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Best Violin
Teachers in
Houston
2019

Why These Violin Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored violin teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best violin teachers in Houston, TX.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Clear Lake Music Lessons Inc.

Clear Lake Music Lessons Inc. teaches violin in the Houston area. The family-oriented group is comprised of professional musicians and teachers, and students can try out different instructors to find the perfect fit for their needs, desired style, and goals. Teachers include a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who has played with various symphonies in Michigan and a former concertmistress of the San Jacinto College Orchestra who made Symphony Region Orchestra. Clear Lake seeks to offer students the instruction and guidance they need to play professionally or simply play for their own enjoyment and currently features 15 teachers who instruct over 400 students each week on over 18 instruments. Summer camps are also available, and Clear Lake can help students locate a violin if required.

Houston, TX 77058

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Dominika Dancewicz

Dominika Dancewicz teaches the violin to Houston students. Students of all ages and levels are welcome, and past students have consistently won positions at orchestras in the state and region as well as have been accepted into colleges as music majors. Lessons incorporate technique, history, style, and message of the music with an emphasis on being fun and engaging. The owner and teacher, Dominika Dancewicz, has played chamber music around the world, including at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall with the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra, at the Kennedy Center in D.C., and at Carnegie Hall in New York, and has recorded for Dux and Deutsche Grammophon labels. Ms. Dancewicz is the concertmaster of the Opera in the Heights, will lead the OH orchestra in the 2016-17 season, and teaches at the Music Preparatory Program of the University of St.Thomas. Ms. Dancewicz also provides lessons to underprivileged students via the Houston Youth Symphony Melody Program.

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Joshua Ello

Joshua Ello brings 13 years of teaching experience to violin students in the Houston community. Individuals have access to lessons using both traditional and Suzuki methods, and past students have lauded the teacher for being kind, thorough, innovative, and encouraging. Students have included those as young as five, and the instructor is known for being particularly good with beginners. Mr. Ello holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Houston, has taught at schools and institutions throughout the Dallas, Houston, and Austin areas, and has played alongside artists such as Diana Krall. Mr. Ello also plays the electric violin, viola, cello, mandolin, guitar, and drums, and cites his studies on teaching with Andrjez Grabiec as his most powerful tool to inspire students.

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Music and More

Music and More offers violin lessons in Friendswood. Teachers have availability for private lessons during the day, after school, and in the evening and may be able to also accommodate lessons on Saturday and Sunday. The two violin teachers are certified in the Suzuki method, utilize traditional methods as well, and typically advise lessons start in the first grade or older. Younger children can begin learning violin with the Suzuki method, but parents must be actively involved and present at all lessons. The studio also offers the award-winning Kindermusik for newborns to seven-year-olds, and this program introduces important musical concepts such as note reading and rhythm to younger students. Additional programs at Music and More include Discovery Tree, art programs for all ages, and the Forest Path Academy for homeschoolers. Free demonstration classes are available for potential music students upon request.

Friendswood, TX 77546

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Nassau Bay Music Lessons

Nassau Bay Music Lessons brings 20 years of teaching experience to violin students in Webster. All ages, as well as all playing levels, are welcome, and teacher Ed Motter-Vlahakos focuses on technical mastery, reading, and improvisation. Students get access to different genres including traditional Irish fiddle, early-music, bluegrass, middle eastern, classical, and jazz, and students, or parents, need to contact Nassau Bay for availability and other questions. Mr. Motter-Vlahakos is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and has trained numerous individuals who have gone on to have successful careers as violinists and who have achieved high results in the UIL Region competition. Nassau offers lessons in other instruments, recitals take place in the spring and fall, and lessons do not carry any extra registration fees or monthly dues.

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Sessions Music

Sessions Music handles violin lessons for the Houston community. Students can learn at home, school, the office, or one of Sessions' state-of-the-art studios, and lessons are available on traditional as well as electric violin. Teachers aim for an engaging and fun learning process, provide focused audition training, and can also teach in a variety of styles. The company performs background checks on all teachers and instructor bios can be found online. Sessions is known for its unique evaluation program to track each student's progress as well, and other offerings include lessons for piano, drums, brass, voice, woodwind, and other string instruments, rock band labs, early-childhood music courses, and songwriting programs. Students also get the opportunity to perform twice a year and have access to a large media and sheet music library.

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Teachers 2 Go

Teachers 2 Go has been teaching violin to students in the Houston area since 2007. All lessons are taught at the student's home or other chosen location by full-time teachers and/or performers who are carefully matched up with each student according to their level, age, and goals. Instructors offer a range of styles for beginners to advanced violinists, and lessons in music composition and theory are also available. The center has taught thousands of individuals in numerous artistic, business, and academic subjects for all ages at the company's studio, schools, companies, churches, homes, and local community centers and presently employs over 200 instrcutors. Teachers 2 Go holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has had past music students accepted into the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, The Berklee School of Music, and the University of North Texas.

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The Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch

The Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch has been a violin learning center in Katy for almost 10 years. Private lessons for violin, as well as viola, cello, and upright bass, are available for students of all ages, and students can obtain recommendations on where to rent an instrument as well. Teacher bios and schedules can also be easily viewed on the group's website. The studio employs over 30 instructors for numerous instruments and holds over 25,000 private lessons each year with recitals taking place twice a year. The center was voted “Best Private School in Katy” in 2014 and 2015 and "Best Music Studio/Lessons in Katy" by the readers of Living Magazine, and the Conservatory also boasts being the only founding school with the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (formerly the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program) in the Houston area.

Katy, TX 77494

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