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Aleksandre R.

10 Reviews
Malden, MA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • AA English Literature from Miami Dade College
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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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Henrietta
It was our first lesson, and already he gave very helpful tips for improvement!
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!
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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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!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Jerry M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

About Jerry

My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND e

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Savannah M.
Went way above and beyond to work with my son and help him with the things that he struggled with. We are very pleased and thankful to Mr. Jerry.
Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
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Catherine W.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
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Catherine W.

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This is my profession.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Americ

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Charlie B.
Catherine has been a terrific violin instructor for both my 14 year old daughter and 13 year old son. She is very passionate and methodical in keeping them motivated and engaged in learning the violin. She has been great and the kids love her as a teacher. I highly recommend Catherine for anyone considering an online violin teacher for their teenage kids.

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Si T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Si T.

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My lessons are fun and methodical. I focus on the students needs and how they can achieve their goals on the instrument. My goal is to have my students play beautifully. When they sound good, they feel good!

About Si

I am a professional musician in Los Angeles area. I play with Los Angeles Ballet, San Bernardino symphony, Earth Call orchestra, Hour of Power orchestra. I have performed with Mary J Blige, Pattie LaBelle and recorded for Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow. I have a BM from Hall conservatory.

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Calvin A.
Si is a superb teacher and musician. His playing is phenomenal and his deep knowledge of music coupled with his teaching skills makes studying with him awesome. Teaching is a delicate process and Si definitely understands how to navigate it in a professional and enjoyable manner.
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Adam S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Ethnomusicology from Hampshire College
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Adam S.

3 Reviews
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My method is learning to play by ear, and learning to read music. Students will study JS Bach and some of the other masters. I always recommend that students take an hour lesson a week

About Adam

I am the president of Mandolin New England a 501c3 non-profit Mandolin Orchestra. I have a BA in music and certificates in violin from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Conservatory at Rivers. I studied ethno music ecology at Hampshire College wi

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Nancy
I have learned more from Adam than I had from my two previous mandolin teachers. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in all of the instruments he teaches.
Bob
I play guitar in a local band and we decided we needed mandolin on this part, so I put an ad in Craigslist. Long story short the guy we hired to do the part turns out was a teacher. I always wanted to learn the fiddle so I thought a couple lessons would be enough, but this guy knows so much and so many styles that I'm hooked. I live in Greenfield, so most of my lessons are online
Wendy
I asked at Downtown Sounds in Northampton who is the best fiddle teacher in western MA. Joe said "Adam Sweet". I called and he responded promptly. I must say, he's very patient and knowledgeable. I've been taking lessons now from Mr. Sweet since 2009 when he was teaching in South Hadley

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The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Dedham 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 $130 per hour.
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"He has a great personality, perfect for kids!"
Gisella
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"We've made such good progress. I'm thrilled."
Andre
Took Viola lessons from Amanda M.
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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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"My 13 year old granddaughter just finished her 1st year of viola at school in June 2014 and she wanted to take summer lessons to stay sharp. There were a lot of teachers available within a 10-15 minute drive, but after trying other teachers, we chose Mark (a 30 minute drive ) because, as others have commented, he is extremely patient and teaches by correcting, not criticizing. He simply has a gift for teaching. I have never regretted the extra drive. Once you've had a lesson with him, you won't want to go to anyone else."
Mike
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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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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"Aleksandre is an incredible violist and dedicated, thoughtful, encouraging teacher! His passion for the instrument is obvious and his dynamic but approachable personality is a great match for our fairly reserved daughter. She has made tremendous progress in 1 year of lessons, and we attribute much of that progress to Aleks' meticulous instruction."
Michele
Took Viola lessons from Aleksandre R.
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"very patient and supportive"
Laurie
Took Viola lessons from Kathleen L.
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"I learned so much and enjoyed my lessons."
Grace
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"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!"
Michele
Took Viola lessons from Aleksandre R.
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"Loved Mr. Ruff’s energy and diverse knowledge of how to approach classical music while having a huge appreciation, practice, and love for all genres!"
Wesley
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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