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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

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.

Marilyn S

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I have had a great deal of experience with all ages and want to share my love for music with others. As long as the student is enjoying playing an instrument, progressing, my goal has been reached.

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.

Matt A

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I'm a dedicated and passionate music teacher, based in New York City and Long Island, NY. In 2012, I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and Music Education. I've had the opportunity to perform both nationally and internationally both as a soloist, as well as with various orchestras.

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.
 
 

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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.
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.
Children can start violin as early as age 4. Though there is a standard size for violins, they also come in smaller sizes which can be used by small children. As the students grow, they can move up in size, and the instrument can grow with them. Being one of the smallest members of the string family, the violin lends itself well to small hands. Any teacher, or music store professional can help you choose the correct size. During violin lessons, children will begin to learn how to handle the instrument correctly, read music, and develope their overall skills as a musician.

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