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Betsy F.

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  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Betsy F.

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Lessons are fun. My philosophy is that students should have music in their lives and benefit from the lessons they take now for years to come. Learning to play a musical instrument will help students with math skills, study habits, and develop a skill that will last for a lifetime.

After 3 months students will understand the fundamentals of their string instrument, know how to care for their instrument, warm up properly, be able to read and play introductory passages. After 6 months the student will have learned basic music theory, how to read music, and have advanced through playing multiple songs.

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, t

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Kathleen
We have been so happy with the lessons our daughter is receiving from across the country. We used Betsy to get her ready for an audition quickly and then signed up for 15 more weekly lessons.
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Misty B.
Betsy is a wonderful violin instructor, and we found her sense of play, imagination, balanced with the need to instruct a good fit for our three year old daughter. Thank you Betsy for your patience and flexibility!
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Panagiota K.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Honorary Member from National Music Honor Society, Theta Chapter
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
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Panagiota K.

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Experienced teacher, teaching for 20 years at universities as well as beginner and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating musical expression, I have successfully prepared students for auditions and helped them pursue their goals. Lessons are customized to the needs of each student. All ages and levels, professional or for fun are welcome!

About Panagiota

I have been teaching nearly 20 years at several universities including Indiana University and Arizona State University, as well as beginning and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating music expression, I have successfully prepared students for entrance auditions of unde

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Brooke B.
Panagiota did a wonderful job with my 11 year old daughter. She is a beginning violin student that wanted some extra help while school is out. We have signed up to take weekly lessons with her as my daughter was extremely happy with the lesson.
Zion
I started lessons with Panagiota as an adult with zero expectations. After completing a year of lessons with her, what I’ve been able to accomplish has far exceeded my expectations. Panagiota is always patient, kind, and encouraging. She always helps point out when I might be developing a bad habit or my timing is slightly off. I’m now learning second position and am on Suzuki Book 3. Panagiota is a phenomenal teacher and if you apply a strong work ethic, I say anything is possible under her tutelage :)
Laurel
Amazing first lesson! I can't wait for number two!
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Jeanmarie J.

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Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Music from Stony Brook University
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Jeanmarie J.

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Experienced professional with degrees in music and music education, and a background teaching strings and string orchestra, strives to develop a foundation of musical skills along with a love of the instrument and music in students of all ages.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Catherine W.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Catherine W.

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This is my profession.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
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Mary V.

39 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Southern Maine
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Mary V.

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Although I mainly sing now, I was originally a violinist and played all through college in professional orchestras, quartets and even as a soloist.

As a professional Music Educator, I have run String Programs in various International Schools among many other instrumental ensembles. I've conducted student orchestras & built many programs from scratch. Please see the links in my profile of the beginner orchestras as well as my playing!

Although I do not play professionally anymore, I still play very well, and am a perfect teacher for a beginner and intermediate student. I know how to get students started quickly and with confidence. Choose me to jump start yourself or your child.

I think my biggest strength as a strings teacher is helping this tedious time as a beginning violinist be fun and useful. My students really enjoy their lessons. I also have a lot of experience online and anticipate all of the normal issues (tuning, instrument care, etc;)

I've trained a lot of ...

About Mary

Hello everyone, I hope you are staying healthy amid the COVID-19 Crisis. This is such a difficult situation for everyone. Stay home and stay safe. If you are interested in online music lessons, consider me, as I've been teaching online for the past 3 years. I've mainly taught voice but have

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Mitchell
As an adult with lots of piano experience but limited violin experience, Mary was able from the very first lesson to quickly determine my skill level and tailor instruction appropriately. I am looking forward to more lessons and am confident that under her guidance and with diligent practice, I will steadily improve.
Katie J.
Within only the first few lessons, I have already learned so much! Mary exceeded any expectations I had. She is incredibly knowledgeable, and has wonderful material suggestions.
Abigail
I just had my first lesson and it was amazing and helpful.
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Zhana G.

27 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, Georgian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Zhana G.

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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.

About Zhana

I have been a freelance violinist and a professional violin teacher for the past 30 years. Playing in the orchestra and teaching students are two of my greatest passions in life. As a private violin instructor, I firmly believe that education is impossible without student motivation and passion. A

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Sarah
Zhana is very attentive and a great teacher! I have already learned so much from 4 lessons and can't wait to continue.
Jennifer
Zhana has been a great teacher so far. I just finished week 3 and I can play twinkle, twinkle little star. She is really patience.
Thomas
Zhana is such a kind, thoughtful, and patient instructor! Our lessons give me the perfect balance of structure and fundamentals, along with playfulness and exploration. She is able to make the connection between the technical aspects of the basics and the musicality of a piece. Zhana regularly plays with me during our lessons, which has really helped me hear my intonation and what correction is needed. She is very understanding of the fact that I am an adult learner and do not always have the opportunity to practice as much as I like, but at the same time she is constantly encouraging me to learn more and improve my technical abilities. I would highly, highly recommend Zhana as a teacher for anyone looking for a new teacher!

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons is $73. 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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"I really enjoyed working with Jonathan. I came in green, and he was so patient. I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Renee
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"I feel confident in meeting my goals.

Shannon is a great teacher. Our first lesson together was great. She is focused on my needs and what's going to help me achieve my goals. She really knows what she is doing."
Chris
Took Violin lessons from Shannon B.
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"I didn't deal with so may Violin teachers to compare, but I can't imagine a better teacher than Brandon. Thank you Brandon!!!"
James
Took Violin lessons from Brandon E.
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"He is a wonderful violinist and has a broad knowledge of teaching."
Hanna
Took Violin lessons from Chin K.
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"Student says: "Mr. D. does a good job of explaining and demonstrating. Violin lessons are fun.""
Mia Markey
Took Violin lessons from Darrell V.
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"Taking lessons with Ms. Rebecca is a great experience."
Tram
Took Violin lessons from Rebecca P.
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"Excellent first lesson. Charlene is very patient."
Ethan
Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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"I had my first lesson with Krisztina today. I was impressed with how much I learned in one hour. Kriszstina is an excellent teacher and I look forward to my next lesson with her."
Mike
Took Violin lessons from Krisztina K.
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"20 stars! He teaches amazingly! Very patient. He has great attention to detail and takes the lesson one step at a time. Definitely recommend!"
Omer
Took Violin lessons from Ardalan G.
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"Incredible Training - A Perfect Match

We interviewed many teachers, and then I found Larisa. Providing incredible training in classical techniques combined with a spirit of playfulness and fun, she’s been the perfect teacher for my daughter"
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Took Violin lessons from Larisa K.
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Violin Lessons Near Me

One of the most popular instruments to learn, the violin has diverse sounds that can range from dark and brooding to light and jovial. Countless pieces of music in almost every genre have been written for the violin, either to be played solo, in an orchestra, or in smaller ensembles like quartets.

If you love the sweet sounds of the violin and long to express your inner self through music, consider taking violin classes near you. Whether you want to learn violin for beginners or hone your existing skills, you'll practice aligning your ears, fingers, posture, and mind to create lovely melodies, fierce refrains, and soothing symphonies.

Even if you’re more interested in lilting Celtic melodies than concertos, you can find the right violin teacher for any style and any skill level, right here on TakeLessons. Just search above for “the best music lessons near me!”

Reasons to Take Violin Classes Near Me

There are lots of convincing reasons to learn the violin. For starters, making music provides an emotional outlet for stress relief. It's also a great way to find like-minded people by joining an orchestra or trying out for the symphony. 

Below, you’ll find an array of the physical and mental benefits experienced when taking violin lessons for kids or adults, apart from the sheer joy of making music!

Physical Benefits of Learning Violin

Although professional violinists make it look easy, playing violin requires a lot of strength. Practicing improves upper body strength and posture, as you learn how to achieve the best tone. 

Playing violin also requires multitasking, with your right and left hands moving independently. As a result, playing violin increases hand-eye coordination. As you play, your fingers will gain strength and dexterity, improving almost everything you do with your hands from playing video games to knitting.

When it comes to the physical element of playing the violin, proper playing habits are a must. Your violin teacher can help you develop good playing technique that will help you safely build strength and flexibility. Not only will this help you sound better, but you’ll also avoid unnecessary tensions in the jaw, shoulders, and hands, which tend to arise with beginners.

Mental Benefits of Learning Violin

The violin specifically affects the brain in ways that aren't apparent in musicians of other instruments. For example, violinists actually have larger-than-average brains. Yes, you read that correctly! The portion of their brains related to movement and coordination of the left hand are much more active and responsive. 

In addition, children who play violin have been shown to demonstrate stronger visual and verbal pattern completion skills. Playing the violin also enhances concentration, as well as math, memory, and reading skills. 

When your child takes violin lessons regularly, they are building valuable practicing habits that can benefit them for their entire lives. Setting goals, putting in the practice, and achieving milestones are a natural part of the musical journey. Moreover, playing music with others can help develop social skills and enhance listening abilities.

If your child is asking for “music lessons near me,” TakeLessons makes it easy to find a kid-friendly teacher, either online or in-person. By getting the fundamentals of the violin down at an early age, your kid will be set up for a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

Topics You'll Learn with Your Violin Teacher

Although the violin is known best for its use in classical music, it has become a far more versatile instrument that has also been used in country, folk, and even popular rock. It’s even been adapted into the music of other cultures, such as Indian classical music. Whether your goal is to play Beethoven, an Irish jig, or a lively fiddle tune, taking lessons can help you become a well-rounded violinist.

When you learn to play violin, your teacher will introduce you to music theory, proper posture, finger positions, and more depending on your existing musical knowledge. Your private tutor will also tailor lessons to your overall goals. 

Below, you’ll find more of the specific topics that may be covered in classes at each skill level. (Keep in mind that violin lessons for kids will differ from violin lessons for adults).

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?

Once you're ready to learn to play violin, you'll need to find an instructor. Searching for violin teachers near you at TakeLessons will reveal hundreds of candidates who offer private lessons, both in your neighborhood and online. 

The flexibility of online lessons is a game-changer for students of all ages. Even in the midst of a busy day, you or your child can set aside some time for an online violin lesson and take your musical skills to the next level. Whether online or in-person, you can count on a quality lesson from your TakeLessons teacher.

Our variety of experienced teachers have exceptional qualifications, such as advanced teaching, music degrees, and other accolades, in addition to highly reputable experience working as professional musicians. Plus, TakeLessons requires teachers to successfully pass a background check. In our helpful directory, you can read reviews left by former students for help selecting a violin teacher near you. Before you begin, think about your goals for learning this instrument. At your first lesson, discuss these hopes and dreams with your teacher, and you’ll enjoy lessons that are customized to your unique interests. So, why wait? Sign up for a violin class near you today!

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