7. Violin & Viola Instructor
- 16 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves San Francisco, CA
"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 daughters 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."