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Phoebe S.

8 Reviews
Hartford, CT
Starting at $44
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Summa Cum Laude from Hartt School of Music
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Phoebe S.

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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 16 years and teaching for 7. I got my Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in 2017. Since then, I have performed at Woolsey Hall, Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Bushnell Performing Art

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Melinda Patterson
My daughter (12) LOVES Miss Phoebe. We were so excited for our daughter to have private lessons even during COVID craziness. Phoebe is very patient and works well with kids. She is very communicative and has even telephoned when one of our lessons couldn't work out due to technical difficulties. My daughter's music teacher has been impressed with her growth, even though there is not in person orchestra at her school.
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Trisha
Phoebe is the kindest and most patient instructor ever. She has really connected with my daughter and gotten her excited by letting her choose fun music.
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Anastasia M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2021
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Anastasia M.

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I am a professional violist who has been teaching strings for nearly a decade, and I have been performing on the viola for over two decades. I use a body-oriented approach that helps violists play with ease and artistry. This approach includes a mix of Alexander Technique, body mapping, Karen Tuttle Coordination, Suzuki pedagogy, and my own curriculum around somatic movement education. In addition with ear training, note reading, playing by ear (or, active transcribing), and improvising, I help students learn jazz tunes, their favorite songs, and classical pieces, no matter the difficulty. We work with the Suzuki books and other training materials from my library. For the advanced student, I invite them to bring pieces they're working on, so that I may help them build their repertoire and prepare for auditions. Most importantly, I guide students on how to solve problems that show up in their practice and how to become their own teachers. Are you ready to get started?

About Anastasia

I am a singer, violist, voice coach, music educator, somatic movement educator, and interdisciplinary artist. I hold two degrees: a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Music from the UNC School of the Arts. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I grew up singing gospel

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Deanna
An Ya is an amazing musician. She doesn't only teach people like me how to sing. She's out there in the real world... playing her viola and singing in front of crowds throughout the region. In my experience with An Ya, she adapted my vocal lessons to work specifically on areas where I was struggling. She always seem to drill down to the real root of the vocal problem I was having and helped me improve. I wasn't able to stick with lessons as long as I had hoped, due to conflicts with my work schedule. However, I came away from my time with An Ya with better control over my diaphragm and a stronger "head" voice. Thanks to An Ya, I'm a better singer than I was before.
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Will R.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Presidential Scholar from University of Georgia
  • Viola Performance Major from University of Georgia
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Will R.

44 Reviews
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I have been playing viola for about 14 years, and I specialize in all experience levels of students. I am highly trained in music theory, technique, and improvisation, and whether you want to learn basic string technique, play a Bach sonata, or learn how to improvise in a complex tune, I can help! I am very open to any ideas and desires my students have, and I strive to make learning music both fun and rewarding for the student. I teach using the Suzuki method, rhythmic training, pop music songs, and various supplementary technique books to enhance and round out the learning experience of each of my students. I also have an open schedule to cater to your time constraints, so let’s get started!

About Will

Hi there! I have been a musician for 14 years, and have been teaching private lessons for 5 years. I studied Viola Performance and Jazz Performance at the University of Georgia, as well as played in the University Symphony. Currently I am working with a string quartet, a bluegrass band, a jazz trio,

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Kay H.
My daughter only responds to teachers that are fun, positive and talk at her level. Will is the perfect match. She was playing her self-taught "sponge bob square pants" theme song while there was an internet glitch, and Will heard a portion of it, so asked her to play it again, and complimented her. She was so proud. That flexibility and positive feedback is keeping her engaged in lessons. Thank you Will!
Alexander
I am sooooo happy with Will, he is so nice, friendly and open to questions and comments. :)
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An T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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I teach violin and viola lessons to students of all ages (including adults!) and skill levels. Lessons will be catered to you, whether you want to start from the beginning with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or have a tune from the radio you've been wanting to learn. I believe learning to play an instrument is more than just learning notes and rhythms-- it's about developing yourself in all aspects of life. Here you can develop life skills including curiosity, dedication, responsibility, patience and so much more, all while having fun and enjoying yourself at the same time.

About An

Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska, An began learning violin at the age of 9 as part of the Lincoln Public Schools elementary strings program. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Violin Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. An graduated with high distinction from the University of N

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Michelle T.

178 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michelle T.

178 Reviews
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I love teaching strings. I focus heavily on bow technique. I have gotten students into youth orchestras and passed college auditions. I like to use the Essential Elements and Suzuki books.
I also offer online group lessons at a highly discounted price. I suggest that all my students join. This is a great option for kids while class is out.

About Michelle

$25 for weekly group practice Monday, Wednesday & Friday, online group orchestra ---->Click accompaniment as the subject pick anytime and Ill change the time on my end to reflect the group you are in. Current private students only. By invite-only. Your private lessons come with EssentialElements

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After more than two years of enrolling in music classes at school, my son was considering quitting. He was not making progress with the cello and was obviously frustrated. We enrolled him in lessons with Michelle. With only a few weeks of lessons, he improved significantly. Michelle went back to the basics and helped him correct his technique. He is now much happier with the instrument. He even plays it occasionally beyond his daily required practice time. He also decided to continue with band at school. We are very pleased with the outcome of the lessons.
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Joshua N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Joshua N.

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I believe fundamentally that each student has a unique learning style and benefits from a tailored approach. I do not subscribe to a particular regimented program of study, rather I select the repertoire and etudes to match each student's needs. I believe in choosing both concert music and etudes to challenge individual deficits and work on skills that will apply broadly across the repertoire.

I have a background in both violin and viola and believe that many of the skills which are taught to young violinists are not addressed early enough with young violists. It is my goal to make sure that young violists develop strong technical facility that enables them to develop into mature musicians with ease.

About Joshua

I am a professional orchestral violist and recording artist based in Long Beach, California. For the past two seasons I have primarily served as the assistant principal violist of the Pacific Symphony, while enjoying a flourishing freelance career in California and abroad. I have been fortunate to

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The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Rocky Hill is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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"Julia has given my 10-year old beginner viola lessons, both online and in-person. She is patient and kind with her and moves at her pace. My daughter has picked up viola skills very quickly and loves learning with Julia every week."
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Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"My 13 year old granddaughter just finished her 1st year of viola at school in June 2014 and she wanted to take summer lessons to stay sharp. There were a lot of teachers available within a 10-15 minute drive, but after trying other teachers, we chose Mark (a 30 minute drive ) because, as others have commented, he is extremely patient and teaches by correcting, not criticizing. He simply has a gift for teaching. I have never regretted the extra drive. Once you've had a lesson with him, you won't want to go to anyone else."
Mike
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"My daughter (12) LOVES Miss Phoebe. We were so excited for our daughter to have private lessons even during COVID craziness. Phoebe is very patient and works well with kids. She is very communicative and has even telephoned when one of our lessons couldn't work out due to technical difficulties. My daughter's music teacher has been impressed with her growth, even though there is not in person orchestra at her school."
Melinda Patterson
Took Viola lessons from Phoebe S.
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"Charles is very professional, kind and friendly. My 9 year old is trying to learn Bohemian Rhapsody on his viola for a talent show and Charles has been very helpful, guiding him through the music with positive reinforcement. We tried a couple other instructors but it wasn't the right fit. Super pleased we found Charles. Look forward to many more lessons to come."
Carrie
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"Excellent teacher, she has a charisma that makes children pay attention easily, hence they learn faster."
Lawrence
Took Viola lessons from Estefania
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"She’s a great artist and teacher. I have began taking lessons with Julia for a while. I have shown significant improvement since then and love her as an instructor. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Linda
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Julia is the best instructor we can ever ask for. She is very professional and patient to my sons. Also, she is very encouraging yet also gets across what she expects from her students. We would recommend her to anyone."
Sandy
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"I had a great first lesson with Kelvin! He's fast and efficient and knows how to maximize the online time slot! This is gonna be fun!!!"
Brian
Took Viola lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Kendra is an amazing viola teacher. Since this was my first online lesson ever, I was skeptical at first. However, Kendra's kindness and positive attitude assured me that I had made the right decision. She covers many aspects of both the technical parts of handling the viola, as well as perfecting intonation and handling a wide variety of styles of music. She also is attentive to specific needs, and accomodates for different paths depending on individual goals. Thanks for all you do for me Kendra!"
Samuel
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Aleksandre and she has made tremendous strides in just 1 year with his instruction. He is nurturing and encouraging, giving praise when it is due, but also is meticulous and has high standards. In this sense he really strikes a perfectly balanced approach to teaching and shows a genuine investment in her progress. He demonstrates an obvious passion for the instrument and it is thrilling and inspiring to hear him play. He is a real role model and a cheer leader for his students. She and I both highly recommend Aleksandre!"
Michele
Took Viola lessons from Aleksandre R.
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