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Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago
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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 classically trained cellist with more than 20 years experience and a nontraditional musical background in audio, experimental music, and jazz, I employ a variety of techniques in teaching my students in ways that are both traditional and nontraditional. Although cello is traditionally a classi

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Brittany N.

16 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of Music from James Madison University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brittany N.

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I strive to create an environment in which students are inspired to discover, create, learn, express themselves and have fun. I focus on strengthening students' foundational techniques, through scales, etudes and other materials and then applying those skills in pieces and songs that are designed to build a good basis of musical knowledge, helping students to become confident in their musical abilities.

About Brittany

I strive to create an environment in which students feel comfortable to learn, experiment, and express themselves and in which they look forward to coming every week. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music and other items needed for the instrument (shoulder rests, strings, rosin, etc) but

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Flora
My daughter said she has a great time with Brittany, she wants more classes can’t wait to see her again.
Molly L.
Brittany is very patient and kind with my two daughters. They really look forward to seeing her. She is also quite pleasant.
Michael
Extremely patient and encouraging, every lesson is a pleasure.

Catherine W.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Catherine W.

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This is my profession.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Susanna S.

171 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Susanna S.

171 Reviews
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I've been teaching viola for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, community orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods, Barbara Barber books and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Local Students: As of Tuesday May 11, 2021 I will be fully vaccinated and so is my family. I will be resuming in person lessons in my home if you are fully vaccinated. If you are under 12 years old, you must wear a mask and I will wear a mask too. Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching exper

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Crystal
Susanna is an amazing instructor who takes the time with her students to truly get an appreciation of the instrument they are learning. Susanna offers any student patience, understanding and a wealth of knowledge to gain confidence in playing. Highly recommend for any Violin, Viola, or Cello students.
Izz
Absolute BEST music teacher EVER! If patience is a virtue, you will never meet a more virtuous person.

I’ve been taking Viola lesson with Susanna for over four years…including various breaks for health issues (two strokes, carpal tunnel surgery)…and Susanna always knows where to restart lessons.

You can stop looking for a strings teacher now, because you’ve just found the best there is!
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Amanda M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amanda M.

7 Reviews
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Experienced violist who has been playing for 14 years. I have only had young students in the past, but I am willing to teach adults as well. If you're a beginner, I would love to help you get started and introduce you into all the wonderful music for the violin and viola! I will take the time to find music you specifically enjoy and adjust to your tastes. I care very much about helping you find an ear for music and finding your favorite styles! We'll be learning about technique, intonation, note reading, and of course, music theory. Please contact me if you'd like to see what I can teach you!

About Amanda

Hi there, my name is Amanda and I am a passionate musician! I am a violist of 14 years, a pianist of 16, as well as a songwriter and (currently) a student in music production. Music is one of the most important aspects of my life, and I enjoy sharing it with others more than anything. If you woul

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Andre R.
Barry
Amanda is a fantastic teacher for a beginning violist of any age. Even on days that I am not motivated and don't really want to play she is able to brighten my day with her optimism, energy, and enthusiasm. She has an extraordinary ability to add confidence to a new and nervous student. My experience as a someone in their 30's has been absolutely wonderful with Amanda as my teacher.
Andre R.
We've made such good progress. I'm thrilled.

Glenda J.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • ,Music Education, French, Drama from Wayne State University
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Glenda J.

35 Reviews
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About Glenda

After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University in MI, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, I have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the US and in 8 foreign countries, and taught at public, charter, and private schools. It is important to

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Danyelle
Ms. Glenda is very inspiring, patient, and kind with her teaching style. She is committed to musical excellence. So glad I found her.
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Braylon
Ms. Glenda is amazing. Really knows her stuff:

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Des Plaines is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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"Kristen is a great teacher and very knowledgeable of her instruments. She teaches at a comfortable pace that will urge you to practice more and learn, without out pacing her students. I highly recommend her as an instructor."
Anthony Atthowe
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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"She's the best! My daughter started on violin with the school and then moved on to viola. Finding a viola teacher is no easy task! In fact, finding anything for the viola - music, strings, etc ... is difficult! But Kimberly does a great job and got her off to a wonderful start. We are so incredibly happy to have Kimberly teaching our daughter. Do not rely on your child's school to teach viola - go directly to Kimberly."
Katie
Took Viola lessons from Kimberly B.
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"My son has been developing his skills through her lessons. I've seen him more motivated and dedicated since he has started working with Shannon. I'd highly recommend her for anyone that has a student that is serious about improving their craft."
Jennifer
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"Miss Susanna is very nice and very patient- even when I'm being super ADHD! She also doesn't over or underestimate me, which I very much appreciate."
Claire
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"It's amazing how remote sessions with Kendra would be this effective for my 12-year old daughter. Definitely planning on continuing the lessons!"
Kay
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Zachary is a great instructor and friendly , you won't feel the stress of a regular class.I can say that I am always excited to learn because of the motivation he give. I wasn't sure at the beginning that the online lessons would work effectively and that I will see great results. I have already had 5 sessions and still have 15 left. He is so patient and gives a clear guidance to improve your level. Each week there is a prepared plan of what we will focus on depending on the performance which means you take the full use of every minute in the class. Also ,the weekly homework or exercises given helps you to know what to do to improve between each class.

Totally recommend"
Danya
Took Viola lessons from Zachary H.
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"Emily is a very focused and professional teacher. She gives instructions clearly.
My son seems to understand the concepts much better just after a few lessons and he has improved quite a lot since. We are very happy with Emily."
Samuel
Took Viola lessons from Emily W.
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"Regina was great! She was very patient with Lily(a beginner ).Can't wait for our next class."
Lily
Took Viola lessons from Regina 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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"One of the things Megan has besides the skill is a good attitude towards her students."
Tom Reaghard
Took Viola lessons from Megan H.
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