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Subject: Violin lessons
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: impact5438822-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 04 Apr 2005 11:02 PDT
Expires: 04 May 2005 11:02 PDT
Question ID: 504768
i need violin lessons taught to me in my house in port jefferson, new
york - someone direct me to such teachers

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 04 Apr 2005 12:44 PDT
Hi impact5438822,

Musika sounds like a good possibility because they do mention Oyster
Bay which isn't that far from you. Please give them a call and let me
know if it works out for you.

Violin Lessons Nassau County NY
"Personalized one to one violin instruction is offered to students of
all ages and abilities. Lessons can be taught in the student's home or
at one of our teacher's studio locations. Teachers tailor their
approach to each student's needs. We give personal consideration to
matching students with appropriate instructors."
Nassau - Long Island 516-487-0183

Will look forward to your reply,

Clarification of Question by impact5438822-ga on 04 Apr 2005 13:39 PDT
called them and they indicated that they dont cross into suffolk county -- good try

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 04 Apr 2005 14:06 PDT
Aw, that's too bad. Well, let's not give up yet. Have you called (or
emailed) The Long Island Violin Shop to ask for their teacher list?

"At present we have a list of private music teachers on Long Island in
the following categories: Violin, Violin and Viola, Viola, and Cello.
Let us know which ones you want and we will e-mail them to you."

"To schedule an appointment or discuss your needs, please e-mail us at or call us at 631-427-3569."

Will look forward to hearing how that turns out!

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 04 Apr 2005 14:51 PDT
Not sure what they mean by "New York area" -

Location:  new york area    Will Travel?: yes
Primary Instrument(s):  violin
Secondary Instrument(s):  piano
Experience:  juilliard school. childrens orchestra society
Affiliations:  NYSSMA
Preferred Level:  all level
Rate:  35 / 45 minutes
Comments:  suzuki method


Clarification of Question by impact5438822-ga on 05 Apr 2005 06:25 PDT
musika wont come into suffolk county - tried calling that already.
Thanks for the try.
Subject: Re: Violin lessons
Answered By: richard-ga on 05 Apr 2005 06:59 PDT

I live near a university, and when my children needed music lessons we
were very happy using graduate students who moonlighted as teachers. 
I don't know if the teacher you seek is for yourself or for a child,
but in our children's case the grad students were excellent teachers,
and they also set good personal examples as young, hip people who took
their music seriously.

You have the benefit of living less than 5 miles from Stony Brook University.

I telephoned 
Stony Brook Music Department
3304 Staller Center
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5475
fax 631.632.7404

"Germaine" answered the phone and was happy to give me the names and
telephone numbers of members of the violin program who are available
for lessons.  I won't list them here for the sake of their privacy,
but Germaine said there would be no problem with your calling her. 
Chances are all of them have cars and will have no problem coming to

Some of the people that Germaine listed have local (area code 631)
numbers; others show 212 or 617 numbers but those are probably their
permanent home numbers and you should be able to obtain their local
numbers by making the long distance call.  Also, in some cases their
listing indicates whether they will teach 'all ages,' 'prefer
non-beginners,' etc.

When we shopped for music teachers, we booked a 'trial lesson' for an
agreed fee.  Some of the string teachers that we encountered put the
greatest emphasis on technique (elbow, wrist, etc.); others on
musicality.  Some expected the student to work on scales; others went
right to the music.  You'll want to choose a teacher whose approach is
most compatible with the student's personality and focus.

Best of luck and let us know how it goes!

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