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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from th

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.

Angela S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • BA Viola teaching from Conservatory of Music Rafael Orozco
  • Teaching since 2002
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Angela S.

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After more than 12 years of teaching experience my lessons got to the perfect point of balance of being fun and educative, engaging but not overwhelming, personalized but keeping up with the national stanidards so you can see progress, you will feel like practicing and being able to play with others. Just if you want!

About Angela

Angela is a violin and viola teacher with more that 12 years of experience. She started her music studies in Spain, where she finished her Bachelor Degree in music in 2004 and where most of her performance and teaching experience was forged between the classical, contemporary and regional styles. H

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Simone S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Simone S.

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Though violin was my first instrument, I now perform and record with a 5-string acoustic-electric violin that includes a c string, makes it a hybrid violin and a viola all-in-one!

I generally start my beginning viola students with the Suzuki curriculum, and much like my violin students, I enjoy supplementing these pieces with music theory and popular/rock songs.

About Simone

In addition to 10 years of private lesson training and orchestra performance, I also have over 10 years of experience as a rock violinist! :) I enjoy teaching students who love to learn, and highly the value time and energy it takes to dedicate oneself to a creative pursuit such as music. The fr

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Brandon W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Brandon W.

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As a dedicated performer, collaborator and teacher, my goal is to make the world of viola enjoyable and accessible to everyone! While the viola may not be one of the first instruments that comes to mind when someone would like to learn one of the instruments in the string family, it is certainly one of the most rewarding and lessons can help unlock that world!

About Brandon

Welcome to my TakeLessons page! I welcome all students who have a a passion for music and an interest in diving into the world of viola playing! I've performed in master classes for some of the top musicians in the field and in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. I've had the pleasure

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Samuel R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Education K-12, LBS1 (Learning and Behavior Sciences/Learners with Special needs) from North Central College
  • Teaching since 2013
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Samuel R.

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Are you ready to make music?!
I am a fun and caring teacher who helps all my students achieve their goals. I love teaching the viola because it is such a fun and versatile instrument.
I have extensive teaching experience as a public school music teacher and enjoy what I do.
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About Samuel

Hi there! My name is Sam and I am excited to meet you. I am available to teach the following instruments: -Acoustic/Electric Guitar -Piano -Trumpet -Clarinet -Ukelele -Violin -Viola -Cello -Bass I have played violin for 16 years and the viola, cello, and bass for 8 years.

Jiawei Y.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Awarded Juilliard Scholarship from The Juilliard School
  • M.M. Viola Performance from The Juilliard School
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Jiawei Y.

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Gratuate student at The Juilliard School major in viola performance. Will offer instruction and demonstration on viola solo repertoire, orchestra as well as chamber music repertoire. It is always a great pleasure to share my passion in music with you!

About Jiawei

Adjunct Faculty of Violin/Viola, New York University Coach, Mannes School of Music Prep Division The Juilliard School, Master of Music, Viola Performance Bard College, B.A. Philosophy Bard Conservatory of Music, B.M. Viola Performance Experienced with teaching both children and adult students

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Jess
Though our experience with Jiawei was brief (just three lessons as a summer fill-in for our regular teacher), our daughter very much enjoyed working with her. Jiawei is certainly someone we would pursue as a regular teacher if we had that need.
Oona
Student says she was very nice and very insightful.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Berkeley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Berkeley is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 per hour.
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"Emily is patient, motivating, encouraging, and knowledgeable - a terrific teacher in every way!"
Anne
Took Viola lessons from Emily B.
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"I've had 5 lessons with Susanna and I couldn't be happier. Patient and has good humor. Highly recommend."
Thomas
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Thomas is so thorough & detailed oriented/ great with first-timers"
Leo
Took Viola lessons from Thomas W.
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"I just completed my first lesson with Elisa. I felt so good at the end of the lesson. As an adult learner, I am often uncomfortable with my beginner skill levels and end up feeling embarrassed and apologetic when working with a teacher (silly I know). But she did not make me feel this way at all.

She quickly assessed where I was with my playing and identified quick and easy technical practices to enhance my technique as well as took in my own personal goals. I feel super motivated to practice and look forward to my next lesson with her. I'm so glad I found her!"
Sherry
Took Viola lessons from Elisa B.
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"This review is for myself and my daughter who are both taking lessons with Theresa. We give Theresa S. 5 stars each for being a great teacher and 5 stars for her location being very good for us. In addition, she made us feel very comfortable as if we had known her a long time. Her passion for her music and love of teaching makes her very enjoyable to be with. When we hit a bad note, her enthusiasm and the way we kept moving forward, I found, made us strive harder to get it right. We are both looking forward to many weeks under her direction."
Sari
Took Viola lessons from Theresa S.
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"Thank you for the lesson and have a great weekend."
Michael
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"I've never had any experience with orchestral instruments before. After one lesson with Calvin, I'm learning to read music again. He showed me proper technique as well. I feel that I will be progressing quickly under Calvin's instruction. My first lesson flew by, and I learned so much in a very short amount of time. His attention to smaller details in technique are very helpful as well. I absolutely recommend Calvin as a viola instructor!"
Rich
Took Viola lessons from Calvin G.
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"Helen McDermott is an absolute gift of a viola teacher and wonderful mentor. I highly recommend her!

My daughter studied viola with Helen for 8 consecutive years in Helen's private Suzuki viola studio. My daughter started with Helen when she was 6 years old and continued through her 8th grade year, which was winter/spring 2020.

Helen provides high quality and outstanding music instruction including, but not limited to: foundational to advanced music theory, technique (bow hold, etc...), and music history. She also supplements her private lessons with small-group lessons as well as regular opportunities for recitals.

Helen makes learning rich and fun! She's fabulous with creating music games for students during the lessons and to keep at-home practice time stimulating and meaningful. Helen is outstanding with giving her students structure as well as ways to learn how to stay organized.

As a Suzuki parent, I sat in on Helen's lessons for my daughter (per Suzuki philosophy) all through my daughter's elementary school years. I learned so much, myself, and was enriched by seeing my daughter blossom and grow musically. Helen has given the gift of music to my daughter not only with private lessons, but also through recommending excellent opportunities to participate in Suzuki enrichment like summer music camps and chamber music groups. Helen supported and coached my daughter to be prepared for several auditions over the years.

Because of Helen's outstanding viola instruction and mentorship, my daughter has earned and received numerous invaluable musical opportunities as well as truly meaningful compliments from other music teachers in the community.

Our family is incredibly fortunate to have Helen McDermott in our lives! She's a consummate professional musician and she is utterly passionate about sharing her talents and gifts of music."
Heidi
Took Viola lessons from Helen M.
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"Laura is a wonderful instructor, my daughter really enjoys learning from her. She is positive, cheerful and encouraging during her lessons."
Carla
Took Viola lessons from Laura S.
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"She’s excellent. My son has learned a lot from her and wants to continue his lessons."
Julian
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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