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Susanna S.

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  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Susanna S.

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I've been teaching violin for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, community orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods, Barbara Barber books and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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Students in Pittsburgh, PA: I am fully vaccinated including the booster and so is my family. I am offering in person lessons in my home and everyone must wear a mask regardless of your vaccination status. I will also wear a mask for all in person lessons. Susanna S. has over 28 years of teachi

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Bruce
Susanna is a really patient and kind teacher. She helped me with the violin a lot and was very caring. I would recommend her to people who are trying to find the perfect teacher.
Rhonda
Susanna was very easy to understand, very kind and patient to explain the basics of proper cello placement, bow hold and how to bow properly. I highly recommend her as a cello instructor!
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Glenda J.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Numerous Musical and Theatre Awards from Wayne State University, International Young People's Union
  • ,Music Education, French, Drama from Wayne State University
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Glenda J.

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After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University in MI, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, I have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the US and in 8 foreign countries, and taught at public, charter, and private schools. It is important to t

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Danyelle
Ms. Glenda is very inspiring, patient, and kind with her teaching style. She is committed to musical excellence. So glad I found her.
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Michael C.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael C.

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Hi! I'm Michael Shingo C. and I am a violinist, pianist, and composer.

In my teaching, I emphasize efficient, goal-oriented practice, and provide a strong technical foundation while always keeping musicality and expression in mind. I encourage my students to develop problem-solving skills that will ultimately allow them to create their own interpretations about a piece of music. I believe that each student has a different learning style and, with this knowledge, I design a program of study specifically for them.

Learning music is all about tackling technical or musical problems in many different ways until we find an approach that works for you. As multi-instrumentalist who also writes music, I can offer many different perspectives on a single issue and draw from a wide range of knowledge that serves me in my daily creative pursuits.

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About Michael

Hello I'm Michael! I am a violinist and composer with a diverse skill set and 17 years of experience. I learn and grow as I pass on my knowledge and constantly find ways to better serve my students and help them achieve their goals.

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Bruce R.
Michael is so patient (& talented). Very knowledgeable and calm demeanor. Looking forward to more lessons
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Paige Q
I have been a student of Michael’s for approximately 7 months. My only previous experience with violin had been one year in elementary school band class and 8 months with a private teacher. When my private teacher’s lesson schedule changed, I was introduced to Michael and was greatly impressed by his skill level and teaching style. I have learned so much more than I had expected in each lesson, like how to self-tune, use a metronome, shift, and various other techniques. Michael constantly offers feedback on how I can execute techniques better, and I feel that this helps me to learn more effectively. He is always challenging me by giving me harder pieces and scales. I have even been told by my high school orchestra conductor that I have improved so much and she is constantly surprised by how fast I am learning. I highly recommend having Michael as a teacher for anyone looking to learn how to play the violin.
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Jonathan G.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan G.

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I have two graduate degrees in Music Performance. I have taught this subject for over twenty years. I have played as a regular substitute violinist with the Seattle Symphony.

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Adam
I've been taking piano lessons with Jonathan for over a month now and I've been very pleased with his teaching. He's extremely knowledgeable and skilled, but what I appreciate most is his enthusiasm during lessons. He keeps the lessons fun, even when the subject matter is difficult. On top of this, he's just a cool, nice guy who I've enjoyed getting to know.
Brandon
Working with Johnathan has been a joy.

It was my purpose setting out to study music in general, not just to study an instrument but to use the instrument as a means of approaching music in the abstract. I set out to study music’s mechanics and theoretical foundations.

Jonathan is very knowledgeable and very meticulous. He has a precise and analytical sort of mind, and very strong foundations in his classical training.

To have a wealth of knowledge in one's subject is not enough, one also has to know how to teach (which is a whole skillset of its own). It is clear Jonathan is an experienced teacher. I have never felt rushed with Jonathan, he is very generous with his time. He provides ample resources for study outside of our sessions, and is quick to respond to emails. He has lent me books, sent me links to videos, and provided me with plenty of homework.

Jonathan has also been very accommodating in allowing me to have some authority in planning lessons and exploring my own interests. Particularly I wanted to study modal music and found a folk song in the Locrian Mode. We took a break from the Suzuki work we had been doing and he helped me transcribe the song and practice.

I could not recommend Jonathan enough, I am switching focus from violin to piano for the time being and will be employing him as my piano tutor, and I’m very much considering taking spanish lessons under his tutelage as well.
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
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Caroline T.

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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded National First Place Winner from Music Teachers National Association
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Caroline T.

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I am an experienced teacher of 16 years! I thrive on finding each student's specific learning style and cultivating a positive and productive learning experience within that. I apply consistent and focused energy in getting my students to strive for their best, and I aim to inspire them to respond in turn with the same focused and accurate effort.

I teach using a modified Suzuki method. This means that, while I do subscribe to Suzuki's "mother tongue" approach, I also believe that education on an instrument requires literacy from a young age. I have discovered in my years of teaching that an early ability to read notes and understand musical theory and form is not a handicap to a student's development, but rather a benefit to the student gaining a richer, fuller understanding of their instrument and music in general.

I believe that every person can be taught, that parental involvement is crucial in the development of musicians from a young age through the high school years, and ...

About Caroline

Dr. Caroline holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in violin performance, and Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University in violin performance and piano performance. Caroline has cultivated a priva

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Joanna P.
Both of my children have been studying violin under Caroline's guidance for over a year now and we couldn't ask for a better teacher. She is very professional, super friendly and simply fantastic with kids. She always finds a way to motive and inspire them so they do better every class. We were a little worried how the transition from in-person to online tutoring, but it's gone great, and we're grateful we were able to find such a good teacher.
Classes with Caroline are always magical and super fun!
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Chieh-An Y.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music for Violin Performance from Peabody Conservatory
  • Awarded 2019 Paul Rolland Competition from Paul Rolland Foundation/ University of Illinois
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Chieh-An Y.

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My teaching style is very friendly and I have a great passion for teaching! I also like to guide my students on how to refine their playings by themselves and encourage them to form their own thoughts on the music, and I believe the ability to resolve problems without outside help is crucial not only in the music realm but also in real life, so it is a good place to train that skill too! Furthermore, I don’t limit my students and put them into a mold- I encourage them to embrace their unique ideas and embrace their individuality as part of their identity. I am confident that with my help, my students will not only fall more deeply in love with violin playing but also become more confident in performing. I have worked with students of all levels, so whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, I can promise you will get the most out of me.

About Chieh-An

Seeing the amazing progress of my students is always so encouraging to me. I always tailor my pedagogy approach to each student's needs. I aspire to inspire my students to love music as well as everything they do in life as I guide them on their musical journey.

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"A great educator and learning enviroment

All two of daughters take violin lessons from Kelvin. He's been a wonderful addition to the community. He has a great level of patience and natural way of connecting with young children.
The girls also enjoy the community aspect of Kevin's program as well as the opportunity to perform the pieces of music that they work so hard on mastering.
They both made into Chicago youth symphony last year."
Cindy
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Dustin Newbold has been my violin teacher for nearly eight years.
He is an accomplished musician and outstanding teacher, always patient, encouraging, and professional. He brought me through the very early stages of the violin as a beginner student, to now playing first violin in the community orchestra.
He has not only helped me become a better musician, but has been very knowledgeable in bringing me through the rough times of bowing, tuning, and even selecting the appropriate violin, strings, and accessories.
Dustin has the sensitivity to understand the student's level of ability and skill, and he creates a path for improvement. Lessons are always challenging and fun.
I highly recommend Dustin to any student who is serious about learning music, and especially to those to aim to be proficient on their instrument."
Gina
Took Violin lessons from Dustin N.
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"Irina has been absolutely wonderful with my 11-year old daughter. She has a lot of patience and has a natural ability of teaching my daughter how to play the violin."
Gaby
Took Violin lessons from Irina V.
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"Attitude is everything and I can always rely on Hallie to provide both fun and technical learning. As an adult learner he teaching style is absolutely perfect for a busy professional needing a break from the rat race."
Nicole
Took Violin lessons from Hallie C.
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"Her help with bow hold, relaxation with the right hand and arm, will help me enjoy playing."
Jim
Took Violin lessons from Ha-eun R.
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"Jessica has been teaching our daughter for the past year and has been an outstanding violin teacher. The lessons are age appropriate and she connects well with our daughter. She has a fun reward system with stickers, which works perfectly for young students.I would recommend her without hesitation. We hope to find someone equally good in our new location."
Saman
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"The instruction is clear, and pleasant. And the suggestion was very helpful. Enjoyed!"
Della
Took Violin lessons from Margaret G.
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"Jennifer is hands down the best! I've been taking violin lessons with her for over a year now and I went from only knowing "twinkle little star" to playing my fave pop tune! I look forward to learning more music from her!"
Celia
Took Violin lessons from Jennifer A.
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"Very patient and calm.
Very talented teacher."
Matthew
Took Violin lessons from Mel P.
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"What can I say? She's awesome and has me playing the violin again after only 3 lessons. (I had not played for 30 years!) She is kind and very patient, and I feel very fortunate to have her as an instructor. The greatest compliment I can give her is that she makes the lessons fun and is a great teacher as well."
Robert
Took Violin lessons from Jennifer A.
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