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Carolyn B.

Scottsdale, AZ

I have been teaching violin for over twenty five years. I teach both traditional western methods and Suzuki style. I have a Doctorate in Music. I am very experienced teaching all ages and levels. I teach out of my home studio in Scottsdale. If you have ever dreamed of learning to play music, I can help you make that dream come true.

About Carolyn

Carolyn has taught advanced, intermediate and beginning violin and viola lessons for over twenty five years. She has also taught beginning piano and cello for over eighteen years. Carolyn earned her Doctorate in Music Performance from Arizona State University. She has taught in the Maricopa Community Colleges as well as in Scottsdale School District. Carolyn is very good with young students, teens, as well as adults. She is currently the Principal Violist of the Scottsdale Philharmonic, and the Conductor of the Four Seasons Orchestra. She is the violist with Four Seasons String Quartet.
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Eilana S. April 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Carolyn has been a great instructor for our daughter. She is knowledgeable, patient and uses positive reinforcement to facilitate learning. We are off to a great start and look forward to seeing the progress our daughter will make.
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Karen K. August 30, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Carolyn has done a great job with my son on the violin. She is filling in the missing pieces from his past instruction and is making sure he gets what he needs going forward. She also encourages as she teaches.
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Olivia T. August 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful first lesson. My daughter is very excited to attend the next one.
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Carolyn B.

Carolyn B.

Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Cathy W.

Phoenix, AZ

I teach from Beginning to Intermediate mostly, but may teach some Advanced students to help them with technique and some position work.

About Cathy

I have been teaching students on a regular basis since receiving my Violin Performance Degree in 2008, but have taught several students on and off for over 20 years. I also play in a local symphony.
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Alicia July 2, 2015
Violin · In home
A wonderful, patient lady who loves what she does!!
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Whitney D. March 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Cathy provides attentionto her student. She uses positive reinforcement and is encouraging.
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Maria M. March 17, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cathy is very patient and offers a wealth of musical knowledge!
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Cathy W.

Phoenix, AZ 85041
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sheila M.

Scottsdale, AZ

About Sheila

I love teaching music!
I have been teaching violin and fiddle for 20years now. I have been a professional violinist for 40years and love to share my experiences and knowledge of music with others.

I teach beginners/intermediate and advanced students with a complete focus on getting students to play as soon as possible. I teach both by ear and with sheet music. I am extremely patient and my students always have a great time learning.

I have won over 65 National Violin Championships and 13 World Violin Championships, andI have managed 3 violin shops across the US.

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ish to take lessons with me, I still plead with you that you take any lessons from anyone and PLAY MUSIC! :) :)

You can see more about me at sheilamaguire.net and read some testimonies from my students.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :) sheilamaguire@live.com
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john April 29, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sheila has a great personality, very patient with beginners, and creates a friendly learning environment. She has great world wide violin experience and has won many violin contests.

In just a few lessons my skill and understanding has greatly improved.
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Andy March 9, 2016
Fiddle · In home
Verified Student
Sheila was exceptionally supportive and patient with my beginner's efforts . . . looking forward to steady improvement with my fiddle-
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Erin D. August 11, 2015
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Sheila was so friendly, and did a great job pushing me to work hard, but in a gentle, friendly way. I had a lot of fun in the lessons! I went in with no real knowledge of the fiddle, and came out with a great experience. I definitely recommend her!
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Sheila M.

Sheila M.

Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kathryn P.

Mesa, AZ

Experienced violin teacher of 14 years total and 3 years teaching available for eager beginning and intermediate students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they wish to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical violin skills and note reading. I specialize in classical and minor folk and fiddle styles. I typically use Suzuki and Essential Elements books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sheet music, games, and more!

About Kathryn

Kathryn has taken violin lessons since she was 5 for a total of 14 years and has taken lessons from various prominent teachers in the Vegas and St. George area. Kathryn graduated from Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts under the Music Academy where she was pushed by talented peers and faculty to grow as a musican. During her senior year she was her school's Sterling Scholar in Music, won the opportunity to play the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, and got superior ratings at various music festivals throughout the state. Kathryn has recently studied for a
year at Dixie State University in music and plans to transfer to ASU soon to continue her degree.

During her junior year of high school, Kathryn began teaching violin lessons to students at Vista Charter School. Since then, she developed her own independent studio and through her first year of college taught private lesson at The Music Store where she gained a full-size studio.
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Gabby June 10, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Our first experience was great, I expect even more great things in the weeks to come.
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Kathy August 12, 2015
Violin · In home
Kathryn is amazing! She taught my daughter for a few years and is so good. She is talented, kind, patient, and a fantastic teacher! Violin lessons with Kathryn were a weekly highlight for my daughter. I highly recommend Kathryn!!
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Cathi August 11, 2015
Violin · In studio
Kathryn taught my children in home as well as a chosen location. Kathryn was always prepared and interacted well with my children. She would challenge my children with their music. They learned from your many talents. Thank you Kathryn for all of your patience and sweet kindness. We were sad that you moved away but we are excited for you to be close to your family again.
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Kathryn P.

Kathryn P.

Mesa, AZ 85207
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Tee Tong T.

Tempe, AZ

Individual Lessons
Recognizing that every student blossoms in a unique way and possesses distinct learning styles, interests and strengths, Tee specializes in private individual lessons. In so doing, she is able to creatively tailor lessons according to her students’ needs and create an optimal environment for them to cultivate good practice habits, making music learning a pleasurable journey for everyone.

About Tee Tong

Tang Tee Tong, affectionately called Tee, is a devoted violin pedagogue with 10 years of teaching experience in Arizona, US and her hometown of Singapore. She currently runs a private violin studio in Tempe, AZ and is also the Artistic Director of The Music Circle, Singapore.

Graduated recently with a master’s degree in violin performance, Tee counts eminent violinists Dr Jonathan Swartz, Prof Andres Cardenes and Prof Lina Bahn as her mentors in the US. Always ready to learn and push her limits, Tee is now pursuing her doctoral degree as well as her passion for teaching violin.  

Armed w
ith a passion to help others embrace music and enjoy a lifelong adventure with this art form, Tee currently teaches students in Tempe, AZ from age 4 onward. Believing that teaching is crucial to helping her grow as a performer, she seeks to create an environment that encourages the lifelong love of music and sharing between herself, her students and parents.

Tee has received Suzuki teacher training with Mr William Starr, former President of Suzuki Association of Americas. However, her teaching is not limited to one method but is shaped by all the wonderful mentors she has worked with over the years, her own teaching experiences and training as well as exploration in other pedagogical methods. She believes that each student learns differently and by observing how each student learns best tailor my teaching towards the individual, rather than strictly following a methodology.

While actively teaching violin lessons in Tempe, AZ, Tee is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Music Circle.

Musical Journeys with Students
For Tee, music is not a goal in itself. Instead, she believes that music education helps build character, elevates self-esteem and confidence, and cultivates discipline and eagerness for excellence. Teaching has also enabled Tee to better communicate and articulate her technique and musical ideas. She aspires to constantly challenge and motivate her students, while guiding them to become their own teachers.

Working with Kids
Focused on nurturing a lifelong love for music among her young students, Tee strives to make learning music enjoyable through creative activities and learning methods. Beyond creating delightful lessons and a supportive environment, Tee cultivates discipline in her students such that they are driven to achieve excellence through regular practice. Her efficient practice routines, along with strict violin techniques, provide students with the tools and skills needed to meet the challenges of a wide range of violin repertoire.

Teaching Adults
Adults who have dreamt of picking up the violin are encouraged to embark on this extraordinary journey. In her teaching journey, Tee has worked with a wide range of adult students with varying personal goals for learning, such as finding solace in music, picking up a hobby, and learning to play for an event or wedding. Some have even been prompted to learn the instrument after listening to violin pieces that stirred their emotions. Regardless of age, Tee’s violin lessons are designed to give adult learners a different perspective of life and kindle their love for music-making.

Individual Lessons
Recognizing that every student blossoms in a unique way and possesses distinct learning styles, interests and strengths, Tee specializes in private individual lessons. In so doing, she is able to creatively tailor lessons according to her students’ needs and create an optimal environment for them to cultivate good practice habits, making music learning a pleasurable journey for everyone.
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Jeralyn H. May 13, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Even in just the first lesson I felt so much improvement, she is VERY good
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John November 30, 2015
Violin · In studio
Tee's an extremely experienced teacher and also performer who's attentive, tough, yet inspiring at the same time. She has so much to bring to each lesson! Unlike many other violinists who wow students with their "demos", she focuses on the student and makes sure you leave each day with sufficient good practice. She's also very good at spotting mistakes of early learners before they blossom into problematic habits. What I like most is Tee's ability to customize the learning experience for each student, depending on the way s/he learns-of course, without compromising on lesson quality.

I spent close to 2 years with her as a private student and I could not have asked for a better teacher. I attended many of her concerts as well, it was a wonderful journey.
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Tee Tong T.

Tempe, AZ 85281
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$30 / 30-min

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