Strings Teachers - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
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Last Name  Dorosheff
First Name  Monika
Address you as   Mrs.
Street Address   11903 Paradise Ln
City   Herndon
State  VA
Zip Code   20171
Phone   (703)-725-3077
Fax
E mail   monikadorosheff@yahoo.com
Website   www.intsuzuki.com; www.chamasyan.com
Instruments taught   Violin, Viola
Education  Masters Degree, Conservatory in Europe;
Monika Chamasyan is an active soloist and chamber musician. Her sound was described as "A brilliant and elegantly, lithesome tone" by the "Kultur" newspaper in Bavaria, Germany, and "irresistible" (Crozet Gazette). She is increasingly gaining recognition as a soloist and a frequent guest-performer at the music series such as Dumbarton House, The Strathmore, Schlesinger Hall, Hylton Performing Arts Center and The CenterStage at Reston. Monika has appeared as a concertmaster of International Symphony Orchestra of Schloss Weissenstein Festival in Germany, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Maryland and The New Dominion Choral in Virginia. In 2009, she debuted at Carnegie Hall, New York. She is a first prize winner of the "New Names" competition in Armenia and of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Young Artists competition in which she performed the Brahms Violin Concerto to critical acclaim. Monika's performances have been broadcast by the German Radio; Monika has been honored by several living composers such as Tigran Mansurian, Mikel Kuehn and Tom Beveridge to premier and record their works in Europe and United States. In Spring 2015, Monika was invited to perform with the Crozet Symphony to high critical acclaim.

A strong advocate of the Suzuki Method and certified Suzuki Method teacher, Monika has seen many of her students win top awards at competitions such as, The Asian American Music Society International Competition, The American Youth Philharmonic Young Artists Competition, and the Rockville Competition for Solo Strings.
Affiliations
Activities/Services   Educator, Performer, recording artist, public speaker
Additional Info/Specialties   Specializes in Solo Performance, Chamber Music, Orchestra Auditions
Available as Performer   Yes
Available as Accompanist   No

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Last Name  Estes
First Name  Jennene
Address you as  Mrs.
Street Address  320 Catoctin Circle SW
City  Leesburg
State VA
Zip Code  20175
Phone 703-244-9933
Fax
E mail hello.cello@verizon.net
Website  thecatoctinschoolofmusic.com
Instruments taught cello, violin, viola, piano, voice, recorder, theory
Education  Undergrad in Music; MBA. Ed.S Higher Ed Admin.
Affiliations The National Association of Music Educators, American Choral Director's Association, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Music Teacher's National Association, and the Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship.
Activities/Services Advisory Board Salvation Army
Additional Info/Specialties Music Together Teacher
Available as Performer Yes
Available as Accompanist  No

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Last Name  Hudson
First Name  Bonnie
Address you as  Mrs.
Street Address  11021 Howland Dr.
City  Reston
State  VA
Zip Code  20191
Phone  703-860-8711
Fax
E mail  bonniehudsonviolin@yahoo.com
Website
Instruments taught  Violin
Education  BME Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, Studied violin & conducting at Hochschule for Musik, Stuttgart, Germany, Suzuki training
Affiliations  SAA, SAGWA, American String Teachers' Assoc.
Activities/Services  Studio recitals, group lessons
Additional Info/Specialties  Free lance musician, former conductor of American Youth Philharmonic String Ensemble, former assistant concert master of the Loudoun Symphony.
Available as Performer  Yes
Available as Accompanist  No

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Last Name  Kaboff
First Name  John
Address you as  Mr.
Street Address   2413 Luckett Avenue
City   VIenna
State  VA
Zip Code   22180
Phone   202-486-8916
Fax
E mail   CelloDoctor@aol.com
Website   www.theKaboffCelloSchool.com
Instruments taught   cello
Education   B.M., M.M., studied with Janos Starker at Indiana University as well as Jacqueline DuPre’s teacher, William Pleeth, at the Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands; and at the Britten-Peers Summer School in England.  In addition to serving as Mr. Pleeth’s teaching assistant, he studied with Arto Noras at the International Academy of Chamber Music in Kronberg, Germany. .
Affiliations   NVMTA, WMTA, MSMTA, SAGWA, SAA
Activities/Services
Additional Info/Specialties   A resident of the Washington D.C. area since 1995, he has performed as recital and concerto soloist at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The United States Department of State, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Embassies of Germany, France and New Zealand, The Church of the Epiphany, Dumbarton House, and was a repeat concerto soloist with the JCC Symphony Orchestra and the Landon Symphonette. He performed with the Manhattan Symphonie in Carnegie Hall. His concert appearance at Strathmore Hall in North Bethesda, MD was acclaimed by The Montgomery County Sentinel as ”beguilingly lyrical and in “top form”. Internationally, he has performed as recital soloist in the Kleinezaal of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Cologne Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt Museum of Contemporary Art and The Adelaide Towne Hall.

Mr. Kaboff is a highly successful private teacher of pre-college age students who frequently garner prizes in local and regional cello competitions. Most recently, his students took top prizes in all levels of the 2016 Washington Performing Arts Society competition. In 2015 two students were prizewinners at the American Protégé Competition, resulting in Carnegie Hall, Weil Recital Hall debut recitals. In 2015 and 2016, his students have been featured in the Classical Spotlight Showcase for Maryland Public Television. His former students matriculate from highly competitive music schools such as the Curtis Institute, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Mannes College of Music with substantial merit scholarship. They have held positions in the Baltimore Symphony, Austin Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Castleton Music Festival and other European orchestras.

His students, known as the Bow Lightlys, were featured guest artists at the World Cello Congress III (2000), where they were featured in an internationally broadcast cello ensemble workshop with world famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma which then resulted in a cello choir concert at the Sixth American Cello Congress (2001) as part or Mr. Kaboff’s appearance as a guest lecturer. They performed at the 2014 Tennessee Cello Workshop. The Bow Lightlys have been featured in concert on live radio broadcast in Washington, DC. They have also performed cello ensemble concerts at the Embassy of France, Almas Shriner’s Temple as well as many local religious centers. They often perform at charity events for the American Diabetes Association. As a way to share their musical expression, the Bow Lightlys also perform at senior living centers to bring music to the homes of those who might not be able to enjoy otherwise.

Mr. Kaboff has adjudicated preliminary competition rounds at the 2000 Third World Cello Congress’s Master Class Competition, 2006 Johansen International String Competition and the 2012 Washington International Competition. As a frequent guest lecturer, he has conducted master classes and performed at the Flinders Street Conservatorium in Adelaide, Australia, Purcell School of Music in London, England, Indiana University Summer String Program, Michigan State University, Longy School of Music in Boston, The Music Academy of North Carolina and the Universities of Tennessee and Rhode Island. He was artist in residence in 2011 at Appalachian State University and was a featured artist at the 2010 Tennessee Cello Workshop.  Mr. Kaboff has earned Suzuki certification through level 10 and was invited by the Suzuki Association of Australia to conduct workshops, master classes and solo recitals in Melbourne and Adelaide.  John has completed long term Suzuki teacher training and has supplemented with several summer courses through Book 10.

He has received accolades for his teaching by numerous world-class cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Janos Starker, and has been the feature of numerous articles in such publications as the Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Jewish Weekly, The Vienna (VA) Connection, and The Montgomery Journal. Yo-Yo Ma also notes him in a biography about entitled, “Musicians With a Mission”, as being a superb teacher of young children.
Available as Performer   Yes
Available as Accompanist   No

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Last Name  Segesvary
First Name  Beata
Address you as Mrs.
Street Address  721 Kentland Drive
City Great Falls
State  VA
Zip Code  22066
Phone  703-421-0695
Fax
E mail  beaviolin@aol.com
Website  http://www.violinstudiova.com
Instruments taught  violin,viola
Education  Violin Teacher's Diploma from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, Hungary (under: Ilona Halasz and Gisella Bécsy-Nagy).  In continuing her graduate studies, she received a Certificate with Honors in Teaching Advanced Violin Methodology from the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education.  She was later elected as a supervising teacher of the violin section of the Music School of the Central District of Budapest.  She also trained in Renaissance and Baroque music as well as the musical dance technique of the eras.
Affiliations  Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA), and the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA).
Activities/Services   As a private teacher, she guides students of all ages in mastering the fundamentals of technique, proceeding to higher levels step by step.  She prepares students for school orchestra classes, tests, auditions, concerts, and recitals.  She also prepares students every April to participate in the Solo and Ensemble Music Festival in No. Va. (Grades 4-12).  In addition, she has prepared many students for successful auditions with orchestras organized by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA), including the Junior District and Senior Orchestras, and the Senior Regional and Virginia All-State Orchestras.  Her advanced students have performed as soloists in the Washington metropolitan area. Others have successfully auditioned for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (AYPO), the Youth Orchestra of Fairfax, the Youth Orchestra of Prince William, the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra, DC Youth Orchestra, and the Washington Youth Foundation Orchestra.
Additional Info/Specialties   As a performer, she was Assistant and Acting Concertmaster in: King St. Stephen Symphony Orchestra, Budapest; Music Teachers Symphony Orchestra, Budapest; Nairobi Orchestra, Kenya; and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Virginia. She also performed as first violinist with the Washington Symphony Orchestra, JCC Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony, Falls Church Chamber Orchestra, and Celebrated String Quartet.  She has played with various chamber groups and as a soloist at numerous social events in the D.C. Metropolitan area, and has performed at the White House with a chamber group from the Washington Symphony Orchestra. She continues to perform on request.
Available as Performer  Yes
Available as Accompanist  No

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Last Name  Yampolsky
First Name  Natalia
Address you as  Mrs.
Street Address  1318 Pavilion Club Way
City  Reston
State  VA
Zip Code  20194
Phone  703-689-0503
Fax
E mail  mirony@verizon.net
Website
Instruments taught  violin, chamber music
Education  Masters degree Cum Laude in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Gnessin Music Academy in Russia
Affiliations   NVMTA, MSMTA
Activities/Services  Recitals, Festivals, Auditions, Competitions. Chamber music coach for string and piano students.
Additional Info/Specialties  Solo and chamber music performer.  Former member of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and formerly on the faculty of Gnessin Music Academy (Moscow).
Available as Performer  Yes
Available as Accompanist  No



Aldie  
Ashburn 
Fairfax
Great Falls     Beata Segesvary
Herndon   Monika Dorosheff
Leeesburg  Jennene Estes
Reston  Bonnie Hudson, Natalia Yampolsky
Sterling       
Vienna  John Kaboff