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Luther W.

8 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • 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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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
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Alaina B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from John P. and Ellen Mosely
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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. While completing the required credits for her undergraduates degree, she l

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Catherine W.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
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Catherine W.

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About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Americ

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Charlie B.
Catherine has been a terrific violin instructor for both my 14 year old daughter and 13 year old son. She is very passionate and methodical in keeping them motivated and engaged in learning the violin. She has been great and the kids love her as a teacher. I highly recommend Catherine for anyone considering an online violin teacher for their teenage kids.

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Sylvia P.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Sylvia P.

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While I primarily use the Barbara Barber books for beginning viola, I can use any method book you prefer, adding the supplemental materials I've developed, or just take you through ensemble music. In viola lessons, we will play a lot of duets, since viola is typically a supporting/ensemble instrument, but you'll also learn how to be a solid viola soloist.

Beginning students will gain a solid grasp of all the "essentials": basic theory, sight reading skills, counting, and technique. As soon as you have these, you have a lot of freedom with what you want to work on!

I take kids, adults, and teens. I have experience teaching kids with disabilities including Down's syndrome, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and more.

About Sylvia

Hi! I'm Sylvia--I play piano, violin, and viola professionally, and guitar, flute, and clarinet amateurly. I'm in school to become a music therapist, since I've seen how powerful music can be in treating a huge variety of illnesses, both physical and mental. My teaching core values are: -praise

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Justin
Sylvia gave me resources to start building a new talent from day 1. She is always professional, on time, encouraging and patient. Great experience, well worth the money!
Gloria
She really focuses on encouraging students when they perform well, motivating you to work harder. She’s very patient when explaining things and makes sure you understand it before moving on. Overall a great teacher!
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Cristina H.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Mandrine, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cristina H.

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I Love to teach viola, because I love the way this instrument sounds. Everyone thinks it is just like violin but actually there is so many different way to bowing and tech from violin. My goal is make hear how viola sounds, it can actually even touching then cello and violin in some melo piece .

About Cristina

I am Steinway Certificated Educator and professional with 10+ years of music teaching experience. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for teaching lessons in a variety of musical instruments, as well as for charting the development of lesson plans and curricula and motivating and encour

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Miles
First lesson for my 11 year old son with Christina. She has a very nice studio that my son was very comfortable in. She identified his level and sent him home with much more difficult pieces than his previous teachers. He has been practicing more because it is more difficult but also he seems to enjoy the challenge which she created for him. Thanks Christina, I am looking forward to watching him progress under your guidance.
faigy
cristina is the violin teacher of my dreams! she is proffesional,kind, patient(a very necessary train in violin stady ) yet quick. a real all in one! with such a teacher u can truly reach far
Kavita
Such a wonderful teacher ! Christina is kind and so patient with kids who are learning music. She is so smart and her knowledge in music is amazing. My daughter has progressed significantly in the last few months with Christina , at a much better pace than all her previous years learning with other tutors. She is training my daughter for ABRSM exam too . Christina has great communication skills and always lets us know the ways to help kids learn better. Her positivity and graceful presence has made my daughters passion for music increase immensely !! Great teacher !!! Highly recommended!!

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"Awesome teacher! taught me whole lot on day 1 while keeping it fun"
Kholoud
Took Viola lessons from Chelsea S.
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"Mr. Chen is very patient and professional."
YANNIE
Took Viola lessons from Chen C.
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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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"Susanna is an amazing string teacher! With a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in viola performance and 20 years of teaching in public schools, Susanna is an expert teacher and player. She is great with both children and adults, and she is in a great location. I highly recommend Susanna as both a viola and violin teacher."
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Maggie is a fantastic teacher."
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Took Viola lessons from Maggie Z.
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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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"Charles is very nice teacher.My kids like so much."
Yuki
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"Catherine does a great job with our daughter. She is patient and kind and generous."
Mathieu
Took Viola lessons from Catherine W.
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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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"It's amazing how remote sessions with Kendra would be this effective for my 12-year old daughter. Definitely planning on continuing the lessons!"
Kay
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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