I have been teaching violin and viola to students of all ages and levels for over 14 years. I truly enjoy sharing my love of music with others. Through private and group lessons I teach students how to learn about and appreciate music as well as how to play their instrument and perform.
I have taught students as young as two years old all the way up to adults in their seventies. I cater to every student’s individual needs and specific interests. I often use the Suzuki technique for students under 5 years old, for older students I supplement the Suzuki technique by introducing note reading and musical analysis in addition to ear training. I often focus on the student attaining a solid technical foundation upon which they can build and embrace a wide variety of musical genres and techniques. If a student has a particular interest in a certain type of music, improvisation, or composition, I also work to cultivate and expand upon those interests.
I feel that as a musician in today’s world I’ve learned the importance of proper technique, captivating and expressive musicality, improvisatory capabilities, as well as the ability to be a flexible player. I try to implement these characteristics of musicianship at every level. Many students take lessons for fun and relaxation, music is a wonderful creative outlet. For students on a more competitive track, we work at a faster pace and more intensively. Whatever the goals of the student may be, we work together to learn how to get there while enjoying the beauty of music and their instrument.
I often travel to students’ homes for lessons when possible. Some students also come to me, in Brooklyn. I teach violin lessons in New York City, for rates and scheduling and for any other questions please send me a message on my contact page.