Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo

Pleasant Hill, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am enthusiastic and young and love to work with others. I have a huge passion for music and am thrilled when I can share it with people.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Showing students how fun and incredible music is!

Location

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Background check

Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

7 Reviews
  • Alessandra C. Jun 23, 2016
    Violin Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
  • Harumi P. Mar 2, 2016
    Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Laura is great with my 5 year old who just started playing the violin and reading music. She makes it fun while still making him work and she adjusts her lessons according to his interests and strengths/weaknesses. Highly recommended.
  • Vivian M. Sep 9, 2015
    Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Laura is just wonderful! She works extremely well with my daughter and is flexible in terms of scheduling which is essential for me and my 4 year old. I'm amazed at how much my daughter has learned in only 2 lessons! I highly recommend Laura. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and a great teacher!
  • Mehak K. Aug 13, 2015
    Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
  • Dennis N. Jul 25, 2015
    We contacted Laura when our thirteen-year-old daughter needed a new violin instructor. Our daughter was getting to the point that flaws in her technique were restricting her ability to move forward with her studies. We sat down with Laura at an initial lesson, noted our concerns and hopes for instructional direction, and found her to be an able and agreeable communicator. This instilled confidence in her ability to deal with the sometimes-changing needs of a student in this age range. In the months since, Laura has proven an effective instructor. She has an ability to encourage the diligence needed to work on breaking bad habits while still moving forward with learning new pieces and techniques. Her instructional style (with our daughter at least) is far more collaborative than domineering, which is exactly what she needs at this time. In addition, she evaluates and adapts to our daughter’s progress and does not try to fit her into a rigid learning style or schedule. That said, she still keeps long-term goals firmly in mind and does not lose sight of them for the needs of the moment. Her continued excellent communication both with our daughter and with us helps to keep us aware of how we can help our daughter meet her musical goals from week to week. We could not be happier with Laura as an instructor at this time. She is highly recommended.
  • Emma T. Jun 18, 2015
    Violin Lessons
    Verified Review
    I‘m a adult in learning violin and i want to say Laura is so professional at Violin teaching and performing ,she is very very patience ,Her teaching method basic on inspiring me to get exactly what it is ,but not try to "teach" me how to do it ,she also teach me some music theory step by step ,about the skills of violin playing ,she usually do the demonstration and make me feel not hard to get at all .And she is a very nice person ,I enjoy the class with her very much .
  • Lekshmi M. Jan 29, 2015
    Violin Lessons
    Verified Review
    Laura teaches both me and my almost 4 year old daughter. She's an expert violinist and she interacts very well with both of us. She's extremely patient with my daughter, and teaches her in a way that she can understand well. Despite being am expert, she's a very down to earth person, and both of us eagerly look forward to the classes. We're having a great experience with Laura. Thumbs up!!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
It's important for me to know each student's goal. I will do my best to help each person achieve their individual goal.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have completed Suzuki Book 1 training. I have been teaching for several years, and teaching itself is what makes me learn the most about it!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My mother is a music teacher too so I've always admired what she does and thought it would be great to follow in her foot steps.