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Coastal Music Studios
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine B.
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A mom recently recommended Coastal Music Studios - she said her boys loved it. I was doubtful as to whether our shy middle school son would feel comfortable enough to learn to sing in a group (He has a history of speech delay and some difficulty with articulation). Pam, teacher/owner, noticed he was new and asked the kids to say hello. The kids were friendly, excited to sing and enthusiastic. I was completely amazed watching my son during the first choir practice. He looked confident and happy. Afterwards, our son (who has a learning disability) said it was the first time he felt like his brain knew exactly what was being asked of him, and that he had so much respect for the teacher since she was kind AND a good leader (i.e. not one negative word/threat said to a group of ~ fifty 2nd-8th graders). Needless to say, our son immediately started weekly voice/piano lessons. I notice he is more willing to do his homework, and is more excited about life/learning overall. Also, the songs that Pam chooses for the choir are very uplifting (non-religious). My husband and I are thrilled to have found this studio - I highly recommend Coastal Music Studios.

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NADER'S Music Center
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Rose T.
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I rented a violin and spent 2 months attempting to teach myself. I could not figure out how to make the instrument sound as beautiful as I knew it could. Mr. Tabar spent 6 minutes adjusting my rental violin, and by the end of my first (free!) lesson, we were playing a short duet. I can now practice without the frustration of the squeaky strings or concern that I am offending anyone's ear. I am 30, and even though I recently started college, I was more nervous about calling for violin lessons than going back to school. Mr. Tabar made me feel very comfortable and I have a great deal more confidence in learning this instrument than I ever thought I would. I look forward to my upcoming lessons, and I can't wait to play more intricate music.

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Alex Swanson Music
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary C.
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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 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elisabeth and James S.
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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.

Crespo Kids Music Lessons
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lavonne M.
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I started to take cello lessons online with this teacher and our first lesson went very well. I will continue to take lessons from this instructor. Thank you.

US Music Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thuan T.
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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
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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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.

  • 41 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Richard teaches violin to my 16 y/o son. Richard's easy-yet-scholarly manner is a total win with a student this age. My son's progress has been remarkable. Richard is astute at facilitating the next step at each point of development. He is skilled, encouraging, and engaging and my son is very happy with the lessons, as am I!

Reverb Lessons - San Diego
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto J.
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I received a very interesting offer of a discount in case I decided to book today and there were no additional enrollment fees (as it was the case with another supplier of services). Tony got in touch with me immediately and... I can't wait for my first piano lesson.

Mr Violin
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Leanne T.
Verified review

Mr. Violin has been teaching my 13 year-old son violin for 4 years give or take. He’s great. He’s exercises lots of patience. He provides variety in lessons, squeezing a lot in one lesson. My son learns scales, classics, and other songs based off his interests and familiarity. He’s always very pleasant. You can tell he enjoys what he does.

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

Dylan B.
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I have had the pleasure of recording with Amy as well as gigging along side of her. Where can I begin to describe this amazing musician and person? She has the most genuine, patient, and positive attitude which makes her so excellent to work with and simply just be around. She is beyond humble also! If she says anything short of, "I am the world's greatest violinist" she is not being truthful, because she really is. Seriously, she can play ANYTHING on the violin. I had her record on several songs of mine and was blown away at how intuitively she crafted the most amazing violin part that was not only beautiful, not only impressive, but perfect for the song. It is as if musical genius flows through her veins! Her technique and skill is unparalleled and allows her to soar musically at stratospheric speeds and yet flow through beautiful melodic phrases. The second you hear the glorious sound of her bow contacting the strings of her fine French violin, time will stand still and you will enter an alternate reality that you never knew existed. Seriously, in Heaven she will probably be playing Violin for God. You will NOT regret hiring Amy for lessons or to perform on your recordings. She WILL make your music fly and will undoubtedly take your playing farther than any other instructor could. Look no further, go with Amy Serrano!

Amy Long Music Studio
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Margarita J.
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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.

Morris Violin Studies
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Katia T.
Verified review

In regards to my violin lesson experience with Cynthia, I believe she is a wonderful teacher who truly values the quality and sound of her students. She has been patient throughout all of her lessons, and treats her students with respect. Her violin experience is well beyond her years and she knows more about the violin than any other teacher/mentor I've worked with. Cynthia is the most qualified violin teacher that I know.

Micaela N.
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Amazing Viola teacher, best I ever had. He has a clear cut teaching style, focusing a lot on technique. He goes beyond the sheet music and is very knowledgable about performance psychology. He's an active performer and is able to share his insight into the industry. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amitiss N.
Verified review

I hired her her for my daughter. Margo is very professional, caring, always communicates. She also have such a positive attitude. Margo is extremely responsible and patience. I will absolutely recommend her.

Rebecca Matayoshi
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Kathleen S.
    Verified review

    I can't say enough good things about Rebecca. I was lucky enough to find her about one year ago. My daughter, Sofia,had been playing violin for a couple of years and wasn't making much progress. Being a musician myself, I recognized Rebecca's ability to understand exactly what kind of instruction my daughter needed to improve. Rebecca is patient, kind and firm when necessary. Best of all Sofia loves her. Now my daughter is auditioning for concert orchestra in the San Diego Youth Symphony. Rebecca rocks!

    Yvonne C.
    Verified review

    My Mom really enjoyed her first class and is practicing throughout the day. I can see your love for music.. My moms a bit rusty but she's doing great, and loves playing. At 85 picking this back up isn't a challenge because you make it look easy. Thank you Yvonne

    • 35 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Fernando B.
    Verified review

    I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, so I was looking for a teacher that could build onto what I already knew. Alan was able to show me new techniques and teach me about jazz guitar. Thanks Alan!!

    Violin Love
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Daniel P.
    Verified review

    Instant, respectful, and informative response with a top notch price!

    Actual Requests

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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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