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Mark L.

Las Vegas, NV
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Kate C.

Evanston, IL
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Dorothy C.

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Mark L. Las Vegas, NV

You will learn posture and note reading for the alto clef. You will be guided by me through method books and I will create supplemental materials to help you advance. You will play duets with me and develop playing skills. You will learn higher positions and learn to play in an orchestra to follow a conductor. You will learn how to articulate to make the viola stand out in an ensemble. I have been teaching viola for 5 years. My students win seats in school orchestras. I want to be your next instructor.

About Mark

I teach according to your individual needs. I help you become successful on piano, violin, viola, bass, guitar. I help you learn the instrument and learn to read music with my own ideas using fun worksheets and songs you really like to learn how to play. I fill your voids with activities such as practice techniques, sub-lessons, and ear training. I guide you toward proper posture, tone development, and the ability to keep a steady beat. I help you develop your musical independence by tweaking lessons to help you succeed. I believe talent is not a factor in learning. Mastering an instrument is the result of effective instruction and step by step guidance toward foundations and skills. I love to teach private lessons because I believe in spreading the word to make the great gift of playing

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Denise G. April 1, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I'm just starting so it was great to get so much encouragement from Mark! Plus, he helped me find a violin online to purchase. Thanks Mark!!
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Marissa D. March 28, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mark is so great!!!He has taught my daughter so much in such a short time!!!!Highly recommend him.
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Jose B. February 11, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Goes the extra mile, and helps with all your weaknesses! Looking forward to my next lesson!
Kate C. Evanston, IL

About Kate

Kate has years of experience teaching students of all ages and levels, from 5 to 55. As a teaching assistant at Eastman and at Northwestern University, she has given individual, private lessons to undergraduate and graduate violin students, under the supervision of her mentors. A registered Suzuki teacher, in her own private studio, she has taught beginners as young as age 3, to adult students and every age in between. Kate earned a Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. She received her Master's degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music. She also has the distinction of being one of the first to earn the Certificate in College and Community Music Teaching at Eastman. She earned her Bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from the ...

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Isabelle R. January 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
I'm a teacher who has worked with Kate and her students. I'm always very impressed with her students, they are set up so well! Kate does a great job balancing technique basics with repertoire and musical knowledge. I would highly recommend her for any level, she is great with beginners as well as more advanced students.
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Julie R. March 4, 2014
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Kate is a fantastic teacher. She taught our sometimes resistant 6 year old, and she was always patient with her and made her lessons fun. I highly recommend her!
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RallyA December 6, 2010
My best music teacher ever!

We are so happy to have Kate as our violin teacher. She is a professional who has great approach towards kids and manages to find the best way to teach them how to love the instrument, play it as a true artist and show them how to enjoy music. Our daughter adores her and always goes to the lessons with desire and leaves with a big smile on her face. She quickly learned the basics and now loves playing the violin and keeps practicing every day without being reminded to do so.
Dorothy C. Baltimore, MD

I teach all ages and all ability levels and I tailor my curriculum to the needs and goals of each student.

About Dorothy

I am a violin and viola teacher born and raised in the Baltimore area. I have been teaching private lessons and group classes for the last eight years and studied both performance and pedagogy at some of the best music schools in the country. I most recently completed a Graduate Performance Diploma at Peabody Conservatory, where I also studied pedagogy under Rebecca Henry and Janet Melnicoff-Brown of the Peabody Preparatory. While the majority of my teacher training and professional work has been on the violin, I am a violist at heart. I teach students ages 3 to adult at my home studio in Mount Vernon, and I enjoy working with students who have all different levels of ability and commitment. Everyone is welcome. Graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory and Longy School of ...

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JenniferL1 May 20, 2009
Great experience

She did a wonderful job teaching Tara. Tara's viola technique really improved this year thanks to Dorothy's patience and hard work. Dorothy never missed a lesson and always came prepared for the next challenge. I must admit that I was hesitant to find a teacher using an on-line service but, Ihave been extremely pleased with our instructor and will miss Dorothy's guidance in our viola lessons.
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MeghanO January 1, 2009
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Dorothy has fabulous teacher. She is easy to learn from and doesnt get anoyed when you dont get things on the first try. This is great because as an adult I dont learn as quickly.Also, I am a college student (age 20) and she works with my school and work schedules. I really cant say how pleased I am with the quality of her teaching.
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AmyF1 November 5, 2008
First 3 weeks...

Thank you for what you have done for Mechelle so far. She enjoys coming to lessons and feels very comfortable working with you. And it's nice to know that she's getting the attention and help that she needs to be successful in learning the viola.

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Tigran N. Granada Hills, CA

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 Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia and his Bachelor of Music from Babajanyan State Music College. In addition to teaching, he has performed and recorded with several orchestras, has composed and arranged several pieces including his own album. He is a highly educated individual who enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with students interested in learning. Teaching is my passion and I thoroughly love what I am doing. Every single child is special to me and every one receives special attention.

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Anna F. February 14, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
I really have loved taking lessons with Tigran N. I just began this year with him after completing a masters in music from a private college. I have learned so much already. I leave each lesson wanting to work harder and the best part is that he gives me great tips on exactly HOW to practice so I can get the most out of my practice time. It's been a great experience and I am so thankful for the way he challenges me and gives helpful criticism so that I can become a better violinist.
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Elise R. January 22, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Our son is taking violin lessons from Tigran. We absolutely love him. Tigran comes to our home every week and we have complete trust in him. He is extremely kind and patient and has an amazing teaching style. Our son has only had about 7 months of lessons and each month he has tremendous growth. He is 18 years old and has never had a violin lesson until now. He practices without us having to tell him and he looks forward each week to his lessons with Tigran----That speaks volumes about Tigran as a teacher. We highly recommend him as a teacher and a friend.
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Maddie R. September 7, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My 11 yr old son has been playing violin for a while with the same teacher, and we decided to change teachers to learn other techniques and to pique his interest. We have been with Tigran for almost two months now and there has been a significant
improvement with my son's playing. He seem to acquire back his enthusiasm and passion for playing. He plays with our community Youth Orchestra on the 1st violin
and sits on the 4th chair before starting with Tigran, now he was advanced to the 2nd chair. We are grateful to Tigran for his patience and time. He is very accommodating with his schedule and goes out of his way in teaching my son, on top of it all he is very professional. We would highly recommend him as a great violin teacher.
Sarah G. Santa Fe, NM

I have been teaching viola since 2001. I use different methods that suit each individual.

About Sarah

I have been teaching violin, viola, cello, and piano for 13 years. I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for Music Composition. I studied with Dr. Eugene Dowdy at UTSA for String Project. I have also taught for NISD, Boerne ISD, YOSA, and St. Philip's College. *** Lesson Details *** When registering for lessons, make sure that the first lesson is only scheduled for 30 min, that is a "get to know me" lesson. In this lesson I will get to know the student and the student will get to know me. I will listen to music that the student already knows if they have experience. If they don't have experience, I will check them to see which books I would like to assign for them. Students will begin lesson with scales or etudes for the first quarter of the lesson. After this we

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Jim R. April 14, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent

Sarah is exactly what I was looking for - cheerful, disciplined and a wonderful teacher ! While I can pay by ear, she had me reading music right from the start, which was my prime objective. She also is providing some basic music theory, and we now have a regular 2-to-3-times-a-month schedule.

I'm committing a year to this, and then, with Sarah's help, we'll move on to bluegrass fiddling !
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Sarah H. August 23, 2012
Music Theory
Verified Student
My Music Theory Teacher

My music teacher was well planned. She always summed up what we talked about from our previous lesson before building up on more information. She taught me through my zone of proximal development. I was given the opportunity to practice what was shown from each lesson by doing homework. I found great happiness in studying the construction of music. Her teaching pedagogy was strong! She would incorporate mnemonic devices to help me learn the musical concepts easier. When I did not grasp a certain idea, she was patient with me. At times she would teach me from my own musical knowledge of various instruments. Other times she would share with me her own personal experiences and stories. I am thankful to have met such an amazing music teacher!
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TrudyP July 17, 2012
Highly recommend,great instructor

So glad Sarah was our granddaughters first instructor for her introduction to the violin. She is a very positive and friendly person. She instinctively knew the right approach for Natasha with the right amount of encouragement, patience and firmness. Natasha always looked forward to her lesson and found that in practicing the time went by faster than she thought it would.
Nicholas P. Brooklyn, NY

I suggest viola to young students that already have violin experience, as well as to adults looking for a deeper sound at the early stages. Viola is my primary performance instrument.

About Nicholas

Welcome! I am a full-time violin/viola teacher from New York and a registered member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I am an active performer of contemporary and classical music, and my commitment is to instill my students with both a passion for playing music and a strong technical foundation. My teaching method is tailored to each student's individual learning style and motivation for playing. The first question I will ask at every first lesson is: what music do you love? This can be one song - a nursery rhyme, classical melody, or popular song - or a genre of music. Regardless of age, I believe that the most effective path for learning violin or viola is to start with the music! For younger children, I suggest beginning with the Suzuki method in order to establish ...

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Hamid R. January 28, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Nicholas has a unique way of teaching and the result so far has been fantastic. Cyrus respect him and gets motivated after each class to do better.
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Natale A. January 6, 2015
Violin · In home
As helpful as they come, Nick has bent over backwards to make sure our 6-yr-old daughter was outfitted with the right violin and bow. As an absolute beginner when she began a couple of months ago, she's impressing us now with her new skills.
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Charles B. December 27, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Instructor/Teacher/Friend; I do not know where to begin with this tutor of music from The Celestial Spheres. He is my own Orphic Music Instructor. In that he 'Inspires", and makes one want to practice and go with him! It's a conception easily understood, once you get going with him in learning. And if you know? Well! You'll know far more. And this can be said on all levels.
I don't know if these comments are actually looked at or reviewed in some way, but he's a raw talent in many ways, and I can see for All ages :)

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Now is your time to take viola lessons from a pro viola teacher in your city. The viola is the important mid-range of the string instruments, between the lower cello and contra bass and the higher violin. If you are neither a fan of the high-pitched tone of the violin or the deep bouncing voice of the cello, then the viola is the perfect string instrument for you. Although not as well known as the violin, the viola serves to provide the mellow, penetrating, and even melancholy sound found in everything from classical to indie rock. In fact, the viola is one of the most versatile and most beautiful of all stringed instruments. So if you want to learn how to play it properly, don’t think twice about signing up for our viola lessons today. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or already a
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