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About Michael R.

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Edmond, OK

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Violin is one of my favorites to listen to and includes such a wide range of music, from fiddle, to blues to of course classical.

About Michael
Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied drama, voice and movement and believes all these skills help in expressing yourself--no matter what pieces you want to play!

In addition to working with students K-12, he also loves working with adults. I try to provide a nurturing atmosphere for someone trying revive or discover previously hidden musical interests!

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We begin with what we love. The student usually chooses one of his or her favorite songs to interpret. Later, we add music, usually from the classical or jazz fields, that build our skills and help us f
eel successful. All technique is based on real music. Learning scales, keys and music theory become part of the music. By the end of 6 months, we will have a "repertoire" of several songs that express our best self!
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Teresa R. August 22, 2019
· Acting · In home
Michael is smart, fun, encouraging! I can’t wait for my next lesson đŸ˜€
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Crosslee August 14, 2019
· Violin · In studio
We love Mr Michael!
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Haden October 4, 2018
· Piano · Online
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Michael R.

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About Stephanie Q.

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Asheville, NC
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Whether you're a tiny tot where I use the Suzuki method, or high level amateur violinist, I can help you improve, expand your repertoire, and gain much pleasure from your hard work on this amazing instrument! My teaching experience covers over 3 decades. I am of a direct teaching lineage to the legendary Clara Schumann. My students have won competitions. Have a teaching channel on-line, that shows the proof of the work I do with my students. If you follow my micro-management and practice directions, you will succeed in your goals!!

About Stephanie
I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

Some people have difficulty reaching a teachers' studio. For this reason, I have perfected my ability to teach via Skype or FaceTime. It is an advantage f
or my students to be instructed by a quality teacher. It's worth a try, isn't it?

Please note: I only accept weekly lesson students. Also, due to my performances, I'm not always able to this calendar up to date....so when you request a lesson time, allow me to communicate with you, if we need to adjust it a bit. It almost always works out if you don't mind doing that.

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All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 5-10 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

Studio Equipment
For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

Specialties
I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.
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Hui F. February 25, 2019
· Piano · Online
Stephanie is one of the best teachers you can possibly find through Takelessons. We are extremely fortunate to have found her. She is a successful professional musician who is very strict yet with a kind heart and skills/experiences to steer students through their learning limitations. I had trouble to make my older daughter to practice piano for years, and almost came to the point to have her given up learning. Stephanie changed everything. Now my older daughter is getting not only serious with piano but practicing harder then ever. I am so happy to see the results. Highly recommend her!!!
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Sage M. September 26, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Stephanie is s fantastic teacher! My daughter has thrived and grown like never before. When she wants to push her she expresses complete confidence. This builds my daughters confidence and she flourishes! She is in love again with piano! We drive an hour every week and it is worth it. If you are looking for an experienced teacher who loves to teach Stephanie is the one to go to.
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John September 12, 2018
· Violin · In home
Stephanie method of teaching is ideal for me as an older adult...very patient but she challenges me not to take shortcuts and to follow her guidance. Our sessions are very productive yet enjoyable.
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About Darrell V.

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Austin, TX

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Beginner violin; also performance prep for intermediate through advanced/professional

About Darrell
Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]

My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to
) the Classical approach to Western tonal harmony and asks that the students develop certain fundamentals of technique and theory. In my experience, this structure creates the strongest foundation for pupils to build the rest of their musical lives on, whether professionally or solely for personal enjoyment. All of my students are on the fast track to studying music theory. Whatever level they are at when I start with them, I guide their efforts into bringing the students up to a certain level of comprehension regarding the mathematical aspects of music and how it relates to their instruments. This understanding of theoretical principles of sound allows the students to play any style of music they wish, no matter how their tastes may change throughout their lives.

Curriculum Gradation:
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Reading/Writing notation
Tone development
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Music theory
Playing by ear
Improvisational techniques
Finding your signature style
Expression/Lyricism
Composition/Arrangement
Project Management
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Frank S. September 13, 2019
· Music Recording · In home
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
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Natalie Watson June 18, 2019
· Saxophone · In home
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.
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Trien B. March 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
Darrelia a good teacher. He is very knowledgeable and fun to work with. We would like to book him for a next 5 weeks.
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About Zach T.

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Grand Rapids, MI

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I use the Exact-Notes online music curriculum for K-12 students and homeschoolers, which includes group practice features where students can get daily one-on-one support from home, and dive deeper into improvisation, composition, and music appreciation together with other music-loving students from around the world.

About Zach
Hello! I've been a full-time private music tutor for 17 years for violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, and ukulele! In that time I've enjoyed teaching more than 30,000 private lessons to students of every type. If you're looking for a fun, well-rounded, and professional approach to music either as a hobby or a serious pursuit, please contact me!
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Krystie September 17, 2019
· Cello · Online
Zach has been AMAZING for my child. He is patient and able to pull the best out of each student he teaches. He also has a phenomenal way of teaching music. He developed a program that makes it easier for the student to read the music, levels to help them progress and opportunities to interact with other people in live practice sessions. You will not be disappointed if you use him!
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Jennifer G. September 11, 2019
· Piano · Online
Mr. Zach is an amazing instructor. I’ve learned so much from him!
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Preston September 5, 2019
· Cello · Online
My son is loving the cello and I am certain that has a lot to do with Zach’s teaching style. He is a great instructor!
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About Annika M.

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Windsor, CO
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We're two sisters who grew up playing violin together. Now we'd like to share our love for the instrument with others in our community. Between us, we have 40 years of playing experience, and we're happy to vary our lessons to interact with all learning styles and ages. We both trained at the School of Music of the University of Northern Colorado, and have learned from some of the best musicians in the region. We look forward to getting to know you!

About Annika
We're two sisters who grew up playing violin together. Now we'd like to share our love for the instrument with others in our community. Between us, we have 40 years of playing experience, and we're happy to vary our lessons to interact with all learning styles and ages. We both trained at the School of Music of the University of Northern Colorado, and have learned from some of the best musicians in the region. We look forward to getting to know you!
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About Mark T.

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Rochester, NY
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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 student at the Eastman School of Music. I currently study with Mikhail Kopelman, former 1st violinist in the Borodin and Tokyo String Quartet. I am concertmaster of Eastman Philharmonia, and enjoying playing chamber music as well. I have experience teaching students of all ages, as well as coaching student chamber music. I enjoy all types of music and transcribe music for the channel ReacttotheK. I also played for weddings, concerts in nursing homes, and volunteered at student music camps. I love to help students with any problems they have, and look forward to hearing from you!
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Maria August 23, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Mark is excellent! My son took violin lessons with him and he loved it.
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About Kennede H.

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I have been playing violin for 9 years. All ages are welcome! I've had several teachers with different teaching styles. Not every student will learn the same. I will always work at your pace and ensure that if you feel discouraged I am there to keep pushing you to do your best.

About Kennede
Hello future student,
My name is Kennede. I have been playing the violin for 9 years. I also taught myself piano and guitar. I have been in different choral groups since elementary. I believe it's important for students to involve themselves musically, especially since it's been proven that it helps in other aspects of your life. Music was always a way to express myself and challenge myself to learn something new.
While I was still in high school, I was given a musical scholarship to attend a college to get free violin lessons from a professor. I learned more with my teacher than in class. A teacher will help you on an individual level while focusing on your specific learning style and speed.
I am here to help other students in the same way my private teacher helped me!
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About Nicole V.

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Newark, NJ

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The most important thing when you are learning an instrument is the connection that you can achieve with your professor. I always accommodate the lessons in relation to what my students are looking for, in relation to the goals with the instruments. Teaching violin technique is not something easy to understand, but I try to incorporate a deep understanding in my students, so they can practice in a smart and effective way, reaching positive results in an shorter time period. Dynamic lessons, where the pleasure in doing music is discover.

About Nicole
My name is Nicole and I started to play violin when I was 8 years old. It has been a long process, but it has been fun!
Music brought so many new experiences in my life and it still does. Orchestra concerts and tours, music festivals and chamber music are part of my formation as a violinist.There are so many things that I can teach you as your private teacher and I am excited to do it. Music is passion, consistency, patience, and the most important! Music is a way to express yourself.
As a violin instructor, I have taught private students for more than 2 years, having excellent comments and results with all of them. Using a variety of violin methods, such as Suzuki or Colourstring, I have been able to adapt to a wide types of students. Also, I have a position in the preparatory division at Montclair State University as instructor assi
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Gabriela September 18, 2019
· Violin · In home
I had the best experience of learning with her, she has a lot of teaching methods for all the needs that you could have.
She is one of the best teachers that I ever have had.
If you want to have fun at the same time that you are learning music she is the best option for you.
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· Violin · In home
An excellent professional with a really good method to learn music.

100% points for her.
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About Kate O.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I love taking the time to get to know each student on an individual level, and finding what gets them excited about making music. With over ten years of experience teaching students ages five through adulthood, I know each person learns differently and has different goals. I will work with you to come up with achievable goals, while also pushing you to discover how to play in a way unique to you!

About Kate
Musician and educator Kate Outterbridge works to meaningfully challenge the status quo in the service of engaging and uniting people through the performing arts. A dynamic violinist, fierce advocate of contemporary music and promoter of responsible and thorough music education in the city of Los Angeles and beyond, Kate performs at the forefront of today's music scene.

Currently a teaching artist with YOLA at Expo Park in Los Angeles, Kate uses a blend of Suzuki pedagogy, Creative Ability Development, and mindfulness exercises when teaching children in group and individual settings. This spring she was lucky to join YOLA students and faculty on a trip to Seoul Korea, in conjunction with the LA Philharmonic tour, to work with Korean El Sistema students. Raised as a Suzuki student herself and having received her Suzuki Book 1 certification
from former teacher Ronda Cole, Kate hopes to be able to bring music education into communities that don't historically have access to musical training, while also breathing new life into traditional string pedagogy.

​Kate received her Masters of Music and Masters of Chamber Music at the University of Michigan where she studied with Aaron Berofsky in 2015, and her Bachelors of Music from Boston University in 2013, where she studied with Bayla Keyes. An active performer, Kate performs regularly in LA in venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, RedCat, and the Ace Theater.

​While not playing her violin, Kate enjoys traveling to new places, eating dessert first, and perfecting her favorite yoga pose "shavasana."
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Amy September 18, 2019
· Violin · In home
My granddaughter (age 13) has been studying violin with Kate for the past two years and I honestly felt as though we'd struck gold after the first lesson. Kate is smart, talented, patient, and an all-around lovely person who has elevated my granddaughter's music studies.
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About Mira W.

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Chicago, IL

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My goal is to enable students to feel confident in expressing themselves though music, while polishing their technical skills and expressing their emotions through the powerful musical language. I have taught violinists and violists in individual/private and group settings over the past four years I have been at New England Conservatory. I have a Bachelors degree in Viola Performance, and have had 18 years of education on both violin and viola, in solo, orchestral, and chamber music settings (my favorite!). My hope for all musicians is that we cultivate the drive and ability to share our gift with others!

About Mira
My goal is to enable students to feel confident in expressing themselves though music, while polishing their technical skills and expressing their emotions through the powerful musical language. I have taught in individual/private and group settings over the past four years I have been at New England Conservatory. I have a Bachelors degree in Viola Performance, and have had 18 years of education on both violin and viola, in solo, orchestral, and chamber music settings (my favorite!). My hope for all musicians is that we cultivate the drive and ability to share our gift with others!

I began studying the violin and viola using the Suzuki method when I was just three years old. Since then, I have played with several professional, semi-professional, and youth orchestras and chamber ensembles. With my quartets Lumiè€re, Vox, and Highland Stre
et, I have won first prizes in several competitions including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and competitions hosted by: Merit School of Music, Society of American Musicians, Midwest Young Artists, Rembrandt Chamber Players, and more. I was also featured in string quartets that performed for at the White House and the Kennedy Center. As a soloist, I have performed with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra (DePaul University) , been featured on NPR's "From the Top", and performed with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra as a laureate of their 17th and 18th competitions.

Recently, I have expanded on my teaching experience with short tours and residencies in Banff, AB, Canada, Napa Valley, CA, several cities in Brazil, and Boston, MA. I got to learn from the great and I aim to parley my experience to others looking to learn!
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Mira W.

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