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Popular Viola Teachers Near New York

Oleg R.

Fort Lee, NJ
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Kira H.

Long Island City, NY
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John A.

New York, NY
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Oleg R. Fort Lee, NJ

About Oleg

Oleg is a violinist who represents the brilliant Russian violin school which is arguably one of the leading violin schools in the World during 20th century. In 1984 he was accepted to Moscow Conservatory of Music and in 1991 he graduated Conservatory with highest marks in violin and piano. In 1990 he was invited to participate in IV International Violin Competition 'Isola di Capri' (Capri Italy) and won 1st Prize of this competition playing N. Paganini's 4th Violin Concerto with cadenza which Oleg composed especially for this event. After competition he was invited to participate in music festival in Rimini Italy where he shared the stage with such famous musicians as Boris Berezovsky (1st Prize 1990 P.I.Tchaikovsky Piano Competition) Enrico Pace and Evgeny Bushkov (both winners of many ...

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Peri F. November 12, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Superb, excellent violin teacher

highly competent, most inspiring, very likeable, musically talented and capable of producing soul stirring heart warming music.
Kira H. Long Island City, NY

I can teach up to intermediate violists via the Suzuki method up to about book 7.

About Kira

I graduated from Mannes College of Music with a BS in violin performance and a minor in psychology. While at Mannes, I was a student of Sally Thomas (Julliard School), and other primary teachers include Claudia Schaer, Amy Barlowe and Oscar Ravina. I have performed at every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. My performance schedule has also led me to solo appearances with the Rockland Summer Institute festival orchestra. My past chamber music coaches include Ann Setzer, Peter Prosser, Chin Kim, Gena Raps, and members of both the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and NY Philharmonic. I have also participated in masterclasses with Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, and Ida Kavafian. I am also a graduate of the ...

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Jessica N. March 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Very caring and talented instructor.

My daughter and I have been taking lessons from Kira for a little over a year, we couldn't be happier! We are learning by way of the Suzuki Method. My daughter was five when we started.
Kira is adept at explaining things in ways we can both understand. She is very intuitive and switches up the lessons to keep my daughter excited and engaged. We consider her a gem of a teacher, a rare find.
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SadiaM May 30, 2012
Fantastic

Kira is an awesome teacher. it's sad that my daughter cannot continue her lessons. kira was so much fun, and such a wonderful teacher, my daughter talks of her often. her has amazing energy and patience.
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RichardL March 27, 2012
A great teacher and learning enviorment

We are very happy with the care and expertice that goes into my daughter's violin lessons. She is progressing nicely and has pure love for the instrument thanks to the great teaching. Thank you. Kira
John A. New York, NY

Mr. A is an accomplished violist and violinist. He has been a member of the Asheville Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Hilton-Head Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Orchestra of St. Andrew’s Bay, and Panama City Pops Orchestra, as well as countless pick-up orchestras and chamber groups. In addition to his classical roots he has recorded and performed live with folk, contemporary jazz, and rap groups such Deltron 3030, Tarbaby, and Holly McCormack.

He is currently on faculty as violin and viola instructor at the Williamsburg Music Studio as well as maintaining a private teaching practice in Manhattan. Mr. A served as the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ viola studio teaching assistant while pursuing his undergraduate degree at there. He has been a coach at the Winter Harbor Music Festival and for the North Carolina All-State viola section. He has also taught on faculty at the Louisiana State University Music Academy and Separk Music in Winston-Salem, ...

About John

Mr. A. an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He completed a three year, 1600-hour training course at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City. He has been invited as a guest teacher at Teachers College, Columbia and McGill Universities and is currently on staff at Alexander Technique Workshops International’s UNCSA workshop (formerly known as Sweet Briar). His writings have been featured on the American Center for the Alexander Technique’s website. Mr. A is available to teach group and private classes at his studio in Manhattanville and at the American Center for the Alexander Technique. John’s specialities are working with musculoskeletal pain and helping performing artists reach their full potential. He takes a philosophical and yet ...

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Dina E. September 20, 2014
Alexander Technique · In home
I practice yoga, go to the gym & walk a lot. I tend to throw myself around at work & during exercise. A.T. has vastly helped decrease my stress headaches & neck tension.

John is a patient teacher. He pushed me to realize the limitations of my poor use and instead explore movements that allow me to breathe and move
more freely. I recommend him to the novice (myself) or someone who has had many lessons. He can meet you where you're at physically -- each lesson was custom to my physical & mental state in the moment.

Erica Q.

Brooklyn, NY
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Erin E.

Brooklyn, NY
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Concetta A.

Brooklyn, NY
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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 ...

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Brian L. December 13, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
What an amazing website of resources. I don't think it would have been possible for me to have pursued a long time desire to take lessons again with my crazy schedule AND to find such a thoughtful and enthusiastic teacher as Erica! I was probably looking at achieving some combination of musical therapy and musical cognition with a deep yearning to get back to some core basics that as a younger musician I was in too much of a hurry to focus on ( I certainly got all of the above!) The priceless piece about Erica was her innate ability to connect in such a joyful way to wherever I was in my rather unpredictable musical path. She filled me with laughter, ideas and a new way to look at my instrument. Thank you so much for being my temporary guide - some day I look forward to coming back for more. If you are looking for a teacher - please consider starting here - you won't be disappointed!
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Kaitlyn C. December 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Erica is wonderful! Very encouraging, always cheerful and pushes me to work hard without it feeling like work.

Prior to starting lessons with Erica, I was hesitant to pick up learning an instrument as an adult, but it has already been so rewarding, and I always leave my lessons feeling energized and excited!
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Keri M. December 2, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Erica is amazing! My daughters have had weekly lessons with her for the better part of a year, and we feel so fortunate to have found her. My eight- and six-year-old daughters have very different personalities (one is insecure and prone to anxiety, and the other can stubborn and has difficulty focusing sometimes), and she works wonderfully with both of them. She is kind yet pushes them to their abilities. I don't know if I love her knowledge or calm demeanor more, they're both so invaluable when teaching kids! Her talent will also astound you. She is an excellent role model for my girls, and I cannot recommend her enough!
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 ever 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

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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.
Concetta A. Brooklyn, NY

Learn to play folk music or classical. Explore this deep and beautiful instrument!

About Concetta

Private instruction, early childhood education, elementary and high school education

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Lindsey G. November 9, 2014
Fiddle · In home
Concetta was such a treat to have in our home! She came out all the way from NY to NJ for my mothers birthday, and though she is a beginner, emerged from the 1 hour lesson so inspired to keep practicing, able to fully complete her first song! She even did a little performance at the end on the lesson! She is a great people person, fun to talk to, and she really knows her stuff. Excellent choice!
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Kay C. October 11, 2014
Verified Student
I have learned more in just three lessons with Concetta than I learned after three months of once a week lessons with an instructor from a music store.

Concetta has a natural gift to teach and an ability to allow even a musical novice, like me, understand basic music theory.

This talented young lady eat, sleeps and breathes music.
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Mark H. October 8, 2014
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
When I met Concetta online, I had never played the Mandolin before. Now after 4 going on 5 months I am in the beginning stages of learning Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin. This feat was accomplished by Concetta's knowledge, understanding and compassion for this student who was clumsy, awkward and with little self confidence. I now know where I want to go with the Mandolin and with Concetta's guidance and wisdom, I know I will be given a strong foundation to achieve it. This has been the best experience for me and I know it will also be for you as well....:)

Viola Lessons in NYC

Since teaching viola lessons in New York, I have come to realize that people often start an instrument with incredulous awes at any experienced musician who rattles of lick or flourish. After progressing with your instrument, it is great fun to try and tackle these difficult musical feats, but also a great frustration to practice them and still have no results. Even with the correct basics to attempt a more virtuosic passage, people often stumble and take the incorrect notion that it takes two hours of drilling on a single passage in order to pull it off.

The good news is that a large percentage of seemingly difficult passages are actually a few basics combined as a sort of musician’s magic trick -- which is the clue to solving this problem!

When it comes to playing the viola, I ...

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