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B. Silvia Z.

3 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Excellent Leadership Award from Tianjin Conservatory of Music
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B. Silvia Z.

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I really like sharing music with people. No matter which level you are, I believe that everyone could create beautiful music! I met students from 5 years old to adults in the past years. What are you waiting for? Let's do it together!

About B. Silvia

Hi, nice to meet you here. I am a master's student from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I study the violin for 18 years. I have 4 years of violin teaching experience which students from 5 years old to adults. I always could make knowledge easier to understand for everyone. I like communicating and s

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Emelise
Silvia is an amazing teacher, she's kind and patient.
Yuwen
Brilliant teacher! Enjoying each lesson with the teach. Learning a lot of stuff and improvement a lot !
Vic. H
Baoqi is a great teacher! She is very patient to give me suggestions when I had any problems. She taught me since I started. Her methods are always easy to understand. I believe you will like her!
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Philip O.

11 Reviews
Lexington, MA
Starting at $35
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from University of Oklahoma
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 to 18
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Philip O.

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Professional orchestral and chamber ensemble violinist and experienced teacher offering private instruction to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you or your child are interested in picking up the violin for the first time or are an advanced violinist preparing for music conservatory auditions, I am happy to help.

About Philip

Philip has held positions as a member or freelancer with various professional symphony orchestras around the country including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, and many others. He has also performed in hundreds of publ

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Niranjana
Philip is an excellent teacher and gave me very heloful pointers on my technique. I am an advanced player and have performed semi-professionally several times but hadn't learned proper technique in the past.

I plan to continue with him regularly to improve my technique and skill level.
Kennadi S.
Philip was so friendly and patient, and made my 7 year old very comfortable with her first lesson. He really knew how to speak on her level and his instruction was very positive and motivating. My daughter left the lesson very excited to start practicing what he showed her, and we can't wait till the next lesson!
Yeo S.
Very helpful person to work with, understanding of my student's transportation difficulties and great about rescheduling. The girl likes him and is learning.
Good choice
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Luther W.

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

About Luther

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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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
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Violin:
A wooden stringed instrument in the violin family; it is the smallest and highest-pitched. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato). Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition and in many varieties of folk music. They are also frequently used in genres of folk including country music and bluegrass music and in jazz. Electric violins are used in some forms of rock music; further, the violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, particularly in Irish traditional music and bluegrass, but this nickname is also used regardless of the type of music played on it.
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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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Haekyung J.

Boston, MA
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
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Haekyung J.

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Haekyung J. has been educated for 18 years in studying classic music. She pursued a musical path from her middle school since she was educated in top art middle and high school in South Korea. These schools allowed her to grow as an artist, and she was able to work with a lot of the greatest artists in South Korea. She won several competitions in South Korea, and she had been playing with several orchestras as a soloist. She earned a B.M diploma at New England Conservatory, and during she was studying, she took a lot of great concerts that gave her huge growth as an artist. She performed in many concert series with great musicians in the United State, and now she is about to pursue her master degree at New England Conservatory. She has been teaching for 3 years, and she has been working with adult amateur, kids, students who want to go festival or college.
I would love to explore music with students, sharing opinions, and I am a person who love to teach violin for music making for ...

About Haekyung

Haekyung J. has been performing for 18 years in violin performance, and have been trained working with many great teachers in South Korea and the United State in classical area. At the age of 10, she played with chamber orchestra in Seoul Art Center, and based on this concert, she had played in othe

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Lara Maria M.

Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Emerging Young Artist Award from Indiana University
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Lara Maria M.

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Lara is a firm believer in combining a solid technical foundation with joy in music-making. She is punctual, reliable, and dedicated to helping each student achieve their musical goals. With 5+ years of violin teaching experience, Lara continues to improve and hone her skills through workshops, podcasts, performing, and reading. She looks forward to sharing her musical knowledge with curious and enthusiastic students.

About Lara Maria

Lara Madden has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home studio in Boston, MA. Lara received her training at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music where she received a bachelor's degree in violin performance. She graduated Cum Laude f

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"My son wrote this in praise of Jacqueline: “I have been taking lessons with Miss Jacqueline for 5 months and she is a great teacher. I really enjoy when we play the violin together and practice duets. I also enjoy when she plays for me. Thank you Miss Jacqueline.”"
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Took Violin lessons from Jacqueline P.
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I am an adult learner new to music lessons, and so was very anxious during my first violin session with Raycurt. I can't say enough about his professionalism and easy teaching style. We spoke prior to the meeting, and he told me what I needed to get started. More impressive, he showed up during a snowstorm! I highly recommend him."
Evva
Took Violin lessons from Raycurt J.
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"Today was the 1st lesson for my 4 year old. For months before her birthday all she asked for was a pink voilin. So for her birthday I bought her a pink voilin and violin lessons to learn. Philip helped her take her excitement and mold the lesson to her pace. I appreciate the experience of knowing that she didn't have to move in accordance to what worked for MOST 4 year olds and was allowed to learn without taking the fun out of it. In my opinion, that is worth the 30 minutes it took to get there."
Alex
Took Violin lessons from Philip O.
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"I'm so happy we found Lauren for violin lessons. She's a very knowledgeable and experienced teacher."
Markell
Took Violin lessons from Lauren S.
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"You will not be disappointed with Dr. Kim. I have studied with him for nearly 10 years and he is one or the greatest violin pedagogues. He is great with both teaching techniques and musicality. He is the best not only with the music but also, he really cares about his students. So after knowing him for 20 years, I still play for him from time to time and ask for his advice. I am a professional violinist and pedagogue, and I wouldn’t have been where I am now without my dear teacher Dr. Chin Kim!"
Dr. Choi
Took Violin lessons from Chin K.
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"Jonathan has been great with attention to teaching proper technique front the beginning before forming bad playing habits. In week 3 I have already felt an extreme difference. The lessons have been very straight foreword and not overwhelming at all. I look forward to learning to play the instrument well with good form."
Melissa
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"It was very enjoyable, educational, and an eye opener! I felt like I was improving just from the first lesson. The instructor is very smart and nice. I recommend this instructor to anyone playing the violin trying to improve their skills or learn more techniques!"
Merry
Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"Very knowledgeable. Easy to talk to and ask questions."
Kayla
Took Violin lessons from Shannon S.
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"Very professional and nice teacher´╝ü"
Yuan
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"My daughter has shown so much improvement over the past two years with Koko. He is patient with her when she's distracted and challenges her when she needs it. According to her "he is a really good teacher.""
Karin
Took Violin lessons from Kostadin D.
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