I'm a violist from Syracuse, New York, and I split my time between there and Evanston, Illinois.
I'm willing to teach at the student's home if it is relatively close to me, at my home, or over FaceTime. My hourly rate is $50 for in-person lessons and $40 for long distance lessons. I can be flexible to whatever the student's needs are - weekly lessons, lessons every two weeks, or individual coaching sessions, whatever works.
Feel free to contact me by phone at 315-395-6008 or by email at [email protected]
It's always rewarding to watch a student improve. The night and day difference when someone is given proper training on the instrument can be truly astonishing.
Very, very thorough! I needed somebody who could focus on technique, and Sachin is that to a T. He’s very friendly, and I would not be surprised if he would teach beginning children. He sends PDFs of finger exercises, and even lesson notes (but do yourself a favor and take notes too!) Also, if you’re put off by the name: Sachin speaks in perfectly understandable American English. He does not have a nonnative accent.
At a first lesson, I'll have you bring in something - anything, really - to play for me so I have a rough idea of where you're at.
I always work on mechanics first, including proper posture, bow grip, and physics of motion. It's essential to understand those things, and to be able to produce a sound you like, to get anywhere on the instrument.
Once we've done that, we'll work on repertoire.
My rate is $50 per hour. For long distance FaceTime lessons I offer a 20% discount.