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Violin Lessons in Bay Ridge, NY

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Learning to play the way musicians like Itzhak Perlman, Stephane Grappelli and Regina Carter do doesn't have to be a dream. Like with any project, the first thing to do is gather the necessary tools. When it comes to learning the violin, one of the most important "tools" is violin lessons!

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Encore Music Lessons gives students a chance to play the violin in public each year at our annual spring recital.

We've got some videos from the NYC Annual 2013. If you'd like to watch, just click here.

We use your schedule, your location in Bay Ridge, and the kinds of things you'd like to learn to match you with the right violin teacher.

The violin teachers you'll see in our Teacher Directory highly qualified with years of teaching experience.

Violin lessons are important for reaching your goal. Feel free to call one of our friendly staff about starting lessons by dialing (718) 608-6080.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Encore Music Lessons

  • Request a Bay Ridge violin teacher yourself from our Teacher Directory, or simply let us know your preferred schedule and we'll connect you with an instructor that can accommodate you.
  • Locations throughout the greater Bay Ridge area: Take violin lessons in the conveniance of your home or in a teacher's studio.
  • No Term Contracts: There's no commitment so you can stop the violin lessons when you want, without being penalized.
  • Accomodating schedules: With such a large selection of violin instructors in Bay Ridge , connecting to a teacher who's schedule matches yours is simple.
  • Student Registration is Free!
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Distance: 2.86 miles

Influences: Bach, Beethoven, Prokofiev

Miles Davis, Lester Young, Charlie..

Education: Master's of Music in Violin Performance (M.M.), University of Massachusetts [2006]

Distance: 6.68 miles

Influences: Solo Performance and ensembles performances. Studying wit great teachers. Going..

Education: Music in Violin Performance (BA), Bradley University [2004]

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Distance: 9.55 miles

Influences: Classical (e.g. Suzuki, classical composers such as Bach, Mozart, Handel,..

Distance: 8.65 miles

Influences: Alberto Jaffe

Education: Master of Music Condcuting (MM), Baylor University [1990]

In-Home Lessons

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Influences: Bach, Beethoven, Prokofiev

Miles Davis, Lester Young, Charlie..

Education: Master's of Music in Violin Performance (M.M.), University of Massachusetts [2006]

Influences: David Oistrakh, Jorge Vergara, Cathy Meng Robinson, Miami String Quartet,..

Education: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (BM), New World School of the Arts [1996]

Influences: Solo Performance and ensembles performances. Studying wit great teachers. Going..

Education: Music in Violin Performance (BA), Bradley University [2004]

Education: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (BM), University of Michigan School of Music [2007]

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Influences: Classical (e.g. Suzuki, classical composers such as Bach, Mozart, Handel,..

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Review for Amy

My five year-old daughter requested a violin for her birthday. Not just any violin. A PINK violin, her favorite color. So, her uncle had researched and bought her first PINK violin, which my daughter relentlessly 'played' with day and night. As her interest peaked, my husband and I researched for private lessons to help enhance her growing fascination. After three recommendations given by Encore, we confidently chose Amy after multiple exchanges of emails and telephone calls to ensure that it was a match. And happy to say, it was one of the best decisions we made! Growth is evident since my daughter had her first private lesson with Amy two months ago (once a week sessions, 30 minutes per session). This is the result of Amy's professionalism, passion, and pedagogy! Amy keeps her session very engaging, meeting my daughter at her level and piggy backing on her interests. In other words, Amy follows my child's lead and she challenges her a bit but knows when to back off. She gives the 'just-right-challenge', where it is not very easy (daughter might get bored) or too difficult (daughter might get too frustrated and give up). This shows flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness, which are great assets. Amy breaks down the instructions, uses technical and child-friendly terminologies (my daughter knows both, like 'staccato' and 'pizzicato'). She uses my daughter's other 'nonmusical'-related strengths, including her love of art and dolls, by allowing my daughter draw 'apples' and 'bananas' to capture musical lines. She also serenades her dolls, which are sometimes present during her sessions with Amy. Amy encourages parent participation and believes deeply that this partnership and commitment help facilitate success. This is not a requirement, but I make it a point to videotape and take down notes on each session so that home practice under my supervision (or dad and grandma's) is maximized. I have to follow-through on certain bow grips and arm positioning, making sure that my daughter puts additional pressure when playing the 'Grandpa (G)' string, etc. This dynamic is important so that we are all on the same page. Giving praise and positive reinforcement is empowering and is much easier to dispense, compared to providing constructive criticism. Providing developmental feedback can be tricky especially at the beginning part of the experience (as it can lead to detriment if not provided properly and timely). Amy uses a game called 'You're the Teacher' where Amy shows correct and deliberately plays incorrect techniques or notes, then my daughter identifies the incorrect item, explains why the technique is wrong, then shows Amy the accurate response. This technique of role reversal as a manner of providing developmental feedback has been helpful. We get 'giggles' at the end, because my daughter thinks 'Ms. Amy's forgetfulness is silly.' (This was the comment she made after reviewing the videotape that I took). And remember the PINK violin from the intro? Amy took her time to really listen to my daughter in order to learn the history (and my daughter's close relationship) with that particular violin. Amy was extra careful on the way she delivered the message the PINK violin definitely is unique and 'cool' in color. And because of the extra paint lacquer that was used to get that 'cool' color effect, the body of the violin has become slippery, and the shoulder piece just won't stay in place, so a traditional violin was needed. Amy took the time to explain the rationale behind her recommendation, and the sensitivity and careful way of relaying the message did NOT break my daughter. Providing developmental feedback can be tricky especially with young children, at the beginning phase of the learning curve. She still has the 'cool' PINK violin. And the compromise is that she sometimes practices using the 'PINK' bow. She practices daily and to us, she has come a long way as she can now play 'Twinkle, Twinkle' using the 'Suzuki method.' It has been only ten sessions since my daughter started. She continues to grow. The discipline of practice, paying attention to the beats from the metronome, following directions, improved patience and frustration tolerance, are just added bonuses (valuable life skills) that my daughter gets from her experience receiving musical instructions from Amy. (And did I say she learned a new technique called "glissando" and my daughter has been showing it off these past two days (she doesn't realize that she's already practicing when she thinks she's showing off...) Thanks Amy for keeping my daughter interested in violin).

Abby T.M. - Bellerose Village, NY Teacher: Amy B.

Most Searched for Areas for Violin Lessons in Bay Ridge

Violin lessons are also available in the following areas:

  • Carroll Gardens
  • Red Hook
  • Windsor Terrace