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Popular Viola Teachers Near Phoenix

Michael R.

Phoenix, AZ
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Deborah "Dee" F.

Scottsdale, AZ
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Moshe B.

Phoenix, AZ
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Michael R. Phoenix, AZ

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied drama, voice and movement and believes all these skills help in expressing yourself--no matter what pieces you want to play! In addition to working with students K-12, he also loves working with adults. I try to provide a nurturing atmosphere for someone trying revive or discover previously hidden musical interests! *** Lesson Details *** We begin with what we love. The student usually chooses one of his or her favorite songs to interpret. Later, we add music, usually from the classical ...

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zeph S. August 4, 2014
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!
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Lawrence M. November 6, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Motivated

I'm a senior citizen that still works. I played some other instruments when I was younger and always wanted to play piano and Michael has motivated me to continue to learn and fit my practice into my work schedule. Anyone who wants to learn to play an instrument should look no further then Michael.
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Susan D. November 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

We are thoroughly pleased. The lessons are a highlight of the week........Michael knows how to challenge as well as have fun with each lesson. Thanks for all you do and accommodating us when the schedule requires.................
Deborah "Dee" F. Scottsdale, AZ

I have taught middle school orchestra for over 7 years and private viola for over 10 years.

About Deborah "Dee"

*** Travel Equipment *** Books. Students must have their own instrument (keyboards are acceptable for taking piano lessons). I always council students on brand, quality of instrument they are purchasing before they buy it. *** Specialties *** I have been a public school music educator for over 20 years, and have taught band, orchestra, and choir which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I also have been a language and reading tutor for over 6 years and have worked with students with special needs for over 10 years. I studied classical guitar with master guitarist, Christopher Parkening, at Montana State University where I graduated with a B.M.E. I also did graduate work at MSU in composition. I teach Suzuki piano and violin. I am an accomplished composer/songwriter

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Jed A. February 13, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Fleming is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and working from a
broad range of experience. As a teacher myself (English), I really appreciate those qualities. Her experience across multiple instruments and music genres is especially appealing to me, as I play several instruments and am interested in many types of music. She gives me hope that I can develop some facility on
upright bass, a dream I have had since I was a boy. (Note: Her insights into how to practice are really helpful.)
Moshe B. Phoenix, AZ

About Moshe

I hold a M.M in Violin Performance with over 30 years teaching experience in Traditional & Suzuki methods. I am the founder/director of the Red Rocks Music Festival.

Brian M.

Tempe, AZ
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Brianna L.

Tempe, AZ
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Hilary W.

Mesa, AZ
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Brian M. Tempe, AZ

Students in this area will receive extensive instruction on musicality, the fundamentals of reading/interpreting musical notation/symbols, comfortable and physically healthy approaches to holding the instrument and practicing effective posture, as well as performance techniques. Most beginners will start from the Suzuki series. Lessons are custom tailored and planned according to the individual student and his/her individual needs. What do you want to learn, and what do you hope to gain from our time together? These questions are among my top priorities when starting with a new client. All levels (including advanced) are included in this category (see lessons for Audition Preparation as well).

About Brian

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance (Violin) from the artistically vibrant and widely recognized music program at Central Washington University, I traveled to the nationally recognized Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University where I am currently in my 2nd year of my Master's Degree in Music. I have been teaching both in-home and in a professional capacity since 2005. Having personally prepared many auditions, I have both experiential and technical advice to offer intermediate to advanced players. Music theory and its applications is another one of my passions and I am always excited to share this knowledge in all instrumental lessons, which include both violin and viola. Lessons through this website will be held at

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Red L. January 11, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Brian is a wonderful teacher! This was my first string instrument and he has done a great job teaching me all the fundamentals. Everything I need to know down to how to hold the violin. He is very articulate while teaching and extremely encouraging when I do something wrong. I am still only beginning but I can already see his expertise. I am excited to advance further and learn everything he has to offer.
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Jennifer B. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Brian is doing an excellent job teaching violin to my 9-year-old son. He is a patient teacher and challenges my son to continue practicing and improving.
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Karen E. November 3, 2014
Violin · In studio
Brian was fantastic! My daughter struggled with difficult fingerings and he helped her nail it! He supported her confidence and she is now 1st chair in her orchestra!
Brianna L. Tempe, AZ

I have been playing the viola since high school and use the same principles to teach viola that I use to teach the violin. The instruments are very similar as far as technique and beginning repertoire.

About Brianna

I am a recent graduate from the University of Idaho. I earned my degree in Instrumental Music Education and have been teaching privately for 7 years. My main instrument is violin, but I took to other instruments very fast and am very qualified to teach viola, cello, clarinet and saxophone. Before moving to Arizona, I taught many violin students through my own private studio and through the University of Idaho Preparatory Division. My students ranged from ages 3 to 50. I currently teach private instrumental lessons to grades 2-8 at a private school and work at an after school program at a charter school. The majority of my experience is with students age 3 through 8th grade.

Hilary W. Mesa, AZ

As a teacher, I offer a guiding hand and will lead you through the world of music. You will learn how to read music comfortably, preform for others, and enjoy practicing your instrument.


I look forward to teaching you and I am ready to begin our musical journey together.

About Hilary

I have studied the Violin/ Viola since I was in 4th grade. I teach the Suzuki Method. I am also a Strings Instructor for a Prep Academy. I have taught many students of all different ages from children age 5 to adults in their 70's. I love teaching one on one and encourage my students to preform whenever possible. My students learn to read music, memorize, and advance quickly through practice. ​ I look forward to teaching you and I am ready to begin our musical journey together.

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