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Julia M.

13 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Julia M.

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As a graduate of the Juilliard School and a former violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I continue to gain musical knowledge every day. I strive to pass this along to my students, from basic technique to advanced musical concepts. I have experience teaching privately, providing practice help sessions, and in group classes and orchestra sections. I grew up learning through the Suzuki method, so I encourage learning by ear and emphasize the importance of efficient and organized practice. In a lesson with me, I would focus on learning classical viola technique in order to produce the best juicy and rich viola sound. I encourage the student to choose their repertoire based on their musical preferences, however I always encourage exploration of the classical genre! I teach with the goal of showing my students how to best improve on their own in their individual practice. A good ear, consistent technique, and beautiful, deep, unique violist musicality will all be my focus in my ...

About Julia

Hello, my name is Julia! I have a masters in Viola Performance from The Juilliard School, am the viola Academist with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, and a former violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I teach both viola and violin, from beginner to advanced levels. I am also available for prac

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Jeffrey
I just completed my first lesson with Julia and it was light years beyond what I had expected. Julia is a personable and delightful person who put me at ease almost immediately, but equally important, she has an intrinsic understanding of the instrument and quickly assessed where I was in my skill level and what was needed for me to advance. I really enjoyed my lesson and feel like I made the right choice in an instructor.:)
Jacqueline Roemer
Wow. Love this incredible expertise. Best teacher,
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Tigran N.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Armenian, Russian, English
  • Master's degree from Yerevan State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia
  • Awarded Prizewinner from Union Of Composers Of Armenia
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Tigran N.

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I strongly believe that, if every child would be provided with an ideal environment, would gain extraordinary ability. There are no exceptions. No one can tell how able man is by the nature. What is known is the ability that is spoiled or developed. It cannot be denied that most children speak their native languages beautifully by learning about 3000-4000 words by age 5 or 6. Nothing can clearer demonstrate of the original power of the human mind. Through the years of studying and teaching music I realized that this is the most important concept for developing each kid's talent, to increase his or her ability to the maximum. Therefore I am combining the great methods of teaching violin. The Suzuki method and the Russian school method. Suzuki method helps at the earliest stage of playing an instrument and I am using later Russian school method for more advanced period of studying.

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About Tigran

Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conserv

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Byung Y.
Very patient, very knowledgeable and
great personality.
Katherine
Tigray was very professional yet friendly. My son really enjoyed his first lesson with him.
Hadria S.
Tigran is a skillful, kind, patient and honest teacher. I’m a beginning adult learner and have been progressing very quickly with his help. Tigran’s teaching is structured and organized while keeping the lessons challenging and interesting enough to want to keep going. I value his time and knowledge. I also intend to continue learning the violin from Tigran for the long term. HIGHLY recommend!
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Elias S.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Kim
Elias is a GREAT teacher! I'm an adult learning mandolin as a beginner while working on original songs with friends. He does an excellent job tailoring lessons to my specific needs and current level of proficiency, instead of imposing his own rigid constructs for me to learn. He's professional, punctual, articulate, a font of resources, matches drills and technique activities for my learning levels, and corrects errors in technique as objectively as he recognizes improvements. His demeanor is calm, and professional but warm and supportive. I highly recommend Elias to anyone learning mandolin or violin!
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Farobag C.

45 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 1981
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy applied for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Randy Zart
The best piano teacher I've ever had!!
I started taking lessons at 65yrs old, to help reduce stress. My lessons with Farobag were amazing. He has the patience of a saint.
Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
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Lauren S.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical viola, alto fiddle traditional tunes, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with ar

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Cindy W.
Great lesson!
Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Julia L.

36 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese, Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Julia L.

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When I teach, I strive to help students learn the most efficient practice methods and to develop a healthy attitude towards learning music. Your progression on the instrument is what will take you to the next step. Either playing solo and chamber and orchestra have the same core values: beautiful tone production, fine intonation, pure rhythm, expressive playing, knowledge of musical styles, acute listening, excellent ensemble skills. If you study with me, I will help you master these concepts and techniques at your own pace and help you find your own musical voice through playing the viola/piano.
I look forward to working with each of you :)

About Julia

I have been playing the piano for 24 years and the viola for 17 years, and have been classically trained in both. Since I was 18th I have participated in many well-known music festivals and masterclasses, and have performed in Taiwan, China, Singapore, Germany, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, K

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Harrison
I love every moment I learn with Julia, she's one of the best music teachers I've ever had, very professional and inspiring. I definitely recommend her!
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Great teacher, extremely patient

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The average cost of 60-minute online viola lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
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"Excellent teacher with lots of passion and patience! My daughter has been taking lessons with Julia for a few weeks now, she has improved significantly, and she loves practising so much now!"
Kim
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I'm the gramma of Chloe (the student)who is 12 yrs old and taking Viola lessons from Jill over Zoom for home school. And I have to say as I was listening in the background I was thinking, Wow! It's as if they're old friends already! She has a very reassuring and friendly personality. And Chloe already learned something in that first lesson when Jill was trying to assess Chloe's abilities. I'm sure you'll immediately like her teaching abilities as much as we do."
Chloe
Took Viola lessons from Jill Z.
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"Elizabeth was very flexible and worked with us perfectly. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t change!"
Ava
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"I had a great first lesson with Kendra, she is an excellent viola teacher!"
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Catherine did a lovely job with my 9 year old daughter!"
Anke
Took Viola lessons from Catherine W.
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"Julia is a wonderful teacher with great patience. And of course she plays very well and I learned a lot from her!"
Esther
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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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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"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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"We have tried a few instructors for strings and they were not the right fit for us. We finally struck GOLD with Charles! Very professional, not at all condescending with his feedback (this was our problem with a couple others), taught my son things he has not learned in school in terms of correct form/placement of viola, and bow technique. We are very excited for the next lesson!"
Stratton
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"She’s a great artist and teacher. I have began taking lessons with Julia for a while. I have shown significant improvement since then and love her as an instructor. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Linda
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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Online Viola Classes

The viola is a four-stringed instrument in the violin family. Though it may look similar to the violin, the viola is slightly larger and has a lower, more resonant sound. And some say that the viola is actually more challenging to play than the violin.

While violists often cover accompaniment parts or fill in the harmonies in chamber music, the viola sound is a very important sound in the ensemble. Violists play an essential role in the orchestra, and therefore, they must know this instrument in and out.

Whether you are eager to pick up the viola for the first time or want to improve your viola playing skills, turn to TakeLessons. We offer online viola classes for students of any age and music level. Our one-on-one teachers will help you lea

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Why Take Viola Lessons Online

Taking a class and learning a skill does not need to be a hassle. Instead of signing up for in-person instruction, why not take an online course? With our online classes, you do not have to worry about finding time to drive to and from class to meet with your instructor. But rather, you can log on from wherever you have internet access. Our virtual classes provide you with the freedom and flexibility to learn whenever is most convenient for you.

Our online viola classes are easy and stress-free. Start by choosing an instructor who has a schedule that aligns with your preferences. You can find teachers who can teach in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings and during any day of the week. Once you find one with a suitable schedule, you can connect via your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera. Our online lessons let you decide where and when you want to learn, making it easier than ever to master your viola skills.

The Benefits of Viola Lessons Online

Here at TakeLessons, we understand the importance of private instruction. We know that students learn at different speeds and require individual attention, and that’s why our teachers provide one-on-one instruction for every student.

When you learn the viola online with us, your teacher will assess your needs and help you work toward your music goals. Whether you need to brush up on your sight-reading skills or want to master a challenging new piece of music, your private instructor will provide you with the tools to exceed. No matter what you would like to focus on, our online viola classes can help.

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Ready to find the ideal viola instructor? Browse our inventory of certified viola instructors until you find your perfect match. Read each one’s profile, learn about their experience and expertise, review student feedback, and check their availability. You can even start a conversation with them in advance to ensure they’re a good fit.

Sign up for viola lessons online with TakeLessons today, and you will be ready to shine in the orchestra in no time.