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ali Y.

Dedham, MA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I got my bachelor degree in Renmin University of China, which is one of the best university in China. I had 24 students before I came to States, several of them won the first prize in different violin competition.

I’m very patient, I have a beautiful smile, of course, and the most important thing is I can teach well. Most of my student can learn very fast and be very happy at the same time. I hope my student to love music instead of just playing the music
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ali delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
March 2017

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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Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
Western Sunshine Education

Students ages: 5-13.
During these two years I use Suzuki methods, at the same time I'm buiding my own teaching theory.

violin teacher
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Beijing 39th middle school

Teaching my students to play the violin in a professional way, everyone had a lot of fun during the class.Several students won the prize in Golden Beijing violin competition.


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

Photos & Videos

my latest recital on 4/22.
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19 Reviews

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Iyore I. Sep 25, 2018
Mandarin · In home

Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible

Jim C. Aug 14, 2018
Violin · Online

Autumn A. Jun 7, 2018
Violin · Online

Very patient. Provided great tips on technique improvement.

Rachael C. Apr 27, 2018
Violin · Online

Jeff P. Mar 30, 2018
Violin · Online

Catherine P. Feb 13, 2018
Violin · Online

great lesson!

Lily-Francis P. Feb 11, 2018
Violin · Online

Ali is very knowledgeable! Patient and kind. But also persistent!

Allison S. Dec 30, 2017
Violin · Online

Ali is a pleasant teacher and Allison has a great time with her for the first class.

min Nov 19, 2017
Violin · In home


Erin Nov 14, 2017
Violin · In studio

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!

Adrija S. Oct 1, 2017
Violin · In home

It has been only 3 classes with Ali. My daughter is motivated to practice every day which itself is a wonderful thing.

Jeff P. Sep 28, 2017
Violin · Online

Elyse Sep 12, 2017
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

Ali is personable, patient, and an excellent teacher to my daughter.

Jonas Sep 6, 2017
Violin · In home

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

Sophia Jun 27, 2017
Violin · In studio

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.

Joyce Jun 27, 2017
Violin · In studio

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!

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Tonette Jun 26, 2017
Violin · In 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.

Michelle Jun 26, 2017
Violin · In studio

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!

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Julia A. Apr 11, 2017
Violin · In home

Very kind and gentle and creative with my 5-yo.

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