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Oshea T.

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Starting at HK$390.06
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Oshea T.

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Hello everyone, My name is Oshea and I am a violinist teaching in northern Virginia. As a jazz musician I'm comfortable performing and teaching various styles, and I prefer to teach music that my students enjoy. My lesson plans are tailored to each individual student, with an emphasis on technique to avoid injury and promote good musicianship. As a performer I have played at the Kennedy Center, Masonic Temple as well as winning multiple international awards for performance. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to achieve your musical goals.

About Oshea

Hello people of the world, thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I've been teaching for about five years now, and playing for 13. I'm a pretty relaxed guy so my lessons tend to have a chill "no pressure" vibe. My teaching style is very positive reinforcement based, so I'm always try

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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
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Starting at HK$273.04
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 1981
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy employed for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Connie E.

18 Reviews
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Starting at HK$405.66
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 19; Female: 4 to 80
  • Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance from CSULB Long Beach
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Connie E.

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I'm passionate about music and have a Masters Degree in Violin Performance with 23 years experience teaching the violin. I will help you achieve your goals whether you are wanting to learn the violin as a hobby, for school or pursue music as a professional career!

About Connie

I love teaching and enjoy passing on that joy, knowledge, and experience to my students! I have a Masters Degree in Violin Performance and 23 years teaching experience. Lessons are tailored according to the student's goals, abilities, and preference in musical styles. Whether you're wanting to learn

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Ramsi
My daughter is taking in person lessons at Ms. Connie's studio in Lynden. We are very happy to have her as our teacher! She has all the great qualities we were looking for in a teacher and my daughter is making good progress while loving her lessons.
Chanin ..
Ms. Connie 's very nice and very sweet. She makes learning violin so much fun for both my son and I. We're so happy to have her as our teacher.
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Emma J.
Connie was great! My daughter loved taking her first lesson from her and is excited to keep learning now.
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Quinn L.

6 Reviews
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Starting at HK$351.05
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Quinn L.

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The most wonderful thing I believe is, no matter that is the student’s level, my students would enjoy playing

About Quinn

Hello, my name is Quinn. I’m owner and director of Musication studio. We offer cello lesson and violin lessons in-person and online. I began my cello studies at age of seven and won my first cello competition at ten. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservato

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Claudia
Supportive and encouraging. Very happy with her. Sometimes I can’t hear well through her mask.
Natalie
We are loving cello with Quinn! We had her in person before COVID and now online. She does a great job of guiding the learning process and working with the student (my daughter as an individual)
Shauna
My 9 yr old daughter began cello lessons with Quinn about 2 weeks before lockdown started. I was worried that online lessons wouldn't work out, but Quinn has been amazing. She's great at explaining everything so that my daughter understands, and she pushes just enough to keep her interested without being overwhelmed. She also answers questions promptly by email when any problems arise. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Julia M.

4 Reviews
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Starting at HK$382.26
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Awarded Finalist in the Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition from The Juilliard School
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Julia M.

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As a graduate of The Juilliard School and a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I have extensive experience performing as a classical violinist and violist in solo, chamber, and orchestral music. I have been playing the violin since the age of 5 and have participated recently in many well known music programs such as the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Music Academy of the West, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Aspen Music Festival. I have experience teaching in violin sections in orchestra and group classes through the Tufts Community Music Program. I grew up learning through the Suzuki method, so I encourage learning by ear and emphasize the importance of efficient and organized practice. In a lesson with me, I would focus on learning classical violin technique in order to produce the best sound, while allowing the student to pick their repertoire based on their musical preferences, however always encouraging exploration of the classical genre!

About Julia

My name is Julia, and I am a graduate of The Juilliard School, an academist with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, and a former violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I teach both viola and violin, from beginner to advanced levels. I am also available for practice help sessions or one time coachi

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Gidget
Julia has been a phenomenal teacher. She is knowledgeable, patient, and very accommodating. I have been working with her since a very beginner level, and I have seen incredible progress. She has helped me prepare for auditions and to play in an orchestral environment as well. Could not recommend her more!
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My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional
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Tigran N.

33 Reviews
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Starting at HK$390.06
  • Speaks Armenian, Russian, English
  • Awarded Prizewinner from Union Of Composers Of Armenia
  • Master's degree from Yerevan State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia
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Tigran N.

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*** Lesson Details ***
I strongly believe that, if every child would be provided with an ideal environment, would gain extraordinary ability. There are no exceptions. No one can tell how able man is by the nature. What is known is the ability that is spoiled or developed. It cannot be denied that most children speak their native languages beautifully by learning about 3000-4000 words by age 5 or 6. Nothing can clearer demonstrate of the original power of the human mind. Through the years of studying and teaching music I realized that this is the most important concept for developing each kid's talent, to increase his or her ability to the maximum. Therefore I am combining the great methods of teaching violin. The Suzuki method and the Russian school method. Suzuki method helps at the earliest stage of playing an instrument and I am using later Russian school method for more advanced period of studying.

*** Online Lessons: Intermediate and Advanced students ONLY

About Tigran

Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conserv

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Katherine
Tigray was very professional yet friendly. My son really enjoyed his first lesson with him.
Hadria S.
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!
Gabe L.
Tigran is patient and pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend him.

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"Stephanie is wonderful. First of all, she is a truly virtuosic player. She plays beautifully. That is hugely important. Never hire a violin teacher who does not make a gorgous sound. She makes a gorgeous sound. Second, she is an amazing TEACHER. She knows how to tailor her approach to the student’s unique learning style and musical tastes. She can take you through a purely classical curriculum, or she can also help you learn to play your favorite pop songs. I have been taking lessons with her for two years and my adult (step)daughter who has Down Syndrome has been studying with her for a little over a year. I have progressed consistently and my stepdaughter has also progressed consistently. Stephanie definitly knows how to collaborate with me to adapt her lessons to my (step)daughter’s special needs. My (step)daughter loves her lessons and Stephanie mixes things up to keep her excited and motivated to practice. Stephanie prepares more in advance for lessons than any instrument teacher I have ever observed. She creates her own teaching aids for each student, personalized to their needs. She has formal Suzuki training both as a learner and teacher, so she knows the Suzuki curriculum, and can use a strictly Suzuki approach for people who want that, but she also knows the scope and sequences of skills so thoroughly that she can guide students without relying on Suzuki if that approach is preferred. She takes a positive approach, helping students to learn to listen to and evaluate their own playing rather than over critiquing. She teaches students to practice effectively, and uses questions to gently guide students to draw appropriate conclusions about what they need to do to improve their playing. She paces lessons well. She does not require perfection before moving on, but also discourages racing through repertoire without developing the target skill represented by the repertoire. She does not waste lesson time. She uses lesson time very efficiently. Her demeanor is warm, calm, mindful, gentle and kind, but firm about holding students to appropriately high expectations. I started wth her as an adult beginner and have loved every minute. I am now an intermediate player... sooner than I expected. She is also very reliable. She does not forget appointments or run late or cancel frequently. The room she teaches in is clean and organized. I really think she is very appropriate for gifted kids, average kids, kids with special needs, and adult beginners both typical and with special needs."
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Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Y.
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"Dr. Kim helped me build the foundation to my violin playing. As a young learner at 8 years old, he shaped my technique and provided me with the guidance that helped me become the violinist I am today. I studied with Dr. Kim for 10 years up until I went to college, where I am earning a degree in music. I can attribute this privilege to Dr. Kim for pushing me to grow and for teaching me so much during my early years."
Corinne
Took Violin lessons from Chin K.
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Zachary
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"Jonathan is the best violin teacher! My son had his first lesson today and he absolutely loved it. Very quickly Jonathan was able to find my son's strengths and the areas that he needs to work on. Not a minute was wasted during the lesson, at the same time he took his time to explain everything in detail. I can tell he can work with any level student. I liked his knowledge, passion, energy and positivity. If you are looking for a violin teacher for your child or yourself, do not hesitate to go with Jonathan!"
Aisha
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Great instructor !!!! very helpful"
Manoj Kumar
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Susanna is such an incredible teacher! I learned violin in school (elementary through high school) and was always okay, but when picking it back up as an adult (24), I improved but struggled significantly with trying to rebuild the basics on my own and not so much learn tunes, but make them sound *good*. Susanna has taught me so many practical techniques to add to my practice to improve my overall sound quality and I'm a better sounding player and more content with the continued incremental improvement than I ever was before. Truly cannot say enough good things - a pleasure to work with!"
Mags
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Emily is an outstanding teacher!
She has been positive, encouraging, and professional.
My daughter has learned so much and has had a wonderful experience learning to play the violin with Emily."
Jan
Took Violin lessons from Emily E.
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"Excellent teacher! Very organized, kind and patient."
Meg
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Very friendly and explains concepts very clearly. I had a great lesson and learned so much! When I went home to practice all that I had learned my violin playing was cleaner than it had ever been!"
Melissa
Took Violin lessons from Megan H.
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"I feel like I have learned a lot with Mr.Cameron. I used to go to a different teacher but this teacher has taught me more in a shorter amount of time. He has changed the way I look at the violin and the way I learn it too. I learned a lot because of the easy and the funny way he teaches me!!!!"
Ragav
Took Violin lessons from Cameron H.
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Violin Lessons Near You

The violin has a long history in the music world. Its early ancestors from the 15th century are thought to be the Arabian rabab and the rebec. But toward the end of the Middle Ages, the fiddle came on the scene. Nowadays, we refer to the violin and fiddle as the same instrument—the only difference is in the style of music you play. You call it a fiddle when you play fiddle music, like Irish jigs and Scottish tunes, and it’s a violin when you play more classical styles of music.

Have you always dreamed of playing classical violin music in a chamber orchestra or fiddling solos in a country band? If so, it’s time to make those music dreams come to life. Here at TakeLessons, we feature the best violin lessons for students of all skill levels and interests. With the help of our certif

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Reasons to Take Violin Classes Near You

There are lots of convincing reasons to learn the violin. For starters, you can experiment with all your favorite music, whether that’s classical tunes or top 40 hits. But learning to play the violin also provides you with a creative outlet. You can express yourself through music, letting out your emotions, frustration, and stress. In fact, many experts believe learning to play an instrument can stimulate the brain, improving your cognitive skills and memory.

When you take violin lessons, you will also begin to build your confidence. Not only will you see yourself accomplishing your dreams and surpassing your goals, but you’ll find yourself engaging with like-minded musicians. Perhaps you’ll feel inspired to join an orchestra, try out for a theater production, or form a pop band. As you improve your violin skills, there’s no stopping what you can achieve!

Topics You'll Learn with Your Violin Teacher

The topics you will cover during your violin lessons will vary on a number of factors. For example, if you’re a beginner, you’ll need help with the basics. Your violin tutor will likely focus on building a foundation on which you can build your skills, such as teaching you how to hold the instrument and the finger positions for each note. But if you’re a more advanced musician, your violin instructor will assess your skill sets and challenge you in new ways.

When you take private violin lessons, you will have a violin instructor dedicated to your success. Through one-on-one coaching, you receive the individualized instruction you need to achieve your musical goals. If you’re a beginner, you’ll need help with the basics. But if you’re a more advanced musician, your violin instructor will assess your skill sets and challenge you in new ways.

Perhaps one of the best aspects of taking private violin lessons is that your tutor will cater your lesson plans to your needs and goals. Your violin teacher will determine where you are in your musical journey and create customized lessons just for you. During these sessions, you can go at your own pace, ask all your questions, and even focus on certain techniques or styles that most interest you. When you follow your teacher’s instructions and advice, you’ll find your music skills improving before you know it.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Violin Lessons

Beginner violin lessons may cover the following:

  • Posture and breathing
  • Proper instrument and bow hold
  • Tuning
  • Scales and finger positions
  • Reading music
  • Instrument anatomy
  • Violin and bow care

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Violin Lessons

Course content will likely include the following:

  • Contractions and Extensions
  • Harmonics
  • Vibrato
  • Bow pressure 
  • Changing dynamics
  • Adjusting tone

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Violin Lessons

Lessons at this level may cover the following topics:

  • Advanced techniques such as- - sul ponticello - sul tasto - col legno - spiccato - ricochet - glissando
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

As your violin's tone transforms from scratchy to sweet, remember that no violinist is ever truly finished learning. No matter how skilled, talented, and proficient they become, violinists always have room for improvement. 

Tone, techniques, and styles can always be further honed, making the violin a wonderful choice of instrument for anyone who truly loves to play, experiment, and of course, make beautiful music.

Choose a Violin Teacher Near You Today

When learning a new skill, it’s important to work with a teacher you are compatible with, and that’s why we invite you to pick your preferred violin teacher. Here at TakeLessons, we feature an inventory of all the violin tutors near you, where you can read their bios and check out their reviews. You can read about their expertise, inquire about their schedule, and even contact them in advance to see if they’re a good match.

We strive to make our lessons convenient and affordable for all our students. You’ll find in-person and online classes available, and you can even take advantage of our 100% Satisfactions Guarantee. Sign up with us today to kick start your violin lessons. The sooner you start your lessons, the sooner you will master this fascinating instrument!

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