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Vinny Music Studio

Westbury, NY 11590 (map)

Lessons Offered

Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

Virtual / Online

About Me

PIANO, VIOLIN AND VIOLA LESSONS! Vinny - Piano Teacher; Tonya - Violin and Viola Teacher

Our studio includes kids and adults of all ages and all levels. Many of our students prepare for the NYSSMA auditions,International Competitions, ABRSM Exams, and play solo recitals including an annual recital of the whole studio.For some of them we provide keyboards for the beginning lessons if there is no piano at the home of their family. The lesson plan for each student depends on their skills, level, personality and their goals in the musical field.

My Musical Education Background

National School of the Arts - Bulgaria Professional Qualification for a Teacher, solo instrumentalist, chamber musician Long Island Conservatory of Music, Albertson , NY

Genres and Subjects Taught


Piano, Violin, Viola

Classical Piano,Violin/Viola, Pop Piano Music, Sight Reading, Chamber Music, Organ (Church Hymns), Music Theory.

Student Levels:
Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate

Years Teaching:


Lesson Rates

Discounts for siblings or family members of the same household who would like to take both piano and violin lessons

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Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All Levels and All Ages

My Certifications and Awards

Vinny Piano Teacher:

Over twenty competition prizes in national and international competitions, including:

- 2nd prize at Pera Piano Competition, Istanbul, Turkey 2008
- Grand Prix at the LISMA International Piano Competition in NY 2009, giving him opportunity to perform with St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
- A Special Governor’s Prize at the 2010 Governor’s International Competition, named after Valery Gavrilin, Russia 2010 and a 2nd prize in the groups for performance.
- 1st prize at the Stockholm International Piano Competition, Sweden 2010.
- 1st prize at the Rostov International Competition ‘Way to Mastery’, Russia 2010.
- Finalist Prize at the 2011 ‘Pacific Piano Competition’ in Canada.
- 1st prize at the ‘Young Artist Competition’, NY 2011.
- 1st prize the ‘Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition, Pennsylvania 2011.
- Grand Prize at the Internatinal Darell’s Music Hall Competition, New Hampshire 2012
He performed as a soloist with State Philharmonics in the USA Bulgaria and Russia (performed Mozart’s K488 at age of ten with the Pleven Philharmonic) and has recordings with the Bulgarian National Radio and Television.

Tonya Violin and Viola Teacher:

Winner of numerous competitions including:
- Second Prize and Scholarship - International Competition for German and Austrian Music „M.A.G.I.C"
- First Prize and Scholarship - National Competition „Svetoslav Obertenov” - Bulgaria 
- Second Prize and Scholarship – International Competition "German and Austrian Music „M.A.G.I.C" 
- Third Prize and Scholarship - National Competition „Svetoslav Obertenov” – Provadia 
- First Prize and Scholarship – International Competition "German and Austrian Music „M.A.G.I.C" – Bourgas 
- Second Prize – International Competition „Hopes, talants, masters” – Dobrich, Albena 
- Special Soloist Prize – National Competition - Pleven 
- First Prize and Special Prize „Veliko Penev”- National Competition for best performance of Bulgarian music - Bourgas 
- Second Prize for Chamber Music – International Competition the Land and The People" -Sofia 
- Second Pize for Chamber Music - International Competition „Hopes, talants, masters”, Albena 
- First Prize - International Academy Competition for Chamber Music”, Svoge 
- First Prize - International Competition for German and Austrian Misic "M.A.G.I.C" - Bourgas, 

- International Music Festival „Varna summer”; participant in Master class; won scholarship for best musician - Varna
- Festival and Master class in Trenta, Slovenia with professors from Vienna and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
- Second Music Festival - Greece 
- Principal violist of the International Orchestra with Conductor Sir Neville Marriner – "March Music Days"

Master Classes with:
- Prof. Jone Kaliunaite (Professor in Saarbrucken, Geramany)
- Elmar Landerer (member of Vienna Philharmonic)
- Prof. Alexander Zemtsov (Professor in Giildhall School of Music and Drama, London)
- Prof. Wolfgang Klos and Assistent Elisaveta Staneva (Professor and Vice Rector of University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna)
- Professor D.Ivanova (Vienna )

My Musical Influences

Pavlina Dokovska (Mannes School of Music), Mark Silverman (MSM), Frank Glazer, Andrew Armstrong, George Lopez and others.

Service Area

Student Reviews

Carle Place, NY

I am very happy that my kids are studying with Tonya and Vinny for almost 2 years now. Both of my children take violin lessons and my daughter also takes piano. The have excelled tremendously in my opinion and it is all because of their teachers methods and patience. The most important thing for me is that my kids love to practice their instrument and look forward to every week's lessons.

Mineola, NY

I have three kids and started looking for a violin and piano teacher for them one year ago. My friend told me about this website and I decided to try it and we couldn't be happier with the result. My son is learning piano with Vinny and my twins are learning violin with his wife Tonya. They are so patient and professional. I see progress in my kids week by week and they love to practice their instruments. They already played on their first concert organized by Vinny and Tonya, which was great because they got to see and listen to other kids who have been playing for longer time. We strongly recommend them to all.

Uniondale, NY

Excellent teacher very patient and thorough very professional

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