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Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola, Electric Violin, Fiddle
Styles: Classical

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Christopher D In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola, Electric Violin, Fiddle
Styles: Classical

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Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM, SUNY Fredonia, Music Education MM, CUNY Queens College, Violin Performance

Awards:

2013-2017 performed with Fredonia’s Chamber Orchestra and toured with Violinist Rachel Lee 2017 worked with Maestro Maurice Peress and the Aaron Copland Symphony Orchestra 2018 Performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto with the Aaron Copland Chamber Orchestra

Overview:

I began playing violin at the age of 12. Over the years, I developed my skills further by joining my local community orchestra and getting lessons from renowned instructor pedagogues. I received my Bachelor's degree in Music Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2017, where I performed regularly with the Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra, and learned about how to teach students both individually and in a school setting. I’m currently furthering my studies at the Aaron Copland School of music, where I’ll be getting my Masters in Violin Performance. My current studio is located in Woodside, Queens, so I’m very close to Manhattan and Williamsburg. I can also travel to Long Island and parts of NJ. Feel free to contact me if you require any additional info!

EXPERIENCE

Although I can teach various genres of music, my musical personal favorite is classical, which had great influence on my style of playing. I love music because it has always been my passion and driving force in my life. I teach music because it's not only an essential subject in academics, but also provides students with a creative outlet to express themselves and create meaningful connections with others in an orchestral setting. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, I can help you expand and enhance your playing. I’m excited to learn how I can help you reach your musical goals. Sign up now to schedule a meeting!

METHODS USED

For beginner students, I use the Essential Elements for strings (books 1 and 2). In conjunction with these books, I select a repertoire that corresponds with their current abilities, and work my way up from there. For adults and more advanced students, I use various technical studies such as Sevcik, Kreutzer, and Rode, and standard Rep using the International editions. Regardless of the age or skill level, I always strive to maintain constant engagement and motivation throughout my lessons, whether online or in person.

LESSON STYLE

As an instructor, it’s important to me that my students are developing both their skills and their love for music at an equal rate. I do this by assigning exercises and material that will be both rewarding and fun for the student. I also set timely goals so that they have something to look forward to in their next lesson. During my lessons, I also do a lot of mirroring (showing how I play a certain passage with my instrument) so that they can visualize the proper implementation of a passage. I’m also always trying to find out new and efficient ways to improve my teaching so that my students can receive the best education for their musical endeavors.

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