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Christopher G.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Christopher G.

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As a New York State Public School Music teacher with over 21 years of experience, I have taught hundreds of students how to play the Viola. My students have been highly successful and accepted into county and state-wide music Festivals.

About Christopher

I am a New York State Certified Public School Music teacher with over 21 years of experience. I pride myself on teaching with compassion, humor and making learning fun. My students become part of my family. I also know how to prepare you for any musical adventure you want. You want to prepare for a

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Valerie
Mr. Greer did a fantastic job teaching my daughter Clarinet. He is very professional and she got a perfect score on all of her NYSSMA solos that she worked on with him. I highly recommend Mr. Greer for private lessons.
Stu
Worked with my daughter and she really enjoyed the lesson. She asked me if she could continue to take lessons with Christopher. He seemed to be able to easily have her gain confidence.
Jim
He is an amazing teacher. He helped me tremendously with my embouchure issues and my sound. His friendly style and energy really motivated me to practice more. Can't wait to get back to school and audition for first chair in band.
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Will R.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Will R.

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I have been playing viola for about 14 years, and I specialize in all experience levels of students. I am highly trained in music theory, technique, and improvisation, and whether you want to learn basic string technique, play a Bach sonata, or learn how to improvise in a complex tune, I can help! I am very open to any ideas and desires my students have, and I strive to make learning music both fun and rewarding for the student. I teach using the Suzuki method, rhythmic training, pop music songs, and various supplementary technique books to enhance and round out the learning experience of each of my students. I also have an open schedule to cater to your time constraints, so let’s get started!

About Will

Hi there! I have been a musician for 14 years, and have been teaching private lessons for 5 years. I studied Viola Performance and Jazz Performance at the University of Georgia, as well as played in the University Symphony. Currently I am working with a string quartet, a bluegrass band, a jazz trio,

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Kay H.
My daughter only responds to teachers that are fun, positive and talk at her level. Will is the perfect match. She was playing her self-taught "sponge bob square pants" theme song while there was an internet glitch, and Will heard a portion of it, so asked her to play it again, and complimented her. She was so proud. That flexibility and positive feedback is keeping her engaged in lessons. Thank you Will!
Alexander
I am sooooo happy with Will, he is so nice, friendly and open to questions and comments. :)
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Kristen K.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Violin Performance from University of Kentucky
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Kristen K.

28 Reviews
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Learn to refine your technique and play with a beautiful sound!

About Kristen

My name is Kristen K. and I am an accomplished violinist and teacher from Lexington, Kentucky. I began my musical studies at age 7 and quickly discovered my passion and love for music. As a young musician, I attended numerous summer music festivals, participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchest

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She is very patient and experienced teacher.
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Kristen is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and methodical. I highly recommend classes with her.
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Betsy F.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Betsy F.

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Lessons are fun. My philosophy is that students should have music in their lives and benefit from the lessons they take now for years to come. Learning to play a musical instrument will help students with math skills, study habits, and develop a skill that will last for a lifetime.

After 3 months students will understand the fundamentals of their string instrument, know how to care for their instrument, warm up properly, be able to read and play introductory passages. After 6 months the student will have learned basic music theory, how to read music, and have advanced through playing multiple songs.

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, th

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Mary V.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Speaks Russian, German, Italian
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Southern Maine
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Mary V.

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Lesson Format

30m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Repertoire (Pieces)

45m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Etudes
Repertoire (Pieces)

60m lesson:
Scales
Finger Exercises
Etudes
Sight Reading
Repertoire (Smaller Pieces)
Concerto

Recommendations:
Beginners: One 30m session per week
Enthusiastic Beginner: Two 30m sessions per week
Intermediate Student: One 45m session per week
Advanced/Experienced Beginners: One 45m session per week
Intermediate-Advanced: One 60m session per week

Clarification about level (please read to assess yourself)

Beginner: No experience, interested in trying it out and seeing if it's for them
Enthusiastic Beginner: No experience, motivated to improve
Intermediate Student and/or Advanced Experienced Beginner Students: Students who have either already taken lessons, or perhaps are students enrolled in school programs in orchestra who have experience playing and want to add to their playing
Intermediate-Advanced: Experienced with ...

About Mary

Miss Vaillancourt is the rare combination of professional singer and certified Music Educator. She has worked in International Schools all over the world and is now a freelance soloist singing on concert and operatic stages in Europe. Recent engagements include Sofia National Opera (Small Stage) & S

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Magda
I have put my daughter in singing classes with many different teachers but none were as spectacular as Mary. She is in love with these classes and all the technique being taught in them, and I've noticed a lot of progress in her singing plus confidence in her ability. I sadly cannot afford any more classes but recommend Mary whole-heartedly to anyone that really wants to advance as a singer and have serious improvement.
Michelle W.
Mary is an excellent violin teacher. She has a firm yet kind approach with an effective method in teaching a challenging instrument. She is punctual, reliable and passionate about teaching. In short, we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Mary!
Mae
I am a soon to be Music Education College major and Mary has helped me tremendously through that process. I have gotten into al the schools I’ve applied to and u don’t think I could have done that without her!💕
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Sonja P.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sonja P.

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I am an experienced violin and viola teacher of 10+ years. As a viola instructor, I primarily teach beginning and intermediate players to set them up for future success. Students will build a strong technical and musical foundation while having fun learning their instrument! I specialize in teaching (and performing) classical, pop, rock, and folk music.

About Sonja

I am a professional violinist and violin/viola teacher. I have been playing the violin for over 20 years and have over 10 years of experience as a freelance strings teacher and orchestral violinist. I am an intuitive, compassionate, and energetic mentor to students of all ages and levels. I strive t

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Alameda, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Alameda is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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"Charismatic, academic, inspirational, and professional describe Michael. It as been a pleasure working with him for many years. Every lesson will bring energy and new insights into your playing!!"
Daniel Golleher
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"Page likesMelissa and looks forward to her next lesson. She enjoyed Melissa's teaching technique and looks forward to continuing with her."
Paige
Took Viola lessons from Melissa D.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Will for about a year. We are lucky enough to live near Athens, so lessons take place at our home. I have been so pleased with Will. He is a great teacher - enthusiastic, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Even though he has many students, he always remembers exactly what they were working on. He takes interest in my daughter's life and will ask her how marching band is going, or other things about school. I especially like that Will is someone that she can look up to as an example of hard work and perseverance. He's not only a great teacher, but he's just a good person, and I am so glad we found him!"
Julie
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"She is a very disciplined teacher, she connects with the students very well and kids enjoy having classes with her, I really appreciate her work!!"
Valentina
Took Viola lessons from Estefania
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"If I could write anything to hope that you choose Kristen to teach you, imagine it here: _______. That said. She is Amazing, Fantastic, Patient, Fun, Understand, did I say Patient!? I am a 28 year old man that is learning Viola as his "2nd" real instrument. I play piano well, and "campfire" guitar. Kristen is teaching me to read Alto clef and play the Viola. She is teaching at MY pace and not complaining when I come in without having the most practice time accomplished throughout the prior week. She has a flexible schedule and is available for communication (email and phone) between lessons (I've rescheduled many times because my work hours are not constant). She's Great! I hope you let her teach you! Thank you for reading."
Anthony Atthowe
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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"Will's a great instructor. Very knowledgeable, passionate, and patient. Has a wide range of influences and inspirations. Can't go wrong with this man!"
Karl
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"She is a great instructor! Very patient, especially when there are weeks where I don't get to practice very much because of work. She is understanding and always looks for the progress."
Colleen
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Mark is best music teacher .I learn a lot from him very first lesson."
Ben
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"Tigran is patient and pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend him."
Gabe
Took Viola lessons from Tigran N.
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"Zachary is a great instructor and friendly , you won't feel the stress of a regular class.I can say that I am always excited to learn because of the motivation he give. I wasn't sure at the beginning that the online lessons would work effectively and that I will see great results. I have already had 5 sessions and still have 15 left. He is so patient and gives a clear guidance to improve your level. Each week there is a prepared plan of what we will focus on depending on the performance which means you take the full use of every minute in the class. Also ,the weekly homework or exercises given helps you to know what to do to improve between each class.

Totally recommend"
Danya
Took Viola lessons from Zachary H.
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