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Evan H.

9 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Evan H.

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I teach students of all abilities to play and love the violin.

About Evan

I have over 25 years of experience in studying violin and have been teaching for 10 years. I studied violin through the collegiate level with accomplished professionals, including a former concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic. I work with students of all abilities, emphasizing both technical sk

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Evan's a fantastic teacher and I can't recommend him enough. I was a professionally trained pianist who was also badly taught some violin on the side and although I've been out of practice for years, Evan has gotten me back up to speed with my musical abilities in such a short amount of time. I've cycled through a number of music instructors in the past and Evan is the most patient teacher I've ever had. I get easily frustrated and he helps me work through the areas I get stuck on regardless of how many tries it takes. It's very apparent through his teaching that appreciation of the music is a priority. He's also flexible about rescheduling and cancellations, and I've enjoyed my lessons so much that finding the personal motivation to stay on top of my progress is never an issue when something comes up and a class has to be cancelled or postponed. Evan is both a superb musician and instructor and given a lot of my bad experiences in the music sphere in the past, he's done an amazing job of helping restore my appreciation and love for the art.
Sarah
Evan is a very gifted teacher. Since I started beginner lessons with him a few months ago, he has been able to teach me the complex techniques required for proper playing quickly and effectively while advancing my knowledge of music theory with his calm and encouraging teaching methods. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in lessons!
Eric
All-around wonderful violin teacher! Evan has always been encouraging (and patient!) and made every lesson an enjoyable experience. I've decided to pick up the violin after a very long hiatus and at almost 30 years old - Evan provided a great game plan for me to begin reading music again as well as valuable exercises to improve my form. I'm looking forward to keeping up my violin studies with Evan and know that I've enjoyed my time (and improved my playing ability!) because of his instruction and guidance. I'd highly recommend Evan to any player - young or old - looking to pick up violin for the first time or to further hone their musical abilities.
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Theresa D.

23 Reviews
Rosedale, MD
Starting at $20
  • Associate Degree in Music from Essex Community College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Theresa D.

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I do not follow any specific teaching method. I teach they way you need to learn. I will customize your lessons to you and make adjustments as you learn.

About Theresa

I am a former instrumental music teacher in the Catholic school system. I have been teaching in some way, shape or form for the past 20 years. My methods of teaching vary depending on the student and what they need to succeed. I make myself available between lessons via text, phone and email for

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Wilmer
Muy Buena Maestra con buen metodo de ensenansa con ninos. Mantubo muy entretenida a la nena durante toda la hora de clase. Muchas Gracias. Quedamos encantados.
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Ralph B.

Vienna, VA
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1965
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Texas at Austin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ralph B.

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Master teacher and professional performer with over 50 years of teaching experience as orchestra and string instructor in public schools and private teaching with fast and positive results. Student and teacher work together as a team to achieve maximum understanding of how to play comfortably, with full understanding of what works and why you are improving so quickly and sound so much better on your instrument. You can feel, picture and understand how your muscles work to produce a beautiful tone and improve on your instrument with the right instructor and instruction. Each lesson we will work together to achieve a result that you can be proud of!

About Ralph

I've spent most of my adult life teaching string instruments at all levels in the Northern Virginia public schools both as an orchestra director and as a private teacher. I have a music contracting business called Symphony To Go. If you would like to see my teaching studio, please consider visiting

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Erin C.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erin C.

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I teach everything from beginner to advanced, basics to shifting, vibrato, theory, and technique. I teach classical, religious, fiddle, and pop. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, etc. I help students with their school orchestral music and audition pieces also.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

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Erin is very patient and full of great ideas. She has helped me tremendously in only a few short lessons.
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Michael R.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael R.

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Violin is one of my favorites to listen to and includes such a wide range of music, from fiddle, to blues to of course classical.

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dra

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Shannon
Michael knows his stuff! I look forward to many more sessions with him.
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Great connection with my kids!
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Ha-eun R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists Award from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
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Ha-eun R.

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I've taught people who were just beginning violin (both children and adults) to students who were working on major concertos. What is most important to me as a teacher is that the student connect with the music and their instrument by being creative and personalizing my approach for the student. I also strongly strive to make performers out of violinists and to help them engage both audiences and themselves.

About Ha-eun

I have been surrounded by music my whole life and have played violin for 19 years. I went to high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, obtained a BM in violin performance at Oberlin Conservatory and an MM at the Boston Conservatory. I have won competitions, played in professional orchestras, per

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Jim W.
Her help with bow hold, relaxation with the right hand and arm, will help me enjoy playing.
Kate
Ha-eun is fantastic! She is helping our 10 year-old daughter master a new piece she needs to learn within the next 2 weeks. Can't praise her enough! We do in person as well as internet lessons. During the lesson, Ha-eun is focused on the student and her passion for music and fondness of teaching others truly shows. Listening to her playing the violin to show how it should be done is a delight. We consider ourselves lucky to have such a great teacher.
Alexander
In one lesson, Ha-eun gave me excellent adjustments to improve my technique. I'll definitely be coming back.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Washington is $77. 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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"My 16 year old daughter is not only enjoying her lessons with Lauren and motivated to practice regularly, she is advancing at a strong pace due to the intuitive and creative teaching skills that a Lauren creates for my daughter! I get the sense that lessons are prepared with thoughtful consideration and attention to my daughter's needs and ability with the future goals always attended to! So far Lauren has been an excellent teacher for my child!🤗"
- Michaela
Took Violin lessons from Lauren S.
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"I am an (old -60) adult beginner and I am so glad I found Jill. I am loving this and she is patient and kind. I think patience is needed more for older beginners like me than for children. Anyway, she works with me and I practice like crazy and somehow am coming to feel like, hey, maybe I can actually learn to play violin!

I highly recommend her. I have enjoyed and learned a lot from each lesson so far"
- ellen
Took Violin lessons from Jill G.
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"Antoinette was patient and effective during my first lesson. As an adult, having never taken a violin lesson in my life, I was nervous. But Antoinette has confidence in me and I am looking forward to more lessons with her!"
- Donna
Took Violin lessons from Antoinette A.
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"I started violin lessons with Leanna in May and I must say she is an awesome teacher. Lessons are great and I am actually learning how to play the violin! I can not think of a time when she was harsh or impatient, seeing that I complete beginner. She is pleasant and encouraging. I was late for one of she class and she was so understandable"
- Yakeisha
Took Violin lessons from Leanna L.
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"Lauren is an amazing violin instructor to our 11 year old son. She is always on time, has a great way with kids, and really brought out his confidence. I over heard him in the lesson saying “ohhh, that’s how you do it.” Lauren is a highly accomplished musician and outstanding teacher. We highly recommend her to anyone."
- Akiko
Took Violin lessons from Lauren C.
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"You cannot find a better Instructor. Nick is very professional and he pushes you, even when you feel you can't. He makes it fun and educational. I will continue to take Nick classes. Although I started late with this passion, Nick has made the journey stress free."
- Darlene
Took Violin lessons from Nicolas R.
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"Cathy is a great teacher and very easy to work with. She has a very upbeat attitude and there is no such thing as a silly question, she provides great practice goals."
- Veronica
Took Violin lessons from Cathy W.
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"Just finished our first violin lesson on-line and it was great! Krisztina's very nice and very patient! Already in one lesson I learned so much! Krisztina was able to explain technical concepts in a clear and simple way. She provided excellent examples and demonstrations on bow placement and finger/wrist relaxation (just to name a few things). It's really awesome to have a teacher with so much experience and musical ability. Also, she is kind and encouraging. I look forward to many more lessons!"
- Donna
Took Violin lessons from Krisztina K.
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"My daughter just had her first violin lesson with Amber, who was so patient & encouraging! Looking forward to our next one and seeing the progress she makes."
- Makayla
Took Violin lessons from Amber J.
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"Martin is a colleague of mine; we have worked together at Lincoln Center and in recording studios in NYC.
I believe he would be a wonderful teacher, patient and knowledgeable. He is well versed in the Dounis method of violin pedagogy."
- Lanny
Took Violin lessons from Martin S.
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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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