Private Violin & Viola Lessons in Riverdale, Bronx, NY

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Teaching Philosophy

I believe in a warm and customized approach to teaching students of all ages. My teaching philosophy is strongly influenced by the Suzuki method. Developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method emphasizes listening and repetition and breaking down difficult concepts into small, easily managed segments. It is driven by positive reinforcement and a belief that any child can learn to play the violin. I am a Suzuki certified teacher who completed The School for Strings long term teacher training program under the tutelage of Allen Lieb and Ecaterina Gerson.

For me, the joy of teaching lies in watching my students grow as musicians and as people. I emphasize a relaxed, ergonomic set-up to enable a big, beautiful tone. I believe in achieving technical excellence in addition to musical expression.

I teach out of my home located in Riverdale, NY and also in-home lessons for an additional fee.

If you are interested in violin lessons or viola lessons, please contact me for information about rates and studio policies. Registration for Spring 2018 is now open! Limited availability!



Teaching Experience

Suzuki Violin/Viola Faculty, The Mozart Academy
Violin and Chamber Music Faculty, NEST +M After 3
Substitute Teaching Artist, The Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Suzuki Violin and Group Class Faculty, Tone Academy of Music
Suzuki Violin and Group Class Faculty, Silver Music
Ready, Set, Play Instructor, The Weekday School
Teaching Artist, National Repertory Orchestra
Teaching Artist, The After-School Corp, Mozart Fellowship Program
Teaching Artist, Manhattan School of Music Arts-in-Education Program
Assistant Chamber Music Coach, The School for Strings
Private Instructor