Ha-eun Ryu
Roxbury, MA
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Ha-eun Ryu

Ha-eun R.

Roxbury, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've taught people who were just beginning violin (both children and adults) to students who were working on major concertos. What is most important to me as a teacher is building a strong foundation from which it is possible to branch out and connect emotionally with the music they play. I also strive to make performers out of violinists and to help them engage both audiences and themselves.

About Ha-eun R.

I have been surrounded by music my whole life and have played violin for 20 years. I went to high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, obtained a BM in violin performance at Oberlin Conservatory and an MM at the Boston Conservatory. I have won competitions, played in professional orchestras, performed with college faculty, soloed with orchestras, and won the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists Award.

I have completed a pedagogy course in college and at the graduate level. I have taught children, teens, and adults alike. I had the fortune of studying with wonderful teachers and strive to be like them and pass on their wisdom.

I am passionate about teaching out of a desire to help people express themselves and appreciate music on a deeper level. I am very enthusiastic and adapt my approach to each student's level, personality, and needs while seeking to build a good rapport. I make creative analogies to keep them engaged. I am positive while critiquing because I believe negativity is counterintuitive to effective learning. I have experience working with elementary school kids, having spent three years employed at a Boys and Girls Club and currently teaching violin at a small music school in Melrose.

Just as I believe in culturing love of music in children, I truly enjoy working with older and more experienced students. I am very eager to help them develop their musicality and good technique. I have an extensive repertoire list and thus am able to aid students in learning challenging music such as show pieces and concertos.

I predominantly teach classical music but have helped students in other music activities. I encourage older and more advanced students to choose their own music. I have also helped a student prepare for college auditions.

On practical matters, I require 24 hours advance notice before rescheduling or canceling a lesson, barring emergencies. If a student is late for the lesson time (10 minutes late for 30 minute lessons, 15 minutes for 45 minute lessons and hour lessons) I will count it as missed and the lesson will be forfeit. I inform students 24 hours in advance for scheduling changes and always do makeup lessons if I am sick on a scheduled lesson day.

I really look forward to meeting new students and to inspire them to be at their best!


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14 Reviews
Liah P.
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Ha-eun has been an amazing violin teacher. I played violin for several years throughout my childhood and then stopped playing for about 10 years before deciding I wanted to learn again. Having not played for so long, I wasn't really sure what I remembered or what my skill level was at.

Ha-eun has done a great job evaluating me and picking pieces that are challenging but still do-able. She is really friendly and encouraging and has made re-learning the violin an enjoyable experience.

For personal reasons, I have to take a break from violin for a little but when I re-start lessons, I will definitely pick Ha-eun as my teacher again if she is still taking students at that time!

She really knows her stuff when it comes to music and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn violin.

Posted May 16, 2021
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I was exited to start my first lesson and it was great! Ha-eun welcomed me warmly and I think learning with her will be successfull and wonderful at the same time. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Sep 9, 2020
Samuel I.
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Ha-eun is a great violin teacher. I'm an adult learner that picked up the violin to try something different. I've played saxophone for 15 years, and have gone through many types of teachers. I can say Ha-eun is one of the best. She's experienced and patient. We started lessons in person and moved to online because of COVID19, and still going strong through the Suzuki book. She would be great to teach young or old alike!

Posted Jun 29, 2020
Jim W.
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Her help with bow hold, relaxation with the right hand and arm, will help me enjoy playing.

Posted Aug 30, 2019
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Ha-eun is fantastic! She is helping our 10 year-old daughter master a new piece she needs to learn within the next 2 weeks. Can't praise her enough! We do in person as well as internet lessons. During the lesson, Ha-eun is focused on the student and her passion for music and fondness of teaching others truly shows. Listening to her playing the violin to show how it should be done is a delight. We consider ourselves lucky to have such a great teacher.

Posted Jul 19, 2018
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In one lesson, Ha-eun gave me excellent adjustments to improve my technique. I'll definitely be coming back.

Posted Jun 14, 2018
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She is a genius! My daughter learned so much on her first lesson. She practice excitedly the afterwards.

Posted Mar 17, 2018
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She is awesome. Nice and kind.

Posted Jan 14, 2018
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Great great class, this teacher is patient and inspiring! Would love to take more lessons from her! Highly recommend!

Posted Oct 22, 2017
Mark Wilson
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I’m an adult learner of violin with a full-time work schedule that frequently goes over 45 hours during slow weeks. I’ve never been what many would musically talented, but the desire to learn an instrument has always been there. Like a lot of people with a full-time schedule and trying to advance their career, it’s hard to carve out time for extracurricular hobbies. On a whim, I decided to learn violin and bought one from Amazon. I quickly realized I was out of my depth. I went looking for an instructor and found Ha-eun on Take Lessons.

She’s a fantastic instructor because she’s always willing to take time to answer questions, change the lesson plan to fit what the student’s needs at that time, and focus on the basics while learning how to play music. There is a lot to know when playing violin and it can feel quite overwhelming. Ha-eun broke down some of these big overwhelming chunks into small comprehensible sizes. There is an art in teaching an instrument without making the process frustrating, and she actively tries to make learning how to play violin easy on the student. The violin is a difficult instrument, especially when you realize there is no frets on it. I think Ha-eun does an excellent job and recommend her as an instructor.

Posted Sep 1, 2017
Amy L.
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Ha-eun is very knowledgeable, professional, and patient with my 12-year-old son. I highly recommend her!

Posted Aug 8, 2017
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had a very nice experience with a very skilled tutor

Posted Jun 14, 2017
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Ha-eun is an extremely devoted instructor and she has been helping me for my audition in a youth orchestra. She is really patient but always eager to push us to our best. She pays attention to the details and give thousands of helpful tips without sounding like a rigid teacher but using a friendly and communicative approach. I feel so lucky to found her on TakeLessons. I never expected an instructor to be so devoted and helpful. Her high efforts to help me makes me feel so motivated to do my best and make her proud. I would continue my lessons with her even though the audition was done!

Posted May 7, 2016
Jeffrey P.
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I have been taking violin lessons with Ha-eun for a couple of months now and I am very excited to be working with her. It is a real pleasure. She is very educated/talented musically and is very patient with me. She works with students of varying music levels. I have some music experience both through school and through previous violin lessons years ago when I was younger. We began working where I left off. Her lessons are very organized and they consist of 2 components, both a music theory component and a technical component where I learn how to hold the violin/bow correctly. During my first lesson, she had the patience to tune my violin (despite the cold winter which can really affect violin sound/make tuning hard), set my shoulder rest properly on the violin and set the "No fret" violin finger board tape which can take a while. I really enjoy taking lessons with her and I anticipate working with her for a long time moving forward in my violin education. It is with no hesitation and no reservation that I recommend Ha-Eun for new students as well as those wanting to go back to learning the violin like me. She has a very positive attitude and is very patient when I have difficulty learning anything. I'm very happy I found her on TakeLessons and I look forward to many many more lessons with her!

Posted Apr 12, 2016

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Violin teacher
Oct 2019 - Present

Music 101

First Violin Section Player
Sep 2019 - Present

Cape Ann Symphony

Oct 2016 - Present


Eureka is a multi-institutional and community outreach interactive non-profit ensemble based in Boston.

First Violin Section Sub
Apr 2012 - Jun 2019

Orchestra Iowa

Performing in concerts as part of Orchestra Iowa

Piano Quintet
Apr 2012 - Apr 2012

Orchestra Iowa

Performed the Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, with members of University of Iowa faculty and Orchestra Iowa as part of a chamber group.


MM, violin performance
Sep 2015 - May 2018

Boston Conservatory

BM, violin performance
Sep 2010 - May 2015

Oberlin Conservatory



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


First Prize of Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, College Division
Mar 2014

Lima Symphony Orchestra

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists Award
Dec 2008

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

From the Top artist
Nov 2008


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