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Teaching Violin in Boston, MA

By Rachel M. - Boston Violin Teacher

Although I’ve been fortunate enough to have taught violin lessons in many other cities throughout my career, my experience teaching violin lessons in Boston has been amazing for reasons incredibly unique to the city itself. There are many cities that offer a rich classical music scene, but Boston also happens to be a destination spot for budding professional musicians. We have four incredible music schools within the city, not to mention the many thriving music departments contained in local colleges and universities. All of these institutions house hundreds of talented musicians and dozens of affordable, professional-level performances each week. In addition to what’s happening within our conservatories, there are professional ensembles playing in the city year-round at venues such as Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall. In short, there’s always an opportunity to hear amazing classical music in Boston.

As a teacher, I can provide guidance on how to hold a violin and how to play a passage more in tune, but it’s up to a city and the artistic community within it to supply the student with the chance to hear great performances. One of the many things I love about teaching violin lessons in Boston is hearing a student’s excitement about playing the violin after an inspiring concert. It’s not unusual at all for a student to tell me during a lesson about a concert they heard at Symphony Hall or the New England Conservatory, nor do I have any trouble recommending a place to hear talented violinists. As long as I am teaching violin lessons in Boston, I know there will always be opportunities for that.

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Jill G.

Jamaica Plain, MA

About Jill

I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyport, Boston, and Manhattan.

I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance, and I'm lucky to have had wonderful experiences during my formal training! In my undergraduate years, I was awarded a full 4-year scholarship for string quartet and chamber music playing, which was invaluabl
e as a real-world training. In graduate school, I was fortunate to learn so much as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate violin students.

I have also been an innovator in musical education, and I've felt honored to coach numerous already gifted violin teachers who have sought me out to improve their techniques for best teaching practices. From my 30+ years of private violin teaching and observing how children learn, I developed a super fun groundbreaking class in New York City for 2.5 to 5 year old beginners called Crackerjack Kidz! And a few years ago, I wrote a text to accompany young students and their families.

I continuously work to be a master teacher dedicated to the very best methods, using a variety and combination of techniques and strategies tailored to the student's musical success and enjoyment.

My specialties include music-based early childhood development, adult beginners and continuing learners, intermediate and advanced players, and chamber music coaching.

I welcome you to start your family's musical journey with me!

*** Lesson Details ***
While each lesson is different, we always try to spend a little time warming up, making sure we're comfortable and free of tension, reviewing what we've worked on, and layering in new concepts each time. We also learn age appropriate music theory (the "why's" of how music works), we exercise our imaginations, and we learn how to effectively practice.

We learn to think, solve problems, hear the music in our minds, and coordinate our bodies to play beautifully! Along the way we learn skills for life, the joy of accomplishment, and love of ourselves and others!

Whether you're a toddler or a senior, violin can always teach new things and help students appreciate more about themselves and the world!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with keyboard and computer. Parents can sit it on lessons, and are enouraged to do so with young students.

*** Specialties ***
I'm a classically trained violinist and a master teacher with over 30 years of experience. I've been teaching Suzuki violin to children ages 3 and up for my whole career, and I'm also extremely comfortable with traditional methods for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of any age.

My specialties include:
music-based early childhood development
adult beginners and continuing learners
intermediate and advanced players
chamber music coaching.
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Heather M. July 1, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Out of all of my teachers that I've had over the years, Jill has given me the most thorough lessons I've ever had. Most of my teachers have focused heavily on repertoire, and ignored the basics of scales and etudes. As a result, I always found them tedious, but Jill breaks everything down into smaller pieces so I don't get bored or overwhelmed. She always comes up with new ways of working on old techniques that help me overcome old, deep-seated habits and difficulties.
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Julie M. March 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Jill is a wonderful and patient teacher. She taught both of my children (ages 12 & 9) beginner violin. If we weren't moving away, we'd continue taking lessons from her for as long as we could!
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Rose G. April 26, 2014
Music Performance
Wonderful All Around

Jill Good is an amazing music teacher for all ages and can connect with any student on both an intellectual and personal level. I work for Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins LLC and can absolutely assure that the first music teacher we recommend is Jill Good. I've seen her students' recitals and have been astonished at the progress each student shows from one performance to the next.
I started playing the violin at age 4 and while I have loved all my teachers, I still wish I had someone as brilliant as Jill instructing me. For any age, Jill Good is perfection.
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Jill G.

Jill G.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA

I can help you with everything from traditional classical repertoire to modern world, folk, jazz, and improvisation. I like to focus on music theory and reading skills, in addition to developing musicality from the first lesson. I also play electric violin and can help you to set up virtual or analogue rigs to get the best sound.

About Kathryn

Kathryn is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied violin and viola. At Berklee, Kathryn majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with musicians from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative
rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap."

As a teacher, Kathryn utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has been teaching private lessons for 8 years and has also taught music as a camp counselor, college tutor, and workshop leader. Whether you are looking to pick up a brand new instrument, learn a new style, or work on improving on what you already know, Kathryn can help you reach your goals.
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AmberBelle August 24, 2015
Viola · Online
Verified Student
I was really impressed with my daughter's first lesson. She was taught the instrument, how to hold it and some simple songs to practice. Kathryn was patient and sent me my daughter's homework. There was a great lesson plan and it was obvious Kathryn knows what she was doing.
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Kelly Winkelhake August 2, 2015
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
First lesson went well. She was very helpful and patient.
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Chunzhou P. June 8, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She is very nice and patient. The material given is not very difficult to practice on.
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Kathryn T.

Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA 02135
(10)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Serena L.

Boston, MA

I have been studying the violin since age 3, starting at the Eastman School of Music's preparatory department with the Suzuki method. While earning my B.A. in music composition and performance at Boston College, I had the privilege of teaching violin to beginning elementary students through a department music outreach program. While I love teaching beginners, I am excited to take on intermediate students who are looking for advancement. I hope to instill a passion for music in my students!

About Serena

While earning my dual degree at Boston College in Music and Biochemistry, I have had extensive experience working as a tutor and a teacher. I currently hold a B.S. in biochemistry and a B.A. in music from Boston College, as well as an M.S. in biomedical sciences from Tufts University School of Medicine.

I currently work for the dermatology department at Brigham and Women's, but as my schedule is very flexible, I would love to return to tutoring and teaching. Previously, I have tutored physics, chemistry, biology, and given violin lessons to beginners.

As a violinist, I began playing at
the age of 3, studying at the Eastman School of Music's preparatory department, and have been heavily involved in orchestral and chamber music as well as studied privately ever since. While my experience is mostly with beginners and younger students, I would love to take on some intermediate students, especially those with an interest in chamber music.

Thank you!
Serena
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Salwa H. August 31, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Serena is very kind and she goes through the details in a nice way ! I had no experience in music! But so far I loved my violin class with her. Looking forward for more.
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Laila B. July 31, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
This was my first time holding a violin, I did not expect to make a good sound come out of it. Serena is very patient and encouraging. She incorporates a little of everything from holding it right to reading note & providing me with some exercises to practice.. Awesome experience so far. Looking forward for our next class!
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Emily W. March 9, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Serena is an excellent instructor. She is very patient, helpful and clear in her explanations and definitely wants to structure the lesson so that it best meets what you are looking for out of the experience.
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Serena L.

Serena L.

Boston, MA 02118
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ethan S.

Roxbury Crossing, MA

I've been teaching violin for over 7 years and my students have gone on to win various music prizes in the NJ/NY tri-state area. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able learn how to hold and set up the violin, and as time goes on you'll be able to move on to play more complicated and fun pieces. I specialize in teaching with the Suzuki method and I love working with students of all ages and experience!

About Ethan

If you are just starting the violin and would like some help buying/renting your first instrument, playing your first pieces, and figuring out how to make a sound that doesn't make your dog hide under the couch, I can help!

Or, if you've an intermediate/advanced student who wants a new teacher to help polish a piece before your big recital/concert, I'd also be happy to help.

I've been playing violin for over 17 years and have worked with hundreds of students of all levels. My previous students have been as young as 4 and as old as 40. It's never too late to start! My goal as a teacher i
s to specifically help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.

I went to school at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and New England Conservatory where I majored in violin performance, with a concentration in string pedagogy. I've helped both young children and adult beginners start playing the violin, as well as adult beginners.
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Ethan S. February 5, 2015
Violin · Online
I've been working with Ethan for over a year and he has been fantastic! Very skilled, patient. Excellent teacher
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Ethan S.

Ethan S.

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Mathew W.

Boston, MA

Lessons tailored specifically to the needs of the student. Guidance in technical training allows music to breathe and make the creative process an enjoyable task despite difficult repertoire. Choices of repertoire are made in collaboration with teacher and student to ensure the highest return in creative fulfillment and progress.

About Mathew

Hello! My name is Mathew, and I am an actively performing professional and conservatory trained musician with a degree in violin performance. I am well versed in orchestral, chamber and solo repertoire for all ages/levels. Depending on the skill level, studies will be drawn from the Suzuki method, traditional French conservatory training, and Russian schools of technique. For those looking to have more fun and learn in the process, fiddling and folk music is also available. No matter what level you are at, music making should always be fun!
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Bill July 6, 2015
Violin · In home
Thoroughly prepared, clear instruction, great musician and instructor. I highly recommend Mat.
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Fausto Miro June 25, 2015
Violin · In studio
The opportunity to write a review for Mathew presents me with an enormous challenge. Simply, how to coherently and concisely express my admiration and respect for his diverse professional body of work? It would require a writer far more gifted than I to adequately represent Mathew's gifts as a violinist, as a teacher, and overall musician. Suffice it to say that I am thrilled and honored to be asked to recommend him — which I do happily without reservation, and with the greatest affection.

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Mathew W.

Mathew W.

Boston, MA 02127
(2)
starting at
$29 / 30-min

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