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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 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Marian G.
Verified review

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!

Wright Way Music
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Steve D.
Verified review

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!

Jazzly Moné
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
Verified review

As an adult who previously played but stopped for many years before coming back to my violin, Jazzly has been a perfect match for me; she immediately zeroed in on my strengths and weaknesses and quickly put together a study/practice plan which has me making progress on the road towards my playing goals. I look forward to and enjoy each lesson. I could't recommend her more highly.

  • 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 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
Verified review

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
  • 17 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.

Ainur Zabenova
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lucie W.
Verified review

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.

Sara Jones
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Kristen T.
    Verified review

    I hired Sara for violin lessons for my 8 yr old son. She was excellent! Not only was she a skilled violinist, she also had great teaching skills especially with this age group. She made his lessons fun & was extremely patient. I would highly recommend Sara. She is reliable & her personality is delightful.

    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!

    YourMusicLessons
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 21 hires on Thumbtack
    Karen B.
    Verified review

    Brian was very patience and extremely helpful with setting us up with a piano teacher. We just finished our first lesson with our kids and Naomi is great! She seems very knowledgeable with piano. My kids were able to warm up to her quickly and that's not easy process. We will definitely be continuing our lessons!

    Elite Musique, LLC
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Trish S.
    Verified review

    My son started taking piano lessons from Kelly a year and half ago. Since then, he has blossomed. We'd tried a franchise center before discovering Kelly but quickly discovered that a minimum of piano playing is actually done there. At 7, he needed the basics first and she made it so easy and fun for him. Now 9, he took and passed the ABRSMs at Cal State LA last fall, becoming one of the youngest to do so out of 600 students. Recitals are offered twice a year, allowing kids to present their work to an audience. The kids enjoy playing, thanks to her patience, passion and persistence. We highly recommend Kelly Pedroza and Elite Musique.

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Richard P.
    Verified review

    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

    • 26 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Tuan H.
    Verified review

    My name is Tuan Hoang . In 2003 I was looking for a violin teacher and I was 21 year old that time. I found miss Cynthia studio located in Irvine and decided to meet her in person and ready for my violin lessons which I am dreaming studying violin since I was little ( I moved to the United States in 2001 ) my English at that time was very poor in speaking and listening I did afraid how we gonna communicate and study my violin lessons. Fortunately,ms Cynthia was and still be my mentor my inspiration and always showing her great ability and talent to work with adult student like me. I am saying here about her experiences not only working with students from toddler up to teenage. She is very knowledgeable to work with adult students like me as an example. I was studying violin with ms Cynthia for 4 years and finished book 4 Suzuki method. That was my incredible achievement that I never thought I would get from anywhere other than ms Cynthia studio and her teaching. I am currently working and playing violin on the side for my local churches and some special events during the year. I was helping ms Cynthia teaching violin for young students at occtac in Santa Ana for couple seasons. If you are very interested how to play a violin doesn't matter what age you are ( it's never late to start to working on anything you love ) please don't hesitate to contact ms Cynthia about her passionate teaching and assisting you 😘 thank you ms Cynthia for being such a wonderful violin teacher. If you have any questions about how I witnessed my experience with ms Cynthia studio and her teaching. Please feel free to email me at tuanhoang0330@gmail.com . I would love to give her 5 stars on this review.

    Jennifer Deirmendjian
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Valerie R.
    Verified review

    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!

    Violin with Chloe
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Julie R.
      Verified review

      My 2 grandchildren started taking violin lessons with Chloe, ages 5 and 6, March of 2013. They have continued with her and have progressed very nicely. Chloe has a beautiful touch with small children. She is patient and cheerful, yet demanding as well. As small children and beginners, she stared them with a modified Suzuki method, introducing other beginning material as well. She is young and recently graduated, but I knew she was a natural born teacher when I realized after just a few lessons that she gave two different lessons to the children, adjusting and modifying her information and method according to the needs and strengths of each child. We have been very happy with her teaching and the children have developed a very positive attitude toward the violin.

      Maira Solis
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Lisa Z.
      Verified review

      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

      Connie E. Violin Studio
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 20 years in business
      • 7 hires on Thumbtack
      Camille H.
      Verified review

      Connie is a very patient violin instructor. I have been taking lessons for over a year and have progressed faster than I imagined I would. She is excellent at teaching the nuances of each piece and can easily determine the cause of mistakes. She then helps you correct your mistakes to get the best tone quality from the violin and make the piece easier to play. I get a lot of enjoyment from my lessons!

      MV Quartets and IT Work

      New To Thumbtack

      • 15 years in business
      About

      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.

      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.

        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.

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