Dr Joanna Kaczorowska

Dr Joanna K.

New York, NY

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have 20 years of academic and private viola and violin teaching experience. Finished two years college of violin pedagogy and methodology of teaching additionally to my double master degrees in violin performance as well as my doctorate in violin. I prepare students for college auditions as well as for national and international competitions, for NYSSMA, for All State, festivals, auditions and teach for the fun of learning how to play violin. I strongly believe that lessons should be fun yet effective
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Dr Joanna teaches



Dr Joanna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 1996

Joanna has 20 years of experience teaching violin, viola and chamber music as well as educational and pedagogy two years degree that gave her many great educational skills. She teaches at all levels: from very skilled professionals, preparing them for competitions, auditions, college auditions, through high school students, helping them to excel in NYSSMA, ALL STATE, MTNA competitions and all kinds of auditions, competitions and exams designed for younger players, through adult amateurs who take violin and viola just for fun of learning how to play an instrument. She is a violin and chamber music professor in State University of New York at Stony Brook. Joanna is also a judge for MTNA: Music Teachers National Association Eastern Division.
Joanna has won many prestigious prizes and awards at international competitions and has performed with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, the Emerson String Quartet. She has appeared as recitalist, chamber musician, soloist with orchestra, and violin and music educator through the in many of the world’s greatest concert halls such as eg. Carnegie Hall. As an educator she was on faculty of Professional Training Workshops offered by Carnegie Hall as well as led lots of master classes all around the world. Her performing engagements have also included a two-year contract with Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School.
Joanna is teaching all ages and levels from beginners to professional.

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Violin Professor at Stony Brook University
Sep 2008 - Present
Stony Brook University

Violin professor and Performance Director of Undergraduate Studies

violinist for Carnegie Hall's and Juilliard School of Music Ensemble ACJW
Jan 2007 - Jun 2008
Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School of music

Two years residency as one of only two violinists at the prestigious Carnegie Hall's and Juilliard School of music Ensmble ACJW and program for new generation of musicians/entrepreneurs. Played more than 20 concerts at Carnegie Hall during two concert seasons.

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two years Artist residency at Carnegie Hall and Juilliard school of music
Jan 2007 - Jun 2008
Juilliard school of Music
Doctor of Musical Arts, specialty: violin performance
Sep 2002 - May 2008
Stony Brook University
Master of music, subject violin performance
Sep 2000 - May 2002
University of Massachusetts
Master of Music in violin performance
Oct 1996 - Jun 2000
Music University in Poznan, Poland
Master in Pedagogy and Methodology
Oct 1996 - Jun 2000
Music University in Poznan, Poland


English, Polish,
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Stony Brook University 40 under 40
Dec 2014
Stony Brook University
First Prize at Liszt-Garrison Festival & International Piano Competition in the category, Collaborative Artists: Duo Ensembles with Piano
Sep 2009
American Liszt Society


Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2016

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Chamber Music America
Jan 2013

Chamber Music America (CMA) is an American non-profit organization that provides small ensemble professionals with access to a variety of professional development, networking, and funding resources. CMA's regular initiatives include grants, awards, and commissioning programs for ensembles and presenters, a national conference held annually in New York City, and the publication of Chamber Music magazine.

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Photos & Videos

conversation with great violin maker Lukas Wronski
conversation with Director of Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society cellist David Finckel
my TEDxSBU Talk  where I am talking about my path to becoming professional violinisits,
Wieniawski mazurca performed by me and pianist Dr Pablo Lavandera
Photo by Dr Joanna K.

Photo by Dr Joanna K.
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13 Reviews

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Qixiao M. May 27, 2016
Violin · In studio

Dr. Joanna is a very nice, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Her teaching is very effective, with her help, I am making progress steadily.

Violin learning is a very long process, and Dr. Joanna prepares students with solid foundation for further development.

I feel very lucky to have Dr. Joanna lead me to the world of string music.

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Heide Apr 13, 2016
Violin · In studio

Dr. Joanna K. is an amazing violinist and teacher for my girls. She is a mentor and educator that builds their confidence and knowledge at every lesson.

Brenda Mar 18, 2016
Violin · In studio

My two kids ( 15 years old and 11 years old) really enjoy studying violin with Joanna. She is not only an excellent violinist, but also an educator, who understand how to communicate and motivate her students.

Luella Mar 17, 2016
Violin · In studio

Miss Joanna teaches my son, and she is wonderful! She knows exactly how to help him improve musically, and he has been very happy with his playing. He sounds very good, and his technique has improved tremendously!

Brenda Mar 17, 2016
Violin · In studio

Joanna is a wonderful musician and extraordinary teacher. She is not only a world-class violinist, but also a very skillful teacher knowing how to motivate and teach students of all ages. She has taught my two kids for two years, who are now 15 and 11. Both kids love her! My kids have made rapid progresses. We cannot say enough good things about her.

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Amanda Feb 2, 2016
Violin · In studio

Joanna is a remarkable human and an extraordinary teacher. Her technical expertise is matched by her care for protecting the human body and sustaining long-term growth. Moreover, her passion and knowledge of the music, of the rich history and context, and of the soul behind it puts her over the top as one of the finest instructors and performers I have ever come in contact with.

Joanna is a world-class musician and humanitarian who is humble, down to earth, and genuinely loves what she does in helping people to excel and to grow with their music. Under Joanna's instruction I flourished and have seen this be the case for countless others.

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Irene Feb 1, 2016
Violin · In studio

Joanna is an exceptional violin teacher. She is everything that I was looking for in a music teacher for my child. She provided the perfect balance of challenging and nurturing my child. My child studied with Joanna for 10 years and those years were the absolutely best years in my child's musical development. Any student studying with Joanna will benefit on so many levels. There are not enough words to express how wonderful a teacher she is.

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Wayne Jan 29, 2016
Violin · In studio

Joanna is wonderful. We feel privileged to have our daughter under the tutelage of such an experienced intelligent musician. In addition to her incredible abilities as a violinist, her instructional skills and professionalism are unsurpassed. Just be prepared to work hard as Joanna demands excellence. Since our daughter has been with Joanna, we are amazed just how much a teacher can positively affect a life. The magnificent music and beautiful performances are only the tip of the iceberg. The effects of violin have overflowed into our daughter's life on so many levels. We are grateful to have our daughter studying under her.

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Diane Jan 29, 2016

Joanna Kaczarowska possesses the rare combination of world class artistry/virtuosity/technique (what a charismatic artist!) with total devotion focus and generosity as a teacher. My son has studied for years with her. She is tremendously energetic and enthusiastic but also totally serious, focused and very demanding. She has pushed my son hard, all the while being supportive of his talent and individuality. He has learned great technique from her while also being inspired by her fearlessness and boldness as an artist. How rare to find a teacher who is second to none in her judgement, ability to teach and yet who is also such a soulful and electrifying player in her own right! I unreservedly recommend Joanna to any violin player, from beginner to professional!

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Bob Jan 28, 2016
Violin · In studio

Ms. Joanna is a great violin professor; active performer, highly educated, very musical, with heart and mind focused on her student (my daughter). She takes pride in her achievements and each lesson feels at same time as a stepping stone to performance perfection and walk in the park with a best friend.

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Susan Jan 28, 2016
Violin · In studio

Joanna taught both of my Children violin. She is such a talented musician and educator. They took private lessons with her all through middle school and high school. Both my sons were able to make the Chamber Orchestra and Pops Orchestra at their high school as well as performing pieces for Level 6 NYSSMA. She was kind, caring but also challenging and pushed them to perform at their highest level. I am thankful for the gift of music that Joanna gave them. Additionally, her enthusiasm and high energy is infectious and it was such a joy to see my kids love music.

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Dave Jan 28, 2016
Violin · In studio

Dr Joanna is fabulous!! She is hugely talented and adapts to work at my level and help me to overcome my hurdles. Her expertise is so readily apparent and she always knows of a way to present a method in a manner that I can grasp. She is demanding, pushing me to better myself, but at the same time is enthusiastic and encouraging. She relates well to me, and frequently expresses her joy of music and teaching. She encourages me to be disciplined while at the same time I am greatly increasing my enjoyment of playing. Not only has she made me a better musician, but her approach and attitude have made me a better person.

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Monika Jan 28, 2016
Violin · In studio

Our daughter made an incredible progress since started studying with Dr Kaczorowska over 2 years ago, and truly enjoys the lessons. Dr Kaczorowska teaches at college level, yet appropriate for younger students. We love her positive attitude, cheerful yet challenging atmosphere at the lessons, and it seems anything is possible if you take her advise and practice, including a perspective of studying a Tchaikovsky violin concerto in 2 years by our 13 years old daughter !!

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