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Popular Violin Teachers Near Seattle

BJ M.

Seattle, WA
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Jae-In S.

Seattle, WA
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Katie Ilen Y.

Seattle, WA
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BJ M. Seattle, WA

As we begin lessons, we break down the violin (of course not literally) to explore how integral each part is. We also look at positioning and holding the instrument discovering the motion and muscle that creates the best tone from the violin.

With these foundations, I'll introduce scales, songs and progress into new concepts along the way.

But with any musical instrument, the ear is the most important part of the instrument. How you listen directly impacts how you will play. I will help train your ears to be your best teacher.

All in all, learning the violin can be fun - a time or two frustrating.Though with willingness and proper practice, we will learn from mistakes, grow with each lesson and make beautiful music.

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I provide a comfortable ground-level studio with plenty of natural light and street parking. Parents are welcome to stay with children during their lesson. There are, however, a variety of choice cafes and bakery shops just around ...

About BJ

I grew up studying violin under the Suzuki method for over 13 years at the University of Louisville School of Music Preparatory School, my listening and playing skills were nurtured at the young age of five. I performed with the Louisville Youth Orchestra and other ensembles increasing my skills and confidence playing the instrument. A confidence that I can bring out in you as your violin teacher.

Beyond the classical foundation of Suzuki's collection, the violin has afforded me a unique opportunity to express myself in a wide range of musical styles and venues:

* I have supplied harmonies on acoustic covers and classic rock numbers at college open mics and coffee shops.

* I rocked out with an indie-pop band on famous Seattle stages like The Showbox, The Crocodile and ...

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Carol D. May 17, 2014
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
I have learned more in 3 lessons with BJ than I did in a year with my last teacher. He has clear and helpful exercises to fix my bad habits in how I bow. We aren't into actual playing yet, but I expect things will progress well for me.

His place is easy to get to and comfortable. He is prompt, organized and manages to be efficient at fitting a lot of teaching into the time we have. I did shift from half hour lessons to a full hour, as the half hour was not enough time to really finish a topic for us.

I'm very happy with the experience and am so glad to be playing again.
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Greg S. December 1, 2013
Music Performance
This guy is a true PRO

I have not personally taken lessons from B.J. Montoya, but I am a colleague of his and have created and performed music with him off and on over the last ten years. WHat I can confidently and boldly say is that B. J. is masterful at the violin and fiddle, and truly knows all aspects of the language of music. IF you take lessons from him, you won't just learn songs; you will learn artistry, technique, music theory, ear-training skills, music appreciation, and most of all a PASSION FOR MUSIC - which B.J. cannot HELP but to pass on to his students. I say this because I have always respected and admired his true passion for creative muical expression on the violin.

Besides all that, B.J. is a sincere, super-friendly, and laid-back guy who will help any student - at any level - feel comfortable and at ease. His ability to offer warm support and encouragement - AND make the lessons FUN - will surpass any other violin teacher - I can pretty much guarantee that.

I highly recommend B.J. as a music teacher.
Jae-In S. Seattle, WA

About Jae-In

Violinist Jae-In S. has distinguished herself as one of the most promising artists, performing extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia since her concerto debut at the age of 10. She has made further solo appearances with the Seoul Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, UW Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, Gloria chamber Ensemble, and Washington Idaho Symphony and often performed live on national television and radio such as on KBS and King FM Radio.

Since the age of 4 she studied music at the Preparatory School of Korean National University of Arts, Yewon School, and Seoul Arts High School and received her bachelor degree in music at Yonsei University, Master degree at Yale School of Music on full scholarship, and Doctoral degree at University of Washington. ...

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Dana P. July 31, 2014
Violin · In studio
I was lucky to study with her cuz she is a professional, personable, and motivating teacher.
I leaned not just how to play violin, but how to practice on my own and listen to myself. So I notice that I'm improving my playing each time I practice.
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Aries C. February 17, 2014
Violin
She's the finest violinist and teacher I've seen.

Jane's very devoted and responsible to her students and she knows how to keep them inspired and loving playing violin.
My son couldn't get into the college receiving full scholarship without her.
Katie Ilen Y. Seattle, WA

Ilen is a great beginning Violin teacher. Uses the Suzuki technique to give you all the groundwork to becoming a violinist.

About Katie Ilen

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Contemporary ear training, speech-level singing, songwriting, rock, r &b, soul, gospel, musical theatre, Beginning classical, Voice

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Eric K. April 19, 2014
Singing
Great Teacher!

Katie Ilen is an amazing singer with a knack for teaching. She is patient, kind, informative and highly skilled. My daughter loves her and talks about her all the time. After taking lessons with Katie my daughter has gotten so much better it is surprising. Katie also incorporates recording into her lessons and now we have 2 adorable recordings of my daughter singing. Priceless! Highly recommended!

Caleb T.

Edmonds, WA
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Eric W.

Redmond, WA
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Leah I.

Bothell, WA
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Caleb T. Edmonds, WA

Beginners - We will start with the Essential Elements Book 1, then progress to Suzuki along with selected etudes and scales. Once a solid foundation has been laid down, we will select a piece together that is within your reach but will be a great challenge.

Intermediate/Advanced - You will be given scales, etudes, and a piece of our choice that will play to your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses.

About Caleb

My name is Caleb T. I am twenty-three years old and a student at Seattle Central College. I have lived in Edmonds for eight years, and am an avid performer in the Seattle area.

Violin:
I am a violinist of twelve years. In high school, I won the Outstanding Underclassman in Orchestra Award two years in a row, as well as the Arion Award and Scholarship my Senior Year. I have played in groups such as the Louisiana All-State Youth Symphony, the Cascade Youth Symphony, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, and the Rainbow City Orchestra. In addition to this, I have soloed with the Rainbow City and Issaquah Philharmonic. I annually perform in pit orchestras for the Driftwood Players, Madrona Children's Theater, and several other institutions/shows.

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I have been an avid reader and ...

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Debra M. August 19, 2014
Violin · In home
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Caleb is an awesome teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable, very patient, and makes learning violin fun!
Eric W. Redmond, WA

I started playing violin with the Suzuki method at age 5. I have been teaching violin to ages 4 to adult for over 8 years. While not a concert or symphony level player, I have been providing quality lessons and guidance to beginners and intermediate players of all ages and interest for years. As with all of my lessons, I provide a core curriculum as well as custom tailor to the student's needs and interest. From Bach and other Suzuki classics, to modern favorites like Pirates of the Caribbean or Lindsey Stirling.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo and voice/singing. Private studio in downtown Redmond. I have been teaching for over 10 years, performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for over 25 years. Berklee College of Music alumnus. All styles of guitar, classical, jazz, blues, rock, acoustic, electric. Suzuki method violin and cello as well as fiddle and folk styles. Lessons at comfortable retail location in downtown Redmond, Allegro Music Lessons.

Leah I. Bothell, WA

Multiple styles: Classical, Jazz, Fiddle
String Basics, Fiddlers Philharmonic, Mark O'Connor Method, Scales, Solos from a wide range of backgrounds. Beginner through advanced repertoire and orchestra excerpts.

I create a warm rapport with students, which helps them make progress and enjoy music along the way.

About Leah

Violin and viola teacher for classical, jazz, fiddle tunes. 18 years experience teaching school orchestra, 22 years private lessons. Teach many types of learners: gifted and lots of strategies to help those with learning challenges. I lived in India for a year, so I am encouraging and supportive of multi-lingual families. I love music and enjoy the chance to share this with others.
Quotes from students:

“With this artful blend of soul and solid technique, Leah is able to both impress and inspire students to become ever better musicians. ”~Heather Morgan, Violist

"As an adult student, Leah was both an example and an inspiration, able to fuse my prior experience in music with the intricacies of playing a new instrument. I felt encouraged and motivated to practice on ...

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Whether you are a beginner Violin student, intermediate Violin student, or advanced Violin student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Violin skills. Your choices for a Seattle Violin instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Violin instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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