Volodja
Trusted teacher
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
Trusted teacher
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
from102.10USD/ 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 $102.10Online 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
  • 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 $102.10Online 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

You are here


Javier
LEARN to 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐘 𝐕𝐈𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐍 🎻 | 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐲 & 𝐅𝐮𝐧 |
Would you like to play the VIOLIN but you don't have time to go to an Academy? Or you just want 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘰𝘯 to improve your level or prepare auditions 🎻 while having fun? 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 📘! Among my students, you can find from 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘴 👶👴. Each person has a different way of learning, so my lessons adapt to each student. I teach Violin but also Viola and Music Theory. 🎵🎵🎵 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐦𝐞!

Ashlin
Learn guitar, Guitar classes, online guitar for every one
Guitar is a world of fun. Join with me to experience I have 7 years of experience in guitar, and I have 2 years experience in teaching. I can make you guitar learning in an easier way. The method I follow is easier to understand. Let's see in class.

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.

Elvis
Violin and Piano lessons for all ages and levels - Cours de violon et piano pour tous les âges et tous les niveaux
Music is my passion and it is a joy for me to pass it on: My educational experience and my training allow me to teach music with games and playful methods in order to learn and play with pleasure, and I adapts the pieces and methods according to the level of the students and their ages. La musique est ma passion et c'est une joie pour moi de la transmettre : Mon expérience pédagogique et ma formation me permettent d'enseigner la musique avec des jeux et des méthodes ludiques afin d'apprendre et de jouer avec plaisir, j'adapte les morceaux et méthodes en fonction du niveau de l'élève et de son âge.

Veronica
Violin Lessons for kids and adults - not just Classical!
This class is for every violin lover! If you are looking for your kid or you are an adult and want to start this journey this class is perfect for you. You will learn the basis of music theory and the practical skills to play violin, not just in classical music but even in pop, jazz and folk music! Don't worry if you are an absolute beginner because we will start from the ground. If you already know how to play violin then we could enjoy studying new repertoires and learn new skills to make you more professional.

Julia
Violin Lesson for Beginners and Advanced, classical and electrical violin
Learning the classical violin ... baroque, romatic, modern music, classical violin technique ... getting to know the beauty of this instrument. learning the electrical violin ... dubstep violin, film music, recording and editing, non-classical violin technique ... seeing how modern technology transforms music. I also teach based on the Suzuki method of violin. And always, tailored to the need and interests of my student.

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. 😊

Asilkan
Private Violin lessons for any level in Lisbon. Possible in 4 different languages:)
Are you looking forward to learn a new instrument or want to further improve your skills? With my violin lessons you’ll learn the fundamentals of music making, rhythm, violin technique, practicing methods and just simply planting a seed in discovering and expanding your creativity. I’m a professional concert violinist with a Masters degree from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankurt, Germany. I‘ve had experience teaching different age groups and skill levels for over 5 years. I am half ukranian, half kyrgyz, was raised in Turkey and lived in Germany for 7 years. This gave me the opportunity to meet people from all parts of the world and completely different backgrounds, which has taught me the sensibility and understanding that I pass on to my students. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you!

Guillermo
Violin lessons, Viola lessons, Music theory. Individual or Group
I offer individual and group violin lessons, viola lessons as well as music theory for beginners and advanced students in German, English, or Spanish: - YOU learn what YOU want! - No previous knowledge is required - For beginners, advanced and professionals - All ages - Classical violin and viola - Classical literature, film music and various styles (jazz, klezmer...) My references: - Master pedagogical Degree at the "Felix-Mendelssohn Bartholdy" University of Music in Leipzig - Over 10 years of stage experience - Over 10 years of teaching experience at various music schools and as a private teacher I offer: - Individual private lessons and/or group lessons - Preparation for competitions, entrance exams and auditions - E-mail support - Individual practice plans Lessons can be given face-to-face or online. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

Yulia
Violin and music theory lessons for people of all ages and levels in Den Haag
Professional classical violinist with teaching experience is offering violin lessons. In my class I pay attention to your technique and correct posture, but we do not miss the fun of playing music you like! We will adjust the lessons depending on your needs and wishes. Also I will explain the required music theory.

Katia
Violin lessons, music theory and the history of music / Viool voor alle niveaus
Violinist born in Moscow, graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory, Konservatorium Wien and conservatoire royal de Bruxelles (with distinction), gives lessons of violin playing and solfege in english, french or german in the center of Brussels (Place Jourdan, Etterbeek). -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Will I graag viool leren spelen? Dan ben je aan het juiste adres! Professionele muzikant met veel ervaring als viool leerkracht met een diploma van het Conservatorium van Moskau "PI Tsjaikovski", Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien en Koninlijk Conservatorium Brussel; Ik bied mijn service aan mensen die op elk level geïnteresseerd zijn in viool spelen. Aarzel nit om contact met mij op te nemen. Ik spreek Engels, Duits, Frans, Russisch en envoudig Neederlands. Locatie: Place Jourdan, Etterbeek Brussel -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- Muscovite violinist, graduated from Tschaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Vienna Conservatory and Royal Conservatory of Brussels (with distinction), gives violin lessons for children, adults and adolescents. Music lessons for children 1-4 years old in the form of a small concert. Courses in English, French, German or Russian. Lessons in Etterbeek (Place Jourdan) or online by webcam. -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------

Geertje
Music lessons, private lessons, easy and fun
Musicwonderland is easy and enjoyable. I teach you with great enthusiasm :) Violinwonderland, easy and fun. After a great international career, I love to teach everyone the violin! It's easy and based on the right moves that give the right sound directly :)

Sara
Violin 🎻 and Music Theory 📖 Lessons- Ghent/online.
Do you want to learn to play violin? Do you need reinforcement lessons? Do you need help to prepare an exam or an audition? Here you will find your place! It is never too early or too late to learn. Therefore, no matter how old you are, I have experience with students of all ages! Each class will be adapted to the interests and goals of the students. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! Hope to see you soon :)

Ismael López
Viola and Violin lessons for beginners and Intermediate students.
Hello, My name is Ismael López and I am a qualified professional viola player who gives viola and violin lessons at home or at the student's place. For years I have been giving viola lessons in different Music Schools, in different European countries, and now I am in Antwerp to give viola lessons while I follow my own studies in the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. My classes are intended for students of all levels, students of the Conservatories, amateur violists or violinists, and people who want to start from the beginning. I have my own methodology acquired from the best teachers. I will give you books, scores, and viola and violin methods on classical music, depending on your level, but always having fun and enjoying every minute.

Vladimir
Violin Lessons for All Levels - Beginner through Conservatory (also online)
My name is Vladimir, and I'm a concert violinist playing solos, recitals, & chamber music on international stages. I happily teach lessons for violinists of all levels, from beginner through to conservatory students. I was born in Belarus and moved to Germany in 2013.