Violin/viola Lessons

Violin/viola Lessons

5.0 (3)
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

I am an alumni of the Manhattan School of Music in New York (Master's degree) and the Royal College of Music in London (Bachelor's degree). I won 15 international music competitions and several music awards. I play violin for over 20 years and gained 6 years of teaching violin, viola, basic piano, and music theory. Even though I am a classical musician myself, I do teach pop music and improv. I have experience working with professionals as well as beginners of any age. Looking for a tutor to help you get ready for an audition or who can teach you to play violin/viola? I am here to help you. Doubting whether music is boring or not? Hit me up and I will prove to you that it is a lot of fun! 

P.S. I speak Russian!

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New York, NY 10030
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Sasha

    Alexandra is extremely patient and clearly very knowledgeable about the violin. She cares about the student’s progress and guides them enthusiastically. I really enjoyed her sense of humor and good nature, also the love she expresses towards her instrument. She’s not only a great teacher but a fantastic performer to look up to. I definitely recommend her!

  • Leslie Decker

    Alexandra is an excellent teacher! I take violin lessons with her for 3 months so far and we already finished 3 Suzuki volumes! She’s a patient teacher, which is super important to me, since I can’t stand when somebody raise a voice on me, it paralyzes me and the whole process of learning... I would definitely recommend her to anybody who is thinking of starting play violin but in doubts and afraid of fail. She’s the teacher you need, she makes it look super easy, haha.

  • Ali Mammadov

    Alexandra is very professional amd enthusiastic teacher. Very punctual, disciplined and has strong knowledge in music.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first lesson I learn what a student already knows and can/cannot play. If it's a beginner I start with showing an instrument, telling about its' parts and show how it sounds. If a student is an advanced player, then I prefer to listen to him/her first and depending on the level we proceed working on different things, such as intonation, left hand/bow technique, sight-reading, phrasing, and etc.


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

Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory / Moscow, Russia (high school)

Royal College of Music / London, UK (Bachelor of Music)

Manhattan School of Music / New York, USA (Master of Music)


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

$75 / 60 minutes

$65 / 45 minutes

$55 / 30 minutes

$40 / trial lesson


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners/amateur, advanced, professional.


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

A teacher should encouraging, patient and friendly, you should never feel embarrassed regardless of your level of playing.


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

Do I love music? Why do I play this instrument? What is my goal?