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Popular Viola Teachers Near Newark

Kristen K.

Berkeley, CA
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Laura R.

Pleasant Hill, CA
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Daphne G.

San Francisco, CA
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Kristen K. Berkeley, CA

Subjects Taught

Viola, Violin

About Me

My name is Kristen K. and I am an accomplished violinist and teacher from Lexington, Kentucky. I began my musical studies at age 7 and quickly discovered my passion and love for music. As a young musician, I attended numerous summer music festivals, participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra. I was a winner of two concerto competitions, which gave me the opportunity to perform solos with the youth orchestra. I continued my studies at the University of Kentucky as a Violin Performance major and it was there that I discovered my love for teaching music! After completing my performance degree, I decided to also pursue a Bachelor’s in Music Education. During my college career, I served as a teaching assistant in the University of Kentucky String Project, I taught group and private lessons at several local middle and high schools, and also maintained my own private violin and viola studio. I was also awarded the McCracken Scholarship Award for Excellence in Music Education. The most rewarding part of teaching has been seeing my students continually improve and reach their goals!

In addition to teaching, I also am an avid performer. I have been a member of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra for 7 years and was a member of the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. I perform as a soloist, in chamber groups, and in orchestras regularly at various events and concerts. In the past few years I have attended international chamber music festivals in Prague, Czech Republic and in Lucca, Italy. I have also had the opportunity to perform with some of the world’s most renowned musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Midori, and Gil Shaham in additional to performing in the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Studying music has provided me with many wonderful opportunities to learn and to grow. It is my goal to help students really love and enjoy playing music and develop the skills that allow us to share the magic of beautiful sound. Maintaining a high level of mastery as well as continuing to learn about the art of teaching are fundamentally equal and of highest priority for me. Through teaching music, I hope to inspire students and help them reach their potential.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is relaxed and understanding of where each student is at, while always maintaining a quick pace for learning new skills and always expecting the student to put forth their best effort. I am very encouraging and positive. I work with each student and his or her parents to determine short and long term goals and try to best provide the materials, instruction and motivation to achieve those goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, well lit, piano, music stands

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical music but I also teach bluegrass and fiddle. I particularly like the Suzuki Method for beginning to intermediate students, but when they become more advanced I begin to incorporate concertos and sonatas.

Laura R. Pleasant Hill, CA

Subjects Taught

Viola, Violin

About Me

Hi there! I'm a recent graduate of the Juilliard Master's program in Historical Performance. I'm new to the bay area after being in NYC and love it here. I did my undergraduate degree at Sacramento State, where I did a minor in photography and was a member of the honor society. I was an assistant teacher in the String Project program at CSUS, where I taught alongside Judy Bossuat-Gallic, a colleague of Shinichi Suzuki. I have taught at the Sacramento School of Music, Tim's Music, Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music Workshop, and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra camp. I am Suzuki Book 1 trained with certificate pending and am a member of Music Teacher's Association of California.

Aside from teaching, I am an avid performer and concertize frequently. I am a regular member of the New York Baroque Incorporated, New Vintage Baroque, The Albany Consort and Jubilate Orchestra. I am also the Executive Director of The Albany Consort.

I am excited to meet these great students and teach them why I love playing the violin! Thanks for reading my profile. :-)

Daphne G. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

I started teaching helping out with a middle school orchestra and from there have taught both privately and in groups in and out of schools!

Elyse B.

Saratoga, CA
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Matthew F.

Walnut Creek, CA
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Leah I.

Novato, CA
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Elyse B. Saratoga, CA

Subjects Taught

ACT Reading, American History, American Literature, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Basic Math, Cello, Choir, Classical Voice, Conducting, Creative Writing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Grammar, History, Humanities, Literature, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Music Therapy, Opera Voice, Phonics, Piano, Public Speaking, Reading, Singing, Social Studies, Spelling, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Viola, Violin, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, World History, Writing

About Me

Ph.D. in Special Education
K-12 Teaching Certificate
Educational Therapist
Dyslexia Screening and Remediation
Language Arts & Humanities Specialist
ADHD, Executive Functioning, Autism Spectrum
15 yr K-12 Teacher

MA & BM in Vocal Performance
Professional Singer & Actress 1967-2007
K-12 Music Teaching Certificate
Private music studio - 1987 to present
Music Therapist

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Matthew F. Walnut Creek, CA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Algebra, Algebra 1, American History, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Biology, Bongo, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, College Admissions, Composition, Conducting, Creative Writing, Djembe, Drivers Education, Drum, Earth Science, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English Literature, Essay Writing, Geometry, Grammar, Guitar, Hand Drums, History, Literature, Logic Pro Software, Marimba, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Physical and Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Physics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Reading, Science, Singing, Social Studies, Songwriting, Spelling, Statistics, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, World History, Writing, Xylophone

About Me


My name is Matthew, and I teach many people of different ages academic topics from arithmetic to algebra 2/trigonometry, science, reading/grammar, as well as all kinds of music and instruments!

I currently study at Mills College in Oakland, CA for my master's in composition, and I hold a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz.

Musically, I specialize in drum set and percussion, piano, voice, and guitar instruction (4 and 6 string) woodwinds, brass, and violin family strings. I have been teaching in Walnut Creek at my home studio/office for seven years, worked with local schools such as Walnut Creek Intermediate, Meher School, Las Lomas High School, and Stanley Middle School.

If you are at all interested for yourself or your child please don't hesitate to call and ask questions.

Have a great day!

Leah I. Novato, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Dance, Swing Dance, Viola, Violin

About Me

Violin and viola teacher for classical, jazz, fiddle tunes. 18 years experience teaching school orchestra, 22 years private lessons. Teach many types of learners: gifted and lots of strategies to help those with learning challenges. I lived in India for a year, so I am encouraging and supportive of multi-lingual families. I love music and enjoy the chance to share this with others.
Quotes from students:

“With this artful blend of soul and solid technique, Leah is able to both impress and inspire students to become ever better musicians. ”~Heather Morgan, Violist

"As an adult student, Leah was both an example and an inspiration, able to fuse my prior experience in music with the intricacies of playing a new instrument. I felt encouraged and motivated to practice on my own."~Cary Stark, Adult Beginner Cellist

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