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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
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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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Rob F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University
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Rob F.

8 Reviews
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Started teaching in 2007. We will work on good technique, fun pieces, and high level of excellence!

About Rob

Make sure you contact me about scheduling. I have other students and a job that sometimes changes week to week. I may have other times available. Let me know.

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Jeff
Initially I was a complete beginner. I've been studying with Rob for a couple of months now. I think I'm making good progress and certainly a lot of that is Rob's doing. Very personable and flexible, he's really taught me a lot and is really good at teaching in a way that has me progressing steadily and not being overwhelmed by such a challenging instrument.
Jeff
great first lesson. Personable and informative.
Lin
Identified many of my errors right away, has given instruction on how to correct. Have noticed definite improvement each week, and given new skills each week to practice .(I'm not likely to pass this pattern in the near future!)
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Luther B.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Aroun

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Stefanie B.
At 48 years old, I decided to embark on the life-long desire for vocal lessons. Mr. Blackwell works with me at my pace, as an amateur with a busy professional and home life, and supports me wherever I am in a given lesson. After 8 months of singing together, I have so much more confidence and enjoyment out of singing and like another reviewer said, he makes me feel like I could perform one day (beyond the kitchen, car and shower!).
Hadassah
Mr. Blackwell is very kind and is an amazing teacher. He takes time to help me understand music especially the theory sections. He is not just a music teacher but he is an excellent mentor.
Paul
Luther has been very helpful at teaching me the basics while also making sure we move at a pace in which I am comfortable before jumping into any new exercises. I look forward to having him as a teacher for a long time.
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Elizabeth B.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Bachelors in Music (Hons) from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of music
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Elizabeth B.

11 Reviews
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Intermediate - Expert Viola!

I shall guide you through your passage-work, intonation, vibrato, sliding, presence and solidity. I can also encourage musical intuition and imagination for creative students and teach them how to be independent thinkers. Therefore, I can tailor the student’s personal curriculum to achieve their greatest musicianship.

I teach Suzuki and Traditional methods with utmost observance and give great clarity on the student's progress.

I have performed as a classical soloist, in chamber groups, and with a full orchestra. Additionally, I have experience in modern popular music. I help my students understand their body, and the importance of both mental preparation, and the 
knowledge of how to become completely comfortable during their practice time and their performance time.

I love being able to use my extensive world-wide experiences to galvanize the interests of my students. I have been fortunate to have lived in so many places, to have studied with the ...

About Elizabeth

Greetings newcomer! My name is Elizabeth and I have a passion for both Music and Yoga. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and have attended universities such as Curtis Institute of Music and Kunst Universitat in Graz as well as taken music lessons in Vienna, Austria (one of the large

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Fernando
More than what I expected! knowledgeable, helpful, detailed and very patient! Cares about you becoming a better violinist! Definitely going to continue my classes with her. Highly recommended.
Eden
My daughter's first session was today and she learned lot. Elizabeth is a natural good teacher.
Oscar
My first violin lesson and Elizabeth has been very kind and patient.

Thank you Elizabeth I'll see you again soon.
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Dustin N.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude Honors from Belmont University
  • Masters of Music from McKendree University
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Dustin N.

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I teach through a traditional style where learning notation is paramount. Proper technique and finger placement will propel us into playing classical pieces and studies.

About Dustin

I hold music degrees from both Belmont and McKendree University. I've been teaching private lessons when I graduated high school and loved it. I decided to make teaching my career, I currently teach high school School orchestra.

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Travis
Very nice, attentive, and easy to work with. 1st lesson and looking forward to many more.
Isaiah N.
Dustin was very patient and kind to my son. He was very pleased about his first lesson and said it’s a great fit.
Audra
Excellent instructor. I am a complete beginner, but felt very comfortable and am excited to learn more.

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"We tried the first skype session - it's amazing what can be accomplished in 30 minutes with a right teacher! My daughter is excited for the next session!"
Alex
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Such an amazing teacher! Julia is so nice and could help u with all the question u met during the playing! Easy-going and attentive teacher!"
Kim
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I was concerned someone of such abilities to possibly have difficulty dealing with beginner students. Just the opposite is true. Without compromising the highest of standards, his friendliness, patience, and welcoming approach to new students makes it an absolute pleasure to work with him."
David
Took Viola lessons from Yoon Jae L.
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"Susanna is an amazing string teacher! With a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in viola performance and 20 years of teaching in public schools, Susanna is an expert teacher and player. She is great with both children and adults, and she is in a great location. I highly recommend Susanna as both a viola and violin teacher."
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"very good fixed the viola so now i can use it properly which i had a hard time doing myself."
michael
Took Viola lessons from Emily S.
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"Susanna is a very experienced and professional strings teacher. She is an excellent violist. She has great rapport with her students and they enjoy learning with her. I highly recommend her."
Sharyn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"She’s a great artist and teacher. I have began taking lessons with Julia for a while. I have shown significant improvement since then and love her as an instructor. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Linda
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Really enjoyed the first lesson and look forward to more. Danielle is knowledgeable, encouraging and friendly. I highly recommend her."
Joyce
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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"Julia is a great teacher that makes music lesson fun! Learning with her helps me improve so quickly while help developing solid foundation and skill. I am glad I choose her as my teacher!"
Sophie
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I'm the gramma of Chloe (the student)who is 12 yrs old and taking Viola lessons from Jill over Zoom for home school. And I have to say as I was listening in the background I was thinking, Wow! It's as if they're old friends already! She has a very reassuring and friendly personality. And Chloe already learned something in that first lesson when Jill was trying to assess Chloe's abilities. I'm sure you'll immediately like her teaching abilities as much as we do."
Chloe
Took Viola lessons from Jill Z.
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