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Nader T.

10 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Persian, I speak Persian
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Claremont Graduate University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nader T.

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In my one hour of comprehensive teaching, students learn extensively the techniques of the violin, including tone production, vibrato, musicality and pieces of music which are chosen from standard violin literature or Suzuki books. The whole idea is to get students to look at the whole learning process as a fun activity, and very soon they acquire the ability to produce beautiful sounds, correct intonation and strong vibrato. In addition to the above, I conduct some some ear-training exercises to improve intonation as well.

About Nader

I am a violinist and composer. I have trained more than 1200 students in more than twenty five years of my teaching carrier. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson includes scales, arpeggios, etudes, duets and a new piece of music from different eras of music. I emphasize on tone production, correct

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Megan S.
Nader was fantastic! I took Violin lessons for a few years from a couple different teachers, and he taught me new, interesting things I'd never learned before. He's also very patient and nice.
Carolina V.
He is very patient and has excellent communication skills. I have no knowledge of how to play the violin or music of any kind. After my first lesson I strongly feel he will be my private instructor for many years to come. I left with proper technique of how this instrument is to be cared for and good posture when practicing. He also informed me of the books we will be incorporating into my lessons. Most importantly homework is given and he is very patient and explains everything at your level.
Kira
I was very pleased with my first lesson with Nader. He is very kind and patient. We covered some basic points with what we'll be covering for my lessons with the cello. His instructions and explanations of technique is very clear I feel my lessons with him will be very beneficial and enjoyable.
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Kristin B.

2 Reviews
Vista, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kristin B.

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I want to serve as a supportive and instructional figure that helps cultivate an appreciation of music for all students. In order to do this, I believe it's important to prioritize personal student progress rather than subscribe to a fixed game plan. That being said I take on a relaxed adaptive teaching style that tailors to the student. It's my hope that all students feel comfortable working and discussing music topics with me as I believe thoughtful conversations, whether straightforward or abstract, is an essential learning technique.

About Kristin

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak Schoo

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Jack
Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!
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Alethia E.

30 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Alethia E.

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I use many methods including Suzuki, Kodaly and traditional teachings that include catered practice plans in order to accommodate each student's learning needs. I am very flexible and more than happy to discuss teaching methods and/or special needs with parents and students.

About Alethia

Growing up I was raised in a home full of music. My father, a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Musica (National conservatory of Superior Music) played piano day and night and from there my love for music blossomed. My first experience with music was at the age of 8 when I began to

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Nicole L.
She is a great instructor! My 14 yr old daughter is a beginner and she has been wonderful with her. She is professional, warm, and always helpful. I don't know much about the violin, but I never have to remind my daughter to practice the music that she is given.
Emmerson (Emme) N.
Alethia is great. She is working with my 7 yr. old daughter as a beginner in violin. She teaches in a way that is fun, appropriate, and respectful. My daughter has already learned so much and looks forward to her lessons with Alethia each week.
Lynne R.
Alethia is very knowledgeable about technique and skilled at teaching.
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Diane G.

12 Reviews
Bonsall, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation for young children. from Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Chicago, Ill.
  • Teaching since 2004
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Diane G.

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I have been teaching the violin/fiddle to children and adults for 9 years. My speciality is in teaching young children and youth. I do teach methods that are appropriate to their level, whether they are beginners or have been playing for a while. I love teaching adult beginners as well, we all need a good start with a firm technique base for left and right areas (violin and bow) of playing the violin. I teach from the concept of Musicianship: warm ups to prevent injury, correct techniques for playing, and using theory books and violin method books that are creative and easy to follow and understand, both for children and adults. I teach note-reading as well as aural learning because a student, young or older, needs both music notation and ear training to gain the best possible perspective on learning this instrument and having fun. As a teacher, I love being creative in lessons, it's very important and helps the student to assimilate the techniques and pieces so they can move ...

About Diane

I love to teach the violin, viola and fiddle. I really enjoy working with adult beginners to help them discover music. You are never too old to learn! I also enjoy working with young children and youth to establish a wonderful foundation for the student. I have special training in working with chil

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Mayumi T.
Diane is an amazing teacher!! My two daughters (8 and 12yrs old) have been taking lessons from Diane for over 2 years and they love her lessons! Diane is very kind-hearted, very positive, and patient. They have a great violin rental and purchasing program with a very reasonable price and her husband as a professional luthier, setting up all the instruments for us and whenever the kids need to switch a violin size, they take care of it. We are very happy with Diane and it's hard to find a teacher like her.
Nancy
Was my first violin lesson today, and Diane is very thorough and easy to follow. She is excited about the violin and not just a teacher so I already know that I have a great teacher. I am so excited about my journey with her!
Amber A.
Diane is a fabulous teacher!! When my daughter wanted to start violin and fiddle I knew I would need to know something about violin to help her at home. So, Diane taught my 5 year old and me. Diane really has an amazing bond with my daughter and has truly become one of our family... She makes the lessons fun and engaging for my daughter... She takes a personal interest in her students and gears the lessons to their level. Diane is always willing to work with you when it comes to schedules as well, for example: summer time vacations.... I highly recommend Diane as an instructor. She knows her instrument, her theory, and how to convey the information to adults and small children. We have now been taking lessons for a couple of years and my daughter still looks forward to them and that is due to the investment that Diane has personally made in their relationship!
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Celine S.

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Starting at $42
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Celine S.

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Take the nerves out of learning music for yourself or your loved ones. Everyone learns differently and with Celine’s one on one instruction she caters towards your learning style. With over 10 years of teaching experience working with people of ALL ages and learning under the tutelage of the Alexander String Quartet at San Francisco State University , she provides unique perspective and learning experiences catered to you. Check out her website for more info or just sign up through here. Either way she is looking forward to teaching you!

About Celine

Celine was born and raised in Ventura County, but she just moved to Washington State to be closer to her sister and her family. In her community she was heavily involved with local programs like the Children’s String Ensemble, which was a free program she volunteered for from 2007-2011. When she g

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Grace
My daughter started learning the violin during the pandemic and has really learned and loved her lessons. It has been nice to have that consistency amidst all the changes in the last year.
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Si T.

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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Si T.

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What I love about teaching is that moment when the student is making beautiful music and is enjoying themselves. My lessons are fun and methodical. I focus on what the student needs and how they can achieve their goals with the instrument.

About Si

I am a professional musician in Los Angeles area. I play with Los Angeles Ballet, San Bernardino symphony, Earth Call orchestra, Hour of Power orchestra. I have performed with Mary J Blige, Pattie LaBelle and recorded for Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow. I have a BM from Hall conservatory.

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Calvin A.
Si is a superb teacher and musician. His playing is phenomenal and his deep knowledge of music coupled with his teaching skills makes studying with him awesome. Teaching is a delicate process and Si definitely understands how to navigate it in a professional and enjoyable manner.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Cardiff by the Sea is $74. 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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"My son Christopher has been taking violin lessons with Alethia for 6 months. He has progressed dramatically in a very short time. I love her teaching techniques. She is positive, super patient, and communicates very effectively with my son. She is also very thorough at teaching proper finger positioning as well as bow techniques. My son has lost almost all of his bad habits. He is finally starting to enjoy playing his violin and now thinks it is fun."
Ty Rick
Took Violin lessons from Alethia E.
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"Maggie came to teach my 5 year old daughter her very first lesson. I was impressed with how much she covered in a half hour! My daughter was really not interested but Maggie was patient and able to get her hold the violin, learn it's parts, play some notes and even read a line of music! Kudos to Maggie."
Tiffany
Took Violin lessons from Maggie Z.
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"Fantastic, caring and fun teacher!

Jessica has been teaching my 11 year old daughter violin since October. Jessica developed a repoire easily, and really has inspired her. She is a great teacher and also fun. She goes the extra mile, and has been very accessible between lessons when things come up. I highly recommend Jessica!"
Carol
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"She is an absolutely wonderful instructor. She is very patient and understanding. Absolutely recommend!"
Don
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"I have been taking lessons with with Karen for the last 3 years and I love every minute. I have improved so much and she helps me tackle each problem that I run into. Things that I thought I could never play I can now achieve and we are working on so much more. I couldn’t recommend Karen enough. She’s amazing!!"
Aaron
Took Violin lessons from Karen L.
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"I had taken lessons locally for several months and was very frustrated. I was given a color coded sticker and sheet music to get me playing fast however I actually wanted to learn to read and understand music.

On a lark I found Stephanie on the takelessons site. We scheduled a call where I explained my experience, frustrations, and what I wanted to accomplish. I honestly did not think online classes would work. Was I wrong!! It takes great skill in verbally correcting bow holds, etc. and Stephanie is terrific. Before I was told to practice but I never knew HOW to. Stephanie assigns specific tasks, # of time to repeat, and duration for homework. She is so friendly and easy to work with. I would recommend her for any age or skill level??"
Corrie
Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Cara, was a spectacular teacher. She taught my twin girls for two years. She kept them engaged both in violin and piano. Cara made these lessons fun! She was both caring and effective in her teaching, and my girls looked forward to seeing her EVERY week. Cara does a great job of boosting the child's self confidence. It is amazing to see our children grow into a wonderful musicians. We miss her terribly.....and would have stayed with her until my girls had graduated. I am grateful that she was able to be apart of my children's lives. Cara has given my daughters a great love of music that will last forever."
Angelique
Took Violin lessons from Cara A.
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"Great first lesson! I feel enthused and ready to practice!"
Maya
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"I had my first violin lesson on Sunday with Tarcisio. He is an excellent violin teacher and I highly recommend him. He has a very mild manner and style of teaching which put me at ease and provided a level of comfort in feeling somewhat relaxed and free to play and learn from mistakes, unlike my other teachers who were much more critical. Tarcisio was totally focused on my playing. Within the first 10 minutes of my lesson, I played the first movement of Vivaldi's Concerto in A Minor. Although he said I played very well, I think he was being nice for the first lesson. He then highlighted a few specific technical challenges and how I could overcome them. I especially enjoyed the way he explained, demonstrated and then allowed me to practice techniques to improve my playing. He taught me 3 new things that I never known before, making the lesson very valuable. I also REALLY like Tarcisio's method of teaching. Unlike a lot of academic conservatory teachers, he focuses on the music you are motivated to play and then provides instruction on the style and technical methods of playing a specific musical piece. He provided me with a detailed written homework assignment that was very prescriptive to what I need in order to improve my playing the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor. His emphasis is not on endless hours of practicing scales, exercises and etudes from the books, he provides tailored assignments to improve style and technique to master playing a real piece of music of MY choice! I've never had this before in a teacher and really appreciate it. I was impressed with Tarcisio after my first lesson and certainly will continue working with him weekly. We have scheduled a specific hour every week for my lessons future lessons. This keeps me motivated to practice regularly with mindful focus and attention to progress quickly. Although everyone is different in who and what they prefer in a teacher, I specifically prefer Tarcisio's coaching style of teaching rather than the more authoritative style of most teachers I've had in the past. Based upon his professional level and skill in playing, I believe the lessons are well worth $65 for 60 minutes as well."
Douglas
Took Violin lessons from Tarcisio B.
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"It went greater than I expected. Very very impressed - explanations very clear, easy to understand - some tricks to improve a few things - couldn’t wait until I could practice those tips. Practiced another 25-30 minutes after my lesson. I’m already looking forward to my next lesson in a week - she made me feel at ease very quickly."
Sue
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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