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Browse these violin lessons for beginners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Francisco.

  • 3 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Ann L.
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Jason is very responsive and his website is easy and intuitive to use. He helped us book violin lessons with a local teacher.

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Started going for violin lessons (I'm in my 20's with no music background). Had only a couple of classes so far. I really like the pace and her style of teaching. She is professional and very easy to work with.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I'm loving taking lessons with Ilana! I love how she quickly could tell the pace I learn and how much she pushes me to improve my skills! Totally recommend her!

  • 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.

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.

Harmony Music Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa V.
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Helena was very patient and professional. She pointed out things that I didn’t know. I have some basic knowledge about music and am interested in learning the viola as an adult beginner.

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!

Paul Price
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Murali K.
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My daughter has been taking piano and violin lessons from Paul. The piano lessons since age 9 for almost 2 years now, and the violin lessons for a few months now to augment the strings music instruction at her school. He was referred by a family in our neighborhood, and he was open to trial lessons before completely signing on. He goes into music appreciation and history along with his teaching. We have also enjoyed a few recitals of his students along the way - there are three of these each year in student homes, and the anticipation of an upcoming recital is good motivation for the student to practice. For one of these recitals, Paul wrote the sheet music for a popular song that my daughter chose, since there wasn't one readily available. So he goes out of his way to customize the teaching. My daughter has progressed well, and enjoys the experience. I definitely recommend Paul.

Evangelista Music Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex K.
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I began receiving lessons from Miss Kathleen when I was in the 4th grade. She has been my private tutor for the past 8 years, and we only recently stopped having lessons due to her move. She has played a very big role in becoming the musician I am today. With her help and instruction, I participate in my school's highest orchestra, in the Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra, and in events such as District Orchestra. She has always inspired and encouraged me to pursue my music related aspirations and, because of that, I plan on studying music in college and pursue it as a career. I can't imagine what I would have done with out her. Over the years of lessons, she has become more than just a teacher. She is my close friend who I continue to go to for advice.

Carolyn Shannon
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deirdre F.
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Carolyn is an excellent teacher. Our 5 year old had been asking for a violin and lessons for a long time so we decided to give it a try for her and our 8 year-old. We found Carolyn on Thumbtack and she came to our house to meet the girls and give them an introductory lesson - for free! Our 5 year-old is flighty. Focus and practice are concepts she's not really on-board with. I expected that she'd be frustrating for any teacher to deal with. When we met Carolyn, we knew straight away that she would be a great fit. We planned for one month of lessons, and then we would assess the feasibility of continuing. By now, we've had two months and we're heading into our third. Carolyn is an excellent and patient teacher, understanding of little girls and their short attention span. She makes the lesson fun and interesting and tailors her approach to students. She is even teaching them pieces of the theme music from their favorite video game! She looks for ways to keep them engaged and motivated and she knows how to work with each of the girls as individuals who have very different personalities and temperaments. She explains everything well - both to the children and to the parents (I'm completely novice to the violin, and know almost nothing about learning to play an instrument). All-in, I can't recommend Carolyn highly enough.

IM Violin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron B.
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Irena is a spectacular teacher and is really accommodating to all of her students. She works with them to break down difficult pieces and make them easy. She can take someone's skills to the next level and always brings her 100% to each lesson. Most importantly, she teaches each student to really feel for the music and love it.

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.

Julie's Strings
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Agnes L.
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Julie Mae is a good violin teacher. I've learned a lot from her. She's very good in teaching her students the right techniques in achieving good intonation and learning how to play the music the right way.

Heather G.
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Having not played for over a decade, I enjoyed picking up the violin again and having lessons with Claire. She made the lessons fun!

Violin and Viola Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Rach H.
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My 5yrs old daughter has been amazingly improved in violin for 6months! Thumbs up!

Wendy Reid Violin Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am a composer and violinist who has 30 years of teaching experience. I teach at Mills College and Holy Names University PMD, as well as in my private studio. My current students are all ages (5 years old to 75) and all levels. You would have the opportunity to play and perform in chamber groups, as well as in private lessons.

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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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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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I am teaching piano and violin individually, and I am teaching with passion. I love my work, and I have good results.

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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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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

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