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Allyson C.

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New York, NY
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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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
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Rachel G.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Best Americana Band 2017 from VEER Magazine
  • Bachelor's in Music--Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Teaching since 2002
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Rachel G.

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In our first lesson, you will learn about the parts of your instrument, how to care for it, and how to hold it. You will even learn some notes and begin reading music! By the end of your first package of lessons, you will be able to play with lovely tone, using the bow as well as plucking, and will have a handful of simple songs under your belt.

Students describe me as patient, fun, and encouraging! As your teacher, you can expect me to work with you from where you are, and with subjects and curriculum that match what you are interested in learning. I teach traditional classical, using either Suzuki or Essential Elements, depending on your learning and self-motivational needs, and I also teach fiddle music, including Celtic, old-time, bluegrass, and alternative styles. *Please check my availability before signing up, as my time slots are quickly filling up!* I look forward to meeting you! Call Take Lessons today to sign up!

About Rachel

I have played and studied music for 30 years, performing internationally and appearing with groups on local and national radio and television, and have had the good fortune to share the stage and even record with some very talented individuals! As for teaching, I've taught hundreds of students o

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Kristi M.
My two daughters, 13 and 16, have been taking lessons from Rachel for about a year now. They were beginning and intermediate levels. Both of them have enjoyed working with Rachel. She has kept lessons fun and engaging and we have seen a lot of progress. My daughters love celtic fiddle songs and Rachel has helped them play more on pitch and taught them some neat techniques. Rachel has also been very patient with our scheduling changes and is a great communicator.
Cindy
Rachel is a terrific and inspiring fiddle teacher. Lessons were focused on achieving my goals (which I did) but lots of fun too. Rachel is great at suggesting a number of approaches to improving your skills and also suggested some great new fiddle tunes! I highly recommend Rachel for fiddle lessons.
Robyn
Great instructor. Awesome personality and easy to work with. Looking forward to more lessons!!
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Green B.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College
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Green B.

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My greatest joy is sharing music, and I love to help students discover their own creative voice through their instrument! I am a versatile classical violinist and violist, fiddle player, songwriter, improviser, and cross-genre musician with over 20 years' experience playing the violin and 8 years' experience teaching violinists of all ages and abilities.

I'm currently only enrolling students online, but I will be available to teach in-person lessons in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, metro area and in Northfield, MN, after it is safe to do so.

About Green

Hi there! My name is Green. My greatest joy is sharing music with others, and I love to do so through teaching the violin and viola. I incorporate a variety of musical styles into my teaching practice to instill instrument fundamentals, technique, music theory, and artistry. My teaching philosophy

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Trace
Green makes my son’s online violin lessons engaging while still being purposeful and focused with the repertoire. My son reports feeling motivated and encouraged and his confidence and skills grow with each lesson. Thank you, Green, for all your passion and hard work!
Elizabeth K.
My kids love working with Green! She is patient and clear, and she can tailor her style to their different ages and ability levels. Plus she makes them laugh :) I highly recommend Green as a teacher!
Lance
Green is a dedicated, caring professional who quickly connected with our daughter and developed an ongoing plan to facilitate her growth and development as a musician. Green is well-prepared for each lesson, and communicates expectations clearly with encouragement, challenge, and appropriate support to our child. Our daughter says that studying violin is fun again, and possibly more than ever! We have observed a great measure of improvement just in these last 3 months of lessons with Green, and are so thankful for her musical mentorship to our daughter. You will be blessed and very grateful to enroll with Green while she still has space for students in her teaching schedule. I predict that one day soon there will be a long waiting list and many flourishing young artists benefiting from their study with a world-class talent and first-rate person.

Diane G.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation for young children. from Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Chicago, Ill.
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Diane G.

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Hello….the viola is a wonderful instrument and is tuned an octave higher than the cello. The viola's open-pitched strings are: from hi to low…A, D, G and C. No E string. The viola is played like the violin but with more natural arm weight as the strings are thicker. The viola also comes in fractional sizes: 12 inch up to 17 inch. A new viola student needs to be fitted for the correct size so the instrument is not so big and heavy that it will case frustration with playing and possibly an injury from being too big…this is especially true for children and adult women. We have viola's for rent, professional set up with good quality strings.

About Diane

I love to teach the violin, viola and fiddle. I really enjoy working with adult beginners to help them discover music. You are never too old to learn! I also enjoy working with young children and youth to establish a wonderful foundation for the student. I have special training in working with chi

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Mayumi T.
Diane is an amazing teacher!! My two daughters (8 and 12yrs old) have been taking lessons from Diane for over 2 years and they love her lessons! Diane is very kind-hearted, very positive, and patient. They have a great violin rental and purchasing program with a very reasonable price and her husband as a professional luthier, setting up all the instruments for us and whenever the kids need to switch a violin size, they take care of it. We are very happy with Diane and it's hard to find a teacher like her.
Nancy
Was my first violin lesson today, and Diane is very thorough and easy to follow. She is excited about the violin and not just a teacher so I already know that I have a great teacher. I am so excited about my journey with her!
Amber A.
Diane is a fabulous teacher!! When my daughter wanted to start violin and fiddle I knew I would need to know something about violin to help her at home. So, Diane taught my 5 year old and me. Diane really has an amazing bond with my daughter and has truly become one of our family... She makes the lessons fun and engaging for my daughter... She takes a personal interest in her students and gears the lessons to their level. Diane is always willing to work with you when it comes to schedules as well, for example: summer time vacations.... I highly recommend Diane as an instructor. She knows her instrument, her theory, and how to convey the information to adults and small children. We have now been taking lessons for a couple of years and my daughter still looks forward to them and that is due to the investment that Diane has personally made in their relationship!

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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 $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $120 per hour.
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$56 average
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"Patient, sensitive, and wonderful to work with. Brings excitement to playing and learning. A diamond in the rough."
Camille
Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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"I first met Krizstina playing a gig. I made a technical inquiry and her advice and suggestion(s) made an immediate difference; the rest is history. Krisztina is not only very knowledgeable and sensitive in her teaching, but she knows how to relate concepts so that the student grasps and understands. Since my time with Krizstina, my playing has made notable changes, not only to me, but to others as well (according to them). Krizstina is always prepared, pleasant, professional and open to suggestions."
Hennigan
Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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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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"Patient, encouraging and inspiring. I cannot recommend Carolyn highly enough."
Charlene
Took Viola lessons from Carolyn B.
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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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"My son has been taking viola lessons from Helen for seven years. We have been very happy with her instruction and the wonderful, caring connection she has made with our son and family. Helen encourages each student’s progress while holding them to very high technical and musical standards. She engages students with age-appropriate, entertaining games and prizes to hook their attention and shape important skills and techniques. Helen is focused on molding young musicians into skilled, confident, advanced players while still being understanding and flexible with students’ life changes and schedules.
She encourages students to get involved with chamber music and other orchestra opportunities to expand their ensemble playing, and she connects students with other musicians to collaborate on projects. She has coached our three children with their string trio and has helped them select music appropriate for their level and interests. Helen is happy to help students with their orchestra auditions, seating auditions, and ensemble music.
Helen is an active professional musician as a member of the CSO and Highlands Square Ensemble among other professional musical pursuits and interests. She is involved in bringing musical opportunities to underserved communities through El Sistema and involved in music education in Haiti. This summer our son was able to collaborate with a violinist from Haiti who was visiting Helen. They worked together on several duets on a few occasions.
Throughout the school year, Helen facilitates studio group classes where students can play for each other in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Helen connects students with excellent professional accompanists who are adept at collaborating with young musicians. In addition, she organizes 1-2 studio recitals per year where students can share their work with family and friends.
Helen is a talented musician, an excellent teacher, and a wonderful human being. She is patient, kind, helpful, and encouraging. I highly recommend her as an outstanding viola instructor."
Gloria
Took Viola lessons from Helen M.
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"I honed so many of my skills through my lessons with Virginia and she is very understanding and helpful"
Abby
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"Candy is a wonderful teacher. She is an exceptional musician with the Tucson symphony and connects with her students at every level. I highly recommend Candy as a music teacher. She’s wonderful!"
Tony
Took Viola lessons from Candice A.
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"Leo really liked Rita and the lesson.. they got right to work... she was on time and very focused and friendly... let's keep going !"
Leo
Took Viola lessons from Rita B.
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"Ms. Amato is well educated, informed, and highly experienced. She shares her wisdom with grace and efficiency. I would highly recommend her to any novice or aspiring professional."
Marybeth
Took Viola lessons from Candice A.
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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!