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Lauren A.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Indian River Symphonic Association Scholarship from Indian River Symphonic Association
  • Bachelor's in Music Performance from Belmont University
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Lauren A.

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Congratulations! I mean it! Looking for violin lessons is a big step, and the first to achieving your goals as a budding musician.

In your lessons with me, you will first learn proper set-up and technique, and we will mainly work from the Suzuki method books. Additionally, I will provide you with various scales, exercises, and "fun pieces" as you progress. I wholeheartedly believe that learning the violin should be enjoyable, and not a chore. So, wherever you are at with current skill level, and whatever your motives are for taking lessons, you can rest assured that we will have a great time together!

About Lauren

Lauren, a native of Chicago and former resident of Vero Beach, FL, fits into just about every genre of music with her fiddle playing. Her malleability within the industry has afforded her multiple opportunities performing and recording with artists who have styles ranging from Classical to Bluegras

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Alan
Lauren is a great teacher. Very patient, encouraging, stressing the basics while keeping you interested by teaching you new, interesting pieces.
Daniel
I have worked with Lauren for over a year now. I have found that Lauren is very patient and is willing to work with you to reach your goals and not just the goals of a book. Lauren works with you on a one on one basis to help you get where you want to go. Lauren is extremely knowledgable and always ready with a challenge to help you progress.
Catherine P.
I just completed my first lesson with Lauren. I was hesitant as to how it would go because I know nothing about the violin or how to hold the bow. With that said, even though it has only been one lesson, I have complete confidence that Lauren will help me reach the goals I am looking to achieve. She has a wonderful calmness that makes you feel relaxed and competent.

Kan W.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Kan W.

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violin is one of the most tricky instrument ever. When you listen to it, it is amazing, when you start to learn it, you feel horrible. you cannot wait to ask your children or yourself to quit ASAP. trust me, once you pass the pivotal point, you will love it, never feel tired of holding it, never feel crazy of its creepy sound!

About Kan

The concertmaster, Kan, handled her difficult solos with disarming ease. -Mark Swed Music Critic October 23, 2008 LA Tim

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Scott
It's been 3/4 year since we've been with her, and she is absolutely awesome! She totally earned my daughter's respect. Meeting a right teacher is so important because it took some time to correct the bad habit she aquired and continued that her previous teacher let go. Ms. Kan is absolutely one of the best teacher we had so far!
Larry S.
Kan is wonderful!
Elizabeth
Kan seemed very qualified and the first lesson or so went well with the exception of hearing her child cry on and off throughout the lesson and make an appearance on camera as well. We tried to be understanding. Unfortunately we learned she has quite a temper. Our Internet went down and caused problems in our Skype connection. We tried to contact her and Skype said she was unavailable. It took some time to unravel it. When we finally got back in touch with Kan 16 minutes after the lesson started, instead of listening and understanding that we had technical problems, she yelled at us and kept brandishing her phone at the camera to "prove" that she was ready for the lesson. She barely let us get a word in. She very firmly told us we would be paying for the lesson and continued to hold her phone up to the camera. We wanted to just continue the lesson in it's shortened form, but she refused to put her phone down and kept talking over us. Our goal was to remedy the situation; after this, we wanted nothing further to do with Kan. She upset our daughter and that's the end of that. Be warned.
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Veronica L.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Veronica L.

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All of my beginner students begin with Essential Elements Book 1. After completion of the book, I move to Book 2 that focuses on scales and technique. Studies are supplemented with additional scale and technique books as we progress.

My intermediate and advanced students begin by playing a piece, etude, exercise, etc. that they have been focusing on. This allows me to assess their current level and how to progress.

I focus specifically on proper form for all ages and technique while still incorporating musicality. All students should be taught musicality and technique together not one or the other. Our lessons will also involve mental and physical practice technique.

About Veronica

Veronica Lopez is a recent Carnegie Mellon University graduate with a BFA in Viola Performance and a minor in Conducting. She completed her certification in Music Education in December 2019 and student taught in the Mt. Lebanon School District/ Pittsburgh Public Schools. Currently, Veronica is work

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I enjoy my lessons. Thanks Veronica!

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Calvin G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Best Performance of a Student Composition from University of Denver, Lamont School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Calvin G.

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Want to learn violin? My students have unique lessons tailored to their needs and own personal goals. Basic skills and advanced techniques are taught alongside music interpretation and expression, as well as basic music history, music theory, and other tools necessary to make informed performance decisions. My lessons have ben described as "whacky and fun" by some of students. What do you want to learn? Tell me and we can discover it together!

About Calvin

As a classically trained violist with orchestral, chamber, and solo performance experience, my teaching style is geared towards performance and expression. I don't adhere to any one book of teaching, adjusting my teaching to the unique needs of each student. My teachers came from different pedagogi

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Michaela
He is fantastic with my six-year-old! He does a great job explaining things in a way she understands, and is setting her up with a strong musical foundation.
Anitsira
Very sweet!
Joseph S.
Calvin was awesome. He let me sit in as my fiance took a lesson. It was a relaxed atmosphere and he was a great teacher.
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Benjamin W.

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  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Benjamin W.

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I favor a holistic teaching style, both in the sense that I approach music from the angle of a performer, a composer, improvisor, and a critic; as well as in the sense that I see my role as a teacher,as being one who teaches life, and happens to do so through the medium of music. I developed this teaching style over the years from teacher trainers Allen Lieb and Ecatarina Gerson at the renowned School for Strings in New York City, and the string camps held by Mark O'Connor. I also incorporate lessons I've learned from my interactions and collaborations with teachers, performers, and improvisors in Jazz, Free Improvisation, Hindustani music, Western classical, and American Folk styles. In New York I have had students go on to be enrolled in Julliard. My students have gone on to take teaching roles, become conductors, and perform internationally.

About Benjamin

A musical trailblazer with an insatiable passion for teaching and learning, Benjamin Wu has taught internationally in the United States and Afghanistan and has performed in music festivals and recital halls around the world including in the United States, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Taiwan, Azerb

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Izaak W.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Izaak W.

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Drawing from decades of study and growing up in a household of violinists, I have developed my teaching style from a composite of old school violin technique with modern pedagogy. My goal is to help my students achieve the focused sound they need to play whatever they aspire to.

About Izaak

Hello aspiring virtuoso violinists, Whether you are dusting off your old fiddle, trudging through the trenches of practice, or want to pick up the violin as a new endeavor, I would love the opportunity to help you along your musical journey. I am Izaak, a violinist and teacher based out of Denv

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Riverside, IA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Riverside is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $230 per hour.
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"I met Alethia several years ago when she came in for voice lessons with me. Right out the gate, I could see she was already very skilled and filled with talent. Intonation is a subject near and dear to the hearts of both singers and violinists. Alethia has a solid ear and pays acute attention to tuning. A skill that EVERY musician needs continually work with. She is patient and a diligent musician. I have been pleased to have the opportunity to work beside Alethia in several pro scenarios in town and am proud to say she studies with me to everyone around me. I appreciate her honest nature and sense of humor, she is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!"
Francesca
Took Violin lessons from Alethia E.
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"Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!"
Jennifer Whitehill
Took Violin lessons from Leanna L.
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"I am a beginner, who started my violin lessons with Christopher. Its been over 5 classes, he is great to work with and very patient. He made me understand the music and made my learning process very comfortable. Overall he is great teacher to work with."
Bhargavi Paturi
Took Violin lessons from Christopher J.
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"Emily was great. My daughter is very excited for her next lesson!"
Julia
Took Violin lessons from Emily V.
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"Miss Tracy was very good for teaching my child on note reading and improving their bow hold. She was a nice and friendly person"
Sarah
Took Violin lessons from Tracy T.
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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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"My first lesson was great. We reviewed my bowing, fingering technique and covered the different primary strokes. Anna was very upbeat and patient with my scratchy attempts! I look forward to developing a solid base of good technique and building upon it with further instruction."
Susan Gaire
Took Violin lessons from Anna T.
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"Megan is awesome. She's teaches with enthusiasm. You can tell she really likes what she does and connects with your interest. We feel lucky to have found her!"
Samantha
Took Violin lessons from Megan R.
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"I've only had one lesson so far but he gave me a lot of helpful tips already both during the lesson and after when I messaged him with questions. I'm really looking forward to future lessons!"
Matthew
Took Violin lessons from Joshua A.
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"The best instructor for my daughter.
Will recommend to friends and family."
Charlyn
Took Violin lessons from Lipeng C.
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