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Rebekah S.

8 Reviews
Florham Park, NJ
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, English
  • BA in music from Montclair state University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Rebekah S.

8 Reviews
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Private Violin Teacher

My name is Rebekah
I teach students from beginner to advanced.
I have been teaching for 20 years been playing for 29 years
I have been teaching Suzuki for 18 years and use other books as well
I always add books in my lessons that the student wants to play.
Their favorite band or classical piece.
I am a person where no matter the age you can learn music!
I have taught from 4 years old to 60.
I love to teach, learning music can change and save someone's life.
Looking forward to teaching

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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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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Lauren T.

6 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Turkish, Spanish
  • BFA Acting from Boston University
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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Lauren T.

6 Reviews
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Private Violin Teacher

I work in NYC as an actor/musician, and am currently The Fiddler in the Drama-Desk winning revival of The Fiddler on the Roof Off-Broadway! As a classically trained musician, I have found myself playing a wide range of genres in my professional life, from musical theater to bluegrass. Our lessons will include scale work, ear-training, and a range of repertoire catered to your wants and needs!

About Lauren

I'm a professional actor/musician in NYC, and have played such roles as the Fiddler in the hit off-Broadway revival of The Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Oscar and Tony award winner Joel Grey (2019 Drama Desk Winner Best Musical Revival) and Reza in the national tour of Once (Tony winner best mus

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Lisa (Catherine’s mom)
We love Lauren. She is making violin a great experience for our daughter (11 yrs old). She is very thorough and encouraging, and introduces interesting music that is fun and challenging for a beginner student. Our daughter says she can truly feel her own improvement, and is really happy to have additional lessons with Lauren, beyond what she receives in school. Lauren is flexible with scheduling and very reliable, and we intend to stick with her - and with the violin- for the duration!
Lauren
Lauren is an awesome violinist. I worked with her in a show and watched her tackle many different styles of music, improvise with other musicians, and collaborate on new material. I would recommend her to anyone!
Ruby
Lauren Thomas is an excellent musician with a tremendous amount of patience and a seemingly boundless supply of talents. As a fellow musician who has played professionally alongside Lauren, I have witnessed first hand her skilled mastery of both the flute and the violin -- as intuitive as she is technically proficient. Apart from her musical abilities, she's kind, fun and sensitive and would make for either a great beginner violin teacher or as an instructor for someone with intermediate skills looking to expand their abilities. Cannot recommend her highly enough! Whether you're seeking instruction in the flute or the violin, Lauren's the woman for the job.
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Emily V.

14 Reviews
Hicksville, NY
Starting at $40
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Music Performance from CUNY - Graduate Center
  • Awarded Presser Scholar from Columbus State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily V.

14 Reviews
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Private Violin Teacher

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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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%.
Ambar G.
Emily is great. She’s very knowledgeable and my daughter is learning so much!
Aaron
Even though this was Aaron's first private violin lesson, he has already shown great improvements. Ms. Vold is very knowledgeable and worked great with Aaron. Couldn't have asked for a better instructor!

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Rachel G.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Bachelor's in Music--Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Rachel G.

42 Reviews
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Online Violin Teacher

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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Robyn
Great instructor. Awesome personality and easy to work with. Looking forward to more lessons!!
Brett Telford
Rachel is great. She takes the time to get to know you, she is patient and she tailors the content to your specific needs and wants.
Maria B.
Rachel was very nice and her she really took the time to get to know me. Her lesson was very thorough and in only the first lesson I’ve learned a lot. I highly recommend Rachel for those who want to learn or play violin!
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Michael M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Child Psychology from John Tyler Community College
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Michael M.

3 Reviews
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Experienced Violin teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music knowledge. I specialize in classical and Celtic, typically use Suzuki Method and Essential Elements books. I evolve with each student and create a fun a positive environment in which to learn and I strive to help you meet your goals! I plan and offer yearly professional student shows and concerts to give each student a practical application to their studies.

About Michael

Hello, My name is Michael and Im excited to meet you! I've been teaching private & Professional lessons since 1997! I love helping students accomplish their goals like, getting into college, hit auditions, and more, but above all I love to inspire the love of Music and Performance Arts! Throug

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Justine
I am an adult who has no experience with any type of instrument and was very nervous and intimidated at first. Then I met with Michael, and though there was a ton of information we had to go through, he really made me feel at ease. He has the knowledge, patience, and understanding I was really looking for in a teacher and I'm so happy I found him!
Holly
With his flexibility and willingness to accommodate us my daughter learned a lot from him. He was a wonderful teacher and a great person to do business with.
Sharon
Michael is very energetic and passionate about music. My kids have really enjoyed their time with him and we would recommend him to anyone!
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Jiuri Y.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Violin Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jiuri Y.

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Ms. Yu is currently a Teaching Assistant in the University of Massachusetts, where she is responsible for all undergraduates who take violin performance as a second major. With increasing time on her hands for side efforts, Jiuri has recently found that teaching young children gives her great joy, especially dealing when with the complexities of personalities as they arise and the challenge of motivating and molding young minds. When Jiuri is not teaching or performing music, she loves traveling, seeing all the different and interesting cultures, museums and learning about the history of places. Jiuri is an avid reader.

About Jiuri

Ms. Yu is violinist originally from China, and started playing the violin at the age of four. She has moved to the US since the undergraduate. She is an active performer and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. As a multi musician, Jiuri is currently a violin instructor at the Key notes school o

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Xu
Jiuri is an experienced teacher, with a humorous personality. she know how to keep my kids's concentration. We would love to continue my kids violin education with her. HIGHLY recommended!
Lynn
Jiuri is very detailed in her lesson. I would recommend her as a teacher.
satya V.
Juiry is very patient and fantastic teacher.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in New York is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $230 per hour.
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"I highly recommend Grace. When i was younger, I mastered a variety of musical instruments and played well into college. Learning the violin has always been elusive. I’ve had many teachers but now i’ve been progressing farther than before. I credit this to Grace. She has a well thought out lesson plan that challenges me while concentrating on the fundamentals and techniques. Some teachers are more forgiving on technique reasoning that it can be corrected at a later date. It’s best to learn it correctly at the beginning.
She is patient and communicates clearly. I enjoy her proper demonstrations. Her enthusiam is infectuous and her passion shines through.
She also teaches my 80 year old mother. It has always been somthing she’s always wanted to learn. It is not easy to teach anyone the violin, let alone an 80 year old. Her lesson plan and approach is quite different to mine but very effective. My mother is progressing well.
Among her teaching aids, she employs a traditional strings book, i find this comforting as it provides a familiar take and consistency. Before moving on, she checks and ensures proficiency and mastery of the previous lessons. Again, reinforcing the fundamentals and building on top of them.
Understandably, the price per lesson is a factor. I find Grace’s rates to be fair and of great value. If you really want to learn and have the violin be a part of your life, hire Grace because of her approach and skill and not based on pricing.
Without knowing much of what to look for in a teacher, i now know its; enthusiam, patience, undertanding, a well defined lesson plan, mastery of skills before moving forward, consistency, open communication and lastly, not taking excuses for sloppiness due to lack of practice. (She will encourage you to practice and you’ll get better which in-turn motivates you). She will not just let you get by but help you master the violin."
- Paul
Took Violin lessons from Grace R.
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"good lesson and progress is being made in my playing"
- Jonathan
Took Violin lessons from Josiah B.
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"Theresa was very nice and easy to get along with, and she teaches very well."
- Ethan
Took Violin lessons from Theresa S.
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Jill is extremely knowledgeable with all kind of mistakes that students may have. I am always amazed by the interest she shows to give us more of her knowledge and motivation.

Also, Jill shows enormously great patience to make students comfortable and motivated playing music.

I strongly believe she is one of the best teachers in takelessons team.."
- Youssef
Took Violin lessons from Jill Z.
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"What a fun way to learn. Kathleen is great!"
- Lynn
Took Violin lessons from Kathleen L.
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"Lesson was awesome. Emily was kind and patient, and my Granddaughter and I really enjoyed our group lesson. This will clearly be a treasured memory for both of us!!"
- Rita (Micayla)
Took Violin lessons from Emily K.
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"Super cool person, easy to talk to, great instructor."
- Ryan W. Clarson
Took Violin lessons from Grace Y.
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"My daughter loves her and felt very comfortable with her for her first lessons. Very Attentive and very patient and kind! 👍"
- Emily
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Great introduction to violin."
- John
Took Violin lessons from Michelle G.
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"Kudos to Kelvin! He played an integral part in preparing Nick for his audition with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta. The best part is that Nick passed the audition and will be joining the orchestra later this month. Kelvin and Nick have a great connection. He truly supports my son's love of music."
- Melissa
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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All Grown Up in the Big Apple - NYC Violin Lessons

By Laura K. - New York City Violin Teacher

When people I meet ask me what I do and I tell them I’m a music teacher, most assume one thing: that my violin studio is full of children. They picture the eager six-year-old with a tiny, curvy black box knocking on my door, ready to saw away at their scales – and they’re not wrong! What they’re surprised to learn, however, is that just as many adult students are knocking on my door. As a teacher of private violin lessons in New York City, I’ve found that some of my most interesting lessons are taught to people with full-time jobs.

Being a singer and violinist, I began all of my musical journeys before I graduated from college. I learned to read music at the same time I learned to read words, so each time my grade school students walk through my door, I remember where learning the violin fit into my life, much as it fits into theirs: one more after-school activity, an introduction to a future love and possible career. But my adult students come for a different reason, and the violin plays a different role in their lives. They have already chosen their careers, established their daily routines and accepted their stresses – and the violin is a new friend, a way to relax, an outlet and oasis. When they pick up that violin, none of the pressures of their everyday lives follow them, and they take solace in learning something new and beautiful during their violin classes.

In the hustle and bustle of NYC, it’s easy to get weighed down; with each adult student lesson I teach, I know that I give my students a vacation from that, and I get the opportunity to introduce them to a world they’ve grown up without knowing. It’s never too late to learn. Find out what you have been missing by signing up with a local violin instructor today!

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