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Brandon E.

3 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Brandon E.

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I have played viola as long as I have been playing violin. I love the violin, but the viola has a certain richness about it that I cannot keep myself away from.

If you are interested in learning to play the viola or to advance further in your viola studies, I will do my best to take you as far as you are willing to go.

About Brandon

I currently hold both a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, and a Master of Music in Viola Performance. My passion is education. Helping each individual student find their own voice through the vehicle of music is my goal. My teaching priorities are centered around establishing solid techn

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Sydnie P.
Brandon is a great teacher, I'm really enjoying our lessons, and it's at the point where I find practicing fun.
James
I didn't deal with so may Violin teachers to compare, but I can't imagine a better teacher than Brandon. Thank you Brandon!!!
Jennifer K.
Brandon is a wonderful violin teacher he takes time to teach you the music and learn to read the notes in a methodical way.
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Birute S.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Lithuanian, Russian
  • Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Lithuanian Music Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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

In my private violin/viola studio, I am helping students of all ages to love the learning process. - If a student wants to play an instrument for their enjoyment, he comes to me. Fiddling, classical music, violin, or violin/viola duets are choices that a student can choose. - If students have a

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Zachary H.

9 Reviews
Malibu, CA
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Dutch, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music Performance in Viola from Royal Conservatoire of The Hague
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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 ar

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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 :)
Ramon L.
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Danya
Zachary is a great instructor and friendly , you won't feel the stress of a regular class.I can say that I am always excited to learn because of the motivation he give. I wasn't sure at the beginning that the online lessons would work effectively and that I will see great results. I have already had 5 sessions and still have 15 left. He is so patient and gives a clear guidance to improve your level. Each week there is a prepared plan of what we will focus on depending on the performance which means you take the full use of every minute in the class. Also ,the weekly homework or exercises given helps you to know what to do to improve between each class.

Totally recommend

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Sarah E.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Michael Bane Award from Stony Brook University Department of Music
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Sarah E.

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My training in viola comes from distinguished performers and educators in the classical music community. I have studied with Lawrence Dutton (of the Emerson String Quartet), and Nicholas Cords (of Brooklyn Rider), Karen Ritscher (of Manhattan School of Music), and Nancy Buck (of Arizona State University). My teachers have been taught by some of the most eminent string pedagogues of their generation, including Dorothy Delay, Karen Tuttle, Lilian Fuchs, Harvey Shapiro, and Heidi Castleman. This broad survey of teaching styles and philosophies gives me a great breadth of knowledge which I apply to each student.

I have been teaching for over a decade in many settings. These include: my own private studio, TakeLessons, music stores, and performing arts studios.

Before earning my masters degree in performance, I was honored to be awarded a Teaching Assistantship for the viola studio of Professor Nancy Buck at Arizona State University. During my teaching appointment, I taught ...

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Sarah went from a baby banging pots to a professional musician performing in Carnegie Hall and with Grammy Award winners. She began her classical training early and is fluent in piano and string instruments. Sarah first knew she loved teaching as the first volunteer keyboard instructor at the Nevad

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Angie A.
Love taking lessons with Sarah. She encourages me by pointing out what I do right (positive reinforcement) and also corrects me if I didn't quite master something yet. Perfect lessons. She definitely respects the time and gets to the lessons right away. I enjoy the practices and tips you gave me when I have never been a fan of "practices" prior to taking classes with you. Thanks, Sarah.
Brittany
I love learning from Sarah as an adult student! She is so patient and kind, and explains things in multiple ways if I am confused. I definitely recommend her for any student!
Eliana A.
It was a very welcoming approach to the Violin world my daughter felt on her 1st lesson. Sarah was so patient,soft spoken and well versed with her violin skills that made the class worthwhile.
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Jessica L.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded First place, Concerto Competition from The New Texas Symphony Orchestra
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Jessica L.

15 Reviews
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I am a professional cellist with a graduate degree in music and extensive performing and teaching experience. I look forward to working with you or your child to help accomplish your goals and have fun making music! Lessons are tailored to each students needs and abilities, and I have vast experience working with students of all ages and abilities, from elementary students to college students. I teach online and in-person lessons.

I can provide private lessons for beginner-intermediate level violin and viola students who are in elementary-middle school. I also provide beginner-advanced cello lessons for students of all ages.

About Jessica

Jessica L. is a professional teacher and cellist with a Master of Music in Cello Performance and a Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a Texas teaching certificate in music education. As a

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Alicia F.
very patient
Ryan M.
Jessica was well prepared and very engaging with our daughter. Our daughter can’t wait for the next session!
Ashley B.
Great first lesson, very thorough!
Am excited for the other classes
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Susanna S.

171 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
  • Awarded Sword of Honor from Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Susanna S.

171 Reviews
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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

Local Students: As of Tuesday May 11, 2021 I am fully vaccinated and so is my family. I have resumed 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

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Crystal
Susanna is an amazing instructor who takes the time with her students to truly get an appreciation of the instrument they are learning. Susanna offers any student patience, understanding and a wealth of knowledge to gain confidence in playing. Highly recommend for any Violin, Viola, or Cello students.
Izz
Absolute BEST music teacher EVER! If patience is a virtue, you will never meet a more virtuous person.

I’ve been taking Viola lesson with Susanna for over four years…including various breaks for health issues (two strokes, carpal tunnel surgery)…and Susanna always knows where to restart lessons.

You can stop looking for a strings teacher now, because you’ve just found the best there is!
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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Santa Monica is $75. 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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"Very enthusiastic and helpful. Encouraging and engaging."
Scott
Took Viola lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Betsy was my daughter's viola teacher for almost 2 years. She was consistently fun, nice, supportive, knowledgeable, and professional. We recommend her highly."
michelle
Took Viola lessons from Betsy F.
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"Great instructor, very patient with kids and very thoughtful that the kids are actually learning. Great young lady very kind."
Alexandra
Took Viola lessons from Estefania
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"Ani is wonderful, she is patient, thorough and her teaching style is easy to understand and follow. I am happy to have found her. Thank you, Deika"
Deika
Took Viola lessons from Ani K.
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"Charles is very nice teacher.My kids like so much."
Yuki
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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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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"Julia is the best violist I have worked so far. She is easy to work with and has good musical taste. Highly recommended!"
Tiana
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Very patient with a new learner.. :) Small technical hiccups, but was a great lesson overall"
David Bates
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"We got right into it and he addressed all my questions and needs at the first lesson!"
Vivian
Took Viola lessons from Kyle B.
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"Awesome first lesson! I had so much fun and am so happy to be learning viola again!"
Dominique
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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