- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My name is Vitalis Im and I'm a tenor and violinist residing in the greater Hudson Valley area.
I believe that music can help students from all walks of life in a number of extraordinary ways: music can help to instill a sense of discipline through practice, help to conquer social anxieties through the act of performing, promote awareness of the body and self through the process of learning to play an instrument, cultivate a sense of belonging and sociality through the practice of group and ensemble work, and help to better one's emotional and mental wellbeing.
As a singer, I frequently work with students interested in developing a technique suitable for pop music and musical theater (techniques like belting), as well as students looking to begin or further their training as classically trained singers.
My teaching philosophy utilizes classically informed techniques and methodologies in order to get students to where they want to be: whether you want to sing opera, musical theater, or pop, I will help you to find and nurture your unique voice in a supportive and safe environment.
As a violinist, I specialize in teaching beginners and intermediate level students of all ages. I also offer Suzuki-style group classes for children under the age of twelve.
I received bachelor's degrees in music and anthropology from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where I studied violin with Marka Gustavsson of the Colorado Quartet and voice with Ilka LoMonaco. I currently teach at the New Windsor Music Academy in New Windsor, NY and have taught at the Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster Counties in Ellenville, NY.
I teach private lessons at a number of studio locations including Ellenville, NY, Kingston NY, and Red Hook, NY.