Mr Violin
Mr Violin

Mr Violin

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: I’m everything Violin. Performer, teacher, appraiser, with sales and consignments. I’m learning basic repair and setup. I’m a master improviser and can sit in with practically any group or genre. As a teacher, I have extreme patience and have been sought out by students with special needs. I teach lots of music theory with my lessons so you learn how to be a better musician, not just a better player. This way it makes it easier to learn how to play other instruments. I’m a performance expert and concentrate on concert etiquette, classical technique, and posture. It’s fulfilling. I feel part of the larger tradition of the violin world. I enjoy teaching. We are here to have fun and learn how to be better humans. Plus I get to play lots of concerts and get paid for what I love to do. Music is something that you can always fall back on in times of struggle. Nietzsche said, “Life without Music is a Mistake!” It’s the best!

Hired 8 times

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25 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

9 reviews


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Leanne T.

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.
Apr 24, 2018
Josh r.

As a professional musician (guitar and vocals) that does not read music, I have had a few lessons with this guy to help with my reading of music, theory, and soloing. He presents everything to me in a very understandable manner and exudes the utmost patience in getting me to the next level. I have never had music lessons before so this seemed daunting at first but now I have broken through long standing plateaus and I am reinvigorated to push myself to the next level. I will definitely be continuing this approach with Mr violin in the future.
Apr 23, 2018
Stephanie M.

Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Adam walked us through the entire process of figuring out which instrument to rent for each child (I didn't realize there are different sizes of the same instruments) and he was easy with setting up lesson times. Four of my kids are his students. They really love him.
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You made my day! Thank you!
Nov 8, 2017
Gary B.

I’ve been working on various projects with Adam for years. He is a very talented artist and is always my go to guy for violins and bows.
Apr 23, 2018
Melanie w.

Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Adam has been great with my son who has special needs. Very patient and enthusiastic!
Apr 12, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My "a la carte" pricing for lessons is $40 per 30 minutes. Easy, pay per lesson. First lesson usually runs long at no additional charge. For those that prepay monthly, I also allow makeup lessons. Gigs: Wedding ceremony expert, I've been playing weddings since 1993. Ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music available. 1-3 hour event groups, pick one or more: guitar and violin duo swing jazz trio rockabilly country quartet fun! Appraisals: $80 first instrument $100 bow with instrument Consignments, consults, etc. contact for special services Quality starter violin outfit $600 plus tax. Free delivery anywhere in the continental US. Violin Rentals start at $30-40 per month, 3 month minimum. First year of rent may be used as a credit towards a purchase. Accidental damage plan included. Please see contract for more info. Other instruments and accessories available! See my website

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I ask if the Student has played an instrument before . I ask what kind of music they like. Then what are their musical goals.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Bachelors of Arts in Honors Violin Performance from UC San Diego, Revelle College - Area of Focus in Teacher Education

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