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Popular Fiddle Teachers Near New York

Antoinette A.

New York, NY
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John A.

New York, NY
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Joanna M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Antoinette A. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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
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Violin accessories (bows, rosin, strings, books, music)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their own instrument (violin and bow) and the essential accessories: rosin and preferably a shoulder rest. They will also need to purchase their method books as assigned though I will provide sheet music for songs outside of the books.

*** Specialties ***
I am currently composing a beginner's guide to the violin. I currently start students off with the volume 1 of Strictly Strings (violin) and have them learn the theory and do the exercises one by one and give them any assignments to study at home. If they are having trouble with a particular point, I have them drill it till they get it (then I have them practice it at home to make sure it sticks.)
Sometimes a student needs more practice in a certain technique, so I will make up an exercise on the spot which will help them with it.

John A. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Alexander Technique, Cello, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training

About Me

My specialty is teaching how to play with the body in mind. You won't have to worry about 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 tend to use the Suzuki method. More advanced students work on individual pieces and etudes on a track that individualized for each student. I can teach any style or genre at the preference of the student/parent.

Joanna M. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Viola, Violin

About Me

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 these benefits, music and playing instruments can be simply light and fun. Whether it is used as an alternative to the stress of daily life, a method for improving ones self, or a pure love of the sound- the rewards are so endless.

In my lessons, my goal is to access music through all of those different lenses. We will learn technical/practical side of playing the instrument, the awareness of one's habits and choices, and the overwhelming beauty within one simple phrase. But to all this, a playful and joyous approach is a must -because life is too serious to be serious about! These are some things that I've found through music, but I realize not everyone finds the same things in music and I am so excited to find out what speaks to you!

I have a Bachelor's Degree in classical performance from the New England Conservatory and I spend much of my time in that genre on both violin and viola. However, I was raised with a lot of fiddle and folk music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in finding a balance in the lessons between learning the art of playing the instrument, and the art of making music. My highest priority in each lesson is finding out how each student learns and making myself understood. If that means making up a game, singing together, or listening to a recording, I'm honored to share in those moments of discovery.

*** Studio Equipment ***
music, stands, chairs, violin, viola

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have instruments, but I can help find rentals. Music can be copied or purchased by the student.

*** Specialties ***
I have training in classical and fiddle genres.

John S.

Toms River, NJ
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Concetta A.

New York, NY
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Nicholas P.

Brooklyn, NY
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John S. Toms River, NJ

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

I am a multi-instrumentalist who has taught for 41 years. I have had both Zakke Wilde and Dave Sabo of Skid Row in lessons, as well as countless music school scholarship students. Many of my students have embarked on performing careers as well as teaching at the school and college level. The lessons are laid back, friendly and above all- helpful. We will study and work on the music of your choice,but, with a slight twist from the traditional, that I incorporate not just playing the song, but to get you the student ready to be able to work out the songs harmony, theory, notation and phrasing on your own. I feel this must be done in order to get a student to be able to perform with others. Lessons should always be about instructing a student to know and utilize every musical concept so that they will be able to perform with others.

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect to be well grounded in theory and being able to play an instrument with solo and chords, comping, etc., in all keys - as well as song structure and song learning.We will analyze all aspects of the song. We will do a song together, then, i will through theory, show the student how to work out a song on their own.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have amps, cables, recorders, books, sheets, etc here at the studio. You need only your instrument and a music writing book.

*** Travel Equipment ***
they must have instrument

*** Specialties ***
All methods are my own. We work through theory and analysis to enable a student to learn how to put a song together and perform it on their own.

Concetta A. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Fiddle, Guitar, Jazz Voice, Knitting, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Songwriting, Spanish, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training, Writing

About Me

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

Nicholas P. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Viola, Violin

About Me

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 establish strong musical and technical fundamentals. The Suzuki curriculum is also popular across many music programs in New York, so it provides beginning violinists an opportunity to play music with their peers. For adolescents and adults, I place an earlier emphasis on designing a curriculum based on their musical interests, with equal focus devoted to technique. I also teach improvisation at the beginning stages to all students to encourage free musical expression.

Students with experience playing violin or viola are absolutely welcome. I am also available for group lessons. Feel free to contact TakeLessons with any questions!

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