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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1989
  • BA-Performance from Univ of MO-KC, Winona State Univ
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Shannon S.

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beginning through intermediate & adult.

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical stri

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Ana
Shannon’s lessons with my son are going great! He’s so excited to learn. I’m so happy that he’s happy about learning to play the piano.
Niparpon ..
Very attentive to focus on areas that I need improvement and suggested exercises for me to practice.
Johnathan
Shannon has worked with me for years, as my nutrition/fitness/strength trainer and my private music instructor! I love her! She is so patient, kind and knowledgeable. She cares and only wants to help me be better at everything I do! And she is always there to help even between sessions. She's all in!
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Natasha C.

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Sugar Land, TX
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Natasha C.

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Professional Musician offers Violin Lessons in Sugar Land, Texas.

From beginner to advanced, Natasha's violin students are among the most competitive and successful in this area.

With a Master's degree, twenty years teaching experience, and 10 years in a major professional orchestra, she's ready to bring out the best in your children!

About Natasha

In addition to graduating from The Kharkiv Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School at the Kharkiv Conservatory, I hold a master's degree in Music. I specialized in piano and violin and also earned certification in teaching Music. Professional Experience: Competing and Winning Position o

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Rachel S.
I have been taking violin lessons with Mrs. Natasha for about 6 months and I enjoy every lesson! I am happy with the progress I have made as a beginner and would definitely not have made it this far without her help. I am so glad I found her to be my teacher and I recommend her to anyone wanting to learn violin or piano.
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Dustin N.

29 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English
  • Masters of Music from McKendree University
  • Teaching since 2001
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Dustin N.

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I teach through a traditional style where learning notation is paramount. Proper technique and finger placement will propel us into playing classical or fiddle tunes

About Dustin

I hold music degrees from both Belmont and McKendree University. I've been teaching private lessons when I graduated high school and loved it. I decided to make teaching my career, I currently teach high school School orchestra.

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Travis
Very nice, attentive, and easy to work with. 1st lesson and looking forward to many more.
Isaiah N.
Dustin was very patient and kind to my son. He was very pleased about his first lesson and said it’s a great fit.
Audra
Excellent instructor. I am a complete beginner, but felt very comfortable and am excited to learn more.
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Rachel G.

10 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachel G.

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Students can expect productive lessons with guidance in music selection and written instructions on what to practice sent home each week.

About Rachel

I have been playing the violin for 15 years and have taught lessons on and off for the last 8 years. I have a minor in music from BRigham Young University and have participated in several orchestra groups over the past several years. Right now, I play Violin II in the Houston Sinfonietta. I love to

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H.Clark
Rachel is patient, kind and has a gentle way in her approach to teaching violin. My 12yr old daughter is in her second year taking orchestra in middle school and she finds her time with Rachel to be extremely beneficial and productive.
Hart
Very impressed with first lesson for my daughter. Rachel is patient, a good listener and an obviously highly talented, skilled musician who can also teach. My daughter came home energized, ready to practice and looking forward to future lessons.
Dakota
Was wonderful. Rachel was very understanding and knowledgeable. She had a lot of patience. My daughter loves her and cannot wait for her next lesson.
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Lisa N.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • B.A., Applied Mathematics and Music from University of Rochester / Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lisa N.

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Foundational techniques for fingering, bowing, and shifting. Ear training and intonation techniques. Music reading skills. Audition preparation. Practice techniques.

About Lisa

If you don't see the time slot you are looking for, please reach out to me: I can often accommodate other times upon request. Lisa's first formal introduction to music came when her mother, a masters student at the Eastman school of Music in Rochester, enrolled her in violin lessons at age 6. Th

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William H.
First time doing online lessons. Lisa made it very easy. She is very upbeat and makes lessons enjoyable.
Jack
Awesome teacher! Took several years off from playing clarinet, and Lisa helped me get going again. Best thing I ever did was to start taking music lessons again!
Mary
Lisa is an experienced teacher in so many ways. She is well versed in the mechanics of instruments, and all the nuances of music. She works well with students of all ages, and is an excellent teacher!!!
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Stephanie F.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 2021
  • BM Violin Performance from Peabody Institute
  • Awarded Carl Holzapfel Violin Shop Endowed Scholarship from Peabody Institute
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Stephanie F.

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I believe making music is joyful and should be shared with others. In lessons, I hope to nurture the student's inherent love for music while teaching them violinistic skills. I aim to make violin playing as natural as possible for my students by emphasizing a comfortable and healthy posture. I will also include ear training, sight-reading, and music theory for a well-rounded approach.

About Stephanie

I have played violin for over 10 years and currently study at Peabody Institute, pursuing a Bachelor's degree. Before coming to Peabody, I also attended New York University, and Interlochen Arts Academy.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Houston, TX

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Houston is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $102 per hour.
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"I couldn't have found a better instructor. She is very patient and listens carefully to my playing giving much appreciated tips on how I can improve. Always on time and flexible with scheduling. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a violin teacher."
Teri
Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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"Stephanie is wonderful. First of all, she is a truly virtuosic player. She plays beautifully. That is hugely important. Never hire a violin teacher who does not make a gorgous sound. She makes a gorgeous sound. Second, she is an amazing TEACHER. She knows how to tailor her approach to the student’s unique learning style and musical tastes. She can take you through a purely classical curriculum, or she can also help you learn to play your favorite pop songs. I have been taking lessons with her for two years and my adult (step)daughter who has Down Syndrome has been studying with her for a little over a year. I have progressed consistently and my stepdaughter has also progressed consistently. Stephanie definitly knows how to collaborate with me to adapt her lessons to my (step)daughter’s special needs. My (step)daughter loves her lessons and Stephanie mixes things up to keep her excited and motivated to practice. Stephanie prepares more in advance for lessons than any instrument teacher I have ever observed. She creates her own teaching aids for each student, personalized to their needs. She has formal Suzuki training both as a learner and teacher, so she knows the Suzuki curriculum, and can use a strictly Suzuki approach for people who want that, but she also knows the scope and sequences of skills so thoroughly that she can guide students without relying on Suzuki if that approach is preferred. She takes a positive approach, helping students to learn to listen to and evaluate their own playing rather than over critiquing. She teaches students to practice effectively, and uses questions to gently guide students to draw appropriate conclusions about what they need to do to improve their playing. She paces lessons well. She does not require perfection before moving on, but also discourages racing through repertoire without developing the target skill represented by the repertoire. She does not waste lesson time. She uses lesson time very efficiently. Her demeanor is warm, calm, mindful, gentle and kind, but firm about holding students to appropriately high expectations. I started wth her as an adult beginner and have loved every minute. I am now an intermediate player... sooner than I expected. She is also very reliable. She does not forget appointments or run late or cancel frequently. The room she teaches in is clean and organized. I really think she is very appropriate for gifted kids, average kids, kids with special needs, and adult beginners both typical and with special needs."
Rebecca
Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Y.
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"Just keeps getting better and better..."
Robert
Took Violin lessons from Jennifer A.
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"My first lesson with Irina was amazing! I loved her energy, and she was so friendly and encouraging. I’m an adult beginner and have never played a violin before. Irina started by tuning my violin, preparing my bow with rosin and teaching me the various parts of the violin and bow. When she began to show me how to properly hold the bow and violin and moved my arms and hands in the right positions, I felt so thankful that I’d made the choice of in-person lessons. I’m confident that I’ll learn the proper technique from Irina and happy about the hands-on correction I’ll receive. Irina has so much experience and plays beautifully. I’m so excited about our lessons and eager to continue learning from her."
Deanna
Took Violin lessons from Irina V.
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"Jacqueline has been a great instructor for my 8 year old daughter!"
Emiline
Took Violin lessons from Jacqueline P.
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"My daughter likes her a lot. Great instructor!"
Luna
Took Violin lessons from Alethia E.
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"Danielle is great! Fun yet challenging lessons."
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Danielle F.
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"I had to learn the basics of violin for a film I am working on, and was only able to come in for three lessons with a Melissa - but let me just say, she was amazing! I can’t believe how far I came in just three sessions with her. She is so easy to be around and super accommodating in terms of scheduling. If I decide to pick back up with violin after I finish the film, I definitely will be back to Melissa. Thanks so much!!"
Nicole
Took Violin lessons from Melissa F.
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"Patrick is friendly and very knowledgeable."
John
Took Violin lessons from Patrick K.
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"Excellent , Kathy has experience and I was able to play and learn violin easily in two classes. She is fantastic teacher in music."
Rama
Took Violin lessons from Kathy B.
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Violin Lessons in Houston

By Rebecca L. - Houston Violin Teacher

Are you interested in learning a musical instrument and having fun at the same time? The violin may be the perfect instrument to pick up! My name is Rebecca, and after living and teaching in both Taiwan and New York, I am now studying and teaching around the Houston area.

I believe that music has a broader meaning than many people realize. Music is not the only thing people take away from lessons; music develops the ability to concentrate and develops characteristics such as patience and dedication. That being said, music teaches very important life skills. Without a doubt, music is a great and special hobby.

Houston is a wonderful city to experience many diverse and unique music events! A great number of the country’s elite mu

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sical art programs are all located in the heart of Houston, such as the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Da Camera, The Mercury, and Rice Shepherd School of Music. Attending these programs and events can provide a great inspiration to you while taking violin lessons in Houston.

The Houston Symphony performs around three days a week at the Jones Hall, featuring top musicians from all over the world. Furthermore, The Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet are both brilliant performances to attend if you are wanting to see or experience something different. Uniquely, Da Camera concerts offer a broad range of repertoire, along with music styles ranging from classical to jazz.

On the contrary, The Mercury places a strong emphasis on the Baroque style of music. That being said, it’s the ideal orchestra to check out for those who are fans of early classical music! Equally important, The Mercury participates in community outreach and education. Additionally, the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra at Rice University is commonly known for being the best university orchestra within the United States. The symphony orchestra performs multiple concerts per semester, which are generally free for the public.

Family concerts are great opportunities for children to be introduced to music at a young age. Despite having never touched an instrument before, children often leave a concert feeling inspired and wowed. Often, it is the fun associated with listening, learning, and exploring different musical instruments that piques a child’s interest in music. The Shepherd School of Music organizes family concerts appropriate for all ages. Various instruments are shown in the lobby for kids to explore and see before the concert. For more information, all events are posted on the school calendar here: http://music.rice.edu/calendar/.

Last but not least, the Houston Youth Symphony is another wonderful resource for teens to experience and get involved in. It is composed of four orchestras made for students at different levels, where they can rehearse and perform with many students like themselves!

If music is an interest of yours, buying concert tickets are simple and affordable. Whether attending a concert as a passion or out of sheer boredom, individuals who walk in are guaranteed to take away a unique perspective on music. Concerts also make great family outings - thus are definitely worth a visit! Finally, attending concerts not only helps students become better musicians, it will also inspire them on many different levels. So, good luck in your violin lessons in Houston, and may you enjoy the wonderful selection of musical opportunities open to you!

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