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Maya S.
New York, New York
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Maya has been a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and recently joined the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra. After receiving her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2001, she became a member of the Honolulu Symphony. In Hawaii, she recorded with the prestigious Hawaiian singer Keali’i Reichel on his album Ke’alaokamaile, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005. A native of Japan, Maya received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts. She attended seminars in Japan and England with the Amadeus Quartet and performed in both countries as a member of the Sunrise String Quartet. In the United States, Maya studied with Masao Kawasaki on scholarships at the Juilliard School, where she received a master’s degree in 2001. She has also studied with Garrett Fischbach from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Yoko Takebe from the New York Philharmonic. She has given solo and chamber music recitals at Lincoln Center in New York and at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy. She joined Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Japan tour in 2014. Her chamber music coaches included Seymour Lipkin, Jacob Lateiner and the Juilliard Quartet. Maya was a faculty member of the Greenwich Conservatory in Connecticut from 2005–11, and she has served on the board of advisors at Arete Music Academy in New Jersey. As a dedicated teacher, she has had a successful teaching studio for 26 years. Her former violin students are in some of the prestigious schools including the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music and Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center.
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Hi! My name is Maya and I was born in Japan. I graduated from the Juilliard School in 2001 and have been a violinist of New Jersey Symphony since 2007. Most recently, I joined the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra. Did you just pick up the violin for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an audition for your school orchestra? Or are you interested in learning Japanese language but not sure how to start? Do you want to learn Hiragana and Kanji so that you can enjoy Japanese Manga? にほんごをべんきょうしたいですか? I believe having a solid foundation will give students a big advantage at every stage of their development. I make sure to go through every detail to help you achieve your musical goals. Step by step; beautiful sound, good rhythm, comfortable posture, precise intonation... it’s a long journey, but I patiently guide each student toward the discovery of your strength. I look forward to sharing my joy of teaching with you soon! 日本語でのバイオリンのレッスン可能です。お問い合わせ下さい。

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Maya S.
New York, New York
Improve your violin skills and become an expert violinist in no time. Take lessons from an expert!
Maya has been a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and recently joined the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra. After receiving her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2001, she became a member of the Honolulu Symphony. In Hawaii, she recorded with the prestigious Hawaiian singer Keali’i Reichel on his album Ke’alaokamaile, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005. A native of Japan, Maya received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts. She attended seminars in Japan and England with the Amadeus Quartet and performed in both countries as a member of the Sunrise String Quartet. In the United States, Maya studied with Masao Kawasaki on scholarships at the Juilliard School, where she received a master’s degree in 2001. She has also studied with Garrett Fischbach from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Yoko Takebe from the New York Philharmonic. She has given solo and chamber music recitals at Lincoln Center in New York and at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy. She joined Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Japan tour in 2014. Her chamber music coaches included Seymour Lipkin, Jacob Lateiner and the Juilliard Quartet. Maya was a faculty member of the Greenwich Conservatory in Connecticut from 2005–11, and she has served on the board of advisors at Arete Music Academy in New Jersey. As a dedicated teacher, she has had a successful teaching studio for 26 years. Her former violin students are in some of the prestigious schools including the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music and Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center.
About Maya S.

Hi! My name is Maya and I was born in Japan. I graduated from the Juilliard School in 2001 and have been a violinist of New Jersey Symphony since 2007. Most recently, I joined the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra. Did you just pick up the violin for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an audition for your school orchestra? Or are you interested in learning Japanese language but not sure how to start? Do you want to learn Hiragana and Kanji so that you can enjoy Japanese Manga? にほんごをべんきょうしたいですか? I believe having a solid foundation will give students a big advantage at every stage of their development. I make sure to go through every detail to help you achieve your musical goals. Step by step; beautiful sound, good rhythm, comfortable posture, precise intonation... it’s a long journey, but I patiently guide each student toward the discovery of your strength. I look forward to sharing my joy of teaching with you soon! 日本語でのバイオリンのレッスン可能です。お問い合わせ下さい。

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1992

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MM, Violin

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Teaches ages 4+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks Japanese, English

Speaks {{languages}}

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My son is very excited about his first session and can’t wait to learn more. Maya is very nice and makes sure to make herself available for her clients. Eric J (Keisha)

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Maya is an excellent teacher. She is patient and explains things clearly.

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New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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