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My name is Ray, I'm 31 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. I went on to study Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and quickly became a very sought after studio musician and performer.

I've been successfully teaching many instruments and proficiency levels for approximately 16 years now, and can say with pride that teaching is my passion, and I anticipate it remaining a very important part of my life.

I enjoy reading nonfiction books on science, math, and philosophy.

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My music lessons are unique for three main reasons:

1. I h
ave a very deep understanding of music, sound, and theory, and feel music to be one of my native languages.

2. I have devoted considerable amounts of time and energy studying neuroscience, which has greatly improved my understanding of the learning process.

3. I have been blessed with the tremendous amount of patience necessary to guide a student through the necessary steps it takes to learn at whatever pace is optimal, in order to maximize the efficiency of the learning process for each individual.

*** Equipment ***
Students must have their own instrument, and purchase their own materials (books, etc). From time to time I make my way to a local music shop, and am happy to purchase materials for reimbursement.

*** Specialties ***
Classical music is my background, and what I believe to be the most cognitively and emotionally fulfilling style of music to listen to, study, and play. That said, I'm also a big fan of pop music (as well as other genres), and encourage students to enjoy, for example, learning their favorite songs from the radio.

My understanding of music theory is extremely thorough, and I'm happy to incorporate as much or as little of it as the student's interest dictates, nevertheless maintaining the minimal amount of theory necessary to get the most out of learning music and the instrument.

Thanks for checking out my profile! Please contact me with any additional questions you may have, as well as to inquire about day/time availability. I'll do my best to get back to you right away (usually within a few hours).
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Maximus May 31, 2016
· Violin · In home
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
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Eden H. December 21, 2015
· Piano · In home
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.
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Kelly B. March 28, 2014
· Piano ·
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My son and daughter both take from Ray and they love him!!! My daughter started with him after she had had 2 other teachers and she improved immediately. She loves going to Ray because he teaches her to play the songs that she likes. Now she plays so many songs for memory!! My son loves going to piano and is always excited to see Ray.
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About Anna T.

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The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then” to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.

T.H. White, The Once and Future King

About Anna
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Please be advised that the schedule will be discussed/confirmed on a weekly basis. I can work additional hours pending the mutual schedule agreement

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Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1987, Anna started her studies at the age of 4 at the Uspensky Specialist Music School. Her first solo performance was at the age of 8. At the age of 14, she took first prize in the Glazunov International Violin Competition in Paris. She is the Grand-Prix winner of the International Violin Competition held in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan). In 2009 Anna performed with the Gunma Youth Symphony Orchestra Festival in Tokyo, and in concert series with the Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg (Germany), conducted by Claus-Peter Modest, held in Bukhara (Uzbekistan). In 2013 she performed a debut recital in New York City at the Lyric Chamber Music S
ociety. Anna has served as Concertmaster of the Lynn University Philharmonia in Boca Raton, FL. Participated in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Guillermo Figueroa, Schmuel Ashkenasi, Daniel Heifetz, Elmar Oliveira, Philip Setzer, Ilya Kaler, Philip Fowke, Mikhail Gotzdinner; as a member of orchestra performed under the baton of John Nelson, Albert-George Schram, Jon Robertson, Guillermo Figueroa, Greg Ritchey; worked and performed with such distinguished artists, as Ilya Kaler, Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, Yael Weiss, and Ralph Kirshbaum. Anna graduated with MM from Lynn University in 2015. In May 2019, Anna will obtain her Doctoral degree in Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook.

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The first lesson is a process of establishing professional contact between a student and a teacher, therefore I will ask you to do a couple of exercises in order to figure out your current level. I will then recommend you the appropriate repertoire.

You may also require specific repertoire you would like to work on (applies to both beginners and advanced students). I will be happy to help you with the preparation for an audition, recital, juries, etc.

Additionally, I work with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome students, and study the subject seriously.

*** Required Equipment ***
Laptop, good quality internet connection, music stand (preferable)

For beginner students: I will be happy to provide you with necessary/recommended materials

*** Specialties ***
Music Education for Beginners, Advanced Students, and Students with disabilities (Asperger's, ADHD), Children Psychology, Educating Games
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Alana July 3, 2019
· Violin · Online
She is very patient with my daughter. My daughter has been consistently improving after 5 lessons.
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Lynn February 9, 2019
· Viola · Online
I like to study with Ms. Anna T. She's easy to understand and follow.
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Monika October 7, 2018
· Violin · Online
Anna is an excellent and very patient teacher. I am an adult student that has zero experience in music but in the last few weeks I’ve learned how to read music and actually how to use my violin all thanks to Anna.
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About Ha-eun R.

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Brookline, MA

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I've taught people who were just beginning violin (both children and adults) to students who were working on major concertos. What is most important to me as a teacher is that the student connect with the music and their instrument by being creative and personalizing my approach for the student. I also strongly strive to make performers out of violinists and to help them engage both audiences and themselves.

About Ha-eun
I have been surrounded by music my whole life and have played violin for 19 years. I went to high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, obtained a BM in violin performance at Oberlin Conservatory and an MM at the Boston Conservatory. I have won competitions, played in professional orchestras, performed with college faculty, soloed with orchestras, and won the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists Award.

I have completed a pedagogy course in college and at the graduate level. I have taught children, teens, and adults alike. I had the fortune of studying with wonderful teachers and strive to be like them and pass on their wisdom.

I am passionate about teaching out of a desire to help people express themselves and appreciate music on a deeper level. I am very enthusiastic and adapt my approach to each student's level, personality, and needs
while seeking to build a good rapport. I make creative analogies to keep them engaged. I am positive while critiquing because I believe negativity is counterintuitive to effective learning. I have experience working with elementary school kids, having spent three years employed at a Boys and Girls Club.

Just as I believe in culturing love of music in children, I truly enjoy working with older and more experienced students. I am very eager to help them develop their musicality and good technique. I have an extensive repertoire list and thus am able to aid students in learning challenging music such as show pieces and concertos.

I predominantly teach classical music but have helped students in other music activities. With older and more advanced students I am willing to teach music of their own choosing. I have also helped a student prepare for college auditions.

On practical matters, I require 24 hours advance notice before rescheduling or canceling a lesson, barring emergencies. If a student is late by over 1/3 of the lesson time (leaving less than 20 minutes for 30 minute lessons, 30 minutes for 45 minute lessons) I will count it as missed and the lesson will be forfeit. I inform students 24 hours in advance for scheduling changes and always do makeup lessons if I am sick on a scheduled lesson day.

I really look forward to meeting new students and to inspire them to be at their best!
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Jim W. August 30, 2019
· Violin · Online
Her help with bow hold, relaxation with the right hand and arm, will help me enjoy playing.
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Kate July 19, 2018
· Violin · Online
Ha-eun is fantastic! She is helping our 10 year-old daughter master a new piece she needs to learn within the next 2 weeks. Can't praise her enough! We do in person as well as internet lessons. During the lesson, Ha-eun is focused on the student and her passion for music and fondness of teaching others truly shows. Listening to her playing the violin to show how it should be done is a delight. We consider ourselves lucky to have such a great teacher.
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Alexander June 14, 2018
· Violin · In studio
In one lesson, Ha-eun gave me excellent adjustments to improve my technique. I'll definitely be coming back.
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About Kostadin D.

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Denver, CO

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Lessons are tailored to fit each individual student's ability and goals. I believe in challenging students while maintaining a supportive and encouraging environment. Lessons will cover music theory, technique, and solo pieces. The goal is to develop in each student the specific skills needed to play a string instrument as well as to nurture an understanding and love for music.
Lessons take place at my apartment in Southeast Denver, near Hampden and I-25. Students are expected to prepare for and participate annual studio recitals.

About Kostadin
I was raised in a musical family in my home country of Bulgaria, where I attended a highly competitive full-time performing arts school from age 6. I was trained in the Russian school of violin playing and have found this to be a very successful method for my younger students in the United States. Another important pedagogical mentor for me is my viola teacher at Rice University, Ivo-Jan Van der Werff, who has developed a systematic approach to building technique fundamentals in advanced violists and violinists. I believe that studying music is very valuable for instilling self-motivation, discipline, and dedication for students of all ages. I was involved in the Mercury Orchestra's outreach partnership with YES Prep schools, which serve underprivileged communities in Houston. I was also a string specialist at the Village School in Housto
n, and my students there and in other public schools in the area excelled in the All-Region and All-State competitions.
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Krystle W. August 16, 2019
· Viola · In studio
I've been taking lessons since April and have noticed a huge improvement thanks to Koko. He's very positive and offers insightful corrections and alternatives where needed(but also pushes me when needed). Highly recommend!!
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Courtney February 13, 2017
· Violin · In studio
I love his supportive and positive nature.
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About Brynn M.

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Youngstown, OH
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Brynn teaches violin lessons to a wide range of students at all levels. From beginners to more advanced students, Brynn will use her friendly and organized teaching style to help all of her students achieve their goals. She uses the Suzuki books and the Barbara Barber scale method as a foundation for basic technique. Students will also learn basic music theory such as reading notes, rhythms and recognizing key signatures for all major and minor keys. She has roots in classical training but her students will be exposed to classical music along with rock, pop and contemporary styles of music. Brynn cannot wait to work and make music with you!

About Brynn
Brynn is an experienced violinist currently earning her bachelor's degree in violin performance at Youngstown State University under the guidance of Joseph Kromholz. She has been playing the violin for 13 years. She is classically trained but enjoys playing other styles of music as well. She has been a part of many honors ensembles such as PMEA District 1 Orchestra, PMEA Honors Orchestra and Strings North in PA. At Youngstown State University, Brynn participates in the Dana Chamber Orchestra, Dana Symphony Orchestra, and various chamber groups.

Along with participating in the ensembles offered at her college, she regularly performs with the Shenango High School pit orchestra each spring under the direction of Doug Butchy. Brynn has performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Covelli Center, DeYor Performing Arts Center and Stambaugh Audito
rium in Youngstown, OH. Brynn frequently plays with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra as a substitute violinist in Greenville, PA.

Brynn also teaches each summer at Cello Fury Rock Camp which is an alternative strings camp based in Pittsburgh, PA. The students learn extended techniques and play rock music in both an orchestra and chamber music setting. She helps in masterclass, orchestra and she coaches the rock bands throughout camp since 2015.

Brynn's organized, individualized and friendly teaching style can help her students reach their musical goals. Her students can expect to improve each week in their technique and overall musicality. Each lesson is tailored to the individual students and she wants her students to have fun, love music and improve throughout their lessons. She uses the Suzuki books, the Barbara Barber scale method, Sevcik, Schradieck and student requests to help them achieve their musical goals. Brynn would love to help pass her passion for music along to her students and cannot wait to work with you!

Brynn offers lessons in the Youngstown area online and at her teacher location all year. Lessons at her home studio in Pittsburgh are offered during the summer months.

Brynn has child abuse clearances and criminal background checks (with fingerprints) in OH and PA.
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Macaria July 3, 2019
· Violin · Online
Brynn is patient and kind while always pushing my daughter to reach for her potential. Being in the military we move frequently enough that it has disrupted our daughters passion for the violin. Her current school lumps all kids together based on grade not skill and that has been "boring". We are happy to see not only new things learned but our daughter is back to finding songs and attempting to learn them and practicing during homework breaks. Brynn has been phenomenal and I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn and have fun.
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Cawasdis B. July 3, 2019
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Seth June 26, 2019
· Violin · Online
She is very patient, is always encouraging, and makes sure you understand anything that is troubling you.
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About Meghan F.

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Chicago, IL
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Meghan Faw is a professional violinist and Suzuki trained teacher in the Chicago area. An avid proponent of the Suzuki method, Ms. Faw sets high standards for her students and gives them the tools necessary to achieve their goals. Ms. Faw has over four years of teaching experience, primarily working with beginners. She is trained through Suzuki book 3 and will continue with book 4 this fall.
Lessons are customized with your goals in mind. If you want to become a professional violinist, or just want to learn how to read music and play your favorite tunes, Ms. Faw puts you in charge.
Ms. Faw graduated from DePaul University with her Master of Music degree in 2019. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin (2017).

About Meghan
I started playing piano when I was five years old, and began violin at age seven. I played both for several years, but grew to love the violin (probably because we don't have to read two staffs!) Originally from Houston, TX, I went to a performing arts high school and was involved with three youth orchestras and various chamber ensembles. I also took privately with Frank Huang, the current concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. I went on to pursue my Bachelor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where I studied with Sandy Yamamoto. Here, I really honed my craft and worked with some renowed teachers and ensembles, including Ani Kavafian, the Miro Quartet, and the Cavani quartet. I was also involved in the University of Texas String Project, which is an organization that teaches college students how to teach younger students.
I moved to Chicago in 2017 to pursue my Masters at DePaul, studying with Janet Sung, an international soloist. I began teaching more, and really fell in love with working with children and helping them excel. I began to pursue my Suzuki training and gained even more teaching tools. I just finished my masters this year, and I am looking to pursue teaching full time. I am ready to let you take the drivers seat; tell me what you want out of these lessons and I will do everything in my power to make it happen. I have taught in Chicago Public Schools and can provide a background check on request. Please do not hesitate to contact with me with any questions, I'm here to make your violin dreams come true!
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About Kelly W.

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Greenville, NC
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I began to play the violin as a 4 year old in Eastern North Carolina. I began with Suzuki and after college began playing an electric violin for a local band. I love music...it releases a form of expression from the inner soul.

About Kelly
Hi there! My name is Kelly. I have been playing violin since I was 4. I have always enjoyed playing the violin especially when I was able to express it though playing in a local church. I learned to hear the music and feel the emotion that a violin player can receive. I’m excited to teach you the basics to violin from the beginning.
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About Nicholas K.

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Starkville, MS

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I have just finished studying violin and viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London. I have judt returned to the USA and I am a passionate teacher for all abilities. I am keen to work on any styles of music on the violin, whether it be classical or pop. I am a committed teacher that believes the best lessons are when the student is enjoying what they are doing and when they are able to ask any questions and feel motivated.

About Nicholas
I have just finished studying violin and viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Garfield Jackson. I have just returned to the USA after four years there. I am open to all genres of music, and I want to teach you what you want to learn! If you want to be a serious violinist, then I have a lot of teaching experience building essential technique, but if you find that you heard a song on the radio you really want to learn, I would be happy to teach you how to listen and work out melodies for yourself. I have always been committed to teaching and worked in several musical establishments in London including the Hap'ning place. Please get in touch if you would like my biography and list of concerts I have taken part in.
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Ryan August 13, 2019
· Violin · In studio
In my experience under Nick, I’ve been inspired to make the best music I can. I have played in his orchestra in London, U.K., and I was pushed healthily to a high standard. Nick is a great character and a superb musician. I highly recommend him as a teacher!
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Anna August 13, 2019
· Violin · In home
Nick is a wonderful teacher and concert musician. He has an outstanding technique and musical sensitivity. He is one of the best viola and violin players and also a great conductor.
I cooperated with him in the string quartet since 2016 (London). During our co-operation he has made a huge impact on my playing. I am very grateful I met Nick on my way - a genuine person with a huge passion for music. I would very highly recommend Nick to everyone!
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Ana August 12, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Nicholas has been an excellent colleague in our string quartet and an excellent teacher to my daughter. He is very honest and patient and gives excellent advice, structures the lesson very carefully and always creates a positive atmosphere during the lessons.
He focuses on the technique but always led by music. I highly recommend Nick as a violin teacher.
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About Janetta T.

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Allen, TX
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The most exciting part for me of the job is to witness the improvement of my students. Nothing is better than that students learn new and advanced playing skills from me, and we can share stories to each other when we are having lessons.

I am open to students from age 5 and up, as I enjoy communicating with them and I love inspiring and exploring potentials from students. I teach students not only playing skills, but also good disciplines that will assist them to develop their own routine in daily life. Music is a universal language, we get to know better to the world by playing and enjoy music together. We have student recital every year that provides opportunities to students to perform by themselves, as well as in a small ensemble, both playing instruments and singing (ear training.) Both students and parents really enjoy their performances.

About Janetta
I’m a professional violinist who plays actively with local orchestras in DFW area. I love different styles of music, as I can get inspired by different cultures every time I play. This is how I introduce my lessons to my students. I encourage brain storming, and I like to have my students being the teacher of their own instead of just listening to me.

I have multiple music background from China and the United States, which allows me to absorb and convey different concepts of music to my students. As a young educator, I enjoy working with my students on their playing essentials, and we frequently communicate with their favorite music, or the way we can approach. I am also an ear training teacher who emphasizes music theory and sight-singing combined with violin learning. Students love my classes, as they have so much fun singing and work
ing with peers, as well as learn many theoretical knowledge that school rarely teaches.
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I have played/taught stringed instruments (violin, viola cello, double bass) for 30+ years. I taught string orchestra, symphony orchestra, and small string ensembles. I currently teach students of all ages from 5 to 40+. I focus on reading and playing skills, with theory and history included. I directed High School music programs in for 16 years and taught: Concert and Marching Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Jazz Choir, Concert and a Capella Choir, Piano, Guitar.

About Mark
Hello, I am Mark R,
I started playing music in 4th grade on flute, later switching to tuba and electric bass in High School. I attended American River College, Sacramento where I received my Associate of Arts Degree in Music. I transferred to California State University, Long Beach where I received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition, a California Teaching Credential in Music (K-12) and began work on my Masters. I directed High School music programs in for 16 years and taught: Concert and Marching Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Jazz Choir, Concert and a Capella Choir, Piano, Guitar, Computer Music, and AP Music Theory.
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