Violin & Viola

Mr. Craton is available for private instruction in violin and viola for students from beginner to moderately advanced. Sessions may be scheduled for progressive lessons or for individual coaching sessions for those students interested in regional and state competitions.

Having himself been taught in the strict classical tradition, Mr. Craton believes in keeping alive the musical traditions of the past while building upon these foundations with newer technical developments that can assist the modern-day performer. Mr. Craton studied violin under the late concert violinist Robert Louis Barron (himself a student of Max Fischel and Carl Flesch) and also under Mr. John Maltese (a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and a 1996 Grammy Award winner).

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Dr. Barron
Dr. Robert Louis Barron
Mr. Maltese
Mr. John Maltese

Lessons are available at $20 a half hour or $40 an hour. For beginners Mr. Craton generally employs the Doflein method supplemented with material from the methods of other notable pedagogues, as well as solos suitable for the technical level of each student. To inquire about signing up for lessons, click here.

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