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Chris H.

12 Reviews
Waldorf, MD
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chris H.

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I do a variety of styles in music for the violin. I use whatever method (book or teaching style) is needed to teach what the student needs to learn. I have been teaching violin for 25 years. Depending on age, we will start in either Essential Elements or Suzuki. All beginners will start the bow after they can read the first 8 notes. All intermediates will be able to play 2 octave scales from 3 sharps to 3 flats as well as well into Wolfhart book 1. They will also be able to shift into third position cleanly and will be starting on vibrato. For Advanced players, we will be working on Concertos, sonatas, and partitas if they wish to go classical. IF they wish other styles, we will have started that in intermediate. All students will have an opportunity to go through the music development program, if they are interested.

About Chris

I have been teaching private violin for over 20 years, and private viola/cello for about 10. I have taught in Charles and St. Mary's County Public schools. I am a member of American Strings Teacher's Association, National Association for Music Educators (Maryland Music Educators Association), and t

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JD D.
Ms Chris was great my daughter really enjoyed her first lesson. Ms Chris was easy to work with and made my daughter comfortable that she felt free to ask questions and make mistakes without worry. My daughter is looking forward to the next lesson.
Leslie
If you’re looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and patient strings teacher, you will love Mrs. Heins. Both of my sons have been taking lessons from Mrs. Heins for several years (one for viola and one for cello). They have learned so much under her instruction, such as earning All-County and All-State honors. They also practice their live performance skills twice a year during informal musical concerts. Mrs. Heins also offers participation in the Royal Conservatory Music Development program, which can earn your child credit for college. She is a gem and should you choose her, you won’t be disappointed.
Deborah H.
Had a wonderful time with my teacher she restrung my violin and I got a trade in for an adult si and adult size because I had purchased one for ciao but I got it at music store where she works and they gave me another one with the trade-in and I only had to pay $50 I had a nice time with Miss Hines I even was so excited to go into my lessons I get it two hours earlier and she excepted me so that was good she had time to string the restring the Valium and not show me a lot of things that I needed to do and I’ve also purchased the first book so I’m I’m really excited
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Richard H.

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Falls Church, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles
  • Teaches students 7 to 80
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Richard H.

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It is important to have teacher, student, and parents work together to see the accomplishments happen in the future. I make the lessons meaningful, so that my student can retain the information and practice effectively at home. My ultimate goal is to have my student think critically and listen carefully, so that they can become their own teacher.

About Richard

I started playing the violin when I was 12 years old. After practicing the violin productively, I was able to join the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of CA. I played with the group for 5 years. I also joined other community orchestras such as: Bellflower Symphony, Los Angeles Valley College Symphony, M

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Very patient and helpful!!

Raycurt J.

17 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
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Raycurt J.

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Melodies in your head and a song in your heart, but your voice isn't so great, or maybe it is. I can teach your to connect the physicality and express yourself with a Violin or Viola. (soprano or Alto). The tough part is learning hold to hold the violin properly. It takes a couple months to train the muscles a new stance. With my help your posture and breathing will become as one with the music It's not a myth, the violin is the most complex instrtument to learn. Having said that You will consider what joy it is to enjoy the music and dance. Comprehensive program with ear training and reading the music.

About Raycurt

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance Multi-talent native of Washington, D.C. began playing music at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in local church choirs with family members and participating with the D.C. Youth Chorale. Began instruction on the Viola in the D.C

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Makaylah
Very good first lesson for a 6 year old - looking forward to continuing!
David B.
1st lesson. was an awesome experience. Knowledgeable, patient and encouraging!

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Carolyn A.

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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Carolyn A.

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As a well qualified and experienced violin teacher (teaching privately since 2007), I work with students in many different ways to help achieve goals and ensure enjoyment and success. Individualized lesson plans are created to cater to the needs and goals of each student. I strive in every lesson to integrate multiple focal points such as the development of proper technique, ear training, music reading, music theory, and musicianship.

About Carolyn

I’ve been self-employed since 1990 and am a professional violin teacher, violinist, and luthier (building, repair, and maintenance of string instruments). I am an active orchestral musician and have played with the Northland Symphony Orchestra for 30+ seasons (that’s a lot of notes). I graduated fr

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Shawn
Carolyn is a great teacher who learns each student’s strengths and weaknesses and is able to create lessons based on individual needs. She has the ability to make learning to play more fun than work.🙂
Rise
I have taken private and ensemble lessons with Carolyn for many years, both in person and recently via Skype. She is an excellent, professional teacher and musician, tailoring each lesson to my ability and learning style. Her sense of humor and can-do spirit are real motivators. Whenever I have an issue with my instrument, Carolyn's knowledge and experience as a luthier fix the problem so the it does not become a roadblock. As an older student, I would say that if you've ever wanted to learn to play the violin, do it! Carolyn can get you started (or continue) on the path to violin playing enjoyment.
Tony
I have been taking violin lessons from Carolyn Alter for 10 months, so I am still very new at this. For the past 4 weeks, we have been doing the lessons on line using Skype. I did not know how this would work at first, but the on line lessons are extremely convenient and very easy to do. We can talk back and forth just as if we were in the same room. Also, the lessons can be recorded so I can review them later if I’m having difficulties with a certain piece. The ability to go back over the lesson as often as I need to helps remind me of the instructions/corrections offered by Carolyn during the lesson. I suppose you could call it a lesson on demand. I believe you could do the on line lesson even if you never had an in-person lesson because, again, it’s just like you’re in the same room. Carolyn is an excellent teacher. She really knows what she is doing so she is able to give clear easy to understand instructions. I don’t think you will be disappointed at all if you take on line lessons from her.
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Aekyung K.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Full Scholarship from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Aekyung K.

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I have found that the classical music world can often fall into the trap of being stuffy, competitive, and intimidating. The professional scene can sometimes lose sight of what's really important (that music is supposed to be fun and enjoyable!) and unfortunately drive some people away from this divine art form. Music is everything and everywhere - it is the most intimate, intuitive and beautiful language that transcends the oral and written word. I do emphasize proper technique in lessons, but I do not lose sight of this truth and try my best to keep my students motivated and inspired. With all that being said, I can go at whatever pace the student wishes. I can provide a low pressure, light hearted environment. I am also capable of placing focus on refining proper violin/viola technique - this creates the best results and faster progress. At the end of each lesson, I give clear instructions on how to productively practice at home.

About Aekyung

Graduated from The Juilliard School with both my Master's and Bachelor's degree. Studied with the principal of the NY Philharmonic. Suzuki Certified Teacher. Currently on faculty at an established music institute in CT and the Assistant Principal violist of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. More

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Claudia
Ms. Aekyung is professional and dedicated teacher, Ms. Aekyung makes sure to provide student all necessary elements to achieve your personal goal. Exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her.
Jenny
Aekyung is a phenomenal teacher and is very friendly so lessons are comfortable. She not only provides advice on how to improve in the moment, but also strategies to practice at home to ensure you improve as much as possible. I love the way she teaches and I have seen myself improve a lot since I started lessons with her!
Dora
Aekyung is an amazing teacher! She is a professional musician and brings that professionalism into her teaching with a friendly and joyful feel.

Jocelyn D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 3 to 16
  • Computer Science and Music from Bryn Mawr College
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Jocelyn D.

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I am an experienced classical violin teacher who has been teaching for 5 years from ages 5-16, beginner to advanced! I focus heavily on technique and foundations so the student has a well rounded music education and confidence in the violin that they can take with them forever. For beginners I use the Suzuki books, I Can Read Music series, String Builder series and Winning Rhythms. For more advanced violinists I use the Introduction to the Positions series and etude books such as Wohlfahrt and Kreuzer.

About Jocelyn

My name is Jocelyn and I have been playing the violin and viola for 13 years and teaching for 5 years. I am principal viola of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Orchestra and I also am part of a chamber music group. In high school, I was in the Maryland All-State Orchestra for four years and was in the Mary

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Bridget
Jocelyn is punctual and courteous. She was flexible and responsive via email. She is a great fit for an outgoing child.
Amy
Jocelyn was very professional and patient with my daughter who is just a beginner. We are excited to see progress from week to week!
Ruchin
Jocelyn came to our home and worked with our son. She was very patient and kind with him and was able to find what to correct on the first lesson! She recommended some books for us to buy and I think that she will be a great teach for him.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Bethesda 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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"Zebie is great! I'm an adult beginner with practically no music background. He is very patient and encouraging, having to teach me about music more broadly in addition to how to play the violin. He is certainly very knowledgeable about all things violin and experienced as well. I also really appreciate the fact that he seems to celebrate the connection between player and instrument, and teaches you about the instrument as well if you are interested. I'm sure you'll enjoy learning from him!"
Ayse
Took Violin lessons from Zbigniew R.
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"Mark is an amazing teacher. These lessons are for my daughter holly . In one lesson holly was doing amazing . Holly is looking forward to each and every week."
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Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"A true professional and a great teacher! I have been taking violin lessons now for 6 months with Dr. Dimitri Olevsky, having switched to Dimitri after having had a mediocre experience with my previous teacher. Wow…what a difference. Dimitri ably blends his extensive knowledge, talent, and seriousness about his craft with a witty sense of humor. He is able to simplify the complexities of violin technique so that it is truly feels accessible. Highly recommended."
Sharon
Took Violin lessons from Dimitry O.
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"Kelvin was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating! Wonderful teacher!"
Olena
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Glenda was amazing! Thank you, can’t wait to go back again!"
Antrunika
Took Violin lessons from Glenda J.
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"Bryson was taking violin lessons before and he learned a lot but was unhappy with the teacher which was stern since working with Gaw not only has he improved with his technique but enjoys learning under her direction."
Bryson
Took Violin lessons from Gaw V.
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"Keiko has been teaching my daughter violin for 6 years. She has taught my daughter from how to hold a violin all the way to winning an international violin competition and performing at Carnegie Hall. She has been an inspiring role model for my daughter’s appreciation of music and passion to learn violin. We often attend Keiko’s concerts and my daughter enjoys to see her teacher perform as professional violinist on stage.

Keiko’s patience and her encouraging way of teaching makes the learning experience fun for my daughter. Her dedication to teaching and her efforts to support young students’ music talent - not only focused on the techniques but also their lifetime love for music - make her the best violin teacher!"
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"Shannon made me feel at ease as I was nervous about my first lesson. She gives good instructions and is patient. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Emily
Took Violin lessons from Shannon B.
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"All I can say is that Kendra has been the perfect teacher for my daughter. Very patient and with clear direction. Many times she goes over the time limit too which indicates she is more about helping the student.
A+ teacher"
Chad
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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"very helpful, and informative, my daughter is excited to practice and to go back for her next lesson"
Kalina
Took Violin lessons from JoAnne H.
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