CELLO & VIOLIN CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
School of the Arts Offering New Sessions of Instrumental Group Lessons: Cello & Violin for Adults!
Are you an adult who has always wanted to learn to play a string instrument, but never got a chance when you were younger? You’re in luck! The National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts is excited to announce that they will be expanding their class offerings to a different area of the arts. Starting this winter, adults will have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument:Cello & Violin
Hurry and reserve your spot, because limited space is available—the classes will be limited to six students in order to ensure optimal instruction and personalized attention with the instructor.
These hour-long beginner classes will be held in an eight-week session from
February 13 through April 3 and cost only $120.
If you are interested, be sure to mark your calendars for the
Introductory classes on February 6th Cello at 1:00pm-2:00pm and Violin at 12:00-1:00pm.
At this time you will have the opportunity to meet Ms. Koninis or Ms. Susi, as well as your fellow classmates! During this time you can also get your cello or violin fitted. Cellos and violins can be rented for an additional cost with Nicholas Frisz 518-893-2424
Tania Susi, a graduate of The Juilliard School ,and 2006 Artist Grant recipient from NYSCA, is an active solo performer, chamber musician and teacher in the Capital Region and beyond.She has been featured in recitals at The Arkell Museum, Hyde Collection ,Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and The SUNY Performing Arts Center. This season, Tania is pNicoerforming as a soloist with Esopus Chamber Orchestra at in Ulster County. Ms. Susi also enjoys working in alternative genres and has enjoyed performing and recording with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, MTV- unplugged, and most recently Natalie Merchant. Tania is also a devoted teacher and has a private teaching studio in Saratoga Springs.
Come join us for an adult group class of violin instruction! Whether you have played the violin before or are starting for the first time, this class will cover all the essentials of starting from the very beginning. Everyone can play the violin! All you need to bring to class is your enthusiasm and instrument!
Demetria Koninis is an active member of the National Suzuki Association, the Suzuki Association of the Capital District and ASTA American string teachers association. She has an active Suzuki studio with nearly 20 students. She studied the Suzuki Method during summers of 2009-2011 at Ithaca College where she earned certificates to teach through Book 4. Ms. Koninis continues to study the Suzuki Method with Pam Devenport.
Ms. Koninis attended the Manhattan School of Music’s Chamber Music Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as well as the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in summer 2012.
She also is the co-founder of the Spa City Duo, a classical duo that performs for weddings and special events. She has performed in local community orchestras in Saratoga County periodically over the past 20 years.
Ms. Koninis started playing the cello at age 9 while growing up in Bennington, VT, and she started playing with Sage City Symphony at age 15. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 1989 and then studied music at Schenectady County Community College from 2006 to 2008.