I've taught ages 3 to 35, beginner to undergraduate collegiate level. I can develop your left hand, bow technique, and musicality to the point that you will sound better when you leave a lesson than when you arrive every single time. I will inspire a love for the instrument that will carry through the week with you.
I'm a violinist and pianist from West Friendship, Maryland with twenty years of experience on each instrument and ten years experience teaching. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Louisville. I believe in using positive feedback to develop a student's passion for playing music. Beginner to advanced, I can make you a better musician.
Gabrielle is very encouraging. It’s a lot of fun to take lesson with her.
March 7, 2019
Gabrielle has a really fun personality, which only helps to compliment her piano skill. Not only that, but she is very flexible on scheduling, and understands that things can come up from time to time for either the student or the teacher. With this expectation in mind, her lessons really make the most of the 30 minutes allotted, and her skills show as she helps you step through each measure. I've taken piano lessons before, quite some time ago, and Gabrielle was quickly able to adapt the lesson to what I already knew versus what I had to re-learn or learn for the first time. Definitely recommend!
November 23, 2017
Since ive never done this before i dont have much to go off of, but it was still a great experience that was easy to get started.
I focus on note reading and music theory, in addition to technical studies. I encourage chamber music and will often pair up students to play duets and trios.
Welcome to my music studio!
This will be a fun, incredible way to start or continue your music instruction. I have been a private violin and piano instructor since 1991. I took a break in 2005 while my kids were little. Now that they have grown up a bit, I am so excited to come back to this!
My teaching methods involve reading notes. I do not teach the Suzuki method. If that is what you are looking for, I can refer you to some wonderful local teachers. I will have 2 recitals a year and some workshops and clinics in between.
Thank you and I am looking forward to taking this musical journey with you!
Recitals and Performances: I will schedule 2 recitals a year and I highly encourage students to attend and participate in both.
Practice: A student's progress is 100% based on the practicing that takes place at home. I recom
mend having a scheduled time everyday that is dedicated to uninterrupted practice time. For 30 minute lessons, I recommend a 30 minute practice.
Books and Materials: On the first day, I will have books that you can buy from me. Please bring books to every lesson. PIANO STUDENTS: It is crucial that you have a working piano at home. While I understand it's a huge commitment to buy/rent a piano, playing on a keyboard is not the same. The exception is if you have a full size keyboard (88 keys), with touch sensitivity. VIOLIN/VIOLA STUDENTS: PLEASE consult me before you buy/rent a violin. There are several places that you can buy a violin 'package' for $99. For not much more, you can have a violin that is higher quality and will sound better. Remember, you only sound as good as your instrument! I know several reputable places that rent instruments that are of high quality.
Summer Schedule: I will try and be as accommodating as possible for the summer. If you know already which days you will be gone, let me know and we can work it into the calendar.
My approach to teaching lessons has always been with a gentle, calm demeanor. However, that said, I do want my students to excel and feel challenged. If at any time, you have concerns, please don't hesitate to talk to me about them. I want this to be a fun experience and the only way to ensure that is to make sure that the port of communication is always open. Thank you and let's get started!
I absolutely loved learning from Mari for my piano lessons! As an adult learner, I felt like my brain doesn't work as fast as it used to, so learning a new instrument was difficult, but Mari completely caters each lesson to my learning speed and maximized my abilities. She takes into accounts the areas and types of music I wanted to learn and helped me to achieve being able to play that type of music. I also loved and appreciated that she works around my busy work schedule and accommodating lessons when plans change throughout the week. I would highly recommend Mari as a music teacher to anyone interested in learning a new instrument at all ages!
August 29, 2014
Great violin teacher!!! My daughter can now do vibrato and play at a much higher level.
As a violin teacher, I love helping my students achieve their goals! I believe not only the results matter, but also the journey. I focus my lessons on helping the student learn and have a deeper understanding of music theory, harmony, rhythm, technique, and how all those apply to the violin. I specialize in classical music and I use methods such as Suzuki, Essential Elements, and many others to help you become a better violinist. The lessons take place in a relaxed and fun setting :)
I have been playing the violin for more than 20 years but my love for teaching started about 10 years ago! I became fascinated with teaching as not only I have learned so much about myself as a musician and person but most importantly I have learned how to help my students become better musicians. As we are all so different, I believe in exploring and experimenting with the way we learn. My approach to teaching the violin is based on the student's needs, desire, and, finding the best way to help them develop as musicians. I do not use a specific method of teaching as I believe one needs to be flexible and malleable with each individual student. I work with each student until we get the results desired.
Tania has been a great teacher for my son. He started learning violin with the Suzuki method and studied with a Suzuki teacher for about four years before stopping lessons. He became interested in violin again in middle school and decided he wanted to take private lessons while in 7th grade. Tania had no trouble getting him back on track, picking up with some Book 2 pieces and moving on to Book 3. She has helped him with his bowing, vibrato and shifting, and his sound has really improved. She also has helped him learn to read better and has introduced some basic music theory into lessons. My son really likes his lessons, and feels that he is learning what he needs. Overall, I like her approach, which I think works very well for this level. She is an excellent musician, and this comes through in her teaching.
June 7, 2016
My first lesson with Tania met my expectations. She did an assessment to determine where I am in my learning and what I know. She gave me great pointers and we worked on a short piece alone with a Major scale. I look forward to my next lesson and expect to progress tremendously under her instruction.
March 31, 2016
I had such a wonderful experience with Tania as my violin teacher. I minored in music at Florida State University and was lucky enough to be her violin student for two years (August 2013-May 2015). Tania was extremely patient and encouraging, and was very skilled in teaching me how to balance focus on technical details as well as on the "bigger picture" of emotion and musicality. In my opinion and experience, Tania's greatest strength as a teacher is being very adaptable to her students' needs. When I was preparing for an important audition, her expectations and demands were where they needed to be in order for me to succeed. Months later, when I was approaching exams and graduation, she recognized that practicing every day was not my priority at that time, and she adjusted her teaching style so that I could still improve and use music as a constructive and creative outlet during those stressful times so that I could excel in my examinations.
From lesson to lesson (and in-between!), she succeeded in her best efforts in connecting with me not only as my teacher and as a fellow musician, but also as a fellow human being, pushing me to fulfill my potential in each and all of these areas. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
I teach violin at beginners to advanced, I have 33 years experience of teaching and performance. I've graduated from National Pedagogical University in Ukraine where I've been classically trained on the best musikal traditionals.
I am a professional violinist. I graduated from Kiev State University in Ukraine with a Masters of Music, in classic violin, voice, chorus conductor. I studied classical violin for 17 years and I have 32 years experience with children and teenagers of different ages as well.
My students can expect to improve week to week in their violin technique. Every student has a unique possibility to play violin. I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual performance. I can help any student to play with freedom, confidence, and expression. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence,
My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun
I can teach my clients in my (or your) apa
rtment ( I guarantee the honest)) in a wide age range, assorted skill levels with a variety of musical goals.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
My passion for the violin is undeniable but changing lives with this beautiful instrument and bringing the best out of YOU is what I thrive for! I create a fun and exciting atmosphere along with my 16+ years of experience to turn anyone into a passionate violinist.
I have had major events happen in my life which inspired me to become a mental health advocate/musician. Someone who’s caring, diverse, determined and understanding. I make learning an instrument very exciting, enjoyable for all ages, whether you’re just getting started or already have experience, (Beginners/Intermediate) and also an unforgettable journey that you could always rely on to be exciting and efficient!
In 2003 I started playing the violin and became concert master (first chair) in my orchestra from Aug. 2003 - May 2012. During that time period, I performed in an honors orchestra from 2005 - 2007. After graduating high school in May 2012, I continued my passion with the violin by producing music with ...
Hello there! My name is Jaclyn, and I’m an exciting and passionate violinist with over 16+ years of experience owning my position as Concert Master/first chair. In 2012, I began providing private tutoring and before you knew it, my first student became concert master within the first few lessons (also being the youngest grade amongst them all!) Another previous student of mine, started as a beginner and within no time, with dedication and practice, she was accurately reading music notes! These are the moments I live and strive for. Patience and understanding is what my students deserves, as well as specialized work ethics that best suit each individual. I can not wait to start you on your path to success and to accomplish your dream come true!
I’ve created very successful techniques that are educational AND exciting, allowing my stud
ents to understand, step by step, in becoming a successful musician with encouragement, rewards and confidence along with small weekly goals to reach, ensuring that you are progressing everyday. I will gladly provide the structure and skills that will help you become the violinist you’ve always wanted to become. My goal is to see YOU succeed and to witness the growth in our exciting, new journey!
With a diverse and open mind, I can well match your personality and give you that reassurance of someone who listens and understands you and will teach accordingly- whichever direction is suitable and most successful for you. Going to my full extent to pursue your goal to master violin is the target I focus on.
Playing the violin since 2003 and holding my position as Concert Master, I’m confident to say that I’m highly experienced, diverse, knowledgeable, and suitable for all ages beginner - intermediate as well as all backgrounds.
Jaclyn is truely amazing, such a patient and wonderful musician and teacher. My 11 yr.old grandson has gained so much from Jaclyn's teachings. Thank you Jaclyn for you amazing talent and patience with my grandson. 🎻♥️
January 15, 2019
Hands Down the best violin teacher in the Sacramento area! From the flexibility she has with time to the amazing way she teaches. I am a beginner who couldn’t even read music. I told her that was what I was most concerned about. I was able to learn not only to read music but also the background to the music I was learning. To me that was key to learning. Will definitely recommend to anyone that wants to learn the violin!!
January 12, 2019
I highly recommend Jaclyn. My son was struggling with his practices, she worked with him and gave him the confidence to succeed.
I'm a strings teacher of 20 years, and still going strong! Lessons in English or "Español". Technique-based, or any desired repertoire. Name your needs, we'll get it done together : )
David P. is a veteran strings teacher from Montgomery County. “Dah-veed”, as many of his friends call him, began his teaching career in 1999 in New York City. A native Puerto Rican, he holds music degrees from Penn State and Temple Universities. David has also had the honor to contribute locally, as strings teacher, in directing the P2 Select String Ensemble, the North Penn School District select curricular ensemble that features many of the area's most advanced students regularly at the regional PMEA and Music in the Parks festivals, as well as national-level NAFME and ASTA adjudicated festivals. David, wife Emily and children Lucas and Ella currently live in Lansdale, PA.
I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for music with students of all ages. Currently, I teach students from ages 4 to 66 in the summer and have taught elementary school students during the school year through a music program I started in 2017 called Virtuoso. Music has shaped me into who I am today and has given me some of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I am a classically-trained musician, so if you are looking to excel in classical music, feel free to send me a message. My goal as a teacher is to make sure that all of my students succeed and reach their full potential. Let’s get started on your musical journey!
I started playing the violin when I was 3.5 and the viola when I was 14 years old. I have been teaching both violin and viola for four years now and am excited to have new students! Last summer, I was selected to join the world-renowned National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), performing for audiences in Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Daejeon under the direction of the great Michael Tilson Thomas and piano soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. In high school, I was selected to join the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME's) All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra. I was also the principal violist for the Eastern Senior District Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory Preparatory school’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017, I appeared on a Nike commercial featuring basketball star Kyrie I
rving’s new line of basketball shoes. In 2018, I performed in a small chamber group on the National Basketball Association’s “Players Only” show, a live national television broadcast. After growing up in the Suzuki program beginning at the age of three-and-a-half years old, I spent every Saturday at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School from first grade until I graduated high school. No matter what age, I am ready to help you excel in your musical journey!
We are so grateful that our 4-year-old son Jeremy got to learn violin with Wilson! Jeremy had never played instrument before, he’s seen Wilson performed during worship and has been aspired to be like Wilson. Wilson is such a champ at creating bonding with his little student in no time, motivating them to learn with passion and practice with perseverance. With just eight lessons, Jeremy went from nothing to being able to perform his first piece “twinkle twinkle little star”. Wilson hand made him “Jeremy’s rhythm book” to teach him notes and beats; and “Jeremy’s practice chart” which makes Jeremy motivated to practice every day and proudly put a sticker on for the day. Wilson is such a good role model to our little boy, great personality and a joy to be with, his lesson is what Jeremy most looks forward to every week! We are so sad that we can’t continue with Wilson as he will be in Atlanta for school. However, lucky violin learners in Atlanta - we highly recommend Wilson, you’ll be very lucky to learn from him!
June 16, 2019
Wilson gets me to work hard, but with creativity and a sense of humor.
"Very friendly and explains concepts very clearly. I had a great lesson and learned so much! When I went home to practice all that I had learned my violin
playing was cleaner than it had ever been!"
"Mr. cooper gives the gift of music, the learning of, the pure appreciation for the violin and its beautiful sound. I am a student who has loved this strin
g instrument for many years and am fortunate to now have Farobag Homi Cooper as my teacher. He is guiding me to a higher level of playing then I thought I was capable of."
"Mark is a great teacher. I hadn’t played in over 35 years and he had me playing reasonably in no time. I loved how he was able to adjust to my skills an
d provide a personal program."
"Cathy provides attentionto her student. She uses positive reinforcement and is encouraging."
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Mark is a wonderful violin instructor. It has been a joy to watch him teach my daughter. Mark has so many great qualities in h
is teaching skills in bringing out the best in a student. My daughter has learned to have confidence and a passion for playing the violin and I feel that he is the reason behind it. I highly recommend Mark as an instructor. He is patient and kind and knows how to approach each student to fit their learning needs."
"Jessica is an awesome instructor! She made me feel comfortable and completely at ease. I’ve never even attempted to play before our lesson, and by the e
nd we were practicing playing each string. I’m very excited about our future lessons!"
"My son has learned so much from him. The best violin teacher in NYC! Highly recommend."
"My daughter has been taking lessons since may and she loves it. Joshua is a great teacher, he us straight forward and will not move her forward unless she
has fully learned what he taught her. If your kids need lesson he is your guy. Thanks for being a great teacher."
"She is great with young kids, and I enjoyed that she let my daughter apply what she learned and be creative during the lesson."
Choosing whether to play the violin or cello can be difficult, but this article will help you consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The violin and cello are two of the most well-known and commonly studied instruments in the string family. Each one is central to the makeup of the orchestra we know today. Becoming familiar with the pros and cons of these two instruments will help you decide whether the violin or cello is a better fit for you.
Violin or Cello - How to Decide