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Raycurt J.

17 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Raycurt J.

17 Reviews
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The art of melody and harmony. The importance of inner voices of the string family in quartet playing. Discover the role of the Viola as a solo instrument and within the orchestra.

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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Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Makaylah
Very good first lesson for a 6 year old - looking forward to continuing!
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Milena A.

3 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $62
  • Speaks english, Serbo-Croatian
  • Master of Violin Performance from The Catholic University of America
  • Teaches students 6 to 60
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Milena A.

3 Reviews
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I am a professional violinist and violin instructor in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Currently teaching in Arlington, VA and Washington DC, I am now accepting new students to my home studio.
I have a great love for music and hope to be able to pass it on to anyone eager to learn. I teach beginner to advanced violin and viola students of any age, child to adult (adults, it’s never too late to learn if you have always wanted to!). Although there is no specified age limit, children younger than the age of 6 are admitted only at my discretion.
For beginners, I like using a combination of traditional and Suzuki methods. The materials used are Essential Elements and Suzuki Books. All my teaching is adapted to each student individually, catering to their specific level and interest.

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About Milena

My musical career started in my hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, and has lead me on a journey all around the world. After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Music degree from University of Belgrade in 2008, I received The Catherine Royce Alderson Memorial scholarship for an Artist Diploma program at the presti

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Vivian
Milena taught me everything with a firm but gentle hand, and really pushed me to be the best I could be. Her lessons were really personalized to what I was capable of, and although I hit some rough spots it was usually because of my own practice habits. All in all, I’m very glad I had her as my teacher.
Bryce
Milena really knows her stuff. She’s very consistent and really focused on teaching. If you follow her instructions you will improve. Thank you for the lessons Milena! I promise I will get better at practicing!
Rashmi
My daughter has blossomed under Milena and has developed a real love for playing the violin. Milena has very high standards for her students and is supportive and encouraging. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week.

Melissa M.

2 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2001
  • BA in music performance and music education from SUNY Fredonia
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Melissa M.

2 Reviews
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Many years of teaching experience both in group and individual settings. I love encouraging students and fostering a love of music. I can teach classical as well as improvisation. I have played as a classical musician, both solo and orchestral, and I’ve played with numerous rock and folk bands.

About Melissa

I began playing violin in elementary school, and immediately knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. My first words as a baby were lyrics because I sang before I spoke. I played violin until 11th grade when I fell in love with the sound of the viola. I studied music performance

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Tom
I’m a former student of Melissa’s. She is very patient and I learned very quickly under her direction. I’m happy to see her teaching again. I’m anxious to continue learning the cello with Melissa.
Alicia J.
I have been taking lessons with Melissa since the end of February. She is an excellent teacher and I have learned so much already! She is encouraging and makes me want to come back week after week to learn more!

Meet Online Viola Teachers Serving Potomac, MD

Tyler S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Tyler S.

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Tyler recently completed his Viola Performance Degree from Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Tyler attended Scripps Ranch High School and has played with many youth orchestras in the San Diego area, including YPO, SDYS, CYO, and YAS. He was trained as a classical violist since the age of 12, after an introduction to piano at age six. He has played professionally with Jazz and commercial music artists including, Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, and Denver Based rock bands Eldren and Petals of Spain. Tyler is currently pursuing audio engineering and teaching credentials.

About Tyler

Tyler recently completed his Viola Performance Degree from Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Tyler attended Scripps Ranch High School and has played with many youth orchestras in the San Diego area, including YPO, SDYS, CYO, and YAS. He was trained as a classical violist since the age o

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Chase B.
This was my sons first lesson and it went very well. Tyler was patient but firm and we saw good results. Thank you Tyler!

Hannah L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • BA in Music (Violin Performance) from University of Massachusetts Boston
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Hannah L.

6 Reviews
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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 to learn a new instrument and began taking violin lessons when I was 16 years old. In spite of being told that I was “too old” to learn to play the violin, I continued practicing and one year later I joined my first orchestra. In 2011 I moved to Bo

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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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Mary V.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mary V.

50 Reviews
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Although I mainly sing now, I was originally a violinist and played all through college in professional orchestras, quartets and even as a soloist.

As a professional Music Educator, I have run String Programs in various International Schools among many other instrumental ensembles. I've conducted student orchestras & built many programs from scratch. Please see the links in my profile of the beginner orchestras as well as my playing!

Although I do not play professionally anymore, I still play very well, and am a perfect teacher for a beginner and intermediate student. I know how to get students started quickly and with confidence. Choose me to jump start yourself or your child.

I think my biggest strength as a strings teacher is helping this tedious time as a beginning violinist be fun and useful. My students really enjoy their lessons. I also have a lot of experience online and anticipate all of the normal issues (tuning, instrument care, etc;)

I've trained a lot of ...

About Mary

Hello everyone! I hope you all are staying healthy and safe during this pandemic! *Attention as of June 2020* My studio is extremely full now. Please write a message if you are interested in lessons. I am interested in long-term, committed, intermediate to advanced students, especially class

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Serena
Mary was exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for. I’m an advanced mezzo soprano with a strong voice. Mary was able to give me some very precise exercises and instruction to open my voice even more and fine tune my pitch. Other teachers have given me more generic instruction, but I felt that Mary gave me more direct feedback and exercises for my voice. If you’re serious about your voice, Mary is a great teacher.
Ella
My name is Ella, I am a 14 year old girl going into high school and I have a passion for singing. Mary Vaillancourt is my voice teacher and she helped so much with my singing! She has taught me so much in our lessons, since I started taking them I have found that I can sing so much higher and clearer. I have also learned how to sing louder. Mary helped me discover the true potential in my voice through classical and broadway songs. I am so grateful to have such an amazing voice teacher and I definitely recommend her to others!
Hannah
Mary is a fantastic teacher. My 2 daughters eagerly look forward to their violin and ukulele classes every week. She is great at engaging them and they have made so much progress with her.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Potomac, MD

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Potomac 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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"Betsy was AMAZING!! She helped me work on scales and my concerto, she made it so mug more fun and was very nice to be around."
Annmarie Seaman
Took Viola lessons from Betsy F.
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"Good instructor, very informative."
Quincy
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"He has a great personality, perfect for kids!"
Gisella
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"The best violin and viola teacher that I have ever had. She is flexible and encouraging and is great."
Paloma
Took Viola lessons from Karla N.
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"wonderful teacher for getting you going on the violin ; ) lessons are relaxed and the time flies by because she keeps it fun and interesting ! Also was very helpful in my journey to purchase a violin ; )"
Charlotte
Took Viola lessons from Lisa C. B.
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"Strict but friendly teacher. Have tons of experience teaching youth, my kids love their lessons."
Tomoko
Took Viola lessons from Ferenc C.
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"Elizabeth is a fantastic teacher. She taught 2 of my daughters. One of them played viola and one played violin. Both of the girls enjoyed Elizabeth's sweet demeanor, enthusiastic approach to teaching, and the encouragement to do their best. The girls advanced during the 2 years they took lessons from Elizabeth."
Deborah Walter-Wright
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth C.
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"I studied with Michael Drobycki during my last two years of high school. In that time he helped me tremendously with my technique and developing my sense of musicality. I was able to make huge amounts of improvement within that time, which allowed me to place into my school’s highest orchestra as well as All-Region placement. Additionally, he helped me find the viola that I concertized on for more than nine years. He continues to be one of my mentors to this day."
Rizwan
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"Kendra is an amazing viola teacher. Since this was my first online lesson ever, I was skeptical at first. However, Kendra's kindness and positive attitude assured me that I had made the right decision. She covers many aspects of both the technical parts of handling the viola, as well as perfecting intonation and handling a wide variety of styles of music. She also is attentive to specific needs, and accomodates for different paths depending on individual goals. Thanks for all you do for me Kendra!"
Samuel
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Pepina was direct and very clearly communicated what she wanted me to do. She told me when I was doing things right and helped me when I was doing things wrong."
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Took Viola lessons from Pepina D.
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