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    Professor Anthony SerafiniOffering private lessons in
    Hackettstown, New Jersey
    About MeContact Me
    I began studying violin at age eight with Ralph Wade and Joan Mulfinger of B. Jones University. I later went on to study with famed violinist Louis Krasner, Young-Nam Kim, professor of violin at the University of Minnesota and Arnold Steinhard, 1st violinist of the legendary Guarneri Quartet and a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music
    I am currently Adjunct Professor of Violin at Centenary College of NJ as well as Emeritus Professor. Though semi-retired, I still teach both students at the college as well as private students. I also occasionally give recitals, most recently at the Kessler Institute in Chester, NJ where I performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto as well as a few short pieces.
    In my spare time, I work out with weights and play chess. I'm currently reading Dickens' novel BARNABY RUDGE.

    My Teaching Background
    My teaching, training and performance background is partially well summarized above. However I've also concertized with numerous symphonies, including the Binghamton Philharmonic, Syracuse University Symphony, Cornell Symphon and others.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Though I have no set formula for teaching since every student is different, I do emphasize certain things, such as scales and studies. Depending on the needs of the student I use Schradieck, Suzuki, Sevcik, Kreutzer and others. I consider scales to be of the first importance. I concentrate on proper bowing and proper left-hand technique.

    Rates And Availability
    I give most of my lessons at my home, but also am able to teach a few private students at Centenary College. My lesson rates are $35/half-hour and $70/hour (though other time lengths are possible)