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Downey Violin Instructors

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marian G.
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Sid gave guitar lessons to my daughter (14). He was recommended to us by a friend who has a 12 year old son that Sid taught. He is a great teacher and I can tell he is good at relating to kids of all ages. It is obvious, Sid has an appreciation and a passion for music and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Dr. Dimitry Olevsky
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
David E.
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Dimitry Olevsky is an excellent violin teacher whose style and insight as a teacher can and certainly will lead to many top adult violin players in the years ahead. I say that from the perspective, not only of my current 13-year old, who is studying under him after having taken less inspiring lessons elsewhere, but also from memories of years past when my now much older adult daughter took violin lessons as a middle and high schooler. And indeed from my own perspective taking serious music instrumental lessons (not on violin) decades ago. Having said the above, Dr. Olevsky will be most successful with students who have an internal drive and desire to better themselves as a musician. He can be severe and critical in pointing out areas where his students' techniques and musical interpretation need improvement, and he is excellent in both aspects of this guidance. A lesson sequence is serious business, and Dr. Olevsky can be severely critical if the circumstances call for this. Lesson time is not given to frivolity, and students must be able to accept criticism. A non-self motivated student may falter under his guidance -- unless the process of becoming better leads to increased dedication. I.e., the non-dedicated student may find the pressure to improve more than he or she might like, and the lesson criticism and demonstration of specific ways to improve may lead to discouragement. This is more likely to happen if the student does not act on suggested improvements during practice at home between actual lessons. I highly recommend Dr. Olevsky for students dedicated to learning seriously.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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Our son has been taking Cello lessons from Arlette for 1 1/2 years now and has improved tremendously. He is 14 years old and still looks forward to going to lessons every week. Arlette is really good at finding a student's strengths/likes to keep their interest, as well as finding the areas they need to work on. Highly recommended.

Hollywood Arts Academy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
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My two (2) kids go to this school for Piano Lessons. It's a great school with teachers who care and they even got (ONE) of my kids to actually play correctly and she now likes playing the piano. They are strict but have real concern for the students and offer a great environment to excel. I would recommend Donna Lee and her Music School anytime. A+++++++

  • 24 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Gina is a wonderful violin teacher! She is patient and kind and works at my pace; however, she pushes me past what I think are my limits. I was afraid that taking up the violin as an adult would be overwhelming, but Gina has made the whole learning process a joy! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring teacher with attention to detail.

Violin & Viola Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Maadvi I.
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My 10 yr old son has been taking private Violin lessons at home with Brandon for the last 4-5 months. My son enjoys learning from Brandon. He gives a lot of focus on getting the basics right, something which my son didn't learn in his group Violin classes at school.. My son finds him very funny and likes that Brandon gives him little tips like rhymes/beats which help him remember his notes better. There are times he comes a little late because of heavy traffic but he always sends a message and lets us know about it.We are looking forward to learning more from him.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla L.
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I have been a student of Teacher Grace's for the last 4 years, and I have found that no other teacher can rank at her level of dedication and experience. I grew in tremendous amounts in both mind and violin playing under her guidance, and I see nothing to critique about her teaching style.

Ainur Zabenova
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lucie W.
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I have recently started to take violin lessons with Ms. Zabenova. She is knowledgeable, patient and observant. Ms. Zabenova is able to see my strengths and weaknesses. Her teaching style is clear and flexible. I am looking forward to working with her and making progress.

Lisa G Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Bill C.
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Very good instructor, I am learning a lot from her. I would highly recommend her! Mag

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Richard P.
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Melody is my violin instructor. She is very knowledgeable, is a good musician, and a good teacher. She understands proper methods to achieve success in playing the violin. ( I have had teachers in the past who could play the violin but could not teach). I strongly give her my recommendation

Elite Musique, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer V.
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The two years that my daughter has been taking piano lessons with Elite Musique piano teacher, Kelly, has been nothing but a positive experience. My daughter's favorite aspect is preparing and performing for the company-organized open mic nights. As a parent, I have been impressed with Kelly's knowledge and professionalism, her genuine attention to my daughter's advancement in piano (and voice) skills, and the performing and testing opportunities.

Maira Solis
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Z.
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Ms. Maira was recommended to my family for my sons violin classes, she has been with us for almost 2 months now and I can say we couldn't be happier. She is amazing

Piano & Violin Teacher
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rodrigo R.
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Both of my kids have improved intonation and are happy with their teacher. Combining violin and piano is for sure a success.

Jennifer Deirmendjian
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
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I have known Jennifer Deirmendjian for 12 years now and worked with her musically on solo projects off and on as well as performances in bands. She plays and writes violin beautifully. I have learned so much from her musicianship in rehearsals on a professional level more than anyone I have ever worked with. She is patient, kind and disciplined. I highly recommend her teaching experience as she has been my mentor and inspired me in so many ways!

Kristi Frisby
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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My daughter says, "I'm learning a lot and Kristi is a really good Violin Teacher and she explains things in a way that I can easily understand"

Witmer Studios
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alan W.
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Matthew is able to do in-home lessons, which for me right now is very helpful. Although I was going to take violin lessons I decided to switch to viola, and Matthew is a wonderful, wonderful viola teacher (as he surely must be for violin too, given his expertise and patience). He is clearly a masterful teacher, as working with adult students presents a whole other range of challenges to an instructor. I've had only two lessons so far and have already made clear progress in the areas I wanted most to improve, and look forward to working with Matthew going forward. My lessons are inspiring with this clearly highly experienced player and performer; they are also fun. Matthew's a warm-hearted and engaging teacher with whom I KNOW I'll continue to make progress. Though I'm an older adult, I am inspired to push through my limits. With so much to learn I'm very grateful to have a teacher with expertise, humor and flexibilty. Thank you for reading this.

Foxie Violin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jane C.
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Michael is terrific! We were looking for a teacher to work with our 8 year old son while we were visiting LA for the month. Michael is amazing at inspiring and engaging our son. Our son was so excited after his lesson we happily booked Michael for 3 lessons a week for the rest of our stay. Highly recommend!

Westminster Arts Academy
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina J.
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Awesome place for kids to learn and master the art of music... My daughter took guitar,piano and voice lessons... Unfortunately we had to move and she can no longer attend... I wish they would open a location near Riverside so my daughter could continue with her art education... If you're looking for professional and affordable music classes for your kids then Piano Place Music and Arts Center is the right place for them. I am happy that my daughter had the opportunity to be a student at this family owned music school and I hope she can come back in the near future..... Beautiful family and very nice/professional teachers!

Lessons with Laura
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric P.
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Great owner, great talent, great services!

Kari Krafft Violin
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny B.
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I feel she is great teaching my 11 year old daughter. My daughter has learned a lot in just a few lessons.

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I don't fool around with teaching. If the student isn't serious enough, I won't hesitate to drop them. Money isn't my main objective in my work. I love to provide excellent quality of service and I expect students to as well. As far as my other services, I've had much experience in the fields of IT work and wedding planning.

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