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Jenae S.

Ashland, MA

About Jenae

I have had a regular studio of violin and piano students in the Boston area since 2006. I began teaching in 2001 in Seattle, WA. I perform regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player at the Longy School of Music, in the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra.

My primary focus in my teaching is to guide my students to becoming independent musicians, and to help them develop a thorough understanding of music. Lessons include learning about music theory, sight reading, performance skills and technique. I have
a thorough understanding of pedagogy and a true passion for teaching students of all ages.

Education:

I've received both my Master's of Music degree with Emphasis in String Pedagogy and Undergraduate Diploma in Violin Performance from the Longy School of Music, studying with professors Janet Packer and Mark Lakirovich, and have received my Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Emerson College.

Originally from Seattle, WA, I began studying the piano at the age of seven. Soon after, I began studying the violin, and performed regularly in recitals and competitions. I have won scholarships to attend the Longy School of Music for both programs and the Max Aronoff Viola Institute.

My hobbies include dancing Argentine tango and playing tango music, riding horses, sailing and yoga.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me are fun and creative, and we'll work on something new and exciting each week. Students bring their lesson books and notebooks to each lesson, and practice goals are written clearly in their notebooks at each lesson. I use a series of different books depending on the age and level of the student, with a combination of classical, popular, and folk melodies. In my lessons, I often play my violin with my students to demonstrate certain points, or play along for support so they can match the sound. I also accompany violin students on the piano, providing a strong musical support and an opportunity to learn how to play with a different instrument.

Usually, after a just a couple of weeks, students are already playing pieces they are familiar with. I encourage my students to practice every day, because consistency is very important when learning an instrument. Students will also learn how prepare for performances and have the opportunity to play in recitals each year.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate Music studio adjacent to house w/ piano and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an excellent quality keyboard, if necessary. Students should have a keyboard or piano at home to practice on, or a violin if they are taking violin lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Popular
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Gisele T. July 8, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
"It's been really exciting so far! Jenae has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor .

Thanks Jenae
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Carin S. October 17, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Jenae is a great teacher!

My son just started violin lessons with Jenae and after barely a month is making great progress and staying motivated, even though he's starting this endeavor at almost 11 years old. Jenae's approach is very encouraging and methodical. We have been very pleased with our choice.
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SoumyaK March 18, 2012
My Eperience

Jenae is a wonderful teacher who has enormous amount of knowledge. Her teaching skills makes the student learn more and get better at playing the instrument. Has a lot of patience which is very essential when teaching a beginner. I feel very lucky to having found her. Thanks Jenae!
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Jenae S.

Jenae S.

Ashland, MA 01721
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI

About Kenya

I started playing music in the fourth grade. My first instrument was the
cello. In fifth grade I changed my instrument to the violin and found that it was definately something I wanted to persue. A year later I started
on the piano, and unlike the violin, I found that it was easier to learn it on my own. Because of that, my knowledge on the piano has been mostly self taught. I have been playing both instruments going on 16 years, and even though I did
play other instruments, nothing took center stage like the
piano and violin.

Although I have never played in the Boston Philharmonic
or London
Symphony Orchestra's, nor have written or composed any CD's, doesn't
mean I don't have a passion for what I do. To me, music isn't just about playing in a large orchestra or being famous. It is about recognizing the many different styles from cultures all over the world. It is the ability to appreciate the sounds the reverberate across the spectrum, the ability to mix and match in order to create something new, and to think outside the box when it comes to inventing new ideas. To me, music is a form of art (just like dance, drawing and writing), and just like any form of art, there must be a spark of passion behind it, or it becomes meaningless.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching music for almost two years and I have experience in
musical influences from the baroque, classical, and romantic periods, 20th
century and contemporary music, ragtime and blues. My belief is that learning
music comes easiest when it is relatable to everyday life. It is relaxing and
teaches patience and coordination. It is also a way to release one's inner
artist.

My lessons will cover topics ranging from learning how to play (beginners),
improving your technique, your ear, sight-reading, music theory, and
improvisation.

It will include the application and utilization of the fundamentals of music
as an art, and will incorporate style, technique, and creativity.

Lessons will be individualized to encourage and inspire ones self to not only succeed in just music, but to succeed in life.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Books, computer, keyboard (weighted keys, sustain pedal), violin (student must have their own violin). Students are responsible for purchasing their own books (if the student is young, it is the responsibility of the parents) for their lessons after the first lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have their own instrument. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books (if the student is young, it is the responsibility of the parents) for their lessons after the first lesson.

*** Specialties ***
baroque, classical, romantic periods, 20th century, contemporary music, ragtime and blues
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JamesB2 December 9, 2011
Kenya C

Although, I've never met Kenya personally, my usually shy daughter has been completely comfortable around her. I a few short lessons she's already learned sooooo much. My daughter and I both look forward to more lessons from her in the very near future. Thanks TakeLessons and THANK YOU KENYA!
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MichelleC3 January 22, 2011
I wish I could have continued my lessons. Hopefully I'll be able to continue this in the future, but wanted to say that Kenya is a very kind and patient teacher, and I hope to be able to take lessons from her again when the time comes. I really liked her approach to teaching an old dog like myself.
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SarahL2 January 10, 2010
Students' mother

Kenya is a great teacher. She is very encouraging and has a good read on my 8 and 5 yr olds so as to not push too much but is by no means a push over. I like her soft spoken firm style.
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Kenya C.

Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI 02898
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Maeve L.

Slatersville, RI

I've been teaching violin for 3 years, mostly at the beginner level, but willing to work with any age/experience group. I specialize in the Suzuki Method, taking students as far as I can with this style of training before moving them on to more difficult works and techniques. I like to incorporate theory and sight-singing/ear training into lessons, as they are crucial skills in helping a student further his/her understanding of the instrument and music, as well as learning studies and etudes.

About Maeve

My name is Maeve L. I have been playing the violin since the age of 6 and I am now in my junior year of college. I attend Rhode Island College and study privately with Professor John Sumerlin. Before Professor Sumerlin, I studied under Daniela Gongora, Elizabeth Faidley, Charles Sherba and David Rubenstein and I am a graduate of the Suzuki Method, therefore, I prefer to teach by this method. I began teaching in my freshman year of college, mostly younger students (elementary age). I am able to provide private lessons from my home studio, from the college, or travel to the student's home.
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Emilio D. June 22, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Maeve, was friendly, knowledgeable and has a clear passion for violin. Really impressed with enthusiasm and her ability to make me feel comfortable and look forward to learn with my new teacher!!
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Maeve L.

Providence, RI 02908
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$30 / 30-min
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Derek Y.

Whitman, MA

I was introduced to music and instruments at a young age. Began playing the violin at age 5 and fell in love with the it. Being a musician, as I have come to know, is a great tool for the mind and soul. I have been teaching violin for a number of years (since Spring 2010) and all of my experiences have been positive and rewarding, especially for my students.

Additional info: I always had my own private teacher growing up; I auditioned and was selected into the BYSO program for 5 years; I have a total of 300 hours of teaching experience at a music school.

About Derek

Currently a college senior at Boston University pursuing a degree in the medical sciences.
I was introduced to music and instruments at a young age. Began playing the violin at age 5 and fell in love with the it. Being a musician, as I have come to know, is a great tool for the mind and soul. I have been teaching violin for a number of years (since Spring 2010) and all of my experiences have been positive and rewarding, especially for my students.

Additional info: I always had my own private teacher growing up; I auditioned and was selected into the BYSO program for 5 years; I have a tota
l of 300 hours of teaching experience at a music school.
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Derek Y.

Derek Y.

Whitman, MA 02382
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$35 / 30-min
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Emmanuelle B.

Cranston, RI

Music is my passion! I began playing violin at the age of eight and have played ever since. Classical music is my favorite and I enjoy both teaching and performing music. I am capable to teach you the technics and skills that you need. I typically use the Suzuki and Strictly Strings books for beginner students, and I will then advance to etude studies such as Sevick and Wolfarht in addition to the Suzuki sequels for my intermediate students. As my violin teacher always said, "You can do all things if you work hard enough." So, you can accomplish great things in violin if you not only work hard but also smart. Therefore, let's explore this incredible instrument together. And I also provide music theory and sight-singing/ear training classes. And that said, I look forward to meeting you!

About Emmanuelle

Classically trained professional violinist. I have been playing violin since eight years old. I hold a BA in music with a violin emphasis at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. This degree has sharpened my instrumental skills by giving me a furnished background and understanding of the musical realm.

I have been playing and studying music for about twenty years. I have been able to teach music to several schools to a diverse group of young and adult students. My teaching experience also includes performing with students in front of large audiences several times per year. And therefore, I am a
ble to provide well-rounded skill sets and technics as a violin music teacher.

I was born and raised in Haiti. I have performed in many Symphony Orchestras. My last Orchestra experience was with the Lee University Symphony Orchestra (LUSO). I spent three consecutive semesters as an Assistant Principal second violin section at LUSO. My very first violin teacher was Yvrose Philippe Auguste, then I studied with Tony Jean Baptiste, and David Cesar at Holy Trinity Music School in Haiti. Then I came in the States, went to Lee University to study violin under Professor Weiyi Yu. Mrs. Yu was born and raised in Guangzhou, China. She went to Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Mrs. Yu has performed with great performers of our time such as Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Nadja Sonnenberg, Pavarotti, Joshua Bell, and Yo Yo Ma. So, I was fortunate to study with this phenomenal violin professor.

Last but not least, I look forward to getting my Master's degree in Music Education & Performance.
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Emmanuelle B.

Emmanuelle B.

Cranston, RI 02910
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$30 / 30-min

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