Violin Lessons with Leerone Hakami
Leerone Hakami, Israeli-American violinist, began her studies at age five after begging her parents to play the violin. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the Juilliard School and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree under esteemed pedagogue, Lewis Kaplan, at The Juilliard School. With a love for teaching, Leerone is the co-founder of The Heartbeat Project- a workshop aimed at teaching music alongside math to children on the Navajo Reservation of New Mexico. She also received a grant to facilitate a workshop in Israel that included a musical collaboration between Arab and Jewish musicians, in an effort to promote inclusion and the celebration of differences. She teaches a group violin class as part of the faculty at Harmony Program and she also teaches as part of Bronx Arts Ensemble. She also enjoys teaching private lessons as has done so for numerous years with students ranging 5 to 65 years old.
As a passionate chamber musician, Leerone was part of the Juilliard Honors Chamber Music program with the La’Nua Quartet, and her quartet would perform for Holocaust survivors in New York City’s Dorot. A lover of travel, Leerone has performed in festivals in France, Italy, Israel, Canada, and USA. She has performed in masterclasses of Lawrence Duttonand the Pacifica Quartet, and appeared in publications of Newsday as a Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Artist. Leerone had the pleasure of performing in both Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall as the recipient of top prizes in competitions such as the New York Artists International Competition and the International Virtuoso Competition, and she had the honor of soloing with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta and the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra.