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Kirsten M.

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Nashville, TN
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Fargo South High School Hall of Fame from Fargo School District
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kirsten M.

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Whether you're a beginner or an advanced violinist preparing for an audition, whether your lesson takes place online or in my Nashville studio, I seek to help meet the goals of each student on their journey learning the violin. With 24 years experience as a member of a professional symphony orchestra, I know firsthand how important it is to learn how to play in a way that feels comfortable, without muscle tension. Developing good habits while having fun learning the essentials describes a typical lesson. If you have a favorite song you'd like to learn, feel free to bring it to the lesson!

About Kirsten

I'm a professional violinist in Nashville, TN. I graduated from DePaul university in Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. I was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where I received training from the world's top conductors to become a professional orchestral musician.

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Melissa
Kirsten is a wonderful teacher! She’s very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend!
Tami
Me and my daughter had a great experience with Kirsten! She is very warm, flexible, and has a friendly, professional teaching style. An overall lovely person who is very talented at her craft. Would definitely recommend!
Lou
Kirsten Mitchell and I first met in a classroom at Austin Peay University where she was teaching a beginners violin class with individual instruction. Nearly all of her students turned out to be teenagers. Retired, I had already turned 65.
Over time, and with patient, coaching, and encouragement from Kirsten, I have learned to play several
Bach pieces, among others. Each new work requires that yet another skill or technique be learned. We have made our way from great simplicity to greater complexity, each step requiring more control and capacity.
How did we do that? Examples! When my attempts at discovery came short, Kirsten could always provide examples so matter-of-fact that they seldom intimidated. Just try it; just do it! It’s like learning from a big sister or parent who only desires your success and would do what it takes to accomplish that.
There have been times when my vote would have been for her to leave violin study to someone who had a brighter future. But, Kirsten seemed to sense that, and found understanding words and suggestions that turned my outlook towards optimism, and had me reaching deeper into myself to get through that dry spell.
Play squeaky? “Listen to this, and play along with me; listen to my tone and see if you can match it. Your F’s are a little high; need to be flatter. Move your finger a little on the string. Let’s play it together. See the spacing between second and third fingers here? Hold your bow this way and keep your fingers flexible. Watch how my hand works, then you try it. “ And it goes on, and on. Kirsten never seems to tire of coaching and mentoring.
What a contrast. An old guy with modest capabilities being taught by a thorough professional that makes her living with the NSO. A professional musician who can shrink the gulf between what she can do so well and what I struggle to learn, but always a friendly adult who can teach as though it is all that really mattered.
We revere and recognize those who enrich our lives, especially our teachers. They help us reach our goals. Kirsten Mitchell is one of the most memorable people I’ve met.
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Jennifer A.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Instrumental Artist of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
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Jennifer A.

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Featured in concert by WILLIE NELSON and with over 30 years of live performance and teaching experience, Jennifer's plethora of musical knowledge in various genres makes her a high in-demand instructor ranging from beginner to advanced. A background in Suzuki ear training and classical studies combined with fiddle, jazz and improvisational skills enables Jennifer to custom tailor music instruction towards each individual student's goals and needs.

About Jennifer

Featured in concert by WILLIE NELSON and recipient of the LA Music Awards' 'INSTRUMENTAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR', Jennifer A. graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, studied violin performance at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland and performs throughout the world. With over 30 years of

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Robert
In a word.... Awesome!!!
Jennifer
Jennifer goes above and beyond as a teacher, mentor and champion for her students. She’s patient, kind, and insanely talented. We’ve been so lucky to have her as a teacher to my teen. She’s the best!
Kendra P.
An amazing instructor. She really goes out of her way to tailor my lessons and songs chosen to me and to help me become a better musician. She is also always so encouraging and fun to work with!
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Emily S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Emily S.

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Violin is my primary instrument I can teach violin students from the very beginning to the college level. I will happily work on any style of violin music with you!

About Emily

My name is Emily, and I am looking for students of all ages and abilities! I have been playing violin for 14 years and have a degree in violin performance from Temple University's Boyer College of Music. I have taught violin in various music programs in the Philadelphia area. I can also teach viola

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Natalie Z.
Very nice and professional. My daughter loves her.
Jessi
I’m an adult viola student which is kind of different for me. I started playing again after a couple years and I’m trying to learn ways to play with other musicians. Emily has been really good with helping me focus on what I want to learn. She is patient with me and also plays with me and makes me feel comfortable in my lesson. afterwards I feel good and positive and I want to play more! I suggest her for anyone trying to be creative and wants to improve on tempo, rythm, tone etc. she’s good.
Angie C.
It is a year later and my daughter is playing well. Anje enjoys her classes and thinks Emily is a great instructor.
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Alyssa P.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Presented Paper from National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, 2016
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Alyssa P.

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My teaching philosophy is that music is for ALL ages and ALL abilities. I love teaching foremost because of the connection between student and teacher; I have been really blessed to have some wonderful mentors throughout my life, and I value being able to mentor others. I am here as a teacher to see you for your unique set of strengths, interests, and goals.

About Alyssa

Hello! I am a violinist and composer. I have studied violin for 20 years, recording and performing professionally over the past 10 years. I played with the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras from 2011-2012. In 2014 I released my first solo EP composed for violin, loop pedal, and voice. In 20

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William
I have been with Alyssa for almost a year now. I have progressed so far. The classes are always fun and I feel like I gain something every time we meet. Though I am a ways from being proficient, I am quite pleased with the speed in which I am progressing. I am glad to have Aylssa as my instructor.
William
My first lesson was very good. She took the time to explain and we progressed at a good pace. She explained things and showed me proper techniques to hold the violin and the bow. Overall the lesson was fun and exciting.
Rachel
I started working with Alyssa in person when she was teaching violin in Salt Lake City. Once she moved to Los Angeles I agreed to try the online lessons. I have found this method of learning to be very valuable. Alyssa has a unique way of teaching. While the traditional principles of violin playing are taught Alyssa includes mindfulness and breath in her methods. She also introduces improvisation and takes music beyond its notes on the page.
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Danielle F.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music - Concentrations in Music Performance and Music Education from James Madison University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Danielle F.

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I am a professional violinist who also holds a valid VA teaching license. I focus on student-centered learning to make sure everyone gets the instruction they need. Whether you're looking to start on the right foot, get ahead in school, or take your playing to the next level, I'm here to help!

About Danielle

Hello! My name is Danielle and I'm a strings teacher (don't worry - I teach the fun stuff too!). I've been playing violin since age 5, viola since age 13, and 'cello since age 18. I have Bachelors Degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education from James Madison University, and I play both Violin

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Elena L.
Great with my daughter and very friendly
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Matthew A.
Danielle was a very intuitive teacher- she listened to my goals, and helped provide me with a clear path toward them, conquering some of the basics, scales, pentatonic, and such... but also some of the more advanced nuances like harmonics and vibrato. If you are trying to learn violin or fiddle, I'd recommend Danielle.
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Jonathan G.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Jonathan G.

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I have two graduate degrees in Music Performance. I have taught this subject for over twenty years. I have played as a regular substitute violinist with the Seattle Symphony.

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Adam
I've been taking piano lessons with Jonathan for over a month now and I've been very pleased with his teaching. He's extremely knowledgeable and skilled, but what I appreciate most is his enthusiasm during lessons. He keeps the lessons fun, even when the subject matter is difficult. On top of this, he's just a cool, nice guy who I've enjoyed getting to know.
Brandon
Working with Johnathan has been a joy.

It was my purpose setting out to study music in general, not just to study an instrument but to use the instrument as a means of approaching music in the abstract. I set out to study music’s mechanics and theoretical foundations.

Jonathan is very knowledgeable and very meticulous. He has a precise and analytical sort of mind, and very strong foundations in his classical training.

To have a wealth of knowledge in one's subject is not enough, one also has to know how to teach (which is a whole skillset of its own). It is clear Jonathan is an experienced teacher. I have never felt rushed with Jonathan, he is very generous with his time. He provides ample resources for study outside of our sessions, and is quick to respond to emails. He has lent me books, sent me links to videos, and provided me with plenty of homework.

Jonathan has also been very accommodating in allowing me to have some authority in planning lessons and exploring my own interests. Particularly I wanted to study modal music and found a folk song in the Locrian Mode. We took a break from the Suzuki work we had been doing and he helped me transcribe the song and practice.

I could not recommend Jonathan enough, I am switching focus from violin to piano for the time being and will be employing him as my piano tutor, and I’m very much considering taking spanish lessons under his tutelage as well.
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.

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"Very patient! He works with my 6 year old child! I am anxious to continue lessons! She learned so much with just 5 lessons! She knows how to read music! She is very comfortable with the violin now!"
Yolanda
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"Keiko is a great teacher, very supportive and encouraging, and definitely patient. She is obviously very accomplished, and so it translates well into her teaching."
Tauland
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter"
Maureen
Took Violin lessons from Maureen S.
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Earl S
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Susanna is very patient music teacher. My son is loving his music lessons."
Sonia
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"I began violin as an adult. Cameron has always made certain lessons are at my level. If a technique needs more work, we focus on that. I always leave a lesson feeling like I am learning, and knowing I will continue to progress."
Stacy
Took Violin lessons from Cameron K.
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"Thank you so much for being so nice, and teaching me so many things!"
Ishan
Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"It's my 4th lesson...and I am so happy with my progress ! I'm learning so much ! Today...I got a much better understanding of Flats and Sharps and quarter notes, 8th notes, 16th notes, dotted quarter, dotted 8th, and triplets. She drew a diagram that made it so much easier to understand ! For Homework...I'll be practicing a music piece with a metronome..first time !!! Learning to play the violin is is a lot of fun...!!! Alethia is a great Teacher !!!"
andres
Took Violin lessons from Alethia E.
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"Dr. Chin Kim is an excellent teacher. He is kind, patient and detailed, and will work with you on a skill until you’ve mastered it. I’ve studied with him on-and-off since 2012 (I moved around a bit), and every time I go back to lessons, I improve exponentially. All levels of students, from beginner to professional, can learn a lot from him."
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Chin K.
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"Very nice and good teacher."
Advika
Took Violin lessons from Amanda M.
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