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Angela S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA Viola teaching from Conservatory of Music Rafael Orozco
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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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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • 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.

Heidi Y.

San Mateo, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 20; Female: 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Heidi Y.

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Heidi believes that technique and mastery of the instrument will come once the student realizes they have the ability to do so. She teaches in a way that encourages the student's natural musical talent and models the discipline of practice skills. Heidi believes that learning a new skill can be challenging at times, but learning music should be fun.
She has taught kids as young as 3 yrs old and is also experienced and comfortable teaching adults. She is able to prepare for auditions, performances, or if the student is just looking to get a few tunes under their belt.

About Heidi

Heidi Yoo is a violinist based in Peninsula, teaching violin throughout the bay area since 2006. She is currently teaching at a music studio in San Mateo as well as privately in the Palo Alto areas. She has also taught group classes in an after school setting for Elementary age children in San F

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William W.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese (mandarin), English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded ACO Concerto Competition Winner from Philadelphia ACO
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William W.

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Have you always wanted to learn the violin but was afraid to take the first step because it looks difficult? Have you played the violin before and want to pick it back up and make music an integral part of your life? Are you an advanced student who wants to improve your playing in preparation for an audition or performance?

As an experienced teacher of 3 years in violin performance, I can help you improve your violin playing, no matter what your currently level of playing is. Flexibility and comfort is key to my teaching style. I work to your speed and help you improve with specific exercises and advice tailored to your abilities.

I earned my Bachelors degree in violin performance, and an continuing my studies at the Peabody Institute. My past and current teachers include: Irving Ludwig (Philadelphia Orchestra), Juliette Kang (associate concertmaster of Philadelphia Orchestra), and Qing Li (principal 2nd violin of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra).

About William

Have you always wanted to learn the violin but was afraid to take the first step because it looks difficult? Have you played the violin before and want to pick it back up and make music an integral part of your life? Are you an advanced student who wants to improve your playing in preparation for a

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It was very good and productive. Finally some of my long term questions have been answered. Thank you
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Koon W.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Koon W.

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Young multilingual (English, Cantonese, and Mandarin) piano and violin teacher who combines the formal traditional Eastern style of teaching, and the fun approach of Western style of teaching into his music lessons.

Fun lessons but also challenging
- I believes that fun lessons are easy to gain young student interest, but it often lack to give them motivation. In the lessons, I often challenge my students, let them be self-motivated and become a better musician.

Techniques
- I focus my lessons on teaching proper techniques with their instruments. With my experiences in taking lessons from American, Chinese, and Russian teachers, I learnt a great spectrum of techniques and like to teach what I had learn.

Learning pieces and other related topics
- Playing pieces and songs is only a small piece of playing an instrument. In lessons, I also teach proper music theory, and ear-training.

I have students from age 4 to retirement age. Early beginner to preparing for college ...

About Koon

I was born in Hong Kong, China. I have been studying music with a dual focus on piano, and violin since the age of 8. I Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music with a primary focus on piano performance from Arizona State University. I also hold a violin performance diploma from Trinity College

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Rebecca W.
Koon is very in tune with my sons needs and encourages him while also challenging him. I like the curriculum he uses and the foundational approach. JJ is doing great and we have high hopes. Thanks Koon!
JJ W.
Koon is excellent! Very attentive to the needs of my son. I expect JJ to learn a lot, he’s being challenged and is growing as pianist already, just 5 lessons in. Thank you Koon!

April F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • History and Music from Texas A & M University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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April F.

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When it comes to violin I use both book and audio. I want to help my students learn to not only read the music but to also hear and feel it. I have been teaching this way for the last few years and found that my students have a deeper understanding of the music by learning the see with their ears. Each student is tasked with coming up with goals that they want to reach, goals their parents would like for them to reach and from there a personalized path for learning is created and followed.

About April

I picked up music when I was very young and have never looked back. I started with the piano and then moved on to the violin, of which I competed regularly in up until high school. In high school I switched the viola and found it to me even more amazing. During high school I competed again in music

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Tabytha B.
Good start
Vivien K.
She was on time we spent a wonderful our working together and I really like her style of teaching I will definitely be staying with April.
Lindsey B.
She worked with my daughter well in spite on some technical difficulties on the website.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Berkeley is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $230 per hour.
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"Ensures one has a strong foundation of violin knowledge. Patient and kind. Love this instructor!"
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Took Violin lessons from Kimberly B.
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"excellent teacher. Very patient and understanding of a complete beginner."
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Took Violin lessons from Ardalan G.
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"I had my first lesson with Jill. She is very friendly and encouraging. She has taught me so much in my first lesson. I look forward to learning much from her."
Emily
Took Violin lessons from Jill Z.
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"Damien definitely knows his stuff! So glad he was suggested to me, we jumped right in covering the basics and laying the groundwork for great playing! I'm excited to keep learning!"
Kaila
Took Violin lessons from Damien G.
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"Michael is very talented and he is a great instructor. He explains the techniques really well. Very professional and supportive. I highly recommend him!"
Akshay R
Took Violin lessons from Michael C.
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"Jonathan was great with my daughter. He was very patient and he provided a lot of quality instruction."
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Took Violin lessons from Jonathan B.
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"I Love my lessons with Ms. Gail! She makes the lesson fun and is always encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone and try an exercise before a scheduled lesson. I would highly recommend Ms. Gail!"
Ariana
Took Violin lessons from Gail N.
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"Learned so much in my first lesson

Diane taught me so much in a just a few lessons. She was very clear and had a great teaching personality. I would recommend any student, beginner-advanced to let Diane help you become a great violin player."
Kristin
Took Violin lessons from Diane G.
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"Very knowledgeable and works great with 6 years old. Will do wonders for your kids self esteem."
Dustin
Took Violin lessons from Hallie C.
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"I'm an avid fan of hers and attend the concerts she puts on for her students in winter and spring. She only teaches violin, but she is very knowledgeable of music in general and helped me practice notes and counting on piano. She also taught me how to correctly hold the bow for a cello, when before I thought a cello was just a larger violin.

She raves about her students' progress to me a lot. I find that enthusiasm is contagious and I know her love for teaching positively influences her students--just this year I could hear the improvement many of them made in the months between their winter and spring concerts."
Morgan
Took Violin lessons from Brooke S.
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