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Karen D.

28 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Violin:
A wooden stringed instrument in the violin family; it is the smallest and highest-pitched. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato). Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition and in many varieties of folk music. They are also frequently used in genres of folk including country music and bluegrass music and in jazz. Electric violins are used in some forms of rock music; further, the violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, particularly in Irish traditional music and bluegrass, but this nickname is also used regardless of the type of music played on it.
Lessons always start with the basics: Tuning, hand/bow

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
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Jiuri Y.

3 Reviews
Belmont, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Violin Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
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Jiuri Y.

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Ms. Yu is currently a Teaching Assistant in the University of Massachusetts, where she is responsible for all undergraduates who take violin performance as a second major. With increasing time on her hands for side efforts, Jiuri has recently found that teaching young children gives her great joy, especially dealing when with the complexities of personalities as they arise and the challenge of motivating and molding young minds. When Jiuri is not teaching or performing music, she loves traveling, seeing all the different and interesting cultures, museums and learning about the history of places. Jiuri is an avid reader.

About Jiuri

Ms. Yu is violinist originally from China, and started playing the violin at the age of four. She has moved to the US since the undergraduate. She is an active performer and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. As a multi musician, Jiuri is currently a violin instructor at the Key notes school o

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Xu
Jiuri is an experienced teacher, with a humorous personality. she know how to keep my kids's concentration. We would love to continue my kids violin education with her. HIGHLY recommended!
Lynn
Jiuri is very detailed in her lesson. I would recommend her as a teacher.
satya V.
Juiry is very patient and fantastic teacher.
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Jill G.

37 Reviews
Charlestown, MA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 to 90
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music
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Jill G.

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Whether you're 3 or 103, if you're playing violin (or starting to play!) I hope you're EXCITED about it!! Over the years, my students have said that their lessons are/have been their favorite times of each week. I believe learning to play viola should be full of joy, learning, thinking, and feeling. Bring that joy alive for yourself by partnering with me as your musical guide. I bring over 30 years of experience and pure joy to my work, and I'd love to share that with you!

About Jill

I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyp

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Shannon G.
Thank you for a great lesson! I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to next week :)
Julian
Jill has been great! I’m an adult beginner who was nervous about jumping into learning the Violin. Jill is very helpful, super encouraging and knowledgeable. Also very flexible with my schedule. I recommend her to anyone starting out. I look forward to my next lesson!
Deborah S.
I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson. Jill is an excellent teacher. She is patient and so easy to follow. Btw she is an amazing violinist. I’m so impressed.

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Claire L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Claire L.

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I have been playing the violin for over 15 years. I like to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students regardless of their age. I currently attend Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio for Music Education. My goals for teaching is to help all of the children I work with to become more noble human beings through their positive experiences with music! My priorities for teaching are balanced posture, balanced tone, perfect intonation and great skills for developing artistic musicianship in performance. Currently accepting students of all ages and levels.

About Claire

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested

Kan W.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Kan W.

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violin is one of the most tricky instrument ever. When you listen to it, it is amazing, when you start to learn it, you feel horrible. you cannot wait to ask your children or yourself to quit ASAP. trust me, once you pass the pivotal point, you will love it, never feel tired of holding it, never feel crazy of its creepy sound!

About Kan

The concertmaster, Kan, handled her difficult solos with disarming ease. -Mark Swed Music Critic October 23, 2008 LA Tim

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Scott
It's been 3/4 year since we've been with her, and she is absolutely awesome! She totally earned my daughter's respect. Meeting a right teacher is so important because it took some time to correct the bad habit she aquired and continued that her previous teacher let go. Ms. Kan is absolutely one of the best teacher we had so far!
Larry S.
Kan is wonderful!
Elizabeth
Kan seemed very qualified and the first lesson or so went well with the exception of hearing her child cry on and off throughout the lesson and make an appearance on camera as well. We tried to be understanding. Unfortunately we learned she has quite a temper. Our Internet went down and caused problems in our Skype connection. We tried to contact her and Skype said she was unavailable. It took some time to unravel it. When we finally got back in touch with Kan 16 minutes after the lesson started, instead of listening and understanding that we had technical problems, she yelled at us and kept brandishing her phone at the camera to "prove" that she was ready for the lesson. She barely let us get a word in. She very firmly told us we would be paying for the lesson and continued to hold her phone up to the camera. We wanted to just continue the lesson in it's shortened form, but she refused to put her phone down and kept talking over us. Our goal was to remedy the situation; after this, we wanted nothing further to do with Kan. She upset our daughter and that's the end of that. Be warned.
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Matthew W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matthew W.

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I am a working professional in Hollywood.
I've studied and performed with the greatest players on earth.
Humor is a big part of having lessons with me so get ready to laugh!
Also- get ready to practice!!
You should be planning on practicing at least 5 hours per week.

About Matthew

Matthew, violin/viola, attended Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory, then relocated to Los Angeles in 2001, studying at Henry Mancini Institute with members of the LA Philharmonic. He has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Sir James Galway, Jennifer Hudson, Peter Frampton, Babyfa

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Deborah
Our family loves Matthew. He's brought music back into our home and even my 3-year-old enjoys being a part of my lessons. I've had my great-grandfather's violin since I was 10, but it wasn't until I started taking lessons with Matthew 3 years ago, that I really started to play and understand foundational scales, key signatures and positions. It's opened up a whole world for me, and now I love playing the violin. For the legacy, the beautiful music and the joy it brings into my life and our home.
Eliza James
Matthew is a fantastic teacher. I’ve known him for 20 yrs and have had many lessons. I recommend him for any level and students of any age. If you want to rekindle your love for music Matthew is your perfect teacher.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Cambridge is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $230 per hour.
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"Our first violin lesson with Speedy was awesome! He is kind and walks you through the lesson and covers a lot of pertinent material without overwhelming the student. He did a wonderful job!"
Logan
Took Violin lessons from Speedy B.
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"Ms. Stephanie was very patient. She explained everything very nicely. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher."
Samia
Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Y.
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"I am an adult learner who started working with Hallie January 8. Hallie is an excellent instructor. She has a style of instructing that is very patient and nurturing. It is very clear that she is a strong believer in positive reinforcement over negative reinforcement. She is very open to questions and when you do not understand something, will try to find alternative ways of explaining the concept, rather than simply repeating what she has already said. I could definitely see that she would be very good working with children. I leave every lesson with Hallie in a very positive place wanting to immediately go home and practice. I feel very fortunate that I have discovered Hallie and look forward to working with her for years to come."
Richard Smith
Took Violin lessons from Hallie C.
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"Overall a great instructor. She has helped me become a better player over time and helped me overcome the things I have struggled on. Magnificent teacher!"
Rhiannon
Took Violin lessons from Panagiota K.
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"Great Violin Teacher!

I had violin lessons with Kan for a few months now. She is an amazing teacher. Her lessons are always fun and easy to follow. I learned so much from her.
I would definitely recommend her if someone is looking for a violin teacher."
Uyen
Took Violin lessons from Kan W.
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"She was very helpful and nice. I like having her as an instructor. She was very good overall."
Rhiannon
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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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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"She is great very good with our 6 yr old."
Felipee
Took Violin lessons from Kendall D.
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"Excellent teacher! She starts with the basics of how to care for your violin, handling and same day we were playng. Each lesson has a beief review of the last and she provides tools (free apps) to help tune your violin and another for playing/ training.

She is a great teacher! friendly and dedicated!!"
Nicole
Took Violin lessons from Hannah L.
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"Ardalan is very friendly and positive."
Ronan
Took Violin lessons from Ardalan G.
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