I am a full-time violinist/violist for Broadway/musical theatre, opera orchestras, and symphony orchestras in New York City. Any questions you have regarding your pursuit of a career in music performance or your study of an instrument are welcome! I am not qualified to field questions concerning careers in music education other than private tutoring.
12 years of professional experience in musical theatre, symphony orchestras, opera, and celebrity acts.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Violin) Carnegie Mellon Univ. '99 Pierre Monteaux School for Conductors '00 Encore School for Strings (Viola) Teachers/ Violin: Daniel Heifetz (solo artist), Viola: Karen Tuttle (LA session player/Curtis faculty), CJ Chang (Philadelphia Orch.)
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Hi Adam, Great to hear from you about your work. The Cabaret Card was abolished decades ago, and no one in my lifetime has worked under that system. The local musician's union has exclusive contracts
It's not possible for me to be definitive without hearing you play, but the easiest way for you to judge your level is by comparing yourself to other pianists in your area. As a music student you are
You are correct that if you have the inspiration and talent to write music, you need the technical means to be able to accomplish that. Talent without technique is just a waste. You worry about starting
Hi Adam, fortunately no license is needed to play in a band if you write your own music. All you need to do is make some personal contacts with establishments that hire bands and build a following.
Apologies for the slow response. The best thing to do is play whatever instruments you like, take private lessons (orchestras and group classes will not teach you most of the techniques you will need