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Peter B.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter B.

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Instructions are based on custom curriculum for every student. The curriculum is based on student's desires and abilities and compiled from multiple sources.

About Peter

I am Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my students r

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Kim
Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
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Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive

Sylvia W.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Sylvia W.

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An experienced and registered Suzuki teacher, my students learn to play violin starting from a solid foundation with emphasis on posture and producing a beautiful tone. In addition to playing the instrument, students can expect to learn reading music, basic theory, music history, and ear training. Learning violin will teach patience, concentration, the value of hard work, coordination, as well as enhancing memory, aural skills, and fine motor control. It was Dr. Suzuki's belief and mine that learning an instrument not only fosters these skills but also helps to foster the hearts and minds of those learning the craft.

About Sylvia

Sylvia Wehrs grew up in Auburn, Alabama studying the violin and piano. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she graduated with both a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. Ms. Wehrs is a fully registered violin te

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Jonathan
Sylvia is very good at taking the time to explain the reasons behind the why of doing certain things. Being an adult with no musical background what so ever she has really taken the time to teach me some basic fundamentals that are helping me build the solid foundation that I so very much want and need. Beyond the time we spend with one-on-one instructions she challenges me with exercises to practice on between our meetings. I explained to Sylvia what I was looking for and she has centered the training and instructions around that to ensure that my goals are being met. She is a pleasure to work with and learn from.
CJ
Great experience working with Sylvia.
CSS
Sylvia is a great teacher. She is patient and firm and our kids learned quickly with her technique.
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Jonathan G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan G.

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I have two graduate degrees in Music Performance. I have taught this subject for over twenty years. I have played as a regular substitute violinist with the Seattle Symphony.

About Jonathan

I have nearly thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish.

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Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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Damien G.

45 Reviews
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  • Awarded Winner-Concerto Competition from UNT
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Damien G.

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Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet soloist with the Loyola Chamber Orchestra in Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Vienna. He has been a member of the UNT Wind Symphony , under Eugene Corporan, and the UNT Orchestra, led by Anshel Brusilow. More recently, he has performed at two UNT concerto concerts as a soloist with the UNT chamber orchestra. Damien also has performed with the Contemporary Theater of Dallas along with other freelance activities in the DFW area. His teachers include: Mr. A. Crisanti,Dr. James Gillespie, Dr. John Scott, Steve Cohen, Daryl Coad, and John Reeks.

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Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet sol

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Andrew
great teacher!
Ramon L.
he reviews and cares in a broad way
Camille D.
Terrible. Only taught 30 minutes out of 60 minute sessions. On the 3 session I mentioned it and he said he didn’t think my son needed more than that even though we paid for it. Was so disrespectful!!!! Never again!!! Highly unprofessional when asked about why he cut the lessons short. Please don’t leave your kids with this instructor work paying attention. He will get over on you if he thinks you’re not involved.
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Alethia E.

29 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alethia E.

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I use many methods including Suzuki, Kodaly and traditional teachings that include catered practice plans in order to accommodate each student's learning needs. I am very flexible and more than happy to discuss teaching methods and/or special needs with parents and students.

About Alethia

Growing up I was raised in a home full of music. My father, a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Musica (National conservatory of Superior Music) played piano day and night and from there my love for music blossomed. My first experience with music was at the age of 8 when I began to

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Emmerson (Emme) N.
Alethia is great. She is working with my 7 yr. old daughter as a beginner in violin. She teaches in a way that is fun, appropriate, and respectful. My daughter has already learned so much and looks forward to her lessons with Alethia each week.
Lynne R.
Alethia is very knowledgeable about technique and skilled at teaching.
Mark N.
Alethia is a very talented teacher and violinist. She is extremely professional, attentive and accommodating to her students needs/goals. As an older student with no musical background, she has made the violin less intimidating and more accessible by breaking it down and making it less complex and easier to understand. While, I've only been with her a few years, I'm very proud of the progress I've made with her. If you are interested in taking up the violin, I highly recommend her.
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Sylvia S.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sylvia S.

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Join me to achieve:

• a solid technical and musical foundation for beginners
• improved technique and increased musical expressiveness for intermediate & advanced players
• support developing strong rhythm and sight-reading skills
• a sense of community with other students and parents during this time of isolation
• confidence and joy in performing

I use a combination of Suzuki approaches, improvisation, Dalcroze-inspired eurythmics, and somatic movement awareness (inspired by Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique) to simultaneously develop fluent musicality, joy in making music, a solid instrumental technique, and musicianship (including reading and theory). A former sufferer of tendonitis, she has a particular interest in addressing and preventing performance injuries, in both beginning and experienced players.

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I’ve had the great pleasure of both studying with and watching Sylvia teach others for several years. She’s kind, patient, and always calm, even through my last-minute

About Sylvia

Fascinated and deeply inspired by the relationship between music, movement, and dance, violinist and Dalcrozian-in-training Sylvia Schwartz is a passionate chamber musician in both modern and historical performance practices. A native of Boston, MA, Sylvia performs currently with Guts Baroque Duo, L

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Smithton, IL

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Smithton is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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"Jessica is an amazing instructor! My daughter started with her last year (she was five and just turned 6) and the progress she has made is amazing! Jessica is so patient, kind, and knowledgeable. We feel so lucky to have her as our daughter’s teacher!"
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Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"Mark Williams is a awsome violin teacher.

Mark Williams was my son, Nicholas' private violin teacher at his elementary school. My son enjoyed lessons and he learned a great deal of aquired skills he needed to play violin. Mr. Williams was able to share his enthusiasm of playing violin with my son. He made my son be more serious when he practiced violin. He allowed my son to have a private concert which encouraged him and gave him confidence. Mr. Williams was a very friendly and encouraging teacher who is able to make his students confident violin players."
Tong
Took Violin lessons from Mark T. W.
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"It was a great first day. My child felt motivated by her teacher"
Alex
Took Violin lessons from Cara A.
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"Not only is Kendra a gifted musician, she has the ability to teach, which is a rare talent. I'd highly recommend Kendra for beginning to advanced students!"
Alisa
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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"Emily was patient with me as a beginner. Her instructions were very detailed, easily understood and very helpful. Her pace was just right - not too slow, not too fast. She took the time to observe my technique and make corrections gently as needed. I would highly recommend Emily for online violin instruction to students of all ages."
Michael
Took Violin lessons from Emily W.
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"First lesson went great! She was very nice and positive!"
Adora
Took Violin lessons from Linda C.
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"My son has been taking lessons from Connie and we love having her as his teacher! She helps him with his confidence playing solo and also working through school orchestra music... he’s now one of the more advanced in his group! Connie focuses on the details to set up a good foundation and has been great helping him with some bad habits he devolved years ago. She has lots of experience with every age group and teaches all the way through very advanced level. Thankful she came recommended to us!"
Mona
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"Chenyu is an absolutely fantastic teacher! She instantly puts my daughter at ease, while keeping her on track with lessons. I couldn't be happier with her teaching style!"
Alix
Took Violin lessons from Chenyu Z.
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"I'm coming back to playing after 6 years of not thinking about music at all. Dustin gave me some great jumping off points for playing, reading music, and practice technique."
Gabrielle
Took Violin lessons from Dustin N.
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"Very good instructor with strong academic credentials!! Definitely a find for us after going through multiple instructors.... Definitely a keeper"
Jill Lievano
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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