57 Douglaston Road, Sound Beach NY, 11789
Instruments:Viola, Violin

Styles:Classical, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:8 years
Rate:$50 / hr

Personal Statement

Music helps each of us to enjoy our lives more fully. Each of us has our own feelings about music and its role in our lives. I enjoy fostering that relationship between my students and music, in a way that is tailored to the student’s needs and wants.
I have been teaching students to play stringed instruments for the last 8 years. My students come from a range of backgrounds and have included young children through adults. Whether my students want to get started and try out the instrument, refine their skills and broaden their repertoire, or simply have fun with music, I enjoy providing them with the tools necessary to establish those musical goals, and to maintain them.

Education / Training

2011: New York State Professional Music Certification
2010: Eastman School of Music – Master of Arts, Music Education
2004: Eastman School of Music – Bachelor of Music, Music Education
1994-2000: Private Study – Mr. Andrew Zaplatynsky, Concertmaster of Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

2010-2012: Three Village Central School District – Grades 10-12, Orchestra Teacher
2004-2010: Greece Central School District – Grades 6-12, Orchestra Teacher
2003: Rush-Henrietta Central School District – Grades 4-5 and 10-12, Student Teacher for Orchestra

Malina Buckbee