Dongbin Shin

Dongbin S.

West Hartford, CT
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching children of all age groups to acquire a solid foundation in violin playing. Whether it be pre-K beginners, or high school students getting ready for college auditions, I will communicate with the students and parents to set a number of goals to achieve.
I also welcome adult students, beginners and amateur enthusiasts alike.

In addition to gaining expertise in the techniques in violin playing, students in my studio will be given opportunities to gain comprehensive music knowledge including theory, sight singing, ear training, and any relevant music history, as the above-mentioned knowledge are indispensable elements in violin playing. Singing and clapping are essential parts of the lesson. When students are equipped with the basics, they can play anything and make the music they want.

About Dongbin S.

I am a concert soloist, and have given concerts home and abroad. I have previously served as the concertmaster at the Hartt Symphony Orchestra and the Waterbury Chorale. I am also an avid chamber musician with chamber music experience from age of 15 as a member of the Shin Trio. I was appointed as the violin technique class instructor at The Hartt School in 2012. Dongbin teaches at local private schools as well as his private home studio.

My goals as a teacher are:
1. To work to build a sound foundation in technique to provide students with a solid base upon which to grow their musicality.
2. Promote and nurture students' interest in music by identifying their passion and strengths in violin playing.
3. Provide students with opportunities to perform to and work to help them find confidence in their playing.


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My son has been taking violin lessons with Dongbin for almost 3 years since he started playing at age 5. Dongbin has been a great teacher, and my son enjoys learning from him. His lessons include not only violin playing, but also clapping rhythms, singing notes, and other exercises that have been effective ways of learning for my son, while keeping him engaged throughout the lesson. Dongbin recognizes my son’s strengths in playing violin, but also identifies the skills and techniques that he should focus on to become a better player and to build a strong foundation as he progresses. He also gives suggestions to help sharpen those skills while practicing at home. We have been very pleased with our experience with Dongbin as our son’s violin teacher.

Posted Feb 14, 2020
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Wonderful teacher! I'm an adult student and his instructions are clear and easy to understand.
Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 13, 2020

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Private Violin Instructor & Chamber Music Coach
Nov 2019 - Present

Hartt Community Division

Private Violin Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Loomis Chaffe School

Private Violin Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present

Ethel Walker School

Member of the Violin Section
Nov 2016 - Present

New Britain Symphony Orchestra


Graduate Professional Diploma in Violin Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017

The Hartt School

Master of Music in Violin Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2014

The Hartt School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Winner of the 2011 Central Washington University Concerto Competition
May 2011

Central Washington University

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