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Phoebe S.

3 Reviews
Manchester, CT
Starting at $35
  • Violin Performance from Hartt School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Phoebe S.

3 Reviews
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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 15 years and teaching for 7. I got my Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut in 2017. Since then, I have performed at Woolsey Hall, Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Bushnel

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Jersey
Great instruction, she had me working with the bow on the very first lesson. Very responsive to students needs, A+ will continue studying viola with phoebe.
Carol
Miss Phoebe is an excellent, patient instructor for my two young violinists! She is prompt, and has lots of tools in her tool kit to bring about proper posture, tone, sound. She exhibits a very warm kind discipline that makes clear her expectations without being mean about it at all. I think my kids have made significant progress under her tutelage and I would definitely recommend her for any skill level!
Mike
I'm an adult learner who went through Suzuki book 2 and a few other pieces with Phoebe as my instructor. I spent a month prior with a "bad experience" and hadn't taken lessons in probably 10 years before that.

Working with Phoebe was GREAT. She was very easy to work with and really saw to improving my skills. She was encouraging and very positive. When I had troubles with parts (which was often), she would always have multiple suggestions as to how to practice them to work through the difficulties. She also gave me nudges along when I didn't think I could do certain things too. All in all, I had a great experience working with Phoebe and would have loved to continue to work with her if she was still in my local area.

If you're wondering why not 5 stars, that's more from my lack of experience than any issue with her. The guide says 5 stars is the "best teacher ever". She probably was the best teacher ever for me, but I'm somewhere between beginner and intermediate. Is she a good fit for an advanced student, I'm going to guess that, yes, she is, but I don't know that info personally so I went with 4.
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Gyongyver P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Hungarian
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Gyongyver P.

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My lessons are about building stabile technique, creating expressive music, working on orchestra parts, preparing for chair auditions, getting comfortable with sight reading and enjoying chamber music.

About Gyongyver

Hailing from Budapest, Hungary, Gyöngyvér (Georgina) Petheö is a dedicated violin instructor, an entrepreneur and an active performer in the Boulder and Denver region. She began her career in the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and subsequently settled in Colorado in 1986. She has since performed as

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Julia M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French
  • Master of Music from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julia M.

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As a Masters of Music student at the Juilliard School, I continue to gain musical knowledge every day. I strive to pass this along to my students, from basic technique to advanced musical concepts. I have experience teaching privately, providing practice help sessions, and in group classes and orchestra sections through the Tufts Community Music Program. I grew up learning through the Suzuki method, so I encourage learning by ear and emphasize the importance of efficient and organized practice. In a lesson with me, I would focus on learning classical viola technique in order to produce the best juicy and rich viola sound. I encourage the student to choose their repertoire based on their musical preferences, however I always encourage exploration of the classical genre! I teach with the goal of showing my students how to best improve on their own in their individual practice. A good ear, consistent technique, and beautiful, deep, unique violist musicality will all be my focus in my ...

About Julia

I’m a violist in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra! I teach both viola and violin, from beginner to advanced levels. I am also available for practice help sessions or one time coachings. I will be earning my Masters from The Juilliard School this year and hold a Bachelor of Science from Tufts Uni

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Lauren
My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional
Stephen
Very inspiring!

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Lisa C. B.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor’s of Philosophy - History from University of Pittsburgh
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lisa C. B.

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Students can expect to learn the basics of holding and creating sound from a stringed instrument; parts of the viola; the string names; note reading; and to have a really great time learning!

About Lisa C.

After playing the violin for over 20 years, Lisa was inspired to share the gift of music with others by her teacher, Susanna Sonnenberg. Lisa has attended the 2017 and 2018 American String Teachers Association National Conferences. She currently performs with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, the Pi

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Jane
Lisa is very thorough, patient and extremely knowledgeable; most importantly she is an excellent teacher!!
Debra
I think Lisa is a wonderful instructor who provides clear instruction and also knows pedagogy. She starts with a step-by-step approach to build a foundation. I am an older adult and her warmth and good sense of humor help, too.
Debra
"Old Dog Learns New Tricks"
I couldn't ask for more in a teacher. I am a newbie to the cello and Lisa made me feel very comfortable and also, her teaching style is very clear, logical, starting with the basics and building step-by-step. She has a good sense of humor, too. All said, after only my first lesson, I think my learn a new trick: playing a song or two on the cello. Deb Bisacchi, MEd, MSW
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Krisztina K.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Hungarian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Krisztina K.

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I've been teaching viola for 7 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to get familiar with the viola and learn basic skills on the instrument and as time goes on you'll be able to play songs and read music. I specialize in classical and modern pop, typically use Hal Leonard and Suzuki books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: piano for accompaniment, music stand. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Krisztina

Hi, there! My name is Krisztina and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2010. I love helping my students to learn how to play the violin, to be able to play their favorite tunes or helping them preparing for auditions for schools and ensembles. I went to the Liszt Aca

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Carolina
Ms.Krisztina is a joy to work with. My girls started with her at 5 & 6 and she worked so well with them. She has kept their interest since and has introduced new concepts in a way that isn’t overwhelming, but enjoyable and fun. She has a lot of patience with them and has a skill for drawing their attention to the violin & music.
Fayez
Violin or viola, Krisztina was a very caring and nicest teacher I have ever had. Unlike myself she was always on time. Her friendliness made every lesson more fun while she really cared about her students and always been honest with her comments.
Sana
I would highly recommend Krisztina. She truly likes teaching violin. She goes beyond the call of duty. For example, she sends emails with her or other musician videos for practice at home, works over the allotted time if needed and if she is able to, sends texts and responds promptly.
My daughter was beginning to say she was getting less interested in violin and before I could say anything, Krisztina made my daughter excited about it again with new things to learn.
There is nothing negative to say. She is an excellent teacher.

Tyler S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Tyler S.

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Tyler recently completed his Viola Performance Degree from Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Tyler attended Scripps Ranch High School and has played with many youth orchestras in the San Diego area, including YPO, SDYS, CYO, and YAS. He was trained as a classical violist since the age of 12, after an introduction to piano at age six. He has played professionally with Jazz and commercial music artists including, Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, and Denver Based rock bands Eldren and Petals of Spain. Tyler is currently pursuing audio engineering and teaching credentials.

About Tyler

Tyler recently completed his Viola Performance Degree from Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Tyler attended Scripps Ranch High School and has played with many youth orchestras in the San Diego area, including YPO, SDYS, CYO, and YAS. He was trained as a classical violist since the age o

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Chase B.
This was my sons first lesson and it went very well. Tyler was patient but firm and we saw good results. Thank you Tyler!

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Barkhamsted, CT

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Barkhamsted is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
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"As a former professional musician with an undergrad in Music, my standards are pretty high when I'm selecting musicians to teach my kids. My son has been taking viola lessons with Regina for 2.5 years. She is professional but also down-to-earth and great to work with. My son, now an 8th grader, played a level 1 solo at the District and State ISSMA contests and earned a Gold at both levels--the only kid in his school to do so. We credit Regina for appropriately pushing him to be his best. You can be assured that when you choose Regina, you're choosing one of the very best teachers around."
- Ryan
Took Viola lessons from Regina H.
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"Friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible!"
- Joshua Allen
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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"It was our first lesson with Charles for my 9 year old son. We finally found the right instructor! Without being condescending, he taught my son some basics about holding the instrument correctly, how to bring it up for play.... essentially proper playing etiquette that he is not getting at school from a teacher who is far too stretched with a large class of multiple instruments and only ONE teacher. (She really needs an assistant) I think he is going to learn a LOT and I love that he corrects him without being rude nor condescending. I would give him 5 stars but it's our first lesson. Will review again after a month and hopefully gloat some more about him! :) ~ Very pleased!"
- Carrie
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"It's amazing how remote sessions with Kendra would be this effective for my 12-year old daughter. Definitely planning on continuing the lessons!"
- Kay
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional"
- Lauren
Took Viola lessons from Julia M.
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"Wonderful music teacher

Martina has a great passion for music which shows through her performance. Her level of musical perfection, synergy with the instrument and the beauty of the music will make you emotional.
Martina's professionalism, reliability and empathy makes her an ideal teacher professional."
- Jana
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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"Felicia has truly helped me improve on the viola. From spotting my wrong bow hold to making sure that I am absolutely positive on where the fingerings are for the key, she has most definetly improved my playing over all and is helping me advance past most of my peers in my school orchestra."
- Autumn
Took Viola lessons from Felicia B.
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"Pepina was direct and very clearly communicated what she wanted me to do. She told me when I was doing things right and helped me when I was doing things wrong."
- katherina
Took Viola lessons from Pepina D.
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"Martina is an accomplished musician who has an awesome professional teaching method that makes my daughter feel extremely successful after each lesson."
- Kennedy
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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"First day went well, I think he's very good teacher. Looking forward for more lessons to come."
- Shinwon
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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