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Lidia P.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Lidia P.

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Every student is different; therefore there is no one method or strategy that will work universally. I create tailored lesson plans for each student taking into account age, experience, personality and learning style. Lessons can include ear training, music history, harmony, sight reading and improvisation depending on the level and goal of the student. When working with young children, I typically use games and activities and follow Mimi Zweig’s principle of violin teaching, which is based on natural physical motions nurtured in a non-judgmental environment. This pedagogy uses the Suzuki repertoire but can also be used with other books. The Suzuki method is one of the most popular in the US. This method establishes strong musical and technical fundamentals. Other methods lead to similar results and can be just as enjoyable and interesting.
For older children and adults, I choose appropriate repertoire based on their musical interests, while still focusing on technique. Typically ...

About Lidia

I was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, and started playing the viola at the age of 5. When I was 19 I moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where I attained a Bachelor of Music with Honours. Following my Bachelors degree, I completed a Master of Performance at the Royal C

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Andy O.
Easy going, right to the point, and with a great game plan for improving my playing. Can’t wait for my next lesson.
Sabrina
Lydia is an excellent violin teacher. She has a very gentle, patient demeanor which is so important when working with kids. My daughter started lessons just after turning 5, and though her focus was not always there, Lydia always found ways to keep her learning and engaged. 6 months later, my daughter is much more focused and already playing songs and starting to read music. I think it's important to note that Lydia is very organized, always on time, professional, and pleasant to work with. Very highly recommend!
Zevi W.
Lidia is awesome! She is a great teacher; so patient and loving! My son looks forward to her lesson every week. We are so grateful!
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Ashley M.

4 Reviews
Teaneck, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ashley M.

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I specialize with beginner, intermediate and adult learners. I currently hold a degree in music education from LaGuardia Community College, pursuing my master's and bachelor's at Montclair State University this fall for music education and performance for the viola. I'm not afraid of travelling (in fact, I enjoy it!) and am easily reachable and approachable. I understand the world of music, let alone classical music, can be intimidating and challenging; in response to this, I develop an individual basis teaching method as everyone's needs are different and make the experience as fun and engaging as possible.

About Ashley

I am currently a junior at Ramapo College studying music education but I am no foreigner to teaching. I have been teaching for some years now with general ages ranging between 3 to 25, in the violin, viola and cello. I have also taught music theory from a beginner's standpoint to a college sophom

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Cynthia
She cancelled 20 minutes into the lesson. Very unprofessional.
Dalia
My lesson with Ashley was wonderful. She is very patient and great at explaining things to an adult beginner like me, and clearly very passionate about violin music and teaching. She was very easy to get in touch with after I set up the lessons. Thanks!
Kathleen M.
Ashley was very helpful to me. I was floundering. I am a brand new 'musician', still learning to read music. I would still be working with her, but I had to move suddenly. She was very encouraging and I hope to be able to continue lessons again with someone in my new location.

Concetta A.

35 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Awarded Composer in Residence from TAKT Artist Residency and Gallery
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Concetta A.

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Learn to play folk music or classical. Explore this deep and beautiful instrument!

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting comp

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Jim
My first lesson with Concetta was great. I received a lot of good feedback and things to work on for this first week. Really looking forward to lesson 2 next week!
katherine
Concetta is a super knowledgable and supportive teacher! She adjusts her teaching to student interests and needs. She teaches in a lovely space and if you are super lucky you will meet her adorable dog, pepper <3. I highly recommend her!
Micaela
Hire Concetta, especially to support a beginning violin player! She is warm, professional and very adept at finding your child's musical strengths and then identifying material to help them access and enjoy the music and instrument. AKA GOOD TIMES for all and excited to continue...as it should be. Thank you Concetta for your expertise and flexibility with schedule. Keri-Ann

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Dave P.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Viola Performance & Musical Studies from SUNY Potsdam
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Dave P.

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Learn to play viola with technical efficiency and learn to unleash your inner musical self! Lessons are about fostering a learning environment where a student can explore, develop and harness musical and "violistic" ideas for themselves. My teaching focuses on building musical skills as well as critical reasoning skills, work habits, creative problem-solving, and self-awareness. Students will experience a wide range of viola repertoire and etude material.

About Dave

My name is Dave and I LOVE to play and teach the viola! My students find success at school music festivals, youth orchestra auditions, and college auditions. I have experience teaching students from 4th-40th grade and love getting to know the needs of each student.

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Maceo
Dave has been providing an excellent experience for me the past few years I have been having lessons with him. Even during online lessons Dave knows how to explain and demonstrate ideas and concepts. When it comes to taking a person's playing to the next level, I'd always recommend Dave.
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Shannon S.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shannon S.

61 Reviews
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beginning through intermediate.

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical str

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Cheri
I signed up for 3 running coach lessons from Shannon for my son. She decided she wasn't interested in providing lessons, so she would create a schedule and count this in lieu of spending time with him. The schedule was not impressive. We could have found a similar schedule for free from a book in the public library or an even better interactive one for free in a running app. I was looking for a teacher and we were scammed.
Tiffany
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Howard B.
Our first meeting we very well with Shannon going out of her way to ensure she was able to correctly identify the appropriate course to take.
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Kristen K.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Violin Performance from University of Kentucky
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kristen K.

28 Reviews
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Learn to refine your technique and play with a beautiful sound!

About Kristen

My name is Kristen K. and I am an accomplished violinist and teacher from Lexington, Kentucky. I began my musical studies at age 7 and quickly discovered my passion and love for music. As a young musician, I attended numerous summer music festivals, participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orches

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Rakesh K.
She is very patient and experienced teacher.
sunil
Kristen is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and methodical. I highly recommend classes with her.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Valley Stream, NY

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Valley Stream is $67. 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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"It was our first lesson with Charles for my 9 year old son. We finally found the right instructor! Without being condescending, he taught my son some basics about holding the instrument correctly, how to bring it up for play.... essentially proper playing etiquette that he is not getting at school from a teacher who is far too stretched with a large class of multiple instruments and only ONE teacher. (She really needs an assistant) I think he is going to learn a LOT and I love that he corrects him without being rude nor condescending. I would give him 5 stars but it's our first lesson. Will review again after a month and hopefully gloat some more about him! :) ~ Very pleased!"
Carrie
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"Wesley is a fantastic teacher! My son has greatly improved since studying with her. She constantly fosters a community of encouragement while holding him to a high standard."
Elizabeth
Took Viola lessons from Wesley H.
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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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"Very clear and helpful!"
Yun
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"DeAndre is the best teacher I have ever had!!! He explains everything so clearly in a way that I can easily understand it. Since I started taking lessons from him, people have been telling me my playing has improved so much!!!!! Without him I don't think I would have passed the orchestra audition!!!! I highly recommend him!!!!"
Mark
Took Viola lessons from DeAndre K.
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"It's amazing how remote sessions with Kendra would be this effective for my 12-year old daughter. Definitely planning on continuing the lessons!"
Kay
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Emily is a very focused and professional teacher. She gives instructions clearly.
My son seems to understand the concepts much better just after a few lessons and he has improved quite a lot since. We are very happy with Emily."
Samuel
Took Viola lessons from Emily V.
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"Charismatic, academic, inspirational, and professional describe Michael. It as been a pleasure working with him for many years. Every lesson will bring energy and new insights into your playing!!"
Daniel Golleher
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"My 12 year-old daugher has been practicing viola with Jill for 7 months now. From day 1, I have been impressed by Jill's teaching style that is rigorous, but also flexible and supportive. In just a few lessons, my daughter's music playing deepened.The most important to me was to see and hear my daughter starts to breath, feel and enjoy her music. I believe that now my daughter is not playing for me but more for herself. I am extremely thankful to Jill and recommend her highly as a violin and viola instructor. I believe her instruction will have a lifelong impact on my daughter. On top of things, my daughter and I enjoy our time during her lessons very much."
Marina
Took Viola lessons from Jill G.
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"will is a great teacher, he has a clear voice, has patient, knows encouraging kid, leaves home work and follow up with it."
Ying
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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