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Thomas C.

Lincoln, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas C.

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I have been teaching professionally for the past six years. As a student who struggled myself in nearly every aspect of education, I understand the importance of individualized learning. As a teacher and performer, I look to find relationships between the emotional and intellectual facets of music. By doing this, I try to uncover the mystery of violin playing, allowing my students to gain an understanding that will last with them forever.

Every single student posseses the potential to fulfill his or her violinistic dreams. I cater my teaching around the goals of each student, while still instilling a high artistic integrity.

Though I center each lesson around building a superior technical foundation, duet playing, the theory of harmony, and aural skills are integral parts of my teaching. I strive for my students to develope a beautiful, in-tune, pure sound that can directly connect to their own emotional palette.

About Thomas

Hailed as "delightfully spirited, [with a] rich tone" (Cleveland Classical) violinist Thomas Cooper has appeared as a soloist with several American orchestras, including the Colorado College Festival Orchestra, the Coeur D'Alene Symphony Orchestra, the Credo Baroque Orchestra, the Dubois Orchestra

John E.

Weston, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John E.

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Music is awesome!! I teach all levels and all kinds of music: from Bach to Brahms, Pop songs, Rock and Roll, beginner to advanced and everywhere in between. I love teaching both classical and non classical music because all music is beautiful and can remind us of a favorite song or maybe even a fond memory. I teach how to learn music by ear and love the deeper connection that understanding all the notes of a piece can bring to a performance. I teach duets (of any level) for the purpose of practicing chamber music skills. I’ve taught students ages 5-19 for over 5 years and have a degree in Viola Performance and have been playing the violin and viola for 17 years.

About John

Helping someone achieve a goal or learn something new is my passion! As a teacher I've taught students just starting out on violin and viola as well as experienced players looking for tips on how to improve and everything in between. Music is my life and sharing it is my passion. I graduated f

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Philip O.

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Lexington, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 3 to 18
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from University of Oklahoma
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Philip O.

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Professional violinist and teacher of 11 years offering private instruction to young students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether your child is interested in picking up the violin for the first time, would like help learning/writing their favorite song, or are an advanced violinist preparing for music school auditions, I am eager to help.

About Philip

Philip has held positions as a member or freelancer with various professional symphony orchestras around the country including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, and many others. He has also performed in hundreds of pub

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Niranjana
Philip is an excellent teacher and gave me very heloful pointers on my technique. I am an advanced player and have performed semi-professionally several times but hadn't learned proper technique in the past.

I plan to continue with him regularly to improve my technique and skill level.
Kennadi S.
Philip was so friendly and patient, and made my 7 year old very comfortable with her first lesson. He really knew how to speak on her level and his instruction was very positive and motivating. My daughter left the lesson very excited to start practicing what he showed her, and we can't wait till the next lesson!
Yeo S.
Very helpful person to work with, understanding of my student's transportation difficulties and great about rescheduling. The girl likes him and is learning.
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Mariana A.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded National Fund of Arts Artist Award from National Fund of Arts, Buenos Aires Argentina
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Mariana A.

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Learn how to perform with comfort, relaxation and expressiveness! Tango Music as well! I'm a professional violinist, innovative pedagogue and Tango expert with more then 20 years of experience, teaching all ages and styles. My aim is to provide you with a pleasant, high quality learning experience, developing a healthy and happy relationship with the instrument so that you can enjoy and express yourself through music. I've developed my own methodology, combining the means offered by the finest violin schools and all the alternative, related disciplines such as Alexander Technique, Yoga, and Meditation working all together towards the importance of knowledge of our body, awareness of the self, need for enjoyment and educational relationship centered on student needs. I'm confident I can help to optimize and benefit your performance, health, wellbeing as well as teaching skills by integrating body, mind, emotions and instrument into one - a balanced and fulfilled artist. The lessons ...

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Hello! Looking on how to perform with comfort, relaxation and expressiveness? Welcome! Rather Classical, Tango Music, Improvisation and/or Performance Enhancement including overcoming tension and Stage Fright issues - my aim is to provide you with a pleasant, high quality learning experience, deve

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Surjya M.
The totor is not responsive. She doesn't collaborate with the student to accommodate her needs. There was no class on 12th March and I do not see a response to my query from the tutor yet. Very non-coperative attitude.
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Excellent coaching, empathetic to student way of performing..
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Maggie G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • MFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University
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Maggie G.

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I have been teaching violin for 3 years. Due to COVID, I switched to Zoom lessons this year, and it has been surprisingly awesome! Anything I teach in person translates to Zoom, and this makes learning the violin more accessible than ever.

I teach using the Suzuki Method and See Saw exercise books. I love to teach students of any age - adults and kids. For younger students, I recommend a parent be present to help with lesson setup and note-taking. You're welcome to sit in on the whole lesson or just the first and last 5 minutes or so.

Also, I love introducing students to alternative styles of violin. Want to learn how to play in a rock band? I can help! Want to play by ear and jam? We can do that too!

No matter your end goal, we'll work on posture and playing technique to help you achieve a beautiful sound and comfortable playing. We'll also work on basic music theory and note-reading.

I look forward to meeting you!

About Maggie

I have been teaching violin for about 4 years and playing for over 25. Due to COVID, I switched to Zoom lessons, and it has been surprisingly awesome! Anything I teach in person translates to Zoom, and this makes learning the violin more accessible than ever. I teach using the Suzuki Method and

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Liz
Maggie gave me violin lessons way back when I was in high school, and when I decided to pick up my violin again as an adult, Maggie was the first person I thought of to call. I don't know where I would be as a student without Maggie's patient, consistent, and thoughtful teaching style. I have ADHD and carry a lot of insecurities from childhood about my ability to stick with an instrument, and Maggie meets me where I am every single time. Maggie listens to my goals with the instrument and tailors lesson plans and teaching styles to my specific needs.

10/10 would lesson again -- especially for students that are daunted by the process of learning an instrument or who will benefit from a compassionate, trauma-informed educator who has experience working with neurodivergent students.
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Maggie is an excellent teacher! Super patient and great at breaking things down into parts that are easy to pick up and remember. I'm often a very frustrated learner, but Maggie has been amazing about encouraging at the exact moment it's needed (often before I even fully realise I need it!). Starting to learn violin as an adult was daunting, but something I had wanted to do since I was young, but it hasn't been the impossible task I thought it would be -- and that's definitely due to having engaging instruction that makes learning both challenging and fun!
Leah Jardon Juarez
I have been with maggie for 1 year now and she has showed me so much She explains everything so so good she does lovely complements she has patience I love learning with maggie she is the best violin teacher I have ever gotten she is really kind I have learned so so so much I would never ever change my teacher I love her 😊 I love learning with her she’s the best teacher! I know you will love her too!

Miguel G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music from Boston College
  • Teaching since 2005
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Miguel G.

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Learning an instrument is no easy feat, but having the right plan, structure, and support makes all the difference. My teaching philosophy is designed to meet each student where they are, with a custom approach tailored to their individual needs.

I take time to get to know my students - how they practice, why they pursue their instrument, what their goals are, and who they really are as people. What is it that they truly need right now? Is it a practice schedule, or just some gentle encouragement? A new song to freshen things up, or a tough lesson about persistence? A conversation about homework, or a story to lighten the mood and bring some laughter into the music? As an experienced teacher, I know how big of a difference it makes to really understand the needs of a student.

I work with beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages. I have experience with all major string curricula, as well as my own conservatory-trained approach. I have taught over 100 students in ...

About Miguel

I take time to get to know my students, and I meet them where they are. My teaching philosophy is based on helping students understand music on their own level, as opposed to requiring them to meet the goals of a curriculum that may not be appropriate for their individual needs. While I am high

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Newton, MA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Newton is $76. 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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"We love Ms. Brown!

Ms. Brown is professional and kind, which is a wonderful way to learn a new skill like playing the violin. My daughters were taught by her years ago as young children and then we lost track of her. When we found her on TakeLessons, we signed up, willing to drive miles for her instruction. She is thorough, clear in instruction and so even tempered. What a great teacher!"
Elizabeth
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Great connection with my kids!"
Georgia
Took Violin lessons from Michael R.
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"Emily was very good. Very patient with Caleb. He said he liked the lesson."
Caleb
Took Violin lessons from Emily E.
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"Jonathan is the best violin teacher! My son had his first lesson today and he absolutely loved it. Very quickly Jonathan was able to find my son's strengths and the areas that he needs to work on. Not a minute was wasted during the lesson, at the same time he took his time to explain everything in detail. I can tell he can work with any level student. I liked his knowledge, passion, energy and positivity. If you are looking for a violin teacher for your child or yourself, do not hesitate to go with Jonathan!"
Aisha
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Jessica was helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. She was ready to differentiate instruction based on my needs and gave helpful suggestions. I am excited to continue to grow in my musical abilities with Jessica as my instructor!"
Claire
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"I'm so glad I ended up with Yoon Jae for my very first violin lesson. He took me through the first steps - as basic as holding the violin - really carefully and not at all condescendingly, even though I'm an adult who never even learned to read music. In fact, he couldn't have been more patient. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn violin in a supportive atmosphere!"
Grant
Took Violin lessons from Yoon Jae L.
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"Keiko is a sensitive teacher who is both fun and demanding at the same time. She acted as a chamber music coach for me and her careful advice helped us a great deal. Highly recommended."
Dave
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"Phenomenal Teacher!!

Ashlyn is a very talented violin instructor! I have taken 6 months of violin lessons with her. She is very patient, willing and able to adapt her teaching methods to my learning speed and needs. She is very good at communicating whenever lessons could not take place (which was almost never) and understanding when I couldn't make any of my lessons. As a 25 year-old trying to learn the violin for the first time, she was very encouraging and helped me begin learning what has recently become my favorite instrument. After each lesson I am pumped and can't wait to learn a little more! One of the hardest things for me was being consistent with practicing at home, but Ashlyn was understanding and always pushed me to make the time to learn the notes, the rhythm, posture, etc. and to progress in each aspect of playing the violin. I would suggest anyone to choose Ashlyn as an instructor! From what I understand, she has experience teaching young children, adolescents and young adults. Her undeniable talent, patience, flexibility in teaching methods, and her charming sense of humor are all reasons why I'm eager to learn this wonderful instrument and why I'm sure anyone would feel delighted and pleased to have Ashlyn as their violin teacher! Not to mention...you actually learn to play!!!"
Gabriella
Took Violin lessons from Ashlyn O.
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"He is very patient with me. Thank you."
Angelus
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Gifted Teacher!!!

If you are searching for an outstanding violin teacher, I highly recommend Helena.  Her students benefit from her many years of teaching and performing experience as well as her extensive educational background.  When you learn musical pieces with Helena she teaches proper technique with just the right amount of music theory to produce well-rounded musicians.  Some of her best qualities are her great abundance of patience that she mixes with professionalism, kindness, a sense of humor, and a great deal of encouragement.  Helena is certainly a violin teacher you will be glad you found. I feel privileged to be her student! Thank you Helena for continually inspiring me to learn and keeping me challenged as well!"
Debbie
Took Violin lessons from Helena G.
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