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Nicholas D

Nicholas D

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I am a passionate musician and teacher who loves working with new violinists. There is nothing greater than seeing a child (or adult) begin the musical journey. In 2007, I graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelors of Arts after spending four years in intesive violin studies.  I am fortunate to have performed with many chamber orchestras and quartets over the years. I think my success as a violin teacher is owed to my creative approach to lessons. For younger students, I like to make games to incorporate learning and to make learning fun. . For older and more advanced students I am able to zero in on problem areas and target the cause. Finding solutions is my specialty.

Sarah K

Sarah K

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As an active concert violinist, I have appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony and Quincy Symphony Orchestras, and enjoy frequent guest appearances with the Lowell and Waltham Philharmonic Orchestras.  While performing at The Universitat Mozarteum Akademie Salzburg, I was recently named Laureate for my execution of 21st century composer Lera Auerbach's 'T'filah' for Solo Violin. As an orchestral musician, I was Concertmaster of The Juilliard Orchestra, hold the Principal Second position in Solisti Ensemble, and was featured member of the critically acclaimed Axiom Ensemble.  As a founding member of The Moirae Ensemble, I  design and perform concert programs that feature contemporary women composers, the most recent of which includes two world premieres and will be presented at Barnard Hall as a part of their renowned concert series. I also habitually appear around the Tri-State area with such esteemed ensembles as Concerts on the Slope, New York Classical Players, and The New York Chamber Orchestra.  I graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor and Masters Degrees as a student of Glenn Dicterow and Joel Smirnoff.

Jose P

Jose P

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For violin and viola, I base my beginning instruction in the Suzuki Method and philosophy. The latter refers to the concept that ANY human being can learn music provided the right environment is created to facilitate the learning. I am a firm believer of this philosophy. As students get more advanced, I incorporate Music Reading (theory) as well as repertoire outside of the Suzuki method. I also make sure the students and their families are participating- or willing to look into it- of activities outside of the lessons that enhance the musical development and enjoyment: joining a choir or an orchestra, attending concerts, participating in recitals with other students, etc. For voice and piano students, I combine several methods according to the students needs. Voice students in particular would benefit from my experiences growing up as a singer since very young (from boy soprano to grown-up baritone). The development I went through allowed me to experience for myself a vast repertoire, which is the basis  of what I teach in my lessons.    

Beatrice N

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.     

Sarah M

Sarah M

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I love giving students a space to not only learn and grow, but also to find their own creative voices and passions. It's important for each student to feel inspired and to take a more active role in their learning process, so I listen to each student individually to successfully plan lessons that will resonate with them but also push them to improve.

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