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Maria O.

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Brewster, NY
Starting at $40
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from The KIng's College
  • Teaching since 1982
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Experienced violin, viola and piano teacher of 30+ 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 reading, theory and performance skills. I specialize in classical music. I use a variety of methods and literature all dependent on personal need and style of each student.

About Maria

Maria O has been teaching piano lessons since she was in high school. There were enough children in the neighborhood who inspired her to teach piano. She took up BS degree in Music Education, and her main interest was teaching private violin and piano lessons. Her usual clients really varies a g

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Susanna S.

(134)
Viola
Starting at $33
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
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Susanna S.

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Experienced viola teacher with over 25 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 viola playing skills and technique. I specialize in Traditional Classical string music, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki books, and traditional scales and etude books. I have the following tools available to use during lessons: metronome, tuner, rosin and my music library.

About Susanna

Susanna S. has over 25 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and cello in private lessons, small groups, large groups and school orchestra settings. Currently, she runs her own studio and is teaching weekly in person private lessons at her home in Pittsburgh or online lessons. She offers

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November 21, 2019
Lorna S.
November 7, 2019
Sue H.
Susanna has been great! She can spot things I need to work on, and she is very encouraging at the same time. I appreciate her expertise in variations of strings, differences in tuning etc. Thank you very much!
October 24, 2019
Bruce
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Andrew Z.

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Viola
Starting at $34
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Not only do I have certification in specifically private lessons, but I have a very wide range of experience. I have played classical music, quartet music, new compositions, avant-garde pieces, and also in jazz and rock bands. I taught music professionally in public schools for 5 years, and I've been teaching privately for 7. I'm an active professional performer, as well as a composer, and the former principal violist of The Parker Symphony.

About Andrew

I love music, and I love teaching music. I have been actively involved in the music industry since 2008, performing in classical concerts, quartet performances, and even rock and indie bands. I love passing my expertise on and igniting a passion for playing in others.

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Jesse M.

(101)
Viola
Starting at $70
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the viola. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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August 2, 2019
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
June 28, 2019
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
March 25, 2019
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Dawnn F.

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Viola
Starting at $15
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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Dawnn F.

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1 hour lesson with music theory, performance tips, and of course playing music!
I have been teaching for 6 years. In 2013 I received my Bachelors Degree in music from Bluefield College. I have played for the Rappahannock Youth Symphony and the Bluefield College Orchestra and I have in duets and trios with members of the Roanoke Symphony. I enjoy playing music, because music echoes the soul. Everyone may speak a different language, but all musicians speak the same language of notes and rhythm.

About Dawnn

I have been playing violin, viola and cello for 20 years at the age of only 27. I am the Principal Conductor of Ovation Youth Symphony Orchestra. Previously, I was the Assistant Conductor of the Crossroads Youth Orchestra. I have been teaching for 10 years. I have experience teaching children as

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November 18, 2019
Jacqueline S.
Dawnn is an excellent instructor and I will continue lessons with her.
November 3, 2019
Linda
November 3, 2019
Elena Z.
We have been with Dawnn for a couple of years now. Originally, the purpose of us hiring her as a violin teacher was to get my son into the string orchestra. Promise fulfilled and my son got into the orchestra. Besides, we really appreciate Dawnn for her commitment, punctuality, and proficiency. Her skill and expertise are producing wonderful fruits in my son's musical accomplishments . Thank you so much!
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Andy S.

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Viola
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Awarded UCLA Gluck Foundation Scholarship from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andy S.

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As a session musician, Andy has recorded his viola talents for dozens of artists across the LA area (Hayley Kiyoko, Yore, Zac Poor). As a teacher, he specializes in the Suzuki method, with a strong emphasis on sight reading and expression. He will help take away the intimidation from learning your instrument, and get you having fun to bring your playing to the next level!

About Andy

I am Andy. I am a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA degree in Composition/Violin Performance. I will be attending school again in the Fall to get my teaching certificate to teach in the public school system. My violin playing has been featured on Glee, with Kevin Olusola (

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July 5, 2019
Paul
Andy always manages to motivate my daughter and get her to enjoy playing her viola, which is no mean feet! She looks forward to the lessons and has improved greatly over the last couple of years.
June 11, 2019
Danielle
Andy has been teaching my son piano for the last two years. My son always looks forward to going to piano with Andy and he has made so much progress. Andy is very communicative about my son's progress and ideas he has for new goals. Andy is very good at helping my son keep his enthusiasm for piano. He is also sensitive about where my son is at in terms of what he needs to strengthen or if any adjustments need to be made. I highly recommend Andy, not only as a music teacher, but as a person with whom you would want yourself or children to spend time with each week.
June 11, 2019
Nick
One of the best Cello instructors in the region. I strongly endorse this talented man.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Pleasant Valley, NY

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Pleasant Valley is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $134 per hour.
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$59 average
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"My 13 year old granddaughter just finished her 1st year of viola at school in June 2014 and she wanted to take summer lessons to stay sharp. There were a lot of teachers available within a 10-15 minute drive, but after trying other teachers, we chose Mark (a 30 minute drive ) because, as others have commented, he is extremely patient and teaches by correcting, not criticizing. He simply has a gift for teaching. I have never regretted the extra drive. Once you've had a lesson with him, you won't want to go to anyone else."
- Mike
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"She's the best! My daughter started on violin with the school and then moved on to viola. Finding a viola teacher is no easy task! In fact, finding anything for the viola - music, strings, etc ... is difficult! But Kimberly does a great job and got her off to a wonderful start. We are so incredibly happy to have Kimberly teaching our daughter. Do not rely on your child's school to teach viola - go directly to Kimberly."
- Katie
Took Viola lessons from Kimberly B.
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"I son enjoys viola lessons with Susanna. She guides him well and clarifies all his doubts. Very patient."
- Vishwa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Thomas is so thorough & detailed oriented/ great with first-timers"
- Leo
Took Viola lessons from Thomas W.
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"Helena was a pleasure to work with. It was my first viola lesson in decades. I was not sure how the online lesson would go but it worked well for me. She was so patient and helpful and very encouraging. Look forward to the next lesson!"
- Barbara
Took Viola lessons from Helena G.
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"Martina has been a great instructor. We really like her for our 12 year old daughter."
- Christine
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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"Patient, sensitive, and wonderful to work with. Brings excitement to playing and learning. A diamond in the rough."
- Camille
Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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"Keiko is very patient and kind. She made several suggestions for me to modify my technique to improve my sound. Even though I had difficulty with it, she encouraged me to keep going at it. I am excited for our next lesson."
- Edmund
Took Viola lessons from Keiko T.
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"It has been an honor to know Susanna since her days as a student teacher. She was an extraordinary student teacher and now, with many years of teaching experience behind her, continues to set realistic goals for her students, and for herself."
- Donna
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Helen McDermott
Exceptional Violist, Masterful Teacher

Helen McDermott is an exceptionally talented violist who is also a masterful, empathetic teacher. She brings a truly unique combination of technical virtuosity, pedagogical professionalism, and psychological insight into the music studio. I know this from personal experience because I have greatly benefited from being one of her viola students.
Her vast experience as a professional violist gives her a wealth of technical knowledge, not only about how to play the viola but, more importantly, how to play beautiful music with this instrument. She has studied, and continues to study, different teaching methods, drawing from all of these approaches to develop a program of instruction designed to meet each student’s individual needs. She also connects empathetically with her students, creating an atmosphere of collaboration and mutual respect that alleviates anxiety, thereby allowing genuine learning to take place.
In short, her breadth and depth of expertise, in both musicianship and pedagogy, make her an ideal viola teacher who guides students on their path to realizing their full potential as a violist and as a complete musician."
- Farley
Took Viola lessons from Helen M.
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