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Daniel U.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
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Learn violin from an experienced professional with over 15+ years of performing and teaching.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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First lesson we will get acquainted with your goals and what you are looking for out of lessons. Then I will assign fun technique building exercises along with goal pieces that we will work on together. Expect to have fun and enjoy music! Each student is unique and comes with different skill sets. I tailor lessons depending on the needs of the students. Problem solving is one of the biggest skills required to play an instrument at a master level. I pride myself on not just teaching the notes, but giving students to tools to self-asses and problem solve on their own. I like to think that I don't just teach violin or viola, but that I help my students to become competent, well-rounded musicians able to tackle any challenge.
About Daniel U.

I began playing the violin at age 7 and I have enjoyed every moment since! I switched to the viola at age 19 and pursued both a bachelor's and master's in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Music is always a journey and I have been lucky enough to perform in Germany, Denmark, Japan, China, and even in Carnegie Hall! I have been teaching for over 13 years and I have had students go on to play in Carnegie Hall, attend Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, and pursue degrees in music. There is so much joy in music and I try to always help students discover their own voice trough refining technique and constant shifts in perspective to solve problems and move forward. Music should always be fun and ultimately I want to give students the skills to teach themselves and to become their own musical force! Discover your inner musical power, learn to trust your ear, and have fun getting lost in the music! I specialize in, viola, violin, and viola d'amore.

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Daniel U.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
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Learn violin from an experienced professional with over 15+ years of performing and teaching.
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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First lesson we will get acquainted with your goals and what you are looking for out of lessons. Then I will assign fun technique building exercises along with goal pieces that we will work on together. Expect to have fun and enjoy music! Each student is unique and comes with different skill sets. I tailor lessons depending on the needs of the students. Problem solving is one of the biggest skills required to play an instrument at a master level. I pride myself on not just teaching the notes, but giving students to tools to self-asses and problem solve on their own. I like to think that I don't just teach violin or viola, but that I help my students to become competent, well-rounded musicians able to tackle any challenge.
About Daniel U.

I began playing the violin at age 7 and I have enjoyed every moment since! I switched to the viola at age 19 and pursued both a bachelor's and master's in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Music is always a journey and I have been lucky enough to perform in Germany, Denmark, Japan, China, and even in Carnegie Hall! I have been teaching for over 13 years and I have had students go on to play in Carnegie Hall, attend Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, and pursue degrees in music. There is so much joy in music and I try to always help students discover their own voice trough refining technique and constant shifts in perspective to solve problems and move forward. Music should always be fun and ultimately I want to give students the skills to teach themselves and to become their own musical force! Discover your inner musical power, learn to trust your ear, and have fun getting lost in the music! I specialize in, viola, violin, and viola d'amore.

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Teacher's Studio

Great 1st lesson. Daniel was encouraging and made me feel completely at ease. He gave me lots of great advice for improving my practice.

Posted Nov 30, 2021
Student's home

Daniel is excellent ! Highly recommended.

Posted Mar 9, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Daniel was friendly, approachable, and made me very comfortable. He was positive and encouraging and used every minute of the lesson to the max...I learned SO MUCH in just one lesson. You can tell he really wants to you to succeed. I can't wait to see where we will go!

Posted Jan 8, 2020
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Instructor details
Violin
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
3rd Ave S
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$112
60 minutes
$150
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30