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Christopher C.

Altamont, NY

About Christopher

Let me introduce myself! I have been playing the violin for about 20 years, and have always know that the violin is an extension of myself! I have an incredible passion for music, and would like to inspire all of my students to share that passion.

I've been teaching violin lesson since my high school graduation and throughout my conservatory career. I've taught students as young as 5 as well as adult students looking to learn something new. I was a volunteer at the Hamilton Hill Center for the Arts and helped create the only opportunity for students in the community to learn the violin.

I studied Violin Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA and graduated in June of 2012. My former teachers include Michael Emery and Mark Lakirovich.

*** Lesson Details ***
My first question to new students is "What do you want to learn, and what are your goals?". Every violin student is unique, and I plan my lessons around individual needs.

It is very important for students to develop a good foundation in music, so I incorporate ear-training, theory and basic fundamentals in lessons along with violin technique. A well rounded musician is the best musician.

Here are just some examples of the materials I use:

Beginning Students:
Suzuki Books
Essential Elements
Whistler: Introducing Positions

Beyond Beginner :
Sevcik Scale Systems
Kreutzer Etudes

Theory/Ear-Training:
Elementary Rudiments of Music
Danhausser Singing Exercises

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with seating for parents.

He has cats.

*** Specialties ***
Russian School of Violin Technique
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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Altamont, NY 12009
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$25 / 30-min
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Paul B.

Schenectady, NY

About Paul

Over 14 years of teaching and playing experience in many areas of music. I have a Masters Degree from Boston University. I love teaching and playing rock, jazz and classical on both drum set and mallet instruments.

*** Studio Equipment ***
D.W drum set with Zildjian cymbals.
Yamaha Marimba, 4 1/3 octave rosewood.
Musser M-55 Vibraphone.
Two Ludwig Timpani.
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Paul B.

Paul B.

Schenectady, NY 12304
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$30 / 30-min
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Michael R.

Albany, NY

About Michael

As a recent graduate of the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, I have been a performing classical pianist for nearly 20 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Piano Performance, and have had the great advantage of studying with many of today's top classical musicians, including Steven Lubin, Stephanie Brown, Paul Ostrovsky, Julia Lichten, and Stuart Isacoff. I've won many top prizes in competitions and have performed extensively throughout New York State. I'm very lucky to have had the opportunity to perform for the Governor, and both NYS Senators.

Having taught music since the age of 15,
I am also an experienced and motivated teacher. Nothing excites me more than sharing my love and knowledge of music with others. Whether you are looking to boost your NYSSMA score, and compete in competitions, or are just starting out, I can tailor lessons to your specific level and musical interests. Being in my 20's, I have a great rapport with children, and adults alike.
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Jacky July 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Mike is the best. He sees the potential in his students and gets them to reach a little farther than they thought possible. He is great with children and very patient.
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C. Mojica July 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Michael has been a wonderful teacher for our 2 daughters, who both earned "Outstanding" scores at
NYSSMA this Spring. He is a fabulous pianist and a wonderful teacher. Highly recommended!
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Michael R.

Michael R.

Albany, NY 12203
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$30 / 30-min
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John G.

Troy, NY

About John

College Student with strong background in Music Theory, passionate about playing music.
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Kathy M. April 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
John was great! Very professional and encouraging. He was accommodating and answered all my questions. I am looking forward to continuing my lessons with him.
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John G.

Troy, NY 12180
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$25 / 30-min
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Hikaru I.

Albany, NY

About Hikaru

はじめまして!My name is Hikaru. I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and this is my eighth year living in NY so it feels like my second home now. I'm currently pursuing my Master's degrees at SUNY Albany for Language Education and Communication and completed my Bachelor's Degrees in Music Department, Music Performance and Political Science. I LOVE to teach languages and also the enjoyment in devoting your time to music! Excited to hear from you!
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Hikaru I.

Hikaru I.

Albany, NY 12222
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$20 / 30-min

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