Hallie Chandola

Hallie C.

Tampa, FL

About Hallie C.

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Hallie teaches: Ages 2 to 17
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2002
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Hello there! Do you or your loved ones have an interest in music? So do I! That is why I am here to teach and share my own passion for music. I love working with children and have two boys of my own. I love teaching music and instil passion for learning into every one of my students.

Having grown up in a musical family with my mother a professional violinist, I have been exposed to the joys of music since childhood. I learned how to play Suzuki piano at the age of three, and later percussion and string instruments from when I was six years old. In high school I joined the band playing flute. I loved playing flute and piccolo so much that I decided to take this as my career and went to Interlochen Arts Academy where I excelled in my performance. I later went to Prague Conservatory and Czech Budweiss Conservatory and played with the Prague Film Orchestra. Even more recently I have been a teacher for the Flutes and Strings classes at Unison World School in Dehradun, India.

I have had enjoyed having a very successful studio here in Tampa, and hope to enrich your life with music soon!

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching varies with the age level of each student. With younger students, imitation is often one of the best methods of learning and I prefer the Suzuki method for students up to age 8, especially with strings. For older children and adults, learning music notation and basic music theory for a full understanding of musical language are more important to get them to the level where they can learn any music that they want to play for fun. For students who wish to excel in their school band, a more practical approach with technique specific warm-ups and exercises seems to be the best in general.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes music stands, sheet music, whiteboard, video recording equipment and microphone, and seating for parents/students. No pets. Parking in driveway. Siblings are welcome.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide metronome, and tools for minor instrument repair. Students should provide their own music stands and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method, Hrimaly, Taffanel et Gaubert, Patricia George

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Welcome to my music studio!


Suzuki violin teacher

Aug 2016 - Present
Allisongs for Tots

Teaching group classes and private lessons to children ages 3 and up.

Private Music teacher

Jan 2002 - Present
Self employed

Giving private music lessons in flute, violin, cello, piccolo, music theory, and composition since 2002.

Music Teacher - Flute and Strings

Mar 2010 - Mar 2012
Unison World School

Flute and Strings teacher at Unison World School in Dehradun, India


Music Performance

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
Czech Budweis Conservatory

Diploma of Music Performance

Sep 2004 - Jul 2005
Prague Conservatory

High School Diploma

Sep 2002 - May 2004
Interlochen Arts Academy

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Music Together Teacher Training Completed

Sep 2016
Music Together

Completed 3 day teacher training course for Music Together, a music curriculum designed for children ages birth through 5.

Every Child Can!

Oct 2014
Suzuki Association of America

Course completed for teaching Suzuki Method.

Symphonic Band

Aug 2005
Cesky Hudebni Tabor Mladeze (Czech Music Camp for Youth)

Certificate of completion of course

Symphony Orchestra

Jul 2005
Cesky Hudebni Tabor Mladeze (Czech Music Camp for Youth)

Completion of Course.

Music Performance

May 2005
Prague Conservatory

Music Performance in Flute, Piccolo, Cello, Violin, Music Theory, Music History, Czech Language, Orchestra, Piano, and Wind Ensemble

Symphony Orchestra

Aug 2003
Cesky Hudebni Tabor Mladeze (Czech Music Camp for Youth)

Completion of Course

Symphonic Band

Jul 2003
Cesky Hudebni Tabor Mladeze (Czech Music Camp for Youth)

Completion of course.

Music Performance

Aug 2002
Brevard Music Center

Certificate in completion of the following courses:

Music Theory
Transylvania Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Music
Transylvania Symphonic Band


Sewanee Summer Music Festival Leadership Award

Jul 2004
Sewanee Summer Music Festival

John Philip Sousa Award

May 2002
Germantown High School

Acheivement Scholarship

Jan 2002
Lindenwood University

Award of Merit

Mar 2001
Flute Festival Midsouth

Certificate of Recognition

May 2000
Memphis Area Youth Wind Ensemble

Outstanding Musician Award

May 2000
Germantown Middle School

Piccolo Award

May 1999
Germantown Middle School

Performance of Distinction

Mar 1999
Flute Festival Midsouth


Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Sep 2014

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

National Flute Association

Jan 2000

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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22 Reviews on Hallie C.

Angelina G. Feb 9, 2017
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson, very informative and patient. Can't wait for next week!
Heather J. Dec 22, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Encouraging flexible knowledgeable friendly bright
joseph Nov 29, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She is a great teacher and she helps me when I have trouble with the violin. She's very kind and I'm very grateful to have her as my violin teacher.

Joseph, 11yrs
Carter S. Aug 25, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Hallie was so warm and welcoming. She went with the follow of my 3 year old to get the lesson objectives completed and ensured I was comfortable with the material to have him practice at home.
Chris Apr 19, 2016
Violin · In studio
Hallie is wonderful and sweet teacher.
My daughter had no experience of play violin.
but Hallie have very good skill to teach beginner.
now my daughter can play.
if you looking for violin teacher, she is one you looking for.
Carla for Serryn Apr 18, 2016
Cello · In home
My daughter, Serryn has been going to Hallie for about 2 months now.
Hallie's knowledge of teaching the cello in an easy to understand manner is amazing. Serryn has never been exposed to music lessons before and Hallie is very patient and supportive in her lessons. We would recommend Hallie to anyone wanting to learn the Cello in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
Anita L. Apr 17, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher very helpful sweet lady
Phyllis L. Apr 16, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Hallie's teaching style a great combination of challenging and encouraging. As an older adult student with very limited musical experience I find that she strikes just the right balance for my hyper-analytical personality.
I am pleasantly surprised with the progress I have made and look forward to my weekly lessons.
Serryn M. Mar 30, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Hallie is very patient and relays material in an easy to learn way.
Abbey U. Feb 1, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
This review is based off of our 1st lesson. I don't feel like one lesson is enough to give an in depth review on someone but since Takelessons asked for one, I wanted to provide my feedback. For a first time skype lesson, a 9 year old who has had no training on a cello but has been able to fumble around and can some what play a waltz-this lesson deserved a 5 star. Due to it being the first lesson and having no one to compare Hallie too, I can't say its a 5-best instructor ever. Now what matters is this-Hallie is professional, clear, articulate, engaging, encouraging, and upbeat. I liked the fact that Hallie wanted to hear my daughters waltz and used that song as a way to teach technique-bow hold, positioning the cello etc etc. My daughter was happy to be able to work on a song she already knows to get posture and technique understood better before diving into one of the books recommended to have on hand. My daughter later after that lesson, took it upon herself to practice another 30 minutes in front of a mirror. When ever a child takes it upon themselves to work on what was taught to them earlier that day, it is a sign that the teacher was inspiring and effective!
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