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Luther W.

8 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
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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
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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Concetta A.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Masters from Columbia University Teachers College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Concetta A.

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Learn to play folk music or classical. Explore this deep and beautiful instrument!

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting compo

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Fabien D.
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 !
Bryan P.
Concetta is a wonderful instructor - prior to my lesson I was feeling nervous - not sure what to expect, not feeling worthy, etc. - she quickly put me at ease and we had a very productive 1st lesson - well worth the investment of my time and money
Joseph
I haven’t ever enjoyed a music lesson as much as I do with Concetta.
Concetta is warm, charismatic, and truly loves what she does which inspires me to keep going.
It’s the hour that I look forward to the most each week!
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Cameron H.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Hillsborough Community College Student Government
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Cameron H.

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As one of the inner voices of the orchestral string family, the viola has a rich and beautiful sound. Solid technique in combination with musical expression is what makes that possible, so these will be primary areas of focus during our lessons.

We will cover form (because that is the foundation of technique - without proper form, mastering the instrument is virtually impossible), intonation (which is as much about training the ears as it is the fingers), tone (I'm probably biased, but I think strings have the most beautiful and expressive sound of all of the instruments of the orchestra), theory (the grammar/vocabulary/sentence structure and written language of music), literature and history (the music itself, who wrote it, when it was written and in what context). It's a misnomer to lump almost 1000 years of the music of Western Civilization under the label "classical" (which technically represents less than 100 years of music history).

If you're playing in an ensemble or ...

About Cameron

Sharing the joy of music for over 40 years! Timeless and universal, music is a language that transcends all the spoken languages of the world. It is the language of the human heart and spirit. Cameron has worked with students of all ages, from children to senior adults. Whether you're just getti

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Mani
Cameron is an excellent teacher . He has vast musical experience and is so kind, friendly and patient with my son - Aarav .He has gone extra mile out of his way to learn about my son's learning pace and guided him
professionally to pick up the violin basics easily. Aarav was not only able to learn from him, but really enjoyed him as a teacher, as well.
Cameron is highly skilled at teaching. I would highly recommend him .
Luis
Cameron has been my voice teacher for close to four years.

I started taking voice lessons for the first time at a community college in Arizona. After moving to Florida, I met Cameron and resumed studying voice. It has been my pleasure to work with him and feel fortunate to have him as my teacher. He has helped me tremendously.

In the past, I was a baritone, but Cameron has worked with me to extend my range, so now I am more of a bari/tenor. He has helped me learn better breathing technique, so now I can hold my notes twice as long and my tone is very much improved.

It has been an honor to sing the National Anthem on multiple occasions with our local veteran's AVAST Color Guard presentations. Cameron worked with me for many lessons to improve my rendition of the Anthem. The Star-Spangled Banner is not an easy song and I wanted to sing it correctly. Cameron was very patient and helped me with the rhythm and diction. I sing it unaccompanied and I don’t read music, and I am in my 70’s. I think I am a challenge for my teacher! I have received several complementary letters on my performances, so I shared those complements with him because I could not have received them with out his help.

I highly recommend Cameron as a teacher and an honest person.
RagavG.
Mr Cameron is a wonderful teacher. Because of him I have learned more than I could ever possibly imagine. He teaches me little tips and tricks to keep me on task and to correctly play the violin. I may not have played violin for very long time but because of Mr Cameron I can play like I played the violin for 8 years! Mr Cameron has made me from a beginner all the way to a pro. Anyone who ever goes to Mr Cameron soon will be able to become a teacher. You forgot to keep your wrist straight, you forgot to keep your elbow straight, you are on the wrong line oh, don't worry, Mr. Cameron keep you on the goal. Mr Cameron is an amazing teacher.
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Donna W.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Donna W.

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The viola has such a wonderful sound, and sings its own voice. Play orchestra music, in a trio or quartet, or just for your own pleasure. Melodies that were written for other instruments can sound really great on a viola. Bluegrass and Celtic music also is fun on a viola.

About Donna

I love teaching and sharing my love for music. I have taught violin/fiddle to students as young as 3, and as old as 92, and had fun with all of my students. I love seeing the enthusiasm grow in absolute beginners, adults as well as children, and encouraging them to find their own joy in music. I h

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Joanne
Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful.
Anastasia M.
Donna is a very caring attentive teacher. She is very inspiring and full of knowledge. We see progress right away. I highly recommend Donna for violin lessons. She provides a fun learning experience!
Meg
She knows how to identify what style of learning is appropriate. She knows how to listen, and how to determine what the goals are. She doesn't impose an agenda, but is committed to helping the learner acquire technical skills while making lessons fun and productive. Top marks!
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Ash M.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Music from Eastern Michigan University
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Ash M.

12 Reviews
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Viola lessons are geared toward student goals: better orchestra seating, youth orchestra auditions, coaching for chamber ensemble performances, college auditions, or simply to master the instrument. I'm fun and engaging, and make the lessons informative without being overly taxing.

About Ash

Ash has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and is currently available to teach lessons online until the pandemic is over. Ash has helped students win competitions, become concertmasters and section principals of their school and youth orchestras, go on to study music at university, and even b

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"Awesome Instructor!

It's evident she cares for her students....very patient with my daughter, my daughter has been under her care for about two yrs now, even sparking her interest to play another string instrument!

I cannot say how appreciative our family is of Ms. Heins and would certainly recommend her."
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Took Viola lessons from Chris H.
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"Mr. Warren explained very well on how i could improve my techniques in playing the viola. I learned alot from my first lesson and hope to learn more with him."
Olivia
Took Viola lessons from Luther 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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"He has a great personality, perfect for kids!"
Gisella
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"I studied viola from 4th grade through college and have had many different teachers. I took a very long break from studying because it was getting to be too much like work and no fun.
Returning as an adult student was a tough decision for me, but Kendra has made it fun again! We've worked through some of my old bad habits that none of my previous teachers addressed and I can play without left hand pain for the first time in my life. It's amazing!

Kendra is patient and encouraging and has really helped me rediscover my joy and love of playing the viola. I can't recommend her enough!"
Angelique
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"We had great encounter with Ms. Danielle. Lovely woman full of knowledge,personality, and a love for instruments. She has a way to convey her expertise to her students. Wouldn’t hesitate to utilize her in our future!"
Rylee
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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"Julia has a genuine interest in her student’s progress. She is dedicated to teaching as much as she is to play the piano and viola"
Max
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I wrote a review when my daughter was a beginner, as she started to learn viola at her middle school. 4 years later, after 1 all-state, 2 district honors, and 1 London performances - all thanks to Kendra - my daughter continues to learn under Kendra's encouraging, precise instructions. Thank you Kendra!!!!"
Kay
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"She is awesome awesome. Teaches with great patient. My daughter learning and playing Viola. Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher!"
anu
Took Viola lessons from Panagiota K.
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"from karsyn your the best viola teacher ever"
Stacey
Took Viola lessons from Chelsea S.
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