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Popular Viola Teachers Near Howard Beach

Yakov D.

Brooklyn, NY
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Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY
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Concetta A.

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.

Anastasia M., age 14
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
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Excellent, supportive and enthusiastic teacher! Already signed up for more lessons.
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Sarah H. September 26, 2014
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So good! Yay Erica
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....:)

Nicholas P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Sarah E.

Brooklyn, NY
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Kevin S.

Great Neck, NY
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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!

For younger children, I suggest beginning with the Suzuki method in order to ...

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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
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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!
Sarah E. Brooklyn, NY

I began viola at age 11, and began teaching viola in my first year of study at music school.

My training in violin and viola comes from distinguished performers in the classical music community. I have studied with Nicholas Cords (of Brooklyn Rider), Lawrence Dutton (of the Emerson String Quartet), Karen Ritscher, Brett Deubner, and Nancy Buck. My teachers have been taught by some of the most eminent string pedagogues of their generation, including Dorothy Delay, Karen Tuttle, Lilian Fuchs, Harvey Shapiro, and Heidi Castleman. This broad survey of teaching styles and philosophies gives me a great breadth of knowledge which I apply to all of my students.

Whether it be beginners, who are just learning the basics of sound production and proper posture, or advanced students, who are preparing for solo competitions or orchestral and chamber performances, my students will feel empowered and strengthened by their studies with me.

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About Sarah

Hi, my name is Sarah and I would love to teach you to become a better musician.

I began teaching at the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation as a piano instructor in my senior year of high school. Since then, I have taught as a music teaching assistant at Stony Brook University and a violin, viola, and cello teacher at Music & Arts in Mount Sinai.

I aim to teach my students more than just the basics. My students should expect to master: how to play their instrument most efficiently, body awareness, relaxed and proper posture, musicality and thoughtful phrasing, some aspects of music theory and ear training, stage presence, and more.

Most importantly, I will help my students grow more confident in their musical abilities. My goal is to help nurture my students' ...

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Rhonda H. October 16, 2014
Violin · In home
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My daughter loves Sarah, she is very sweet, helpful and comprehensive. She sets standards, challenges and goals for my daughter to reach that allows her to feel like an accomplished violinist, although she's just a beginner.
Kevin S. Great Neck, NY

Lessons will be different depending on student's age, level, and interests. Materials used in lessons will include scales, technique book, as well as major pieces that the student will be working on.

Every student learns differently, and I will try to tailor my instructional style according to each student's needs.

About Kevin

I received my Bachelor of Music from SUNY Stony Brook, and Master of Music from Mannes College of Music. My principal teachers have included Hiroko Yajima, Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian, and Sheila Reinhold. Additional studies with Charles Castleman, Ronald Copes, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Stephen Rose, Ellen Jewett. I have also worked extensively the Emerson, Juilliard, Orion Quartets to name a few. I have collaborated with renowned artists including cell

I have performed solo concerts in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to sold-out success. New York Times has praised me "...promising violinist with a rich, full sound, true musical sensitivity, and considerable technique" (Anthony Tommassini)

I have served on the faculty of North Shore Public Schools, and I am currently ...

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