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Popular Violin Teachers Near Ardara

Elliott R.

West Mifflin, PA
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Michael H.

Conway, PA
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Jessica M.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Elliott R. West Mifflin, PA

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

About Me

Hi, my name is Elliott and I am a native of Penn Hills, Pa. My primary instrument is the trombone which I started playing at the age of 9. I also played violin, cello, and electric bass. I received my bachelor's degree from Edinboro University of Pa and my master's degree from New Jersey City University majoring in music education and performance. I am currently a member of the Pittsburgh Musicians Union and Delegate for the American Federation of Musicians of the U.S. and Canada. I am also a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and the International Trombone Association. I have performed with the Harold Betters, Trombone Forum Big Band, and the North Suburban Symphonic Band.

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I currently teach at the WPCC Melody Shop in West Mifflin, Pa. I teach brass, strings, and woodwind instruments. I am a laid back music teacher. When I teach, I try to make music fun and enjoying while still teaching the basic fundamentals. I pick specific things for my students to practice but I also let them play things they like so they continue to enjoy music and want to learn more.

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I specialize in the form and analysis of music. Braking down the music to its simplest form and billing on the fundamnetals

Michael H. Conway, PA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

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I specialize in teaching the guitar. While my own style of interest is classical, I have vast experience teaching and playing blues, jazz, rock, folk, and flamenco guitar styles. I have advanced degrees in music education and have taught a wide variety of students ranging from beginners, to college guitar majors.

Jessica M. Pittsburgh, PA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, English, French, History, Language, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Reading, Singing, Violin

About Me

I have been an active performer in both the operatic and concert repertory. In the past few years, I have been a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Theater, in the Toledo Orchestra’s Christmas concert, and at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival. I originated the role of Dari in Lookinglass Theater at Ravinia’s production of SitaRam. Recent opera credits include Dorabella in Cosě Fan Tutte and Mme Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, as well as Beppe (L'Amico Fritz) in 2005 in Italy. She has also performed scenes from L’Elisir D’Amore (Adina), The Rape of Lucretia (Female Chorus), Der Freischütz (Agathe), Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde), Madama Butterfly (title role), Arabella (title role), Suor Angelica (title role), Don Giovanni (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira), and Medea (Glauce). I received her Bachelor’s of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and my Masters from Indiana University.

I began training as a violinist, studying with teachers at the Cleveland Institute of Music, DePaul University, and the Oberlin conservatory for seventeen years. From violin, my interests expanded into vocal music, and became a member of the Chicago Children's Choir for ten years. From there, I decided to pursue a career in classical music, focusing on voice. As a teacher of singing, I'm passionate about my students making progress in a fun and healthy way. If a student is interested in getting a thorough technique in the fundamentals of singing, they can then go on to sing any type of music they choose in the healthiest and easiest manner possible. I have taught professionally at the Oberlin Conservatory's Secondary Lessons program, Avon Lake School of Music, and am a current teacher at UNCSA's Community Music School, as well as maintaining my own private studio. I have worked with all levels, from teenagers looking to do well at a talent show and adults wanting to learn to match pitch to budding professional singers.

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One of the most important fundamentals in any musical study is that of body awareness. A student has no idea if something is correct by merely how it sounds, which is why how it looks and how it feels are essential. I make sure to frequently check in with the student as to how they feel when they perform a specific task, tying everything together to what is happening in their body.

At a first lesson, as student will be asked what their musical experiences are, and what is their favorite kind of music to listen to and sing. Their goals in taking lessons will be assessed, whether they wish to pursue a career or merely want to have fun with music. From there, I will hear them vocalize for a brief period and we can see where they are musically. Some exercises will be introduced, and hopefully by the second lesson they can begin working on repertoire catered to their personal taste and level of ability. After a few months of hard work both at home and in the studio, they should notice a dramatic change in how they feel and how they sound when performing. Their abilities and range will have increased, and they will have a much greater understanding of how the vocal mechanism works.

For violin, I was trained in the Suzuki method and I believe that it is the best way to teach younger students. Starting with the basics of holding the violin to playing one open string at a time is essential and repetition is key for the body to adapt to playing the violin. For adults, I am more willing to skip around between Suzuki and traditional training, but for beginning students, I really find it to be quite the ideal progression of both music and exercises.

I teach voice at all levels, but can only teach violin and music theory at the beginning to early intermediate levels. I also have a cat that lives in my home, so if you or your child are allergic, please tell the TakeLessons team!

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The teachers home studio lessons includes an upright piano and the lessons are in the dining room. Seating is available. Recordings of lessons or of mock performances can be made easily and are encouraged.

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I subscribe to the American-Italian school of singing, as taught by Richard Miller. I specialize in classical voice, because I believe that it is the healthiest style of singing. I have a deep appreciation for church music and musical theater, and I try to bring classical techniques to these styles of singing for those who are not interested in opera or classical song literature.

Megan G.

Pittsburgh, PA
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George C.

Crescent, PA
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Andrew L.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Megan G. Pittsburgh, PA

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I have no preference for my student's age and gender, as long as they are over the age of seven.

George C. Crescent, PA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Math, English, Fiddle, Geometry, Guitar, History, Language, Math, Music Theory, Pre Algebra, Reading, Science, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Violin

About Me

With an under-graduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Music Education and a Master's in Counseling, years of experience teaching ESL and passing the TOEFL, over 35 years of songwriting and enabling children and adults in getting their GEDs, I have a wide-background in helping you to master your goals.

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Classes are designed around your needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Using Studio One via 2-Channel Audiobox for mastering recording
15 years of Finale Music Notation software for composing

*** Travel Equipment ***
Their own instrument or coordinate to get a rental or purchase

*** Specialties ***
Classical violin having studied with 1st Violinist Pittsburgh Symphony and majored at Clarion Sate College in Music Education
Self-taught guitar

Andrew L. Pittsburgh, PA

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Violin

About Me

I've been a professional violinist for 15 years with over 15 years of teaching experience. The students that I teach are of every age and my goal is to teach each student a curriculum that is tailored specifically to their needs and abilities. I create lessons and a learning environment that allows students to meet their musical aspirations, whether it be professional learning or amateur pleasure.

I have been studying violin, including jazz, classical, and fiddle styles,with some of the most respected teachers in the world for 26 years. I've attended some of the best accredited conservatories including the Manhattan School of Music's Preparatory division and Eastman School of Music. Currently, when I'm not teaching, I perform with the Tri-Cities opera and Binghamton Symphony.

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