Volodja
Trusted teacher
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
Trusted teacher
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
from104.71USD/ h

Violin Lessons with Full Professor at Music University of Ljubljana: 40 years of teaching & performing experience internationally

- Preparation for auditions for Bachelor level study, Master level study and orchestra audition.
- Preparation for graduation exam (Bachelor/Master)
- Preparation for national/international competitions - all categories
- Working with very talented younger violinists
- Working on interpretation of standard violin concert repertoire (concerts with orchestra, virtuoso peaces, sonatas, interpretation and playing of contemporary compositions as well as trio-quartet chamber music literature)
- Consultations for young violin-viola teachers

Hi everyone, my name is Volodja and I teach violin as "Full Professor" at Music Academy of Ljubljana University: Third-level teaching to Bachelor and Master students.

Teaching is my great passion over 40 years and represents an important complement to my artistic activities as an internationally touring violin soloist and chamber musician, for which I have received several international music awards.

I am excited to pass on my wealth of teaching and "on the stage" experience and sharing the "violin playing knowledge", that I got it in the past during my regular violin studies with such wonderful teachers and artists as Igor Ozim and members of Amadeus quartet in Cologne, Galina Barinova and Grigori Zhislin in Moscow, Josef Suk and Klaus Maetzl in Vienna, Josip Klima in Zagreb and Franco Gulli (Masterclasses).

I am particularly proud of my current and former students who have won several national and international prizes. Many of them already have important positions in various orchestras, chamber music groups as well as professional teaching positions in Europe and USA.

I also regularly give violin and chamber music master classes worldwide (Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, Music University in Vienna, Interlocken Art Academy in Michigan, Music Academy in Zagreb, ESTA (European string teachers association) conference 2020 in Porto to name a few).

My first responsibility as a teacher is "to take care" of my students and guide them step by step, always having clear short- and long-term goals for them. I have an individual approach towards each of my students. I always try to show my students how to achieve maximum results through appropriate way of practicing and time-management. I teach my students to be independent, organized and responsible.

The most important teaching elements, I take care on all levels of teaching process:
- To keep in mind that everybody is different and to treat everyone as an individual!
- To teach singing on violin, even if playing exercises and scales.
- To support individual creativity on all levels
- To teach how to practice and how to organize practicing time - time management
- Taking care to listen to yourself "objective" and how important it is for all aspects of playing: technique (sound control, intonation, rhythm etc) and musical phrasing with final goal - "interpretation".
- To choose the right selection of violin pieces (concerts, sonatas, short pieces etc.) and right exercises according to student/pupil's level
- Building a solid violin basic technique and to take care for it on all levels - work on intonation problems and tonal restrictions, bowing solutions etc.
- Regular intensive work on scales, "etudes" and other exercises for left and right hand
- To take care of synchronization and "timing" of left-right hand.
- Dealing with nervousness and finding solutions how to prevent being "too nervous" on the stage

I love to give violin lessons for pupils of "Second teaching level" mostly of age 14-19 and "First teaching level - beginners and 1-6 years of playing, but preferable with the agreement of pupil's regular violin teacher or in special cases after previous appointment.

Extra information

In order to have a successful online lesson, you will need:
- a computer or tablet (required) with zoom meeting application installed
- good internet connection (required)
- external microphone and speakers for better quality of sound (this is OPTIONAL but recommended)

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, German, French, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene

About Me

ARTIST BIO: International artistic activities: (concerts, Radio, Tv and CD recordings, awards)

Volodja Balzalorsky from Ljubljana, Slovenia, performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.
Numerous highly praised concerts, broadcasts, CD, and TV recordings in various countries have established his reputation as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent, and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, and a rich, full tone.
Volodja is particularly active in the field of chamber music. He works with many international groups and ensembles. He has built long-term partnerships with several musicians, including pianists Christoph Theiler, Hinko Haas, Aleksandar Serdar, and Peter Caelen, percussionist Amy Lynne Barber, and his fellow members of the Amael Trio, pianist Tatjana Ognjanovic, later pianist Zoltan Peter and cellist Damir Hamidullin.

For his artistic achievements, he was awarded several international music awards:

He is Two Time Winner and Four-Time Nominee of Independent Music Awards.

Volodja is also the recipient of several further international music awards such as The Hollywood Music in Media Award, The Inland Empire Music Award, The Ontario Independent Music Award, The Canary Island Music Award, and Julij Betetto Music Award.

TEACHING:
Volodja Balzalorsky began to teach violin in 1978 when he was still a student - 3rd year at "Musik Hochschule" in Cologne (violin with Prof. Igor Ozim and chamber music with members of Amadeus Quartet). Since then, Chamber Music and Teaching have become his greatest passion.

Volodja holds long term teaching position as "Full Professor" of violin and chamber music at Music Academy of Ljubljana University
During academic year 2019/20, there are students from Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary in his class, having weekly violin lessons with me as well as with my excellent assistants Lana Trotovsek and Matej Haas.

Since 1983 he has been teaching uninterrupted also at the "Ljubljana Conservatory" working only with some pupils of the age 14-19 (Second level teaching) - part-time contract.

Volodja's current and former students/pupils won several national and international prizes and awards.

Volodja also regularly gives violin and chamber music masterclasses worldwide (Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, Music University in Vienna, Interlocken Art Academy in Michigan, Music Academy in Zagreb, ESTA (European string teachers association) conference 2020 in Porto to name a few).

Education

Music Hochschule Köln 1975ß1980 (violin with prof. Igor Ozim and chamber music with member of Amadeus quartet i Graduation in March 1980), Moscow Conservatory "Tchaikovsky"- Postgraduate study with prof. Galina Barinova (1980-81), Vienna Music University - regular student of Josef Suk (1981-1985) and Klaus Maetzl (1985-86). Zagreb Music Academy (1983-1986 with Josip Klima). Master Degree with special award in 1986

Experience / Qualifications

Teaching Experience:
- Since 1983 to present violin teacher at Conservatory of Ljubljana (part time contract working with pupils of age 14-19).
- Since 1996 to present Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Music Academy of Ljubljana University, in 2009 received title "Full Professor".
Regular violin and chamber music masterclasses worldwide:
(Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, Music University in Vienna, Interlocken Art Academy in Michigan, Music Academy in Zagreb, ESTA (European string teachers association) conference 2020 in Porto to name a few).

Reviews (2)

It was a pleasure having to work with prof. Volodja, you can see it is a teacher with great knowledge about violin pedagogy, violin technique and music expression, but most importantly, he has a unique approach to each individual which is what makes him stand out. I am very satisfied with what I have accomplished while being tutored by him, and I am looking forward to working with him again. I would recommend his class to students of all levels, who are interested in improving their overall approach to violin.
I've been working with Professor Volodja for some time and I have to admit that I've never felt better while playing and that I have never made much progress in such a short time. The energy that the professor brings to the teaching and his spirit make violin lessons incredibly fun and encourage even more effort and even more persistence . To all those who are interested in studying with Professor Volođa, I warmly recommend that they do so, because this is a man who demonstrates in the right way what zeal and love for music a musician should have.

Ask a question

Send a message explaining your needs and Volodja will reply soon:
The more detail, the better.
Ex. "Hi, when are you available to meet for a lesson?"

Availability of a typical week

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7              
8              
9              
10  Monday at 10:00      Thursday at 10:00    Saturday at 10:00  
11  Monday at 11:00      Thursday at 11:00    Saturday at 11:00  
12  Monday at 12:00          Saturday at 12:00  
13              
14              
15              
16  Monday at 16:00            
17  Monday at 17:00      Thursday at 17:00      
18  Monday at 18:00      Thursday at 18:00      
19        Thursday at 19:00      
20              
21              
22              
23              
from $104.71Online via webcam

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Online reputation

  • Instructor since April 2019
  • 1 repeat student
  • Phone number verified
  • Google+ connected
  • Linkedin connected

Availability of a typical week

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7              
8              
9              
10  Monday at 10:00      Thursday at 10:00    Saturday at 10:00  
11  Monday at 11:00      Thursday at 11:00    Saturday at 11:00  
12  Monday at 12:00          Saturday at 12:00  
13              
14              
15              
16  Monday at 16:00            
17  Monday at 17:00      Thursday at 17:00      
18  Monday at 18:00      Thursday at 18:00      
19        Thursday at 19:00      
20              
21              
22              
23              
from $104.71Online via webcam

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Share

   LinkedIn   

Katia
Violin lessons, music theory and history of music
Violinist born in Moscow, graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Konservatorium Wien and Royal Conservatory of Brussels (with distinction), gives lessons of violin playing and solfege in english, german in the center of Brussels (Sablon) or in your place. Muscovite violinist, graduated from the Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory, Conservatory of Vienna and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (with distinction), gives violin lessons for children, adults and teenagers. Music lessons for children 1-4 years in the form of a small concert. Course in English, French, German or Russian. Course in the city center (Sablon) or at home in Brussels.

Marta
Violin-playing-music, express yourself, understanding of music
Violin is a wonderful instrument. I play and teach it with passion. My role is to help you to make a progress in playing: develop your technique, sound, understanding of music and expressing yourself. You will broad your overview about classical music.

Paula
Would you like to learn to play the violin? Violin lessons for everyone!
I am a professional violinist graduated with distinction at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Master) and holding a Bachelor Diploma from Codarts (Rotterdam). I teach students of all ages and levels. I have nine years of teaching experience in the Netherlands ( privately and at music schools: Hart Muziekschool in Haarlem and Vioolstudio 020! in Amsterdam). In my lessons I help the students to find a good contact with the instrument and cultivate a positive relationship with music by integrating the development of aural skills, sense of rhythm and an optimal body use, enabling them to connect with their musical imagination. The lessons are adapted to each student's needs and wishes.

Aida
violin/viola lessons with a professional teacher for all ages
Hello, I have extensive experience with students of all ages as a teacher of music theory, violin and viola. Custom classes, focused on student interests. I studied violin degree at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo in Spain and viola in Spain and at the Utrechts Conservatorium. The research of my final exam was about well-being and phisical education to improve and accelerate the learning process. I want my students to be aware of the importance of good posture and technique in order to enjoy the learning process without problems.

Sara
Classical and modern violin lessons. Musical language lessons.
I am a professional violinist currently living in Groningen. The violin lessons are for all levels and ages from base technique and classical violin to a more modern and gypsy violin playing (jazz, improvisation). What you want to learn is up to you but I will help you to find out the best way to achieve your goal with the instrument. We can flexibly arrange the place and the frequency of the lessons each time we meet. Let's have fun making music together!!

Alba
Violin for begginers and intermediate level. For kids to teenagers or adults that want to learn how to play violin.
I am a student in the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. I am from Spain and I teach music and violin to students from 7 to 99 years old. My aim to teach is due to my passion for music, being it something that gives people lots of joy and I also consider it's a helpful tool to develop mental, emotional and social capacities. Exploring different feelings and learning how to express them is also a nice part of this job. This way, working with students and teaching them to give what they have on the inside resuts very satisfying for me, as well as seeing them reaching their goals and enjoying the music they love the most. I adapt the lessons to the student depending on his/her goal, requirements and I also let them express their own ideas and resolutions and why they want to learn to play violin. By these lessons I hope to help each child and adult enjoying music and acquiring multiple capacities as creativity, discipline and patience.

Dajana
Professional violinist is giving lessons of violin online! Learn to play violin and enjoy every lesson! 😊
In this violin course you will learn a foundation in learning one of the most rewarding instruments in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Grip the bow, hold the violin, have the perfect hand position and enjoy playing the strings while learning how to read the notes, the violin rhythm and technique. Students will generally learn better if they feel a connection developing with their teacher, whether that’s through humour, showing care about their development, or making sure teacher devote time equally to all students when in a group. You will not regret. 😊

Eleni
Violin lessons for children and adults. Fun classes for the little ones.
I teach violin since 2001, to children from the age of 3 and even adults. I organize concerts for my students at least once a year. The love for music helps me develop a strong bond with my students that leads them to love the violin and rejoice in it. Classes are in French, English and Greek.

Paula
Viola ,Violin, and music initiation lessons! in English or Spanish. All ages and levels
Viola/Violin for all levels and ages. I am a Viola and violin teacher graduated at the Conservatory of Buenos Aires (Argentina), especialized in pedagoghy. I also have a bachellor diploma in viola from the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels.I have experience teaching music to kids privatly, and in school orchestras. I also teach adults, adjusting the class to them interests and need. We will also learn music theory integrated with the instrument class.

Joana
Violin and Viola Lessons - Learn a new instrument or improve your skills
I'm an experienced teacher, with students of different levels/ages. I enjoy the diversity of students and understanding of their different ways of learning and goals and for me, this is the best part of the job - to know an treat each student as a unique person that they are. You'll be encouraged to make music from the very first day. Together with some necessary music theory, always applied to the instrument, you'll learn pieces of gradual difficulty. We make use of progressive tuition methods and you'll learn a solid technique by playing scales, bowing and fingering exercises and easy tunes to begin with. Repertoire includes etudes, playful and challenging concert pieces and from the very beginning duos to play with the teacher.

Magdalena
PROFESSIONAL LESSONS FROM ● VIOLIN ● SOLFEGE ●MUSIC THEORY
Professional violinist with Master of Art diploma at Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne offers private lessons in english/polish from: ●violin, solfège all levels (at student or teacher location) Six years of experience in teaching. Prize winners on an International Music Competitions (Germany, Italy, Poland). Performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra member. Pedagogy courses completed, flexible work schedule. Lessons taking place in the city centre of Lausanne or at student place. The priority of the courses is to share passion for music - If you want to start adventure with an art, I am here to help you with this!

Irina
Violin and Viola Lessons for all Levels and all Ages
I am a master student at Haute ecole de musique Genève, i have been studying music in the past 17 years. I am offering violin and viola lessons for people of all ages and all levels. The languages that i teach in are English, Romanian, German, and I also speak a bit of French.

Zachary
Viola and Violin Lessons: Technique, Improv, and a Healthy Relationship with your Instrument
This course is for viola and violin students from the beginner through the high school level. My goal is for my students to foster a healthy and long-term relationship with their instrument. The course focuses on practicing and truly understanding technique, with an emphasis on listening. Weekly assignments tend to include technical exercises, scales, and classical pieces of the student's choice. Basic improvisation is also an interest of mine and, I find, a valuable experience for my string students. I believe repertoire is largely a matter of student taste. Students of mine have learned pieces in the Suzuki books and other classical repertoire volumes, but have also learned pop and fiddle songs according to their interest. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the University of Puget Sound, where I graduated in 2015 before moving to Vienna to study privately for three years. I am currently in the Master of Viola Performance degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where I study with Ásdís Valdimarsdottir. I have been teaching violin intermittently since 2009. While my musical education is classical, my performance interests are much wider. I have performed jazz and pop improv, and am currently exploring how hip hop can be implemented on the viola and violin.

Sara
Music and Violin Lessons in Ghent- begginers, intermediate and advanced levels
Hello! My name is Sara, and I'm a Spanish violinist living in Ghent! I jdid my Master studies in the Royal Conservatorire of Antwerp. For some years I teach children of different ages and levels, both in Belgium and in Spain. The lessons will be focused in different ways, according to the interests of the student: initiation, improvement of the technique, orchestral audition... So, feel free to contact me, and we will talk about the level and objectives of the lessons and I will try to solve all your doubts. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

Oganes
Violin and improvisation lessons. Any level, age and goal.
Do you love the violin and harbour a dream of becoming a successful violinist? Have you already played the violin but would like to enhance your skills? Do you want to boost the level of your play and of your personal development? Would you like to learn some improvisations and virtuoso pieces, jazz, baroque, romantic or folk music? I will be glad to help you to get easily the maximum results within a short period of time ! - Any age category, including children from 4 years old. - Any study goals, for example, to start playing the violin, to be able to perform any small pieces, to improvise and compose music (!) or to prepare for a music competition and to be able to take a prize, to pass all exams and auditions. I can also help with preparation for the lessons with your teacher. I can give lessons at my place in Basel or at your place at your request. All Switzerland plus nearest Germany and France. About me: - More than 8 years of teaching experience will all categories of students - 2 higher education: double majored in Hochule für Musik Basel (MA in Musikslischer Performance) and Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory - Concert violinist - Languages: Fluent in English and Russian My credo in teaching is to obtain quick results with minimal student’s efforts. I focus on several methods which can facilitate effective teaching and contribute to rapid learning.