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Melissa D.

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Starting at $30
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  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melissa D.

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I have been playing viola for 20+ years and I adore the sound and feel of the instrument. Playing viola has some unique challenges that make it just a bit more special than some of the other string instruments. I like tailor my lessons to the needs of each student. I like to focus on literature written specifically for the viola with some violin transcriptions. I strive to develop good musicianship, understanding of basic theory and good technique in both hands.

About Melissa

I began playing violin at age 10 after years of singing in children's choirs. I continued my musical journey at Sam Houston State University where I earned a Bachelors degree in Music and my Texas All Level Music teaching certification. I was a middle school orchestra director for 17 years. During t

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Page likesMelissa and looks forward to her next lesson. She enjoyed Melissa's teaching technique and looks forward to continuing with her.
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Sydney J.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Music Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Sydney J.

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I teach viola to students of all ages and levels! As a violist of 15 years, my background is in classical music. My teaching is informed by Suzuki methodology, and I often start first-time violists with Suzuki teaching practices. However, I specialize in teaching a variety of genres, and I work individually with my students to determine how I can support them wherever they are in their musical journey!

About Sydney

I am a Chicago-based performer and music teacher of seven years. I completed my Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from Roosevelt University in 2018, and have taught violin and viola in group and private lessons to children and adults of all ages! My teaching is informed by Suzuki pedagogy.

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Matt
So very, very patient with little kids. She leaves us with notes so we know exactly what to practice each time. It really helps us stay on track in between lessons. I can easily recommend Sydney for anyone (at any age) that wants to learn violin.
Rithwik
She is very friendly .My son really loves his new teacher. Looking forward for more sessions with her .Thankyou Sydney.
Elizabeth
Very good teacher :)
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Cameron K.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 4 to 65
  • Electrical Engineering from Lone Star Collage
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Cameron K.

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Learning to play a string instrument is tough but the payoff is so worth it!

About Cameron

Music teacher specializing in string instruments. As a music teacher, my goal is to give my students fun and productive lessons. I teach my students all the essential technical and musical principles which help them to succeed at reaching their goals and avoid developing harmful habits along the way

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Braeden S.
Cameron has been patient and encouraging. He has given a lot of helpful tips to improve playing and seem to be working!
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Elisabeth H.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $42
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  • Teaches students Male: 2 to 22; Female: 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elisabeth H.

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I have been teaching music lessons professionally for 15 years to students of all ages. From Beginner to Advanced, all levels are welcome and lessons will help you progress further from where you are. Music is fun! Lessons are conducting in a positive and fun manner so that you hardly realize how much work you are doing. I want to cultivate and bring out your music potential, and support your musical goals. Preparing for a school competition, pursuing entering a higher level music school or university, or want to learn for personal enjoyment, I can help! Ready to start?!

About Elisabeth

Elisabeth has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio and online. Elisabeth has helped students succeed in recitals, state competitions, concerts, and has prepared students for entering symphony orchestras. Elisabeth received her training i

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Dana
Elisabeth has been teaching our 12 year old son piano for several years. She is very methodical in working through curriculum in her instruction, but also flexible to include other “fun” songs that he wanted to play to help keep him motivated. She is very patient and efficient during the lesson time. I may add that my husband is a classical pianist so we were looking for a high quality instructor. We also appreciate that she is flexible with changing lessons times on occasion when our schedule may change for a season. We’ve been very pleased with the progress our son has made under her teaching.
Natalie Britt
If your searching for an amazing teacher your search is over. Elisabeth has been wonderful violin teacher to my son! She makes corrections without being critical..that's huge!! We highly recommend her!!
Denise
Elisabeth is helping me realize a dream of learning to play both the cello and the violin in my not-so-youthful years. I deeply appreciate her patience and encouragement, her knowledgeable and confident guidance. Each lesson session is a joy because of Elisabeth's upbeat, positive outlook and her genuine desire to see and hear my playing abilities improve.
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Aleksandre R.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aleksandre R.

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Pedagogy is one of the few and rare professions that requires true vocation and conviction. I believe that teaching comes from sharing and I love to help each and every one of my students develop their own gift and understanding of music. This year marks the beginning of my 11th year of teaching and I am fascinated and humbled by everything that I have learned from all of my students!
Learning to play an instrument is a formative, fun and inclusive process for both teacher and student. I enjoy seeing my pupils progress and ultimately, finding their voice and telling their own story through music. My objective as a docent is to inspire students to develop high intrapersonal intelligence so that they may become their own best teacher.
It is my hope that my students will acquire tools that will not only help them become better musicians but that will also assist them in other areas of their lives.
The student will learn healthy ways of approaching the instrument. I guarantee the

About Aleksandre

Venezuelan violist, conductor and pedagogue Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz hails from Caracas where his musical foundation began under the auspices of the famed "El Sistema" organisation. A versatile musician, Roderick-Lorenz enjoys a dynamic career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He performs

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Amanda W.
Aleksandre is an amazing teacher! I've only been taking lessons with him for a month now and already feel more confident in my technique and happier with my sound! Aleksandre has incredible skill with the instrument and, importantly, is gifted in teaching as well! I highly recommend Aleksandre if you are looking to begin playing the viola or starting up again after decades like me!
Michele
My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Aleksandre and she has made tremendous strides in just 1 year with his instruction. He is nurturing and encouraging, giving praise when it is due, but also is meticulous and has high standards. In this sense he really strikes a perfectly balanced approach to teaching and shows a genuine investment in her progress. He demonstrates an obvious passion for the instrument and it is thrilling and inspiring to hear him play. He is a real role model and a cheer leader for his students. She and I both highly recommend Aleksandre!
Alexis
Aleksandre is an outstanding teacher! Truly one of the best. My son began taking lessons with Aleksandre a little more than a year ago. Aleksandre has a way of teaching that completely engages and excites my son while ensuring that he is learning how to read music and play with rhythm and feeling. When we had to go remote, Aleksandre did not miss a beat. My son has grown to love the violin so much that we increased our lessons to twice a week. I would highly recommend Aleksandre as a professional, thoughtful and extraordinary teacher of the violin.
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Celine S.

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  • Recreation, Parks and Tourism Admin with a minor in Music from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Celine S.

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Take the nerves out of learning music for yourself or your loved ones. Everyone learns differently and with Celine’s one on one instruction she caters towards your learning style. With over 10 years of teaching experience she brings unique perspectives to the table.

About Celine

Celine was born and raised in Ventura County, but she just moved to Washington State to be closer to her sister and her family. In her community she was heavily involved with local programs like the Children’s String Ensemble, which was a free program she volunteered for from 2007-2011. When she g

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Grace
My daughter started learning the violin during the pandemic and has really learned and loved her lessons. It has been nice to have that consistency amidst all the changes in the last year.

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"Elizabeth was very flexible and worked with us perfectly. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t change!"
Ava
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"I've been taking lessons since April and have noticed a huge improvement thanks to Koko. He's very positive and offers insightful corrections and alternatives where needed(but also pushes me when needed). Highly recommend!!"
Krystle
Took Viola lessons from Kostadin D.
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"I had a great first lesson with Kelvin! He's fast and efficient and knows how to maximize the online time slot! This is gonna be fun!!!"
Brian
Took Viola lessons from Kelvin L.
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"She was very knowledgeable, patient, and pleasant to work with."
Leah
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"Julia is a wonderful teacher with great patience. And of course she plays very well and I learned a lot from her!"
Esther
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Will's teaching style is very clear and motivating! He inspires me to improve weekly and helps me set long-term goals for playing. Great teacher!"
Louise
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Great with my daughter and very friendly"
Elena
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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"For two years, I took viola lessons with Chen. In my seven years of studying music, I can confidently say that Chen has been one of my favorite music teachers.

Chen is a very effective teacher. He is very patient and is constantly thinking of new ways to tackle solving a student’s struggles. If you put in the time, work, and practice, he will help you to advance in playing your instrument with greater proficiency.

Since Chen is very knowledgeable in his craft, he helped me to know what to look for when purchasing a new bow. He knows many practice strategies and techniques to get your scales, etudes, and repertoire to become performance ready.

When I first started taking lessons with Chen, I could hardly play the viola at all. After two years of learning under his instruction, he had guided me to learn and develop the skills needed to get me through three college orchestra concerts, becoming the principal viola in that orchestra, performing two college solo recitals, and joining a university community orchestra.

Thanks to Chen, he has taken me to levels of proficiency with the viola I would never imagine I would get to. If you are looking to learn how to play violin or viola, I would definitely recommend Chen as your teacher. Thank you, Chen."
Dylan
Took Viola lessons from Chen C.
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"Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful."
Joanne
Took Viola lessons from Donna W.
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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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