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Popular Violin Teachers Near Philadelphia

Gina P.

Philadelphia, PA
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Alisa C.

Philadelphia, PA
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Elicia R.

Aston, PA
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Gina P. Philadelphia, PA

I teach the fundamentals of violin playing: a relaxed and healthy physical technique, how to read music, how to use vibrato, how to play in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions, different ways to use the bow, and how to play expressively. I encourage my students to create their own compositions, even if we don't end up writing them down. I teach classical violin technique.

About Gina

I have been making music my entire life. I began studying the violin at age 5 and the piano at age 6, and then when I was 8 started singing in school and church choirs. I received a music scholarship to high school which kept me busy accompanying people and participating in various instrumental and vocal groups. I began taking voice lessons as a freshman at New York University, and I'm now in year 9 of my vocal studies, year 13 of my violin-playing and year 22 of my piano-playing. After graduating from school, I sang in several operas with the Amato Opera company in New York, and staged a recital here in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church in which I sang and also accompanied another singer. I have been a professional member of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and the ...

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Franklyn S. January 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Everything I've wanted in a piano teacher is going well.
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Nina S. November 16, 2014
In home
Verified Student
Gina is an excellent voice teacher! I am completely new to singing and she is very patient with me. She is very flexible with lesson times. She wants me to have fun, learn vocal techniques, and sing exactly what I find fun to sing. She is great at pointing out what I'm doing wrong and giving me concrete ways to improve. I would definitely recommend her for vocal lessons.
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Ro H. September 3, 2014
Classical Piano · In home
Gina has been teaching me piano and voice for the past 9 months. I look forward to our voice and piano lessons all week long.

I am a hobbyist adult beginner musician and a full-time MBA student. As an adult student who just wants to play popular music and doesn't read music well, I didn't think I'd be able to find a teacher as accommodating as Gina. She is patient and lets me drive our music selections. The most fun part is seeing myself progress week after week under her instruction. I can play songs I never thought possible now. She can teach anybody how to sing harmonies. She even recorded some of our collaborations and then edited them to point out areas where I can improve. She is extremely dedicated to her students' success. Honestly I can't recommend her more highly.
Alisa C. Philadelphia, PA

About Alisa

I began violin playing jazz/folk music with my dad and performing at different venues with him. I was always attracted to the variety of scales and sounds eastern music had to offer. I love the sound of a gypsy violin, how it can create such a strong sorrowful sound or how it can dance and sing. I found the gypsy inspired pieces composed by classical composers like Monti's Csaras. This was my connection into classical music. I found a teacher who played classical and Arabic violin and began studying intensely for technique. As I got deeper into the study of classical I realized how much I love classical music. I now have been playing classically for 6 years and have been playing the violin 12 years I have studied with Hannah Khoury, Daniel Han of the Philadelphia Orchestra and am ...

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Fleur R. May 14, 2014
Violin
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I came to take violin lessons with Alisa in a specific purpose:
improve my technique of violin and have fun in a play.
Today, Alisa help me in this regard. She gave me techniques and excercies for a basic adequate posture and then exercises to improve my technique. I'm really glad to have meet Alisa and I recommend her for all levels.
Elicia R. Aston, PA

Typically, I use the Suzuki and Strictly Strings books for beginner students, and I will then advance to etude studies such as Wolfarht and Sevick in addition to the Suzuki sequels for my intermediate students. Lastly, I will add Introducing the Positions, Mazas, Josephine Trott Double Stops, and solo concertos to my advanced students.

About Elicia

I began violin lessons at age five, and was requested by the youth conductor to join the Palm Beach Youth Symphony a year later. For eight consecutive years, I performed with many other youth orchestras and served as concert mistress several times. At the age of thirteen, I auditioned for and joined The Venice Symphony during the 2004-2005 season and was a part of their ensemble for seven consecutive seasons, including the position as assistant principal. In addition to the Venice Symphony, I have also performed with the Sarasota Pops for two seasons, The South Shore Symphony Orchestra as assistant concert mistress and as concert mistress, and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. Recently, I relocated to the South Philly and am now performing with the Delaware County Symphony ...

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Mona S. February 19, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
I had my reservations of having my 9 yo daughter learn violin online, but the experience has been wonderful. Elicia is very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. She is able to get across what is needed with ease. My daughter is excited to have her lessons and also practice daily.
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John D. January 31, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Elicia is very patient and helpful, especially when I'm struggling with a certain technique.
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Anne K. January 30, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Elicia is a wonderfully talented Violinist! My daughter started lessons two years ago and loves going every week. Elicia is encouraging and very positive, she will point out areas that need to be re-worked. If something is not up to par she will add it to the lesson the following week and allow for more practice time. Elicia is truly wonderful I couldn't have asked for a better instructor for my daughter! I am so lucky to have found her on take lessons.

Akhmed M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Emma H.

Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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Akhmed M. Philadelphia, PA

About Akhmed

Saratov State Conservatory, Russia (2005-2011); Temple University, (Preparatory Division), Philadelphia (2013-2014)

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Doaa A. May 12, 2014
Violin
Learned so much in my lessons

It is a pleasure for me to recommend Akhmed Memdov. I have known Akhmed for almost a year first as a colleague then as my teacher and ended up as one of my close friends. For me I was not a norm student since I had has started from literally "Zero" level with knowing nothing about violin or music. Akhmed was a great teacher as in less than seven lessons I started playing open strings and acknowledging many music theories. From personal observation, I know that Akhmed is hard-working, highly intelligent, talented, and has a great attitude. I have never known Akhmed to disappoint me whenever I produced bad melody" were really awful; I couldn`t bear that myself". You will find him to be a joy to work with. I recommend Akhmed Memdov without reservation. Feel free to contact me if I can be helpful in providing you additional information.
Emma H. Philadelphia, PA

I love playing all styles of music on the violin, from classical, to pop, to fiddling.

About Emma

My name is Emma H. and I am a lover of music and of teaching! I have been playing piano since the age of 5 and violin since the age of 11. I attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where I graduated with a degree in Music Education in 2013. I spent the last year teaching classroom music and strings to elementary students in Minneapolis, MN. I currently teach general music K-9 at a charter school in West Philly and teach violin grades 1-8 at an after school program for underserved kids. I am looking for students who have a passion for music, regardless of skill level. Lessons with me are all about YOU! Whether you are looking to become a professional musician, are looking to play in a band, or simply want to learn for fun, I am eager to help you reach these goals! ***STUDIO ...

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Philip K. October 17, 2014
Piano · In home
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Emma tailors the lesson to your needs. I'm a fast learner so Emma ramped up the difficulty of the lessons and assignments accordingly. She's also been in music for a very long time since she was a child.
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Garrett O. September 26, 2014
Piano · In home
Emma is such a great teacher! She knows so much about all types of music and really has shown me ways to strengthen my skills at the piano. She gave me the courage to play in front of an audience for the first time in 10 years!
Emily S. Philadelphia, PA

Violin is my primary instrument I can teach violin students from the very beginning to the college level. I will happily work on any style of violin music with you!

About Emily

My name is Emily, and I am looking for students of all ages and abilities! I have been playing violin for 14 years and have a degree in violin performance from Temple University's Boyer College of Music. I have taught violin in various music programs in the Philadelphia area. I can also teach viola and piano from the beginner-intermediate level. I have a very encouraging and positive teaching style, and you will have fun as you learn and explore new things about music!

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Vickie C. January 30, 2015
Violin · In home
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Excellent teacher! Really patient and helpful!

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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