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Berkeley Violin Instructors

Browse these kid violin instructors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Berkeley.

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Started going for violin lessons (I'm in my 20's with no music background). Had only a couple of classes so far. I really like the pace and her style of teaching. She is professional and very easy to work with.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Wenting Y.
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I highly recommend Ilana. I contacted Ilana just a few weeks before our wedding and asked for some songs which were not regular for weddings. She not only said yes to all of our songs and found us a cellist quickly, but was also responsive to discuss all the details to make sure the performance go well. At the wedding, they arrived early and our guests loved their music! My husband and I feel very grateful for their wonderful presence at our wedding!

Play it Forward Music School
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tiana K.
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Nick has been providing guitar lessons for my daughter for over a year now. He style is fun, engaging, and hip. Highly recommend his expertise!

Violin Art Music School
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lilianna D.
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Very happy that I found Larisa! She is outstanding professional, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. She pay a lot of attention to the technique of playing violin that is very important. My son is really enjoying violin lessons with Larisa.

Harmony Music Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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I've been learning violin with Helena for 3 years, and she's always very nice and patient in teaching!

Julie Michael
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Shaohua Z.
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    Julie is so nice and sweet. She is a very good and professional violin teacher.As one of her students, my 8 year old son loves her and her teaching.

    The Studio Violin
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Munira J.
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    Have started lessons with Chloe just one month back for my 9 year old. My daughter and I love the energy and enthusiasm she brings to each lesson. Her focus on technique is something I really appreciate. My daughter was learning violin for about 2 yrs before coming to studio violin, and just month I can see that her music is sounding better with Chloe's detailed focus on basics and techniques. My kid is loving it so far so thumbs up and highy recommend her!

    Step Up Music Vallejo
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Jeff B.
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    I have taken bass lessons from a handful of instructors over the years. Ariane is different. She has explained things to me that I have either never heard or never understood in new ways that help me to connect the dots. She makes the lessons fun and always challenges me and encourages me to stretch myself while giving me to the tools to do so. Do not hesitate to give hear a test drive.

    Paul Price
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Murali K.
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    My daughter has been taking piano and violin lessons from Paul. The piano lessons since age 9 for almost 2 years now, and the violin lessons for a few months now to augment the strings music instruction at her school. He was referred by a family in our neighborhood, and he was open to trial lessons before completely signing on. He goes into music appreciation and history along with his teaching. We have also enjoyed a few recitals of his students along the way - there are three of these each year in student homes, and the anticipation of an upcoming recital is good motivation for the student to practice. For one of these recitals, Paul wrote the sheet music for a popular song that my daughter chose, since there wasn't one readily available. So he goes out of his way to customize the teaching. My daughter has progressed well, and enjoys the experience. I definitely recommend Paul.

    Murasaki Violin Studio
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 40 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    There is an emphasis of motion freedom and connection to spirit from the beginning.

    Violin Lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Olivia W.
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    Michele is a wonderful teacher! I am taking violin lessons after several years of not playing and she is very encouraging. After years of playing classical music, I am enjoying taking lessons to explore other styles of music, such as folk music. She has an extensive background that allows for this kind of exploration.

    IM Violin
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aaron B.
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    Irena is a spectacular teacher and is really accommodating to all of her students. She works with them to break down difficult pieces and make them easy. She can take someone's skills to the next level and always brings her 100% to each lesson. Most importantly, she teaches each student to really feel for the music and love it.

    Evangelista Music Studio
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Alex K.
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    I began receiving lessons from Miss Kathleen when I was in the 4th grade. She has been my private tutor for the past 8 years, and we only recently stopped having lessons due to her move. She has played a very big role in becoming the musician I am today. With her help and instruction, I participate in my school's highest orchestra, in the Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra, and in events such as District Orchestra. She has always inspired and encouraged me to pursue my music related aspirations and, because of that, I plan on studying music in college and pursue it as a career. I can't imagine what I would have done with out her. Over the years of lessons, she has become more than just a teacher. She is my close friend who I continue to go to for advice.

    Julie's Strings
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Agnes L.
    Verified review

    Julie Mae is a good violin teacher. I've learned a lot from her. She's very good in teaching her students the right techniques in achieving good intonation and learning how to play the music the right way.

    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Salma A.
    Verified review

    Alex is a great teacher, he really focuses on technique and puts a lot of effort into his teaching. Since I am a mature student he is also teaching me some music theory which I love. If you want to learn the violin I would strongly recommend him.

    Wendy Reid Violin Lessons
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a composer and violinist who has 30 years of teaching experience. I teach at Mills College and Holy Names University PMD, as well as in my private studio. My current students are all ages (5 years old to 75) and all levels. You would have the opportunity to play and perform in chamber groups, as well as in private lessons.

    About

    I am a violinist to go. My services include: - wedding and church performance gigs - violin teacher at Inspire Music Center - teach violin privately at students' homes - performed with multicultural Latin world music band Pangea - performed with The Next Level Video Game music band - performed with Stockton Symphony as a section violin substitute - performed with Marin Symphony in family concerts

    About

    I teach violin to all ages, for both beginner and intermediate. I have a B.A in music from UC Berkeley. I have performed with the California Symphony, Fremont Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Opera Orchestra and Berkeley Symphony, and I was a member of the Vallejo Symphony for 17 years. I have returned recently to the Bay Area from Kentucky where I taught violin at the Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning.

    About

    What makes me stand out: I teach not only technique, but I aim to inspire the student based on musicality and the artistry that makes music meaningful. I hold myself to a high standard to keep music engaging and to ensure that the student learns something meaningful each lesson. All skill levels accepted! Location of lessons is typically Morrison Hall in UC Berkeley Campus (but let me know if you prefer otherwise.) Bio: -I am a winner of the UC Berkeley symphony orchestra's Concerto Competition, and I have performed as a soloist multiple times. -I am co-founder of Intermission Orchestra at Berkeley. -Past teachers include Dan Flanagan and Xiao Wang (laureate of Queen Elizabeth Competition and faculty from Manhatten School of Music.) Teaching Style: -Highly empathetic, warm, patient, encouraging -Emphasis on technique fundamentals and posture -Aims to make music a meaningful and fun experience -Adjusts based to needs of students

    About

    Here is a little about my teaching: There are two approaches we can take to your lessons: hobbyist or more serious. If you are looking to learn a musical instrument as a hobby, we will focus on basic technique and note reading while building some beginning repertoire. For those wishing to pursue music more seriously, I believe in a strong foundation of technique, music theory, and ear training as well as building a repertoire that will serve you well for future auditions. I also believe it is important to learn to practice efficiently and be unafraid to explore your musical ideas. If you aren't quite sure where you want your musical journey will take you, we will work together to figure out what works best for you. I am currently a San Francisco based professional violist with a background in both violin and viola performance. I graduated from the Juilliard Pre College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and my primary musical activity right now is being the violist in the San Francisco based Friction Quartet. Though I personally started violin lessons at a young age, I strongly believe that any age can be the right age to learn a musical instrument. I am available to teach at my house in the Sunset, come to your apartment or workplace, or we can meet at a music studio near you. In addition, maintaining a flexible schedule is important to me as I understand that your schedule may change week to week. Lessons are offered semiweekly, weekly, or every other week. How often we schedule lessons is up to you. I offer the following pricing: * 30 minutes - $35 * 45 minutes - $50 * 60 minutes - $60 Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

    About

    I help students learn to develop their own improv style on the violin. In addition to learning techniques, I focus on helping you learn to research music influences that will be of use to you.

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