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Zeynep A.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Turkish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from The Juilliard School
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Zeynep A.

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Through my dedicated and passionate teaching, I instill in my students a solid technical foundation as well as guiding the development of my students' own unique musical voice and musicianship. I am accepting new students both in person and online. I teach all levels from beginner through advanced. If you have any questions, please send me a message. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals!

Zeynep has professional experience teaching at:
• Juilliard School (Morse Teaching Artist, and Music Advancement Program)
• New York Philharmonic (Teaching Artist)
• Orchestra of St. Lukes (Violin Faculty and Strings Ensemble Leader)
• Lincoln Center and the New York City Department of Education (Violin Faculty for Audition Boot Camp at Lincoln Center)
•The Aspen Music Festival (P.A.L.S. Program),
• Stony Brook University (CCMP Chamber Program)
• Bilkent University (Guest Teacher and Master Classes)
• Point CounterPoint (Violin Faculty and Chamber Coach)
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About Zeynep

Hello! My name is Zeynep Alpan and I am a Turkish-American violinist, educator, and am currently on faculty at the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestra of St. Lukes. I am open for new students both in person and online. I welcome all levels from beginner through advanced. Below is my experien

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Yingqi Z.
Zeynep is very professional and patient! She has given me lots of useful advice. She always explains complex concepts in a very simple way so that I can understand easily. Definitely recommend!
Ryu M.
A lot of great advice given to motivate my son!
Yech gold
she is great in all perspectives patience always calm and smiling very on time and professional great place and everything setup in a marvelous way great way of explaining thing so that one grasps it easy and quickly
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Lauren C.

11 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BM Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
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Lauren C.

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Hello there! My name is Lauren, and I'm an NYC-based violinist with over 15 years of experience teaching violin. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance and perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

As a teacher, I adapt my teaching methods on the spot to introduce and reinforce concepts in a patient, enthusiastic, and creative manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique, students are empowered and develop their communication skills and confidence while fostering a lasting curiosity for learning and a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.

Lessons generally focus on four major areas: scales, etudes, ensemble parts (orchestra and chamber music), and solo repertoire. Music theory and ear-training activities supplement work in these areas. A portion of lesson time is also devoted to preparing students for ...

About Lauren

In addition to my teaching, I maintain an international career as a performer. I've performed at festivals such as Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken, Newport Jazz, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and Lincoln Center. I've worked with artists and composers such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Richard Carrick, C

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Maya
FANTASTIC TEACHER! Lauren taught me for 2 years as an adult beginner and I could not have asked for a better experience She is so patient, kind and encouraging. During our time I believe I made tremendous progress with her instruction even though halfway though we had to switch to remote lessons because of Covid. Phenomenal person and gifted teacher!!
Sia
Thank you Ms. Lauren for helping me grow as a violinist. You made the lesson so enjoyable and I found the notes that you made for me so helpful for my weekly practice. I wasn't sure how online lessons would be during the pandemic, but you made it so easy to follow along the lesson over Zoom and shared notes over the screen which made it so much easier to learn. Thank you for helping me practice for my audition pieces for which I got accepted for 2 different orchestras. You were always very positive and so patient throughout and taught me fun tricks and ways to make my weekly practice better. Thank you!
Laura Partynski
Lauren has been an amazing teacher and mentor. Her teaching technique and talent has made a huge difference in my teenage daughter's musical journey.
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Mark T.

18 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Bachelor of Music (Violin Performance) from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark T.

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Violin is a complex art, one that takes many years to develop, but can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. Despite its challenges, love for the violin and music should never take a back seat in a lesson, That is what I will focus on. Nevertheless, there are methods and techniques crucial to violin playing that I will also keep at the forefront. At the end of the day, students have their own unique voice that I will try to nurture while at the same time teach them the fundamental tools to achieve it. Whether just starting out or already playing for many years, I will strive to do what is best for the student. To all of you, I wish you best of luck with violin and hope you can join me in making music!

About Mark

Hello! I am a graduate of Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. I have experience teaching students of all ages, as well as coaching student chamber music. I enjoy all types of music and transcribe music as a hobby. I also play for weddings, concerts in nursing home

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Peta Y.
My 7 year old son and I take violin lessons with Mark both online and in-person. I returned to the violin after a 35 year hiatus and my goal was to play duets with my son. We are now doing just that under Mark’s guidance and instruction. I couldn’t be happier to have found Mark. He is excellent teacher, communicator and he has a wealth of knowledge. I am always learning something new and looking forward to our lessons every week!
Elise H.
Very helpful and pleasant to work with.
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Mark has been great so far! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible.
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Chin K.

17 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $200
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, French, Korean, German
  • doctor of musical arts from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded Prizewinner from The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
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Chin K.

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It is so important to learn from a real professional. I am international soloist and pedagogue, having studied with the world's greatest teachers, Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay, Josef Gingold, etc. international violin competitions winner. It is very easy to get faulty instruction at any stage of the development. Mine is of the highest of quality. I can teach from beginner to the most advanced. Have been teaching for 40+ years.

About Chin

Hi, I am international soloist and pedagogue, soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and winner of major and top prizes at numerous prestigious international violin competitions including th

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Jessica
Dr. Chin Kim is an excellent teacher. He is kind, patient and detailed, and will work with you on a skill until you’ve mastered it. I’ve studied with him on-and-off since 2012 (I moved around a bit), and every time I go back to lessons, I improve exponentially. All levels of students, from beginner to professional, can learn a lot from him.
Jaime
Highly recommended! The most insightful and kind teacher. I had learned so much from him and dramatically improved every aspect of my violin playing. I was very fortunate to have learned from him.
Drew Y.
I was a student for over six years of Dr Chin Kim, from pre-college into my undergraduate studies. His encyclopedic knowledge of violin technique, repertoire, and history of the craft is unparalleled and still enamors me to this day. He is a masterful pedagogue who can offer students of the violin at all levels-even full professionals-access to unprecedented knowledge and understanding. I have since risen to be one of those professional products of Dr Kim’s teaching myself, with a graduate degree from the Shepherd School of Music followed by a tenure in the concertmaster pool at The Orchestra Now from 2016-2019-and I attribute much of this success to the knowledge and attention given by Dr Kim.
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Alyssa M.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Alyssa M.

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Music can be a very intimate practice. To share, create and collaborate can be challenging if not fostered in the beginning of musical education. Lending students a safe and educational place to create can lead to great confidence that spans all areas of life and study. Because of this, I encourage involvement in the community where possible. For instance, I most recently had my violin students collaborate with the local youth guitar orchestra to perform a small concert series. I challenged my students to ideate and take a hands on approach to arranging the music. The relationships they built were forever lasting, the skills the gained were expansive and each witnessed their own improvement with excitement. Engagement fosters a higher-level of learning and development.

Fostering creativity leads to development but it can only grow from the fundamentals. The more tools in the box, the more one can create. Some discipline is needed to gain the understanding necessary to reach any ...

About Alyssa

Hello! My name is Alyssa. I can't wait to meet you! Experience: I've been teaching stringed instruments for over 9 years to many ages. I focus on the Suzuki method with the young children and I believe in strong fundamentals. Ear training is a wonderful gift that comes with the discipline of viol

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Emma
Alyssa is a pleasure to work with! I'm looking forward to more lessons with her.
Allie L.
Amazing instructor, always provides detailed notes on what we should practice for the week. Fun charts and stickers to track practice and highlight progress for my 6 year old. Works so well with children and really knows how to listen to them. Highly recommend.
Oliver
I've had a great experience with Alyssa.

Her lessons are clear and well paced to accommodate your learning style and goals. Her enthusiasm makes class very enjoyable.

I would recommend Alyssa as your instructor.
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Jae B.

7 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jae B.

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I graduated with the Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin at Rutgers University and I teach from beginners to advanced at music schools in Hoboken and Jersey City. I love to make students interested in music and violin. Please contact me.

About Jae

I graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree with a full scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music. I completed the Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in Violin at Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) as a full scholarship recipient. I won the STRAD music magazine com

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Christina
Ms. Jae is fun, patient and insightful. I've really enjoyed taking lessons with her and have learned a lot! I would recommend Jae to any new or experienced violinist.
Colleen
Jae is the best teacher I've ever had.
She taught me music theory and violin. She uses 'Hrimali' violin book for the basic techniques and Suzuki book that I can apply my techniques in the classical famous music.
Haena Stephanie
The great teacher, Jae set a detailed plan for me, and I am improved a lot.
She taught me basic technical skills and it is really helpful to play a classical piece. I am looking forward to having the next lesson this week.
Thank you, Jae.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in New York is $98. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $250 per hour.
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"Mark is a great teacher. I hadn’t played in over 35 years and he had me playing reasonably in no time. I loved how he was able to adjust to my skills and provide a personal program."
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"I have absolutely been delighted with my teacher Linda. At almost 50 years old, I was apprehensive about learning to play a new instrument, but she is so welcoming and encouraging. I have been taking lesson since the summer, and I look forward to seeing her every week. Even if I don't get in as much practice as I would like, She is understanding of life's commitments and never makes me feel bad. And despite my MANY questions, she takes the time to explain in detail so I can understand and incorporate the lesson in my playing. I never feel rushed during my lesson and can't wait to surprise her the next week to show her how much I've learned.."
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"Very professional and detail-oriented. Learned really a lot about violin over the past several years from her. Would definitely recommend to other students who would like to explore the violin world."
Wengang
Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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"Mr. Lacey is the Best!!

My 5 year old LOVES him. Mr. Lacey communicates well with his students. He uses positive reinforcement, but makes it a point to teach that students take ownership. My grandson has only been taking lessons for a couple of months, and is already playing several songs on the violin. I would totally recommend Mr. Lacey to anyone interested in learning an instrument."
Marlis
Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"Extraordinary patience and always upbeat, gives the student so much more confidence!"
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Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"Cathy is my daughter's violin instructor. She is very nice and easy to work with. Professional and a good communicator. My daughter really likes her, as do we."
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Took Violin lessons from Cathy W.
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"Mr. Cameron is an extremely patient and receptive teacher. His feedback is always helpful, and when you are struggling with something, he will offer insightful guidance that frames the obstacle from new perspectives. His expertise will be incredibly beneficial to learners of any level."
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