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The best violin teacher in Manhattan. I pride myself on my long years of experience, friendly attitude, never-ending patience but mostly my ability to get along with others while still be an exacting, effective teacher. I work based on results, which is exactly what you will experience after Lesson 1.
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By the first lesson, you will be playing the violin. By the end of the second lesson, you will usually be playing a song. By the end of the second month, you will be comfortable reading and playing easy music.
*** Studio Equipment ***
4/4 Violin for rental or sale
3/4 Violin for rental or sale
1/2 Violin for rental or sale
1/4 Violin for rental or sale
1/8 Violin for rental or sale
Violin accessories (bows, rosin, strings, books, music)
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Music has the power to uncover the beauty all around us. It can strengthen our bonds with other people. It can raise us out of low, lost places. It can be a filter that brightens our view of our daily lives.
Learning an instrument or any discipline brings to the learner opportunities for growth and improvement. It also provides a space for self-reflection. Rarely in our daily lives are we encouraged to face ourselves- to meet head on with our strengths and weaknesses. Learning any instrument can help reveal these things to us and allow us to address them in a more objective way. We can build discipline, develop problem-solving skills, and find confidence. If learned with the right approach, the instrument can be an external indicator of our internal growth.
In addition to all ...
I'm classically trained and write original compositions heard in film and TV, most recently Veronica Mars. I also play traditional fiddle music and can help both new and experienced violinists explore this tradition.
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!
I've been a professional musician and teacher for 15 years, having played in Europe, Australia, Canada, and across the US with lots of different groups. I've even played on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Ellen DeGeneres Show! I love to play all kinds of music including classical violin and viola, but I'm also active as a fiddler in many different styles including bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, Irish, and Swedish folk. I play claw-hammer banjo (not three-finger style), and mandolin as well. I have a Master of Music in Violin from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
I love teaching because it makes me approach the technical details of music in different ways with each student. I love working with motivated students who come to each lesson with ...
Folk tunes from around the world, Irish/Scottish etc. How to join jam sessions with bands and improvise your own new melodies.
Private instruction, early childhood education, elementary and high school education
Fiddle lessons incorporate the same technical foundation as violin studies, with greater emphasis on improvisation, folk songs, and jazz scales.
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 ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."