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Elias S.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
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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, 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!
Grace
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Tigran N.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks Armenian, Russian, English
  • Master's degree from Yerevan State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
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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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Julia M.

13 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Master of Music from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Julia M.

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As a graduate of The Juilliard School and a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I have extensive experience performing as a classical violinist and violist in solo, chamber, and orchestral music. I have been playing the violin since the age of 5 and have participated recently in many well known music programs such as the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Music Academy of the West, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Aspen Music Festival. I have experience teaching in violin sections in orchestra and group classes through the Tufts Community Music Program. 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 violin technique in order to produce the best sound, while allowing the student to pick their repertoire based on their musical preferences, however always encouraging exploration of the classical genre!

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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Cody B.

10 Reviews
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  • Education from Johnson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Joshua
A great teacher! Highly recommend.
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Becky
Really great at getting into the kind of help I need to learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians
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Ming-hang T.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin
  • Master of Music with Academic Honors in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Ming-hang T.

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I believe in developing students’ full potential step by step, as a mentor, to inspire them to foresee a higher vision. To me, every student is an expert learner without limitations. Tailored to each student’s learning progress and needs, my lessons include practice tasks based on pedagogical principles from both the traditional approach and the Suzuki method. My top priorities in teaching include good posture and confidence to perform. I emphasize the importance of aural development by listening to recordings carefully to recognize fundamentals, such as tunes and rhythms, as well as more detailed aspects, such as articulations and tone quality. I also focus on performance practices and interpretations of each musical composition. Overall, I see every lesson as a lesson in life, equipping my students to face challenges with practicable strategies for understanding personal skills, such as patience, determination, consistency, focus, self-motivation, memory, logic, self-awareness with ...

About Ming-hang

With his lifelong visions in enriching people’s lives through music, Ming-hang is an active violinist who enjoys his passion in violin playing since the age of four. His outstanding skills and technique in violin performance, with superb communications to deliver precise teaching points at each le

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Michael
As soon as the lesson began Mr. Ming-hang jumped right in and started to go over all of the important information a beginner like myself needed to start learning the violin efficiently. He was very clear and encouraging through out the lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone who is wanting to further there violin career or even for beginners with no prior knowledge of the violin.
Florette A.
I have been Mr. Tam's student for a little bit over a month now and I have to say he is one of the best, if not the best, teachers that I have ever had. I am a high schooler, and I had been playing the violin for a long time by the time I started taking lessons with Mr. Tam. He wasted no time in beginning the lessons. We started off basically where I had ended with my old teacher, with advanced scales and a piece of my choosing. Throughout the weeks, he follows up by sending me an email asking if I had any questions for him before the next session the following week. He records every session and sends them to me so that I can review my mistakes and listen to the tips that he suggests. Overall, he is an amazing violinist and teacher. He has a great sense of humor and is knowledgeable in the world of classical music. He will explain things thoroughly if you do not understand and seems to take great joy in his profession.
Roxxana
The instructor is very attentive to skills and needs. He is patient and passionate as about teaching the violin. He explains things in an easy to understand manner. He was very enthusiastic about my improvement and stated how happy he was to see improvement. He is knowledgeable about his craft and comes off as a friendly and likable instructor.
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Chenyu Z.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 3 to 80
  • Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin
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Chenyu Z.

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I teach from the Suzuki and Essential Elements violin books.
I have experience playing in high school, university, and community orchestras.

About Chenyu

I️ teach from books that give students a strong foundation in music theory. I️ also use computer software to create/edit sheet music so my students can play their favorite songs at their level. I relocated to Aventura in June 2019 and lived for 4 years in Michigan prior. I taught over 50 stud

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Gianna L.
Our daughter has only has one lesson so far, but she came home with a big smile! She was excited about what she had learned, and is looking forward to her next lesson! She was very comfortable with Chenyu, and said she definitely wants her to teach her piano in the future.
Sydney
We got our daughter a violin for Christmas and she was kind of nervous for her first lesson. Chenyu immediately put her at ease. Sh is very patient and explains things very well. Looking forward to the next lesson
Alix
Chenyu is an absolutely fantastic teacher! She instantly puts my daughter at ease, while keeping her on track with lessons. I couldn't be happier with her teaching style!

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"Emily is a wonderful instructor! She is patient and has very effective teaching techniques. Thanks Emily- I've learned so much in just 3 lessons!"
Jizhe
Took Violin lessons from Emily S.
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"Within a half hour lesson I learned the proper way hold the bow and the chords to pluck for twinkle twinkle little star. You can feel how excited she is to be teaching someone her passsion. I'd definately recommend her."
Barrie
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"Our first violin lesson with Speedy was awesome! He is kind and walks you through the lesson and covers a lot of pertinent material without overwhelming the student. He did a wonderful job!"
Logan
Took Violin lessons from Speedy B.
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"My son did a 45 minutes class and by the time he was finished he was reading and playing music 🎼🤗. Antoinette made it so easy and simple"
Khalee
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"Jessica was great. My daughter was so happy that she learned so much just on the first session that she literally cried."
Selina
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"We had our first lesson on Violin last week, and my son has been quite happy and pleased with Damien. We initially were not sure if we had chosen the right person as Damien's main instrument was not Violin. We are sure now & have not made a mistake by choosing Damien.
He was very helpful and followed up twice after the lesson on next steps & what my son needs to practice before next week."
Naveen
Took Violin lessons from Damien G.
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"Nicholas is very helpful and accommodating. I'm trying to learn this instrument while in grad school and would not be able to do so if not for Nicholas."
Paul
Took Violin lessons from Nicholas H.
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"My son's first lesson with Assunta went great. He said Assunta was able to explain things better than his previous teachers in a way that was easy for him to understand. She was very supportive, giving my son new-found enthusiasm for learning violin. She teaches using the same beginner book we already had, which was a big plus. She also sent some extra music that would be fun for him to play. He looks forward to practicing once again!"
Elric
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"Jacqueline is an amazing teacher and musician. Not only is she a master player but a gifted teacher. The two talents don't always go hand in hand. She quickly had me playing songs while also instilling the important basics of learning a good bow hand, fingering and ear training. Jae -- that's the name she goes by -- is a one of a kind find!"
Tom
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"We met Mary-Elizabeth for the first time in January 2009 by recommendation of The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
We were looking for a private violin teacher for my daughter Elisabeth, age 13, who at that time had never played an instrument before and was clearly shy and nervous about the project.
From the very first lesson, Mary-Elizabeth not only showed the skills and the basic technique of teaching the violin to younger children, but most impressing was her enthusiasme and joy that immidiately spread to the student. You could tell, that this was a teacher who loved playing too!!
And that opened all the doors for the difficult practising and today I have a daughter who enjoys so much playing that she brings the violin on every holiday to make sure she always has the instrument nearby!
I can sincerely recommend Mary-Elizabeth for teaching and I guarantee you, the students will love playing and look foreward to her lessons!"
Stine
Took Violin lessons from Mary-Elizabeth H.
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