Giving back to the schools and working with student musicians

It seems like spring is finally here, and we've switched from the cold and dreary to the warm and sunny!

Over the past few months, I've gone into many schools around Long Island and presented electric violin workshops. In these workshops, I demonstrate looping using a number of Top 40 hits, many of which I also have on my YouTube Channel. In a matter of minutes, I have the entire orchestra playing multiple lines of "Get Lucky" and sometimes students will even get up and solo. Here's just a little sample of me looping with the Riverhead HS Orchestra!

After doing many of these workshops, I've learned a lot about what students are doing in their school orchestras. I even was lucky enough to do a workshop with my middle school orchestra conductor's orchestra, which was truly special; we talked about how crazy it was seeing things come full circle.

These workshops have inspired me to continue building my program and begin reaching out to schools across the United States. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and I've already begun having multiple requests to come back next year at many of the schools I've presented at so far. Here are a few pictures with the students from these workshops.

Performing for Schrieber HS

A post-workshop photo with Schrieber HS

Selfie with Commack HS!

A funny group photo with Sachem North HS

If you are interested in having me at your school for an electric violin performance/workshop or know of any schools who you think would be a great fit, please e-mail me at I'm looking forward to working with many more schools in the forthcoming school year!