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Leslie S.

Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Master of Music from Boston University
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Leslie S.

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I am a professional violinist and violist. I learned to play viola when I was 13 and our school music teacher was forming a string quartet. We had many terrific violinists at the school but no violists so I volunteered to learn. It opened up many worlds and opportunities for me. I received a big scholarship because I played viola when I did my Masters Degree at Boston U. I got chances to travel abroad that were only because I played viola. So it’s a wonderful thing for students to add if they already play violin or to switch to if they prefer the deeper, darker sound. Have fun! Add opportunities to your life!

About Leslie

I can teach any and all ages and have for thirty years! All you need is a desire to learn. I have taught complete beginners and advanced students who win competitions. I have a Master's degree from Boston University in music performance and have performed with the Washington National Opera, the Bo

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Lauren S.

2 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical viola, alto fiddle traditional tunes, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with a

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Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Chris H.

12 Reviews
Waldorf, MD
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
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Chris H.

12 Reviews
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I do a variety of styles in music for the violin. I use whatever method (book or teaching style) is needed to teach what the student needs to learn.

About Chris

I have been teaching private violin for over 20 years, and private viola/cello for about 10. I have taught in Charles and St. Mary's County Public schools. I am a member of American Strings Teacher's Association, National Association for Music Educators (Maryland Music Educators Association), and t

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JD D.
Ms Chris was great my daughter really enjoyed her first lesson. Ms Chris was easy to work with and made my daughter comfortable that she felt free to ask questions and make mistakes without worry. My daughter is looking forward to the next lesson.
Leslie
If you’re looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and patient strings teacher, you will love Mrs. Heins. Both of my sons have been taking lessons from Mrs. Heins for several years (one for viola and one for cello). They have learned so much under her instruction, such as earning All-County and All-State honors. They also practice their live performance skills twice a year during informal musical concerts. Mrs. Heins also offers participation in the Royal Conservatory Music Development program, which can earn your child credit for college. She is a gem and should you choose her, you won’t be disappointed.
Deborah H.
Had a wonderful time with my teacher she restrung my violin and I got a trade in for an adult si and adult size because I had purchased one for ciao but I got it at music store where she works and they gave me another one with the trade-in and I only had to pay $50 I had a nice time with Miss Hines I even was so excited to go into my lessons I get it two hours earlier and she excepted me so that was good she had time to string the restring the Valium and not show me a lot of things that I needed to do and I’ve also purchased the first book so I’m I’m really excited

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Emily S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily S.

12 Reviews
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I can teach beginning-advanced viola students, and I can also help a student in the process of switching from violin to viola.

About Emily

My name is Emily, and I am looking for students of all ages and abilities! I have been playing violin for 14 years and have a degree in violin performance from Temple University's Boyer College of Music. I have taught violin in various music programs in the Philadelphia area. I can also teach viola

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Natalie Z.
Very nice and professional. My daughter loves her.
Jessi
I’m an adult viola student which is kind of different for me. I started playing again after a couple years and I’m trying to learn ways to play with other musicians. Emily has been really good with helping me focus on what I want to learn. She is patient with me and also plays with me and makes me feel comfortable in my lesson. afterwards I feel good and positive and I want to play more! I suggest her for anyone trying to be creative and wants to improve on tempo, rythm, tone etc. she’s good.
Angie C.
It is a year later and my daughter is playing well. Anje enjoys her classes and thinks Emily is a great instructor.
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Viola:
A stringed instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Since the 18th century it has been the middle or alto voice of the violin family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C3, G3, D4, and A4. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses advanced techniques are introduced, music theory and learning how to solo.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.
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Shannon B.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Gerogia Southern University
  • Awarded Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Shannon B.

18 Reviews
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I use a hybrid approach in viola lessons using Suzuki and method books. Note and rhythm reading are taught as well as good technique and tone. Students have opportunities to perform on recitals and play familiar music.

About Shannon

Music is my passion, my hobby, my career and my gift. I have been performing since age 7 and teaching for the last 25 years. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and love to share my knowledge and experience with all ages and aptitudes - even special needs. My approach to teaching is

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Danni D.
very patient. my 6yr old had a good time
Gregg T.
Shannon is an excellent violin teacher. She makes learning fun and exciting. My daughter always looks forward to going to her lessons. She says that Shannon “inspires her to keep trying until she succeeds”.
Gabrielle W.
I had a very positive experience with Ms.Shannon during my lesson today, and im looking forward to her continued guidance and mentorship!

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Alexandria, VA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Alexandria is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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"Absolute BEST music teacher EVER! If patience is a virtue, you will never meet a more virtuous person.

I’ve been taking Viola lesson with Susanna for over four years…including various breaks for health issues (two strokes, carpal tunnel surgery)…and Susanna always knows where to restart lessons.

You can stop looking for a strings teacher now, because you’ve just found the best there is!"
Izz
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"She made me feel comfortable and took me to the lesson plan step by step. As with the homework."
Yvette
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"I learned so much and enjoyed my lessons."
Grace
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"Maggie is an excellent violist and instructor. She inspires you, helps you learn the correct techniques, and her lessons are fun. I'm a beginner and we were playing duets. If you have a difficulty, she is very helpful. My life is very rich taking viola lessons."
Catherine
Took Viola lessons from Maggie Z.
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"Tigran is patient and pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend him."
Gabe
Took Viola lessons from Tigran N.
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"Good instructor, very informative."
Quincy
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"He has a great personality, perfect for kids!"
Gisella
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"Kendra is amazing! She's perfect at finding problems and helping the student to resolve them while challenging to be better and better."
Bellatrix
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"She's the best! My daughter started on violin with the school and then moved on to viola. Finding a viola teacher is no easy task! In fact, finding anything for the viola - music, strings, etc ... is difficult! But Kimberly does a great job and got her off to a wonderful start. We are so incredibly happy to have Kimberly teaching our daughter. Do not rely on your child's school to teach viola - go directly to Kimberly."
Katie
Took Viola lessons from Kimberly B.
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"If I could write anything to hope that you choose Kristen to teach you, imagine it here: _______. That said. She is Amazing, Fantastic, Patient, Fun, Understand, did I say Patient!? I am a 28 year old man that is learning Viola as his "2nd" real instrument. I play piano well, and "campfire" guitar. Kristen is teaching me to read Alto clef and play the Viola. She is teaching at MY pace and not complaining when I come in without having the most practice time accomplished throughout the prior week. She has a flexible schedule and is available for communication (email and phone) between lessons (I've rescheduled many times because my work hours are not constant). She's Great! I hope you let her teach you! Thank you for reading."
Anthony Atthowe
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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