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Kirsten M.

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Nashville, TN
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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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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DaNece L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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DaNece L.

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Whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced student looking to improve your skills and musicality, I can help you wherever you're at! I have been teaching violin since 2008 and have both my bachelor's and master's degrees in violin performance. I stress a strong technical foundation in all my students through correct posture and relaxation while playing. I grew up in the Suzuki method and have been trained to use it for my beginning and intermediate students. I am a classically trained violinist and teacher, but can teach other genres as well!

About DaNece

I started the violin when I was eight years old and taught my first student when I was 17. As a musician, I love the experience of making music in professional orchestras, chamber groups, and solo playing as much as I love teaching it to students of every age and level. I am an approachable, nurturi

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Lily F.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Lily F.

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An accredited Suzuki violin teacher.
I've been teaching violin for 10 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to learn basic violin-playing posture, including correct bow-hold. I use Suzuki series books to teach my students, and add up some other etudes if needed. I love working with students of all ages and any levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Lily

With a Masters in Music Performance from The Ohio State University, and an accredited Suzuki violin teacher from training program at The School for Strings, NYC. I have 10 years private teaching experience and 1 year group class teaching experience at Jefferson Academy at The Ohio State University.

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Katie
Lily is the a great piano teacher for my 70+ year old mother. She is friendly and patient. She explains things well and in a way my mother can easily understand. She is punctual and my mother says that "the lessons pass so quickly!"
Sydney
My daughter shared that she liked Lily and Lily knew her stuff! Very satisfied with the first lesson.
Eti Gunawan
Lily is a great instructor. She knows how to communicate with students and how to hold them accountable so they can have self discipline. Her teaching method also effective as she showing students how to get better step by step.
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Maggie Z.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $61
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie, I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. I have performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 11 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano less

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Maria
Maggie's a great musician and she's great with teaching kids!
Loann
My 8-year-olds daughter has some minor learning delays, Maggie is very understanding & patient with her. She engages and makes the sessions fun. My daughter thinks she’s awesome and enjoys her sessions with Maggie.
Isabel R.
Maggie is a great teacher! I have only spent 3 sessions with her and I am making great progress. She's very patient and skilled. Her positivity encourages me and helps my advancement. I learn a lot from one lesson and I am excited to take more.
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Melissa F.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Of Music in Violin Performance from Hunter College
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Melissa F.

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I've been playing violin for 20 years now, & I've been teaching music to children & adults at schools & privately for 5 years. Everyone has a different learning style, & I pride myself on being able to teach many different personalities & students. More than anything, I believe learning should be fun & bring you joy! So to that end, I work to make sure my students have a great time learning, & walk away with new information & skills every lesson. I'd be happy to help you on your musical journey!

About Melissa

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to learn a bit more about me! I’m Melissa Folzenlogen, aka Baethoven, a Black and Japanese NY born and raised multi-instrumentalist and singer. I started studying music, specifically violin at 4 years old, and basically never stopped. I’ve played on streets an

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Ming ..
She's very patient and friendly, I highly recommend her.
Nicole H.
I had to learn the basics of violin for a film I am working on, and was only able to come in for three lessons with a Melissa - but let me just say, she was amazing! I can’t believe how far I came in just three sessions with her. She is so easy to be around and super accommodating in terms of scheduling. If I decide to pick back up with violin after I finish the film, I definitely will be back to Melissa. Thanks so much!!
Jennifer
I enjoy learning from Melissa, she is very patient with a warm personality. She always has great techniques to teach me. I feel like I'm learning and making progress with her instructions.
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelvin L.

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"Experienced violin teacher of 29 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical violin skills. I specialize in Suzuki , and fiddle Celtic music etc...,

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
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"There are many websites that will tell you instructors don't like teaching adults, but Elisa was a wonderful and patient instructor for all ages. She is able to adjust her approach to accommodate all age groups and skill levels. It's important to let Elisa know what your goals are so she can mold the lessons to help accomplish your goals. Elisa also arranges group rehearsals and recitals to broaden the students abilities in group settings (optional)."
Amy
Took Violin lessons from Elisa B.
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"He was great! Made us feel comfortable as beginners to the instrument and helped direct us to the best sized violin for my daughters height and arms length."
Lailah
Took Violin lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Everything went well. Just getting started and had a couple of starting issues with the violin but other than that, good!"
Makai
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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"Dr Kalantzi is very patient and instructive. She always encourages and challenges. I have been taking lessons for three years and have learned so much from her. She tries to tailor her lessons to the musical tastes of the student to keep you engaged in the lessons. Dr Kalantzi is a wonderful instructor!"
Lynn
Took Violin lessons from Panagiota K.
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"She is the best teacher ever"
Sarah
Took Violin lessons from Amy R.
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"Emily is a really good teacher and musician, very patient and helpful."
jennifer
Took Violin lessons from Emily S.
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"Erin has been helping my daughter to really make a beautiful sound, fixing her bad habits from a previous teacher, and teaching her how to tune and care for her violin on her own."
Michaela
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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"I was very excited to be taking lessons, I played when I was a little girl, & my husband knew this & bought me a violin for Christmas so I could play again... but I was nervous if I would be able to learn since I'm not young! Mr Lin is a great teacher, he is very patient, & made me feel very comfortable... and I'm teachable! Yeah! I did good... I'm going to keep practicing, and can't wait for my next lesson!"
Julie
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Dan puts a big emphasis on technique and it will likely make for a better player in the long run. Lessons have lots of examples and he checks for understanding frequently."
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"My 7 year old son and I take violin lessons with Mark both online and in-person. I returned to the violin after a 35 year hiatus and my goal was to play duets with my son. We are now doing just that under Mark’s guidance and instruction. I couldn’t be happier to have found Mark. He is excellent teacher, communicator and he has a wealth of knowledge. I am always learning something new and looking forward to our lessons every week!"
Peta
Took Violin lessons from Mark T.
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