A classical approach to any music style, whether classical, folk, tango....let's make beautiful music together.
Classically trained at prestigious Mussorgsky school of music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with over 20 years of teaching experience. I teach Violin, Viola and Piano Performance, Music Theory, Music History, Sight Reading and Ear Training to children and adults of beginning to advanced level. I utilize several teaching methods to best suit the needs of a student and make lessons enjoyable and productive. I introduce my students to a variety of styles while teaching classical techniques for lifetime skills. When not teaching, I play with Nova Vista Symphony (First Violin) ,Campbell String Chamber Orchestra (Concertmeistress), Winchester Symphony Orchestra, and a variety of instrumental Ensembles featuring Klezmer Music, Russian Tangos and Brazilian Choros.
*** Lesson Details *** My lessons are a balance of fun and focus. My students qu
ickly learn the basics and start playing familiar melodies. I teach memorization techniques to develop a performing repertoire. In addition, my students develop abilities in rhythm, melody, harmony, understanding of theory, and improvisation. I also help with school orchestra practice and audition preparation.
*** Studio Equipment *** Dedicated Music Space, desk, piano, recording equipment, music stands, couch for parents to observe and wait or participate.
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to provide their own violin and bow, music stand and a notebook. Students may also need to purchase sheet music/music books. I will provide basic recording equipment (audio and video), and pre-recorded piano or orchestra accompaniment. A live piano accompanist is available for recitals and pre-recital rehearsals.
*** Specialties *** Classical Violin, Viola Fiddle - Klezmer, American, Celtic Piano - beginning and intermediate levels Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Improvisation.
She is amazing! My son enjoy the class so much! I truly appreciate it.
March 2, 2018
Helena was a pleasure to work with. It was my first viola lesson in decades. I was not sure how the online lesson would go but it worked well for me. She was so patient and helpful and very encouraging. Look forward to the next lesson!
November 14, 2017
she loves her job alot .and she makes you love it as well.
Comprehensive and fun lessons focusing on musicality, technique and music theory for all ages.
Dear students and parents,
Hello and welcome to takelessons.com! My name is Jessica and I am classically trained violinist with over 20 years of playing experience. I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and recently relocated to Saint Louis County with my family. Music has always been passion of mine since a very young age, so it was inevitable that it would end up being my career. Naturally, a love for teaching the wonders of music followed suit!
I always try to form a great rapport with my students and parents from the very first lesson. For younger students, I encourage my parents to take an active part in both lessons and daily practice, as is encouraged by Shinichi Suzuki.
I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for over 12 years now. My experience includes teaching private lessons at students homes as wel
l as at various music schools, summer camps and festivals. A few advanced students have even attended and performed in some of these aforementioned festivals! I am always encouraging my students to go above and beyond.
A bit of background about me: I started my music studies at the age of 7. Lessons and orchestra were literally the highlight of my childhood. I ended up attending the Baltimore School for the Arts for high school, and went on to receive my Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Shenandoah University and complete further studies in England, Northern Ireland and Maryland (UMBC graduate certificate). I am also a registered Suzuki Violin/Viola teacher and have attended many teachers workshops in order to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to work with any and all types of students, including those with learning disabilities, such as ADD and FAS.
*** Lesson Details *** While I am a registered Suzuki violin teacher, I do not teach solely out of a certain method or "by the book"; I choose and mold every lesson depending on specific, strengths, weaknesses, etc. If you are a more advanced, serious player, more intensive lessons and repertoire will follow suit.
I am comfortable teaching all ages and levels up to advanced. Use of games make learning the violin fun and accessible for young children. Older and more advanced students receive a more technical, intensive and advanced approach. Coaching and weekly help on school assigned materials (orchestra/string class music and homework) Classical, Jazz, Gypsy and Fiddle styles are all introduced and studied to give students a rounded technique. Music theory (reading and understanding music) is incorporated in lessons. Repertoire is diverse and exciting. Various approaches for the visual or aural learner. Guaranteed to keep you or your child engaged and interested!
*** Equipment and Studio Lesson Details ***
-If you are coming to my home for lessons, please be sure to bring your instrument and any books you may already have.
**Please note, there are three cats in the house. They are usually isolated to a different part of the house during lessons to ensure there are no unnecessary distractions and to help minimize potential allergies (studio is also sprayed with allergy reducer spray and vacuumed regularly). All are UTD on shots. Please call and ask to schedule a "trial" lesson to see if the animals interfere with allergies.
New students: You may park on the cul-de-sac next to the house and walk down. I have a trial 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 size violin to use for the first lesson if your child is a beginner. After the first lesson I will send an email explaining what materials and equipment I recommend you buy to help you sound your best.
Places to rent or buy instruments will be recommended upon request.
*** Cancellation/Reschedule Requests *** 1) At least 24 hours notice is required if you need to cancel your, or your child's, lesson. You will be given the option to take a credit that will automatically roll over to cover future unpaid lessons on your calendar, or the option to reschedule for a different day within a week of the canceled lesson.
2) If you find that you need to cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will be given the option to make up your lesson within 7 calendar days of your originally scheduled lesson time. If you cannot do a makeup lesson, this will result in the lesson being marked as "missed" and will still be charged as if you attended the lesson.
3) If you do not show up to your lesson scheduled at my home studio and no notice was given, the lesson will be marked as "missed" and will still be charged as if you attended the lesson.
4) If I need to reschedule or cancel a lesson for whatever reason, you will be given an option for a makeup lesson or given a credit that will automatically roll over to cover future unpaid lessons.
5) I require two weeks notice to discontinue lessons if you would like to receive a refund or be exempt from paying future tuition.
6) All lessons are billed ahead of schedule and must be paid in advance in order to keep your lesson slot.
*** Specialties *** Suzuki Violin/Viola Method Music Theory Tutor Genres: Classical, fiddle. Experience teaching ages 4-Adults.
Classical, traditional method and Suzuki method. Studied with Dr. John Kendall, founder of the Suzuki method for the United States. Have played with Southern Illinois University orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony exhibition concert. Have performed in Europe, North America and Asia.
I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple.
There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructors.
Learning the best way, helps you learn faster and have fun while you succeed!
Explains everything in detail , moves in a progress in which I retain the knowledge very Easy.
I highly recommend Mel.
Very calm , collect and patient.
June 11, 2019
February 7, 2019
Mel is a great teacher and his many past experiences in the music field have given him tons of knowledge. he has a simple and effective way of teaching music and theory. he listens to the way you learn and adapts his methods to best suit you.
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-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.
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.
July 10, 2019
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.
Featured in concert by WILLIE NELSON and with over 30 years of live performance and teaching experience, Jennifer's plethora of musical knowledge in various genres makes her a high in-demand instructor ranging from beginner to advanced. A background in Suzuki ear training and classical studies combined with fiddle, jazz and improvisational skills enables Jennifer to custom tailor music instruction towards each individual student's goals and needs.
Featured in concert by WILLIE NELSON and recipient of the LA Music Awards' 'INSTRUMENTAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR', Jennifer A. graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, studied violin performance at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland and performs throughout the world. With over 30 years of performance and teaching experience, Jennifer has returned from touring and is now available to teach both violin and piano in person as well as virtually. Her plethora of musical knowledge in various genres makes her a high in-demand instructor ranging from beginner students to advanced players. A background in Suzuki ear training and classical studies combined with fiddle, jazz and improvisational skills enables Jennifer to custom tailor music instruction towards each individual student's goals and needs. As an added plus for in-person violi
n pupils, Jennifer's ability to accompany violin students on piano during their lessons makes the learning experience that much more valuable.
Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate violin student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more.
Hi my name is Enmanuel I'm a Experienced teacher for 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced in piano,guitar,violoncello,violin,viola,flute,saxophone etc.. for students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For all the instruments offered.
I've been teaching private / group lesson, as well as teaching and conducting orchestras and ensembles, and performing in few countries since 2008, Full-time.. I'm a certified Suzuki Teacher starting 2008. I love what I am doing, and I love working with someone, sharing my thoughts and idea, solving problems, and seeing someone grow up nurtured with good music.
I did my bachelor degree with Russian professor (Russian methods and approaches), and my Master in Violin Performing and Pedagogy with Canadian teacher, and she's using Galamian teaching. I've been working with many people from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Switz, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA. I'm part of orchestras in Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Russia, and Canada.
Aside of music, I also have deep interest on psychology, design, and definitely traveling :) I really know how to make a lesson very efficient in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
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DAVE NATHANAEL started his Bachelor of Music program at Pelita Harapan University in Indonesia with Dr. Tomislav Dimov in 2009, after he got the first place on the SPH-International Violin Competition. He also got his Master of Music degree in 2019 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in Canada, studying with Dr. Nancy Dahn. He was graduated Magna Cum Laude for both degrees.
Starting from his freshman year in his Bachelor program, he was invited to be the violin player with Jakarta Concert Orchestra and Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra. Later on, he’s also invited to play with Ananda Sukarlan Symphony Orchestra, Nusantara Symphony Orchestra, Twilite Orchestra, and Jakarta Sinfonietta. While he was in Indonesia, he was the associate concert master and assistant concert master in some of those orchestras. He was
also invited to play as a soloist in the beautiful Aula Simfonia Jakarta. Outside of Indonesia, he is also the associate concert master in Baroque Collegium in Singapore, violin player in Brisbane Concert Orchestra, Orchestra Concertino, and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra in Australia, as well as in Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Watershed Ensemble, and few ensemble groups in Canada. He was chosen to take part in ‘III-Красноярский международный музыкальный фестиваль стран Азиатско- Тихоокеанского региона’ (Third - Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival) in Russia. Dave and his fellow musicians established few ensembles: Quartet Passioné, Soli Quartet, The Quintets, and few others in Indonesia and Canada. He has also been playing with few great artists: pianist Adam Gyorgy, Sam Haywood, violinist Linus Roth, and Amsterdam Viola Quartet.
Dave has taken master classes from musicians of various backgrounds, and he has been a certified Suzuki Music violin teacher since 2008. He has worked with trainers from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Taiwan, and Korea. He teaches violin in his own private studios (both physically in the studio and via skype if he’s away from home) and at the Suzuki Music Association in Jakarta and St. John’s.
You may check also my website: davenathanael (dot) (com)
Born with perfect pitch, I started playing the violin and piano at the age of four. I am a classically trained violinist. Music is my biggest passion and I am currently auditioning for graduate programs. I did my undergraduate training from the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. I received scholarships from both institutions. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California San Diego (UCSD). My past teachers include violinists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the concertmaster from Indianapolis Symphony.
I wholeheartedly understand that studying and understanding an instrument and its complexities is challenging, but it can also be incredibly rewarding and fun! It is a great way to express oneself and connect with others. I believe in incorporating music theory and ear training into learning the instrument, especially at a young age. I care deeply about each student's need and desire in terms of musical growth and promise to make the lessons
Hello! I am a classically trained violinist. I did my undergraduate training at the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. All of my teachers during my time in Boston were violinists from Boston Symphony Orchestra, one of the best orchestras in the world. By having them as my teachers, I learned that having a good teacher that focuses on the foundational violin techniques, of which allows advancements to build on top, is indispensable.
I have performed at Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Conrad Presby Hall, Harvard Theater, and much more with world renowned musicians and conductors.
While I am fundamentally a classically trained violinist, I love to play and listen to all genres of music from classical to EDM to 70s classics. Most importantly, playing music should be fun and the purest form of self expression. I love to he
lp my students find the joy and beauty of music.
Personally in my practice routine, I always start with fundamentals like scales, arpeggios, double stops, and some bowing exercises. This allows your mind and body to warm up and get used to making full, ringing sounds. I hope by taking lessons with me, you as a student learn not only the violin but also the delight of music in general! :)
"Susanna is incredibly patient and supportive as well as encouraging!"
"Just had my first lesson and Speedy seems awesome. I can tell I'm really going to enjoy his teaching style."
"Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for
her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!"
"I'm 35 years old, originally from South Carolina, and I decided I wanted to take up violin again. I was a violinist in junior high and high school, but qu
it after high school to pursue other interests. Well, the interest came back decades later! I found Nicolas on here because I live not far from his studio in the Valley and he's been wonderful! He recommended a great place in Studio City that I could buy m new violin and it was a great rec. He's been very patient with me even though I probably talk his ear off. He's really helping me to remember things I forgot and he's very encouraging without being condescending. I just get a comfortable, relaxed feeling from him. Great teacher!"
"Stephanie is wonderful. First of all, she is a truly virtuosic player. She plays beautifully. That is hugely important. Never hire a violin teacher wh
o does not make a gorgous sound. She makes a gorgeous sound. Second, she is an amazing TEACHER. She knows how to tailor her approach to the student’s unique learning style and musical tastes. She can take you through a purely classical curriculum, or she can also help you learn to play your favorite pop songs. I have been taking lessons with her for two years and my adult (step)daughter who has Down Syndrome has been studying with her for a little over a year. I have progressed consistently and my stepdaughter has also progressed consistently. Stephanie definitly knows how to collaborate with me to adapt her lessons to my (step)daughter’s special needs. My (step)daughter loves her lessons and Stephanie mixes things up to keep her excited and motivated to practice. Stephanie prepares more in advance for lessons than any instrument teacher I have ever observed. She creates her own teaching aids for each student, personalized to their needs. She has formal Suzuki training both as a learner and teacher, so she knows the Suzuki curriculum, and can use a strictly Suzuki approach for people who want that, but she also knows the scope and sequences of skills so thoroughly that she can guide students without relying on Suzuki if that approach is preferred. She takes a positive approach, helping students to learn to listen to and evaluate their own playing rather than over critiquing. She teaches students to practice effectively, and uses questions to gently guide students to draw appropriate conclusions about what they need to do to improve their playing. She paces lessons well. She does not require perfection before moving on, but also discourages racing through repertoire without developing the target skill represented by the repertoire. She does not waste lesson time. She uses lesson time very efficiently. Her demeanor is warm, calm, mindful, gentle and kind, but firm about holding students to appropriately high expectations. I started wth her as an adult beginner and have loved every minute. I am now an intermediate player... sooner than I expected. She is also very reliable. She does not forget appointments or run late or cancel frequently. The room she teaches in is clean and organized. I really think she is very appropriate for gifted kids, average kids, kids with special needs, and adult beginners both typical and with special needs."
"I never had a tutor before, so it was difficult for me to choose from the wide arrange of tutors there are. But I think Dan was the right choice. He's ver
y professional and goes far and beyond to help his students understand how certain things are when playing the violin. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone looking for a violin tutor."
"My son loves studying with Ms. Lee. He has only been playing violin for 3 years but has improved quickly. He loves learning popular songs with her in addi
tion to songs from the Suzuki books. Ms. Lee has a passion for teaching and is very encouraging with the students."
"Nick has been my nine-year old daughter's violin instructor for a little over a year. Not only has she made tremendous progress with her playing, she has
had a great time during the lessons. Nick will challenge her when he feels she is ready, but will also slow down if necessary to review, to make sure she is using proper techniques and developing as a musician. My daughter is fortunate to have such a talented musician and composer as her violin teacher."
When you're a beginner to violin lessons, it's important that you have some easy violin songs to help you practice, boost your confidence, and improve your skills. With this list, you will never run out of songs to play!
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