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Popular Viola Teachers Near Jersey City

Yakov D.

Brooklyn, NY
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Suzette R.

Monsey, NY
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John A.

New York, NY
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Yakov D. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

About Me

• 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, Brooklyn, NY
• Founder and Music Director
• Teach various musical instruments and vocal

06/07-06/08 Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony, Lynbrook, NY
• Music Director, Conductor
• Conducted weekly rehearsals (night) and 3-4 concerts during the concert season

10/03-06/08 Globe Institute of Technology, New York, NY
• Adjunct Professor of Music

06/07-08/07 JCC of Cherry Hill, NJ
• Musical Theater Director
• Taught acting, improvisation, singing. Produced musical shows.

10/06-06/07 JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY
• Musical Theater Director
• Produced musical theater shows
• Taught students of ages 5-12 various vocal selections

09/00-06/07 NYC Board of Education, District 20, P.S.200; P.S.179
• Band / Orchestra Director
• Taught all woodwind, brass and percussion, violin, piano

05/99-06/06 School for Musical Performance, Brooklyn, NY
• Instructed students on Piano, Guitar, All string and wind instruments and vocals.
• Prepared students for the auditions to the prestigious schools and other music organizations.

1993-1997 St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, Russia
• Principal Bassoonist
Other work experience:
• Performed as a bassoonist with The Kirov Opera & Ballet Theatre, the Mussorgsky Opera & Ballet Theatre, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chamber Opera Orchestra of St. Petersburg and other Symphony and Chamber orchestras of St. Petersburg, Russia
• Performed Solo Recitals in Russia, Poland, Norway and United States

Education:
06/98 The St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
M.A. in Music: Major – Bassoon Performance; Minor – Conducting
06/91 The St. Petersburg College of Music named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia
B.A. with a Double Major in Orchestral Performance (Bassoon) and Music Education

*** Lesson Details ***
Hi there!
Would you just like to learn a few songs on the piano, violin or guitar? Or you'd like your child be become next Joshua Bell or Evgenij Kissin? My lessons are designed with each individual student in mind. I will start my lesson with introduction and proceed with warm-up routine. I always make sure that the student is comfortable with the pace that I am offering. I am mixing elements of music theory, history and performance techniques in order to help my student to embrace the beauty of music making experience. All my students are ready to perform at the recital after just 3-4 months of lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach using Fisher Baby Grand Piano. Fender guitars. Major brands band instruments; yamaha, selmer, gemeingardt, etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender Guitar, Yamaha Flute/Saxophone, Casio Digital Piano, Custom Violin made in England.

*** Specialties ***
suzuki violin, classical, jazz

Suzette R. Monsey, NY

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

I started taking piano lessons when I was 4 and then learned the clarinet and played in the band in middle school. In high school I started playing the viola in the orchestra while still playing in the band. I had the best of all music worlds! In college I played in many school and community orchestras in places like Carnegie Recital Hall and even with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra! Orchestral and Chamber Music are my forte. I have been a string orchestra conductor for 10 years and love to put on a show to be remembered. My students have played at various day cares, nursing homes and shopping malls. We were even on the local Channel 12 News!

*** Lesson Details ***
A good foundation and a thorough knowledge of the basics will help you get the most out of your instrument. We work on this becoming 2nd nature and natural. Then we analyze whats going on in the music, a bit of music theory is covered. Then we concentrate on what we hear and what our audience will hear versus what we want them to hear and how do we make this always better. We go as fast or as slow as your individual learning needs to be. Of course the more you dedicate to preparing on your own with regular practicing, the greater progress you will achieve.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students are expected to have their instrument, music, pencil, notebook as a practice log and for written coaching notes, and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
classical

John A. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Alexander Technique, Viola, Violin

About Me

AmSAT Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique (1600 hours)

My specialty is teaching how to play with the body in mind. No developing bad habits that lead to physical injury in my studio. Those same healthy habits make for the best possible tone, intonation, and ease of playing so one can enjoy the act of playing to the fullest.

For beginners I use the Suzuki method. More advanced students work on individual pieces and etudes on a track that is individualized for them personally.

Very advanced & professional students with injury and/or set-up issues will find great value in my approach using the Alexander Technique.

Elizabeth A.

Brooklyn, NY
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Benjamin H.

New York, NY
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Kevin S.

Great Neck, NY
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Elizabeth A. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Flute, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Viola, Violin

About Me

I never asked for much as a child, so when I arrived home one day after school asking to play the violin, Mom just couldn't say no.

This led to lessons on violin, and a little later, viola. The next year, I decided to start flute and piano lessons on the same week! As a youngster, I wanted to experience all the music I could, and by high school was playing in the school€™'s marching and concert bands, orchestra, percussion ensemble, jazz band, and singing in the chorus. It was during this time I started teaching a few private music lessons, with my teacher'€™s support, and got hooked!

My senior year I was asked to perform a solo concerto with the Concert Band, and set a record during Ohio'€™s Adjudicated Event by receiving 4 Superior (I) ratings, all for Class A solos on different instruments.

My love of music and teaching led me to enroll in one of the top Music Education schools in the Midwest, Bowling Green State University, where I was awarded a Talent Award Scholarship all four years. I played with the Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band. I had more opportunities to solo during this time, both with the BGSU Concert Band, and with the Findlay Civic Band.

Straight out of college I moved to the South and got a job teaching orchestra with the Berkeley County School District, outside of Charleston, South Carolina. There my responsibilities were to the 5th grade beginning string classes, the 6th, 7th and 8th grade string orchestras, and the high school orchestra. I continued to keep a private studio as well.

Then I moved back to Ohio to work on my Master'€™s degree at University of Akron, keeping busy with school, private teaching, and playing bass guitar (plus some piano, strings and flute) in a rock band. When my studies were complete, I started teaching general music to grades PreK-8th grade for the Cleveland Diocese Catholic Schools.

This experience served me well in the move to the Big Apple. Since moving to New York city, I have taught at KAPPA VII in Brooklyn, Birch Wathen Lenox School and Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, both in Manhattan. During my tenure with these schools I taught both elementary and middle school students. General music, including singing, playing Orff instruments and recorders, group violin class, group piano class, middle school Vocal Ensemble and Rock Band, were some of the classes I taught. During this time I had the opportunity to play with the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, and the bands Team Genius and Miwa Gemini.

After spending many years teaching in the classroom, I have come back to what I love most, teaching one-on-one and in small groups, working with people who want to learn music.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my eyes, the most important reason to play music is because you love it. This is why I strive to make all my lessons enjoyable and inspiring.

Young students, in addition to learning their instrument, play fun games to teach music fundamentals such as note reading and ear training. We also save time to improvise and compose short pieces of music, because I believe in nurturing creativity in each child.

Older students lessons are tailored to your unique strengths and interests. They can include music reading, composing and improvising, recording techniques, reading chord charts and more.

My favorite part of teaching is getting to know each student, your personality and interests, and how you learn the best. I can then customize your curriculum so you can get the most out of your lessons.

Whether you are the parent of a young child just beginning music lessons, an adult coming back to music after some time off, or anywhere in between, I invite you to contact me so we can discuss how I can help make your musical dreams come true.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I bring an instrument (except for piano), games and supplies to each lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have their own instrument, music and accessories, and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Beginning Violin and Piano Lessons for All Ages.

Benjamin H. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Viola, Violin

About Me

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.

Kevin S. Great Neck, NY

Subjects Taught

Viola, Violin

About Me

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 a faculty member at the East Meadow Public Schools. Moreover, I also served as the conductor of Junior Symphonic Ensemble of the Children's Orchestra Society,

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