Ali You

Ali Y.

Dedham, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm from Beijing China, I can teach you the most authentic Mandarin.

About Ali Y.

A Chinese native. Ali began studying violin at age 4 with her uncle, well-known teacher Dayu Su. She majored in violin performance as a student of Xiaowei Chen at the prestigious Renmin University in Beijing, graduating at the top of her class. She then completed a Masters Degree with Bayla Keyes at Boston University (where she won the Bach Prize) and completed Suzuki Training at the Hartt School of Music at Hartford University, CT.

After apprenticing with her uncle, Ali went on to teach at elementary and middle schools in Beijing, where several of her students won first prizes in violin competitions. She is group violin teacher for the Chelsea Public Schools, and also teaches private lessons at the Ip Piano School in Boston

As a performer, Ali has played with the orchestras of the National Ballet of China and the National Grand Theater on Beijing; and in the US with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom International Festival.


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20 Reviews
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Ali instructed both our children on violin and though we live on the other side of the country now, they still talk about her! She's amazing. Both kids really discovered a joy for music.

Posted Feb 15, 2020
Iyore I.
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Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Jim C.
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Posted Aug 14, 2018
Autumn A.
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Very patient. Provided great tips on technique improvement.

Posted Jun 7, 2018
Rachael C.
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Posted Apr 27, 2018
Jeff P.
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Posted Mar 30, 2018
Catherine P.
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great lesson!

Posted Feb 13, 2018
Lily-Francis P.
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Ali is very knowledgeable! Patient and kind. But also persistent!

Posted Feb 11, 2018
Allison S.
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Ali is a pleasant teacher and Allison has a great time with her for the first class.

Posted Dec 30, 2017
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Posted Nov 19, 2017
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Ali is a very nice teacher with great patience. She has a big and sweet smile. My daughter loves her and wanna take another lesson from her!

Posted Nov 14, 2017
Adrija S.
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It has been only 3 classes with Ali. My daughter is motivated to practice every day which itself is a wonderful thing.

Posted Oct 1, 2017
Jeff P.
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Posted Sep 28, 2017
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Ali is personable, patient, and an excellent teacher to my daughter.

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Ali is lovely and seems to have developed a good relationship with my young son.

Posted Sep 6, 2017
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Ali is very good at getting young students' attention. My son became Ali's student two months ago. He liked her and was able to follow her lecture. Ali is also very kind and funny. We love her.

Posted Jun 27, 2017
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I found Ali through Thumbtack where I searched a violin teacher for my 4yrs old daughter. After two lessons, I made a decision to learn together with my daughter. Ali is very friendly and nice and professional. I share the one hour lesson with my daughter with no extra fee charged. Time flexible too! I have been learned for two months, improved very fast after her guide. Recommended!

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My daughter and Ali already created a good chemistry on their first lesson (which most of the time took awhile to instill). I couldn't wish for more.

Posted Jun 26, 2017
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Ali is a very talented violin player. When I first started lessons with her, I was a beginner. The violin sounded squeaky and miserable. I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong. Ali simply modified my hand angle, raised my elbow slightly, and made me stand up straighter. She said 'Try now', and the sound was beautiful - a huge difference! We both couldn't stop laughing. She really does know what she is doing and can teach really well. Not to mention, she is a really nice person. She also is flexible and will go along with my schedule. Thanks for everything Ali!

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Julia A.
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Very kind and gentle and creative with my 5-yo.

Posted Apr 11, 2017

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violin instructor
Jan 2019 - Present

wayland school of music

Students ages: 3-13. Teaching with violin with the Suzuki method. Both for a group lesson and private lessons.

violin teacher
Jan 2018 - Present

Chelsea public school

Private lessons and group lessons for grade 2 to grade 5


Master of Music
Sep 2015 - Present

Boston University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

Renmin University of China



Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bach Competition of strings
Mar 2016

Boston University

25th Music Festival of Beijing
Aug 2010

Musicians Association of China

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