As a teacher, I believe that anyone, at any age or ability can learn to play an instrument at a high level. I teach to develop independence, confidence, and self discovery in my students, while maintaining a strong foundation in technical ability and knowledge of the instrument. I encourage my students to be strong thinkers, meticulous problem solvers, and fearless explorers.
I hold certifications in the Suzuki Method as well as Creative Ability Development (CAD), which uses improvisation to as a tool to help students find their own voice. I have studied pedagogy with Christiane Pors-Sadoff and Richard Fuchs (a student of the pedagogue Paul Rolland) and CAD with Alice Kanack.
I teach students ages 3-100 who are interested in cultivating a creative and well-rounded approach to playing the violin. Whether you are interested in classical repertoire, fiddle and folk styles, improvising, or composition, I tailor lessons to your own musical goals.
I offer individual lessons as well as small group classes for both adults and children. I am available for in-person lessons in Queens and the greater NYC area and virtual lessons anywhere!
I am a queer and disability affirming teacher and work to create a studio environment where everyone can feel safe to learn and create.
Each student receives one private lesson each week
30 minutes: Beginners
45 minutes: Intermediate Students
60 minutes: Advanced Students and Adults
" Aimee brings a seriousness of artistic intent to lessons that allows students to make work that is at once beautiful and profound but also distinctly their own. My daughter grew much more comfortable with experimenting on her instrument, which was a joy to see.
I would highly recommend Aimee as a teacher!" -Elise (Parent of a student)