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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 ensem
ble, 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 about.

In around Austin I sit in regularly with acts such as Gashcat (Kyle Craft) and Wild Bill, and play in a band called My Russian Princess where I get to not only play my violin, but sing and play a synthesizer. I also perform in a duet with Meggan Carney where I sing harmonies and play accompanying violin parts.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am not an uptight teacher, but I do believe in working hard to achieve success. I like to give my students a music notebook with goals listed in it, so that they know what I expect them to have tried to grasp for the next lesson. For beginners, I usually like to work through Essential Elements for violin as it is simple to understand, and has some familiar tunes and nursery rhymes which are easy to pick up. As the student grows, we will tackle more difficult pieces. I mostly teach classical and fiddle music, but have branched out to jazz, rock and some country when specifically asked to.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Front Room: couch, coffee table, rocking chair, one cat,various instruments and accessories (organ, drum kit, guitars, ukuleles, amps, mics/stands etc), parents can sit in on lesson, or on patio in the back yard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide books to be purchased, and bring my violin and music stand. They will provide their own violin.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Baroque, fiddle.
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Matthew Jackson May 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
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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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Bethany P.

Bethany P.

Austin, TX 78745
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Leanna L.

Austin, TX

Students of all ages and levels welcome! Teaching experience of eight years from all corners of the world!

About Leanna

Pianist Leanna L., 25, began her piano studies at age six and violin studies at age eight. At age 11, Ms. L. performed the Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 26 with the East West Symphony in Sydney, under the baton of Henryk Pisarek. Ms. L. has also soloed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and was invited to play at the City of Sydney Cultural Council Outstanding Performer's Concert in April 2008. She has placed in several Australian competitions and is a two-time winner of Sydney "Theme and Variations" Outstanding Pianist Award and a three-time finalist for the ABC Symphony Australia Young Pe
rformer's Award. In 2006, Ms. L. was one of three students honored by the Cultural Council at the Sydney McDonalds Arts Challenge. She made an appearance at the Sydney Opera House as a result of being awarded third place in the 2007 national Australian Higher School Certificate Music Extension course. In 2008 Ms. L. won the Werner Baer Memorial Award and the audience prize in the Cochem International Piano Summer Festival in Germany. Most recently, Leanna participated at the Banff International Piano Master-Classes in Canada last year.

Ms. L. studied with Margaret Hair in Australia and has made several appearances performing in the United States, Canada, Germany, Asia and Russia. She has also performed in master classes for Marc Durand, Gary Graffman, Robert Levin, Susan Starr, Jacques Rouvier, Richard Raymond and Sarkis Baltaian. Previously, Leanna attained a Bachelor of Music at The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, where she studied with John Perry. At The Colburn School, she was selected to be a Teaching Fellow through which she had several young private students. She was also selected as a Teaching Assistant at Boston University, where she is pursued her Masters of Music Degree at Boston University with Professor Boaz Sharon. Currently, she is studying with Professor Anton Nel at the University of Texas, Austin, as a part of her Doctorate of Musical Arts. She is working alongside Professor Gilmson as part of the Piano Project and Teaching Assistantship at the Butler School of Music.
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Sophia H. May 5, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very sweet, patient.
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Joshua H. March 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! !! Seems she has allot of patience. I am green as theyou come.
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Lauren L. March 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
excellent
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Leanna L.

Austin, TX 78712
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$35 / 30-min
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Lauren P.

Pflugerville, TX

I have been teaching violin since my freshman year in college (2007), when I was a private and group class teacher at the USC String Project. There, I was responsible for teaching private lessons as well as maintaining a group beginner string class.

About Lauren

Lauren Pierce is one of those generational instrumentalists with not only the technique necessary to excel on her instrument, but with a flair and presentation that amazes everyone who watches her musically navigate on the double bass. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Lauren began her musical studies at the age of seven on piano and voice. Later, she was introduced to the Double Bass and soon began lessons with the late Douglas Sommer, section bassist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She continued her studies at the University of South Carolina under the tutelage of Dr. Craig Butterfield. During h
er studies at USC, Lauren was given the Presser Scholar Award, named a Magellan Scholar, and in 2010, performed a concerto with the University of South Carolina Symphony as the winner of that years USC Concerto Competition. After graduating from USC, Lauren moved to Denton, Texas to study with Jeffrey Bradetich and work as his Teaching Fellow. As a Teaching Fellow, she was in charge of maintaining a studio of college-aged double bassists and often running master classes for the full double bass studio at UNT. During this period, Lauren competed in the American String Teachers Association Competition and the International Society of Bassists Competition. In 2016, she was named a Pirastro Strings Artist, sponsored by the largest bowed string company in the world, Pirastro Strings.

Her popularity through performance videos on YouTube is unparalleled in the classical music world. She is regarded as a "musical innovator" (http://doublebassblog.org/2016/05/musical-innovators-edition-no-5.html) through her performing and teaching, and is famous for playing works for instruments other than the double bass with ease and virtuosity, including Czardas by Vittorio Monti, Zigeunerweisen by Pablo Sarasate, and Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto no. 2. Below are links to a few of her videos:

Czardas by Vittorio Monti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xnDHHFJMnU
Victor Herbert's 2nd Cello Concerto, Movement 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_fD21n1O3g
Zigeunerweisen by Pablo Sarasate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Av5jV_lSsI
Concert Duo for Bass and Violin, Movement 1 by Edgar Meyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oooODdg7fac

Lauren has worked in many different genres and artistic mediums. She has worked as a section member for many orchestras, including the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Austin Symphony, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the Laredo Philharmonic. Lauren appeared as a soloist in the 2011 film "Luz," by Los Angeles filmmaker Ellie Ann Fenton. She has recorded as a soloist on multiple albums, including singer-songwriter Collin Hauser's debut album "Collin Hauser" with Grammy-award winning recording engineer Tim Kimsey, Fall River Footman's Mullen Road, and R&B artist Mikaela Kahn's Milk And Honey. While studying at USC, she played in Bert Ligon's Jazz Strings Quartet and at UNT, she performed in the world-famous UNT Lab Bands.

Lauren brings an impressive performance repertoire to the table, exceptional for the double bass, where she takes many a risk playing works designed for more versatile and manageable smaller instruments. Most critics find her flair and presentation almost magical. Her music has been featured many times on sites such as Classic FM, MusicOff, Discover Double Bass, Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog, Patternroot, and more.

Lauren is a frequent clinician at several workshops, including the Bradetich Summer Bass Camps, the Austin Bass Workshop, and Bassmania at Columbus State University. She resides in Austin, Texas with her partner, exceptional bassist Daniel Parr, who is current playing with the world famous Quebe Sisters.
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Juan Pablo May 22, 2016
Upright Bass · Online
I've been taking classes with Lauren for over a year and my technique has grown substantially. Lauren combines a thorough knowledge of the classical technique of the upright bass with a clear and articulate language making her a great pedagogue.
Though always flexible to accommodate my needs and expectations, Lauren always suggests what is best for me as a double bass player. I truly trust her to develop myself as an accomplished musician.
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Vincent May 22, 2016
Upright Bass · Online
Lauren is a brilliant instructor. In helping me prepare for auditions and recitals, she has uniquely shown me effective ways to improve intonation, bow placement, practice methods etc... I highly recommend Lauren as a double bass instructor.
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John A. May 22, 2016
Upright Bass · Online
I can't find words powerful enough to describe how wonderful Lauren is as a teacher, This young lady is highly educated and already IMHO a world class bassist.
Her method is personalized for each student and in my experience the results of studying with her were immediate and profound! After years of trying to learn some of the solo material with limited success, She systematically walked me through all four movements of the Eccles Sonata in just a couple lessons! Amazing progress that I've never experienced with any other teacher. I can whole heartedly give Lauren my highest recommendation...
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Lauren P.

Pflugerville, TX 78660
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Milena G.

Round Rock, TX

I've been teaching violin for 9 years and I tailor lessons to my students goals. I emphasize technique fundamentals, and help students apply the techniques they learn toward music they enjoy playing, or composing.
After 6 months my Violin students will have a comfortable relaxed hold on the instrument, and have learned several songs while continuing to work on ear training and note reading.I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Milena

Hi there. My name is Milena G. and I am native from Bulgaria.I began playing violin at the age of 7 in my hometown. At 10, I was admitted to the National Secondary School of Music and Stage Art Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov, in Burgas. Following, I continued to take charge of my professional and musical education by enrolling in the Academy of Music, Dancing, Pictorial and Plastic Arts of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where I earned my Bachelor of Music in Musical Pedagogy and Violin Performance. During these years, I participated in a variety of symphonies, chamber orchestras, and ensembles, as well as, tea
ching violin. Since my graduation, I performed in productions throughout France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, Austria, Lebanon, Japan, and the USA.
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Hannah E. February 10, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Great experience! My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson.
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Brooke January 18, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter's first lesson with Milena was great!
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J. L. April 2, 2015
Violin · In home
I am a fourth grader. I started taking violin lessons with Ms. Milena around July of last year.

With Ms. Milena, playing the violin has been fun and also a great learning experience. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about music. She goes with my pace. When I have a weak spot, she always patiently help me tackle it with useful strategies and exercises. Ms. Milena can describe a difficult piece vividly which helps me visualize and feel the music. She also teaches me to be self-directed.

I would recommend Ms. Milena to anyone.
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Milena G.

Milena G.

Round Rock, TX 78664
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$30 / 30-min
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Darrell V.

Austin, TX

Beginner violin; also performance prep for intermediate through advanced

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- E
lectric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]
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Darrell V.

Darrell V.

Austin, TX 78759
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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