided for you.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
"I've always valued the teachers I have studied with over the years and believe private instruction is essential for quality results.
Also, I find great satisfaction in imparting my knowledge and experience to aspiring guitarists"
The scent of an art studio—acrylic paint, brushes and fresh canvas—reveals untold promises of creativity and artistic exploration. Budding artists at Paint & Main revel in that smell, using it to inspire them during painting classes for kids and adults.
The adult paint nights rely on BYOB drinks for artistic inspiration, too. Participants sip the drinks while instructors help them turn blank white canvases into their own interpretations of the painting selected for that night. Kids classes function the same way, minus the alcohol. Miniature artists get to paint everything from sugary cupcakes to their math teachers feeding a dog some math homework. Paint & Main also teaches kids drawing and mixed-media skills during after-school sessions.
A certified flight instructor for single and multiengine aircrafts, Danny Waizman has soared skyward from Farmingdale's Republic Airport since 1996. In a fleet of Cessna, Piper Cherokee, and Beechcraft planes, Danny's students hone their flying skills during one-on-one lessons tailored to each pupil's pace and goals, such as achieving a private pilot license. For apprentice aviators eyeing a piloting career from the get-go, Danny's career pilot program––based in New York City––trains attendees with more than 100 hours in the cockpits of multiengine planes.
New York Flight Academy welcomes students with open arms into the piloting profession. They offer training for beginners and more experience pilots alike, starting with Discovery flight lessons that introduce newbies to the joys of flight, and advancing toward private pilot licenses. They also offer lessons in instrument rating, commercial pilot licensing courses, and multi-engine landing. They even train pupils in helicopter piloting and instructing.