Anthony Serafini
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Member Since: October 19, 2002
Last Visit:February 8, 2010
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Anthony Serafini


Anthony Serafini is Adjunct Professor of Violin at Centenary College of NJ in Hackettstown. He is a classical violinist, violin/viola teacher and winner of numerous awards in violin competition. He has won three Distinguished Teaching awards. He is listed on the web site VIOLINISTS ON THE WEB (www.angelfire.com/music5/violinistspage/) among 400 professional violinists. He graduated from Cornell University, then went to further study with reknowned violin virtuosos Young Nam Kim and Louis Krasner at Syracuse University and then with Arnold Steinhardt of the Curtis Institute. He has been lst violin with the Cornell and Binghamton Symphonies. Recently, he has been invited by Maestro Giacomo Franci to play with the New York Chamber Players. Mr. Franci is the Artistic Director and the Conductor of the Chamber Players and made his debut as a major concert pianist in 1998 at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Serafini is also a senior member of the American String Teachers Association.

LESSON RATES: $35/half-hour; $70/hour SPECIAL NOTE: we have considerable experience dealing with disabled students, primarily because of our experience in teaching numerous students from the Perkins School for the Blind in the Boston area some years back. Teachers without such experience can become easily frustrated in teaching such students.

He has two cats and enjoys playing pool and chess besides music.

REFERENCES:
Wendy Davis, my former student & former concertmaster of the Pomona College Symphony holymolyma@yahoo.com

Professor Carl Wallnau, Chair of the Division of Fine & Performing Arts at Centenary College: wallnauc@centenarycollege.edu 852-1400

LETTER FROM STUDENTS BELOW: dated 9/27/05

"Mr. Serafini, you are, quite simply, an excellent teacher" (email of 1/27/10) from Wendy Davis, professional violinist and concertmaster of the Pomona College Symphony. (see her violinsite webpage listing me - http://www.violinist.com/directory/bio.cfm?member=fiddle )

Dear Mr. Serafini
Hello Mr. Serafini, It's Alexia, one of your students from this summer. HOw are you! I am very excited to tell you that I made first chair in my High School Orchestra. I also joined a local orchestra called Tucson Junior Strings, Your help in vibrato helped me get into Sinfonia 1 they're highest level Sinfonia. They also expect us to play in third position and shifting is so0o0o0o much easier now. I hope you are well to and your wife. I started missing New Jersey the minuet I got on the plane and I am excited for the coming summer. Can't wait to have more violin lessons. I hope to hear from you soon. Alexia Porto

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