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Popular Viola Teachers Near Valley Village

Daren F.

Los Angeles, CA
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James T.

Van Nuys, CA
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Nicolette Y.

Los Angeles, CA
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Daren F. Los Angeles, CA

Want to play better in school or youth orchestra? OR have you always wanted to learn how to play the violin or viola? It's never too late!

About Daren

Daren has been teaching violin and viola students since 1999 in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio and has recently relocated to Los Angeles, California. Former students have performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Symphony, have been consistently top chairs in their school orchestras, have performed at Regional and All State Orchestras and several students subsequently attended college at nationally recognized conservatories.

About Daren:

A native of Cleveland Ohio, Daren has performed in the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Over the past decade, Daren has performed on violin and viola with the Fundacion Sinfonia, under the musical direction of Phillippe Entremont, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, ...

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Jennifer C. October 26, 2014
Violin · In home
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Daren was incredible with our first time violin player. He helped our son learn the basics and explore his interest in violin. After 5 lessons we were sold that our son would want to stick with learning violin.
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Anna S. July 23, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
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Caitlin V. June 20, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Apart from being an exceptional violinist, Daren is friendly, personable and a great teacher. I had never played the violin before but he broke things down in a way that made sense to me. His tips and foundational instruction brought results by the end of just the first lesson. I'm excited to learn more!
James T. Van Nuys, CA

I started playing Viola at age twenty, moving from the Violin. The transition was great because being a violinist you have the technical advantage and speed that most violists don't have.

I have played professionally all around the world from Australia to Europe and to America. The US government recently recognized me as one of the best Violists from Australia and granted me with an extraordinary ability visa. I not only play classical music in orchestras but I also play an electric instrument with DJ's in nightclubs.

I love passing on my knowledge to new students to help them grow as a musician, nothing is more satisfying to see someone learn how to play an instrument and watch them really enjoy the process.

About James

I started my musical career at the age of 2, on the piano, shortly afterwards moving to the violin, and most recently, the viola. Earning the music scholarship at school for best classical musician, and later on the scholarship for best orchestral instrumentalist at the world renowned music conservatoire WAAPA (West Australia Academy of Performing Arts). Earning my first diploma (A.Mus.A) at age 14, my music has taken me all around the world. I've played such places as the Australian High Commission, Rheingoldhalle in Mannhein, Dvorak hall in Prague, Australian embassy in London, Disneyland in Paris, and the opening the Australian embassy in Berlin, all before the age of 18.

I have played in trios, quartets, as a soloist, and many orchestral ensembles playing major concertos, ...

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Blake E. April 21, 2014
Piano
James is Awesome!

Taking lessons with James is fun, not a chore. He's a funny laid back Australian guy and he's extremely talented. I look forward to every lesson with him and i have been progressing quickly.
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Mack K. March 16, 2014
Piano
this dude rocks

I've been playing guitar for years now and wanted to learn the basics of piano. James was very helpful and he taught me how to play scales and arpeggios. He was very meticulous in teaching me the correct playing techniques and posture. We also had some music theory lessons in which he taught me how to read the treble and bass clefs. Now I can play the pieces that I wanted to play and also record myself on the piano and then play the guitar on top of it.

I recommend James for both Piano and Music Theory lessons. He was a great help to me and very professional.
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Mary Anne B. March 12, 2014
Viola
Verified Student
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James has been working with my daughter for a month now. His teaching method is great. On day one he walked in and got straight to work. It was great seeing his ability to get his point across and for Olivia to understand right away. I think she is going to have a great time learning the Viola.
Nicolette Y. Los Angeles, CA

Study Classical viola technique and repertoire, using Suzuki Method as well as more advanced étude books. Learn to read in Alto Clef and become proficient at sight reading for a classical ensemble.

About Nicolette

Nicolette has a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology, and a background in both classical violin and bluegrass fiddling. She has taught privately, in camps and schools for over five years, with students of all ages and levels. Nicolette also writes and arranges her own music both for her band, Alto, and other ensembles. In her lessons she encourages ear training, sight reading, and improvisation, to help her students become the most well-rounded musicians they can be! Whether you need basic violin training, help with songwriting, or want to learn to fiddle, Nicolette has the experience and methods to help.

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In lessons you or your child will learn basic classical violin technique side by side with American folk styles including bluegrass fiddling. Important lessons ...

Mira W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Adrianne P.

Los Angeles, CA
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Brandon E.

Northridge, CA
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Mira W. Los Angeles, CA

Unlike most violist, who start on violin and switch over to viola, I started from viola and thus play the instrument as if it were my native tongue! My greatest passion is finding violists who have yet to discover the instrument's incredible capacity, so that I can help them see why they are playing the best instrument out there!

About Mira

After twenty years of violin and viola performance under the tutelage of instructors from the LA Opera, the Juilliard School, the Cincinnati Conservatory, as well as lifelong piano studies, I've come to see that music education is in itself a real art.

I began tutoring (and now teaching) in 2005, teaching my first music students in 2008. I see that success in an instrument lies in tapping into students' passions for motivation and incorporating mindfulness practice for improved concentration. I not only work to help students' musical abilities grow - I utilize this practice as a holistic system for improving discipline, creative capacity and self-esteem.

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Sadie T. June 25, 2014
Viola · In studio
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Mira is very friendly and knowledgeable. She has a positive attitude that makes my daughter believe in herself and wants to learn more and more. She likes Mira a lot and can't wait until next lesson. Mira is really good at knowing her student and her abilities. We are happy that we found her.
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Carissa S. March 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Mira is a gem of a music teacher

Mira has been fabulous, she puts in extra effort and attention in developing lesson plans that are tailored to your individual needs as a violinist. She is exceptionally knowledgable in all aspects of the technique that goes into playing. From posture, bowing, and instrument technicalities, to playing notes correctly and smoothly, she is a gem of a musician.

In addition, she is articulate, thoughtful, professional, and above all, she genuinely cares about your performance and ability to improve as a musician.

I look forward to working with her in the near and distant future, and highly recommend her, whether you are starting as a beginner, or just getting back into playing the violin. Great job!
Adrianne P. Los Angeles, CA

All ages welcome!
Repertoire and exercises are tailored to students' age, ability, and expectations.

About Adrianne

Adrianne P. received her Bachelors of Music from the Boston Conservatory and recently graduated from the University of Michigan with Masters of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Chamber Music. Her primary teachers include Andrew Jennings of the Concord String Quartet, Yehonatan Berick of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, and Sharan Leventhal of the Gramercy Trio.

As a musician who strives to promote the music of living composers, Adrianne has premiered many works and has had the privilege to work closely with composers including Stephen Rush, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Yehudi Wyner, Kathryn Alexander, Martin Bresnick, Chester Biscardi, and David Lang. Her love of new works has sparked her enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration. Composers have used her ...

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Antoinette W. September 21, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
AMAZING instructor, motivator and human being!!!! She remains confident in your capabilities even when you don't, she is understanding and kind and comes up with techniques to assist your individual handicaps. Adrianne is also open-minded and will teach you whatever songs you want to learn! Thank You Adrianne!!! You are so talented!
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Laura M. August 26, 2014
Violin · In studio
I have taken private lessons with multiple instructors throughout my life. Adrianne has by far been the best instructor I ever had. She was very patient and had very creative and effective approaches to explaining difficult techniques.
She helped me improve a lot in a short period of time and pointed out many mistakes and bad habits that none of my other teachers had ever noticed.
She is great!
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Darion T. August 10, 2014
Violin · In studio
I started taken violin lessons with Adrianne as a refresher and a supplement to my chamber ensemble class. Having not really taken one-on-one lessons in a long time, there were a few bad habits that I formed that Adrianne was easily able to notice and give helpful advice. She was always a patient and very attentive listener. Almost immediately I could tell there was a difference in my sound production and bowing techniques from her practice tips. Definitely worth investing in her lessons!
Brandon E. Northridge, CA

I have played viola as long as I have been playing violin. I love the violin, but the viola has a certain richness about it that I cannot keep myself away from.

If you are interested in learning to play the viola or to advance further in your viola studies, I will do my best to take you as far as you are willing to go.

About Brandon

I have been teaching violin privately and in the classroom for several years now. I am finishing up my education in violin performance, and I will be continuing to a master's degree in violin performance within the next year.

I play violin and viola professionally. If you would like to start lessons, I am available to teach beginning to intermediate/advanced level students.

I try my best to adapt to my students individual learning styles. Everybody is different, and it's my goal as a teacher to have my students reach an understanding for music and hopefully grow to have a love for it as well.

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

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