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Alaina B.

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Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from John P. and Ellen Mosely
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alaina B.

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One of the most important ways that I support my students is by creating a positive learning environment. In my class, I encourage students to ask questions, feel confident in their potential, and enjoy the process of learning. The teaching techniques that I use are adapted from the Self-Determination Theory by Deci and Ryan and they are beneficial to student engagement and intrinsic motivation— both important factors for student success. I create an engaging learning environment by providing positive reinforcement, encouraging student autonomy, introducing manageable learning goals, and by providing positive constructive feedback. My goal with every class is to encourage authentic student engagement, develop their intrinsic motivation, increase their confidence, and to inspire students to want to learn more.
With 18 years of dedication to the viola, and earning a Master's of Music degree in viola performance, I teach my students the tools they need to achieve their individual goals.

About Alaina

Alaina is a violist from Seattle, Washington. After graduating high school in Seattle, she moved to Bogotá, Colombia to pursue a Maestra en Música degree in viola performance from la Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas under the tutelage of Raul Garcia. While completing the required credits fo

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Cecilia
Excellent teacher! Very precise and clear. She Inspires me to improve!
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Sean F.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Education from University of Oregon
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean F.

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Hello! I have a unique background with a varied educational base. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education, a master's degree in Viola Performance, and am now a member of a training orchestra in New York State (The Orchestra Now). I am a patient and caring teacher who is willing and to tailor lessons to students' individual needs and desires. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

About Sean

Hi! I am a violist with over 14 years of playing experience. I have performed all around the world with a number of fantastic groups. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in Viola Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and am cur

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Kristy
Sean is a wonderful, patient viola teacher. He helped my young daughter master fundamentals at a young age and helped her to have fun while doing so.
Lisa
I am a mother with a teenage boy. My son have learned piano for 5 years, and he decided to pick the viola as the second instrument so he can join the school orchestra with his friends.

We are looking for a viola teacher who have the passion in teaching music and can communicate with the teenage boy. Sean was referred by a friend. Learning viola with Sean is a joyful experience, very encouraging, and inspirational. He is strict while cheerful, is quite patient with students, and pay attention to the details. He motivates his student with his life experience. After tried several classes, my son loves him. He decided to go with Sean for viola.
Carl
Sean is a fantastic teacher! I feel that he tailors his lesson plans just for my needs. He has helped me to achieve a lot and I will be forever grateful that we chose to work with him and not another teacher. Sean is personable, but professional. He always has insightful things to say, and will always deliver these insights constructively.
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Christina S.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music from University of Connecticut
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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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Jonathan G.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan G.

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I have two degrees in Viola Performance. I have taught students at all levels for over twenty years. I have played as a substitute musician 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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Avenira C.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language, Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Education and Psychology from Portland Community College
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Avenira C.

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Focuses for Viola could include...

Notation / Sight Reading
Duet & Ensemble Performance
Solo/Improvising
Composition
Instrument Maintenance
and so much more!

Let's Play Music!
Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth!

Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship.

What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU want to know.

My approach to music teaching is fully CUSTOMIZABLE.
Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests.

Not interested in reading notes? No problem.
Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it.
Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there!

Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less ...

About Avenira

What is it that sparks your unique musical expression? That is what I'm here to help you find and pursue. Maybe you want yourself, or your child, to know everything there is to know about music? Perhaps you'd like to learn to how to play your favorite songs? Or do you have your owns song

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Frederick
First lesson and I've already learned how to teach myself one of my favorite songs (which I can now play a few hours after my lesson) and some helpful music theory!
Joy
My 16-year-old ---who had not practiced for over a year---is absolutely loving her lessons with Ms. Avenira! With only 3 lessons, I am now seeing the spark for playing the violin return to my daughter's eyes. Ms. Avenira is meeting my daughter "where she is" and truly customizing lessons to move her forward. She provides detailed updates for each lesson, and I could not be happier with my investment. Excellent teacher.
Michelle P.
Avenira really connected with my 14 year old, while our daughter has always been enthusiastic to learn an instrument, putting in the practice and the work has been a challenge in the past. Avenira's format, which allows flexibility for how the student learns best, is really working. My daughter has been practicing every night (unprompted by us), and is really excited abut her next lesson with Avenira. She also loves that she can learn both guitar and piano with Avenira, since she is interested in both. Avenira was very motivating, complimenting our daughter for being focused and for doing a great job during the lesson. Definitely would rate Avenira A+++++++!!
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Jerry M.

13 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

About Jerry

My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND e

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Savannah M.
Went way above and beyond to work with my son and help him with the things that he struggled with. We are very pleased and thankful to Mr. Jerry.
Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
Julie

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"No matter how un well I play she always encourages and I feel like "ok I will try again and practice a little more and guess what I do improve . I have progressed 100%"
alycia
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"As a French student, I can tell that Concetta is perfectly adapting to my way of learning. I know music for a long time but I'm a beginner with viola. I thought it would be a very hard exercise to practice but with Concetta's advices, I constantly and rapidly improve my technique. Five stars is the minimum I can give !"
Fabien
Took Viola lessons from Concetta A.
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"Julia is the best teacher I have ever met. She works very patiently with a beginner just like me. She teaches very detailed and most of the time the comments she gave are very crucial, I could easily solve my problem and improve much more efficiently with the guidance of Julia!"
Szefong
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I've been getting lessons for 2 years and I've improved greatly."
Miranda
Took Viola lessons from Speedy B.
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"Julia is the best violist I have worked so far. She is easy to work with and has good musical taste. Highly recommended!"
Tiana
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Kendra has been a joy to work with so far through virtual lessons. We are just beginning with her and we are encouraged to continue forward. She has a laser eye for technique and is warm and kind. She not only explains technical placement but she also explains the reasons why they are important. She is great with my 9 year old and really checks for understanding along the way."
Corinne
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Zachary is a great instructor and friendly , you won't feel the stress of a regular class.I can say that I am always excited to learn because of the motivation he give. I wasn't sure at the beginning that the online lessons would work effectively and that I will see great results. I have already had 5 sessions and still have 15 left. He is so patient and gives a clear guidance to improve your level. Each week there is a prepared plan of what we will focus on depending on the performance which means you take the full use of every minute in the class. Also ,the weekly homework or exercises given helps you to know what to do to improve between each class.

Totally recommend"
Danya
Took Viola lessons from Zachary H.
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"She made me feel comfortable and took me to the lesson plan step by step. As with the homework."
Yvette
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Mr. Chen is very patient and professional."
YANNIE
Took Viola lessons from Chen C.
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"Great teacher, very knowledgeable and patient"
Cindy
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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