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Luther B.

40 Reviews
Bridgeport, CT
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • 3 years program Voice and Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major
  • Teaching since 1980
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Brian Gee
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Blackwell. He is an incredible teacher that gives you what you need at your level. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and patient instructor, Mr. Blackwell is for you! Going on 3 years and I am looking forward to the next 3 years.
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Grant
Luther is an excellent and patient teacher. I’ve been playing guitar for nearly a decade, but have been self-taught and always neglected working on the fundamentals. With extra time on my hands during the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to try online guitar lessons. Luther took me back to square one and has made sure I get everything perfect before moving on. It’s making me a much more consistent and disciplined guitarist, and I’m learning to read music for the first time. I wasn’t sure how useful remote guitar lessons would be before I started, but was pleased to discover that Luther makes it an excellent way to learn.
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Peter B.

27 Reviews
Trumbull, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Bachelor's degree in Piano, Music Theory and Pedagogy (Music Education) from University Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia
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Peter B.

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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

*Please note: Due to Covid 19 outbreak, I have suspended all in studio or in home lessons. I accept online students of all ages and for all instruments I teach. Timings are very flexible.* I teach Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability t

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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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Kate G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Ithaca College
  • Teaching since 2009
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Kate G.

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I have over ten years of experience teaching violin and viola to students of all ages and backgrounds. I teach children as young as 5 years old up through adult. As a teacher, I cater to varying learning styles and use many different techniques to fit my students’ individual needs. I believe that no one learns in the same way, and as a result of this philosophy, I adapt my teaching to each specific, unique situation. I want music to be a fun activity where students can feel comfortable expressing themselves!

About Kate

Hello! I am very excited to meet you wherever you are on your musical journey! I am a Boston-based professional violinist/violist with a passion for teaching and performing orchestral and chamber music. I have held faculty positions at the Yamaha Music School of Boston (Lexington, MA), the P

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Lucy
Kate G. is teaching my daughter, 6 and son, 8 years old. She has tremendous skill as well as a fun and engaging personality. They learned so much and so quickly. My kids love her!

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Hollis H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • B.M. in Violin Performance from Converse College
  • Teaching since 2004
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Hollis H.

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Hello! I've been performing for 21 years and teaching for 15 years. Teaching has always been a passion for me! Whether you're an adult trying the violin or viola for the first time, or a dedicated student aiming to major in music, I can adapt my approach to suit your needs. I will help you build confidence in your playing through presenting attainable goals each week, while also providing appropriate challenges. I aim to help you feel comfortable and natural as you play by prioritizing proper posture and technique.

I have a Master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory in Violin Performance with an emphasis in pedagogy. I have performed in the U.S.A. and Europe, with well-known artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzahk Perlman, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. My teacher training includes the Suzuki method (registered for books 1-5) and the Mark O'Connor method (certified for books 1-2).

My hope is that the violin or viola becomes a constant source of inspiration and ...

About Hollis

Violinist, pianist, composer, and teacher Hollis received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance/Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as a student of Herbert Greenberg. She studied at Converse College for her Bachelor of Music degree with Sarah Johnson where she

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Emily
Mrs. Hollis is a very kind and patient instructor. She is great at teaching technique and important skills that have to be learned in order to play the violin at your best. My son Ben absolutely loves taking lessons with her and he has learned so much. She is so professional, talented and has so much experience! She is a perfect instructor for anyone who would like to learn to Play the violin!
Olivia
Mrs. Hammonds is such a wonderful teacher! I came to her when I just started high school and was overwhelmed with joy when I found such a great teacher. Focusing on memorization, technique, and working on a solid foundation even after playing for 10 years prior, really reflected in my playing. I think she was the teacher who really showed me why I wanted to play violin and set my foundation up to improve more and more even today!
Kim
As an adult student that let my violin sit idle for too many years, Hollis was able to help me regain some basics skills and build upon them to re-learn different playing styles. Her approach was refreshing and focused on helping me re-learn some classical pieces that were familiar to my background. In addition, she introduced some jazz and fiddle pieces that I was interested in branching out with and worked with me to fine tune bowing techniques for each style.
I would highly recommend Hollis as an instructor for anyone starting out or looking to improve upon existing skills!
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Emilio C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Bauer Scholarship Competition- 2nd place from Cincinnati Conservatory
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Emilio C.

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I am section violist in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and I have played extensively with the Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras. I received my bachelors degree and artist diploma from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where I studied with Masao Kawasaki and Jan Gruning.

I believe that every student is unique and deserves specific teaching catered to their individual musical needs. Many teachers, I find, try to impose their methods and feel there is no room for exceptions.

About Emilio

Hi! My name is Emilio, I am a section viola player in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this, I was a member of the viola section in the Dayton Philharmonic. I received my Bachelor of Music Degree and Artist Diploma from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Masao Kawa

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Julia
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!
Marques
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
Jen
Emilio Carlo is very detailed oriented with lessons. A professional at all times and an expert. I recommend his services to everyone!

Maggie Z.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Awarded Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition from Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano les

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Emilia G.
Maggie was pleasant and patient with my 6 year old beginner violinist. Looking forward to more classes.
Catherine
Maggie is an excellent violist and instructor. She inspires you, helps you learn the correct techniques, and her lessons are fun. I'm a beginner and we were playing duets. If you have a difficulty, she is very helpful. My life is very rich taking viola lessons.
Catherine
Maggie is a fantastic teacher.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Stony Brook, NY

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Stony Brook is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 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."
Asoneth
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"Julia is a Professional musician that I want to recommend. Her technique and character in viola and piano are fantastic!
Even If you take one lesson from her, you will want to give more than 5 star. 😉"
Jocelyn
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"My middle-schooler has been having a terrific experience as a student of Will's. Will is very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. He quickly built a great rapport and established a positive and fun atmosphere for learning. His love of music is apparent and creates a great model for students. We are extremely pleased and feel fortunate to have found Will."
Leo
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Michael is the rare pairing of a professional performer and fantastic teacher of viola & violin technique. I have seen the benefits of his pedagogy first-hand in my middle school orchestra classroom in Plano ISD. I have been lucky enough to have him teach some of my students for over 3 years. He has helped many of my students overcome barriers in their practicing and performing. With your commitment to putting in quality practice time, lessons with Michael will certainly result in significant musical growth."
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Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"Laura is a wonderful instructor, my daughter really enjoys learning from her. She is positive, cheerful and encouraging during her lessons."
Carla
Took Viola lessons from Laura S.
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"I honed so many of my skills through my lessons with Virginia and she is very understanding and helpful"
Abby
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Will for about a year. We are lucky enough to live near Athens, so lessons take place at our home. I have been so pleased with Will. He is a great teacher - enthusiastic, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Even though he has many students, he always remembers exactly what they were working on. He takes interest in my daughter's life and will ask her how marching band is going, or other things about school. I especially like that Will is someone that she can look up to as an example of hard work and perseverance. He's not only a great teacher, but he's just a good person, and I am so glad we found him!"
Julie
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Betsy was my daughter's viola teacher for almost 2 years. She was consistently fun, nice, supportive, knowledgeable, and professional. We recommend her highly."
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Took Viola lessons from Betsy F.
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"Julia is the best violist I have worked so far. She is easy to work with and has good musical taste. Highly recommended!"
Tiana
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Elisa is a very responsible, skillful, and sweet teacher

Before Elisa moved to Ventura, CA, she was a master student and taught in IP piano school and Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston, MA. My daughter, Sarina, was one of her students. My daughter loves her so much and made good progress when Elisa was teaching her. Elisa made Sarina relax and comfortable so that she was enjoying the learning process; she emphasized on skill and poses, she tried hard to help the students to get to the best they could. She is reliable as you can talk with her about the timing change and make up lessions. She came to our house to say goodbye and hug Sarina before she left. She is a great teacher that you can count on and you will enjoy her teaching."
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Took Viola lessons from Elisa R.
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