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Koon W.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • BA in Music from Arizona State University
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Koon W.

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Young multilingual (English, Cantonese, and Mandarin) piano and violin teacher who combines the formal traditional Eastern style of teaching, and the fun approach of Western style of teaching into his music lessons.

Fun lessons but also challenging
- I believes that fun lessons are easy to gain young student interest, but it often lack to give them motivation. In the lessons, I often challenge my students, let them be self-motivated and become a better musician.

Techniques
- I focus my lessons on teaching proper techniques with their instruments. With my experiences in taking lessons from American, Chinese, and Russian teachers, I learnt a great spectrum of techniques and like to teach what I had learn.

Learning pieces and other related topics
- Playing pieces and songs is only a small piece of playing an instrument. In lessons, I also teach proper music theory, and ear-training.

I have students from age 4 to retirement age. Early beginner to preparing for college ...

About Koon

I was born in Hong Kong, China. I have been studying music with a dual focus on piano, and violin since the age of 8. I Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music with a primary focus on piano performance from Arizona State University. I also hold a violin performance diploma from Trinity College

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First lesson and we feel pretty good about our new piano teacher.
Anya
Definitely not easy for Koon to deal with my hyper 5 yo, but my son able to remember about the fingers and he is looking forward to visit Koon again for second lesson.
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Luther W.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Luther W.

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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of 5-10 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

About Luther

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both th

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Robert O.
Extremely nice and very patient.
Olivia R.
Mr. Warren explained very well on how i could improve my techniques in playing the viola. I learned alot from my first lesson and hope to learn more with him.
Maddie
In my first lesson Luther was able to give me suggestions, which I hadn't been taught in eight years of instruction, for improving my violin playing. By the end of the lesson, I had already improved on the piece of music I was working on.
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Hannah L.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
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Hannah L.

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Have you or your kids always wanted to learn to play the violin? I am an experienced violin teacher specialized in beginner and intermediate violin students of ALL ages. I believe that it is never too late to learn to play the violin, no matter your age! I teach classical violin through Suzuki method and also modern violin with a focus on rock, jazz and improvisation.

***Note: To keep social distancing I am currently offering online lessons only. My availability is flexible! Please send me a message if my calendar doesn't fit with your schedule and we'll work it out!***

About Hannah

I firmly believe that everyone can learn to play an instrument, no matter the age! After studying piano for almost 10 years I decided to learn a new instrument and began taking violin lessons when I was 16 years old. In spite of being told that I was “too old” to learn to play the violin, I con

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Zack
Excellent! Was very descriptive
Isaac
We literally knew nothing about playing the violin. My son (11yrs old) got one for Christmas and we couldn't even figure out how to get a sound out of it. Hannah was very helpful and simply started from the beginning. She showed him how to prepare the bow and tune the instrument and by the end of the first lesson my son was playing beautifully sounding notes. He is very happy with his teacher and looks forward to the next lesson.
Jason
Hannah was so patient working with squirmy five year old! He really likes it too!
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Betsy F.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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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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My daughter was very nervous and Betsy made her feel at ease. Great first lesson !
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Catherine W.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
  • 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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Helena G.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Violin Performance from Mussorgsky College of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Helena G.

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A classical approach to any music style, whether classical, folk, tango....let's make beautiful music together.

About Helena

Classically trained at 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

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Collin R.
Helena is very helpful and encouraging.
Matthew C.
She is amazing! My son enjoy the class so much! I truly appreciate it.

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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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"Joy is a wonderful, hard-working teacher. She is very thoughtful of her students. She is always trying to find creative ways to teach. She is reliable and trustworthy. I saw my daughter grow and learn so much from Joy in the couple of years we had her teach. I highly recommend her."
Alana
Took Violin lessons from Joy M.
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"My daughter likes her violin lessons with Jessica. Jessica discussed the goals upfront and is focused on helping my daughter achieve those with right level of feedback on how to improve."
Hari
Took Violin lessons from Jessica D.
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"It's was was great, my daughter love it, keep it up ... 👌 ... !"
kaylee
Took Violin lessons from Linnea W.
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"Cédrick so far has been great. He really focuses on your needs, regardless of experience , and guides you through proper technique and training of the violin. He is extremely knowledgeable in music technique and theory."
Reya
Took Violin lessons from Cedrick A.
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"We took violin lessons with him(Mother and my son).
He’s knowledgeable,professional and friendly!
I appreciated it that he gives us very practical advice until for next time.

He’s playing violin model for us,it’s really gracious,you’ll see!!

Actually,he can speak Japanese,too!
If there’s parent who would want to communicate with teacher in Japanese,it would be really helpful for you!"
Takashima
Took Violin lessons from Michael C.
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"Very patient teacher."
Martha
Took Violin lessons from Ben U.
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"Evan has transformed my life. As a concert pianist and a former student trainee of Opera Memphis, I have had innumerable music teachers throughout my life. However, I have never had a teacher like Evan. He took me from absolute beginner - starting with learning how to even hold a violin - to decently proficient in a relatively short amount of time. He tailors his instruction in such a way that each student can understand. He has enormously high standards but he inspires students to achieve them. Evan's lessons are incredibly convenient, located close to a metro and with flexible hours to accomodate a hectic work schedule.

I cannot overstate what a transformative impact meeting Evan has had on my life. It's made me a better musician in all of my instruments, because he instills a deeper understanding of theory and musicianship. Violin is a challenging instrument, if not the most challenging, but Evan skillfully guides students to mastery. Randomly deciding to buy a violin and doing a quick search for local teachers one day was the best decision I've ever made, and it's all because of Evan. I can't imagine life without my violin teacher!"
Heather
Took Violin lessons from Evan H.
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"Ronan loved his first lesson and really likes his instructor, Hikaru."
Ronan
Took Violin lessons from Hikaru I.
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"My daughter has blossomed under Milena and has developed a real love for playing the violin. Milena has very high standards for her students and is supportive and encouraging. My daughter looks forward to her lessons each week."
Rashmi
Took Violin lessons from Milena A.
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"Learning Violin has been my passion whole life and I found the best teacher who could help me learn it perfect and beautiful. Every lesson with Jill is fun and enlightening at the same time. She can understand my negatives so well and focus on them while also teaching me to move forward correctly. She understands the level we are at and adjusts each lesson accordingly which is very helpful for a beginner. Its been a year I've started learning violin with Jill and it has been a great year so far. She is the best."
Vyshnavi
Took Violin lessons from Jill G.
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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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