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Zachary H.

10 Reviews
Malibu, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German, Dutch
  • Master of Music Performance in Viola from Royal Conservatoire of The Hague
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zachary H.

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An experienced and versatile musician with a passion for building technique and finding students' unique artistic voice.

Students of mine study standard concertos, Bach, Suzuki materials, and scales. They also work on fiddle and jazz tunes, improvisation, and pop songs. The most important thing is to find what lights a spark in each student!

About Zachary

I am a violinist and violist with experience performing and studying all over the world. I am a trained classical musician, but I also have a passion for improvisation, hip hop, pop, jazz, and fiddle music! My strengths lie in building students' technical foundation while helping them find their art

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Greg
I decided that I wanted to learn how to play an instrument much later in life than most. On top of the late start, I knew little to nothing about music. All of these factors discouraged me for a long time and some teachers I've tried added to that anxiety. One day I came across Zachary's profile and decided to give it one more chance , little did I know it would be one of the single greatest decisions I've ever made for myself. Coming to the table with as little knowledge as I had, including not being a young kid, was not a problem at all for Zachary. He has an ease about him when he teaches and is always patient and kind. Never once did he talk down to me or make me feel like something was impossible.
If you have a chance to have him as your teacher, you will not regret it. Let him help you learn, improve, and bring out the very best in you like he did with me.
Maria J.
I love Zachary's teaching method. He is very friendly and easy to understand. He is very passionate about teaching and it shows. I have progressed a lot after only a few lessons, and I will continue to take lessons from him. I highly recommend him :)
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Avenira C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language, Spanish, French
  • Education and Psychology from Portland Community College
  • Teaching since 2009
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Avenira C.

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Focuses for Viola could include...

Notation / Sight Reading
Duet & Ensemble Performance
Solo/Improvising
Composition
Instrument Maintenance
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Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth!

Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship.

What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU want to know.

My approach to music teaching is fully CUSTOMIZABLE.
Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests.

Not interested in reading notes? No problem.
Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it.
Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there!

Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less ...

About Avenira

What is it that sparks your unique musical expression? That is what I'm here to help you find and pursue. Maybe you want yourself, or your child, to know everything there is to know about music? Perhaps you'd like to learn to how to play your favorite songs? Or do you have your owns son

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Joy
My 16-year-old ---who had not practiced for over a year---is absolutely loving her lessons with Ms. Avenira! With only 3 lessons, I am now seeing the spark for playing the violin return to my daughter's eyes. Ms. Avenira is meeting my daughter "where she is" and truly customizing lessons to move her forward. She provides detailed updates for each lesson, and I could not be happier with my investment. Excellent teacher.
Michelle P.
Avenira really connected with my 14 year old, while our daughter has always been enthusiastic to learn an instrument, putting in the practice and the work has been a challenge in the past. Avenira's format, which allows flexibility for how the student learns best, is really working. My daughter has been practicing every night (unprompted by us), and is really excited abut her next lesson with Avenira. She also loves that she can learn both guitar and piano with Avenira, since she is interested in both. Avenira was very motivating, complimenting our daughter for being focused and for doing a great job during the lesson. Definitely would rate Avenira A+++++++!!
Ela
Avenira has such kindness! She has taught me so so much and she was the best instructor I had. She let me learn the song I wanted to learn, and I felt more passionate and confident about my singing and playing than ever. I wanted to practice more, I wanted to become better, and this never happened with other instructors.
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Victor Q.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • B.A. in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado
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Victor Q.

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I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...

About Victor

I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Emma
It was a great lesson! It’s been a while since my daughter has practiced, gave her my the confidence that she needed. Thank you, Mr. Quintana.
Amy S.
My first lesson was amazing and I’m looking forward to many more lessons.
Victor is very knowledgeable and teaches well.
Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
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Elisabeth H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 2 to 22; Female: 2 and up
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Elisabeth H.

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I have been teaching music lessons professionally for 15 years to students of all ages. From Beginner to Advanced, all levels are welcome and lessons will help you progress further from where you are. Music is fun! Lessons are conducting in a positive and fun manner so that you hardly realize how much work you are doing. I want to cultivate and bring out your music potential, and support your musical goals. Preparing for a school competition, pursuing entering a higher level music school or university, or want to learn for personal enjoyment, I can help! Ready to start?!

About Elisabeth

Elisabeth has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio and online. Elisabeth has helped students succeed in recitals, state competitions, concerts, and has prepared students for entering symphony orchestras. Elisabeth received her training i

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Dana
Elisabeth has been teaching our 12 year old son piano for several years. She is very methodical in working through curriculum in her instruction, but also flexible to include other “fun” songs that he wanted to play to help keep him motivated. She is very patient and efficient during the lesson time. I may add that my husband is a classical pianist so we were looking for a high quality instructor. We also appreciate that she is flexible with changing lessons times on occasion when our schedule may change for a season. We’ve been very pleased with the progress our son has made under her teaching.
Natalie Britt
If your searching for an amazing teacher your search is over. Elisabeth has been wonderful violin teacher to my son! She makes corrections without being critical..that's huge!! We highly recommend her!!
Denise
Elisabeth is helping me realize a dream of learning to play both the cello and the violin in my not-so-youthful years. I deeply appreciate her patience and encouragement, her knowledgeable and confident guidance. Each lesson session is a joy because of Elisabeth's upbeat, positive outlook and her genuine desire to see and hear my playing abilities improve.
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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Viola:
A stringed instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Since the 18th century it has been the middle or alto voice of the violin family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C3, G3, D4, and A4. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses advanced techniques are introduced, music theory and learning how to solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Michael D.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Michael D.

11 Reviews
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I feel what makes taking lessons with me unique is my experience teaching private violin and viola lessons in Texas public schools (grades 6-12) and my career as a professional musician having performed in many orchestral, opera, and chamber music settings. Through the lens of that performed experience, I know how crucial an education that includes classical music can be in a student’s overall academic development and maturation. Though not everyone pursues music as a career, no matter the student’s age, I wish to ultimately be a positive support system in fostering their development in their mirrored desirability to make classical music and incorporate it's richness and beauty into their life.

About Michael

Howdy! Thank you for taking the time to check out my page! I am a musician based in Dallas, TX, and I mainly perform in orchestras across the North Texas and Louisiana area as an orchestral violist, having played professionally for 10 years. I have also traveled abroad and performed in concer

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Allegra F.
So far, so good! We look forward to our next lesson
James E.
Emmalynn C.
Emma is enjoying her lessons very much. Thank you!

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Pacific Palisades, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Pacific Palisades 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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"Such an amazing teacher! Julia is so nice and could help u with all the question u met during the playing! Easy-going and attentive teacher!"
Kim
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"She is great with young players. She is also very friendly and know how to motivate the kids to do their best. We are happy to have found her :)"
Genesis
Took Viola lessons from Rachel C.
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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 10 year old son loved his lesson with Chelsea! He is looking forward to many more."
Karsyn
Took Viola lessons from Chelsea S.
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"Julia is a Professional musician that I want to recommend. Her technique and character in viola and piano are fantastic!
Even If you take one lesson from her, you will want to give more than 5 star. 😉"
Jocelyn
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"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!"
Simone
Took Viola lessons from Angela C.
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"She was very knowledgeable, patient, and pleasant to work with."
Leah
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"I just completed my first lesson with Elisa. I felt so good at the end of the lesson. As an adult learner, I am often uncomfortable with my beginner skill levels and end up feeling embarrassed and apologetic when working with a teacher (silly I know). But she did not make me feel this way at all.

She quickly assessed where I was with my playing and identified quick and easy technical practices to enhance my technique as well as took in my own personal goals. I feel super motivated to practice and look forward to my next lesson with her. I'm so glad I found her!"
Sherry
Took Viola lessons from Elisa B.
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"Catherine does a great job with our daughter. She is patient and kind and generous."
Mathieu
Took Viola lessons from Catherine W.
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"I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!"
Catherine
Took Viola lessons from Karen D.
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