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Eugene H.

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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Tchaikovsky Conservatory Kiev, Ukraine
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Eugene H.

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Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enj

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Sarah C.
Mr. Eugene is an excellent instructor. He is informative, positive, and able to accurately assess the needs of the student. We didn't miss a beat with the virtual lesson, I felt it was as good if not better than any face to face lesson. We would highly recommend Mr. Eugene for violin (or piano), his extensive music knowledge and experience added an invaluable foundation to the instruction. Thank you!
Kas R.
Excellent Teacher

I am an older student and I started to learn to play the piano more than a year ago under a different teacher. I started with Eugene about 4 months ago. I was struggling with the piano previously. But after just 2 lessons with Eugene, I found myself playing confidently. Eugene explains so clearly and everything makes sense to me now. I enjoy practicing everyday now. He is excellent teacher, patient, and very professional. He is always on time.
NkiruU
Eugene is the best piano teacher I have ever had! He doesn't just know how the teach piano but music as well! I'm so glad that I chose him!
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Luther W.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
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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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Thao R.
My daughter has had very good lessons with Luther. He is enthusiastic knowledgeable, and has great techniques. He understands kids and works with my daughter very well. She improves a whole lot and enjoys playing.
Robert O.
Extremely nice and very patient.
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Grady L.

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Starting at $44
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Grady L.

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I am offering violin lessons, both online and at students' places! Whether you have no music experience at all or have some violin experience, I can help you improve technique and musicality by working on exercises and various pieces of music. Not only do I draw from my experience studying music and taking private lessons since childhood, but I also tailor my lessons to meet each student’s individual learning style and interests.

About Grady

I am offering violin lessons and math tutoring, both online and at students' places in the SF Bay Area! Recently graduated with a BA in applied mathematics and music from the University of California, Berkeley, I currently play violin in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble. I

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Danica Caferro
Grady is patient and kind, and great at breaking problems down to explain the foundation for deeper understanding.
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Erin C.

52 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erin C.

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I teach everything from beginner to advanced, basics to shifting, vibrato, theory, and technique. I teach classical, religious, fiddle, and pop. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, etc. I help students with their school orchestral music and audition pieces also.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

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Tyler
I highly recommend Erin for your violin lessons. I’m an adult learner and she has been more than patient, extremely helpful, and has given excellent instruction to help me grow my abilities with my violin.
Sheena
My daughter and I had our first lesson with Erin together. We both had a lot of fun and learned alot in the first lesson.
James
Erin went above and beyond to get me my first ever violin/fiddle lesson on my birthday as part of a surprise from my family. As someone who plays other instruments but has never touched anything with a bow, I was very thankful to have Erin to introduce me to the instrument with patience but also thoroughness and clear expertise. Very much looking forward to continuing lessons with Erin as I begin to learn this instrument.
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Emily W.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Music Performance from CUNY - Graduate Center
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Emily W.

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Whether young or old, raw beginner or experienced player, I am happy to teach you! I am keenly aware to the needs of my students and adjust my teaching based on each individual's musical interests and goals. I have experience preparing grade-school aged students for NYSSMA solo festivals.

About Emily

American violinist Emily W. is an active and versatile performer of chamber and orchestral music. As a chamber musician, Emily has appeared with the Mannes American Composers Ensemble in the ensemble's Alice Tully Hall debut. Additionally, she has collaborated with the Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo

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Michael Y.
Emily was patient with me as a beginner. Her instructions were very detailed, easily understood and very helpful. Her pace was just right - not too slow, not too fast. She took the time to observe my technique and make corrections gently as needed. I would highly recommend Emily for online violin instruction to students of all ages.
Yitao
I’ve been learning with Emily for 4 years now and have seen major improvements with my playing. She is such a dedicated, hardworking teacher. I have gotten so many amazing opportunities working with her, such as joining youth orchestras, playing in recitals, concerts, etc. No matter your level, she always motivates you to do better. I wish I could learn with her forever :((
Lara
So far so good. Emily was extremely patient and my daughter said she liked it a lot.
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Kathleen L.

45 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded US Fulbright, NEA Grant, Aspen Music Scholarships from United States Fulbright Commission, NEA, Aspen Music School
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Kathleen L.

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With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, I love teaching everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos. I am a Suzuki certified instructor and registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

About Kathleen

With a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Masters in Violin Performance, Kathleen teaches everything from Celtic fiddle tunes to classical concertos. Kathleen has performed with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Indiana's Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orchestr

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Laurie Z.
we had so much fun playing together
Laurie Z.
always new and exciting! always more to learn.
Mary Ann S.
Kathleen is so very encouraging and helpful no matter what problem I'm having. Love my lessons!!!!!

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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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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"I have studied violin with Kelvin for over a year, and have had an amazing experience being able to learn from one of the best violinists I have ever met. He is incredibly patient and kind, and has taken my playing to a whole new level. Highly recommended. Truly a one of a kind teacher."
Logan N.
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Fantastic, very professional and well prepared."
Jennifer
Took Violin lessons from Raycurt J.
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"What a great leader! Willing to assist all students to better himself/ herself. She has so much patience. Mrs. Susanna makes it about the children. This instructor gives 110% of her time, her expertise, and love of music and learning."
Susette
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Jodie has been my violin teacher for years now, and she is truly a technical reference point for me. She is a teacher of teachers and a caring mentor!"
Jonathan
Took Violin lessons from Joanna K.
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"Miss Elizabeth is a wonderful violin teacher. She is very patient and kind which helps the student feel comfortable and receptive to learning. She is extremely gifted musically and we have appreciated her instruction for our daughter over the past 2 years!

LW"
Lauri
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Such a wonderful teacher ! Christina is kind and so patient with kids who are learning music. She is so smart and her knowledge in music is amazing. My daughter has progressed significantly in the last few months with Christina , at a much better pace than all her previous years learning with other tutors. She is training my daughter for ABRSM exam too . Christina has great communication skills and always lets us know the ways to help kids learn better. Her positivity and graceful presence has made my daughters passion for music increase immensely !! Great teacher !!! Highly recommended!!"
Kavita
Took Violin lessons from Cristina H.
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"My gifted son needs challenging and stimulating activities to help him balance all of his feelings. I was extremely hesitant with signing him up because he is only 4. However he instantly connected with Landon and said he has a fantastic time. I absolutely love how Landon has a gift to communicate music without watering down terminology but slowly speaking so that children can understand. He truly has a gift. We look forward to the next one."
Avi
Took Violin lessons from Landon S.
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"Iuliia brings a wonderful technique to her playing and teaching, AND she is a kind and attentive person to work with! Having heard her give feedback for several years in the context of a university violin studio, I could always see that she really cares about contributing to the musical growth of each person and takes the time to observe and listen carefully."
Heidi
Took Violin lessons from Iuliia M.
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"Tania has been a great teacher for my son. He started learning violin with the Suzuki method and studied with a Suzuki teacher for about four years before stopping lessons. He became interested in violin again in middle school and decided he wanted to take private lessons while in 7th grade. Tania had no trouble getting him back on track, picking up with some Book 2 pieces and moving on to Book 3. She has helped him with his bowing, vibrato and shifting, and his sound has really improved. She also has helped him learn to read better and has introduced some basic music theory into lessons. My son really likes his lessons, and feels that he is learning what he needs. Overall, I like her approach, which I think works very well for this level. She is an excellent musician, and this comes through in her teaching."
Andrew
Took Violin lessons from Tania M.
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Violin Lessons Near You

If you’re looking for violin lessons near you, allow us to help. Here at TakeLessons we offer convenient and affordable violin lessons in your area. You’ll find a wide range of local music instructors who can suit your style, interests, and skill level.

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.

Countless pieces of music in almost every g

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enre have been written for the violin, either to be played solo, in an orchestra, or in smaller ensembles like quartets. What’s more, electric violins have become a staple in many popular rock bands. There’s no limit to what you can do with the violin.

Reasons to Take Violin Classes Near You

There are lots of convincing reasons to learn the violin. For starters, making music provides an emotional outlet for stress relief. In fact, many experts believe learning to play an instrument can stimulate the brain, improving your cognitive skills and memory. It's also a great way to find like-minded people by joining an orchestra or trying out for the symphony. Additionally, TakeLessons offers online Violin lessons for your convenience.

Topics You'll Learn with Your Violin Teacher

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.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Violin Lessons

If you have little or no experience playing the violin, then beginner lessons are a good fit for you. When you sign up to learn violin for beginners, your teacher will introduce you to all the basics of music theory and maintaining your instrument. 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

Your violin teacher will help you understand these topics, answer any questions you may have, and give you the tools you need to have productive practice sessions. When you set achievable goals, each one of your practice sessions will build upon the last, and you’ll notice a marked improvement in between each violin lesson.

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Violin Lessons

Intermediate violin lessons are designed to build upon the foundational skills you learned in beginner lessons. You'll continue to study music theory while you practice more advanced techniques. Course content will likely include the following:

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

At this stage, you may want to explore performing in a group or as a soloist. Your violin teacher can help you put together a performance repertoire that showcases your hard work, as well as pushes your skills to the next level! The more you perform, the greater your musical expression will be on stage.

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Violin Lessons

Advanced lessons provide a platform for you to hone your skills and receive critical feedback from an experienced professional. In addition to practicing complex techniques, you'll have the opportunity to prepare for auditions and performances with personalized coaching. 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.

Curious About Violin Teachers Near Me?

Ready to find violin classes near you? Start by finding the ideal teacher right here at TakeLessons. And don’t worry; you won’t have to travel far to attend your violin classes. When you sort through our inventory, you’ll find tons of violin instructors right in your backyard.

In fact, we are so sure that you will enjoy your private violin lessons that we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all our students on their first session. Ready to experience the allure of violin lessons for yourself? Sign up today and you’ll be fiddling like a pro in no time.

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