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Popular Violin Teachers Near San Francisco

Larisa K.

Hercules, CA
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Kristen K.

Berkeley, CA
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Samuel N.

San Francisco, CA
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Larisa K. Hercules, CA

Violin, viola instructor, performing art.
Classical music. Mostly traditional Russian method of violin teaching, also Suzuki.

About Larisa

Began violin lessons at age 8.
At age 15 was accepted into the elite program at the School of Music in Odessa, Ukraine.
Continued on to one of the premier music Universities in the world: Kiev State Conservatory, where I received a Masters degree in Teaching and Performing arts.
Throughout my higher education I have held Violin Instructor positions first at the Kiev Music School and then at the Conservatory.

My Professional Career in Ukraine and USA includes performance with numerous symphony and chamber groups, such as Kiev Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Jose Symphony.
I am passionate and dedicated to my Art which is reflected in my teaching style and in the results my students consistently achieve. ...

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Linda K. December 18, 2013
Violin
Incredible Training - A Perfect Match

We interviewed many teachers, and then I found Larisa. Providing incredible training in classical techniques combined with a spirit of playfulness and fun, she’s been the perfect teacher for my daughter
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Sara D. December 18, 2013
Violin
A Great Violin Teacher

My daughter has been taking lessons with Larisa for three years and has made incredible progress. She began as a viola player and Larisa gave her lessons on that instrument as well. She was very helpful in making the transition to violin. Larisa works on technique as well as musicality so that the student develops into a well rounded musician. Larisa is the type of teacher who communicates clearly so that the student is able to immediately grasp the new concepts. She is a wonderful violinist and is able to demonstrate by playing beautifully as well as explaining. Larisa is extremely knowledgeable about the different periods of music and composers and shares this in her teaching. She has an easygoing personality and my daughter immediately connected with her. I would highly recommend Larisa for your student.
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Vita V. December 7, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Perfect balance of professionalism and passion

Larisa was not our first teacher but she is no doubt the best one. She is highly professional, she accentuates the right positioning of the hands, but the music and emotional expression is on the first place. She combines the best of the Russian music teaching tradition with very attentive and fun environment for kids. She is very sensitive to child's needs and structure her lesson very individually . Not to mention her excellent communication and reliability. She also has a very positive attitude and my daughter is always looking forward to her violin lessons. Thank you, Larisa!
Kristen K. Berkeley, CA

About Kristen

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 ...

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Sam F. December 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Kristen is a technically robust, patient and works with the student to ensure progress.
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Anthony Atthowe A. November 18, 2014
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
If I could write anything to hope that you choose Kristen to teach you, imagine it here: _______. That said. She is Amazing, Fantastic, Patient, Fun, Understand, did I say Patient!? I am a 28 year old man that is learning Viola as his "2nd" real instrument. I play piano well, and "campfire" guitar. Kristen is teaching me to read Alto clef and play the Viola. She is teaching at MY pace and not complaining when I come in without having the most practice time accomplished throughout the prior week. She has a flexible schedule and is available for communication (email and phone) between lessons (I've rescheduled many times because my work hours are not constant). She's Great! I hope you let her teach you! Thank you for reading.
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Jessica T. October 29, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Kristen is wonderful with kids - patient, thoughtful, even-keeled. My daughter looks forward to seeing her each week, and is growing to love an instrument she never gave a second thought to when she was made to play it in the school band. I Highly recommend her !
Samuel N. San Francisco, CA

Teaching students about:
-scales and arpeggios
-proper bow technique
-left hand facility
-Etudes
-Intonation
-Repertoire
Improving these skills can greatly increase the enjoyment of playing in students.

About Samuel

Hello, I'm Sam, and I've been playing the viola for 13 years, and teaching for a total of 4-5 years. I'm a recent graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, but I'm a native born South Dakotan. I'll tell you a little bit about myself as a teacher.

I love sharing what I've learned with students, and I'm particularly interested in teaching students what they want to work on, but also giving them the tools that they need to succeed. I teach from either a traditional standpoint, or from Suzuki books in order to teach technical facility.

I don't provide instruments or the accessories that go along with it, so please be prepared to have those things. I'll also provide a list of music that you should order after our first lesson. ...

Daphne G.

San Francisco, CA
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Carol L.

San Francisco, CA
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Maiani D.

San Francisco, CA
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Daphne G. San Francisco, CA

I've been playing the violin since I was four years old and have had a wide variety of instruction to fit any person's needs. I even have a bit of training in fiddling to break away from classical!

About Daphne

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!

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Christina P. November 18, 2014
Piano · In home
Daphne is an amazing teacher! She comes to my home, is always on time, and we have very productive lessons that inspire me to practice the entire week in between lessons. She is supportive, encouraging, positive, and a pleasure to be around.
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Anne H. November 10, 2014
Piano · In home
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We've only had a few lessons but Drew is enjoying it and likes Daphne a lot. I will have a better idea of how much Drew is progressing in the coming months.
Carol L. San Francisco, CA

I began learning to play violin from the age of 7 and picked up the viola beginning at age 15. I played in the San Diego Youth Symphony in high school. I have been teaching violin and viola since 2012. I have greatly enjoyed both teaching music and learning about music pedagogy through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

About Carol

I earned my BA in French from Pomona College, followed by my Masters in French Language Education from the Sorbonne University in Paris. I have three years of experience teaching English and English as a foreign language to middle and high school students.

I have taught private violin and viola lessons since the beginning of 2012. As a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I have completed their violin pedagogy courses for Suzuki books one through three. I play viola in the San Francisco Civic Orchestra.

Maiani D. San Francisco, CA

I've been teaching privately for 12 years. My curriculum consists of a combination of teaching schools (Suzuki, European, El Sistema). I'm an active performer and am constantly evolving my practice, which I share with my students. I love that every student is different and learns differently. Having a good foundation is crucial to learning any genre of music. My goal is to learn how each student learns and to teach them accordingly. I find this is the best and most effective style of teaching.

About Maiani

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I have both a BM and an advanced Performance Diploma from the Boston Conservatory and am currently a fellow of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra studying under Dan Carlson of the San Francisco Symphony. I've been teaching privately for 12 years. All of my students are of varying age (3-70s) and backgrounds. I enjoy personalizing lessons as everyone learns differently.
I have taught in the U.S., France, and Brazil.

Some of my classical performance experience includes Symphony NH, Cape Cod Symphony, L'Orchestre Lamoureux of Paris, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra (China tour 2009-2010), One Found Sound, as well as being a part of the Apple Hill Fellowship String Quartet (Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music). I have also performed with pop-stars such as Peter ...

The Violin Scene in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Helena G. - San Francisco Violin Teacher

So, you’ve taken violin lessons in San Francisco, you’ve worked hard and developed great skills, and your last recital got you a standing ovation from friends and family – congratulations, you are living your violin dream…almost!

Are you ready to showcase your talent and hard work to a larger audience? The San Francisco Bay Area is full of venues to get out and shine, regardless of your chosen music style. If you are taking violin lessons in San Francisco and love classical music, you may want to try out at one of the fine Youth Orchestras in the Bay area. They will require auditions, so you better brush up on your Bach, Beethoven and Mozart! A few Youth Orchestra offering brilliant opportunities for young musicians (usually ...

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