Raphael Klayman


In addition to his performing activities, Raphael Klayman teaches privately in his home/studio in Long Branch, NJ. Mr. Klayman stresses fundamentals such as proper form, good intonation, and good tone production. He tries to build a solid technical foundation and a focused learning structure, using both traditional and innovative technical materials and teaching procedures. It is also his special pleasure to explore such musical values as overall interpretation, phrasings, and nuances in repertoire – and the relationship between these and the applied technique necessary for their realization. Mr. Klayman encourages advanced students to develop their own interpretive voice within the framework of accepted standards of good taste, and subject to his advice.

Raphael Klayman has interlocking sets of principles and procedures that may be said to constitute a 'method'. At the same time he is very much aware that different students have different degrees and types of talent, are at different levels of advancement, and have varying needs. Accordingly, each student is treated in an individual way. Serious standards are balanced with supportiveness, and occasional touches of humor. The current fee is $80 – not per hour, but per lesson, which frequently exceeds an hour.

Feel free to contact Mr. Klayman with any questions you might have.

"Raphael has been my violin teacher for several months. I highly recommend him for his skill in playing and thorough knowledge of the art and beauty of the violin playing. His approach to teaching is creative, rigorous, and extremely knowledgeable."
- Apreye B.


As Mr. Klayman and this website have become increasingly well known, he has received many e-mails asking for advice on many matters regarding the violin and violin technique. It is hopefully understood that as his time and availability for consultation is increasingly limited, he needs to treat an e-mail consultation as a professional service.

Raphael Klayman will provide you with a personalized set of solutions to your technical problems. Understandably, this is not a substitute for a personal consultation. However, this is the best alternative where conditions make it impossible to have a private lesson.

Sending your question to Mr. Klayman is very easy. Simply follow the steps below. There is a charge of $50.00 per full response. Click below (on the left) to send an e-mail to Mr. Klayman with your question and any background information that may be helpful. You may ask up to two specific questions.

After Mr. Klayman responds, you may contact him again with one free follow-up question. Please make your questions as specific as possible. You will receive a reply from Mr. Klayman confirming the receipt of your question. Then press the "Pay Now" button below (on the right) to process the payment of $50.00 US using Paypal, which accepts most major credit cards.

Your detailed technical solution should arrive a few business days after your payment reaches Mr. Klayman. (If you have already heard from Mr. Klayman that he has received your question, click the "Pay Now" button below on the right to pay for your e-lesson.)

Mr. Klayman has helped many people overcome their technical shortcomings. The more explicitly you can describe your problem, the more helpful he can be in providing the solution.

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