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All Grown Up in the Big Apple - NYC Violin Lessons

By Laura K. - New York City Violin Teacher

When people I meet ask me what I do and I tell them I’m a music teacher, most assume one thing: that my violin studio is full of children. They picture the eager six-year-old with a tiny, curvy black box knocking on my door, ready to saw away at their scales – and they’re not wrong! What they’re surprised to learn, however, is that just as many adult students are knocking on my door. As a teacher of private violin lessons in New York City, I’ve found that some of my most interesting lessons are taught to people with full-time jobs.

Being a singer and violinist, I began all of my musical journeys before I graduated from college. I learned to read music at the same time I learned to read words, so each time my grade school students walk through my door, I remembe
r where learning the violin fit into my life, much as it fits into theirs: one more after-school activity, an introduction to a future love and possible career. But my adult students come for a different reason, and the violin plays a different role in their lives. They have already chosen their careers, established their daily routines and accepted their stresses – and the violin is a new friend, a way to relax, an outlet and oasis. When they pick up that violin, none of the pressures of their everyday lives follow them, and they take solace in learning something new and beautiful during their violin classes.

In the hustle and bustle of NYC, it’s easy to get weighed down; with each adult student lesson I teach, I know that I give my students a vacation from that, and I get the opportunity to introduce them to a world they’ve grown up without knowing. It’s never too late to learn. Find out what you have been missing by signing up with a local violin instructor today!
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Marvett H. New York, NY

I currently teach students from beginner (pre-twinkle) to advanced levels.

About Marvett

I am a very encouraging and engaging teacher who focuses on proper form and technique, while maintaining the student's interest and encouraging creativity. I incorporate both traditional and Suzuki methods and cater every lesson to the students individual needs and goals. There is never a dull moment in my lessons, I keep the student motivated and excited about leaning to play the violin! *** Lesson Details *** The violin is my passion and I enjoy teaching all ages the violin! Lessons are catered to every students personal goals and needs. Combining Suzuki and Traditional methods along with Etudes and scales will give the student a solid foundation on the violin. *** Studio Equipment *** Renting an instrument is simple, easy, and very cost effective. I will be more than

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Wendi T. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Marvette is a Dream!

I had some reservations about finding a violin teacher this way, but we hit the jackpot with Marvette. My daughter has been taking violin lessons for years and she says Marvette is the best teacher she has ever had. She is sweet and encouraging.
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miriam P. May 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Wonderful Teacher

I can't say enough good things about Marvett. My daughter was struggling and miserable with the violin and Marvett changed everything. She has a wonderful demeanor and is so patient. Now my daughter is enjoying the violin for the first time. I highly recommend her.
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Ilana S. February 11, 2013
Violin
Wonderful Violin teacher!

Excellent teacher, my daughter and I highly recommend her! She is very kind and patient and has helped my daughter improve greatly!
Kira H. Long Island City, NY

I accept violinists of all levels, and have completed Suzuki teacher training through book 8. I also bring in other methods such as Shirley Givens Adventures in Violinland for younger students, and incorporate books from Paul Rolland's teaching methodology.

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
Erica Q. Brooklyn, NY

I teach the Suzuki Method and focus on playing by ear to allow students to develop great technique, intonation and enjoyment of playing music. This method also builds a fantastic classical repertoire! 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!
Zhana G. New York, NY

About Zhana

I have been a freelance violinist and a professional violin teacher for the past 30 years. Playing in the orchestra and teaching students are two of my greatest passions in life. As a private violin instructor, I firmly believe that education is impossible without student motivation and passion. As much as I love teaching, my best experience is also learning from my students. Education - received in the Republic of Georgia (Eastern Europe) - Tbilisi State Music Academy - 7 year degree in Violin/Piano performance. - Tbilisi State College of Music and Arts - Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. - Tbilisi State Music Conservatory - Master's Degree in Violin Performance. I am very fortunate to love teaching because it allows me to share my knowledge and incredible ...

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Chen T. January 19, 2015
Violin · In studio
An advanced beginner's review Zhana combines very well the two elements that are essential for a good teacher in any field: strictness and high expectations on the one hand coupled with kindness and encouragement on the other.
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MO Z. November 9, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Zhana is an amazing violin teacher. She has the perfect amount of patience but at the same time demands enough to challenge any individual and make them better.
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Benedict B. April 5, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
An advanced beginner's review

Zhana combines very well the two elements that are essential for a good teacher in any field: strictness and high expectations on the one hand coupled with kindness and encouragement on the other. I have only had six weeks of lessons with her so far, but I have already learned a lot and can compare her favorably with other instructors.
Erin E. Brooklyn, NY

I've studied the violin for thirty years and teaching for 15. I teach students of all levels, and specialize in the Suzuki method. I cater my teaching approach toward the goals of each student, and my main goal is having fun with it!

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.
Nicholas P. Brooklyn, NY

I teach all levels of violin, with an equal emphasis on playing music and establishing technique. My focus for violin is agility and expression, so I encourage students to practice improvising and developing fast finger movement on the instrument.

In order to achieve results and fulfillment, please be prepared to practice your instrument at least two days per week outside of lessons.

About Nicholas

Welcome! I am a full-time violin/viola teacher from New York and a registered member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am an active performer of contemporary and classical music, and my commitment is to instill my students with both a passion for playing music and a strong technical foundation. My teaching method is tailored to each student's individual learning style and motivation for playing. The first question I will ask at every first lesson is: what music do you love? This can be one song - a nursery rhyme, classical melody, or popular song - or a genre of music. Regardless of age, I believe that the most effective path for learning violin or viola is to start with the music! For younger children, I suggest beginning with the Suzuki method in order to establish ...

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Hamid R. January 28, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Nicholas has a unique way of teaching and the result so far has been fantastic. Cyrus respect him and gets motivated after each class to do better.
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Natale A. January 6, 2015
Violin · In home
As helpful as they come, Nick has bent over backwards to make sure our 6-yr-old daughter was outfitted with the right violin and bow. As an absolute beginner when she began a couple of months ago, she's impressing us now with her new skills.
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Charles B. December 27, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Instructor/Teacher/Friend; I do not know where to begin with this tutor of music from The Celestial Spheres. He is my own Orphic Music Instructor. In that he 'Inspires", and makes one want to practice and go with him! It's a conception easily understood, once you get going with him in learning. And if you know? Well! You'll know far more. And this can be said on all levels.
I don't know if these comments are actually looked at or reviewed in some way, but he's a raw talent in many ways, and I can see for All ages :)

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