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Kristin B. Pittsburgh, PA

I've been teaching violin privately since 2001. I have a real passion for music and enjoy imparting that to my students.

About Kristin

I began studying violin in 1991 when I was 7 years old. I have been under a teacher or orchestra director almost continuously since that time up until the last couple years. More recently, I joined a folk band in Mississippi and performed here and there, once even being requested in Panama City Beach! I began teaching students in 2001 and have taught since then. I have a passion for showing others my love for music and inspiring the same love within them. I studied music under Mr. Matt Stott in Vero Beach, FL for 3 years and then moved to Miami for college. At FIU, I studied under Mr. Ivan Chan and Ms. Cathy Meng Robinson of the Miami String Quartet. While at FIU, I studied Biology and Chemistry as a double major for 3 years until I discovered that, while I excelled at the ...

Jessica M. Pittsburgh, PA

About Jessica

I have been an active performer in both the operatic and concert repertory. In the past few years, I have been a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Theater, in the Toledo Orchestra’s Christmas concert, and at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival. I originated the role of Dari in Lookinglass Theater at Ravinia’s production of SitaRam. Recent opera credits include Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte and Mme Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, as well as Beppe (L'Amico Fritz) in 2005 in Italy. She has also performed scenes from L’Elisir D’Amore (Adina), The Rape of Lucretia (Female Chorus), Der Freischütz (Agathe), Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde), Madama Butterfly (title role), Arabella (title role), Suor Angelica (title role), Don Giovanni (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira), and Medea (Glauce). I received her ...

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Lee P. April 5, 2014
Broadway Singing
Verified Student
The Best Singing Teacher!

I love going to singing lessons with Jessica. She makes me feel at home and comfortable. So far I have learned a lot and my voice has improved over a short time already. I loved my lessons so much that I've made them longer now. She is a great teacher!
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XiaoxueF April 25, 2011
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She is a great instructor.
Gretchen C. Carnegie, PA

About gretchen

40 years of teaching experience combined with the love of music and personal development are available to you to help you reach your musical goals. I have degree in Music Theory and Composition from the Cincinnati College Conservatory and a degree in Music Therapy from the University of Slippery Rock and have studied and taught woodwinds, violin, voice, piano, keyboard, composition and guitar. I have produced a number of albums and have composed for churches and directed church choirs, bell choir and instrument groups. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to develop your talents and skills while practicing the music that you like best. *** Lesson Details *** I am laid back and accommodating and primarily like to use John Thompson instruction format for the piano. With ...

Sam K. Oakdale, PA

Basics of scales and intonation development, reading, bowing basics and fiddle style bowing rhythms, improvising, double-stops

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my music studio/store for over 10 years. I have instructional book/cd(s) and instruments for purchase or rentals usually available on-site. I am experienced and friendly. Parking lot is free and off-street.

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Michelle W. October 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Harlie enjoys her lessons! Sam is a very enthusiastic teacher and helps to keep her focused
Gabrielle H. Pittsburgh, PA

Gabrielle began playing violin at age 4 and began performing at age 5. She has won numerous awards and competitions in both classical and Irish Folk music. Pursuing an education degree in college, Gabrielle has over 5 years in child care as well as experience and a heart for children with unique needs.

About Gabrielle

Gabrielle H. has been teaching private lessons in music and photography since 2005 and is currently available to teach lessons in her studio, your home, or online! Gabrielle has helped students from beginner level in music as well as mentored photographers starting new businesses. Gabrielle began playing violin at age 4 and began performing at age 5. At age 10, she began teaching herself piano. In her teens she picked up photography as a hobby and began turning into a professional wedding and portrait business from 2007 to the present. Matched with her background in education as well as special needs, and over 5 years of experience in child care, Gabrielle thrives as a teacher with a heart for her students to gain skills, confidence, and personal expression through music and art.

Kimberly H. Pittsburgh, PA

I have more than 20 years experience teaching private violin lessons and orchestra in the school setting. I employ both Suzuki and traditional methods, and teach all ages!

About Kimberly

I am a professional violinist and orchestra teacher with more than 20 years experience. I employ both the Suzuki and traditional methods in my approach. I work extremely well with children of all ages, and am a mother of 4. I am new to Pittsburgh, and building my student base here.

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You may feel that learning the violin is all about playing the right notes at the right time. It is – to an extent. But in order to learn the various techniques and play for longer periods of time, there are other skills that every student needs to master too, and that includes proper violin posture. Because it affects all areas of violin playing, such as tone, intonation, bow hold and stroke, as well as shifting, all violin technique is built around proper violin posture. If you ignore or forg … Read More
Introduction to Proper Violin Posture
You may feel that learning the violin is all about playing the right notes at the right time. It is – to an extent. But in order to learn the various techniques and play for longer periods of time, there are other skills that every student needs to master too, and that includes proper violin posture. Because it affects all areas of violin playing, such as tone, intonation, bow hold and stroke, as well as shifting, all violin technique is built around proper violin posture. If you ignore or forg
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