Joey O'Sullivan

Joey O.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have nearly 10 years of experience on the viola, and have played in numerous orchestras, including the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in between, the best time to learn a new instrument is now. If you're a beginner, we will focus on proper left hand technique, bow hold, and basic fingering, and we will aim to learn one new piece every week. For intermediate players, we can work on any pieces you choose, and I will assign new pieces with the aim of learning one per month. My priority is ensuring that you develop your abilities naturally and with few challenges, and with practice you will become an exemplary player.
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Joey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2015

I am a violist, guitarist, and composer with nearly 10 years of experience. I recently received my Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Tampa, and wish to pass on my knowledge and skills to those who are interested and willing to learn.

Viola students will learn to maintain proper bow-hold and left hand positioning, and more advanced students will work on easy shifting of the left hand. Focus will be mainly on technical exercises and standard repertoire, including solo and ensemble pieces, though students always have freedom to choose to learn any piece within their ability.

Guitar students can learn either classical or acoustic styles, both of which will emphasize finger-picking technique. Technical studies are a large part of standard guitar repertoire, and will be the focus of lessons, along with any pieces that students would like to learn.

I am almost entirely classically trained, and by this nature I will focus on more classical aspects of music, though I always love to teach more contemporary aspects of music and learn right along with my students!

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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2014 - May 2018
University of Tampa

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Apr 2015

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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