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Rachel F.

Prior Lake, MN
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 13; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rachel F.

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With a background in both classical and ear training, I teach a highly individualized approach with an emphasis on technique, theory, and sight-reading. My goal is to set a strong foundation in these areas, develop a love for music, and inspire students to reach their full potential. I am confident that any child can learn the basics of an instrument with the right guidance and approach. My experiences as a preschool teacher and elementary music instructor have given me a unique advantage in learning to work with young students and individualize instruction. I look forward to meeting you!

About Rachel

I get it. Whether it was a concert, a video, or a school friend who just started violin, your little one started begging for the instrument. Now it's been weeks, and what you thought was a passing fancy hasn't gone away. I was that five-year-old. My heart was set on one day playing the violin. It t

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Jacqueline S.

Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded "Best of Minneapolis 2018" from Lessons.com
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Jacqueline S.

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About Jacqueline

Hi, it's nice to meet you! My name is Jacqueline and I have been playing the viola and violin since I was nine years old. A string quartet came to our school one day, I heard the sound said, "That is what I want to do" and haven't stopped since! I went to music school as a scholarship student. F

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Zachary J.

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Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

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Have played violin for over 25 years, taught for over 15 years.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspiration

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James A.
Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though.
Aubrey C.
Great with kids!
Abby W.
Relates to a 13 year old very well and is very professional.

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Luther B.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • 3 years program Voice and Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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David N.
Luther stays where I’m at and then helps me go the next step. That is useful for consistent gradual progress without the frustrations of moving either too slow or too fast (I am a beginning tenor saxophone player). Nice interpersonal style, patient and easy going, while methodical.
Geoff K.
I think Luther is great. He works with my 10-year old son on piano, singing and even trumpet and violin as needed. My son has to work hard to progress, and Luther customizes the lesson plan for him and seems to understand him well. I'm really excited about them working together.
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Amanda M.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Amanda M.

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Experienced violist who has been playing for 14 years. I have only had young students in the past, but I am willing to teach adults as well. If you're a beginner, I would love to help you get started and introduce you into all the wonderful music for the violin and viola! I will take the time to find music you specifically enjoy and adjust to your tastes. I care very much about helping you find an ear for music and finding your favorite styles! We'll be learning about technique, intonation, note reading, and of course, music theory. Please contact me if you'd like to see what I can teach you!

About Amanda

Hi there, my name is Amanda and I am a passionate musician! I am a violist of 14 years, a pianist of 16, as well as a songwriter and (currently) a student in music production. Music is one of the most important aspects of my life, and I enjoy sharing it with others more than anything. If you woul

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Vanessa M.
First lesson went great. My daughter is 13 and she said Amanda was kind, patient and made her feel comfortable to be able to ask questions. She is looking forward to her next lesson.
Andre R.
Nice personality and gives thoughtful instructions. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Nina K.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nina K.

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I am a member of Certificate of Merit so students can take cm on their choice, am also doing symf during summer. I usually held recital minimum 1-2 a year so students will get a chance to perform.
I use suzuki method for most students but also open to teach whatever students interested in.
My students are from 5 years old to an adult. I have also taught at a elementary and highschool before.

About Nina

I am a professional violinist and a teacher! I have been playing violin since I was 8 and started teaching in high school. I have received both undergraduate and graduate degree for performance. I have taught a group class at elementary school and string coach at high schools. My students age fr

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Minneapolis is $77. 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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- Ekene
Took Violin lessons from Joshua C.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons since may and she loves it. Joshua is a great teacher, he us straight forward and will not move her forward unless she has fully learned what he taught her. If your kids need lesson he is your guy. Thanks for being a great teacher."
- Joe
Took Violin lessons from Joshua A.
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"Jerry was friendly, very helpful for me as a beginner and extremely TOLLERANT to my screeching first lesson. By the end of lesson I was no longer embarrassed and started feeling good about going home to practice."
- Jim
Took Violin lessons from Jerry Y.
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"Helena is wonderful! She is so patient with both my 6 year old daughter and I. We are both new to the violin but loving it so far!"
- Serena
Took Violin lessons from Helena G.
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"Kendra is very patient and kind; my daughter loves her!"
- Emma
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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"Nicholas is a wonderful teacher. He is very knowledgeable and patient. I have taken two lessons and look forward to many more."
- Dianna
Took Violin lessons from Nicholas H.
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"Great at explaining in a way where a child or some of us more chronologically advanced students can understand. This makes it exciting to learn."
- Gene
Took Violin lessons from Monique W.
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"Ali is very good at getting young students' attention. My son became Ali's student two months ago. He liked her and was able to follow her lecture. Ali is also very kind and funny. We love her."
- Sophia
Took Violin lessons from Ali Y.
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"We are very happy to have found Dongyi; her dedication and level of knowledge are above other teachers we’ve had in the past. I now can see that my daughter is being taught by a professional and awesome teacher!"
- Maya
Took Violin lessons from Dongyi H.
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"Laurel has been great for our daughter - kind, patient and understanding. As parents we had many theories on how to get the best out of our daughter in this short amount of time. Laurel incorporated our requests and made it fun. Thanks Laurel!"
- Audrey
Took Violin lessons from Laurel K.
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Hot Strings in the Chilly Twin Cities

By Greg B. - Minneapolis Violin Teacher

As a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, I have been finding out just what a Midwest winter means. Although I’m from New York, spending the last 6 years living in Miami and Los Angeles didn’t help me prepare for the chill here. But there have been some performances this winter that have been so blazing, they warmed me right to the core. If you are a student aspiring to take violin lessons in Minneapolis, you have some excellent talent to emulate.

This city has hosted many stellar string players, true musicians that redefine the possibilities of the instrument. First on my list is Andrew Bird, violinist and songwriter. His performances in December at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral were remarkable. Bird combines his violin prowess with guitar, singing, and whistling, all of which he runs through a looper in order to create an orchestra of himself. His latest CD, Useless Creatures, is worth checking out if you haven’t heard it.

Next comes a local favorite of mine, Jelloslave. Consisting of 2 cellos, tablas and a drum kit, Jelloslave blurs the boundaries between jazz, Afro-Cuban, Indian and even pop to create something spectacular. With infectious grooves and soaring melodies, this quartet will engage you for the whole performance. Finally, there’s the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, a unique band that starts with progressive bluegrass before launching off into jazz, world, and rock compositions. Lisi Wright, the band’s violinist, fits right in with the electrified ensemble, improvising catchy licks one second and rocking out the next.

As an instructor teaching violin lessons in Minneapolis, I encounter many beginning students who are frustrated with their supposedly slow progress on the instrument. All their friends that play guitar are able to crank out pop songs in no time flat, and they can barely manage to get through Old McDonald. But the violin should not be compared to the guitar or any other instrument. It is a unique tool with its own advantages and disadvantages. For musical neophytes, an instrument where the only fixed pitches are four open strings can make the violin appear unapproachable. But just as Rome was not built in one day, violin mastery is not attainable in a month. It's important for the student to keep focused on their improvement, day by day, week by week. If you are able to enjoy the experience of discovery and the knowledge that comes with diligent practice, then the end goal becomes much less critical to the ego. Keep this in mind the next time you hit a roadblock during your violin lessons in Minneapolis.

No matter what your taste in music, there’s sure to be a great concert this winter that will warm you right up. So get out there, explore the diverse music scene in the Twin Cities, and take violin lessons in Minneapolis!

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