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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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I highly recommend GreenTree and Sidney!! Coordinating piano lessons and other artistic endeavors with Sidney was an effortlesss and pleasant task. He made it happen and initiated some remarkable lessons. GreenTree is on speed dial for our next visit to OC.

Coastal Music Studios
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Marie B.
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My children (11 and 9) have been taking piano lessons at Coastal Music Studios for 15 months now. It's been a great learning adventure since: my daughter unlike my son started at an entry level and is now able to play a great selection of good classicals. Andy and Pam are a great team with awesome management skills. While Andy teaches guitar and more, he's mainly the admin person who always goes above and beyond to accommodation his clients. Pam's pedagogical skills are impressive. She teaches piano, singing, directs the Children's Choir (which is free!), conducts .... with encouragement and patience. She's an accomplished musician and artist, perfect for our children! We highly recommend Coastal Music Studio for any music lesson!

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NADER'S Music Center
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jared H.
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I took Violin lessons with Nader for about eight years, and I can confidently say that those eight years made me the musician that I am today. When I first met with Nader, I could barely scratch out an elementary level piece. However, I do believe that I can now play any piece with the ability and technique I learned from Nader. Each lesson consists of scales and arpeggios, scale studies, etudes, bow studies, and one or two pieces of music. Nader teaches with an emphasis on the fundamentals (scales, arpeggios, scale studies, etc.) so as to build the best foundation possible. As far as music goes, the pieces vary with respect to time period and style. Over the years I played and performed several Baroque pieces (Bach Sonatas and Partitas, Leclair Sonata) some Classical pieces (Mozart Violin Concerto) and many Romantic pieces (to name a few: Wienawski Violin Concerto, Debussy’s Claire De Lune, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, Saint-Saens’ Introduction et. Rondo Capriccioso, Bruch Violin Concerto, Manuel de Falla’s Asturiana) and a few modern pieces (e.g. Barber’s Violin Concerto). For the beginning student, Nader usually chooses a few selections from the Suzuki books, although he doesn’t necessarily teach the Suzuki method. He will also incorporate sight singing (Melodia) and ear training into the lesson to ensure that the student develops and sharpens a proper musical ear. Over the years I was introduced to and learned many of the important techniques associated with stringed instruments (e.g. vibrato, octaves, fingered octaves, double and triple stops, chords, artificial harmonics, Spicatto, Staccato (and other common bow manipulations), proper shifting between all positions, pizzicato, phrasing, etc.) He has an extensive knowledge of technique and composition which he uses to give the student the best education possible on the matter. Nader also makes sure the student understands that there is more to music than simply playing the notes. He teaches how to phrase and incorporate one’s own musicality into the piece. He also teaches the student about the culture and history surrounding the composer/piece that they are working on. This is not only informative, but also keeps one interested even if they find the piece difficult or frustrating. There is an annual concert where all the students perform the pieces they had been working on with Nader. This is a fun event with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere where students can showcase their talent and technical improvement. I always enjoyed these concerts as they were a tangible reminder of my own improvement and achievements. In retrospect, I found my lessons with Nader to be a very well-rounded experience. Not only did I learn how to play an instrument, but I learned how to be a musician. He is an awesome teacher and I cherish the time I spent learning from him; I wouldn't trade my experiences with Nader for anything. He always pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of and I learned so much from that. He is a very amiable, patient, passionate, generous, and patient teacher, so don’t be afraid to call! Whether you are young or old, beginner or advanced, there is always more to learn. Let Nader be your next teacher!

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Alex Swanson Music
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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Super responsive and super great guy. His technician was delayed in a fender bender on the way to my tuning appointment, so Alex himself jumped in the car and came to my home (all the way from El Cajon to Carlsbad!). My piano sounds great - thank you. I will use you again!

Crespo Kids Music Lessons
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia G.
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We had a couple of piano lessons. Mr. Crespo is very knowledgeable, friendly and easy going. He works well with children. Music lessons online offer the convenience of being at your own home without unnecessary travel time.

Mr Violin
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Josh R.
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As a professional musician (guitar and vocals) that does not read music, I have had a few lessons with this guy to help with my reading of music, theory, and soloing. He presents everything to me in a very understandable manner and exudes the utmost patience in getting me to the next level. I have never had music lessons before so this seemed daunting at first but now I have broken through long standing plateaus and I am reinvigorated to push myself to the next level. I will definitely be continuing this approach with Mr violin in the future.

La T Da Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Casey L.
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Terri is a wonderful teacher. I began taking cello lessons from her earlier this year. She is patient, talented, and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone with a desire to make music!

Rasmussen Cello Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kaymarie K.
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Mr John Rasmussen is a naturally gifted musician & teacher. Our young son has made amazing progress in less than 1 year. We would highly recommend him for cello instruction. He has a masterful understanding & knowledge of music and is able to convey this in a professional & easy to understand manner. We are grateful to have such a exceptional teacher for our son.

Irvine Cello Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paula P.
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Felix has been teaching my son now for 6 months and "wow" what a difference. My son is now included in the orchestra section that performs at the theatre plays. ( only expeienced and well taught students get this opportunity. Felix has not only given my son the proper instruction on how to play a cello, but he had to re teach him some previously taught (incorrectly taught) finger positions . That was not a easy task because my son has autism. Felix is a professional and patient and I do recommned him highly. Check him out on u tube , amazing!!! Signed, 1 proud Mom

Micaela N.
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Amazing Viola teacher, best I ever had. He has a clear cut teaching style, focusing a lot on technique. He goes beyond the sheet music and is very knowledgable about performance psychology. He's an active performer and is able to share his insight into the industry. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone.

reelcello
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sarah G.
    Verified review

    Daniel was my son's cello and guitar teacher for several years. He is unbelievably talented, sensitive to each child's needs in the short and long term, and my son always both enjoyed and learned a lot from his sessions. I recommend Daniel Plane enthusiastically and unreservedly.

    • 35 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Fernando B.
    Verified review

    I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, so I was looking for a teacher that could build onto what I already knew. Alan was able to show me new techniques and teach me about jazz guitar. Thanks Alan!!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    As a cellist who is currently under tutelage of Yao Zhao at San Diego State University, Elijah Grote has an eclectic range of music experience and can play everything from Mozart to jazz in any type of music venue. "Specializing himself in improvisation, he has found a way to make the experience of playing music stimulating and enjoyable for both him and the audience"- Fanfare Foundation for the Arts Elijah currently plays as a cellist in charity events and private parties with the Impromptu Quartet. He also gives one-on-one lessons to students who are interested to enter in music schools or for fun.

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    We offer instruments and services for the discriminating musician. We offer violin, viola and cello sales, rentals, repairs and lessons, with a highly qualified shop to take care of all your musical needs. We also carry bows, cases and all string accesories.

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    Offering emphasis for : Auditions in IUSD Honors Orchestra, All Southern, All State, and All National Orchestras for elementary, middle, and high school students. Bilingual instruction (English and Mandarin) Anyone, not just music-career bound musicians can take lessons. A private instructor can maximize a young musician’s opportunity for musical success and fun! I offers 30-60min lessons for an affordable price in southern California

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    Hi! My name is Sam Goble. I am a young cellist who lives in the San Carlos area and has been playing for over seven years. I have been a principal cellist in school orchestras for about five years, and I have played with several honor groups and small ensembles. I am currently studying cello under a private teacher and taking music theory/vocal technique classes. Part of being the principal of a section in an orchestra is learning how to lead your fellow players by setting an example of technique as well as providing feedback to those who are struggling with the music or unsure about interpretation. My experience as a leader in orchestras has given me experience with teaching players younger than me and improving their technical foundation. Many players under me have struggled with the concepts of reading music and rhythms, so I can provide assistance with music theory. Because of the impact music has had on my life, I believe that love for it is an especially important quality to reinforce in children. I also believe that children, especially those learning to play an instrument have a unique perspective on music. I consider the experience of teaching a learning opportunity for myself, so I am very willing to make accommodations. I am mostly interested in teaching young beginners, because I believe I have the most to offer to them. I can also teach those who are at a more intermediate (7-10th grade) by providing feedback and advice. If you are interested in my service, please know that I am willing to travel to you or have you travel to me. Please provide some info in your message, such as name, age/grade, years playing, etc. Thank you for considering me!

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    I teach piano, voice, violin and cello lessons in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. My home studio is warm and inviting; you must love little dogs! They love kids and people in general! I teach kids of all ages, teens and adults how to read treble and bass clef, play piano, sing, play drum rhythms, or play the violin or cello. Music is healing and fun! It's a great tool to build a child's self- esteem. I have been teaching all styles of piano and voice for 40 years, including traditional music reading, rhythms, fingering for piano, and techniques for great position, pitch and tone on stringed instruments like violin and cello.

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    I offer private cello lessons to students of all ages and levels including beginners. I have a degree in music from The Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, as well as training in the Suzuki method. I am a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as Music Teachers Association of California and am proud to offer the certificate of merit program in my studio. I strongly believe that a music education is extremely valuable for a child's' academic, social and emotional well-being. I also believe in teaching in a supportive and encouraging manner.

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    I offer private piano, cello and violin lessons. I offer 30-, 45- and 60-minute lessons. A flexible approach is available.

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    • We provide private music instruction for any instrument, any style, any level, any age, any time! • Lessons at the comfort of your home or one of our many studios throughout the region. • Performance opportunities every 4 months. • Our caring and quality instructors go through a certification process. • If you don’t like your instructor? Try a different one! • Other services as well.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Coco's love of music began in China with piano and cello lessons starting at the age of 6 and eventually led to a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in cello performance from Xi'an Music Conservatory and studying under the acclaimed professor, Xiaoying Han. She also studied with Albert Roman, principal cellist of Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland and has received master class training from world-famous musicians such as Yoyo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Martin Chalifour, Ning Feng and more. After performing throughout China, other countries in Asia and Europe, she moved to the United States in 2012 to continue studying cello and got her music performance certificate. She is a former cello player at Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and currently serves as the principal cellist for Dana Point Symphony Orchestra. She often works in Hollywood as a recording artist. For 9 years teaching experience, she is also a passionate faculty member of AVPA as well as giving private lessons to aspiring young cellists.

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