Private/Group Lessons & Chamber Music Coaching
*Please inquire here about rates. All rates are based on duration and location.
PRIVATE INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS – VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, FLUTE, PIANO – at Student’s Home
GROUP LESSONS (3-8 Students)
45 Minutes* (minimum 3 students)
CHAMBER MUSIC COACHING – STRINGS, WOODWINDS, BRASS, GUITAR, PIANO, HARP, VOICE
Private Lesson 10-Pack: Pay for 10 lessons, in-full, before first lesson to receive 5% discount off current rate*.
Brooklyn Music School “Meet The Instruments: Strings” at PS130 Brooklyn, May 30, 2018
Michael demonstrating violin, viola and cello to the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders
Michael’s “office” for a lovely week of summer music camp in July, 2017 – Art House Astoria
Recommended Accessories, Strings, Books, Etc.
Click on each to order from third-party websites.
Focusing on basic sound production, solid bow control, and good ear/finger training, you’ll be playing full songs within your first 2 or 3 lessons! Michael generally starts his beginning students (all ages) with Violin (book 1), Viola (book 1) and Cello (book 1).
Essential Elements for Strings is a leading method book for beginning strings players. Comprehensive, it explains all basic elements of string playing and musicality.
Having the right strings on your instrument means a lot. Here are some strings that will help you at every level of your playing. Be sure to order the correct sized string for you instrument (e.g for a 1/4 sized violin, order 1/4 sized strings).
Great for beginners; clear tone at a reasonable price.
The next level of string – for the intermediate to advanced violinist, violist, or cellist. These strings, the standard among many professional players, are a good value for a good price.
Some other string choices:
(these are the higher-end strings, used by many professional players; exquisite, powerful sound for very discerning ears)
SHOULDER RESTS, ROSIN, FINE TUNERS, ETC.
When purchasing a shoulder rest and/or fine tuners, be sure to select the proper size accessory for your instrument (e.g. for a 1/2 sized violin, order a 1/2 sized shoulder rest / 1/2 sized fine tuners).