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Popular Violin Teachers Near Washington

Diane G.

Gaithersburg, MD
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Raycurt J.

Washington, DC
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Marquita N.

Alexandria, VA
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Diane G. Gaithersburg, MD

I teach from the earliest beginner through adult. My violin students are currently performing for different schools and ensembles. When students are performing with orchestras, much time is spent working on that music as well as their regular music.

About Diane

I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area as well as SAA-Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have played all around the world including the Vatican, White House, Paris, Russia, England and Wales as well as in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. I have taken students with me to perform as well in these countries and also every major concert hall in the Washington, D.C. area. I give my students opportunities to perform whenever there is an opportunity. In addition I work ...

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Kristin W. May 9, 2014
Violin
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Learned so much in my first lesson

Diane taught me so much in a just a few lessons. She was very clear and had a great teaching personality. I would recommend any student, beginner-advanced to let Diane help you become a great violin player.
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Debra T. December 3, 2013
Violin
Diane is a terrific teacher!

Two of my daughters have been taking lessons -- violin & piano -- with Diane for three years. We love her teaching style, flexibility, and encouraging attitude. Diane is always prompt, positive, and professional. She is the perfect fit for my girls!
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Vivian N. December 3, 2013
Violin
She's a great teacher

Diane has been teaching me the violin for almost four years. As her student I've had the opportunity to play at places such as Strathmore and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. She teaches me both traditional and Suzuki methods, so there's a lot of flexibility concerning learning techniques.
Raycurt J. Washington, DC

If there's music in your head or a song in your heart, but your voice isn't so great, or maybe it is. I teach your to sing with the Violin or Viola. (soprano or Alto). The tough part is learning hold to hold the violin properly.One month of training the muscles a new stance which my help your posture and breathing. After that it's smooth sailing in music and dance. Comprehensive program with ear training and reading the music.

About Raycurt

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance and Event Productions.

Music is the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator.
We naturally expose our children to music and ignite their awareness to stimulate learning practices within. As a hobby or passion we discover the connections to all the similar disciplines, such as, science and mathematics.

How to keep time, the ruler of motion in music.
Learn the basics of the music language and idioms of Jazz.
How to create melody, the syntax of song.
inspiration of effective practice.
Basics of Improvisation or Composition.
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Native of Washington, D.C. began at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in church choirs ...

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Jesse C. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
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Raycurt has developed and implemented a constructive way for beginners to understand the violin, comprehend music theory, and figure out how to make this instrument sound good!

(It's not easy to do...)
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Mackenzie M. July 1, 2014
Violin · In studio
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Raycurt was extremely patient and a very skilled teacher. Would definitely recommend!!
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Evva A. February 20, 2014
Violin
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I am an adult learner new to music lessons, and so was very anxious during my first violin session with Raycurt. I can't say enough about his professionalism and easy teaching style. We spoke prior to the meeting, and he told me what I needed to get started. More impressive, he showed up during a snowstorm! I highly recommend him.
Marquita N. Alexandria, VA

I can also teach through advanced level on Violin too. I play Violin and Viola in my church music ensemble.

About Marquita

 

Marquita Renee N. is a
multi-talented musician. She has been giving private lessons on the violin,
viola, cello, piano and voice for almost thirteen years now. She is also a
freelance editor. She edited a book for Rob Jolles entitled, Mental Agility,
which was published in May of 2006. 

 

She is a graduate of Shenandoah
University, Conservatory of Music. The recipient of an Academic Scholarship and
Viola Talent Scholarship, Marquita was a Dean's List Scholar,
receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts Management in May of 1999.

 

Having taught in numerous schools
and programs such as Agape Christian Academy, Mars Music, Capone Music,
Alexandria Music, Music by Patti in Suwanee, ...

Lisa B.

Silver Spring, MD
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Janine L.

Arlington, VA
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Layla M. H.

Reston, VA
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Lisa B. Silver Spring, MD

Read and play music, improvise and appreciate violin music, including classical and jazz

About Lisa

Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience.

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Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, composition. Violin: technique, reading music.

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Dedicated music room, room for parents to wait.

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I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book and Essential Elements 2000 with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. Students may bring their own pieces.
I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and ...

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ruth K. August 3, 2014
Singing · In home
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Lisa is a fabulous and generous teacher. I was very scared about embarking on this venture to try and learn to sing. She has been encouraging and gentle and very, very helpful. She instills hope as well as provides me with the encouragement to keep getting better and better. I highly recommend Lisa as an excellent teacher.
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AngelaT July 22, 2012
Awesome!!!!

Lisa has been very helpful in assisting my nephew with his singing lessons. My nephew expressed that Lisa's very encouraging and does a good job of addressing the genre of music he prefers. He feels that he's making progress with his singing.
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ReeveM July 11, 2012
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I really appreciate the positive feedback. It feels really nice hearing things I do well, especially when I am new to this and can't make awesome music yet. Thank you!
Janine L. Arlington, VA

The teaching materials I use will depend on the student's age or experience. I strongly recommend that violin students also have some knowledge of playing the piano; if the student has not studied the keyboard, I will spend about 15 minutes each lesson for the first few months to teach keyboard playing, with the student's consent (using materials such as Bastien and Thompson).
For the first year of a beginning violin student, I prefer to use Rubank Publications, Essential Elements 2000, New Directions for strings (by FJH), and Suzuki book 1-3. We can also supplement the material with Tunes on the First Position, pop music selections, including Disney Solos for Violin, Star Wars Episodes, etc.
For years 2 and more, I like to use intermediate materials such as Violin Scales and Arpeggios -Fingerings based on Carl Flesch by Lisa Berman, M.M., Introducing the Positions and Developing Double-Stops for Violin by Harvey S. Whistler, Suzuki book 4-5, Hal Leonard Violin vol.3- Classical, and ...

About Janine

Dear friends:
My name is Cheng-Yin (Janine). I am a native of Taiwan, who earned an undergraduate degree in violin performance in Taiwan, further completed a Master's Degree at Peabody Institute, and a Doctorate Degree at Louisiana State University. My minors are piano and conducting. I loved playing chamber and orchestral music, including playing for LSU faculty chamber recitals and serving as the assistant concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
Along the way I also enjoyed many inspiring and edifying experiences as a teacher in addition to being a musician, including giving private lessons (children aged 7-16), providing instructions to undergraduate college students, as well as in group class settings for children's orchestra (grades 2-5). I have a vision to ...

Layla M. H. Reston, VA

College professor with over five years of private violin teaching experience. Passionate about music and engaging students of all ages to enjoy the beauty of violin and orchestral music. Able to teach a variety of different styles including Western classical, eastern traditional and folk music.

About Layla M.

With a Masters in International Relations from NYU and over five years experience at the college and university levels, I am extremely passionate about education and am willing to help any student willing to accept the assistance. I am excited to begin learning with you!

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College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.

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carolina P. November 3, 2014
Language · In home
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Layla has truly been a helpful tutor. I tend to struggle in classroom environments where the teacher can't always attend to my needs with so many students, so I decided to get a tutor. Layla has experience in teaching and so I decided to give her a try. Her methods are effective and have helped my improve already in such little time. She is not only helpful during our tutoring sessions, but also maintains dialogue in-between sessions, which is also very helpful. I would strongly recommend her as a tutor. She's amazing!
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carolina P. November 2, 2014
Language · In home
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Layla is a wonderful tutor. Her teaching methods are very helpful and have helped me improve my English. It's sometimes hard for me to learn in a classroom environment, so her one-on-one teaching methods are very productive. I definitely recommend her as a tutor!
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Stacy C. October 29, 2014
Violin · In home
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Layla is a fantastic teacher! She has helped my daughter tremendously in learning her violin. She is always going above and beyond my expectations. She is always enthusiastic and positive at every lesson. I would recommend her as a violin instructor without any hesitations!

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