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Violin in Asheville, NC

By Stephanie Q. - Asheville Violin Teacher

My name is Stephanie Quinn and I moved to Asheville from Chicago one year ago. I auditioned and won seats in three professional orchestras. I split my time between teaching, orchestra work, composing and playing weddings. Asheville is a tourist hub, attracting nature lovers and musicians. Many people move here from Chicago and New York City, because of its eclectic artistic and sophisticated flavor. We have an opera, 3 orchestras within 40 miles, a ballet, several theaters, and countless live music venues.

There are many sources of inspiration for violin students, whether one is interested in classical or fiddling styles. Whether you're a half hour drive from Asheville or live within the city itself, one has a choice to see Hendersonville Symphony, Brevard Philharmonic, Asheville Symphony almost every weekend. Each orchestra has several violinists who are also high-end instructors. If you are a student in Asheville area and participate in a student recital, you may expect a lovely turn out and supportive audience… and not just the parents of the participants! This area has a heavy retirement-age population, so music concerts are well attended and enthusiastically supported. The Asheville Amadeus Festival drew huge audiences for the workshops and master classes, and our GRAMMY award-winning guest piano soloist was Emanuel Ax. Another fabulous event each summer is the Brevard Music Center Festival which includes over 80 opera, chamber and orchestral performances over a seven week period. World class musicians come to perform, and about half the events are free of charge. It is very inspiring for students to be exposed to performances of such a high level!

If you are interested in fiddle music, there are many choices of restaurants or bars to listen and learn every night of the week! After I rehearse with Asheville Symphony I often hit one of the local spots to relax and listen to old town, blues, country, gypsy-jazz, and Irish fiddle music. I recommend a few of my favorites: Weinhaus on Patton Ave, 5 Walnut Wine Bar, The John Henry’s, and Hot Pint Trio. Weinhaus has the best oldies and bluegrass music I’ve ever heard. I’ve seen fiddle players possessing the technique of a classically trained virtuoso violinist. Beginning violin lessons in Asheville can tap you into a rich community of talented musicians. I work with the gypsy fiddler who performs at John Henry’s, 5 Walnut, and Hot Pint Trio, as well as a GRAMMY award-winner who plays with Paul Winter Band at many of these venues.

Beginning violin lessons in Asheville can seem a bit daunting for someone who is just starting out, but remember that practice and enthusiasm will pay off! Two of my students have already placed in prestigious competitions. I also coach the local premiere student string quartet. They’re in great demand and get to perform and make money all around this area.

What makes Asheville special is that people here live with intention and passion. Start violin lessons today and enjoy talented, brilliant people who make beautiful music in our wonderful city!

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Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC

About Stephanie

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano instructor with over 25 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

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ome people have difficulty reaching a teachers' studio. For this reason, I have perfected my ability to teach via Skype or FaceTime. It is an advantage for my students to be instructed by a quality teacher. One of the advantages for me is that I can see what is going on bigger than in real life. It's worth a try, isn't it?

*** Lesson Details ***
All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 10-15 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

You will benefit most by booking your lessons in advance by the semester, or at least by the month. Frequent cancellations will result in dismissal, as I wish only to teach committed, sincere and serious students...don't worry, my lessons are fun, and you will enjoy my sense of humor!

*** Studio Equipment ***
For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

*** Specialties ***
I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.
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Corrie December 1, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
I had taken lessons locally for several months and was very frustrated. I was given a color coded sticker and sheet music to get me playing fast however I actually wanted to learn to read and understand music.

On a lark I found Stephanie on the takelessons site. We scheduled a call where I explained my experience, frustrations, and what I wanted to accomplish. I honestly did not think online classes would work. Was I wrong!! It takes great skill in verbally correcting bow holds, etc. and Stephanie is terrific. Before I was told to practice but I never knew HOW to. Stephanie assigns specific tasks, # of time to repeat, and duration for homework. She is so friendly and easy to work with. I would recommend her for any age or skill level??
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Barbara July 20, 2016
Viola · Online
My son really enjoyed the lesson and he start to practice daily.
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Nancy Lease June 15, 2016
Organ · Online
Verified Student
I really enjoy my lessons with Stephanie. She is well organized and very patient. I find my lessons very enjoyable and look forward to accomplishing the tasks she sets for me.

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Stephanie Q.

Asheville, NC 28804
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Robert M.

Asheville, NC

About Robert

Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance.

With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time job. Performing and teaching is what I do.
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Kathryn Cartledge December 2, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
I am seventy years old and have absolutely no natural ability! Robert is patience and respectful, he always find something good about what I have learned. Very encouraging. My third lesson was the best as we both seemed more relaxed and get more comfortable. I like Robert.
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Anna Claire September 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
I would definitely recommend Robert Martin as your music teacher. He is very patient and motivating. He has a great way of explaining techniques or concepts so you can easily understand them. He is very knowledgeable about many music genres and music theory. With his instruction, I have come along way in my guitar playing since I first starting taking lessons. Very nice man and great teacher.
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Kathy September 19, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Robert has been great to work with. He comes to our home weekly to work on bass guitar with our daughter. She has come so far in only a few months. They work on all aspect of the music- theory, finger placement, drills, and they pick some really fun music. He has let my daughter pick several songs she really likes so that she stays engaged. Meeting time been flexible which is a huge bonus! So much easier on all of us! Thanks Robert!
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Robert M.

Asheville, NC 28806
(5)
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$40 / 30-min
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Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC

About Kendra

I have a love of music that never grows thin. My studies initiated with a purely classical approach leading to the scholarships I received to further my education. Performing with various orchestras, musical theater, opera, and small ensembles fulfilled my childhood desires. Later in my career, I expanded my studying and performing in other musical genres that have included jazz, rock, blues, folk, latin and many more. Working with various talented musicians encouraged a new line of study in improvisation I hadn't acquired during my classical studies and performance. Provided with the opp
ortunity to study, perform, and record in classical and alternative styles has only increased my love of music and ability to reach my students at a more personal level.
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Alex H. November 6, 2016
Viola · Online
Verified Student
We tried the first skype session - it's amazing what can be accomplished in 30 minutes with a right teacher! My daughter is excited for the next session!
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anna October 17, 2016
Viola · Online
pretty awesome
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Linda E. September 23, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. Kendra was very sweet and patient with my 4 year old daughter. I can see that Mrs. Kendra has a lot of teaching experience and a very welcoming personality. We are looking forward to more lessons :)
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Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC 28739
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$22 / 30-min
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Marla N.

Arden, NC

About Marla

Marla has just completed her Master of Music Degree while studying with Bonita Boyd at the Eastman School of Music (ESM). Most recently, she has been chosen and awarded full scholarship to attend the month long festival, Summer Nights in Prague, as the principal flutist. While at ESM, Marla was Ms. Boyd’s assistant, the Flute Methods instructor, and also maintained a studio of seven private University of Rochester flute students. Passionate for soloing, Marla has placed first in many competitions, including the Richmond, Virginia Flute Fest (2012 & 2010) and the South Carolina Flute Society’s
Young Artist Competition (2011). In the summer of 2012, she attended the Aspen Music Festival and School. Marla has performed for renowned flutists including Aaron Goldman, Mimi Stillman, Ransom Wilson, Andreas Blau, and Carol Wincenc. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. Former teachers include Dr. Tabatha Easley and Patti R. Watters.
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Tricia November 24, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Knowledgeable and makes learning enjoyable with a gentle yet precise expertise. To top it off she is a wonderful musician herself. I would recommend studying flute under Marla for beginners through advanced students.
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Marla N.

Marla N.

Arden, NC 28704
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$35 / 30-min
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Allyson H.

Asheville, NC

About Allyson

I am a very enthusiastic musician, and I love to share my knowledge and skills with others! I believe music has the power to heal, empower, and change the lives of those who feel it's calling! I am a classically trained violinist, and have been playing for over 9 years. I can teach anyone interested how to read sheet music, and also how to improvise. I absolutely love bluegrass and old time fiddle music and would love to help someone interested in learning that style as well! I've learned that it's nice to know both. I have been singing and performing since I could walk and talk, and have voca
l training and experience in many different backgrounds including everything from choir to contemporary styles. Everyone likes something different, and I would like to help every individual discover what that is, and work on perfecting their particular vocal style of choice; And help those who don't know to figure out what they like! I am looking forward to spreading the love of music.
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lisa November 29, 2016
Allyson has been involved with music her whole life , singing and enjoying her touches to our family band has been a blessing . looking forward to watching her venture out on her own , may she be an inspiration to your world as much as she has been to ours.
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Mark November 17, 2016
Violin · In studio
Ally is a very patient, and understanding instructor. I gave her 5 stars, because 6 wasn't available!
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Allyson H.

Asheville, NC 28806
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starting at
$20 / 30-min

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