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A Dawn Of Music Studios
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney D.
Verified review

I have been taking violin lessons from Alex for several months now, and it is great! I am so happy I finally found a location that is close to my home, flexible and enjoyable! I am a older student, starting up on the violin after not playing for almost a decade and it has been a really fun experience so far! Looking forward to more lessons in the future! Thank you A Dawn of Music Studios!

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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I highly recommend GreenTree and Sidney!! Coordinating piano lessons and other artistic endeavors with Sidney was an effortlesss and pleasant task. He made it happen and initiated some remarkable lessons. GreenTree is on speed dial for our next visit to OC.

NADER'S Music Center
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Jared H.
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I took Violin lessons with Nader for about eight years, and I can confidently say that those eight years made me the musician that I am today. When I first met with Nader, I could barely scratch out an elementary level piece. However, I do believe that I can now play any piece with the ability and technique I learned from Nader. Each lesson consists of scales and arpeggios, scale studies, etudes, bow studies, and one or two pieces of music. Nader teaches with an emphasis on the fundamentals (scales, arpeggios, scale studies, etc.) so as to build the best foundation possible. As far as music goes, the pieces vary with respect to time period and style. Over the years I played and performed several Baroque pieces (Bach Sonatas and Partitas, Leclair Sonata) some Classical pieces (Mozart Violin Concerto) and many Romantic pieces (to name a few: Wienawski Violin Concerto, Debussy’s Claire De Lune, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, Saint-Saens’ Introduction et. Rondo Capriccioso, Bruch Violin Concerto, Manuel de Falla’s Asturiana) and a few modern pieces (e.g. Barber’s Violin Concerto). For the beginning student, Nader usually chooses a few selections from the Suzuki books, although he doesn’t necessarily teach the Suzuki method. He will also incorporate sight singing (Melodia) and ear training into the lesson to ensure that the student develops and sharpens a proper musical ear. Over the years I was introduced to and learned many of the important techniques associated with stringed instruments (e.g. vibrato, octaves, fingered octaves, double and triple stops, chords, artificial harmonics, Spicatto, Staccato (and other common bow manipulations), proper shifting between all positions, pizzicato, phrasing, etc.) He has an extensive knowledge of technique and composition which he uses to give the student the best education possible on the matter. Nader also makes sure the student understands that there is more to music than simply playing the notes. He teaches how to phrase and incorporate one’s own musicality into the piece. He also teaches the student about the culture and history surrounding the composer/piece that they are working on. This is not only informative, but also keeps one interested even if they find the piece difficult or frustrating. There is an annual concert where all the students perform the pieces they had been working on with Nader. This is a fun event with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere where students can showcase their talent and technical improvement. I always enjoyed these concerts as they were a tangible reminder of my own improvement and achievements. In retrospect, I found my lessons with Nader to be a very well-rounded experience. Not only did I learn how to play an instrument, but I learned how to be a musician. He is an awesome teacher and I cherish the time I spent learning from him; I wouldn't trade my experiences with Nader for anything. He always pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of and I learned so much from that. He is a very amiable, patient, passionate, generous, and patient teacher, so don’t be afraid to call! Whether you are young or old, beginner or advanced, there is always more to learn. Let Nader be your next teacher!

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Alex Swanson Music
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Super responsive and super great guy. His technician was delayed in a fender bender on the way to my tuning appointment, so Alex himself jumped in the car and came to my home (all the way from El Cajon to Carlsbad!). My piano sounds great - thank you. I will use you again!

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Amy's Violin & Piano Studio
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elisabeth and James S.
Verified review

My daughter had violin lessons with Ms Amy for a year. We loved the convenience of having lessons in our own home with a great teacher, as her lessons were taught privately via Skype. Our only regret was that it would have been even better to work with her in person, but seeing as we lived in another state, that wasn't an option for us. Ms Amy was a great teacher! She was an inspiration to our daughter and helped her to love the violin.

US Music Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thuan T.
Verified review

US Music Lessons is great. My daughter's been receiving piano lessons for a little over a year now and it's been a positive experience. The teachers are nice and their rates are reasonable, better than similar services out there.

  • 24 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

Gina is a wonderful violin teacher! She is patient and kind and works at my pace; however, she pushes me past what I think are my limits. I was afraid that taking up the violin as an adult would be overwhelming, but Gina has made the whole learning process a joy! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring teacher with attention to detail.

Robert Rotzler
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lorna Z.
Verified review

We are thrilled to have found Mr. Rotzler. In just a few lessons he has taught our 14 year old things she has never been taught before in spite of having 4 previous violin teachers. Mr. Rotzler is not only exceptionally talented on the violin, but he also knows how to teach it! His dynamic personality makes the lessons fun while at the same time teaching proper technique.He is also very positive and motivating to students of all levels and inspires them to do their best.

Ulyana
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marina P.
Verified review

I've been playing violin almost my whole life but after I graduated from school I haven't been taking any formal lessons and relied on my orchestra and ensemble peers and section leaders for feedback and guidance. Clearly, it wasn't enough and at some point I realized that I desperately needed someone who could help me to grow and become a better violin player as my technique had been degrading ever since I graduated. So the stars aligned really well and I met Ulyana! I have to admit that I never felt like I (I, not someone else!) was playing the violin. Even in my best years back in school there always'd been some slight inconvenience in my right hand that I couldn't really control and fix. Somehow Ulyana was able to find the right words and exercises for me to change it and turn it into a controllable process for me! Moreover, my left hand technique seems to have improved and I'm now working on the concerto that I wouldn't have dared to work on before due to some really high notes. I feel truly blessed I got to meet Ulyana! These lessons feel like the best thing I've been doing for myself in a really-really long time! I certainly recommend Ulyana to all new and progressing violin players.

Amy Long Music Studio
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Margarita J.
Verified review

Our 5 year-old has improved a great deal while taking lessons with Amy. She has made it fun and has personalized her lessons to his interest and developmental stage. He now has a better posture while playing and has started to read music.

  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy C.
Verified review

Anthony has been great. Easy to communicate with, a schedule that meets our needs logistically and most importantly my son is really enjoying his piano lessons. I hear progress. We look forward to a long student-teacher relationship with Anthony.

Flavia Pisco-Contreras
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Bill J.
Verified review

Flavia is an amazing violinist and teacher. She has the unique ability to relate to and connect with students and listeners of all ages and backgrounds. I have had the pleasure of performing with and learning from Flavia and from the beginning it felt like we'd known each other for years. Whether you're looking for an instructor or performer, Flavia will provide you with an excellent professional service!

Rachel violin lesson
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ray C.
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Cool~ wonderful experience

Viola and Violin Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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I Found Catie Longhi to be an excellent teacher. She pays attention to detail and is very easy to work with. She has a full command of the instrument and has me playing better than I ever did before. I highly recommend her.

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• We provide private music instruction for any instrument, any style, any level, any age, any time! • Lessons at the comfort of your home or one of our many studios throughout the region. • Performance opportunities every 4 months. • Our caring and quality instructors go through a certification process. • If you don’t like your instructor? Try a different one! • Other services as well.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I teach piano, violin and guitar lessons at my home studio in San Diego, CA. Studio lessons are $30 for 30-minute lessons, $45 for 45-minute lessons, and $60 for one-hour lessons, with tuition paid monthly. I also travel to my students' homes for lessons. Depending on your location, a travel fee will apply for in-home lessons. I believe that learning music should be fun, and I tailor lessons to meet the individual needs and goals of my students. I encourage and assist my students in finding music that interests them and inspires them to practice and improve. All students are invited to participate in peer performance classes and recitals. I communicate clearly with students and parents, and help students set and achieve their musical goals. I have 15 years of experience teaching private music lessons, as well as preschool and elementary school classroom music. I studied music at the University of Minnesota and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a composer, a performing musician, and a vibrant member of the musical community. I perform regularly in a variety of musical groups, including the Summer Januaries and Golden Tree Story, and record as a studio musician.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer private piano, cello and violin lessons. I offer 30-, 45- and 60-minute lessons. A flexible approach is available.

About

I teach piano, voice, violin and cello lessons in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. My home studio is warm and inviting; you must love little dogs! They love kids and people in general! I teach kids of all ages, teens and adults how to read treble and bass clef, play piano, sing, play drum rhythms, or play the violin or cello. Music is healing and fun! It's a great tool to build a child's self- esteem. I have been teaching all styles of piano and voice for 40 years, including traditional music reading, rhythms, fingering for piano, and techniques for great position, pitch and tone on stringed instruments like violin and cello.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Music lessons offered: Piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, drums, conga, rock band and violin. Lessons are available in small group or private.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My name is Jorge De la Cruz, I am 21 years old, and I am from South America. I started playing the violin when I was five years old, at the National Conservatory of Music (Lima, Peru), studying with Fabian Silva Franco (ex-conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Peru) and years later, with Maria Foust (actual Concertmaster of the N.S.O. in Peru). I've played with different Orchestras in my country, and here in the United States. As a teacher, I've worked with a Russian association of musicians, by providing music lessons totally free, for low-income people in Peru. I've worked also in the most important music store and academy in my country for 3 years. I use a suitable and different method for each student under my supervision, getting very fast results and working in their special goals. It focuses on theory and technique. I love teaching music lessons; and under my supervision, you will learn fast! I am perfectionist, my method is proof of an entire life playing the violin.

  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I don't fool around with teaching. If the student isn't serious enough, I won't hesitate to drop them. Money isn't my main objective in my work. I love to provide excellent quality of service and I expect students to as well. As far as my other services, I've had much experience in the fields of IT work and wedding planning.

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Need violin lessons

San Diego, CA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Able to read music?
    No
  • Does student have a violin?
    No, I need the instructor to help me purchase a violin
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    I'm left handed and don't want to switch to R handed
  • $40
    Average price

Need a Violin Teacher

San Diego, CA

  • Student age
    16
  • Playing style
    Fiddling
  • Level of experience
    Intermediate
  • Years of experience
    5
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock, Folk, Other (Fiddling)
  • Able to read music?
    Yes
  • Does student have a violin?
    Yes, I already have a violin
  • Short term goals
    not sure
  • Long term goals
    not sure
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    Indefinitely
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    She has taken classical violin for 7 years. She has struggled with advanced music theory and note reading. She is tired of classical, but loves the violin and would love to learn fiddling and more contemporary violin.
  • $27.5
    Average price

Need violin lessons

San Marcos, CA

  • Student age
  • Able to read music?
    No
  • Does student have a violin?
    No, I need the instructor to help me rent a violin
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Wednesday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    Edmund is 3 1/2 and and can match pitch with his voice, play short tunes on the piano, wants to play the violin, and has a good memory.
  • $29
    Average price
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