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Joanna M.

Brooklyn, NY

About Joanna

Music has the power to uncover the beauty all around us. It can strengthen our bonds with other people. It can raise us out of low, lost places. It can be a filter that brightens our view of our daily lives.

Learning an instrument or any discipline brings to the learner opportunities for growth and improvement. It also provides a space for self-reflection. Rarely in our daily lives are we encouraged to face ourselves- to meet head on with our strengths and weaknesses. Learning any instrument can help reveal these things to us and allow us to address them in a more objective way. We can bu
ild discipline, develop problem-solving skills, and find confidence. If learned with the right approach, the instrument can be an external indicator of our internal growth.

In addition to all these benefits, music and playing instruments can be simply light and fun. Whether it is used as an alternative to the stress of daily life, a method for improving ones self, or a pure love of the sound- the rewards are so endless.

In my lessons, my goal is to access music through all of those different lenses. We will learn technical/practical side of playing the instrument, the awareness of one's habits and choices, and the overwhelming beauty within one simple phrase. But to all this, a playful and joyous approach is a must -because life is too serious to be serious about! These are some things that I've found through music, but I realize not everyone finds the same things in music and I am so excited to find out what speaks to you!

I have a Bachelor's Degree in classical performance from the New England Conservatory and I spend much of my time in that genre on both violin and viola. However, I was raised with a lot of fiddle and folk music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in finding a balance in the lessons between learning the art of playing the instrument, and the art of making music. My highest priority in each lesson is finding out how each student learns and making myself understood. If that means making up a game, singing together, or listening to a recording, I'm honored to share in those moments of discovery.

*** Studio Equipment ***
music, stands, chairs, violin, viola

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have instruments, but I can help find rentals. Music can be copied or purchased by the student.

*** Specialties ***
I have training in classical and fiddle genres.
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wallace M. February 20, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Fantastic teacher. Tons of positive energy and encouragement. Very willing to help me work on songs of my own choosing and able to figure them out in just a few minutes. With her we worked on country style fiddling.
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CorinneR December 6, 2009
Joanna is a very good violin instructor. She's very clear when she is teaching my daughter. Would very much recommend her to teach other students.
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Joanna M.

Joanna M.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY

I teach the Suzuki Method and focus on playing by ear to allow you to develop great technique, intonation and enjoyment of playing music. We will later focus on music theory, sight reading and exploring any genre of music you're interested in after establishing a strong foundation.

About Erica

I'm a multi-intrumentalist, songwriter, and singer. I've toured internationally performing my original music as well as playing multiple instruments in bands. I produce and record music that can be heard in film and television. I teach several instruments and genres of music and take your tastes and learning style into utmost consideration. I always begin with practical exercises to develop technique, then we can focus on playing the music you love.

To vocal students I teach exercises that develop technique and allows you to explore your voice. I will help you learn to make sounds you love
. Singing is created by breath and muscles which we have full access to. Anyone can learn with proper focus, care and practice. I can also help you with recording and microphone technique as this is my area of expertise!

For violin, viola and cello students, I teach a combination the Suzuki Method (learning through ear training) and traditional theory and sight reading. We can also explore fiddling, blues and the foundations of jazz and rock improvisation if you're interested.

For guitar students, you can choose the songs you learn or let me recommend ones appropriate for your skill level. We can incorporate music theory, classical repertoire and sight reading into the process in degrees of your choosing. We can also explore singing while playing, songwriting and recording technique when you feel ready.

I also teach beginner piano, which I recommend for anyone who wants to better understand the mechanics of music. We learn basic classical compositions, exercises, theory, and any song you choose.

Who knows what creativity learning music will inspire? You may eventually write songs and want to explore recording them. Our lessons are held in a top of the line pro-tools recording studio where you can learn recording technique from me at any point.

I'm a classically trained violinist as well as a pop musician. I am currently playing in a chamber group, Hudson River Stings, and produce and perform electronic pop music. My musical training includes private lessons with some fantastic musicians such as Raz Kennedy, Jennifer Turner, Bob Corff and Matte Henderson, as well as Jazz and vocal studies at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, San Francisco City College, and Los Angeles City College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a laid back teacher who will give you a push when you need it! Music is joyful above all else and sometimes it's incredibly satisfying to work hard. We can talk candidly about your musical goals to determine how rigorously or casually we want to approach your lessons and practice schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
P.A. and vocal microphones, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, violin, cello, midi piano and pro-tools studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instrument and extra sheet music beyond the lesson books. I expect the student to have an instrument, metronome, and lesson book (Suzuki books and CD for violin, viola and cello, Hal Leonard for guitar and bass, James Bastien for piano. I provide sheet music and a practice CD for my voice students.)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in combination lessons such as guitar and voice lessons with a focus on songwriting. I can also help violinists who wants to transfer their knowledge of theory to guitar or piano and vice versa. We can incorporate recording techniques into any lesson.
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Leah D. August 3, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Really awesome and patient
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Minerva G. June 5, 2015
Viola · Online
Verified Student
She was very friendly with a 10 years old student starting a second instrument.
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Kerri R. May 24, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
She is very friendly, kind and extremely patient with my daughter when she has trouble grasping a new concept. My daughter loves her and has the desire to practice hard to impress her. I honestly can say enough good things about her.
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Erica Q.

Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY 11237
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starting at
$36 / 30-min
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Erin E.

Brooklyn, NY

I teach Suzuki method and traditional viola. I absolutely love the viola and enjoy teaching beginners, people who have already studied, and violinist converts!

About Erin

I fell in love with the violin at age seven under the instruction of Natalie Colbert at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta, GA. I studied violin through high school and college, and received a BA in Communications with a Minor in Music from Georgia State University.

After a lifelong study of the violin, I began to play the viola as a happy accident. As an undergraduate student in college, my chamber music group needed a violist to play the Schubert Trout Quintet. Never one to turn down a challenge, I jumped right in and never looked back, and have played viola in addition to violin eve
r since.

I'm eager and enthusiastic to share my knowledge of music. I am passionate about enabling students to express themselves through music. I teach students of all ages, but particularly love working with kids. My lessons are filled with fun and games!

I am an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the American String Teachers Association, and The Chamber Music Network. I completed my first unit of Suzuki teacher training with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Units 2 and 3 with Judy Bossuat-Gallic, and will continue with Unit 4 in 2015. I currently play violin in the Brooklyn Symphony, and play both violin and viola in chamber music groups.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Apple Logic Pro

*** Specialties ***
Teaching young children
Suzuki Lessons
Traditional Lessons
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Heather M. December 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
Erin is the Best!! I have started taking lessons again as an adult and Erin is just as excited as I am as I become familiar once again with my instrument. In a nutshell- it is so much fun and a highlight after my long work week. I can't wait until my son is old enough to play. I have no doubt that she is awesome with kids.
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Erin E.

Erin E.

Brooklyn, NY 11222
(1)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Maria B.

Brooklyn, NY

I've been playing violin and viola since I was 4 years old. I had a classical training at the Kharkov Conservatory in Ukraine. And now I've been teaching viola for over 10 years, working with students of all levels of experience and all ages. Training my students in classical, jazz, pop and country music and manner of playing, dependently on a student's goal and taste. I can also accompany my students playing the piano, or playing viola or violin duets with them. And I guarantee: my lessons are always no pressure but fun with quick and serious results. My goal is for my students to feel real results even after the first lesson. I can also assist with preparation for any kind of performance/audition, recording process, touring, working on original repertoire. I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your goals and dreams!:)

About Maria

Hi! I am a conservatory trained singer, violinist, pianist and composer, trained in classical, jazz and popular music at the Kharkov Conservatory in Ukraine and at the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. I have over 10 years of experience in music education and have worked with students of all levels of experience and all ages. Over these years I've been developing using my own personalized approach to every individual student, as well as a uniquely designed program that gives a student the best opportunity to reach their specific goals, while developing basic music skills and increasing overa
ll creativity and intelligence.
My goal is for my students to feel real results even after just the first lesson. With bigger gains being noticed by the end of the first month, including improvement of pitch accuracy, improved tone quality, an increase of their overall range, and even helping students find their own individual style and manner. I can assist with preparation for any kind of performance/audition, recording process, touring. I also use a special technique to reanimate a student's voice after oversinging (a tired voice) or any after-sickness effects (weak, dull voice, or even no voice at all). 
I try to incorporate basic piano and songwriting. Especially in cases where a student wants to also be able to accompany themselves or build their own original music repertoire - this can be one of the most important criteria for students whose goals include being signed by a label. I have worked with many successful recording and performing artists (including Diana Ross's daughter - Rhonda Ross), children of Hollywood celebrities - like Graham King, and students of the Manhattan School of Music.. I will be happy to assist you in achieving your dreams and goals in this exciting music journey! 

I also work at a major Brooklyn Recording Studio as a music producer, arranger and composer. I write and record live orchestral instrumentations, program extensive electronic accompaniment in both, Logic and Ableton Live… as well as work as a session musician, recording piano, violin and vocals for various artists.

I have performed internationally at venues all over Europe, North America and South America. I have also recently collaborated with the Grammy award winning composer/pianist Fernando Otero on the album “RITUAL”, on which I was the featured vocalist. 
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Jesslynn June 27, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Maria is an amazing teacher!!! She has some unique technique that makes you understand and memorize things a lot easier and faster. I started piano lessons with her then move on to vocal training.

She's super super friendly, patient, skillful and approachable. I highly recommend her to anyone who's looking into vocal or piano lessons. I can't describe how talented she is...she pretty knows most of the instruments.

Thanks so much Maris! :) xx
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Simon S. June 19, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Maria is an excellent, patient, and an absolutely meticulous instructor. Outstanding progress speaks for itself. Thank you Maria!
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Fen I. June 10, 2015
Violin · In studio
I've been coming to Maria for violin lessons for almost a year and a half and she is the best thing that could ever have happened to me! She is a true musician and a very good coach, with a perfect balance of patience, pushing me to do my best, and working with me to find technique solutions that work best for me specifically. She is also kind and cheerful and an absolute joy to be around, and has worked with me on voice and music theory when I needed that as well. I would never go to anyone else for violin lessons and I highly recommend her.
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Maria B.

Maria B.

Brooklyn, NY 11211
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Augusta L.

New York, NY

AI have been playing the violin for 20 years, and I've studied with world-renowned teachers across the globe; at Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, Moscow Central Special School, and Juilliard. I have a passion for teaching and have been doing so since 2008. I teach privately but also have experience with group settings in an elementary school. I'm happy and comfortable teaching all levels of students, in violin, viola, piano, and voice! I use a combination of my own method, Suzuki, and String Pedagogy IU.

About Augusta

Education goals:
I believe students, no matter the age, background, or means, can achieve great music making and enjoy a fun and satisfactory journey doing so. I am experienced in using Suzuki, Indiana String Pedagogy, some Kodaly, and my own method, to foster this learning. I have been teaching children ages 5-18, and adult students, for almost ten years now. Working at Fairview Elementary gave me a great introduction to group teaching in a classroom, which I hope to soon be able to build upon. I also have experience tutoring college students at the Oberlin Conservatory in music theory,
ear training, and German. Teaching truly is a life-long passion of mine.

BIOGRAPHY:
Augusta is an emerging classical and baroque violinist, performing internationally as both soloist and orchestral musician. She was winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concerto Competition, and semifinalist in the 2014 Musica Antiqua International Competition in Bruges, Belgium. Augusta holds a B.M. degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a M.M. degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She will begin studies at The Juilliard School in the Fall of 2015 for baroque violin, as proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. Recent highlights include a performance as chamber musician with members of the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, in their Bach Family Frolic concert series in January 2015.
In the 2015-2016 season, Augusta will perform as concerto soloist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, with the Bach A minor Violin Concerto. Augusta performs as an apprentice with Apollo's Fire and is a substitute violinist with Boston Baroque. She has collaborated on stage with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra during their Winter Institute, and was invited to play in a Tafelmusik masterclass for renowned violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.
On modern violin she has worked under such conductors as Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Alan Gilbert, James Gaffigan, David Zinman, and Robert Spano.
Augusta holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in violin performance, with a minor in historical performance, graduating at age 19 with honors (Pi Kappa Lambda Society). Her principal teachers were Milan Vitek (modern violin) and Marilyn McDonald (baroque violin). She currently is pursuing her Masters of Music in violin performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, under the tutelage of Alexander Kerr and Stanley Ritchie. She spent an exchange semester in 2011-12 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Johannes Leertouwer and Sophie Gent.
She began her violin studies at the age of three with the Suzuki Violin School Method, continuing her studies in Moscow, Russia at the age of 12 with Zoya Makhtina of the Moscow Central Special Music School. Throughout her childhood, Augusta studied privately with Gregory Fulkerson and Almita and Roland Vamos.
Her related teaching coursework includes classes at Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University, in pedagogy. She has studied string pedagogy methods with Mimi Zweig and Joanne Erwin. Augusta has extensive experience teaching students of all ages, in both private and group settings. She uses a combination of her own method, Suzuki, and String Pedagogy IU.
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Shay M. August 20, 2015
Viola · Online
Verified Student
Fabulous! My daughter really enjoyed it. I look forward to her next session.
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Yen H. August 20, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Augusta is one of the best piano teachers I ever had. Very patient and very well educated. She knows how to identify problems and is able to explain things well. You won't regret taking lessons from her. :)
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Jonathan August 18, 2015
Violin · In studio
Augusta taught violin to my 7 year old daughter for a semester through the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. As my daughter took lessons for three years, we had many teachers, but Augusta was the very best. She so naturally connected with my daugher and brought out the very best of her abilities. Augusta possesses the two necessary traits of an exceptional teacher that can't be learned but must be in one's heart - passion for subject matter and love of one's students. Augusta embodies these traits and so much more.

I recommend Augusta without reservation and wish her the very best of luck!
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Augusta L.

Augusta L.

New York, NY 10025
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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