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Jessica H.

Seattle, WA

Lessons focus on learning the violin repertoire with a solid technical basis. I believe in focused practicing to ensure students learn quickly with good technique. Most importantly, I keep students feeling forward momentum and enthusiasm for learning.

About Jessica

I grew up in a very musical household; listening to anything and everything from 1960's folk, early punk, and current pop music to classical, country, and celtic. I began violin lessons in fourth grade and was trained in the classical tradition though as time went along, was also exposed to modern, fiddle, and pop styles. I believe that my background establishes a solid technical basis for my students that leads to wherever their interests lie.

I received a BFA in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a MMu in Music Theory and Composition from the University of New Mexico. I have played in sev
eral ensembles including the Bi-Co Orchestra at Bryn Mawr, multiple chamber music ensembles, a community Chorale Orchestra, and the musical accompaniment to a play. I began teaching violin lessons during my undergraduate degree and have continued teaching ever since.

I have found that there is an enormous joy and satisfaction in teaching the love of music through violin and assisting my students in starting and continuing their own musical journey. I have had students in all stages of life but no matter what the age, the love for music is a great one to be shared.

*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons I am relaxed but do expect students to understand the importance of the technical aspects of learning violin. I usually start out with exercises from Strictly Strings combined with the repertoire from the Suzuki literature. As each student progresses and learns where their own interests are, I am eager to hone technical skill with the music they enjoy.

I do not follow a particular teaching method and instead prefer to modify my style with how each student learns best, whether it is by ear, with playing together, or an contains an emphasis on theory. I do strongly believe in the power of consistent, quality practice which does not necessarily take a large chunk of time but does need to be focused.

After three to six months, my students can expect to have a solid basis for whatever style they are interested in as well as a start on violin repertoire in the style of their choice. I have taught students with attention disorders and dyslexia and am always willing to expand my teaching experience to other students with special needs.

People say that teaching is the best learning experience and in my life, I have found that statement to be completely true. I hope to hear, teach, and grow with my students in the near future.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a portable music stand and initial music books to start. I expect my students to provide the instrument and eventually buy the books needed.

*** Specialties ***
In music theory, I am familiar with the Piston and Laitz textbooks. I can teach counterpoint, four-part writing, chordal analysis, figured bass, and post-tonal theory. As far as violin I am very comfortable with the Suzuki books and specialize in classical repertoire.
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Mikayla I. January 13, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Great Knowledge

Jessica has a fantastic knowledge of the violin. Not only can she explain the theory behind music but relate it to everyday examples. She has a fun personality too; so she makes understanding and learning the pieces fun and easy. She taught me to learn more, push my boundaries, and gain confidence while playing.
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Amanda L. October 21, 2012
Violin
Verified Student
Great Beginnering Instructor

Jessica is very patient and provides excellent feedback. She is highly knowledgeable on a variety of music types. Her studio is a positive and relaxed environment.
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Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Seattle, WA 98115
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Jae-In S.

Seattle, WA

Explore your musical talent with one of the finest violinist in Northwest.

About Jae-In

Starting violin-playing at 4, Jae-In became the youngest winner of the Korea national music competition at the age of 7, and made a solo concerto debut with one of the major orchestras in Korea at 10. Since the debut, She has made further solo appearances with Seoul Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Sammamish Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, Washington Idaho Symphony, etc. Jae-In has won 1st prizes in many renowned competitions, including New York International Music Concours, American Protégé International Competition, Korea-Germany Brahms Music Competition, Baroque String
Competition, Ladies Musical Club Competition, and Carmel Music Society Competition. She received musical education from the Pre-college of Korean National University of Arts, Yonsei University in Korea (BM), Yale University (MM), and University of Washington (DMA).

As an active soloist and chamber musician, Jae-In has been performing in North America, Europe and Asia, and the venue includes Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Sunset Center in Carmel, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, Teatro Gayarre in Spain. She gave the world premiere of works by many award-winning composers: Jordan Kuspa and Fay Kueen Wang, as well as has participated in various recording projects beyond the classical world. She also has been passionately involved in music pedagogy and had taught violin, viola, and chamber music at Bellevue High School, Gloria Chamber Music Academy, and Yale University. Shin currently serves as a concertmaster of Seattle Philharmonic orchestra and often performs live on local and national television and radio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Jae-In teaches private lessons for Violin, Viola, and Chamber Ensemble at Jane'€™s violin studio in Seattle, Washington. Since 2003 her students have won national music competitions and received scholarships to continue their studies at the college level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Parking's available. Musics, Etude books, Music stand, Metronome, Rest area, Wifi, Computer,

*** Specialties ***
Music Performance, Musical Education, Music Theory
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Music Ensemble
Classic, Jazz, Electronic
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Klara T. July 19, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient and experienced. Gave some great tips for note reading
and handouts to work from.
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Tom P. April 25, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I played violin for two years in Jr High school. That is to say, I was way past "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" but couldn't quite do vibrato without ripping the violin away from my face. That was 30 years ago. I hadn't touched a violin until about a month ago.

Jae-In listens patiently and adapts her approach to what works best for me. For example, I explained that I can barely read music, I learned by sound when the orchestra rehearsed and memorized the material. I'm older and have both the discipline and desire to learn to read music. So half my homework she played for me to memorize and the other half helps build my music reading. :)

I feel privileged to have somebody of Jae-In's caliber as a teacher. Her skill with the violin is absolutely superb. Even more importantly, she is super friendly and kind. She immediately made me feel welcome as she greeted me with a big smile. With her, I can go from beginner to advanced without needing to switch teachers. This, I feel, reduces the likelihood that I will form a habit early in my training that limits my progress further down the road.

I highly recommend Jae-In no matter your age or playing level.
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Lucyna T. March 22, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I had my very first lesson with Jae-In and I liked it a lot. She is helping me to get a good foundation and although I bought only 5 classes to see how that goes, I will probably get some more. I like her dedication and I sensed that she truly want you to succeed. I like her teaching style a lot.
Thank you,
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Jae-In S.

Jae-In S.

Seattle, WA 98112
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starting at
$60 / 45-min
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Jonathan G.

Seattle, WA

About Jonathan

I have nearly thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish.
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Chad T. January 20, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Jonathan has a demonstrable amount of knowledge about the violin including different playing styles, music theory, and its practical application. His approach is incremental and measured that adapts to my specific strengths and weaknesses intermixed with an appropriate amount of patience. He is also very personable. I always look forward to our lessons together.
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Ted H. June 2, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Being that this is based only on my first lesson, I am very impressed with Jonathan's approach and feel confident he will do an excellent job of teaching me the violin. So based on my impression I would recommend you consider Jonathan for a teacher.
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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Seattle, WA 98144
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Eric W.

Redmond, WA

I started playing violin with the Suzuki method at age 5. I have been teaching violin to ages 4 to adult for over 8 years. While not a concert or symphony level player, I have been providing quality lessons and guidance to beginners and intermediate players of all ages and interest for years. As with all of my lessons, I provide a core curriculum as well as custom tailor to the student's needs and interest. From Bach and other Suzuki classics, to modern favorites like Pirates of the Caribbean or Lindsey Stirling.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo and voice/singing. Private studio in downtown Redmond. I have been teaching for over 10 years, performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for over 25 years. Berklee College of Music alumnus. All styles of guitar, classical, jazz, blues, rock, acoustic, electric. Suzuki method violin and cello as well as fiddle and folk styles.
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Angela November 2, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great start, we look forward to having more lessons.
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Varun K. October 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a super patient, and excellent Guitar teacher. I was so haphazard with my work schedule, but he always used to adjust me. I have been playing guitar for a while, and developing several anti-patterns, Eric was patient and never demotivated me. He corrected my techniques in a very positive way. I would highly recommend Eric for whoever wants music learning to be fun and not a task.
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Miriam June 30, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson was a inspiration!
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Eric W.

Eric W.

Redmond, WA 98052
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Garrett R.

Seattle, WA

With 25 years of playing and performing experience, I've gathered a lot of knowledge to share! My main focus on the violin is in classical music and rock improvisation. In private lessons we'll take the time to improve intonation and tone, learn to read music, and learn proper technique. I think its crucial to challenge my students and push them to be their best and most importantly we'll have fun and play music that you enjoy because that is what learning an instrument is all about!

About Garrett

Hey! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Garrett Reynolds and I'm a professional record producer, violinist, and head recording engineer at the Electrokitty Sound Studio in Seattle, WA. I've been playing music since I picked up the violin at the age of 5 and I've continued to learn and grow in music ever since. Nowadays I am a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and a full time record producer at Electrokitty Recording. I get to work with all sorts of artists in the studio, from local indie bands to grammy award winning musicians on major labels. As a violinist, I have 2
1 years of playing and performance experience under my belt and I've been fortunate enough to tour the country with a handful of acts. As an instructor I take pride in sharing my knowledge with young musicians and seasoned pros alike. Wether you're looking to pick up the violin and learn to play, or trying to figure out how to record your band at home...I'm here to help!
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Rubina November 27, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Garrett is a really knowledgeable teacher. He has really helped me improve my skills. I got lessons with Garrett in order to become more confident in my position as principle second. He helped me become a better leader and refine my skills further. Now I have better posture and are playing more properly. He is also a friendly and likable person. I don't like tutors with no personality because I get bored. Even though I have a busy schedule between work, cheer and school, we are always able to squeeze in a lesson somewhere. If you are busy like me and have an irregular schedule, Garret is your guy!
Overall, I am glad I chose Garrett as my Violin teacher because I've improved a ton since I've started lessons with him!
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Garrett R.

Garrett R.

Seattle, WA 98103
(1)
starting at
$48 / 30-min

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