Kevin Virgilio

Kevin V.

Kew Gardens, NY

Lesson Details

Ukulele

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Ukulele is the instrument I learned with my heart; When I was in college, I noticed how some other guys would attract an audience of women by playing their guitars at parties and social gatherings. I thought I could one-up them all by playing what looked like a guitar... but cuter!

After teaching myself a few Beatles tunes I amassed my own audience of co-eds, among them the woman who would later become my wife. My decision to learn how to play a ukulele was one of the best of my life, and has improved my disposition many times over. I very highly recommend the ukulele as a vehicle for making friends and increasing one's attractiveness.
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About

Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
September 2002

Clarity and expression come to us in different forms and are meant to be used to interpret all the many sources of inspiration which surround us, from the benign and painful to the sublime and beautiful. Teaching my students to tap into their personal creativity and inventive methods will enable them to utilize their instrumental techniques in a way which is invigorating and communicative. With this, I hope to foster lifelong musicians who can use their inventiveness to surmount any and all of life's many challenges.

Education

Master of Music - Trombone
Aug 2008 - May 2010
Mannes College The New School for Music
Bachelor of Music - Trombone Performance
Aug 2003 - May 2007
The University of Hartford - The Hartt School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Honorable Mention
Apr 2010
The Mannes College Concerto Competition
Finalist
Apr 2008
The Moshe Paranov Concerto Competition
Semi-Finalist
Oct 2006
The VanRooy Competition for Musical Excellence

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Oct 2010

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Alex S. Apr 15, 2015
Trombone · In home

Kevin has been giving lessons at our apartment to help my 13-year old daughter prepare for upcoming trombone auditions. I like how challenging and supportive Kevin is during his lessons; my daughter thinks he's terrific fun too. As a parent, it has been easy to communicate with Kevin, he's extremely professional, personable, direct and honest. I strongly recommend him for any trombone student.

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Gina S. Jan 26, 2015
Trombone · In home

Kevin is a true musician who not only teaches children how to play an instrument, but also how to respect the instrument and the music. He worked with my 11 year old son who liked playing the trombone and opened a door into a whole new found love of playing. He is extremely engaging, patient and offers constructive help when necessary plus his love of music is clear in his instruction. I would highly recommend his services.

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