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The Greg Madison Music Studio teaches students from 5-years old through adults of all ages and beginners through professional levels of learning. I have been fairly successful with students that haven't done well in the past as well as with learning disabled and slow learning students. Visit our testimonial page to see what our students and/or parents have to say.

 

The studio is located in Bergenfield, NJ and students have come from the entire Metropolitan Area. Our studio is one of the best equipped studios around. We have a selection of high end, top of the line professional music software and also many types of audio, visual and electronic equipment. See our Studio page for more detailed information.

 

Private one on one instruction on the violin and viola are offered in the studio with home lessons also available. All aspects of music will be taught, including technique, theory, harmony, improvising, arranging, music transcription, reading, music writing, rhythm, ear training and more....

Wherever your musical interests lie, Greg Madison Music Studio can...

help you realize your greatest musical ambitions!
shape your future in music!
discover the music in you!
express the music in you!
fulfill your dream of musical expression!
fulfill your life long endeavor. it's almost never too late learn an instrument!
help make music give you a lifelong reward!

 

 

Violins are available in eight sizes to allow students from four years of age and up through adults to be fitted properly. Five of the eight are the most popular sizes. Violins are used in orchestras, chamber groups, and bands, to play classical, pop, and show tunes mostly. This instrument could also be used in country, bluegrass, new wave, rock, jazz. etc. Violins are available in acoustic and in electric models. Acoustic violins can be amplified with the use of a pickup.

 

Violins can be rented, or purchased. Reliable student violins can start from one hundred and seventy five dollars and up. The least expensive violins would need to be carefully selected by a knowledgeable person to assure the instrument is acceptable enough for lessons. The more expensive violins have been shop adjusted in a more careful way. Buying a violin for a five year old is questionable due to the higher risk that they may loose interest in a short time. Also as a child grows they would need to go to the next size violin up. The piano or keyboard is a better choice for this age student for the following reasons. The violin strings have tension on them and a student needs the strength and coordination to press them down. Another factor is that the strings dig into the fingers and make them slightly sore at first. It is hard for some students this young to accept this situation. The problem with the slightly sore fingers will go away after about seven to ten days and will not be a problem after that as long as they continue to play at least two days a week thereafter.

 

 The musical styles listed below are music styles that I teach but are not all popular on all instruments.

 

Looking for an instrument?
See our Violin and Viola Sales Page.

 

 

Violas like the violin are a four string instrument but are a little bigger and the instrument is in a lower pitch range. The lowest or thickest string on the viola is tuned to a C note and the other three viola strings are tuned to the same pitches as the three lowest violin strings. The violin music is written in the G or treble clef and the viola music is written in the lower C or alto clef. Most of the instruments that are used in grade and high school play in the G or treble clef. This instrument is available in as many as 7 sizes to allow students from around five years of age and up through adults to be fitted properly. Five of the 7 are the most popular sizes. . Violas are used in orchestras, chamber groups, and bands, to play classical, pop, and show tunes mostly. This instrument could also be used in country, bluegrass, new wave, rock, jazz. etc. Violas are available in acoustic and in electric models. Acoustic Violas can be amplified with the use of a pickup.

 

Violas can be rented or purchased. Reliable student violas can start from one hundred and seventy five dollars and up. The least expensive violas would need to be carefully selected by a knowledgeable person to make sure that they would be acceptable enough to take lessons on. The more expensive violas have been shop adjusted in a more careful way. Buying a viola for a six year old is questionable due to the higher risk that they may loose interest in a short time. The piano or keyboard is a better choice for this age student for the following reasons. The viola strings have tension on them and a student needs the strength and coordination to press them down. Another factor is that the strings dig into the fingers and make them slightly sore at first. It is hard for some students this young to accept this situation. The problem with the slightly sore fingers will go away after about seven to ten days and will not be a problem after that as long as they continue to play at least two days a week thereafter.

 

Looking for an instrument?
See our Violin and Viola Sales Page.

 

 The musical styles listed next are music styles that I teach but are not all popular on all instruments. The styles taught are rock, blues, funk, R&B, rockabilly, jazz, classical, folk, country, bluegrass, reggae, gospel, Latin, Brazilian, Broadway, pop, and more!

 

Greg Madison Music Studio is a place where continual teaching improvement, expert music instruction and quality customer service are the highest priorities. I provide the very best instruction available through innovative teaching methods, fun learning concepts and an ongoing expansion of services, including student teacher jams and ensemble classes. I provide musical experiences that are versatile, fun and repeatedly elevate my students' passion and desire for playing music.

Group jam/theory sessions with 4 to 9 students are available in different styles of music with other students of same abilities two times a year. The instruments in these sessions will depend on the student ability and availability These sessions are for people who have played with me and demonstrated that they have the knowledge, ability, dexterity, and can play in time. Another prerequisite is that they have had the basic writing of music notation with us prior to the start of these jam/theory classes. The first level type class works with written music or riff type play in different styles. The more advanced classes are improvisation classes in blues, rock, jazz etc.

 

Our FAQ page will hopefully answer many of the questions you may have.

 

It is my hope that you find a lot of useful ideas from the vast amount of informative information on my site. You may need to go through the site several times in order to benefit from all that's written here. This site will be expanding constantly, so come back from time to time.

 

Looking for an instrument?
See our Violin and Viola Sales Page.

 


I teach the:
Guitar | Bass | Piano | Violin | Trumpet | Flute | Clarinet | Saxophone | Viola | Cello | 4 -string Banjo |
5-string Banjo | Mandolin | Harmonica | Organ | Drums | Trombone | Flugelhorn | Cornet | Accordion | and others...

The musical styles taught are:
Rock | Blues | Funk | R&B | Rockabilly | Jazz | Classical | Folk | Country | Bluegrass | Reggae | Gospel | Metal | Latin | Brazilian Style | and more... I also train in Theory | Harmony | Improvising | Arranging | Music Transcription | and more...



Lessons Taught 7 Days By Appointment
Home Lessons Available

 

Hours - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Monday through Thursday are 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. | Friday hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM | Saturday hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. | Sunday hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Absolutely no visits without appointment.

 

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Do you see the dedication that I put into this website material? This is what you will get from my lessons. I work like no effort on my part is totally good enough for my students.

 

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
201-385-2525
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