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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.

There are many benefits to taking Philadelphia violin lessons with a Certified TakeLessons Instructor, including a risk-free 100 percent money back guarantee. TakeLessons violin instructors are chosen from the top 8 percent of interviewed candidates, with many of them teaching in schools and performing in the Philadelphia area. By visiting our violin teacher profile pages, you can review their background, education and experience as well as ratings and reviews from other students, guiding you in finding the perfect violin teacher for you, no matter what your age or skill level!

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Amber R.

Blue Bell, PA

Since 2008 I have maintained an active music studio teaching both violin and viola! My lessons are designed around you and your goals for music. I use a combination of Suzuki method and traditional (meaning you'll learn how to read music right away if you can't already) My lessons are catered to your needs, but warm ups, scales, etudes and repertoire are the building blocks of my lessons. Technique is a huge part of the way I teach--so you'll definitely get a solid understanding of how to play beautifully and accurately! I'm a relaxed and gentle teacher, and I'm never going to have anything but a smile on my face, so there's no need to feel stressed or nervous.

About Amber

Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2013
Masters of Music in Viola Performance in progress at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2015

Ms. R. began her studies on violin at an early age. After studying violin for 10 years, she made the switch to viola and never looked back! She performs internationally--most recently traveling to the Isle of Man for the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition as a finalist to compete in the 2013 competition (this is one of the two international competitions in the world for viola!). In July of 2014,
Ms. R. will be returning to perform at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. She has studied as well as performed in Shanghai, Beijing and many other cities across China. Ms. R. is currently a graduate student at Temple University in Viola Performance as well as a freelance musician and private teacher of the violin and viola. Her principle teachers include international viola soloist, Hong Mei Xiao and Kerri Ryan of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other interests in no particular order include ancient history, philosophy, astronomy, Earth science, veganism, quantum physics, traveling, spirituality, anything interesting and following her heart always.

When we first meet, I'll ask you to play me something so I can get a feel for where you are...whether its a scale or a piece you have been playing. If you don't know anything that's fine too! My lessons are designed around you so every lesson is a different depending on the student, however, below is an example of the materials generally covered.

Example Lesson
1. Warm up (scale, open strings, or finger exercises)
Address technical issues--tone production, posture and set up, various bow exercises, intonation, etc.
2. Positions
3. Etude
4. Repertoire
5. Recap

It might sound like a lot--but don't worry I'll have a smile on my face the whole time and be working with you and encouraging you to do your best!

After 3-6 months:
Read notes (if you can't when you first come)
Count rhythms
Have a correct set up
Full tone
Developed ear
Scales
Greater finger facility
Repertoire

*** Studio Equipment ***
Stand, Metronome, Tuner, Music (but eventually you will have your own) You will need to provide your own instrument.

My preferred teaching methods are Suzuki and Sassmannshaus, Mark O'Connor Fiddle Book (violin and viola)

Recital Opportunities
Studio recitals are held biannually in December and June! They are a great chance to perform for friends and family, as well as meet the rest of the studio. You do not have to perform, but are certainly encouraged to : )
(Location varies, but usually they are held at a local church or university)

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Folk
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Reviews

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Andrea May 26, 2016
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
Amber did a great job of building on the previous lessons' information and allowing me to progress at a pace I was comfortable with. She has a positive and encouraging style.
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Matt September 9, 2015
Violin · In studio
Amber is an excellent teacher that has an individual approach to all her students! I learned so much in a short time and now I feel that my skills are improved. I appreciate music even more after being thought by Amber! I would recommend her to anybody in any age to study violin/viola with Amber.
Thank you so much!
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Bette Q. June 23, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Amber was able to give me instruction so that I can learn the notes and guided me on what I need to have to improve my skills.
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Amber R.

Amber R.

Blue Bell, PA 19422
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$40 / 30-min
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Yeseul A.

Narberth, PA

Through the lessons I help students on understanding the fundamentals of music theory, creating an ideal sound, musical expression and coordination.
Every student is different. I work with students individually and use different approaches for each one of them. Such as methods, repertoire and lesson skills.
But most important of all, I always make sure that my student does not loose interest and have fun making music!

About Yeseul

Graduate of Violin Performance Master degree at
Yale University and String Pedagogy Master degree at Temple University, I love both teaching and playing.
I'm one of the faculties at Symphony in C Youth Orchestra and St. Malachy School where I work with many different ages and levels of students.
I've had my private studio for many years teaching kids from age 4 to adults.
I'm also an active orchestral player where I'm a member of the Virginia Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Symphony in C and New Jersey Capital Philharmonic.
I believe it's very important for the teacher to have both exper
ience in performing and teaching in order to fully understand and help the students.
Through the lessons I help students on understanding the fundamentals of music theory, creating an ideal sound, and musical expression and coordination.
Every student is different. I work with students individually and use different approaches for each one of them. Such as methods, repertoire and lesson skills.
But most important of all, I always make sure that my student does not loose interest and have fun making music!
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Kevin B. July 8, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Kevin has been enjoying his lessons.
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Yeseul A.

Narberth, PA 19072
(1)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Emma H.

Philadelphia, PA

I am a classically trained musician and I love teaching all ages and exploring music together. I strive to create a fun and productive environment for my students, focusing on both both the technical and musical elements of playing. I have received a Master's and Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and Eastman School of Music in Viola Performance, respectively. I've taught privately and to groups throughout the years and I am excited to bring my expertise to your lessons!

About Emma

I am a violist passionate about music education, currently teaching in Philadelphia. I taught group viola lessons at the Moorhead Summer Orchestra Camp in Minnesota (2014 and 2015) and I have taught private viola and violin lessons over the years to a variety of ages. I love to encourage the individuality that each player brings to their instrument at every level of ability. I tailor each lesson to the skills and goals of the individual, and I'm always open to ideas and styles the student wants to pursue. The greatest joy of teaching to me is seeing how each student responds to different ideas
. I enjoy finding new ways to communicate clearly and directly to help my students improve quickly and express themselves effectively.

Violin and viola beginners can expect to learn a solid foundation of basic skills, including posture and music reading. In addition to traditional learning methods such as the Suzuki system, I encourage beginners to improvise to become better acquainted with the sounds of a new instrument and the feel of creating music. This allows us to build good basic technique and musical style with a sense of exploration and fun. l would love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions about what you might learn taking lessons with me!

I look forward to helping you to achieve your musical goals!
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Emma H.

Emma H.

Philadelphia, PA 19103
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Carolyn S.

Philadelphia, PA

Currently teaching and preforming with NBC's, "The Voice" finalist Audra McLaughlin. I teach all styles: Classical, Country, Contemporary, Rock... etc.

About Carolyn

Hello!

My name is Carolyn Scipioni, and I've been studying the violin for over 16 years now. I was classically trained at Settlement Music school, and then continued my education with the Concertmaster of the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. I then went on to Temple's Boyer College of music and am currently in the process of finishing my Bachelors degree in Music Education. I have studied under some of the best in the business, and love teaching and watching the growth of my students.

On the side, I'm in a country band with one of the finalists from the show, "The Voice." We have
preformed in some of the best venues around the Philly area, and are currently moving on and upward. So I don't just teach classical!

If you are interested in different styles on the violin, I am very well versed in diversity!

Please contact me with any questions! I'd love to talk to you!
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Jenny L June 29, 2016
Violin · In studio
I cannot say enough kind words about Ms. Carolyn!!! She is honestly one of the coolest people I've ever met. Super down to earth and is a brilliant teacher. She'll help you get through your struggles and overcome that hill you've been unable to climb. Especially, in my case, (the dreaded) spiccato!

I even went to see one of her shows. She kills it.

If you're interested in learning, I wouldn't go to anyone else.
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Kyle June 29, 2016
Violin · In studio
Carolyn is an outstanding, patient, crazy talented violin teacher who loves her students and treats them as dear friends. She's young, but quite the old soul. Her methods have helped me advance so quickly, and I can't thank her enough. I'd recommend her to anyone.
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Carolyn S.

Carolyn S.

Philadelphia, PA 19147
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jia J.

Philadelphia, PA

I've been teaching violin for 8 years. I think interest is the best teacher so first of all I will try to keep my students interested in music. I will arrange different performance opportunities for my students to play in public, such as Chinese new year festival show in great philly area. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Jia

I earned my Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the Boyer College of Music at Temple University and I was a scholarship recipient and graduate teaching assistant. I have performed with Xiamen Orchestra, Temple Orchestra, Ethical Society of Philadelphia, Montgomery County Youth Orchestra.etc. I have been teaching for over 8 years and enjoy working with children of all ages. My goal is to helping new students achieve their goals.
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Jia J.

Jia J.

Philadelphia, PA 19147
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$30 / 30-min

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