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Ting-Ying C

Ting-Ying C

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I started to teach privately and give group lessons when I was in college.  There I have received extensive training and varied teaching experience through including a required music pedagogy course, “Musician as Educator”, participating in the outreach program teaching grade 3 to 5 at the Children’s Storefront in East Harlem, NY, and assisting the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Orchestra for students from grade 3 to 12, where I was responsible for helping students develop individually, leading sectionals, and rehearsing the assigned music.  I was invited to the North Carolina Governor’s School in Winton-Salem, NC as a teaching assistant in the summer of 2011 for similar responsibilities that I had with the MSM Pre-College Orchestra as well as giving private lessons and dormitory resident counselor duties.  As an recent Master's of Music Degree graduate, I am teaching both privately, and at an after school K-8 group violin and viola program as a substitute teacher for the Harmony Program in Manhattan, and coaching the Stamford Young Artists’ Philharmonic for high school students in Stamford, CT.  In April, 2013, I was invited to be an adjudicator for N.Y.S.S.M.A. to evaluate the elementary students’ violin and viola performances. 

Nicholas D

Nicholas D

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I usually start my violin students with Essential Elements books, and draw some technical points of beginning lessons from Suzuki method.  I like to start students on a real piece of music as soon as possible so they can get a sense of accomplishment sooner than later. For adults, I am more flexible and will ask what it is they would like to learn, then I will use many of the same beginning techniques tailored for their own musical goals. Each of my students gets a journal to record weekly practice notes.

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.

Marissa C

Marissa C

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I base my teaching method on the Suzuki method, though I am not officially certified. The Suzuki method focuses on first learning to play by ear and then later incorporating note reading. There is a lot of time spent in the very beginning on building good posture and technique before learning actual pieces. And the teacher is very involved in the lessons by demonstrating often for the student, playing along with the student, and then later on, accompanying the student on piano or in harmony on the violin. 

Maria O

Maria O

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I try to create a unique and individualized lesson methods and plans. I try to personalize my lessons in a way that best suits a student's personality. Not everyone learns in the same manner. My lessons include theory, technique, solo repertoire, ear training and performance preparation. Performance is an art form and takes preparation and practice. I have tips to help students to get the most out of every chance they have to perform and we practice those ideas throughout the lessons. We start even before any concerto or recitals are even scheduled.

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