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Megan C. Austin, TX

I have been playing violin for 15 years and teaching for 2. I believe students should have fun learning, and each should have an individualized lesson plans for their learning styles. No matter what genre you want to play, I'll help you learn to play it!

About Megan

I am a violinist, composer, and general music nerd who would love to share my nerdiness with others! I compose and produce music for film and video games and have been playing violin since I was 9 years old.

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Art P. September 25, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
This review is for both VIOLIN lessons and ARRANGEMENT & COMPOSITION, as I'm taking BOTH types of lessons from Megan.

I don't find ANYTHING wrong with Megan as a teacher of music lessons.

But I've only just started taking the lessons (have just had my third lesson), so not sure I can totally judge in so short a time.

I actually wrote a more-detailed and longer review a few days ago, but the system indicated I had taken too much time and so it wanted me to log in again. --By then all that I had typed had disappeared.

So I'm rating Megan FIVE STARS. But I'm rating TakeLessons' review-writing system only ONE STAR. --Hey gimme time to go into DETAIL, Man!
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Bill N. September 5, 2014
Violin · In home
Next to the five star rating there is a little blurb meant to clarify what a "5 star rating" really means. It says "best instructor ever" and I can say, without hesitation, that this is true for Megan.

I was extremely nervous about learning the violin for a few reasons.

First, I'm a folk guitarist and I worried that my learning style would not jive with structured lessons. I couldn't have been more wrong. Megan quickly sized up my current ability and somehow sussed out that I was not the "Play Twinkle 100 times by next week" type.

Secondly, and this may go against the first point, I went to college for music. I didn't finish, but I got far enough to think I know a bit about Theory. It has been a while of not using that part of my brain, though, and I worried about returning to it. I thought that Megan would either underestimate my knowledge and bore me or overestimate my knowledge and leave me embarrassed to ask for help. Again, I was quite wrong. Megan made it crystal clear what I needed to know without dragging me along.

Our first lesson was largely technical: how to hold the violin, tuning, bow arm posture and where the fingers go (a mystery to me who was used to fretted instruments).

Megan is a master composer and an inspiration to be in the same room with. She is as jovial and down to earth as any folk musician I've met but has the quiet dignity of a symphony's first chair.

I couldn't recommend her more.
Bethany P. Austin, TX

About Bethany

I started playing the violin when I was 7. I had the best violin teacher, and she took me through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, grades 1-7, and theory. When I went to college I studied under Charles Mutter (then leader of Edinburgh's string quartet) and Tristan Gurney - both very accomplished and well-known violinists in the UK. I hope to bring what I have learned from these three to my students, with my own flare. I have played in a few orchestras - West Dunbartonshire Senior Schools orchestra, Glasgow Senior Schools String Orchestra, Clydebank High School's string ensemble, choir and windband, and the University of Edinburgh Napier's Chamber Orchestra. Orchestras are where I learned to have a passion for music and to really appreciate what being a musician was all ...

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Arlette L. August 25, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is learning to play the violin. Bethany is extremely patient, kind and paces the lessons nicely. We'll continue to take lessons with Bethany.
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Arati S. July 26, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Caring and responsive teacher. Daughter enjoys her lessons!
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jamiep September 25, 2011
Great teacher

Bethany was very patient with my daughter while challenging her to work hard. I highly recommend her.
Mariam H. Austin, TX

About Mariam

Have you always dreamed about learning to play violin with a professional and passionate teacher? Then I would like to meet you! My name is Mariam and I am a professional musician/violin teacher with a Master's Degree from the University of Texas in Austin. I have lived and taught violin all over the world, worked in the Austin Waldorf School and in the Redeemer Lutheran School in Austin among other places. For the last 5 years I was a part of a String Faculty as a Violin Professor at the Mahidol University in Thailand. Of course, all those years I kept performing and making music as a soloist, chamber and orchestra player. Being a musician, I got to travel and to live all over the world. During my vast experience in many countries on three continents I have come across all kinds of

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Susan M. October 26, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mariam is energetic, clear and kind. She is very educated and experienced. I come from a Suzuki background and had not played for a few years. Mariam was able to work with me easily.
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Teresa S. June 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Wonderful exciting teacher

I have had several lessons now and have not only learned a lot, but enjoyed my lesson time. Mariam is very fun and pushes me to try new things while keeping me reviewing the old.
I get a high quality teacher in my home every week that wants me to improve as much as I want to improve my violin skills. After just two lessons people I have played for have commented on just how much I have improved lately.
Richard D. Austin, TX

Beginner violin lessons start with an emphasis on physical interaction with the instrument and reading music in the treble clef. Students will soon read and play simple melodies from the recommended music list. Students will set goals to learn a piece of music that interests them. With guided practice and technical advice, I will make sure that the students reach their goals.

For the higher level violin lessons, I will offer guidance with any solo or ensemble piece that students are currently practicing. Also, I will encourage students to pick a piece of music or style of music that interests them as a goal to work towards.

About Richard

My name is Richard, and I am a musician/violinist/composer with a Master of Music in Composition/Theory from Penn State. I began violin lessons at age 5. Since then, I have been involved in bands, orchestras, and choirs throughout school. As a composer and recording artist, I am interested in electronic composition, interactive media, songwriting, film music, and video game music. I have experience writing music for and working with orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, film, and video games. Along with my sister, Cecilia, we released our debut electronic/pop album, "Henri," under the name, Umu. I have experience teaching violin, piano, music theory, songwriting, and audio production lessons. I'm always open to the interests of the student and what he/she wants to ...

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Chris H. March 15, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Richard was a great teacher! I am an adult student who had two goals - learn to play the piano and make a marriage proposal to my girlfriend. My only musical experience was playing trombone in band during middle school. Richard helped me jog my memory about learning the piano by providing simple assignments through the "A Dozen a Day" book series.

What I really liked about Richard is that he tries to teach you a little bit of music theory so that you can understand what each particular scale or exercise is trying teach you about music. Why is that useful? It helps to take a little break every once in awhile to freestyle. Richard's tips in music theory allowed you to try to put your own little spin in each song.

Richard is also very patient and wants the student to set clear goals for themselves so that we could work towards the goals together. He is also very laid back, but will definitely let you know when you're off. Whether you're off beat by just a little bit or whether your supposed to be piano/forte, he'll make sure you get it the next go around.

After 6-8 months of 30 minute lessons once a week, I was able to learn a few simple children songs, a few pop songs, a video game theme, and play Bob Dylan's "To Make You Feel My Love" for my girlfriend for the proposal (she said yes!).
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Melissa K. September 3, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
So far, I couldn't be happier with my lessons. I am 23 and have always wanted to learn to play violin. Richard's patience and knowledge is helping me progress the way I hoped I would. I highly recommend him and look forward to our next lesson!
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Zack I. May 18, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Richard is very cool. He is very nice and easy to work with. His knowledge of the piano and of music theory are exceptional and his ability to explain them to a beginner is incredible. I have learned so much in only 3 or 4 sessions and have already scheduled 4 more. I am so glad I found Richard on TakeLessons!! I would absolutely recommend him to an adult or to a child. He's the best!!!
Roseminna W. Austin, TX

About Roseminna

I come from a large family of visual, literary, and performing artists. My mother, Clyde W. taught me from age three until I went on to study at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School. I have extensive training and performance experience. Alongside my musical endeavors, I have always pursued visual art and the written word, incorporating these mediums into my expressive and teaching practices. I also incorporate physical and biological metaphors into my lessons, bringing basic yoga in where it is useful. I strive to offer a wide breadth of information and ways of thinking as I encourage each student to discover and hone what is innately theirs, using music as the ultimate medium. BA in Graphic Design, Yale University MM in Violin Performance from Stony Brook University AD

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Harry T. October 7, 2014
Violin · In studio
I started violin at 18. I've had about five violin teachers so far, including a university violin professor. Rosey was my most recent teacher.

Rosey was the most successful at portraying the requirements of the skills I was trying to improve. She was adept at descriptive language and analogies, which made the lessons easier to understand. I quickly noticed Rosey's deftness and grace, both in technique demonstration and general body language.

I'd still have her as a teacher, but alas, she moved to Texas.
Rosey - Good luck in the Lone Star state :)
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jillian B. October 4, 2014
Violin
Roseminna is an artist in the true sense of the word. Her natural intuition for figuring new concepts and problem solving old ones makes her an obvious choice as a teacher for beginning or advanced students. I was lucky enough to work with and get to know Rosey in both the realm of performance and education over the last 5 years, give or take. Her unique addition to the already existing traditional style of the violin is one that I hope to see more of in the next generation of musicians to come, and one that is definitely worth exploring first hand, through the teacher herself! I highly recommend Roseminna as your next choice for violin, chamber or music lessons of any kind. You will not leave without having had a truly fulfilling musical and personal experience, as her extreme devotion to music, sound, and movement is continuously expressed and practiced in all aspects of her life, a rarity to experience among many other traditional violin teachers. Rosey cares about every note, about every person, and every thought that instigates the desire to play music. If you're looking for a great teacher with limitless knowledge about the violin, with boundless energy, and with an genuinely humble personality, this is the way to go for sure! Please check her out for yourself--you'll be so happy you did. She is definitely a hidden gem in the Austin community.
Naomi Cherie S. Austin, TX

I am a violinist, artist and singer/songwriter from here in Austin, Texas who has been teaching violin for over 14 years. I believe that with enough practice, patience and dedication anyone can learn to play a new instrument. No previous experience necessary-- just a passion for music!

Lessons will focus on:

-A solid basic foundation in classical music-- we can branch out from here!
-Learning to read music, use dynamics, bow, tune, scales, developmental exercises.
-Above all: having fun and pursuing a new passion.

Music is my life and has taken me all over the country and across the world and I want to share its magic with as many people as I can!

About Naomi Cherie

Hello! I teach private violin lessons for beginners and intermediate students of all ages. I have been teaching violin for over 14 years. I love working with children of all ages and also specialize in working with adult beginning students. If you have always wanted to learn, now is the time! No previous experience is necessary-- just a passion for music! I am thorough and easy to work with. I use a combination of classical techniques and Suzuki method along with lots and lots of patience, creativity and encouragement. About me: I am a classically trained violinist with 20 years of experience and a diverse musical background. I've performed with the University Orchestra and the UT Opera Society at the University of Texas where I went to school, several string quartets and many ...

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Prateek B. January 7, 2015
Violin · In studio
I asked Joshua Bell (one of the greatest violinist of our time) about how to be a great violinist? To which he responded by saying: "Find a really good teacher, one who pushes you and cares for your success."
I would not be exaggerating by saying Naomi is one of those teachers.
I've been taking lessons for almost 4 years and Naomi has been nothing but supportive, cheerful, energetic, focused and dedicated to finding even the minutest mistake. Naomi has tirelessly pointed out even the slightest of out of tune notes; and she demands perfection before moving on to next lesson. She focuses on fundamental over frills; and she really cares for the success of her students.
She has always pushed me and motivated me in many creative ways to practice and be better at violin. I am going to continue taking lessons with her and would highly recommend Naomi.
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Marisa N. December 17, 2014
Violin · In studio
Naomi is an excellent teacher. She is patient, kind, and won't blow you off if you have a question. In the 2 years that she was my teacher, she has taught me a lot about the violin, which techniques to use, how to tune my instrument, and much more. If you want to learn the violin, take her as your teacher! You won't regret it :)
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Xiaoling G. December 10, 2014
Violin · In studio
I was totally a beginner in Violin when I started my lessons with Naomi. She is a very patient and loving teacher, taught me how to hold bow correctly, with a lot of helpful practice and encouragement, which is really helpful to beginners who know nothing. She always tried her best to help me to master the skills, a lot of observation and correction, also encouragement. When I first started, I never expect to keep learning for over a year. Then five years later, I found myself still enjoy the lesson and playing violin. Due to some personal reasons, I have to give up my violin lesson. But my five years experience of learning violin is like a difficult but fun journey, and Naomi is there to keep me on the track and make the journey even more enjoyable.

Yes, I highly recommend Naomi to be your violin teacher!

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