Marcus Brodsky

Viola, Violin Teacher

Marcus Brodsky


Bellmore, NY
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Marcus Brodsky is an experienced musician with a passion for sharing his musical knowledge to future generations of musicians. Born and raised in New York, Marcus has over 15 years of experience in violin/viola playing and education. 

As an educator, Marcus founded Sky String Studios based in Nassau County, NY in 2021. Sky String Studios is an in-person/online violin & viola studio for all levels founded by Marcus Brodsky. He specializes in NYSSMA preparation and has students currently participating in Metropolitan Youth Orchestras (MYO), Long Island Youth Orchestra (LIYO), Gemini Youth Orchestras (GYO), and the Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA). Prior to Sky String Studios, Marcus has served as a fellow of the Pierrot Chamber Music Festival and has taught at local music studios across New York.

As an orchestral musician, Marcus has performed in renowned venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, LeFrak Concert Hall, and others under the batons of Adam Glaser, Scott Jackson Wiley, Mark Powell, Harry Marenstein, Sandra Dackow, and Susan Deaver. He has earned positions including Principal Viola of the Queens College Symphony Orchestra, Queens College Baroque Ensemble, and the Gemini Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has also participated in numerous Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) and Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Festivals. 

Marcus has worked with chamber music coaches including Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen, Morey Ritt, and has participated in masterclasses with violists Martha Katz and Tim Frederiksen. 

Marcus holds a Music Performance degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College where he studied with Brett Deubner.