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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wenting Y.
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I highly recommend Ilana. I contacted Ilana just a few weeks before our wedding and asked for some songs which were not regular for weddings. She not only said yes to all of our songs and found us a cellist quickly, but was also responsive to discuss all the details to make sure the performance go well. At the wedding, they arrived early and our guests loved their music! My husband and I feel very grateful for their wonderful presence at our wedding!

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
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I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

Roxanna Rawson
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alessandra L.
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Roxanna was fantastic with our son Clark. She was patient and helped him to always stay excited about learning piano, she is very good with kids. I would highly recommend her as a piano teacher!

Julie Michael
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Shaohua Z.
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    Julie is so nice and sweet. She is a very good and professional violin teacher.As one of her students, my 8 year old son loves her and her teaching.

    Violin Art Music School
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Lilianna D.
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    Very happy that I found Larisa! She is outstanding professional, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. She pay a lot of attention to the technique of playing violin that is very important. My son is really enjoying violin lessons with Larisa.

    The Studio Violin
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Munira J.
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    Have started lessons with Chloe just one month back for my 9 year old. My daughter and I love the energy and enthusiasm she brings to each lesson. Her focus on technique is something I really appreciate. My daughter was learning violin for about 2 yrs before coming to studio violin, and just month I can see that her music is sounding better with Chloe's detailed focus on basics and techniques. My kid is loving it so far so thumbs up and highy recommend her!

    Ela Polak's violin and math
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Kijit D.
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    Ela has been my violin teacher for the past two months and it has been wonderful. She is very patient and understanding. I have not once felt that the violin is one of the most difficult instruments to learn. Ela quickly understands the various difficulties i face while playing and also comes up with solutions to get past those. She is very encouraging and deterministic in making sure that i learn everything correctly (unlike a lot of tutors) and patiently waits for me to perfect things. I am really glad to have her as my Tutor.

    Evangelista Music Studio
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dylan C.
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    Kathleen makes every aspect of violin enjoyable. She challenged me to be better, and made learning fun and stress free while doing so. There was never a dull lesson!

    Violin Lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Olivia W.
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    Michele is a wonderful teacher! I am taking violin lessons after several years of not playing and she is very encouraging. After years of playing classical music, I am enjoying taking lessons to explore other styles of music, such as folk music. She has an extensive background that allows for this kind of exploration.

    Emily Palen
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      John E.
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      Emily is a treasure and any parent who has her teaching her child(ren) would be blessed. Not only is Emily fantastically talented, she is a gracious, generous and patient spirit: all attributes of a great teacher. Emily is composing and performing the score for my short film.

      Art Not Just For Mozart
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I am a versatile violinist, with a background in classical, rock, and folk music. I've studied with classical and folk teachers, and am working on a Masters in Violin Performance at SFSU studying under Zak Grafilo, first violinist of the world-class Alexander Quartet. In addition, I write music for my own band, and work as my own manager, promoter, and visual artist. I have experience recording my own music as well as other musician's work. I also play guitar, piano, sing, and dabble on the banjo. As a teacher, I've coached youth rock bands, and taught private lessons to children and adults for many years. I currently work as one of the top teachers at Music N Beyond and Acme Music, teaching violin, piano, and guitar. I also teach private lessons out of my home.

      Lai K.
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      My daughter learns a lot from Julia. She teaches her different techniques, tips on how to play musically, and more...

      Wendy Reid Violin Lessons
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tenzin C.
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      Going very well.

      About

      What makes me stand out: I teach not only technique, but I aim to inspire the student based on musicality and the artistry that makes music meaningful. I hold myself to a high standard to keep music engaging and to ensure that the student learns something meaningful each lesson. All skill levels accepted! Location of lessons is typically Morrison Hall in UC Berkeley Campus (but let me know if you prefer otherwise.) Bio: -I am a winner of the UC Berkeley symphony orchestra's Concerto Competition, and I have performed as a soloist multiple times. -I am co-founder of Intermission Orchestra at Berkeley. -Past teachers include Dan Flanagan and Xiao Wang (laureate of Queen Elizabeth Competition and faculty from Manhatten School of Music.) Teaching Style: -Highly empathetic, warm, patient, encouraging -Emphasis on technique fundamentals and posture -Aims to make music a meaningful and fun experience -Adjusts based to needs of students

      About

      I am a violin teacher with a music degree from the University in Maine. I have been teaching classical violin for 4 years to students from beginner to advanced/intermediate level on the East Coast and am now available to do so here in the Bay Area. In addition to my classical violin training and teaching experience, I can also teach many different fiddle styles including Celtic, Old Time Appalachian, jazz, swing, contra dance, Quebecois, etc. I am experienced in improvisation and can lend a hand with that as well.

      About

      I teach violin to all ages, for both beginner and intermediate. I have a B.A in music from UC Berkeley. I have performed with the California Symphony, Fremont Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Opera Orchestra and Berkeley Symphony, and I was a member of the Vallejo Symphony for 17 years. I have returned recently to the Bay Area from Kentucky where I taught violin at the Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning.

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      We have intervals in our lives and intervals of music. With each step, be patient with yourself. Each person has his/her own gifts yet to be discovered. You may begin with piano and find, with much excitement, you can write songs, or would you love to sing in musicals, opera, or choral groups or sing leads in theatre productions? Perhaps playing the violin in an orchestra will pluck your heart strings? How about guitar, strumming in a band, singing and accompanying for a church choir or just want to play great songs. Whatever the instrument or style (classical, sacred, jazz, musical theatre and popular), let us explore together what your talents can add to your life and those around your world. At Interval, our professional coach has an extensive background in music and drama. A member of the Music Teacher Association of California, National Association of Composers USA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), our intuitive, talented coach is a published songwriter and a recording artist. She will guide you along your new adventure, help unfold your goals, and make your hopes a reality -- one interval at a time. Our music and drama school is a peaceful environment, where you can focus, be listened to, embraced and accepted for wherever you are along your journey. You are welcome to make your next step into "Interval!"

      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I teach piano, violin, music theory, and also Chinese. Here is my resume. Chia Chi Yen, born in Taiwan, discovered the piano at age of five. Within a few years, she has won many prizes in Taiwan. In 2009, she was admitted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a merit scholarship, where she completed her bachelor's degree under the tutelage of Professor Haewon Song. In May, 2015, Ms. Yen completed a master's degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Professor Yong Hi Moon. Ms. Yen was a participant in many prestigious music festivals, including Music Festival at Walnut Hill, Cooper Piano Festival at Oberlin, and Aspen Music Festival and School. She has also performed in piano master classes with world leading pianists, such as Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Ruth Slenczynska, John Perry, Choong-Mo Kang, Matti Raekallio, and others. Among the venues in which she has performed include Jordan Hall (Boston, MA) Le Petit Trianon Theatre (San Jose, CA), Mayer Theatre (Santa Clara, CA), Warner Concert Hall (Oberlin, OH), Chung Shan Hall (Taichung, Taiwan), Glass Museum (Hsinchu, Taiwan).

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      Hi! I can teach guitar, drums, breakdancing, ballroom dancing, etc. I am versatile and have studied music and dancing for 10 years. The first lesson is free!

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      I have been a violinist for over 20 years. I have studied at Alma College (MI) and graduated with a professional violin degree and an education of music degree. I have been teaching since 1999 and love it!

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      I am a violinist to go. My services include: - wedding and church performance gigs - violin teacher at Inspire Music Center - teach violin privately at students' homes - performed with multicultural Latin world music band Pangea - performed with The Next Level Video Game music band - performed with Stockton Symphony as a section violin substitute - performed with Marin Symphony in family concerts

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