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Popular Viola Teachers Near Astoria

Yakov D.

Brooklyn, NY
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Kira H.

Long Island City, NY
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Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY
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Yakov D. Brooklyn, NY

Beginners: posture, finger techniques, bowing techniques, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina
Advanced: studying of orchestra excerpts, solo pieces, study of various concert and chamber music compositions

About Yakov

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States.
• I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I teach.
• I am creative and enthusiastic while working with people of all ages.
• I have a reputation of being passionate about achieving professional goals.

Employment:
09/08- Present NYC Board of Education, P.S. 48
• Band & Orchestra Director
• Teach children K-5 to play musical instruments in small groups and large ensembles
• Organize and perform Winter and Spring Concerts

02/08- Present Yakov's Music for Gifted & Talented, Inc, ...

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Yakov D. September 7, 2014
Piano · In home
I began my piano lessons at Mr. Yakov's Music School when I was in fourth grade. Since then, I have progressed far in my piano studies. When I first started taking piano lessons, I thought it was going to be hard and tedious, and that it would take up too much of my time. However, just by practicing fifteen minutes a day, I was able to get through Piano: Primer Level (my first piano book) in a matter of months! I’m not saying that piano is easy, just that you don’t have to spend hours each day to learn how to play. Also, I feel that taking piano lessons has given me something to improve upon and work toward. I feel more motivated to learn songs that I like to play and to display my skills to my family and friends. Sometimes, I play for my family while they are eating dinner, like a mini-concert. Overall, I highly recommend taking music lessons to anyone, at any age. Music lessons have greatly improved my life as a rewarding and entertaining experience.

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Kira H. Long Island City, NY

I can teach up to intermediate violists via the Suzuki method up to about book 7.

About Kira

I graduated from Mannes College of Music with a BS in violin performance and a minor in psychology. While at Mannes, I was a student of Sally Thomas (Julliard School), and other primary teachers include Claudia Schaer, Amy Barlowe and Oscar Ravina. I have performed at every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. My performance schedule has also led me to solo appearances with the Rockland Summer Institute festival orchestra.

My past chamber music coaches include Ann Setzer, Peter Prosser, Chin Kim, Gena Raps, and members of both the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and NY Philharmonic. I have also participated in masterclasses with Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, and Ida Kavafian. I am also a graduate of the ...

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Jessica N. March 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Very caring and talented instructor.

My daughter and I have been taking lessons from Kira for a little over a year, we couldn't be happier! We are learning by way of the Suzuki Method. My daughter was five when we started.
Kira is adept at explaining things in ways we can both understand. She is very intuitive and switches up the lessons to keep my daughter excited and engaged. We consider her a gem of a teacher, a rare find.
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SadiaM May 30, 2012
Fantastic

Kira is an awesome teacher. it's sad that my daughter cannot continue her lessons. kira was so much fun, and such a wonderful teacher, my daughter talks of her often. her has amazing energy and patience.
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RichardL March 27, 2012
A great teacher and learning enviorment

We are very happy with the care and expertice that goes into my daughter's violin lessons. She is progressing nicely and has pure love for the instrument thanks to the great teaching. Thank you. Kira
Erica Q. Brooklyn, NY

I'm trained as a classical musician and write original compositions heard in film and television, most recently in Veronica Mars. I use the Suzuki Method and focus on playing by ear to allow you to develop great technique, intonation and enjoyment of playing music. We will later focus on music theory and sight reading after establishing a strong foundation.

About Erica

I produce and record my own and others' music which can be heard extensively in film and TV, has been toured internationally, and received international press recognition. I play and teach several instruments and genres of music and take your tastes and learning style into utmost consideration. I always begin with practical exercises to develop technique, then we can focus on playing the music you love.

To vocal students I will teach exercises that develop technique and allows you to explore your voice. I will help you learn to make sounds you love. Singing is created by breath and muscles which we have full access to. Anyone can learn with proper focus, care and practice. I can also help you with recording and microphone technique as this is my area of expertise!

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Renee M. November 5, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Erica rocks. My 8-year-old daughter looks forward to every lesson with her and we love her different approach on teaching geared to a person individually which is less rigorous and more appealing to my kid.
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Abby P. October 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent, supportive and enthusiastic teacher! Already signed up for more lessons.
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Sarah H. September 26, 2014
Verified Student
So good! Yay Erica

Concetta A.

Brooklyn, NY
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Benjamin H.

New York, NY
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Nicholas P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Concetta A. Brooklyn, NY

Learn to play folk music or classical. Explore this deep and beautiful instrument!

About Concetta

Private instruction, early childhood education, elementary and high school education

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Lindsey G. November 9, 2014
Fiddle · In home
Concetta was such a treat to have in our home! She came out all the way from NY to NJ for my mothers birthday, and though she is a beginner, emerged from the 1 hour lesson so inspired to keep practicing, able to fully complete her first song! She even did a little performance at the end on the lesson! She is a great people person, fun to talk to, and she really knows her stuff. Excellent choice!
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Kay C. October 11, 2014
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I have learned more in just three lessons with Concetta than I learned after three months of once a week lessons with an instructor from a music store.

Concetta has a natural gift to teach and an ability to allow even a musical novice, like me, understand basic music theory.

This talented young lady eat, sleeps and breathes music.
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Mark H. October 8, 2014
Mandolin · Online
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When I met Concetta online, I had never played the Mandolin before. Now after 4 going on 5 months I am in the beginning stages of learning Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin. This feat was accomplished by Concetta's knowledge, understanding and compassion for this student who was clumsy, awkward and with little self confidence. I now know where I want to go with the Mandolin and with Concetta's guidance and wisdom, I know I will be given a strong foundation to achieve it. This has been the best experience for me and I know it will also be for you as well....:)
Benjamin H. New York, NY

Benjamin H. is a professional violinist and violist with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. H. is also New York State Certified to teach in New York Public Schools for Grades K - 12. He has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Whether you're an advanced student preparing for an audition, or a beginner interested in learning a new instrument as a hobby, Mr. H. would be happy to use his years of expertise to help you!

About Benjamin

An active teacher, as well as performer, Mr. H. has been teaching violin and viola since 2004. He has taught students of all ages and experience levels. He currently serves as an after-school violin and viola instructor at the Bronxville School in Bronxville, New York. Mr. H. also holds a position as a violin and viola instructor at the Hunterdon Academy of the Arts in Flemington, New Jersey, and also serves as a violin coach for the Stamford Young Artist's Philharmonic in Stamford, Connecticut.

Nicholas P. Brooklyn, NY

I suggest viola to young students that already have violin experience, as well as to adults looking for a deeper sound at the early stages. Viola is my primary performance instrument.

About Nicholas

Welcome! I am a violin and viola teacher from New York and a registered member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am an active performer of contemporary and classical music, and my commitment is to instill my students with both a passion for playing music and an outstanding technical foundation.

My teaching method is tailored to each student's individual learning style and motivation for playing. The first question I will ask at every first lesson is: what music do you love? This can be one song - a nursery rhyme, classical melody, or popular song - or a genre of music. Regardless of age, I believe that the most effective path for learning violin or viola is to start with the music!

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Kendra D. November 22, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
A lovely teacher! Very patient, understanding, non-judgmental and thorough. Also very flexible with his timing. He's a keeper!
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carmela C. September 22, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
very reliable teacher. I'm so glad Nicholas took this job. He is an asset...Keep the good job. Thank you for everything.
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Nicole J. August 21, 2014
Viola · In home
I was really nervous about playing my viola again after 10 years off, and feeling awkward taking lessons as an adult. Nick immediately put me at ease. He made me feel really good about what I did remember, and gently pushed me to work on what I didn't. He was happy to work with the materials I still had from high school, brought along props to help with my form, and even helped me get a new bow. His flexibility and easy-going attitude truly made picking back up enjoyable. I never felt judged if I didn't have time to practice as much as I should have, and LOVED that he played along with me sometimes! Did I mention he's an incredibly talented and creative composer, too? I ended up hiring him to play at my wedding in July. At the last minute, my husband and I decided we wanted the Mario Brothers theme song for our recessional, and he composed a lovely version for viola and cello duet. Amazing!

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