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Fairfax Advanced Violin Instructors

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Aida Studios
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley A.
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After a great stint of piano and violin lessons, we just began with Johnny Walker, Aida's strings teacher, to start my son on cello. We are so impressed with him - he knows HOW to teach, asking questions, guiding my son to think and understand rather than a mere demonstrate-and-repeat style. My son immediately took to him and can hardly wait between lessons for the next. Thank you!

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
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Don was fantastic. I'm so excited to continue my violin and piano lessons! I definitely recommend him...he obviously has a lot of knowledge to offer his clients.

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Tina W.
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Very professional, Andrew Pendergast is awesome. My daughter has had 3 voice lessons and now we are incorporating guitar with the lesson. I highly recommend Lessons In Your Home.

Moore Music Studios
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie C.
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I was a little nervous going into it, having no violin experience and being an adult, but Jeremy really helped out explaining what to do and what is expected. He is well organized, professional, and an excellent teacher.

Abdul A.
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Our eldest daughter (8yo) has been with Dr. Oster for 3 years, and our younger (5yo) for 1 year. I personally found Dr. Oster a bit intimidating at first, but the kids took to her from the beginning and just love her. Dr. Oster is not for everybody. Here is a brief summary of Dr. Oster's teaching philosophy: 1. Start them early. In contrast to other teachers who don't want to take kids before age 7 or 8, Dr. Oster prefers to start them early, as early as 4 or even 3. 2. Don't baby them. Her driving philosophy is that kids can absorb much more than most of us think. Other teachers who will take young kids dumb down the lessons: no note reading, no expression, no regard for proper technique, etc. They will lavish praise on a child so long as she/he plays the right notes (and sometimes even if they don't). Not here. From the beginning, Dr. Oster's students are taught to read notes, key signatures, understand rhythmic notation, accidentals. They are taught proper form and technique. They are taught expression and dynamics. Apart from the piano instruction, they are required to take music theory classes once a week, which are taught at a college-level introductory theory course (circle of fifths, intervals and chords, etc.). They are required to take the Maryland state exams in music. And frankly, you will be amazed at what your child can pick up. 3. Heavy parental involvement is required. You do not drop off your kid, or let them practice by themselves. You will be sitting in the piano classes, to understand what your child is learning so you can guide them at home. You will be attending your child's music theory classes, helping her/him grasp concepts. You will be practicing with them at home, making sure they make progress. [So one positive byproduct is that parents end up learning a lot as well!] 4. It is hard work. There is no set amount of practice time; they will have to practice as much as necessary to make progress. That may be a little, or a lot. In our case, it is about 30 min to an hour every night for our 5-year old, and 1-2 hours a night for our 8-year old. Lessons continue throughout the year, with only a 2-week break. If you are taking a vacation, the clock does not stop; you will need to make up the missed classes and catch up to where you would have been without a break. 5. Dr. Oster sees herself as (and in actuality is) a co-parent of your child. These are more than piano lessons, these are life lessons. Your child will be learning: (i) how to focus; (ii) that she/he is capable of things beyond what most people expect; (iii) that hard work and discipline are essential for success; (iv) to be patient with themselves; (v) to have fun while working (otherwise they will quit); (vi) and to aim for excellence, not just to be "good enough." 6. Dr. Oster believes in immersion in the arts and culture. There are field trips to watch concerts and ballet performances at the Kennedy Center or Strathmore; and field trips to the Library of Congress, the Shakespeare Theater, and Hillwood Gardens. 7. Your child will be tested. To ensure progress, there are periodic tests where your child will be tested (via a recorded performance) on the piece she/he is currently learning: on notes and rhythm, on technique, on expression and dynamics, on tempo. Eventually she/he will join performances, which are not your typical recitals; these are concerts at serious venues (Constitution Hall, embassies, Kimmel Center, Ivy League universities, European concert venues, etc.) where concert-level performances are expected; these kids do not get a pass because they are kids. Bottom line: if you believe in your child's potential, and are willing to put in the time and energy to bring it out, Dr. Oster is an excellent teacher. If you want casual piano lessons, you're better off somewhere else.

  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
L. T.
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I hired Hannah to play the violin during our August 2017 wedding. She was professionally dressed and played beautifully. She was even willing to learn a few songs I requested. Her prices are reasonable and she is very easy and friendly to work with. I would highly recommend her.

Carly's Violin Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy G.
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Carly has had an extremely positive effect on my ability of picking up new violin concepts. She also allows me to feel comfortable practicing without fearing that I am being judged or looked at poorly for my beginner level. She is extremely punctual and makes time for me with my busy schedule since I travel for work. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Carly. In addition, Carly provides personalized lessons and pieces based on your needs - extremely beneficial. I would recommend Carly to any violin student, at any age.

Joanna Edwards Music Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberley W.
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Our son has attended one violin lesson so far. Joanna determined a problem with his finger positioning on the strings immediately and showed him how to fix it right away. The homework she has given my son has kept his interest. He already seems more motivated. We will see how things go as we proceed, but we are pleased so far.

Liya Music Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cuong L.
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Mr. D was nice to accomodate my request to arrange for a observation of a session that he taught one of his students so that I could examine his teaching method for my decision if I wanted to sign up for my daughter to take violin lessons with him. That helped very much.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi V.
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I found Victor here on this website for a guitar teacher for my son and when it came down to needing to hire a teacher Victor had followed up with me. So I took advantage of the first free lesson and he's been my sons guitar teacher ever since. Victor is very patient and knowledgeable, the personal attention and care he gives to each individual child is wonderful. You can tell that he has a love for music and this is his passion. I've spoken to other families that he teaches(some for several years) and they all agree. He works well with my son on incorporating styles and songs he is interested in as well as teaching music theory and basics. My son was a beginner 6 months ago and now he is playing full songs confidently. He loves coming to guitar class and learning new techniques, and songs. I plan on continuing until my son can pay for lessons himself. I highly recommend Victor Crisen.

Janet Greene
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret W.
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Janet was our son's violin teacher for 8 years. She was fantastic! She really catered to his interests. She is a patient and encouraging teacher. She kept him interested and challenged. She was very supportive of his concerts and Solo Ensemble - attending if she was available. He continues to play in college. She held intimate recitals in her home which were a great experience for the students. Thanks, Janet!

Todd B's Violin Instruction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angelica T.
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I've known Todd for many years now & count him as a friend & mentor. His violin lessons are a pleasure -- they are fun & challenging. He knows his students' abilities & caters to them; on top of that, he's familiar with quite a range of musical genres. I highly recommend him!

Christine Kharazian
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvie K.
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As an adult student with no music experience, I think that Christine does a good job breaking down the basics into something that can be easily followed. She is patient and will work to accommodate busy adult schedules. She recommended the Samuel Applebaum String Builder book; which I really like as it teaches the basic hand position along with the associated notes. Rather than learning to play by listening then learning the notes. Again she can tailor her lessons based on children or adults learning abilities.

Brobst Music Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Ms. Carol Brobst offers lessons for all ages in violin and viola at all levels as well as beginning harp. She is also available to give demonstrations of violin making and to coach string chamber music. "My mission is to offer a mentoring environment for all motivated students to make them realize their musical dreams, from the simple joy of making a pleasing sound to attaining a music career."

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslie G.
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As a past board member for the Tri-County Music Association, Rochester, MA I have had the opportunity of not only knowing Emily as an individual, but hearing her play as a soloist and strolling musician. Her superb musical talent, her maturity, and her professionalism, make her an outstanding individual to hire for any event or lessons. Having known her for years, she will not disappoint you.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Miho S.
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Ms. Linnea Marchie is an excellent instructor for my daughter. She is enthusiastic about teaching violin and brings positive energy to each lesson so that my daughter looks forward her session and actually practices almost everyday ( It is amazing). We like Linnea very much.

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A graduate of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Samuel Thompson is a nationally recognized soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and interdisciplinary collaborator. Additionally, Mr. Thompson is an experienced educator, having taught for over twenty years in capacities ranging from group lessons, private instruction and chamber music coaching to students ranging from beginners to advanced high school students, university and conservatory undergraduates and adult amateurs. ​ In May 2017, Mr. Thompson traveled to Havana, Cuba, where he gave master classes in conjunction with ISA-Universidad de las Artes and the Lyceum Mozartiana de la Habana, and also served as an adjudicator for the Northern Virginia District Ten Solo and Ensemble Festival. Student successes over the past three years have included: Successful audition for the Northern Virginia District Eleven Junior District Orchestra (2016) Superior and Excellent Ratings at the Virginia Music Educators Association District Solo and Ensemble Festival (2016) Superior Ratings at the Maryland Music Educators Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival (2015-16) Superior and Excellent Ratings at the Maryland Music Educations Association District Solo and Ensemble Festival (2015-16) Acceptance into the Harford Youth Orchestra (2014-15) Acceptance into the Baltimore County All-County Orchestra (2013)

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I am a violin teacher for students of all ages in Washington, D.C. I am an Italian violinist who graduated in performance violin from the Conservatory of Cesena and Milan (Italy), and I have recently moved to the D.C. area. I have 5 years of violin teaching experience, including Suzuki method and music projects in developing countries. I have negotiable prices.

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I hold a BM degree in violin performance from University of Maryland College Park. I love working with students and seeing them enjoy making music and learning.

  • 17 years in business
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I am a college educated musician who is classically trained in violin. I now teach violin and beginning piano. See photo for more info. Thank you for your interest. Contact me now to know more about my services.

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At Carman Violin Studio LLC, the violin instructor uses both the traditional method and the Suzuki method to ensure that the students can learn to sight-read materials at their level as well as build a solid foundation to excel as a violinist.

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