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Berkeley Violin Instructors

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John W.
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My 11 year old daughter has been taking violin lessons with Mindy for about 3 months. She is enjoying her lessons and she is making excellent progress. Recently she played violin onstage with Mindy at a recital. I was very proud of her.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Peter Y.
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Nick is an exceptional music teacher. More than willing to let the kids follow their interest. Nick organically integrated learning about music into a process that is just a lot of fun for the kids. This is not your mother's piano lesson.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
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I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

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!

    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.

    Evangelista Music Studio
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dylan C.
    Verified review

    Kathleen makes every aspect of violin enjoyable. She challenged me to be better, and made learning fun and stress free while doing so. There was never a dull lesson!

    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.

    Wendy Reid Violin Lessons
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tenzin C.
    Verified review

    Going very well.

    Tom Yamaguchi
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    My name is Thomas. I've been playing guitar for over 15 years now. I want to teach students to play what they want while also learning the basic fundamentals of guitar. If they want to learn their favorite pop song I'm going to teach them it, if they want to become an amazing guitar player I will teach them how to become that as well.

    Lai K.
    Verified review

    My daughter learns a lot from Julia. She teaches her different techniques, tips on how to play musically, and more...

    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

    Hi! I can teach guitar, drums, breakdancing, ballroom dancing, etc. I am versatile and have studied music and dancing for 10 years. The first lesson is free!

    About

    My studio is a 5-day-a-week, one-stop shop where both students and/or adults may rent, purchase and/or repair their string instruments as they attend lessons at the same Heaney Violins location. I teach Suzuki method piano, violin, viola, guitar, beginning cello, and recorder beginning from ages 2 1/2 upwards. Voice is also taught and other instruments including ukelele, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. South Indian karnatak violin is also an option. Biannual recitals are held closely to the Mountain View studio location, and monthly group classes are also encouraged along with weekly instruction. Younger Suzuki students must be accompanied by parents who will learn along with their child how to play their instrument of choice. Typically, students enroll a semester at a time, except for summer sessions which are open enrollment periods.

    About

    We have intervals in our lives and intervals of music. With each step, be patient with yourself. Each person has his/her own gifts yet to be discovered. You may begin with piano and find, with much excitement, you can write songs, or would you love to sing in musicals, opera, or choral groups or sing leads in theatre productions? Perhaps playing the violin in an orchestra will pluck your heart strings? How about guitar, strumming in a band, singing and accompanying for a church choir or just want to play great songs. Whatever the instrument or style (classical, sacred, jazz, musical theatre and popular), let us explore together what your talents can add to your life and those around your world. At Interval, our professional coach has an extensive background in music and drama. A member of the Music Teacher Association of California, National Association of Composers USA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), our intuitive, talented coach is a published songwriter and a recording artist. She will guide you along your new adventure, help unfold your goals, and make your hopes a reality -- one interval at a time. Our music and drama school is a peaceful environment, where you can focus, be listened to, embraced and accepted for wherever you are along your journey. You are welcome to make your next step into "Interval!"

    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

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I teach piano, violin, music theory, and also Chinese. Here is my resume. Chia Chi Yen, born in Taiwan, discovered the piano at age of five. Within a few years, she has won many prizes in Taiwan. In 2009, she was admitted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a merit scholarship, where she completed her bachelor's degree under the tutelage of Professor Haewon Song. In May, 2015, Ms. Yen completed a master's degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Professor Yong Hi Moon. Ms. Yen was a participant in many prestigious music festivals, including Music Festival at Walnut Hill, Cooper Piano Festival at Oberlin, and Aspen Music Festival and School. She has also performed in piano master classes with world leading pianists, such as Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Ruth Slenczynska, John Perry, Choong-Mo Kang, Matti Raekallio, and others. Among the venues in which she has performed include Jordan Hall (Boston, MA) Le Petit Trianon Theatre (San Jose, CA), Mayer Theatre (Santa Clara, CA), Warner Concert Hall (Oberlin, OH), Chung Shan Hall (Taichung, Taiwan), Glass Museum (Hsinchu, Taiwan).

    • 9 years in business
    About

    I use an adaptable teaching method, customized for each student and offer scholarships based on need or ability.

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    Need a Violin Instructor for an Intermediate Learner

    Oakland, CA

    • Frequency of lessons
      Once or twice a month
    • Student age
      18 or older
    • Experience
      Intermediate
    • Details
      I played from age 4-19, but pretty much haven't picked up a violin in 12 years. I am eager to redevelop my skills.
    • $50
      Average price
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