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Popular Violin Teachers Near Philadelphia

Gina P.

Philadelphia, PA
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Amber R.

Blue Bell, PA
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Elicia R.

Aston, PA
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Gina P. Philadelphia, PA

I teach the fundamentals of violin playing: a relaxed and healthy physical technique, how to read music, how to use vibrato, how to play in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions, different ways to use the bow, and how to play expressively. I encourage my students to create their own compositions, even if we don't end up writing them down. I teach classical violin technique.

About Gina

I have been making music my entire life. I began studying the violin at age 5 and the piano at age 6, and then when I was 8 started singing in school and church choirs. I received a music scholarship to high school which kept me busy accompanying people and participating in various instrumental and vocal groups. I began taking voice lessons as a freshman at New York University, and I'm now in year 9 of my vocal studies, year 13 of my violin-playing and year 22 of my piano-playing.

After graduating from school, I sang in several operas with the Amato Opera company in New York, and staged a recital here in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church in which I sang and also accompanied another singer. I have been a professional member of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and the ...

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Nina S. November 16, 2014
In home
Verified Student
Gina is an excellent voice teacher! I am completely new to singing and she is very patient with me. She is very flexible with lesson times. She wants me to have fun, learn vocal techniques, and sing exactly what I find fun to sing. She is great at pointing out what I'm doing wrong and giving me concrete ways to improve. I would definitely recommend her for vocal lessons.
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Ro H. September 3, 2014
Classical Piano · In home
Gina has been teaching me piano and voice for the past 9 months. I look forward to our voice and piano lessons all week long.

I am a hobbyist adult beginner musician and a full-time MBA student. As an adult student who just wants to play popular music and doesn't read music well, I didn't think I'd be able to find a teacher as accommodating as Gina. She is patient and lets me drive our music selections. The most fun part is seeing myself progress week after week under her instruction. I can play songs I never thought possible now. She can teach anybody how to sing harmonies. She even recorded some of our collaborations and then edited them to point out areas where I can improve. She is extremely dedicated to her students' success. Honestly I can't recommend her more highly.
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Rebecca C. July 8, 2014
Piano · In home
Gina has been working with our 7 year old daughter for about 6 months now. She is patient and encouraging, which makes the perfect combination to inspire her development. I appreciate how Gina goes beyond teaching the notes and mastering a piece of music by helping students learn the meaning of pitch, tone, and rhythm as well. And, one of my favorite aspects of Gina's style is that she encourages students to "compose" their own songs. We may not have the next Mozart, but we are extremely pleased with the progress and determination our daughter shows in learning to play piano.
Amber R. Blue Bell, PA

Since 2008 I have maintained an active music studio teaching both violin and viola! My lessons are designed around you and your goals for music. I use a combination of Suzuki method and traditional (meaning you'll learn how to read music right away if you can't already) My lessons are catered to your needs, but warm ups, scales, etudes and repertoire are the building blocks of my lessons. Technique is a huge part of the way I teach--so you'll definitely get a solid understanding of how to play beautifully and accurately! I'm a relaxed and gentle teacher, and I'm never going to have anything but a smile on my face, so there's no need to feel stressed or nervous.

About Amber

Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2013
Masters of Music in Viola Performance in progress at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2015

Ms. R. began her studies on violin at an early age. After studying violin for 10 years, she made the switch to viola and never looked back! She performs internationally--most recently traveling to the Isle of Man for the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition as a finalist to compete in the 2013 competition (this is one of the two international competitions in the world for viola!). In July of 2014, Ms. R. will be returning to perform at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. She has studied as well as performed in Shanghai, Beijing and many other cities across ...

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Shannon T. November 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is a great instructor! She is patient and creative in her approach to teaching new techniques. Lessons are always fun yet challenging. I would recommend Amber to anyone considering taking violin or viola lessons!
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Kevin M. May 21, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is a great Violin/Viola teacher and has been very knowledgeable and helpful! Amber hones in on where a student needs improvement in their playing and explains in a way that's easy to understand how to improve. Lessons are always fun and you can tell Amber enjoys teaching!

I've played brass instruments throughout High School and decided to attempt to teach myself the Violin after I graduated College. After almost a year of struggling I started to take lessons with Amber and she quickly helped me improved my form and technique with my left and right hand, obtain proper equipment, and provide exercises on what to practice to continue improving. I have noticed a drastic improvement since I started taking lessons with Amber and I highly recommend her as your Violin or Viola teacher!
Elicia R. Aston, PA

Typically, I use the Suzuki and Strictly Strings books for beginner students, and I will then advance to etude studies such as Wolfarht and Sevick in addition to the Suzuki sequels for my intermediate students. Lastly, I will add Introducing the Positions, Mazas, Josephine Trott Double Stops, and solo concertos to my advanced students.

About Elicia

I began violin lessons at age five, and was requested by the youth conductor to join the Palm Beach Youth Symphony a year later. For eight consecutive years, I performed with many other youth orchestras and served as concert mistress several times. At the age of thirteen, I auditioned for and joined The Venice Symphony during the 2004-2005 season and was a part of their ensemble for seven consecutive seasons, including the position as assistant principal. In addition to the Venice Symphony, I have also performed with the Sarasota Pops for two seasons, The South Shore Symphony Orchestra as assistant concert mistress and as concert mistress, and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Recently, I relocated to the South Philly and am now performing with the Delaware County Symphony ...

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Frederick T. December 7, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I've only just completed my 3rd lesson, but I've already improved a good deal.

Elicia is very good at being able to keep an eye and ear on how you're playing and giving you advice at how to play better or what to correct. She's also very flexible in how she teaches - whether it's more streamlined or casual lessons, she helps your improve either way.
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jason H. August 20, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Elicia is just awesome. Not only does she know her stuff, she is also enjoyable to work with. It made learning violin enjoyable.
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iona S. June 20, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
she has made my desire to play the violin better and more . I feel excited happy and glad she is my teacher every time I leave a lesson . I feel I m learning and being confident at the same time THANKS ELICIA

Stefanie E.

Newtown, PA
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Robert M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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Stefanie E. Newtown, PA

Learn classical violin, learn to read music notation, or get extra private instruction on material that you are learning in your school lessons and orchestra. Learn proper posture and hand positions, including holding the bow correctly, learn scales and sight reading.

About Stefanie

I have been teaching private music lessons since 2003 and specialize in Vocals and both beginner Guitar and Violin. My education in music began long ago in 1994 when I began playing violin and performed in different Orchestras and Chamber Orchestras throughout my years in school. I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston to study violin performance, have an associates degree in Music Performance, and have studied with many well know instructors over the years. My teaching style is based on a fun, creative, and informative knowledge to get you feeling confident right away with what we are working on together! I love teaching Rock, Pop, and Blues styles for Vocals and Guitar and have a long history of classical training for Violin. You will get to learn what you want to learn and I will ...

Robert M. Philadelphia, PA

About Robert

My name is Rob M. and I am professional cellist and string specialist. I hold a Bachelor of Music Education from DePauw University (2010). I am a certified K-12 instrumental/general music teacher in the state of Virginia and Washington D.C. I am currently attending Temple University for a Masters of Music in String Pedagogy. I recently left my string music private studio (20-25 students with Music and Arts) in the Washington D.C. area and I am looking to offer my expertise and experience through takelessons.com. I look forward to working with you and making a great musical learning experience!

Emily S. Philadelphia, PA

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 and piano from the beginner-intermediate level. I have a very encouraging and positive teaching style, and you will have fun as you learn and explore new things about music!

Violin Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is rich in music history and is home to the Pennsylvania ballet, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. With such a great cultural resources and a wealth of talented musicians, it's an ideal place for anyone who wants to learn how to play an instrument like the violin.

Sometimes, students who wish to play the violin attempt to learn on their own, however, that can be challenging, as the techniques required to be successful on this instrument are very specific. Philadelphia violin lessons will help you to become the best player possible and will give you the skills to play not only classical violin, but to explore other genres including pop, country and even rock.

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