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Michael C.

7 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $49
  • 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.

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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
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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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Erica T.

3 Reviews
Marlton, NJ
Starting at $85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Erica T.

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I have a lot of experience with the Suzuki method as a teacher and also a player having started with that myself. However unless the player or parent specifies that they want strict Suzuki, I go with my method which involves Suzuki but also other methods. I was not strict Suzuki and it definitely worked for me as well as students of mine!

About Erica

My name is Erica and I have been playing violin for 19 years and teaching for 8. I have a violin performance bachelor degree and Suzuki Teacher Certification for books 1-10 from The Cleveland Institute of Music. During my time teaching in the Suzuki program I worked with 15 students at different l

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Kristen C.
Erica is a wonderful violin instructor! Extremely knowledgeable and great with my 12 year old daughter. Erica is also very flexible with the schedule. I highly recommend her!
Kelly
very helpful in setting up posture and technique, which is what i was looking for.
Angela
Ms. Erica has more experiences with young kid. she is make the Violin lesson so much fanny & Interesting with the kid. I am happy than my daughter said : Mom , I have interested the Violin and I will learning more lesson with Ms. Erica. So, I want to said, Thank very much Ms. Erica.
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Ian L.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Western Swing Group of 2019 from Ameripolitan Awards
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ian L.

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Barry Harris, the great Jazz pianist, and educator says, “I have such a ball in my classes, and I learn so much from my students. They probably don’t realize that I come to school here, too. I’m just the oldest member of the class. I wish everyone could experience the blessing of learning new things all the time.”

The above statement describes how I feel when I am teaching. I have been playing and performing for over 20 years in many capacities, and still, music continues to teach me new things every time. Not only do I want to share that experience with you, but I also want to guide you into having that experience for yourself.

About Ian

I started on the violin when I was about 8 years old. I began with classical music, studying in the Suzuki method. I loved my time in the Suzuki method; I wasn’t always the best student; however, in hindsight, I am incredibly grateful for the experience with my teacher, the method, and the strong

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Olivia W.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music - Violin Performance from Boston University
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Olivia W.

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I welcome prospective student inquiries from all ages and levels of experience. A graduate of Boston University School of Music, I enjoy an active career as a concert violinist and pedagogue. My extensive teaching experience allows me to formulate the most enjoyable and effective lessons possible, and I am passionate about helping my students become well-rounded musicians and individuals with the confidence to achieve anything they desire in life.

About Olivia

I am a graduate of Boston University where I received my Bachelor’s in Violin Performance. I currently live in Maryland and teach from my home, but I am more than willing to teach students from around the U.S. online. My extensive teaching experience allows me to formulate the most enjoyable

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Jameel
I enjoyed my lessons with Olivia. Olivia was encouraging and I enjoyed her enthusiasm for the violin.
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Accommodating, professional, easy-going.
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Joshua F.

70 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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Joshua F.

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I'll teach you to draw the bow as good as anyone else.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Sandra
Joshua is always ready for us and had been very patient with my last minute changes in our schedule! Ryley, 8, is improving in chess. Joshua is friendly with Ryley. He can be a little dry - My some is very outgoing and talkative and enjoys his weekly lessons!
Dee
My kids are progressing with the violin nicely. We are very grateful to find an affordable, online instructor, and whole heartily appreciate and respect the opportunity to work with Joshua.
Eneida A.
Very rude not friendly and irresponsible always canceling at the last minute and does not really care for the students. My daughter is 9 and now she is very disappointed about learning to play and get a new teacher. Today ge Again did not come and did not even canceled. Worst teacher DO NOT pick him
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Rebecca P.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rebecca P.

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Hello! I am a violinist with over 20 years of performing experience and ten years of teaching experience. I have had the opportunity over the years to study with many brilliant teachers who have passed on their tools and philosophies to me. I have also in turn taught many students from a variety of backgrounds and abilities, from beginners to self-taught to those preparing for collegiate auditions. I work with 20+ students each week, both online and in-person. I offer private lessons for beginners through advanced violin, and beginner ukulele.

My goal in teaching is to enable students to become critical thinkers and gain confidence in their playing. As often as possible, I involve the student in music-making decisions. Playing music is a creative endeavor. It's important that the process of learning music is enjoyable and stimulates the mind.

At the same time, I am passionate about providing training in the fundamentals of technique so that students can experience true ease of ...

About Rebecca

Thanks for checking out my teacher profile. With an emphasis on musical creativity, solid technique, and a whole-body approach, my lessons are designed around the student as an individual. I would love to talk with you about your goals for your lesson, whether it's to help with an upcoming auditio

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Brandi
Rebecca is exceptional. My daughter is 10 and Miss Rebecca’s easy and comfortable attitude put my daughter to ease right away. She engages well and my daughter always leaves practice excited about their lesson.
Joanna
I am enjoying taking violin lessons with Rebecca! She knows so much about the violin and always takes time to answer all of the questions I have. Often she will play different pieces with me and it has helped me to know the timing and how the song or scale should sound. She is very kind and easy to talk to but she also knows how to show the areas that need to be worked on. She plays the violin beautifully and I am learning a lot from her.
Joan
Ms. Panayiotou's empathy for her students and her love of her craft are evident in her teaching style. Her dedication and skill, not only to music, but to tailoring lessons to the individuality of each of her students sets her apart from other teachers. She's not a task master that uses rigid method, but teaches skills through level-appropriate music that engages her students on an individual basis.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Philadelphia is $84. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $84 and $84 per hour.
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"Mark is excellent! My son took violin lessons with him and he loved it."
Maria
Took Violin lessons from Mark T.
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"Rachel was calm and lovely and patient with my five year old showing her the violin and how it works. I think we're going to have a great experience working with her!"
Natalie
Took Violin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Wonderful violin teacher, the best I have ever had. Very patient, although I am an adult student, re-beginning to play. Showed me things that I have done wrong for years in one session."
Thomas Attaway
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"I am still at the beginning of my lessons but I enjoy very much. She is a very nice person."
Anje
Took Violin lessons from Emily S.
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"Phenomanal !

My son is very happy having violin lessons with Dan.
He is punctual, professional, and dedicated to the particular needs and talents of the student."
Chana
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"Ms. Elizabeth is a really good teacher. She has been helping me become a better violin player. I like the way she teaches!"
Rhiannon
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Ms. Cindy is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and sweet. She has a lot of great tips and tricks to make the lessons easier and fun for even the youngest learners. I highly recommend Ms. Cindy."
Ishta
Took Violin lessons from Cindy H.
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"Susanna taught both violin and piano lessons to our daughters (ages 7 & 9) for nearly two years. She is a wonderful musician in her own right and as a teacher she was patient, encouraging, and helped my daughters develop their musical talents. She gave them a solid foundation in the fundamentals of musical performance. She was organized and explained expectations with clarity and caring. I'm so grateful for everything she did to advance my daughters' skill levels. I highly recommend her."
Susanna
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Susanna was pleasant and kind! My first lesson went very well."
Karen
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"great. she explained everything that I needed to do to learn. very personable. she likes dogs. and she even let me borrow the book. she knows how to progress with where i'm at."
Binh
Took Violin lessons from Josephine Y.
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Violin Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is rich in music history and is home to the Pennsylvania ballet, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. With such a great cultural resources and a wealth of talented musicians, it's an ideal place for anyone who wants to learn how to play an instrument like the violin.

Sometimes, students who wish to play the violin attempt to learn on their own, however, that can be challenging, as the techniques required to be successful on this instrument are very specific. Philadelphia violin lessons will help you to become the best player possible and will give you the skills to play not only classical violin, but to explore other genres including pop, country and even rock.

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