Online Violin and Viola Lessons
Online Violin and Viola Lessons

Online Violin and Viola Lessons

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Introduction: Currently only accepting online students I am a highly qualified professional, working full time as a performer and teacher. I currently hold the position as Assistant Principle Violist in the Hartford Symphony and am on faculty at the Fairfield|Trumbull School of Music. The flexibility, affordability and convenience of my services comes from a desire to make music more accessible to all. Especially to those who feel discouraged for developing a passion for music later in life. I am new to Thumbtack, but I am in no means new to teaching. I have 10 years of experience teaching all levels - from mentoring/teaching students in the Juilliard Pre-College program, to teaching those with no prior experience. My teaching style uses elements from my previous Suzuki training, especially when working with young, novice students. Teaching adults and teens can be a little less structured, and more flexible because I cater to the needs of each individual student. I am able to teach students to learn any song by ear, so long as it is within their playing level. I am happy to cover music/songs that my students request because it's true that you play better when you love the piece you're working on! I am proficient in teaching both rigorous violin/viola technique and music theory. I can go at whatever pace the student wishes; I can provide a low pressure, light-hearted environment. I can also create an environment that focuses on refining proper violin/viola technique. It seems counter intuitive that the latter would promote faster progress, considering the process can feel slow at times, but it definitely produces the best results with the least amount of frustration. I can guarantee that if you put in the work, I will dedicate my time and skills to you to the best of my ability and you will not feel stagnant in your learning process. Part of what makes me unique as a teacher is my active performance career, and the ability to give extensive professional advice and insight into the music world. I have the highest level of training in the country having received both my Master's and Bachelor's degrees at Juilliard, and have traveled to Florida, NYC, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Colorado, and California to perform with professional ensembles. Some highlights from my career include performing with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Honors, performing a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and playing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, the New York Supreme Court building, and the United Nations Headquarters. Online rates $50/hr $40/45 mins $30/30 mins In-person rates $60/hr $50/45 mins $40/30 mins

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Dani M.

Aekyung is an amazing teacher; although I’ve only had lessons with her for a few months, I feel like I’ve made more progress in such a short time with her than I did in years with other teachers. She’s extremely knowledgeable in music theory as well, and has helped me improve my viola technique and intonation, while always giving constructive and positive feedback. Aekyung’s teaching style keeps me motivated, as aside from focusing on the more technical aspects of music, she’s also given me the opportunity to play songs of my choosing. I look forward to our lessons every week knowing I’ll learn something new. I’m grateful to have her as my teacher and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to excel in their violin/viola playing.
Apr 21, 2021
R.L O.

She is a wonderful teacher. She responds quickly, she teaches my kid from basic to detail and pulls up next level.Even if its online lesson she teaches as professional.We love her lessons.
Nov 28, 2020
Wenmin C.

My son has been taking viola lessons with Aekyung via Skype for almost two months. Aekyung is an excellent musician with very high standards. She emphasizes the proper technique as well as good sound quality so my son can build a good foundation. While I am sure it would be better in person, I think Aekyung has done a great job of making it work online. She sends a recording after each lesson so we can review if needed. I have been very impressed with Aekyung and I would highly recommend her.
Nov 27, 2020
Jenny M.

Aekyung does a wonderful job of creating a comfortable learning environment while still challenging the student. Her teaching is very purposeful without being tedious, and I’ve seen a lot of growth in my playing since I started learning from her. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to take lessons safely online that feel the same as they would in person.
Nov 4, 2020
Lori F.

My son has been taking lessons with Aekyung for a year. From the first time I met her, I liked her. Aekyung is fun, youthful and brings an infectious enthusiasm for music and for her students. Aekyung challenges and inspires my son. Aekyung is highly qualified and I definitely recommend her!
Oct 30, 2020
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