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Michael S.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music, viola from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Awarded 2nd place, Milhaud performance prize from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael S.

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All levels of training, from beginner to professional players.

About Michael

Thank you for considering me as a music teacher! I work with all ages, and design lesson plans based upon the student's proficiency and age. Drawing materials from standard teaching methods such as Leopard Mozart, Dalcroze Eurythmics (especially useful for younger students), and the Suziki Method,

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Gregory
My first violin lesson ever went great. Michael is very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend!
Morgan M.
Michael is such a great instructor! I was worried about re-starting violin lessons as an adult but after speaking with him those worries went out the window. He is very kind, patient, and gives very helpful and constructive feedback during lessons. He seems to tailor lessons and music style to each student and gives lots of great exercises and homework/practice!

He's also very on top of scheduling and understanding when things come up (like an injured wrist). Very enthusiastic and passionate about music - I would highly recommend him as an instructor for any age!
Abel G.
Great instructor! Michael has a great attitude and is clearly very talented. He is willing to adjust the curriculum in order to accommodate my specific needs/ weaknesses. Balances core exercises, scales (including note reading homework), and music playing. We've already started playing songs together which really helps me hear the notes better!

Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Erica M.

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As a classical musician who is primarily a cellist, I have taken the time to learn viola for students who have an interest. I customize lessons to the students' needs, though primarily focus on fundamentals such as technique, note-reading, theory, ear training, and listening.

About Erica

As a cellist with 20 years experience on my instrument, I take a less traditional approach having performed at renowned venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Archive, Hungry Brain, and Elastic Arts. I am active in the improvisation, jazz, "New" music

Carolina C.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor in Music Performance from Fundacion Universitaria Juan N Corpas
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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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Alexander B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelors from Appalachian State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alexander B.

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Hello!
My name is Alex. I recently earned my doctorate in viola performance from the University of Memphis. I am Suzuki certified and have numerous experiences in different ensembles. I’m also the orchestra teacher at Forest Park Middle School. I also offer violin lessons as well.

About Alexander

As my viola lessons say I have a doctorate in music and love playing and teaching! I also love to diamond art creations for people and love all kinds of sports! I love the Braves and UGA football! I also like different tv shows from crime and drama to anime to travel channel and food network. I als

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J. R.
Dr. B. is simply a very dedicated and an amazing teacher. Watching him work is such a pleasure. He genuinely builds a great relationships with his students. He is one of these most credentialed and talented individuals that I've had the pleasure to work with through all my years. You can rest assured that you get success and working with him.
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Viola:
A stringed instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Since the 18th century it has been the middle or alto voice of the violin family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C3, G3, D4, and A4. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses advanced techniques are introduced, music theory and learning how to solo.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.

Michael R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

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The viola is a deep and powerful instrument, the violin's older sibling!

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dra

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
Matthew C.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Chicago is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 per hour.
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$113 average
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$54 average
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$66 average

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"Julia is a great teacher that makes music lesson fun! Learning with her helps me improve so quickly while help developing solid foundation and skill. I am glad I choose her as my teacher!"
Sophie
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"My 12 year-old daugher has been practicing viola with Jill for 7 months now. From day 1, I have been impressed by Jill's teaching style that is rigorous, but also flexible and supportive. In just a few lessons, my daughter's music playing deepened.The most important to me was to see and hear my daughter starts to breath, feel and enjoy her music. I believe that now my daughter is not playing for me but more for herself. I am extremely thankful to Jill and recommend her highly as a violin and viola instructor. I believe her instruction will have a lifelong impact on my daughter. On top of things, my daughter and I enjoy our time during her lessons very much."
Marina
Took Viola lessons from Jill G.
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"Awesome first lesson! I had so much fun and am so happy to be learning viola again!"
Dominique
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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"I had a great first lesson with Kendra, she is an excellent viola teacher!"
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Great instructor, very patient with kids and very thoughtful that the kids are actually learning. Great young lady very kind."
Alexandra
Took Viola lessons from Estefania
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"Krisztina is a great musician, experienced teacher and wonderful person. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work and play with her during the past years. She is really devoted to the instrument and music. She has my highest endorsement and recommendation."
Orsi
Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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"I am enjoying my lessons with Edna! She tailors the lesson to what I'm trying to achieve. Thank you, Edna."
Joanne
Took Viola lessons from Edna B.
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"Julia is a Professional musician that I want to recommend. Her technique and character in viola and piano are fantastic!
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Jocelyn
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Si is a superb teacher and musician. His playing is phenomenal and his deep knowledge of music coupled with his teaching skills makes studying with him awesome. Teaching is a delicate process and Si definitely understands how to navigate it in a professional and enjoyable manner."
Calvin
Took Viola lessons from Si T.
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"Thank you for the lesson and have a great weekend."
Michael
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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