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Laura Z.

Brighton, MA

I have taught beginning violin for 9 years. I have played violin for 19 years and have played in professional string quartets, the Philadelphia band Mechanical Minds, and for various recording projects, including Grammy award winning Arrested Development's latest album. I mainly use the Suzuki method in instruction but also incorporate note reading and musical skills. For novice violinists, I focus primarily on proper technique, as I believe it is imperative to have a great foundation.

About Laura

*** Travel Equipment *** Students should be able to provide a piano/keyboard *** Specialties *** I have performed in a large variety of vocal genres from rock to opera and am comfortable teaching all ages, levels, and styles. In my lessons I focus on proper breath support, and vocal placement within the mouth and nasal cavity. As a result of my classical training, my basic style of teaching is steeped in the bel canto aesthetic. However, I believe in and use kinesthetic techniques to help students more easily discover this proper approach.

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Rabecca V. May 17, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Laura is very good with our children and we are well pleased with her instruction.
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Tonja J. October 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Laura is a wonderful teacher, the techniques and knowledge that she has taught my daughter have made a world of difference in her singing. You rock Laura!
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Christine N. October 29, 2014
Violin · In home
Laura was a fantastic instructor who taught my children to love playing violin! They actively looked forward to their violin lessons and made good progress with her.
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Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA

I can help you with everything from traditional classical repertoire to modern world, folk, jazz, and improvisation. I like to focus on music theory and reading skills, in addition to developing musicality from the first lesson. I also play electric violin and can help you to set up virtual or analogue rigs to get the best sound.

About Kathryn

Kathryn is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied violin and viola. At Berklee, Kathryn majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with musicians from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap." As a teacher, Kathryn utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has ...

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Sadie B. May 12, 2015
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
Kathryn was very helpful and patient with Sadie. It was difficult because our connection wasn't great but she made the best of it.
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Evan V. April 21, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Kathryn was great and very patient with my 10 years old son. I highly recommend her!
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Steve C. March 28, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
The lessons are perfect! Just what I was looking for at this point in my study.
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Jenae S.

Ashland, MA

About Jenae

I have had a regular studio of violin and piano students in the Boston area since 2006. I began teaching in 2001 in Seattle, WA. I perform regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player at the Longy School of Music, in the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra. My primary focus in my teaching is to guide my students to becoming independent musicians, and to help them develop a thorough understanding of music. Lessons include learning about music theory, sight reading, performance skills and technique. I have a thorough understanding of pedagogy and a true passion for teaching students of all ages. Education: I've received both my Master's of Music degree with Emphasis in String Pedagogy and ...

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Gisele T. July 8, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
"It's been really exciting so far! Jenae has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor .

Thanks Jenae
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Carin S. October 17, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Jenae is a great teacher!

My son just started violin lessons with Jenae and after barely a month is making great progress and staying motivated, even though he's starting this endeavor at almost 11 years old. Jenae's approach is very encouraging and methodical. We have been very pleased with our choice.
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SoumyaK March 18, 2012
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Jenae is a wonderful teacher who has enormous amount of knowledge. Her teaching skills makes the student learn more and get better at playing the instrument. Has a lot of patience which is very essential when teaching a beginner. I feel very lucky to having found her. Thanks Jenae!
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Chris B.

Rockport, MA

Violinist and composer Chris B. has been teaching classical and modern violin techniques for the past decade. Armed with a diverse musical background and degree in composition from Berklee College of Music, his lessons and teaching materials are custom-tailored to the individual, emphasizing ear training, music theory, and improvisation in addition to performance technique. Baum also incorporates the O'Connor and Suzuki string methods when appropriate, and is comfortable teaching students of all ages and experience levels, whether their interests lie in classical, rock, jazz, folk, or world music.

About Chris

Inventive and innovative, yet embracing the best of his classical upbringing, violinist Chris B. is rapidly becoming a prominent force in contemporary music circles around the globe. His strength lies in his versatility, consistently pushing the boundaries of the violin while molding his playing to fit ensembles and genres often deemed unsuitable for the instrument. The Berklee College of Music graduate’s growing list of credits include collaborations with The Dear Hunter, Dropkick Murphys, Amanda Palmer, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Bent Knee, Symmetry, Sean Roldan, Wheat, Art Decade, Ben Levin, Guy Mendilow, Jherek Bischoff, and the Video Game Orchestra, who recently featured Chris as a soloist at Boston’s Symphony Hall and on the ensemble's recent tours in China and Taiwan. Chris' ...

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Adam P. April 21, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I think the 5 star description sums it up nicely, 'Best instructor ever'. I've worked with Chris for a few months now and his knowledge, friendliness, and ability to to teach are astounding! He teaches in a very dynamic way, adjusting the lesson on the fly to make sure you are learning what you need to know, when you need to know it, and at a pace that works well. Definitely recommended!
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Eric M.

Jamaica Plain, MA

I have been studying the violin for 18 years and have a passion for teaching the violin. My goals for students are to gain musical understanding of their repertoire, to gain knowledge of the history behind the music, and most importantly, to help students excel in their playing

About Eric

My name is Eric M. and I'm a violinist born and raised in Chicago, IL and currently reside in Boston, MA where I am finishing my Bachelor's degree in violin performance at the Boston Conservatory. I enjoy teaching because it allows me to share my excitement for music with my students and the excitement of music helps make it more fun and enjoyable! I began my violin studies at the age of 3 with the help of my mother and have gone through a wonderful musical journey. With experiences playing in Holland and New York's Carnegie Hall with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, I've come to understand that music is a universal language. It's a language everyone knows...Music is a part of human nature and I guide my students to realize that music is human, to gain musical understanding of ...

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