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Elisabeth H.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $42
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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Dayna N.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $50
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  • B.A., Music Production from SUNY Purchase College
  • Teaching since 2011
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Dayna N.

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Students can expect a relaxed, fun, and encouraging atmosphere for learning. The viola can be an intimidating instrument- you will make a lot of unpleasant sounds before you start sounding great- and that's okay! I'll be there to guide you and help you reach your goals.

If you're already an experience player, you can expect me "workshopping" your technique. We will analyze your form, practice patterns, and playing style, to ensure that you are growing and improving from the moment we begin. I will push you to become the most expressive player that you can become, but at a pace that feels comfortable for you.

What young students can expect:

- Preparing for entry into school orchestra
- Polishing up school orchestra repertoire
- Learning new material and scales
- Perfecting their technique
- Preparing for NYSSMA
- Preparing college audition tapes (I do have the ability to record these as well)
- Learning to play with confidence
- Learning vibrato

What adult ...

About Dayna

Hello!, My classical training began at age 10, when I started to play the viola. From there, I was able to translate my musical skills to violin, guitar, piano, voice, composition, and songwriting. Originally a biology major at SUNY Purchase College, I quickly became restless knowing that I was u

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I had a great first lesson and look forward to more!
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Sam S.

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Starting at $40
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  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sam S.

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Experienced teacher of over 5 years, I teach both classical and fiddle styles while maintaining a focus on healthy posture and strong practice habits. Lessons are customized to the individual, providing freedom for the student to find their musical voice. In addition to learning technique, lessons may also include sight-reading, improvisation, ear-training, sheet music reading, and much more. Let's get started!

About Sam

My name is Sam Schuth. I am a violinist and violist based in Southern Maine. I grew up in a musical home, up north in Eastport, Maine. My musical upbringing in a small coastal town was unusual, but incredibly fruitful. The small town life offered me performance opportunities through an active Arts C

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Susanna S.

176 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Susanna S.

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I've been teaching viola for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, community orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods, Barbara Barber books and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Students in Pittsburgh, PA: I am fully vaccinated and so is my family. I am offering in person lessons in my home if you are fully vaccinated. If you are under 12 years old, you must wear a mask and I will wear a mask too. Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and

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Alpha G.
Susanna is an excellent instructor! I've been with her for a year as an adult beginner and learned a great deal. She is patient and supportive -- exactly what you need in an instructor. She also has a great sense of humor lined with kindness, which helps when you create some truly tragic notes on your violin.
Betsy
Susanna was a very kind, patient, and successful instructor while working with my 7-year-old son!
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Victor Q.

15 Reviews
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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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Elizabeth B.

5 Reviews
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  • Bachelors in Music (Hons) from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of music
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Elizabeth B.

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Intermediate - Expert Viola!

I shall guide you through your passage-work, intonation, vibrato, sliding, presence and solidity. I can also encourage musical intuition and imagination for creative students and teach them how to be independent thinkers. Therefore, I can tailor the student’s personal curriculum to achieve their greatest musicianship.

I teach Suzuki and Traditional methods with utmost observance and give great clarity on the student's progress.

I have performed as a classical soloist, in chamber groups, and with a full orchestra. Additionally, I have experience in modern popular music. I help my students understand their body, and the importance of both mental preparation, and the 
knowledge of how to become completely comfortable during their practice time and their performance time.

I love being able to use my extensive world-wide experiences to galvanize the interests of my students. I have been fortunate to have lived in so many places, to have studied with the ...

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth began Violin and Piano lessons in Los Angeles. She was accepted at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia when she was twelve years old and took masterclasses with world-renowned soloist Ruggiero Ricci in Palm Springs. She continued her studies with the highly acclaimed teacher, Bor

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S. Roxandich
Was to be First Chair with China Tour were it not for Covid!!! World class virtuoso with a consistent but gentle approach to teaching and sharing her skill whether to instruct getting the right start or improving from current level.
Jasmine
Elizabeth has been a wonderful teacher to my daughter. We have taken both online and on-site lessons and both were well executed. She always has so much to share and so much to offer .
Jack Brown
Elizabeth taught me during the spring and I found her to be a great mentor and inspiration to beginner players like myself.

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The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in San Francisco is $73. 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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"My daughter has had very good lessons with Luther. He is enthusiastic knowledgeable, and has great techniques. He understands kids and works with my daughter very well. She improves a whole lot and enjoys playing."
Thao
Took Viola lessons from Luther W.
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"Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful."
Joanne
Took Viola lessons from Donna W.
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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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"Charles is so amazing teacher.He is kind .My kids like him."
YUKI
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"Julia not only is a wonderful musician, but is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and knows how to inspire her students to achieve their fullest potential. You won’t be disappointed!"
Eric
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I look forward to the class all week, and Kathleen's loving and supportive teaching makes me feel like working very hard to delight her. I am a professor and I think, a good teacher, but Kathleen is the best teacher I have ever met. I am not only learning viola, I am learning how to teach!"
Laurie
Took Viola lessons from Kathleen L.
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"Let's start at the very beginning...a very good place to start. Absolutely wonderful first lesson!!"
Izzie
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"My son took Viola lessons from Mr. Keys for a year. He thoroughly enjoyed learning from him. His dedication to proper technique was excellent. He is very knowledgeable about the instrument and provided plenty of opportunity for my son to grow in his ability.

Thank you, Cameron."
Stephen
Took Viola lessons from Cameron K.
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"very patient and supportive"
Laurie
Took Viola lessons from Kathleen L.
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