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Hannah L.

6 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA in Music (Violin Performance) from University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hannah L.

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Have you or your kids always wanted to learn to play the viola? I am an experienced strings teacher specialized in beginner and intermediate students of ALL ages. I believe that it is never too late to learn to play the viola, no matter your age! I teach classical viola through Suzuki method and also modern viola with a focus on rock, jazz and improvisation.

***Note: To keep social distancing I am currently offering online lessons only. My availability is flexible! Please send me a message if my calendar doesn't fit with your schedule and we'll work it out!***

About Hannah

After studying piano for almost 10 years I decided I wanted to learn a new instrument and began taking violin lessons when I was 16 years old. In spite of people telling me that I was “too old” to learn to play the violin, I continued practicing and one year later I joined my first orchestra. In 20

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Jason
Hannah was so patient working with squirmy five year old! He really likes it too!
Scott N.
Hannah does a wonderful job with my daughter, she started with how to tune and set up the violin. Hannah does a great job working with my daughter showing her the proper technique and providing her exercises and activities to do in between lessons. You can tell Hannah loves teaching and music.
Robert
Hannah is a very dedicated and patient instructor. She always tries to keep the lessons interesting and fun, she also makes sure I take little stretch breaks in between exercises and always teaches me something new!
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Luther W.

3 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luther W.

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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of 5-10 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

About Luther

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both th

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Carol
Luther loves to teach. At every lesson he is there for you, ready to help you. He has an extensive musical background, after studying violin at New England Conservatory with Meriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein, as well as performing and studying at many prestigious summer music festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Institute, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music. In addition, Luther is an excellent violist, studying with Martha Katz, also at New England Conservatory.

Luther loves to answer all of your questions. He will analyze and dissect your technical questions about how to play the violin: concerning tone, bowing, left hand issues, and how to use your arms, shoulders, back and your whole body while playing the instrument. He can help you with fingering and answer your questions about written music. He will demonstrate and help you play musically. He is able prepare you for your orchestral audition, help you learn concertos and other solo music and help you with chamber music. Thanks Luther for continuing to help me attain my dream to become an excellent violinist!
Tamara R.
I had my first lesson with Luther today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him.
Brabeeba
It's a blaze to work with Luther! He identified my problem very quickly and provided concrete advices on improving the sound. His understanding on how beautiful sound is made is very clear and systematic. There are so many dimensions in the sound making for violin but he always breaks it down and works on each individual part of my postures and bowing. My sound is now much fuller than before! He also not only teaches violin but also how to think about music in general. I feel like I am constantly critically thinking on how I can experiment with each phrase after I take lessons with Luther. I will highly recommend Luther if you want to find a violin teacher!
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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

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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Trinity H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Trinity H.

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With my own practice, I want to expand the horizons of music and where it can take me. Because of this, I plan to structure each of your lessons around growth and patience. Often the best way to improve is to gradually start with the root of your struggles and built from there.

Lessons:
***EXTRA VIOLA for in-person lessons*** Beginners who don’t have an instrument yet can use my 15’’ viola during their lesson. Typically that size would be played comfortably by a child, but if you have any questions please let me know.

For lessons at my home or in the community center, parents/guardians are welcome to sit in.

Adult beginners are also welcome!

Some examples of the things you may want to work on:
-performance skills/etiquette
-intonation
-strings methods
-bow work
-scales
-ensemble playing (quartet, orchestra, chamber, etc)
-practice tips

About Trinity

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, I will only offer online lessons. As a result, I have opened up my availability times to accommodate. If the listed times do not work for you, please contact me and we can figure this out!*** Hi! Music is one of the most gravitating forces of my li

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Julian B.
She’s excellent. My son has learned a lot from her and wants to continue his lessons.
Emily
We got a good basic lesson today. Thanks Trinity!
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Han D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Masters of Music in Viola Performance and Pedagogy from Peabody Institute
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Han D.

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I was never the most talented player in the room growing up. Nothing seemed to come to me 'automatically,' so I've spent 20 years thinking about how to learn to play the violin and viola. Any technical issue or musical question you have, chances are, I've dealt with it before! I've been lucky to have patient and supportive teachers throughout my studies, and I would love to return the favor and help the next generation of players!

About Han

Hello! I play as principal violist in the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, and I've been teaching violin and viola since 2013. I believe anyone can benefit from private lessons, whether you want to be a professional musician or just want to be able to jam at home with your family. I teach using a

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Yordan T.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Russian, English, Bulgarian
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yordan T.

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Yordan has been teaching violin and viola for more than ten years. He holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music. Born in Bulgaria, Yordan has performed on stages across the world since he began playing at age 6. He has appeared as soloist with various orchestras, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Dali International Festival Orchestra, and the Lynn Philharmonia and he is frequently invited as a guest artist at music festivals across the United States. He can be heard on the recently released recording, Caldera with Ice Cave with the music of Paul Reale (MSR Classics). Yordan currently resides in Boca Raton and plays in the Southwest Florida Symphony, the Sarasota Orchestra, and the Palm Beach Symphony.
Coming from a family of educators, teaching has always been one of Yordan’s greatest passions and he welcomes the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of musical background.

Yordan offers 30 and 60 minutes

About Yordan

Yordan has been teaching violin and viola for more than ten years. He holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music. Born in Bulgaria, Yordan has performed on stages across the world since he began playing at age 6. He has appeared as soloist with

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Christine W.
Yordan, was excellent! He is clear, concise, patient and friendly. A lovely, talented, motivating and patient guy. And....I learned a tremendous amount from him.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Norfolk, MA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Norfolk is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $117 per hour.
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"If you’re reading reviews I bet you’re kinda curious how someone can help you learn Viola online. Let me tell you it really does work!! I am a 26 year old adult who decided to learn viola and Mimi has been helping me fine tune my notes and read music and theory to get better! I wouldn’t recommend online in the very beginning. I feel it was best to go to a shop, get tape on your instrument to know where the baseline for your fingers go. How much rosin to put on your bow because that is tough to tell via a camera, but once you have the basics taking lessons online is great! Mimi is very patient, she can hear my notes and tell me if it’s flat or my bowing is crooked. I send her sheet music I’m interested, we work on basics like scales then we work on sheet music! And if you’re not happy with it they offer a full refund. I would definitely give it a shot if I were you!"
Shannon
Took Viola lessons from Mimi D.
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"She is experienced and very knowledgeable. She is going to help me improve my viola playing! I would recommend!"
Paula
Took Viola lessons from Regina T.
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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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"She was very patient and sweet! My daughter really enjoyed her lesson."
Mia
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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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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"Virginia’s so patient, understanding and energetic! I never was embarrassed when I would make mistakes and our lessons were never stressful. Virginia has taught me so many techniques, strategies, and practicing methods that improved me as a musician and will continue to. Not only was she an amazing instructor but she was also a shoulder for when I was in distress. Thank you Virginia!❤️"
Janiya
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!"
zeph
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"Brynn was great, she had excellent suggestions for me on our first meeting and was kind and patient."
Brian
Took Viola lessons from Brynn M.
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"I learned so much and enjoyed my lessons."
Grace
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"Awesome Instructor!

It's evident she cares for her students....very patient with my daughter, my daughter has been under her care for about two yrs now, even sparking her interest to play another string instrument!

I cannot say how appreciative our family is of Ms. Heins and would certainly recommend her."
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Took Viola lessons from Chris H.
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