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Annie M.

10 Reviews
Lorton, VA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Annie M.

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About Annie

Hi, there! My name is Annie M and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students grow as musicians, grow as people, and enjoy their instrument! I went to Saint Olaf College and earned a degree in Instrumental Music Education in 2005. I'm a

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Radhika R.
Annie is very patient and in tune with my daughter. Her ability to teach is impressive. Annie has good knowledge and experience. My daughter loves her!
Bob H.
Annie was extremely patient and engaged. Good teacher for adult beginners.
Robert O.
Robert was nervous for his first lesson. Annie’s teaching style set him at ease very quickly. She was clear and concise with her instructions. Very hands on as needed: adjustment of violin, bow , hand and arm placement,etc. I, as Robert’s parent, was very impressed with Annie.
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Milena A.

3 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $62
  • Speaks english, Serbo-Croatian
  • Master of Violin Performance from The Catholic University of America
  • Teaches students 6 to 60
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Milena A.

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I am a professional violinist and violin instructor in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Currently teaching in Arlington, VA and Washington DC, I am now accepting new students to my home studio.
I have a great love for music and hope to be able to pass it on to anyone eager to learn. I teach beginner to advanced violin and viola students of any age, child to adult (adults, it’s never too late to learn if you have always wanted to!). Although there is no specified age limit, children younger than the age of 6 are admitted only at my discretion.
For beginners, I like using a combination of traditional and Suzuki methods. The materials used are Essential Elements and Suzuki Books. All my teaching is adapted to each student individually, catering to their specific level and interest.

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About Milena

My musical career started in my hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, and has lead me on a journey all around the world. After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Music degree from University of Belgrade in 2008, I received The Catherine Royce Alderson Memorial scholarship for an Artist Diploma program at the presti

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Vivian
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.
Bryce
Milena really knows her stuff. She’s very consistent and really focused on teaching. If you follow her instructions you will improve. Thank you for the lessons Milena! I promise I will get better at practicing!
Rashmi
My daughter has blossomed under Milena and has developed a real love for playing the violin. Milena has very high standards for her students and is supportive and encouraging. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week.

Leslie S.

Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Master of Music from Boston University
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Leslie S.

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I am a professional violinist and violist. I learned to play viola when I was 13 and our school music teacher was forming a string quartet. We had many terrific violinists at the school but no violists so I volunteered to learn. It opened up many worlds and opportunities for me. I received a big scholarship because I played viola when I did my Masters Degree at Boston U. I got chances to travel abroad that were only because I played viola. So it’s a wonderful thing for students to add if they already play violin or to switch to if they prefer the deeper, darker sound. Have fun! Add opportunities to your life!

About Leslie

I can teach any and all ages and have for thirty years! All you need is a desire to learn. I have taught complete beginners and advanced students who win competitions. I have a Master's degree from Boston University in music performance and have performed with the Washington National Opera, the Bo

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Jill Z.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $37
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 17; Female: 6 and up
  • Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jill Z.

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Students can start from the very beginning or come in to improve technique, sound, skills, ear training, intonation, and reading music. Students work on scales, exercises for tone and coordination, vibrato, solos, audition music, and orchestral music. I can recommend many youth orchestras in the area. Some of my students work on auditions and music for All Southern Youth Orchestra and All State Youth Orchestras. I go at the student's pace and also start out many beginners. Students learn to sight read and practice rhythm exercises to prepare for orchestra auditions and playing with other musicians.

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Please check Jill's Takelesson's calendar for lesson availability. If you sign up for lessons, they are weekly lessons and you are reserving the same time per week. Weekly time changes are not possible at this time, so please select a Recurring Plan and lesson time when you sign up and no Schedule

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Chloe
I'm the gramma of Chloe (the student)who is 12 yrs old and taking Viola lessons from Jill over Zoom for home school. And I have to say as I was listening in the background I was thinking, Wow! It's as if they're old friends already! She has a very reassuring and friendly personality. And Chloe already learned something in that first lesson when Jill was trying to assess Chloe's abilities. I'm sure you'll immediately like her teaching abilities as much as we do.
Renee M.
Jill is just amazing! She breaks things down for me in session to help me develop my skills in a manner that helps the information just sick. She is always so patient and has such a great sense of humor.
Jason R.
My daughter has been learning from Jill to play violin for more than five years and she has improved dramatically over that time. She also takes piano lessons with Jill which has fed her musical curiosity. Jill is patient, positive, and an expert in her craft. Great teacher!!!
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Molly W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $33
  • Awarded Presser Scholar from Bradley University Music Department
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Molly W.

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I specialize in the transition from violin to viola, as I myself have experienced that transition.

About Molly

Teaching is my passion; I love nurturing students to reach their full potential through a solid foundation of healthy technique and musicality. From little beginners learning to hold the bow, to high schoolers preparing for auditions, to adults pursuing their lifelong goal, I will be there to guide

Kyle C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle C.

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I teach basic through intermediate viola using the Essential Elements repertoire and my own personalized string exercises. Group lessons are available but I do not teach Suzuki.

About Kyle

Hello potential students! I have a B.A. in instrumental music education and composition. I have taught private lessons for over 12 years. Teaching private music lessons is my primary job, so I have much experience and wisdom compared to teachers who teach "on the side." Students of all ages stay wi

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Kyle is a great piano teacher! He is very patient with my 12-year old son. Just yesterday he referred to him as “fun Kyle” because he teaches him small songs on the side that he can show friends and family or are for upcoming holidays. He’s always punctual and respectful of our family and home. I’m grateful to have found him!
Thalia J.
Kyle is patient and a great instructor.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Washington is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 per hour.
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"Susanna is an amazing string teacher! With a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in viola performance and 20 years of teaching in public schools, Susanna is an expert teacher and player. She is great with both children and adults, and she is in a great location. I highly recommend Susanna as both a viola and violin teacher."
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"My son really enjoyed the lesson and he start to practice daily."
Barbara
Took Viola lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Julia has a genuine interest in her student’s progress. She is dedicated to teaching as much as she is to play the piano and viola"
Max
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Very understanding teacher. My 13 year old thinks he is awesome. He said he's going to help my son learn to play Star Wars."
Ralia
Took Viola lessons from Peter B.
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"If I could write anything to hope that you choose Kristen to teach you, imagine it here: _______. That said. She is Amazing, Fantastic, Patient, Fun, Understand, did I say Patient!? I am a 28 year old man that is learning Viola as his "2nd" real instrument. I play piano well, and "campfire" guitar. Kristen is teaching me to read Alto clef and play the Viola. She is teaching at MY pace and not complaining when I come in without having the most practice time accomplished throughout the prior week. She has a flexible schedule and is available for communication (email and phone) between lessons (I've rescheduled many times because my work hours are not constant). She's Great! I hope you let her teach you! Thank you for reading."
Anthony Atthowe
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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"Elisa is a great teacher

Elisa taught my daughter viola for almost two years before she moved West. My daughter start viola when she was six. Elisa was very good with a young novice player - She explained musical concepts at an age appropriate level (but never dumbed things down). We were also pleased that she had high standards in her weekly expectations but always kept things fun and loose so as not to cause stress. Had she not moved we would still be employing her. Elisa is a great teacher."
David
Took Viola lessons from Elisa R.
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"My 12 year-old daugher has been practicing viola with Jill for 7 months now. From day 1, I have been impressed by Jill's teaching style that is rigorous, but also flexible and supportive. In just a few lessons, my daughter's music playing deepened.The most important to me was to see and hear my daughter starts to breath, feel and enjoy her music. I believe that now my daughter is not playing for me but more for herself. I am extremely thankful to Jill and recommend her highly as a violin and viola instructor. I believe her instruction will have a lifelong impact on my daughter. On top of things, my daughter and I enjoy our time during her lessons very much."
Marina
Took Viola lessons from Jill G.
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"Leo really liked Rita and the lesson.. they got right to work... she was on time and very focused and friendly... let's keep going !"
Leo
Took Viola lessons from Rita B.
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"Pepina was direct and very clearly communicated what she wanted me to do. She told me when I was doing things right and helped me when I was doing things wrong."
katherina
Took Viola lessons from Pepina D.
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"Such an amazing teacher! Julia is so nice and full of passion, taking good care with all the question u met during playing! Easy-going and attentive teacher!"
Kim
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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