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Chen C.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education from New York University
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Chen C.

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Viola is the glue that bind the violin and cello in any strings ensemble. Whether you are a beginner, violin transplant, or switch hitter. I will work with you to become a proud member of this close-knit group. An excellent choice of instrument for someone arriving late to the music game, or someone who wants to become a more versatile violinist.

For beginners, I prefer using the "Essential Elements for Strings" book, which offers students a head start to what many school will use in their classrooms. For intermediate students, the "Suzuki" books offers repertoire that has become a rite of passage for any string player. Advanced students can expect pieces that are tailor selected for them to show off their unique strengths and address their weakness.

About Chen

Chen is a music teacher, violinist/violist, and conductor with over 15 years of experience. While attending New York University (NYU), he majored in music education and studied with Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet. As a firm believer that music changes lives, Chen thinks private lesson

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Dylan J.
For two years, I took viola lessons with Chen. In my seven years of studying music, I can confidently say that Chen has been one of my favorite music teachers.

Chen is a very effective teacher. He is very patient and is constantly thinking of new ways to tackle solving a student’s struggles. If you put in the time, work, and practice, he will help you to advance in playing your instrument with greater proficiency.

Since Chen is very knowledgeable in his craft, he helped me to know what to look for when purchasing a new bow. He knows many practice strategies and techniques to get your scales, etudes, and repertoire to become performance ready.

When I first started taking lessons with Chen, I could hardly play the viola at all. After two years of learning under his instruction, he had guided me to learn and develop the skills needed to get me through three college orchestra concerts, becoming the principal viola in that orchestra, performing two college solo recitals, and joining a university community orchestra.

Thanks to Chen, he has taken me to levels of proficiency with the viola I would never imagine I would get to. If you are looking to learn how to play violin or viola, I would definitely recommend Chen as your teacher. Thank you, Chen.
William
Great teacher! Very patient and has great knowledge of music.
YANNIE
Mr. Chen is very patient and professional.
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Amanda M.

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

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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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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award winner from Vivian Menees Nelson Foundation
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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
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beginning through intermediate.

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical stri

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Ana
Shannon’s lessons with my son are going great! He’s so excited to learn. I’m so happy that he’s happy about learning to play the piano.
Niparpon ..
Very attentive to focus on areas that I need improvement and suggested exercises for me to practice.
Johnathan
Shannon has worked with me for years, as my nutrition/fitness/strength trainer and my private music instructor! I love her! She is so patient, kind and knowledgeable. She cares and only wants to help me be better at everything I do! And she is always there to help even between sessions. She's all in!
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Jennifer L.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Violin from Oberlin College
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jennifer L.

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You can expect:
-Fun, interactive lessons
-Detail-oriented approach to help you reach your maximum potential.
-Dalcroze movement exercises to help solidify your understanding of rhythm and pitch.

About Jennifer

Greetings, future students! Welcome to my page. If you have made it all the way here, congratulations-- because you are in good hands! I began violin at the age of 7, after begging my parents since the age of 3 after falling in love with a violin on display. I have 18 years' experience teaching vi

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Bridget
My daughter started online lessons with Jennifer at the beginning of the pandemic. After a year and a half of lessons my daughter said she could sight read music like reading a book and her musical ability had greatly improved. We did choose to eventually find in person classes, at Jennifer’s suggestion, as she felt that is the best way to learn. My daughter still misses Jennifer and her teaching style almost a year later.
Eric S.
At age 55 I started lessons with Jenny and immediately she was able to focus my practice on areas I really need to improve upon. I had only been playing violin for a year with very limited exposure to music way back in high school on a marching band drumline. She is very patient and understanding of the time challenges of working adults trying to lean a new skill. Moving from a H.S. drumline to violin is pretty much a quantum leap in understanding of music theory and execution, but Jenny broke down the process and was able to bring me to a level where I could perform confidently in front of audiences and gave me a whole new appreciation of music. She is dedicated, thoughtful and can help you achieve your music goals.

Thank you Jenny!
Jeff
For 15 years I was Director of a Center for the Arts in Plymouth, MN. Jennifer Lang was a valued member of our faculty here. Not only her finesse and expertise as a performer, but the wide range of her teaching skills made lessons with her a very positive experience for our students.

Her complete command of a wide range of styles of music enables her to connect easily with students, wherever they may be in their musical studies.

She's very personable and works warmly and respectfully with parents and students alike.

I recommend Jennifer Lang without hesitation - she's terrific!
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Chaul Y.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Violin Performance from University of North Texas
  • Teaches students Male: 8 to 33; Female: 9 to 28
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Chaul Y.

6 Reviews
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Overall teaching goals:
1. Teach the students to teach themselves ASAP
2. Do no harm, physically or mentally
3. Develop musical and physical skills together.
4. Make it fun!

About Chaul

I have been playing the violin for over 27 years. I like to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students regardless of their age. I would prefer beginners to take at least one year of piano lessons prior to learning how to the play the violin. This way students can transfer basic music knowl

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Katie
Tina
I have been learning from Chaul for the past two months. She is a very supportive and patient teacher. I was a complete beginner when I first started, but after one to two weeks, I can play easy tunes like Twinkle Twinkle. Whenever I have any questions regarding the violin, she can give me helpful solutions. When I have lessons with her, I can immediately know where I need to improve and gain a few extra tips on violin playing.

I would highly recommend Chaul to you (people who are browsing on Takelessons)!
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LisaJo B.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1976
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LisaJo B.

8 Reviews
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I am an experienced symphony musician and teacher. I have two tracks, performance and recreational depending on your preference. Everyone's goals are different, you are in charge of achievement- I am your guide.

About LisaJo

I have 40 years experience as a private teacher in the Chicago area. I teach all ages, including adult beginners. I am classically trained with a Bachlelor's degree in Music Education. I use standard European methods, as well as American fiddling methods. I try to find the key that ignites the mu

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Natalie
We love LisaJo! She is an experienced instructor who works very well with our 13 year old daughter. She is encouraging, kind, and knows what she is doing. Looking forward to the growth our daughter will achieve under her guidance.
Bea Y.
LisaJo is an extraordinary violin teacher. She is helpful, positive and interesting during lessons. She helps students progress with perceptive comments and targeted studies. She is the only teacher I have worked with who has taken so much time giving notes and extra-curricular materials to support progress. Thanks so much, LisaJo!
Ana Maria S.
Great lesson! Looking forward to more:)

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"If I could write anything to hope that you choose Kristen to teach you, imagine it here: _______. That said. She is Amazing, Fantastic, Patient, Fun, Understand, did I say Patient!? I am a 28 year old man that is learning Viola as his "2nd" real instrument. I play piano well, and "campfire" guitar. Kristen is teaching me to read Alto clef and play the Viola. She is teaching at MY pace and not complaining when I come in without having the most practice time accomplished throughout the prior week. She has a flexible schedule and is available for communication (email and phone) between lessons (I've rescheduled many times because my work hours are not constant). She's Great! I hope you let her teach you! Thank you for reading."
Anthony Atthowe
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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"Julia is a completely wonderful teacher! She is very patient, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to work with. She is very adept at teaching the technical aspects of music as well as the expressive intricacies. I highly recommend her for all levels of playing."
Joshelle
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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"I've been taking lessons since April and have noticed a huge improvement thanks to Koko. He's very positive and offers insightful corrections and alternatives where needed(but also pushes me when needed). Highly recommend!!"
Krystle
Took Viola lessons from Kostadin D.
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"Today was our first lesson and my son ran into my room at the conclusion of his session with nothing but positive things to say about Miss Susanna. He said that she was personable and lightened the mood with jokes during the lesson. She provided him with new techniques and skills just in the first lesson that he found extremely beneficial. He said that she is the teacher that he has been longing for and he thanked me for finding her. We look forward to working with her and his continued progress."
Kobe
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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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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"Ms Susanna was timely to the session and patient with my son as we ran into some difficulties from my end. He enjoys the 1:1 interactions already."
Quinn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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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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"On behalf of Jorden, she truly enjoyed her session. She liked the guidance, direction and takeaways and practicing as instructed to be ready for her next session. Thank you Dee!"
Jorden
Took Viola lessons from Dee F.
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"Such an amazing teacher! Julia is so nice and full of passion, taking good care with all the question u met during playing! Easy-going and attentive teacher!"
Kim
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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