Violin, Fiddle, or Viola Lessons - Private 1:1 Lessons

Class
SRS Music & STEAM
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(21)
Learn violin, fiddle or viola and improve your playing with private instruction tailored just for you. Musicians will improve playing skills and build their repertoire with expert teachers who are also kind and fun!

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
Learners will advance in violin, viola, and fiddle skills and techniques.
Learners will learn songs and build repertoire.
Stacey Rae Sinclair is a lifelong musician with the heart of a teacher. She is a certified teacher with a master's degree in education. Over her 15 years of teaching, she has taught private lessons, workshops, and camps. Stacey Rae Sinclair is a successful teacher on Outschool. Since September of 2020, she has been in good standing, with a 5-star rating. She founded Stacey Rae Sinclair Music (SRS Music) to help fill the consistent demand for 1:1 violin lessons, fiddle classes, and more.
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Zoe Kushubar is excited to serve as a violin teacher with SRS Music & STEAM. She has studied the violin for 19 years, and has taught since 2017. She is proud of being an enthusiastic and supportive teacher. Zoe fosters flexibility and creativity in her lessons with students. Every student is different, so she adapts her teaching approach to best suit his/her/their needs. Zoe received undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and Violin Performance from Converse University, and a Master of Music degree from Florida State University this year. Zoe is now working toward her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Maryland. She has attended music intensives over the years including Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Decoda Chamber Music Institute, and National Youth Orchestra 2. Her primary teachers include Lyn Acosta, Jennifer John, Sarah Johnson, Courtney LeBauer, Shannon Thomas, and David Salness. Zoe is the perfect teacher for beginners through advanced violinists.
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Bodhi Bryan-Roig has a huge passion for music. He has been playing the violin for over 10 years and the guitar for over 7 years. He wants to share his passion for music with others. He hopes to inspire kids to pick up and continue to play the violin, an instrument he immediately fell in love with. Bodhi studied classical violin under Stacey Rae Sinclair. He is ideally suited to join the SRS Music team, with the perfect combination of musical skill and teaching philosophy. When teaching, he always focuses on the things learners are doing right. He gives encouragement and advice through positive feedback.
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Chris Jones is a lifelong musician and multi-instrumentalist. He began learning Suzuki Cello at 3 years old and picked up violin in grade school. After discovering an old mandolin in a closet, Chris fell in love with the instrument and learned bluegrass and folk music. From there, he went on to learn guitar, banjo, and piano as part of his continuing music studies. 

Chris earned his Doctorate in Music from West Virginia University. He has taught music as a visiting assistant professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, teaching applied instrumental lessons in guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and fiddle. He also founded the West Virginia Wesleyan Appalachian ensemble and taught music theory, ear training, music history, and general education courses in music appreciation. Chris is a talented educator who makes learning music fun and accessible for students of all ages and skill levels. With his breadth of knowledge and expertise on several instruments, he is sure to be a great fit for your young musician.
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Julia Seaton loves helping students find joy in music and accomplish their goals! She has taught violin since 2015 and beginning piano since 2017, and she currently performs in concerts with the Oxford Sinfonia. Julia holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, alongside a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Humanities. Her primary violin teachers include Emma McGrath and Alex Russell, and she has performed in orchestras and chamber ensembles under Christopher Russell, Marek Szpakiewicz, Gerry Marsh, Yuki Mori, and Mark Gasbarro. Julia always adjusts her teaching curricula to support each individual student on their unique musical journey. Her mission with every student is to foster a love of music through a blend of challenge and adaptability.
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Kimberly Testa has been a music educator for the past 3 decades. She holds several state teaching certificates, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Her education includes a BM from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a MA from Stony Brook University. Maintaining a focus on classical string and piano instruction, Kim’s primary instruments are violin, viola, and piano, as well as secondary instruments that include cello and acoustic upright string bass and voice.  
In the early 90s Kim started her teaching career in New York Public Schools.  During that time, Kim taught full-time, performed in a band and community orchestras regularly, adjudicated NYSSMA, LISFA, and SCMEA music festivals, and taught privately. After moving to Los Angeles, CA in 1999, Kim started her own private studio, catering to clients in the greater Los Angeles area. She also worked with a private music company that provided music instruction for private and public schools. Kim continued to study, teach and perform regularly until 2005 when she started a family. In 2010 Kim moved to the Boston, MA area. She continued to teach privately on violin, viola, cello, and piano, and joined the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra and several other performing groups. In 2016, Kim returned to the public school system and taught in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Now settled in Florida, she maintains a private music studio.
Homework Offered
Practice is encouraged! A great goal to aim for is 30 minutes of practice, 5 days a week. Learners have input into their practice goals each week.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Violin and bow in good playing condition. Shoulder rest or sponge, rosin, and a tuner or pitch clip are also helpful. Whenever possible, please join the class with your instrument already tuned. The teacher will help with tuning if needed.

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(21)
Profile
Welcome to SRS Music & STEAM! Our mission is to bring the wonder of music to your learners. Our curriculum focuses on developing a joy for music and enjoyment of your instrument. We also share connections between music and STEAM concepts including... 
1-on-1 Lessons

$40

weekly
1x per week
25 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-16

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