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Zachary H.

10 Reviews
Malibu, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English, Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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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 :)
Ramon L.
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Phoebe S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Summa Cum Laude from Hartt School of Music
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Phoebe S.

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I have been teaching viola for seven years. Though I am classically trained, my interest in music goes far beyond classical music. I am constantly listening to various genres of music and consider myself a forever learner, loving everything in music from Prokofiev to the Flaming Lips. It is my job to help guide my students through their musical journeys, whether that is helping them get into their regional orchestra or teaching them that one song they've always wanted to learn. I teach out of the Essential Elements and Suzuki Method books. Though my lessons are fun and relaxed I will always give my students that extra push when needed. My goal is to help each student reach their personal success and to instill a love for playing music.

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About Phoebe

Hello! I am a classically trained violinist and violist. I have been playing violin for 16 years and teaching for 7. I got my Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in 2017. Since then, I have performed at Woolsey Hall, Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Bushnell Performing Art

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Melinda Patterson
My daughter (12) LOVES Miss Phoebe. We were so excited for our daughter to have private lessons even during COVID craziness. Phoebe is very patient and works well with kids. She is very communicative and has even telephoned when one of our lessons couldn't work out due to technical difficulties. My daughter's music teacher has been impressed with her growth, even though there is not in person orchestra at her school.
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Trisha
Phoebe is the kindest and most patient instructor ever. She has really connected with my daughter and gotten her excited by letting her choose fun music.
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Kimberly S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Kimberly S.

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I love playing viola and I can help you improve your viola skills! I can help prepare young students for auditions, better orchestra skills, and help with technique. I especially love adult students. Maybe you want to revisit the instrument you gave up as a youngster. I can help you get back on track.

About Kimberly

I am active as a music educator, having taught violin, viola, and music both privately and in the classroom. I have been a member of the National Association for Music Education and the American String Teachers Association. I am known for my gentle and encouraging way of instructing my students, yet

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Heidi B.
Kimberly is patient!! Gives clear instruction which immediately improves my playing. I am so happy with my choice of instructor!
Kent Looney
Kimberly Simkins has been a wonderful instructor for my daughter, as she works to improve her Viola playing. She is very interactive with my daughter and provides good feedback for my daughter's Viola playing.

I have been happy with this instruction and I hope others have a chance to see how personable and skilled she is.
Elyssa
Mrs. Simpkins is a great teacher and instructor and knows exactly how to make great players. I have Dyslexia and signed up for lessons after playing for a few years. Mrs. Simpkins knows exactly how to teach me and has shaped me into a great player. If you are wanting to learn to play Violin or Viola, or want to improve she is the teacher to go to. She is through, and has a great ability to shape amazing players. She got me into senior clinic and in the last concert I was placed 3rd chair mainly because of her instruction. I hope to continue lessons with her for the next year until I graduate. Although she has not been my teacher for all 9 years I have been playing, she has been my teacher for the past 4 years and I have loved having her teach me during every lesson. Having Mrs. Simpkins as your teacher, will make your playing improve significantly. I highly recommend her to everyone!
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Cieran M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance from University of Denver
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Cieran M.

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Viola is the undersung hero of the orchestra, and I love to help violists learn this beautiful instrument! Though much of the technique of the instrument is the same or very similar to the violin, violists enjoy a great repertoire of solo pieces and high demand in ensembles, which I can help you discover for yourself. (Please see my violin profile for more information on experience and lesson style)

About Cieran

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I teach all styles of violin and piano to ages 4 and up, with a strong emphasis on finding what kind of music each student enjoys and building a life-long love of music with solid technical foundations. I hold a

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Henry W.
Cieran was amazing with my 3 year old! He explained everything and was very patient!
Kelsey F.
Cieran is absolutely fantastic. Regardless of what type of style you are trying to learn, he is the teacher for you. He has a great passion for music and is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Every lesson is tailored to what you would like to learn. Not only that, but he is an extremely gifted player, so after hearing what I aspire to sound like, I am motivated to practice more than ever!
Bill S.
Patient & Encouraging

Cieran is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and attentive - all the things one looks for in a teacher.
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Will R.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Will R.

44 Reviews
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I have been playing viola for about 14 years, and I specialize in all experience levels of students. I am highly trained in music theory, technique, and improvisation, and whether you want to learn basic string technique, play a Bach sonata, or learn how to improvise in a complex tune, I can help! I am very open to any ideas and desires my students have, and I strive to make learning music both fun and rewarding for the student. I teach using the Suzuki method, rhythmic training, pop music songs, and various supplementary technique books to enhance and round out the learning experience of each of my students. I also have an open schedule to cater to your time constraints, so let’s get started!

About Will

Hi there! I have been a musician for 14 years, and have been teaching private lessons for 5 years. I studied Viola Performance and Jazz Performance at the University of Georgia, as well as played in the University Symphony. Currently I am working with a string quartet, a bluegrass band, a jazz trio,

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Wei S.
Kay H.
My daughter only responds to teachers that are fun, positive and talk at her level. Will is the perfect match. She was playing her self-taught "sponge bob square pants" theme song while there was an internet glitch, and Will heard a portion of it, so asked her to play it again, and complimented her. She was so proud. That flexibility and positive feedback is keeping her engaged in lessons. Thank you Will!
Alexander
I am sooooo happy with Will, he is so nice, friendly and open to questions and comments. :)
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Nisha H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Alto Clef, Music, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Nisha H.

4 Reviews
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Lets get fiddling-on the viola! I believe in creating well-rounded musicians that can play any style of music. I will teach you a solid foundational technique, including advanced shifting techniques and simple but beautiful vibrato, that will allow you to play any style of music you would like. I teach all of my students how to improvise in a clear, systematic way, and provide a safe and fun environment to practice being musically creative. You will learn how to "sound" like a fiddler AND a classical violist.

I'm Suzuki Method certified and use a unique blend of method books including the O'Connor Method and a fiddle tableture system I have created. American fiddle, celtic, gypsy, jazz and Mexican waltz's are some of the muscial styles that you will enjoy while learning a solid foundational technique. You will also learn to read music notation right from the get-go. I have lots of experience with teaching individuals with ADHD and Learning Disabilities and have created a visiual ...

About Nisha

Hi! I am Nisha. I have been teaching the fiddle, violin & viola over 12 years, in both private lesson and orchestral settings. I have played in both orchestras and bluegrass and country bands over the years. I have done some studio work as well. I studied music education at the University of Utah.

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Hannah
Nisha has been the absolute best teacher we have found! She has taught 5 of our kids fiddle and they all love it!
Eric Campbell
She was extremely patient and if I had to miss a lesson, she would insist on lowering the price for the month. I wish I hadn’t had to move, or I’d still be taking lessons from her!
Whitney
Nisha has been my teacher for almost ten years now! I have learned how to play fiddle, while also getting a classical background in music. We study theory and go in depth on writing your own music and improv. She always makes it so fun and easy to learn!!

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The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Venice 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 $130 per hour.
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"Elizabeth is very understanding, patient, personable and knowledgeable. I started playing viola when I was a child and only just picked it back up 20 years later. Already the progress has been significant and I enjoy each advancement after her lessons."
Greg
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Regina was great! She was very patient with Lily(a beginner ).Can't wait for our next class."
Lily
Took Viola lessons from Regina H.
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"She is very friendly .My son really loves his new teacher. Looking forward for more sessions with her .Thankyou Sydney."
Rithwik
Took Viola lessons from Sydney J.
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"Kendra is amazing! She's perfect at finding problems and helping the student to resolve them while challenging to be better and better."
Bellatrix
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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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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"One of the things Megan has besides the skill is a good attitude towards her students."
Tom Reaghard
Took Viola lessons from Megan H.
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"Zachary is teaching my 12 year old son. He did a good assessment, suggested next steps, and continues to provide me with feedback after the lesson."
Yamini
Took Viola lessons from Zachary H.
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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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"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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"Concetta is clear, helpful, and experienced. I feel that I will learn a lot. Instruction is a good blend between focused and flexible."
Sara
Took Viola lessons from Concetta A.
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