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Zeynep A.
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Through my dedicated and passionate teaching, I instill in my students a solid technical foundation as well as guiding the development of my students' own unique musical voice and musicianship. I am accepting new students both in person and online. I teach all levels from beginner through advanced. If you have any questions, please send me a message. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals! Zeynep has professional experience teaching at: • Juilliard School (Morse Teaching Artist, and Music Advancement Program) • New York Philharmonic (Teaching Artist) • Orchestra of St. Lukes (Violin Faculty and Strings Ensemble Leader) • Lincoln Center and the New York City Department of Education (Violin Faculty for Audition Boot Camp at Lincoln Center) •The Aspen Music Festival (P.A.L.S. Program), • Stony Brook University (CCMP Chamber Program) • Bilkent University (Guest Teacher and Master Classes) • Point CounterPoint (Violin Faculty and Chamber Coach) •The Nord Anglia International School NY (private violin teacher) • Elizabeth Faidley Studio (Violin Faculty) ​ Pedagogy Education at The Juilliard School: - Insights Into Learning: Edward Bilous - Arts in Education: Thomas Cabaniss
About Zeynep A.

Hello! My name is Zeynep and I am a Turkish-American violinist, educator, and am currently on faculty at the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestra of St. Lukes. I am open for new students both in person and online. I welcome all levels from beginner through advanced. Below is my experience. Please reach out for any questions you may have. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals! I work with education programs at the New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Juilliard School, Bilkent University, Stony Brook University, the Nord Anglia International School in New York, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the New York City Department of Education, Point CounterPoint, and PBS (WNET). I am a graduate of the Juilliard School (B.M. and M.M.) and am currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Stony Brook University. I am a dedicated and passionate teacher. I help all my students find their own unique musical voice and musicianship. Every student learns in their own way, has their own needs and their own goals. As a goal-oriented teacher, I make sure to tailor each lesson to meet all the student's specific needs in order to help and guide them in becoming the best musician that they can be! Below is my Biography, so you can get to know me a little bit more! -- Zeynep A Biography -- Turkish-American violinist, Zeynep A , started studying the violin at the age of 5 as part of her music therapy treatment for her diagnosis of speech delay and Auditory Processing Disorder. Immediately after being introduced to the violin, Zeynep began to speak and following a year and a half of violin studies, she had her first solo appearance with Vivaldi’s A minor Violin Concerto, after winning the Peabody Concerto Competition. As a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, Zeynep has appeared in a myriad of venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Juilliard Orchestra. She has also performed as a soloist at the Turkish American Women Leadership Event on Capitol Hill as well as at the Focus Festival: On the Air! at Lincoln Center. Zeynep co-founded the Turkish-American Cultural Laboratory (TACL), which brings together and integrates the Turkish and American cultures through the arts. As director of this organization, Zeynep produces a multitude of events including workshops in public schools in NYC and Istanbul, commissioning new works by American and Turkish composers, and inter-disciplinary performances in the US and Turkey. Future projects include partnering with Bilkent University for an Academy for young musicians and composers in August 2020. TACL is proud to be sponsored by Turkish Airlines. With a passion for teaching, Zeynep is also a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist and a Morse Teaching Artist partnering with New York City Schools. She also leads the String Ensemble program at the Nord Anglia International School New York, is a teacher and mentor at the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, and is on faculty at the NY Department of Education and Lincoln Center’s Audition Boot Camp. Community outreach and service is an integral part of Zeynep’s musical life. In 2013, Zeynep co-founded the group Sonatas Stopping Starvation where she organized and ran food drives, benefit concerts and has partnered with food banks all over New York. Zeynep was also awarded the Gluck Community Service Fellowship where she played in various health care facilities in New York. Zeynep is the first prize winner in many competitions, some of which include the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Dorothy DeLay Competition and the National Philharmonic Competition. In 2015, Zeynep was awarded the Ataturk Youth Achievement Award by the Ataturk Society of America. Since 2017, Zeynep has been a violinist of The Montclair Orchestra. Zeynep is a graduate of the Juilliard School under the Ahmet Ertegun Scholarship (B.M. ‘17, M.M. ‘19) and will be pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University. Aside from music, Zeynep enjoys taking business classes at Columbia University through the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange program, drinking tea, biking, and being an avid dog lover.

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Zeynep A.
New York, New York
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Master the art of playing the violin from a dedicated and passionate teacher
Student Favorite
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Through my dedicated and passionate teaching, I instill in my students a solid technical foundation as well as guiding the development of my students' own unique musical voice and musicianship. I am accepting new students both in person and online. I teach all levels from beginner through advanced. If you have any questions, please send me a message. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals! Zeynep has professional experience teaching at: • Juilliard School (Morse Teaching Artist, and Music Advancement Program) • New York Philharmonic (Teaching Artist) • Orchestra of St. Lukes (Violin Faculty and Strings Ensemble Leader) • Lincoln Center and the New York City Department of Education (Violin Faculty for Audition Boot Camp at Lincoln Center) •The Aspen Music Festival (P.A.L.S. Program), • Stony Brook University (CCMP Chamber Program) • Bilkent University (Guest Teacher and Master Classes) • Point CounterPoint (Violin Faculty and Chamber Coach) •The Nord Anglia International School NY (private violin teacher) • Elizabeth Faidley Studio (Violin Faculty) ​ Pedagogy Education at The Juilliard School: - Insights Into Learning: Edward Bilous - Arts in Education: Thomas Cabaniss
About Zeynep A.

Hello! My name is Zeynep and I am a Turkish-American violinist, educator, and am currently on faculty at the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestra of St. Lukes. I am open for new students both in person and online. I welcome all levels from beginner through advanced. Below is my experience. Please reach out for any questions you may have. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals! I work with education programs at the New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Juilliard School, Bilkent University, Stony Brook University, the Nord Anglia International School in New York, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the New York City Department of Education, Point CounterPoint, and PBS (WNET). I am a graduate of the Juilliard School (B.M. and M.M.) and am currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Stony Brook University. I am a dedicated and passionate teacher. I help all my students find their own unique musical voice and musicianship. Every student learns in their own way, has their own needs and their own goals. As a goal-oriented teacher, I make sure to tailor each lesson to meet all the student's specific needs in order to help and guide them in becoming the best musician that they can be! Below is my Biography, so you can get to know me a little bit more! -- Zeynep A Biography -- Turkish-American violinist, Zeynep A , started studying the violin at the age of 5 as part of her music therapy treatment for her diagnosis of speech delay and Auditory Processing Disorder. Immediately after being introduced to the violin, Zeynep began to speak and following a year and a half of violin studies, she had her first solo appearance with Vivaldi’s A minor Violin Concerto, after winning the Peabody Concerto Competition. As a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, Zeynep has appeared in a myriad of venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Juilliard Orchestra. She has also performed as a soloist at the Turkish American Women Leadership Event on Capitol Hill as well as at the Focus Festival: On the Air! at Lincoln Center. Zeynep co-founded the Turkish-American Cultural Laboratory (TACL), which brings together and integrates the Turkish and American cultures through the arts. As director of this organization, Zeynep produces a multitude of events including workshops in public schools in NYC and Istanbul, commissioning new works by American and Turkish composers, and inter-disciplinary performances in the US and Turkey. Future projects include partnering with Bilkent University for an Academy for young musicians and composers in August 2020. TACL is proud to be sponsored by Turkish Airlines. With a passion for teaching, Zeynep is also a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist and a Morse Teaching Artist partnering with New York City Schools. She also leads the String Ensemble program at the Nord Anglia International School New York, is a teacher and mentor at the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, and is on faculty at the NY Department of Education and Lincoln Center’s Audition Boot Camp. Community outreach and service is an integral part of Zeynep’s musical life. In 2013, Zeynep co-founded the group Sonatas Stopping Starvation where she organized and ran food drives, benefit concerts and has partnered with food banks all over New York. Zeynep was also awarded the Gluck Community Service Fellowship where she played in various health care facilities in New York. Zeynep is the first prize winner in many competitions, some of which include the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Dorothy DeLay Competition and the National Philharmonic Competition. In 2015, Zeynep was awarded the Ataturk Youth Achievement Award by the Ataturk Society of America. Since 2017, Zeynep has been a violinist of The Montclair Orchestra. Zeynep is a graduate of the Juilliard School under the Ahmet Ertegun Scholarship (B.M. ‘17, M.M. ‘19) and will be pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University. Aside from music, Zeynep enjoys taking business classes at Columbia University through the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange program, drinking tea, biking, and being an avid dog lover.

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Teaching since 2010

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Zeynep is very professional and patient! She has given me lots of useful advice. She always explains complex concepts in a very simple way so that I can understand easily. Definitely recommend!

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she is great in all perspectives patience always calm and smiling very on time and professional great place and everything setup in a marvelous way great way of explaining thing so that one grasps it easy and quickly

Posted Dec 23, 2020
Violin Faculty and Strings Ensemble Leader
Oct 2021 - Present
Orchestra of St. Lukes
Violin Faculty
Jun 2021 - Present
Point CounterPoint
Located lakeside under the Green Mountains and along Lake Dunmore, the mission of Point CounterPoint is to share the love of chamber music in a mutually supported environment in which campers can grow to their full potential. At Point CounterPoint, we believe that chamber music provides important musical and life lessons. For over 50 years, PCP has been the summer sanctuary for string, woodwind and piano students.
Violin Faculty - Audition Boot Camp
Aug 2019 - Present
Lincoln Center and New York City Department of Education
Audition Boot Camp is a free two-week arts program for New York City public school students entering eighth grade. The program helps students prepare for the audition and screening process required by New York City's screened high school arts schools and programs. The program accepts up to 350 students. The 2019 program will run from August 5–16, 2019 at Lincoln Center Education in Manhattan.
Private Violin Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present
Nord Anglia International School, New York
New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist
Sep 2018 - Present
New York Philharmonic
Chamber and Orchestra Music Coach
Sep 2019 - Jun 2020
Stony Brook University
Guest Teacher and Artist
Dec 2019 - Dec 2019
Bilkent University
Teaching Artist at Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School
Sep 2017 - Jun 2019
The Juilliard School
The Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship provides training to Juilliard students in both aesthetic education and skills-based instruction for grades 2 through 12. The Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship is designed to help Juilliard students gain valuable experience and increase their flexibility as future teaching artists. Juilliard students that are considering a career as a professional teaching artist or that wish to teach music in a classroom setting are strongly encouraged to apply.
Music Advancement Program Teaching Fellow
Sep 2016 - Jun 2019
The Juilliard School
The Music Advancement Program is a Saturday instrument instruction program for intermediate students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who exhibit great musical potential. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Through a comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. The Music Advancement Program is administered by Juilliard's Office of Community Engagement.
Teaching Artist at City College Academy Of The Arts
Sep 2016 - May 2017
The Juilliard School
The Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship provides training to Juilliard students in both aesthetic education and skills-based instruction for grades 2 through 12. The Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship is designed to help Juilliard students gain valuable experience and increase their flexibility as future teaching artists. Juilliard students that are considering a career as a professional teaching artist or that wish to teach music in a classroom setting are strongly encouraged to apply.
Private Teacher at the Aspen Music School and Festival and School (P.A.L.S.)
Jun 2016 - Aug 2017
Aspen Music Festival and School
The P.A.L.S. program identifies and develops musically gifted and motivated musicians in the Roaring Fork Valley and offers them focused lessons during the summer, along with music education-specific activities and exclusive access to the Aspen Music Festival and School's summer programming. P.A.L.S. events are scheduled throughout the summer to ensure that students are able to find events that work within their summer schedules.
Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2019
Stony Brook University
Master of Music (MM)
Sep 2017 - May 2019
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music (BM)
Sep 2013 - May 2017
The Juilliard School
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Turkish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Ahmet Ertegun Scholarship
Jul 2017
American Turkish Society
Dorothy DeLay Fellowship Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and School
Aug 2016
Aspen Music Festival and School
Juilliard Concerto Competition
Jan 2016
The Juilliard School
Ataturk Youth Achievement Award
May 2015
Ataturk Society of America in Washington DC

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