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Marcus R. Austin, TX

In violin lessons, I strive to push my students to play as professionally as possible while stretching themselves creatively. Beginning-Intermediate students will work out of the Essential Elements and Suzuki Method books in order to develop a solid technical foundation before branching out into broader repertoire. I make sure that lessons progress steadily and that students are comfortable with technique and reading before advancing to new skills. With intermediate-advanced students I work on solo/duo pieces as well as more theoretically minded practices. I try to instill a basic knowledge of music theory into all of my violin students since that can be a key asset when learning music for UIL competitions or auditions of any kind. I'm also specialized in a number of non-classical violin styles and am happy to work with students towards any stylistic goal that they have.

About Marcus

I have been playing music since I was about 13 years old. I initially started out on guitar but I quickly picked up mandolin, banjo, and ukulele thanks to the great theoretical tools I'd learned from my first teacher! I started studying alto saxophone around the same time I picked up guitar and began extensively studying violin a few years later. I quickly began writing songs and at 15, I recorded my first album of original material with production help from Grammy award winning producer/guitarist Joe Reyes. Joe and I would go on to make four other records together and I would wind up doing string arrangements for one of his albums as well. While still in high school, I began playing with a number of bands in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas as well as a few groups in Austin, ...

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Amy B. December 3, 2014
Fiddle · In home
Verified Student
My 11-year-old daughter is loving her fiddle lessons with Marcus. He is patient, flexible, and encouraging. He manages to infuse the lessons with humor and fun while also facilitating serious technical progress. We recommend him highly!
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Christopher L. October 23, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Marcus is great! I have been working with him for over three months. I am 37 and did not consider myself to be a musician at all when I started working with Marcus. I set a personal goal to learn to play something, and I can do that now. Marcus is friendly, communicates well, adapts to my learning style and pace, and has been really patient in helping me learn the basics.

He has been super-flexible with scheduling. I was a little apprehensive about going to a stranger's home, but it's not weird at all. His place is comfortable and inviting.
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Rosemary V. May 1, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent instructor-Highly recommended

Marcus has been an excellent instructor. He is friendly, patient, and professional. He does a great job of explaining concepts. If I need to reschedule a lesson he is always willing to work with whatever times are best for me.

He is very knowledgeable about different music styles and bands.

At our first lesson, he asked if I had any music I was specifically interested in learning. I appreciated his focus on making the lessons more personal instead of just following the instruction book.
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.
Brandon C. Austin, TX

About Brandon

Brandon has been surrounded by music since a young age, having both parents as musicians. Brandon began his musical carrier playing the trumpet eventually branching out to piano, a little violin, composing, and conducting. He attended the University of Central Florida where he received a BA and MA in composition and conducting respectively. While in Orlando, Brandon worked as a part of the A Gift for Music program teaching beginning violin to inner-city elementary school children. He was also the conductor of the A Gift for Music Core Orchestra, a group of very talented young string students. Brandon was also the Brass Instructor for a local Jr./Sr. High School where he taught trumpet lessons, coached brass ensembles, and accompanied students on the piano. On top of this Brandon ...

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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