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Popular Violin Teachers Near New York

Marvett H.

New York, NY
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Sara D.

New York, NY
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Adriana S.

New York, NY
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Marvett H. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Violin

About Me

I am a very encouraging and engaging teacher who focuses on proper form and technique, while maintaining the student's interest and encouraging creativity.

I incorporate both traditional and Suzuki methods and cater every lesson to the students individual needs and goals.

There is never a dull moment in my lessons, I keep the student motivated and excited about leaning to play the violin!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have over eight years of teaching experience and I love to teach all ages the violin!
Lessons are catered to every students personal goals and needs. Combining Suzuki and Traditional methods along with Etudes and scales will give the student a solid foundation on the violin.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Renting an instrument is simple, easy, and very cost effective. I will be more than happy to assist the student and parent with every detail needed in deciding the appropriate violin and rental details!

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Traditional

Sara D. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Violin

About Me

Currently residing in New York, I recently moved all the way from Music City. I have over 16 years of playing experience and over 5 years of teaching experience.

My playing experience ranges from orchestral performance, early music ensemble performance, performing at large summer festivals such as Bonnaroo and SXSW, performing with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and making two national television appearances.

I am a registered instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas with training in Books 1-3. As a student of the Suzuki Method myself, I am a firm believer that anyone can learn to play the violin and understand the importance of a nurturing environment and teaching techniques.

*** Lesson Details ***
As an instructor and musical mentor, my lessons are very laid back and personal. I develop relationships with all my students to better understand their learning style and personality. Within the first few lessons, you will learn the different parts of the violin and how to care for your instrument. I will show you correct posture and positioning necessary to hold and play your violin.

Within the first 3-6 months, we will begin working out of the Suzuki Violin books. Starting with book one and moving forward from there. I also introduce reading within the first few months using Joanne Martin's 'I Can Read Music' books.

Everybody works and learns at their own pace. As an instructor, it's my job to instill inspiration and give you the necessary tools you need to develop your own musical outlet!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide where to get materials. Students should have an instrument, books and tools for learning.

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Adriana S. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Violin

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.

Lara M.

New York, NY
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Zhana G.

New York, NY
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Rosemary T.

Hopatcong, NJ
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Lara M. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Ballet, Flexibility Training, Music Theory, Stretching, Violin

About Me

Hi, and welcome to my profile! I am a Manhattan based, freelance classical violinist and aerialist with a passion for teaching. A west coast transplant, I received my bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I was a student of Axel Strauss. Two years ago I moved out to New York to pursue my master's of music as a student of Hiroko Yajima at Mannes College, which I completed in 2011.

I have over 20 years of ballet and dance training, and have performed professionally with Ballet Idaho and Santa Clara Ballet. Here in NY, I am an active performer and teacher of aerial skills and flexibility training. I have trained in contortion with Jonathan Nosan and Isaac Pena.

In my spare time, I like to read, write, and practice aerial arts!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have 10 years of teaching experience, with students of all ages and abilities. In all lessons, my teaching philosophy focuses on a balance of strong technique and individual expression. My teaching style is structured, yet creative, adapting my teaching for each student.

For flexibility, dance, and stretching lessons, I tailor training to students' existing abilities, pushing them just beyond their comfort zone to help establish steady progress. Skills are taught not only to achieve progress, but also to encourage self-teaching and injury prevention.

For music, each lesson blends all elements of violin playing, building on previous learning, and establishing goals for the next lesson. I like to provide my students with skills and techniques that they can use in their own practice to help teach themselves, accelerating overall progress. Whatever your goals in music might be, I'd love to help you reach, and exceed them!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide no equipment. I expect the students to have their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classically trained in dance in music. Additional training in contortion and aerial skills.

Zhana G. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Violin

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

Subjects Taught

Violin

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.

All Grown Up in the Big Apple - NYC Violin Lessons

By Laura K. - New York City Violin Teacher

When people I meet ask me what I do and I tell them I’m a music teacher, most assume one thing: that my violin studio is full of children. They picture the eager six-year-old with a tiny, curvy black box knocking on my door, ready to saw away at their scales – and they’re not wrong! What they’re surprised to learn, however, is that just as many adult students are knocking on my door. As a teacher of private violin lessons in New York City, I’ve found that some of my most interesting lessons are taught to people with full-time jobs.

Being a singer and violinist, I began all of my musical journeys before I graduated from college. I learned to read music at the same time I learned to read words, so each time my grade school students ...

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