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Yordan T.

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Mount Laurel, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Russian, English, Bulgarian
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yordan T.

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Yordan has been teaching violin and viola for more than ten years. He holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music. Born in Bulgaria, Yordan has performed on stages across the world since he began playing at age 6. He has appeared as soloist with various orchestras, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Dali International Festival Orchestra, and the Lynn Philharmonia and he is frequently invited as a guest artist at music festivals across the United States. He can be heard on the recently released recording, Caldera with Ice Cave with the music of Paul Reale (MSR Classics). Yordan currently resides in Boca Raton and plays in the Southwest Florida Symphony, the Sarasota Orchestra, and the Palm Beach Symphony.
Coming from a family of educators, teaching has always been one of Yordan’s greatest passions and he welcomes the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of musical background.

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About Yordan

Yordan has been teaching violin and viola for more than ten years. He holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music. Born in Bulgaria, Yordan has performed on stages across the world since he began playing at age 6. He has appeared as soloist with

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Christine W.
Yordan, was excellent! He is clear, concise, patient and friendly. A lovely, talented, motivating and patient guy. And....I learned a tremendous amount from him.

Michael C.

6 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Sudler Prize in the Arts from Emory University
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Michael C.

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Hi! I'm Michael Shingo C. and I am a violinist, pianist, and composer.

In my teaching, I emphasize efficient, goal-oriented practice, and provide a strong technical foundation while always keeping musicality and expression in mind. I encourage my students to develop problem-solving skills that will ultimately allow them to create their own interpretations about a piece of music. I believe that each student has a different learning style and, with this knowledge, I design a program of study specifically for them.

Learning music is all about tackling technical or musical problems in many different ways until we find an approach that works for you. As multi-instrumentalist who also writes music, I can offer many different perspectives on a single issue and draw from a wide range of knowledge that serves me in my daily creative pursuits.

About Michael

Hello I'm Michael! I am a violinist and composer with a diverse skill set and 17 years of experience. I learn and grow as I pass on my knowledge and constantly find ways to better serve my students and help them achieve their goals.

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Paige Q
I have been a student of Michael’s for approximately 7 months. My only previous experience with violin had been one year in elementary school band class and 8 months with a private teacher. When my private teacher’s lesson schedule changed, I was introduced to Michael and was greatly impressed by his skill level and teaching style. I have learned so much more than I had expected in each lesson, like how to self-tune, use a metronome, shift, and various other techniques. Michael constantly offers feedback on how I can execute techniques better, and I feel that this helps me to learn more effectively. He is always challenging me by giving me harder pieces and scales. I have even been told by my high school orchestra conductor that I have improved so much and she is constantly surprised by how fast I am learning. I highly recommend having Michael as a teacher for anyone looking to learn how to play the violin.
Akshay R
Michael is very talented and he is a great instructor. He explains the techniques really well. Very professional and supportive. I highly recommend him!
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Lorenzo M.

14 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Russian, Italian
  • Awarded Violin Performer from Temple University (U.S.A.)
  • Teaching since 2003
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Lorenzo M.

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I firmly believe each student is a unique individual and needs a personalized and unique teaching approach......
Music is one of the greatest gifts to the humankind and because of this everyone should have the possibility to familiarize with a musical instrument.

About Lorenzo

Italian violinist Lorenzo M. Born in Catania, Lorenzo graduated Summa cum laude from the Vincenzo Bellini Musical Institute of Catania, and made his solo debut with orchestra at age 11 performing a Vivaldi Concerto. in 2013 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky” with th

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Behnam
Mr. Mazzamuto is an excellent violin instructor. He is patient, engaging, and very creative. He is giving my young child lessons, and while the little guy loves the violin he is also has the attention span of a 4 year old. Mr.Mazzamuto keeps the lesson fun and is constantly teaching him new techniques and songs which keeps him interested in continued learning. We all have been very happy.
Sarah
Maestro Mazzamuto has been giving my 4 year old son lessons for 2 months now. It has been a wonderful experience for both of us from the beginning. Not all violinist as talented as Maestro have the patience for true beginners and little kids. He has been so kind, patient, and creative when teaching my son. In two months he has taught my 4 year old several songs as well as how to read music. I’ve been amazed at what my little guy has been able to learn and how much enthusiasm he continues to have. He asks every day if Maestro is coming. He looks forward to seeing him and playing duets with him. Maestro Mazzamuto is helping to foster his love of music by making sure to teach at his pace and never getting frustrated with him. I hope that they will be making music together for a long time. I can’t imagine a better teacher for my son.
David
Very clear and passionate about the instruction he teaches! Lorenzo has won many musical competitions and is not only an exceptional violinist but also a great teacher. Taking lessons from Lorenzo has helped me be able to get in Brevards music festival program in 2019 and also make it to the semifinals in their solo competition. I would also like to add that with Lorenzo’s help I also was able make it to the finals at my universities solo competition later that year. Lorenzo is great at teaching bow technique and left hand finger technique but he is also amazing at teaching the heart and soul of the music!

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Adrienne B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance from Georgia State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Adrienne B.

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Students can expect lesson to be specifically tailored to what they need in order to achieve their goals.

About Adrienne

Hi there! My name is Adrienne. I have a Bachelors of Music from Georgia State University in Viola Performance and I am currently working on my Master's of Arts degree. I am also able to teach violin lessons as well as viola. I am open to teaching students of all ages and skill levels. I believe wit

Peter B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Serbian, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
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Peter B.

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Instructions are based on custom curriculum for every student. The curriculum is based on student's desires and abilities and compiled from multiple sources.

About Peter

I am Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my students

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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.
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Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive
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Abigail T.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks German, English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Eastman School oF Music
  • Teaching since 2016
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Abigail T.

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There is a potential in every person to be truly great at any one thing. All it takes is hard work and honest determination, with determination being the most important. Because where determination comes, hard work follows naturally.
I hope to inspire my students to really love making music and being creative with their instruments. I can give my students all the information in the world and tips on how to improve at violin playing, but in the end it will not matter if the student has no desire to improve. And that is why I love to teach- inspiring students to love what they do!

About Abigail

Abigail Tsai  received a Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded a Performer's Certificate. At Eastman she studied with Professor Oleh Krysa. She is currently pursuing her M.M. in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ilya Ka

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Layla
Abigail is a amazing teacher! Even though we were learning through online she made it fun and educational. She explained and gave examples that helped me understand and look at things in a different ways. She is very easy to talk to, kind, and funny person. Like I said I was learning with her online and l would absolutely want to work with in person.
Miranda
Great teacher! Takes time to explain things and is always patient with me! Also she makes it fun and not a chore. I am a pure beginner but she teaches me the fundamentals well and I’m confident I can continue to build on this bedrock to become a proper violin player :)
Jay
She taught me how to play the theme of Castle in the Sky. Now it’s up to me to master it!

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Philadelphia is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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"My daughter has had multiple instructors over the past 4 years and Helena is her favorite. Her technique and personality make her a joy to work with and Elsa is eager to practice and looks forward to her lesson each week."
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Took Violin lessons from Helena G.
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Took Violin lessons from Will R.
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"Ali is lovely and seems to have developed a good relationship with my young son."
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Took Violin lessons from Ali Y.
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"I am 43 and started my first musical instrument experience with Concetta, with no background and knowledge of music theory at all. Needless to say how challenging it was at first, but with her dedication, professionalism and friendly approach, I made a significant progress in about 7 months. I am so happy to have Concetta as my violin teacher and would definitely recommend her."
Kemal
Took Violin lessons from Concetta A.
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"I have absolutely been delighted with my teacher Linda. At almost 50 years old, I was apprehensive about learning to play a new instrument, but she is so welcoming and encouraging. I have been taking lesson since the summer, and I look forward to seeing her every week. Even if I don't get in as much practice as I would like, She is understanding of life's commitments and never makes me feel bad. And despite my MANY questions, she takes the time to explain in detail so I can understand and incorporate the lesson in my playing. I never feel rushed during my lesson and can't wait to surprise her the next week to show her how much I've learned.."
Rachel
Took Violin lessons from Linda C.
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"I love learning from Sarah as an adult student! She is so patient and kind, and explains things in multiple ways if I am confused. I definitely recommend her for any student!"
Brittany
Took Violin lessons from Sarah E.
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"Gabby is a great violin teacher. She customizes her lessons to your needs, and she encourages and gives great pointers throughout the lesson. My daughter leaves her lessons with so much more knowledge and hints - than when she came with to the lesson. I have seen her improve greatly in her playing in just a few lessons."
Grace
Took Violin lessons from Gabrielle B.
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"Great teacher very positive and patient. Every week my son looks forward to his lessons."
Ethan
Took Violin lessons from Daniel P.
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"I've been taking lessons for about a month now and I think Lin Is a great teacher. she gives constructive feedback and tells me exactly what I need to work on, why its important to know, how to improve that technique, and then she shows me herself how to do it. she also tells me what I am doing well. I'm enjoying learning from Lin, she is a really nice person to talk to, she is very friendly but firm also expects you to meet her expectations."
Lilit
Took Violin lessons from Lin X.
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I took violin lessons from Alexandra during my senior year of high school. She was extremely patient with me and went above and beyond to make sure I understood. Alexandra was always accessible for questions and gave me supplementary worksheets to help continue my education outside of class. She always had organized lesson plans but was accommodating to my personal learning experience. Exceptionally professional and extremely qualified,I would highly recommend Alexandra to anyone."
Megan
Took Violin lessons from Alexandra K.
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Violin Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is rich in music history and is home to the Pennsylvania ballet, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. With such a great cultural resources and a wealth of talented musicians, it's an ideal place for anyone who wants to learn how to play an instrument like the violin.

Sometimes, students who wish to play the violin attempt to learn on their own, however, that can be challenging, as the techniques required to be successful on this instrument are very specific. Philadelphia violin lessons will help you to become the best player possible and will give you the skills to play not only classical violin, but to explore other genres including pop, country and even rock.

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