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Raycurt J.

20 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Geman, Spanish, Italian
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
  • Teaching since 1990
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Raycurt J.

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Melodies in your head and a song in your heart, but your voice isn't so great, or maybe it is. I can teach your to connect the physicality and express yourself with a Violin or Viola. (soprano or Alto). The tough part is learning hold to hold the violin properly. It takes a couple months to train the muscles a new stance. With my help your posture and breathing will become as one with the music It's not a myth, the violin is the most complex instrument to learn.

Comprehensive program with ear training and reading music.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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Joshua C.
Raycurt has the knowledge and passion for the arts that makes for an excellent teacher. Highly recommend.
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Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $41
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Zachary J.

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Have played violin for over 25 years, taught for over 15 years.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirationa

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
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Daniel L.

2 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Self Directed Major - Global Power Structures Post WWII from New York University
  • Teaching since 2009
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Daniel L.

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Violin is the air I breathe and I love teaching it! While I make most of my money performing and improvising on the violin, I have classical training and I take the pedagogy of music and specifically the violin as a very serious responsibility because of how it has shaped my life both in health and in injury. Don't worry, we still have a lot of fun in lessons :)

I tailor my approach to the needs of each individual student I have. (I recently found out I'm good at teaching online so I'm taking this site more seriously now) Unless you are an advanced player looking to improvise, we will likely begin my devising some exercises to work on posture and technical foundation based on your needs. If you are a complete beginner or are seeking lessons for your child, then we will start at the beginning :)

Young students taking online lessons must have a parent in the room to take practice notes (I will help you with what to write) and that parent or their partner must be willing to help guide

About Daniel

Hi! My name is Daniel and I have been playing the violin since I was 6 years old. I first plugged in to play with a band at 16. I have classical training and have studied with members of the Minnesota Orchestra (a top ten global orchestra), as well as international soloist, Ittai Shapira. I'm fro

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Justine
Daniel is such a great instructor. We began at home/in-person lessons for our son and Daniel immediately connected with him. He made the lessons fun and absorbable, such that we saw progression each week. The lessons went so well that when we purchased a home over an hour away, we decided to try online lessons, and everything is going just as well!
Karisa
Daniel does a wonderful job making learning an instrument fun. The kids look forward to lessons each week and he caters to their individual strengths and skill levels.
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Michael C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Sudler Prize in the Arts from Emory University
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Michael C.

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Hi! I'm Michael Shingo C. and I am a violinist, pianist, and composer.

In my teaching, I emphasize efficient, goal-oriented practice, and provide a strong technical foundation while always keeping musicality and expression in mind. I encourage my students to develop problem-solving skills that will ultimately allow them to create their own interpretations about a piece of music. I believe that each student has a different learning style and, with this knowledge, I design a program of study specifically for them.

Learning music is all about tackling technical or musical problems in many different ways until we find an approach that works for you. As multi-instrumentalist who also writes music, I can offer many different perspectives on a single issue and draw from a wide range of knowledge that serves me in my daily creative pursuits.

**Please send me a message to discuss scheduling and location before booking.

About Michael

Hello I'm Michael! I am a violinist and composer with a diverse skill set and 17 years of experience. I learn and grow as I pass on my knowledge and constantly find ways to better serve my students and help them achieve their goals.

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Bruce R.
Michael is so patient (& talented). Very knowledgeable and calm demeanor. Looking forward to more lessons
Leslie H.
Paige Q
I have been a student of Michael’s for approximately 7 months. My only previous experience with violin had been one year in elementary school band class and 8 months with a private teacher. When my private teacher’s lesson schedule changed, I was introduced to Michael and was greatly impressed by his skill level and teaching style. I have learned so much more than I had expected in each lesson, like how to self-tune, use a metronome, shift, and various other techniques. Michael constantly offers feedback on how I can execute techniques better, and I feel that this helps me to learn more effectively. He is always challenging me by giving me harder pieces and scales. I have even been told by my high school orchestra conductor that I have improved so much and she is constantly surprised by how fast I am learning. I highly recommend having Michael as a teacher for anyone looking to learn how to play the violin.
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Chen C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Chen C.

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I have 15+ years of teaching experience and committed to building a lasting relationship between my students and their love of music.

My philosophy for violin lessons is to prepare students to play in a group by developing their technique, musicality, and ear-training skills. In my experience, students are more engaged and have more fun playing with others.

I will be your first duet partner! Contact me now to setup a lesson.

About Chen

Chen is a music teacher, violinist/violist, and conductor with over 15 years of experience. While attending New York University (NYU), he majored in music education and studied with Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet. As a firm believer that music changes lives, Chen thinks private lesson

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Dylan J.
For two years, I took viola lessons with Chen. In my seven years of studying music, I can confidently say that Chen has been one of my favorite music teachers.

Chen is a very effective teacher. He is very patient and is constantly thinking of new ways to tackle solving a student’s struggles. If you put in the time, work, and practice, he will help you to advance in playing your instrument with greater proficiency.

Since Chen is very knowledgeable in his craft, he helped me to know what to look for when purchasing a new bow. He knows many practice strategies and techniques to get your scales, etudes, and repertoire to become performance ready.

When I first started taking lessons with Chen, I could hardly play the viola at all. After two years of learning under his instruction, he had guided me to learn and develop the skills needed to get me through three college orchestra concerts, becoming the principal viola in that orchestra, performing two college solo recitals, and joining a university community orchestra.

Thanks to Chen, he has taken me to levels of proficiency with the viola I would never imagine I would get to. If you are looking to learn how to play violin or viola, I would definitely recommend Chen as your teacher. Thank you, Chen.
William
Great teacher! Very patient and has great knowledge of music.
YANNIE
Mr. Chen is very patient and professional.
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Amy R.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Associates Degree Paraeducator from Western Technical College
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Amy R.

43 Reviews
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Students will learn to read notes on the staff, rhythms, signs and symbols, bowings, etc. Students will learn how to solo, as well as play along with other instruments. I use a variety of materials to suit the student's needs and teach a variety of music skills such as accompaniment, improvisation, and theory at my lessons. I teach to many ages and experience levels.

About Amy

Hello, my name is Amy and I am very excited to be partnering with Take Lessons. As a child I took 12 years of private music lessons on various instruments. I have taught for over 10 years, and have an associates degree in teaching from Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I enjoy he

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Sarah P.
She's a great teacher. I have learned a lot from her
Fronia
Amy is an amazing fiddle instructor who teaches at a high level of professionalism. As a senior citizen without any prior musical background, I truly appreciate that Amy is extremely patient and attentive to my learning style. She continually stresses good practice habits and is very complimentary for my efforts.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Minneapolis is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $92 per hour.
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"This weeks practice was very helpful and encouraging I cannot wait to do the spring recital !"
Jeffery
Took Violin lessons from Elisa B.
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"had a very nice experience with a very skilled tutor"
Emily
Took Violin lessons from Ha-eun R.
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"Susanna’s kind and sweet nature helped me to feel so comfortable as a complete beginner on the violin. She was so patient and encouraging and made learning how to play a fun and uplifting experience. She is an excellent teacher. I cannot recommend her enough!"
Tom
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Damien is great at being patient with Una, and he always keeps her interested by trying new things. He will work in classical pieces, but also pop songs to relate it to her. Una always looks forward to her lessons! I definitely recommend Damien as an instructor!"
Christine
Took Violin lessons from Damien G.
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Ms. Heins is an amazing teacher. I have been learning Violin from her for over two years now and I love it. She explains things clearly and if I am stuck on a piece she helps me out. She encourages me to do my best and participate in different competitions and activities. I love playing violin with her."
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Took Violin lessons from Chris H.
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"Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone."
Sophia
Took Violin lessons from Catherine W.
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"Susanna is extremely supportive and has great patience. She always leaves me feeling encouraged. I am a senior citizen student, so, teaching may mean repeating a couple of times for me. I recommend Susanna to any age student."
Janice
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!"
Grace
Took Violin lessons from Thomas V.
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"Jessi is a fantastic teacher. She's flexible and really knows her stuff. A joy to learn from"
Jim
Took Violin lessons from Jessica H.
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"Autumn is helping me tremendously with my bowing techniques."
Shandra
Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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Hot Strings in the Chilly Twin Cities

By Greg B. - Minneapolis Violin Teacher

As a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, I have been finding out just what a Midwest winter means. Although I’m from New York, spending the last 6 years living in Miami and Los Angeles didn’t help me prepare for the chill here. But there have been some performances this winter that have been so blazing, they warmed me right to the core. If you are a student aspiring to take violin lessons in Minneapolis, you have some excellent talent to emulate.

This city has hosted many stellar string players, true musicians that redefine the possibilities of the instrument. First on my list is Andrew Bird, violinist and songwriter. His performances in December at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral were remarkable. Bird combines his violin prowess

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with guitar, singing, and whistling, all of which he runs through a looper in order to create an orchestra of himself. His latest CD, Useless Creatures, is worth checking out if you haven’t heard it.

Next comes a local favorite of mine, Jelloslave. Consisting of 2 cellos, tablas and a drum kit, Jelloslave blurs the boundaries between jazz, Afro-Cuban, Indian and even pop to create something spectacular. With infectious grooves and soaring melodies, this quartet will engage you for the whole performance. Finally, there’s the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, a unique band that starts with progressive bluegrass before launching off into jazz, world, and rock compositions. Lisi Wright, the band’s violinist, fits right in with the electrified ensemble, improvising catchy licks one second and rocking out the next.

As an instructor teaching violin lessons in Minneapolis, I encounter many beginning students who are frustrated with their supposedly slow progress on the instrument. All their friends that play guitar are able to crank out pop songs in no time flat, and they can barely manage to get through Old McDonald. But the violin should not be compared to the guitar or any other instrument. It is a unique tool with its own advantages and disadvantages. For musical neophytes, an instrument where the only fixed pitches are four open strings can make the violin appear unapproachable. But just as Rome was not built in one day, violin mastery is not attainable in a month. It's important for the student to keep focused on their improvement, day by day, week by week. If you are able to enjoy the experience of discovery and the knowledge that comes with diligent practice, then the end goal becomes much less critical to the ego. Keep this in mind the next time you hit a roadblock during your violin lessons in Minneapolis.

No matter what your taste in music, there’s sure to be a great concert this winter that will warm you right up. So get out there, explore the diverse music scene in the Twin Cities, and take violin lessons in Minneapolis!

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