Arielle-Khrystiana Plucinski-Dye

Arielle-Khrystiana P.

Lockport, NY
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Arielle-Khrystiana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2010

I began my musical studies at the age of six, starting off in my elementary school orchestra and chorus. A passion and talent for the violin led me to placing in competitions and festivals, and performing professionally in quartets and at wedding ceremonies later in high school. I began performing in rock 'n' roll bands in 2008, and began a teaching career in 2009. My students and students' parents have praised me for my musicianship, patience, and compassion. I am also an operatic soprano and musical theater musician, thus making me a diverse and well-rounded instructor. I teach in the traditional style, combining some Suzuki elements. For beginning voice lessons, we will focus on vocalizes, theory, and appropriate repertoire. I take a different approach to every student, realizing that not everyone learns the same, and that what may work for one student will not work for another. I am dedicated to assisting the musicians of the future. I firmly believe that being performer assists me in my teaching, because I can give my students the benefit of my performance knowledge and experience, preparing them not only for school concerts and NYSSMA festivals, but also other arenas, such as performing with rock musicians or in theater pits to earn extra cash after high school. I enjoy working with all ages, 3-83. I'm excited to meet you and assist you with the adventure that is learning classical violin! My students have also been recipients of several scholarships and awards.

*** Lesson Details ***
A combination of traditional and Suzuki techniques. Each lesson is uniquely tailored to fit the student's personal/musical goals, learning style, and skill level. Voice lessons will focus on healthy vocalism, beginning theory training, and sight-reading skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Many books on music history and theory, electric piano, clean, friendly atmosphere that is perfect for making music in!

*** Specialties ***
Classical violin, classical voice, basic theory. Early childhood, opera, viola, basic piano.

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Feb 2009 - Present

I am a classically trained soprano, I have performed with Nickel City's Opera Chorus and also have performed roles in scenes programs of "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Il Trovatore." My other operatic roles include Ida and Adele in Die Fledermaus, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Juliette in Romeo et Juliette. I have sang with The New York Lyric Opera Theater in NYC. I am also an active recitalist. I am fascinated with voice science and the great singers of the past, such as Rosa Ponselle and Enrico Caruso, and am always doing research on these topics. I primarily specialize in Slavic repertoire.

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Violin Teacher
Feb 2009 - Present
Private Studio

I teach classical violin lessons to all ages!!

Sep 2006 - Present

I am an active performer, for wedding ceremonies, afternoon Victorian teas, and many other functions. Also have appeared in several bands, in performance in venues such as Buffalo's Elmwood Lounge, and I was a gypsy in ART Theater's production of "The Dead English."

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Jan 2009 - Mar 2011
University at Buffalo
Criminal Justice
Jan 2005 - Dec 2008
Niagara County Community College


American English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Juliette Brigid Sweeney Scholarship for Early Singers
May 2014
Opera Foundation of Buffalo

Photos & Videos

Featured Musician, Young Playwright's Fest 2012

"The Dead English", as a gypsy with ART Theater

Photo by Arielle-Khrystiana P.

Photo by Arielle-Khrystiana P.

Photo by Arielle-Khrystiana P.

Photo by Arielle-Khrystiana P.
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11 Reviews

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Caroline Mar 23, 2018
Piano · In studio

Jonathan, my 12-year-old stepson had his first lesson yesterday with Arielle. I was very impressed with how she handled his shyness. She was very positive and motivational with him!

Christina Mar 23, 2018
Violin · In studio

My son loves taking music lessons so much he is now learning two instruments. I am always in awe when I hear him play. Arielle has done an amazing job teaching my son in an atmosphere he enjoys.

Melanie Mar 23, 2018
Violin · In studio

I am very happy with Arielle. She knows how to transition her teaching skills for adults.

Timothy Mar 23, 2018
Violin · In studio

I'm a former music major and I have performed with several bands throughout my life on guitar, harmonica, and vocals. I recently decided to take up an instrument that I studied for a very short time as a child - violin. I've had lessons for about six months now with Arielle, and will continue to study with her for some time. She is an excellent teacher, and at a very reasonable cost, especially compared to others.
She teaches every single detail of what I should know about playing violin, supplied a really helpful textbook to me, and each lesson is great fun, not dull work for a beginner. I really appreciate that.
If someone is expecting to have an effective and pleasing learning experience, just go ahead and work with Arielle. It is absolutely worth the time and effort.

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Serreina Mar 23, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Arielle is a wonderful teacher and takes into consideration the different learning styles for her students. She makes you feel very comfortable and we also even laugh together. She is very respcectful and appreciative of different vocal styles and genres and caters different vocal techniques to your personal style. Can't say enough nice things about her.

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Will Mar 23, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Ari is sweet and kind, honest and goal-setting. My former teacher told me I could be on "American Idol." While this is nice to hear, I felt like something was lacking from the lessons. I went to Ari and she told me that although I had a beautiful voice, I had to work on my breath support. We have set realistic goals together and now I feel much better about my technique!! Thanks Ari!

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Jess Mar 23, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Arielle is a fantastic teacher. She truly listens to me and to my unique needs as a voice student. She customizes every vocalese for my individual sound. They aren't just generic "vocal warm-ups." My voice is healthier than it has ever been.

Mike Feb 17, 2018
Viola · In studio

Excellent string teacher. Really helped me with my NYSSMA solo and was willing to help me with other repertoire too.

Mary Feb 17, 2018
Violin · In studio

Arielle works extremely well with children. My daughter is shy, but she looks forward to her lesson every week. She also loves the studio recitals.

Gen Feb 17, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Ari has a beautiful voice and she has really helped me with my breath support and overall vocal technique to become a better singer.

Philip G. Feb 2, 2014
Violin ·

Wonderful results, and a lot of fun!

If you're looking for someone to start the violin with, look no further than Arielle D. She can start you from the ground up, even if touché never read or played music a day in your life. She will try different approaches if the standard book stuff isn't working. She's also great with scheduling, very easygoing with make-up lessons. She also made me feel very comfortable and relaxed during my lessons.

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