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Anto Violin Lessons
Anto Violin Lessons

Anto Violin Lessons

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Introduction: “I’m excited to meet new students and share my knowledge of music with them! Weather you are a beginner, or a more experienced violinist looking to reach higher levels of playing, I can help. All ages are welcome!” International violinist, member of the West-Eastern-Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim, acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, Laurate and winner of major international competitions, Malkastian holds a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. His teaching experience since 2014 includes teaching violin privately in the Maryland and DC areas, coaching Harvard and NEC preparatory chamber groups through the QUAD program. In addition, he has attended the Juilliard Symposium on Violin studies, taught a masterclass at the Peabody Preparatory on improvisation, as well as taken pedagogy courses at the University of Maryland, where he completed his Bachelor of Music in violin performance. Malkastian was appointed as Assistant to Music Director and Audition Pre-Screener to NPR’s “From the Top” from 2018 to 2020. During this time, he critically listened to performance tapes and reviewed applications of musicians of all instruments under the age of 18. He helped the music director in following up with talented young musicians, choosing performers, and programming pieces for the live radio shows. "All my recent professional experiences have led me to the person and teacher I am today. I’ve taken pedagogy classes at the University of Maryland, where I learned how to teach students of different ages and abilities. I also studied different methods of teaching such as “Suzuki”, and the techniques of the great pedagogue Ivan Galamian by reading his book “Principles of Violin playing and teaching.” One of my teaching highlights was giving a masterclass on improvisation at the Peobody prep program to students of Rebecca Henry. However, I felt that my education wasn’t enough to give me the experience I needed, so I went on to expand my knowledge in teaching even further. I attended seminars such as the Juilliard Starling DeLay Symposium on violin studies where I boosted my professional teaching skills under the instruction of world class musicians. I also attended the prestigious Kneisel Hall program as a guest young artist, where I played along and coached adult students for two weeks. Most recently, I participated in an educational outreach program with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, where I played chamber music and introduced the violin to young students from different schools in the area. So, if you're interested in violin lessons, don't hesitate to contact me for more details or questions, looking forward to hear from you!"
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Hired 2 times

Serves Gaithersburg, MD

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7 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Byung K.

I have worked with Anto for years at the University of Maryland where we both were enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program. He was not only a phenomenal performer but also an utmost professional I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him as a performer and teacher!
Nov 25, 2018
Ravhel H.

Anto is a very talented violinist! He was always on time and easy to communicate with. He was very patient with my daughter who was not always a willing participant. He is meticulous in his technique and incredibly hard working. We enjoyed having him as her instructor !
Nov 28, 2018
Rebecca B.

I would highly recommend studying the violin with Anto! Boston is so lucky to get him. He is an amazing teacher with so much wonderful knowledge and experience to share. He was always incredibly patient, yet effortlessly energetic during lessons. He has a distinct positive attitude that makes lessons fun! I truly felt that he was invested in my progress, and I felt motivated to practice for each weeks lesson. If you have the opportunity to study with Anto, take it!!! :)
Nov 25, 2018
John K.

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Antranik Malkastian

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Scholarships might be available

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I remember when I helped a 6 year old start the violin from scratch, and not too long after, she was able to play happy birthday to her grandparents and even on her own birthday. In that case, we started everything from scratch. In other cases, I have taught adult students, or high school students that needed help preparing for their upcoming auditions. I do my best to adapt to the student's playing and teach accordingly. I find joy in helping students achieve their goals. I always aim for high quality, but also make the process fun. If the goal is to sound professional, I make sure we spend a good amount of time working on scales, etudes, and learning the essential classical music like the Bach six Sonatas and Partitas. I like the Galamian violin playing methods, and find them very effective to teach. I do this with almost all levels of students, as it solidifies the technical skills of a performer, allowing them to express themselves musically. If a student is technically well set up, I don't necessarily want to change their technique. That way we can focus on musical ideas and work on taking the playing to the next level, without having to start from scratch. However, I do always make sure that they are not doing movements that get in their way of making a beautiful sound or playing technically challenging passages.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    All my recent professional experiences have led me to the person and teacher I am today. I’ve taken pedagogy classes at UMD, where I learned how to deal with students with different ages and abilities. I also studied different methods of teaching such as “Suzuki”, and the techniques of the great pedagogue Ivan Galamian by reading his book “Principles of Violin playing and teaching.” However, I felt that my education wasn’t enough to give me the experience I needed, so I went on to expand my knowledge in teaching even further. I attended seminars such as the Juilliard Starling DeLay Symposium on violin studies where I boosted my professional teaching skills under the instruction of world class musicians. I also attended the prestigious Kneisel Hall program as a guest young artist, where I played along and coached adult students for two weeks. Most recently, I participated in an educational outreach program with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, where I played chamber music and introduced the violin to young students from different schools in the area.

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