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Lauren S.

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Arlington, VA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music - Violin Performance from Boyer College of Music & Dance
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical violin, fiddle like a bluegrass star, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with ar

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Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Christine S.

Washington, DC
Starting at $57
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from University of Michigan
  • Teaching since 2010
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Christine S.

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I’ve been playing violin for 20 years, and one of the greatest rewards is passing along all I’ve learned to my students! I’m here to help you reach your goals and cheer you on along the way, whether you want to simply have fun learning a new skill or you want to work intensely toward a performance or audition. I care deeply about providing a safe and engaging learning environment to help my students thrive. I would love to teach you or your child!

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-I have degrees from top music schools where I studied with some of the most sought after violin teachers in the country. I hold dual master’s degrees in violin performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan where I studied with Colburn alum Danielle Belen, winner of the 2008 Sphinx Competition and former teaching assistant to Robert Lipsett. I earned my bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Oberlin Conservatory with Juilliard alum David Bowlin, winner of the 2003 Washington International ...

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I hold dual master’s degrees in violin performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan where I studied with Danielle Belen, winner of the 2008 Sphinx Competition and former teaching assistant to Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School. I earned my bachelor’s degree in violin performan

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Rhea C.

5 Reviews
Potomac, MD
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Winner and Solo Debut from National Symphony Orchestra, Young Soloist's Competition
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Rhea C.

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Rhea has taught professionally for over a decade, and strives to teach her students that violin playing is not just about technique, but also about learning the language of music and communicating artistic ideas through the violin. A native of Maryland, Rhea served as concertmaster of school orchestras, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, All-State, and All-Eastern. She is the first violin sectional coach of the Philharmonic, Symphony, and Young Artists orchestras of MCYO, and is proud to come full circle by nurturing the next generation of young musicians. Her students have served as orchestral section leaders of their respective schools and/or youth orchestras, and have earned scholarships from several music programs in the area.

At the age of twenty, Rhea made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at some of the world's finest concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Rhea studied ...

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Biography: Rhea began her violin studies at the age of five, and has continued to balance artistic achievement and philanthropy throughout her career. Her performances have ranged from solo engagements with symphony orchestras to benefit concerts for cancer centers, as well as advocating for musi

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Alan
I was looking to learn the violin during the pandemic, and was fortunate to find Rhea. I've always wanted to learn how to play the violin so I can unwind my days with music after a demanding work schedule. She's taught me so quickly and thoroughly, and I've been able to learn my favorite pop and movie theme songs. She's been so flexible in accommodating in-person and online lessons depending on my needs.
Kelly
My son has had many teachers, but none as attentive and detailed as Mrs. Rhea. For the first time, he is focused in his lessons, and he knows exactly how to practice. He even said, "I can't wait to be a violin teacher like Mrs. Rhea!" What a special thing to hear from my 8-year-old son. We're so grateful we found Mrs. Rhea.
Chris
Excellent teacher who has a unique way of connecting with my daughter both personally and musically. Professional and smart
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Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.

39 Reviews
Bowie, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Tagalog, English, English
  • Masters Degree in Special Education from UP Diliman
  • Teaching since 1995
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Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.

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I've been teaching String Instruments like Guitar and Violin for Beginners and Intermediate level for many years.
In Teaching Violin for my beginner students, we usually review the basics of how to play the violin including how to hold the violin, violin tuning, violin fingering , violin bowing and violin care. My students also do warm-up to strengthen and improve their violin playing with violin scales, violin etudes, and violin exercises.
For my Intermediate violin students, we refresh our memory of the fundamentals of music theory such as how to read violin music, rhythm and key signatures.

About Dr. Wilma Evangeline

*** Studio Equipment *** Baby Grand Piano, Upright Piano Yamaha Electric Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Flute & Drums *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, Keyboard, *** Specialties *** Early Childhood Music, General Music Education, Music Therapy & Special Education Services

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Don
Dr. Wilma is so amazing, she was very patient with me! She made me feel peaceful and confident enough to sing in front of her!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Wilma to anyone and everyone!
Sophia
My 6 year old couldn't stop talking about her first lesson. She was very nervous but the instructor put her at ease and provided constant encouragement.
Adrienne E.
This has been an amazing process with my God son. He has ADHD and while initially he had some difficulty being focused he is beginning to slow down and is grasping the ability to learn. Wilma is very patient and an excellent instructor. We really approach her.
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Humberto G.

17 Reviews
Greenbelt, MD
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Humberto G.

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I teach violin lessons in English and/or Spanish for all levels. Vibrato Technic, Shifting Technic, Bow Technic, Note reading skills, Intonation, Recital Preparation, are just some of my specialties.

About Humberto

My name is Humberto and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1995 and I enjoy helping my students achieve their playing goals. I graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico city and earned a degree in violin performance. I was awarded full scholarship to

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Logan A.
Excellent!
Lily F.
Humberto was fantastic with my daughter and with us.
Our home is tiny and helped my daughter zero in one her lesson with ease.
We presented him with a little challenge to learn a song by Christmas for the pageant. No problem and I think we can was his response.
I am happy to see where this grows..
Micaela
Humberto was excellent with my daughter in her first class. He was engaging, instructive and so helpful. Excited to continue!
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Chris H.

12 Reviews
Waldorf, MD
Starting at $39
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Performance (violin) from St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Teaching since 1988
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Chris H.

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I do a variety of styles in music for the violin. I use whatever method (book or teaching style) is needed to teach what the student needs to learn. I have been teaching violin for 25 years. Depending on age, we will start in either Essential Elements or Suzuki. All beginners will start the bow after they can read the first 8 notes. All intermediates will be able to play 2 octave scales from 3 sharps to 3 flats as well as well into Wolfhart book 1. They will also be able to shift into third position cleanly and will be starting on vibrato. For Advanced players, we will be working on Concertos, sonatas, and partitas if they wish to go classical. IF they wish other styles, we will have started that in intermediate. All students will have an opportunity to go through the music development program, if they are interested.

About Chris

I have been teaching private violin for over 20 years, and private viola/cello for about 10. I have taught in Charles and St. Mary's County Public schools. I am a member of American Strings Teacher's Association, National Association for Music Educators (Maryland Music Educators Association), and th

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JD D.
Ms Chris was great my daughter really enjoyed her first lesson. Ms Chris was easy to work with and made my daughter comfortable that she felt free to ask questions and make mistakes without worry. My daughter is looking forward to the next lesson.
Leslie
If you’re looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and patient strings teacher, you will love Mrs. Heins. Both of my sons have been taking lessons from Mrs. Heins for several years (one for viola and one for cello). They have learned so much under her instruction, such as earning All-County and All-State honors. They also practice their live performance skills twice a year during informal musical concerts. Mrs. Heins also offers participation in the Royal Conservatory Music Development program, which can earn your child credit for college. She is a gem and should you choose her, you won’t be disappointed.
Deborah H.
Had a wonderful time with my teacher she restrung my violin and I got a trade in for an adult si and adult size because I had purchased one for ciao but I got it at music store where she works and they gave me another one with the trade-in and I only had to pay $50 I had a nice time with Miss Hines I even was so excited to go into my lessons I get it two hours earlier and she excepted me so that was good she had time to string the restring the Valium and not show me a lot of things that I needed to do and I’ve also purchased the first book so I’m I’m really excited

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Washington is $86. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $59 and $125 per hour.
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"We feel so very blessed to have found Anna. She is very talented and knowledgeable with the violin. Our children with ages ranging from 5-10, just love Anna. She is very patient and kind, yet challenges the children. Anna is very organized and always so professional. We would recommend Anna to anyone looking for a great violin teacher."
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Took Violin lessons from Anna P.
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"It has been about 7 months since I started my lessons with Jonathan. He is reliable and hardworking. I love getting lessons from him and I am super happy that I was able to find Jonathan as my teacher! “You rock, Jonathan! Thank you!!”"
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Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Ali is very good at getting young students' attention. My son became Ali's student two months ago. He liked her and was able to follow her lecture. Ali is also very kind and funny. We love her."
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Took Violin lessons from Ali Y.
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"I strongly recommend Ms. Quinn. She is amazing. I love a teacher who is passionate about what she does and Ms. Quinn has motivated me to love the violin and work harder to improve. She is slightly strict but very patience and kind, always pushing you to work hard and do your best. I learned to play violin a few years ago as a beginner and stopped playing for a few years. I was nervous to begin online violin lessons considering that I learn better face to face. However, Ms. Quinn has done an amazing job at teaching me, I have been taking lessons with her for a year now and have learned so much I didn’t know before which has also grown my love for violin."
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Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Catherine is a really good teacher. My daughter has learned a lot from her in the way of music theory and violin playing. Catherine also stresses good practice habits, which I like. Catherine knows her music and holds the students to high expectations. She has taught my daughter a lot."
Kendall
Took Violin lessons from Catherine W.
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"Megan loved her lesson! Charlene was great!"
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Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"I recently had my first lesson with Ardalan and it was wonderful. In fact amazing in a certain way. I merely did not know what to expect. However, thorough and exact, he showed an interest in me obtaining my goal. I could tell he loves teaching/playing the violin as I do. He carefully answered my questions. Made me feel very comfortable in refreshing my skills and techniques. On my journey with this teacher, I am confident I will get to where I want to go."
Marsha
Took Violin lessons from Ardalan G.
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"Megan is the perfect fit for my quirky son who loves music and playing instruments. Patient, kind and makes it fun!"
Logan
Took Violin lessons from Megan H.
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"My daughter and I feel he is the best instructor out there. So much so that when he moved out of state, my daughter still wanted to continue with him online. He can teach anyone from beginning to advanced. My daughter has been first violin for many years, but still improved her playing tremendously when she started taken lessons with Mr. Speedy about a year a go. He really is a great instructor!!!"
Karina
Took Violin lessons from Speedy B.
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Violin Lessons in Washington DC

By Layla Hashemi, Violin Teacher in Washington DC

Are you thinking about taking violin lessons in Washington DC? The DC metro area is one of the world’s most bustling metropolitan regions for the orchestral arts. Whether you’re looking to catch an inspiring event or gain some stage time as a performer, the area is home to a plethora of resources for violin players of all ages and styles.

Listening to good music makes a musician better just like reading good content makes a better writer. Take advantage of the fact that Washington DC has a rich history in the orchestral arts. Below are various venues where students can go to get inspired:

  1. National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center: If you’re looking for one of the finest orchestra experiences availa

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ble, look no further than the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). Founded in 1931 and an affiliate company of the Kennedy Center since 1986, the Orchestra has maintained its commitment to artistic excellence and music education. The NSO has 96 musicians and two librarians, presenting a year-long season of approximately 150 concerts.

  • Alden Theater in McLean: Looking for something a bit more low-key? The intimate atmosphere of the Alden Theater, located just outside the Washington DC area, hosts regular events and performances. The venue even offers educational programs for audiences of all ages. The venue’s motto, “Small stage. Big talent,” says it all.

  • Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic: Are you on a budget? All performances at the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic are $20 (children 18 and under get in for free). The Association also offers a free Summer Chamber Music Series with performances each Sunday in Old Town Alexandria at The Lyceum during the months of July and August. In addition to the Philharmonic, the center is also home to the Youth Orchestra (WMYO) and the Concert Orchestra (WMCO). Established in 1971, the WMYO gives local violinists and string players the opportunity to audition and become part of one of the region’s largest youth orchestras.

  • United States Army Navy Band: All of their performances are free and open to the public, and they even host 1-3 day workshops throughout the season. Combining immaculate technique with what always proves to be a wonderful program of works, this orchestra is a must-see for anyone in the DC metro area.

  • Friday Morning Music Club: The Friday Morning Music Club, Inc., has been promoting classical music in the Washington area for over 125 years. FMMC’s public concerts—now held throughout the week—provide members with a host of outlets for their talents as well as delighting audiences in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. All concerts are free and performed as a public service. The Club also fosters the development of local talent through competitions for local students and recitals by student members.

  • Reston Community Orchestra: Like many local organizations, the Reston Community Orchestra holds seasonal concerts held at the community center in Reston, Virginia. Not near Reston? Check out your local listings for schools, churches, and community centers that might hold regular free events that will help keep you in tune with your intonation!

  • Don’t delay taking violin lessons in Washington DC any longer. The city has an array of resources that can help keep you inspired and motivated.

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