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Phoebe S.

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

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I have been teaching violin 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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Dongbin S.

2 Reviews
West Hartford, CT
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Korean, Japanese
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Hartt School
  • Awarded Winner of the 2011 Central Washington University Concerto Competition from Central Washington University
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Dongbin S.

2 Reviews
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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!

Adrienn L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Hungarian, German
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Adrienn L.

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Experienced violin teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical violin skills. I teach Suzuki method and Kodály method. I teach contemporary music songs.

About Adrienn

I am a music teacher. I graduated from Liszt Ferenc Music Academy of Budapest. I studied music in YALE University and Northwestern University. I have been teaching for 20 years. I teach piano, guitar, violin, singing, solfége , music theory and music history. I teach all different ages and exper

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Matthias
Adrienn is an excellent teacher. She is a very patient, kind, knowledgeable and fun teacher. She is energetic, and caring person as well as being immensely talented! She helped me a lot. She knows how to analyze your vocal technique right away. She teaches you how to breath throughout your whole body. You even have a chance to work with het own your own songs!
Desiré
She is an amazing and knowledgeable, talented and very patient teacher! I am very delighted to finally pick up my guitar and want to learn. She is able to adjust to the student's needs with different instrument. She is a pretty amazing teacher! She has a very good technique. She motivates me to learn more. I highly recommend she to everybody.
Rose
Adrienn is a wonderful and extremely qualified teacher! She is a brilliant concert pianist!
My kids really enjoy working with her. She inspires them to play and practice. She is very friendly and patient. We have a lot of fun with her. We love her!
She is the best teacher!

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Rachel G.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor's in Music--Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Rachel G.

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In our first lesson, you will learn about the parts of your instrument, how to care for it, and how to hold it. You will even learn some notes and begin reading music! By the end of your first package of lessons, you will be able to play with lovely tone, using the bow as well as plucking, and will have a handful of simple songs under your belt.

Students describe me as patient, fun, and encouraging! As your teacher, you can expect me to work with you from where you are, and with subjects and curriculum that match what you are interested in learning. I teach traditional classical, using either Suzuki or Essential Elements, depending on your learning and self-motivational needs, and I also teach fiddle music, including Celtic, old-time, bluegrass, and alternative styles. *Please check my availability before signing up, as my time slots are quickly filling up!* I look forward to meeting you! Call Take Lessons today to sign up!

About Rachel

I have played and studied music for 30 years, performing internationally and appearing with groups on local and national radio and television, and have had the good fortune to share the stage and even record with some very talented individuals! As for teaching, I've taught hundreds of students o

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Robyn
Great instructor. Awesome personality and easy to work with. Looking forward to more lessons!!
Brett Telford
Rachel is great. She takes the time to get to know you, she is patient and she tailors the content to your specific needs and wants.
Maria B.
Rachel was very nice and her she really took the time to get to know me. Her lesson was very thorough and in only the first lesson I’ve learned a lot. I highly recommend Rachel for those who want to learn or play violin!

Maggie Z.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Mandrin
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaching since 2018
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie, I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. I have performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 11 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano les

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Emilia G.
Maggie was pleasant and patient with my 6 year old beginner violinist. Looking forward to more classes.
Catherine
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
Maggie is a fantastic teacher.
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Laurel K.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from Indiana University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laurel K.

8 Reviews
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I like to be super-customized with my lessons! If there's a pop song your student wants to learn, GREAT! If they're getting ready for an upcoming orchestra piece and are struggling with their part, let's work on that! I am super flexible, and just like my students to ENJOY their time working on music with me!

About Laurel

Hi! I have been playing violin since 1st grade, and speaking Spanish since kindergarten! I love kids and love sharing music and Spanish with others! I graduated from Indiana University in 2013! I minored in Spanish and Music! I have extensive Music Education experience and was the Music

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Cece C.
Maravillosa!
lea S.
Laurel is an inspirational, energetic teacher that was a perfect fit for my daughter, who looked forward to seeing her each week. Laurel is patient and engaging, setting up solid foundations as well as playful practice. Thanks Laurel!
Nour A.
My daughter enjoyed Laurel very much. Laurel was extremely encouraging and gave her major ego boosts. She gave her the right amount of homework and a writing exercise :) my daughter asked for her again! Laurel is extremely warm and nurturing. Thank you Laurel!

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Waterford is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $230 per hour.
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- Alicia
Took Violin lessons from Cathy W.
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"Very professional, and nice at the same time, my 12 year old was fascinated, she loved her first lesson and of course she’ll have more classes."
- Scarlett
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"Gaw is past awesome!

Gaw is amazing! My daughter loves her weekly lessons. She is patient and encouraging. I thought it was just the chemistry between her and my daughter until I saw her working with all the children in her recital. Her talent and ability to bring out the best in her students is truly a blessing."
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"Tarcisio is a wonderful musician and instructor. You can't find better."
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"Jaclyn is such a talented violinist. She has a natural gift to play the violin and anyone would be lucky to have her share her gift with them. She’s patient, outgoing and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure others can experience the violin the way she has."
- Christy
Took Violin lessons from Jaclyn P.
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"Milena taught me everything with a firm but gentle hand, and really pushed me to be the best I could be. Her lessons were really personalized to what I was capable of, and although I hit some rough spots it was usually because of my own practice habits. All in all, I’m very glad I had her as my teacher."
- Vivian
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"I've recently returned to playing violin after a long break, and now taking online lessons with Nikita. He is super helpful, has already showed me a lot of efficient techniques which really speed up my re-gaining process. Nikita is very responsible, always comes up with ideas how to work on my tone, intonation, bowing specific to my needs. He is also a fantastic violinist, which is always the best inspiration for students!"
- Katya
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"Mark is excellent! My son took violin lessons with him and he loved it."
- Maria
Took Violin lessons from Mark T.
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"I'm very happy to see my daughter playing the violin.
Kristen is teaching my daughter very well, more that I was expecting."
- Keila
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Five Star Excellent Student focused Teacher

We have had Betsy teach our three kids for years. She is well trained, has an excellent fund of musical knowledge, and is technically superior. But best of all she tailors her teaching based on each child's skills, interest, and energy. She keeps the kids engaged, even with their different skill sets and learning capabilities. We have had several tutors in the past, and the kids can play piano, cello, and violin. But out of all the music teachers, Betsy's ability to keep each child involved and interested has kept them playing violin even though its not the instrument they play at school.

I can't give a higher recommendation than I can give for Betsy."
- Marie
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