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Raycurt J.

20 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
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Raycurt J.

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Melodies in your head and a song in your heart, but your voice isn't so great, or maybe it is. I can teach your to connect the physicality and express yourself with a Violin or Viola. (soprano or Alto). The tough part is learning hold to hold the violin properly. It takes a couple months to train the muscles a new stance. With my help your posture and breathing will become as one with the music It's not a myth, the violin is the most complex instrument to learn.

Comprehensive program with ear training and reading music.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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Joshua C.
Raycurt has the knowledge and passion for the arts that makes for an excellent teacher. Highly recommend.
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Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Zachary J.

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Have played violin for over 25 years, taught for over 15 years.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirationa

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
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Daniel L.

2 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Daniel L.

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Violin is the air I breathe and I love teaching it! While I make most of my money performing and improvising on the violin, I have classical training and I take the pedagogy of music and specifically the violin as a very serious responsibility because of how it has shaped my life both in health and in injury. Don't worry, we still have a lot of fun in lessons :)

I tailor my approach to the needs of each individual student I have. (I recently found out I'm good at teaching online so I'm taking this site more seriously now) Unless you are an advanced player looking to improvise, we will likely begin my devising some exercises to work on posture and technical foundation based on your needs. If you are a complete beginner or are seeking lessons for your child, then we will start at the beginning :)

Young students taking online lessons must have a parent in the room to take practice notes (I will help you with what to write) and that parent or their partner must be willing to help guide

About Daniel

Hi! My name is Daniel and I have been playing the violin since I was 6 years old. I first plugged in to play with a band at 16. I have classical training and have studied with members of the Minnesota Orchestra (a top ten global orchestra), as well as international soloist, Ittai Shapira. I'm fro

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Justine
Daniel is such a great instructor. We began at home/in-person lessons for our son and Daniel immediately connected with him. He made the lessons fun and absorbable, such that we saw progression each week. The lessons went so well that when we purchased a home over an hour away, we decided to try online lessons, and everything is going just as well!
Karisa
Daniel does a wonderful job making learning an instrument fun. The kids look forward to lessons each week and he caters to their individual strengths and skill levels.
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Cindle V.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Magnolia Science Academy
  • Music Education from Malone University
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Cindle V.

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Learning the violin is hard but with hard work, you can do it. Ear training is a must and I work on that and music theory as well.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of l

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Andy
Very good instruction. Looking forward to more lessons
Beth
Clear instructions
Walter
While only the first lesson, Cindle had me thinking about chess in a way that I never had.
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Jenna B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jenna B.

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In the lessons, I always take the time to get to know the student's interests and learning style. I like to use warm-up cards, poems, creatures and all kinds of fun things to make the lesson interesting. For extra incentive I also send lesson notes each week, which helps to remind us both what we worked on in the lesson, and what the student is expected to practice. For more advanced students, the lesson notes also include composer studies and music history. When needed or requested, I'll send video tutorials or recordings.

About Jenna

Hey there future violinist/violist/pianist! Let me tell you a little about my musical background. I began teaching while working on my Masters Degree in Orchestral Performance and have loved getting to know so many wonderful students ever since. For two years, I trained under a Suzuki certified teac

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Jessica B.

60 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Bachelor of Music- Violin from Shenandoah University
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded Maryland Distinguished Music Scholar from Nominated by the Baltimore School for the Arts
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Jessica B.

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Want to learn diverse repertoire, improve your rhythm, or finesse your technique? Take lessons that are engaging and fun, as well as focus on varied types of repertoire and styles, reading proficiency, musicality, technique and music theory so you are happy and confident with your playing!
I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for 12 years. I pride myself in making lessons tailored to your wants and needs so you meet your goals as fast as possible! My experience includes teaching private and group lessons at my private studio, students' homes, as well as at various music schools, summer camps and festivals. Advanced students have been awarded spots in All-State competitions, summer festivals and talent scholarships for college as well as admission at highly competitive Conservatories. I can't wait to work with you!

About Jessica

Music has been passion of mine since a very young age, so it was inevitable that it would end up being my career. Naturally, a love for teaching the wonders of music followed suit! I am classically trained professional violinist/violist with over 12 years of teaching (2 years specifically online!) a

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Minneapolis is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $92 per hour.
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"Cindy is wonderful! She does well working with children!"
Jocelyn
Took Violin lessons from Cindy H.
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"Excellent Teacher

Taking private lessons with Ms. Heins is great. I have learned a lot and the lessons are very enjoyable and the teaching environment is very comfortable. Ms. Heins always gives my parents an update of my progress after each lesson, which they are really impressed with."
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Took Violin lessons from Chris H.
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"Assunta is very experience and very nice. My kids love to learn violin with Assunta."
Anna
Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"Ms. Cauley is a great violin teacher! I wanted to continue learning violin through the pandemic and Ms. Cauley helped me improve so much at that time with online lessons. She was able to easily share her music sheets with me during the lesson online and was very patient. She always had excellent practice tips and always answered my questions so thoroughly. After every lesson, she posted our lesson notes which I found so helpful throughout my week of practicing on my own. Also, I auditioned twice for my youth orchestra while under her instruction and advanced both times! She really is the best!"
Sia
Took Violin lessons from Lauren C.
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"Thank you Chaul for a great lesson and also for being so patient with me when my computer didn't log into the session right away. I enjoyed my first lesson and am excited to have such a fabulous teacher that sent me material and information to prepare for my first session. I feel confident that I will be able to progress and I know that I will enjoy learning with you. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Indira
Took Violin lessons from Chaul Y.
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"So patient and cheerful and encouraging! Thank you 🙏"
Mona
Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Y.
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"Instructor is patient and eager to teach. We have had two other instructors. Amy is wonderful. My daughter Mady will benefit and learn a lot. So glad she is Mady instructor."
Mady
Took Violin lessons from Amy R.
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"I am a beginner. Her instructions are very clear and simple. She makes sure that I understand the basics concepts really well. I really enjoy going to her classes."
Anirudh
Took Violin lessons from Margaret G.
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Ayse
Took Violin lessons from Jesse M.
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"Daniel is excellent ! Highly recommended."
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Took Violin lessons from Daniel U.
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Hot Strings in the Chilly Twin Cities

By Greg B. - Minneapolis Violin Teacher

As a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, I have been finding out just what a Midwest winter means. Although I’m from New York, spending the last 6 years living in Miami and Los Angeles didn’t help me prepare for the chill here. But there have been some performances this winter that have been so blazing, they warmed me right to the core. If you are a student aspiring to take violin lessons in Minneapolis, you have some excellent talent to emulate.

This city has hosted many stellar string players, true musicians that redefine the possibilities of the instrument. First on my list is Andrew Bird, violinist and songwriter. His performances in December at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral were remarkable. Bird combines his violin prowess

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with guitar, singing, and whistling, all of which he runs through a looper in order to create an orchestra of himself. His latest CD, Useless Creatures, is worth checking out if you haven’t heard it.

Next comes a local favorite of mine, Jelloslave. Consisting of 2 cellos, tablas and a drum kit, Jelloslave blurs the boundaries between jazz, Afro-Cuban, Indian and even pop to create something spectacular. With infectious grooves and soaring melodies, this quartet will engage you for the whole performance. Finally, there’s the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, a unique band that starts with progressive bluegrass before launching off into jazz, world, and rock compositions. Lisi Wright, the band’s violinist, fits right in with the electrified ensemble, improvising catchy licks one second and rocking out the next.

As an instructor teaching violin lessons in Minneapolis, I encounter many beginning students who are frustrated with their supposedly slow progress on the instrument. All their friends that play guitar are able to crank out pop songs in no time flat, and they can barely manage to get through Old McDonald. But the violin should not be compared to the guitar or any other instrument. It is a unique tool with its own advantages and disadvantages. For musical neophytes, an instrument where the only fixed pitches are four open strings can make the violin appear unapproachable. But just as Rome was not built in one day, violin mastery is not attainable in a month. It's important for the student to keep focused on their improvement, day by day, week by week. If you are able to enjoy the experience of discovery and the knowledge that comes with diligent practice, then the end goal becomes much less critical to the ego. Keep this in mind the next time you hit a roadblock during your violin lessons in Minneapolis.

No matter what your taste in music, there’s sure to be a great concert this winter that will warm you right up. So get out there, explore the diverse music scene in the Twin Cities, and take violin lessons in Minneapolis!

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