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I am a professional freelance musician in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. I am a member of the music faculty at the Trinity University of Washington, DC and I have a private music studio in the District.

My method of instruction is traditional, non-Suzuki. In my traditional studio the students learn to read music as well as the technique of the instrument from the very first lesson.  The study of music theory and music history as well as an understanding of the musical periods and styles is extremely important and studied during my lessons. Sight reading is also an important part of  my lessons and the learning process.

All of my students are required to perform in at least one of the two student recitals. The students will perform with a pianist depending on the music they chose to play. The recitals are given in late January early February and late May early June. Performing is a very important part of the learning process. 

All students must have an instrument for the first lesson. Instruments can be either purchased or rented at any local music shop. 

I accept children from the ages of seven (7) on through adults, beginners to the advanced performers. I do accept beginner adult as well as the more advanced players.


My private studio is located in NE Washington, DC near the MD PG County line. I am not metro accessible.  For lesson rates and available days and times contact Robert Sorel, email: , web site  Tel: 202-529-3615.


Morning and early afternoon time slots are available for home schooled students, call for information.


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I am a native of Fall River, Massachusetts. I studied at the Boston and Shenandoah Conservatories of Music and at the Blossom Chamber Music Festival, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

My instructors included members of the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Symphony and with world-renowned violinists Joseph Gingold, Stephanie Chase and Vyacheslav Uritsky with whom I studied privately and studied chamber music. I studied at the Boston and Shanandoah Conservatories of Music, bachelorís and master's studies. And I studied chamber music at the Blossom Festival at Kent State University.

I have been a featured soloist with the Washington Bach Symphonia, the New England Chamber Players and have given numerous recitals throughout the New England and the Washington, DC area. I have been an orchestra member of the New York City Opera Touring Company, Capital Chamber Players, the Maryland Symphony, Millbrook Chamber Orchestra, Arlington Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Civic Orchestra and at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, just to name a few.

In addition to my many recitals and orchestral accomplishments, I have extensive experience as a chamber music performer, performing in various String Quartets and Trios Ensembles through out the New England and the Washington, DC regions.
I am presently a freelance violinist/violist and conductor in the Washington, DC area.


I am a former faculty member of the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC where I taught violin and viola, coached chamber music and was the Music Director of the Levine String Ensembles. I was also a coach and music director for the Prince Williams Youth orchestras and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras. I have been a String Specialist for the Fairfax County School System and I was a faculty member for the Shenandoah Conservatory of Musicís Community Arts Program and the conservatoryís Summer Music Camp. I am presently a faculty member of the Trinity University in Washington, DC.













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