Stephen Dydo

Stephen D.

Leverett, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Playing the violin is easy, once you realize that it is a kind of singing! Although it has perhaps the most complicated technique of any instrument, it is simple once you understand the focus of the technique.

About Stephen D.

I have been playing music on the violin since the age of 7, composing since I was 14, and playing and performing on the guitar since I was 18. I've written a lot of music, and this past spring had works performed in Virginia and two in Manhattan.

I have taught music for over 15 years, in colleges, music schools and privately. One thing that I have noticed is that, with more experience, I have a lot more fun--and so do my students.

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Sandra
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Stephen is amazing and talented. He is very understanding of the initial frustration of learning a new instrument and makes it interesting and fun.

Posted Mar 8, 2017
Megan
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Mr. D is a very good teacher at violin. I give him 5 stars because he is nice and a good teacher.

Posted Oct 14, 2015
Eve
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Stephen has been teaching my son Classical Guitar lessons for over four years now, and he is one of the best music instructors we've had. Stephen is a very motivated and inspiring teacher, my son absolutely loves his music classes. We are happy to have a truly dedicated teacher, who loves working with kids and is able to pass his genuine passion for music to others. Thank you, Stephen!

Posted Sep 29, 2015
Sharon S.
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Mr. Dydo has been teaching my kids for the last 2 yrs in guitar and violin. My kids has excel in their instrument both in reading music as well as playing their instrument. Mr. Dydo is very devoted, patient and kind and helpful. Mr Dydo comes highly recommended by me.

Posted Sep 25, 2015

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Experience

Teacher; member Faculty Council
Aug 2008 - Present

Greenwich House Music School

Teach violin, guitar,banjo (!),, ukulele (!). Maintain the school's inventory of stringed instruments. Work with string teachers to resolve any problems with teaching environment (which almost never exist her, it's a great place!)

Education

MA Music composition
Sep 1996 - May 1999

Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences

DMA, Music composition
Sep 1982 - Oct 1987

Columbia University

Languages

Chinese

Limited Proficiency

Dutch

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Joseph H. Bearns Prize
Apr 2001

Pulitzer committee

BMI Young Composers Award
Nov 1999

BMI

Fulbright
Sep 1999

US government

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