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Popular Music Teachers Near La Jolla

Sang S.

La Jolla, CA
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Sarah K.

San Diego, CA
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Taylin R.

San Diego, CA
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Sang S. La Jolla, CA

About Sang

My name is Sang, I am a professional violinist for over 18 years. I have been playing with the San Diego Symphony, the Nova Chamber Orchestra. My private studio is in UTC, La Jolla. And I also teach for California Music Studio. I have given numerous recitals and philanthropic performances all over the San Diego areas. Please allow me to tell you a bit of my musical Career. In 1988 I received a full scholarship from Roosevelt University in Chicago to study music and violin. I currently hold a first violin position with the Chicago Grant Park Symphony in the summer season. I have been playing the violin since the age of 4. At the age of nine, I was accepted to the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music. I performed as soloist with numerous orchestras in China and won most of the ...


Coleen W. September 29, 2013
Verified Student
wonderful teacher

As an adult beginner, I was very nervous about beginning violin lessons. I've been taking lessons with Sang for about 15 months now and have loved every lesson. She is patient and has helped me progress farther than I thought I possible for me. Along with technique, she encourages me to learn and explore music beyond the etude books.
MannyM July 17, 2012
Great violin teacher!!

Sang is very patient and encouraging. She's really good at explaining things and can see immediately where I need to improve (so I don't develop incorrect habits). I've learned so much in a relatively short amount of time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a violin instructor!
GarrettS November 11, 2011
Excellent Instructor

Sang is very patient and encouraging, and very understanding for those who are just beginning like myself. I would highly recommend her to others.
Sarah K. San Diego, CA

About Sarah

I believe that learning to play an instrument doesn't have to be difficult. It should be enjoyable and fun! If your child is a beginner, we will take turns picking songs to ensure that they practice; I utilize stickers and goal-oriented tasks to have fun and encourage students to maintain their interest and also hold them accountable. If you're a beginner adult, I will require more self-discipline from you, but we will still pick songs and genres you want to play, with classical and recognizable folk songs on the side. For beginner&intermediate students: For piano, you'll have to adjust your hands in awkward positions; for violin/viola, you'll have to make some unpleasant sounds before you make beautiful ones. So why not make the transition enjoyable? Regardless of your level and ...


Andrew B. September 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful instructor. Teaches the low level basics through advanced compositions. My partner has progressed very well because of Sarah's instruction.
Sarah K. January 24, 2014
Patient and Humorous

Sarah is like a friend I visit once a week. My first violin lesson was almost a year ago and I came to Sarah very nervous, without any experience in music. In just two lessons, she taught me how to read music and play a song. We now play duets of songs we feel like. Sarah is a talented teacher and also makes her students feel comfortable.
ida W. June 8, 2013
Verified Student
Shes an excellent teacher

Sarah is very good teacher, she's very nice very friendly but yet strict, so she can push the student to do their best
Taylin R. San Diego, CA

About Taylin

From Oklahoma, comes the talented and charming, Taylin. With her powerful vocals, unique looks, amazing stage presence, and music to capture and entertain audiences of all ages, Taylin truly is the complete package. Singing in front of audiences by the age of 11, touring by the age of 18, Taylin's journey landed her in Dallas, TX, where she pursued opportunities as a professional singer, actress and dancer. Taylin has toured with bands such as Vince Vance & The Valiant's, who currently have a number 1 hit, "All I Want For Christmas Is You". As well, Taylin has toured around the world, with several National Acts, and for the USO in Ecuador, Cuba, and the Bahamas. From Dallas, Taylin moved to Nashville, TN, where she was quickly snatched up by Gaylord Entertainment, (Sony Records),and ...


Hana B. October 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Taylin has been my singing teacher for less then a year, but already we have grown so close! She is very energetic and an incredibly talented singer. My voice and confidence with singing has grown tremendously, and she's always there to offer a word of advice or an encouraging smile. I love her so much! Definitely the best singing teacher I've ever had!
nadia K. May 29, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Taylin is awesome! Love her!
Hanam D. May 19, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've had the pleasure to take lessons with Taylin for several months. She has great gratitude for the students she works with (she tells me all the time about her wonderful connections with her students), and it really shows.

She's a highly energetic, kind, very bubbly, and extremely encouraging with her students. She was able to bring out the vocal range in me week after week, which shows that her lessons are sticking and helping me progress. She's always excited use her iPhone to record progress, and then emailing them to me.

One of the unique things I found important with her is that she will prepare you for the situation you want to be in. For me, I was looking to develop a voice for doing gigs on stage, as well as studio recording. Her busy background in doing gigs and studio work was EXACTLY what i needed to get me ready to perform on stage (my past instructors didn't have much stage performance experience). She has strong knowledge of what it's like to perform in a different atmosphere, and to not be discouraged by it. In the practice space, she'll help push you to the edge (we practiced many challenging songs that had me worn out even after a 45 minute session)

She also develops lesson plans that are tailored to accelerate the things you want to learn, rather than wasting time going places where you're not interested in. This becomes important if you want to stay engaged.

In terms of the environment, her studio is very well kept (she rearranged her living room many times, just to get a new feel). She also will have the ability to set up a studio, if you wanted to learn how to studio record. She has a dog as well that is very well mannered. Parking is easy to find on the street.

In short: if you envision yourself wanting to be a rock star on stage, Taylin will help paint that picture for you. She will be able to push you to the top.

Sarah L.

San Diego, CA
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Joe Danny O.

San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Sarah L. San Diego, CA

About Sarah

I received my undergraduate training in music from Pomona College and my graduate training from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have studied with Gaiana Mndoian, a pupil of Mstislav Rostropovich, and with Mark Kosower, a pupil of Janos Starker. In addition, I hold a Certificate of Completion from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California. In teaching, I work to combine the instrumental technique gleaned from my musical training with Steiner’s insights about music and about working with children. Both my musical and Waldorf studies have emphasized to me the innate power, significance and benefit of sound, or tone, itself. The cello can be soothing to a child for exactly this reason—it has a deep, comforting voice. In addition, learning to play an instrument provides a ...

Joe Danny O. San Diego, CA

About Joe Danny

Hello! Thanks for checking out my page. I've been playing guitar for about 10 years and I'm currently studying Jazz guitar at Mesa College. I'm part of the Applied Music Program which is an audition only program that only lets in the top 15 music students at the school per semester. I'm studying under Bob Boss who is one of the finest jazz guitarists in southern California (he can definitely play some mean rock solos though). I've been playing other genres for a lot longer though! I can teach you pop, bluegrass, folk, rock, and more. How I usually teach my students is I ask what their long term goals are and we get there by learning repertoire of your choice that is appropriate for your skill level. Feel free to contact me and ask any questions you may have!


Alanna D. January 11, 2015
Mandolin · In home
Verified Student
Joe was a great teacher! I had no experience with the mandolin and he was really helpful with explaining concepts and tailored the lessons for my personal goals and music preferences. Great experience overall, I highly recommend taking lessons with Joe!
Kris M. October 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Joe is such a patient and great teacher. He takes his time to explain everything to my child. She has had 0 musical experience. He is on time and polite. Very good with children. He also happens to be extremely talented. Thanks for all you do Joe
David H. San Diego, CA

About David

Hi. My name is David. I love teaching the Guitar!! Over the last 25 years I've taught 100s of students of all different ages and abilities, both in my native country of England, and now in the US. I get a real kick out of taking a student from a raw beginner, and seeing their excitement as they realize that they can soon play their favorite songs! I'm very relaxed, and very friendly. I think music should be fun, and will do anything I can to make your lessons enjoyable. Looking forward to helping you play music that makes you happy!!


Laura W. January 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
David is super laid back, and so thoughtful. He hasn't just taught me how to play the Guitar, but how to think more positively. You'll love him!
Jason S. January 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio
David's a great teacher. He has got me from absolute beginner to rocking out to my favorite tunes in no time...and he really makes me laugh.
Perri N. January 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I've been struggling with the Guitar for years before I decided to take the plunge and actually take lessons. I wish I had done it sooner!

David's teaching is inspirational. He knows how to get the best out of his students and that's quite an art! He's a great guy, a great musician and the best teacher!

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