During lessons, we will learn proper playing techniques and reading notation. I can prepare a student for a School orchestra or if the student just wants to learn popular songs for fun. My goal is to make all lessons fun, engaging, and hopefully the student will look forward to the next lesson.
Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums. As an adult, Nicole studied to become an elementary teacher and worked in the New York State Sch
ool Districts for over five years. Shortly after receiving her master's degree for Literacy Education, Nicole decided to attempt to share her passion for music. In 2007, Nicole opened a music studio in Holbrook, New York. Here, she refined her music teaching skills while establishing Nicolex Inc. Music Island as a leading source of quality music education. Her summer traveling music program allowed her students to experience live performances as well as create music groups with peers with the same passion for music. Nicole now resides in Tampa, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults. She currently is the drummer for a local original Soul/Rock band. Needless to say, she understands the importance that music has had in her life and wishes to ignite that passion in other music lovers.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is best labeled as kind but firm. I take my job very seriously and want wholeheartedly for my students to have music as a part of their life, not just a part of their day. I love to laugh and have fun but I will definitely expect my students to practice and complete any homework I assign and be prepared for the following lesson. Simply stated, music is fun and the love of my life, but if I still practice, you will as well. Otherwise, I always believe in teaching songs my students are interested in and will expand their musical skills. My experience as a public school teacher had enhanced my sense of finding individual needs of every student. Therefore, I always differentiate lessons to suit my students interest while teaching them the foundations every musician needs in order to be successful. My specialty is teaching a variety of instruments. I play drums, guitar, bass, piano, and sing as well. So, if one instrument is not for you, I can teach you something different without a problem. Long story short, friends, you are in good hands.
*** Studio Equipment *** Full Service music room: Keyboard, Full drum kit, Electric Guitar with 30 watts Amp and Microphone/ vocal monitor.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can bring a 76 key Yahama YPG-235 Keyboard for your household to use for lessons for a small monthly rental fee. I have an Epiphone Electric Guitar with 30w amplifier. Will also bring microphone and monitor for vocal lessons.
*** Specialties *** I have taught mostly Rock, Blues, and Classical genres for Piano, Guitar, Drums. Vocally, I specialize in R&B, Soul, Motown, Broadway, Pop, Top 100 and alternative/Hard Rock. I will adapt to your needs.
I currently teach students from beginner (pre-twinkle) to advanced levels!
I am a very encouraging and engaging teacher who focuses on proper form and technique, while maintaining the student's interest and encouraging creativity.
I incorporate both traditional and Suzuki methods and cater every lesson to the students individual needs and goals.
There is never a dull moment in my lessons, I keep the student motivated and excited about leaning to play the violin!
*** Lesson Details *** The violin is my passion and I enjoy teaching all ages the violin! Lessons are catered to every students personal goals and needs. Combining Suzuki and Traditional methods along with Etudes and scales will give the student a solid foundation on the violin.
*** Studio Equipment *** Renting an instrument is simple, easy, and very cost effective. I will be more than happy to assist the student and parent with every
detail needed in deciding the appropriate violin and rental details!
Experienced Violin teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music knowledge. I specialize in classical and Celtic, typically use Suzuki Method and Essential Elements books. I evolve with each student and create a fun a positive environment in which to learn and I strive to help you meet your goals! I plan and offer yearly professional student shows and concerts to give each student a practical application to their studies.
Hello, My name is Michael and Im excited to meet you! I've been teaching private & Professional lessons since 1997! I love helping students accomplish their goals like, getting into college, hit auditions, and more, but above all I love to inspire the love of Music and Performance Arts!
Throughout my professional career I have toured and played with bands such as Soul Fire, 3 Door Down, and others, and have performed for companies such as 4 County Players in Virginia, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Carolina Players in NC. I play multiple instruments from woodwinds, brass, to guitar, mandolin, violin and have training in singing and vocal training and more!
I use a number of established teaching methods to instruct my studies as well as my own methods that I have perfected through my 18+ years of teaching. My philosophy is that
it is important to stay fluid and adjust to each student's learning style to create successful students at any age from 3 to 100!
My only goal is to help you reach yours!
-==Some of My Studio Equipment=-- Marshall, Crate, & Fender Amps Williams and Yamaha Digital Pianos Woodwind instruments Violins of all sizes Brass Instruments Acoustic and Electric Guitars (Fender, Epiphone, Breedlove, etc..) Computer and Multimedia Supplemental material And others!
--=Materials Used=-- I teach Suzuki Method when appropriate, as well as popular scholastic methods when needed for a school band program however, I mostly teach to the student. Each student gets a unique and personalized experience tailored to their specific goals and needs using a variety of available materials, but above all I strive to teach fun when learning the arts!
I am an adult who has no experience with any type of instrument and was very nervous and intimidated at first. Then I met with Michael, and though there was a ton of information we had to go through, he really made me feel at ease. He has the knowledge, patience, and understanding I was really looking for in a teacher and I'm so happy I found him!
September 12, 2016
With his flexibility and willingness to accommodate us my daughter learned a lot from him. He was a wonderful teacher and a great person to do business with.
September 12, 2016
Michael is very energetic and passionate about music. My kids have really enjoyed their time with him and we would recommend him to anyone!
I have been playing violin since the age of 6. One day I had to make the difficult decision choosing between violin and piano, because both instruments are very dear to me. I chose violin as my primary instrument for its lyrical qualities and closeness to human voice. At the age of 13 I won the Saint Petersburg Violin Competition and performed with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic. I am excited to share my love for this instrument with my students no matter what age they are. I see each person as an individual who has their own artistic voice and I will help you to further develop it. I have won Gartoff International Violin Competition, Freiburg International Violin Competition, Dalhousie Solo Competition, Halifax Rose Bowl, Roosevelt Violin Competition and most recently competed in Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China, where my quartet placed 3rd. Recently I performed the Brahms Violin Concerto in the Symphony Centre downtown Chicago with Roosevelt ...
Hello dear students! My name is Artem and I have been playing violin since I was 4 years old and am a freelance musician, composer and pedagogue. I am passionate about teaching because I believe education and willingness to learn is an extremely important factor for personal development and success. I was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia and underwent intensive training in voice, violin, composition and piano. After winning the Frieburg Intenational Violin Competition in 2010, I was offered a full scholarship to study music at Dalhousie University at the age of sixteen. After moving to Canada I went through a 9-month intensive english learning program, so I know first hand how difficult it can be to learn a new language. This experience helped me understand the struggles that any ESL student goes through and discover new way
s to teach Russian and English to others. I am excited to get to know you and share my knowledge with you!
Not only is Artem a world class violinist but also a very nice person who will make you look forward to the next lesson.
October 14, 2018
Artem is extremely professional, positive and great MAESTRO!! In the short time I have been with Artem he has taught me valuable foundation techniques. I highly recommend Artem for students who are serious about fine musician techniques and being world class artists!
June 6, 2018
Artem is an excellent teacher. He provides the perfect balance of explanations, demonstrations and expectations for at-home practice. Thank you so much!
My goal as a teacher is to provide consistent and positive learning opportunities for each student by: 1. Developing a well-balanced lesson plan that benefits the student. 2. Provide performance opportunities. 3. Encouraging regular practice. 4. Communicating progress with the parent and student.
Hi, there! My name is Brooke and I am excited to work with you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learn to read music, make progress by setting weekly goals, and working on performance skills to build confidence. I am currently available to teach lessons at my retail location and online. Below you can view my teaching policies as well as FAQ about lessons with me and learning violin. I look forward to helping you meet your goals!
***Teacher Responsibility*** My goal is to provide consistent and positive learning opportunities for each student by:
1. Developing a well-balanced lesson plan that benefits the student. 2. Provide performance opportunities. (This may vary for online lessons depending on location.) 3. Encouraging regular practice. 4. Communicating progress with the parent
***Student/Parent Responsibility*** While I will do everything I can to keep your child motivated, I will need consistent help and support from you. This might be the first serious commitment your child has made, and after four years of teaching I have learned that a child will only be as committed as their parent is when it comes to learning a new instrument. I expect that parents of young students (12 yrs. and under) will be supportive in the following ways:
1. Provide an instrument and any other required books or accessories needed for lessons. 2. Encourage a consistent practice time and acknowledge their efforts. 3. Be on time for your lesson. 4. Communicate any questions or concerns with me.
***Lesson Details and Preparation*** Please be prepared when logging on. Your lesson is time for instruction, not practice. For online lessons I suggest logging on in an environment that is quiet and free from distractions. To make the most out of your lesson time, I suggest logging on to your lesson with your assigned music, completed assignment(s), instrument tuned, a pencil, notebook, and trimmed fingernails. Please be on time when logging on for your lesson.
***Required Music*** To start out, I recommend students purchase Essential Elements Volume One for Violin before the first lesson. This book will cover basic note reading, rhythm, form, and more. Then, we will work in whatever you would like to learn as you become more comfortable and confident with the basic fundamentals. Learning the basics is critical to learning the violin, but I want to do everything I can in my power to make your lesson experience fun and memorable!
***FAQ about Lessons*** Q: Can anyone learn the violin? A: Yes! I have worked with students as young as four years old, and as old as eighty. You are never too young or too old to learn something new!
Q: Where should I purchase my violin from? A: If you can, I recommend going to a store location and trying a violin out for yourself so you can get a proper fitting. While purchasing a violin online is convenient, it is hard to know for sure what you are purchasing. Some things to make sure of when purchasing a violin are strings that properly fit the violin, a bridge that curves from the lowest to highest string (not the same height for every string) and pegs that stay put when playing. You also want to make sure your violin will be able to stay in tune for the length of a lesson, which is something a music specialist can help you determine at a retail location.
Q: How often should I tune my violin? A: You should check to make sure your violin is in tune every time you play it. You can purchase a tuner from most music stores or download a tuning app for free. To make the most out of your lesson time, I strongly recommend tuning your instrument before logging on for your lesson. (I go over how to tune the violin in the first lesson.)
Q: How often should I practice? A: One of the most common questions I am asked as a teacher is how much a student should practice during the week. I recommend that beginning students practice a minimum of 120 minutes (or two hours) a week. This can be divided into 30 minutes a day for four days a week. I have found that these numbers have provided excellent results for students during the first six months of playing.
For the dedicated, adventurous, and creative student.
I create a space for the intelligent and inquisitive to explore what is possible through music, using the violin and other instruments or the process of music production as an opportunity to develop their personal voice.
You can learn and master an instrument, and I will help you do that, but there's more to it than that.
You can create music in a way that makes your life better. Through mastery of an instrument, or the skills of music production, you can see the world through a more colorful lens.
I teach violin, piano, voice, music production, composition, and songwriting.
I grew up in Florida, where I spent my time water gardening, woodcarving, playing the violin, and slaying giant sea monsters in the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve composed film scores, arranged string quartets, and recorded/produced everything from rock bands to madrigalian choirs. I played 1st chair violin in the Tampa Bay Symphony and have a degree in classical violin with a focus in composition from the University of Miami, where I worked on both violin and classical piano before moving to Austin, Texas to continue conquering the planet with cool noises.
I am a performing, recording, and teaching violinist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Violin Performance With An Emphasis On Music Composition and Technology. I am a songwriter, composer, pianist, and singer as well, with a background in: acro yoga, b
odywork, a handstand study, and a curiosity in speed learning, body awareness, mental agility, flow, and expression. This allows me to take a more holistic view of playing music. My experience gives me the belief that music can be used as a tool to develop the mind and body through awareness and strategy, not just chance.
My understanding of music has affected the way I perceive the world, and the way I move through it. I enjoy sharing that with my students.
I teach a lot of skills and instruments. My greatest joys are teaching the violin, and music production.
The violin is an instrument that is incredibly simple conceptually and, when played, provides an infinite opportunity for variation. The process of learning involves stripping that infinite variety into a set of simple ideas that are learned, ingrained, and, eventually, the variety is reintroduced and creative ability begins to show itself in a usable form. Using the violin as a fun and rewarding method of self expression, and a tool for sharpening the mind and the body provides a powerful combination that, when approached with regular practice, can provide a depth of benefit far beyond possessing a new skill.
Music production is a huge part of music, a bigger part of the future of music. And every great musician is a producer in one sense or another. To me, production is seeing the big picture. To decide what you want the hear, to imagine a sound, an arrangement, a complete track or album, and to bring it into the world complete with all the precision and happy accidents that go along with that process, that is music production. I particularly enjoy teaching electronic music production through Pro Tools, Ableton Live (what I use the most personally), or Fruity Loops. I'm comfortable with most modern software relating to music. And I will guide you through the process of learning effects, recording techniques, sound design, songwriting, composing, arranging, and mixing, to create the music that reflects your imagination.
I’ve had the privilege of taking some minor violin lessons as well as some piano lessons from Josh, and even had the pleasure of having him on my 3rd album as a collaborator. As an instructor, he was able to explain these new musical instrument endeavors for me, and remind me of the the thrill of overcoming a hurdle when it comes to composing and teaching yourself. I’ve been playing guitar for about 17 years now, so that hurdle was many years ago. I highly recommend Josh for instruction at all age and experience levels.
September 27, 2019
Josh is a talented musician, great communicator, and patient teacher. He has a unique was of combining movement and body control into his teaching of music to create a wholistic practice. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn music.
September 25, 2019
Josh is an amazing musician and wonderful teacher. His patience and ingenuity makes it easy to grasp difficult concepts, and it’s hard not to have a good time while learning with him.
I strive to craft lessons which will give my students a wide base of skills on the violin, although we will be foremost concerned with having excellent technique and a great sound. Beyond that, I can teach you note reading, theory, composition/arranging, and improvisation. If you are interested in learning something other than classical violin, I also have extensive experience in bluegrass, old-time, and jazz fiddle, and can help you develop a unique voice on your instrument. Shoot me a message today to see if we'd be a good fit!
I am a professional violinist, violist, guitarist, pianist, and educator. In addition to recording and touring with my own bands, I regularly arrange and record strings for artists and producers in a wide range of styles, from underground rappers to indie rock bands to grammy winning pop producers. I studied classical viola and composition at Temple University's Boyer School of Music, and have also studied at the Montreal Conservatory and IRCAM in Paris. I currently teach about 35 students a week ranging in ability from beginner to advanced, and ranging in age from 4 to 64. My versatility, experience, and formal training ensure a fun and engaging learning experience, catered towards what YOU want to learn (with some suggestion/encouragement from me of course).
I've studied classical viola for 13 years, with some training in bluegrass
and old-time too. I've also received training in jazz and rock guitar, and have been trained in the Taubman Method on piano, allowing me to teach my students to play with confidence and ease, without fear of injury later on.
Students can expect to receive top notch training in technique and theory. All students will also receive training in improvisation in a variety of styles, so that they can not only play and understand other people's music, but create their own too. Students interesting in writing/recording will also have the opportunity to write and record a song with me, and learn all my best tips and tricks along the way!
Some styles I regularly give lessons in: Rock, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Punk, Indie Rock, and Blues.
Hi! I am so excited to work with you and to help you achieve your musical goals! I am a freelance violinist/orchestra teacher, and I have been teaching for over 5 years. I have taught private lessons, full orchestra classes from beginner to advanced, and all things strings! I have studied violin for 12 years, and I recently completed my bachelor's in music education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I would love to help you, whether it's the very first time you have unpacked your instrument, with learning to play a pop/rock/fiddle tune, or you are preparing some orchestra excerpts for an audition with your local symphony. See you soon!
Hi! My name is Dixie and I have played the violin/viola for 12 years. I have been teaching music lessons/classes for over 5 years, and I have also taught beginning to intermediate orchestra classes over the course of my undergraduate studies. I recently completed my bachelor's in music education (instrumental) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and now I am an orchestra teacher at an elementary/middle school. I love teaching music, and I would be honored to be your violin/viola tutor. I hope we can get started soon!
"Very attentative. Up to date on the everything concerning violin. Very interested in student. Not rushing through lesson. Passionate about music."
"I love his supportive and positive nature."
"Hallie's teaching style a great combination of challenging and encouraging. As an older adult student with very limited musical experience I find that she
strikes just the right balance for my hyper-analytical personality. I am pleasantly surprised with the progress I have made and look forward to my weekly lessons."
"I am really enjoying my time with Edna. She is an incredibly skilled communicator and very structured with her approach. I am adult learning violin and
I really appreciate her calming personality and positive support. Highly recommended!"
"The best violin instructor
Mark is a wonderful violin instructor. It has been a joy to watch him teach my daughter. Mark has so many great qualities in h
is teaching skills in bringing out the best in a student. My daughter has learned to have confidence and a passion for playing the violin and I feel that he is the reason behind it. I highly recommend Mark as an instructor. He is patient and kind and knows how to approach each student to fit their learning needs."
"Jonathan has been a great teacher and excellent influence for Noah. During lessons, and in his practice during the week, Noah is being drawn in by both th
e challenges and rewards of learning to love and play the violin."
"I AM SO Lucky to have Mr.Nader as a teacher, Trust me he's the Real deal He's very authentic and patient, Mann he taught me a few tips that made love the
violin even more , I'm so eager to learn more and more from him"
"Excellent first lesson with Mark (also very first online lesson in anything). I was impressed with how much was accomplished and done in just 30 minutes.
Most importantly, my kid enjoyed it despite the initial resistance and is already asking about his next lesson."
"Dr. Tatiana is wonderful and engaging teacher for my daughter. She began taking lessons at age 4 and developed a strong connection with Dr. Tatiana. Dr.
Tatiana has developed a strong foundation for violin as well as reading music and general music appreciation. My daughter looks forward to each lesson. The lesson time is focused and well structure for continued learning, fun, and growth."
Are you a beginner violinist? While you might be eager to start playing immediately, it’s important to learn the basic functions and parts of a violin. Otherwise, you’ll have a difficult time understanding what your violin instructor is saying when he or she asks you to “keep your bow parallel to the bridge.” Check out the graphic below to learn the basic parts and functions of a violin:
There you have it; those are the various different parts of a violin and their functions. Once …