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Violin Lessons Old tappan, NJ

Violin Lessons in
Old tappan, NJ

Musika has been offering Old tappan Violin Lessons since 2001. Our violin teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Old tappan Violin Teachers

Lea K

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I am a trained educator with a Master's degree in Music Education, licensed by State of New Jersey Department of Education. I completed advanced Violin studies and chamber music coaching at a number of institutions including Music Mountain, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mannes College of Music, Dartmouth and Vassar Colleges. I currently perform in a number of orchestras in the Metro New York area. I am a violinist with the baroque recorder ensemble, Musica Dolce, of the Highland Park Recorder Society. I teach from beginning to advanced level students, ages 6 to adult.

Oleg R

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Oleg is a violinist who represents the brilliant Russian violin school which is arguably one of the leading violin schools in the World during 20th century. In 1984 he was accepted to Moscow Conservatory of Music and in 1991 he graduated Conservatory with highest marks in violin and piano. In 1990 he was invited to participate in IV International Violin Competition "Isola di Capri" (Capri, Italy) and won 1st Prize of this competition playing N. Paganini's 4th Violin Concerto with cadenza which Oleg Rutkovsky composed especially for this event. After competition he was invited to participate in music festival in Rimini, Italy where he shared the stage with such famous musicians as Boris Berezovsky (1st Prize 1990 P.I.Tchaikovsky Piano Competition), Enrico Pace and Evgeny Bushkov (both winners of many international competitions). After one year with State Symphony Capella of Russia where conductor was legendary Gennady Rozhdestvensky and where Oleg performed in section 1st Violins in 1992 he accepted position of Assistant concertmaster of famous Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and traveled around the globe performing in almost every important music hall including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Royal Albert and Barbican Hall in London, Beethoven Hall in Bonn (Germany), Gewandhaus, Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Osaka (Japan), Musikverein Golden Hall  in Vienna and many more. In 1994 Oleg Rutkovsky immigrated to USA and settled in Fort Lee, NJ. He made his American debut recital in Memphis, TN in 1995. Since 1994 he performed with such orchestras as New Jersey Symphony, Albany Symphony, New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Bachanalia Chamber Ensemble and appeared in a few Broadway productions such "Ragtime" and "Music Man". In 1996, Oleg was invited to perform with the Houston Festival Orchestra as Concertmaster under the the button of Maxim Shostakovich, son of the the great Russian composer, Dmitry Shostakovich. Currently, Oleg teaches extensively in NJ where he holds a full time position as violin teacher at the NJ School of Music.

Kathleen S

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Music has played a vital, formative role in my life for as long as I can remember. My parents are both excellent musicians.  I started piano lessons at the age of 5 and began studying violin when I was nine. Although I am classically trained and have extensive orchestral experience as a violinist and violist, I was a founding member of an Irish group and several early music ensembles, performed with folk and classical guitarists, and played in a rock and roll nightclub band. I continue to play in many churches and synagogues, do strolling violin work, perform jazz standards, and act as lead violin in an internationally acclaimed big band. I am flexible as a player and teacher and love all types of music. I see music as a wonderful means of communication and a gift to be shared!

Xinou W

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I love the violin, and enjoy sharing this love with you all. I have been playing the violin for 20 years and have studied with Sally Thomas, Elmar Oliveira, and Stephen Majeske. In 2013, I graduated from Mannes Colege of Music in New York, with a Masters of Music degree in violin and Chamber Music. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as Benidict Music Tent in Aspen Music Festival. I have had the great privilege to work with prominent conductors such as David Robertson, Gunthur Schuller, Robert Spano, David Zinman, and Hugh Wolff. I have been a mentor-fellow at Aspen Music Festival. During my time at Mannes, I served as concertmaster of the Repertory Orchestra and Mace Ensemble under Lowell Liebermann, under whom we gave the the New York Premiere of Paul Moravec's "Capital Unknowns". I have had the great honor to perform Tchaikovsky's sextet "Souvenir de Florence" with violinist James Ehnes in a special gala concert in New York.

Greg W

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I have a BM in Music Ed. I would describe myself as outgoing.  I’m a K-8 Music Teacher working for the NYC DOE, and privately tutor students.  I have NYS certifications in Music B-12 and Students with Disabilities 1-6.  Currently, I am working toward my MA at Hofstra finishing my last class and beginning my thesis.  
 
 

Why Choose Musika

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Musika Qualified Teachers

Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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No Hidden Fees

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More Information About Violin Lessons

As you start violin lessons, there are a couple different options you can choose as a way to obtain an instrument. Some students can choose to buy, which would be most useful for advanced, adult players, but most beginning students will choose to rent. Renting can be done on a monthly basis and will provide you will everything you need for your lessons, as far as the instrument is concerned. It is best for children to rent, as they will need to start with a smaller instrument, and work up in size as they grow.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons at your home - a time saving solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
Music lessons are tailored to the students specific needs. The teacher will work with each student individually to develope a lesson plan that ensures the most productivity. While working towards the students specific goals, there will be lessons in music theory, how to correctly handle the instrument, and how to develope the students own musicianship. While Musika does not mandate a particular style of teaching, if there is a method you are interested in we will do our best to match you with a teacher that specializes in that area.
Musika works with all ages and skill levels to help students reach their highest potential! Whether you are an adult beginner, or an advanced player, our teachers will work with you to further your skills, and reach any goals you may have. With customized lesson plans, and a convenient in home lessons option, adult students find lessons with Musika to be both successful and rewarding.
Our earliest recommended starting age for violin is 4, although exceptions can certainly be made for a younger student who is capable of handling the strings properly and who has sufficient strength in the fingers and hands. A teacher can help you decide which size instrument to choose depending on the age and height of your child.

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