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Arie S.

Seattle, WA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish, English
  • Masters in Viola Performance from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Arie S.

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Arie Schächter has been Assistant Principal Viola with the Seattle Symphony for over a decade. He has won several awards in international competitions, including Top Prize at the Markneukirchen International Viola Competition in 2001, and Third Prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2000. He has a Master’s degree in music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music, where he worked as a teaching assistant while pursuing his degree.

Mr. Schächter has performed in numerous music festivals throughout the United States, including the Aspen Music Festival, the Caramoor Music Festival and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. He has collaborated with members of the renowned Cleveland String Quartet and the Tokyo String Quartet. Since joining the Seattle Symphony in 2004, Mr. Schächter has been performing in various chamber music series in Seattle, including Simple Measures, Music of Remembrance and the Seattle Symphony Chamber Series.

About Arie

I’m a professional violist, Assistant Principal Viola with the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera. In addition to teaching viola, I am more than happy to give violin lessons up to advanced level, and can also teach music theory and composition. We will work on developing good technique, as

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Emily M.

2 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Emily M.

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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 app

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Anne
Emily is patient, motivating, encouraging, and knowledgeable - a terrific teacher in every way!
James
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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Luther W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Luther W.

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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of 5-10 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

About Luther

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both th

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Carol
Luther loves to teach. At every lesson he is there for you, ready to help you. He has an extensive musical background, after studying violin at New England Conservatory with Meriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein, as well as performing and studying at many prestigious summer music festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Institute, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music. In addition, Luther is an excellent violist, studying with Martha Katz, also at New England Conservatory.

Luther loves to answer all of your questions. He will analyze and dissect your technical questions about how to play the violin: concerning tone, bowing, left hand issues, and how to use your arms, shoulders, back and your whole body while playing the instrument. He can help you with fingering and answer your questions about written music. He will demonstrate and help you play musically. He is able prepare you for your orchestral audition, help you learn concertos and other solo music and help you with chamber music. Thanks Luther for continuing to help me attain my dream to become an excellent violinist!
Tamara R.
I had my first lesson with Luther today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him.
Brabeeba
It's a blaze to work with Luther! He identified my problem very quickly and provided concrete advices on improving the sound. His understanding on how beautiful sound is made is very clear and systematic. There are so many dimensions in the sound making for violin but he always breaks it down and works on each individual part of my postures and bowing. My sound is now much fuller than before! He also not only teaches violin but also how to think about music in general. I feel like I am constantly critically thinking on how I can experiment with each phrase after I take lessons with Luther. I will highly recommend Luther if you want to find a violin teacher!

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Lauren M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • First two years of college from Eastman School of Music
  • Awarded La Jolla Young Artists Competitions from La Jolla Symphony
  • Teaching since 2002
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Lauren M.

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I have been teaching in southern California since 2002 and recently relocated to Orange County. I have worked with students of all ages and experience levels and was on the faculty for the Hollywood Academy of Music in 2006-2007 and the Mosaic Music School in 2012-2013. I was also the orchestra c

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Marwan A.
Excellent instructor. Would highly recommend.

Christine W.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministries from Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching since 2013
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Christine W.

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I've been teaching Viola for 3 years, and my students have gone on to join school orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play "Twinkle Twinkle" and as time goes on you'll be able to play a Bach Minuet. I specialize in Classical music, typically use the Suzuki Method and the companion I Can Read Music books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: music stand and finger tapes. I love working with students of all ages, and I can't wait to meet you!
If you are in need of an instrument, we may use one of your purchased lessons to meet at a local instrument provider to test out instruments.

About Christine

Christine has been teaching private lessons since 2013 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home studio. Christine has helped students achieve confidence in their playing, perform songs with effortless execution, master technical skills, and prepare for recitals. Christine received

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Linda
Christine was great1. It was my first lesson and we jumped right in. She is patient and encouraging and easy to understand.
Adam
My son had the first lesson with Christine today and he really enjoyed it
Christine was professional and accommodating to my son needs.
He is already looking forward to his next lesson.
Fidelle
Christine is great with my children. She helped my high-school student with his orchestra audition (with her coaching, he made it into the highest orchestra at his school). She also helped launch my middle school aged daughter as she started up with viola. Christine is terrific with communication, flexible when possible with scheduling, and is as friendly as a long lost auntie. Her teaching style is gentle and encouraging.

Gloria J.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from th

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Seattle, WA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Seattle is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $154 per hour.
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$43 average
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$57 average
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"Patient, sensitive, and wonderful to work with. Brings excitement to playing and learning. A diamond in the rough."
Camille
Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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"Tigran has done a very good job in improving our son's Viola skills in such a short period of time. My son is a member of Orchestra in school and he is now one of the better players in the group. My son also enjoys taking his class with Tigran."
Macsilvan
Took Viola lessons from Tigran N.
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"We got right into it and he addressed all my questions and needs at the first lesson!"
Vivian
Took Viola lessons from Kyle B.
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"She is a great instructor! Very patient, especially when there are weeks where I don't get to practice very much because of work. She is understanding and always looks for the progress."
Colleen
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"She is experienced and very knowledgeable. She is going to help me improve my viola playing! I would recommend!"
Paula
Took Viola lessons from Regina T.
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"Great first lesson!"
Sydney
Took Viola lessons from Yamilet T.
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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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"We have tried a few instructors for strings and they were not the right fit for us. We finally struck GOLD with Charles! Very professional, not at all condescending with his feedback (this was our problem with a couple others), taught my son things he has not learned in school in terms of correct form/placement of viola, and bow technique. We are very excited for the next lesson!"
Stratton
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"very good fixed the viola so now i can use it properly which i had a hard time doing myself."
michael
Took Viola lessons from Emily S.
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"This was my first lesson tonight . I really love his teaching style and look forward to many more"
Glenda
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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