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Andy S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Awarded UCLA Gluck Foundation Scholarship from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andy S.

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As a session musician, Andy has recorded his viola talents for dozens of artists across the LA area (Hayley Kiyoko, Yore, Zac Poor). As a teacher, he specializes in the Suzuki method, with a strong emphasis on sight reading and expression. He will help take away the intimidation from learning your instrument, and get you having fun to bring your playing to the next level!

About Andy

Hello! I'm Andy, I'm a violinist and music-artist/multi-instrumentalist. I have taught hundreds of students over the past ten years, it has been a joyous and rewarding experience for me. I grew up in a very musical household, music has been and always will be such an important part of my life. I hav

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Leah K.
Cool guy, very patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Annabel
Andy has been so fantastic with my daughter. Not only does he teach her the fundamentals of piano, he also incorporates teaching her more modern songs from bands she likes as well as songs she has written herself. He encourages her to always be creative and records her playing and singing the song, with his accompaniment, for her to listen to. She has been learning with Andy for a few years now and every lesson is new and different. We couldn't recommend him enough
Paul
Andy always manages to motivate my daughter and get her to enjoy playing her viola, which is no mean feet! She looks forward to the lessons and has improved greatly over the last couple of years.

Emil L.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emil L.

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I can offer you offer you as a student:
* a relaxed learning alternative
* convenience which saves your time and money
* confidence in your world class teacher level
* reasonable rates per lesson
* lessons for students of all ages
* lessons range from beginner, intermediate to advanced skill levels

My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, pop style and how to improvise.

About Emil

I have MM degree in Violin performance and Orchestral Conducting from Europe and Russia and can teach you the Right Way Violin, Viola, Piano Music Theory, Conducting anywhere in San Diego in your own home or in my studio. My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, po

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Bryan
Emil was a great instructor, very knowledgable and patient. I have improved in all areas thanks to his instruction. He would even stay late occasionally to play violin solos with me playing rhythm guitar!
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Rebecca K.

64 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rebecca K.

64 Reviews
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Want to get started on the viola? I can help!

About Rebecca

Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught element

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Yasmine B.
It was my daughters first lesson with Rebecca and she did amazing. Rebecca is so great with kids and kept my daughter engaged. She is excited to learn the piano and can’t wait for her next class
Solène
I'm very excited to have Rebecca as an instructor, she is kind, patient, and knowledgeable!
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Cieran M.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Cieran M.

3 Reviews
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Viola is the undersung hero of the orchestra, and I love to help violists learn this beautiful instrument! Though much of the technique of the instrument is the same or very similar to the violin, violists enjoy a great repertoire of solo pieces and high demand in ensembles, which I can help you discover for yourself. (Please see my violin profile for more information on experience and lesson style)

About Cieran

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I teach all styles of violin and piano to ages 4 and up, with a strong emphasis on finding what kind of music each student enjoys and building a life-long love of music with solid technical foundations. I hold a

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Henry W.
Cieran was amazing with my 3 year old! He explained everything and was very patient!
Kelsey F.
Cieran is absolutely fantastic. Regardless of what type of style you are trying to learn, he is the teacher for you. He has a great passion for music and is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Every lesson is tailored to what you would like to learn. Not only that, but he is an extremely gifted player, so after hearing what I aspire to sound like, I am motivated to practice more than ever!
Bill S.
Patient & Encouraging

Cieran is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and attentive - all the things one looks for in a teacher.
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Katie S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Katie S.

12 Reviews
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I offer all levels of viola lessons.

About Katie

Master of Music Education The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Bachelor of Music The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Current Public School Teacher Over 18 years experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano lessons!

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Tommy
Not just by the book. Is very musical in approach, ear training, theory etc... highly recommended
Franklyn
The first lesson was exactly as expected. Very professional. My son will continue with Katie. He is very excited to work with her.
Cheryl
Katie is the best! A talented musician and a very patient teacher -- she makes learning to play a real joy.

Martina S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, French, Czech
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Martina S.

25 Reviews
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Online Viola Teacher

I love the viola; I'm primarily a violist and love nothing more. I would love to share my passion with you or your child!

I have a Master's degree in Viola Performance, and viola is my primary instrument. I have received extensive instruction on the minutiae of the viola, and can help you with any need that you many have!

I tailor my approach to each student. Some students require more technical work, some require interpretive. Both are fascinating and can be taught with structure and clarity.

About Martina

Hi! My name is Martina and I am a classically trained violist. For my background, I received a Master of Music from Roosevelt University, where I studied with Lawrence Neuman of the Chicago Symphony. I received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin with Sally Chisholm of the Pro A

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Renee
She is the best teacher ever!!!!!! She taught me a lot and is super friendly!!!!
Bianca S.
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson!
Gaia
Wonderful, patient and engaging. Best teacher for a beginner 9-year-old.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in River Forest is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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"Really enjoyed the first lesson and look forward to more. Danielle is knowledgeable, encouraging and friendly. I highly recommend her."
Joyce
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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"Shannon has a way about her that resonates immensely with my son. He is inspired and motivated to practice daily and the quality of his sound has improved even more than I had anticipated. He's a talented musician but it takes a talented tutor to pull out greatness in an artist. She achieves this with a style and grace that leaves an impression. Thank you for your efforts with my son."
Jennifer
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"I'm actually a colleague of Michael's from the Las Colinas Symphony, and freelance work too. But I do learn a lot from the guy, so maybe consider me a student also! He's one of the finest, and most well respected musicians in the orchestra. Super knowledgeable, very creative and fun. Call this guy up, talk to him for 2 minutes, you will see what I mean."
Drew
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"I have learned a lot from my lessons with Shadwa. She has a knack for explaining technique, for making the connections between the physical movement and the sound produced. (Yes, it really does help to stand up straight!) She takes a personal interest in her students, which makes for a great lesson atmosphere. We established longer term goals that we could work towards; I appreciated her patience and creativity. Even scales became more than just boring drills! I definitely recommend her as a viola teacher for adults!"
Christine
Took Viola lessons from Shadwa M.
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"On behalf of Jorden, she truly enjoyed her session. She liked the guidance, direction and takeaways and practicing as instructed to be ready for her next session. Thank you Dee!"
Jorden
Took Viola lessons from Dee F.
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"We tried the first skype session - it's amazing what can be accomplished in 30 minutes with a right teacher! My daughter is excited for the next session!"
Alex
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Charismatic, academic, inspirational, and professional describe Michael. It as been a pleasure working with him for many years. Every lesson will bring energy and new insights into your playing!!"
Daniel Golleher
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"She is a great teacher. She is very patient and clear. She is well-prepared and organized. She is very good at what she does."
Kaylee
Took Viola lessons from Erin C.
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"Helen McDermott is an absolute gift of a viola teacher and wonderful mentor. I highly recommend her!

My daughter studied viola with Helen for 8 consecutive years in Helen's private Suzuki viola studio. My daughter started with Helen when she was 6 years old and continued through her 8th grade year, which was winter/spring 2020.

Helen provides high quality and outstanding music instruction including, but not limited to: foundational to advanced music theory, technique (bow hold, etc...), and music history. She also supplements her private lessons with small-group lessons as well as regular opportunities for recitals.

Helen makes learning rich and fun! She's fabulous with creating music games for students during the lessons and to keep at-home practice time stimulating and meaningful. Helen is outstanding with giving her students structure as well as ways to learn how to stay organized.

As a Suzuki parent, I sat in on Helen's lessons for my daughter (per Suzuki philosophy) all through my daughter's elementary school years. I learned so much, myself, and was enriched by seeing my daughter blossom and grow musically. Helen has given the gift of music to my daughter not only with private lessons, but also through recommending excellent opportunities to participate in Suzuki enrichment like summer music camps and chamber music groups. Helen supported and coached my daughter to be prepared for several auditions over the years.

Because of Helen's outstanding viola instruction and mentorship, my daughter has earned and received numerous invaluable musical opportunities as well as truly meaningful compliments from other music teachers in the community.

Our family is incredibly fortunate to have Helen McDermott in our lives! She's a consummate professional musician and she is utterly passionate about sharing her talents and gifts of music."
Heidi
Took Viola lessons from Helen M.
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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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