My 7 year-old son has been taking violin lessons with Gersh for almost a year now. I cannot express how AMAZING he is at teaching. Prior to Gersh, my son was taking lessons with another teacher who unfortunately, did not have the skill and patience to teach a child. Gersh is so calm, so knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to make sure my son understands what he is teaching. For such a complicated instrument, my son has excelled so quickly because of Gersh's method of teaching. My son looks forward to his lessons as opposed to dreading them, like in the past. Gersh always keeps me informed of my son's progress and where he needs improvement. He takes the time to show me the areas of concern and give praise where it is needed. I am so happy that our paths cross because if it was not for Gersh, I am almost certain that my son would give up learning the violin. I am so excited to see what the future holds for my son as he continues his lessons with Gersh.
My daughter has been learning with Gersh since September 2022 in a group setting. Gersh is a highly professional and extremely dedicated teacher. He has endless patience and does a fantastic job accommodating different types of learners, while laying a solid musical foundation. He is striving for excellence in a positive and encouraging manner, sets goals, and goes above and beyond to support his students to achieve those goals. Above all, he is a wonderful person, easy to communicate with – highly recommended!!
Gersh has been an excellent, high quality violin teacher and role model for our son.
We feel like he strikes the perfect balance between strictness and levity. He is also patient and witty. We have seen a marked improvement in our son’s level of play since he has been working with Gersh.
Wonderful teacher who knows how to find the key to a student.
We all have one teacher in our lives that we never forget. Gersh is this rare find of a violin teacher. Professional, kind and engaging, he is liked by students and parents alike. His detailed, in-depth approach to violin playing technique and focus on the quality of sound set him apart from others. Gersh’ patience, understanding of a child's psychological makeup and ability to communicate with his students create not only an exceptional learning environment, but actually generate a space for the student's personal and artistic growth as a musician. His passion for teaching the classical repertoire as well as the beauty and versatility of the violin is contagious! Yet he has a unique ability to be flexible in his choice of the repertoire without compromising the quality of the instruction and the educational tasks that he sets for his lessons. Lucky is the student who has him for a teacher!