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Antoinette A.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner
  • General Education from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Antoinette A.

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Beginners typically take 60 minute classes once per week at a recurring time. Young children typically take half hour classes and older children, adult musicians and those on a budget typically take 45 minute classes. The most common lesson length to start with is 60 minutes, as the teacher will need to tune your instrument and help you get set up. Some students choose to take lessons twice per week when a concert is coming up, to catch up from a vacation or if they just want to make faster progress.

In class, you will learn new techniques, receive guidance on how to achieve the best sound possible and learn songs that you like and that interest you. You are expected to take this guidance and practice it thoroughly at home until you feel comfortable with it, so that when you are in class next, the teacher can move on to a new concept or skill which builds upon the skill practiced at home. They will only move you forward once you can do the more basic technique.

About Antoinette

In-Person lessons are back! I am happy to say that not only do I love my job, but my passion in life has always been teaching. I spend 12-15 hours a day either teaching violin, educating myself on the newest methods and materials, or helping my students outside of class. Your success means e

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Khalee C.
My son did a 45 minutes class and by the time he was finished he was reading and playing music πŸŽΌπŸ€—. Antoinette made it so easy and simple
Jennifer
Antoinette is, by far, the best music instructor that I have ever hired. Music has always been a part of my life. As a child, I took piano lessons for years and continued on and off through college. As a complete novice to the violin, I was nervous to begin such a challenging instrument as an adult hobby. Antoinette is encouraging, intelligent and incredibly skilled. Her calm demeanor and patience is vital to one's success. She focuses on the building blocks to a successful technique with ease. I am incredibly grateful to Antoinette for reminding me of how enjoyable music can be. I look forward to our weekly sessions around my busy work schedule. Her location is conveniently located within walking distance from the subway in NYC.
Tonia
I took violin lessons for a year with an instructor I found through a different organization (not TakeLessons)--and I learned more in one hour with Antoinette than I learned in 30 lessons with that other teacher. In just one lesson, I can see that Antoinette is friendly, smart, encouraging, knows her stuff--and knows how to teach (which not every good player can do). I'm an adult, but I bet she'd be just as great with a student of any age.
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Elias S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
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Fedor O.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Alumni - Violin Performance from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner
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Fedor O.

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I'm a dedicated teacher and spend extra time outside of lessons thinking about how to best approach the following lesson. I find the style of teaching that works best for the student. I write plans after lessons and email or give them in person summarizing the lesson's key points to help make practicing at home easier and more organized in order to make lesson time as effective overall as possible.

About Fedor

I have over 20-years of experience playing the violin and over 10-years teaching music. I've experienced every type of performance environment and performed all over the world. Additionally, I've attended every type of music festival and learned from world-class musicians. My expertise expands beyo

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Sofia
Excellent!
Zhanna
Fedor is teaching our 7th grader violin via Skype since early summer 2016. Our child made tremendous progress. Fedor is patient, thorough and is a great teacher!
Zhanna
Fedor is teaching our 7th grader violin through Skype since early summer of 2016. Our child made tremendous progress! Fedor is patient, thorough and is an excellent teacher. Highly recommended!
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Rahmaan P.

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Starting at $34
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rahmaan P.

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My teaching always begins with the fundamental concepts of violin playing. These include; familiarization with the instrument and terms associated, posture, basic theory and note reading, and rhythmic and pitch related exercises. After a student becomes confident with these basic concepts, we will cater a course towards a student's particular goals.

About Rahmaan

I first picked up the viola when I was 10 years old in sixth grade orchestra class, and I haven't put it down since. While most professional musicians were certain of their career paths from a young age, I had no plans to pursue music professionally, until an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall

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Kimberly B.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from Sacramento State University
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kimberly B.

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Are wondering why every time you hit a certain note, it squeaks, or crunches, or sounds glassy? Or maybe you can't quite read the notes. Perhaps you are no stranger to the instrument, but need improvement of musicianship, expression, etc. Let me help you master the skills you're trying to achieve. With my help, you can make breathtaking music!

About Kimberly

I grew up in a household of 9 where music was always center stage. We would sing as a family in different venues and were often called the VonTrapp family. I have enjoyed singing and performing from a young age. I began studying flute at age 8, after scoring highest in the harmony listening exam and

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Jen
Teacher! Looking forward to working with her again.
Phillip L.
Very patient with my adhd kid!
Allison
Kimberly was so good with my daughter. We are looking forward to more lessons with her!
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Mara A.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors in Music Performance from Texas Tech University
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Mara A.

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Want to play your favorite songs? I will help you establish a strong foundation in viola playing while tailoring to your needs/goals. I believe technique should serve music, so we’ll focus on creating art and telling the story you want to tell. I like to structure each lesson with three principles: scales, etudes, and repertoire.

My teaching style is to work at your pace and serve your goals. Each week, II’ll work with you to create a personalized study plan that is engaging, positive, and progress-oriented!

Lessons are open to anyone, even if you don’t have a viola yet! I have experience teaching all skill levels from beginner to advanced. All ages welcome! Message me to set up your first lesson!

About Mara

Hi there! I have taught a variety of classes including elementary orchestra, middle and high school orchestra, piano and I am now focusing on private viola lessons! I have been a violist for 20 years and graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I am currently performing with

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Penryn, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Penryn is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $134 per hour.
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"Kendra was so helpful and encouraging to our son during his first lesson, while also remaining firm in the techniques she was asking him to practice! She asked throughout the lesson if he had questions or if she needed to clarify anything, which we appreciate because he doesn't always admit if he doesn't understand."
Aidan
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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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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"I've been getting lessons for 2 years and I've improved greatly."
Miranda
Took Viola lessons from Speedy B.
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"Joshua is a knowledgeable and great instructor and works well with my son. He.has patience and a balanced approach. I can tell he has worked with young children often."
Isaac
Took Viola lessons from Joshua A.
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"Ms Susanna was timely to the session and patient with my son as we ran into some difficulties from my end. He enjoys the 1:1 interactions already."
Quinn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"This was my first lesson tonight . I really love his teaching style and look forward to many more"
Glenda
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Kendra is a kind, patient, experienced teacher. My son has made a lot of progress in only a few lessons. His tone quality has improved considerably and he really enjoys his lesson time with Kendra."
Mara
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Susanna is an amazing string teacher! With a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in viola performance and 20 years of teaching in public schools, Susanna is an expert teacher and player. She is great with both children and adults, and she is in a great location. I highly recommend Susanna as both a viola and violin teacher."
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Griffin thoroughly enjoys his lessons with Panagiota! She is very patient & encouraging with him, yet manages to challenge him."
Marsha
Took Viola lessons from Panagiota K.
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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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