Certain Music

Certain Music

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Certain Music is a family tradition of music. We serve the North Dallas, Plano and Van Alstyne Texas areas with Violin,Piano, Voice and Music Theory instruction for ages three to ninety-three with Dr. Certain, a Professional Member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Most of my Students stay with me 5 or more years.

We give 2 performances a year.


Teaching others the gift and education that I have been blessed to recieve.


Current Top Pro
Hired 47 times
2 employees
45 years in business
Serves Van Alstyne , TX
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Zelle

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Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

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  • Reviews

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    Larry L.

    I am an adult, learning the violin for the first time in my life and could not asked for anything more from Dr. Certain. I am very pleased with the process.
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    February 07, 2022
    Hired on Lessons


    Theresa E.

    Great instructor. My daughter looks forward to her lessons with Dr. Certain.
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    August 22, 2020
    Hired on Lessons


    FNU P.

    February 03, 2019
    Hired on Lessons


    Joy R.

    October 29, 2018
    Hired on Lessons


    Mr. M.

    My daughter has been studying violin with Dr. Certain for the last 1 ½ years. She started with the music knowledge kids in general acquire in elementary schools but with no violin experience. We are very happy with the progress she has made so far. Dr. Certain takes great interest in the student’s improvement and has been very supportive and encouraging while she prepared for her audition for her placement in the middle school orchestra. He organizes a recital at the Plano Courtyard Theater annually which is very helpful for the kids to work towards their performance skills along with dealing with the stage fright.
    I highly recommend Dr. Certain for beginner and/or advanced violin lessons.
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    December 23, 2016


    Mrs. K.

    Dr. Certain has been a great teacher to Joey (my son), hes patient in his teaching and has a sense of humor which is important to kids. His knowledge in violin and music theory is a tremendous help to us. He involves parents to learn with the kids which is very helpful for the student as the parent can be a guidance at home.
    Dr. Certain really has a passion in teaching violin and that really influences my son to do better. Dr. Certain also enjoys playing violin with his students. Im learning to play the violin too so sometimes Ill bring my violin to play with him and my son, its very fun and a pleasure to see his enthusiasm when playing the violin with others. Its good to see a music teacher with a strong passion for the instrument that hes teaching and that really inspires us.
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    December 23, 2016

    Frequently asked questions

    Start from very beginning, to find out what their knowledge of Music is.

    Ba/Ma in Violin Performance Piano minor

    PhD. Musicology

    $35 per half hour Class.

    45 minutes-$52


    $70 for a 1 hour Class

    I was so very influenced from my original Teachers Mr. & Mrs. Franklin & Dorothy Washburn.

    Ages 3-75


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    Services offered

    Music Theory