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Portage, MI
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Beginner to Advanced. Classical and jazz.

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At the age of four, after watching a group of children playing their violins on the television show, “Sesame Street”, I became inspired to learn how to play the violin. Since that time I have studied violin with Daniel Vega-Albela, Dr. Joseph Koob and Renata Knific. In 2006, I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Studies. During my undergraduate studies, I learned beginning jazz guitar and improvisation from jazz guitarist, John Riemer. Leading up to my attending WMU, I had participated in Master Classes with Sally O’Reilly, Dr. Barry Ross, Stephen Clapp, Benny Kim, Katie Lansdale, David Barg, and Ronda Cole. I was a member of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for five years and I was the concertmaster during my senior year. I also won the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony’s soloist competition duri
ng my senior year of High School. I was a featured youth soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra during their youth concerts in 2003. I also performed as a soloist on WMUK’s radio program, “Bravo!” I played in the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra for two years. Over the years I have attended several different summer music institutes including “Aria” in Muncie, Indiana, “Steven’s Point” in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin, “Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp” in Muskegon, Michigan, and “Sound Encounters” in Ottawa, Kansas.

In addition to playing classical and jazz music, I thoroughly enjoy the music of the fiddle. I have played fiddle with a few different bands in Chicago, IL, Virginia Beach, VA and Southwest Michigan. I have played in numerous pit orchestras for musical theater productions in the Southwest Michigan area.

In addition to being an accomplished musician, I have been happily teaching music lessons for the past six years. As a Certified Suzuki teacher, I believe in providing a positive, nurturing environment for my students to learn. I am committed to providing a friendly approach to teaching music lessons. I strive to make the learning process fun and interesting for them. I respect my students. I love helping each one of them find creative ways to achieve their unique set of musical goals. I teach classical, jazz, bluegrass and rock music.

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Lessons take place in a large class room at a local church conveniently located right off of I-94. There is a lobby area with chairs where the parents can wait. Parents can also watch their younger children in the nursery area.

To start: If you don't already have an instrument, I will help you find a nice one and the proper equipment. I will also provide you with recordings of the music that you will be learning. I believe that listening to your pieces ahead of time is a great help when it comes time to learn them.

During your first three to six months of lessons, I will discover your main learning style. For example, you may learn music more easily using a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic approach. You will have lots of fun developing a beautiful tone on your instrument as we focus our attention on developing your technique. I will show you how to practice the music on your own so that you can make the most of your practice time. Your confidence and self-esteem will increase as you build a repertoire of music from the very beginning of our time together.

As you progress in your musical skills and artistic development, you will become fluent in performing your favorite pieces. Each lesson contains technical and musical points covered in a carefully thought out, step-by-step progression. You will eventually gain the skills and knowledge to play your instrument at whatever proficiency level you desire. When teaching, I divide skills into smaller units so that you will always be successful. I like to give you immediate, honest, and specific feedback after each time you play your instrument for me. I always respect my students and acknowledge the effort that they put forth.

Since music reading skills take time to become equal to playing skills, I usually teach music reading skills after the first six to eight months of lessons.

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Classrooms in building, space for parents to wait in lobby, nursery for parents with younger children.

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I specialize in teaching fiddle and the classical Suzuki violin and viola method.
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Josiah S.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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I have been teaching violin for over fifty years. I teach using a progressive Suzuki method. I have a unique method of teaching scales using a pattern system which makes scale studies quick and easy to learn in all positions on the violin. I have tutorial videos to go along with your lessons for both Suzuki pieces and scale studies. I teach fiddle and Jazz violin for those who are interested. I also teach on line lessons
I have experience playing in theater, Orchestras, and small ensembles. I am currently playing in the Timpanogos Symphony in Highland Utah. I am also playing in a string quartet.
My students sit in the first chairs in their School Orchestras. I have a good relationship with the School Music Teachers. I always put the school music first and help the student to be comfortable in their surroundings.

About Speedy
I have been teaching music for over fifty years. I have taught many professional teachers and students over the years. I have played professionally in Many Classical and Jazz groups. My quick start method gets beginners playing music right away.
I studied classical violin from Don Samuleson, Professor at Western Washington College during my Junior High and High School years. I also studied from Lamar Barus at Ricks College and Paval Farcus at the University of Redlands and from Leslie String of the Redlands Symphony.
I studied Classical guitar from Seko Sessoko a Brazilian guitar player and Jazz guitar from Studio musicians Howard Roberts, Joe Pass and Horace Hatchett.
I have played violin in the Bellingham Junior High School Orchestra, the Bellingham High School Orchestra, the Ricks College Orchestra, the University of R
edlands College Orchestra, the Riverside Symphony, the Palomar Symphony, and the North Coast Symphony in San Diego. I am currently playing with the Timpanogos Symphony in Highland Utah.
I played guitar with the Woody James big band and with the big band and hall of fame orchestra. I've played classical guitar for weddings and dinner parties. I played guitar with the variety band "Sound Investment" and other rock, blues and jazz bands
My theater performance experience includes play violin for Annie, Hello Dolly, Chess, Cinderella and more. I also played guitar in theater performances of Les Miserable, Man of La Mancha, Hairspray, Marvelous Wonderettes, and Catch Me if You Can.
My studio, The Speedy Beers Music Studio is a highly professional studio equipped with computer, recording equipment and video lighting and camera for making highly professional videos.
I teach all styles of music on the guitar and violin including classical, jazz,rock, blues, country, folk and fiddle. I have a strong back ground in applied music theory that works for all instruments.
I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Redlands and I have studied privately from some of the best teachers in the world.
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Gary D. January 4, 2018
· Guitar · Online
Speedy is very competent and is a great teacher, he will take me on a musical journey, thanks
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Hope December 19, 2017
· Violin · Online
Speedy is a very patient & knowledgeable instructor to my super active (not always attentive) 8 year old. He has been making many improvements.
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Miranda November 26, 2017
· Viola · Online
I've been getting lessons for 2 years and I've improved greatly.
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About Larissa M.

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Teaching is one of my greatest joys! All ages are welcome to study with me. It is my calling to work with all students' experiences and goals, such as competing in conservatory auditions, playing your favorite songs, or having an interest in the instrument with a completely clean slate.

“Talent” is a widely misunderstood concept. As a teacher, I don't believe talent is born. Talent is an artful skill. This skill is made through practice: concentrated sessions of mindful repetition, silent awareness, and craft. Anyone can learn an instrument with the right mindset and the right instruction.

My lessons are designed to develop the musical potential that every student has by guiding students to produce their most beautiful sound and feel a balanced and natural comfort with their instrument. Students develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between anatomy and sound for optimum technique, and how to practice efficiently and independently. In other words, my students ...

About Larissa
Larissa Mapua is a Filipino-American violist dedicated to sharing her passion for music as a performer, teacher, and music education advocate. Selected by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, she performed Debussy's String Quartet, Op.10 at the U.S. Capitol for members of the 114th U.S. Congress. She was invited to perform for Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th President of the Philippines, selections from J.S. Bach's Cello Suites, in 2012. She has performed at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage, Atlanta Symphony Hall, and on live television for Georgia Public Broadcasting. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Mapua held principal positions at the Brevard Music Center and DePaul University Chamber Orchestra, and assistant principal for Indiana University Jacobs School Symphony and Opera Orchestras. She can be heard with the Bowling Green Phi
lharmonia on volumes of The Voice of the Composer: New Music from Bowling Green ​on Albany Records. Furthermore, she has performed for the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Ms. Mapua has worked with conductors Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, Carl St. Clair, Mei-Ann Chen, Gilbert Varga, Jung-Ho Pak, and Keith Lockhart.

Her solo engagements include Hindemith's Trauermusik with Michael Alexander conducting at Kennesaw State University in 2010. She has also performed at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the National Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Madeline Island Chamber Music. Ms. Mapua has played in master classes for a number of musicians, including Lembi Veskimets, Peter Slowik, Erika Eckert, Phillip Ying, and Sheila Browne. She has worked with members of the Ariel Quartet, the Chiara String Quartet, and the Arianna Quartet. The National Federation of Music Clubs recognized her achievements with the Rose Thomas Smith Award. In 2016, she received her Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance at DePaul University, where she studied with Rami Solomonow and Doyle Armbrust. Additionally, she studied with Matthew Daline and Allyson Fleck. She graduated with her Master of Music degree in performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2018. Currently, she studies with Edward Gazouleas.
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Victoria F. August 30, 2014
· Violin · Online
My 15 year old daughter loves violin and says Larissa is the best teacher she has ever had. She is patient and every time my daughter has a lesson she comes away excited and so ready to practice.

We have one in person visit a month and 4 on line lessons and it works beautifully!!!
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Milton, FL

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Anna F. teaches beginner through early advanced.

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A violinist with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters in Music, Anna F. uses a classical approach to teaching violin since that gives a foundation of excellence. Anna has taught both privately at home as well as in a private school setting. Anna began teaching around 2007 for a few years privately and then after a teaching break worked in a private school teaching private lessons, an intermediate orchestra, and monitoring a beginning strings video class with all four string instruments.

Anna finished her masters in music in May 2014 and is ready to be a help to your violin learning!
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Appollo September 5, 2018
· Piano · In home
Anna has taught my daughter piano for several years and my son violin for one year. She is kind, engaging and challenging (in a good way) as an instructor. My daughter's proficiency has soared under her instruction.
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Melinda September 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Anna is a wonderful teacher. She’s extremely talented, patient, and both my girls love going to lesson. She has been teaching my children for 2 1/2 yrs.
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Mary September 5, 2018
· Violin · Online
Anna is a wonderful and thoughtful teacher. My daughter really enjoys her and I am thankful to have found Anna.
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Atlanta, GA

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Teaching professionally for over 10 years, Brian was ranked the #1 violinist in Georgia in 2013. He has performed solos with prestigious clinics around the world and as concertmaster for various orchestras in Atlanta. He strives to provide as much value in each and every lesson (and often goes over the allotted time for free).

About Brian
I am a professional Violinist with over 10 years in teaching experience. One of my greatest joys these days is the time I spend with my students. At a young age I fell in love with the violin and started practicing 5-6 hours daily, and to this day I have stopped. That love is a big part of the reason why I can teach the intricate details that go in to playing an instrument and how to progress quickly. Feel free to contact me!
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Amina September 26, 2018
· Violin · Online
Huge difference from my last instructor. Very generous guy always willing to go over our lesson time to make sure I comprehended everything
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Nicole September 26, 2018
· Violin · Online
Good so far
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Devin September 26, 2018
· Violin · In home
Cool guy. Great listener, thank you Brian
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I have been teaching professionally for 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate violin and viola student. My students will become skilled in technique, sight reading, building repertoire, audition preparation and more. Moreover, you will be able to customize lessons according to your goals(no matter the genre). I will aid you in reaching your full potential. Please send me a message if interested.

About Grace
I am a professional violinist and violist. I graduated with a Bachelors of Music from Rhodes College, concentrating in violin and viola.

My teaching style involves pushing my students to reach their full potential, while encouraging them along the way. My curriculum includes the Suzuki method, sight reading, and note reading. Students can improve their technique and become more advanced players. I also offer special lessons in chamber music and orchestral playing.

I teach students of all ages and levels, but specialize in beginner or intermediate violin and viola students. Students will be able to operate at a comfortable pace based on their individual level.

I frequently play gigs in Memphis, Southaven, and Olive Branch, and have recently accompanied several high profile artists at Royal Studios. I will teach my students how to tak
e full advantage of their abilities, and how to market themselves for gig opportunities.
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My aim as a teacher is to set students up for success with a relaxed, comfortable technique so that they can produce a beautiful sound soon and become expressive musicians. I believe that people love to do what they can do well! My job is to give students the tools for excellence.

With the knowledge passed down to me from my teachers from the Moscow Conservatory and my passion for helping others learn, I tailor what I teach to the goals, the personality, and the hands of each student. Whether you want to take a traditional classical path towards a professional career, or whether you just want to learn to play for fun, I can help you achieve your goals.

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I am a professional freelance violinist and teacher living in San Francisco. I began studying violin at the age of 5 and have had the privilege of studying with renowned teachers who taught at Moscow Conservatory, Stanford, and Curtis Institute of Music. I have performed violin and viola in North and South America (including Carnegie Hall and the National Theater of Costa Rica) and in Europe.

My violin and viola students can expect me to tailor the way I teach to their unique goals and learning styles. Everyone's hands and arms are different, and string technique is not "one size fits all." I believe that all students can achieve success and play musically if they have the right tools. My job is to provide students with those tools. I specialize in teaching a relaxed technique that allows players to get a warm, beautiful tone from their
instrument so that they are free to play musically and expressively with confidence!

I teach violin and viola students of all different ages and experience levels. I've studied classical violin for 24 years. I can teach students to read music and pursue excellence in a traditional classical way, or I can teach students how to play their favorite pop tunes, depending on students' personal goals.

I currently serve as concertmaster of the Mozart to Mendelssohn Orchestra in San Francisco, lead chamber music nights with the SF Civic Music Association, and play gigs around the Bay Area. I love being a part of community music-making and believe that the benefits of music education reach far beyond the instrument itself to social and cognitive skills, confidence, and creativity.

My personal passion is classical music but the kind of technique I teach applies to all styles, and I am experienced teaching fiddling, pop music, or whatever music inspires you. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Experienced teacher, teaching for 20 years at universities as well as beginner and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating musical expression, I have successfully prepared students for auditions and helped them pursue their goals. Lessons are customized to the needs of each student. All ages and levels, professional or for fun are welcome!

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I have been teaching nearly 20 years at several universities including Indiana University and Arizona State University, as well as beginning and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating music expression, I have successfully prepared students for entrance auditions of undergraduate and graduate music programs at Universities and for regional/ all state orchestra auditions. I also teach the Suzuki method to beginner students. I believe that music makes smart kids smarter. All ages and levels are welcome, whether you want to play professionally or for fun!
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Jeff November 13, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Dr. Kalantzi has been an excellent instructor for my daughter. We have been taking lessons from her for several years. She is very personable and patient with my daughter, knows how to motivate her and make each lesson (and homework) fun, and continues to look for ways to help her improve. I would recommend Dr. Kalantzi for anyone new to violin as well as for more seasoned musicians.
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Kristin October 30, 2018
· Violin · In studio
I have been taking music lessons from Panagiota for over a year. I am very pleased with my progress on my instrument, and she has definitely helped me improve! Her teaching style creates a positive and enjoyable atmosphere at every lesson. As well, Panagiota’s musical knowledge and instructional abilities make music lessons fun and productive!
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Alexis October 24, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Panagiota is an amazing instructor, and I have improved so greatly since I started lessons with her! I completely recommend Panagiota as an instructor if you’re looking to make progress and greatly improve your violin or viola skills. She is a patient, knowledgeable, and spectacular instructor to have!
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Violin lessons with me will be unique as they are specifically catered to your skill set. Whether you are just starting out or have been playing for years, you can improve upon technique and musicality. I will help teach you and mentor you in your experience learning the Violin.

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Hey Everyone! My name is Stephan Kasper and I have been playing Violin for 15 years. I can teach beginner and intermediate level students, and I have a flexible schedule. For beginner students, I will focus on technique as well as music theory including aspects of musicality. For higher level students we will work on improving upon your sound and overall musicality.
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Violin has been in my life since I was 5 years old. It has connected me with strong mentors and good friends and I hope to provide that service to any student interested in sharing music with others. I was classically trained in Suzuki violin, I received a scholarship to Kalamazoo College to play violin and I currently play in the Kalamazoo Philharmonia and the Biyati Middle Eastern Ensemble. But, in addition to the classical training I have also studied Irish fiddling and Klezmer music and am interested in exploring any other genres. I also play electric violin with a loop pedal and am happy to teach that alternative form of violin as well.

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Hi there! If you want to learn to play violin from Tchaikovsky to Rock and Roll I can't wait to work with you. I play classical music as well as Irish fiddling and Klesmer music. I play a traditional violin and an electric one and love working with both. Violin doesn't have to be boring, I'm here to tell you that there is much more than Mozart for this stringed instrument.
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Kalamazoo, MI

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Kalamazoo is $40. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $40 and $40 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute violin lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute violin lessons are 13% less expensive at $35, and 30-minute lessons cost 25% less at $30.

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