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Melissa F.
New York, New York
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing violin for 20 years now, & I've been teaching music to children & adults at schools & privately for 5 years. Everyone has a different learning style, & I pride myself on being able to teach many different personalities & students. More than anything, I believe learning should be fun & bring you joy! So to that end, I work to make sure my students have a great time learning, & walk away with new information & skills every lesson. I'd be happy to help you on your musical journey!
About Melissa F.

Hello! I'm Melissa F., a New York City musician with 20 years of musical education, training & experience. I've studied at Hunter College, Mannes, Manhattan School of Music, ISO, & Fiorello H. Laguardia High School. Throughout my years in New York, I've been fortunate enough to play Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Westin, & many other private events and recital halls. I work with students of all ages & musical styles, & have been taught & can teach the Suzuki Method, as well as music theory, ear training, & vocal coaching, all comfortably and at your own pace in a style that works for you! As a vocalist, I've performed my own music at venues all around the city, such as David Geffen Hall and Highline Ballroom, & have lots of experience recording both violin and vocals for projects of all genres. Whatever you need, I'll do my best to accommodate you. Nice to meet you!


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She's very patient and friendly, I highly recommend her.

Posted Sep 17, 2018
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I had to learn the basics of violin for a film I am working on, and was only able to come in for three lessons with a Melissa - but let me just say, she was amazing! I can’t believe how far I came in just three sessions with her. She is so easy to be around and super accommodating in terms of scheduling. If I decide to pick back up with violin after I finish the film, I definitely will be back to Melissa. Thanks so much!!

Posted Jul 9, 2018
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Student's Home

I enjoy learning from Melissa, she is very patient with a warm personality. She always has great techniques to teach me. I feel like I'm learning and making progress with her instructions.

Posted Apr 21, 2017
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Violin Performance/Teaching Contractor
Jan 2011 - Present
Indendent Contracting Work
Played for formal events and gatherings, such as Philanthropic Gala events and Music Society performances Played for weddings and wedding proposals Played for birthdays and parties Recorded the violin for projects of every genre Taught students privately in their own homes
Violin/Piano Teacher
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015
Rustic Music
Taught violin, elementary piano, and music theory to children and adults Adapted teaching styles/methods to best fit each individual student's learning method Experience working with children of diverse backgrounds and cultures Created custom lesson plan and notebook of helpful techniques and exercises per student
Bachelor's Of Music in Violin Performance
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015
Hunter College
High School Diploma w/ Concentration in Violin Performance
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Fiorello H. Laguardia High School For The Performing Arts
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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