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Popular Violin Teachers Near Clearwater

Danut M.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Rocky T.

Lutz, FL
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Hallie C.

Tampa, FL
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Danut M. Saint Petersburg, FL

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Fiddle, Meditation, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Romanian, Viola, Violin

About Me

Danut M. was born in Romania in 1981, started playing violin at the age of 4, played as a soloist for the first time with a professional orchestra at the age of 10, won multiple national and international violin competitions while in the National College of Art Ion Vidu in his native Timisoara and arrived to the United States in 2000 with a full music scholarship. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance, a Professional Violin Performance Certificate and a Master Degree in Music from the prestigious Lynn University Music Conservatory, graduating in 2007.

Danut is now playing violin with some of the best orchestras in Florida, such as the Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic and most recently The Florida Orchestra.

Danut started teaching in 2006, and ever since, students from his studio have won local concerto competitions, auditions and scholarships at prestigious music schools and festivals, such as the Interlochen Music Festival, in Michigan. Danut will gladly teach violin, viola and music theory students of all ages and levels. Danut also teaches piano students of all ages at the beginning level.

Danut currently lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida with his loving wife and naughty yorkie dog.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students of all ages are welcome to The Violin Studio. All lessons will be conducted in a relaxed, creative and enjoyable manner, employing a lot of patience and focus from both student and teacher. Parents and members of the family are welcome to attend.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stands, tuners, metronomes, student violin (full size), 61 keys keyboard, library of music.

Rocky T. Lutz, FL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Acting, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Basketball, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Singing, Drum, Ear Training, Field Hockey, Football, Guitar, Inline Skating, Jazz Voice, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Music Therapy, Piano, Rollerskating, Running, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Tennis, Violin, Vocal Training

About Me

I'm a musician by trade, a music teacher by profession. Music is a great art form. I play a few instruments, but my main instrument is the guitar. Music performance is a fantastic form of fun which is part of playing a musical instrument - you must learn how to play a musical instrument before you can perform well with it. These two elements go hand in hand, and it is my desire to help my students understand this, and ultimately help them achieve this musical goal - playing a musical instrument well, and perform with it.

I have been teaching since right out of high school some twenty-five years ago. My teaching career started at the college level where I had a privilege of tutoring college students computer software and hardware courses. My music teaching career started shortly after receiving an equivalent of a minor degree in music from the University of South Florida. My four-year degree is in Psychology and my graduate degree is in Criminal Justice.

I love to teach what I have learn from others, from participating in college level studies, from performing live with other performers to other motivated beginning musicians so that their experiences may become a lot more lasting, fruitful, and encouraging.

*** Lesson Details ***
The student should expect learning how to become self-disciplined, have fun while learning a musical instrument, and have their questions answered with examples and language they can understand.

The lessons will be laid back, because there is no reason to stress out about learning how to play a musical instrument. Dedication, however, will be expected because without it not much can be achieved.

I use music books designed to help the student understand the basics about music and their instrument of interest. Supplemental materials will be supplied according to the desire and time the student may show throughout each lesson.

Depending on much time and effort the student puts into his/her instrument, the student should be able to play their first full song within two weeks.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a separate studio (20x20), with a drum set, guitars, keyboard, music stands, amps.

1 cat in home but not in studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide guitars/bass and amplification, keyboards, microphone and a PA, music stands, personalized educational materials, courtesy and dedication to the clients' musical education career.

*** Specialties ***
My goal is to produce results at the personal level because not every client is the same, and not two clients learn the same way. This is an important view point on personal education because without the existence of a personal educational program, the student may not take full advantage of the personal/private lessons.

I specialize in Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock/Hard Rock/Metal/Pop, Jazz, Blues, Alternative/Rock Country, and Latin.

Depending on the age of the student, I implement theatrics and fun methods of delivery.

Hallie C. Tampa, FL

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Cello, Ear Training, Fiddle, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piccolo, Viola, Violin

About Me

Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but never knew where to begin? I can help you learn your instrument, and learn how to play the music that you love whether it be flute, piccolo, violin, viola, or cello. I can help you enjoy music.

Having grown up in a musical family with my mother a professional violinist, I have been exposed to the joys of music since childhood. I learned how to play percussion and string instruments from when I was six years old, and later joined the high school band playing flute. I loved playing flute and piccolo so much that I decided to take this as my career and went to Interlochen Arts Academy where I excellent in my performance. I later went to Prague Conservatory and Czech Budweiss Conservatory and played with the Prague Film Orchestra. Even more recently I have been a teacher for the Flutes and Strings classes at Unison World School in Dehradun, India.

As you can see, having great international exposure to music I can teach you how to become more well-rounded in the beauty that is music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching varies with the age level of each student. With younger students, imitation is often one of the best methods of learning and I prefer the Suzuki method for students up to age 8, especially with strings. For older children and adults, learning music notation and basic music theory for a full understanding of musical language are more important to get them to the level where they can learn any music that they want to play for fun. For students who wish to excel in their school band, a more practical approach with technique specific warm-ups and exercises seems to be the best in general.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes music stands, sheet music, metronome, and seating for parents/students. No pets. Parking in lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide metronome, and tools for minor instrument repair. Students should provide their own music stands and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method, Taffanel et Gaubert, Patricia George

Erika G.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Randall K.

Clearwater, FL
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Katherine L.

Largo, FL
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Erika G. Saint Petersburg, FL

Subjects Taught

ACT English, ACT Reading, Essay Writing, Grammar, Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

Erika is a multi-instrumentalist on a mission - to share the power of music with as many people as possible!

Raised by an opera singer, Erika was exposed to classical music before birth; she knew how to read music before she could read words! From an early age, Erika knew that she was going to be a musician. At 10 years old, she began her study of piano; at 12, she taught herself viola and violin. Her career started at the age of 14 with a church pianist job and her very first private student. By 16, she was playing viola with the local symphony orchestra, accompanying collegiate vocalists, and teaching adults 20 years her senior. Before leaving for college, Erika had the very special honor of being one of eight pianists chosen state-wide to attend the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

Erika received her Bachelor's Degree in viola performance from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her Master's Degree in viola performance at Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. During her contracted time at Lamont, Erika was also the viola Graduate Teaching Assistant. After earning her Masters Degree, Erika plans to pursue a Doctorate in viola pedagogy. Erika has also played with numerous symphonies and chamber groups.

With fourteen years of teaching and performance experience, Erika believes that anyone can learn an instrument and that everyone benefits from music!

*** Lesson Details ***
I tailor my lesson plans to each individual student because everyone has their own unique learning style. Our first lesson will consist of finding out which learning style works best for you (i.e. visual, auditory, tactile) and what you want to accomplish during our time together. If you already have some experience on your instrument we'll also do an assessment, which is basically you playing a prepared piece of your choice for me.

As a teacher, I like to provide as well-rounded an education as I possibly can. Not only do you learn how to play your instrument, but you'll also learn the "building blocks" of Western music, the "whys" of music, and how to perform in front of an audience.

I'm an extremely laid back and easy going person; I understand just how busy and unpredictable life can be! That being said, playing an instrument isn't easy and does require practice and hard work - not to worry, though - it'll still be fun and rewarding!

My curriculum does vary based on instrument, age, and skill level. For young beginners learning violin/viola, I prefer to use the Suzuki Method (Pre-Twinkle - Book 4). When teaching piano, I've found the Alfred Series to be beneficial to both young and adult students (beginning through intermediate). With my advanced students, I use literature in the standard repertoire. However, if there's a certain method or set of books that you've used in previous lessons and would like to continue with, I'll be happy to accommodate you.

Everyone learns and masters concepts at their own pace, so it's quite difficult to predict where a student will be in just a few months. For Pre-Twinkle students, many graduate to their real instrument between 2-6 months. Many beginning piano students will be playing music with both hands and chords by 3 months. Students that have prior experience can expect to learn at least a few new concepts by 3 months. One of the most important things to remember about music lessons is that you get what you put in. In other words, your progress directly correlates with the amount of hard work that you do!

Lastly, I would like to explain my parent/guardian involvement policy regarding younger students. I require an adult present in every lesson if the student is under 13, preferably one that lives with the student. The reason for this requirement is for practice - it's extremely difficult for students that age to correct their own posture, learn their own music, etc. unless they have consistent help from someone that is observing and participating in their lessons. While I don't require an adult present for students 13 and older, if you do wish to observe, you're more than welcome to!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile, have a wonderful day!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Anything and everything you could possibly need to learn music!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my own instrument and music stand; if required, I can also provide public domain music. I expect my student to provide a distraction free, quiet area so that our lessons can be as productive as possible. I expect my student to provide their own instrument, notebook, and music; at a certain level, the student will also need access to a metronome/tuner during practice. I prefer that students purchase their own music so that they can use it forever.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music and am trained in the Suzuki Method (violin/viola) pre-twinkle through book four.

Randall K. Clearwater, FL

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

About Me

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My students constantly win superiors at contest and sit in the upper chairs in band and orchestra. Lets have some fun and make some music.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a laid back fun way we will learn the fundamentals of our instrument. I start out with the All For Strings series of books and add the Suzuki method books for some tunes. In 3 to 6 months you will be playing the music you like and having fun and learning new things while you do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room or den

*** Specialties ***
Both classical and Jazz.

Katherine L. Largo, FL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Piano, Singing, Violin, Vocal Training

About Me

I am a music teacher in Pinellas County, FL. I have been teaching since February, but I have taught private lessons on and off for 3 years. I prefer the more classical approach in my lessons and prefer my students to learn note reading, although it is not required.

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