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Tampa, FL

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During lessons, we will learn proper playing techniques and reading notation. I can prepare a student for a School orchestra or if the student just wants to learn popular songs for fun. My goal is to make all lessons fun, engaging, and hopefully the student will look forward to the next lesson.

About Nicole
Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums.
As an adult, Nicole studied to become an elementary teacher and worked in the New York State Sch
ool Districts for over five years. Shortly after receiving her master€'s degree for Literacy Education, Nicole decided to attempt to share her passion for music. In 2007, Nicole opened a music studio in Holbrook, New York. Here, she refined her music teaching skills while establishing Nicolex Inc. Music Island as a leading source of quality music education. Her summer traveling music program allowed her students to experience live performances as well as create music groups with peers with the same passion for music.
Nicole now resides in Tampa, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults. She currently is the drummer for a local original Soul/Rock band. Needless to say, she understands the importance that music has had in her life and wishes to ignite that passion in other music lovers.

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My teaching style is best labeled as kind but firm. I take my job very seriously and want wholeheartedly for my students to have music as a part of their life, not just a part of their day. I love to laugh and have fun but I will definitely expect my students to practice and complete any homework I assign and be prepared for the following lesson. Simply stated, music is fun and the love of my life, but if I still practice, you will as well. Otherwise, I always believe in teaching songs my students are interested in and will expand their musical skills. My experience as a public school teacher had enhanced my sense of finding individual needs of every student. Therefore, I always differentiate lessons to suit my students interest while teaching them the foundations every musician needs in order to be successful. My specialty is teaching a variety of instruments. I play drums, guitar, bass, piano, and sing as well. So, if one instrument is not for you, I can teach you something different without a problem. Long story short, friends, you are in good hands.

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Full Service music room: Keyboard, Full drum kit, Electric Guitar with 30 watts Amp and Microphone/ vocal monitor.

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I can bring a 76 key Yahama YPG-235 Keyboard for your household to use for lessons for a small monthly rental fee. I have an Epiphone Electric Guitar with 30w amplifier. Will also bring microphone and monitor for vocal lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I have taught mostly Rock, Blues, and Classical genres for Piano, Guitar, Drums. Vocally, I specialize in R&B, Broadway, Pop, Top 100 and alternative/Hard Rock. I will adapt to your needs.
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John January 26, 2019
· Violin · In home
Although this review was directed to me, it is actually my granddaughter who is taking the violin lessons. I asked her to provide some words that I could use for this review. She said, "Miss Nicole is awesome and very funny. Give her five stars."
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Praveen Kumar January 9, 2019
· Guitar · Online
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Veronica M. December 2, 2018
· Singing · In home
Nicole is amazing! My daughter looks forward to her vocal lessons and feels ver comfortable with Nicole. She’s very welcoming and professional. We always leave with a big smile. Highly recommend her!!
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About Josephine L.

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Minneapolis, MN
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Beginner through intermediate.
All ages.

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6 Years professional private violin teaching experience

Loves to play and teach classical, bluegrass, and Celtic genres!

Lessons catered to meet your goals!

Beginners - Intermediate

Learn to read music, sight read, theory, history, and play with passion.

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Lessons catered to your needs and goals!

Learn Classical, bluegrass, or Irish fiddling.

I typical beginner classical lessons follows this structure:

-warm up and scales

-Theory (All for strings theory workbook)

-Etudes (Essential Elements for Strings)

-Songs and classical pieces (Suzuki or Essential Elements for Strings)

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Classical, Bluegrass, or Irish fiddling lessons!
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Brooke A. November 20, 2018
· Fiddle · Online
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Binh September 9, 2018
· Violin · In home
great. she explained everything that I needed to do to learn. very personable. she likes dogs. and she even let me borrow the book. she knows how to progress with where i'm at.
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Barb C. June 5, 2018
· Fiddle · Online
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Josephine L.

Josephine L.

Minneapolis, MN 55405
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About Kseniya K.

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I have a big experience teaching students all levels and ages. My goal is to keep the joy of music making for each and every student, but also to make sure you learn and advance after each lesson. I would happily work with you on the music you want, combining it with the specific violin techniques you need to have in order to play the instrument well.

About Kseniya
I have been teaching violin from young children to beginner adults for 10 years. I also teach piano for beginner and intermediate levels.
I believe that the the music potential comes through discipline, self-motivation and passion. As a teacher, my goal is to get to know each of my students and create individually tailored lessons according to my student's needs and goals. I believe that a strong technical foundation is a key in music making - when a student feels comfortable playing the instrument , they find how much they are capable of doing and what a great joy is this music making process. This is why I put a strong emphasis on the technical aspects. They say "practice makes perfect", but in reality only perfect practice makes your playing perfect, in other words, my goal as a teacher, is to give my students all the right tools to
succeed, when after each lesson you feel that you improved your playing and gained new skills, even if its a small one.
Lessons are taught using a Traditional method refer to students learning to read music. Whereas the Suzuki Method students learn by ear which I (might) use for very young students age 3-5. For older students I use certain aspects of the Suzuki method but definitely incorporate basic theory and note reading as early as possible.
All students will have the opportunity and are encouraged to perform in recitals.

AVAILABILITY: The calendar here is not up-to-date and still on a summer schedule. I mostly teach M-Th (depending on my schedule Fr and Sat are possible). Lessons are scheduled on an individual basis based on my schedule and student's availability.Please send me a message what days/times you are looking for, and I'll get back to you. Thanks!
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Franklin B. July 2, 2018
· Violin · Online
Great violin instructor. She is very patient and persistent in helping to achieve the next level in mastering the violin.
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Samantha June 29, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Kseniya is patient, but also pushes my daughter to actually learn how to read music. I'm very pleased after 3 lessons.
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Triston May 29, 2018
· Violin · In studio
My son is 11 and never had a music lesson of any kind before. He had fun learning the basic fundamentals that she is so passionate about.
She is really patient and fun to be around. Great environment for anyone of any age.
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Kseniya K.

Kseniya K.

Andover, MN 55304
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About Victoria M.

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Violin is the most beautiful musical instrument in the world! Let me teach you playing it!:)

About Victoria
I started my path as a violinist when I was 7. My childhood and youth years were fool of performances, master classes and concert tours. After starting my Bachelor's I began working in orchestra and I loved my job from the very first day! I played my favorite musical instrument and the music I loved, travelled the world and met a lot of interesting people. Starting from 2013, couple of years after receiving my Master's degree in violin performance, I started teaching violin to students from 5 to 99 years old. Many of them are my good friends now. So let's discover the world of music through the most beautiful instrument in the world - Violin!
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Victoria M.

Victoria M.

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About Dimitry O.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Much of my methods are derived from my doctoral dissertation studies in the field of Sports Psychology. I apply my teaching methods to develop and increase control of muscular and mental functions, accuracy, precision, discipline, mental awareness and overall coordination in violin performance. I am eager to share my knowledge and experience in sports psychology and to emphasize the general psychological benefits and contribution to human enrichment.

​My students earn numerous accolades, such as Concertmaster and title positions in the: Colburn Chamber and Los Angeles Youth Orchestras, Santa Monica High School Chamber Orchestra, Idyllwild Music Festival Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Interlochen Music Festival, Honor Orchestra of America, and Santa Monica High School Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Palisades High School Symphony; Grand Prize in the Fifth International Colibri Music Competition, Westside Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Student Scholarships and ...

About Dimitry
My teaching principles are based on outlining the advantageous mental and physical practice techniques revealed through research in Sports Psychology. These methods help my students strategically overcome the numerous psychological obstacles in order to develop a consistently high level of performance.

I share with students my Sports Psychology research that focuses on common triggers for performance anxiety and stage fright. By assessing the students’ performances, I design an applicable daily practice plan which gears to establish better control over the physical and psychological symptoms known to negatively impact performance. Applying these principles also helps in the development of increased control of muscular and mental functions, accuracy, precision, discipline, mental awareness and overall coordination. By incorporating kn
owledge of Sports Psychology in my lessons, I hope to educate about the existing relationship between mental process and physical execution and the impact one has on the other.

For professional athletes and musicians, performing under pressure is an inescapable element of their careers. Given the current levels of performance excellence and the consequent fierceness of competition, consistency in performance quality is indispensible in attaining the degree of professionalism. This implied link between musical and athletic disciplines is a logical one. Similarly to athletes, musicians must achieve high levels of technical skill, efficient movement patterns, acute focus, composure and extreme concentration, all while maintaining a consistently high level of performance.

Musicians ‘play’ music as athletes ‘play’ sports. Therefore, like sports, a musical performance is a physical activity with extreme demands on technical facility, training ethics, discipline, deliberate practice, structure, dedication, determination, motivation and inspiration. Like sports, it is a form of self-expression, performed in front of an audience and demanding astounding mastery of the human mind and body. Both performance practices provide the performer with opportunities for excellence, though the journey may bring forth intense pressures, challenges, anxieties, fears and psychological phobias. Adapting the methods and principles developed by research in sports psychology, affords tremendous advantage in a musician’s constant desire to elevate, not only the quality, but also the consistency of quality in their performance.
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Alexander February 11, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Dr. Olevsky was immediately able to improve my playing with direct, practical advice. He is concerned with efficient practice and in making the maximum amount of progress in the time that one has. He is highly knowledgable about the audition process and the real day to day of being a professional performing violinist. I have been playing for 15+ years and find Dimitry's lessons very challenging and stimulating.
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ilkyaz February 10, 2019
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I started taking violin lessons from Dimitry two months ago and I can definitely say that he taught me a lot of things I didn’t know before. I had some violin background as a kid years ago and he made me realize what I did wrong and gave me so many tips to correct my mistakes and learn the right technique. There is no need to say that he is really talented and one of the best teacher you can find. I’m really glad that I was lucky enough to learn a lot of things from the pro and had a chance to see him play with me.
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Cat .. November 24, 2018
· Violin · In studio
My first session gave me deeper insight into the instrument itself and I'm looking forward to my upcoming sessions!
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Dimitry O.

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About Alvin D.

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Saint Paul, MN

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Having started on viola and eventually adding violin, I have a unique perspective on what makes a good violinist, both classical and otherwise. We'll focus on note reading, scales, sight reading, both classical and modern (pop and jazz) music. Let's have fun.

About Alvin
I am a collegiate violist, violinist, pianist, composer, recording technician and sound designer. I expect to gradate from Macalester college with a Bachelor of Arts, specifically in music (viola).

Viola/violin students can expect to improve week to week in their playing technique. Every musician has strengths and weaknesses; I teach students to both express themselves and expand their horizons through implementation of foundational techniques. I can help any student to play with poise, confidence, and expression.

I teach students that are age 7 or older and of any experience level. I have studied classical viola for 9 years, classical/fiddle violin for 8 years, and sound design/composition for 2. I teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to play contemporary modern music using their ear, or both depending on the g
oals and preference of the student.

My personal passion is romantic and minimalist music, but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Alvin D.

Alvin D.

Saint Paul, MN 55105
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$42 / 30-min

About Taylor L.

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Classically trained violinist that is well versed in all styles of music! I have been teaching and performing ever since I can remember. I find that incorporating technique, music theory, and sight reading practice is important to create a well rounded player. Lessons are tailored to each student depending on what they would like to learn, and where they want to take their playing. I have fun playing violin and I want you to as well!

About Taylor
Violinist Taylor Lighthill, originally from the Washington D.C. area, is a graduate of New York University. Her previous teachers include Anton Miller, Nicolas Kendall, Zino Bogachek, Ricardo Cyncynates, Rhonda Cole, and Martha Shackford. Taylor has participated in master classes with Donald Weilerstein of the New England Conservatory of Music, Professors Curtis Price and David Strange, Principal and Head of Strings Department of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Emil Chudnovsky, Martin Beaver, and Leila Josefowicz. She has also worked extensively with pianist Vera Danchenko. A lover of chamber music, Taylor was the first violinist of the Cambiata String Quartet for three years, participating in master classes with the Biava String Quartet and regular coachings with Allison Bailey. She teamed up with colleagues from NYU to perform th
roughout New York City as the Arnica String Quartet for four years.

Taylor was also a member of the American Youth Philharmonic for six years, serving as Assistant Concertmaster for two. Taylor has attended Meadowmount School of Music during two summers studying with Sally Thomas; Encore School for Strings studying with David Cerone; and NYU’s Intensive Chamber Music Workshop receiving coachings from Marion Feldman, Karen Ritscher, and Rita Porfiris. Taylor has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Kreeger Museum, DAR Constitution Hall, the Alden Theater, and the Lithuanian and Bolivian Embassies prior to an international tour. Taylor is also pursuing Suzuki Teacher Training, a method concentrated on teaching young children. Currently residing in Denver, she has spent the last four years in Telluride, Colorado teaching and performing.
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Taylor L.

Taylor L.

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About Natalie J.

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Minneapolis, MN

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I am an advanced level player with 15 years of private lesson teaching. I am encouraging and positive with my students, but I also emphasize good listening and practicing strategies. I have a BA in Music Education, Instrumental Orchestra and Band. I also play the flute and piano. I follow a repertoire recommended by the American String Teachers' Association. I am planning a small recital in May for my students, and a focus would be on technique and toward a performance solo piece with accompaniment. This is a great way to showcase your talent! We can also work on orchestral parts if needed.

About Natalie
I am an enthusiastic and experienced educator of music and academics. I am currently an area public school instrumental music teacher. I have 15 years of experience teaching privately. I currently play flute in a local professional band organization, and when I complete my Masters program, I will be adding an orchestral experience back into my agenda.

During my college years, I won "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" for my performance on violin and flute, and my academics. I attended a Juilliard summer music program in NY State, and studied my senior year with A. Casey from Case Western, Cleveland, OH

While a younger student, I spent each summer at the International Music Camp on the border between the US and Canada, studying with teachers from around the globe and playing with international students as well. Throug
h this experience, I learned to value professionalism and enjoyment of music.

My mode of study and performance is very classical, and well-founded in solid repertoire of the genre.

I am planning a May recital for all of my students, and I would love you to join us!
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Natalie J.

Natalie J.

Minneapolis, MN 55434
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