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Violin Classes Quincy MA

Local resource for violin classes in Quincy. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to basic violin classes, advanced violin classes, youth violin classes, viola classes, as well as advice and content on violin books and violin techniques.

Laura M.
(877) 231-8505
Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
Subjects
Viola, Violin, Cello
Ages Taught
3 to 99
Specialties
Cello; beginner Violin: beg to inter Viola: all levels Healthy playing habits. Methods-Karen Tuttle Coordination, Elements of Suzuki
Education
Boston University - Viola Performance - 9/09-5/11 (not complete) University of North Carolina School of the Arts - Viola Performance - 9/05-5/09 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Rachel M.
(877) 231-8505
Harvard St.
Cambridge, MA
Subjects
Viola, Music Performance, Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical
Education
Longy School of Music - Violin Performance - 2006-2009 (not complete) Lamont School of Music - Violin Performance - 2002-2004 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jacob Litoff
58 Union Street
Millis, MA
Instruments
Cello, Other, Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
30 Years

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matt s.
(877) 231-8505
N. Beacon St.
Boston, MA
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 60
Specialties
I try to personalize each lesson to each student. A solid understanding of the basics is essential! I have the student learn from their favorite players & then show them how to do it themselves. Theory,reading,improv & ear-training are all important to me. I teach most styles but my favorite are rock,blues,funk,jazz & country
Education
Musicians Institute - guitar - 1994-1995 (Degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Daniel K.
(877) 231-8505
Cushing Avenue
Boston, MA
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory, Music Recording, Percussion, Trumpet
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My own developed style. I developed a curriculum as a final graduating project while a student at Berklee College of Music. Before this method, I used the same method that was taught to me from my first guitar teacher, Erik Upton.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music/ Guitar Principal - 01/2003 - 08/2006 (Bachelor's degree received) University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Music Education/Trumpet Principal - 08/1997 - 08/1999 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kathryn T.
(877) 231-8505
Park Drive
Boston, MA
Subjects
Fiddle, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
I like to teach a variety of styles of music in my lessons, focusing mostly on what a student wants to learn. Styles/genres taught: Classical, Jazz, Improvisation, Fiddle, World Music, Rock, and Latin. Music Theory: Harmony, Ear Training, Arranging, Composition
Education
Berklee College of Music - Bachelor's in Music, major in Film Scoring - 9/06-5/09 (complete) Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School, New Haven, CT - High School Diploma - 9/01-6/05 (High School diploma received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Sonia D.
(877) 231-8505
commonwealth ave.
Allston, MA
Subjects
Viola, Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I use suzuki book for teaching, but incorporate my own learnings and findings through teaching. I'm very good with kids.
Education
boston conservatory - violin performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received) boston university - violin performance - 2008-2010 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Danilo H.
(877) 231-8505
Woodville St.
Boston, MA
Subjects
Percussion, Songwriting, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Music Theory, Guitar, Drums, Music Performance, Piano, Tuba
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Improvisation, Traditional West African drumming as well as popular music from different regions in Africa, Classical solo trumpet and orchestral performance, Latin percussion.
Education
The New England Conservatory of Music - Trumpet Performance - Fall 2004 - Spring 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Sharon W.
(877) 231-8505
Liberty Street,
Braintree, MA
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Teaches Beg. to Advanced in both vocals and piano, specializes in intermediate. Good with young kids and teenagers. I specialize in providing my piano students with a solid foundation based primarily on classical methods and music theory. In addition, I can teach an eclectic mix of musical styles (i.e. pop, rock, jazz, broadway) and specialize in rock piano. For my voice students, I build a strong understanding of the whole process of singing (deep breathing, etc.) using creative imagery and …
Education
Brooklyn College - Theater - (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Tyler Oakleaf
6 Wigglesworth St, Apt 1
Boston, MA
Instruments
Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Guitar, Recording, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
7 Years

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Observe Yourself

Observe Yourself
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

It is always interesting to me why from time to time a player plays really well on a given day and on another does not. Or put another way, "Why do I sometimes suck but not other times?"

For me personally, I am usually at the top of my game when I am playing all the time. I know that if we can technically pull off musical phrases that we hear in our heads we ideally need to be in tip-top shape. Our chops need to be 'on' simply because in order for music to freely flow, we cannot be hindered by external distractions, and technical difficulties are a major external distraction.

But there are always other distractions, things that can get in the way of that 'zen-flow' thing. An airplane flying outside your window can subconciously have an effect on your playing. A gardner mowing a lawn. A screaming kid.

Once I started playing jazz festivals, a whole new set of distractions appeared, and of the most challenging kind. Summertime is big for these festivals and on any given festival stage there can be a number of bands taking turns to perform their shows. Because of the strict time constraints, each band gets a time slot and a 'line-check'. This is promoter speak for a mini sound check and can be cut to as little as 10 minutes from time to time. This inevitably means sound on stage may not be as ideal as it might be. Perhaps the piano player who is the other side of the stage is not coming out of your monitor and the MC has just introduced you to 10,000 jazz fans in the audience. It's time to go!

A bit of a distraction perhaps? I'd say. In fact my whole expectation for these live shows has gone to a different place over the years. The chances are, the sound will not be great. Provided I can hear me on stage, I'll do all I need to to get through the show and put on a good performance. Everything else is gravy. Does this make for good 'zen-flow', you know, where you get lost in your playing and it's just all heavenly? Not really. But these situations are not condusive to that. Give me a small jazz club anytime, then I can get lost in the music. Festivals are business. It's just the way it is.

So yeh, distractions, they come a plenty and in all shapes and sizes. One must be ready to deflect them but these days my approach is a little different. I embrace them. Why? because they are simply everywhere and the days of me torturing myself because things were not perfect are over. I just don't want to put myself through that anymore. I still have a full head of hair and frankly I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible! Life is not about torturing ourselves but jazz musicians have such high expectations of themselves. Real life is about dealing with things despite all those little inconvieniences.

Recently I have become interested in 'observing' my guitar playing. Sounds odd I know, but I'm quite serious. I like to p...

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