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  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Harumi P.

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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.

  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94704

Susan T.

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Jeremy did a GREAT job with my voice-over recording for a video ad. He really knows his stuff, is very easy to work with... and is super helpful and patient! Thanks Jeremy, the voice-overs turned out great!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hercules, CA 94547


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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fremont, CA 94536

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Emeryville, CA 94608


I teach violin and music theory to children and adults. I studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, Miami University and Berklee College of Music. I have been teaching both private and group lessons for 10 years. I also play corporate events, weddings, birthdays, holiday parties and special requests. I am also looking for a hip hop and/ or electronica group to join. 35-45/hour for lessons depending on location, $100/hour for events

  • Oakland, CA 94610


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.

  • Oakland, CA 94610


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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hayward, CA 94544


I am an established, professional violinist, and I am offering violin lessons on all levels. Whether it's just for recreational playing or student's preparation for orchestral auditions and ABRSM exams, I can provide a friendly and effective learning experience.

  • 15 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA 94115


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.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


I like how Ms. Kitty works on different aspects of piano with her students, such as reading notes, composing and playing chords. This makes for a well rounded musician.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94709


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.

  • 39 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • Walnut Creek, CA 94597


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!

  • Lagunitas, CA 94938


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

  • 3 years in business
  • Berkeley, CA 94703


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.

  • San Francisco, CA 94122


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!

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94122


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.

  • 10 years in business
  • El Cerrito, CA 94530


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.

  • Oakland, CA 94607


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

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