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Allyson C.

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New York, NY
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Violin from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Allyson C.

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Take viola lessons from a pro. I have played at BAM center, Kaufman center, Bargemusic and many other top venues around nyc as a chamber musician and soloist. I have ample teaching experience in top Conservatory prep schools and am fantastic with beginners as well.

About Allyson

I’m a friendly, passionate teacher with over twenty years experience and a drive to bring out the best in each student. Whether you are wanting to learn how to play with a great position and sound from the start, play your favorite songs, or wanting to apply to the Conservatory of your dreams with

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Adrian
Both really knowledgeable and really good at explaining things in a way you can understand!
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Samuel R.

Newark, NJ
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
  • Music Education K-12, LBS1 (Learning and Behavior Sciences/Learners with Special needs) from North Central College
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Samuel R.

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Are you ready to make music?!
I am a fun and caring teacher who helps all my students achieve their goals. I love teaching the viola because it is such a fun and versatile instrument.
I have extensive teaching experience as a public school music teacher and enjoy what I do.
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About Samuel

Sam is available for in-home lessons in Newark and online lessons nationwide. Sam has been playing violin for 16 years and the viola, cello, and bass for 8 years. Most recently, he taught middle school orchestra in a public school, and private lessons twice a week. He has experience teaching stude

Edwin K.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Edwin K.

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Need to prepare for a college audition? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to attend Juilliard pre-college and you want to go the extra mile preparing your entrance exam. Or maybe you simply want to advance your skills and learn good practice technique. With me, you’ll get a teacher who has active real-world experience as the violist of the world-renown Tesla Quartet. I am a Doctor or Musical Arts with degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. I have had experience playing solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire. I can guide you through the fundamentals of developing mindful technique and aural skills, and can help you find the heart of your individual expression.

About Edwin

I am the violist of the Tesla Quartet, and in that capacity have played in many of the greatest concert halls across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Performing is my career, but teaching is my passion. I have taught children as young as 6 just beginning their studies all the way up to septuagenaria

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Chelsea S.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Music-Violin from Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School
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Chelsea S.

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Hello!

I have over 10 years of musical experience playing the violin, and other instruments. I also have over 3 years of experience working with children ages 4-12. I have the ability to work with all ages.

My interest is in the student. I am interested in tailoring lessons to the goals and desires of each student. I specialize in students starting out and getting their feet wet in the music world. I believe in setting goals and achieving them in a way that works best for my students.

About Chelsea

Welcome everyone! I have a few beliefs: I believe that everyone should know how to play an instrument. Whether it is violin, ukulele, piano, their voice, whatever! Music is a part of what makes us human, and is important for personal development. I believe that no one is "too old" to sta

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She did a great job at helping me feel comfortable with the instrument
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Elizabeth C.
Chelsea is the perfect fit for my teenage daughter. Her lessons are engaging and fun. I love how she takes time to get to know her students which gives them the ability to play with confidence. Highly recommend!

Raycurt J.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Italian, Spanish
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Raycurt J.

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The art of melody and harmony. The importance of inner voices of the string family in quartet playing. Discover the role of the Viola as a solo instrument and within the orchestra.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We naturally expose our children to music and ignite their awareness stimulating practical learning concepts. As a hobby or passion

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Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Makaylah
Very good first lesson for a 6 year old - looking forward to continuing!
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Anna T.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2007
  • B.M. in Violin Performance from State Conservatory of Uzbekistan
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Anna T.

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I have started playing viola in 2015 as part of my professional training. I am happy to explore the repertoire with you and help you achieve your learning goals.

About Anna

I am happy to offer professional training in violin for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. I have 8 years of teaching experience in an academic and private environment. I have worked extensively with students of various ages. We will tailor the lessons to your needs and goals to achieve

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Alana
She is very patient with my daughter. My daughter has been consistently improving after 5 lessons.
Lynn
I like to study with Ms. Anna T. She's easy to understand and follow.
Monika
Anna is an excellent and very patient teacher. I am an adult student that has zero experience in music but in the last few weeks I’ve learned how to read music and actually how to use my violin all thanks to Anna.

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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 $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 per hour.
30 min
$105 average
45 min
$55 average
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$67 average

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"This was my first lesson tonight . I really love his teaching style and look forward to many more"
Glenda
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Helena was a pleasure to work with. It was my first viola lesson in decades. I was not sure how the online lesson would go but it worked well for me. She was so patient and helpful and very encouraging. Look forward to the next lesson!"
Barbara
Took Viola lessons from Helena G.
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"Very patient with a new learner.. :) Small technical hiccups, but was a great lesson overall"
David Bates
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"Kendra had my 13 year old for about a year and a half as a complete beginner, and we'd still be with her for sure were it not for an easier alternative at a new school this Fall. Kendra has an amazing understanding of the younger student and what incentivizes them to learn and grow fast. My child practiced once a day for at least 30 minutes and in the above time is already making a lot of beautiful music. If you/yours is motivated, Special K is the way! Thnx, Kendra"
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Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"I like to study with Ms. Anna T. She's easy to understand and follow."
Lynn
Took Viola lessons from Anna T.
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"I'm actually a colleague of Michael's from the Las Colinas Symphony, and freelance work too. But I do learn a lot from the guy, so maybe consider me a student also! He's one of the finest, and most well respected musicians in the orchestra. Super knowledgeable, very creative and fun. Call this guy up, talk to him for 2 minutes, you will see what I mean."
Drew
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"I have learned a lot from my lessons with Shadwa. She has a knack for explaining technique, for making the connections between the physical movement and the sound produced. (Yes, it really does help to stand up straight!) She takes a personal interest in her students, which makes for a great lesson atmosphere. We established longer term goals that we could work towards; I appreciated her patience and creativity. Even scales became more than just boring drills! I definitely recommend her as a viola teacher for adults!"
Christine
Took Viola lessons from Shadwa M.
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"Keiko is very patient and kind. She made several suggestions for me to modify my technique to improve my sound. Even though I had difficulty with it, she encouraged me to keep going at it. I am excited for our next lesson."
Edmund
Took Viola lessons from Keiko T.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Will for about a year. We are lucky enough to live near Athens, so lessons take place at our home. I have been so pleased with Will. He is a great teacher - enthusiastic, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Even though he has many students, he always remembers exactly what they were working on. He takes interest in my daughter's life and will ask her how marching band is going, or other things about school. I especially like that Will is someone that she can look up to as an example of hard work and perseverance. He's not only a great teacher, but he's just a good person, and I am so glad we found him!"
Julie
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"This review is for myself and my daughter who are both taking lessons with Theresa. We give Theresa S. 5 stars each for being a great teacher and 5 stars for her location being very good for us. In addition, she made us feel very comfortable as if we had known her a long time. Her passion for her music and love of teaching makes her very enjoyable to be with. When we hit a bad note, her enthusiasm and the way we kept moving forward, I found, made us strive harder to get it right. We are both looking forward to many weeks under her direction."
Sari
Took Viola lessons from Theresa 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!