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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

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
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Dan A.

Slingerlands, NY

About Dan

Dan recently graduated SUNY Oneonta with Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry with Minors in both Audio Production and Percussion Performance.

As a drummer, Dan has played in many different ensembles, including the SUNY Oneonta Jam Band, Percussion Ensemble, R&B Band, Zappa Band, and the Hartwick/Oneonta Rock Orchestra. Dan has also performed with nationally renowned Poetry Slam artist Regie Gibson, as well as various musical productions on campus, including Spring Awakening in the spring of 2014. Dan has also played in the Capital Region’s Empire State Youth Orchestras for 4 years, and was s
elected as a NYSSMA All-state Alternate in the Spring of 2009 and 2010. Dan has also played in his high school’s jazz band, orchestra, wind ensemble, and pep band.

In the spring of 2012, Dan was voted President of the SUNY Oneonta Drag ‘N Rolls Drumline. Dan is also a member of the Audio Production Engineering Club and Music Industry Club. Dan is currently in the Classical Percussion Ensemble and has been taking marimba and drumset lessons with Dr. Julie Licata and Blake Fleming. Dan has also studied under Dr. Joe Pignato, Richard Albagli, John Antonio, and drummer Joey Pucci from Joey Pucci and the American Longboards.

A lifelong musician, Dan first became interested in video production when searching for more appealing ways of showcasing his talents. This led to the creation of his YouTube channel and online alias, DrumsetDan13. With currently over 2 million views and over 2,000 subscribers, Dan continues to produce engaging and entertaining percussion music videos in order to spread the art of drumming around the world. Check out his YouTube channel for more information.
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Dan A.

Dan A.

Slingerlands, NY 12159
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$30 / 60-min

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.


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.
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
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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
starting at
$20 / 30-min

Tara R.

Schenectady, NY

About Tara

I love singing, and love showing others how easy it is once you get down to the basic techniques! I have an international NYSMA award for Italian Opera, and have been in productions such as the Woodstock Era Experience, and other touring productions. I am trained in jazz, opera, classical, gospel, rock, and choral singing.
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Tara R.

Tara R.

Schenectady, NY 12302
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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