Melissa Folzenlogen

Melissa F.

New York, NY
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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!
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Melissa teaches



Melissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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!

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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

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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

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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

Photos & Videos

Photo by Melissa F.

Photo by Melissa F.

I recorded, edited, mixed and mastered this video of myself and Nicole Brancato playing Massanet's "Meditation from Thais".
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6 Reviews

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Nicole H. Jul 9, 2018
Violin · In studio

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!!

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Jennifer Apr 21, 2017
Violin · In 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.

Celine N. Feb 21, 2017
Violin · In home

From start to end my daughter felt comfortable and that's because the instructor set the stage.

Giorgos P. Jan 6, 2017
Violin · In home

Great teacher, patient, always encouraging in a very positive and friendly way

Albab D. Nov 7, 2016
Violin · In home

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!

Ana May 10, 2016
Violin · In home

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

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