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Zachary F.

Alexandria, VA
Starting at $50
  • Music Education from Duquesne University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zachary F.

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About Zachary

I am a professional cellist, and certified K-12 Music Educator, who graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and a Masters Degree in Cello Performance. My philosophy in teaching is holistic. I spend the first lesson analyzing musical knowledge, skills, and ap

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Richard H.

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Falls Church, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaches students 7 to 80
  • Teaching since 2019
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Richard H.

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It is important to have teacher, student, and parents work together to see the accomplishments happen in the future. I make the lessons meaningful, so that my student can retain the information and practice effectively at home. My ultimate goal is to have my student think critically and listen carefully, so that they can become their own teacher.

About Richard

I started playing the violin when I was 12 years old. After practicing the violin productively, I was able to join the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of CA. I played with the group for 5 years. I also joined other community orchestras such as: Bellflower Symphony, Los Angeles Valley College Symphony, M

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Joanna
Richard is a great music teacher. Very patient. My child started her first violin lessons and looking forward.
Sandra
Very patient and helpful!!

Lisa B.

24 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lisa B.

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Read and play music, improvise and appreciate violin music, including classical and jazz.

About Lisa

Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience. *** Lesson Details *** Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, com

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Nicole H.
First lesson since I was in 8th grade. Lisa helped me get reacquainted with the instrument.
Shahzad
Lisa is kind, knowledgeable, and encouraging. She is adaptable, too, working well with a student with disabilities. We are glad we found her.
Maggie
Miss Lisa is very nice, patient and encouraging! My daughter loves her!

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Jerry M.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

About Jerry

My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND

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Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
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Jerry is a wonderful instructor. I wasn’t sure how online lessons would go but they have been seamless and fun and my son is making progress with the bugle. I would highly recommend this format and this teacher. The convenience and quality of instruction are excellent. We are signing up for more lessons and may move on to another instrument once my son feels confident on the bugle.

Yakov D.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • MA in bassoon performance, orchestra conducting, teaching from St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia
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Yakov D.

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Beginners: posture, finger techniques, bow techniques, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina
Advanced: studying of orchestra excerpts, solo pieces, study of various concert and chamber music compositions

About Yakov

• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States. • I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I te

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Araf H.
He is just excellent.
Araf H.
Iasonas & Odysseas A.
Very knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher. He has a way about him that makes the lesson exciting.
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Amanda G.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.M. in Performance from James Madison University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Amanda G.

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My goal is to create a positive learning environment that addresses a student's specific needs. I focus heavily on increasing a student's critical thinking skills so that they can easily problem solve during their practice sessions, increasing their ability to grow as a musician.

I have five years of teaching experience, with age groups pre-k to high school. Last year, I received my masters degree in violin performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Thanks for your consideration and I'm looking forward to working with you!

About Amanda

As someone who has been playing the violin for 18 years, I know that searching for a teacher that is amazing and effective is not an easy task. There are so many violin teachers out there that the choice can be overwhelming. How do you know that these teachers will be a good fit? Are they worth it?

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Calvin
I worked with Amanda for almost a year until I had to relocate outside the area and she has been very professional and has always been flexible with schedules. As an adult learner who took basic lessons in the past, she was very patient and helpful throughout the entire learning process from holding the bow to tuning the violin. Highly recommend and would definitely continue taking classes!

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Washington is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $230 per hour.
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"Wilma is very nice, patient and knowledgeable."
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Took Violin lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
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"I am a current student of Dan's and have enjoyed his lessons. I can feel the improvement since starting. Initially I was self-taught and debated about taking private lessons, but now I am very happy I did. I would highly recommend Dan as a violin instructor."
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Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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Took Violin lessons from Chris H.
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"Two lessons in, I can officially confirm that Concetta is an AMAZING teacher (and person to boot).

My violin background was a little questionable beforehand (primarily self-taught via YouTube), but having someone as talented and encouraging as Concetta tailoring a lesson plan specifically for me has already exponentially improved my technique. Your search for a teacher ends here. Five stars. :)"
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Took Violin lessons from Concetta A.
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"Keiko was my son first violin teacher in New York. She was a very experienced and professional violin teacher. She taught my son patiently and gave instruction detailly. My son loved to have Keiko’s violin lesson. It was very sad that my son couldn’t have Keiko’s lesson due to we relocated to our hometown."
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Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"Kelvin is an awesome teacher. I wanted to learn to play by ear, because that's the way I learned to play the guitar. I had been looking for a teacher for several weeks, and after contacting several teachers, most of them didn't respond. The one who did respond refused to teach me without sheet music. I was about to give up the whole idea of playing, but Kelvin took me on and has developed a method of teaching me without the burden of having to learn to read sheet music. My playing has improved with only four lessons! I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Jeff
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I am happy to leave a very positive review for Dan! I am an adult beginner, and when looking for a violin teacher, I wanted to find someone with professionalism, a good knowledge of the violin, and of course, patience. My grown children had a variety of violin and piano teachers while growing up and I wish I was able to find someone like Dan for them at the time. My two daughters had piano instruction with an intense, very experienced pianist at a prestigious music school. They learned excellent technique, but it was very stressful and only one continues to play as an adult for pleasure. I am so impressed with how Dan has concentrated on a strong foundation of proper violin technique in a patient, gentle manner. I highly recommend him for students of any age. I recommended him to my daughter for my granddaughter who is 6 years old. His studio would be far for my daughter to get to, but it would be well worth the commute!"
Connie Nash
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"I just can't say enough about Ms. Amber, but I'll try. Her depth of experience in music pours from her so effortlessly and lovingly. She is a constant stream of encouragement, praise, reinforcement, and discipline throughout my daughters 45 minute voice and violin lesson. It is such a pleasure to hear her stories of past and present music experiences that span the globe. Ms. Amber is the quintessential music instructor and we are so glad to know her!"
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Took Violin lessons from Amber J.
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"She's the best teacher ever! Kind, understanding, and extremely patient. A lovely person all around, besides being a world-class performer."
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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 available, 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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