New York City Music Teachers

Carlos Rafael Martinez Arroyo

Carlos Rafael Martinez Arroyo

526 West 123rd Street, New York, NY

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Violin Lessons | Viola Lessons | Theory Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Pricing: $70 hourly
  • Styles: Classical
  • Suitability: 5-80, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced


Born in Spain, since a young age, I have being performing in Spanish concert halls such as “Teatro Maestranza” in Seville, “Auditorio Nacional” in Madrid, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, “Gran Teatro” in Cordoba and Edgar Neville Auditorium, among others.
I have concertized as a soloist with professional orchestras in Spain, Sweden, the United States and Mexico, performing concerti by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, complete work by Bach, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Sinfonia Concertante by Mozart, among others.
Additionally, I have performed several recitals with Piano and with pianists like Angel Andrés Márquez, José García Moreno, Arnold Wolfgang Collado, Seth Schultheis and Saúl Ibarra.

In 2016, 2017, and 2018 I was selected as one of the members of “Proyecto Talentos”, organized by Madrid Symphony Orchestra, getting to perform as a chamber musician in Auditorio Nacional. I have also been part of Isaac Albéniz Festival in Camprodon, Forum Musikae, Young Artist Program in Ottawa, Blackmore’s Berlins Musikzimmer, Ashkenasi / Kirshbaum seminar of the Heifetz Institute of Music, and the Robert Mann Institute, getting the opportunity to work with musicians such as Nicholas Mann, David Geber, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ralph Kirshbaum, Philip Sezter, Eugene Drucker, Nicholas Kitchen, Augustin Hadelich, Frederik Øland, Fredrik Sjölin, Rainer Küchl, David Grimal and Pinchas Zukerman, Mark Steinberg, Samuel Rhodes along with others.

I have studied with José María Fernández Benítez and Gonçal Comellas for eight years. I graduated from his Bachelors at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec and continue my Masters Degree with Mark Steinberg at the same institution.

Teaching Info

My approach is based on flexibility depending on the needs and personality of the student. As for younger kids, I have a more interactive and fun method, being aware of the fact that they need to create a healthy relationship with music. With adult students, I can afford to explain concepts and use methods of working which are more intellectually focused.

One of my main points in my pedagogical system is not only share knowledge and give instructions, but also make the student their own teacher, in a way. Periodical performances will be required, which enormously help our development, and you will get loads of listening suggestions to expand your music literature knowledge and fall in love with this!

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