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Luther W.

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  • 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 ...

About Luther

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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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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Samantha D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Science Piano Performance from Clearwater Christian College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Samantha D.

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Techniques and various methods depending on goals of the student

About Samantha

Samantha started taking piano lessons at age 3 from her mother, who was also a music teacher. She played piano continuously through school, and also learned to play clarinet, guitar, flute, trumpet and sax, often playing different instruments in her school's band. She also learned the violin and cel

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Wonderful!

Samantha D. is wonderful. My kids play so well for only 1 year'sworth of lessons. I would highly recommend her to anyone! I am blownaway by the music that comes out of the Piano from a 7 and 11 year old.My 11 year old signed up for her first music competition at school. Ifyou told me one year ago I would have girls playing a piano, I would notbelieve you. I truly thought they would quit after a couple of months.Not the case. They are musically talented and still love it. Thanks toSamantha D! They are now thriving in the in-school music program.Thank you, TakeLessons, for filtering out the best teachers. When achild has a small window of interest, you have to grab it the rightway...the wrong teacher would not have given me these results.
PatK
My granddaughter, Katelynn, enjoys her trumpet lessons with Samantha. Samantha is caring, seems to enjoy teaching & has patience; which is needed since Katelynn needs a little extra attention learning things
MaureenC
Highly Recommend her!

My daughters (10, & 6) have only had three lessons with Samantha! They love it. Her nature is kind and welcoming. She can tell how much they can handle so doesn't overwhelm them with too much theory or pieces to play. She strikes a nice balance. My 10 year old started composing her own song when she became bord with the beginner book! Samantha has added to this excitement and changed her teaching style to match my daughters learning style. My daughter was beaming! Samantha has taught her how to take the next pieces of theory and add it to her song. She also ordered music my daughter enjoys like Selena Gomez. My 6 year old is excited every week and doesn't want to be late. My husband and I thought this would be just another thing to start and quit. So far they are going strong!
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Josephine Y.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Thomas Edison State College
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Josephine Y.

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Beginner through intermediate.
All ages.

About Josephine

10 Years professional private violin teaching experience Loves to play and teach classical, bluegrass, and Celtic genres! Lessons catered to meet your goals! Beginners - Intermediate Learn to read music, sight read, theory, history, and play with passion. *** Lesson Details *** Les

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Daishua J.
Although the wifi was lagging on both our ends Josephine made it work can't wait until further lessons.
Stacy N.
Such a great first lesson - I am so excited to keep going. Very impressed!
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YIDAN S.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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YIDAN S.

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For each new student, I would spend some time getting to know each other and figure out the goal of learning. Then, after getting to the actual playing, I would give suggestions and demonstrate for further improvement. Lastly, I will assign an appropriate amount of exercises for students to take home and practice :)

About YIDAN

I am currently studying music performance and music education majors at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. I have been teaching since six years ago. I have also participated in various music-related activities such as tutoring, participating in clubs, volunteering in local churches, etc. I'm willing

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Caroline T.

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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from Manhattan School of Music
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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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Zachary H.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks Dutch, German, English
  • Master of Music Performance in Viola from Royal Conservatoire of The Hague
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zachary H.

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A versatile musician with over ten years' teaching experience. I focus on building a strong technique so we can find students' unique artistic voice together!

Students of mine study standard concertos, Bach, Suzuki materials, and scales. They also work on fiddle and jazz tunes, improvisation, and pop songs. The most important thing is to find what lights a spark in each student!

About Zachary

I am a violinist and violist with experience performing and studying all over the world. I am a trained classical musician, but I also have a passion for improvisation, hip hop, pop, jazz, and fiddle music! My strengths lie in building students' technical foundation while helping them find their art

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Jay
Zachary is astute, professional, clear in communication, and a compassionate and effective teacher. I have had violin, cello, and viola instructors for my children for 15 years, and Zachary is among the best. There are a few things you look for in an instructor:
1. That they make an honest assessment.
2. That they make a plan, communicate it to the student, and stick to it.
3. That they work with what the student brings to the lesson in terms of skill.

Zachary took my daughter in quickly, was able to assess where she was and put together an effective plan for her. I noticed the improvement immediately and my daughter was inspired to practice.

Highly recommended.
Greg
I decided that I wanted to learn how to play an instrument much later in life than most. On top of the late start, I knew little to nothing about music. All of these factors discouraged me for a long time and some teachers I've tried added to that anxiety. One day I came across Zachary's profile and decided to give it one more chance , little did I know it would be one of the single greatest decisions I've ever made for myself. Coming to the table with as little knowledge as I had, including not being a young kid, was not a problem at all for Zachary. He has an ease about him when he teaches and is always patient and kind. Never once did he talk down to me or make me feel like something was impossible.
If you have a chance to have him as your teacher, you will not regret it. Let him help you learn, improve, and bring out the very best in you like he did with me.
Maria J.
I love Zachary's teaching method. He is very friendly and easy to understand. He is very passionate about teaching and it shows. I have progressed a lot after only a few lessons, and I will continue to take lessons from him. I highly recommend him :)

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"Chenyu is very smart and calm. She knows what she's doing. I recommend her for everyone wants to learn music and playing violin or piano!"
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Took Violin lessons from Chenyu Z.
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"Thank you so much for being so nice, and teaching me so many things!"
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Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"Charlene is knowledgable and VERY patient. She started instructing my daughter when she was four years old and has always been encouraging and respectful."
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Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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"I have been enjoying my music lessons a lot, I am learning to play guitar and violin, and Mr L. is very patient and knows how to help me and my daughter, who is also learning to play violin, in the ways we need help to improve our playing."
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Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"He is very intelligent about teaching music.Wonderful teacher listen and learn he has alot to offer ."
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"Fantastic, very professional and well prepared."
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Took Violin lessons from Raycurt J.
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"Patient, encouraging, knowledgeable

He is a very good instructor. His ears some how manage to survive the treacherous hour of me trying to find notes without even a hint of suffering. Not only has he guided me on how to practice and improve, my violin was in terrible disarray. He has helped me identify what needed repair which has also helped in the quality of sound. The environment where he instructs is welcoming, tidy, and comfortable. He is fantastic in his abilities as a musician and a teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
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Took Violin lessons from Jonathan 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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"Connie was great! Looking forward to continuing lessons."
Patricia
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"Erin is such a great teacher and did so well remotely teaching my two daughters aged 5 and 9. She is funny, patient, and interesting and so great to work with. We highly recommend her!"
Georgia
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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