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About Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the violin. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse
*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

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My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Dulcenea June 28, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
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Alex March 25, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Merve K. March 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Jesse was not only an instructor but also a mentor for my daughter. He is very patient and realistic besides being very knowledgable and talented. She learned and improved a lot. We were lucky to start this journey with Jesse.
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Jesse M.

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About George C.

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Birmingham, AL

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I am free to teach violin as well. 8+ years experience.

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About George
Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours.

I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ now and attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where I played with many talented individuals and learned from some of the best teachers.

Along the way I kept my bass guitar on my side and became proficient in the instrument as well.

I love playing several styles and my favorites are classic rock, hard rock, and blues.

I have taught guitar before but I found my knack for teaching by instructing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, another one of my hobbies.

I would love to teach guitar again not just because of the new knowledge I’ve attained but I just like it and learned I know how to be in tune with what a student needs at the moment.
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George C.

Birmingham, AL 35244
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$25 / 30-min

About Lucas B.

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Winter Park, FL

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Learning to play the violin doesn't have to be a task. I believe conquering a musical instrument is as much about love as it is dedication. I wouldn't be where I am today without the love and support of my teachers throughout the years. With my teaching, I intend to instill great technical facility as well as a love and respect for the instrument. (Students must provide their own violin)

About Lucas
Hi, thank you for stopping by my profile! My name is Lucas Brown and I teach the violin!

Who Do I Teach?
Currently, I serve as Adjunct Violin Professor at Seminole State College as well as run a private studio of my own for students in and around the Orlando area and many online students from all over the country. I'm happy to teach students, young and old (it's never too late to start!). I have a wide range of people that I teach, whether it be younger students who need help with school orchestra music, intermediate or advanced students working on challenging technique or repertoire for auditions, or even people who have always wanted to learn for fun but have never had the time.

What Are Lessons Like?
Students can choose from 30-minute, 45-minute, or one-hour lessons. I recommend one lesson per week, though some students pre
fer bi-monthly lessons. I'm happy to work with you and whatever is possible in your schedule!

My lessons generally consist of technique work (we usually start our lesson with whatever scale we've been working on that week), followed by an etude and finally the repertoire, however this may vary depending on the student's goals for our lessons. For me, the most important thing about my lessons is that student is learning while having fun and is never afraid to ask questions.

I usually use a bit of a hybrid teaching method, incorporating Suzuki, Essential Elements, and etude books (usually Wohlfahrt or Kreutzer). If the student has a specific request for a song or piece that they've always wanted to learn, I'm more than happy work that into the lessons!

A Little About Me:
I've been playing violin since I was 11 years old and currently hold two degrees. A Bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a Master's degree from DePaul University in Chicago - both are degrees in Violin Performance. I began violin in the public school system in Tallahassee, FL and eventually began taking lessons privately with an emphasis in the Suzuki Method.

These days I serve as 1st Violinist for the Classern String Quartet, as well as perform with the Space Coast Symphony. Please let me know if you have any questions! I'm happy to help with very serious students wanting to make a career in music as well as those who have always been interested in learning the violin for fun. I'm here to help you!

**Students must provide their own violin**
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Nazly N. May 2, 2019
· Violin · Online
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My lesson was super helpful! I feel that with Lucas' guidance my pieces have reached the next level of artistry and skill. I feel more than ready for my competitions this weekend.
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Nazly N. May 2, 2019
· Violin · Online
First Hour (Ayron)
Lucas was very helpful! He gave me great advice, and he is very kind. I would recommend to anyone!
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Nazly N. April 29, 2019
· Violin · Online
This lesson was great! We went over my audition pieces in the form of a mock audition and then drilled everything afterward. I received excellent feedback from Lucas, and I know I will do my best in my audition. Thank you!
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About Cornelia S.

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Peterborough, NH
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Acquiring good habits and building confidence are invaluable when it comes to studying an instrument and when playing with others. Each student brings their own unique personality to the lesson process and therefore requires a different approach to learning. I encourage students to rely on their individual strengths regardless of any specific method or philosophy of teaching. It is extremely rewarding to see the joy as students not only reach milestones, but ultimately become their own best teachers!

About Cornelia
I am a graduate of the Juilliard School and a frequent guest artist and faculty member at the nations’ leading festivals and summer programs. Having taught for over 20 years, I have an extensive background working with a wide range of students in private and group settings. In addition, I work closely with arts organizations and schools in presenting workshops to students of all ages.

Performances include: Oregon Bach Festival, Music from Salem, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Ensemble Modern, Clarion Quartet, Stadler Quartett, Bach Aria, New Hampshire, Caramoor, Waterloo, Salzburg, Grand Teton Music festivals; U/Mass-Dartmouth Guest Artists Series; Islip Arts Council- Dowling College Concert Series, New School Concerts, New York Philomusica,Trondheim Contemporary Music
Festival, Norway. Former member: Wiener KammerOrchester, Camerata Salzburg. Recipient: Artist Opportunity Grant-New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Lecturer of Music- Franklin Pierce University.
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Sandy March 6, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Many years ago I was coached in a chamber music setting by Cornelia (in one hour the piece had been wholly transformed), and when my daughter, then 6, came to me and said she wanted to play the violin, I knew exactly whom to call. I was a little worried then that Cornelia might not take beginners, but to my joy, her attitude is (excuse me for putting words in your mouth, Cornelia) "Of course I take beginners! How else to keep them from developing bad habits in the first place?" Fast forward to now: that 6 year-old became the concertmistress of the NEC Youth Symphony in Boston, has traveled around the country and around Asia playing the violin with the highly competitive National Youth Orchestra, and continues to play with excellent players to this day--and all because she was set on the right path by Cornelia, who is focused and kind. She's also demanding of excellence, and wildly enthusiastic about your progress. If you want to pay for lessons but don't really care about what kind of job you do, go somewhere else. Cornelia is the real deal. Violin isn't easy: if you want to start right, start here. If you want to get better, you've come to the right place. If you want really to think about the music you're playing, she's your guy. Plus she's got a great laugh.
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Nancy February 23, 2019
· Violin · In studio
A consummate professional and gifted teacher. Her love of the instrument is infectious. Her sense of humor puts you at ease.
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Mikko February 20, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Cornelia is fantastic! We have been going to her for years. We have also heard from friends that she is the best violin teacher in the area. It would be hard not to agree. If you want to learn to play violin, she is the teacher for you. If you do not want to work hard and be accurate with your playing, then probably better to move on.
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Cornelia S.

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About Richard H.

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Falls Church, VA
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It is important to have teacher, student, and parents work together to see the accomplishments happen in the future. I make the lessons meaningful, so that my student can retain the information and practice effectively at home. My ultimate goal is to have my student think critically and listen carefully, so that they can become their own teacher.

About Richard
I always wanted to play the violin when I was young, but the opportunity was absent because our family moved to different places. During my middle school, I had an opportunity to borrow a violin from school. Without knowing the fundamental during my early stages, I was breaking the strings while strumming the violin like a guitar. Therefore, I opted to take private lessons. After practicing the violin productively, I was able to join the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of CA. I played with the group for 5 years. I also joined other community orchestras such as: Bellflower Symphony, Los Angeles Valley College Symphony, Manassas Symphony, and Washington Sinfonietta. I like to visit Interlochen and Curtis Summerfest to play chamber music with other musicians.
My notable teachers include: Ricardo Cyncynates, Rochelle Abramson, and Guido Lamell.


Music is a universal language and it should be integrated into our lives! Don't hesitate to contact me to schedule your lesson.
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Sandra July 5, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Very patient and helpful!!
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Richard H.

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About Holly K.

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Flower Mound, TX
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I have been playing for 14 years, and teaching for 7. I can help you learn good technique, and classical music, or learn your favorite songs!

About Holly
Hi! I’m Holly, I’m a violinist currently earning my Bachelors degree at the University of Houston. I have experience playing and performing all types of music and can help you learn solid technique, classical music, and even any of your favorite songs! I have experience in improvisation, so if that’s a skill you want to learn how to develop, I can help you with that. Can’t wait to get started!
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Holly K.

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About Katie W.

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Winston Salem, NC
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I teach a modified Suzuki method where I use and teach with the books but also incorporate other outside resources that are very effective as well. I also tailor to the individuals learning style/needs and make lessons interesting and fun by using a variety of teaching methods.

About Katie
I am a Violinist and have been playing for over 10 years. Music has been a huge part of my life along with teaching. I have been in marching band as well as quartets, full orchestras, and chamber ensembles. I love incorporating new techniques and Ideas to make learning fun and successful! I have taught ages k-12 in multiple instruments including special needs. I am currently a Music Education Major and work with special needs kids/adults when I am not in school along with teaching lessons.
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Katie W.

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About Renie B.

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Marysville, CA

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I have been enjoying the violin for 28 years, playing in orchestras, small group sessions, public solo and collaborative performances in both classical style and Scottish fiddle. i have instructed beginner students in violin and music for over ten years, including adults and teens who have never played instruments before. I like to foster innovation and personal style in a student, not just instruct in the craft of using the instrument or in reading sheet music.

About Renie
I have studied with prominent Scottish Fiddlers, attended the Ohio Scottish Arts School for several sessions, played for the Las Vegas Highland Dance Association, and in events associated with the St. Andrews Society of Southern Nevada

I've been playing violin for almost 30 years, Scottish Fiddle for 20 of those years. I instruct begining and intermediate level students of any age who want to learn classical or fiddle techniques, sheet music reading, or playing by ear, basic music theory and traditional tune structures, and developing ornamentation and embellishments.
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Renie B.

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About Sofia T.

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Brookline, MA

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Detailed and experienced insight on set-up, technique, musicality, and intonation. Happy to help students learn any piece they choose, or provide pieces geared towards improving their technical and musical range.

About Sofia
I've been studying violin and viola for 15 years, in the New England Conservatory Preparatory Program and with the Boston Youth Symphony. I've studied with and observed some of the best viola teachers in the country. I'm currently a junior at Harvard University studying English, and highly active in the undergraduate classical music scene, with previous enrollment at the New England Conservatory undergraduate level. In addition to music, I love cooking and gardening!

I'm fascinated by the differences between viola and violin playing, and the ergonomics of good tone production. I've been focusing on good posture and set up over the past few years and I'm excited to share with you what I've learned. One of the most satisfying ways I spend my time is using my English major skills to examine music on a deeper and more analytical level, alw
ays asking myself to push further into compositional intent and musical interpretation. I'd love to embark with you on a journey through the wonder and fulfillment that comes with exploring music on a deeper level!
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Sofia T.

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About Rachael B.

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Harrisonville, MO

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I love teaching music! Over the years I have learned to be flexible with each student and direct my teaching in a way that is most beneficial to how they learn. It’s also important to me that lessons are enjoyable and that we work on whatever you want to most accomplish on your instrument. Together we will find a way to make progress and have fun!

About Rachael
Hey there! I’m Rachael and I LOVE teaching music. I have been playing the violin and piano for two decades now and teaching for almost as long. I attended the University of Georgia and earned my Bachelor’s degree in music education in 2011. I have taught general music, middle and high school orchestra, and have most recently focused my attention on teaching private lessons. I really enjoy one on one time with my students. It allows me to figure out the best and most effective way to help YOU! I generally teach from a set curriculum for violin and piano but I am open to incorporating music that you may want to learn. I like to keep my lessons light and fun so expect to hear some bad jokes and share a few laughs. You get out of lessons what you put into them. Practice outside of lessons is a must to keep things rolling along. I hope to conn
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Rachael B.

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$34 / 30-min

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