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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

Luis C

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Concert Artist: Solo, Chamber, and principal of some chamber orchestras.

Stephen D

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 Stephen is a graduate of Columbia University. A composer of more than fifty pieces, his music has been performed by both chamber groups and orchestras in the US and abroad. The most notable performers of his compositions include the Gregg Smith Singers, Stitching Combinatie van Utrechtse Muziekbelangen, New Calliope Singers, Group for Contemporary Music, and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. Stephen continues to work as a freelance guitarist and conductor, performing in various national venues with the Gregg Smith Singers, the Group for Contemporary Music, the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, and the Composers Ensemble. He also co-founded the New York Qin Society, and has performed qin music and lectured on Chinese music internationally. 

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!

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.

Beatrice N

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I am a freelance musician and educator from Yorktown Heights, New York. I have a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Montclair State University. Over the years, I have performed in many major cities such as New York City, New York, Vienna, Austria and Quebec, Canada. Throughout my career as a performer, I have played in many orchestral ensembles such as the Surflight Pit Orchestra, Montclair State University’s Orchestra,  the Greater Westchester Youth Symphony in New York, the Adelphi Orchestra, the New Jersey Youth Orchestra, and the Garden State Orchestra. I am skilled in performing in different styles of music as well such as Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary. I have  studied under names such as Mary Ann Mumm, Boris Tseitlin, Jesse Mills, and the Shanghai String Quartet members including, Nicholas Tzavaras (cello); Ti-Wen Jiang (violin); Weigang Li (violin); and Honggang Li (viola). I have also studied under Marilyn McDonald, Cynthia Roberts, and Theresa Salomon to specialize in Baroque music. Festivals which I have attended incluce Oberlin’s Performance Institute in Baroque Music, Summit Music Festival, and ASTA’s Chamber Festival.     
 
 

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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

Most beginning students will start with a violin rental. This is a great option because it is less of a financial commitment than buying a new instrument, and it allows for flexibility in the size. The sizing is important, especially when it comes to children, as they will usually start out with a smaller instrument than is considered the adult standard. When you are beginnin the renting process it is important to have the student present so they can be fit for the right size. Our teachers will also be able to guide you in your instrument choosing.
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.
All students are different, and that means all lessons will be different. Each teacher works to tailor their lesson plans around students specific needs and goals, all while teaching them the most important aspects of their instrument. Students will learn how to read music, develope musicianship, and how to play their instrument with proper technique. No two lessons will be the same as all students have different strengths and goals. If the student has a particular style or method they are looking to learn, Musika will find a teacher that will be able to accomodate those needs.
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.
Young students will learn all aspects of playing their new instrument. All children will begin to read music, and learn how to handle their instrument properly, as well as start to develope their musicianship. Violins are a small instrument that can be comfortable for little hands. While most adults will play on a standard full size, the violin comes in smaller sizes as well and our teachers will be able to assist you on choosing the correct one.

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