Affordable lessons in New York City for adults & kids
The destination for quality violin, viola and music theory instruction in the South Bronx, IAH Studio provides an affordable, competitive and comprehensive string education to our community and communities alike. Here, we cultivate an environment that's inclusive of the classical music genre, today's culture and each student's individual learning style.
Sign up today and enjoy highly tailored, one-on-one Lessons in the privacy of your own home, online, or at the studio's location in the Bronx.
Learning to play the violin or viola requires a lot of time, energy and commitment. Developing good technique from the very first lesson allows students a more seamless progression and faster rewarding experience at each lesson. Our nurturing instructors emphasize a strong and holistic foundation in either violin and viola including healthy posture, beautiful tone production, left hand technique, bow fundamentals and ear training. Although lessons are a hybrid of theory-based, Orff and Suzuki pedagogy, the curriculum is constantly evolving to fit each student’s specific needs.
Learning music theory is an integral part of becoming a well-rounded musician. This is why we offer theory as its own discipline as well as allocate time during each instrumental lesson for students to master the world of notation. Our music theory curriculum covers the staff, clefs, note names, rhythms, rests, intervals, meter and time signatures, key signatures and dynamics. Students will also be taught about scales and chords (harmony), melodies, phrases, musical forms and vocabulary.
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“The trial lesson will give students a sense IAH Studio's unique teaching process, an overview of how lessons progress and allows me to answer any questions or concerns before beginning lessons. Please contact me and let’s arrange a time to meet!” Iymaani Abdul-Hamid, Founder & Head Instructor
As a soloist, band leader, chamber and orchestra musician, Joelle has had the pleasure of performing at various prestigious venues including the Apollo, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Taetro Del Sale in Florence, Italy and The Jefferson Performing Arts Center and Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, LA. Joelle is a graduate of Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and New York University. As co-founder, lead violin and vocalist of Aziza and the Cure, a musical marriage that blends influences from Classical, Hip Hop, New Orleans, and Latin Music traditions among others, Joelle greatly enjoys the hard work and flow of composing, recording and performing new music.
Joelle has enjoyed teaching violin, viola, cello and vocal private and group lessons, in-school and after school classes of all levels from ages 4 and up for over ten years. She looks forward to working with IAH studios to bring her expertise, love of music and uplifting energy in the form of online music lessons, local masterclasses, seasonal performances and much more!
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