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Chen C.

2 Reviews
Chino Hills, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education from New York University
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Chen C.

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Viola is the glue that bind the violin and cello in any strings ensemble. Whether you are a beginner, violin transplant, or switch hitter. I will work with you to become a proud member of this close-knit group. An excellent choice of instrument for someone arriving late to the music game, or someone who wants to become a more versatile violinist.

For beginners, I prefer using the "Essential Elements for Strings" book, which offers students a head start to what many school will use in their classrooms. For intermediate students, the "Suzuki" books offers repertoire that has become a rite of passage for any string player. Advanced students can expect pieces that are tailor selected for them to show off their unique strengths and address their weakness.

About Chen

Chen is a music teacher, violinist/violist, and conductor with over 15 years of experience. While attending New York University (NYU), he majored in music education and studied with Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet. As a firm believer that music changes lives, Chen thinks private lesso

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William
Great teacher! Very patient and has great knowledge of music.
YANNIE
Mr. Chen is very patient and professional.
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Birute S.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Lithuanian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Birute S.

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In my private violin/viola studio, I am helping my students to love the learning process. If a student wants to play an instrument for their enjoyment, he comes to me. If students have ambitions to get prepared for the test or audition, they know they will get help. For students who would like to prepare for the evaluating test, I contribute to preparing for the ABRSM (Associated Board of School of Music abrsm.org) exams. If a student is a beginner, I teach using the Suzuki Method.

I love helping students to achieve what they want. By learning their abilities, I help them to enjoy playing an instrument.

About Birute

I love helping students to achieve what they want. By learning their abilities, I help them to enjoy playing an instrument. In my private violin/viola studio, I am helping my students to love the learning process. If a student wants to play an instrument for their enjoyment, he comes to me. If s

Angela C.

11 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Angela C.

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Experienced teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skill. I specialize in classical music and provide multiple playing opportunities for my students throughout the year.

About Angela

EDUCATION My musical education began while sitting on my mother's lap as she taught piano lessons. I began studying cello with a member of the Kansas City Philharmonic at age 9, and at age ten, I followed in my mother's footsteps to play the flute. I played all three instruments, (piano, cello

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Simone B.
She was amazing. Kind and encouraging and so inspiring. My daughter had a lot of anxiety going in but just glows whenever she talks about her first lesson. Can’t wait for the next!
Ida E.
Angela is awesome. Really positive, funny, patient, and encouraging and knows how to teach a beginning youngster very well.
Donna
Great experience. As a senior just beginning to play an instrument, Angela is patient and a good instructor.

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Kellen M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Kellen M.

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A Juilliard graduate with a lifetime of teaching and concertizing across the globe, I can open the world of music to you or your children! I have taught students of all ages and levels for over 10 years and use an approach that emphasizes fun, inspiration, and steady progression to reach any goal. Whether you're just starting out, looking to grow your talents or preparing for conservatory or professional auditions, you'll be turning heads before you know it! Try a new approach and send me a message today.

About Kellen

I am a professional violist, singer, composer and music producer with a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in viola performance and two Masters of Music from The Royal Conservatoire of The Netherlands - one in solo viola and one in chamber music. I play in a string quartet as well as sev

Brynn M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Dana School of Music Scholarship from Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music
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Brynn M.

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All ages are welcome! Viola is one of my secondary instruments and I would love to pass on my passion for music to my students. Students can expect to learn how to play the viola with proper technique in a way that is unique to each student. Students use the Suzuki books, Barbara Barber scale method, etudes and student requests in their lessons. Brynn’s students will also learn basic music theory, which includes reading notes, rhythms and key signature recognition for all major and minor keys. Students can also expect to improve their overall musicianship skills while earning audition skills and gaining overall confidence. I cannot wait to work with you.

About Brynn

Brynn is an experienced violinist with a Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from Youngstown State University. She has studied under the guidance of Professor Joseph Kromholz. She has been playing the violin for 13 years. She is classically trained but has experience performing other genres.

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Brandy
Brynn was such a great teacher for my daughter! She was engaging and supportive throughout the lesson. Her knowledge about music and the viola is phenomenal! My daughter is so excited to connect with Brynn for her lessons each week.
Salome
It was our first lesson and as a parent I trust Brynn to position my daughter to be a great violin player. As she instructed my child she also made sure that I understood what she was teaching so that I can assist her with practices at home. This was very forward thinking and I appreciated her sharing her knowledge with me! My daughter has a great time!
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Nicholas H.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor's in Music Performance from Georgia State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Nicholas H.

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I'm an experienced and dedicated musician, having played with Orchestras and Chamber groups throughout my state. My lessons are focused on relaxation, and am as laid back or strict as the student needs. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, shooting to be a church player or a pro, I have taught students for that and am the teacher for you.

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for over a decade for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level. Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphoni

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Freddy
Nicholas was very patient with my son and is ensuring he is using correct technique. He was willing to answer my questions on ways I can support and tools to ensure my son is growing in his cello skills.
Julie M.
Papo R.
Nicholas was very professional. I've been playing cello for 13 years and have played in many community symphonies. I've never had a private lesson and just learned what I was taught in grad school. Although I was skeptical on online lessons, Nicholas has already shown me some bad habits i have and how to break them and we're already moving on to some hard stuff. I'm excited to where my next 9 lessons will take me. Perhaps even with more lessons on the way. Thanks Nicholas!

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Altadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Altadena is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $120 per hour.
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$41 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$69 average

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"I first met Krizstina playing a gig. I made a technical inquiry and her advice and suggestion(s) made an immediate difference; the rest is history. Krisztina is not only very knowledgeable and sensitive in her teaching, but she knows how to relate concepts so that the student grasps and understands. Since my time with Krizstina, my playing has made notable changes, not only to me, but to others as well (according to them). Krizstina is always prepared, pleasant, professional and open to suggestions."
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Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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"My 12 year-old daugher has been practicing viola with Jill for 7 months now. From day 1, I have been impressed by Jill's teaching style that is rigorous, but also flexible and supportive. In just a few lessons, my daughter's music playing deepened.The most important to me was to see and hear my daughter starts to breath, feel and enjoy her music. I believe that now my daughter is not playing for me but more for herself. I am extremely thankful to Jill and recommend her highly as a violin and viola instructor. I believe her instruction will have a lifelong impact on my daughter. On top of things, my daughter and I enjoy our time during her lessons very much."
Marina
Took Viola lessons from Jill G.
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"Krisztina is a great musician, experienced teacher and wonderful person. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work and play with her during the past years. She is really devoted to the instrument and music. She has my highest endorsement and recommendation."
Orsi
Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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"She is experienced and very knowledgeable. She is going to help me improve my viola playing! I would recommend!"
Paula
Took Viola lessons from Regina T.
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"I son enjoys viola lessons with Susanna. She guides him well and clarifies all his doubts. Very patient."
Vishwa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Strict but friendly teacher. Have tons of experience teaching youth, my kids love their lessons."
Tomoko
Took Viola lessons from Ferenc C.
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"Thank you! You have helped me improve so much! So excited for our next lesson!"
Shannan
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"She’s excellent. My son has learned a lot from her and wants to continue his lessons."
Julian
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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"She was very patient and sweet! My daughter really enjoyed her lesson."
Mia
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Emily is patient, motivating, encouraging, and knowledgeable - a terrific teacher in every way!"
Anne
Took Viola lessons from Emily B.
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