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Phoebe S.

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

8 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 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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Susanna S.

176 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Awarded Sword of Honor from Sigma Alpha Iota
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Susanna S.

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I've been teaching viola for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, community orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods, Barbara Barber books and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Students in Pittsburgh, PA: I am fully vaccinated and so is my family. I am offering in person lessons in my home if you are fully vaccinated. If you are under 12 years old, you must wear a mask and I will wear a mask too. Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and

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Alpha G.
Susanna is an excellent instructor! I've been with her for a year as an adult beginner and learned a great deal. She is patient and supportive -- exactly what you need in an instructor. She also has a great sense of humor lined with kindness, which helps when you create some truly tragic notes on your violin.
Betsy
Susanna was a very kind, patient, and successful instructor while working with my 7-year-old son!
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Jonathan G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German
  • Ph.D., Music from University of Washington (Seattle)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan G.

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I have two degrees in Viola Performance. I have taught students at all levels for over twenty years. I have played as a substitute musician with the Seattle Symphony.

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.
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Abigail T.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks German, English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Abigail T.

7 Reviews
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There is a potential in every person to be truly great at any one thing. All it takes is hard work and honest determination, with determination being the most important. Because where determination comes, hard work follows naturally.
I hope to inspire my students to really love making music and being creative with their instruments. I can give my students all the information in the world and tips on how to improve at violin playing, but in the end it will not matter if the student has no desire to improve. And that is why I love to teach- inspiring students to love what they do!

About Abigail

Abigail Tsai  received a Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded a Performer's Certificate. At Eastman she studied with Professor Oleh Krysa. She is currently pursuing her M.M. in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ilya Ka

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Navya
Abigail is a very helpful and patient teacher! She explains new concepts in a way that I can understand and she gives many helpful tips for practicing the pieces. She makes me want to practice and does a great job at helping me sound the best I can.
Jingyi
I love Abi’s class!! She is a great teacher and easy to work with. She is also very flexible to teach anything that you want to play. One of the best thing of her class is she always send you a class note after each class, which is very helpful for you to review and remind you what you’ve learned or tips from the class! I highly recommend her!
Layla
Abigail is a amazing teacher! Even though we were learning through online she made it fun and educational. She explained and gave examples that helped me understand and look at things in a different ways. She is very easy to talk to, kind, and funny person. Like I said I was learning with her online and l would absolutely want to work with in person.
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Carolyn B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music DMA from Arizona State Univeristy
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Carolyn B.

9 Reviews
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The viola is my main instrument. I have been teaching viola for over twenty-five years. I teach both traditional western methods and Suzuki style. I have a Doctorate in the Viola. I am very experienced teaching all ages and levels. I teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. I have been fortunate to have studied with the finest viola teachers in the Nation and worked with giants in the conducting world. If you have ever dreamed of learning to play music, I can help you make that dream come true.

About Carolyn

Carolyn has taught advanced, intermediate and beginning violin and viola lessons for over twenty five years. She has also taught beginning piano and cello for over twenty years. Carolyn earned her Doctorate in Music Performance from Arizona State University. She has taught in the Maricopa Communi

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Jeff
I've completed about 1 year of lessons with Carolyn, and my experience has been exceptional.

Carolyn is insightful and encouraging. She knows when to offer critical feedback and when to offer positive feedback based on her student's temperament. She also paces progress based on the student's aptitude, too.

I'd recommend Carolyn for any beginning string musician without any hesitation.
Mennen P.
Dr Carolyn is very patient & made every step of my beginning lesson enjoyable. I’m looking forward to my next lessons on the web with her!
Clark W.
Carolyn brings years of experience and insight to every lesson. She offers positive encouragement. She regularly challenges me with goals to stretch my skills, and always looks to move me on to a higher level of playing.
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Celine S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
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  • Recreation, Parks and Tourism Admin with a minor in Music from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Celine S.

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Take the nerves out of learning music for yourself or your loved ones. Everyone learns differently and with Celine’s one on one instruction she caters towards your learning style. With over 10 years of teaching experience she brings unique perspectives to the table.

About Celine

Celine was born and raised in Ventura County, but she just moved to Washington State to be closer to her sister and her family. In her community she was heavily involved with local programs like the Children’s String Ensemble, which was a free program she volunteered for from 2007-2011. When she g

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Grace
My daughter started learning the violin during the pandemic and has really learned and loved her lessons. It has been nice to have that consistency amidst all the changes in the last year.

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The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in West Hartford is $73. 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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"Will's a great instructor. Very knowledgeable, passionate, and patient. Has a wide range of influences and inspirations. Can't go wrong with this man!"
Karl
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Ms Susanna was timely to the session and patient with my son as we ran into some difficulties from my end. He enjoys the 1:1 interactions already."
Quinn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Charismatic, academic, inspirational, and professional describe Michael. It as been a pleasure working with him for many years. Every lesson will bring energy and new insights into your playing!!"
Daniel Golleher
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"Elizabeth is very understanding, patient, personable and knowledgeable. I started playing viola when I was a child and only just picked it back up 20 years later. Already the progress has been significant and I enjoy each advancement after her lessons."
Greg
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"For two years, I took viola lessons with Chen. In my seven years of studying music, I can confidently say that Chen has been one of my favorite music teachers.

Chen is a very effective teacher. He is very patient and is constantly thinking of new ways to tackle solving a student’s struggles. If you put in the time, work, and practice, he will help you to advance in playing your instrument with greater proficiency.

Since Chen is very knowledgeable in his craft, he helped me to know what to look for when purchasing a new bow. He knows many practice strategies and techniques to get your scales, etudes, and repertoire to become performance ready.

When I first started taking lessons with Chen, I could hardly play the viola at all. After two years of learning under his instruction, he had guided me to learn and develop the skills needed to get me through three college orchestra concerts, becoming the principal viola in that orchestra, performing two college solo recitals, and joining a university community orchestra.

Thanks to Chen, he has taken me to levels of proficiency with the viola I would never imagine I would get to. If you are looking to learn how to play violin or viola, I would definitely recommend Chen as your teacher. Thank you, Chen."
Dylan
Took Viola lessons from Chen C.
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"Thank you for the lesson and have a great weekend."
Michael
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"very patient and supportive"
Laurie
Took Viola lessons from Kathleen L.
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"Ani is wonderful, she is patient, thorough and her teaching style is easy to understand and follow. I am happy to have found her. Thank you, Deika"
Deika
Took Viola lessons from Ani K.
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"Abigail is a really great teacher! She helped me when I needed help on something with school for my music classes! I play the violin and I recently switched viola for a new experience and new opportunities and she was still able to help me with that and tried to be very flexible with my skills! Abigail is a great private teacher lesson and if you play violin I definitely recommend having her!"
Zyon
Took Viola lessons from Abigail T.
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"Joshua is a knowledgeable and great instructor and works well with my son. He.has patience and a balanced approach. I can tell he has worked with young children often."
Isaac
Took Viola lessons from Joshua A.
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