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Luther W.

8 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $60
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Luther W.

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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of approximately 20 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a ...

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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I hold a bachelor's and a master's degree in violin performance from the New England Conservatory of Music where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a s

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Veronica W.
Thao R.
My daughter has had very good lessons with Luther. He is enthusiastic knowledgeable, and has great techniques. He understands kids and works with my daughter very well. She improves a whole lot and enjoys playing.
Robert O.
Extremely nice and very patient.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Viola:
A stringed instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Since the 18th century it has been the middle or alto voice of the violin family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C3, G3, D4, and A4. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses advanced techniques are introduced, music theory and learning how to solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Margaret G.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor of Music from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Margaret G.

49 Reviews
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I teach beginner viola, using Strictly Strings Viola Book 1 and Suzuki Viola Book 1. Lessons include proper technique and posture, and learning to read music. I teach children age 6 and older, and adults, and welcome adult beginners.

About Margaret

I am a professional violin, fiddle, and viola instructor offering studio and online lessons for kids and adults including adult beginners. I have performed in orchestras, chamber music groups, bluegrass bands, and country bands. I have played violin since 1988 and taught since 2003. I hold a Bach

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Debra W.
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I just completed my fifth lesson out of my 10 lesson package with Margaret. She is wonderful! Always exactly on time, provides clear instruction and is very encouraging and patient with beginners. I'm an adult who is just now learning to read music, and she makes it way less scary! Definitely recommend taking lessons with her.
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Michael D.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Viola Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Michael D.

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I feel what makes taking lessons with me unique is my experience teaching private violin and viola lessons in Texas public schools (grades 6-12) and my career as a professional musician having performed in many orchestral, opera, and chamber music settings. Through the lens of that performed experience, I know how crucial an education that includes classical music can be in a student’s overall academic development and maturation. Though not everyone pursues music as a career, no matter the student’s age, I wish to ultimately be a positive support system in fostering their development in their mirrored desirability to make classical music and incorporate it's richness and beauty into their life.

About Michael

Howdy! Thank you for taking the time to check out my TL page! I am a musician formerly based out Dallas, TX, but have recently moved as of November 2021 to Freiburg, Germany! I performed in orchestras across the North Texas and Louisiana area as an orchestral violist, having played profession

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PARIVESH C.
Michael is an amazing teacher. He has deep understanding of fundamentals and subtleties involved in playing violin. It helped me understand and improve my shortcomings all the way from developing correct muscle memory, bowing techniques and producing the right sound. He has been a very patient teacher and inspires you to keep at it. Michael is very detail oriented - this helps to discover subtle flaws in your playing, which are easy to miss. It has been a great learning experience, and am looking forward to more classes.
Allegra F.
So far, so good! We look forward to our next lesson
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Mary V.

71 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Italian, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Southern Maine
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Mary V.

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Lesson Format

30m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Repertoire (Pieces)

45m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Etudes
Repertoire (Pieces)

60m lesson:
Scales
Finger Exercises
Etudes
Sight Reading
Repertoire (Smaller Pieces)
Concerto

Recommendations:
Beginners: One 30m session per week
Enthusiastic Beginner: Two 30m sessions per week
Intermediate Student: One 45m session per week
Advanced/Experienced Beginners: One 45m session per week
Intermediate-Advanced: One 60m session per week

Clarification about level (please read to assess yourself)

Beginner: No experience, interested in trying it out and seeing if it's for them
Enthusiastic Beginner: No experience, motivated to improve
Intermediate Student and/or Advanced Experienced Beginner Students: Students who have either already taken lessons, or perhaps are students enrolled in school programs in orchestra who have experience playing and want to add to their playing
Intermediate-Advanced: Experienced with ...

About Mary

Miss Vaillancourt is the rare combination of professional singer and certified Music Educator. She has worked in International Schools all over the world and is now a freelance soloist singing on concert and operatic stages in Europe. Recent engagements include Sofia National Opera (Small Stage) & S

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Magda
I have put my daughter in singing classes with many different teachers but none were as spectacular as Mary. She is in love with these classes and all the technique being taught in them, and I've noticed a lot of progress in her singing plus confidence in her ability. I sadly cannot afford any more classes but recommend Mary whole-heartedly to anyone that really wants to advance as a singer and have serious improvement.
Michelle W.
Mary is an excellent violin teacher. She has a firm yet kind approach with an effective method in teaching a challenging instrument. She is punctual, reliable and passionate about teaching. In short, we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Mary!
Mae
I am a soon to be Music Education College major and Mary has helped me tremendously through that process. I have gotten into al the schools I’ve applied to and u don’t think I could have done that without her!💕
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Amanda M.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Amanda M.

16 Reviews
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Experienced violist who has been playing for 14 years. I have only had young students in the past, but I am willing to teach adults as well. If you're a beginner, I would love to help you get started and introduce you into all the wonderful music for the violin and viola! I will take the time to find music you specifically enjoy and adjust to your tastes. I care very much about helping you find an ear for music and finding your favorite styles! We'll be learning about technique, intonation, note reading, and of course, music theory. Please contact me if you'd like to see what I can teach you!

About Amanda

Hi there, my name is Amanda and I am a passionate musician! I am a violist of 14 years, a pianist of 16, as well as a songwriter and (currently) a student in music production. Music is one of the most important aspects of my life, and I enjoy sharing it with others more than anything. If you would

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cynthia E.
I'm a beginner adult violin student and Amanda has been very patient and encouraging.
Brianna G.
Amanda is very nice and knowledgeable. My daughter loves her!

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"I've had 5 lessons with Susanna and I couldn't be happier. Patient and has good humor. Highly recommend."
Thomas
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Elizabeth was very flexible and worked with us perfectly. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t change!"
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Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Great teacher, very nice and helpful."
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Took Viola lessons from Erin C.
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"very good fixed the viola so now i can use it properly which i had a hard time doing myself."
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Took Viola lessons from Emily S.
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"I like working with Ms. Susanna. She has helped me a lot."
Angela
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!"
Catherine
Took Viola lessons from Karen D.
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"My 10 year old son loved his lesson with Chelsea! He is looking forward to many more."
Karsyn
Took Viola lessons from Chelsea S.
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"As a French student, I can tell that Concetta is perfectly adapting to my way of learning. I know music for a long time but I'm a beginner with viola. I thought it would be a very hard exercise to practice but with Concetta's advices, I constantly and rapidly improve my technique. Five stars is the minimum I can give !"
Fabien
Took Viola lessons from Concetta A.
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"She was very patient and sweet! My daughter really enjoyed her lesson."
Mia
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Amanda is very nice and knowledgeable. My daughter loves her!"
Brianna
Took Viola lessons from Amanda M.
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