Fort Lee, NJ

Violin, Viola, Piano Lessons 

Oleg Rutkovsky music Studio
Fort Lee, Bergen County, NJ
Violin Lessons

My teaching method of playing violin is based on the traditions of the classical Russian violin school with the elements of Suzuki violin method. A deep understanding of child psychology and the development of the child's individuality are the cornerstones of my teaching approach. 

There are several different violin method books that I recommend to my students. “Essential Elements 2000″ for violin  is the most suitable one for very young students. However, for older violin students or adults the Suzuki Method Series would be the best.

Viola Lessons

Viola lessons become very popular among many people interested in pursuing music Viola makes a deep and elegant sound and nowadays viola is well established as a solo, chamber, and orchestral instrument. Generally, there are a lot fewer viola players than violin players, so all my viola students have more opportunities to play in various groups and get lots of positive attention from conductors. There are tons of beautiful pieces written for viola to choose from in virtually all musical styles. For tall children who has long arms and larger hands, viola may be an excellent idea.

Piano Lessons

Piano lessons are a significant part of music education. In my opinion, piano lessons  should be considered a mandatory subject in all music schools. Many of my students start taking piano lessons at a very young age, sometimes together with violin or viola classes, sometimes  they interested in piano lessons prior to that. During piano lessons, I mainly use a traditional teaching method intermixed with various techniques, such as Suzuki Method. I found that students learned more quickly and with more success if they had mastered a few non musical skills before embarking on a course of piano lessons. Although in many cases taking piano lessons is not the main intent of a student, I have no doubt that piano lessons will complement anyone who is interested in developing musicianship. Furthermore, piano  lessons will certainly help to broaden one’s musical horizons and improve the person's musicality.

Music Theory Lessons

Music Theory lessons are designed to enhance the music student's performance and overall musicianship by promoting an understanding of the structure of music. Regardless what instrument students play: violin, viola or piano, music theory lessons help a student to gain tools with which the understanding of the music can be increased.In addition, music theory lessons give a student insight into how all the notes and rhythms are put together in a composition. Developing  sight-reading ability and ear-training is another important focus of the music theory lessons program.

online music Lessons via skype

The technology just gets better and better, and online music lessons via skype or other similar programs are now an accepted form of music instruction. All you will need a computer, a webcam and microphone, and most importantly reliable high-speed internet connection. Skype is completely free to download, just go to Many of my in-person students have taken advantage of  violin, viola  and piano lessons  via Skype.  When they can’t make a lesson in person, online lesson via Skype  becomes a valuable alternative. Needles to say, online music lessons via Skype  can be a good fit for almost all ages and levels.