Zbigniew Rybinski

Zbigniew R.

Ann Arbor, MI
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Zbigniew R.

My greatest desire is that I will instill in each of my students the love I have for making music.
I am a classically-trained violinist. I grew up in Lodz, Poland, where I began musical education at the age of 7.
I studied violin and piano at the Music High School and Music Academy of K.&G. Bacewicz, Lodz, Poland and earned a Master Degree in violin performance in 1980.
During his College years I started to perform with the Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television.
From the mid – 70s until the early 1990s, I performed with several Polish orchestras
and held a position as a violin teacher for four years at the College of Education
in Slupsk, Poland.
Then, I spent almost 10 years performing in numerous ensembles and orchestras in Germany and toured with Orchestra of Great Theater of Lodz in many countries all over the world.
From 2002 – 2005 he was first violinist at Lodz’s Operetta Theater.
I moved to Michigan in 2005, where he performs with Macomb, Jackson and Flat Rock Symphony Orchestras.

*** Lesson Details ***
The most interesting and beneficial thing about performing music is that it is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right brain at the same time. I believe that every Human Being is precious and deserves to be nurtured and encouraged in a fun and loving environment. With that in mind, my teaching places equal importance on developing strong technique, and developing creativity. Students learn all the basics of music, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire, so that they can enjoy music in all kinds of settings, all their lives.
Our time spent together will be laid back and comfortable, yet challenging because that is probably why you want to take lessons.
Each lesson will conclude with an assignment of instrumental pieces/songs given to work on throughout the week—usually 2-3 short songs for 30-minute lessons, and 1-2 longer instrumental pieces for an hour-long lesson. These will be the same pieces we have worked on during the lesson time, so you will go home with the knowledge you need to master each piece. Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.
Within 6 months, you will begin discovering how to read music and understand the language of it. You will learn how to play some of your favorite songs/instrumental pieces and learn some that you might not know. We'll discover what you really want to learn and achieve through taking lessons, and we will work toward those goals!
Discipline is vital to musical progress and daily practice is strongly urged, in order for the student to progress. If a students don't practice, they won't progress. Because of that, you can expect that I will encourage consistent and regular practice, always keeping in mind that the study of music is meant to be fun.
Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn by rote, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music.
I would be honored to share my knowledge and love of music with you. Give yourself a priceless gift that will last a lifetime!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand Piano /Hammond Organ

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their own instrument. I can provide the music stand and I always bring my own instrument so that I can demonstrate during lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Teaching methods: Suzuki and traditional /formal method, in group and one on one settings


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15 Reviews

Great teacher. The best!

Posted Oct 22, 2019
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Zebie is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient and is excellent at finding new methods to teach techniques which I am struggling with at the time. Though I am only 3 weeks in (from being pretty much a complete beginner), I can already tell I am making progress. I am very excited to continue my lessons and improve. I highly recommend taking lessons from Zebie.

Posted Feb 1, 2018
Debarshi C.
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My overall experience is wonderful. Zibi is not only a great teacher but also knows how to grow interest for music among kids. He is very friendly and having profound knowledge of all kinds of musical instruments.

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Trisha M.
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Exceptional teacher focused on making it fun as right techniques. We look forward to many many more lessons from Zebie

Posted Sep 23, 2017
Scarlett Z.
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Wonderful instructor!

Posted Aug 4, 2017
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Great first lesson!

Posted Feb 1, 2017
Zain R.
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My son Zain and I really enjoyed his first lesson with Zb. As this was Zain's very first piano lesson ever, I was glad to see that Zb started out by teaching him how his overall posture and arm movements should be. I was impressed by this especially because when I learned to play trumpet years ago, I learned some non-optimal habits early on that plagued me all through my time playing. I'm happy that Zain is being taught good habits from the very beginning by Zb!

Posted Oct 14, 2016
Takumi C.
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It was a great introduction! Fun!!

Posted Aug 28, 2016
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Zebie is great! I'm an adult beginner with practically no music background. He is very patient and encouraging, having to teach me about music more broadly in addition to how to play the violin. He is certainly very knowledgeable about all things violin and experienced as well. I also really appreciate the fact that he seems to celebrate the connection between player and instrument, and teaches you about the instrument as well if you are interested. I'm sure you'll enjoy learning from him!

Posted Jul 20, 2016
Ashley R.
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He's so awesome!! Very knowledgeable and understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. Can't wait to grow and improve my skills.

Posted Jun 3, 2016
Steven F.
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Zebie was very knowledgable in all things violin for beginners such as myself. His pleasant attitude and demeanor made the lesson very easy to be a part of. I am looking forward to more lessons with him.

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Allen N.
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The lessons are fun and the instructor really pushes me to get better at violin while at the same time being patient with someone starting from no experience. From what I hear he has students of all ages too and it's neat hearing about other students from time to time.

Posted Mar 13, 2016
Mike B.
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Zbigniew was very patient with a guy who hasn't played piano in 50 years.

Posted Mar 2, 2016
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My kids enjoyed taking lessons with Zbigniew. They were very impressed that he is playing so many musical instruments.

Posted Oct 14, 2015
Tracy Y.

Dedicated teacher!

This instructor is very flexible and understanding. He is very knowledgeable and talented and I'm very privileged to be his student. He takes his time to make sure that you are understanding and learning. You can sense his excitement and passion for music and I know that he honestly wants to see me succeed. I even decided to switch instruments after a few lessons and he was very supportive and started all over with me without and objections or irritation!

Posted May 26, 2013

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