Peace Twesigye

Peace T.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Take engaged and creative violin lessons that inspire imagination and playfulness while also enforcing the discipline and focus needed to master refined skills.
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Peace delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1998

As a Suzuki violin student at the age of 5, I have been keenly interested in the creative arts and the curious ability of the mind to transport our experiences to vast other places.

I began teaching violin as a middle schooler and I have spent two decades mastering my skills and growing my love of teaching students of all ranges of age, and ability.

In 2009, I studied the Alexander Technique to address issues as a performer and use these skills and techniques to inform my teaching today.

Realizing the mental abilities it takes to play violin, I naturally found interest in meditation.

As a passionate mediator for 12 years, I began teaching all levels how to develop their mind for self-care, compassion, empathy, peace-of-mind and response awareness. I believe these traits are key for all people to live together in a chaotic and challenging environment.

I started meditation to develop my own self awareness, but these tools can help anyone to find their center, build confidence and gain energy for facing life's hyper-stimulation. My goal is to guide everyone into all levels of meditation, for students who are curious and have never meditated, to advanced meditators looking to take their understanding to the next level.

I teach Vipassana or Insight meditation. I am an affiliate of several meditation centers around the city.

I love teaching all people the ways of violin and meditation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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Experience

Meditation Practice Leader & Manager of Programming
Mar 2017 - Present
New York Insight Meditation Center

New York Insight – is an urban center for the practice of mindful awareness, called Insight or Vipassana meditation. NYI programs include talks, weekly sittings and courses as well as daylong and weekend retreats and workshops for the integration of meditation teachings into daily life. NYI strives to be a center that reflects the vivid diversity of the city in which we live. Our center is a place where everyone of different ages, nationalities, cultures, languages, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and spiritual backgrounds is welcome to begin or deepen meditation practice based on the teachings of the Buddha.

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Violin Instructor - All Grades
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
KIPP Infinity Elementary School

Elementary Special Educator
Jul 2014 - Jun 2016
KIPP Infinity Elementary School

Violin Instructor
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Berkshire Hills Music Academy

Berkshire Hills Music Academy is a vibrant community offering a post-secondary transition program as well as a long-term graduate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Set in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, BHMA offers a music-infused, college-like experience via the Two Year Certificate Program for young adults between the ages of 18-30.

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Education

Masters in Education, Students with disabilities
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Hunter College
Masters in Violin Performance
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Bachelors in Music Performance - Violin
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Ohio Wesleyan University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Method Violin
Aug 2010
Suzuki Association of the Americas

More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.

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Affiliations

Mu Phi Epsilon
Aug 2005

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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