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Adobe Photoshop, Fiddle, Music Theory, Viola, Violin
Kat is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied viola/violin with Mimi Rabson, who is leader of the Really Electric String Quartet and has toured with Itzhak Perlman on his klezmer project, and Melissa Howe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At Berklee, Kat majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with music greats from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap."
As a teacher, Kat utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has taught private lessons and also taught music as a camp counselor and tutor. Whether you are looking to pick up a brand new instrument, learn a new style, or work on improving on what you already know, Kat can help you reach your goals.
Sonia is a classically trained musician, who holds Masters degree from Boston University and Bachelor degree from the Boston Conservatory. She has been teaching for 8+ years, her students include children and adults of all levels. Sonia is an enthusiastic and patient teacher who values the relationship between teacher and student. Music is her life! She wishes to grow together with her students and help the students get the most out of her knowledge.
*Sonia is also fluent in Chinese and therefore is able to give bilingual lessons for Chinese and Chinese American students.
*** Lesson Details ***
Sonia tailors lesson plans according to each student's needs. Lessons usually include classic methods (Suzuki, Wohlfahrt, Kreutzer etc.), modern exercises incorporating moderate music theory at each level, plus special tricks she has found through her teaching career. Her students will usually have a practice log that help to organize and keep track of the students' progress.
*** Specialties ***
Sonia uses a mix of method book for teaching, tailoring the student's level and goals.
Acoustic Guitar, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Cello, Chess, Choir, Clarinet, Classical Piano, College Admissions, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, English, French Horn, Guitar, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, PSAT, Racquetball, SAT, Saxophone, Singing, Social Studies, Synthesizer, Table Tennis, Trombone, Trumpet, Video Production, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training, Web Design, World History, Xylophone
**NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING STUDENTS**
I hope to encourage and build you up in whatever challenge we decide to tackle. Whether you are starting out for the first time or you have been playing for a while, I'm here to push you, to see you grow and to learn things as well. I love working with both children and young adults. My students say that I'm fun, I run lessons in an exciting manner, and I love making music.
I'm a senior music education major at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and have been teaching privately for the past 2-2.5 years. I will be obtaining my Bachelor of Music in Music Education in May 2015.
*** Lesson Details ***
My priorities are to be meaningful, fun and hard-work. I want to foster a desire to play the instrument and enjoy playing it well.
*** Studio Equipment ***
No studio available
*** Travel Equipment ***
(12-string Fender Acoustic Guitar, Bach Stradivarius B-flat Trumpet, Yamaha student model Trumpet, Bach semi-pro B-Flat Cornet)
If you are interested in studying racquetball, you are required to come to Gordon College for your lesson. All other lessons are to be in the students' home or online, unless an arrangement is worked out between myself and the individual student.
Students must provide their own instruments.
If necessary, method books must also be purchased upon discussion with the instructor within the first two weeks of lessons.
*** Specialties ***
Strong in classical trumpet, jazz and contemporary piano, music technology, basic recording.
Freelance violist Ken A. is a founding member of Trio Notturno, as well as a member of the American String Teachers Association, American Viola Society, Boston Musicians' Association, and Early Music America. Ken is an active chamber and orchestral musician and performs regularly with many ensembles in the Greater Boston area, including the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Boston New Music Initiative, Boston Opera Collaborative, Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Symphony, Mercury Orchestra, MetroWest Opera, New England Philharmonic, New England Repertory Orchestra, Plymouth Philharmonic, and others. He is also a classically trained pianist and has played the piano for folk dances throughout New England.
After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in English at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University, Ken earned his Master of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Lila Brown and Leonard Matczynski. At the Boston Conservatory Ken also studied string pedagogy with Rictor Noren, was coached in chamber ensembles by Lynn Chang and Ina Zdorovetchi, and performed in master classes for Helen Callus, Levon Chilingirian, John Harbison, the Jupiter String Quartet and Karl Paulnack.
Audition Prep, Music Performance, Viola, Violin
Boston violinist and violist Rebecca P. is a dedicated chamber musician and teacher. She is studying at the Longy School of Music of Bard College under the tutelage of Laura Bossert. Her Festival appearances include LyricaFest, Charles Castleman’s Quartet Program, New England Chamber Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival among others. While attending these festivals, she had the opportunity to play for and study with such notable musicians as, William Preucil, Roger Tapping, Daniel Panner, and Vilde Frang. A native of Colorado, Rebecca was very active with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony from 2006-2011. During her time with this orchestra, she served the role concertmaster, assistant concertmaster, and was the recipient of the “CSYSA Conductor’s Award.” While playing with this orchestra, she toured China, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of the US. Rebecca made her radio debut as a part of the Con Affetto String Quartet in November, 2013 on WQXR's McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase. Also with the Con Affetto String Quartet, she has had the honor of playing for the Danish Quartet, Paul Katz, Terry King, and Matt Haimovitz.
Rebecca strives to inspire musical independence in her students. She believes that every student has the potential to find his or her musical voice through perseverance, curiosity, and a willingness to accept that every day of playing comes with a new learning experience. Having taught since 2009, Rebecca has a variety of practical tools to help her students learn how to be their own best teachers. She held a Teaching Fellowship at the New England Chamber Music Festival (Montpelier, VT) in 2013 and 2014.
Audition Prep, Cello, ESL, Fiddle, Viola, Violin
Welcome! I promise to provide a positive, systematic approach to learning. My belief is that all students can learn, regardless of age or condition.
My teaching experience includes beginners through college level, ages 2-75. If you want to learn, I will give you the tools to do so and take things at your pace.
I have had experience teaching young people with learning challenges. Please be advised my home studio is not wheel-chair accessible.
My training in music includes a Bachelor's in Performance from New England Conservatory and a Master's in Performance and Music Education from The Boston Conservatory. I hold a Massachusetts Department of Education Music certification. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.
"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."