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Lydia G.

New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lydia G.

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I teach students to discover and utilize tools they already have in order to take their playing to the next level. As a Juilliard-trained musician, I know how important it is to never lose sight of why we love music in the first place. This looks different for everyone, and I believe that music lessons are about finding what students can apply from other areas of their life that will enrich their musical experience. As a kid and an adult, I've found that feeling inspired is the best way to motivate oneself!

About Lydia

I am a professional violist and student living in New York City. I am currently finishing my undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School as a student of Hsin-Yun Huang and Misha Amory, and am continuing as a graduate student next year as a student of Misha Amory and Cynthia Phelps. I have been te

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Cristina H.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Mandrine, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music Performance from New York University
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Cristina H.

9 Reviews
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I Love to teach viola, because I love the way this instrument sounds. Everyone thinks it is just like violin but actually there is so many different way to bowing and tech from violin. My goal is make hear how viola sounds, it can actually even touching then cello and violin in some melo piece .

About Cristina

I am Steinway Certificated Educator and professional with 10+ years of music teaching experience. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for teaching lessons in a variety of musical instruments, as well as for charting the development of lesson plans and curricula and motivating and encou

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Miles
First lesson for my 11 year old son with Christina. She has a very nice studio that my son was very comfortable in. She identified his level and sent him home with much more difficult pieces than his previous teachers. He has been practicing more because it is more difficult but also he seems to enjoy the challenge which she created for him. Thanks Christina, I am looking forward to watching him progress under your guidance.
faigy
cristina is the violin teacher of my dreams! she is proffesional,kind, patient(a very necessary train in violin stady ) yet quick. a real all in one! with such a teacher u can truly reach far
Kavita
Such a wonderful teacher ! Christina is kind and so patient with kids who are learning music. She is so smart and her knowledge in music is amazing. My daughter has progressed significantly in the last few months with Christina , at a much better pace than all her previous years learning with other tutors. She is training my daughter for ABRSM exam too . Christina has great communication skills and always lets us know the ways to help kids learn better. Her positivity and graceful presence has made my daughters passion for music increase immensely !! Great teacher !!! Highly recommended!!
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Ashlyn O.

4 Reviews
Lyndhurst, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Presser Undergraduate Scholar from Boston University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ashlyn O.

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I’m an experienced and knowledgeable teacher, having offered viola instruction for over 12 years. I'm here to help unlock your full potential by providing the technical guidance and musical inspiration you need in order to succeed. Complete beginners to advanced players are welcome!

About Ashlyn

Hi! I have been teaching private violin lessons for the past 12 years to beginners and adults! I am currently a freelancer in New York City, as well as working for an artist management company. I began teaching privately after working with the Boston Youth Symphony’s Intensive Community Program.

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Karen Weiner
I have been taking lessons with Ashlyn for about 7 months now and she has truly been the best violin teacher I could have hoped for! She is not only good at teaching and helping me improve my playing, but she is also a really nice person and we get along very well. I look forward to every lesson and always learn a lot and have fun. Unfortunately, I leave for college soon so I will no longer be able to take lessons with Ashlyn, I will miss her a lot.
Aria B.
We are very happy with Ms. Ashlyn. She has a great manner with my 8 year old, who looks forward to her violin classes and wants to practice for her teacher :)
Alexandra M.
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Ashlyn is my violin teacher,she is amazing!!!She has been my teacher for about 3 months.She is very good at what she does,patient,great communication,reliable and extremely talented..I was reluctant to take a class at my age,I was scared that my teacher would not be patient with me,however I 'm so glad I did.When I met Ashlyn she made it easier for me to continue and not give up my dream of learning how to play the violin!!

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Kostadin D.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Bulgarian
  • Awarded Section Viola from Colorado Springs Philharmonic
  • Master of Music from Rice University
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Kostadin D.

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Lessons are tailored to fit each individual student's ability and goals. I believe in challenging students while maintaining a supportive and encouraging environment. Lessons will cover music theory, technique, and solo pieces. The goal is to develop in each student the specific skills needed to play a string instrument as well as to nurture an understanding and love for music.
Lessons take place at my apartment in Southeast Denver, near Hampden and I-25. Students are expected to prepare for and participate annual studio recitals. In addition to lessons, students are strongly encouraged to participate in a music ensemble program such as Suzuki group classes, school orchestra, or youth or community orchestras.

About Kostadin

I was raised in a musical family in my home country of Bulgaria, where I attended a highly competitive full-time performing arts school from age 6. I was trained in the Russian school of violin playing and have found this to be a very successful method for my younger students in the United States.

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Karin G.
My daughter has shown so much improvement over the past two years with Koko. He is patient with her when she's distracted and challenges her when she needs it. According to her "he is a really good teacher."
Krystle W.
I've been taking lessons since April and have noticed a huge improvement thanks to Koko. He's very positive and offers insightful corrections and alternatives where needed(but also pushes me when needed). Highly recommend!!
Courtney
I love his supportive and positive nature.

Daniel L.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Daniel L.

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I have been teaching for over a decade, from young and adult beginners, to undergraduate conservatory students and occasionally "lending and ear" to other professionals when they have a concert or audition coming up. My musical experience has lead me to different cities in North, South America, and Europe; as an orchestral, chamber music, soloist, and educator. Each concert, like each student I've worked with has taught me something valuable in return.

Teaching Philosophy: To teach is to instruct with care and to nurture. I believe that each pupil is an aspiring
artist and must be nurtured as such. They must be taught not only how to be a proficient musician, but how to live as an artist. This is my mission and my promise to each and every pupil I work with. I believe that each aspiring artist is unique and must be instructed in a personalized, disciplined, and inspiring way. As a performer, I wish to pass on my experience and help each pupil find their own unique “voice” as we ...

About Daniel

I have been teaching for over a decade, from young and adult beginners, to undergraduate conservatory students and occasionally "lending and ear" to other professionals when they have a concert or audition coming up. My musical experience has lead me to different cities in North, South America, and

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Chaul Y.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Violin Performance from University of North Texas
  • Awarded Presser Scholar from Baylor University
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Chaul Y.

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Overall teaching goals:
1. Teach the students to teach themselves ASAP
2. Do no harm, physically or mentally
3. Develop musical and physical skills together.
4. Make it fun!

About Chaul

I have been playing the violin for over 27 years. I like to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students regardless of their age. I would prefer beginners to take at least one year of piano lessons prior to learning how to the play the violin. This way students can transfer basic music know

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Katie
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I have been learning from Chaul for the past two months. She is a very supportive and patient teacher. I was a complete beginner when I first started, but after one to two weeks, I can play easy tunes like Twinkle Twinkle. Whenever I have any questions regarding the violin, she can give me helpful solutions. When I have lessons with her, I can immediately know where I need to improve and gain a few extra tips on violin playing.

I would highly recommend Chaul to you (people who are browsing on Takelessons)!
Randy
Wonderful first lesson. Thank you so much for opening many doors into my violin journey. Your teaching method is just what I need.

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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 $130 per hour.
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"Shannon is pleasant and caring. She is patient too. She loves when learners ask questions and she has the patience to answer them. My daughter loves her."
Asoneth
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"Susanna is so patient and kind and most of all KNOWLEGEABLE. I know I am in extremely capable hands. My first lesson I left feeling excited, motivated and wanting more. (Even though I'm a beginner and I don't sound amazing, I know I will get there with the guidance of Susanna)"
Brittany
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Thank you! You have helped me improve so much! So excited for our next lesson!"
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Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Love taking lessons with Sarah. She encourages me by pointing out what I do right (positive reinforcement) and also corrects me if I didn't quite master something yet. Perfect lessons. She definitely respects the time and gets to the lessons right away. I enjoy the practices and tips you gave me when I have never been a fan of "practices" prior to taking classes with you. Thanks, Sarah."
Angie
Took Viola lessons from Sarah E.
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"Ms Susanna was timely to the session and patient with my son as we ran into some difficulties from my end. He enjoys the 1:1 interactions already."
Quinn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Emilio is a wonderful musician and an equally fantastic teacher. I have attended his Masterclass and I have seen students transform under my eyes. As a teacher, Emilio adapts to the personality and goals of every student and he brings out the best in them. He is a very patient, encouraging and dynamic teacher. Anyone would be lucky to study with him!"
Julia
Took Viola lessons from Emilio C.
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"For two years, I took viola lessons with Chen. In my seven years of studying music, I can confidently say that Chen has been one of my favorite music teachers.

Chen is a very effective teacher. He is very patient and is constantly thinking of new ways to tackle solving a student’s struggles. If you put in the time, work, and practice, he will help you to advance in playing your instrument with greater proficiency.

Since Chen is very knowledgeable in his craft, he helped me to know what to look for when purchasing a new bow. He knows many practice strategies and techniques to get your scales, etudes, and repertoire to become performance ready.

When I first started taking lessons with Chen, I could hardly play the viola at all. After two years of learning under his instruction, he had guided me to learn and develop the skills needed to get me through three college orchestra concerts, becoming the principal viola in that orchestra, performing two college solo recitals, and joining a university community orchestra.

Thanks to Chen, he has taken me to levels of proficiency with the viola I would never imagine I would get to. If you are looking to learn how to play violin or viola, I would definitely recommend Chen as your teacher. Thank you, Chen."
Dylan
Took Viola lessons from Chen C.
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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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"Jessica is great! Very patient, kind and talented."
Jocelyn
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"I have had the privilege of knowing Susanna for several years now. She is a wonderful teacher. Susanna takes the time to, not only teach, but get to know the individual. She is gifted and very talented in her field."
Karen
Took Viola lessons from Susanna 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

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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!