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Popular Violin Teachers Near San Jose

Pablo F.

Davis, CA
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Helena G.

San Jose, CA
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Brianna J.

Campbell, CA
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Pablo F. Davis, CA

About Me

I'm a freelance musician and teacher in the Bay Area. I recently graduated from Sacramento State with my Bachelors of Music. I have been teaching for years, both privately and through the University system, it has given me training for teaching every stage from beginners with no experience to preparing young musicians for college auditions.

No matter what you skill level, I can give you the tools to improve.

Helena G. San Jose, CA

About Me

Classically trained at prestigious Mussorgsky school of music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with over 20 years of teaching experience. In addition to Violin Performance, I teach Music Theory, Music History, Sight Reading and Ear Training to children and adults of beginning to advanced level. I utilize several teaching methods to best suit the needs of a student and make lessons enjoyable and productive. I introduce my students to a variety of styles while teaching classical techniques for lifetime skills. When not teaching, I play with Nova Vista Symphony (First Violin) ,Campbell String Chamber Orchestra (Concertmeistress), Winchester Symphony Orchestra, and a variety of instrumental Ensembles featuring Klezmer Music, Russian Tangos and Brazilian Choros.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are a balance of fun and focus. My students quickly learn the basics and start playing familiar melodies. I teach memorization techniques to develop a performing repertoire.
In addition, my students develop abilities in rhythm, melody, harmony, understanding of theory, and improvisation. I also help with school orchestra practice and audition preparation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated Music Space, desk, piano keyboard, recording equipment, music stands, couch for parents to observe and wait or participate.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own violin and bow, music stand and a notebook. Students may also need to purchase sheet music/music books. I will provide basic recording equipment (audio and video), and pre-recorded piano or orchestra accompaniment. A live piano accompanist is available for recitals and pre-recital rehearsals.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Violin - All for Strings, Essential Elements, Suzuki, Russian methods, or a combination of the above.
Fiddle - Klezmer, American, Celtic
Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Improvisation.

Brianna J. Campbell, CA

About Me

Music has been a large part of my life since I first started taking piano lessons at the age of six. In fifth grade, I learned to play the flute, and I performed in bands all the way through college. In high school, I also picked up the violin, and enjoyed playing in orchestras as well. I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Education and my California teaching credential from Biola University in Southern California. During that time, I enjoyed playing many other instruments. My primary instruments are the flute, piano, and violin, although I also play (and teach) beginning clarinet, viola, and cello.

In addition to giving private lessons, I also teach school band and orchestra, so I bring the added perspective of a conductor who can help students learn how their part fits in with the whole ensemble. I have taught elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra, as well as clinics and small group classes.

Currently, I teach music in a local school district. I also enjoy performance opportunities. I have years of experience teaching private lessons on several instruments to students of all ages and backgrounds. I love to help students experience the joy of music, whether it is as a future career, or simply as a hobby. My goal for my students is to learn and grow as musicians, and to have fun in the process!

*** Lesson Details ***
I approach teaching private music lessons in a way that is both fun and productive. Students will find my personality to be very warm, encouraging, and easy going. I am genuinely passionate about helping students reach their musical goals, whether they are career oriented or simply as a hobby. I am well versed in a variety of literature on each instrument that I teach, and will help students find enjoyment in learning to make music at any age. I believe in having a strong foundation in the basic fundamentals of music technique and also in the importance of playing styles of music that are both fun and rewarding. It can certainly be challenging to learn a new skill, but with hard work, determination, and fun motivation, it will certainly be worthwhile!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open living room setting. Upright piano. Couches for parents. Parking nearby. One small, friendly dog (stays in another room).

*** Specialties ***
I am very well rounded in both popular and more traditional styles of music. I do not necessarily insist on teaching from any one particular series of method book, although I am familiar with several. I will work with each student to determine which method books are most appropriate and also provide supplemental materials. If you already own a book, have a particular one in mind, or are already playing from a certain book in school, that is fine, too!

Christopher J.

San Jose, CA
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Lin L.

Sunnyvale, CA
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John L.

Cupertino, CA
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Christopher J. San Jose, CA

About Me

I began my musical journey in 6th grade, where i picked up the saxophone at Dartmouth Middle School. After 4 years of Saxophone, I began Trumpet in 10th grade. I immediately fell in love with the trumpet and began studying Jazz intensely. I began to listen to Louis Armstrong, and starting taking private trumpet lessons. I studied enough trumpet to earn a Musical Excellence scholarship when I was accepted at San Jose State University, where I am currently. I am currently a certified teacher with, and a freelance musician in San Jose.

*** Lesson Details ***
Aside from performing, I love teaching. I have been teaching since 2009, and run a private music studio of around 30 students. My students and their parents enjoy my lessons, and have always been pleased with the results. I have had students invited to Carnegie Hall, regularly placed in Honors Ensembles, and place Superior in CMEA band festivals. You can schedule lessons by enrolling with me personally here.

I expect that the student have the materials I assign him or her for that week. I expect the student to look at the material and practice it. I do not expect the student to learn it completely or master it in one week, but I do hope for progress. Come prepared with a pencil and something to hold all your music (like a folder or notebook).

Soon after lessons begin, sign of improvement will be clear. My students take very well to my instruction, and show sign of improvement in their bands. All of my students are currently placed in advanced bands.

I can teach Trumpet, Songwriting and Music Theory at professional levels. I teach Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Bass (upright and electric), Violin and Viola for beginners.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Many commonly used instruments
Thousands of pages of music
Homework and scholastic supplies
Professional recording equipment

*** Travel Equipment ***
Many commonly used instruments
Thousands of pages of music
Homework and scholastic supplies
Professional recording equipment..

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in the Jazz genre. I am professionally trained in Classical music as well. I can teach both genres for students playing instruments a typical public Orchestra or Band. I teach beginning or higher for most instruments and musical skills.

Lin L. Sunnyvale, CA

About Me

I majored in Psychology in East China Normal University, and got a master degree of Education. I have got a certificated teacher license in China, and have been tutoring elementary and middle school students for their math and English for more than 3 years. Currently I am learning early childhood education at De Anza College.
I offer tutor service on Chinese/Mandarin (beginning-advanced), and violin(beginner). Please refer to the information listed in the course detail.

Important notice: I offer one free trial class for the first time before we settle down a long-period tutoring, so please write to me in advance for more information by gmail, which is "lartstutor" before purchasing any class. The time schedule is negotiable, but I may not keep it updated online, so before purchasing class please contact me first to see if we could make it for both of us.

For students who are interested in learning Mandarin, I grew up in China and Mandarin is my native language. I am willing to help you learn more about Chinese culture and the current Chinese buzzwords. I have tutored kids at beginning level and adults at intermediate level. My teaching styles are student-friendly and student-oriented. I will work one-on-one, or if you have learning partners we can do it in a small group. I have different learning books or materials for students at different levels. I will decide the learning materials according to student's level. I enjoy communicating with my students and seeing the progress they make along the way of learning.

For violin tutoring, I have been practicing violin for more than 10 years from since I was an elementary student. I have passed the Chinese violin amateur test of Grade 10 (the highest grade). I can offer one-on-one violin tutoring for kids who are at the beginning or want to learn an music instrument as an amateur interest for fun. For beginners, I will use the book of Suzuki Violin School. If you already have got a tutorial book, I am willing to follow the book to help you catch up with your professional course.

John L. Cupertino, CA

About Me

I am an experienced instructor focused on beginning students of any age. It is never too late to learn the violin. I use the Shinozaki method as the primary textbook with Suzuki and Miller as supplemental texts. Students will be introduced to the history and structure of the violin and will learn how to read music, accurate intonation, identifying notes by ear, correct posture, proper bow holding, breathing and relaxation techniques. Methods I've developed over the years will help beginners master techniques that normally take years to develop and will allow students to quickly build up confidence and overcome psychological barriers.

Here is a recommendation written for me by a former student:

I am pleased to write a letter recommending Mr. John L. as an excellent violin teacher. When I started playing violin at the age of 43, I was a raw beginner with no previous musical experience. I am now in my eighth month of lessons. I am very pleased with my progress and even happier to say that I play daily with enthusiasm and joy.
Mr. L. has contributed immeasurably towards a very satisfying practical, psychological and spiritual violin practice. Mr. L. is a true inspiration. His use of intuition,patience and balance have helped me in my search for joy in movement and expression through the violin. Mr. L. has many qualities as a person and as a teacher. The one that stands out in my mind is his sincerity of heart. He wants me to play well,to be happy and to love my violin. Every time I leave my lesson I think how blessed I am to be receiving the gift of his teaching. I am not just a violin student to Mr. L. I am a whole person. He taps in to his life experience to communicate with me in a most effective manner. I believe his use of breath and body work have been key to my success.
The benefits of learning the violin with Mr. L. have spilled over into other parts of my life. I feel my life has been enhanced physically,mentally and emotionally. Mr. L. has instilled in me a love of music and learning.
I am so glad that Mr. L. is with me on my journey with music. I have no doubt that it would have been a very short trip had I not had the good fortune to be taught by him.

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