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Mann-Wen L.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Southern California
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Mann-Wen L.

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I am currently a violin instructor and chamber music/ ensemble coach at University of Southern California. My previous teaching experiences include violin private lesson instruction and chamber music/ensemble coach at Yale University and New England Conservatory Preparatory School. I have been a teaching artist at Porterville Summer Strings for two summer seasons, giving individual instructions and coaching violin sectionals.
I am a graduate of Yale School of Music and New England Conservatory. My teaching focus primarily on good foundation of technique and relaxed posture/physical set up, while inspiring musicality and developing personal expression. I am familiar with a vast variety of classical repertoire/etudes/ scale systems and exercises; however, I often compose/ transcribe personalized etudes and musical pieces according to each student’s need and interest. I also work with music in different genres. I emphasize on the importance of good practice. I help my students to ...

About Mann-Wen

Hello, I am a graduate of Yale School of Music, New England Conservatory and University of Southern California. I have 8 years of experience teaching as a music minor/ non-major violin instructor and chamber music/ ensemble coach at the University of Southern California and Yale University. I have

Tigran N.

33 Reviews
Granada Hills, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Russian, Armenian
  • Master's degree from Yerevan State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia
  • Teaching since 1995
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Tigran N.

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I strongly believe that, if every child would be provided with an ideal environment, would gain extraordinary ability. There are no exceptions. No one can tell how able man is by the nature. What is known is the ability that is spoiled or developed. It cannot be denied that most children speak their native languages beautifully by learning about 3000-4000 words by age 5 or 6. Nothing can clearer demonstrate of the original power of the human mind. Through the years of studying and teaching music I realized that this is the most important concept for developing each kid's talent, to increase his or her ability to the maximum. Therefore I am combining the great methods of teaching violin. The Suzuki method and the Russian school method. Suzuki method helps at the earliest stage of playing an instrument and I am using later Russian school method for more advanced period of studying.

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About Tigran

Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conser

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Katherine
Tigray was very professional yet friendly. My son really enjoyed his first lesson with him.
Hadria S.
Tigran is a skillful, kind, patient and honest teacher. I’m a beginning adult learner and have been progressing very quickly with his help. Tigran’s teaching is structured and organized while keeping the lessons challenging and interesting enough to want to keep going. I value his time and knowledge. I also intend to continue learning the violin from Tigran for the long term. HIGHLY recommend!
Gabe L.
Tigran is patient and pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend him.
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Francesca C.

24 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BM in Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Francesca C.

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I love working with a range of kids to adults. I teach music theory and a variety of styles of music entirely dependent on what the student is looking for.

About Francesca

I am a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Berklee College and am currently in Graduate school at Cal State Northridge, studying to become a music therapist. My goal is to work with patients with Alzheimer's. I love playing covers of music from the

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Dori D.
Made sure that I knew what I was doing before moving on to the next topic.
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Madisyn
Just completed first lesson with Francesca my daughter really really liked her and enjoyed her first lesson can’t wait for the next one very friendly great with kids

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Ming-hang T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Master of Music with Academic Honors in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2018
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Ming-hang T.

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I believe in developing students’ full potential step by step, as a mentor, to inspire them to foresee a higher vision. To me, every student is an expert learner without limitations. Tailored to each student’s learning progress and needs, my lessons include practice tasks based on pedagogical principles from both the traditional approach and the Suzuki method. My top priorities in teaching include good posture and confidence to perform. I emphasize the importance of aural development by listening to recordings carefully to recognize fundamentals, such as tunes and rhythms, as well as more detailed aspects, such as articulations and tone quality. I also focus on performance practices and interpretations of each musical composition. Overall, I see every lesson as a lesson in life, equipping my students to face challenges with practicable strategies for understanding personal skills, such as patience, determination, consistency, focus, self-motivation, memory, logic, self-awareness with ...

About Ming-hang

With his lifelong visions in enriching people’s lives through music, Ming-hang is an active violinist who enjoys his passion in violin playing since the age of four. His outstanding skills and technique in violin performance, with superb communications to deliver precise teaching points at each les

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Florette A.
I have been Mr. Tam's student for a little bit over a month now and I have to say he is one of the best, if not the best, teachers that I have ever had. I am a high schooler, and I had been playing the violin for a long time by the time I started taking lessons with Mr. Tam. He wasted no time in beginning the lessons. We started off basically where I had ended with my old teacher, with advanced scales and a piece of my choosing. Throughout the weeks, he follows up by sending me an email asking if I had any questions for him before the next session the following week. He records every session and sends them to me so that I can review my mistakes and listen to the tips that he suggests. Overall, he is an amazing violinist and teacher. He has a great sense of humor and is knowledgeable in the world of classical music. He will explain things thoroughly if you do not understand and seems to take great joy in his profession.
Roxxana
The instructor is very attentive to skills and needs. He is patient and passionate as about teaching the violin. He explains things in an easy to understand manner. He was very enthusiastic about my improvement and stated how happy he was to see improvement. He is knowledgeable about his craft and comes off as a friendly and likable instructor.

Natasha C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Natasha C.

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Professional Musician offers Violin Lessons in Sugar Land, Texas.

From beginner to advanced, Natasha's violin students are among the most competitive and successful in this area.

With a Master's degree, twenty years teaching experience, and 10 years in a major professional orchestra, she's ready to bring out the best in your children!

About Natasha

In addition to graduating from The Kharkiv Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School at the Kharkiv Conservatory, I hold a master's degree in Music. I specialized in piano and violin and also earned certification in teaching Music. Professional Experience: Competing and Winning Position

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Michael C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Awarded Sudler Prize in the Arts from Emory University
  • Teaching since 2016
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Michael C.

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Hi! I'm Michael Shingo C. and I am a violinist, pianist, and composer.

In my teaching, I emphasize efficient, goal-oriented practice, and provide a strong technical foundation while always keeping musicality and expression in mind. I encourage my students to develop problem-solving skills that will ultimately allow them to create their own interpretations about a piece of music. I believe that each student has a different learning style and, with this knowledge, I design a program of study specifically for them.

Learning music is all about tackling technical or musical problems in many different ways until we find an approach that works for you. As multi-instrumentalist who also writes music, I can offer many different perspectives on a single issue and draw from a wide range of knowledge that serves me in my daily creative pursuits. ~

About Michael

Hello I'm Michael! I am a violinist and composer with a diverse skill set and 17 years of experience. I learn and grow as I pass on my knowledge and constantly find ways to better serve my students and help them achieve their goals.

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Paige Q
I have been a student of Michael’s for approximately 7 months. My only previous experience with violin had been one year in elementary school band class and 8 months with a private teacher. When my private teacher’s lesson schedule changed, I was introduced to Michael and was greatly impressed by his skill level and teaching style. I have learned so much more than I had expected in each lesson, like how to self-tune, use a metronome, shift, and various other techniques. Michael constantly offers feedback on how I can execute techniques better, and I feel that this helps me to learn more effectively. He is always challenging me by giving me harder pieces and scales. I have even been told by my high school orchestra conductor that I have improved so much and she is constantly surprised by how fast I am learning. I highly recommend having Michael as a teacher for anyone looking to learn how to play the violin.
Akshay R
Michael is very talented and he is a great instructor. He explains the techniques really well. Very professional and supportive. I highly recommend him!

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"Great experience! Erin is engaging when teaching and amazing with my daughter. It was her first lesson and I'm so glad we found Erin to begin this violin journey with!"
Raina
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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"He is great teacher , he style of teaching is unique."
Gulissa
Took Violin lessons from Yakov D.
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"I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome."
Howard
Took Violin lessons from Dave K.
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"I came to Mark with utterly no background in the violin, wanting to start as an adult learner, and I can't imagine a better teacher than Mark. Mark is helping me gain crucial fundamentals while also learning fun pieces to strengthen those elements and encouraging me to select pieces, too.
I also like that he incorporates some music theory into his lessons.
Finally, I feel like becoming a violinist now, as an adult, isn't as crazy as I worried it might be since I have Mark to teach me."
Will
Took Violin lessons from Mark T. W.
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"Love her fun and understanding spirit! Can't wait for more lessons with her !! :D"
Thuy
Took Violin lessons from Dee F.
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"There are a number of beginners and comeback kids attempting to learn the violin without teacher. Honestly, at one point, I really thought I would be one of them. I’m in my mid 50’s and I had violin lessons when I was a kid. I thought I can practice again through internet teachers like YouTube.

I bought a violin made in China in EBay. At the end of 3 months, I still couldn't play anything with any satisfaction, thinking the violin was not good. I was very disappointed with the violin and myself.

But I couldn't let the idea go. Several months later I started searching prospective teachers. Finally, I contacted Tigran and we decided to give an interview, and Tigran has been my teacher ever since.

At my first real lesson, while he was tuning my violin, I noticed the violin made totally different sound. I was so shocked. It was not the violin; it was me who could not pull the sound from the violin. He gave me something incredibly valuable. He taught me how to draw the bow across the strings without making that horrible scratchy sound that I could not get rid of. It was magical. Maybe that's not a big deal to anyone else, but it was huge for me.

Over the past month, he has given me so many valuable lessons - how to hold the bow, how to practice each challenging skill, tone, timing, what is the best order to learn a piece, how the arm, the wrist, and the elbow should move, and so much more.

I couldn't get those things from a book. Certainly there are books out there that cover it, but I needed timely and simple correction in terms that made sense to me. The speed at which things are absorbed increased exponentially with his guidance.

The best part is, when something isn't right, he knows exactly why. It's almost as if he sits in my practice room with me all week because he nails it every time. Moreover, he knows more than one approach to helping me understand how to fix it.

Everyone can learn, but not everyone can teach. Not only is Tigran a good violinist, he is a great instructor. I know I am often frustrated, but it is never because he doesn't give me what I need to succeed. It's because I don't have enough time to devote to applying the principals he taught.

So here's to all the fantastic violin teachers out there. Even if you don't hear us say thank you often enough, know that you are making a difference in someone's life. And to Tigran, if you ever read this - Thanks!"
Dunne
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"An excellent teacher for my 7year old daughter. Very patient, on time, and engaging. An excellent teacher and mentor."
Saba
Took Violin lessons from Brianna L.
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"I absolutely love Lauren! I’ve been taking lessons for a few weeks now and she is so incredibly patient and friendly and helpful. She really takes the time to go through everything step by step if you don’t understand something and is so encouraging and positive :) I highly recommend!!!"
Josy
Took Violin lessons from Lauren T.
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"Aleksandre is an outstanding teacher! Truly one of the best. My son began taking lessons with Aleksandre a little more than a year ago. Aleksandre has a way of teaching that completely engages and excites my son while ensuring that he is learning how to read music and play with rhythm and feeling. When we had to go remote, Aleksandre did not miss a beat. My son has grown to love the violin so much that we increased our lessons to twice a week. I would highly recommend Aleksandre as a professional, thoughtful and extraordinary teacher of the violin."
Alexis
Took Violin lessons from Aleksandre R.
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"One lesson in, I'm feeling ready to tackle a Bruch concerto!"
Zach
Took Violin lessons from Laura B.
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