Private/Group Lessons & Chamber Music Coaching

 

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
60 Minutes*
45 Minutes*
30 Minutes*

GROUP LESSONS (3-8 Students)
45 Minutes* (minimum 3 students)

CHAMBER MUSIC COACHING – STRINGS, WOODWINDS, BRASS, GUITAR, PIANO, HARP, VOICE
60 Minutes*

PACKAGE DEAL!!
Private Lesson 10-Pack: Pay for 10 lessons, in-full, before first lesson to receive 5% discount off current rate*.

 

Read Michael’s Philosophy on Mentoring.

 

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

 

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Michael’s “office” for a lovely week of summer camp in July, 2017 – Art House Astoria

 

Recommended Accessories, Strings, Books, Etc.

Click on each to order from third-party websites. 

METHOD BOOKS

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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).

 

 

 

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Essential Elements for Strings is a leading method book for beginning strings players.  Comprehensive, it explains all basic elements of string playing and musicality.

 

 

 

 

STRINGS

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).

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Great for beginners; clear tone at a reasonable price.

Super-Sensitive Red Label Strings: Violinviola, cello.

 

 

 

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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)

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Evah Pirazzi (Pirastro)

 

 

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Larsen Strings

 

 

FINGERBOARD TAPE

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Long Beach Fingerboard Tape (Violin, Viola, Cello)

 

 

 

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).

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Kun Shoulder Rest (available for violin and viola)

 

 

 

 

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Millant Deroux Rosin for Violin, Viola, and Cello

 

 

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Violin 2 Violin Prong String Adjuster Post-Type 4/4 Size

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