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About ali Y.

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Dedham, MA
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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 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 T
heater on Beijing; and in the US with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom International Festival.
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Iyore I. September 25, 2018
· Mandarin · In home
Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible
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Jim C. August 14, 2018
· Violin · Online
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Autumn A. June 7, 2018
· Violin · Online
Very patient. Provided great tips on technique improvement.
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ali Y.

Brighton, MA 02135
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$40 / 30-min

About Hannah L.

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Stoneham, MA
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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 2016 I graduated with a BA in Music from the University of Massachusetts Boston and I am now the violinist of Boston-based fusion rock band " The Sunset Kings".
In November of 2018, I released my Spanish debut single "Ni Una Más" under my artist name "Hannah Schzde". "Ni Una Más" is now available in every music streaming service world-wide!
In addition to offering private violin and piano lessons and performing with The Sunset Kings, I am also a studio violinist and perform with different orchestra pits in the Boston area while I continue to wri
te and record new material for my upcoming debut EP.
***Note: My availability is flexible! Please send me a message if my calendar doesn't fit with your schedule and we'll work it out!***
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Jason March 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
Hannah was so patient working with squirmy five year old! He really likes it too!
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Scott N. February 13, 2019
· Violin · In studio
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.
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Robert May 14, 2018
· Violin · In studio
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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Hannah L.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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$35 / 30-min

About Kendall D.

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Newton Center, MA
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When I teach violin, my lessons address students' performance goals while also emphasizing that the music-making experience should be about fun and enjoyment. I bring enthusiasm and curiosity to lessons as I facilitate students' musical growth.

About Kendall
I'm a musician, a music educator, and music researcher. I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for music with students of all ages. I currently teach at the Urban College of Boston as an adjunct professor and I substitute teach for Newton Public Schools. I received my Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Furman University in Greenville, SC and received my Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University in Boston, MA. I'm a certified music educator in the state of South Carolina and Massachusetts. I perform regularly on the flute and the violin but have had experience learning and playing other instruments such as viola, cello, bass, trumpet, trombone, and piano. In my free time, I enjoy playing the tin whistle at local Irish sessions in the Boston area. I have taught private lessons on the flute and the violin for the last
five years and am starting to offer tin whistle lessons to students interested in learning to pick up Irish music. As a music educator, I fulfilled my student teaching at the middle school and high school level in Pickens, South Carolina. My goal as an educator is making sure that my students succeed and reach their goals.
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Natnicha July 17, 2019
· Flute · In studio
Kendall engaged my daughter in her first flute lesson. She is a talented musician who seems keen to share her passion. We look forward to future lessons with Kendall.
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Felipee H. May 16, 2019
· Violin · In home
She is great very good with our 6 yr old.
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Jamie G. February 18, 2019
· Violin · In studio
This is my first time learning to play an instrument, and Kendall has been nothing short of amazing. I feel like I am progressing with each lesson, and I enjoy working on my homework between lessons. I absolutely recommend Kendall if you want to learn violin as an adult beginner, and I'm sure she is equally good with younger students and more experienced ones.
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Kendall D.

Newton Center, MA 02459
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$34 / 30-min

About Maggie Z.

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Cambridge, MA
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My name is Maggie, I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. I have performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 11 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie
My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.
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Catherine September 11, 2019
· Viola · In studio
Maggie is an excellent violist and instructor. She inspires you, helps you learn the correct techniques, and her lessons are fun. I'm a beginner and we were playing duets. If you have a difficulty, she is very helpful. My life is very rich taking viola lessons.
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Catherine March 20, 2019
· Viola · In home
Maggie is a fantastic teacher.
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Maggie Z.

Cambridge, MA 02138
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$45 / 30-min

About Jordan P.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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I love music and it is my greatest joy to share that love of music with others! I believe as a teacher, my most important job is to build confidence in my students. Confidence not only in their technique, but also in their creative potential. I try to accomplish this goal by including improvisation, composition, arranging, music theory, music history, and much more in my lessons. Want to figure out how to play a top 40 piece while learning Mozart? I've got you! I want my students to leave every lesson feeling like they can accomplish anything, nothing is too hard or not for them.

About Jordan
I am a classically trained violinist with a Bachelor of Music Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University. I am a professional violinist, vocalist, and arranger.

I perform in a variety of styles including Jazz, Hip-hop, and pop. I tour with Thee Phantom and The Ill-Harmonic Orchestra and have arranged pieces for this group that have been performed at the Tobin Performing Arts Center in San Antonio Texas and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. I perform locally as a violinist and vocalist as well, and I have managed several local bands.

As a teacher, I want my students to build confidence and have a fantastic time while working hard and making great strides. I work with every student to work with their individual goals and availability so that they can see success and growth in their technique and musicianship. I have a heavy emphas
is on technique and my students can expect to receive regular exercises to expand their technical proficiency. Additionally, I believe it is very important for every student to love what they are playing so I work with students on picking pieces, arranging music, and even composing their own works, so that they have a full experience.

I believe that great technique fosters confidence and excitement. Even though I am very interested and excited in having a wide variety of musical genres explored, I believe that creating a strong foundation is the key to success.
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Bree July 5, 2019
· Violin · In home
We were referred to Jordan by a friend after having a hard time finding reasonably priced violin lessons for our daughter. Jordan did a great job! We worked with her for a couple years and saw a lot of progress in our daughter’s skill level. Our daughter learned a lot in terms of actual musical skill and confidence. I would recommend her!
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Jordan P.

Milton, MA 02186
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$42 / 30-min
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About Deby K.

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Cambridge, MA
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I've been teaching for more than 10 years, and playing for more than 20. While my strongest background is in classical music, with over 20 years experience and a competitive resume, I also have fairly extensive experience with jazz, bluegrass, folk tunes, and electric violin. I take my pride in my ability to structure repertoire and exercises according to each student's goals.

I've taught both group and individual lessons in the past, and founded and designed a program back in NJ for under-served communities without arts programs to learn violin from the ground up, with 50+ participants. My general approach is to maintain certain necessary basic technical standards and introductory milestones, while individualizing the repertoire and goals based on each student's interests, and their strengths and weaknesses.

About Deby
About Me: I teach violin and viola. I recently returned for my Master's in Music at BU in viola. I received my undergraduate degree from Princeton, with a Certificate in Music Performance while studying both violin and viola at Manhattan School of Music Pre-college(based in NY). I've been playing for more than 20 years. My main love and focus is classical music, but I've also played jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock, Broadway, and electric violin.

I have a long history of teaching violin and viola, starting with my youngest siblings as guinea pigs! I strive to make learning and practicing exciting and accessible, and will adjust lessons, goals, and repertoire to fit each student, both in terms of their interests and how they learn best.

I have experience teaching children and adults of all ages, ranging from 3 up to seniors, as well as specia
l needs children. I love teaching, and I love seeing my students advance from week to week.

Please feel free to message me with any questions about designing a program to fit your goals, or with any questions about my teaching methods. I primarily use the Galamian method for violin students, and Karen Tuttle's methods for viola students, but modify and adapt as needed based on what fits each student best, and what they are learning.
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Deby K.

Cambridge, MA 02139
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$50 / 30-min

About Marial W.

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Boston, MA
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I have played violin for the past 18 years and received my Bachelor of Arts in Music at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I am currently a graduate student at Boston University. I think the most important part of violin playing is having fun and enjoying what you do, so I really emphasize this in my teaching. I also think it is important that we use our bodies well and avoid playing related pain, so my teaching focuses on getting players into a comfortable position with their violin. I have taught all ages, and am great teaching in the beginning stages when everything feels new and difficult!

About Marial
I have been teaching violin for the past three years and have experience with a variety of different students. My own background is in classical music, but I also have done clinics and performances in jazz, mariachi, and fiddle. I like to cater to my students and find what music drives them, so I view lessons as a collaborative process between me and you!

I encourage students to not only spend time with their violin practicing, but to also find times away from the instrument that will enhance their playing. My teaching incorporates a lot of mental practice and strategies that make practice time as efficient as possible. This is especially helpful for students who may not have much time for practice in their schedules! Additionally, I am very cognizant of the toll violin can take on our bodies, so I focus a lot on positioning and musculo
skeletal health in my teaching. I have taken five years of Alexander Technique lessons (a movement awareness based therapy), and incorporate aspects of it into my teaching. This ensures a longer and healthier musical career, particularly for those who have prior injuries or those who are susceptible to playing-related pain.

If you have any questions about lessons, please feel free to contact me!
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Marial W.

Boston, MA 02215
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$25 / 20-min

About Sophia B.

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Boston, MA
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I am offering practice help for violin students of all ages. I began studying violin from the age of 4 years old using the Suzuki Method. This method emphasizes the parallels between learning a language and learning an instrument. I have experience playing and performing repertoire through Suzuki violin book 8 and the major violin repertoire.
During a lesson, I will reinforce techniques and repertoire covered in the student's regular violin lessons, and will bring fun and engaging activities to make practicing more enjoyable.

About Sophia
Hello! My name is Sophia and I am a Boston University student studying Biomedical Engineering. I am offering guided practice sessions for violin students. I began taking violin lessons at the age of 4 years old using the Suzuki Method. It is a method that emphasizes the parallels between learning a language and learning an instrument. For example, students generally start at a young age and learn how to play beginner pieces by ear before they learn to read music, similar to how young children learn to speak before they start reading.
My goal with each student is to supplement their regular violin lessons with guided practice and engaging activities that will make practice seem like less of a chore. I will review repertoire, reinforce techniques covered in lessons, and help bridge the gap between their regular lessons.
While it is by n
o means a requirement, Suzuki violin students will be a good match for me. I have experience performing the Suzuki violin repertoire as well as major violin repertoire.
I view my musical education as a gift that was given to me by my family and the wonderful teachers I have encountered along the way, and I am looking forward to sharing that gift with students of all ages. I also have experience with various musical institutes, included one specifically geared towards practice techniques, and I plan on applying those techniques to the student's guided practice sessions. Ask me for summer camp recommendations!
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Sophia B.

Boston, MA 02215
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$38 / 30-min

About Luther W.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

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Professional violinist and violist with extensive performing and teaching experience working with students of all ages and abilities. I am a New England Conservatory graduate where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have played in professional orchestras and string quartets, and I maintain a private studio in the Boston area as well as teach online lessons. No matter your experience or ability, I will help you to achieve your fullest musical potential!

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 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, so
me never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

I take each student as they are and focus on bettering their ability as an instrumentalist and musician. My teaching emphasizes deep mechanics and musical interpretation, seeking the most efficient technique from each student and the most convincing approach for each piece. I look forward to meeting with you and working together to achieve your dreams!
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Luther W.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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$35 / 30-min

About Yue G.

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Allston, MA
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Expercined teacher of 5 years with a unique teaching style that stimulate students. I teach both in English and Chinese and have a specific teaching in the begining and intermidiate student. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. My lesson also include theory and ear traning if my students need it. I am very patient and would like to help my students solve all problems and reach their goal! Hope my students can learn more technique while having a wonderful time!

About Yue
EDUCATION BACKGROUND
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee May 2021
Graduate performance Diploma. Studies with Prof.Markus Placc

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee,Graduated May 2019 Master of Music in violin performance. Studies with Prof. Markus Placci
Renmin University of China, Graduated, May 2017
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance. Studies with Associate Prof. Xiaowei Chen

TEACHING, RESIDENCIES, AND ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE
Assisting as a tutor conducting research for a project named “Magic Violin Collective Teaching Methods”, systematically learning related and materials and provided help of panning and organizing pupil’s recitals.
Chamber music concert in music hall of Renmin University of China 12/24/2016
Assisting Renmin University of China classical music department to organize chamber music score and p
art score 01/15/2017
Invited to visit the Embassy of Ireland on behalf of Renmin University of China and performed Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat in Dublin University
Solo recital in Houston Hall in Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Many private lessons experience both in Boston and in Beijing

MASTERCLASSES AND INSTITUTES
Invited to join the Bayreuth Youth Music Festival and cooperated with conductor Peter Stark who was also a professor of conducting at London’s Royal college of Music
Attend Zhou Qian’s masterclass who is a head of strings at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore in Beijing 03/2017
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Yue G.

Allston, MA 02134
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$30 / 30-min

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