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Popular Violin Teachers Near Long Island City

Adriana S.

New York, NY
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Hopengrace C.

Westbury, NY
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Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY
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Adriana S. New York, NY

About Me

Hello! =) I am an active violin teacher and performer in the New York City area, and graduate of the Juilliard School. I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance, studying with the world-renowned violinist, Naoko Tanaka (Faculty, the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory of Music; Concertmaster, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Concertmaster, Orchestra of St. Luke's.)

In addition to my private teaching studio, I assistant teach for Ms. Tanaka, with a focus on preparing her younger students for entry into Juilliard Pre-College. I also teach group classes and private lessons for the Harmony Program, offered in select public schools throughout NYC.

In my lessons one thing is instantly noticeable - I LOVE to teach the violin. I think it's incredibly fun and I enjoy getting to know, challenge, and help my students. I value creativity and each person's unique perspective.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have experience teaching both adults and young children, levels beginning to advanced. My teaching philosophy values a fun and creative approach to learning music, focusing on musicality and improvisation, as well as a solid technical foundation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, uses a room divider to section off lesson space.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide no equipment. The student will need a music stand, violin and bow, all necessary accessories, and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
I am experienced with the Suzuki Method. These principles greatly influence my teaching methods, merged with a more traditional classical teaching style. I am an expert in both Ivan Galamian and Russian-School violin techniques, having been trained in both. My focus has been classical violin, though I am experienced in Scottish fiddling as well as in show-tunes and pop/rock music. I am also experienced in the Alexander Technique, and incorporate this perspective into my teaching philosophy.

Hopengrace C. Westbury, NY

About Me

Born in Cebu City, Philippines in 1990, raised primarily in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries, and pursuing further education in the United States of America, Hopengrace ("Penny") is a Global Nomad currently situated in the Greater New York City Area.

She started taking music lessons from her mother at the age of four and learned to read music at the same time she started to read storybooks. ‚ÄčFrom the age of ten, Hopengrace took violin lessons, during her parents' rare furloughs, from Mr. Frederico Regner, a World War II veteran returned from the United States. While in the Philippines for a combined year of junior and senior level high school, she took violin lessons from Mr. Marc Hamlet Mercado and Mr. Rodelio Flores. Hopengrace has also taken coaching from Ms. Princess Christine YbaŮez to prepare for competition in the Solo String (Bowed) category of the 14th National Student Convention in which she won 2nd Place.

In 2007, Hopengrace received a Presidential Scholarship from Tennessee Temple University (TTU). There she studied violin under Mrs. Laura Minor (B.Mus. Vanderbilt University, MA Music NYU). She also took piano from Mrs. Carolyn Kemp‚Äč (BS Mus.Ed. Baptist Bible College, MA Mu. Ed. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) and voice from Dr. William Knowles and Mr. Michael Mays (BS Mus. Perf. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, MA Church Music Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary).

In 2008, as a member of TTU's Weigle Concert Choir, Hopengrace had the privilege to be chosen to sing with a combined choir in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Dr. David Thye, Principal Conductor-in-Residence of MidAmerica Productions. She became a member of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Youth Orchestra (CSOYO) ‚Äčin the fall of that year and continued performing with them for three seasons. She also participated in the special orchestra for the annual Chattanooga Boys' Choir "Singing Christmas Tree" concerts at the Tivoli Theatre. In 2010, world-renowned violinist Midori chose CSOYO as one of two youth orchestras for her annual Orchestra Residencies Program, and Hopengrace had the rare opportunity to perform with one of her inspirations in concert.

Hopengrace‚Äč became a registered Suzuki Method Violin Teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas on July 2011. She has also trained in Orff-Schulwerk.

During her travels around the world, Hopengrace struggled to keep her art alive. However, she has often been complemented for her distinctive strong, full-bodied tone‚Äč and adaptability. Her range varies from Baroque to Modern. She plays on a John Cheng 1737 "King Joseph" Guarneri model violin with both wood and carbon fiber bows.

‚ÄčHopengrace welcomes students and employment while she prepares for entrance in a Master of Music in Performance program. She hopes to start on that new chapter of her life in the fall of 2013. Inspired by the impact of Venezuela's El Sistema program and her own experiences during her travels, Hopengrace hopes to use her talents to enable or build similar programs both while she teaches and in the lands where she was raised. ‚Äč

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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
“Play with heart. Play with living soul.”
— Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
As a teacher, my goal is to instruct as well as inspire each student to reach for his or her highest potential. I hope to give each student the tools to progress so that one day they can be their own best teacher, and play with a sound and style that is uniquely their own. Most importantly, I hope to instill a desire to learn and a mindset that the art of violin playing is fun and that it is just as we call it--playing. My teaching abilities range from beginning through advanced levels. Students must have a desire to learn and commit to daily (mindful) practice.

I am a Suzuki Violin teacher. This means that I am trained to work with even the youngest of musicians in a nurturing , fun and challenging way. Dr. Suzuki believed that it was important to develop a noble character in all children through the mastery of a musical instrument. He also believed that all children were capable of this mastery if the environment is saturated with music and love. My students enjoy playing the violin because they are given the tools they need to play beautifully and to make progress on their instrument. Each lesson will focus on proper set up and posture, technical work and musical direction/ideas that will inspire them to carry on their work throughout the week. I demonstrate quite a bit in the lessons, as I find it is the most effective way to communicate in music. However, I am only with the student once a week, therefore much of the lesson is geared towards helping the parent and child understand what his/her home tasks are, and how to carry them out successfully. 10 minutes of mindful practice is worth an hour of careless work.
“There is no born genius. Education is the way to develop ability.”
— Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
‚ÄčParental support and involvement is key to any child’s progress, especially at the beginning stages. Parents of young beginners are encouraged to take a few lessons before starting their child on the instrument. Parents serve as a practice coach/partner during daily home practice sessions and are required to attend and participate in their child’s lessons. Listening to recordings and attending live concerts are strongly recommended to increase musical awareness and enthusiasm in the student.

In spite of my rigorous Suzuki training, my unorthodox learning experience has taught me the value of being flexible and using methods that work best for a specific individual. I am not averse to seeking and applying a new method (eg. traditional, Masterclass, O'Connor, etc.) if the situation calls for it.

What should be expected from a Teacher/Student relationship?

I think a student should expect their teacher to give them honest, thoughtful feedback. Just enough that they can manage the information at that time. The teacher should give detailed instruction on ways the student can improve, without destroying the students sense of self worth or spirit. On the contrary, the teacher must always find a way to see the student as having great potential. This way, no matter how limited the current level of ability may be, there is hope for growth. Even without saying it, the student will feel the teachers' attitude towards him and may become that person (for better or for worse). The student should expect to be challenged, encouraged and inspired by their teacher. The teacher should expect that the student and the parents commit to daily practice, and have a desire to improve. The student must apply his/her teacher's feedback while always searching within himself for ways to develop. Mutual respect is key.

*** Studio Equipment ***
living room, baby grand piano, couch, two chairs, residential area, street parking

*** Travel Equipment ***
My own violin, music stand, and teaching books. I expect my students to provide their own instruments, music stand, and student books.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Orff-Schulwerk, classical, film, fiddle, world music, new age, popular, contemporary classical

Erica Q. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

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!

For violin, viola and cello students, I teach a combination the Suzuki Method (learning through ear training) and traditional theory and sight reading. We can also explore fiddling, blues and the foundations of jazz and rock improvisation if you're interested.

For guitar students, you can choose the songs you learn or let me recommend ones appropriate for your skill level. We can incorporate music theory, classical repertoire and sight reading into the process in degrees of your choosing. We can also explore singing while playing, songwriting and recording technique when you feel ready.

I also teach beginner piano, which I recommend for anyone who wants to better understand the mechanics of music. We learn basic classical compositions, exercises, theory, and any song you choose.

Who knows what creativity learning music will inspire? You may eventually write songs and want to explore recording them. Our lessons are held in a top of the line pro-tools recording studio where you can learn recording technique from me at any point.

I'm a classically trained violinist as well as a pop musician. I am currently playing in a chamber group, Hudson River Stings, and am in a critically acclaimed band that tours internationally. My musical training includes private lessons with some fantastic musicians such as Raz Kennedy, Jennifer Turner, Bob Corff and Matte Henderson, as well as Jazz and vocal studies at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, San Francisco City College, and Los Angeles City College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a laid back teacher who will give you a push when you need it! Music is joyful above all else and sometimes it's incredibly satisfying to work hard. We can talk candidly about your musical goals to determine how rigorously or casually we want to approach your lessons and practice schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
P.A. and vocal microphones, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, violin, cello, midi piano and pro-tools studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instrument and extra sheet music beyond the lesson books. I expect the student to have an instrument, metronome, and lesson book (Suzuki books and CD for violin, viola and cello, Hal Leonard for guitar and bass, James Bastien for piano. I provide sheet music and a practice CD for my voice students.)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in combination lessons such as guitar and voice lessons with a focus on songwriting. I can also help violinists who wants to transfer their knowledge of theory to guitar or piano and vice versa. We can incorporate recording techniques into any lesson.

Zhana G.

New York, NY
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Rosemary T.

Hopatcong, NJ
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Rebekah S.

Caldwell, NJ
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Zhana G. New York, NY

About Me

I have been a freelance violinist and a professional violin teacher for the past 30 years. Playing in the orchestra and teaching students are two of my greatest passions in life. As a private violin instructor, I firmly believe that education is impossible without student motivation and passion. As much as I love teaching, my best experience is also learning from my students.

Education - received in the Republic of Georgia (Eastern Europe)
- Tbilisi State Music Academy - 7 year degree in Violin/Piano performance.
- Tbilisi State College of Music and Arts - Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance.
- Tbilisi State Music Conservatory - Master's Degree in Violin Performance.

I am very fortunate to love teaching because it allows me to share my knowledge and incredible experiences that I have acquired in my 30 years of being a musician in Europe and the United States.

Professional work experience:
- Park Avenue Chamber Orchestra - NY,NY
- Charlotte Symphony Orchestra - Florida
- Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Opera House Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Sympho-Jazz Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Pop - Jazz Ensemble - Georgia

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson:
- Technique
- Theory
- Music
- Practice
All together are basic fundamentals.

My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication.

As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio set up in the living room.
Parents welcome.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel within 5 ml..

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Rosemary T. Hopatcong, NJ

About Me

If you want to become an artist; if you want to sharpen your critical thinking skills, improve your multitasking, expand your mind's capacity for learning and be able to unleash the power of wordless self-expression... study the violin.

At the tender age of five, I started a life-long love affair with the violin. Growing up in Westfield, NJ, I began my studies at the NJ Workshop for the Arts, and have since come full circle, serving on the faculty there to this day. I have a rich tapestry of experiences that contribute to the teacher and performer I am today, and in my students, I hope to light the spark that leads to a lifetime of musical memories.

I graduated summa cum laude with a Music Performance degree from Montclair State University in 2006, and I've been teaching students of all ages how to play the violin since 2002. I have studied under some of the best in their field, including several members of the NJ Symphony Orchestra. I also have an extensive performance background, having played with many notable orchestras (NJ All-State Orchestra, NJ Youth Symphony, Greater Newark Youth Orchestra, Montclair State University Orchestra) at a variety of important venues (Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, NJ Performing Arts Center, National Concert Hall of Ireland). My most current project is performing at venues around New York City with my band, the Militant Pacifists.

There is no greater gift for a musician than to share her love of music with others, and I look forward to sharing mine with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important part of learning an instrument is loving to play. It's your enthusiasm and passion that's going to carry you through the times when you struggle and help you shine when you're at your best. The next thing is to harness that passion and give it structure - this is where taking lessons comes in. Every week during our time together, we will study a variety of scales, exercises and pieces (songs), coming back to the same ones each week until you've mastered them, at which point we move on to more challenging material. Patience and persistence are key: you're not going to learn how to play your favorite piece overnight. My job is to show you how to do it correctly, answer your questions and hold you to a high standard of excellence; your job is to take the work home with you and hone your craft every day. The violin is a labor of love - like caring for a young sapling, you must tend to it every day, and though the growing process may seem slow, before you know it you will have a strong, healthy tree!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Comfy living room area with ample space & music stand; parking lot provided!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will help you find local places to rent and buy everything you will need to get started, from your instrument to books and accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Russian traditional method (Ivan Galamian) - also utilize Suzuki techniques.

Rebekah S. Caldwell, NJ

About Me

Hello my name is Rebekah S., I am a violin and viola teacher.

Experience-
Member Lakeland Youth Symphony 1991-2000
Participated in 4 Strings Summer Camp for 2 years
Taught at Path 23 home school group for 3 years.
Played in Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra. Todd VanBeveren, Director and Conductor.
Music Librarian for Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra.
Played Lakeland Youth Symphonies 50th Anniversary concert.
Played with, assisted Todd VanBeveren, conductor of the New Jersey Inter-generational Orchestra.
Worked with Christopher Nam in the County College of Morris orchestra.
Coached a Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra Quartet.
Coached in Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra Music Camp.
Played with Peter Winograd of the American String Quartet as a part of the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra
Currently a member of the Montclair Chamber Ensemble.
Played with P.D.Q. Bach as a part of the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra
Played with the Montclair State University Orchestra.
Private music teacher for 14 years (Violin).

Education-
Studied Modified Suzuki for 12 years.
Associates degree in Music from County College of Morris; graduated in May 2008.
Bachelor‚¬Ä¬ôs degree in Music Concentration of community music instrumental at Montclair State University Graduated may 2013
Received 21 years of music training.

I love music and it is my goal to give all kids and adults a chance to learn, no matter the age.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will have a car,music stand, music

*** Specialties ***
celtic music, classical, rock ,pop

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