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Viola Lessons

Available Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Pedro V.

I offer lessons to students that have a desire to improve their playing and knowledge of music.

A brief summarization of my process:

-Establish concepts for healthy practice routine with the student. The type of practice is more important than the raw amount of practice.

-Set a 3-4 month goal for study outlining key issues.
-Identify strengths and areas of improvement in the student as they appear in the weeks.
-At the end of the 3 months, all this work and practice comes together in either a recital or a special project (audition, recording, etc.).

-Retrospective review and planning for next set of months.

Within the above framework, I try to encourage:

-Appreciation of music and learning as a whole
-Organization! And techniques to improve it.
-Analytical skills (micro and macro)
-Initiative -- taking a proactive attitude towards one’s learning
-Communication

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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 9 to 50
  • MA Music Performance from Hunter College

Reviews (6)

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Franklin L. Jan 3, 2017
Violin · In studio

He is superb!

Robert Oct 29, 2016
Violin · In home

Pedro is an excellent teacher. He's able to blend the technical aspects of playing with the artistry of the instrument. I've already learned a great deal from him in only five lessons.

CharlesB Dec 21, 2011
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Versatile Instructor for All Ages

I'm an adult student, but you can feel a comfort and relaxed atmosphere in the immediate presence of Pedro. This is such an important factor in learning an instrument. This feeling would serve to greatly help and child right on through adult learning. Good Job!

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WillC Jul 17, 2011
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Excellent and encouraging teacher

I was apprehensive about starting violin lessons for the first time at 31, thinking that it would be impossible to pick up or that it would be years before I'd see real progress, but I've been taking lessons with Pedro for a little over a month now and I am already feeling confident playing a few songs, and am very eager to continue progressing further. Pedro has been great about adjusting my lesson plan to fit my personal goals and experience. He has been extremely encouraging which is important in learning such a difficult instrument, and he is able to apply his experience and critical eye to suggest simple adjustments and exercises to work on each week that I find to vastly improve the tone and quality of my violin playing. It is this real, measurable progress that makes me eager to pick up my violin each day and continue applying myself, and I am confident that with Pedro's instruction I will continue to improve each week.

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HankH Apr 18, 2011
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Very much enjoying my lessons.

RonaldC Apr 3, 2011
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A Great Experience.

I look forward to my weekly lessons. I have learned a lot in 2 months, and I am still eager to learn more. I see a great deal of improvement in my playing and understanding of music and my instrument. I am somewhat mechanical in my approach to learning and was afraid at first that it would be difficult to learn the violin, but my instructors encouragement and patience has made me more interested in my choice of instrument.

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Experience

Violist
Jan 2015 - Present

Astoria Tango Orchestra

Violist and Program Director
Jan 2015 - Present

Artist By Any Other Name

Principal Violist
Nov 2014 - Present

Lucidity Chamberistas

Assistant-Principal Violist
Feb 2013 - Present

Metro Chamber Orchestra

Principal Violist
Sep 2011 - Present

ADCA Symphony

Violin/viola teacher, conductor
Aug 2009 - Present

The Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts

Education

MA Music Performance
Jan 2012 - Jun 2013

Hunter College

BM Music Performance
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

Brooklyn College

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