Gregory Maytan

Teaching

Gregory Maytan is a dedicated and passionate teacher, seeking to inspire and help his students in any way he can. A sound technique forms the basis of all musical expression and hence particular attention is given to ensuring the student acquires sound violinistic habits as early in his studies as possible. Every student is physically unique, and so basic technical principles need to be tailored to a certain extent to the individual student. The repertoire of the student needs to be varied so as to eventually cover all major musical styles and epochs.

As a young teacher, Dr. Maytan has already experienced much pedagogical success. Students of his have won prizes in competitions (such as becoming a national finalist in the MTNA competition; 2nd place at the Lima, Ohio Young Artists Competition; 1st place at the Skip Gates Competition in Grand Rapids; 1st place at the Lansing Concerto Competition; 1st place at the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Competition and 1st place at multiple concerto competitions in Michigan and Indiana) and been accepted to major music schools such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, Indiana University, University of Southern California and the University of Michigan. Students of Dr. Maytan have gone on to study with such renowned teachers as Jaime Laredo, Jan Sloman, Lina Bahn, Walter Verdehr and Peter Otto. They have attended and been awarded full scholarships to prestigious summer festivals such as the Meadowmount School of Music. His students have performed the Barber, Wieniawski, Sibelius, Saint-Saens and Mendelssohn concertos with orchestra. They have performed chamber music with the likes of Joseph Silverstein and have been featured on NPR’s “From the Top” program.

Dr. Maytan considers it an honor to help a young musician in whatever way he can and currently has students at all different levels. Students frequently describe lessons with him as organized and effective, where numerous technical and musical issues are addressed.


Selected Recordings of Students

    • Kelly VanderMolen performing the Barber Violin Concerto with the GVSU Symphony Orchestra

    • Paolo Dara performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

    • Paolo Dara performing the Barber Violin Concerto at the Meadowmount School of Music

    • Lalia Mangione performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, 1st movement