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Ashley B.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 4 to 18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ashley B.

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With experience in teaching violin, viola, and cello, my goal for students is to refine their technique and musicality to the instrument they love! Beginning-advanced students are welcome! We will have engaging lessons, well-rounded with strings technique, music theory, listening skills, and more! Each lesson will be customized to the student's individual needs and we'll have fun in the learning process! Let's grow our strings community!

About Ashley

I am a violist with 13 years of experience playing stringed instruments specifically violin, viola, and cello. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Viola Performance and am going on my fourth year of teaching. One-on-one lessons are my favorite and I'm looking forward to working with future s

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Shannon
Ashley is great! Super friendly and has a diverse teaching and instrument experience
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Kelvin L.

137 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelvin L.

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"Experienced viola teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical guitar skills. I specialize in classical music .

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Laura H.
Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. Kelvin is very knowledgable and enthusiastic.
Mike
Kelvin was great! Very professional and welcoming. He was very open to know what I waned to learn. Kelvin was also incredibly patient with me and did not pass any judgement whenever I made a mistake. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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Carolina C.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Carolina C.

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My main focus for me would be for you to enjoy making music. That means
1. Working in a smart way so you would reach the best from your potential in a comfortable way.
2. Understanding that each person is unique and in that matters, the way of learning, of relating with the teacher and approaching to the violin playing.
3. Having fun while practicing and during the lesson.

About Carolina

Carolina is a dedicated and versatile music teacher, with wide ranging experience and a passion for helping people grow and fill their potential. She got her Bachelor’s degree in her hometown Colombia from the Fundación Universitaria Juan N Corpas and her Master’s Degree from DePaul University.

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Estefania Riveros
Lessons with Carolina have been life-changing. She always guides me in a caring and patient manner. In the learning process, I have gained a greater sound, freedom of motion and a deeper connection to my instrument.

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Yoana H.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Bulgarian
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Yoana H.

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I love the viola because of its low timbre! I would love to teach you how to make some beautiful classical music and make everyone around you inspired!

About Yoana

My name is Yoana Hilt and music is my passion. I've been playing since I was 12 years old and truly believe that a life filled with music is a life most enriched. My specialty is piano, flute, saxophone, violin, and viola instruction. Nothing else on earth sounds as good or comes as close to the in

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Kali
What a delight it is to have Yoana as a music teacher for both of my children. She has the perfect blend of skill training and musical passion that she passes on to them. They not only are learning how to master the songs with excellent technique, but more importantly, she teaches them how to truly feel and understand the music. She adds in fun and even a little competition (to make tracking practice hours more like a game) and is always smiling and full of joy which makes them look forward to lessons. As a parent, I have full confidence that she is giving her whole heart to my children throughout their weekly sessions. I love how much she pushes and stretches them, all while loving and encouraging them at the same time. We look forward to many more years learning from her.
Anna
Yoana is so patient with our family and takes the time to notice individual strengths of my children. She takes into account each student's interests and guides and coaches them toward goals they are invested in. She uses a curricula that is classic and gets beautiful results! Yoana is such an amazing cheerleader for her students and her kindness and joy in supporting them is contagious. With her encouragement and strong teaching skill, students are confident and equipped to play music they love.
Kristina
Yoana has a wonderful gift for teaching flute and inspiring enthusiasm in her students. My daughter loves learning from her and enjoys her lessons immensely.
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the viola. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Kaylah M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from University of Wyoming
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Kaylah M.

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Everyone knows that violinists are a dime-a-dozen and that the viola is WAY COOLER than the violin, right?! With a richer, deeper, more mellow sound, the viola is a great instrument for anyone with sensitivity to higher frequencies! It also gets bigger than a violin, so the viola suits people with longer arms much more comfortably, usually, as well!

About Kaylah

Hi, there! My name is Kaylah and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students learn to play their instrument, read music, and and have fun doing it! I went to the University of Wyoming and earned a degree in Music Education in 2011. I'm

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Leah
I have found that Kaylah is a conscientious, knowledgeable, and engaging teacher. She has helped me to learn the foundations of the ukulele which has brought many hours of enjoyment, not only in lessons, but also during practice at home. I highly recommend her as a teacher on any of the instruments that she is highly qualified to teach.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Chicago is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $154 per hour.
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$43 average
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$58 average
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$73 average

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"Great first lesson!"
Sydney
Took Viola lessons from Yamilet T.
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"Kan is truly one of the most thorough, patient, and detail-oriented instructors I have ever had. She actually teaches her students the basics, which many tend to skip, but she stresses is important if you truly want to be a good musician.

She is extremely kind, devotes her full undivided attention to her students, and you can tell she is very passionate about music and teaching.

If you're looking for an instructor, Kan is one of the best! You wont be disappointed."
Demerle
Took Viola lessons from Kan W.
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"My 13 year old granddaughter just finished her 1st year of viola at school in June 2014 and she wanted to take summer lessons to stay sharp. There were a lot of teachers available within a 10-15 minute drive, but after trying other teachers, we chose Mark (a 30 minute drive ) because, as others have commented, he is extremely patient and teaches by correcting, not criticizing. He simply has a gift for teaching. I have never regretted the extra drive. Once you've had a lesson with him, you won't want to go to anyone else."
Mike
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional"
Lauren
Took Viola lessons from Julia M.
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"Very clear and helpful!"
Yun
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"She’s excellent. My son has learned a lot from her and wants to continue his lessons."
Julian
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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"Catherine does a great job with our daughter. She is patient and kind and generous."
Mathieu
Took Viola lessons from Catherine W.
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"Dedicated teacher!

This instructor is very flexible and understanding. He is very knowledgeable and talented and I'm very privileged to be his student. He takes his time to make sure that you are understanding and learning. You can sense his excitement and passion for music and I know that he honestly wants to see me succeed. I even decided to switch instruments after a few lessons and he was very supportive and started all over with me without and objections or irritation!"
Tracy
Took Viola lessons from Zbigniew R.
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Ethan
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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"Loved Mr. Ruff’s energy and diverse knowledge of how to approach classical music while having a huge appreciation, practice, and love for all genres!"
Wesley
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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