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Steven M.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
  • Awarded Best Violin Teacher in Chicago from Expertise.com
  • Bachelors of Music from The Juilliard School
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Steven M.

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Would you like to play the violin? My name is Steven and I have over 30 years of experience in music and the performing arts. I graduated from Juilliard and have played and taught people of all ages and levels. I also have created the Accompany practice app which will make learning much more fun and interesting during your practice sessions. My approach is flexible and easygoing. I welcome your inquiry and look forward to meeting you.

About Steven

I graduated from The Juilliard School in New York and have a Masters in Education from Northern Illinois University. I have performed as a soloist, chamber musician and symphony orchestra player and have taught all ages for 30+ years. I've been featured in The Strad magazine for my accompaniment a

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Tancredi
There are few great teachers. Steven is one of them.
Bogdan P
I play violin for over forty years. First time I had a pleasure to listen Mr. Meloney playing violin I was very impressed so I asked if he can listen to one of my short violin piece. I realized, that he has a lot of knowledge in teaching. Mr. Steven is a genius violinist and professor.
Soraya
Steven is an extraordinary talent! He’s been teaching our 6th grader and has truly been transformative. Steven exhibits exceptional energy, kindness and patience and the results of his teaching have been immediate and significant.
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Nicholas H.

76 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Gerschefski/Reader Cello Scholarship from Martha Gerschefski
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Nicholas H.

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I'm an experienced and dedicated musician, having played with Orchestras and Chamber groups throughout my state. My lessons are focused on relaxation, and am as laid back or strict as the student needs. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, shooting to be a church player or a pro, I have taught students for that and am the teacher for you.

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for over a decade for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level. Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphon

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Freddrick G.
This far he is a very knowledgeable and professional person. Unfortunately we found that my cello was lacking due to defects in build and so now I have to get a replacement which I am hoping does not hinder our lessons. He has been very helpful with getting me sites to get material and tools necessary for our sessions. Look forward to our next session and moving forward.
Johanna B.
He is really good at helping you understand how to play the instrument in detailed but open ways. He is a font of information.
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Cindy C.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cindy C.

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Holding a Master's degree at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, I'm an experienced teacher and have taught students of all ages. I'm happy to help my students set up lesson plans. To build students’ foundation in ear training, music theory and skill improvement are all necessary and beneficial to music study. I believe that both short-term and long-term goals help students be more motivated, active and determined on instrument learning. I'm happy to discuss repertoire with students, based on their interests and levels. Besides, I always love to see my students have overcome stage fright and pressure, frequently playing in performances and competitions confidently.

About Cindy

As a professional violinist, pianist, and educator, I'm passionate on sharing the beauty and knowledge of music. I started playing the piano at the age of four and playing the violin in the following year. Having experience in orchestra and chamber concerts, I've been exploring music in a variety of

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Sylvia S.

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  • Speaks French
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College
  • Teaching since 2004
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Sylvia S.

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Join me to achieve:

• a solid technical and musical foundation for beginners
• improved technique and increased musical expressiveness for intermediate & advanced players
• support developing strong rhythm and sight-reading skills
• a sense of community with other students and parents during this time of isolation
• confidence and joy in performing

I use a combination of Suzuki approaches, improvisation, Dalcroze-inspired eurythmics, and somatic movement awareness (inspired by Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique) to simultaneously develop fluent musicality, joy in making music, a solid instrumental technique, and musicianship (including reading and theory). A former sufferer of tendonitis, she has a particular interest in addressing and preventing performance injuries, in both beginning and experienced players.

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I’ve had the great pleasure of both studying with and watching Sylvia teach others for several years. She’s kind, patient, and always calm, even through my last-minute

About Sylvia

Fascinated and deeply inspired by the relationship between music, movement, and dance, violinist and Dalcrozian-in-training Sylvia is a passionate chamber musician in both modern and historical performance practices. A native of Boston, MA, Sylvia performs currently with Guts Baroque Duo, L’Esprit

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Danielle F.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Danielle F.

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I am a professional violinist who also holds a valid VA teaching license. I focus on student-centered learning to make sure everyone gets the instruction they need. Whether you're looking to start on the right foot, get ahead in school, or take your playing to the next level, I'm here to help!

About Danielle

Hello! My name is Danielle and I'm a strings teacher (don't worry - I teach the fun stuff too!). I've been playing violin since age 5, viola since age 13, and 'cello since age 18. I have Bachelors Degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education from James Madison University, and I play both Violin

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Elena L.
Great with my daughter and very friendly
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Matthew A.
Danielle was a very intuitive teacher- she listened to my goals, and helped provide me with a clear path toward them, conquering some of the basics, scales, pentatonic, and such... but also some of the more advanced nuances like harmonics and vibrato. If you are trying to learn violin or fiddle, I'd recommend Danielle.
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Violin:
A wooden stringed instrument in the violin family; it is the smallest and highest-pitched. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato). Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition and in many varieties of folk music. They are also frequently used in genres of folk including country music and bluegrass music and in jazz. Electric violins are used in some forms of rock music; further, the violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, particularly in Irish traditional music and bluegrass, but this nickname is also used regardless of the type of music played on it.
Lessons always start with the basics: Tuning, hand/bow

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Alameda, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Alameda is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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"Sylvia was patient and very helpful to teach me the basics and give good advice. She has a kind disposition and really knows about music"
Michael
Took Violin lessons from Sylvia W.
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"Very punctual always comes in with a smile .My daughter has such confidence because of the positive attitude and comments her gives to her . He notices little details that will help her improve her playing the way he communicates with her is awesome she does not feel bad about her mistakes I wanted her to take her time and not feel pressured to play the violin .Thomas will be a lovely music tutor to any child I am really fortunate to have found him for my daughter."
Lincia
Took Violin lessons from Thomas V.
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"My daughter absolutely loved it!!"
Lilly
Took Violin lessons from Chris S.
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"Have been taking violin lessons with will for a few months now. As an older student doing this as a hobby, Will is super patient working with me at my slower pace ;) . I was hesitant at taking violin lessons virtually at first as I thought it was going to be impossible for me to learn without someone next to me in person, but Will has a great method of teaching and I was actually able to pick up basic technique's early on.

Will comes with a ton of knowledge of music and musical techniques in general which definitely shows.

I highly recommend Will for a teacher of all ages!"
Jillian
Took Violin lessons from Will R.
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"Wonderful first lesson. My daughter is very excited to attend the next one."
Olivia
Took Violin lessons from Carolyn B.
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"Josh is an excellent teacher who focuses on developing ALL of a musician's skills. This is not simply a rote progression through the Suzuki books, but he includes ear training, improvisation, sight reading, as well as making sure the lessons particular pieces are supposed to teach are actually being taught. He does all of this in a relaxed manner designed to set the student at ease. He is also available to talk outside the studio if you have questions about anything, including how to change your strings. The only reason I am not taking lessons with Josh anymore is I am leaving the state for work. I can't recommend him highly enough."
Matthew
Took Violin lessons from Joshua A.
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"Danielle was a very intuitive teacher- she listened to my goals, and helped provide me with a clear path toward them, conquering some of the basics, scales, pentatonic, and such... but also some of the more advanced nuances like harmonics and vibrato. If you are trying to learn violin or fiddle, I'd recommend Danielle."
Matthew
Took Violin lessons from Danielle F.
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"Jacqueline is a rare gem! Her passion for music and music theory is infectious. She teaches with patience, kindness, and support. You'd be lucky to share an hour( or two) a week with Jacqueline. She's an inspiring and devoted musician."
Tia
Took Violin lessons from Jacqueline P.
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"Very thorough! Loved my first lesson. Can't wait to continue my lessons with Jonathan! Thank you for your awesomeness!! :-)"
Alice
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter"
Maureen
Took Violin lessons from Maureen S.
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