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Edwin K.

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

15 Reviews
Hicksville, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Music Performance from CUNY - Graduate Center
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Emily V.

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Whether young or old, raw beginner or experienced player, I am happy to teach you! I am keenly aware to the needs of my students and adjust my teaching based on each individual's musical interests and goals. I have experience preparing grade-school aged students for NYSSMA solo festivals.

About Emily

American violinist Emily V. is an active and versatile performer of chamber and orchestral music. As a chamber musician, Emily has appeared with the Mannes American Composers Ensemble in the ensemble's Alice Tully Hall debut. Additionally, she has collaborated with the Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo

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Yitao
I’ve been learning with Emily for 4 years now and have seen major improvements with my playing. She is such a dedicated, hardworking teacher. I have gotten so many amazing opportunities working with her, such as joining youth orchestras, playing in recitals, concerts, etc. No matter your level, she always motivates you to do better. I wish I could learn with her forever :((
Lara
So far so good. Emily was extremely patient and my daughter said she liked it a lot.
Dee F.
I've been learning the violin as a 40-year-old adult with Emily for several months. She is great. I'd recommend her 100%.
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Rebekah S.

8 Reviews
Florham Park, NJ
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, English
  • BA in music from Montclair state University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Talya
excellent person
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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Shannon S.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
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Shannon S.

45 Reviews
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beginning through intermediate.

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AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical str

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Calvin G.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Calvin G.

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Drawing from a wide array of performance and teaching experiences, I tailor unique lessons to Viola and Violin students of all kinds who are ready to take their playing to the next level. I hold all of my students to a high level of achievement, while integrating their personal goals into my lessons. Some of my students have described lessons with me as "whacky and fun." Students learn basic skills, advanced techniques, music theory, music history, among other subjects to help inform effective and enjoyable performances. What do you want to achieve? Let me know and let's work together to get there!

About Calvin

As a classically trained violist with orchestral, chamber, and solo performance experience, my teaching style is geared towards performance and expression. I don't adhere to any one book of teaching, adjusting my teaching to the unique needs of each student. My teachers came from different pedagogi

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Michaela
He is fantastic with my six-year-old! He does a great job explaining things in a way she understands, and is setting her up with a strong musical foundation.
Anitsira
Very sweet!
Joseph S.
Calvin was awesome. He let me sit in as my fiance took a lesson. It was a relaxed atmosphere and he was a great teacher.
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Sean F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sean F.

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Hello! I have a unique background with a varied educational base. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education, a master's degree in Viola Performance, and am now a member of a training orchestra in New York State (The Orchestra Now). I am a patient and caring teacher who is willing and to tailor lessons to students' individual needs and desires. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

About Sean

Hi! I am a violist with over 14 years of playing experience. I have performed all around the world with a number of fantastic groups. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in Viola Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and am cu

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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 $30 and $154 per hour.
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Took Viola lessons from Phoebe S.
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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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Took Viola lessons from Chris H.
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"Great instructor! Michael has a great attitude and is clearly very talented. He is willing to adjust the curriculum in order to accommodate my specific needs/ weaknesses. Balances core exercises, scales (including note reading homework), and music playing. We've already started playing songs together which really helps me hear the notes better!"
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Took Viola lessons from Michael S.
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"Carly makes lessons interesting and fun for my 10 year old son. My son is high energy, and yet he is able to concentrate, focus and enjoy!

We plan to continue lessons on line with Carly during the Coronavirus pandemic."
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Took Viola lessons from Carly C.
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"Very clear and helpful!"
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"Thomas is so thorough & detailed oriented/ great with first-timers"
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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!