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I taught my first private lesson when I was 17 while completing my undergraduate courses at the Yerevan conservatory in Armenia. I became convinced from the start that any person, of any age, can learn the violin if the teacher is flexible in their approach. After teaching for many years, and performing with the Armenian National Opera House Orchestra, I was lucky enough to come to the United States where I earned my artistic diploma and my Master’s Degree in violin performance (from Syracuse University). Currently, I am a member of the Syracuse Symphoria, Allentown Symphony Orchestra and the Tri City Opera. I also perform frequently with Binghamton Philharmonic. Although my background was centered on the Russian school of violin, I prefer to use a blend of many styles and approaches with
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to provide their own instrument. I will bring mine. I will suggest music to get in the student doesn't have their own. *** Specialties *** I teach all brass instruments (trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, and tuba), and trumpet is my specialty. I can also teach beginning to intermediate piano and guitar lessons. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching ear training, music theory, and composition. I am fluent in all styles--Classical, jazz, pop, funk, etc.
I currently play with the Syracuse Symphoria Orchestra and teach at my home. Although I only have regular times as listed on Mondays and Tuesdays, due to our symphony schedule, I am willing to arrange flexible lesson times on other days around my rehearsal schedule if needed. I received my Bachelors Degree in Viola Performance from Syracuse University, and my Associates Degree in Violin Performance at Onondaga Community College (originally a violinist). I absolutely love music and want my students to love it too! I am always impressed to see how music positively affects people in their day to day lives. I am patient, versatile, and can work with the most casual beginner, to an advanced student who may want to take college auditions. I especially love animals, children, coffee, and books.
Melissa has spent the past 14 years teaching singing to students of all ages. She teaches many genres of voice including Broadway, Classical/Opera, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Folk. With a solid foundation in singing, most any genre can be sung healthily! A strong believer in 'thinking outside of the box', Melissa makes sure each student feels comfortable enough to 'get out of their head' and 'sing from the heart'. With a gentle and fun personality but high expectations, Melissa is able to get the best out of all her singers and makes every lesson, even your first, feel like a success! ***IMPORTANT*** The voice is a delicate instrument and because of this , I do not offer FULL voice lessons until the age of 13. If you are under 13 and want to start voice lessons, I do a combo ...
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