Students are raving about their Violin instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by jawad
"My son has been learning violin with Mr. Tigran since last 8 months. He started with very basic 8 months ago and last week his middle school won 12 trophi
es and he was at the center of the performance. Thanks to Mr. Tigran. Mr. Tigran has the ability to come to student level and bring a change. He is soft, polite and professional. My son is fully involved in violin now and looking towards next level. I am very pleased with his performance and looking forward that one day he will be playing like Mr. Tigran. During the last 8 months there were some occasions where my son was not able to meet the schedule appointment and Mr. Tigran was very accommodating with these situations. Mr. Tigran has the ability to relate music with daily life examples so kids can understand it better. A good communication is extremely important for a teacher and he posses this skill and knows how to apply it. I can see my son will grow very well with his music in future."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Steve
"The lessons are perfect! Just what I was looking for at this point in my study."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by wallace
"Fantastic teacher. Tons of positive energy and encouragement. Very willing to help me work on songs of my own choosing and able to figure them out in just
a few minutes. With her we worked on country style fiddling."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Linda
"Incredible Training - A Perfect Match
We interviewed many teachers, and then I found Larisa. Providing incredible training in classical techniques combin
ed with a spirit of playfulness and fun, sheâs been the perfect teacher for my daughter"
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Bill
"Fantastic Violin Teacher
Alexandra has been giving 30 minute violin lessons to my 7 year old for the last couple of months. She is extremely patient,poli
te, and professional. She always comes well prepared with a detailed lesson plan tailored to my daughters needs. She takes the time to communicate progress and always let me know when she will be out of town and when we can resume or schedule extra sessions. My daughter loves the lessons and her teacher. She is always happy when she knows that her lesson is coming up. It's exciting to see her progress and her confidence grow with each lesson. I highly recommend Alexandra as a teacher for your child"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Tim
"When my 7-year-old son decided he wanted to play Violin, I was surprised, as seems more the drummer type. We signed him up with Meryl, and he has now been
playing for 2 years and really enjoys it. His success has been nurtured by Meryl and her wonderful teaching style. She always enters our home with a smile and upbeat attitude, which starts our guy off with the right frame of mind for learning. She has the right balance of directed instruction and praise when a good effort is put forth. We would recommend Meryl very highly."
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Vicki
"Ella is an exceptional teacher!
My husband and I hired Ella to teach violin to our 12-yr-old daughter. We have been so incredibly pleased with Ella's tea
ching ability, her passion for the violin and helping others do well, and her sense of humor. All of these qualities combined helped our daughter's improvements with her violin to be noticed by her orchestra teacher, who has now moved our daughter up several chairs! Our daughter looks forward to these lessons -- she loves Ella's teaching style, and they have fun together during and after each lesson -- she even offered to go violin-shopping with us to help us pick out a higher quality instrument - now that's passion! Thank you, Ella!!"
Columbus, OH teacher:
Review by Jared
"I took Violin lessons with Nader for about eight years, and I can confidently say that those eight years made me the musician that I am today. When I firs
t met with Nader, I could barely scratch out an elementary level piece. However, I do believe that I can now play any piece with the ability and technique I learned from Nader. Each lesson consists of scales and arpeggios, scale studies, etudes, bow studies, and one or two pieces of music. Nader teaches with an emphasis on the fundamentals (scales, arpeggios, scale studies, etc.) so as to build the best foundation possible. As far as music goes, the pieces vary with respect to time period and style. Over the years I played and performed several Baroque pieces (Bach Sonatas and Partitas, Leclair Sonata) some Classical pieces (Mozart Violin Concerto) and many Romantic pieces (to name a few: Wienawski Violin Concerto, Debussy’s Claire De Lune, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, Saint-Saens’ Introduction et. Rondo Capriccioso, Bruch Violin Concerto, Manuel de Falla’s Asturiana) and a few modern pieces (e.g. Barber’s Violin Concerto). For the beginning student, Nader usually chooses a few selections from the Suzuki books, although he doesn’t necessarily teach the Suzuki method. He will also incorporate sight singing (Melodia) and ear training into the lesson to ensure that the student develops and sharpens a proper musical ear. Over the years I was introduced to and learned many of the important techniques associated with stringed instruments (e.g. vibrato, octaves, fingered octaves, double and triple stops, chords, artificial harmonics, Spicatto, Staccato (and other common bow manipulations), proper shifting between all positions, pizzicato, phrasing, etc.) He has an extensive knowledge of technique and composition which he uses to give the student the best education possible on the matter. Nader also makes sure the student understands that there is more to music than simply playing the notes. He teaches how to phrase and incorporate one’s own musicality into the piece. He also teaches the student about the culture and history surrounding the composer/piece that they are working on. This is not only informative, but also keeps one interested even if they find the piece difficult or frustrating. There is an annual concert where all the students perform the pieces they had been working on with Nader. This is a fun event with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere where students can showcase their talent and technical improvement. I always enjoyed these concerts as they were a tangible reminder of my own improvement and achievements. In retrospect, I found my lessons with Nader to be a very well-rounded experience. Not only did I learn how to play an instrument, but I learned how to be a musician. He is an awesome teacher and I cherish the time I spent learning from him; I wouldn't trade my experiences with Nader for anything. He always pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of and I learned so much from that. He is a very amiable, patient, passionate, generous, and patient teacher, so don’t be afraid to call! Whether you are young or old, beginner or advanced, there is always more to learn. Let Nader be your next teacher!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Lynne
"Cathy is my daughter's violin instructor. She is very nice and easy to work with. Professional and a good communicator. My daughter really likes her, a
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