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Cedrick A.

5 Reviews
South Plainfield, NJ
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, English, Creole
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Cedrick A.

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My name is Cedrick and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students achieve their true potential and goals. I've played the violin for 23 years and I graduated from Felician University in 2013. I'm a enthusiastic, fun-loving person and my teaching style is tailored to the needs of my students.

About Cedrick

Take lessons from an enthusiastic, charismatic violin teacher! My name is Cedrick and I can't wait to meet you! Violin lessons are a wonderful way to encourage and develop a passion for music from an early age. I've had the opportunity to hold private lessons since 2015 and loved helping my stude

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Kim W.
Cedric is extremely patient and very professional, but friendly as well. He is willing to go the extra mile for someone who has no musical experience at all. He is very knowledgeable and willing to do whatever is necessary so you can be comfortable while trying to learn how to play the violin. I've appreciated all of his efforts to date.
Catalina Dalangin
Cedrick is patient and supportive. His manner of teaching is wonderful and really knows how to motivate me. He’s an excellent teacher and I highly recommend him.
Catalina D.
Very accommodating with my goals.
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Zeynep A.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Turkish
  • Awarded Juilliard Concerto Competition from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zeynep A.

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Through my dedicated and passionate teaching, I instill in my students a solid technical foundation as well as guiding the development of my students' own unique musical voice and musicianship. I am accepting new students both in person and online. I teach all levels from beginner through advanced. If you have any questions, please send me a message. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals!

Zeynep has professional experience teaching at:
• Juilliard School (Morse Teaching Artist, and Music Advancement Program),
• New York Philharmonic (Teaching Artist),
• Lincoln Center and the New York City Department of Education (Violin Faculty for Audition Boot Camp at Lincoln Center)
•The Aspen Music Festival (P.A.L.S. Program),
• Stony Brook University (CCMP Chamber Program)
• Bilkent University (Guest Teacher and Master Classes)
• Point CounterPoint (Violin Faculty and Chamber Coach)
•The Nord Anglia International School NY (private violin teacher)
• ...

About Zeynep

Hello! My name is Zeynep Alpan and I am a Turkish-American violinist, educator, and a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist living in New York City. I am open for new students both in person and online. I welcome all levels from beginner through advanced. Below is my experience. Please reach out

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Yingqi Z.
Zeynep is very professional and patient! She has given me lots of useful advice. She always explains complex concepts in a very simple way so that I can understand easily. Definitely recommend!
Ryu M.
A lot of great advice given to motivate my son!
Yech gold
she is great in all perspectives patience always calm and smiling very on time and professional great place and everything setup in a marvelous way great way of explaining thing so that one grasps it easy and quickly
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Ashlyn O.

4 Reviews
Lyndhurst, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Master's in Violin Performance from DePaul University
  • Awarded Presser Undergraduate Scholar from Boston University
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Ashlyn O.

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I’m an experienced and knowledgeable teacher, having offered violin instruction for over 12 years. I'm here to help unlock your full potential by providing the technical guidance and musical inspiration you need in order to succeed. Complete beginners to advanced players are welcome!

About Ashlyn

Hi! I have been teaching private violin lessons for the past 12 years to beginners and adults! I am currently a freelancer in New York City, as well as working for an artist management company. I began teaching privately after working with the Boston Youth Symphony’s Intensive Community Program

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Karen Weiner
I have been taking lessons with Ashlyn for about 7 months now and she has truly been the best violin teacher I could have hoped for! She is not only good at teaching and helping me improve my playing, but she is also a really nice person and we get along very well. I look forward to every lesson and always learn a lot and have fun. Unfortunately, I leave for college soon so I will no longer be able to take lessons with Ashlyn, I will miss her a lot.
Aria B.
We are very happy with Ms. Ashlyn. She has a great manner with my 8 year old, who looks forward to her violin classes and wants to practice for her teacher :)
Alexandra M.
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Ashlyn is my violin teacher,she is amazing!!!She has been my teacher for about 3 months.She is very good at what she does,patient,great communication,reliable and extremely talented..I was reluctant to take a class at my age,I was scared that my teacher would not be patient with me,however I 'm so glad I did.When I met Ashlyn she made it easier for me to continue and not give up my dream of learning how to play the violin!!
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Lauren C.

10 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • BM Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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.
Sonia D.
Lauren is a cheerful and patient instructor. She has helped our daughter elevate her skill and proficiency with the violin, and encouraged her to expand her style and technique. Lauren is always punctual, and she seems willing to spend a few extra minutes if necessary at the end of each lesson. She's also flexible with her scheduling. If we have a conflict, she does her best to work around it. Highly recommended.
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Chin K.

17 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $185
  • Speaks Korean, German, Italian, Spanish, French
  • Awarded Prizewinner from The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
  • Teaching since 1974
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Chin K.

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It is so important to learn from a real professional. I am international soloist and pedagogue, having studied with the world's greatest teachers, Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay, Josef Gingold, etc. international violin competitions winner. It is very easy to get faulty instruction at any stage of the development. Mine is of the highest of quality. I can teach from beginner to the most advanced. Have been teaching for 40+ years.

About Chin

Hi, I am international soloist and pedagogue, soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and winner of major and top prizes at numerous prestigious international violin competitions including th

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Jessica
Dr. Chin Kim is an excellent teacher. He is kind, patient and detailed, and will work with you on a skill until you’ve mastered it. I’ve studied with him on-and-off since 2012 (I moved around a bit), and every time I go back to lessons, I improve exponentially. All levels of students, from beginner to professional, can learn a lot from him.
Jaime
Highly recommended! The most insightful and kind teacher. I had learned so much from him and dramatically improved every aspect of my violin playing. I was very fortunate to have learned from him.
Drew Y.
I was a student for over six years of Dr Chin Kim, from pre-college into my undergraduate studies. His encyclopedic knowledge of violin technique, repertoire, and history of the craft is unparalleled and still enamors me to this day. He is a masterful pedagogue who can offer students of the violin at all levels-even full professionals-access to unprecedented knowledge and understanding. I have since risen to be one of those professional products of Dr Kim’s teaching myself, with a graduate degree from the Shepherd School of Music followed by a tenure in the concertmaster pool at The Orchestra Now from 2016-2019-and I attribute much of this success to the knowledge and attention given by Dr Kim.
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Antoinette A.

21 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • General Education from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Antoinette A.

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Beginners typically take 60 minute classes once per week at a recurring time. Young children typically take half hour classes and older children, adult musicians and those on a budget typically take 45 minute classes. The most common lesson length to start with is 60 minutes, as the teacher will need to tune your instrument and help you get set up. Some students choose to take lessons twice per week when a concert is coming up, to catch up from a vacation or if they just want to make faster progress.

In class, you will learn new techniques, receive guidance on how to achieve the best sound possible and learn songs that you like and that interest you. You are expected to take this guidance and practice it thoroughly at home until you feel comfortable with it, so that when you are in class next, the teacher can move on to a new concept or skill which builds upon the skill practiced at home. They will only move you forward once you can do the more basic technique.

About Antoinette

In-Person lessons are back! I am happy to say that not only do I love my job, but my passion in life has always been teaching. I spend 12-15 hours a day either teaching violin, educating myself on the newest methods and materials, or helping my students outside of class. Your success means e

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Khalee C.
My son did a 45 minutes class and by the time he was finished he was reading and playing music πŸŽΌπŸ€—. Antoinette made it so easy and simple
Jennifer
Antoinette is, by far, the best music instructor that I have ever hired. Music has always been a part of my life. As a child, I took piano lessons for years and continued on and off through college. As a complete novice to the violin, I was nervous to begin such a challenging instrument as an adult hobby. Antoinette is encouraging, intelligent and incredibly skilled. Her calm demeanor and patience is vital to one's success. She focuses on the building blocks to a successful technique with ease. I am incredibly grateful to Antoinette for reminding me of how enjoyable music can be. I look forward to our weekly sessions around my busy work schedule. Her location is conveniently located within walking distance from the subway in NYC.
Tonia
I took violin lessons for a year with an instructor I found through a different organization (not TakeLessons)--and I learned more in one hour with Antoinette than I learned in 30 lessons with that other teacher. In just one lesson, I can see that Antoinette is friendly, smart, encouraging, knows her stuff--and knows how to teach (which not every good player can do). I'm an adult, but I bet she'd be just as great with a student of any age.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Livingston, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Livingston is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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"Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with."
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"I am a current student of Dan's and have enjoyed his lessons. I can feel the improvement since starting. Initially I was self-taught and debated about taking private lessons, but now I am very happy I did. I would highly recommend Dan as a violin instructor."
Steve
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"I really like Jonathan as my violin teacher. Very patient and I love his teaching style."
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"I started taking violin lessons from Dr. Kalantzi 4 months ago and I am so grateful she is my teacher. She teaches with extreme patience, compassion, and is hands down an amazing teacher! Her teaching style creates a fun and positive atmosphere at each lesson. She has helped me become a better player and because of her way of teaching, I can say that I really enjoy and love learning to play the violin. Magnificent teacher, I highly recommend her!"
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Panagiota K.
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"My daughter loves lessons with Steve, he has great amount of patience, personality and understanding. I thought she was OK at playing before, now she is starting to sounds really FANTASTIC."
Yu Ying
Took Violin lessons from Steven M.
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"Great introduction to violin."
John
Took Violin lessons from Michelle G.
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"She was very nice to me, and I liked that she is starting from the very beginning."
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