Michael Drobycki
Dallas, TX
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Michael Drobycki

Michael D.

Dallas, TX
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On violin I teach lessons using pieces, etudes, and scales relative to the training one would receive in grades 6-9 in a Texas public school orchestra.

About Michael D.

I have nine years of experience of teaching in the Plano ISD Private Lesson Program (grades 6-12) as well as holding lessons for those students who prefer private sessions. Although I primarily perform in orchestras across the North Texas area, I have also performed in concert halls in other places of the world such as Muscat, Leipzig, Prague, Kraków. I look forward to meeting and engaging with you in discovering and honing your musical talents!

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Spring J.
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Very good lesson. Knowledgeable and patient.

Posted Sep 3, 2020
La Fa J.
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Posted Sep 3, 2020
Daniel Golleher
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Charismatic, academic, inspirational, and professional describe Michael. It as been a pleasure working with him for many years. Every lesson will bring energy and new insights into your playing!!

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Zack T.
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Posted Jun 25, 2020
Drew
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I'm actually a colleague of Michael's from the Las Colinas Symphony, and freelance work too. But I do learn a lot from the guy, so maybe consider me a student also! He's one of the finest, and most well respected musicians in the orchestra. Super knowledgeable, very creative and fun. Call this guy up, talk to him for 2 minutes, you will see what I mean.

Posted Jun 3, 2020
Eric
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Michael is the rare pairing of a professional performer and fantastic teacher of viola & violin technique. I have seen the benefits of his pedagogy first-hand in my middle school orchestra classroom in Plano ISD. I have been lucky enough to have him teach some of my students for over 3 years. He has helped many of my students overcome barriers in their practicing and performing. With your commitment to putting in quality practice time, lessons with Michael will certainly result in significant musical growth.

Posted May 2, 2020
Julian Tello Jr.
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Michael Drobycki was really amazing! I went to him for some feedback on my orchestra excerpts before a big audition I was worried for and he had really great advice not only about the music itself but approaching auditions mentally and physically. He also demonstrated a lot of them and his playing was simply inspiring. If you want to really learn how to play viola, Michael is your guy!

Posted May 1, 2020
Rizwan
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I studied with Michael Drobycki during my last two years of high school. In that time he helped me tremendously with my technique and developing my sense of musicality. I was able to make huge amounts of improvement within that time, which allowed me to place into my school’s highest orchestra as well as All-Region placement. Additionally, he helped me find the viola that I concertized on for more than nine years. He continues to be one of my mentors to this day.

Posted Apr 29, 2020

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Experience

Section Viola
Mar 2020 - Present

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

Section Viola
Dec 2015 - Present

Las Colinas Symphony

Principal Viola
Dec 2015 - Feb 2020

Abilene Philharmonic

Section Viola
Mar 2015 - Oct 2019

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra

Section Viola
Sep 2013 - Oct 2015

Abilene Philharmonic

Education

MM Viola Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2009

Cleveland Institute of Music

BM Viola Performance
Aug 2003 - May 2008

Cleveland Institute of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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