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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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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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Astrid J.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks español, english
  • Teaches students 7 to 80
  • Bachelor in violin from Autonomous University of Bucaramanga Colombia
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Astrid J.

3 Reviews
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The student achieves what he wants by always getting his best version of what he decides to do.
I design a totally personalized method based on what the student wants to achieve. Since I'm from Colombia, I like to put some of my culture on the way I teach and the way I see music.
My main goal is to put the student at a point where he enjoys learning and also progresses based on his effort and interest. Enjoy life through music, enjoy music through life.....

About Astrid

In my 25 years of experience I have learned to observe and understand the need of each student who comes to me, from there my main goal is to get the best version of my students in their attempt to learn the instrument and take them to a point where they enjoy to learn and at the same time to contin

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brian brooks
Very good teacher and human being, I´ve learned the instrument´s bases very well because of the way she explains them ... highly recommend it
Louis
Astrid is an excellent and patient instructor for both beginners and advanced students. Highly recommended!
lucia
help me a lot to find my confidence as a person. I like the way she explains difficult technique concepts, she makes them easier! I truly recommend her 100%
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Kristen K.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Violin Performance from University of Kentucky
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kristen K.

29 Reviews
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Learn to refine your technique and play with a beautiful sound!

About Kristen

My name is Kristen K. and I am an accomplished violinist and teacher from Lexington, Kentucky. I began my musical studies at age 7 and quickly discovered my passion and love for music. As a young musician, I attended numerous summer music festivals, participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchest

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She is very patient and experienced teacher.
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Emily S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Dayna N.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A., Music Production from SUNY Purchase College
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Dayna N.

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Students can expect a relaxed, fun, and encouraging atmosphere for learning. The viola can be an intimidating instrument- you will make a lot of unpleasant sounds before you start sounding great- and that's okay! I'll be there to guide you and help you reach your goals.

If you're already an experience player, you can expect me "workshopping" your technique. We will analyze your form, practice patterns, and playing style, to ensure that you are growing and improving from the moment we begin. I will push you to become the most expressive player that you can become, but at a pace that feels comfortable for you.

What young students can expect:

- Preparing for entry into school orchestra
- Polishing up school orchestra repertoire
- Learning new material and scales
- Perfecting their technique
- Preparing for NYSSMA
- Preparing college audition tapes (I do have the ability to record these as well)
- Learning to play with confidence
- Learning vibrato

What adult ...

About Dayna

Hello!, My classical training began at age 10, when I started to play the viola. From there, I was able to translate my musical skills to violin, guitar, piano, voice, composition, and songwriting. Originally a biology major at SUNY Purchase College, I quickly became restless knowing that I was u

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Nicole
I had a great first lesson and look forward to more!
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Elizabeth S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elizabeth S.

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Students can expect engaging content tailored to their interests and skill level. They can also expect methods that are geared towards their own style of learning.

About Elizabeth

I am experienced teacher who enjoys sharing my love of music with people of all ages! I studied Early Childhood Education in college, but have played the violin for 20+ years. Some highlights of my time playing violin include winning 3rd place at the Lyons Fiddle Festival when I was 15, playing with

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"My daughter really enjoyed her viola lesson with Susannah. It inspired her to start practicing viola more. Susannah was great with my daughter."
Brooke
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"We LOVE Susanna!
My son decided to play the viola, out of the blue (not for school, just for his own sake), so we went to TakeLessons to find him a teacher.
Susanna is so patient, and supportive. He has steadily increased his knowledge and abilities with her guidance.
My son always finishes his lesson and says, that was a really good lesson! Music to my mama ears!
We highly recommend Susanna!"
Sara
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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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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"Betsy was my daughter's viola teacher for almost 2 years. She was consistently fun, nice, supportive, knowledgeable, and professional. We recommend her highly."
michelle
Took Viola lessons from Betsy F.
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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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"My son has been developing his skills through her lessons. I've seen him more motivated and dedicated since he has started working with Shannon. I'd highly recommend her for anyone that has a student that is serious about improving their craft."
Jennifer
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"Nathan is the best viola teacher I’ve ever had. His vast knowledge of the instrument allowed him to explain certain concepts in a methodical way that made me feel like I was truly learning. In addition to being a great teacher he is an equally great performer who continues to model exactly what I want to be as a violist. I can not recommend Nathan more!"
Rain
Took Viola lessons from Nathan G.
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"I'm only a few weeks in to lessons with Will and it's been an incredibly enjoyable experience. He's super patient, very punctual, and explains things in a way that not only make sense, but are actionable as well. Unlike lessons I've taken in the past, his teaching actually makes me want to practice. I see progress with each lesson and that goes a long way in strengthening my desire to continue!"
Crystal
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"I'm the gramma of Chloe (the student)who is 12 yrs old and taking Viola lessons from Jill over Zoom for home school. And I have to say as I was listening in the background I was thinking, Wow! It's as if they're old friends already! She has a very reassuring and friendly personality. And Chloe already learned something in that first lesson when Jill was trying to assess Chloe's abilities. I'm sure you'll immediately like her teaching abilities as much as we do."
Chloe
Took Viola lessons from Jill Z.
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"I just completed my first lesson with Elisa. I felt so good at the end of the lesson. As an adult learner, I am often uncomfortable with my beginner skill levels and end up feeling embarrassed and apologetic when working with a teacher (silly I know). But she did not make me feel this way at all.

She quickly assessed where I was with my playing and identified quick and easy technical practices to enhance my technique as well as took in my own personal goals. I feel super motivated to practice and look forward to my next lesson with her. I'm so glad I found her!"
Sherry
Took Viola lessons from Elisa B.
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