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About Jessica H.

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Seattle, WA

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Experienced and enthusiastic violin teacher of almost ten years looking for students! Lessons are tailored to each student’s interests and learning style, while also developing a solid technical basis. Beginning students start out generally with the Strictly Strings method books and are supplemented by chosen songs as they progress. Most important to lessons is for the students to feel their forward momentum and enthusiasm for learning!

About Jessica
Expect fun and relaxed lessons with an emphasis from the beginning of establishing a love and appreciation for music while developing and polishing technique!

Hello! My name is Jessi H. and I received a Bachelor’s of Art in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Music in Theory and Composition from the University of New Mexico. Playing with other people is a great joy and throughout my schooling and afterward, I have performed in in orchestras, chamber ensembles, pit ensembles, and in collaborations with artists in other mediums. I began teaching violin lessons during my undergraduate degree and have maintained a private studio since then, which has been full of a wide variety of students and has branched out to theory and composition.

My intention in the first few weeks of lessons is to identify the goals of each studen
t and how best they learn. While familiar with most teaching methods, I prefer to modify my style of teaching to what is effective for each student. If the student is motivated by what we are playing, then skills grow exponentially faster. Students are encouraged to perform in spring and winter recitals to showcase their progress.

After three to six months, my students can expect to have a solid foundation in the subject they are studying, a start on the repertoire or subjects of their choice, and motivation to keep going!
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Jan July 14, 2019
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Jessica is great. Very patient and very interested in my goals.
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Elodie (. June 27, 2018
· Violin · In home
Jessi has been very patient and helpful with my young daughter (and me)! She makes learning violin accessible and fun!
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Chee Wei February 7, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Jessy was very knowledgeable and give me useful feedbacks and ideas on my playing. I was constantly being challenged in developing my skills and musicality and continuously growing. I would recommend her for any adult beginner like me.
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Jessica H.

Seattle, WA 98115
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About Tasha M.

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Foothill Ranch, CA
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The violin showcases a player's talent more than any other instrument, some say. It's the hardest instrument of them all, others say. Whatever your goals, I am happy to play a role in your musical journey with this instrument. Follow a classical, traditional method of my own development that incorporates the most common repertoire sought after in festivals, auditions for orchestras, and auditions for colleges.

About Tasha
EDUCATION
Began playing violin at the age of 11, in 5th grade with my school orchestra.
Was quickly told to seek private instruction due to aptitude.
Played at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for 2 summers.
Played at Interlochen Summer Camp for 2 summers, concertmaster in 2004.
Played in the Symphony, Chamber, and Contemporary String Ensembles in High School.
Concertmaster 2003-2004. Otherwise a section leader.
Often featured as a soloist.
Mentored the freshman Concert Orchestra in High School.
Began studying Music Theory in high school.
Also sang in choirs at church and school.
Completed coursework for Music Education degree simultaneously with the Music Performance degree.
Graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance in 2008, double majored in Music Education.
Graduated with my Master's Degree in Music Performance, ha
ving also studied viola, in 2010.

TEACHING
Mainari Music Studio - Violin & Viola private lessons. 2002-Present
Violin Coach & Assistant Conductor for the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California (CYOSC) 2010-Present
TakeLessons.com teacher. 2015-Present
Musika teacher. 2010-2016
Assistant Orchestra Director to St. Margaret's Episcopal School. 2012-2013 school year
McCourt's School of Music in Waterford, MI. 2006-2010
Eastern Michigan University - Orchestra Graduate Assistant. 2008-2010
Schaeffer's House of Music in Howell, MI. 2007-2009
Director of Beginning and Intermediate Orchestras for Oakland Homeschool Music, Inc. (OHMI) in Waterford, MI. 2005-2006
Orchestra mentor in high school.

PERFORMING
Saddleback Master Chorale
Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California
Orchestra of St. Margaret's
Eastern Michigan University's Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster 2007-2008.
Eastern Michigan University's Collegium Musicum (chamber music)
Various chamber groups for weddings and other gigs since high school
All division 1 ratings for Solo & Ensemble performances as a soloist from middle through high school
First student from my school district accepted to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF)
Studied violin with Myra Drean, Martha Windscheif, Prof. Daniel Foster, and Gabe Bolkosky
Studied viola with Prof. Eva Stern
Began playing violin in 5th grade, first generation of string players in my school district at that grade
Have studied Violin with Myra Drean, Martha Windscheif, Prof. Daniel Foster, and Gabriel Bolkosky; Viola with Prof. Eva Stern; and Music Theory with Dr. Marilyn Saker and Dr. Anthony Iannaccone.

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I'm passionate about music and its many benefits, both academically, emotionally, and physically. I love to share my joy with my students in a fun, collaborative way that is professional and enjoyable. The pace is determined by the goals of the student, and materials are tailor-made to suit your preferences. Classical instruction is essential for proper technique, but branching out to Celtic fiddle or movie soundtracks is a definite option!

I recommend weekly lessons, and a minimum daily practice plan is required. Younger students should do 30-minute lessons, but around 10-years old, I require 45-60 minute lessons. Serious students preferred.

*** Lesson Details ***
Typical 30-minute lesson:
10 minutes - Scales & Arpeggios
20 minutes - Solo Repertoire

Typical 45-minute lesson:
10 minutes - Scales & Arpeggios
15 minutes - Etude, Music Theory, or Orchestra Music
20 minutes - Solo Repertoire

Typical 60-minute lesson:
10 minutes - Scales & Arpeggios
20 minutes - Etude, Music Theory, or Orchestra Music
30 minutes - Solo Repertoire

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, tuner, metronome, pencil

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my own instrument and accessories, as well as some extra music.

Students are expected to have their own music stand, tuner/metronome, instrument and accessories, and all lesson materials/music. Online students must be able to tune their own instrument, or have a parent present who can tune their instrument for them.

*** Specialties ***
Solo performance preparation
Chamber music performance preparation
College auditions
Orchestra auditions
Chamber music coaching
Recital performances
Note reading tutoring
Music theory tutoring
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About Layla M. H.

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Seattle, WA

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College professor with over five years of private violin teaching experience. Passionate about music and engaging students of all ages to enjoy the beauty of violin and orchestral music. Able to teach a variety of different styles including Western classical, eastern traditional and folk music.

About Layla M.
Current Public Policy PhD candidate at George Mason's Schar School. MA in International Relations from NYU and nearly a decade worth of experience at the college and university levels. I am extremely passionate about education and am dedicated to helping my students succeed. I am excited to begin learning with you!

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College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.
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Peggy R. October 15, 2019
· Photography · Online
Layla is very knowledgeable and has a ton of patience. I enjoyed her class.
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Boyd Shawn November 8, 2016
· SAT · In studio
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
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Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
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Layla M. H.

Seattle, WA 98116
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About Jonathan G.

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Seattle, WA
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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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Ian S. March 8, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
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Jordan July 14, 2017
· Violin · In home
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
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Catalina March 4, 2017
· Violin · In home
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.
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Jonathan G.

Seattle, WA 98105
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About Jared M.

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Mukilteo, WA
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Learn the violin using the Suzuki method. I specialize in teaching violin to young students with no experience to beginning and intermediate levels. I strive for greater playing ability in a nurturing environment while always making a beautiful sound.

About Jared
Contact 425 three eight seven 5401 or jared.macfarlane at gmail . com

My early childhood music education focuses the student through immersion, encouragement, small steps, and an unforced timetable for learning material based on each student's development and ability to imitate examples and internalize principles. Regular consistent practice is required and parent involvement is encouraged for younger students. Reviewing material, position, intonation, and bow techniques to always make a beautiful sound is of primary importance.
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Jared M.

Mukilteo, WA 98275
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About Eric W.

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Redmond, WA

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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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Bruce H. January 12, 2019
· Banjo · In studio
Great teach after first lesson. Excited to continue.
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Annastasia L. June 28, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Great to play with
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Srinivasan June 18, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
It has been a great experience so far and he does teach a LOOOTT in the hour that I learn from him!.. Its been a very pleasant experience so far!
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Eric W.

Redmond, WA 98052
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About Tudi C.

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Everett, WA
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Ahhhh....the seeet sound of the violin! I began teaching violin as part of a PTSA after school enrichment program. I taught for two years to high cap children from 2nd grade up to the 5th grade.

Our studies included theory, intonation, bow technique and rhythm.

I then began teaching privately to students and have enjoyed that for the last four years. I customize the lessons according to the student’s own apptitude.

I encourage participation in recitals to help build cinfidence and encourage personal growth. I do respect a students decline and we find other ways for self-confidence.

The best part of teaching is watching a student grow in their capabilities.

About Tudi
Tudi Campbell is a classically trained cellist and violinist, and customizes lessons to meet the needs of each student. She teaches beginning to intermediate on both cello and violin for all ages. Tudi believes in providing a strong background of music theory, intonation, and aiding the student in music notation. Tudi believes in building a solid foundation to assist students with performance skills.

Tudi believes that the cello and violin are for everyone, not just those interested in a professional career. She emphasizes the student's personal “voice” and style. Tudi believes in allowing the student to take part in choosing their own musical path. Tudi aims to make music as fun as possible while helping the student to mature in the skill of playing the cello or violin.

Tudi currently performs with the Evergreen Community Orche
stra under the direction of Dr. Marcin Paczkowski. Tudi also enjoys gardening, kayaking, sewing and reading.
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Tudi C.

Everett, WA 98203
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About Clarissa R.

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Miramar Beach, FL

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I have been playing the violin for over 18 years and graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 2016. My instrumental emphasis in college was the violin. I am a professional violin player and have played in youth, college, and church orchestras, string ensembles, string groups, musicals, plays, choirs, and weddings. I have extensive knowledge and a teaching and performance background to give my students all of the knowledge they will need in learning the violin. The violin is one of the hardest instruments in the world to learn and takes years to master. With the right teacher and the right motivation, the student will be able to master this incredible and amazing instrument.

About Clarissa
Hi! My name is Ms. Clarissa Romero and I have been teaching music for 11 years! I have taught privately, for churches, and for a music school. I also obtained a Bachelors Degree in Music Education (Instrumental Emphasis) in 2016. I have a love and passion for music and aspire to pass down that love and passion to every single one of my students! One thing I love to share with my students is that music is fun to learn! In my experience, too many teachers are rigid in their teaching and not able to see the learning process from a student's view. I always take into account each of my student's views and aspirations along with incorporating an encouraging regimen to help the student learn not only effectively, but to do so wholeheartedly with a love and passion for music. I can't wait to get started with you on our musical journey!
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Clarissa R.

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About Kennede H.

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I have been playing violin for 9 years. All ages are welcome! I've had several teachers with different teaching styles. Not every student will learn the same. I will always work at your pace and ensure that if you feel discouraged I am there to keep pushing you to do your best.

About Kennede
Hello future student,
My name is Kennede. I have been playing the violin for 9 years. I also taught myself piano and guitar. I have been in different choral groups since elementary. I believe it's important for students to involve themselves musically, especially since it's been proven that it helps in other aspects of your life. Music was always a way to express myself and challenge myself to learn something new.
While I was still in high school, I was given a musical scholarship to attend a college to get free violin lessons from a professor. I learned more with my teacher than in class. A teacher will help you on an individual level while focusing on your specific learning style and speed.
I am here to help other students in the same way my private teacher helped me!
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About Emily M.

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Seattle, WA

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Welcome to my violin and viola studio! I believe that every student can enjoy the process of studying an instrument, and can learn to play with ease and joy. As a result, I work to determine each student's learning style, look for ways to encourage individual ownership of learning, and adapt my approach to help meet each student’s needs and goals. I teach both Suzuki and traditional lessons, and draw from a variety of musical styles and approaches to help students develop a broad range of skills that include a strong technical foundation, ear training, sight-reading, ensemble playing, and musical self-expression. Through this approach, I hope to help students develop a lifelong love for music that will serve them in all future endeavors, musical or otherwise.

About Emily
Welcome to my violin and viola studio! I believe that every student can enjoy the process of studying an instrument, and can learn to play with ease and joy. As a result, I work to determine each student's learning style, look for ways to encourage individual ownership of learning, and adapt my approach to help meet each student’s needs and goals. I teach both Suzuki and traditional lessons, and draw from a variety of musical styles and approaches to help students develop a broad range of skills that include a strong technical foundation, ear training, sight-reading, ensemble playing, and musical self-expression. Through this approach, I hope to help students develop a lifelong love for music that will serve them in all future endeavors, musical or otherwise.

Teaching and Education

Emily recently moved from the Washington, D.C. ar
ea, where she maintained a private violin and viola teaching studio, and was on faculty at the Harmonia School of Music and Art. After moving to Seattle, Emily taught at the Music Center of the Northwest, worked with the education department at the Seattle Symphony, and now is building a thriving private studio. She has experience teaching students of all ages, preparing students for success in competitions, auditions, and recitals, and is trained in a variety of teaching approaches that include the Suzuki method. Emily is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and studied at the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute and the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, and her Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music.

Performance

Emily has performed throughout much of the United States and abroad. Most recently, she performed as a substitute musician with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra while based near Washington, D.C. Previously, she performed with the Spoleto USA Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, AIMS in Graz, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Sarasota Opera. Emily also spent time in San Francisco, where she was a member of the Santa Cruz Symphony and performed as a substitute musician with the San Francisco Symphony.
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James October 16, 2019
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Emily is a fantastic teacher! She is very easy to work with, and is great at explaining technical and musical details. I highly recommend lessons with Emily!
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Seattle, WA 98103
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