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Santa Cruz Violin Instructors

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John W.
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My 11 year old daughter has been taking violin lessons with Mindy for about 3 months. She is enjoying her lessons and she is making excellent progress. Recently she played violin onstage with Mindy at a recital. I was very proud of her.

The Studio Violin
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Munira J.
Verified review

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!

Ela Polak's violin and math
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kijit D.
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Ela has been my violin teacher for the past two months and it has been wonderful. She is very patient and understanding. I have not once felt that the violin is one of the most difficult instruments to learn. Ela quickly understands the various difficulties i face while playing and also comes up with solutions to get past those. She is very encouraging and deterministic in making sure that i learn everything correctly (unlike a lot of tutors) and patiently waits for me to perfect things. I am really glad to have her as my Tutor.

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anar G.
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I have three kids all taking music lessons at the school. Its great to be able to bring them to the school and have them take lessons at the same time. The teachers are very inspiring and professional. We will be here for years!

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.

Evangelista Music Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dylan C.
Verified review

Kathleen makes every aspect of violin enjoyable. She challenged me to be better, and made learning fun and stress free while doing so. There was never a dull lesson!

Tzeng Violin Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Hanna M.
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In addition to being a virtuoso violinist herself, Jennifer is an amazing teacher. She inspires her students through her own enthusiasm and earnest interest in their growth as young musicians. Over the years, Jennifer has developed her own innovative method of teaching that is both scientific and intuitive. She has been teaching my 16 year old daughter for 6 years, and my 10 year old for 3 years. I sincerely recommend Jennifer Tzeng as the best violin teacher in the Bay Area.

Tom Yamaguchi
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My name is Thomas. I've been playing guitar for over 15 years now. I want to teach students to play what they want while also learning the basic fundamentals of guitar. If they want to learn their favorite pop song I'm going to teach them it, if they want to become an amazing guitar player I will teach them how to become that as well.

Aram Bae
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rach H.
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My 5yrs old daughter has been amazingly improved in violin for 6months! Thumbs up!

  • New on Thumbtack
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My studio is a 5-day-a-week, one-stop shop where both students and/or adults may rent, purchase and/or repair their string instruments as they attend lessons at the same Heaney Violins location. I teach Suzuki method piano, violin, viola, guitar, beginning cello, and recorder beginning from ages 2 1/2 upwards. Voice is also taught and other instruments including ukelele, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. South Indian karnatak violin is also an option. Biannual recitals are held closely to the Mountain View studio location, and monthly group classes are also encouraged along with weekly instruction. Younger Suzuki students must be accompanied by parents who will learn along with their child how to play their instrument of choice. Typically, students enroll a semester at a time, except for summer sessions which are open enrollment periods.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I use an adaptable teaching method, customized for each student and offer scholarships based on need or ability.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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I teach piano, violin, music theory, and also Chinese. Here is my resume. Chia Chi Yen, born in Taiwan, discovered the piano at age of five. Within a few years, she has won many prizes in Taiwan. In 2009, she was admitted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a merit scholarship, where she completed her bachelor's degree under the tutelage of Professor Haewon Song. In May, 2015, Ms. Yen completed a master's degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Professor Yong Hi Moon. Ms. Yen was a participant in many prestigious music festivals, including Music Festival at Walnut Hill, Cooper Piano Festival at Oberlin, and Aspen Music Festival and School. She has also performed in piano master classes with world leading pianists, such as Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Ruth Slenczynska, John Perry, Choong-Mo Kang, Matti Raekallio, and others. Among the venues in which she has performed include Jordan Hall (Boston, MA) Le Petit Trianon Theatre (San Jose, CA), Mayer Theatre (Santa Clara, CA), Warner Concert Hall (Oberlin, OH), Chung Shan Hall (Taichung, Taiwan), Glass Museum (Hsinchu, Taiwan).

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I am a classically trained professional violinist teaching violin, viola and piano. Music is my passion, and I cannot imagine my life without it. I was trained in Europe for 10 years all the way through elementary, middle school and high school and in the US for 6 years specializing in the Suzuki method. I have over 10 years of experience teaching children and adults and performing with chamber and symphony orchestras. You will learn how to play the instrument of your choice as well as reading and writing music. I work hard on preparing my students for public recitals, school performances, exams, solo and orchestra auditions and special events. I will be there every step of the way to make sure you succeed. If you are not trying to become a professional musician but just want learn how to play your favorite pieces and show off to family and friends, I can definitely help you there also. Whatever your goals are, I will do my best to help you achieve them in less time than you expected. That also means what you learned will stay in your memory and lingers with you for many years.

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I perform a variety of styles of music on violin and 6-string electric violin with cello range, capable of performing cello repertoire. Genres include classical, pop and rock, folk, country and R&B. I teach violin and electric violin to students of all ages. I also create customized string arrangements.

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Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance was established to bring exceptional music and dance instruction to the city of San Jose. Our beautifully designed facility includes professional floating hardwood dance floors and sound dampened music rooms with windows in every door. Teachers at our school are experts in their instrument or dance style and are experienced in working with students of all levels, especially beginners. We offer dance classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, preschool dance and parent and tot. We are also proud to be one of very few studios in the area to teach ballroom classes for children and teens, as well as adults. We offer private music instruction, as well as group classes in piano, guitar, voice, violin and cello. Our music lessons and dance classes are scheduled at a variety of times so that you can book classes at a time that works best for you. We are conveniently located in the Santa Teresa area, close to Blossom Hill, Almaden Valley, Evergreen, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and South San Jose. We look forward to serving all San Jose families, as well as those in the neighboring communities of Morgan Hill, Campbell and Los Gatos. With our commitment to offering quality instruction to students of all ages and levels and our wide range of programs in music and dance, we are sure to offer just what you are looking for.

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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, keyboard, bass guitar, clarinet, saxophone, ukulele, mandolin,and banjo. Our experienced and caring instructors teach in a professional, supportive, and fun setting. Students of all ages and levels are welcome. We are open 6 days a week, by appointment and till late evening. Other services include live bands for all occasions, recording studio services, piano tuning, and guitar repair.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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passionate

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We have intervals in our lives and intervals of music. With each step, be patient with yourself. Each person has his/her own gifts yet to be discovered. You may begin with piano and find, with much excitement, you can write songs, or would you love to sing in musicals, opera, or choral groups or sing leads in theatre productions? Perhaps playing the violin in an orchestra will pluck your heart strings? How about guitar, strumming in a band, singing and accompanying for a church choir or just want to play great songs. Whatever the instrument or style (classical, sacred, jazz, musical theatre and popular), let us explore together what your talents can add to your life and those around your world. At Interval, our professional coach has an extensive background in music and drama. A member of the Music Teacher Association of California, National Association of Composers USA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), our intuitive, talented coach is a published songwriter and a recording artist. She will guide you along your new adventure, help unfold your goals, and make your hopes a reality -- one interval at a time. Our music and drama school is a peaceful environment, where you can focus, be listened to, embraced and accepted for wherever you are along your journey. You are welcome to make your next step into "Interval!"

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are experienced musicians that have a degree in music concentration on performance. Some of the teachers can travel to students' house which might be more convenient for some families.

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