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Jonathan B.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German
  • Awarded CARAS Grant from Temple University Research Administration
  • Music Theory from Temple University
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Jonathan B.

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Violin was my first instrument, and it served as the foundation for everything else I did in music. Playing the violin teaches a high degree of musical sensitivity and I'm always excited to cultivate these qualities in any student that wants to learn. When I teach violin, I try to tailor to the needs of the student while teaching...

-Good intonation, which is one of the fundamental challenges of the instrument
-Playing by ear, an especially important skill for an instrument that can be used in almost every type of music on the planet
-Vocal phrasing, which is learning to use all the parts of the instrument to make it "sing."

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

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Jim M.
The first class was very good. We covered a good amount of ground. There's only so much an instructor can do during a first class as the teacher and student get to know each other, however, so I'm looking forward to future classes to get deeper into the lessons
Ramon L.
very patient.
Ramon L.
good person.
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Garrett C.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Garrett C.

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I like for my students to learn effectively and efficiently. In addition, I teach them quality over quantity. It's not about the amount of time you dedicate. It's about what you dedicate in the amount of time.

About Garrett

At the age of 12, Garrett started playing the Violin under the instruction of Linda Shapanka. Garrett received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida International University for Music Performance. He has studied under the great Robert Rozek, and Marcia Littley of the Amernet String Quartet. Moreo

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Timothy J Pappas
Garrett is unbelievably talented, kind, and thorough. I feel confidently that any student seeking instruction will find a remarkable instructor in Garrett!

Christopher D.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • B.M. in Music Performance from Cedarville University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Christopher D.

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My violin lessons are customized to meet your specific musical goals, and whether you are an adult wanting to take lessons for the first time, or an amateur aspiring to make music your full-time career, I am excited to work with you. My lessons are rooted in a classical foundation, and I am also open to incorporating contemporary techniques and violin improvisation into the curriculum.

About Christopher

I have played and studied music for over 15 years, performing locally and internationally in a wide variety of solo, chamber, and orchestral music settings. I've had several years of teaching experience, both through my private studio as well as affiliations with local music schools. While I lov

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Linda
Chris was very patient with me. I had special challenges due to be an older student that started later in life. We communicated very well--asking and answering questions. Chris knew how to help me as I am challenged with intonation. He did not let me slide which is an excellent quality in an instructor.

When I had questions or problems that we were not able to figure out between the two of us he went to his instructor to ask. He was not afraid to admit that he didn't know. He respected me as a scientist who had challenging questions.

Overall, I highly recommend Chris as an instructor for viola.
Zach
Chris is super knowledgeable, flexible to make lessons work over Skype, and attentive to make sure the lessons are tailored to what I am trying to learn as a growing pianist. I’ve had a great experience, grown a lot, and look forward to more lessons!

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Si T.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Si T.

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What I love about teaching is that moment when the student is making beautiful music and is enjoying themselves. My lessons are fun and methodical. I focus on what the student needs and how they can achieve their goals with the instrument.

About Si

I am a professional musician in Los Angeles area. I play with Los Angeles Ballet, San Bernardino symphony, Earth Call orchestra, Hour of Power orchestra. I have performed with Mary J Blige, Pattie LaBelle and recorded for Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow. I have a BM from Hall conservatory.

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Calvin A.
Si is a superb teacher and musician. His playing is phenomenal and his deep knowledge of music coupled with his teaching skills makes studying with him awesome. Teaching is a delicate process and Si definitely understands how to navigate it in a professional and enjoyable manner.
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Arjana V.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from New York University
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Arjana V.

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I have played violin for over 30 years and in my professional career I have been on tour in a Peruvian folk band, played electric violin in a rock band, and been in orchestras and string quartets as a classical violinist and violist for weddings and special events. My specialty is working with beginners to develop both a strong technical foundation and a love of the instrument and the diverse and surprising genres the violin offers. I love working with small children. I advise to wait until the child has developed a sense of rhythm and pitch in singing, and displays a desire to focus and practice on their own. A great indicator is if they can sit down and pay attention to a book. My youngest violin student was 3 and my oldest 64! Can't wait to work together.

About Arjana

I can't wait to work together. If you are here it means you want to be on a path to improving something in yourself. That is awesome. There is nothing I like better than coaching, tweaking, helping guide you on your path. You do the work, I guide you through with experience, tips and tricks and fun

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Meighan
My daughter has been taking online lessons with Arjana for several months, and I couldn't be happier. Arjana has such a joyful way of sharing her love of music while also increasing your musical understanding and imparting knowledge. A wonderful choice for all ages. Highly recommend!
Caitlin
Arjana is an engaging, fun, and talented instructor. My young son loves the music classes, which expose him to a variety of songs, music genres, and instruments.
Josh
Arjana is a sparkling personality on-stage and off. She is professional and personal, with an amazing understanding of the human voice and the nuances of performance. I cannot put words to how valuable of a resource she is as a performer or teacher.
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Helena G.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Helena G.

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A classical approach to any music style, whether classical, folk, tango....let's make beautiful music together.

About Helena

Classically trained at Mussorgsky school of music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with over 20 years of teaching experience. I teach Violin, Viola and Piano Performance, Music Theory, Music History, Sight Reading and Ear Training to children and adults of beginning to advanced level. I utilize several

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Collin R.
Helena is very helpful and encouraging.
Matthew C.
She is amazing! My son enjoy the class so much! I truly appreciate it.

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"Mr. Nader is a wonderful teacher who truly cares about his students. He is kind, patient, and funny. When I first started taking lessons from Mr. Nader, I didn't know how to read the notes, let alone play the violin. But through his patience and encouragement I have drastically improved and have come to really enjoy playing the violin. Mr. Nader is very well educated and knowledgeable about a variety of different kinds of music and the history of music. I am very fortunate to have found such a wonderful instructor."
Erin
Took Violin lessons from Nader T.
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"Sarah is a dream! She is kind and incredibly patient with my 11 year old. She's also very kind and sincere. Cannot recommend her enough!"
Sam
Took Violin lessons from Sarah W.
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"Zachary has such a positive and encouraging way with our son. He is clearly a very talented musician -- yet he is humble and has said he is always still learning all the time. From the first lesson, he provided persistent guidance for improving with patience and compassion. He is a gifted teacher. We are very happy to have found him!"
Colleen
Took Violin lessons from Zachary H.
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"Very kind, patient and encouraging."
Laurie
Took Violin lessons from Sarah E.
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"Alethia is a phenomenal violin instructor. I have had the pleasure of working with her in a variety of professional music settings. I know that she is passionate about violin instruction as well as violin performance. Alethia is a violin instructor I have been proud to pass some of my own students to. Her dedication, passion and excitement for music truly lends itself into her commitment to her students in her studio."
J.A.
Took Violin lessons from Alethia E.
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"My daughter started taking violin lessons with Elisa in January of 2014. She is by far the best music teacher that we've had! Elisa is very challenging but makes learning and playing fun. My 8 year old daughter has made leaps and bounds in music and can now read music after only a short 8 months of playing. My daughters bow hold and tone quality are absolutely excellent and it's because of Elisa! I would definitely recommend her as a teacher. You will not be disappointed."
Latina
Took Violin lessons from Elisa R.
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"I had my first violin lesson on Sunday with Tarcisio. He is an excellent violin teacher and I highly recommend him. He has a very mild manner and style of teaching which put me at ease and provided a level of comfort in feeling somewhat relaxed and free to play and learn from mistakes, unlike my other teachers who were much more critical. Tarcisio was totally focused on my playing. Within the first 10 minutes of my lesson, I played the first movement of Vivaldi's Concerto in A Minor. Although he said I played very well, I think he was being nice for the first lesson. He then highlighted a few specific technical challenges and how I could overcome them. I especially enjoyed the way he explained, demonstrated and then allowed me to practice techniques to improve my playing. He taught me 3 new things that I never known before, making the lesson very valuable. I also REALLY like Tarcisio's method of teaching. Unlike a lot of academic conservatory teachers, he focuses on the music you are motivated to play and then provides instruction on the style and technical methods of playing a specific musical piece. He provided me with a detailed written homework assignment that was very prescriptive to what I need in order to improve my playing the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor. His emphasis is not on endless hours of practicing scales, exercises and etudes from the books, he provides tailored assignments to improve style and technique to master playing a real piece of music of MY choice! I've never had this before in a teacher and really appreciate it. I was impressed with Tarcisio after my first lesson and certainly will continue working with him weekly. We have scheduled a specific hour every week for my lessons future lessons. This keeps me motivated to practice regularly with mindful focus and attention to progress quickly. Although everyone is different in who and what they prefer in a teacher, I specifically prefer Tarcisio's coaching style of teaching rather than the more authoritative style of most teachers I've had in the past. Based upon his professional level and skill in playing, I believe the lessons are well worth $65 for 60 minutes as well."
Douglas
Took Violin lessons from Tarcisio B.
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"A wonderful, patient lady who loves what she does!!"
Alicia
Took Violin lessons from Cathy W.
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"Tigran is a skillful, kind, patient and honest teacher. I’m a beginning adult learner and have been progressing very quickly with his help. Tigran’s teaching is structured and organized while keeping the lessons challenging and interesting enough to want to keep going. I value his time and knowledge. I also intend to continue learning the violin from Tigran for the long term. HIGHLY recommend!"
Hadria
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Ms Jessica is really great. My daughter is 7 year old and started learning with her since last year. I am really impressed with her progress. We are very much satisfied with this class."
Anu
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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