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Lydia G.

New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Master of Music Performance from New York University
  • Awarded First prize of Taipei viola competition from National Taiwan
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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
  • Awarded Presser Undergraduate Scholar from Boston University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master's in Violin Performance from DePaul University
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Ashlyn O.

4 Reviews
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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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Kristin B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Provost Scholaship from Western Michigan University
  • Viola Performance from Western Michigan University
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Kristin B.

2 Reviews
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All students will be coached on proper technique, posture, scales, arpeggios, and etudes depending on skill level as these are all the important fundamentals of playing. Not every lesson will include all of these points in great detail, but some lessons could focus only on these details if need be. The student's personal repertoire is the main study of every lesson with which I can offer coaching in bowings, technique, and interpretation.

About Kristin

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak Scho

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Jack
Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!
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Katie S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Awarded Nominated for Best Educator in Prince William from InsideNova.com
  • Bachelor of Music Education from The Hartt School / University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2002
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Katie S.

12 Reviews
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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.

Peter B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Serbian, Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's degree in Piano, Music Theory and Pedagogy (Music Education) from University Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia
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Peter B.

29 Reviews
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My primary expertise is in teaching beginners to low intermediate students but I gladly accept students of any level.

About Peter

I am Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my students

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Kim
Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
Joe ..
Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive

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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."
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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!