"We teach what we often need to learn."
Rachel Alexander Private String Studio
Private violin and/or viola lessons are held in my home studio in Ossining, NY.
This is a perfect location for those living in the Ossining, Briarcliff Manor,
Croton on Hudson and surrounding communities. Violin and viola lessons are
available throughout the year. Each lesson is to be made by appointment only and
is available for 30 min., 45 min., or 60 min. sessions. Free trial lessons (30 minutes)
are also available throughout the year by appointment. All lessons will be
customized to the student's individual needs and abilities. Lessons may include
technique building exercises including scales, rhythmic exercises, etudes, shifting
and music from the standard repertoire (see list below for potential lesson materials
used). Small chamber ensembles (duets, trios, etc.) maybe formed throughout the semester. I also offer audition preparation for music festivals including NYSSMA, All-County and All-State. Recitals and performance opportunities will also be
made available throughout the year.
For further information and studio policies, please download the String Studio Studio Handbook available below. A signed copy will be required upon your first lesson, as well as a completed registration form. Please feel free to email ViolinRLA@aol.com, with any other questions you may have.
Lessons may include, but are not limited to the following:
*Strictly Strings by Jacqueline Dillon, James Kjelland and John O'Reilly
*Songs for Little Players by Evelyn Avsharian
*I Can Read Music by Joanne Martin
*Suzuki Method Books
*Solos for Young Violinists/Violists by Barbara Barber
*Etude books including Wohlfart, Mazas and Kreutzer
*Melodius Double-Stops for the Violin by Josephine Trott
*Introducing the Positions by Harvey S. Whistler
*Scale books: Hrimaly Scale Studies, Carl Flesch Scale System, Progressive Scale Studies by Linda Rose, Two Octave Scales and Bowings for Viola by Susan C. Brown
*Master Theory Books by Charles S. Peters and Peter Yoder
*Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments, Volumes I-IV by Samuel Applebaum