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Phoebe S.

3 Reviews
Manchester, CT
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Summa Cum Laude 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.

Gloria J.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor's Degree from Curtis Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2001
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from th

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.

Hollis H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2004
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Hollis H.

4 Reviews
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Hello! I've been performing for 21 years and teaching for 15 years. Teaching has always been a passion for me! Whether you're an adult trying the violin or viola for the first time, or a dedicated student aiming to major in music, I can adapt my approach to suit your needs. I will help you build confidence in your playing through presenting attainable goals each week, while also providing appropriate challenges. I aim to help you feel comfortable and natural as you play by prioritizing proper posture and technique.

I have a Master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory in Violin Performance with an emphasis in pedagogy. I have performed in the U.S.A. and Europe, with well-known artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzahk Perlman, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. My teacher training includes the Suzuki method (registered for books 1-5) and the Mark O'Connor method (certified for books 1-2).

My hope is that the violin or viola becomes a constant source of inspiration and ...

About Hollis

Violinist, pianist, composer, and teacher Hollis received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance/Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as a student of Herbert Greenberg. She studied at Converse College for her Bachelor of Music degree with Sarah Johnson where she

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Emily
Mrs. Hollis is a very kind and patient instructor. She is great at teaching technique and important skills that have to be learned in order to play the violin at your best. My son Ben absolutely loves taking lessons with her and he has learned so much. She is so professional, talented and has so much experience! She is a perfect instructor for anyone who would like to learn to Play the violin!
Olivia
Mrs. Hammonds is such a wonderful teacher! I came to her when I just started high school and was overwhelmed with joy when I found such a great teacher. Focusing on memorization, technique, and working on a solid foundation even after playing for 10 years prior, really reflected in my playing. I think she was the teacher who really showed me why I wanted to play violin and set my foundation up to improve more and more even today!
Kim
As an adult student that let my violin sit idle for too many years, Hollis was able to help me regain some basics skills and build upon them to re-learn different playing styles. Her approach was refreshing and focused on helping me re-learn some classical pieces that were familiar to my background. In addition, she introduced some jazz and fiddle pieces that I was interested in branching out with and worked with me to fine tune bowing techniques for each style.
I would highly recommend Hollis as an instructor for anyone starting out or looking to improve upon existing skills!

Meet Online Viola Teachers Serving Waterford, CT

Amanda M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Amanda M.

2 Reviews
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Experienced violist who has been playing for 14 years. I have only had young students in the past, but I am willing to teach adults as well. If you're a beginner, I would love to help you get started and introduce you into all the wonderful music for the violin and viola! I will take the time to find music you specifically enjoy and adjust to your tastes. I care very much about helping you find an ear for music and finding your favorite styles! We'll be learning about technique, intonation, note reading, and of course, music theory. Please contact me if you'd like to see what I can teach you!

About Amanda

Hi there, my name is Amanda and I am a passionate musician! I am a violist of 14 years, a pianist of 16, as well as a songwriter and (currently) a student in music production. Music is one of the most important aspects of my life, and I enjoy sharing it with others more than anything. If you woul

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Vanessa M.
First lesson went great. My daughter is 13 and she said Amanda was kind, patient and made her feel comfortable to be able to ask questions. She is looking forward to her next lesson.
Andre R.
Nice personality and gives thoughtful instructions. Looking forward to more lessons.

Elisa B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Awarded Concerto competition winner from Willamette Falls Symphony Orchestra
  • Teaches students 3 to 70
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Elisa B.

16 Reviews
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Correct play position, reading viola clef, scales, etudes, solo pieces, shifting, vibrato. Possibility to play in a student string orchestra!

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels I am using classical method books

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Gale Shuey
Elisa is patient and encouraging
Joshua
Ms. Boynton is a thoughtful and positive teacher.
Grace G.
Elisa is wonderful! She’s patient and fun. My granddaughter really likes her and looks forward to her lesson. She was playing songs by lesson #4.

Amy N.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Bachelor of Music in viola performance from Azusa Pacific University
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Winner from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Amy N.

14 Reviews
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Enjoyment and engagement precede technical study— always!

Why are you drawn to this instrument, piece of music, or performance situation? We will study all of the things you’d expect: scales, exercises, études, and repertoire. But I like to think I add more value than the notes on the page. And learning to play an instrument is all about reflecting your joy of playing it to the world! Precision is necessary but first is passion. This is why we always begin with enjoyment and engagement.

I consider the whole person I am teaching. I like to approach playing any musical instrument with the whole mind and body. You’ll learn how to most naturally hold and play your instrument with as much ease as if you were simply walking down the street. Only with ease can we play these instruments for life!

About Amy

Hi! I'm Amy, and I am thrilled that you've arrived at my profile. I'd love to work with you. Feel free to send me a question or inquiry today! Teaching is my passion. Every student, lesson, and class I teach lights me up! Everything I do outside of teaching (performing, practicing a healthy

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Candice L.
Amy is a wonderfully gifted teacher! My teen daughter loves her teaching style and encouraging personality. Amy has a knack for understanding a student's strengths and weaknesses and guiding them to reaching their potential. We highly recommend her!
Finnian Jones
My 2nd grade daughter is enthralled with learning the guitar and Amy deserves much of the credit. Her teaching skills are perfect for my daughter - fun, interactive and at the right level! I am thrilled we found Amy and look forward to watching my daughter's guitar skills grow! - Jen
Harini Iyer
Amy is a super friendly and knowledgeable tutor! I loved all our lessons and hope to get more lessons with her in the future.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Waterford, CT

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Waterford 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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"She’s excellent. My son has learned a lot from her and wants to continue his lessons."
- Julian
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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"I am enjoying my lessons with Edna! She tailors the lesson to what I'm trying to achieve. Thank you, Edna."
- Joanne
Took Viola lessons from Edna B.
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"Elizabeth was very flexible and worked with us perfectly. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t change!"
- Ava
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Dedicated teacher!

This instructor is very flexible and understanding. He is very knowledgeable and talented and I'm very privileged to be his student. He takes his time to make sure that you are understanding and learning. You can sense his excitement and passion for music and I know that he honestly wants to see me succeed. I even decided to switch instruments after a few lessons and he was very supportive and started all over with me without and objections or irritation!"
- Tracy
Took Viola lessons from Zbigniew R.
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"She was very patient and sweet! My daughter really enjoyed her lesson."
- Mia
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Emily is a very focused and professional teacher. She gives instructions clearly.
My son seems to understand the concepts much better just after a few lessons and he has improved quite a lot since. We are very happy with Emily."
- Samuel
Took Viola lessons from Emily V.
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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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"Page likesMelissa and looks forward to her next lesson. She enjoyed Melissa's teaching technique and looks forward to continuing with her."
- Paige
Took Viola lessons from Melissa D.
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"Tigran is patient and pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend him."
- Gabe
Took Viola lessons from Tigran N.
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"Maggie is an excellent violist and instructor. She inspires you, helps you learn the correct techniques, and her lessons are fun. I'm a beginner and we were playing duets. If you have a difficulty, she is very helpful. My life is very rich taking viola lessons."
- Catherine
Took Viola lessons from Maggie Z.
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