- Bachelors of Music from Penn State University.
- Alyssa enjoys teaching violin to students of all ages and levels.
Alyssa began violin lessons at the age of 7 and has dedicated two decades to her love for music. Her diverse musical background includes orchestral performance, hip-hop recording studios and touring with rock bands. With ten years of experience teaching private and group lessons, Alyssa has taught violin to all ages. She specializes in the Suzuki method with young children while focusing on strong fundamentals, especially in ear training. “Improvisational tools and analytical listening skills leads to broader musicianship, confidence and enhanced enjoyment in learning.” Alyssa teaches a variety of genres such as classical, rock, blues, bluegrass, country, hip-hop and celtic.
Prior to moving to New York City, Alyssa performed with the Hershey Symphony, local chamber ensembles and the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra. During her time at Penn State University, she focused on violin performance, psychology and pedagogy. Motivated by community enrichment, Alyssa partnered with local guitar instructor Paul Zimmerman to form a string section in “Akoustikos,” a guitar orchestra that fostered collaboration, creativity, and musical arrangement between students. This group provided performances to nursing homes and other communities.
Upon moving to New York City, Alyssa became an artist management intern and resident studio violinist at Grey Noise Studios in Times Square. During her contract, she coached young artists in development, songwriting and showcased her violin abilities on a variety of professional level hip-hop and pop tracks. She’s had the opportunity to produce live performances and collaborate with a large variety of artists from all over the country.
Currently, Alyssa is focusing on expanding her pedagogy education and establishing herself as a violin teacher in the NYC area. She goes above and beyond to provide detailed plans, personalized song transcriptions and lesson notes to each student. Her passion for musical education continues to prove itself.