Martin Stoner

Martin S.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
Dounis technique for string players
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Martin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:

I am a professional musician who has performed at Lincoln Center, on Broadway, and as a soloist in the US and in Europe. I first graduated from Stanford University and then received a Masters degree at Juilliard. I have taught students of all ages but specialize in working with high school and middle school students in developing their potential.

I learned the Dounis technique, a type of technique that teaches the performer to work naturally with the body to avoid future injuries and difficulties due to tension, poor posture, and bad habits. It is important to give students the technique that is right for them as an individual, not just the same system for everyone.

I am willing to teach at my home or travel to yours in Manhattan.

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Nov 1977 - Jul 2009
New York City Ballet

Tenured member of the violin section for over 30 years

Sep 1976 - Mar 1992
Brooklyn Philharmonic

violinist and orchestra member

Teaching Assistant
Jul 1975 - Aug 1976
Meadowmount School of Music

Assistant to Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas


Master of Music
Sep 1974 - Jun 1976
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1967 - Jun 1971
Stanford University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Sep 1975
The Juilliard School


American Federation of Musicians
Jan 1980

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

Martin Stoner, violin
Cullan Btyant, piano
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in e minor, 
Third movement
Photo by Martin S.

Photo by Martin S.
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3 Reviews

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Lanny Sep 10, 2018
Violin · In studio

Martin is a colleague of mine; we have worked together at Lincoln Center and in recording studios in NYC.
I believe he would be a wonderful teacher, patient and knowledgeable. He is well versed in the Dounis method of violin pedagogy.

Gil Aug 27, 2018
Violin · In studio

Helped me a lot.

Jill Aug 25, 2018
Violin · In home

Martin really knows the in's and out's of violin playing and teaching. He's worked with some of the best teachers and can tell you things very few other teachers know. He's got a great sense of humor and is super organized. Wonderful teacher.

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