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Shannon E.

New York, NY

$50/hour

Beginning Violin or Viola lessons!

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Manhattan School of Music
Viola Performance

Education

Manhattan School of Music (Viola Performance)

About Shannon

As a professional freelance violist in New York City I have lots of opportunities to work creatively, however I find that teaching is the most rewarding. Each student is different in how they learn and respond (and play!), so both student and teacher grow together in the process. Music is a wonderful thing, and being able to share it with my students is something I am truly grateful for.

Currently I am finishing my Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance, under the tutelage of Karen Ritscher, at the Manhattan School of Music. After this, I aspire to continue on to graduate school to do a double Masters in both Music Education and Performance. During my most recent years as an orchestral musician I have worked with world renowned conductors such as the late Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, Osmo Vanska, and JoAnn Falleta.

My goal for each lesson is to keep each student engaged and excited about learning the instrument! I tailor my teaching style to the needs of each student, as everyone works in their own unique way and at their own pace. I primarily teach beginning students out of the Essential Elements and Suzuki Violin/Viola books. Intermediate students will begin working out of dedicated etude books and specific complete solo works.

My availability is primarily on weekends, however depending on travel distance I can occasionally provide lessons during the week as well. I typically travel to meet students at their home or at a location of their choosing, and so my rate is $50/hr. On the weekends, if a student is willing to travel to my apartment in Inwood, I reduce the cost to $40/hr. Half-hour lessons are $25/hhr regardless of location.

I have previously worked with my own beginning private students from ages 6-16. Every student learns differently, so I alter my teaching style to fit with how they individually learn best.

I'm so excited to work with you and to help you love the Violin or Viola as much as I do! Music is a wonderful skill that will follow you and help you along whatever path you choose to take in life.
As a professional freelance violist in New York City I have lots of opportunities to work creatively, however I find that teaching is the most rewarding. Each student is different in how they learn and respond (and play!), so both student and teacher grow together in the process. Music is a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of New York, NY 10025
In-person lessons
Music:
Violin

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Violin

As a conservatory-level musician, I have had rigorous and dedicated education in my field. I have had a highly well-rounded education in music at the Manhattan School of Music, and have work intimately with world-renowned artists on a daily basis (such as the American String Quartet, Maestro Perry So, and the late Maestro Kurt Masur). I have collaborated with fellow classmates who have recently won positions with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the New World Symphony, and several other professional symphony orchestras. I am also a regular freelancer around NYC and have worked professionally with the Garden State Philharmonic and Hunter College classically. I also have experience in contemporary/pop music and have studio recorded with famous artists such as Ryan Tedder from One Direction, and with U2 at Downtown Music Studios in SoHo.

Manhattan School of Music
Viola Performance

Education

Manhattan School of Music (Viola Performance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 12 miles of New York, NY 10025.