Benefits of violin playing include development of fine motor skills, strength, posture, improvements in concentration, a sharpened memory, attention span and focus, improved memory, communication skills, and building resilience.

There is a mystique that surrounds the violin. It is one of the most well-known stringed instruments. Children often are attracted to how sophisticated it looks to play violin. A child typically becomes fascinated between the ages of 7 to 10, although that age varies a lot.

I will be teaching lessons to serious students aged 7 and up. Students of all levels welcome, including those wishing to pursue a music degree and adults interested in enriching their lives. I am located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn along the Q/B train lines, where I teach lessons on the weekends. During the weekdays, I also teach lessons at students' homes on the Upper East side, Upper West Side, the Financial District, and Midtown.

One of the goals is to build community groups among my private students. Student recitals will be held semi-annually, followed by a family reception, where everyone can meet each other.

CHAMBER MUSIC: Violin Ensemble class is offered to several students who have a similar experience and performing level. This is a great way for students to cultivate teamwork, meet each other, and learn from each other.

Annual Holiday-Themed Recitals


My teaching style is customized to fit each individual student based on how they learn, their current level of musical development, age, and goals. I help thoroughly prepare students for graded ABRSM/NYSSMA music exams, and youth orchestra auditions and college auditions for those wishing to pursue music professionally.

There are hundreds (possibly even THOUSANDS!) of children learning how to play the violin in NYC any given year. Finding a private teacher that's a good fit is among the first of many challenges any parent or student has to face along their journey. Because of this, I offer a discounted (or waived, depending on the situation) trial lesson in the beginning.


My main competitors will be music institutions, such as the Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center, the School for Strings, and Third Street Music School Settlement. They put students in programs that include private lessons, group classes, chamber music, and orchestra - all in one place.

The benefit of taking lessons with me is that the student is not required to participate in any other music classes if they do not wish to do so. However, if a student decides to participate in a good youth orchestral program, I will prepare them for the graded Interschool Orchestras of New York (ISO), All City Orchestra, or the New York Youth Symphony, depending on what their goals are. The three orchestras mentioned above are not affiliated with a particular music school (i.e. - competitor) and are of higher performance caliber.

The biggest competitors will be the three major Pre-College programs in NYC - Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes. The downside - their tuition is very steep (close to $12,000 a year for Juilliard pre-college)


Private lessons in Brooklyn or Manhattan are: $60 for 45 minutes or $80 for 60 minutes. 30-minute lessons are available only at the Brooklyn location for $40.


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