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Kristin B.

Pittsburgh, PA

I've been teaching violin privately since 2001. I have a real passion for music and enjoy imparting that to my students.

About Kristin

I began studying violin in 1991 when I was 7 years old. I have been under a teacher or orchestra director almost continuously since that time up until the last couple years. More recently, I joined a folk band in Mississippi and performed here and there, once even being requested in Panama City Beach! I began teaching students in 2001 and have taught since then. I have a passion for showing others my love for music and inspiring the same love within them.
I studied music under Mr. Matt Stott in Vero Beach, FL for 3 years and then moved to Miami for college. At FIU, I studied under Mr.
Ivan Chan and Ms. Cathy Meng Robinson of the Miami String Quartet.

While at FIU, I studied Biology and Chemistry as a double major for 3 years until I discovered that, while I excelled at the program of study, I didn't want to be a doctor. Not seeing any other palatable jobs in those fields, I went on to get my Bachelors' degree in Psychology within 2 years. I immediately went to Graduate school in Mississippi to study Marriage and Family Therapy. I obtained my Masters' degree and returned to Miami to work part time as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. My husband was deployed with the Army National Guard to the Middle East during my time in Miami. When he returned, he took a job in Pittsburgh. Here in the 'Burgh, I primarily have tutored in the Sciences, but am looking forward to teaching music once again. I enjoy teaching students and bringing the light of music into their lives. I look forward to meeting you and to working with you as you take the journey into the beautiful realms of music.

*** Violin Lesson Details ***
I strongly believe that each student is different and therefore I tailor each student's lesson to their needs and strengths. I am a flexible teacher, willing to teach what you want to learn. I will give you a strong foundation of classical technique and then help you develop your skills so that you can succeed in any genre of music.
I do not have a very strict approach to teaching; I prefer to inspire by encouragement. However, if a parent prefers a more direct and structured approach, I can teach in that way also. Student motivation is very important, so I like to encourage my students by offering them reasons to be motivated. These differ for each student.
I mainly use the Suzuki method of teaching, but I can work in other pieces of music and other approaches that better suit the needs of my students. Within 3 months of studying with me, a committed beginner student can expect to have a functional, practical understanding of how the instrument works and have learned 2 pieces. I like teaching students to play songs right away so that they do not get discouraged or bogged down with theory and not get to experience the thrill of making music themselves.

*** Specialties ***
Foundational Suzuki, contemporary, folk, worship, classical
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Laura M. July 20, 2015
Violin · In studio
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Kristin has done a fantastic job of instructing my grandson in his violin lessons. She really gets on the same level as him and teaches him in an approachable and understandable way. She also makes sure to involve me, so I can make sure he is keeping up with his work. She is easy to work with, and prompt to reply. I highly recommend her.
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Kristin B.

Kristin B.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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$40 / 30-min
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Sam K.

Oakdale, PA

Basics of scales and intonation development, reading, bowing basics and fiddle style bowing rhythms, improvising, double-stops

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my music studio/store for over 10 years. I have instructional book/cd(s) and instruments for purchase or rentals usually available on-site. I am experienced and friendly. Parking lot is free and off-street.
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Michelle W. October 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Harlie enjoys her lessons! Sam is a very enthusiastic teacher and helps to keep her focused
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Sam K.

Sam K.

Oakdale, PA 15071
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$35 / 30-min
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Gabrielle H.

Pittsburgh, PA

Gabrielle began playing violin at age 4 and began performing at age 5. She has won numerous awards and competitions in both classical and Irish Folk music. Pursuing an education degree in college, Gabrielle has over 5 years in child care as well as experience and a heart for children with unique needs.

About Gabrielle

Gabrielle H. has been teaching private lessons in music and photography since 2005 and is currently available to teach lessons in her studio, your home, or online! Gabrielle has helped students from beginner level in music as well as mentored photographers starting new businesses.

Gabrielle began playing violin at age 4 and began performing at age 5. At age 10, she began teaching herself piano. In her teens she picked up photography as a hobby and began turning into a professional wedding and portrait business from 2007 to the present. Matched with her background in education as well as
special needs, and over 5 years of experience in child care, Gabrielle thrives as a teacher with a heart for her students to gain skills, confidence, and personal expression through music and art.
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Gabrielle H.

Gabrielle H.

Pittsburgh, PA 15202
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$28 / 30-min
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Bud H.

Pittsburgh, PA

I have taught strings (orchestra) in the public schools for 20 years from beginners through the high school level. I am a stickler for proper technique and posture because without these, students, especially younger students, can develop physical issues which may cause pain and inhibit their progress and enjoyment of the instrument. I am well versed in many styles beyond classical playing and enjoying exposing my students to explore alternative styles for string instruments including fiddling, jazz and improvisation.

About Bud

My wife and I have recently relocated to Pittsburgh from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. I am a bass major who recently retired from a successful 20 year career teaching orchestra in Prince William County, Virginia. I hold a bachelor degree in music education from Shenandoah University and a masters in conducting from George Mason University. Prior to teaching in the public schools, I taught private lessons for many years in both music stores and my home studio. I also served for 10 years in the executive board of the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors' Association and the Virginia
Music Educators' Association as the Orchestra Representative and maintain a position on the Executive Board as the Orchestra Representative Emeritus. I have extensive experience teaching all the orchestral string instruments but my main instrument is the electric bass. I have been a freelance musician for most of my life and performed all styles of music but my favorites are musical theater and jazz and blues.
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Rachel D. July 29, 2015
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Learned alot, a very passionate teacher.
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Bud H.

Pittsburgh, PA 15202
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Sophia H.

Pittsburgh, PA

Students will expect their first lesson to be a consultation session. They should come in with something to play, whether it is a scale, or a piece they have been working on. I will take big issues that they can work on and spend a few weeks each building their technique.

About Sophia

I am a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Music Performance bachelor's degree. Additionally, I am studying to be a future arts manager at the Heinz School for Public Policy and Management. I have had experience teaching violin, as well as tutoring those in academic subjects, especially math.
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Sophia H.

Sophia H.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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$30 / 30-min

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