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Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH

An experienced and certified Suzuki teacher, my students learn to play the violin starting from a solid foundation with emphasis on posture and producing a beautiful tone. In addition to playing the instrument, students can expect to learn reading music, basic theory, music history, and ear training. Learning violin will teach patience, concentration, the value of hard work, coordination, as well as enhancing memory, aural skills, and fine motor control. It was Dr. Suzuki's belief and mine that learning an instrument not only fosters these skills but also helps to foster the hearts and minds of those learning the craft.

About Sylvia

Sylvia grew up in Auburn, AL where she began teaching violin and piano to students of all ages in 2012. Since then she has continued to train as a teacher, taking pedagogy courses in both instruments through the Schwob School of Music as well as teaching through their preparatory department. Now an established musician based in Cleveland, Ms, Sylvia is studying towards a MM in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A certified teacher through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she has taught violin, viola, and piano at Aurora School of Music, Strongsvi
lle Academy of Music, and Warren Henry Music School, the Hellenic Academy and Chisipite School in Harare, Zimbabwe, as well as maintaining her own private studio of students in Cleveland and Zimbabwe with ages ranging from five year olds to adults. In addition, she works as a nanny and practice coach, building her understanding and communicative skills with children.
Ms. Sylvia performs regularly throughout the Cleveland area with the Akron Symphony, Firelands Symphony, and by herself in a variety of settings, from concert halls to hospitals. During the summers she has participated in Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Inspire Africa, a program that allowed her to share her love of performing and teaching music with the people of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Jazaylnn S. August 22, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Hi Miss Sylvia was so patient jazalynn just loved her first session looking forward to the next
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Michelle S. April 27, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sylvia is doing a great job with my 5 year old son. She is patient but no nonsense in her approach. She is very good at breaking the concepts down to a child's level. She has been coming to my home to give the lessons and is always on time. She has been flexible when I have needed to move the appointment time. We are quite pleased.
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Sylvia W.

Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH 44106
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH

I began playing the violin at the age of 7 and have played with the Cleveland Institute of Music Youth Orchestra, the Cleveland Women's Orchestra, the Tuscarawas Philharmonic and am currently the principal second violinist with the Stow Symphony Orchestra. I believe that students can and should read music, but also believe in the importance of being able to "play by ear." My methods combine the best of Suzuki and Sassmannshaus methods. I have also been active in alternative string styles as a performer and a teacher.

About Barbara

Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill that has been proven to improve brain activity. It is one of the only activities to engage both sides of the brain. Students who learn a musical instrument show improvement in their ability to pay attention and understand what is being taught in their academic classes. Most students retain this advantage even if they do not continue to play into adulthood.

Music is fun! It also can express your feelings in ways words cannot. I don't just teach you how to play your instrument, I will teach you to have a love for your music, and from that,
you will find that it is a lot of fun! After all, you do "play" your instrument!

In addition to the violin, viola and theory lessons described below, I am also available to coach ensembles. Any combination of string instruments you are working with, I will work with your group to improve your cohesiveness and your musical style.
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Alyssa S. April 8, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
First lesson went very well!
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Belinda March 7, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Nice to have the one on one teaching experience. If you have an issue she can stop you right on the spot that is giving you an issue and tell you what your are doing incorrectly. She also tells you what you are doing right.
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Belinda Adornetto February 9, 2016
Viola · In home
She was very patient with me (a brand new student). She showed me a lot of tips and gave me insight to the violin that I did not know. Definitely worth the lesson
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Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH 44087
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Marilyn T.

Cleveland, OH

Marilyn primarily teaches using the Suzuki Method and repertoire. She is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas to teach through Suzuki Violin Unit 4.

In addition to fostering a private studio, Marilyn teaches both private lessons, strings class, and advanced ensemble at Birchwood School. During the summer, Marilyn is on faculty at Coda Mountain Academy Summer Music Festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

About Marilyn

Violinist Marilyn Marks Taylor earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2012, and her Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2014, where she served as concertmaster of the CIM orchestra.

Marilyn has taught at St. Ignatius High School and at Birchwood School, in addition to performing with the Akron, Firelands, and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, and managing her private studio. She is trained and registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas to teach through Unit 4 of the Suzuki Violin literature. Marilyn currently resides in Clevela
nd Heights, Ohio with her husband, violinist Julian Taylor.
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Lane M. March 24, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
awesome teacher and super nice :)
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Mason D. March 18, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
We had a great first lesson and we are looking forward to next week. Marilyn was great with Mason and made it a lot of fun!
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Hannah C. February 5, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very Good and fun
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Marilyn T.

Cleveland, OH 44118
(5)
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$30 / 30-min
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Cheng G.

Cleveland, OH

I have been learning violin for 17 years. being a famous soloist is my life dream. I have learned a wide violin repertoire and have been to many music festivals and won several competitions. I'd love to share my experience with you and inspire you

About Cheng

Hello everyone, I originally come from China. My dream is to be a famous violinist or soloist. I have been playing the violin for 17 years since I was a little. I love music, I usually practice more than 10 hours during the break. I'd love to share the music with you, share my music experience with you and inspire you
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Cheng G.

Cheng G.

Cleveland, OH 44115
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$25 / 30-min
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Christine S.

Lakewood, OH

Students can expect a very structured progression of lessons to ensure we're improving and moving forward. I am also there to help with any school music, and I enjoy making lessons fun for students by helping them learn their favorite songs.

About Christine

Bachelor of Arts in Viola Performance - Cleveland Institute of Music
Graduate Studies - University of Michigan

Christine S. was born in Florida and began playing the viola at the age of 8 through her school music program. At the age of 12 she began taking private lessons and soon found her passion for music making. She was accepted into the Cleveland Institute of Music where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in viola performance in 2010. Christine has also studied with other renowned teachers such as Lynne Ramsey, Lisa Mattson, and Sarah Cote. She also did graduate studies with Caroline Co
ade at the University of Michigan.
Christine plays with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Circle, and Opera Per Tutti. She also has taught extensively in the Northern Virginia Area at the New School of Northern Virginia and now continues to teach in Cleveland. She finds great fulfilment and joy in guiding students to their musical goals.
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Kate P. August 22, 2016
Viola · In home
Verified Student
I had my first lesson with Christine yesterday. My viola has been sitting idle for the past 35 years and I have the desire to play again for a variety of reasons.
Christine was extremely patient and observant. She made many suggestions which helped my tone immediately.
I am looking forward to my weekly lessons with her. Christine plays beautifully as well and has inspired me to practice and pursue playing once again.
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Christine S.

Christine S.

Lakewood, OH 44107
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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