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  • Best of '16

    Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo

    (8 reviews)

    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. Showing students how fun and incredible music is!

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  • Best of '16

    The Studio Violin

    (6 reviews)

    More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the "mother-tongue" approach. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, continued repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Suzuki method. The Studio Violin's approach is based on the Suzuki method and is committed to the "Nurtured by Love" philosophy. Every child can learn, and every parent can help! Chloe began studying violin at the age of three in Seattle, Washington under the tutelage of Kathleen Boyer- second violinist with The Seattle Symphony. Chloe started in the Suzuki method and attended the advanced Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute for several years. Along with her Suzuki studies, Chloe took part in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra program. Chloe quickly progressed through the Suzuki books and moved to across the country to begin studies at The Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. At Longy, she studied Music Theory, Music Composition and Music History, as well as playing in masterclasses and performances weekly. She was also a member of two chamber music groups each year and The Longy Youth Chamber Orchestra as the youngest ever admitted member. She became the concert master after only a short time with the orchestra and traveled to Canada, Germany and the Czech Republic on tour, performing city to city. She has also journeyed to Colima, Mexico playing chamber music with students of the Universidad de Colima. Chloe continued on with Longy to receive her Certificate of Violin Performance and has competed in many competitions, preforming some of the world's most iconic violin repertoire. She has a deep love for J.S. Bach's solo violin works and has studied them with period baroque bows and technique. While at Longy, Chloe studied in the studios of Clayton Hoener- principle second violinist of The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra as well as main study with Janet Packer- Longy School of Music String Department Chair. After moving back to Seattle, Chloe was a violinst with The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Adam Stern. Chloe's love for teaching and spreading music to others, is strongly influenced by her early years attending Suzuki and chamber music camps and making music along side family and friends. Chloe currently plays and preforms with a Douglas Cox violin.

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  • Best of '16

    Hatch Music Studio

    (6 reviews)

    Hatch Music Studio is the individualized music teaching and coaching practice of Jeremy Hatch, a performer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have an extensive background in guitar and piano performance, composition, songwriting, theory, and improvisation, and have been teaching students from the age of 5 up since 2001. I primarily teach piano and guitar (acoustic and electric) in several genres, primarily folk, rock, pop, jazz, and classical, from beginner to an advanced level. I have been studying the piano for 30 years, the guitar for 25, and I have been teaching for 15 years. I also offer beginner lessons on bass guitar, violin/fiddle (which I have been studying since 2001), and ukulele. A lifelong musician, I studied classical piano as a child and teen; at one point working towards a career as a concert pianist before my interest turned to jazz, blues, and pop styles. Along the way, I also learned guitar in a similar fashion, studying classical guitar (and recording a CD of classical music) before learning popular styles. Today, I specialize in acoustic folk, Americana, and jazz. I'm an active performer, soundtrack composer, and songwriter. As an educator, I have several years of experience teaching all ages in a one-on-one setting, from the age of 5 up. My teaching experience includes employment at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz for several years as a music theory and improvisation tutor. Every student I work with can expect the following benefits: *Instruction and coaching convenient to you at affordable rates *Highly-individualized lesson plans *Inspiration and help through difficult moments in your development *My personal availability at any time for questions and clarifications

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  • Best of '16

    Alexis Harris Music

    (4 reviews)

    I am a recent Bay Area transplant from all over the country. I am very authentic and genuine, and treat others how I would like to be treated. I truly love what I do and I so enjoy sharing this love with others. My teaching stands out because I make learning fun, exciting and inspirational. I want my students to set attainable goals and know what it will take for them to achieve them. I want those around me to be just as enthralled by music as I am and it is always my goal for my students to look forward to their next lesson to show what new things they have discovered. I love teaching and watching my students grow, no matter what age. I love the funny thing my students do and say, I love the creative ideas they come with, I love when they smile when they grasp a new concept and I love when they teach me how to become a better person/teacher In terms of playing, music has been a part of my life forever. I even dream of new pieces sometimes. Music is a huge part of my life and it plays a huge role in everything I do. Bringing joy to others through music is so wonderful. It fills my life with so much gratitude and love to know that my playing is a gift for someone else's special occasion that they will remember forever.

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  • Best of '16

    Murasaki Violin Studio

    (1 reviews)

    There is an emphasis of motion freedom and connection to spirit from the beginning. Watching people grow in expression, spirit and confidence as they become refined souls.

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  • Violin Art Music School

    (6 reviews)

    Group classes and private violin lessons for all ages and experience levels is provided in the East Bay with professional violinist Larisa Kopylovsky. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching and performing in the US and abroad. Lessons are focused on learning and improving fundamental techniques of playing violin, reading music, and developing the magic to become a truly inspirational musician and performer.

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  • Briana's Violin Studio

    (3 reviews)

    Briana is now accepting new students! All ages are welcome! It is never too early or late too learn an instrument! Briana can teach you different violin techniques like the Suzuki method, classical and traditional (Irish, Balkan and near Eastern). Briana is an experienced, patient and fun instructor. Please contact us for more information. References are available upon request.

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  • Emily Palen

    (2 reviews)

    I am a classically trained professional violinist based in Oakland, currently performing, with a wide variety of styles under my belt including rock, jazz, gypsy, americana, hip-hop and improvisation. Each lesson is tailored to the student's individual needs, ensuring knowledge of proper technique, music theory, tone quality and expression. Learning the violin awakens passion, patience, brilliance and an unending river of creativity and it is my joy to pass along the knowledge of my teachers to you, so you can begin and continue on this wonderful journey. I have over 15 years teaching experience including traditional and suzuki methods. My students are pleased with my ability to communicate difficult concepts to them in a simple way, and lessons are fun and thorough. References available upon request.

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  • Ela Polak's violin studio

    (2 reviews)

    I teach students on all levels. I prepare them for orchestra auditions as well as ABRSM exams. I love connecting with people through music. Playing an instrument is one of the most rewarding activities and I feel really blessed that I can help my students develop love and appreciation for music. Often they start taking lessons hoping to be able to play one of their favorite songs and it's exciting for me to assist them in their way to achieving that goal. That moment, when their initial dream is fulfilled, is magical.

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  • Ms. Kitty's Harmony Road

    (1 reviews)

    Ms. Kitty's Harmony Road is known as the music school for all ages. Our early childhood classes cover from newborns to age five years. The Kids' MusicRound is a multi-age class; Toddler Tunes 1, 2 and 3 are for 18 months to three years; Music in Me and More Music in Me is 3 to 5. The Harmony Road Music Course is a comprehensive and unique piano class that teaches more than "just" piano. It covers notation, rhythm, sight-reading and singing, solfege, improvisation, composition, arranging and more for ages five through adult. Our other group lessons include voice (five years to adult), guitar, bass, ukulele, violin, recorder, music theory, special needs and early childhood piano and more. Performing groups include A Capella Jr. (grades 4-8), Advanced A Capella (high school and college), and Drum Club. We also offer private instruction for piano, voice, woodwinds, brass, violin, guitar, bass, drums and more. We have great teachers and a wonderful community of students. We are your resource for making music in the San Mateo County Coastside. Becoming a brilliant musician takes hard work, but we believe you should have fun along the way.

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Briana's Violin Studio

(3 reviews)

Briana Di Mara has been playing violin since age six. She is trained in classical music with the Suzuki Method and has since gone on to study variety of traditional styles.

She has worked and recorded with numerous artists which honed her to become a better performer, doing wide variety of musical venues, theaters, and festival all across California, and beyond. For Briana, sharing these gifts to others is a privilege.

My students are happy because I am constantly striving to meet their needs and goals as well as push them in directions they never knew were possible. My clients for performing (weddings, private parties, etc) are happy because I am able to focus on their vision for their event and help make it a reality with the perfect music.
One of my favorite projects is putting on student recitals. The sense of accomplishment and pride is very rewarding for all, including me, the students, and their parents as well as extended family and friends.

If you are looking for a patient, fun, and knowledgeable violin teacher and/or versatile performer, look no further, you are just on the right page. Try Briana now.

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  • Experienced Music Teacher

    Wendy Reid Violin Lessons

    (1 reviews)

    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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  • Private Violin Teacher

    Elizabeth Talbot

    My motto is: Have fun and learn to play too! My goal as a teacher is to ensure that each student enjoys learning to play their instrument - I strive to make each lesson a balance of fun and focus. If you're looking for someone who is not only an excellent player but an expert teacher and music enthusiast, you've found the right person. Please visit my website for more information or feel free to contact me directly for available days/times. I look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Violin Private Lessons

    Julie Egger

    I am a professional violinist. I have been playing for over 30 years. I am an expert in classical, klezmer, improvisation jazz and popular.

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  • Violin Lessons

    David White

    I teach music theory, composition and audio production techniques at a local media arts college. On the side, I also teach private lessons in similar subjects.

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  • Violin & Viola Lessons

    Taija Warbelow Music

    Here is a little about my teaching: There are two approaches we can take to your lessons: hobbyist or more serious. If you are looking to learn a musical instrument as a hobby, we will focus on basic technique and note reading while building some beginning repertoire. For those wishing to pursue music more seriously, I believe in a strong foundation of technique, music theory, and ear training as well as building a repertoire that will serve you well for future auditions. I also believe it is important to learn to practice efficiently and be unafraid to explore your musical ideas. If you aren't quite sure where you want your musical journey will take you, we will work together to figure out what works best for you. I am currently a San Francisco based professional violist with a background in both violin and viola performance. I graduated from the Juilliard Pre College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and my primary musical activity right now is being the violist in the San Francisco based Friction Quartet. Though I personally started violin lessons at a young age, I strongly believe that any age can be the right age to learn a musical instrument. I am available to teach at my house in the Sunset, come to your apartment or workplace, or we can meet at a music studio near you. In addition, maintaining a flexible schedule is important to me as I understand that your schedule may change week to week. Lessons are offered semiweekly, weekly, or every other week. How often we schedule lessons is up to you. I offer the following pricing: * 30 minutes - $35 * 45 minutes - $50 * 60 minutes - $60 Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

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  • Electric & Traditional Violin Lessons

    Michael Beese

    I teach electric violin in the sense that I teach how to get the best sound using electronic equipment and I teach a wide range of modern electrified music techniques, genres and styles. I teach techniques that were invented for electric guitar and I teach basic classical "acoustic" violin technique. I teach improvisation, stage presence, how to play by ear, how to read an rhythm guitarist's fingering, how to grab and hold the audience's attention with an amazing solo. Above all, I teach how to have fun and sound great playing this challenging instrument. I first need to listen to you and find out where you are musically, so I can tailor a lesson plan that meets your needs. The only equipment you need is a violin.

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  • Local Violin Lessons

    Sarena Hsu Music Studio

    Her goal as your music teacher is to help you find your hidden ability and talent! For violin, She uses the Suzuki method books for basic repertoire and for her more advanced students, incorporates etudes and concertos. For piano, lessons are tailored to each students' individual needs (age/learning style/etc). In addition to the Suzuki method, Sarena also believes that it is important for students to be able to read music notation and incorporates music theory into her lessons. She specializes in teaching students between 7 to 18 years old. She encourages her students to perform publicly in local competitions, youth orchestras and small ensembles and also requires attendance and performance at two studio recitals per year.

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  • Guitar, Violin & Harmonica Lessons

    Music Lessons by Bill Beninghof

    Learn how to play the guitar, violin or harmonica! I offer the following: * Fun and lighthearted lessons -- I am very patient and encouraging, and I can really work with you to isolate and master trouble spots. * Over 10 years or experience -- I have worked with students of all ages and musical backgrounds. I've worked with students of many different learning styles, and I am very good at catering to an individual's unique way of learning. I studied music and communications at U-Mass Amherst, class of 2000. * Music theory expert -- I have been studying music theory since I was about 5 years old, and I can teach you the "why" as well as the "how." * Many styles and genres -- I can teach you classical, folk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, and electronic. You can let me know what you are most interested in. * Technique -- I will work with you on technique and make sure you get the best sound out of your instrument. * Basics -- We will work on scales, chords, arpeggios, reading music, as well as the most effective ways to practice. * Chord theory -- We will cover intervals, key signatures, and progressions. * Melody and harmony theory -- We will learn the structures and patterns of scales and will cover the fundamentals for song writing and improvisation. * Rhythm theory -- I will teach you about time signatures, song structures, syncopation, etc. * Recitals -- For those who would like to perform, I will set up recitals, which you can invite your friends to and show off your new skills. For these recitals, you can let me know a song you'd like to learn, and I will learn it (if I don't know it already) and teach it to you, or you may choose from the many songs that I can offer.

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  • Violinist

    Cathy Morris

    Violinist for all occasions playing all styles of music plus fun violin lessons of all styles for all ages!

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“Need a Violin Teacher”

Los Altos, CA

Frequency of lessons
More than twice a month
Student age
6 - 9
Experience
Intermediate
$75
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