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Connie E.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $48
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Awarded Outstanding Musician of the Year Award from Biola Conservatory of Music
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Connie E.

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I'm passionate about music and have a Masters Degree in Violin Performance with over 20 years experience teaching the violin. I will help you achieve your goals whether you are wanting to learn the violin as a hobby, for school or pursue music as a professional career!

About Connie

I love teaching, and enjoy passing on that joy, knowledge, and experience to my students! I have a Masters Degree in Violin Performance and 22 years teaching experience. Lessons are tailored according to the student's goals, abilities, and preference in musical styles. Whether you're wanting to lear

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Emma J.
Connie was great! My daughter loved taking her first lesson from her and is excited to keep learning now.
Gabriel
First lesson today and my son loved Connie, it was a great experience. 😊
Hoshin L.
She is patient, very organized and clear. My child really enjoy the lessons with Connie.
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Mark T. W.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Mark T. W.

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All levels of students are welcome. I have over 42 years of experience to help you achieve your best. Electric Violin also offered!

About Mark T.

I have been playing since I was 4 years old and have been loving every minute of it. I have been fortunate to play and tour with many groups here in the US and in Europe. Over the years I have really enjoyed passing on my knowledge and love of music making to others. I would be honored if you gave

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Nicole
Mark has been very flexible in scheduling and very patient in explaining theory. As an adult new to violin I think he has been great in terms of explaining new concepts and being incredibly encouraging. He is also patient and realistic in his expectations of students. Greatly recommend.
Honor
Mark was very knowledgeable, funny, and patient, he really cares about his students. I’m glad that he Was referred to me by take lessons.

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Will
I came to Mark with utterly no background in the violin, wanting to start as an adult learner, and I can't imagine a better teacher than Mark. Mark is helping me gain crucial fundamentals while also learning fun pieces to strengthen those elements and encouraging me to select pieces, too.
I also like that he incorporates some music theory into his lessons.
Finally, I feel like becoming a violinist now, as an adult, isn't as crazy as I worried it might be since I have Mark to teach me.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy employed for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as w

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
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Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Jiuri Y.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Violin Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Teaches students Male: 41 and up; Female: 4 and up
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Jiuri Y.

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Jiuri is currently a Teaching Assistant in the University of Massachusetts, where she is responsible for all undergraduates who take violin performance as a second major. With increasing time on her hands for side efforts, Jiuri has recently found that teaching young children gives her great joy, especially dealing when with the complexities of personalities as they arise and the challenge of motivating and molding young minds. When Jiuri is not teaching or performing music, she loves traveling, seeing all the different and interesting cultures, museums and learning about the history of places. Jiuri is an avid reader.

About Jiuri

Jiuri is a violinist originally from China, and started playing the violin at the age of four. She has moved to the US since the undergraduate. She is an active performer and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. As a multi musician, Jiuri is currently a violin instructor at the Key notes school o

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Jessica Z.
Very good experience!
Audrey B.
Jiuri does an excellent job connecting with and motivating our 6-year-old.
Xu
Jiuri is an experienced teacher, with a humorous personality. she know how to keep my kids's concentration. We would love to continue my kids violin education with her. HIGHLY recommended!
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Ming-hang T.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ming-hang T.

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I believe in developing students’ full potential step by step, as a mentor, to inspire them to foresee a higher vision. To me, every student is an expert learner without limitations. Tailored to each student’s learning progress and needs, my lessons include practice tasks based on pedagogical principles from both the traditional approach and the Suzuki method. My top priorities in teaching include good posture and confidence to perform. I emphasize the importance of aural development by listening to recordings carefully to recognize fundamentals, such as tunes and rhythms, as well as more detailed aspects, such as articulations and tone quality. I also focus on performance practices and interpretations of each musical composition. Overall, I see every lesson as a lesson in life, equipping my students to face challenges with practicable strategies for understanding personal skills, such as patience, determination, consistency, focus, self-motivation, memory, logic, self-awareness with ...

About Ming-hang

With his lifelong visions in enriching people’s lives through music, Ming-hang is an active violinist who enjoys his passion in violin playing since the age of four. His outstanding skills and technique in violin performance, with superb communications to deliver precise teaching points at each le

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Michael
As soon as the lesson began Mr. Ming-hang jumped right in and started to go over all of the important information a beginner like myself needed to start learning the violin efficiently. He was very clear and encouraging through out the lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone who is wanting to further there violin career or even for beginners with no prior knowledge of the violin.
Florette A.
I have been Mr. Tam's student for a little bit over a month now and I have to say he is one of the best, if not the best, teachers that I have ever had. I am a high schooler, and I had been playing the violin for a long time by the time I started taking lessons with Mr. Tam. He wasted no time in beginning the lessons. We started off basically where I had ended with my old teacher, with advanced scales and a piece of my choosing. Throughout the weeks, he follows up by sending me an email asking if I had any questions for him before the next session the following week. He records every session and sends them to me so that I can review my mistakes and listen to the tips that he suggests. Overall, he is an amazing violinist and teacher. He has a great sense of humor and is knowledgeable in the world of classical music. He will explain things thoroughly if you do not understand and seems to take great joy in his profession.
Roxxana
The instructor is very attentive to skills and needs. He is patient and passionate as about teaching the violin. He explains things in an easy to understand manner. He was very enthusiastic about my improvement and stated how happy he was to see improvement. He is knowledgeable about his craft and comes off as a friendly and likable instructor.
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Lauren C.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 2005
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Lauren C.

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Hello there! My name is Lauren, and I'm an NYC-based violinist with over 15 years of experience teaching violin. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance and perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

As a teacher, I adapt my teaching methods on the spot to introduce and reinforce concepts in a patient, enthusiastic, and creative manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique, students are empowered and develop their communication skills and confidence while fostering a lasting curiosity for learning and a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.

Lessons generally focus on four major areas: scales, etudes, ensemble parts (orchestra and chamber music), and solo repertoire. Music theory and ear-training activities supplement work in these areas. A portion of lesson time is also devoted to preparing students for ...

About Lauren

In addition to my teaching, I maintain an international career as a performer. I've performed at festivals such as Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken, Newport Jazz, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and Lincoln Center. I've worked with artists and composers such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Richard Carrick, C

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Maya
FANTASTIC TEACHER! Lauren taught me for 2 years as an adult beginner and I could not have asked for a better experience She is so patient, kind and encouraging. During our time I believe I made tremendous progress with her instruction even though halfway though we had to switch to remote lessons because of Covid. Phenomenal person and gifted teacher!!
Sia
Thank you Ms. Lauren for helping me grow as a violinist. You made the lesson so enjoyable and I found the notes that you made for me so helpful for my weekly practice. I wasn't sure how online lessons would be during the pandemic, but you made it so easy to follow along the lesson over Zoom and shared notes over the screen which made it so much easier to learn. Thank you for helping me practice for my audition pieces for which I got accepted for 2 different orchestras. You were always very positive and so patient throughout and taught me fun tricks and ways to make my weekly practice better. Thank you!
Laura Partynski
Lauren has been an amazing teacher and mentor. Her teaching technique and talent has made a huge difference in my teenage daughter's musical journey.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $250 per hour.
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"It was absolutely GREAT experience.
Humberto is always supportive and ready to help and answer questions.
I am so excited to continue my violin lessons with him :))"
Samar
Took Violin lessons from Humberto G.
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"Great start and good to know Zhana!"
Amanda
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Kelvin was great! Very professional and welcoming. He was very open to know what I waned to learn. Kelvin was also incredibly patient with me and did not pass any judgement whenever I made a mistake. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson with him."
Mike
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I am very happy with Arielle. She knows how to transition her teaching skills for adults."
Melanie
Took Violin lessons from Ari P.
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"My lesson went great, and I am really looking forward to working with Megan. She was very supportive in identifying what was going well while offering helpful suggestions on how to improve. I feel confident Megan will help me gain proficiency on the violin!"
Mary
Took Violin lessons from Megan H.
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"She is doing a wonderful job sharing the experience of music with our son."
Dawson
Took Violin lessons from Helena G.
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"delayna is liking her lessons. thank you, kyle"
daleyna
Took Violin lessons from Kyle C.
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"My son has been learning violin with Mr. Tigran since last 8 months. He started with very basic 8 months ago and last week his middle school won 12 trophies and he was at the center of the performance. Thanks to Mr. Tigran. Mr. Tigran has the ability to come to student level and bring a change. He is soft, polite and professional. My son is fully involved in violin now and looking towards next level. I am very pleased with his performance and looking forward that one day he will be playing like Mr. Tigran. During the last 8 months there were some occasions where my son was not able to meet the schedule appointment and Mr. Tigran was very accommodating with these situations. Mr. Tigran has the ability to relate music with daily life examples so kids can understand it better. A good communication is extremely important for a teacher and he posses this skill and knows how to apply it. I can see my son will grow very well with his music in future."
jawad
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Peter has exceeded my expectations, I look forward for my lesson every week. I honestly can say He is the best teacher I’ve ever had. I am a 44 yo violin beginner student who has had 5 teachers in the last 6 years, I didn’t learn much with them, this been said, with Peter in just 3 months I feel I have learned more than my other teachers. Peter is so, so patient and extremely professional. I am very pleased to have found such a wonderful teacher."
Claudia
Took Violin lessons from Peter B.
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"She was able to keep my daughter engaged and was very flexible with keeping up with my daughter's youthful personality."
Violet
Took Violin lessons from Regina H.
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Violin Lessons Near You

If you’re looking for violin lessons near you, allow us to help. Here at TakeLessons we offer convenient and affordable violin lessons in your area. You’ll find a wide range of local music instructors who can suit your style, interests, and skill level.

The violin has a long history in the music world. Its early ancestors from the 15th century are thought to be the Arabian rabab and the rebec. But toward the end of the Middle Ages, the fiddle came on the scene. Nowadays, we refer to the violin and fiddle as the same instrument--the only difference is in the style of music you play. You call it a fiddle when you play fiddle music, like Irish jigs and Scottish tunes, and it’s a violin when you play more classical styles of music.

Countless pieces of music in almost every g

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enre have been written for the violin, either to be played solo, in an orchestra, or in smaller ensembles like quartets. What’s more, electric violins have become a staple in many popular rock bands. There’s no limit to what you can do with the violin.

Reasons to Take Violin Classes Near You

There are lots of convincing reasons to learn the violin. For starters, making music provides an emotional outlet for stress relief. In fact, many experts believe learning to play an instrument can stimulate the brain, improving your cognitive skills and memory. It's also a great way to find like-minded people by joining an orchestra or trying out for the symphony. Additionally, TakeLessons offers online Violin lessons for your convenience.

Topics You'll Learn with Your Violin Teacher

When you take private violin lessons, you will have a violin instructor dedicated to your success. Through one-on-one coaching, you receive the individualized instruction you need to achieve your musical goals. If you’re a beginner, you’ll need help with the basics. But if you’re a more advanced musician, your violin instructor will assess your skill sets and challenge you in new ways.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Violin Lessons

If you have little or no experience playing the violin, then beginner lessons are a good fit for you. When you sign up to learn violin for beginners, your teacher will introduce you to all the basics of music theory and maintaining your instrument. Lessons may cover the following:

  • Posture and breathing
  • Proper instrument and bow hold
  • Tuning
  • Scales and finger positions
  • Reading music
  • Instrument anatomy
  • Violin and bow care

Your violin teacher will help you understand these topics, answer any questions you may have, and give you the tools you need to have productive practice sessions. When you set achievable goals, each one of your practice sessions will build upon the last, and you’ll notice a marked improvement in between each violin lesson.

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Violin Lessons

Intermediate violin lessons are designed to build upon the foundational skills you learned in beginner lessons. You'll continue to study music theory while you practice more advanced techniques. Course content will likely include the following:

  • Contractions and Extensions
  • Harmonics
  • Vibrato
  • Bow pressure 
  • Changing dynamics
  • Adjusting tone

At this stage, you may want to explore performing in a group or as a soloist. Your violin teacher can help you put together a performance repertoire that showcases your hard work, as well as pushes your skills to the next level! The more you perform, the greater your musical expression will be on stage.

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Violin Lessons

Advanced lessons provide a platform for you to hone your skills and receive critical feedback from an experienced professional. In addition to practicing complex techniques, you'll have the opportunity to prepare for auditions and performances with personalized coaching. Lessons at this level may cover the following topics:

  • Advanced techniques such as- - sul ponticello - sul tasto - col legno - spiccato - ricochet - glissando
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

As your violin's tone transforms from scratchy to sweet, remember that no violinist is ever truly finished learning. No matter how skilled, talented, and proficient they become, violinists always have room for improvement. 

Tone, techniques, and styles can always be further honed, making the violin a wonderful choice of instrument for anyone who truly loves to play, experiment, and of course, make beautiful music.

Curious About Violin Teachers Near Me?

Ready to find violin classes near you? Start by finding the ideal teacher right here at TakeLessons. And don’t worry; you won’t have to travel far to attend your violin classes. When you sort through our inventory, you’ll find tons of violin instructors right in your backyard.

In fact, we are so sure that you will enjoy your private violin lessons that we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all our students on their first session. Ready to experience the allure of violin lessons for yourself? Sign up today and you’ll be fiddling like a pro in no time.

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