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Katie S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Katie S.

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I offer all levels of viola lessons.

About Katie

Master of Music Education The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Bachelor of Music The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Current Public School Teacher Over 18 years experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano lessons!

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Tommy
Not just by the book. Is very musical in approach, ear training, theory etc... highly recommended
Franklyn
The first lesson was exactly as expected. Very professional. My son will continue with Katie. He is very excited to work with her.
Cheryl
Katie is the best! A talented musician and a very patient teacher -- she makes learning to play a real joy.

Martina S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, French, Czech
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Martina S.

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I love the viola; I'm primarily a violist and love nothing more. I would love to share my passion with you or your child!

I have a Master's degree in Viola Performance, and viola is my primary instrument. I have received extensive instruction on the minutiae of the viola, and can help you with any need that you many have!

I tailor my approach to each student. Some students require more technical work, some require interpretive. Both are fascinating and can be taught with structure and clarity.

About Martina

Hi! My name is Martina and I am a classically trained violist. For my background, I received a Master of Music from Roosevelt University, where I studied with Lawrence Neuman of the Chicago Symphony. I received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin with Sally Chisholm of the Pro A

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Renee
She is the best teacher ever!!!!!! She taught me a lot and is super friendly!!!!
Bianca S.
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson!
Gaia
Wonderful, patient and engaging. Best teacher for a beginner 9-year-old.
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Brittany N.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 4 to 65
  • Teaching since 2010
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Brittany N.

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I strive to create an environment in which students are inspired to discover, create, learn, express themselves and have fun. I focus on strengthening students' foundational techniques, through scales, etudes and other materials and then applying those skills in pieces and songs that are designed to build a good basis of musical knowledge, helping students to become confident in their musical abilities.

About Brittany

I strive to create an environment in which students feel comfortable to learn, experiment, and express themselves and in which they look forward to coming every week. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music and other items needed for the instrument (shoulder rests, strings, rosin, etc) but

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Flora
My daughter said she has a great time with Brittany, she wants more classes can’t wait to see her again.
Molly L.
Brittany is very patient and kind with my two daughters. They really look forward to seeing her. She is also quite pleasant.
Michael
Extremely patient and encouraging, every lesson is a pleasure.

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Susanna S.

167 Reviews
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Starting at $36
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Susanna S.

167 Reviews
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I've been teaching viola for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, community orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods, Barbara Barber books and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and cello in private lessons, small groups, large groups and school orchestra settings grades 2 -12. Additionally, Susanna has worked with adult students of all ages and all levels. Currently, she runs her own studio and is teach

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Kathleen H.
I took in person lessons with Susanna 17 years ago. I put the violin down & hadn’t played since but decided now to take it up again. I was hesitant to take online lessons but then I found Susanna giving lessons online & signed up. Have only had 1 lesson so far but it was great. Susanna has been doing online lessons for some time & has the format down. She is still the great teacher/communicator I remember even in this new format!
Meg O.
Excellent teacher! Very organized, kind and patient.
Brenda A.
I enjoyed my first lesson so much. Susanna was very encouraging. I am looking forward to the next lesson!

Rebecca H.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM of Music Education from St. Xavier University
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Rebecca H.

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Online Viola Teacher

My enthusiastic teaching style makes learning music with me fun & exciting. My philosophy is to teach the individual by customizing the Music curriculum to the specific needs of the student. As partners in learning, the student will achieve the highest success through positive reinforcement & a positive learning environment. Students can expect to have their love of music nurtured as they gain technical competency through our lessons.

About Rebecca

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rebecca is a traveling teacher. Once you purchase a lesson package, Rebecca can schedule you in a mutually available time. Rebecca's musical training began at the age of 5 on the piano. As her love of music grew, she began playing the violin at age 8 with the viola to follow a y

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Joey H.
Energetic. Complimentary. Explains well....the hour flew by
Diane G.
Rebecca is a wonderful teacher!! She is so knowledgeable and patient. She knows exactly what I need to learn focus on, given my limited abilities. Cant wait for my next lesson!
Bruce
Becca is a fantastic teach, patient and kind and my daughter just adores her. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Ava P.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ava P.

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I started viola 8 years ago in order to expand opportunities and get to know more about this amazing instrument, but I began teaching about 4 years ago. I teach beginners to advanced students, and incorporate basic music theory, note reading, and any other skills a student may require based on their skill level.

About Ava

A native of Houston, Texas, violinist Ava Pacheco is a Boulder-based performer, collaborator, and teacher. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in violin from the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Truman State University. As a

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Ava
Ava is amazing!! We highly recommend her. Super knowledgeable, friendly and great with kids. Thanks Ava!
Sarah
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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 $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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"Susanna is an amazing string teacher! With a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in viola performance and 20 years of teaching in public schools, Susanna is an expert teacher and player. She is great with both children and adults, and she is in a great location. I highly recommend Susanna as both a viola and violin teacher."
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Just had my first lesson with Jill.. wow, she's incredible! I feel really comfortable with her, and I think this is going to be a wonderful journey with her!"
Heather
Took Viola lessons from Jill G.
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"My first lesson was great! I had taken private lessons locally before using Take lessons. I learned more from Susanna in 1 lesson. Looking forward to more."
Cindy
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"The audio and video were fuzzy at times, so he did not always know what Kelvin was asking him to do....so that is the missing star. Other than that he enjoyed the lesson very much."
Jackie
Took Viola lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Emilio Carlo is a great private instructor. He truly appreciates your presence and willingness to increase capacity. He is such an expert in his field and I will continue lessons with Emilio"
Marques
Took Viola lessons from Emilio C.
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"My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Aleksandre and she has made tremendous strides in just 1 year with his instruction. He is nurturing and encouraging, giving praise when it is due, but also is meticulous and has high standards. In this sense he really strikes a perfectly balanced approach to teaching and shows a genuine investment in her progress. He demonstrates an obvious passion for the instrument and it is thrilling and inspiring to hear him play. He is a real role model and a cheer leader for his students. She and I both highly recommend Aleksandre!"
Michele
Took Viola lessons from Aleksandre R.
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"Aleksandre is a wonderful teacher! I have been working on Mozart's Symphonie Concertante, and he helped me realize certain musical liberties while at the same time maintain my technique. Aleksandre's way of explaining things has made it very easy for me to progress as a violist. When he demonstrates specific ideas on his viola, it is extremely clear to understand, plus it gives me inspiration to be as good as him. His artistry, patience, and enthusiasm is why I chose him as my teacher."
Nicolas
Took Viola lessons from Aleksandre R.
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"Betsy was my daughter's viola teacher for almost 2 years. She was consistently fun, nice, supportive, knowledgeable, and professional. We recommend her highly."
michelle
Took Viola lessons from Betsy F.
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"Elizabeth was very flexible and worked with us perfectly. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t change!"
Ava
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Helen has taught and is continuing to teach both my daughter, for viola, and my son, for violin. Helen has been absolutely amazing with each of my children. She has been able to adjust to their needs and personalities keeping them engaged and excited to keep learning.

I love that Helen makes sure her students understand the fundamentals of their instruments, and she spends time teaching the kids the correct way to hold the instruments and bow so they form good habits from the beginning.

Helen is patient, kind and full of positivity and praise for her students. I am thrilled to have Helen work with my children."
Heather
Took Viola lessons from Helen M.
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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

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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!