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Popular Violin Teachers Near Sacramento

Jun Z.

Sacramento, CA
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Maria H.

Sacramento, CA
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Gaw V.

Sacramento, CA
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Jun Z. Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Music Performance, Music Theory, Violin

About Me

I started to learn violin when I was four, so I have 19 years together with violin. I’ve experienced the whole process becoming a mature player from a beginner. During that time, I attended various orchestras. Competed with other players at various competitions and received many awards. As a result, Stage experience taught me how to teach my students fight with apprehension I have explored in detail the difficulty a student will encounter at different growing stage, and I have the key to solve them. Now, with the education that I received from California State University, Sacramento, my teaching ability has been further strengthened dramatically.
For beginners, I mainly use Suzuki violin method and Schradieck's School of Violin Technique. Sevcik's School of Violin Bowing Technique will be added for intermediate players. When a student reaches advanced level, he or she is required to perform all Bach's violin solo partitas and sonatas and Paganini 24 caprices. Fundamental and musicianship will be equally emphasized. Musicality is hardly expressed unless supported with solid fundamental. On the other hand, The music sounds cool without a personality. A successful musician owns both. A designed teaching plan will be applied to each individual students, according to his or her level and weak points. So, everyone learns in a most fun and efficient way.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginners, I mainly use Suzuki violin method and Schradieck's School of Violin Technique. Sevcik's School of Violin Bowing Technique will be added for intermediate players. When a student reaches advanced level, he or she is required to perform all Bach's violin solo partitas and sonatas and Paganini 24 caprices. Fundamental and musicianship will be equally emphasized. Musicality is hardly expressed unless supported with solid fundamental. On the other hand, The music sounds cool without a personality. A successful musician owns both. A designed teaching plan will be applied to each individual students, according to his or her level and weak points. So, everyone learns in a most fun and efficient way.
Lessons start focusing on care and handling your violin. Positioning, how to hold your bow is emphasized with exercises on bow grip and bowing motion, as well as learning how to read music — these are the basic fundamentals before progressing to the next step: creating sounds. For intermediate students, developing bowing and fingering techniques are emphasized with regular exercises and etudes. Solo songs will be introduced and ... expected to be memorized. A basic understanding of music theory will be mixed into lessons. As a student, you are expected to practice daily for at least 30 minutes (for younger students between 5 and 8, 20 minutes is enough) to be properly prepared for lessons. Although perfection is unexpected, personal excellence is the main goal.

*** Studio Equipment ***
A violin, stand, music, and a chair.metronome

*** Travel Equipment ***
Equipment I provide:
Violin, Stand, Music.
Equipment expected for my students:
Violin, Stand, Score, Piano (optional), metronome(optional)

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki violin method combined with personal style.

Maria H. Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Violin

About Me

With more than 20 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin lessons to my students in Folsom, Napa and Sacramento.

My professional performing experience began in Medellin, Colombia in 1985 with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra where I was their Soloist beginning in 1992 and later on, as First Cello, from 1998-2002.

While in Colombia, I also performed with the Antioquia Symphonic Orchestra and the Antioquia Chamber Orchestra from 1991-1999.

I left my hometown of Medellin to come to the United States where I performed with the Texas Christian University Orchestra in Fort Worth, Texas in 2000. Returning to Medellin, I spent the next year with the Eafit Symphonic Orchestra.

Finally, I settled in Sacramento in 2003, coming here to earn my Master's Degree in Cello Performance while performing throughout the next year with the California State University, Sacramento Symphony.

In Sacramento, I have also performed with the Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra and with several other chamber groups.

At this time, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin. My students range in age from six to seventy years and enjoy learning in a relaxing environment at their own pace.

I incorporate several different teaching styles to meet each students' individual needs and abilities.

*** Specialties ***
cello, violin
Suzuki for kids and traditional classical style.

Gaw V. Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Trumpet, Violin

About Me

Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and currently working on her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento.

Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Shady Lady, JB lounge and Capital Garage. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum and bugle corps, Mandarins and Blue Devils A.

Gaw is a positive, personable, and enthusiastic teacher. She began teaching music in 2004 at VAPAC (Visual and Performing Arts Charter), and she taught percussion for several years at C.K. McClatchy High School and a season with Folsom High School. She directed C.K. McClatchy High School choir and was the student director for Sac State vocal jazz ensemble Vox 2 for many years.

She is a currently a graduate assistant and the new director of vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She also teaches privately in Sacramento and Roseville.

*** Lesson Details ***
"I love teaching because it's worthwhile to see my students succeed in something they really work hard for. I believe that every student has their own unique way of learning music. I am patient and understanding, so my lesson plans will be based on the student's ability, personal interests, and goals. We can work on songs that range from Bach to Ella Fitzgerald, Rolling Stones to Adele and Taylor Swift. Music is fun and rewarding. With me, students will develop a strong music education to help them succeed while having fun."

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Vocal Jazz and pop. I also specialize in marching percussion and concert percussion. I was a brass player throughout high school and college. My music methods include basic music theory and ear training.

Mariya M.

Roseville, CA
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Ardalan G.

Carmichael, CA
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Elena Z.

Antelope, CA
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Mariya M. Roseville, CA

Subjects Taught

Violin

About Me

Violinist Mariya M. is a Master of Music candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying as a scholarship student with Joel Smirnoff. Originally from Tallinn, Estonia, Mariya began violin studies at the age of seven. In 2010, Mariya received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Linda Cerone and Joel Smirnoff. She has participated in the chamber music program at Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of the Cavani String Quartet and Peter Salaff. She is a recipient of the Berta Stever/Pascal Monk Scholarship in 2007 and Sacramento Symphony Young Artist Competition Prize Winner, and Robert and Patricia Peabody scholarship winner. She has participated in Banff Center Master class and Orchestra program, Aspen and Pilsen Music Festivals. She has played in the masterclasses for Ian Swenson, Zina Schiff, Pamela Frank, Joel Smirnoff, Soovin Kim, Donald Weilerstein, Kolja Lessing, Elisabeth Wallfish and Daniel Phillips. She has played under such conductors as Fabio Luisi, Leonard Slatkin, Pinchas Steinberg, Joel Smirnoff, Carl Topilow, Gerhardt Zimmerman, Lior Shambadal, Joel Sachs and Christopher Wilkins in such venues as Severance and Reinberger Halls, Kulas Hall, Mixon Hall and the Mondavi Center. She has collaborated with pianists Anita Pontremoli and Christine Hill. Mariya has been a member of the Canton and Firelands Symphonies and a regular substitute of the Akron Symphony.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in focusing individually on every student, to help them achieve their own success. Discipline and self motivation important. I focus on building a solid technical foundation through various technical studies and etudes. I also encourage students to attend concerts, develop basic theory, and to seek/participate in other physical activities such as dance, sports, which would help with developing coordination and strength.

Materials:
Students are expected to bring all necessary materials to lessons, including their instrument, shoulder rest, rosin, cleaning cloth, music, a notebook, and a pencil.
Violins can be rented and necessary materials can be purchased locally in Watermelon Music Store. Students are encouraged to participate in youth orchestra, chamber music, and summer music programs and festivals. The student is expected to consult with the teacher regarding potential programs to ensure that the best decisions are made for the student's education.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, audio recorder, metronome, tuner

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, audio recorder, metronome, tuner

*** Specialties ***
Through personal experience, I have realized that each student has different needs, requirements, strengths and weaknesses all of which I try to focus on in order to help them meet their musical goals. I employ a variety of materials to teach my students ranging from Suzuki repertoire for the young, beginner students, to studies, etudes and repertoire with a focus on technique. Each student, regardless of age will be encouraged to learn music theory, history, attend concerts and perform in public.

Ardalan G. Carmichael, CA

Subjects Taught

Violin

About Me

I am confident to provide you with the skills needed to enjoy playing violin: I have eleven years of experience in violin performance, three years of teaching experience,and participating in variety of musical ensembles, orchestras, and musical theater productions. I am currently a music student in college and working on my degree in music.
I will create a learning environment, help to discover your musical talent and make your dreams come true about music.
I believe that "time is valuable". I guarantee to give the productive lessons, core skills needed with the positive outcome in a very short time.
only a compassionate teacher can be your true friend.
I am here to take your hands and push you steps forward toward your dreams.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are totally based on individual needs, abilities and long term goals. I believe that combining learning and earning experience give music student the outstanding result. I give so many performance opportunities to my students throughout the community. this can help them to combine their skills with experiences and use them for their future. for beginners I fundamentally use SUZUKI STYLE and also my own personal style of teaching.I give an specific syllabus to my students about the materials needed to be learned in each level of violin performance. also this gives them a very clear clue about what is expected to be mastered in each level. so this way students can feel success and see the bright path to proficiency in violin. for intermediate levels I usually use kaiser etudes, sonatas and concertos which are recommended for this level. in the advanced level, we start to learn all Bach sonatas and partitas, plus working on valuable etude books like Kruetzer or Rod. also concertos will be offered to my students based on their skills and level of advancement in this level of teaching.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, stand, metronome, recording equipment, sound acoustic

*** Travel Equipment ***
Instrument, learning materials

Elena Z. Antelope, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Bible Studies, Cello, Classical Piano, Ear Training, ESL, Math, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Music Theory, Piano, Pre Algebra, Russian, Viola, Violin

About Me

Students of all ages are welcome

Get Smarter and Have a Blast Taking Violin Lessons in Sacramento!

By Kimberly B. - Sacramento Violin Teacher

Since there was sound, music has been a thought-provoking mystery present in every culture and every age, and its effects on brain development are widely acknowledged. Thomas Jefferson is said to have played the violin in order to figure out the wording he wanted to use in the Declaration of Independence, and Einstein himself said that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin.

There are many reasons to take violin lessons in Sacramento. Playing the violin has been proven to make the brain “fire quicker,” which leads to faster reading and writing comprehension. Music is all about understanding and analyzing patterns, which is also true in math; so it makes sense that high school students who study music have both ...

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