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Many great musicians got their start in Dallas, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Boz Scaggs, Stephen Stills, Meat Loaf and Edie Brickell. Musical talent has always been present in this city, and now you can join their ranks, no matter what instrument you’re interested in. Looking for Dallas violin lessons, for example? You’ve come to right place!<br><br>

The violin is a great classical instrument for beginners to learn how to play. Students need to learn how to hold the violin, proper bowing techniques and more in order to master the violin. These skills don’t com
e naturally, and they surely don't come from years of solitary practice. Students need to learn from skilled professionals in order to learn proper technique.<br><br>

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Branda T.

Irving, TX

All my violin students learn to play by reading music. I do use the Suzuki book, but I do not teach the traditional Suzuki method.

About Branda

*** Travel Equipment *** Students that take in-home lessons should have piano at home. *** Specialties *** I play and teach primarily classical music. I do mix in other types of music for variety, such as holiday music in the Fall semester, and movie music and show tunes in the Spring and summer. Most of my students are in the Faber method, but I am also familiar and teach from the Alfred, Hal Leonard, and Bastien methods. All my piano students do theory exercises. Most of them take the state theory tests. I use Just the Facts and Theory Time for theory, and I also use other supplementary materials for additional practice.

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James K. July 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
My instructor Branda was very nice, understanding, and a courteous person.

She thought me the basics of the Violin, gave me tips on reading notes.

I really appreciate and recommend her to anyone who wants to take violin lessons.
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Gaily C.

Allen, TX

The following skills and concepts will receive priority in instructional time so that the student can successfully progress to the next level of learning

I. Violin Technique: Students will learn correct posture, violin hold, bow hold. Students will learn all combinations of fingerings in the first position. Students will learn various bow techniques.

II. Pitch and Rhythm: Students will recognize and notate pitches that fall in 1st position. Students will learn various bow techniques
Expression and Structure: Students will learn form in relation to repertoire, dynamics, tempo, phrasing, and musical terms, and symbols.

III. Literature: Students will play literature from a variety of genres, students will perform solos, solos with accompaniments, and duets

IV. Vocabulary: Students will learn basic vocabulary and symbols

About Gaily

I have experience working with ages 6+. In additional to teaching traditional violin methods like Suzuki, I also train students performance techniques and many modern styles of music, like Lindsey Stirling and beyond. Degreed professional from Penn State University. I have played acoustic violin 28 years and electric violin 12 years. Currently, I am a full time teacher and freelance violinist, performing for events and recording for albums and television.

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Gaily C. February 28, 2014
Violin
Gaily has helped me so much

Gaily is an amazing violinist. She is very flexible and tells me what I need to know in order to improve. When I get a little bored with my practice drills, we work on fun music that I love to play.

I have noticed a huge difference in my playing since taking lessons from her. I play more in tune and with more confidence. You should definitely take lessons from Gaily.
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Cathy W.

Forney, TX

I teach from Beginning to Intermediate mostly, but may teach some Advanced students to help them with technique and some position work.

About Cathy

I have been teaching students on a regular basis since receiving my Violin Performance Degree in 2008, but have taught several students on and off for over 20 years. I also play in a local symphony.

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Whitney D. March 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Cathy provides attentionto her student. She uses positive reinforcement and is encouraging.
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Maria M. March 17, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cathy is very patient and offers a wealth of musical knowledge!
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Lynne H. October 24, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Cathy is my daughter's violin instructor. She is very nice and easy to work with. Professional and a good communicator. My daughter really likes her, as do we.
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Theresa S.

Dallas, TX

About Theresa

Theresa S. holds a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science in Music (Performance) from Texas Woman's University. and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1997. Featured in the 1995-1997 editions of the National Dean's List, inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa, Gamma Beta Phi, and Mu Phi Epsilon organizations, serving as the Mu Chi Chapter President from 1998-99. She holds a valid certificate from the Texas Board for Educator Certification. While attending SMU she was a Meadows Scholar. In 2000, she was accepted into the prestigious Musica Schola Cantorum program in Paris. A multiple award winner and featured in Who's Who; she was trained classically while studying with Carlo Pezzimenti and Robert Guthrie. Extensive experience with MIDI implementation of ...

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charles S. May 16, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I had my first lesson with Theresa today. I am very impressed. She's very friendly and has a deep knowledge of bass and music in general - she showed me some finger exercises for flexibility, we discusses various picking/plucking techniques and went over general bass playing basics (scales, metronome work) for me to practice. We also had a discussion about how great we think John Entwistle is :)

I am very pleased and look forward to growing as a musician under her tutelage.
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Austin P. May 6, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. Strange is a great teacher. She listens to her student when they are having trouble. She easily recognizes a students weaknesses and shows them how to build on them to make them a strength. This does not allow a student to start making mistakes which can easily become habits. You will learn to play your instrument properly and consistantly. Kind caring and compassionate I highly recommend her to anyone that really wants to learn to play.
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Sari H. March 19, 2015
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
This review is for myself and my daughter who are both taking lessons with Theresa. We give Theresa S. 5 stars each for being a great teacher and 5 stars for her location being very good for us. In addition, she made us feel very comfortable as if we had known her a long time. Her passion for her music and love of teaching makes her very enjoyable to be with. When we hit a bad note, her enthusiasm and the way we kept moving forward, I found, made us strive harder to get it right. We are both looking forward to many weeks under her direction.
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Sarah Y.

Dallas, TX

I am a classically trained violinist. I started lessons at the age of three with the Suzuki method. I later studied in a traditional method. I hold a BA in Music with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology. I studied under Mr. David Taylor, Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during my undergrad.

About Sarah

I recently moved to the Dallas area for grad school. I started studying violin with the Suzuki method at the age of 3. I joined an orchestra program in 8th grade and was admitted into the high school orchestra half way through my first year. I remained in the orchestra for the rest of my high school years. My senior year of high school, I started taking lessons with a teacher who taught traditional violin lessons. I also participated in district and state solo and ensemble festivals. I hold a BA in Music with an Ethnomusicology Emphasis. During my undergraduate studies I studied under Mr. David Taylor, the assistant concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I also learned viola during my undergrad, playing viola in the full orchestra at my school for my junior and senior ...

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Debbie S. October 20, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is wonderful! My daughter really enjoys her lessons, and we are so pleased with Sarah's teaching style. She is kind, encouraging and knowledgeable. We couldn't be happier with our experience!
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Mathew G. July 16, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is awesome! She is working with my 4 year old daughter. She is very patient and very effective at communicating on a level that a child can grasp and understand. She is also great with encouragement and motivation. Madison looks forward to every lesson.

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