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Karen R. Virginia Beach, VA

Children are favorites. Also enjoy working with middle school age.

About Karen

Hello and thanks for checking out my, 'I love me' paragraph ; ). But really this is about YOU. It's about how my teaching and life experiences may help you along your personal musical journey. I've learned a great deal in my 20 years of teaching; - patience - persistence - keep it fun - change it up It's my belief that music fundamentals are critical and we will create a solid musical foundation by learning the language, understanding the critical issues of timing, rhythm, and reading. I enjoy working with all ages but specialize in children and adults that act like children! Stay a child! Learn something new. What are you waiting for?!

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Rob Wirth W. October 30, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We love her!! She is very good with Bryson and gives good instructions. We also like the home work that Karen gives. We highly recommend her to anyone learning piano.
Rachel G. Hampton, VA

Having played violin for almost 25 years, I hold a violin performance degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; most recently, I performed for over 10 years with an internationally touring Celtic group called Tullamore. I've been teaching violin and fiddle for over 13 years now, all ages, all learning types, and I look forward to working with you! Students describe me as a patient and encouraging teacher, and my teaching style as effective, fun, and relaxed! Call TakeLessons today, and we will schedule your first lesson!

About Rachel

Hi, there! My name is Rachel, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2002, and have loved helping my students learn to read and play, discover their own love of music, and conquer their fears of performing (so much "proud mama bear" happening!). In 2003, I earned my violin performance degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I also studied piano and vocal pedagogy. I'm an encouraging and fun person to work with (if I may say so myself!), and my teaching style is fun, positive, and relaxed. I have worked with many students, including some with learning disabilities, physical limitations, PTSD, and just plain ol' stage fright! I work with you to set your own goals, and I look forward to helping you reach them... It's what I love about what I do.

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Jeff B. March 30, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
I had a wonderful experience taking online mandolin lessons from Rachel. She was fun, easy to work with, and incredibly patient. I plan on learning the violin in the near future and will definitely use her again!
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Shawna L. March 10, 2015
Music Theory · Online
Verified Student
I have been taking theory lessons from Rachel for several months now to help learn the guitar. Learning theory can be very complex and quite a daunting task for a new music student. What I really appreciate is Rachel's patience and ability to try different approaches with me if a certain method doesn't quite resonate. She communicates and asks questions about the material she's going over to ensure that I'm comprehending what she's teaching. Another aspect that I'm very appreciative of is that Rachel gives me small, bite sized "chunks" of information that is easier to digest so that I'm not overwhelmed with learning too much at once. I intend to continue my musical journey with Rachel and also take on vocal lessons with Rachel as time permits. Her personality is very warm and personable and her commitment to helping others pursue their music goals really shines through. I consider Rachel to be a very well rounded musician and a master at her craft. I admire her musicianship and hope to attain her level of confidence and abilities as I pursue my own musical journey!!!
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Sams E. March 9, 2015
Viola · Online
Verified Student
I have always wanted to learn to play the viola but time has always been a fickle mistress with me so the viola I bought in late 2014 barely got played because of nursing school. I had an online violin lesson with Taylor Davis to support her new album and it gave me the idea to start taking lessons through skype. I spent my time looking through all the instructors on takelessons and chose Rachel because she plays the five string violin, which helps her understand both worlds and what can cross to violas and what can't. I took the plunge and signed up for lessons with her and it was one of the best decisions I've made.

Rachel is very knowledgeable and willing to work around a schedule, she's very quick to praise you when you get something right and also quick to correct to prevent bad habits from forming. Due to my inability to take lessons in real life I chose to take lessons from her but now that I am taking lessons from her I don't think I'd change to an in person instructor if I had the option.

Thank you Rachel for taking on someone who loves classical music and no idea how to play and starting me on the journey of one day playing the Walton viola concerto and the Vieuxtemps viola sonata.
Thomas S. Virginia Beach, VA

I have taught private violin lessons periodically since 2005, and done various clinics and workshops. I was also a long term school orchestra substitute in 2012. Now I'm glad to have schedule space to open my studio to more students at a time.

My viola-playing experience includes assistant principal in the University of Oklahoma Symphony, several other school and community symphonies, many years worth of holidays, weddings and functions string quartets, Virginia All-State Orchestra in 2006, the band The Imaginary Orchestra (browse to our name, including 'the', no spaces, dot bandcamp dot com), and the New Century Experimental Music Ensemble.

A student seeking to be molded into a virtuoso classical violinist in the shortest possible time should look elsewhere. A student that wants to focus on producing gorgeous sound, mastering flexible sight-reading, and ultimately exploring their own musical imagination would find me a very helpful teacher.

About Thomas

National Merit Scholar with Bachelor's degrees in Neuroscience and Music Composition. Highly trained and distinguished violist and composer since 1995. In my past tutoring and teaching, I have found that students have had the best experience when we work together to discover why each subject is important to the student- whether they know it yet or not. People surprise themselves when they find the right angle from which to view a formerly dreaded topic. Similarly, in music lessons, I am most interested in how the student relates to music. If you want a teacher who molds you into the image of a virtuoso violinist or teaches you to compose music that sounds like the teacher's, another teacher could help you more directly than I. But for students that want to explore the connections ...

Lydia M. Chesapeake, VA

Have played in orchestras in Paraguay, Brasil, Argentina and USA. I started taking lessons at age 8, and finally had the opportunity to teach starting in 2013 at a music school in Paraguay. I like to incorporate pieces chosen by the student in the curriculum because it provides more motivation and excitement to learn! As part of learning to play the violin, it is essential to learn to sing the notes as well, so my approach includes a little bit of sight-reading and ear training as well.

About Lydia

When I was about to turn 8, I asked my parents for a violin as a birthday present! I have loved playing ever since. My mom is a piano teacher, so I learned to play the piano as well. I have played in orchestras, chamber strings, and quartets in Paraguay, Brasil, Guatemala, and the United States. The beauty of music is that it crosses all borders! I was born and raised in Paraguay but I came to the USA to go to college. Currently, I am working on a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I'm optimistic, responsible, and want to help others reach their full potential.

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Julvonne S. April 24, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Lydia is professional and we look forward to working with her.

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