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Michelle T.

Michelle T.

I love teaching strings. Violin is my main instrument. I focus heavily on bow technique. I have gotten students into youth orchestras and passed college auditions. I like to use the Essential Elements and Suzuki books. I also offer online group lessons at a highly discounted price. I suggest that all my students join. This is a great option for kids while class is out.
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Mark T.

Mark T.

Violin is a complex art, one that takes many years to develop, but can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. Despite its challenges, love for the violin and music should never take a back seat in a lesson, That is what I will focus on. Nevertheless, there are methods and techniques crucial to violin playing that I will also keep at the forefront. At the end of the day, students have their own unique voice that I will try to nurture while at the same time teach them the fundamental tools to achieve it. Whether just starting out or already playing for many years, I will strive to do what is best for the student. To all of you, I wish you best of luck with violin and hope you can join me in making music!
/30 mins
Mel P.

Mel P.

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.
/30 mins
Philip O.

Philip O.

Professional orchestral and chamber ensemble violinist and experienced teacher offering private instruction to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you or your child are interested in picking up the violin for the first time or are an advanced violinist preparing for music conservatory auditions, I am happy to help.
/30 mins
Stephanie Q.

Stephanie Q.

Whether you're a tiny tot where I use the Suzuki method, or high level amateur violinist, I can help you improve, expand your repertoire, and gain much pleasure from your hard work on this amazing instrument! My teaching experience covers over 3 decades. I am of a direct teaching lineage to the legendary Clara Schumann. My students have won competitions. If you follow my micro-management and practice directions, you will succeed in your goals!!
/30 mins
Cecilia G.

Cecilia G.

More than 15 years of experience teaching. Suzuki or traditional method. Solo, orchestra, chamber music and Tango style!
/30 mins
Kendra R.

Kendra R.

Having taught and performed for over 30 years, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all levels and ages. For beginning students, you can expect to be playing and learning to read music within your first month of taking lessons. I am happy to say that my intermediate and advanced students have met goals of preparing for auditions with success, performance events, and simply studying new technique and repertoire for their own pleasure. I look forward to meeting and sharing your musical endeavors!
/30 mins
Zhana G.

Zhana G.

Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson: - Technique - Theory - Music - Practice All together are basic fundamentals. My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication. As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream! I recommend younger children travel to me for the best learning experience.
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Rebekah is an awesome violin instructor! She is accomplished, patient, knowledgeable, and a very nice person. She is instructing my 16 yr old daughter at our home which is so convenient for me! Som

Grace (Violin lessons with Rebekah S.)

Very professional and patient with student. Can't wait to keep working with him.

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Fernando was great with my seven year old daughter. He kept her engaged for 45 minutes. She enjoyed her lesson and is excited to continue lessons with him. Highly recommend him!

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Fernando was fantastic with my 14 year old son. He asked what type of music he wanted to play to keep him engaged. He had a great 45 minute lesson with him. Fernando is passionate about violin and it

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Rebekah is an awesome violin instructor! She is accomplished, patient, knowledgeable, and a very nice person. She is instructing my 16 yr old daughter at our home which is so convenient for me! Som

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Very professional and patient with student. Can't wait to keep working with him.

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In these beginner lessons, you will start with the basics of the violin, including how to read music. Once you’ve mastered the foundation of reading music and how to take care of your violin, your teacher will increase the difficulty of your lessons.

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Sample Curriculum for Beginner Violin Lessons

During violin lessons for beginners, you can expect to learn the following topics:

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

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Violin Lessons

In intermediate lessons, your violin tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

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

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Violin Lessons

Advanced course content depends on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

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  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

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Can I teach myself violin?


While teaching yourself how to play an instrument isn’t impossible, the best way to learn violin is to find a musician who is talented and experienced. A qualified violinist will teach you how to care for your instrument, as well as how to read music and turn your scratchy tunes into beautiful music.

No matter which teacher you choose, all of the violin teachers listed on TakeLessons are experts at their craft!

Is it hard to learn how to play the violin?


It is widely believed that the violin is one of the most difficult musical instruments to master. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t seem to be picking it up quickly. It can take years to become an expert violinist!

How much do violin lessons cost?


Our goal here at TakeLessons is to teach new skills at affordable prices. The average cost of violin lessons is $72 for a 60-minute session. However, the price varies depending on the teacher and location so students should expect to pay between $15 and $250 per hour.

Should I learn violin in person or online?


Students have seen success through both in-person and online violin lessons. We have instructors who offer lessons online, in their studio, or in the student’s home, so you’ll be sure to find someone that can teach you in the location and format that you prefer!

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