Below is ‘Switzerland’, a song from my album ‘IIII”. 11 Songs around the world, each a different sonic landscape inspired by a different country I have been to. If you’re interested in having one sent to your home, let me know! They are $20.

Below is ‘Switzerland’, a song from my album ‘IIII”. 11 Songs around the world, each a different sonic landscape inspired by a different country I have been to. If you’re interested in having one sent to your home, let me know! They are $20.

BIO

Helena Protopapas began studying the violin at the age of four and was classically trained learning under the Suzuki method. She was Involved in orchestra, the York Symphony, and numerous music summer camps. From an early age, she trained in jazz, improvisation, classical Indian music, traditional folk and Fiddle among other genres. As a teacher and performer, Helena continues to broaden and deepen her knowledge and mastery of various genres and loves learning alongside her students!

After graduating highschool, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the music industry and was signed to Warner Brothers records as a recording artist and songwriter. During this time, she led several songwriting camps in LA, began teaching violin, viola, and songwriting privately and discovered her true passion was teaching and sharing her passion for music. 

In 2012, Helena moved back to the East coast to continue developing her private teaching practice as well as to pursue a degree in Art Education and contemporary Art History closer to her family and in beautiful rural Pennsylvania. 


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LESSONS

Helena currently teaches private violin, viola, and songwriting lessons,

as well as private and group fine art classes  at 

The Susquehanna Waldorf School of Marietta

The New School of Lancaster

Her home studios in York and Lancaster

Students' homes

Via Skype, Facetime, Google Chats etc.

Helena has taught all ages ( 4 years to 67 years old!) and experience levels.

 She absolutely adores her students and love inspiring and sharing her passion for expression, music, and art with her students! She feels exceptionally grateful for the opportunity to nurture and support the process and journey that is beginning or continuing to learn and express oneself either on an instrument, through songwriting, or fine art.


Pricing:

  1. Private lessons at your home or her studio.

$35 per half hour, $50 per hour ( includes travel)

2. Private lessons at The Susquehanna Waldorf School or

The New School of Lancaster.

$30 per half hour



Expertise/Points of Emphasis: 

All ages 4 years + , Suzuki and Sassmanshaus method, ear training, creating a beautiful tone, improvisation, audition prep, different styles including (classical, middle eastern, jazz, tango, Scandinavian, Irish Fiddle), rhythm, composition, and playing with heart. 

Links:

Violin and Viola Rentals

J S Fisher (Mount Joy, PA)

https://store.fisherviolins.com/default.asp

(800) 372-4151

J R Judd (Williamsport, PA)

https://www.jrjuddviolins.com

(570) 321-8070

Violin and Viola Repairs

Amy Hopkins (New Freedom, PA)

http://amyhopkinsstringworks.com

717-578-5248


Materials, Books, Strings, Accessories

All purchasable on Amazon

Everest Shoulder rests ( affordable, sturdy, and cushioned)

Suzuki Violin and Viola Books

Sassmanshaus Books ( Especially for very young students)

300 Fiddle Tunes ( Hal Leonard Corp.)

Ros Stephen books ( Russian Fiddle tunes, Argentinian Tango and Folk Tunes, Klezmer Fiddle Tunes)

Hal Leonard Corp ( Eastern European Fiddle Tunes, Celtic Rock, Bluegrass)

Violinonline.com and Violaonline.com ( For Free printable Scales and Arpeggios)

Thomastik Dominant Strings

Films and Clips

A few samples of some of my past and current projects and performances.

Violin Soundscape at Woolen Mill Farms, New Park PA

Including a few pieces from my ‘Portraits of Persephone’ collection ( Fine Art illustrations- 2017)

Filmed and Edited by my wonderfully talented friend Sam Oddo.

House concert at Woolen Mill Farms

Indian Classical Raga with Sitar and Violin/ Improvisations in Raga Charukeshi

Performance at Eicher Performing Arts Center

Violin Soundscape- Improvisation