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Ashley M.

3 Reviews
Teaneck, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Associate in Music from LaGuardia Community College
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Ashley M.

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I specialize with beginner, intermediate and adult learners. I currently hold a degree in music education from LaGuardia Community College, pursuing my master's and bachelor's at Montclair State University this fall for music education and performance for the viola. I'm not afraid of travelling (in fact, I enjoy it!) and am easily reachable and approachable. I understand the world of music, let alone classical music, can be intimidating and challenging; in response to this, I develop an individual basis teaching method as everyone's needs are different and make the experience as fun and engaging as possible.

About Ashley

I am currently a junior at Ramapo College studying music education but I am no foreigner to teaching. I have been teaching for some years now with general ages ranging between 3 to 25, in the violin, viola and cello. I have also taught music theory from a beginner's standpoint to a college sophom

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Kathleen M.
Ashley was very helpful to me. I was floundering. I am a brand new 'musician', still learning to read music. I would still be working with her, but I had to move suddenly. She was very encouraging and I hope to be able to continue lessons again with someone in my new location.
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my grand daughters 1st lesson was great,,ashley took time to tune violin, explained the the whole instrument and how to properly take care of instrument can not wait for my grand daughters next lesson
Kathleen M.
I really enjoyed my 1st lesson with Ashley. She gave me hope that I’m not a basket case. I feel encouraged that I might someday play well enough not to send people running for earplugs or exits.

Benjamin H.

2 Reviews
Caldwell, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Finalist in New York American String Teacher's Association/National School Orchestra Association Solo Competition from American String Teacher's Association in collaboration with The National School Orchestra Association
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from Manhattan School of Music
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Benjamin H.

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Hi, I'm Benjamin! Thank you for viewing my profile page. I am a professional violinist and violist with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music. I am Suzuki Registered and State Certified in both New Jersey and New York to teach in public schools grades K- 12. I have over 20 years of experience in the music industry. Whether you're a beginner looking to explore something new or an advanced player looking to prepare for an audition, I am happy to help!

About Benjamin

An active teacher, as well as performer, Mr. Hellman has been teaching violin and viola since 2004. He has taught students of all ages and experience levels. He currently teaches violin at the Lindeblad School of Music in Pine Brook, New Jersey.

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Robert C.
Ben is such a nice guy patient with my son (15) he comes home proud of what he learned after each lesson!!
Tommy N.
Benjamin is very good teacher, he has a lot of patience
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Rebekah S.

8 Reviews
Florham Park, NJ
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Rebekah S.

8 Reviews
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I teach from beginner to intermediate Viola, I am also very open to teaching other kinds of music the student wants to learn

About Rebekah

Hello my name is Rebekah S. I am a violin teacher from beginner to advanced. A beginning to intermediate piano teacher and a beginner to intermediate Viola teacher. Experience- Member Lakeland Youth Symphony 1991-2000 Participated in 4 Strings Summer Camp for 2 years Taught at Path 23 home

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Marlene
Rebekah is an amazing teacher. My 11 year old daughter is excited at every lesson. She is patient, fun and works well with her knowledge of reading music and playing the piano. I would highly recommend Rebekah!
Mia D.
Rebekah is an amazing teacher. My daughter enjoys her lessons. She makes my daughter feels at easy and enjoys learning.

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Elizabeth B.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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Elizabeth B.

46 Reviews
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All level of viola study from beginner through professional.

I am a professional violinist/violist with a Master of Music degree, extensive performance, and teaching ability/experience,

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout

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Elizabeth is so knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. Thanks for a great first lesson.
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Luther W.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Carol
Luther loves to teach. At every lesson he is there for you, ready to help you. He has an extensive musical background, after studying violin at New England Conservatory with Meriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein, as well as performing and studying at many prestigious summer music festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Institute, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music. In addition, Luther is an excellent violist, studying with Martha Katz, also at New England Conservatory.

Luther loves to answer all of your questions. He will analyze and dissect your technical questions about how to play the violin: concerning tone, bowing, left hand issues, and how to use your arms, shoulders, back and your whole body while playing the instrument. He can help you with fingering and answer your questions about written music. He will demonstrate and help you play musically. He is able prepare you for your orchestral audition, help you learn concertos and other solo music and help you with chamber music. Thanks Luther for continuing to help me attain my dream to become an excellent violinist!
Tamara R.
I had my first lesson with Luther today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him.
Brabeeba
It's a blaze to work with Luther! He identified my problem very quickly and provided concrete advices on improving the sound. His understanding on how beautiful sound is made is very clear and systematic. There are so many dimensions in the sound making for violin but he always breaks it down and works on each individual part of my postures and bowing. My sound is now much fuller than before! He also not only teaches violin but also how to think about music in general. I feel like I am constantly critically thinking on how I can experiment with each phrase after I take lessons with Luther. I will highly recommend Luther if you want to find a violin teacher!

Erin C.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Erin C.

42 Reviews
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I teach scales, technique, shifting, vibrato, tonal exercises, solo pieces, and theory. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, etc., in Classical, Religious, Fiddle, Pop. I help students with their school orchestral music and audition pieces also.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

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Natalie
Erin is very patient and full of great ideas. She has helped me tremendously in only a few short lessons.
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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in New York is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
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"On behalf of Jorden, she truly enjoyed her session. She liked the guidance, direction and takeaways and practicing as instructed to be ready for her next session. Thank you Dee!"
- Jorden
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"First day went well, I think he's very good teacher. Looking forward for more lessons to come."
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"Very enthusiastic and helpful. Encouraging and engaging."
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"Awesome Instructor!

It's evident she cares for her students....very patient with my daughter, my daughter has been under her care for about two yrs now, even sparking her interest to play another string instrument!

I cannot say how appreciative our family is of Ms. Heins and would certainly recommend her."
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"Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!"
- zeph
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"Wonderful music teacher

Martina has a great passion for music which shows through her performance. Her level of musical perfection, synergy with the instrument and the beauty of the music will make you emotional.
Martina's professionalism, reliability and empathy makes her an ideal teacher professional."
- Jana
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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"Charles is so amazing teacher.He is kind .My kids like him."
- YUKI
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional"
- Lauren
Took Viola lessons from Julia M.
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"Brynn was great, she had excellent suggestions for me on our first meeting and was kind and patient."
- Brian
Took Viola lessons from Brynn M.
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"Since my son began working with Martina, he has progressed by leaps and bounds. Martina is very professional and wonderful with my child!! She’s prompt and reliable. We love her!"
- Renee
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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Viola Lessons in NYC

Since teaching viola lessons in New York, I have come to realize that people often start an instrument with incredulous awes at any experienced musician who rattles of lick or flourish. After progressing with your instrument, it is great fun to try and tackle these difficult musical feats, but also a great frustration to practice them and still have no results. Even with the correct basics to attempt a more virtuosic passage, people often stumble and take the incorrect notion that it takes two hours of drilling on a single passage in order to pull it off.

The good news is that a large percentage of seemingly difficult passages are actually a few basics combined as a sort of musician’s magic trick -- which is the clue to solving this problem!

When it comes to playing the viola, I teach my students in New York to analyze the passage in mind, break it down to a number of core elements (you can ask your teacher or an experienced musician for their input on this). Usually, these passages tend to consist of two core elements combined to create the effect that more is happening than really is.

From here, take one element at a time, practice playing it in its simple form, and play around with its variables (like rhythm). With both elements isolated this way, try slowly combining them once more. I found this technique creates familiarity and comfort for students taking viola lessons.

If practiced correctly, the passage in mind has most likely lost that mystique it once had and will now seem approachable. You will enjoy playing the passage and it will sound impressive at the same time. Needless to say, the truly virtuosic passages use combinations of 4-5 core elements! In this case, I remind the students I teach viola to in New York to not bite off more than they can chew! Happy practicing to all!