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These Violin teachers are highly rated by students in the Ellsworth area, including Houlton, Afton, Vermillion, Bayport and Randolph.

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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 prestigious 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 teaching methods to best suit the needs of a student and make lessons enjoyable and productive. I introduce my students to a variety of styles while teaching classical techniques for lifetime skills. When not teaching, I play with Nova Vista Symphony (First Violin) ,Campbell String Chamber Orchestra (Concertmeistress), Winchester Symphony Orchestra, and a variety of instrumental Ensembles featuring Klezmer Music, Russian Tangos and Brazilian Choros.

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My lessons are a balance of fun and focus. My students qu

ickly learn the basics and start playing familiar melodies. I teach memorization techniques to develop a performing repertoire.
In addition, my students develop abilities in rhythm, melody, harmony, understanding of theory, and improvisation. I also help with school orchestra practice and audition preparation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated Music Space, desk, piano, recording equipment, music stands, couch for parents to observe and wait or participate.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own violin and bow, music stand and a notebook. Students may also need to purchase sheet music/music books. I will provide basic recording equipment (audio and video), and pre-recorded piano or orchestra accompaniment. A live piano accompanist is available for recitals and pre-recital rehearsals.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Violin, Viola
Fiddle - Klezmer, American, Celtic
Piano - beginning and intermediate levels
Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Improvisation.
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March 9, 2018
Matthew C.
She is amazing! My son enjoy the class so much! I truly appreciate it.
March 2, 2018
Barbara J.
Helena was a pleasure to work with. It was my first viola lesson in decades. I was not sure how the online lesson would go but it worked well for me. She was so patient and helpful and very encouraging. Look forward to the next lesson!
November 14, 2017
Ayse K.
she loves her job alot .and she makes you love it as well.

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About Glenda

After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University in MI, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, I have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the US and in 8 foreign countries, and taught at public, charter, and private schools. It is important to tailor each lesson to a student's individual needs and ability to ensure that their experience is as rewarding as possible!

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You will learn to play with ease and proficiency while learning the Music Theory that supports your playing. You will also receive ear training, which will make learning more rapid, and more thorough.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio with pianos; parents can sit in on lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When needed, I provide printed learning supplements or in e-mail. The student should hav

e his/her own instrument, so they can practice regularly.

*** Specialties ***
Gospel, Classical, Pop, Inspirational, Sacred, Wedding, etcetera
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October 15, 2019
Dontae W.
She is a awesome teacher very patient
May 11, 2019
Curley
First lesson was a student/teacher familiarization. Glenda is very friendly and is very knowledgeable concerning music. I look forward to future lessons with her!
April 27, 2019
Pallavi D.
Glenda is an amazing teacher she explains everything very patiently .

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Private Violin Teacher

Learning how to play this intricate and delicate instrument in various ways while gaining the appreciation and skill deserved.

About Candace

I'm a classical violinist, a loving single mother, and a independent business owner for life, health and accident insurance through AFLAC from New York. I am a very accomplished musician performing in many venues and events such as the Long Island String Festival, NYC All County Music Festivals, Valley stream District 13 Music Festival, NY All State Concert, NYSMMA Music competitions, and yes even Carnegie Hall with the NY Metropolitan Youth Principle Orchestra 1st Violin. Ive learned that nothing of value in life comes without blood sweat and tears but it is worth it.

The things I love most in life are my son and providing for our family. On week days, you'll usually find me prospecting potential clients to help with their benefits for employees in any type of weather, for my independent business through AFLAC. On the weekends I like

to take my son with my dogs (sometimes) to the park, museums, and church or teach him the various wonders of life.
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April 23, 2019
Michael w
She's awesome. Takes her time to explain in detail. Very patient plays along with you and guide you like a professional. I'd recommend her to anyone.
March 25, 2019
Michael
Shes a awesome instructor. She takes the time to explain details and all. I would recommend her to anyone that's interested in the violin.

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Beginner violin; also performance prep for intermediate through advanced/professional

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]

My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to

) the Classical approach to Western tonal harmony and asks that the students develop certain fundamentals of technique and theory. In my experience, this structure creates the strongest foundation for pupils to build the rest of their musical lives on, whether professionally or solely for personal enjoyment. All of my students are on the fast track to studying music theory. Whatever level they are at when I start with them, I guide their efforts into bringing the students up to a certain level of comprehension regarding the mathematical aspects of music and how it relates to their instruments. This understanding of theoretical principles of sound allows the students to play any style of music they wish, no matter how their tastes may change throughout their lives.

Curriculum Gradation:
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Reading/Writing notation
Tone development
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Music theory
Playing by ear
Improvisational techniques
Finding your signature style
Expression/Lyricism
Composition/Arrangement
Project Management
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October 12, 2019
Aviv C.
Good instructor
September 13, 2019
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
June 18, 2019
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.

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Private Violin Teacher

Students will learn to play violin using a variety of methods.

About Charles

I have been teaching stringed instruments for over 25 years. I use both the Suzuki and traditional methods.

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March 29, 2019
Keiko
I love it!
March 3, 2019
Carrie S.
Charles is very professional, kind and friendly. My 9 year old is trying to learn Bohemian Rhapsody on his viola for a talent show and Charles has been very helpful, guiding him through the music with positive reinforcement. We tried a couple other instructors but it wasn't the right fit. Super pleased we found Charles. Look forward to many more lessons to come.
February 24, 2019
Stratton
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!

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Hi! I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate, and I've been playing violin my whole life. I'm an experienced teacher of 7 years- I have played in orchestras, toured in bands, written my own music, and I've taught all ages and abilities over the last decade. I specialize teaching the Suzuki method, fiddle styles, and improvising, as well as technique, reading, and music theory. Can't wait to play music with you!

About Carolyn

Hi, I grew up in Northern California in a family of Texan musicians, who knew from the start I'd be a musical trouble maker. From my early days of Suzuki violin, to marching band, and then to bluegrass and Billie Holiday, I make myself musically at home wherever there's a groove. Now a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and an active part of Berklee's American Roots program, I'm a recipient of the Fletcher Bright Scholarship Award, a 2015 Freshgrass Fiddle Competition finalist, and two-time participant in the Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival. Most recently, my project The Page Turners has been given the 2016 Freshgrass Best Duo Award. I've performed widely at festivals across the United States such as Grey Fox, the Three Sisters Festival, Berkeley Bluegrass Festival and Newport Folk Festival, as well as endeavors

abroad with the Nairobi Symphony. I've performed with many beloved artists, such as Bruce Molsky, Aoife O'Donovan, Joe Walsh, and Darol Anger. I have been teaching all ages and abilities for 8 years, all over the country. My favorite things are cooking, two-stepping, and hanging out with dogs. Carolyn is moving to Nashville, TN in 2019.
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October 16, 2017
vanessa
This was my first lesson with the violin. Carolyn was very patient and informative. I'm looking forward to learning more from her!
September 19, 2017
Ruth
Carolyn is fun, knows her stuff, and is really respectful of what the student wants to learn!
September 19, 2017
Jake H.
She is a great teacher and knew where to help me the most. I feel like a better musician after one lesson!

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Wendell S.

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I have been playing violin for over 35 years, and used to played with youth symphony as an associate concertmaster , I'm very passionate about playing and teaching violin.
To make violin a incredible sound, you have to play in a right way, I will teach you not only the correct methods to play but also to make great sound in terms of bowing technique, fingering and intonation, rhythm, music etc, I am extremely sensitive about violin sound. My focus is to teach and help you to grasp the fundamental basis, and how to produce beautiful tone, that is what the violin is all about.
I accept students from beginner to intermediate and some advanced that will help you establish the solid foundation, and achieve your goals whether you want to be just a hobby violinist or for school or pursue violin career..

About Wendell

If you decide to learn violin, then, you are making a right decision and right choice, why? because it makes you a "better person". and much more.
The next question is why someone who learn it quicker and better than the others, because everything has "trick" or"know-how" in it. if you want to play violin in a right way, you need to know these "tricks". therefore, finding a right teacher is your next right choice.
I can teach student the "tricks and secrets“, the right way to play violin correctly, and to make good sound.
I teach student based on their level, ability and goal, I am very supportive, patient and kind, provide friendly teaching environment with joy, knowledge, and experience to my students,
Whether you want to learn violin as a hobby or a professional, I am sure you should enjoy the learning process.
I used to play in

a youth symphony orchestra as an associate concertmaster in China
After coming to the USA, I have been coached by the great violinist, who is tenured violinist from Los Angeles philharmonic
I also attended and audit one of the greatest violin Maestro. Pinchas Zukerman violin master class last year.
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Hi! I am so excited to work with you and to help you achieve your musical goals! I am a freelance violinist/orchestra teacher, and I have been teaching for over 5 years. I have taught private lessons, full orchestra classes from beginner to advanced, and all things strings! I have studied violin for 12 years, and I recently completed my bachelor's in music education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I would love to help you, whether it's the very first time you have unpacked your instrument, with learning to play a pop/rock/fiddle tune, or you are preparing some orchestra excerpts for an audition with your local symphony. See you soon!

About Dixie

Hi! My name is Dixie and I have played the violin/viola for 12 years. I have been teaching music lessons/classes for over 5 years, and I have also taught beginning to intermediate orchestra classes over the course of my undergraduate studies. I recently completed my bachelor's in music education (instrumental) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and now I am an orchestra teacher at an elementary/middle school. I love teaching music, and I would be honored to be your violin/viola tutor. I hope we can get started soon!

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When searching for a violin teacher, I researched and reached out to a place down the street from me, and it took them over a week to just give me a quote on how much lessons are and when I could schedule them. I decided to do more research and compare. I contacted a few others and then I contacted Antoinette and she responded within a day. Even though she is much farther from my home, I decided to go with her because I knew that she would be a teacher who cared. And I was right :)

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