Dongyi Hu

Dongyi H.

Gilbert, AZ
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching violin for 40 years and my students have gone on to win China National Championships. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to understand violin basics and as time goes on you'll be able to play smoothly. I taught violin at university level for 15 years in China. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Dongyi H.

I am originally from Jinan, China and have a degree in English from Shandong Normal University in Jinan. I have played the violin since I was 15. However, I have taught music a total of forty years, twenty at the university. Prior to that I was an was an Accompanist with the Beijing Opera. I am now retired, teaching violin in my home for the past 5 years in China. I now live at the Lyon's Gate neighborhood in Gilbert Arizona and teach in my home studio there.


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22 Reviews
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Teaches correct hand, bow, and violin positions. Also how much pressure to put on bow. Just what I needed! Play mainly from the middle of the bow for the best tone for now.

Posted Mar 1, 2019
kevin mullin
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encouraging. stunning progress in my daughter

Posted Dec 30, 2018
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she's very nice and does not waste any time. she demanding and consistent with her critiques and inspires me to practice more.

Posted Dec 1, 2018
Maya P.
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We are very happy to have found Dongyi; her dedication and level of knowledge are above other teachers we’ve had in the past. I now can see that my daughter is being taught by a professional and awesome teacher!

Posted Nov 12, 2018
Franco A.
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she is very nice

Posted Oct 20, 2018
Siddarth (Sid) A.
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Ms. Dongyi is a Fantastic mentor and our son waits for his Violin class with her, more than school, or any of his other activites! Thank you very much, Ms. Dongyi for being such a great teacher. We are very grateful.

Posted Jan 30, 2018
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For the first lesson, I was extremely please. During this one lesson, my son learned more and played more than 5 1/2 months of previous violin lessons.

Posted Jul 25, 2017
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Thanks for the great lesson and being so patient!

Posted Jan 26, 2017
Hannah C.
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Dongyi is knowledgable, reliable, and friendly! I enjoyed every one of my lessons and learned so much from her! She gave me the ability and more importantly the confidence to play an instrument that had intimidated me for years! Thank you, Dongyi!

Posted Jan 24, 2017
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Dongyi is very attentive and works the full 30 minutes with our granddaughter. She is very patient and positive for our beginner.

Posted Oct 4, 2016
Linda B.
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Donygi is so patient. Yet firm. I love taking lessons with her.

Posted Aug 25, 2016
Danny F.
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She is great!

Posted Apr 25, 2016
Hannah C.
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She's skilled and nice! The perfect combo!

Posted Apr 21, 2016
Firdous K.
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Very nice and attentive and knowledgeable. One lesson so far looking forward to the next

Posted Mar 13, 2016
Vickie W.
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Dongyi was very nice. I really enjoyed her teaching technique and she was very encouraging. I think I am really going to enjoy my lessons.

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Michelle F.
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Dongyi was wonderful....kind, patient and so good at what she does. I feel very fortunate to have found her, and I am looking forward to many more lessons!

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Susan S.
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Dongyi is the best! She's so patient and a lot of fun at the same time. She's very knowledgeable about violin. I hope to play like her someday!

Posted Nov 19, 2015
Isabella C.
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Best instructor ever! 100% satisfied

Posted Nov 15, 2015
Josh O.
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Josh is loving his lessons with Dongyi! Thank you!

Posted Oct 13, 2015
Raphaela C.
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Great first lesson and looking forward to the next! Feel like I learned quite a bit in one hour :). Dongyi is very kind, patient and supportive. If it weren't for the slight difficulty in communication my rating would be a solid 5 stars.

Posted Oct 10, 2015
Savannah P.
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Posted Aug 26, 2015
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Posted Aug 26, 2015

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Associate Professor - Music
Jun 1990 - Jun 2005

Shandong Normal University

I have a degree in music from Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China and have taught music a total of 40 years, twenty-five at the university and 15 in my private home studio in Jinan. I am now retired, teaching violin in my home for the past 5 years. I have enjoyed helping students learn to play the violin as well as possible, some of them the best violin players in China.


Sep 1972 - Jun 1976

Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China



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