- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Hello! I'm Melissa Folzenlogen, 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!
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
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
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!!+ Read More
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.
From start to end my daughter felt comfortable and that's because the instructor set the stage.
Great teacher, patient, always encouraging in a very positive and friendly way
Melissa introduced my 5 year old to Violin, and for such a complicated instrument she has made it accessible and fun. She is very patient and a very skilled teacher!
Melissa is an outstanding violin and singing teacher to both our boys for almost two years now. Not only is Melissa very musically talented but she is also patient, caring and fun. Our sons look forward to their lessons with her every week