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Nisha H.

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  • Speaks English, Alto Clef, Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Nisha H.

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Lets get fiddling! I believe in creating well-rounded violinist that can play any style of music. I will teach you a solid foundational technique, including advanced shifting techniques and simple but beautiful vibrato, that will allow you to play any style of music you would like. I teach all of my students how to improvise in a clear, systematic way, and provide a safe and fun environment to practice being musically creative. You will learn how to "sound" like a fiddler AND a classical violinist.

I'm Suzuki Method certified and use a unique blend of method books including the O'Connor Method and a fiddle tableture system I have created. American fiddle, celtic, gypsy, jazz and Mexican waltz's are some of the muscial styles that you will enjoy while learning a solid foundational technique. You will also learn to read music notation right from the get-go. I have lots of experience with teaching individuals with ADHD and Learning Disabilities and have created a visiual strategy to ...

About Nisha

Hi! I am Nisha. I have been teaching the fiddle, violin & viola over 12 years, in both private lesson and orchestral settings. I have played in both orchestras and bluegrass and country bands over the years. I have done some studio work as well. I studied music education at the University of Utah.

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Hannah
Nisha has been the absolute best teacher we have found! She has taught 5 of our kids fiddle and they all love it!
Eric Campbell
She was extremely patient and if I had to miss a lesson, she would insist on lowering the price for the month. I wish I hadn’t had to move, or I’d still be taking lessons from her!
Whitney
Nisha has been my teacher for almost ten years now! I have learned how to play fiddle, while also getting a classical background in music. We study theory and go in depth on writing your own music and improv. She always makes it so fun and easy to learn!!
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Mary V.

71 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, Italian, Russian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Mary V.

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Lesson Format

30m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Repertoire (Pieces)

45m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Etudes
Repertoire (Pieces)

60m lesson:
Scales
Finger Exercises
Etudes
Sight Reading
Repertoire (Smaller Pieces)
Concerto

Recommendations:
Beginners: One 30m session per week
Enthusiastic Beginner: Two 30m sessions per week
Intermediate Student: One 45m session per week
Advanced/Experienced Beginners: One 45m session per week
Intermediate-Advanced: One 60m session per week

Clarification about level (please read to assess yourself)

Beginner: No experience, interested in trying it out and seeing if it's for them
Enthusiastic Beginner: No experience, motivated to improve
Intermediate Student and/or Advanced Experienced Beginner Students: Students who have either already taken lessons, or perhaps are students enrolled in school programs in orchestra who have experience playing and want to add to their playing
Intermediate-Advanced: Experienced with ...

About Mary

Miss Vaillancourt is the rare combination of professional singer and certified Music Educator. She has worked in International Schools all over the world and is now a freelance soloist singing on concert and operatic stages in Europe. Recent engagements include Sofia National Opera (Small Stage) & S

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Magda
I have put my daughter in singing classes with many different teachers but none were as spectacular as Mary. She is in love with these classes and all the technique being taught in them, and I've noticed a lot of progress in her singing plus confidence in her ability. I sadly cannot afford any more classes but recommend Mary whole-heartedly to anyone that really wants to advance as a singer and have serious improvement.
Michelle W.
Mary is an excellent violin teacher. She has a firm yet kind approach with an effective method in teaching a challenging instrument. She is punctual, reliable and passionate about teaching. In short, we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Mary!
Mae
I am a soon to be Music Education College major and Mary has helped me tremendously through that process. I have gotten into al the schools I’ve applied to and u don’t think I could have done that without her!💕
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Daniel B.

3 Reviews
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  • Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel B.

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I am a graduate student of violin performance at Sacramento State University, welcoming all ages and ability levels for violin lessons. Lessons will be designed to help you reach your personal goals and take your playing to the next level. Whether you're looking to build a strong musical foundation, improve your technique, learn to sight-read, or just learn some tunes, I look forward to working with you!

About Daniel

I am a recent graduate from Sacramento State University where I enjoyed serving as concertmaster for the University's Symphony Orchestra and participating in chamber music. I also taught students of all levels there for two years. I began learning the violin at age 7 through the Suzuki method. Wh

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Melissa
Pays attention to detail, clear teaching and instructions, and finds alternative solutions and/or explanations to reinforce learning.
Dillon
Very clear explanations, and I left the first lesson with good goals and a handful of things to practice. Having the lesson online worked out very well and didn't take away from the experience or efficient use of time at all.
Levi C.
I am an adult beginner in my 30's and was a little nervous about starting my lessons. However, I have to say, great lesson! He really took the time to listen to what I wanted to work on and make recommendations. Then he was able to quickly spot areas for improvement and give corrections that were very relatable and easy to understand. I can't wait to keep working with Daniel.
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Abigail T.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Abigail T.

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There is a potential in every person to be truly great at any one thing. All it takes is hard work and honest determination, with determination being the most important. Because where determination comes, hard work follows naturally.
I hope to inspire my students to really love making music and being creative with their instruments. I can give my students all the information in the world and tips on how to improve at violin playing, but in the end it will not matter if the student has no desire to improve. And that is why I love to teach- inspiring students to love what they do!

About Abigail

Abigail Tsai  received a Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded a Performer's Certificate. At Eastman she studied with Professor Oleh Krysa. She is currently pursuing her M.M. in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ilya Ka

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Navya
Abigail is a very helpful and patient teacher! She explains new concepts in a way that I can understand and she gives many helpful tips for practicing the pieces. She makes me want to practice and does a great job at helping me sound the best I can.
Jingyi
I love Abi’s class!! She is a great teacher and easy to work with. She is also very flexible to teach anything that you want to play. One of the best thing of her class is she always send you a class note after each class, which is very helpful for you to review and remind you what you’ve learned or tips from the class! I highly recommend her!
Layla
Abigail is a amazing teacher! Even though we were learning through online she made it fun and educational. She explained and gave examples that helped me understand and look at things in a different ways. She is very easy to talk to, kind, and funny person. Like I said I was learning with her online and l would absolutely want to work with in person.
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Kelly O.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelly O.

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Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional needs.

About Kelly

Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional ne

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Sophia
It was our first lesson today: Kelly took the time to listen to my daughter patiently, even though my daughter stutters and is shy when speaking. I appreciate that she took time to make her feel comfortable.
Richard
Kelly is a great instructor!!! I first saw her perform with Lost Walks and then Juice of the Barley. Her istruction has been great covering these styles plus a lot of classical technique as well. She has really improved my playing.
Grace
Kelly is a great violin player and a really good teacher. She can play with begginers like me and help me understand the basics that I need to know.
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Jenna W.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 25; Female: 5 to 30
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jenna W.

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Experienced violinist with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Music. 5+ years of teaching experience, 10+ years of orchestral experience. Specializing in teaching beginner and intermediate level students of all ages. Lessons are catered for the individual needs and goals of each student. Book with me to begin your musical journey!

About Jenna

I am a classically trained violinist and violist based in Lexington, SC. I graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies and a Minor in Music. I currently teach violin and viola students of all ages who are interested in playing multiple genres of music. My teach

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Asheville 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 $240 per hour.
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My lesson was super helpful! I feel that with Lucas' guidance my pieces have reached the next level of artistry and skill. I feel more than ready for my competitions this weekend."
Nazly
Took Violin lessons from Lucas B.
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"I had the privilege of taking weekly lessons from Marisa for two years as an undergraduate violin performance major. During this time, Marisa taught me so much about musicality, technique, and listening as an advanced violinist. No matter how prepared I was for my lesson, I always left with many new ideas about my music and clear-cut ways in which to accomplish them; Marisa truly taught how to teach myself. Above all, Marisa is a wonderfully kind, intelligent person who helped me find my way in both music and life. Anyone who studies with her would be very fortunate."
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Took Violin lessons from Marisa I.
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"Joshua has been doing a great job. My nephew is autistic and Joshua has worked very well with him. He's patient and finds the best solutions for him to learn, and keep focused, on his lessons. Thank you Joshua!"
Ethan
Took Violin lessons from Joshua A.
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"Jonathon is a very enthusiastic and professional teacher. My son has been learning from him for 6 months and we are very happy with the experience and progress. Highly recommended!"
Shaohui
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"I want to say how professional, caring and well educated young lady Assunta is. She really takes the time to explain. The patience she has with me is shows how caring she is. Her knowledge is remarkable! Looking forward to my next online lesson and multiple future lessons! Thank you!!"
Marie
Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"Elisa is wonderful! She's excellent with my 7-year-old -- very patient and makes the lesson fun."
Hadley
Took Violin lessons from Elisa R.
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Jonathan
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Jonathan is very patient and professional."
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Took Violin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Mr. Nikita is an excellent instructor. My son is 14 years old and has learned the violin for 5 years at a studio. This is his first online experience with violin. After several weeks, he has improved his techniques and now enjoys his violin much more. Mr. Nikita is thorough and conscientious. He also prepares homework to guide my son through his practice during the week."
Lee
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"Very educational! Looking forward to the next."
Noah
Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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Violin in Asheville, NC

By Stephanie Q. - Asheville Violin Teacher

My name is Stephanie Quinn and I moved to Asheville from Chicago one year ago. I auditioned and won seats in three professional orchestras. I split my time between teaching, orchestra work, composing and playing weddings. Asheville is a tourist hub, attracting nature lovers and musicians. Many people move here from Chicago and New York City, because of its eclectic artistic and sophisticated flavor. We have an opera, 3 orchestras within 40 miles, a ballet, several theaters, and countless live music venues.

There are many sources of inspiration for violin students, whether one is interested in classical or fiddling styles. Whether you're a half hour drive from Asheville or live within the city itself, one has a choice to see H

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endersonville Symphony, Brevard Philharmonic, Asheville Symphony almost every weekend. Each orchestra has several violinists who are also high-end instructors. If you are a student in Asheville area and participate in a student recital, you may expect a lovely turn out and supportive audience… and not just the parents of the participants! This area has a heavy retirement-age population, so music concerts are well attended and enthusiastically supported. The Asheville Amadeus Festival drew huge audiences for the workshops and master classes, and our GRAMMY award-winning guest piano soloist was Emanuel Ax. Another fabulous event each summer is the Brevard Music Center Festival which includes over 80 opera, chamber and orchestral performances over a seven week period. World class musicians come to perform, and about half the events are free of charge. It is very inspiring for students to be exposed to performances of such a high level!

If you are interested in fiddle music, there are many choices of restaurants or bars to listen and learn every night of the week! After I rehearse with Asheville Symphony I often hit one of the local spots to relax and listen to old town, blues, country, gypsy-jazz, and Irish fiddle music. I recommend a few of my favorites: Weinhaus on Patton Ave, 5 Walnut Wine Bar, The John Henry’s, and Hot Pint Trio. Weinhaus has the best oldies and bluegrass music I’ve ever heard. I’ve seen fiddle players possessing the technique of a classically trained virtuoso violinist. Beginning violin lessons in Asheville can tap you into a rich community of talented musicians. I work with the gypsy fiddler who performs at John Henry’s, 5 Walnut, and Hot Pint Trio, as well as a GRAMMY award-winner who plays with Paul Winter Band at many of these venues.

Beginning violin lessons in Asheville can seem a bit daunting for someone who is just starting out, but remember that practice and enthusiasm will pay off! Two of my students have already placed in prestigious competitions. I also coach the local premiere student string quartet. They’re in great demand and get to perform and make money all around this area.

What makes Asheville special is that people here live with intention and passion. Start violin lessons today and enjoy talented, brilliant people who make beautiful music in our wonderful city!

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