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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
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

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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LisaJo B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Illinois University
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LisaJo B.

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I am an experienced symphony musician and teacher. I have two tracks, performance and recreational depending on your preference. Everyone's goals are different, you are in charge of achievement- I am your guide.

About LisaJo

I have 40 years experience as a private teacher in the Chicago area. I teach all ages, including adult beginners. I am classically trained with a Bachlelor's degree in Music Education. I use standard European methods, as well as American fiddling methods. I try to find the key that ignites the mu

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Natalie
We love LisaJo! She is an experienced instructor who works very well with our 13 year old daughter. She is encouraging, kind, and knows what she is doing. Looking forward to the growth our daughter will achieve under her guidance.
Bea Y.
LisaJo is an extraordinary violin teacher. She is helpful, positive and interesting during lessons. She helps students progress with perceptive comments and targeted studies. She is the only teacher I have worked with who has taken so much time giving notes and extra-curricular materials to support progress. Thanks so much, LisaJo!
Ana Maria S.
Great lesson! Looking forward to more:)
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Emily S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Temple University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily S.

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I can teach beginning-advanced viola students, and I can also help a student in the process of switching from violin to viola.

About Emily

My name is Emily, and I am looking for students of all ages and abilities! I have been playing violin for 14 years and have a degree in violin performance from Temple University's Boyer College of Music. I have taught violin in various music programs in the Philadelphia area. I can also teach viola

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Natalie Z.
Very nice and professional. My daughter loves her.
Jessi
I’m an adult viola student which is kind of different for me. I started playing again after a couple years and I’m trying to learn ways to play with other musicians. Emily has been really good with helping me focus on what I want to learn. She is patient with me and also plays with me and makes me feel comfortable in my lesson. afterwards I feel good and positive and I want to play more! I suggest her for anyone trying to be creative and wants to improve on tempo, rythm, tone etc. she’s good.
Angie C.
It is a year later and my daughter is playing well. Anje enjoys her classes and thinks Emily is a great instructor.
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Rahmaan P.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Tedx Performer from Tedx Bach Dang
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rahmaan P.

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My teaching always begins with the fundamental concepts of violin playing. These include; familiarization with the instrument and terms associated, posture, basic theory and note reading, and rhythmic and pitch related exercises. After a student becomes confident with these basic concepts, we will cater a course towards a student's particular goals.

About Rahmaan

I first picked up the viola when I was 10 years old in sixth grade orchestra class, and I haven't put it down since. While most professional musicians were certain of their career paths from a young age, I had no plans to pursue music professionally, until an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall

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Mariam H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, German, Russian
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Master's Degree in Violin Performance from University of Texas
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Mariam H.

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I've been teaching violin and viola for almost 20 years and many of my students have won prestigious placements in the local orchestras. If you are a dedicated and curious student, you'll be able to improve your understanding of our craft and as time goes on you'll be able to take some interesting steps on this path. Since my background training happens to be in the best traditions of Russian violin school, my big emphasis is on the techniques and musicality. I use all kinds of books and methods, from Suzuki to Schradieck. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Mariam

Have you always dreamed about learning to play violin with a professional and passionate teacher? Then I would like to meet you! My name is Mariam and I am a professional musician/violin teacher with a Master's Degree from the University of Texas in Austin. I have lived, played violin and taught

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Susan M.
Mariam is energetic, clear and kind. She is very educated and experienced. I come from a Suzuki background and had not played for a few years. Mariam was able to work with me easily.
Teresa S.
Wonderful exciting teacher

I have had several lessons now and have not only learned a lot, but enjoyed my lesson time. Mariam is very fun and pushes me to try new things while keeping me reviewing the old.
I get a high quality teacher in my home every week that wants me to improve as much as I want to improve my violin skills. After just two lessons people I have played for have commented on just how much I have improved lately.
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Maggie Z.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $61
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano less

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Loann
My 8-year-olds daughter has some minor learning delays, Maggie is very understanding & patient with her. She engages and makes the sessions fun. My daughter thinks she’s awesome and enjoys her sessions with Maggie.
Isabel R.
Maggie is a great teacher! I have only spent 3 sessions with her and I am making great progress. She's very patient and skilled. Her positivity encourages me and helps my advancement. I learn a lot from one lesson and I am excited to take more.
Flordeliza C.
Maggie is an awesome piano teacher! It has been 7 years since my last piano lesson and Maggie took over recently. I didn't have much confidence in myself, but I guess she saw potential in me. My former teacher was keen on using children's piano books for me because she thinks, despite being an adult, those teaching materials are the most appropriate for my level. But Maggie had me playing Hanon right away. It was intimidating, but definitely helped me build confidence in myself! I feel so empowered playing the piano now. :) She's also very flexible. My schedule is all over the place right now due to schoolwork, but she's able to accommodate me still. I highly recommend her!

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"Ms Susanna was timely to the session and patient with my son as we ran into some difficulties from my end. He enjoys the 1:1 interactions already."
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Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Joshua is a knowledgeable and great instructor and works well with my son. He.has patience and a balanced approach. I can tell he has worked with young children often."
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Took Viola lessons from Joshua A.
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"Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful."
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Took Viola lessons from Donna W.
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"Julia not only is a wonderful musician, but is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and knows how to inspire her students to achieve their fullest potential. You won’t be disappointed!"
Eric
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"First day went well, I think he's very good teacher. Looking forward for more lessons to come."
Shinwon
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"She was very patient and sweet! My daughter really enjoyed her lesson."
Mia
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Charles is very nice teacher.My kids like so much."
Yuki
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"Mark is best music teacher .I learn a lot from him very first lesson."
Ben
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"My middle-schooler has been having a terrific experience as a student of Will's. Will is very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. He quickly built a great rapport and established a positive and fun atmosphere for learning. His love of music is apparent and creates a great model for students. We are extremely pleased and feel fortunate to have found Will."
Leo
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Elizabeth is so knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. Thanks for a great first lesson."
Brookelan
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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