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Downey Violin Instructors

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

GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 hires 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 27 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 46 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.

Wright Way Music
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Steve D.
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My wife started our 15 year old daughter on violin lessons over Christmas break- since then she has gained confidence in her playing and the sound is much improved as well.She loves the duets that her teacher brings to play together, and it has taught her how to listen more and helped in school orchestra as well. Thank you Jamie!

Yohan Shin
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Srini K.
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I really enjoy my violin lessons with Yohan. He brings a lot of experience and is very encouraging. He is very energetic and fun to work with.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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I have been so thankful and pleased to take cello lessons from Arlette these past three years. Her experienced instruction has helped me improve bowing and fingering techniques, and her great coaching has enabled me to better voice my cello to a richer, stronger sound. Arlette’s advice on best posture and handling of my cello has made me feel more comfortable and confident with my instrument. In addition, Arlette has helped me use the written dynamics and note phrases to achieve a desired mood of a piece. Currently I play in a middle school/high school/community string orchestra. Arlette's patient, cheerful, and affordable instruction has been a great help in preparing me for the challenging music in the repertoire. Cathi (69 years-young)

Hollywood Arts Academy
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 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+++++++

Artem Díaz Kolesov
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lydia C.
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I signed up my 7 year old daughter for violin lessons through TakeLessons and Artem's profile seemed the most appealing to me. I wanted my child to study with the best teacher I could find. My daughter had never played violin before and Artem was able to get her to perform at his home studio class within two months. He is very friendly, knowledgable and knows how to explain difficult concepts to children and their parents. He does want one of the parents present during lessons and writing down important points, which I think is brilliant and helps me understand if my daughter is doing what she is supposed to do when she is practicing at home. He is also always readily available through text or email - I can always ask him about anything if we run into any problems or confusions.

  • 24 years in business
  • 20 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.

Westminster Arts Academy
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina J.
Verified review

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!

Brandon Encinas Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 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.

Ainur Zabenova
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 5 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.

  • 6 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

Wunder Music Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rick R.
Verified review

Manoela has been teaching me violin for over 2 years. She gave me confidence and encouragement from day one. I never thought learning an instrument could be this rewarding! She took the time to find out what I was really interested in learning so that lessons were fun and challenging at the same time from the very beginning. Manoela has a tremendous amount of patience and an ability to teach a number of different ways until I grasp the concept. I could not recommend Manoela more highly for any type of student!

Jennifer Deirmendjian
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Leila L.
Verified review

Jennifer was my violin teacher and she was always punctual, professional, kind and thoughtful. She is a gentle nurturer, I have seen her perform on several occasions and she is an amazing talented musician and you will be lucky to get her for your event.

  • 27 years in business
Cathy S.
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Lenny Graf was very patient and took the time to let my kids learn at their own pace, he definitely realized very early that they were at two different levels, very patient and experienced working with kids, they look forward to their lessons every week ! Great for kids of all ages .

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

Shanti R.
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My son has been playing the violin since he was 3 yrs old but never really clicked into the improv aspect of playing until he did a summer camp 2 yrs ago with SPLA. For the first time, I saw him moving his body and having fun with his instrument. In fact, all the kids were doing the same. He tried the camp again this past summer and loved it even more, so now we will be adding ongoing SPLA classes to his Fall Semester. Jacob is truly a hands on teacher and so very enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and talents with the kids. Also, the concerts were wonderful, I couldn't believe what the kids learned to play in such a short period of time. Very excited about the upcoming year!

iMusic Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke K.
Verified review

I Music is a superior musical instruction academy. Minho was professional and accommodating and her instructors are top of the line- amazing with my 7yr old daughter for violin lessons.

Kids Music N' Motion
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
Verified review

So far, so good! Kids are loving their lessons in guitar and piano. They love Annette!

Preludio Music

New To Thumbtack

  • 9 years in business
About

My students receive a music education that is tailored to fit their needs as a student. Unlike many teachers who teach all students with one method, I am interested in what the student wants to pursue and why they enjoy music. My students will not only study classical piano or violin, but will learn music theory, develop ear training skills and improvisational skills, and learn to play with a beautiful sound from the very beginning. Students will be encouraged to listen to and play music that they love. Seeing the progress of students as they develop, and getting to experience their excitement and love for music makes my job a continual joy. I love the unique experience of every student and how no two lessons are ever the same.

Lyn Violin

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I have over 20 years of teaching experience, and have taught beginners and advanced students alike. As a classically trained professional musician I have played in numerous orchestras (community and professional. I have performed in other settings that include jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock and country music. It's always exciting to see the joy on a child's face when he or she has accomplished playing a song they know; and for adult students helping them reach a chosen goal.

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