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I agree with the other reviewers on this site, Louis is an excellent teacher! I have been taking bass lessons from him for two months now and have already made a lot of progress. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes many different approaches to address specific needs. Highly recommended.
Amber is wonderful musician and teacher. I started getting violin lessons from her about 5 months ago. I was a complete beginner so I had to start from square one. And, I have yo admit, I found the idea of learning to play the violin really daunting. But I am so happy I found such a great teacher. Amber is always very patient and encouraging. She takes her time and plays along with me during my lessons. I am surprised how much I've learned in such a short time, not only about the violin, but about music in general. Best of all her enthusiasm for music is contagious. My lessons with her are fun and the fact that I'm having fun makes me want to practice even more. My experience with Amber has been so great! I definitely recommend her as a teacher.
Dorothy played violin for my September wedding ceremony as well as the violin part for our first dance song. She is a true professional and an all around pleasure to work with in any capacity! Her skills with the violin have only increased over the past few years and she is an absolutely beautiful player. I could seriously listen to her playing all day. Additionally, Dorothy was very helpful in picking out the music for the ceremony. I have a lot of experience singing with choirs during Catholic masses but I was overwhelmed by trying to select pieces to use during our mass and wedding ceremony. Dorothy and I Skyped, she played little segments to remind me of the songs and then we made our selections together. Thanks to her guidance, this process was quick and painless. She also worked long distance with the church music director and I heard only positive feedback from the other musicians and church staff. Even with being states away from me and the church, Dorothy pulled off a beautiful set without even breaking a sweat. I can still hear the sounds of her beautiful violin on our wedding day and it brings such joy to think about. If you are considering Dorothy for any project, do not hesitate. She is the best decision you could possibly make!
Mr. Raval has a special gift for teaching with encouragement, high standards, and clear instruction that inspire his students to achieve. He is very professional, kind and warm. He taught our daughter for 5 1/2 years and is a terrific role model even beyond violin lessons. We recommend him highly and without reservation!
My teaching experience in Philadelphia has also enriched my studies and development as a musician. I am an active chamber coach and orchestral player working alongside prominent Philadelphia musicians such as Glen Fischbach, Aaron Picht, and Marvin Moon, in Temple University’s musical prep school. I am also a teacher in a Main Line studio called Leading Tone Lessons LLC, with which I maintain a studio of 4 violin, viola, and piano students. In Wichita, Kansas, I studied my master of music with the violist of the Grammy-nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet, Boris Vayner. During my two years, I was a section violist in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, a professional orchestra lead by Maestro Daniel Hege. Additionally, I served as principal viola in a chamber group called Suprima Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Boris Vayner. During my years in Kansas, I also played in the Wichita Grand Opera, which allowed me to learn many of the greatest opera compositions. I won several awards in Wichita in the surrounding region, including first prize in the Wolff-Bing Chamber Music competition, and third prize in the Arapahoe Concerto Competition in Colorado. Most recently, I had the fantastic opportunity to lead the viola section in the Silk Road Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, Germany. This orchestra is composed of musicians from around the world, bringing together diversity and the universal language of music.
Ahmed is not only a wonderful musician but also a very supportive and informative tutor with a wealth of experience. He is clearly a teacher that looks at the individual and makes every effort to structure a lesson that will engage the learner. Would highly recommend as an excellent teacher.
I haven't started my lessons yet but they have been very nice to correspond with so far
I have experience 2 great violin lessons with Carol. She definitely knows her music and has a love and appreciation for teaching it. Carol is patience, nurturing and easy going. I find her to be an awesome music teacher and I feel blessed to have her as my violin teacher can't wait for next weeks lesson. Beginner Violin student
Deb is a very energetic teacher and is great to work with! I have been taking piano lessons (beginner level) with her for almost two months and it has been a really wonderful experience. Every lesson, we review what we discussed the previous week and move on to new material. Deb has been very good about giving me exercises and pieces to work on in between sessions. This has been very helpful and has helped me improve in the short time I've been taking lessons with her. I would highly recommend Deb as a piano teacher. She is also a very talented violinist!!!
Pearl is an excellent teacher she is patient, polite, and she works with the student to accommodate the student's musical level. I am so glad that I have found a professional that affords me the opportunity to learn the violin and enjoy my instructors teaching.
Mori has been great. I'm an adult learner. He's very patient and encouraging. I'm enjoying the process very much.
From a family of professional musicians and music professors, Jessica began studying violin at age 3 and piano at age 5 and has been actively pursuing her career in music ever since. Jessica holds degrees in both Music Education and Violin Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, New Brunswick, having studied with international Paganini competition winner, Liliana Ciulei. She has also studied with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Nancy Meinhardt, Hirono Oka and Jonathan Beiler. She believes that each teacher was able to provide her with very unique musical insights and guide her musical journey. Jessica plays many different styles of music and has played in music videos with rapper Jay-Z and vocalist Patrice Jegou Oyelese. In March of 2004, she was chosen and performed as soloist in a Corelli concerto at the Kimmel Center. Jessica has also worked with soprano, Julianne Baird in live concert performances. In 2009, she performed Verdi Requiem at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC. Internationally, Jessica has traveled to Russia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Brazil to play violin at many venues. She has also performed in a master class with violinist, Midori. A former member of both Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and Symphony in C, Jessica is currently playing with the Garden State Philharmonic in Toms River and . For the past 10 years, she has been teaching violin, viola and cello in Edison, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Collingswood and Haddonfield and has found teaching to be a learning experience as well as a creative outlet into the world of music. Jessica believes that the heart of music guides and reasons the technique. It is her belief that people can never stop learning with and through music.
I have been playing violin since age four and have had the most wonderful teachers, from the former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic to the faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Having recently completed a diploma at the Curtis Institute, I am excited to continue this tradition of violin playing.
I am a music teacher with 40 years' experience with violin, viola, guitar and piano lessons. I teach any level or age. Lessons can be at your place or mine.
Every student is different, so I tailor my lesson plans around the student's specific learning style and needs. Ultimately, my goal is for my students to love music and love playing the violin as much as I do. I encourage students to listen to as much music as they can and if there is ever a specific song or piece they want to I am more than happy to incorporate it into the lesson! For younger students and beginners, I use Essential Elements or Suzuki books. I believe it is important to learn to read music from a young age, so I incorporate that into lessons for beginners. Scales and etudes are also key to providing a strong foundation for young students. A similar approach is also used for adult beginners. For intermediate students I utilize the Solos for Young Violinists books as they provide a nice transition into more extensive solo repertoire. Depending on the need of the student, I might also pick specific pieces outside of the books that I think will enhance their learning. Scales and more advanced etudes are also key. For advanced students, I generally pick suitable pieces from the violin repertoire. I believe the reason we learn music is to be able to play and share it with others, so I like to incorporate duets to play with the student as much as possible. Scales and more difficult etudes are also incorporated.