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About Adrianna G.

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Irving, TX

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I've been teaching violin and string instruments for 10 years and my students have gone on to perform at everything from small recitals to with GDYO to as a member of TMEA All-State Orchestra. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to hold the instrument properly and play 1-2 pieces rote (without reading music), and as time goes on you'll be able to read and write simple melodies that you can also play. I specialize in the Suzuki method, typically use Suzuki and Essential Elements books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: mirror, music stand, straws and other teaching tools. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Adrianna
Violinist, Pianist, Teacher and Conductor

I graduated December 2010 from Texas Tech University. I have my Bachelor of Music with a Teacher’s Certification in the area of strings and orchestral studies. My principle instrument is the violin and studied under Dr. John H. Gilbert as a part of my degree. I continued secondary piano studies with Dr. Carla D. Cash at Texas Tech University.

In the Fall of 2010, I completed my degree by doing a full time student teaching at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. During my time teaching at Martin HS, the orchestra competed in TMEA String Honor Orchestra, where they placed third in the finals. This is the highest placement in this competition they have received since the mid-1980s. During my time in Arlington, I sat as a violin judge for region full orchestra and region string orchestra. I p
ersonally conducted 3 of the 5 orchestra and taught each class daily, either in sectionals or group instruction and conducting

At Texas Tech University, I worked two years as a teacher for the nationwide outreach program, String Project. With String Project, I would teach classes of 15 to 20 students at a time. These classes were forty-five minute violin classes held at the university twice a week. Each student had an additional thirty minute weekly, private lesson. My work, along with 4 other teachers, earned a position to lead two clinics at the annual ASTA convention, held in Atlanta Georgia in 2009.

During the Spring 2011 semester, I spent my week in the Houston area as an orchestra teacher at Fort Settlement Middle School. During my time at Fort Settlement, I ran a program of 164 middle school string musicians on violin, viola, cello, bass and harp. The orchestra ranged from beginner to upper-intermediate levels. I had the opportunity to take 3 of the orchestras to UIL contest. All three groups came back with outstanding awards, including Sweepstakes, the highest award possible.

I am a sought after violinist, pianist, accompanist, teacher, conductor, and adjudicator for several ensembles, musical organizations, and student recitals. I began my musical career at the age of eight playing the piano. I have continued to play and take piano lessons throughout my life. When I entered the sixth grade, at the age of 11, I began my violin studies. These violin and piano studies led to my eventual audition and acceptance at Texas Tech. Though one may think two is enough, I did not. After a year marching in the colorguard in high school, I began lessons on the clarinet at the age of 15 and joined the band. I continued to perform on the clarinet in the marching and concert bands throughout high school and college.

With 6 years of private, group and public teaching, I am a state certified music teacher for early childhood through 12th grade. Since the fall of 2011, I also teach full time as a middle orchestra teacher in Lewisville ISD. I am a current member of TMEA, TODA, TMTA, and ASTA. I have taught a wide range of students and enjoy sharing my passion for music making. As a teacher, I want my students to understand and learn music in many different aspects. Understanding how to read notes and rhythms is important, but combining them with the emotion and sensitivity of music makes playing any instrument fantastic. Music theory and technique are other important aspects of playing all instruments and are stressed in each lesson as well. As students practice and develop their skill and understanding, it is my desire for students to express the music from the depths of their heart.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am generally a very easy to get along with, but I do have high expectations from my students. For beginners, I run my lessons in sections with stretches, detailed warm-ups, repertoire, theory and end with an overview of the lesson and expectations for the next lesson. With my intermediate and advanced students, I expect them to come in already warmed up and prepared. I will have them play through technique exercises with brief reviews and explanations for the next expected exercise. We then go immediately into repertoire where students will "perform" prepared pieces for me. I stop and work on things throughout and then set an expectation for the next lesson for repertoire before ending the lesson.

*Note* I do expect all students to have an instrument to practice on. I highly encourage all beginners to RENT their first instrument from an instrument specialty store and not purchase one from a "department" or "super" store or online. Instrument specialty stores are always available to do repairs and upgrades with very decent prices. Purchased beginner instruments are hard to sell once grown out of. I do have names and numbers for multiple violin and piano shops in the DFW area, as well as a piano tuner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Front Room: Piano, music stand and mirror, chairs and couch, highly encourage parents to sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need to provide all of their own equipment. I will bring any additional books on an as need basis. I will bring my own violin to violin lessons, but students will need to provide their own with accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly and Suzuki
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N June 11, 2019
· Violin · In home
Great great teacher. Excellent with kids
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Daughter R. April 29, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Thank you so much Ms. Adrianna!! It’s been very hard to find a proficient and knowledgeable tutor. I’m so glad and relieved we found you! Thank you for making time for us in such short notice! My daughter felt more confident and motivated after the first lesson with you. :-)
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Joette S. January 29, 2018
· Violin · In home
we like this teacher. get to the point.
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Adrianna G.

Irving, TX 75063
(15)
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$29 / 30-min

About Dusty S.

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McKinney, TX
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Suzuki violin lessons, private and group classes available. Siblings can learn together as well as mommy and me classes.

About Dusty
Our music studio Sanoon Violin Academy offers early childhood music, piano and violin lessons. Private as well as group classes are available. Conveniently located near El Dorado and Ridge in McKinney.
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Jack April 5, 2016
· Violin · In home
She is very kind, and professional. And she really understood how to teach my son!
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Charles K. May 19, 2015
· Violin · In studio
We love Dusty! She is very patient and really great at explaining things so that my 10 year old understands. I just signed him up to continue with more lessons.
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Dusty S.

McKinney, TX 75070
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$41 / 30-min

About Cindy H.

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Euless, TX
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Cindy holds two degrees and a teaching Certificate.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University in 2016.  In 1996, she received a full music scholarship to Sam Houston State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance.
Mrs. H has 20 years of experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, and piano, as well as 7 years teaching elementary music and orchestra for the public school system.  Mrs. H has performed at hundreds of weddings, receptions, and parties with various string quartets, as well as orchestral events and churches all across Texas.
Mrs. H loves music and teaching, and her favorite part of teaching is sharing her love of music with others.  She teaches utilizing a wide variety of techniques and methods, ranging from the Suzuki method to more traditional methods. Because of her diverse teaching background, she excels at teaching students of all ages: from the four year old beginning piano student to the ...

About Cindy
I hold bachelor of music and master of arts degrees. I have over 20 years of experience teaching piano, violin, viola, and cello. My favorite part of teaching is instilling the love of music in my students.
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Joette S. May 5, 2019
· Viola · In studio
Mrs. Cindy is very nice and patient. her instruction is clear and nice. and she explains music very well to help her student to understand the motion and how to handle dynamic. we like her, and looking forward to next lesson.
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Meredith W. January 23, 2019
· Cello · In studio
My first lesson so far with Cindy. She was very patient and understanding and will work with me at my own speed and level. Looking for to my next lesson! Thanks Cindy!
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Tina December 23, 2018
· Piano · In home
Cindy is terrific! Our three kids (2 learning piano and 1 learning viola) really look forward to their music lessons with Cindy. She is on time, courteous, kind, and most of all, she’s patient.
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Cindy H.

Euless, TX 76040
(10)
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$35 / 30-min

About Salvador B.

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Dallas, TX
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I teach violin from ages 3 and up in North Texas.

About Salvador
I am a professional musician and educator. I have always enjoyed and been eager to share the musical knowledge that I learned from the very first music lesson I ever had; this feeling in me has never changed. I simply love to help people who want to learn new instruments.
I am patient and encouraging, helping you to always believe in yourself and I believe and have the educational means to help you do it. Whether it is piano, guitar or some other instrument you want to learn, I can help you.
I was became entirely dedicated to music when I was 14 years old. I learned Classical/Jazz/Pop Guitar, Piano and Flute/Recorder/Alto Sax. As soon as I started learning, I started teaching. In my church there were a lot of kids that didn't have the opportunity to learn music, so I volunteered and became their music teacher passing on to them whateve
r I learned myself.
As I grew older, I kept on studying and teaching music as a church volunteer and noticed that my own skills would dramatically improve just because I was devoted to my student's learning.
I pursued a degree in Music Education in New York City at the Aaron Copland School of Music. The education and experience I gained from college, drastically improved my teaching skills and I was able to work as a Music Teaching Assistant for a private school in NYC, a Senior Chess instructor for after school programs and a Private Music Studio teacher.
Nowadays I am an active music teacher and performer, looking for new students and opportunities to share the love of music. I always reach out to people who have musical interests and want to further develop or experiment with music.

I will be very happy to be your music teacher!
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Felix February 26, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
This brief lesson was helpful, especially since its my first time learning. I learned a few chords and now have some homework to do. Very personable and straightforward! I just moved back to Dallas and needing some instructions to finally get started.
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Piper M. January 14, 2019
· Violin · In studio
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Easton M. January 14, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
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Salvador B.

Dallas, TX 75287
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About Caroline S.

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Dallas, TX
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Caroline is trained and registered as a Suzuki viola and violin teacher through Book 4. With a background in both violin and viola, she has a master's degree in viola performance from the Southern Methodist University, having studied with Barbara Sudweeks. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan with Yizhak Schotten.

About Caroline
Caroline is trained and registered as a Suzuki viola and violin teacher through Book 4. With a background in both violin and viola, she she has a master's degree in viola performance from the Southern Methodist University, having studied with Barbara Sudweeks. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan with Yizhak Schotten. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy for her last two years of high school, and has participated in many major summer festivals, such as the Texas Music Festival, the Brevard Music Festival, and the Castleman Quartet Program. She has played in master classes for such teachers as Mate Szucs, principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra, Karen Ritscher, and Jeffrey Irvine. Her orchestral experience includes many acclaimed symphony orchestras, such as the Grammy-nominated University Symp
hony Orchestra at the University of Michigan, opera and ballet orchestras, and string orchestras, holding frequent principal positions throughout her career. She is an avid chamber musician, having performed with numerous string quartets and other small ensembles. She has premiered several new works for solo viola, string quartet, and orchestra. She is passionate about teaching every bit as much as performing.
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Tasha September 17, 2017
· Viola · In studio
My daughter was in Book 3 when we started with Caroline, and she improved so much during her lessons. Caroline was very patient and encouraging.
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Marco September 17, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Caroline helped me a lot with violin and my lessons were really fun
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Elli September 17, 2017
· Viola · In studio
Thanks for being a great teacher!
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Caroline S.

Dallas, TX 75231
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$40 / 30-min
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About Mia D.

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Denton, TX

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I have taught violin for 10 years at various institutions including the University of North Texas and have performed around the world as a soloist and chamber musician. I am passionate about sharing music with students of all ages and skill levels and aim to bring out each person's full potential by imparting students with technical prowess as well as an understanding of the inner workings of music. My goal is to help students develop excellent intonation, tone, and rhythm as well as a lifelong passion for music. I also make sure to offer helpful practice tips to make practicing fruitful, efficient, and enjoyable! I hold a Master of Music from Arizona State University and am currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas.

About Mia
Violinist Mia D. has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous venues throughout the U.S. and abroad. While comfortable and well-versed in traditional violin repertoire, Mia is an enthusiastic advocate for contemporary music. Her energetic performances of demanding new works offer 21st century audiences a sampling of music of their own time. Recent performance highlights include the consortium premiere of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’ Xochiquetzal Concerto for violin & percussion sextet as soloist with the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble, a recreation of Philip Glass’ debut concert, and a recital at the 40th Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva in Mexico City.

Mia has performed with NOVA Ensemble, ensemble75, Sounds Modern, and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble and is a founding member of both Amorsima String
Trio and Duo Chromatica with whom she has premiered numerous works by Texas-based composers. She has also served as concertmaster of the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the University of North Texas Festival Orchestra, the Unity Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Orchestra, and was a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

Mia served as Violin Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas where she maintained a studio of private violin students and coached chamber music ensembles. She has also taught for El Centro College, Tarleton State University, Arizona State University String Project, and the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts as a student of Felix Olschofka.
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Mia D.

Denton, TX 76201
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$40 / 30-min

About Emma W.

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Arlington, TX
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I believe the key to becoming a successful musician begins with finding the joy in music. I teach a variation of the Suzuki Method which provides one of the best ways to grow into a strong violinist. My goal is for every lesson to be enjoyable and encouraging for each student.

About Emma
I have been playing the violin for 15 years and was tought by a Fort Worth Symphony Violinist. I love teaching and creating an environment that will help the students love to learn. My passion for music is why I want to continue to share that passion with others.

I am a mom to a 10 year old boy and have been working in the Children’s Ministy at my church for 6 years, currently 3 years as the Special Needs Ministry Director.
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Alex July 30, 2019
· Violin · In studio
As an adult picking up the violin for the first time, I overwhelmed myself with preconceived notions and ideas about what I thought playing the violin entailed. Emma has effortlessly dispelled my doubts. Her kind and patient approach keeps me focused on the actual playing instead of worrying about the details. Thanks to her guidance, I have seen great improvement since I began playing. I would highly recommend her.
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Austin May 8, 2019
· Violin · In home
Super patient and so good with our 5 y/o daughter. Really enjoyed the sessions we had with her.
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jennifer February 27, 2019
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Emma is a proficient violinist with a real love for music. She is dependable and safe. She has a heart for children and is reliable. She is a wonderful mother and mentor to children as well. I highly recommend her!
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Emma W.

Arlington, TX 76010
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$20 / 30-min

About Savana H.

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Arlington, TX

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I am a cellist, but as an orchestra teacher full-time I am able to implement and teach techniques for all stringed instruments. We will use a variety of supplementary books and will have fun in the process! (:

About Savana
Hello! I recently graduated in 2014 from Baylor University with a Cello Performance degree. I currently teach elementary orchestra (4th & 5th grade) in Dallas ISD. As well as teaching, I currently perform with the New TX Symphony Orchestra in Dallas and in my church orchestra on viola and cello.

We will learn a variety of pieces ranging from classical to contemporary/pop music while learning the techniques to play each string instrument! Can anyone say "Baby Shark" and "Despacito" fast enough? And I focus on music theory ---basic note and rhythm reading & writing and recognizing musical symbols.

I am also bilingual in Spanish ---fluent in reading/writing and basic in conversation (although I am continuously learning & improving my language skills!)
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Violeta D. May 25, 2019
· Cello · In studio
Love Savana, she is very patient and a good teacher! My daughter has fun at her lessons and is learning a lot.
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Savana H.

Arlington, TX 76013
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$34 / 30-min

About Holly K.

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Flower Mound, TX
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I have been playing for 14 years, and teaching for 7. I can help you learn good technique, and classical music, or learn your favorite songs!

About Holly
Hi! I’m Holly, I’m a violinist currently earning my Bachelors degree at the University of Houston. I have experience playing and performing all types of music and can help you learn solid technique, classical music, and even any of your favorite songs! I have experience in improvisation, so if that’s a skill you want to learn how to develop, I can help you with that. Can’t wait to get started!
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Holly K.

Flower Mound, TX 75028
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$34 / 30-min

About Sophia P.

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Carrollton, TX
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Sophia Jieun Park loves to teach violin to anybody who wants to learn, including children as young as age three (using the Suzuki method), as well as students of all ages, including adults. She is certified to teach Suzuki Book 1 Violin, and also offers traditional violin lessons. Ms. Park offers her students a program of private and group lessons, and performance opportunities. She is
excited to share with you the joy and magic of being part of a musical community!
Ms. Park’s teaching experience includes teaching students at the University of Cincinnati, Tarleton State University, Cincinnati Music Academy, elaborating on both Suzuki and Russian teaching methods. She is fluent in
speaking, Korean, Bulgarian, and English (of course!)
Ms. Park’s students performed in the Texas All State Orchestra, served as concert master, and performed in the Austin Youth Orchestra.
Although Ms. Park has been groomed in a competitive environment, she believes studying music helps develop each person’s

About Sophia
Sophia Jieun Park teaches at Tarleton State University as an adjunct professor of violin. Also, Ms. Park is a doctoral candidate in violin performance as her major and viola performance as a minor at University of Cincinnati-College-Conservatory of Music. Additionally, she is a member of Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter at CCM.
Prior to teach at Tarleton State University, Ms. Park taught at Cincinnati Music Academy and assisted Dr. Yim's studio at University of Cincinnati.
Ms. Park loves to teach violin to anybody who wants to learn, including children as young as age four (using the Suzuki method), as well as students of all ages, including adults. She is certified to teach Suzuki Book 1 Violin, and also offers traditional violin lessons. Ms. Park offers her students a program of private and group lessons, and perf
ormance opportunities. She is excited to share with you the joy and magic of being part of a musical community!
Ms. Park’s teaching experience includes teaching students at the Austin American Korean Community School, elaborating on both Suzuki and Russian teaching methods. She is fluent in speaking, Korean, Bulgarian, and English (of course!)
Ms. Park’s students performed in the Texas All State Orchestra, served as concert master, and performed in the Austin Youth Orchestra.
Ms.Park is excited to bring her teaching and passion to students. She looks forward to working with you and/or your children on your musical journey.
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Sophia P.

Carrollton, TX 75007
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$40 / 30-min

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