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Luther W.

8 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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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 students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Ash M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Graduate Assistant from Eastern Michigan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ash M.

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Viola lessons are geared toward student goals: better orchestra seating, youth orchestra auditions, coaching for chamber ensemble performances, college auditions, or simply to master the instrument. I'm fun and engaging, and make the lessons informative without being overly taxing.

About Ash

Ash has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and is currently available to teach lessons online until the pandemic is over. Ash has helped students win competitions, become concertmasters and section principals of their school and youth orchestras, go on to study music at university, and even b

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Margaret G.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Margaret G.

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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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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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Shannon B.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Gerogia Southern University
  • Awarded Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University
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Shannon B.

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I use a hybrid approach in viola lessons using Suzuki and method books. Note and rhythm reading are taught as well as good technique and tone. Students have opportunities to perform on recitals and play familiar music.

About Shannon

Music is my passion, my hobby, my career and my gift. I have been performing since age 7 and teaching for the last 25 years. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and love to share my knowledge and experience with all ages and aptitudes - even special needs. My approach to teaching is

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Marius
So far 1 lesson and Shannon made my tween feel very easy (he is a bit shy to play in front of people) and motivated. We are looking forward to more lessons!
Evie S.
My daughter’s first lesson with Shannon was fantastic! Shannon has such a warm personality that immediately put us all at ease. She is so patient, kind and knowledgable. She had many tips and tricks to help my daughter learn. My daughter left the lesson eager to practice what she learned, and eager to go to her next lesson. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome!
Danni D.
very patient. my 6yr old had a good time
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Jessica B.

60 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Bachelor of Music- Violin from Shenandoah University
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jessica B.

60 Reviews
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Want to learn diverse repertoire, improve your rhythm, or finesse your technique? Take lessons that are engaging and fun, as well as focus on varied types of repertoire and styles, reading proficiency, musicality, technique and music theory so you are happy and confident with your playing!
I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for 12 years. I pride myself in making lessons tailored to your wants and needs so you meet your goals as fast as possible! My experience includes teaching private and group lessons at my private studio, students' homes, as well as at various music schools, summer camps and festivals. Advanced students have been awarded spots in All-State competitions, summer festivals and talent scholarships for college as well as admission at highly competitive Conservatories. I can't wait to work with you!

About Jessica

Music has been passion of mine since a very young age, so it was inevitable that it would end up being my career. Naturally, a love for teaching the wonders of music followed suit! I am classically trained professional violinist/violist with over 12 years of teaching (2 years specifically online!) a

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"Julia has given my 10-year old beginner viola lessons, both online and in-person. She is patient and kind with her and moves at her pace. My daughter has picked up viola skills very quickly and loves learning with Julia every week."
Robin
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"It was our first lesson with Charles for my 9 year old son. We finally found the right instructor! Without being condescending, he taught my son some basics about holding the instrument correctly, how to bring it up for play.... essentially proper playing etiquette that he is not getting at school from a teacher who is far too stretched with a large class of multiple instruments and only ONE teacher. (She really needs an assistant) I think he is going to learn a LOT and I love that he corrects him without being rude nor condescending. I would give him 5 stars but it's our first lesson. Will review again after a month and hopefully gloat some more about him! :) ~ Very pleased!"
Carrie
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"My 13 year old granddaughter just finished her 1st year of viola at school in June 2014 and she wanted to take summer lessons to stay sharp. There were a lot of teachers available within a 10-15 minute drive, but after trying other teachers, we chose Mark (a 30 minute drive ) because, as others have commented, he is extremely patient and teaches by correcting, not criticizing. He simply has a gift for teaching. I have never regretted the extra drive. Once you've had a lesson with him, you won't want to go to anyone else."
Mike
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"Very patient with a new learner.. :) Small technical hiccups, but was a great lesson overall"
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Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"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."
Thao
Took Viola lessons from Luther W.
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"Jessica is great! Very patient, kind and talented."
Jocelyn
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"My son has been developing his skills through her lessons. I've seen him more motivated and dedicated since he has started working with Shannon. I'd highly recommend her for anyone that has a student that is serious about improving their craft."
Jennifer
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"We LOVE Susanna!
My son decided to play the viola, out of the blue (not for school, just for his own sake), so we went to TakeLessons to find him a teacher.
Susanna is so patient, and supportive. He has steadily increased his knowledge and abilities with her guidance.
My son always finishes his lesson and says, that was a really good lesson! Music to my mama ears!
We highly recommend Susanna!"
Sara
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"My daughter has been taking viola from Jenni for years. She is so encouraging and dedicated to her students. My daughter has grown so much in her playing because of Jenni's commitment to excellence. We are thrilled with Jenni!"
Jayne
Took Viola lessons from Jenni C.
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"Elisa is a very responsible, skillful, and sweet teacher

Before Elisa moved to Ventura, CA, she was a master student and taught in IP piano school and Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston, MA. My daughter, Sarina, was one of her students. My daughter loves her so much and made good progress when Elisa was teaching her. Elisa made Sarina relax and comfortable so that she was enjoying the learning process; she emphasized on skill and poses, she tried hard to help the students to get to the best they could. She is reliable as you can talk with her about the timing change and make up lessions. She came to our house to say goodbye and hug Sarina before she left. She is a great teacher that you can count on and you will enjoy her teaching."
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Took Viola lessons from Elisa R.
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