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Sacramento, CA

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I've been teaching violin for 11 years and my students have gone on to play with different ensembles. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs by reading and by ear and as time goes on you'll be able to play more complex repertoire. I specialize in classical, style but I can teach you different kinds of styles, typically use the Suzuki repertoire but I use a variety of method and books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: violin, computer program, sound system, Tuner and Metronome . I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Maria
With more than 30 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin lessons to my students in Folsom, Napa and Sacramento.

My professional performing experience began in Medellin, Colombia in 1985 with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra where I was their Soloist beginning in 1992 and later on, as First Cello, from 1998-2002.

While in Colombia, I also performed with the Antioquia Symphonic Orchestra and the Antioquia Chamber Orchestra from 1991-1999.

I left my hometown of Medellin to come to the United States where I performed with the
Texas Christian University Orchestra in Fort Worth, Texas in 2000. Returning to Medellin, I spent the next year with the Eafit Symphonic Orchestra.

Finally, I settled in Sacramento in 2003, coming here to earn my Master's Degree in Cello Performance while performing throughout the next year with the California State University, Sacramento Symphony.

In Sacramento, I have also performed with the Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra and with several other chamber groups.

At this time, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin. My students range in age from six to seventy years and enjoy learning in a relaxing environment at their own pace.

I incorporate several different teaching styles to meet each students' individual needs and abilities.

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cello, violin
Suzuki for kids and traditional classical style.
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Elisabeth March 19, 2019
· Cello · Online
Maria was incredibly patient knowledgeable, helpful, very specific. She gave me a very good plan to work on between now and my next lesson. I picked the right teacher!
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Heather A. January 25, 2019
· Cello · Online
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Toni February 7, 2018
· Cello · In studio
I'm an adult with no prior music experience, however, Maria welcomed me with open arms and a great environment for learning the cello. She is very kind, extremely knowledgeable and I feel very comfortable with her. I also appreciate her music room where she teaches; it's private and allows me to concentrate without environmental/background noises since I can get easily distracted. If you are looking for a great teacher you can't go wrong with Maria!
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About Sam K.

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Oakdale, PA
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Basics of scales and intonation development, reading, bowing basics and fiddle style bowing rhythms, improvising, double-stops

About Sam
I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my music studio/store for over 10 years. I have instructional book/cd(s) and instruments for purchase or rentals usually available on-site. I am experienced and friendly. Parking lot is free and off-street.
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Katharina K. June 18, 2018
· Accordion · Online
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
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Marc S. October 8, 2016
· Fiddle · In studio
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Karen May 27, 2016
· Banjo · In studio
I went into banjo lessons not knowing if I could master the instrument or not, being nearly 70 years old. While by no means a master (and never going to be), I have learned so much from Sam and he has shown such patience with me. I often leave my lessons wondering how he ever puts up with me - but he does. His encourgement, laid-back style, expertise and knowledge of music (plus theory) and the banjo is impressive. His good nature makes my lessons so much more pleasant. I would say Sam is a a great teacher for both a beginner or an accomplished musician or in between. He likes to talk and demonstrate (nice and slowly if requested) so I would recommend hour-long lessons at first.
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Sam K.

Oakdale, PA 15071
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About Lauren S.

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Pickerington, OH
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Music should never simply be a rote-learning process. We develop real artistry. My students learn how to interpret, transform, and create music. From the first lesson, we experiment with various musical "ingredients" and revisit these tools often as we move through a lesson series or repertoire. Students explore a variety of styles and learn to read, compose, and improvise. Students as young as five have created their own theme and variations on a favorite tune with these techniques.

About Lauren
Hello! My name is Lauren S., and I am excited to bring out the musician in you!

We have all sorts creating and learning—children and adults in their first lessons, teens and preteens performing and competing, working professionals looking for a creative love, and retirees coming back to an instrument from many years before. We have parents & children, siblings, and friends who learn and love to make music together!

Whether you're searching for yourself or your child, I would love to invite you to Musical Life—my beautiful in-home studio—and help you meet your musical goals.

We focus on developing true artistry and giving them the fundamental tools to be able to play and create various styles of music including classical, musical theater, folk, contemporary, Christian, and more.

We play from the very first lesson and learn o
ther concepts such as music theory, literacy, and technique in subsequent lessons.

My students are involved in school & community ensembles, school & community theater, and district contests. I support and seek out these opportunities according to their interests.

Please send me a note! I can't wait to get started.
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Hope M. January 16, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Lauren is so nice and she does her absolute best to help you achieve your singing goals and go even further!
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Susan December 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Lauren is a patient caring instructor. She uses lots of praise for the students and listens to what the say. She treats the students and adults with courtesy and respect. I highly revommend Lauren as a piano instructor.
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Delaney November 20, 2018
· Violin · Online
Fabulous. She is energetic and inspiring, and makes the student feel good about their efforts. We’ve only had 2 lessons, but already I’m a big fan!
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About Susanna S.

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Pittsburgh, PA

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I've been teaching violin for over 25 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods and traditional scales and etude books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: Metronome, Tuner, rosin and my music library. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna
Susanna S. has over 25 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and cello in private lessons, small groups and school orchestra settings. Currently, she runs her own studio and is teaching weekly in person lessons at her home in Pittsburgh or online lessons. She offers 30, 45, 60, 75 or 90 minute lessons.

Susanna S. has helped students learn how to play their instrument, read music, understand music theory, improve their playing abilities on violin, viola, and cello, to successfully audition for youth orchestras, competitions, college auditions, NAFME/ASTA/PMEA events and to play for their own enjoyment.

She provides traditional classical training on violin, viola, and cello, works with students to improve their technique, music reading skills, counting, intonation, phrasing, bowing, positions and and shares her passion
for music. In addition, she will provide instruction on music theory and music history as part of instrumental lessons as it applies.

Susanna received her training at State University of New York at Purchase in 1991, where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music. In 1995, she received her Music Education K-12 Certification from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2000, she attended the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music where she received a Masters in Music. She has studied with Sol Grietzer, Karen Dreyfus and Basil Vendryes. In addition, Susanna earned a Masters of School Administration in 2012 from East Carolina University.

As an expert in her field, Susanna looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Her teaching style is positive, supportive, patient and constructive, focused on the individual student's needs, and enjoyable. She will work at your pace and cares about each of her students. Susanna works with students from ages 7 through adults and believes you are never to old to learn.

Susanna recommends weekly lessons for all students to ensure good progress. She can provide information on purchasing or renting an instrument, if needed. Please ask questions and check Susanna's profile for availability.

Thank you for your interest and consideration.
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Lorna J April 2, 2019
· Cello · Online
Very patient with someone who can't seem to play one string at a time! Seems like someone you would like to know in person some day.
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Lorna S. March 29, 2019
· Cello · Online
Very patient and understanding- doesn't get mad no matter how bad I am! Great sense of humor which comes in handy. I just hope she doesn't give up on me!
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Charu B. March 25, 2019
· Violin · Online
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Susanna S.

Pittsburgh, PA 15218
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About Lisa C. B.

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Carnegie, PA

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Students can expect a passionate, caring teacher who will work to help them achieve their violin goals. My goal is introduce students to the joy that a violin can bring and inspire a lifetime love.

About Lisa C.
After playing the violin for over 20 years, Lisa was inspired to share the gift of music with others by her teacher, Susanna Sonnenberg. Lisa is a member of the American String Teacher’s Association, and has attended the 2017 ASTA National Conference. She currently performs with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. Lisa has played in recitals, the Chartiers Valley High School Orchestra, and was accepted to the 2006 PMEA District Orchestra. She has studied with Larry Weiss, Linda Andersen, and others. Lisa can’t remember a time before she learned how to play the violin; it has brought her great joy. Her favorite piece to play is the Bach Double Concerto in D Minor.

At 8 years old, Lisa fell in love with the violin. Throughout school, she studied with private teachers and played with the school orchestra. At home, her dogs were a great audie
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Lisa went on to study history at the University of Pittsburgh, and later earned her law degree from Duquesne. She never forgot her violin, though, and continued to play in her spare time.

Music adds beauty to the world, and finally, after years of keeping the violin to herself, Lisa decided to share her playing with others. Lisa teaches traditional, classical method. The method books she uses include: Essential Elements for Strings, Samuel Applebaum, and All for Strings, among others. She supplements the technical exercises with repertoire from the Suzuki series. Lisa enjoys playing all types of music, in addition to classical, and teaches these songs, as well. Additional music includes pop artists like Taylor Swift, classic rock, electronic music like Lindsey Stirling, celtic, folk, and just about any other type of music you can think of. As a teacher, Lisa strives to be positive and encouraging. She believes that music should be fun, so her main goal is to make sure her students are having a good time!
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Debra April 21, 2019
· Cello · Online
I think Lisa is a wonderful instructor who provides clear instruction and also knows pedagogy. She starts with a step-by-step approach to build a foundation. I am an older adult and her warmth and good sense of humor help, too.
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Debra March 31, 2019
· Cello · Online
"Old Dog Learns New Tricks"
I couldn't ask for more in a teacher. I am a newbie to the cello and Lisa made me feel very comfortable and also, her teaching style is very clear, logical, starting with the basics and building step-by-step. She has a good sense of humor, too. All said, after only my first lesson, I think my learn a new trick: playing a song or two on the cello. Deb Bisacchi, MEd, MSW
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Debra March 30, 2019
· Cello · Online
Clear, focused, warm and friendly, and very knowledgeable, too.
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About Jocelyn D.

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Bryn Mawr, PA
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I usually work with children or teenagers and I can teach someone who has never played an instrument before as well as intermediate players. I use a variety of books that teach theory, rhythm and playing songs such as the Suzuki method, I Can Read Music, the String Builder series and Winning Rhythms by Edward Ayola. For the pieces I focus on a routine to prepare and perform "performance ready" pieces so students gain confidence in their playing and know the level of expectation for what a professional polished piece sounds like.
For complete beginners I focus a lot on the correct positioning because that is the base for playing and it is very hard further down the line to change a bad habit related to positioning.
For more advanced players I focus on the core skills such as intonation and the ability to read notes and rhythms but I also incorporate how to add musicality and flare to a piece so that it is emotional and interesting to listen to.

About Jocelyn
I am a computer science student and musician at Bryn Mawr College. I have been playing music for 12 years and teaching for 4. At college, I am principal viola of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Orchestra and I also am part of a chamber music group. In high school, I was in the Maryland All-State Orchestra for four years and was in the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO), one of the most prestigious orchestras in Maryland, for four years. During my summers, I attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts high school music program. I have been taught by musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra and National Philharmonic.
My students improve significantly since when I first meet them. One of my first students whom I now give Skype lessons to successfully got into one of the best orchestras in the DC area and is now principal (1st chair) of
the viola section of that orchestra. I use a comprehensive set of books that teach theory, rhythm and pieces that I use to teach students how to prepare and perform "performance ready" pieces.
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Amy January 18, 2018
· Violin · In home
Jocelyn was very professional and patient with my daughter who is just a beginner. We are excited to see progress from week to week!
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Ruchin October 22, 2017
· Violin · In home
Jocelyn came to our home and worked with our son. She was very patient and kind with him and was able to find what to correct on the first lesson! She recommended some books for us to buy and I think that she will be a great teach for him.
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Liz October 22, 2017
· Violin · In home
Jocelyn came to our home and made my daughter very comfortable with her first private viola lesson. She was friendly and patient. She quickly spotted technical issues with my daughter's playing and suggested appropriate materials for her to practice. We've only had one lesson so far, but I think this is going to be a good "match!"
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About Ky V.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Experienced violinist of 16 years with a background in a diverse variety of musical genres. I specialize in teaching beginning violin and helping individuals discover their voice and unique style. I strongly believe in giving each student a learning experience that's individual to them and their needs as a beginning violinist!

About Ky
Hello! My name is Ky, I am an experienced classical violinist recently settled in Pittsburgh. I am passionate about providing a unique learning experience based on the needs and goals of the student. We all approach learning new things differently, and that's okay!
I provide a comprehensive introduction to the violin, including base music theory and the tools we require to learn how to read sheet music and recognize notes.

I am more than happy to help parents/students find an appropriate instrument to learn on as well as any additional equipment the student may need.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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Ky V.

Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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About Esther H.

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Berwick, PA

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Teaching music is my passion! I have been teaching music for almost 25 years, and through those years I have learned that each student is unique. Everyone needs to learn the basics, but what music appeals to you? Do you want to learn to play classically? Are you interested in fiddling? Or do you want play your favorite pop tunes? We will work together to create the best musical adventure tailored to the student's needs!

About Esther
My passion is music! I have been performing as a musician most of my life, and I have been a music educator for almost twenty-five years. My main instruments are the violin and piano, but I also teach viola and voice. I received my degree from Youngstown State University, where I studied Mr. John Wilcox, former concertmaster of the National Symphony, and Dr. Robert Rollin, an internationally recognized composer. I have taught students as young as two up to the age of ninety. I can't wait to help you on your musical adventure!
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Micah April 24, 2019
· Violin · In home
I have known Esther for years. She is well loved by both students and parents. She is dedicated and passionate. Her pedagogical prowess is made evident with each performance her students give. I give her my highest recommendation!
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Jeremy April 24, 2019
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I worked with Esther for many years, and I highly recommend her as a teacher. She has a professional, yet friendly rapport with her students. I have noticed that her students enjoy a close bond with her. She garners dignity, self-respect, and a love for performing music in her students.
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Rob March 29, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Ms. Esther Howard has been my violin instructor for many years now. I began my studies later in my life as a middle-aged-to-senior man. "Esther" has never ever made me feel inadequate or intimidated in the least while, at the same time, she has continued to encourage me to achieve skills I had never thought I could achieve when at certain times I might become discouraged or frustrated with myself.

Ms. Howard teaches with endless patience and clarity. She personally demonstrates all of the skills and techniques on her own instrument, while guiding the student through the lesson. Ms. Howard is totally focused and engaged with her student during her lesson and utilizes lesson time to the maximum. She encourages continuous growth by teaching utilizing an organized and sequential method and by also encouraging her students to perform in periodic student recitals with family and friends present, which gradually moves her students to a higher level and gets them exposed to performing in a more formal venue. I have grown miles while studying under Ms. Howard, and am forever grateful for having found her as my violin instructor.

Ms. Howard is a very kind person who is extremely skilled with several different musical instruments. She holds a degree in music from Youngstown State University (Ohio) and has performed professionally over the years in addition to her teaching. Ms. Howard is quite intelligent while also demonstrating a very good sense of humor as well.

To any student considering her, rest assured that you will be put at ease and will greatly enjoy studying under Ms. Howard. More importantly, if you stay consistently dedicated to your studies, including consistently attending lessons and engaging in regular practice at home, you will absolutely continue to make significant strides along your path toward mastering your instrument! To sum it up, all I can say is that Ms. Esther Howard is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!
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About Elizabeth B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Hi everyone! Whether you've been playing for years or just in your first foray into music, there's something I can help you with. I have a Master's from Juilliard and also studied in London, performed all over the world and played with many other musicians. If you'd like to hear some examples, I play both classical and popular tunes. So if you have an interest in learning to play your favorite pop songs, I can work on that with you as well. In addition to playing the violin, I think it's important for all students to learn to read music as early as possible, and it's not always taught in schools or after school programs.
If you're applying to a college conservatory or preparatory music program I can get you ready for an audition, or if you'd like your kids to advance in a way that it just isn't possible in a group learning program at school, I'd be glad to work on these! I have also taught many adult learners who are either first time musicians or coming back to playing after a long ...

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A graduate of The Juilliard School, Elizabeth B. was born in New York and began playing music at the age of 3. Her talent was soon discovered and by the age of 8 she had already performed as a televised national prizewinner on the piano and soloist with an orchestra on the violin. Gaining international exposure at an early age, she attended a specialized music school in England and studied with major teachers from Russia, Germany and Israel. She graduated with a Masters degree from The Juilliard School, and has performed in various international settings such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Carnegie Hall, and the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
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