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By Amanda R. - Tampa Violin Teacher

One of the reasons I chose to attend school in Tampa is because of the musical community here. The University of South Florida offers incredible performances by faculty like Carolyn Stuart, Associate Professor of Violin as well as dozens of performances each semester by violin students. Whether it is a performance by the esteemed Presidents Trio, a solo recital or an orchestra concert, there is always an amazing violin performance to be found at USF.

Additionally, the Florida Orchestra is a big part of the musical scene in Tampa. Between the Masterworks, Coffee Concert, and Pops series there is always a chance to see professional violinists at work with The Florida Orchestra. This season featured concertmaster Jeffrey Multer performing the dazzling Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Later this season they will be performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with violinist Augustin Hadelich and the principal second violinist from The Florida Orchestra will be performing Thomas Ades’ Violin Concerto. The ability to see The Florida Orchestra perform in three beautiful halls in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater makes concert-going an experience the greater Tampa Bay area can fully enjoy.

The Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra is a wonderful asset to young musicians taking violin lessons in Tampa Bay. Four orchestras with talented conductors help to foster young musicians from beginners to advanced levels of musicianship. The ability to work with student colleagues on wonderful orchestral repertoire is one of the many amazing educational resources for young musicians. A Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra concert is a glowing example of the benefits of music education in our schools and communities.

I am fortunate to be a Tampa native. Being in Tampa has allowed me to grow as an artist and educator because of the wonderful and unique experiences Tampa has to offer. You can experience these opportunities for yourself by taking for violin lessons in Tampa.

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Dan M.

Saint Petersburg, FL

Do you want to learn how to play the violin? Dan can show you everything he knows about music! Dan has studied violin since age 4, in a specialized music school in Romania. He earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from Lynn University. Dan can show you how to practice to achieve a professional level in music, or he can guide you in discovering music as a hobby. Besides the experience and knowledge acquired practicing and performing violin for over 30 years, Dan is also known for an abundant patience and creativity in his teachings. In addition to violin, Dan also teaches beginner viola, cello and piano. Dan can also help you with advice on music performance, stage presence, conducting, composition, arrangement, ear training and music theory, as well as coach you in winning auditions, preparing for competitions, recitals and concerts.

About Dan

Dan was born in Romania in 1981 and started playing violin at the age of 4. He played as a soloist for the first time with a professional orchestra at the age of 10, and won multiple national and international violin competitions while in the National College of Art Ion Vidu. Dan arrived to the United States in 2000 with a full music scholarship. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance, a Professional Violin Performance Certificate and a Master Degree in Music from the prestigious Lynn University Music Conservatory, graduating in 2007.

Dan is currently performing with St. Pete
Opera, Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Venice Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony, Orlando Phil and Palm Beach Opera.

Dan started teaching in 2006, and ever since, students from his studio have won local concerto competitions, auditions and scholarships at prestigious music schools and festivals, such as the Interlochen Music Festival, in Michigan.

Dan and his wife, along with their dog, Oliver Twist currently live in St Pete, Florida.
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Anthony C. October 1, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Dan is a fantastic instructor! I am a 27 year old whom had never touched a violin in my life before Dan. Now I own a violin, practice every week, and can read basic music sheets. He is very knowledgeable, patient, funny, and flexible. If you're looking to learn a new instrument while having a good time, look no further my friend. What are you waiting for?
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Darlene G. August 10, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Need someone special to teach you...?

Having never even held a violin in my life, I was apprehensive about trying this, but Danut is not only an expert at playing the violin and has several different methods to teach different individuals, but is also flexible in conforming to what is best for each student. And, most importantly (for me) is that he is v-e-r-y patient. LOL I may never be a concert violinist, but I am achieving my goal of learning to play and don't think this would be happening with anyone else. Thank you Danut!
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Mwakudua W. May 28, 2013
Violin
An Encouraging Mentor

I took lessons with Danut for around two years and found him to be an excellent teacher. He is a knowledgable and encouraging instructor, and he never falters in reminding me to be patient and practice slowly.
My lessons with Danut have greatly increased my understanding of violin technique and practice. I improved greatly under his instruction and I would sincerely recommend him to violin students of any age or level.
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Dan M.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
(5)
starting at
$24 / 25-min
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Hallie C.

Tampa, FL

If you would like to learn an instrument, one of the best to learn about music is the Violin. Also one of the easiest to learn on a basic level, but the most difficult to master. Having learned the violin from infancy with my mother being a professional violinist, I have had extensive training in teaching and playing the violin, and will help you to fulfill your potential.

About Hallie

Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but never knew where to begin? I can help you learn your instrument, and learn how to play the music that you love whether it be flute, piccolo, violin, viola, or cello. I can help you enjoy music.

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 percussion and string instruments from when I was six years old, and later joined the high school band playing flute. I loved playing flute and piccolo so much that I decided to t
ake 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.

As you can see, having great international exposure to music I can teach you how to become more well-rounded in the beauty that is music.

*** 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, metronome, and seating for parents/students. No pets. Parking in lot.

*** 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, Taffanel et Gaubert, Patricia George
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Nicole B. February 25, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Hallie is friendly, enthusiastic and very encouraging, I look forward to each lesson because I know by the end I will feel great about what I achieve during that time.

I feel like my playing has progress so much further than when I was attempting to teach myself. As a shy adult beginner, Hallie's fantastic attitude makes is easier for me to learn as I don't feel as nervous as I normally would.
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Dustin C. November 20, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable and works great with 6 years old. Will do wonders for your kids self esteem.
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George P. May 3, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Her theory knowlege is phenonimal

Would recommend without hesitation! Is excellent and extremely thorough! I was faculty director before retiring from a college. Wish I had all faculty like Hallie!
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Hallie C.

Tampa, FL 33618
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Roland J.

Brandon, FL

7-Adult

About Roland

Teaching, Performing and Composing music has been the greatest passion of my life. My goal as your instructor is to help you to achieve your maximum potential. I teach all level beginning to Advanced; all ages 5-80.

As a Violinist/Violist, I've performed professionally both internationally and in the USA with several symphony/opera orchestras; such as the Orlando Symphony, Brevard Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

As teacher, I've taught thousands of students the fundamentals of musicanship in the public schools and also as a private instructor since 1987.

As composer, my
music has been performed on cable TV, radio and live at colleges/venues and on the internet.
I hold a teaching credential in music and a BM degree in music performance with extensive graduate level work.
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Music is fun, enjoyable, rewarding when you dedicate yourself to it.
You will be expected to practice regularly. You will eventually be rewarded by your accomplishments. It takes hard work, dedication and practice, practice, practice!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
*** Specialties ***
Suzuki & traditional Methods Violin/Viola.
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Roland J.

Brandon, FL 33511
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Randall K.

Clearwater, FL

I start with the All for Strings books, add Suzuki for our first songs then move on to Wohlfahrt first position studies. Also we learn our positions and violin solos music.

About Randall

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My students constantly win superiors at contest and sit in the upper chairs in band and orchestra. Lets have some fun and make some music.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a laid back fun way we will learn the fundamentals of our instrument. I start out with the All For Strings series of books and add the Su
zuki method books for some tunes. In 3 to 6 months you will be playing the music you like and having fun and learning new things while you do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room or den

*** Specialties ***
Both classical and Jazz.
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Cari A. June 12, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Randall was great, very patient and explained process very well , I will have to put my lessons on hold for a while. I have broken my knee and may need surgery.. Will get back in touch soon
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Cari A. June 11, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Randall was great, very patient and explained process very well , I will have to put my lessons on hold for a while. I have broken my knee and may need surgery.. Will get back in touch soon
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Cari A. June 11, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Randall was great, very patient and explained process very well , I will have to put my lessons on hold for a while. I have broken my knee and may need surgery.. Will get back in touch soon
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Randall K.

Clearwater, FL 33764
(11)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Bertrand P.

Tampa, FL

I'm Bertrand Plummer I've been teaching the violin since early 2009. I like to teach using the Suzuki method, scales and reading and practice exercises.

About Bertrand

Hello my name is Bertrand, I grew up in Haiti and moved to the US in 2011. I'm currently a junior at USF in Electrical Engineering. I speak English, French and Haitian Creole fluently. I have been playing violin for 21 years and teaching it since early 2009. Also I tutored students in math.
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Bertrand P.

Tampa, FL 33612
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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