PRIVATE LESSONS ARE HELD IN-PERSON & VIRTUALLY; SEE COVID PROTOCOL
Private violin and/or viola lessons are held either virtually (via Skype or FaceTime) or in my home studio in Ossining, NY. This is a perfect location for those living in the Briarcliff Manor, Croton on Hudson, Pleasantville and surrounding communities.
Violin and viola lessons are available throughout the year. Each lesson is to be made by appointment only and is available for 30 min., 45 min., or 60 min. sessions. All lessons will be customized to the student's individual needs and abilities. Lessons may include technique building exercises such as scales, rhythmic exercises, etudes, shifting and music from the standard repertoire (see list for potential lesson materials used).
Small chamber ensembles (duets, trios, etc.) maybe formed throughout the semester. I also offer audition preparation for music festivals including NYSSMA, All-County and All-State. Recitals and performance opportunities will also be made available throughout the year.
For further information and studio policies, please see the Student Handbook below. A signed copy will be required upon your first lesson, as well as a completed registration form. Feel free to email ViolinRLA@aol.com, with any other questions you may have.
Lessons may include, but are not limited to the following:
*Strictly Strings by Jacqueline Dillon, James Kjelland and John O'Reilly
*Songs for Little Players by Evelyn Avsharian
*I Can Read Music by Joanne Martin
*Suzuki Method Books
*Solos for Young Violinists/Violists by Barbara Barber
*Etude books including Wohlfart, Mazas and Kreutzer
*Melodius Double-Stops for the Violin by Josephine Trott
*Introducing the Positions by Harvey S. Whistler
*Scale books: Hrimaly Scale Studies, Carl Flesch Scale System, Progressive Scale Studies by Linda Rose, Two Octave Scales and Bowings for Viola by Susan C. Brown
*Master Theory Books by Charles S. Peters and Peter Yoder
*Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments, Volumes I-IV by Samuel Applebaum