Letters of Recommendation
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His “Folk Fiddle” classes were very popular and provided an alternative to our conventional music program which is very brass oriented. In one trimester he was able to transform students with no exposure to the violin to performance level. This was quite amazing to witness!
As a teacher, Mr. Ferrari’s approach has proven highly effective, and I have witnessed the fruits of his labors repeatedly. For these and many other reasons, he is a respected colleague, deeply loved teacher, and someone that I would recommend to your program without reservation.
Artsbridge Coordinator/Arts Teacher
School-wide Director of Service Learning
Hoboken Charter School
I have found Clarence to be one of the most professional and caring youth development music teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He’s not only a great teacher, but in addition he provides guidance to members, parents, and staff alike. His character is beyond reproach, his interpersonal skills are excellent, and he is a strong advocate for young music students havng been a young protégé himself, studying violin from the age of five.
Music Education Director
Boys’ Club of New York
(Clarence) is always willing to give his time to help others, has an entertaining sense of humor, is a gentleman; and after having worked at BCNY 28 years, I can say that Clarence is one of the nicest people you could ever have he pleasure of knowing or working with.
Music Education Administrator
Boys’ Club of New York
My son started playing the violin without any previous training at the age of 6 years old and has chosen to continue this course of study. He is an active boy with a short attention span but I have observed during his weekly sessions, that Mr. Ferrari was able to keep him focused and enthusiastic about the violin.
He is passionate about teaching a wide variety of music and is extremely knowledgeable about music history and theory. He interweaves both these topics throughout the lessons to provide context and interest to the study. In addition, he focuses much of the instruction on the correct methods in playing violin to be sure that poor habits do not develop.
With his guidance, I have seen my son’s abilities grow while developing confidence in his skills. He is always eager to go to class and speaks highly of his musical mentor Mr. Ferrari, who not only focuses on getting the job done, but ensuring a nurturing learning atmosphere.
My 7 year old, 10 year old and 14 year old sons all loved his lessons from the very beginning, connecting with his enthusiasm as well as his consistently positive approach.
Based on Mr. Ferrari’s extraordinary knowledge, skills and ability to teach effectively, there is no doubt in my mind that he is an outstanding teacher to children of all ages. I highly recommend Mr. Ferrari as a violin teacher for any adult or child who wishes to learn.