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PRIVATE VIOLIN LESSONS IN CHELSEA, NYC, with renowned Austrian violinist Roswitha

I am ROSWITHA, an Austrian-born and NYC-based performer, keynote speaker/entertainer and music coach. I teach out of my Music and Production Studio in Chelsea (29th street between 10th and 11th Avenues).

Please contact Queen Rose Music at 917-334 5862 or to get all your questions answered. I look forward meeting you soon!

As a highly trained classical and jazz violinist with a special teaching degree from Austria I take pride in only offering high-end instrumental education. I teach violin and viola.

My style is customized individually for each student depending on interests and needs. I teach all levels and ages and incorporate a strong classical violin technique as the foundation based on the Suzuki method (for beginners). I believe that each of us has leadership skills and I use my lessons to bring those qualities to the forefront by working on self-expression, improvisation and creativity (teaching composition and song writing). In addition I expose my students to many different styles of music.

The skills I teach my students help them in academia, perseverance, work ethic, socially and for their creativity in all areas of their lives. Watch my video to find out what I offer:

I have strong classical training from Austria with a specialized Violin Teaching Degree, which doesn’t exist in the USA. Austria has an old music history and a broad music school system. Each child learns a music instrument. In addition I have a Jazz degree. I have been performing professionally since the age of 13, went to a specialized music high school while already studying as a full-time student at the Music Academy, won prizes as a child performer and expanded musically as an adult by coming to NYC. I established myself not only in the classical, but also the Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop and Pop music scenes, as a violinist, singer, songwriter and producer. My last 2 solo releases made it into 10 categories for a potential Grammy nomination in the Pop, Rock and Gospel categories. I have toured internationally and have performed on TV and big stages. Feel free to look around on my website.

My BUILDING BRIDGES vision keeps me engaged in leadership trainings to create intercultural communication to foster peace and a shift from resignation to inspiration and empowerment.

I teach out of my Music and Production Studio in Chelsea (29th street between 10th and 11th Avenues).

Please contact Queen Rose Music at 917-334 5862 or I look forward meeting you soon!

What Nicolas got from learning and performing the violin, watch his testimony

All you need is a violin (with a bow, shoulder rest & rosin) & a music paper notebook with empty staves! Please do NOT buy a violin cheap online on EBay or Craigslist… Get it here:
1. To order a violin or accessories online I recommend Shar Music
2. For Sales, Rentals and Repairs of violins go to “Strings and Other Things”, 1995 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, (212) 362-0857, new student violins (full size, 4/4) start at $790 and can get traded in with the full price for a better violin in the future
3. For a cheaper new violin got to Sam Ash Music, 333 West 34th Street, NY, NY 10001, (212) 719 2299, new student violins (full size, 4/4) start at $200 and can be sold back to the store if in good condition

UK Mail Online Newspaper article: “Why playing a musical instrument ‘can help children learn with language skills’”
Online Article “Benefits of Playing the Violin”


Roswitha’s Teaching Resume:


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts New School University, Jazz Violin, NYC
  • Bachelor of Violin Pedagogy, Anton Bruckner Private University Linz, Austria
  • Long Island University, Jazz Violin Performance, Brooklyn Campus, NYC
  • Music Academy Graz, Austria, Violin Performance

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Affiliate Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Music Department
  • Private music instructions: violin, improvisation, music theory, all ages
  • Brooklyn Music School: private & group violin lessons
  • Noel Pointer School of Music: Teaching Artist
  • Transfiguration School, Chinatown: Teaching Artist
  • Groups of children aged 5-12, Bruckner Conservatory Linz, Austria

Solo Recordings as leader: (abbreviated)

  • “Live in NYC”, singer, violinist, producer, songwriter (album & DVD)
  • “Destiny”, singer, violinist, producer, songwriter
  • “Building Bridges”,violinist/violist, producer, songwriter, string arranger
  • “Cherchez la Verité”,singer, violinist, producer, composer

Work Experience: (abbreviated)

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church: violinist in band, string leader & arranger, Gospel Music
  • Temple Israel, Temple Emanu-El, violinist, Jewish music
  • Classical: Concertmaster West Side Story, Basel, Switzerland; Solo Violinist Big Apple Circus; Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas; Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra, NY Camerata, Soloist & Concertmaster Symphony Orchestra Dreihackengasse, The Vela String Quartet, principal
  • Bandleader: on tour in Austria & Germany (5 times), performances at Blue Note NYC, Metropolitan Room, Sugar Bar, S.O.B.s, Jazzgallery, Nuorican Poets Café; performances with: Joanne Brackeen, Billy Hart, Robert Glasper
  • Others: MTV Unplugged with Trey Songz, Conan O’Brien Late Night Show, Latin Grammy’s,… worked with Carlos Santana, Patti LaBelle, Gloria Estefan, John Legend, DJ Spooky, Cheik-Tidiane Seck, Abbey Lincoln…recordings as violinist/ arranger for Elle Varner, Rox, Emmanuel Baptist Church, YouTube sensation DeStorm, Blitz the Ambassador, Gordon Chambers…

Awards: (abbreviated)

  • The Album “Live in NYC” and the music film “DESTINY Live” made it into 10 categories for a potential Grammy nomination, 2014
  • The Album “Destiny” made it into 10 pop categories for a potential Grammy nomination, 2013
  • Finalist at the USA Songwriting Competition, 2001 & 2012
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, 2000-2001
  • Award “Isidor Stoegbauer Donation”, Anton Bruckner Private University Linz, Austria
  • Scholarship from Lions Club Liezen for “extraordinary musical achievements”
  • Scholar for Banff International Jazz Workshop, Canada
  • Full Scholarship for “Bartok Seminar” in Szombathely, Hungary

Honors: (abbreviated)

  • United Global Shift Workshop, leadership training working on my organization called “BuildingBridges”,
  • Introduction Leader for Landmark Education (LE)
  • Coach of the Introduction and Leadership Program and Wisdom Course of Landmark Education (LE)
  • “Jam Sahel“ for SOS Sahel, Paris/France, fundraiser
  • Musician for “Heartnotes”: live music for Senior Community & Children
  • Creator and Organizer of Fundraiser project “Bridges to the World”

Additional Training: (abbreviated)

  • Vocal lessons with Richard Harper (New School University)
  • LE Wisdom Development Leadership Program: Training in Communication and Leadership
  • Adjunct Performer in The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory Repertory Company
  • Body Awareness Programs: Eutonie, Alexandertechnique, Yoga
  • Private lessons on recorder, guitar & piano
  • Musical Master Classes for Chamber Music & Solo Performance

Additional Expertise: (abbreviated)

  • Music Production Skills: Protools & Reason (recording & editing)
  • Other Music Computer Skills: Sibelius (music writing program)
  • Music related: successful crowd funding campaign on pledgemusic, booking of performances and international tours, production of solo recordings and music video, video director, music contracts, business plan writing for musical project
  • Languages: English, German (mother language)

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