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Violin Lessons Upper west side, NY

Violin Lessons in
Upper west side, NY

Musika has been offering Upper west side 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 Upper west side Violin Teachers

Melissa T

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Melissa is an active violinist in New York City. With great finesse and versatility, she has performed everywhere from the Boston Symphony Hall with Savion Glover to Lincoln Center to one of the last remaining juke joints in Mississippi. Recent performances have taken Melissa throughout the U.S. accompanying violinist, fiddler, and composer Mark O'Connor on piano, and abroad to Japan, Mexico, Jamaica, and the U.K. Melissa is a dedicated teacher, is certified in both the O'Connor and Suzuki Methods, and is on the faculty at the Third Street Music School Settlement in Manhattan and the Mark O'Connor/Berklee College of Music Summer String Program in Boston.When not rehearsing, performing, recording, or teaching, Melissa can often be found fiddling away at a bluegrass jam session.  She resides in Manhattan, where she happily feeds her addictions to coffee and yoga.

Vincent T

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       I have studied with several professional, performing musicians, but most of my learning has come from books, magazines and listening. Listening is, quite simply, the best teacher you can have, provided you do it properly. I have played music since age eight, in school bands, jazz bands, blues, and rock bands. I also have written songs since age 10, and recorded numerous cd's of original music in various styles. I am currently the frontman in the Jersey Shore Blues Rock Tribute Band. I also play solo piano at hospitals and nursing homes. I work music as a full time job, and have never had a second thought about being a musician. I have studied numerous instruments and musical styles, as well as writing, recording, performance, history, criticism and theory.

Natalia S

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I am a professional violinist and violin/viola teacher. I have over 12 years of experience teaching students of all ages (2-adult) and all levels. I truly love teaching and sharing my passion for music with others! Having studied violin since I was two and a half, I have learned that the instrument takes great patience. I am very patient and caring with all of my students. I also have high standards for my students, my goal is to guide them on their way to excellence. I usually teach using the Suzuki Method until the student is advanced enough to tackle repertoire outside of the Suzuki books. Along with Suzuki and other repertoire I use various etude and scale studies books to enhance technique. I emphasize ear training as well as note reading, posture, left hand technique, bow arm technique, and of course phrasing and musicality. Music is a beautiful part of life and I strive to share my knowledge of it with others.

Francesco C

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When I work with a student it is my hope to instill in them a sense of passion and self-discipline. I believe anyone can learn to express themselves through music. I also believe that I can teach anyone how to play the violin. I love watching my students grow and become better musicians. I studied in New Jersey and in Boston. Living in two different environments has taught me a lot about life, people, and helped me learn that music is alive everywhere.

Sarah K

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Music communicates what words cannot.  My teaching philosophy is based on an open dialogue, creating a comfortable, fun, and curious learning environment.  As an active soloist and orchestral musician, I have appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony and Quincy Symphony Orchestras, and enjoy frequent appearances with the Lowell and Waltham Philharmonic Orchestras and such esteemed ensembles as the Poisson Rouge Ensemble, New York Classical Players, and most recently, the Moirae Ensemble.  I was Concertmaster of The Juilliard Orchestra, as well as a member of Solisti Ensemble, New York Classical Players, and the critically acclaimed Axiom Ensemble. I graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor and Masters Degrees as a student of Glenn Dicterow and Joel Smirnoff.
 
 

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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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Risk-Free Trial Lesson

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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

We are straightforward folks here at Musika. You pay for lessons, that's it. Choose from our pay as you go monthly billing or opt for a set of lessons.

 

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.
When you choose in home lessons, you are choosing the most convenient way to add music to your life. By having the instructor come to your home you are saving time, money, and energy! Not only is this a convenient option for busy schedules, but it allows you to learn your instrument in the familiar, and comfortable space of your own home. Learning in an environment where you are at ease is beneficial for both children and adults.
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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