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Robyn J.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $31
  • Awarded Outstanding Adjunct Instructor, 2015-2016 from Pellissippi State Community College
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robyn J.

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I offer enthusiastic one-on-one instruction in my home studio, with seating for guardian/family member(s) in the living room. Whether you're a beginner or have been playing for a while, I will work with you in order to achieve your musical goals.

About Robyn

I have been playing viola and violin for over 30 years. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music and teach assorted music courses at Pellissippi State Community College. I have taught children, teens, and adults; both beginners and continuing students. I learn where the student is skill-wise

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John W.
Robyn has proven adaptable to my needs. Very good instruction.
John W.
She (successfully) tries to provide the exact assistance you need or want. She's good.
Forrest
Amazing instructer. Very helpful and willing to work and improve.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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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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Christina S.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music from University of Connecticut
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Christina S.

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Musicking is meant for everyone - let's get started! My name is Christina Sack. I'm a 4th-year student of Music Education at the University of Connecticut. I love to give violin lessons that are completely personalized to YOU. Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner, would like tips on a specific technique, need a mock audition judge, want to improve your ear, you name it - I'm excited to meet you where you are at and point you in the right direction for success.

Fundamental to playing any genre of music is a firm foundation in technique. Students can expect to receive positive and constructive feedback about their performance in each lesson, along with demonstrations and practical suggestions for further practice. If you have a particular method of study that you wish to pursue or a book that you would like to use (Suzuki, Essential Elements, O'Connor, etc), I'm glad to work with you within your method of choice. If you don't have one, that's also fine - I'm happy to ...

About Christina

I'm a 4th-year student of Music Education at the University of Connecticut. I'm a collegiate-level violinist and pianist (12+ years of training on both!), with much experience on the viola as well as with voice. I'm classically trained but my performance experience has widened my worldview. From per

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Trinity H.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 9 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Trinity H.

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I've been teaching viola for 2 years and my students have felt more prepared in their community and school orchestras. As students progress they will better understand scales, bow technique, and musical phrasing. I specialize in beginning technique, typically use Essential Elements books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: personalized exercise packets, a keyboard, and scores. Something different about me is that I offer students methods to begin composition.

Adult students are welcome.
For lessons, parents are welcome to sit in!

About Trinity

HI, I'm Trin! I'm excited to meet you on your journey with the viola! I've been teaching private lessons since 2019 and have loved helping my students read music (not just in alto clef) and understand fundamental music theory. I also believe in performing the viola like it is "an extension of you

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Samara
I am a 13 year-old student that has played the viola for 4 years and Ms. Trinity had been the best viola teacher I’ve had so far. I feel like I have advanced so much in my playing during the short year that she has taught me. I am now doing things that I thought were really terrifying at first, such as double stops and shifting.
I find Ms. Trinity very supportive and friendly, so I would recommend her to any kind of younger audience that may have a fear of playing certain pieces or learning something seemingly intimidating. She also likes to listen to the student’s requests and feedback, letting the student have a choice in their learning experience.
I have also found her prices reasonable and affordable for anyone that is having trouble finding lessons that are not painful to your wallet.
Overall, I have had a pleasant experience with Ms. Trinity as a teacher and recommend her to anyone that wants to pick up the viola or just needs a little push to advance in the right direction.
D’Zaria
My daughter loved the first 3 lessons can’t wait to take more!!
DZaria
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Elizabeth B.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Elizabeth B.

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All level of viola study from beginner through professional.

I am a professional violinist/violist with a Master of Music degree, extensive performance, and teaching ability/experience,

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty-eight years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throu

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she’s a good teacher
Mark S.
I have been taking lessons from Elizabeth since June of this year. She is an excellent teacher! Very patient, sets goals that are achievable but also push you to be better. I'm in my 60's and decided to learn to play violin now 3 months later I can really hear the difference in my ability. My journey is far from over but I know I have an excellent guide with Elizabeth. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or increase their playing ability. Great teacher! Thanks!
Mark S.
This was my fist class, Elizabeth was very professional and her lesson was very informative. I look forward to my violin journey with her guidance.
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Michelle T.

185 Reviews
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Starting at $37
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Associates of Fine Arts from Georgia Highlands
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Michelle T.

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I love teaching strings. I focus heavily on bow technique. I have gotten students into youth orchestras and passed college auditions. I like to use the Essential Elements and Suzuki books.
I also offer online group lessons at a highly discounted price. I suggest that all my students join. This is a great option for kids while class is out.

About Michelle

$10 off each lesson during the holiday for new sign-ups. The regular listing price is $37 for 30 mins. $25 for weekly group practice Monday, Wednesday & Friday, online group orchestra ---->Click accompaniment as the subject pick anytime and Ill change the time on my end to reflect the group you

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Ali M.
Michelle is a wonderful teacher. She has been helping my 10 year old daughter with the violin. Michelle is patient, provides wonderful coaching advice. My daughter looks forward to the classes and has shown a greater interest since taking lessons from Michelle. Thank you Michelle!
Kay Dukes
Michelle was patient and kind, would recommend to beginners.
Verlene G.
Michelle is a really good teacher. My children love learning the techniques she teaches. She is fun, encouraging, very pleasant to work with, and always has practical tips to share. I am so glad I found Michelle online.

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"Julia is the best instructor we can ever ask for. She is very professional and patient to my sons. Also, she is very encouraging yet also gets across what she expects from her students. We would recommend her to anyone."
Sandy
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Kendra was so helpful and encouraging to our son during his first lesson, while also remaining firm in the techniques she was asking him to practice! She asked throughout the lesson if he had questions or if she needed to clarify anything, which we appreciate because he doesn't always admit if he doesn't understand."
Aidan
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Charles is very professional, kind and friendly. My 9 year old is trying to learn Bohemian Rhapsody on his viola for a talent show and Charles has been very helpful, guiding him through the music with positive reinforcement. We tried a couple other instructors but it wasn't the right fit. Super pleased we found Charles. Look forward to many more lessons to come."
Carrie
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"Betsy was AMAZING!! She helped me work on scales and my concerto, she made it so mug more fun and was very nice to be around."
Annmarie Seaman
Took Viola lessons from Betsy F.
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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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"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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"I like working with Ms. Susanna. She has helped me a lot."
Angela
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Julia is a wonderful teacher with great patience. And of course she plays very well and I learned a lot from her!"
Esther
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I've had 5 lessons with Susanna and I couldn't be happier. Patient and has good humor. Highly recommend."
Thomas
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Great instructor. Our daughter loved her lesson and can't wait for her next one!"
Lily
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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