Ossia Musical Forum

Ossia Musical Forum

1 hire on Lessons.com
3 employees
17 years in business

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Ossia Musical Forum offers  transformational and practical programs for Violin or Viola,  unleashing the compelling musician that resides within. Intense musical focus; Multi-faceted development of individual musician; Individual coaching and group instruction; Complementary techniques including meditation, Feldenkrais, removal of limiting subconscious beliefs with Psych-K technology, Professional and entrepreneurial mindset; Mastermind participation; Solo and Chamber Music Performances; Development of quantum-based paradigm of artistry, collaboration, and adherence to Universal Principles

Daily collaboration with excellent musicians and inspirational repertoire.

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Chicago, IL 60605
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Complimentary lesson/ interview/ audition to determine if student is a good fit for Ossia Musical Forum. Personalzed conversation about background, goals and work process.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA degree in music, Stanford University;

Graduate work in Viola performanc and Violin Pedagogy, Indiana University;

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Pailard Chamber Music Festival

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

80.00 per hour; 110.00 per hour and a half for individual lessons; Chamber Music Session of four months, 325.00; Intense Mentoring Program of one year in length for advanced students available upon request. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started in high school with neighborhood kids asking to study with me and this led to nearly continuous teaching over three decades and continues into the present.

What types of students have you worked with?

Dedicated adults and teens intermediate level and above (at least 5 years of study) , especially those with an interest in chamber music and orchestral playing. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Being a faculty member from 2012-17 at the Interharmony International Music festival in Arcidosso and Aqui Terme, ITALY.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Have an in-depth discussion with the teacher to see if your temperament and commitment level match the philosophy and intensity of the studio you are considerig joining. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

If you can imagine playing the violin or viola 5-6 days per week for the next 10 years and beyond, the process will be incredibly rewarding. If you give up easily or change passions frequently, these instruments are not for you. 

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