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Massapequa, NY

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All styles- all ages- learn what you want! emphasis on a good technique for a good tone, bow arm, and left hand playing in tune!

About Thomas
Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City.

Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music.

Thomas is an experienced private instructor and will bring the best out of every student. Experienced will all ages, skill levels, music styles, special needs, and everything else that comes along with teaching.

Thomas holds a masters degree in music education from SUNY Buffalo State, as well as a bachelors degree in music education from Hofstra University, and an associates degree in music performance from Nassau Community College.
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Grace L. October 17, 2018
· Violin · In home
My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!
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John Thomas July 1, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Tom is great! Relaxed, patient and experienced with children. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an instructor. Our 10 year old is eager to see him again.
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Daria T. April 22, 2018
· Cello · In home
He is the best cello teacher ,very professional and very good with children. My daughter is very happy to have lessons with him.
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Thomas V.

Massapequa, NY 11758
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About Emily V.

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Hicksville, NY

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Whether young or old, raw beginner or experienced player, I am happy to teach you! I am keenly aware to the needs of my students and adjust my teaching based on each individual's musical interests and goals. I have experience preparing grade-school aged students for NYSSMA solo festivals.

About Emily
American violinist Emily V. is an active and versatile performer of chamber and orchestral music. As a chamber musician, Emily has appeared with the Mannes American Composers Ensemble in the ensemble's Alice Tully Hall debut. Additionally, she has collaborated with the Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo in a concert that has been broadcast on WWFM, and is a member of Trio des Waldes, a horn trio that has performed throughout NYC and on the Bucks County (PA) Performing Arts concert series.

As an orchestral violinist, she regularly performs with the Symphony of Westchester and the Chappaqua Orchestra; previously, she served as concertmaster of the Mannes Orchestra, Columbus State University Philharmonic, and the pit orchestra for LoftOpera, and as section violinist in the Columbus and LaGrange Symphony Orchestras. She was an orchestral fellow
with the National Repertory Orchestra, and has attended the Bowdoin International and Madeline Island Music Festivals.

Emily maintains a private teaching studio of twenty students ages 3 to adult in the NYC/Long Island area. Additionally, she teaches group violin classes, as well as after school private lessons in the NYC public schools through Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. In the summers of 2013-2015, she was Junior Faculty at the Stringwood Chamber Music Camp.

Emily received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Columbus State University, where she was named the Presser Scholar, and received her master's from Mannes College of Music. Currently, Emily is pursuing a DMA in Performance at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her major teachers include Daniel Phillips, Lewis Kaplan, Muneko Otani, and Sergiu Schwartz. In 2016, she completed violin teacher training through Opus 118 Harlem School of Music's intern program.
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Dee F. August 7, 2019
· Violin · In home
I've been learning the violin as a 40-year-old adult with Emily for several months. She is great. I'd recommend her 100%.
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Ambar G. June 25, 2018
· Violin · In home
Emily is great. She’s very knowledgeable and my daughter is learning so much!
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Aaron January 25, 2018
· Violin · In home
Even though this was Aaron's first private violin lesson, he has already shown great improvements. Ms. Vold is very knowledgeable and worked great with Aaron. Couldn't have asked for a better instructor!
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Emily V.

Hicksville, NY 11801
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About Eunice K.

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Saint Paul, MN
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Experienced violin teacher of 5 years available to teach students of all levels and age. I want your time of learning to be fulfilling and enjoyable. My goal is to teach you what you want to learn at your own pace. I can help you practice, prep you for an audition or performance, or give you career advice as well.

About Eunice
Eunice is widely known as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. She is represented by Jonathan Wentworth Management and was the winner of the Astral Artists National Auditions. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she graduated with the Milka Violin Prize as well as title of concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. She currently plays with Grammy-winning Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has participated at numerous music festivals such as Marlboro School of Music, Ravinia Steans Institute, Music From Angel Fire, Aspen Music Festival, Artosphere, Music@Menlo, and Taos School of Music. She has recorded under the Naxos label as a soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
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Ben July 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
So far, so good: after his first lesson, my son (who has been practicing for a year) seemed to get some really valuable correction to his form. He says it this way: "She's really good at explaining why and how."
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Eunice K.

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About Luther B.

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Bridgeport, CT

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.
Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.
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David N. August 12, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
Luther stays where I’m at and then helps me go the next step. That is useful for consistent gradual progress without the frustrations of moving either too slow or too fast (I am a beginning tenor saxophone player). Nice interpersonal style, patient and easy going, while methodical.
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Geoff K. July 10, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I think Luther is great. He works with my 10-year old son on piano, singing and even trumpet and violin as needed. My son has to work hard to progress, and Luther customizes the lesson plan for him and seems to understand him well. I'm really excited about them working together.
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David N. July 1, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
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Luther B.

Bridgeport, CT 06604
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About Paul W.

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Houston, TX

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Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike.

Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc.

Still Performing, recording all around the United states.
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Charis August 21, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Excellent first lesson! I’m so excited to continue my lessons with Paul!
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Dennis August 20, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I'll get right to the point. Paul's personality made it extremely easy for me not only to be comfortable but to feel really appreciated. I was fearful that Paul may feel like, "oh great another person who THINKS he has something but can't sing a lick!" I experienced the exact opposite. Within 15 minutes he located what has been my most frustrating issue. I felt like I was already ahead of the game and we hadn't even started yet! Paul has the rare balance of a sense of humor and still following an agenda to meet my goal. Thanks to Paul I really feel like I can, and WILL reach all my goals. AND enjoy the journey to them!! Can't wait for the next lesson!
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Ethan M. June 12, 2019
· Saxophone · In home
Ethan has alot of fun!!!
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Paul W.

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About Enmanuel A.

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Whitestone, NY
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Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate violin student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more.

About Enmanuel
Hi my name is Enmanuel I'm a Experienced teacher for 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced in piano,guitar,violoncello,violin,viola,flute,saxophone etc.. for students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For all the instruments offered.
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Carol August 23, 2017
· Cello · In home
The best teacher I've had in a long time great teacher!!!
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Enmanuel A.

Whitestone, NY 11357
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About Cornelia S.

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Peterborough, NH
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Acquiring good habits and building confidence are invaluable when it comes to studying an instrument and when playing with others. Each student brings their own unique personality to the lesson process and therefore requires a different approach to learning. I encourage students to rely on their individual strengths regardless of any specific method or philosophy of teaching. It is extremely rewarding to see the joy as students not only reach milestones, but ultimately become their own best teachers!

About Cornelia
I am a graduate of the Juilliard School and a frequent guest artist and faculty member at the nations’ leading festivals and summer programs. Having taught for over 20 years, I have an extensive background working with a wide range of students in private and group settings. In addition, I work closely with arts organizations and schools in presenting workshops to students of all ages.

Performances include: Oregon Bach Festival, Music from Salem, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Ensemble Modern, Clarion Quartet, Stadler Quartett, Bach Aria, New Hampshire, Caramoor, Waterloo, Salzburg, Grand Teton Music festivals; U/Mass-Dartmouth Guest Artists Series; Islip Arts Council- Dowling College Concert Series, New School Concerts, New York Philomusica,Trondheim Contemporary Music
Festival, Norway. Former member: Wiener KammerOrchester, Camerata Salzburg. Recipient: Artist Opportunity Grant-New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Lecturer of Music- Franklin Pierce University.
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Sandy March 6, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Many years ago I was coached in a chamber music setting by Cornelia (in one hour the piece had been wholly transformed), and when my daughter, then 6, came to me and said she wanted to play the violin, I knew exactly whom to call. I was a little worried then that Cornelia might not take beginners, but to my joy, her attitude is (excuse me for putting words in your mouth, Cornelia) "Of course I take beginners! How else to keep them from developing bad habits in the first place?" Fast forward to now: that 6 year-old became the concertmistress of the NEC Youth Symphony in Boston, has traveled around the country and around Asia playing the violin with the highly competitive National Youth Orchestra, and continues to play with excellent players to this day--and all because she was set on the right path by Cornelia, who is focused and kind. She's also demanding of excellence, and wildly enthusiastic about your progress. If you want to pay for lessons but don't really care about what kind of job you do, go somewhere else. Cornelia is the real deal. Violin isn't easy: if you want to start right, start here. If you want to get better, you've come to the right place. If you want really to think about the music you're playing, she's your guy. Plus she's got a great laugh.
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Nancy February 23, 2019
· Violin · In studio
A consummate professional and gifted teacher. Her love of the instrument is infectious. Her sense of humor puts you at ease.
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Mikko February 20, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Cornelia is fantastic! We have been going to her for years. We have also heard from friends that she is the best violin teacher in the area. It would be hard not to agree. If you want to learn to play violin, she is the teacher for you. If you do not want to work hard and be accurate with your playing, then probably better to move on.
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Cornelia S.

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About Marcus B.

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Bellmore, NY
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Experienced teacher of 4 years, specializing in beginner/intermediate violin & viola students! Lessons are customized based off of the wants, goals, and needs of each student. With my years of orchestral training, I can help you build a strong foundation of note reading, scales, music theory, sight reading, technique, rhythm, and more!

About Marcus
I am a violist/violinist in the Long Island, New York area! I have been studying the violin and viola for over 10 years. I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree at the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York!

Although I may be young, I have a lot of experience within the orchestral music field. While in high school, I was the principal violist of the Gemini Youth Symphony Orchestra, Nassau Community College Orchestra, co-principal viola of the Long Island String Festival Association, concert master of my high schools’s Honors String Ensemble and the Founder/Director of a high school string ensemble! Additionally, I was the President of my high schools Tri-M (Music National Honors Society).

During the weekdays, I am a music student and a member of the Queens College Symphony Orchestra. Since I am a full time student, I have d
evoted my weekends to what I love most, teaching! I have been teaching since 2015 when I was an intern and now I take on 20+ per week! I work with my students closely in building a strong foundation in musical knowledge! I have prepared students for auditions, recitals, and NYSSMA festivals!
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Sam June 17, 2019
· Viola · In home
After taking lesson with Marcus my daughter has improved tremendously. She comes out of each lesson with a smile on her face determined to work on the next part in her music. He’s wonderful!
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Marcus B.

Bellmore, NY 11710
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About Jerry (Zheyang) X.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I started violin when I was four, and I earned my Bachelor Degree of violin performance at Oberlin Conservatory and is currently studying at Thornton School of Music at USC. Having met numerous great pedagogues in the world throughout my career, I will be able to convey my passion of music to my students while being able to improve one's playing. Studying the violin is fun and enjoyable.

About Jerry (Zheyang)
Hello! I am Jerry Xiong. I just graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with Bachelor Degrees in violin performance and chemistry. Currently, I am studying violin performance at USC Thornton School of Music.

Having been the concertmaster of both Oberlin Orchestra and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra, I believe that classical music has always been a passion for me. Recent awards include winner of New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition of 2014, Winner of Oberlin Conservatory Concerto Competition of 2017-18, and the semi-finalist of Ann and Charles Eisemann International Young Artist Competition of 2018. This year, I have been selected as one of the four concertmasters of the Thornton Symphony.

I believe that my experience and my passion for music will be able to help both improve one's techni
que as well as staying passionate about music. Having met numerous world's greatest violin pedagogues, being able to share my music with you is a treat for both you and me.

For my potential student who would like to learn Chinese, my fluency in both languages will be able to help you learn the language with fun and ease. Learning Chinese is not just learning a language, one will be able to feel the Chinese culture and the beauty of this language.
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Catrina G. September 16, 2019
· Violin · Online
Jerry X. is so passionate on teaching, love to help students on problem-solving, and continuously progressing as a teacher on teaching methods.
Many good and gifted players are not necessarily the best teacher, but Mr. Xiong is really someone who can teach you HOW to practice and to love your music!
Perfect for beginners or anyone wants to pursue better musicality! I love my violin now.
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Mena September 15, 2019
· Violin · Online
Best teacher ever!!
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Jerry (Zheyang) X.

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About Katelyn W.

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I'm fresh out of high school, so I can relate to and get along with younger students, but students of any age are welcome! Since I am teaching beginners, I will teach necessary terminology and basic skills. I will make sure you are familiar with the terminology before I use it in lessons. I know how confusing and intimidating professional lessons can be, and I will make it simple and understandable, and I will do my best to make you feel comfortable. I am more comfortable with playing the cello, but from being in orchestra for eight years, and playing for an additional two years, I know how to teach the violin.

About Katelyn
I am due to be in the orchestra for my college's production of Godspell. I am heavily into musical theatre and bands. I am a creative writer in my free time, and I am currently working on a screenplay. I do not discriminate, and I will work with anyone regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, or gender identity.
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Katelyn W.

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