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Jill G.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music
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Jill G.

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Whether you're 3 or 103, if you're playing violin (or starting to play!) I hope you're EXCITED about it!! Over the years, my students have said that their lessons are/have been their favorite times of each week. I believe learning to play viola should be full of joy, learning, thinking, and feeling. Bring that joy alive for yourself by partnering with me as your musical guide. I bring over 30 years of experience and pure joy to my work, and I'd love to share that with you!

About Jill

I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyp

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Evelynne
She did a great job with my daughter. We are looking forward her next lesson.
Gabi Salinas
Good teacher really nice
Shannon G.
Thank you for a great lesson! I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to next week :)
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Betsy F.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Madison
My daughter Madison thinks that Betsy is the greatest. She was very excited, which is exactly what I hoped for. Betsy made her want to continue learning. Madison was interested in tennis a few years ago....her coach was mean and autocratic, which made her lose that interest. It’s nice to see how Betsy is an inspiring instructor.
Kathy K.
Betsy really helped my 16 year old daughter in just a few lessons! She was kind and offered specific instruction that made a big difference!
Nona T.
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Panagiota K.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 85; Female: 6 to 85
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Panagiota K.

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Experienced teacher, teaching for 20 years at universities as well as beginner and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating musical expression, I have successfully prepared students for auditions and helped them pursue their goals. Lessons are customized to the needs of each student. All ages and levels, professional or for fun are welcome!

About Panagiota

I have been teaching nearly 20 years at several universities including Indiana University and Arizona State University, as well as beginning and intermediate students. Building a strong foundation and cultivating music expression, I have successfully prepared students for entrance auditions of unde

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Surjya N Misra
Ms. Panagiota is an excellent instructor. My kid loves the empathy and attention she gives to the details and ensures continued progress..
Alex K.
I’ve taken three online lessons so far with Panagiota, and they’ve all been excellent. She was immediately able to tell which exercises would be most helpful for my right arm technique, and I feel like I’ve made more progress in the last three weeks than I have for the last year+. I would unreservedly recommend taking lessons with her.
Addison L.
My daughter loves taking lessons from Panagiota! She is patient, kind, encouraging and a great teacher. We are very pleased.
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Jeanmarie J.

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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1998
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Jeanmarie J.

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Experienced professional with degrees in music and music education, and a background teaching strings and string orchestra, strives to develop a foundation of musical skills along with a love of the instrument and music in students of all ages.

About Jeanmarie

My passion is music and my greatest joy is sharing that passion. My teaching style is adapted to each student, customized lesson plans and curriculum designed to teach and challenge but also ensure the student is enjoying the experience by basing lessons on music in which the student is interested

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Edward A.
Very good instructor. She has the right temprament for me being an older student.
Tracey L.
She was very thorough..plus her style of teaching will definitely benefit me in the long run!!
Debbie N.
Jeanmarie helped me to learn the proper way to hold the cello and the bow. She watched carefully to be sure I maintained that throughout the lesson. I am pleased that she is going to be sure I learn to play the cello well to prevent injuries. She also gave me some very basic bowing and finger exercises to practice this first week so I begin to build correct muscle memory before I go on to working with sheet music.
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Catherine W.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
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Catherine W.

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This is my profession.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
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Mary V.

39 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Southern Maine
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Mary V.

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Violin is a tough instrument. I am happy to take on children/young adults with dedicated parents behind them. Adult beginners, read on.

I have an emphasis on reading and technique. I have a lot of experience doing private lessons as well as lots of experience as an orchestra teacher.

My biggest goals for violin students is to check for bad habits and nip them in the bud. Bad habits on violin can do massive damage later-so I really make sure to address them immediately.

I'd say the vibe of my lessons are like being with a fitness coach. I want you to get your money's worth-so I give a lot of feedback and advice. I like to text homework to students or student's parents at the end of the lesson.

I am used to working with children and teens so I tend to focus on pacing in the lesson to maintain the student's concentration.

I take this approach with adults as well! The first time it can come off as a little ...

About Mary

Hello everyone, I hope you are staying healthy amid the COVID-19 Crisis. This is such a difficult situation for everyone. Stay home and stay safe. If you are interested in online music lessons, consider me, as I've been teaching online for the past 3 years. I've mainly taught voice but have

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Justice D.
Mary was super helpful. She's good at letting you know in a friendly way what you need to work on. Within reason, lets you learn on your own terms. She understands that music needs to be fun.
Elizabeth F.
Mary has been teaching my son Thomas for a few months now. He had been doing in-person group lessons at school before the Covid lockdown. The improvement we have seen in his playing since beginning lessons with Mary is amazing. We are all enjoying watching his progress. Additionally Mary is very responsive to communications and flexible in respect of lesson changes.
Deepti
My son is taking lessons with Miss Mary since the lockdown. He is really enjoying each lesson and it has been such a blessing. Miss Mary is used to the technical difficulties involved with an online class and quickly gets around them. She is also good at helping correct students such as a bad bow hold even in online format. Deepti N, California.

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"I highly recommend Miss. Ilona!

My 10 year old boy/girl twins have had lessons with Miss. Ilona for several months. Miss. Ilona, who is classically trained, not only keeps a nice balance between theory and performance, but also accommodates my twins' interests in contemporary music by helping them with their Spring Choral Concert music.

Every teacher has a point of view, personal preferences, and methodological bias that may fit one child but may not fit another child as well. Miss. Ilona, however, constantly leaves her doors open to communicate and listen, and make an effort to understand how my twins feel about the lesson material. She constantly adapts the material and tries new approaches to make them better violinists.

What I like most about Miss. Ilona is that she is willing to provide her students with opportunities to participate in Fund Raising and charity events by donating their musical talents. This allows her students to give back to the community what they have learned. On April 17, 2015 my twins performed at Theosophical Society Fund Raising at Deerfield Beach. On May 30, 2015, they performed at Children’s Oasis International Fund Raising to "enable today youth be tomorrow's leaders” in Africa.

After those events, my son wrote in his essay, “What matters to me most is to make people happy by doing what I enjoy doing…… While we played, the audience was very happy and cheered us after each song. It really made us feel so good…… After the performance, many people came to us and thanked us to play music for them. It really made us feel appreciated and so special. When I hear people saying they raised a lot more money thanks to us, I feel so blessed. I am proud that I can make difference by doing what I enjoy doing……special thanks to my violin teacher, Miss. Ilona and my twin sister."

As Hillary Clinton said, "...it takes a village to raise a child (the traditional African proverb)" during her own presidential compaign during 2007, it seems to Miss. Ilona, raising a musical child is a collaborative business, a business that the teacher, the student and the parents have to run together in order to be successful. Collaborative decision making with a child requires a willingness to listen, negotiate and compromise. As Jessica Turner (music educator) argues music instructors know about teaching music, but when it comes to your child and how s/he learns, we parents are the expert. As an educator myself, I appreciate that Miss. Ilona lets me work together with her to ensure the fit and quality of my twins musical instruction. I feel fortunate that we have found such a great instructor for my twins!"
Hyunsook
Took Violin lessons from Ilona M.
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"My 12 year old daughter had her first violin lesson today and this is her response on why she is giving Kendra a 5 star
- she was patient when I didn’t understand something
-she was good at explaining “how to” do different things throughout the lesson that I could understand
-she was overall really nice"
Jaelyn
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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"Susanna was amazing!!"
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Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"My 7-year-old son has really been enjoying his weekly violin lessons with Mark! My son is completely new to the instrument, and Mark has been doing a great job of explaining how to hold the violin and how to play the music, which is no small feat over a computer screen. I was fairly involved during the first few lessons since I wanted to be able to help my son practice between lessons, but now that he has taken several weeks of lessons with Mark I don't have to sit next to him the whole time. I highly recommend Mark!"
Kendra
Took Violin lessons from Mark T.
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"We took violin lessons with him(Mother and my son).
He’s knowledgeable,professional and friendly!
I appreciated it that he gives us very practical advice until for next time.

He’s playing violin model for us,it’s really gracious,you’ll see!!

Actually,he can speak Japanese,too!
If there’s parent who would want to communicate with teacher in Japanese,it would be really helpful for you!"
Takashima
Took Violin lessons from Michael C.
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"Shannon made me feel at ease as I was nervous about my first lesson. She gives good instructions and is patient. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Emily
Took Violin lessons from Shannon B.
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"Kristen is wonderful with kids - patient, thoughtful, even-keeled. My daughter looks forward to seeing her each week, and is growing to love an instrument she never gave a second thought to when she was made to play it in the school band. I Highly recommend her !"
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Brynn is awesome and patient with me. She is very sweet and gives good directions. I actually enjoy doing homework for her."
Janai
Took Violin lessons from Brynn M.
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"She is really nice and sweet. I learned a lot from her and she always provide the best advice and material that can help me to solve my difficulties."
Sheng
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Zhana is an amazing violin teacher. She has the perfect amount of patience but at the same time demands enough to challenge any individual and make them better."
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