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Popular Violin Teachers Near New York

Marvett H.

New York, NY
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Oleg R.

Fort Lee, NJ
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Caitlin C.

Brooklyn, NY
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Marvett H. New York, NY

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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! My students have had high leadership positions in youth orchestras and have won regional competitions throughout.
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 ***
Practice room, Seating for parents, music stand and sheet music.
Students should have their own instrument. 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!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have their violin, and necessary books, sheet music. If the student is a beginner, I will help acquire the appropriate method books and sheet music for the first lessons.
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, Sevcik, Tone Development

Oleg R. Fort Lee, NJ

Subjects Taught

Cello, Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

Oleg is a violinist who represents the brilliant Russian violin school which is arguably one of the leading violin schools in the World during 20th century. In 1984 he was accepted to Moscow Conservatory of Music and in 1991 he graduated Conservatory with highest marks in violin and piano. In 1990 he was invited to participate in IV International Violin Competition 'Isola di Capri' (Capri Italy) and won 1st Prize of this competition playing N. Paganini's 4th Violin Concerto with cadenza which Oleg composed especially for this event. After competition he was invited to participate in music festival in Rimini Italy where he shared the stage with such famous musicians as Boris Berezovsky (1st Prize 1990 P.I.Tchaikovsky Piano Competition) Enrico Pace and Evgeny Bushkov (both winners of many international competitions). After one year with State Symphony Capella of Russia where conductor was legendary Gennady Rozhdestvensky and where Oleg performed in section 1st Violins in 1992 he accepted position of Assistant concertmaster of famous Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and traveled around the globe performing in almost every important music hall including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York Royal Albert and Barbican Hall in London Beethoven Hall in Bonn (Germany) Gewandhaus Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Osaka (Japan) Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna and many more. In 1994 Oleg immigrated to USA and settled in Fort Lee NJ. He made his American debut recital in Memphis TN in 1995. Since 1994 he performed with such orchestras as New Jersey Symphony Albany Symphony New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony New Philharmonic of New Jersey Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra Bachanalia Chamber Ensemble and appeared in a few Broadway productions such 'Ragtime' and 'Music Man'. In 1996 Oleg was invited to perform with the Houston Festival Orchestra as Concertmaster under the the button of Maxim Shostakovich son of the the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich. Currently Oleg teaches extensively in NJ where he holds a full time position as a string director at the Fort Lee Public Schools.


Moscow Conservatory of Music (Moscow, Russia) BM , MM.,

*** Lesson Details ***
I strongly believe that each student is an individual personality and differentiated instruction gives the best possible result. Every student has different cultural and social background and each of them deserves an equal start regardless of their differences, nor their talent. I employ patience and enthusiasm in my effort to pass my love and knowledge for classical music to my students. In 3 to 6 months with me they will be able to play some basic musical pieces with authority and confidence. For the violin/viola/cello students I am using a mix of classical and Suzuki methods. The very beginners will start with "Essential Elements 2000" and after the completion of this book the next step will be Suzuki books 1-6. For piano students I am using Bastien Piano Basics, Levels 1-4.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ piano, music stands, and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Suziki system for strings

Caitlin C. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Viola, Violin

About Me

I am a professional violinist and violist based in New York City. I have a passion for performing many different styles and instruments and want to share that with my students! Nothing makes me happier than igniting the drive for music in my students and seeing what music can do for them.I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance from the University of North Texas and the Eastman School of Music, and I am Suzuki trained. I have spent most of my life surrounded by Suzuki teachers and students and am very comfortable with the method! I also love to teach with the traditional methods and am willing to find what works best for each student individually.It is most important to me that the lessons are fun! I find that everyone learns best when they are engaged and truly enjoying themselves. Each and every student should be able to experience what learning music can do for them, and I wish to pass along my knowledge and passion in every lesson.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect lots of questions! I love to engage my students by asking them questions about their own playing. We learn together, solve problems together, and play together. The lessons are about YOU. I am willing and able to change my teaching style based on what will yield results most efficiently and with the best quality.A lot of my teaching is done with the Suzuki violin books. If there are any specific songs or pieces you want to learn, we can make that happen! In our first lessons, we will decide together your personal, individualized goals and how to achieve them the best way.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own instruments and teaching materials/books. I supply tape for fingerboards and bows as well.
I expect students to have their own instruments and to buy the music books (most likely Suzuki) that we use in their lessons so they can practice.

*** Specialties ***
I am Suzuki certified and can teach all levels in the Suzuki method. I can also teach traditionally, without Suzuki method if the student/parent prefers. I also specialize in Baroque performance practice, and can teach Baroque violin, baroque viola, and viola da gamba.

Adriana S.

New York, NY
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Lara M.

New York, NY
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Zhana G.

New York, NY
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Adriana S. New York, NY

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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

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Violin

About Me

Hi, and welcome to my profile! I am a Manhattan based, freelance classical violinist 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 last May.
My classical foundation has given me opportunities to work with conductors like Michael Tilson Thomas, and to play with pop stars, like Sting. While I love classical music, I am also an avid fan of new music, hip hop, jazz, and crossover works.
I love to perform live, in classical orchestra or chamber settings, though I can frequently be found in the recording studio, laying down string tracks.

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

*** Lesson Details ***
I have almost 8 years of teaching experience, with students of all ages and abilities. In my lessons, I focus on a balance of strong technique and theory, matched with individual musicality. My teaching style is structured, yet creative, adapting my teaching for each student. Each lesson blends all elements of violin playing, building on previous learning, and providing 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 instrument and stand.

*** Specialties ***
Classically trained. Some experience with Suzuki method, though not a strict Suzuki teacher.

Zhana G. New York, NY

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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 ***

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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