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Zeynep A.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Turkish, English
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zeynep A.

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Through my dedicated and passionate teaching, I instill in my students a solid technical foundation as well as guiding the development of my students' own unique musical voice and musicianship. I am accepting new students both in person and online. I teach all levels from beginner through advanced. If you have any questions, please send me a message. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals!

Zeynep has professional experience teaching at:
• Juilliard School (Morse Teaching Artist, and Music Advancement Program),
• New York Philharmonic (Teaching Artist),
• Lincoln Center and the New York City Department of Education (Violin Faculty for Audition Boot Camp at Lincoln Center)
•The Aspen Music Festival (P.A.L.S. Program),
• Stony Brook University (CCMP Chamber Program)
• Bilkent University (Guest Teacher and Master Classes)
• Point CounterPoint (Violin Faculty and Chamber Coach)
•The Nord Anglia International School NY (private violin teacher)
• ...

About Zeynep

Hello! My name is Zeynep Alpan and I am a Turkish-American violinist, educator, and a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist living in New York City. I am open for new students both in person and online. I welcome all levels from beginner through advanced. Below is my experience. Please reach out

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Yingqi Z.
Zeynep is very professional and patient! She has given me lots of useful advice. She always explains complex concepts in a very simple way so that I can understand easily. Definitely recommend!
Ryu M.
A lot of great advice given to motivate my son!
Yech gold
she is great in all perspectives patience always calm and smiling very on time and professional great place and everything setup in a marvelous way great way of explaining thing so that one grasps it easy and quickly
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Lauren C.

11 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • BM Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Lauren C.

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Hello there! My name is Lauren, and I'm an NYC-based violinist with over 15 years of experience teaching violin. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance and perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

As a teacher, I adapt my teaching methods on the spot to introduce and reinforce concepts in a patient, enthusiastic, and creative manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique, students are empowered and develop their communication skills and confidence while fostering a lasting curiosity for learning and a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.

Lessons generally focus on four major areas: scales, etudes, ensemble parts (orchestra and chamber music), and solo repertoire. Music theory and ear-training activities supplement work in these areas. A portion of lesson time is also devoted to preparing students for ...

About Lauren

In addition to my teaching, I maintain an international career as a performer. I've performed at festivals such as Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken, Newport Jazz, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and Lincoln Center. I've worked with artists and composers such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Richard Carrick, C

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Maya
FANTASTIC TEACHER! Lauren taught me for 2 years as an adult beginner and I could not have asked for a better experience She is so patient, kind and encouraging. During our time I believe I made tremendous progress with her instruction even though halfway though we had to switch to remote lessons because of Covid. Phenomenal person and gifted teacher!!
Sia
Thank you Ms. Lauren for helping me grow as a violinist. You made the lesson so enjoyable and I found the notes that you made for me so helpful for my weekly practice. I wasn't sure how online lessons would be during the pandemic, but you made it so easy to follow along the lesson over Zoom and shared notes over the screen which made it so much easier to learn. Thank you for helping me practice for my audition pieces for which I got accepted for 2 different orchestras. You were always very positive and so patient throughout and taught me fun tricks and ways to make my weekly practice better. Thank you!
Laura Partynski
Lauren has been an amazing teacher and mentor. Her teaching technique and talent has made a huge difference in my teenage daughter's musical journey.
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Chin K.

17 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $190
  • Speaks French, Korean, Italian, Spanish, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • doctor of musical arts from The Juilliard School
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Chin K.

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It is so important to learn from a real professional. I am international soloist and pedagogue, having studied with the world's greatest teachers, Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay, Josef Gingold, etc. international violin competitions winner. It is very easy to get faulty instruction at any stage of the development. Mine is of the highest of quality. I can teach from beginner to the most advanced. Have been teaching for 40+ years.

About Chin

Hi, I am international soloist and pedagogue, soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and winner of major and top prizes at numerous prestigious international violin competitions including th

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Jessica
Dr. Chin Kim is an excellent teacher. He is kind, patient and detailed, and will work with you on a skill until you’ve mastered it. I’ve studied with him on-and-off since 2012 (I moved around a bit), and every time I go back to lessons, I improve exponentially. All levels of students, from beginner to professional, can learn a lot from him.
Jaime
Highly recommended! The most insightful and kind teacher. I had learned so much from him and dramatically improved every aspect of my violin playing. I was very fortunate to have learned from him.
Drew Y.
I was a student for over six years of Dr Chin Kim, from pre-college into my undergraduate studies. His encyclopedic knowledge of violin technique, repertoire, and history of the craft is unparalleled and still enamors me to this day. He is a masterful pedagogue who can offer students of the violin at all levels-even full professionals-access to unprecedented knowledge and understanding. I have since risen to be one of those professional products of Dr Kim’s teaching myself, with a graduate degree from the Shepherd School of Music followed by a tenure in the concertmaster pool at The Orchestra Now from 2016-2019-and I attribute much of this success to the knowledge and attention given by Dr Kim.
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Antoinette A.

21 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Antoinette A.

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Beginners typically take 60 minute classes once per week at a recurring time. Young children typically take half hour classes and older children, adult musicians and those on a budget typically take 45 minute classes. The most common lesson length to start with is 60 minutes, as the teacher will need to tune your instrument and help you get set up. Some students choose to take lessons twice per week when a concert is coming up, to catch up from a vacation or if they just want to make faster progress.

In class, you will learn new techniques, receive guidance on how to achieve the best sound possible and learn songs that you like and that interest you. You are expected to take this guidance and practice it thoroughly at home until you feel comfortable with it, so that when you are in class next, the teacher can move on to a new concept or skill which builds upon the skill practiced at home. They will only move you forward once you can do the more basic technique.

About Antoinette

In-Person lessons are back! I am happy to say that not only do I love my job, but my passion in life has always been teaching. I spend 12-15 hours a day either teaching violin, educating myself on the newest methods and materials, or helping my students outside of class. Your success means e

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Khalee C.
My son did a 45 minutes class and by the time he was finished he was reading and playing music πŸŽΌπŸ€—. Antoinette made it so easy and simple
Jennifer
Antoinette is, by far, the best music instructor that I have ever hired. Music has always been a part of my life. As a child, I took piano lessons for years and continued on and off through college. As a complete novice to the violin, I was nervous to begin such a challenging instrument as an adult hobby. Antoinette is encouraging, intelligent and incredibly skilled. Her calm demeanor and patience is vital to one's success. She focuses on the building blocks to a successful technique with ease. I am incredibly grateful to Antoinette for reminding me of how enjoyable music can be. I look forward to our weekly sessions around my busy work schedule. Her location is conveniently located within walking distance from the subway in NYC.
Tonia
I took violin lessons for a year with an instructor I found through a different organization (not TakeLessons)--and I learned more in one hour with Antoinette than I learned in 30 lessons with that other teacher. In just one lesson, I can see that Antoinette is friendly, smart, encouraging, knows her stuff--and knows how to teach (which not every good player can do). I'm an adult, but I bet she'd be just as great with a student of any age.
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Mark T.

17 Reviews
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music (Violin Performance) from Eastman School of Music
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Mark T.

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Violin is a complex art, one that takes many years to develop, but can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. Despite its challenges, love for the violin and music should never take a back seat in a lesson, That is what I will focus on. Nevertheless, there are methods and techniques crucial to violin playing that I will also keep at the forefront. At the end of the day, students have their own unique voice that I will try to nurture while at the same time teach them the fundamental tools to achieve it. Whether just starting out or already playing for many years, I will strive to do what is best for the student. To all of you, I wish you best of luck with violin and hope you can join me in making music!

About Mark

Hello! I am a graduate of Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. I have experience teaching students of all ages, as well as coaching student chamber music. I enjoy all types of music and transcribe music as a hobby. I also play for weddings, concerts in nursing home

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Elise H.
Very helpful and pleasant to work with.
Kiara *.
Mark has been great so far! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible.
Kendra H.
Mark has been working with my 7-year-old son for the last 9 months. My son had no prior experience, and Mark has done a great job teaching him everything from how to properly hold the instrument to rhythm. All of this has been done through a computer screen! Mark has an easy-going, positive personality, and my son looks forward to his lesson every week.
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Jae B.

7 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin from Rutgers University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jae B.

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I graduated with the Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin at Rutgers University and I teach from beginners to advanced at music schools in Hoboken and Jersey City. I love to make students interested in music and violin. Please contact me.

About Jae

I graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree with a full scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music. I completed the Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in Violin at Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) as a full scholarship recipient. I won the STRAD music magazine com

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Christina
Ms. Jae is fun, patient and insightful. I've really enjoyed taking lessons with her and have learned a lot! I would recommend Jae to any new or experienced violinist.
Colleen
Jae is the best teacher I've ever had.
She taught me music theory and violin. She uses 'Hrimali' violin book for the basic techniques and Suzuki book that I can apply my techniques in the classical famous music.
Haena Stephanie
The great teacher, Jae set a detailed plan for me, and I am improved a lot.
She taught me basic technical skills and it is really helpful to play a classical piece. I am looking forward to having the next lesson this week.
Thank you, Jae.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in New York is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $240 per hour.
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"I'm 57 years old, have never played before. Margaret made me feel relaxed and confident.
Excellent teacher, very attentive, very patient and good communication skills. I look forward to my coming lessons."
Vince
Took Violin lessons from Margaret G.
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"I'm an adult learner who went through Suzuki book 2 and a few other pieces with Phoebe as my instructor. I spent a month prior with a "bad experience" and hadn't taken lessons in probably 10 years before that.

Working with Phoebe was GREAT. She was very easy to work with and really saw to improving my skills. She was encouraging and very positive. When I had troubles with parts (which was often), she would always have multiple suggestions as to how to practice them to work through the difficulties. She also gave me nudges along when I didn't think I could do certain things too. All in all, I had a great experience working with Phoebe and would have loved to continue to work with her if she was still in my local area.

If you're wondering why not 5 stars, that's more from my lack of experience than any issue with her. The guide says 5 stars is the "best teacher ever". She probably was the best teacher ever for me, but I'm somewhere between beginner and intermediate. Is she a good fit for an advanced student, I'm going to guess that, yes, she is, but I don't know that info personally so I went with 4."
Mike
Took Violin lessons from Phoebe S.
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"She continues to amaze! Absolutely wonderful teacher and very easy to work and extremely accommodating in every way. I just don’t think it gets much better than this!"
Robert
Took Violin lessons from Jennifer A.
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"Was to be First Chair with China Tour were it not for Covid!!! World class virtuoso with a consistent but gentle approach to teaching and sharing her skill whether to instruct getting the right start or improving from current level."
S. Roxandich
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Excited about learning more!!!

Mark is an excellent teacher. He helped me correct my stand and holding the violin and hand position which has me playing much better. We had to back up to the basics but that will help me be a better violinist. He also has been flexiable about changing dates and time to fit my needs. I recommend him to anyone!"
Judy
Took Violin lessons from Mark T. W.
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"Glenda is a very patient and encouraging teacher for a new learner"
Mahendra
Took Violin lessons from Glenda J.
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"Thomas is very patient and kind to my autistic son who is taking violin. He wastes no time getting started with the lesson and uses every moment wisely. He is a gifted teacher and I feel confident that my son will make great strides with Thomas."
Diana
Took Violin lessons from Thomas V.
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"I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter"
Maureen
Took Violin lessons from Maureen S.
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"I bought violin lessons as a birthday present. Nicole was extremely patient (first time learner) and helpful. I would gladly book her again."
David
Took Violin lessons from Nicole O.
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