Uptown Strings

Uptown Strings

5.0(2 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have been teaching violin, viola, and piano for 7 years and am a dedicated and caring teacher and performer. I hold a BM in violin performance at the University of Michigan and am currently getting a MM in music from The Juilliard School. As a teacher, I focus on ensuring my students are well rounded technically and musically and that they enjoy their lessons and time spent with their instrument.

In addition to my private students, I have taught ages 6+ at youth orchestras, public school orchestra programs, and summer music festivals. I teach violin, viola, and piano and work with beginner through advanced students.

I love teaching because music has been an extremely positive factor in my life, and I hope to help my students have a similar experience. I really enjoy seeing my students improve and make visible progress, and am excited to check in with them every week and form a strong relationship over time.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
7 years in business
Serves New York , NY
Offers online services


Do you own a violin?

Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Instrument interested in

Violin, Viola, I can recommend an instrument

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  • Reviews

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    Shoba C.

    Alyssa is a great violin teacher for my daughter. She is patient, motivational and kind. I Highly recommend Alyssa..
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    October 25, 2022
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    Lee P.

    Ms. Campbell is an insightful and kind teacher who is always motivated to help students reach their potential. She is an excellent violinist and is always well prepared.
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    October 22, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    MM in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School 

    BM in Violin Performance from The University of Michigan 

    40/30 min


    120/90 min

    Rates are subject to change.

    Teaching was something that I always wanted to do, and when I was in highschool I was given to opportunity to tutor some of the younger students in the program. I loved doing this, and when I went to college for music I started teaching my own private students. I've been doing it ever since! 

    I have worked with beginning, intermediate, and advanced students and have experience with both child and adult students. 

    Additionally, I have experience teaching music to special needs children and adults. 

    I recently went to my first live concert as an audience member since the Covid-19 pandemic. The amount of positive energy in the room between performers and audience was invigorating and made me remember why music making is so necessary in our society. For a few hours, it lets people escape their lives and enjoy something special. 

    It was a wonderful concert, and being an audience member made me remember how happy I am to be a musician.  

    Look for someone who has the qualifications that prove they are musically and technically advanced enough to help their students improve in the long run. This often means they have an undergraduate or masters degree in music performance, but people with education backgrounds or other teaching certifications are often wonderful teachers as well. Additionally, look for someone who has high standards but will be kind and encouraging to their students. Most, if not all students respond better to kindness and patience and improve quicker if their teacher makes them feel comfortable in their lessons. 

    Most importantly, you want someone who will balance repertoire vs technique. If a strong technical foundation isn't put into place when a student is a beginner, it can be very challenging to fix any technical issues later on.  A student can only access their full musicality if they have the technique to do it! 

    Questions to ask the teacher:

    How often and how much should I practice between lessons?

    What kind of music will we work on in our lessons? Do I need any specific books for our lessons?

    What kind of instrument should I have? Is my instrument of good quality? 

    Questions to ask yourself: 

    What do I hope to gain from these lessons? 

    Are my goals long term or short term? 

    What role do I want music to play in my life? Is this mostly for fun, or do I want to become a professional musician? 

    What kinds of music am I interested in? Do I want to learn music theory, or just how to play my instrument? 

    What kind of a teacher would I benefit from the most? 

    Services offered

    Music Theory