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Katie S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Katie S.

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I offer all levels of viola lessons.

About Katie

Master of Music Education The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Bachelor of Music The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Current Public School Teacher Over 18 years experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano lessons!

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Tommy
Not just by the book. Is very musical in approach, ear training, theory etc... highly recommended
Franklyn
The first lesson was exactly as expected. Very professional. My son will continue with Katie. He is very excited to work with her.
Cheryl
Katie is the best! A talented musician and a very patient teacher -- she makes learning to play a real joy.

Martina S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, French, Czech
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Martina S.

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I love the viola; I'm primarily a violist and love nothing more. I would love to share my passion with you or your child!

I have a Master's degree in Viola Performance, and viola is my primary instrument. I have received extensive instruction on the minutiae of the viola, and can help you with any need that you many have!

I tailor my approach to each student. Some students require more technical work, some require interpretive. Both are fascinating and can be taught with structure and clarity.

About Martina

Hi! My name is Martina and I am a classically trained violist. For my background, I received a Master of Music from Roosevelt University, where I studied with Lawrence Neuman of the Chicago Symphony. I received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin with Sally Chisholm of the Pro A

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Renee
She is the best teacher ever!!!!!! She taught me a lot and is super friendly!!!!
Bianca S.
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson!
Gaia
Wonderful, patient and engaging. Best teacher for a beginner 9-year-old.
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Brittany N.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music from James Madison University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Brittany N.

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I strive to create an environment in which students are inspired to discover, create, learn, express themselves and have fun. I focus on strengthening students' foundational techniques, through scales, etudes and other materials and then applying those skills in pieces and songs that are designed to build a good basis of musical knowledge, helping students to become confident in their musical abilities.

About Brittany

I strive to create an environment in which students feel comfortable to learn, experiment, and express themselves and in which they look forward to coming every week. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music and other items needed for the instrument (shoulder rests, strings, rosin, etc) but

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Flora
My daughter said she has a great time with Brittany, she wants more classes can’t wait to see her again.
Molly L.
Brittany is very patient and kind with my two daughters. They really look forward to seeing her. She is also quite pleasant.
Michael
Extremely patient and encouraging, every lesson is a pleasure.

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Gail N.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 95
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Gail N.

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The viola is a beautiful instrument, full of warmth and depth for those willing to explore it. Viola lessons include theory, technique, repertoire, and more. We'll work together to design a lesson plan that works for you and your learning style.

About Gail

Music is my first love! After trying out several instruments, violin and viola stole my heart. I've been playing for nearly 20 years, and teaching for 9. As a teacher, I am flexible and fun-loving. I believe that music should always be fun, even when it's hard. I help foster a lifetime love of mu

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Bishal R.
It was a great class
Elizabeth
I’ve had three lessons so far and I feel so supported by Gail. I’m an adult student and Gail is very patient with me and kind. I actually really enjoy going to my lessons! She has already taught me so many handy tricks that she learned from many years of experience. I’m brand new to the violin and Gail is excellent at helping me with my hand placement and I feel confident that what she’s teaching me is really setting me up for success and good habits with the violin.
Ryker B.
My son was excited about Ms Gail’s knowledge of the viola.
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Victor Q.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Annual Conceto Competition from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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!
Victoria W.
It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical.
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Nicholas H.

75 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Nicholas H.

75 Reviews
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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 Symphon

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Johanna B.
He is really good at helping you understand how to play the instrument in detailed but open ways. He is a font of information.
Florian
Evelyn
Very patient in explaining the mechanics of the cello to an adult learner. Is very knowledgeable and look forward to continuing to take lessons with him.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in San Jose is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$59 average
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$72 average

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"Excellent instructor very professional highly recommended"
Noel
Took Viola lessons from Anne-Marie B.
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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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"Awesome Instructor!

It's evident she cares for her students....very patient with my daughter, my daughter has been under her care for about two yrs now, even sparking her interest to play another string instrument!

I cannot say how appreciative our family is of Ms. Heins and would certainly recommend her."
W.
Took Viola lessons from Chris H.
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"Elizabeth was very flexible and worked with us perfectly. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t change!"
Ava
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"I studied with Michael Drobycki during my last two years of high school. In that time he helped me tremendously with my technique and developing my sense of musicality. I was able to make huge amounts of improvement within that time, which allowed me to place into my school’s highest orchestra as well as All-Region placement. Additionally, he helped me find the viola that I concertized on for more than nine years. He continues to be one of my mentors to this day."
Rizwan
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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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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"Susanna is a very experienced and professional strings teacher. She is an excellent violist. She has great rapport with her students and they enjoy learning with her. I highly recommend her."
Sharyn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"We tried the first skype session - it's amazing what can be accomplished in 30 minutes with a right teacher! My daughter is excited for the next session!"
Alex
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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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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"I had a great first lesson with Kendra, she is an excellent viola teacher!"
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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