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Melissa Violin
Melissa Violin

Melissa Violin

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Introduction: Hello! I'm Melissa Folzenlogen, a New York City musician, producer, and recording studio manager with 22 years of musical education, training, and experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I play every style of music, from classical/jazz and folk tunes, to pop/rock/hip hop, and my studio produces all genres as well! I've studied at Hunter College, Mannes, Manhattan School of Music, ISO, and Fiorello H. Laguardia High School. Throughout my years in New York, I've been fortunate enough to play at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BB Kings, the Highline Ballroom, and other famous venues. This year I played violin for Fat Joe, Ezra Miller, and several platinum certified producers, including Semi (Desiigner - ‘Panda’) and Sean Gill (of multiplatinum group ‘The Passengerz’). I can play solo violin unnacompanied, or with some backing tracks, or as a violin/guitar duo. I’ve played hundreds of weddings, parties, events, proposals, and ceremonies; when you work with me, simply tell me what you need, and consider it done. My recording studio ‘Nightlife Productions’ in midtown Manhattan has multiple platinum records, our studio’s midtown location, combined with the isolated building, experienced production team, and affordable rates are unbeatable. We’d be happy to give you a complimentary walkthrough! In addition to performing violin and record production, I work with students of all ages and musical styles. I can teach the Suzuki Method (and my own method), as well as music theory, ear training, vocal coaching, songwriting, and beginner piano and guitar, all comfortably and at your own pace in a style that works for you! I pride myself on crafting a unique curriculum for every personality type, learning type and goal, so if you’ve ever wanted to study music but were scared to start because you weren’t sure you could do it, please allow me the chance to show you that you *absolutely* can!! I believe everyone can make music, and it’s been my pleasure for the last decade to continually help others to find themselves in it. Whatever you need, I'll always do my best to accommodate you. Let’s chat! - Mel

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Mark B.

I hired an in-person violin song delivery as an anniversary gift for my girlfriend. She played "All of Me" and my gf was SO impressed! Melissa was very punctual and professional, I couldn't ask for more from such a unique experience!
Feb 5, 2021
Emily K.

Melissa helped me make a great track! She’s very experienced and made the recording process both fun and comfortable. As a woman, I️t was nice to work and collaborate at a women- studio. I️ felt free to express my ideas and think out of the box without judgement.
Jul 8, 2019
Yerachmiel M.

Violin Lessons

Melissa is a wonderful teacher, who really listens to find out what the student wants to achieve, and makes the journey there enjoyable and fun.
Jan 27, 2019
Rachael M.

Violin Lessons

Melissa is great! This was my very first lesson and she made me feel comfortable right from the start. Melissa had a lot of patience with me and I am looking forward to more lessons with her!
Jan 22, 2019

Wedding Ceremony Music

My wedding musician fell through 2 weeks before my wedding and Melissa agreed to play for us. She was very friendly, gave us a great price and responded to all communication quickly. The music on the day of our wedding was beautiful. Thanks, Melissa!
May 11, 2017
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