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By Rebecca L. - Houston Violin Teacher

Are you interested in learning a musical instrument and having fun at the same time? The violin may be the perfect instrument to pick up! My name is Rebecca, and after living and teaching in both Taiwan and New York, I am now studying and teaching around the Houston area.

I believe that music has a broader meaning than many people realize. Music is not the only thing people take away from lessons; music develops the ability to concentrate and develops characteristics such as patience and dedication. That being said, music teaches very important life skills. Without a doubt, music is a great and special hobby.

Houston is a wonderful city to experience many diverse and unique music events! A great number of the country’s elite musical art programs are all located in the heart of Houston, such as the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Da Camera, The Mercury, and Rice Shepherd School of Music. Attending these programs and events can provide a great inspiration to you while taking violin lessons in Houston.

The Houston Symphony performs around three days a week at the Jones Hall, featuring top musicians from all over the world. Furthermore, The Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet are both brilliant performances to attend if you are wanting to see or experience something different. Uniquely, Da Camera concerts offer a broad range of repertoire, along with music styles ranging from classical to jazz.

On the contrary, The Mercury places a strong emphasis on the Baroque style of music. That being said, it’s the ideal orchestra to check out for those who are fans of early classical music! Equally important, The Mercury participates in community outreach and education. Additionally, the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra at Rice University is commonly known for being the best university orchestra within the United States. The symphony orchestra performs multiple concerts per semester, which are generally free for the public.

Family concerts are great opportunities for children to be introduced to music at a young age. Despite having never touched an instrument before, children often leave a concert feeling inspired and wowed. Often, it is the fun associated with listening, learning, and exploring different musical instruments that piques a child’s interest in music. The Shepherd School of Music organizes family concerts appropriate for all ages. Various instruments are shown in the lobby for kids to explore and see before the concert. For more information, all events are posted on the school calendar here: http://music.rice.edu/calendar/.

Last but not least, the Houston Youth Symphony is another wonderful resource for teens to experience and get involved in. It is composed of four orchestras made for students at different levels, where they can rehearse and perform with many students like themselves!

If music is an interest of yours, buying concert tickets are simple and affordable. Whether attending a concert as a passion or out of sheer boredom, individuals who walk in are guaranteed to take away a unique perspective on music. Concerts also make great family outings - thus are definitely worth a visit! Finally, attending concerts not only helps students become better musicians, it will also inspire them on many different levels. So, good luck in your violin lessons in Houston, and may you enjoy the wonderful selection of musical opportunities open to you!

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Eugene H.

Stafford, TX

About Eugene

Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enjoy it.

If you have a desire to pursue music in any shape or fashion. I congratulate you! You open to yourself a brand new world filled with fun, excitement and great opportunities.

My Philosophy:

There is great music potential waiting to be untapped in yourself. I value greatly the t
ime I spend with every student and wish them to become the very best at the instrument they wish to pursue.

There is indescribable expression to be found in music. A wide range of emotions can be conveyed along with untold stories just waiting to be opened up. I will help foster a student's ability to see music for what it really is and help them strive for whatever musician they wish to become, whether it be for personal fulfillment, just for fun and recreation, or even in the pursuit of becoming an effective classical musician.

My Education:

My mother took me took a classical concert when I was six and I sat in the front of the stringed section. After the concert I made my decision that would shape the rest of my life, I wanted to become like those musicians.

I eventually graduated from a local music school in the following years in piano and violin and immediately went to enter the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. I was among the 10 out of 40 applicants that were eventually chosen, along with being the youngest of them as well.

After four years of study, I graduated and received my Bachelor's Degree in Music. I then went on to study for another year and received my Master's Degree in Piano.

My Other Experience:

I was Church Music Director in Kiev for Living Water Church from 2002 - 2010. I directed the adult choir, directed and led church worship services, accompanied various musicians and managed all aspects of church music responsibilities, including budgeting, rehearsals, planning and library management.

I also have been a private music teacher for several years teaching adults and young students. I planned lessons with them and established their repertoire.

I am also fluent in the Russian language and have extensive computer literacy.

Notable Recitals

Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music Kiev, Ukraine
(Winter and Spring recitals throughout 2005 to 2010)
Performed works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin

Music School no. 9 Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2005, Winter 2007)
Performed works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff

Revutzky Music College Chernihiv, Ukraine (Summer 2010)
Performed works by Beethoven and Gershwin

St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2010)
Performed Chamber music works by Beethoven

I do look forward to meeting you and working together with you in learning music!

Blessings

*** Lesson Details ***
I pay close attention to the fundamentals of music especially throughout the early lessons. These include reading notes, measuring tempo and rhythm, sight reading, hand positioning, posture, and technique.

I believe in positive reinforcement for all my students. Building a kind and friendly atmosphere is paramount for encouraging students, especially children, to continue pursuing music. Everyone I believe has hidden music potential, and I believe the key to unlocking this is through inspiration. Music is a grand adventure of excitement and discovery for everyone.

I am very kind and honest with my students and am never too strict with them, but I do require and greatly encourage regularly that they make habitual practice a vital part of their musical education. As the old saying goes, "Practice makes Perfect." There is great truth to that saying especially when learning a musical instrument.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student's to provide necessary instrument, piano or violin

*** Specialties ***
Russian School of Piano Playing, Beginner to Professional Piano Performance, Advanced Music Performance, Music Theory, and Intermediate Violin and Music Recording
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Kas R. April 23, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

I am an older student and I started to learn to play the piano more than a year ago under a different teacher. I started with Eugene about 4 months ago. I was struggling with the piano previously. But after just 2 lessons with Eugene, I found myself playing confidently. Eugene explains so clearly and everything makes sense to me now. I enjoy practicing everyday now. He is excellent teacher, patient, and very professional. He is always on time.
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NkiruU March 14, 2012
Eugene is the best piano teacher I have ever had! He doesn't just know how the teach piano but music as well! I'm so glad that I chose him!
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Eugene H.

Stafford, TX 77477
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starting at
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Shannon S.

Houston, TX

beginning through intermediate & adult.

About Shannon

See details of "AFFILIATIONS", "MUSIC" and "FITNESS" below:

AFFILIATIONS:
Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA.
Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC.
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MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.

Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber
ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfnica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights.

Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.

Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.

Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.

Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz
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FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. she is a Certified Personal Trainer, and Specialist in Exercise Therapy, with 10 years experience in triathlon. She is a sponsored athlete. She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not for quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).
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Leah M. April 30, 2016
Bassoon · In studio
Verified Student
Shannon is very thorough explaining the music and clear in her expectations. We plan to stay with her for long term.
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Jay C. March 14, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
This was our first lesson and Shannon did a great job assessing my son's needs and teach him in a manner he could relate.
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Tara March 10, 2016
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Ms. Small was very nice and helpful :)
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Shannon S.

Houston, TX 77047
(19)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Cameron K.

Houston, TX

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About Cameron

As a violin and viola instructor, my goal is to give my students lessons that are as fun and productive as possible. I teach my students all the essential technical and musical principles which help them to play the violin expressively, prevent them from developing harmful habits and help them reach their full potential. I do not use an exact method or course, but rather teach each student according to his/her particular needs. I teach beginner through advanced level.

I have been privileged to study violin with some of the most respected violin teachers in the US. Many of my teachers were
graduates of Juliard and other top music schools where they studied with some of the most famous violin teachers of the 20th century including Ivan Galamian and Josef Gingold. I have also studied with Texas String Teacher of the Year winner Henry Rubin.

I teach violin from my house in north Houston and I can travel to your home as well (prices vary depending on location). I teach beginner through advanced. If you are interested you may call or text me.

BIO

Cameron began playing the violin at eight years old when his parents bought him a violin and started taking him to a local teacher. He immediately showed an unusual giftedness for the instrument, and progressed rapidly. By the age of nine he was accepted by audition to the Austin Youth Synphony, ranking at highschool level. At fifteen he won an adution to attend the prestigous Interlochen Center for the arts summer program in Michigan where he studied under some of the top violin instructors in the US. At eighteen he made Texas All State ranking #1 in regionals. During his highschool years he was pivileged to take lessons with the acclaimed violinist, Henry Rubin as his pimary teacher. He is now active as a freelance violinist and teacher in the greater Houston area preforming for dozens of events every year and continues working toward his gole of becoming a full-time concert violinist.

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

~Interlochen Philharmonic
~Texas All Sate String Orchestra
~Highland Lakes Orchestra
~Sub Violin for Symphony of Southeast Texas

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Henry Rubin

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Steven K. Leonard

Ara Sarkissian

Timothy Shiu

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Violin performance

Studio recording

Violin/Viola teaching
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Sook L. December 15, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great teaching. Very easy to understand and great pations with me. Thank you teacher!!
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Isaac H. October 10, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cameron is great teacher! He is easy to communicate with. He is also very organized with his lesson plans.
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wanda September 28, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
First class, showed how to hold the violin and how to hold the bow. Reviewed what classes would entail, examined violin and adjusted some strings to tune. Good lesson as I am a total new person to the violin.
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Cameron K.

Houston, TX 77038
(11)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Rebecca L.

Houston, TX

Rather than music being just a definition term, music has a broader meaning that many people don't realize. I believe music itself is not the only thing people can learn from lessons alone, but the ability to concentrate, develop characteristics such as patience, and dedication. That being, music teaches very important life skills to carry. Being in the music industry, I've aspired that teaching is not always expecting perfect results in terms of performance, but the perfectionist results of having integrity, in addition to having a genuine passion for music itself.

About Rebecca

Hi! My name is Rebecca and I can't wait to meet you! I started learning the piano when I was 5, violin and viola when I was 7, and have taught all these instruments since I was in middle school (over 10 years!). I love helping my students achieve their goals and fulfill their passion.
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I received my bachelor's degree in music performance at Rice University, and I am currently back at Rice for master's degree.

I grew up in Taiwan, and I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese. I would love to help anyone learning a second language and tell you more about the culture!

I look forward to helping
you reach your goals!
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Rebecca L. December 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
Rebecca is a very excellent teacher with a lot of patience! As an older women learning a new instrument, it is often hard to find a suitable teacher. However, Rebecca is very flexible and is very knowledge explanations, which is a big plus. I've even played simple songs for my friends and family! Also, she is a very sweet and nice girl! Love her!
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Rebecca L.

Houston, TX 77005
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$40 / 30-min
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Elyse K.

Pearland, TX

My beginning violin students will learn hand/finger strengthening exercises for bow holding, violin playing basics, care of the instrument as well as the bow, as well as how to read notes of the treble clef. Basic music theory will also be taught (time signatures, note durations, etc.). We will cover major scales. Students will learn technical skills as well as musical skills in a comfortable, fun environment. The "Essential Elements" book series is what I usually use for violins. :)

About Elyse

Hi, Everyone! Thank you so much for taking a moment to read my blurb! My name is Elyse Kehe, and I can't wait to meet you! I taught music in small ensembles since July, 2007 by helping out marching bands. It was so much fun! I have been classroom teaching since 2010 - General Music and Choir. I have been teaching private lessons since 2014, and I have absolutely loved helping my students read music, excel at playing or singing songs that they enjoy, and seeing their happiness and excitement when they realize how much they have achieved. In 2009, I graduated from Kent State University, located
in Kent, OH, and I earned a degree in Music Education. I'm definitely a fun-loving, outgoing person, and my teaching style is tailored to my students, a think-outside-the-box style, and hands-on. I am willing to help you with other things listed, also! :) Let's get together, reach for those stars, and grab your goals!
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Alex May 25, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Good instructor. She was flexible on settings dates and times for the lessons. She communicated well. She always texted her time of arrival for our lessons.
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AIDA May 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was excellent! The teacher was very nice, professional and encouraging! My daughter was very comfortable. She can't wait until her next lesson with her!
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Elyse K.

Elyse K.

Pearland, TX 77584
(2)
starting at
$28 / 30-min

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