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Kensho W.

Philadelphia, PA

About Kensho

Hello! I'm Kensho, a Biology major and Premed Violinist who found Conducting to be his passion shortly after finishing my degrees at Yale. Although I am now a full-time musician, my diverse and thorough background in math and science make me a versatile option at TakeLessons.

As a violinist, I substitute for the Philadelphia Orchestra, and received a Masters in Music from the Yale School of Music.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
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BobS April 30, 2011
Top Notch!

Kensho is an incredible teacher! I had no music experience before I started with him, and after only 6 lessons I've made more progress than I could have hoped!! He is helping me to become as well-rounded as possible!!
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Kensho W.

Kensho W.

Philadelphia, PA 19103
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Amber R.

Blue Bell, PA

Since 2008 I have maintained an active music studio teaching both violin and viola! My lessons are designed around you and your goals for music. I use a combination of Suzuki method and traditional (meaning you'll learn how to read music right away if you can't already) My lessons are catered to your needs, but warm ups, scales, etudes and repertoire are the building blocks of my lessons. Technique is a huge part of the way I teach--so you'll definitely get a solid understanding of how to play beautifully and accurately! I'm a relaxed and gentle teacher, and I'm never going to have anything but a smile on my face, so there's no need to feel stressed or nervous.

About Amber

Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2013
Masters of Music in Viola Performance in progress at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2015

Ms. R. began her studies on violin at an early age. After studying violin for 10 years, she made the switch to viola and never looked back! She performs internationally--most recently traveling to the Isle of Man for the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition as a finalist to compete in the 2013 competition (this is one of the two international competitions in the world for viola!). In July of 2014,
Ms. R. will be returning to perform at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. She has studied as well as performed in Shanghai, Beijing and many other cities across China. Ms. R. is currently a graduate student at Temple University in Viola Performance as well as a freelance musician and private teacher of the violin and viola. Her principle teachers include international viola soloist, Hong Mei Xiao and Kerri Ryan of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other interests in no particular order include ancient history, philosophy, astronomy, Earth science, veganism, quantum physics, traveling, spirituality, anything interesting and following her heart always.

When we first meet, I'll ask you to play me something so I can get a feel for where you are...whether its a scale or a piece you have been playing. If you don't know anything that's fine too! My lessons are designed around you so every lesson is a different depending on the student, however, below is an example of the materials generally covered.

Example Lesson
1. Warm up (scale, open strings, or finger exercises)
Address technical issues--tone production, posture and set up, various bow exercises, intonation, etc.
2. Positions
3. Etude
4. Repertoire
5. Recap

It might sound like a lot--but don't worry I'll have a smile on my face the whole time and be working with you and encouraging you to do your best!

After 3-6 months:
Read notes (if you can't when you first come)
Count rhythms
Have a correct set up
Full tone
Developed ear
Scales
Greater finger facility
Repertoire

*** Studio Equipment ***
Stand, Metronome, Tuner, Music (but eventually you will have your own) You will need to provide your own instrument.

My preferred teaching methods are Suzuki and Sassmannshaus, Mark O'Connor Fiddle Book (violin and viola)

Recital Opportunities
Studio recitals are held biannually in December and June! They are a great chance to perform for friends and family, as well as meet the rest of the studio. You do not have to perform, but are certainly encouraged to : )
(Location varies, but usually they are held at a local church or university)

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Folk
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Bette Q. June 23, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber was able to give me instruction so that I can learn the notes and guided me on what I need to have to improve my skills.
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Shannon T. November 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is a great instructor! She is patient and creative in her approach to teaching new techniques. Lessons are always fun yet challenging. I would recommend Amber to anyone considering taking violin or viola lessons!
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Kevin M. May 21, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is a great Violin/Viola teacher and has been very knowledgeable and helpful! Amber hones in on where a student needs improvement in their playing and explains in a way that's easy to understand how to improve. Lessons are always fun and you can tell Amber enjoys teaching!

I've played brass instruments throughout High School and decided to attempt to teach myself the Violin after I graduated College. After almost a year of struggling I started to take lessons with Amber and she quickly helped me improved my form and technique with my left and right hand, obtain proper equipment, and provide exercises on what to practice to continue improving. I have noticed a drastic improvement since I started taking lessons with Amber and I highly recommend her as your Violin or Viola teacher!
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Amber R.

Blue Bell, PA 19422
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Emily S.

Philadelphia, PA

I can teach beginning-advanced viola students, and I can also help a student in the process of switching from violin to viola.

About Emily

My name is Emily, and I am looking for students of all ages and abilities! I have been playing violin for 14 years and have a degree in violin performance from Temple University's Boyer College of Music. I have taught violin in various music programs in the Philadelphia area. I can also teach viola and piano from the beginner-intermediate level. I have a very encouraging and positive teaching style, and you will have fun as you learn and explore new things about music!
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michael M. July 25, 2015
Viola · In home
Verified Student
very good fixed the viola so now i can use it properly which i had a hard time doing myself.
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Jingwen Z. July 25, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Definitely like this violin teacher : )
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Paige S. June 15, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher and really good with my daughter.
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Emily S.

Philadelphia, PA 19130
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ruth F.

Glenside, PA

I have taught beginners through advanced college students.

About Ruth

I began studying the violin at the age of 4 with the assistant concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. I studied violin though my junior year of college at Temple University, when I switched to the viola. I have extensive knowledge and proficiency on both instruments and have been teaching for 33 years.

I teach all levels from beginning to advanced, preschool through mature adult . I have been told that I have a gift for teaching young children.

I enjoy teaching! I get a great deal of satisfaction from watching a student master a concept, whether that student is 5, or 55; the thril
l is the same!

I tailor my lessons to each student's ability, personality, and time commitment. I set realistic and attainable goals and am very easy to work with. I use an interactive approach; I do not dictate what must be done. I value input from the students and their parents/caregivers and regularly review progress and needs. I welcome communications via email and phone.

I am a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Delaware. I substitute with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Opera Philadelphia, and The Philly Pops. In addition, I am the violist for the Broadway at the Kimmel series.
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Ruth F.

Glenside, PA 19038
starting at
$54 / 30-min
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Joshua B.

Philadelphia, PA

"Joshua Burgos is a talented young musician and a gifted and patient educator. His approach to teaching is refreshing and open. Joshua's style is a unique blend of accessible and authoritative, facilitating students’ progress in a friendly and enjoyable way."
- Victoria Voronyansky, Concert Violist & Educator

About Joshua

Having made his solo debut at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall in 2008, Joshua Burgos is carving his path as a performer, educator and music advocate. An active solo and chamber musician, recently Joshua has performed at University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Montgomery County Community College and the United States Mint. In addition to an active performance career, he also enjoys serving communities through his talents in performance and teaching. He currently teaches viola and violin in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, serving as private instructor and chamber music coach, and has
also given master classes to young violists and violinists. Joshua is recipient of the Tarisio Matching Grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award, as well as receiving scholarship for undergraduate studies at Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance. He studied viola with Victoria Voronyansky of the Juilliard School and holds Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University.
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Paige July 8, 2015
Violin · In home
Joshua is very professional he was very thorough explaining and teaching and patient when I would mess up and he explain things in a way I easily understood and could follow through with his instructions I look forward to future lessons with him.
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Joshua B.

Philadelphia, PA 19140
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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