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

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!

Ali Y.

20 Reviews
Brighton, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Mandrin
  • Bachelor of Music from Renmin University of China
  • Teaching since 2017
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Ali Y.

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A Chinese native. Ali began studying violin at age 4 with her uncle, well-known teacher Dayu Su. She majored in violin performance as a student of Xiaowei Chen at the prestigious Renmin University in Beijing, graduating at the top of her class. She then completed a Masters Degree with Bayla Keyes at Boston University (where she won the Bach Prize) and completed Suzuki Training at the Hartt School of Music at Hartford University, CT.

After apprenticing with her uncle, Ali went on to teach at elementary and middle schools in Beijing, where several of her students won first prizes in violin competitions. She is group violin teacher for the Chelsea Public Schools, and also teaches private lessons at the Ip Piano School in Boston

As a performer, Ali has played with the orchestras of the National Ballet of China and the National Grand Theater on Beijing; and in the US with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom International Festival.

About Ali

A Chinese native. Ali began studying violin at age 4 with her uncle, well-known teacher Dayu Su. She majored in violin performance as a student of Xiaowei Chen at the prestigious Renmin University in Beijing, graduating at the top of her class. She then completed a Masters Degree with Bayla Keyes a

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Jack
Ali instructed both our children on violin and though we live on the other side of the country now, they still talk about her! She's amazing. Both kids really discovered a joy for music.
Iyore I.
Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible
Jim C.
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Luther W.

3 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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RYAN C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks German, Cantonese, Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor in Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
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RYAN C.

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Make the violin easy! My lessons will help you play the violin with fluency and ease, so that you can have more fun making music!

About RYAN

I am a student at the Eastman School of Music, and have been learning in the presence of some of the best teachers in the country. I also play in various baroque ensembles, and have played in numerous festivals and venues across the country, such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the

Daren F.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Daren F.

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About Daren

Daren has been teaching violin and viola students since 1999 in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Former students have performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Symphony, have been consistently top chairs in their school orchestras, have performed at Regional and All State Orchestras and several st

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Jennifer C.
Daren was incredible with our first time violin player. He helped our son learn the basics and explore his interest in violin. After 5 lessons we were sold that our son would want to stick with learning violin.
Anna S.
Fab.
Caitlin V.
Apart from being an exceptional violinist, Daren is friendly, personable and a great teacher. I had never played the violin before but he broke things down in a way that made sense to me. His tips and foundational instruction brought results by the end of just the first lesson. I'm excited to learn more!
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Rolf H.

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Starting at $59
  • Speaks Deutsch, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's of Music Specializing in Violin Performance from University of MN
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Rolf H.

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I have been performing professionally for 8 years and have been teaching for 6. I will tailor my teaching approach to each level of student. For beginners, cultivating an enjoyment of the instrument and music in general is what I would love you to come away with, as well as a basic grounding in music theory and general violin technique.
For advanced students, we will be focusing in depth on specific repertoire suited to each student's strengths will be complement with preparing for any recitals, juries, or competitions that you may be interested in doing.
I believe that my experiences on some of the biggest professional stages both in the USA and in Europe will be of value to you, and I hope to be able to pass on tips and practices to you that have been forged in the fire, so to speak.

About Rolf

Hi! My name is Rolf. I have been performing professionally for years as soloist, chamber musician, as well as part of some of the best ensembles in the world. I have learned, and am learning so much everyday through these experiences, and I want to be able to give back to you, and pass on some of t

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Somerville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Somerville is $73. 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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Took Violin lessons from Clare H.
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"This was our first lesson of this kind online. My daughter has taken lessons before and became bored and never wanted to practice. I see a whole new excitement in her! The lessons taught by Mallory were built perfectly for my daughters age level. I can tell that she has taken the time to make sure it's a good fit for the age of the person she is teaching. Everything from the words she used, the songs she taught her and the movements really kept her interested. I can't wait to see what is in store moving forward. I was worried she wouldn't get that one on one attention type of feel online, but it was just as if she was right there with her. She was also able to type the homework right on the screen for us. This was just so convenient. I love not having to leave the house on a school night."
Carley
Took Violin lessons from Mallory L.
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"She's very knowledgeable and patient even with an older learner."
Brenda
Took Violin lessons from Chris H.
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"After a month of lessons, I see that Nikita is very meticulous. He is insistent that his students master form before they learn to play a song. I feel as if I am being set up to succeed. He manages to firmly correct mistakes while still being encouraging. I am a 38 year old beginner."
Cheryl
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"This is my fourth lesson with Nicholas. He is patient, explains each concept, and corrects me when I am making a mistake. Learning with him till now had been a very good experience. I hope to make good progress in the coming months. Thanks."
Suman
Took Violin lessons from Nicholas H.
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"A year ago, after a long 40 year or so break, I returned to my violin.
My professional career has nothing to do with music. Learning violin again is a hard work. The physical challenge is there, the ability rapidly to develop muscle tone and memory “sadly just isn’t there anymore.” My right arm is as stiff as a 2x4 stud and left fingers slip. So, lighting dashes over strings will take longer – much longer - to perfect.

But, Tigran reminded me that he has not found any shortcuts and he has been looking for a long time. I resumed very basic finger exercises and routine scales. And the results were very slow but the reward was there.

Tigran is very structured and systematically approaching how to improve the intonation and tonal quality. So, I am happy to leave it up to him to take the lead."
Dunne
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Keiko is a fabulous instructor!"
Mary
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"Very kind and patient with my 8 year old grandson."
Ethan
Took Violin lessons from Ardalan G.
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"I took beginner's fiddling lessons from Abigail for several months. She was very willing to adapt lessons to my specific interests, and helped me focus on a combination of technical fundamentals and fun exercises. She's a delight to work with!"
Maggie
Took Violin lessons from Abigail A.
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