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Luther W.

7 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luther W.

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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of 5-10 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

About Luther

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both th

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Thao R.
My daughter has had very good lessons with Luther. He is enthusiastic knowledgeable, and has great techniques. He understands kids and works with my daughter very well. She improves a whole lot and enjoys playing.
Robert O.
Extremely nice and very patient.
Olivia R.
Mr. Warren explained very well on how i could improve my techniques in playing the viola. I learned alot from my first lesson and hope to learn more with him.
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Erin C.

52 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Erin C.

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I teach scales, technique, shifting, vibrato, tonal exercises, solo pieces, and theory. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, etc., in Classical, Religious, Fiddle, Pop. I help students with their school orchestral music and audition pieces also.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

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Sheena
My daughter and I had our first lesson with Erin together. We both had a lot of fun and learned alot in the first lesson.
James
Erin went above and beyond to get me my first ever violin/fiddle lesson on my birthday as part of a surprise from my family. As someone who plays other instruments but has never touched anything with a bow, I was very thankful to have Erin to introduce me to the instrument with patience but also thoroughness and clear expertise. Very much looking forward to continuing lessons with Erin as I begin to learn this instrument.
Elaine M.
always fun and informative!
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Kathleen L.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1993
  • PhD Ethnomusicology from Indiana University
  • Awarded US Fulbright, NEA Grant, Aspen Music Scholarships from United States Fulbright Commission, NEA, Aspen Music School
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Kathleen L.

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I teach beginning through college level viola, and have studied viola at Indiana University during my doctoral program.

About Kathleen

With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, Kathleen teaches everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos. Kathleen has performed with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Indiana's Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orchestr

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Laurie Z.
we had so much fun playing together
Laurie Z.
always new and exciting! always more to learn.
Mary Ann S.
Kathleen is so very encouraging and helpful no matter what problem I'm having. Love my lessons!!!!!
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Emily W.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Awarded Presser Scholar from Columbus State University
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Music Performance from CUNY - Graduate Center
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Emily W.

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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 W. 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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Michael Y.
Emily was patient with me as a beginner. Her instructions were very detailed, easily understood and very helpful. Her pace was just right - not too slow, not too fast. She took the time to observe my technique and make corrections gently as needed. I would highly recommend Emily for online violin instruction to students of all ages.
Yitao
I’ve been learning with Emily for 4 years now and have seen major improvements with my playing. She is such a dedicated, hardworking teacher. I have gotten so many amazing opportunities working with her, such as joining youth orchestras, playing in recitals, concerts, etc. No matter your level, she always motivates you to do better. I wish I could learn with her forever :((
Lara
So far so good. Emily was extremely patient and my daughter said she liked it a lot.
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Jessica L.

15 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music and Political Studies from Bard College at Simon's Rock
  • Awarded First place, Concerto Competition from The New Texas Symphony Orchestra
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Jessica L.

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I am a professional cellist with a graduate degree in music and extensive performing and teaching experience. I look forward to working with you or your child to help accomplish your goals and have fun making music! Lessons are tailored to each students needs and abilities, and I have vast experience working with students of all ages and abilities, from elementary students to college students. I teach online and in-person lessons.

I can provide private lessons for beginner-intermediate level violin and viola students who are in elementary-middle school. I also provide beginner-advanced cello lessons for students of all ages.

About Jessica

Jessica L. is a professional teacher and cellist with a Master of Music in Cello Performance and a Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a Texas teaching certificate in music education. As a

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Alicia F.
very patient
Ryan M.
Jessica was well prepared and very engaging with our daughter. Our daughter can’t wait for the next session!
Ashley B.
Great first lesson, very thorough!
Am excited for the other classes
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Betsy F.

39 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Betsy F.

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Lessons are fun. My philosophy is that students should have music in their lives and benefit from the lessons they take now for years to come. Learning to play a musical instrument will help students with math skills, study habits, and develop a skill that will last for a lifetime.

After 3 months students will understand the fundamentals of their string instrument, know how to care for their instrument, warm up properly, be able to read and play introductory passages. After 6 months the student will have learned basic music theory, how to read music, and have advanced through playing multiple songs.

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, t

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My daughter was very nervous and Betsy made her feel at ease. Great first lesson !

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"Julia has a genuine interest in her student’s progress. She is dedicated to teaching as much as she is to playing the viola and piano!"
Max
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"We got a good basic lesson today. Thanks Trinity!"
Emily
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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"Julia not only is a wonderful musician, but is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and knows how to inspire her students to achieve their fullest potential. You won’t be disappointed!"
Eric
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"No matter how un well I play she always encourages and I feel like "ok I will try again and practice a little more and guess what I do improve . I have progressed 100%"
alycia
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"I studied with Michael Drobycki during my last two years of high school. In that time he helped me tremendously with my technique and developing my sense of musicality. I was able to make huge amounts of improvement within that time, which allowed me to place into my school’s highest orchestra as well as All-Region placement. Additionally, he helped me find the viola that I concertized on for more than nine years. He continues to be one of my mentors to this day."
Rizwan
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"My son has been developing his skills through her lessons. I've seen him more motivated and dedicated since he has started working with Shannon. I'd highly recommend her for anyone that has a student that is serious about improving their craft."
Jennifer
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"If you're looking for an amazing violist and teacher, look no further!"
Christopher
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"I'm actually a colleague of Michael's from the Las Colinas Symphony, and freelance work too. But I do learn a lot from the guy, so maybe consider me a student also! He's one of the finest, and most well respected musicians in the orchestra. Super knowledgeable, very creative and fun. Call this guy up, talk to him for 2 minutes, you will see what I mean."
Drew
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"Nicholas is amazing! He knows how to really explain the viola so that my 10 year-old understands. He’s also very kind."
Ava
Took Viola lessons from Nicholas H.
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"We got right into it and he addressed all my questions and needs at the first lesson!"
Vivian
Took Viola lessons from Kyle B.
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Online Viola Classes

The viola is a four-stringed instrument in the violin family. Though it may look similar to the violin, the viola is slightly larger and has a lower, more resonant sound. And some say that the viola is actually more challenging to play than the violin.

While violists often cover accompaniment parts or fill in the harmonies in chamber music, the viola sound is a very important sound in the ensemble. Violists play an essential role in the orchestra, and therefore, they must know this instrument in and out.

Whether you are eager to pick up the viola for the first time or want to improve your viola playing skills, turn to TakeLessons. We offer online viola classes for students of any age and music level. Our one-on-one teachers will help you lea

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Why Take Viola Lessons Online

Taking a class and learning a skill does not need to be a hassle. Instead of signing up for in-person instruction, why not take an online course? With our online classes, you do not have to worry about finding time to drive to and from class to meet with your instructor. But rather, you can log on from wherever you have internet access. Our virtual classes provide you with the freedom and flexibility to learn whenever is most convenient for you.

Our online viola classes are easy and stress-free. Start by choosing an instructor who has a schedule that aligns with your preferences. You can find teachers who can teach in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings and during any day of the week. Once you find one with a suitable schedule, you can connect via your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera. Our online lessons let you decide where and when you want to learn, making it easier than ever to master your viola skills.

The Benefits of Viola Lessons Online

Here at TakeLessons, we understand the importance of private instruction. We know that students learn at different speeds and require individual attention, and that’s why our teachers provide one-on-one instruction for every student.

When you learn the viola online with us, your teacher will assess your needs and help you work toward your music goals. Whether you need to brush up on your sight-reading skills or want to master a challenging new piece of music, your private instructor will provide you with the tools to exceed. No matter what you would like to focus on, our online viola classes can help.

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Ready to find the ideal viola instructor? Browse our inventory of certified viola instructors until you find your perfect match. Read each one’s profile, learn about their experience and expertise, review student feedback, and check their availability. You can even start a conversation with them in advance to ensure they’re a good fit.

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