Estela Karr

Estela K.

Houston, TX

About Estela K.

Background check: Last verified 04/19/2016
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Estela teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2001
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Hello! My name is Estela, and I've been teaching private lessons since 2001. I enjoy helping students create beautiful music, develop good techniques, and play along with any song through improvisation. I have played violin for over 22 years including orchestras, string ensembles, church worship bands, and weddings and special occasions.

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in violin from Louisiana State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin. I have also worked for 6 years as an ESL teacher and am very patient with new learners, immigrants/foreigners, and kids.


Master of Arts in Foreign Language Education

Sep 1999 - May 2001
University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Sep 1995 - May 1999
Louisiana State University

Languages Spoken

Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese

Limited Proficiency
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8 Reviews on Estela K.

Alemtsehay (Alem) B. Nov 16, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Marissa Sep 12, 2016
Violin · In studio
Estela is a great teacher, she has the patience and the drive to do this job.
I liked her commitment, her teaching style and above all the honesty.

My daughter liked having her as a teacher and will probably sign up to take lessons with her again, next summer.
SimonaK Jul 7, 2011
Parent feedback

My son started playing violin as a part of the 5th grade music program they have at school. Estela is great at teaching him the very important basic skills that they couldn't focus on at school and then build on those skills further. After two month we can see a significant improvement in many aspects of his playing but, most importantly, he likes to come to these lessons because they are fun for him.
RikB May 15, 2011
estela feedback

very professional. my daughter is progressing well under her tuition.
KenyaD May 15, 2011
Violin Lessons

Estela is great! She takes the time to answer your questions, give positive feedback and great tips. She is friendly and attentive. I have had a blast taking lessons with Estela!
TomH Mar 1, 2011
Estela is a very patient teacher. She pays very close attention to details involving the technique of playing the violin. Her tips and guidance are always very helpful. It is a pleasure taking lessons with Estela.
RobertC Jan 18, 2011

Estela is a qualified teacher for beginning violin students because students at that level have a lesson book from their school. At the high school level there is no lesson book that the student brings so it is left to the teacher to supplement with lesson material which my daughter felt was missing. My daughter at the intermediate high school level requires instruction material from the teacher.The one page sheet lesson from her high school was to be reviewed again during the next lesson was not the best use of her time for the second lesson. A recommended lesson book for intermediate students should have been provided if the student has none to bring. The initial student questionaire that was filled out at the take lesson web site indicated that she is an intermediate level student. Some kind of intermediate level instruction material should have been provided during the first lesson.
SriramR Dec 22, 2008
Ms Estela is a wonderful teacher, she is very patient and excellent with kids
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