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marcus R.

Sarasota, FL
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marcus delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 85 and special needs

Teaching since:

Marcus is a world class Violinist who holds a Master's Degree in Violin performance from Indiana University(Bloomington). Marcus was Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Louisville(Kentucky) before recently moving to Sarasota, Florida. He has been a successful performing and recording artist for decades and offers the highest level of teaching, recording, and performing skills. Marcus also offers experience in electric violin lessons.


Adjunct Professor of Violin
Aug 2000 - May 2008
University of Louisville , KY

Applied music teacher and chamber music coach

Adjunct Professor of Violin
Jan 2000 - May 2008
University of Louisville, Louisville,KY

Actively recruited and maintained major violin studio.


Master of Music
Aug 1996 - May 1999
Indiana University
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1992 - May 1996
Florida State University


Suzuki Violin Method
Jun 1999
Suzuki Violin Institute

May 1999
Indiana University String Academy

Studied Pedagogy with Mimi Zweig


National Honor Society
May 1996
National Honor Society


Florida Music Educators Association
Nov 2013

The mission of the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) is to promote quality, comprehensive music education for all Florida Students as a part of their complete education.

American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2000

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Bach Gminor Presto
Electric violin

University faculty photo

Photo by marcus R.

I also teach electric violin!

5-string electric

My teaching facility @ HMP studios

Teaching and performing is my passion

Top notch teaching and recording facilities


5 Reviews

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Kia R. Feb 2, 2018
Violin · In home

I knew I was undertaking what most people would consider David v Goliath at my age to start learning the violin, let alone the electric violin, but Marcus has the patience of a saint, the talent of a master and the sense of humor to understand my determination to succeed.

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Knowlton M. Nov 14, 2017
Violin · Online

First lesson was a little tricky on line but Marcus had some good advice for my audition.

Pete P. Oct 20, 2017
Violin · In studio

Marcus is knowledgeable and personable; the best.

Adrienne Jan 30, 2016
Violin · In studio

I feel very lucky to have Marcus as a violin teacher! He is a great violinist and has a very thorough way of teaching. He's also a really cool person. I look forward to my lessons and can't wait to see how I progress on violin in the future!

Kenzie M. Nov 9, 2015
Violin · In studio

Marcus has incredible technique and wants to be sure Kenzie learns everything right from day 1. We are very pleased.

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