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NADER'S Music Center
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 47 hires 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!

Coastal Music Studios
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Syndi L.
Verified review

Coastal Music Studios....hmmm. where do I start! We began with Coastal Music Studios about three years ago when my two daughters took a "free" week-long music summer camp. I was so impressed by the hands-on learning that was taking place that I knew I needed to look into this place a bit closer. Found out that they not only offered the music camp but also a '"free" children's choir, which both my girls have attended. I quickly set up an appointment to see if my girls would like to take music lessons. After that meeting, one daughter began piano lessons and the other voice. Mr. Andy and Ms. Pam have been absolutely amazing with regards to my girls' and their music experience. They are patient, knowledgeable, engaging, and caring. Those qualities are extremely important to all children, but when you have a child with special needs, it becomes even more so. My daughter is deaf and has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Pam for the past 2 1/2 years. On my daughters first lesson, Ms. Pam had researched cochlear implants and already had a plan in place to ensure that my daughter would get the most of her lesson. And then there's my other daughter, spunky, feisty, and full of piss and vinegar, and Ms. Pam knows how to deal with that, too! We cannot thank them enough and appreciate all that they do for all children to bring a love of music to their hearts. I would highly recommending Coastal Music Studios, you cannot find a better studio!

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Alex Swanson Music
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

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!

  • 41 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

Richard teaches violin to my 16 y/o son. Richard's easy-yet-scholarly manner is a total win with a student this age. My son's progress has been remarkable. Richard is astute at facilitating the next step at each point of development. He is skilled, encouraging, and engaging and my son is very happy with the lessons, as am I!

Robert Rotzler
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lorna Z.
Verified review

We are thrilled to have found Mr. Rotzler. In just a few lessons he has taught our 14 year old things she has never been taught before in spite of having 4 previous violin teachers. Mr. Rotzler is not only exceptionally talented on the violin, but he also knows how to teach it! His dynamic personality makes the lessons fun while at the same time teaching proper technique.He is also very positive and motivating to students of all levels and inspires them to do their best.

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Amy's Violin & Piano Studio
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elisabeth and James S.
Verified review

My daughter had violin lessons with Ms Amy for a year. We loved the convenience of having lessons in our own home with a great teacher, as her lessons were taught privately via Skype. Our only regret was that it would have been even better to work with her in person, but seeing as we lived in another state, that wasn't an option for us. Ms Amy was a great teacher! She was an inspiration to our daughter and helped her to love the violin.

Mr Violin
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
Verified review

Adam walked us through the entire process of figuring out which instrument to rent for each child (I didn't realize there are different sizes of the same instruments) and he was easy with setting up lesson times. Four of my kids are his students. They really love him.

Reverb Lessons - San Diego
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto J.
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I received a very interesting offer of a discount in case I decided to book today and there were no additional enrollment fees (as it was the case with another supplier of services). Tony got in touch with me immediately and... I can't wait for my first piano lesson.

Ulyana
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marina P.
Verified review

I've been playing violin almost my whole life but after I graduated from school I haven't been taking any formal lessons and relied on my orchestra and ensemble peers and section leaders for feedback and guidance. Clearly, it wasn't enough and at some point I realized that I desperately needed someone who could help me to grow and become a better violin player as my technique had been degrading ever since I graduated. So the stars aligned really well and I met Ulyana! I have to admit that I never felt like I (I, not someone else!) was playing the violin. Even in my best years back in school there always'd been some slight inconvenience in my right hand that I couldn't really control and fix. Somehow Ulyana was able to find the right words and exercises for me to change it and turn it into a controllable process for me! Moreover, my left hand technique seems to have improved and I'm now working on the concerto that I wouldn't have dared to work on before due to some really high notes. I feel truly blessed I got to meet Ulyana! These lessons feel like the best thing I've been doing for myself in a really-really long time! I certainly recommend Ulyana to all new and progressing violin players.

  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy C.
Verified review

Anthony has been great. Easy to communicate with, a schedule that meets our needs logistically and most importantly my son is really enjoying his piano lessons. I hear progress. We look forward to a long student-teacher relationship with Anthony.

US Music Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ashok M.
Verified review

My son has been has been taking piano lessons for a few years. The instructors are amazing. I highly recommend US Music Lessons.

Amy Long Music Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margarita J.
Verified review

Our 5 year-old has improved a great deal while taking lessons with Amy. She has made it fun and has personalized her lessons to his interest and developmental stage. He now has a better posture while playing and has started to read music.

Flavia Pisco-Contreras
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Bill J.
Verified review

Flavia is an amazing violinist and teacher. She has the unique ability to relate to and connect with students and listeners of all ages and backgrounds. I have had the pleasure of performing with and learning from Flavia and from the beginning it felt like we'd known each other for years. Whether you're looking for an instructor or performer, Flavia will provide you with an excellent professional service!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Having just finished my education at some of the finest music schools, I have not only accessed the highest level of training, but have directly experienced what it takes to prepare for a career in music. Whether you simply play as a Hobby, hope your skills will earn you a scholarship to a Universtiy, or aim to enter a top music school with the intention of having a career as a musician, I can develop a plan specific to your level and goals that will get us on track.

Rachel violin lesson
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ray C.
Verified review

Cool~ wonderful experience

Viola and Violin Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
Verified review

I Found Catie Longhi to be an excellent teacher. She pays attention to detail and is very easy to work with. She has a full command of the instrument and has me playing better than I ever did before. I highly recommend her.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

About

• 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I teach piano, violin and guitar lessons at my home studio in San Diego, CA. Studio lessons are $30 for 30-minute lessons, $45 for 45-minute lessons, and $60 for one-hour lessons, with tuition paid monthly. I also travel to my students' homes for lessons. Depending on your location, a travel fee will apply for in-home lessons. I believe that learning music should be fun, and I tailor lessons to meet the individual needs and goals of my students. I encourage and assist my students in finding music that interests them and inspires them to practice and improve. All students are invited to participate in peer performance classes and recitals. I communicate clearly with students and parents, and help students set and achieve their musical goals. I have 15 years of experience teaching private music lessons, as well as preschool and elementary school classroom music. I studied music at the University of Minnesota and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a composer, a performing musician, and a vibrant member of the musical community. I perform regularly in a variety of musical groups, including the Summer Januaries and Golden Tree Story, and record as a studio musician.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Music lessons offered: Piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, drums, conga, rock band and violin. Lessons are available in small group or private.

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Need violin lessons

San Diego, CA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Able to read music?
    Yes
  • Does student have a violin?
    Yes, I already have a violin
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    How to teach tchavskovsky violin concerto
  • $46.67
    Average price

Need Violin Lessons

San Diego, CA

  • Student age
    6 - 9
  • Able to read music?
    No
  • Does student have a violin?
    Yes, I already have a violin
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    Plis spike spanish o ingles
  • $38.33
    Average price
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