- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- June 2006
Hello all, my name is Mark P.
I have been playing Violin for 13yrs, studying with teachers
from many prestigious schools: Mannes,
Juilliard, Curtis, St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatory. In high school, I participated in all of the
PMEA string festivals, making it all the way to All-Easterns Honors Ensemble. I performed with the Philadelphia Youth
Orchestra from 2004-2007.
I went to Mannes the NewSchool for Music for a year and a
half, studying with Ann Setzer. Though I
did not find my passion in the Classic Conservatory, I transferred to Mansfield
University and made friends that have the same modern ambitions. In Mansfield University, I still went through
a classical regime, but also studied jazz and contemporary with friends and on
my own. Through this experience, I became
fantasized with the Ipad as a musical instrument. The Ipad made it very simple to learn theory
and to experiment with many sounds, which has helped me with all my
*** Lesson Details ***
From my experience with teaching students before and during
college, I enjoy seeing my student smiling and laughing. It brings the warmest feelings to see any
student of mine enjoy playing music. The
catch is once I notice my student not practicing within several lessons, even
through several approaches, then I discuss what is it that my student wants to
gain with her/his musical career/hobby.
I believe every student has the drive to learn and do great things; it
is the student’s ambition and motivation to drive her/himself to be as
successful as she/he can be.
With my approach as a violinist, I center my attention
towards the bow (whether you are a righty or lefty) because it is the most
vital part of learning violin or any bowed instrument than that of any other
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should have a violin. If not, I know reputable makers in Philadelphia and NYC.
I also provide in lessons IPADS for theory purposes and songwriting; if the student has one, that is a big bonus.
*** Specialties ***
All genres and methods vary depending on the student.
Mark P. is an awesome teacher! He Loves what he does and it shows! I just started taking lessons (violin) and i couldn't be happier with the progress I've made so far. He is always optimistic and encouraging while teaching and makes it so i am able to comprehend everything. He would be a great benefit to anyone wanting to learn. There is no doubt in my mind that with Marks help ill be able to accomplish my dream of becoming a Great Violinist!