Private String Lessons with Byron
Violin Lessons: Intermediate & Advanced
Viola Lessons: Intermediate & Advanced
Cello Lessons: Beginner through Advanced
with Byron In Upper East Side or Midtown West Studio
Where: Upper East Side (E. 83rd St & 1st Ave.) or NYC Violin Studio at 307 W 36th St, Floor 17, Room 3.
When: Mon-Wed. Check openings on his live calendar below with the “Book Lesson” button below. You can reschedule or cancel your own lessons online more than 24 hours in advance.
Instruments Taught: Violin (intermediate-advanced), Viola (intermediate-advanced), Cello (beginner-advanced). Music Composition.
Description: If you can’t find a teacher that can solve your technical and musical issues, then you can’t find a more brilliant teacher than Byron Duckwall. He has taught cello and violin and concertized for 30 years. He has a great love of teaching perhaps because he came from a family of string teachers.
Byron’s cello instruction is all about immediate results since he is one of few experts on the methods of legendary teacher D.C. Dounis. The Dounis method can be summarized as “returning to your native instincts.” He also enjoys teaching online cello lessons because it connects him students worldwide. He won the Greater Chicago Youth Orchestra competition. Soon after he won a full scholarship to the New England Conservatory. Performing the Vivaldi Double Concerto with critic Aldo Parisot praising Byron’s playing saying his “timing and resonance were exceptional.” Byron became faculty cellist for the Center for New Music, a Rockefeller Foundation group. He attended both Yale Graduate School of Music and San Francisco State University and has received both a bachelors and masters degree in music. After receiving his degrees, he moved to New York City where he worked for the Metropolitan Opera Association and played in the Trio Antara under New York management with an esteemed review by the New York Times. Shortly after, he soloed on national Brazilian television. After moving to Boston he began studying under George Neikrug, one of Dounis’ star students.
Specialties: The Dounis Method, a series of dedicated to effortless and tension-free technique resulting in an effortlessly beautiful tone and agility.
Prerequisites: For violin and viola students, intermediate level. Ages 6 and older. Adult students welcome.
How to Book: Choose a lesson type below. Then choose a date and time and click “continue.” You can reserve without paying or pay in advance.
Discounted Lessons: If you choose to buy a package of 4 or more lessons, you will receive an automatic discount (see link below).
Cancellation Policy: Your private string lessons must be canceled 24 hours or more in advance, or you may be charged the full lesson fee.