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Dongbin S.

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West Hartford, CT
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Korean, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Hartt School
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Dongbin S.

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I have been teaching children of all age groups to acquire a solid foundation in violin playing. Whether it be pre-K beginners, or high school students getting ready for college auditions, I will communicate with the students and parents to set a number of goals to achieve.
I also welcome adult students, beginners and amateur enthusiasts alike.

In addition to gaining expertise in the techniques in violin playing, students in my studio will be given opportunities to gain comprehensive music knowledge including theory, sight singing, ear training, and any relevant music history, as the above-mentioned knowledge are indispensable elements in violin playing. Singing and clapping are essential parts of the lesson. When students are equipped with the basics, they can play anything and make the music they want.

About Dongbin

I am a concert soloist, and have given concerts home and abroad. I have previously served as the concertmaster at the Hartt Symphony Orchestra and the Waterbury Chorale. I am also an avid chamber musician with chamber music experience from age of 15 as a member of the Shin Trio. I was appointed as

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Giana
My son has been taking violin lessons with Dongbin for almost 3 years since he started playing at age 5. Dongbin has been a great teacher, and my son enjoys learning from him. His lessons include not only violin playing, but also clapping rhythms, singing notes, and other exercises that have been effective ways of learning for my son, while keeping him engaged throughout the lesson. Dongbin recognizes my son’s strengths in playing violin, but also identifies the skills and techniques that he should focus on to become a better player and to build a strong foundation as he progresses. He also gives suggestions to help sharpen those skills while practicing at home. We have been very pleased with our experience with Dongbin as our son’s violin teacher.
Emiko
Wonderful teacher! I'm an adult student and his instructions are clear and easy to understand.
Highly recommended!
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Grady L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music and Applied Mathematics from University of California, Berkeley
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Grady L.

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I am offering violin lessons, both online and at students' places! Whether you have no music experience at all or have some violin experience, I can help you improve technique and musicality by working on exercises and various pieces of music. Not only do I draw from my experience studying music and taking private lessons since childhood, but I also tailor my lessons to meet each student’s individual learning style and interests.

About Grady

I am offering violin lessons and math tutoring, both online and at students' places in the SF Bay Area! Recently graduated with a BA in applied mathematics and music from the University of California, Berkeley, I currently play violin in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble. I

Christopher D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.M. in Music Performance from Cedarville University
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Christopher D.

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My violin lessons are customized to meet your specific musical goals, and whether you are an adult wanting to take lessons for the first time, or an amateur aspiring to make music your full-time career, I am excited to work with you. My lessons are rooted in a classical foundation, and I am also open to incorporating contemporary techniques and violin improvisation into the curriculum.

About Christopher

I have played and studied music for over 15 years, performing locally and internationally in a wide variety of solo, chamber, and orchestral music settings. I've had several years of teaching experience, both through my private studio as well as affiliations with local music schools. While I lov

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Linda
Chris was very patient with me. I had special challenges due to be an older student that started later in life. We communicated very well--asking and answering questions. Chris knew how to help me as I am challenged with intonation. He did not let me slide which is an excellent quality in an instructor.

When I had questions or problems that we were not able to figure out between the two of us he went to his instructor to ask. He was not afraid to admit that he didn't know. He respected me as a scientist who had challenging questions.

Overall, I highly recommend Chris as an instructor for viola.
Zach
Chris is super knowledgeable, flexible to make lessons work over Skype, and attentive to make sure the lessons are tailored to what I am trying to learn as a growing pianist. I’ve had a great experience, grown a lot, and look forward to more lessons!

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Brandon G.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Associate of Arts - General Studies from Brazosport College
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Brandon G.

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Brandon G. has been privately teaching/mentoring Violinists for 7 years. Within the first few lessons, you will be able to understand the basic instrumental/music fundamentals and as time progresses, you will be able to improve your Viola playing abilities at a much more developed level. I use the Essential Elements for Strings method materials, Suzuki method materials, and my personal music library. Feel free to ask any questions you may have - I look forward to working with you and help you achieve your instrumental/music goals.

About Brandon

Brandon G. is a diligent and success-driven educator with over 6 years of experience in the education field and is currently available to accept new students for weekly online lessons via TakeLessons Classroom, Zoom, and Skype. He offers 30, 45, and 60 minute online lessons. He has worked with many

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Albert
Easy to work with, straightforward lessons that get things done.
Arpita
Brandon is a great teacher. He is very patient, always takes extra time to help in understanding techniques and provides tips for practice. He always provides constructive feedback which helps in learning and is encouraging. If anyone is looking for a violin teacher, I would highly recommend Brandon.
Desiree
Brandon was a great viola teacher for my son. He was very thorough and helped to prepare and perfect a piece for a youth orchestra audition.

George C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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George C.

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Online Violin Teacher

I am free to teach violin as well. 8+ years experience.

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About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours, or online. It started with learning violin at an early age. It opened doors to my musical journey in the future. I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ and attended M

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Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.

Emily K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Elizabethtown College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Emily K.

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Experienced teacher of 7 years, specializing in all levels of violin! I also teach beginner/intermediate viola and cello students. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Emily

I am a strings teacher, teaching privately for 10 years and in public schools for 7. I graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education, with a concentration in violin. Strings students can expect to improve week to week in their technique. I teach students stron

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Rita (Micayla) H.
Lesson was awesome. Emily was kind and patient, and my Granddaughter and I really enjoyed our group lesson. This will clearly be a treasured memory for both of us!!
Heather
Emily was an excellent teacher for my son. She helped him prepare for college auditions and helped him earn Superior ratings at Solo festivals.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Durham, CT

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Durham is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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"Richard is a great music teacher. Very patient. My child started her first violin lessons and looking forward."
Joanna
Took Violin lessons from Richard H.
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"Mr. Bak has been my teacher for the past 5 years. During my middle school years, when I started training with Mr. Bak, I was not a confident musician and became nervous during performances. Over time, Mr. Bak has helped me improve my skills. He has also helped me with my entrance into my high school orchestra as well as preparing me for the RCM certificate program. I would definitely recommend him to all students because he has guided me through my career as a violinist."
Divyash Shah
Took Violin lessons from Brian B.
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"Mark is a talented musician and worked very well with my son to help improve and fine tune his viola performance just before he heads off to college. Emphasis was placed on technique and musicality. A great experience ! At one point Marked picked up his electric violin and played a beautiful duet with my son that was amazing!"
Anne
Took Violin lessons from Mark T. W.
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"My daughter absolutely loved it!!"
Lilly
Took Violin lessons from Chris S.
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"Absolutely amazing! I am an adult beginner and Lauren has been extremely patient and energetic with me as I learn to not hit other strings and screech."
James
Took Violin lessons from Lauren T.
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"This was a great first lesson with Theresa. She did a great job getting to know my 11 year old daughter and listening to her explain her previous experience, as well as listening to her play."
Katie
Took Violin lessons from Theresa S.
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"I took Violin lessons with Nader for about eight years, and I can confidently say that those eight years made me the musician that I am today. When I first met with Nader, I could barely scratch out an elementary level piece. However, I do believe that I can now play any piece with the ability and technique I learned from Nader.
Each lesson consists of scales and arpeggios, scale studies, etudes, bow studies, and one or two pieces of music. Nader teaches with an emphasis on the fundamentals (scales, arpeggios, scale studies, etc.) so as to build the best foundation possible. As far as music goes, the pieces vary with respect to time period and style. Over the years I played and performed several Baroque pieces (Bach Sonatas and Partitas, Leclair Sonata) some Classical pieces (Mozart Violin Concerto) and many Romantic pieces (to name a few: Wienawski Violin Concerto, Debussy’s Claire De Lune, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, Saint-Saens’ Introduction et. Rondo Capriccioso, Bruch Violin Concerto, Manuel de Falla’s Asturiana) and a few modern pieces (e.g. Barber’s Violin Concerto). For the beginning student, Nader usually chooses a few selections from the Suzuki books, although he doesn’t necessarily teach the Suzuki method. He will also incorporate sight singing (Melodia) and ear training into the lesson to ensure that the student develops and sharpens a proper musical ear.
Over the years I was introduced to and learned many of the important techniques associated with stringed instruments (e.g. vibrato, octaves, fingered octaves, double and triple stops, chords, artificial harmonics, Spicatto, Staccato (and other common bow manipulations), proper shifting between all positions, pizzicato, phrasing, etc.) He has an extensive knowledge of technique and composition which he uses to give the student the best education possible on the matter. Nader also makes sure the student understands that there is more to music than simply playing the notes. He teaches how to phrase and incorporate one’s own musicality into the piece. He also teaches the student about the culture and history surrounding the composer/piece that they are working on. This is not only informative, but also keeps one interested even if they find the piece difficult or frustrating.
There is an annual concert where all the students perform the pieces they had been working on with Nader. This is a fun event with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere where students can showcase their talent and technical improvement. I always enjoyed these concerts as they were a tangible reminder of my own improvement and achievements.
In retrospect, I found my lessons with Nader to be a very well-rounded experience. Not only did I learn how to play an instrument, but I learned how to be a musician. He is an awesome teacher and I cherish the time I spent learning from him; I wouldn't trade my experiences with Nader for anything. He always pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of and I learned so much from that. He is a very amiable, patient, passionate, generous, and patient teacher, so don’t be afraid to call! Whether you are young or old, beginner or advanced, there is always more to learn. Let Nader be your next teacher!"
Jared
Took Violin lessons from Nader T.
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"Kudos to Kelvin! He played an integral part in preparing Nick for his audition with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta. The best part is that Nick passed the audition and will be joining the orchestra later this month. Kelvin and Nick have a great connection. He truly supports my son's love of music."
Melissa
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Ben was patient, kind and full of knowledge. He was great at noticing her hand placement and would make visual corrections as well as show her examples of where she should be. For our first online lesson, I was very impressed. We still need to learn more about the technical aspects of being online (example: where to move the output video placement) but I think that just adds to the fun and experience of the whole process."
Rhyan
Took Violin lessons from Ben U.
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"Very patient, knowledgeable, and able to analyze areas students must work on"
Naftali
Took Violin lessons from Margaret G.
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