Andrea Velasquez

Andrea V.

Wappingers Falls, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Every lesson will be taught according to the student's needs. There will be the basic structure of improving upon technique and musicality but discovering a love of playing the violin will come first!
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Andrea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2012

I am a recent graduate from SUNY Fredonia with a dual degree in Music Education and Violin Performance. I have taught about 10 students between ages 9-12 in my home studio. I have also worked at the Amadeus String shop individually teaching around a dozen beginner students in 2014.
Teaching music is something I absolutely love to do! I believe that creating and discovering music is a gift that everyone should be able to experience and it is never too late to start! Enjoying yourself is my number one goal, then making you the best musician you can be comes afterwards.
At Fredonia I have learned to become viola, cello, bass, and piano proficient so I could teach any student those instruments on a beginner-intermediate level.
I am also an avid performer and fiddler. I have played in my school's symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and many chamber ensembles. I have also performed with the Northern-Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, the Orchard Park Symphony, the Warren Philharmonic, the Southern Tier Symphony, and the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. These are only a few groups I have played with!

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Primary Violin Teacher and Combo Class Assistant (Piano, Singing, and Acting)
May 2017 - Present
Renaissance Kids

Renaissance Kids is a learning center that offers private music lessons, art classes, music readiness classes (ages 3-5), and combo classes (where students study their primary instrument (violin, piano, drums, or guitar), sing, and do acting activities). At this program I am the primary violin teacher for all of the violin students. I also help out with the combo classes as well as the music readiness class.

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Jul 2012 - Present
Summer Strings Music Camp

This summer string camp is a day camp for string players in grades 2 through 10. At the camp the student learn how to play in an orchestra (4 different leveled orchestras) as well as how to play fiddle tunes by ear (12 different leveled fiddle groups). Being a counselor involves a lot of interaction with the students including extra help on their pieces and tunes as well as making sure they are where they should be at certain times.

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Summer Beginner Violin Teacher
May 2014 - Aug 2014
Amadeus String Shop


Music Education and Violin Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017
SUNY Fredonia


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Organization of Women
Sep 2013

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American String Teachers Association
Aug 2013

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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Photos & Videos

Bartok Duet with my private teacher Rachel Handman at my high school Senior Recital
At Music at Port Milford summer music camp in Ontario, Canada

High School Orchestra Concert

Photo shoot for the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers CD 2012

Shadow of me performing at my high school's prism concert 2012

Ashokan Farewell arrangement with my friend Catie Ely at my high school Senior Recital
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2 Reviews

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Rachel C. Nov 1, 2017
Fiddle · In studio

Andrea is one of those rare individuals with a zest for life that is contagious. Her lessons are fun, upbeat, and lesson time spent with her absolutely flies by. I learned a few fiddle tunes with her and loved every minute of it! As a performer she brings her charisma onto the stage with her and is an absolute joy to watch perform. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in search of a teacher.

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Julia C. Jun 26, 2015
Violin · In home

Andrea is a warm and friendly young teacher. While we only spent 30 minutes together for our first lesson for my 12 year old daughter yesterday, I can see that only positive things lie in store for my daughter as a violin student with Andrea this summer!

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