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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor's Degree from Curtis Institute of Music
  • 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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Mikaela H.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar (Comprehensive Merit Scholarship) from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaches students 4 to 65
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Mikaela H.

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In my teaching I seek to inspire the very best in every student through clear expectations, consistency, patience, and a great deal of laughter. It is important to me to treat each student as an individual and to find a method of instruction that will best fit each individual personality and skill set.

Music is an excellent mode through which to learn leadership, collaboration, and self-discipline. It is a means by which we may better ourselves no matter what our age.

My system for teaching beginners derives from the Suzuki method and uses the Suzuki books as it's structure. For students who have surpassed the Suzuki level, I teach Russian School technique. My own training is largely Russian school, influenced by Heifetz and modern European tradition.

About Mikaela

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Jacobs Scholar Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance - 2007-2011 I work with each student to create a personalized experience that will best suit their individual goals and needs. My teaching focuses on providing each student with a solid foundation

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Jean N.
My daughter has been taking lessons with Mikaela for 3 years and has been thriving! Mikaela is kind and friendly while holding her students to high standards. They all clearly enjoy themselves and it is rewarding to see them all progress from one recital to the next. She comes to the house to give lessons but now teaches through zoom due to the pandemic. Highly recommended!!!
Margot B.
Our daughter had her first lesson yesterday and loved it and Mikaela. She said it was the best day ever and can't wait for her next lesson next week! Mikaela obviously has experience teaching children and make our daughter feel at ease and comfortable. Most of the first lesson seemed to be focused on proper instrument and handling, which makes sense. It can take years to undo poor posture and position if not begun correctly. Mikaela explained what she was doing and why, and made sure our daughter understood everything as she went along. Thank you for a first great experience!
Daniel S.
Mikaela is not only an excellent musician but an outstanding music teacher, a rare combination. I have been taking violin lessons from her for quite some time now, and I am amazed at how much of a difference she has made in my efforts to pick up the instrument as a total beginner.

She has great observational abilities to immediately notice errors in form or movement, all the while maintaining calm and complete patience. She also has gift for suggesting corrections with analogy and imagery that has been very helpful in my experience.

I would highly recommend her.

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Rebekah S.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Rebekah S.

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My name is Rebekah
I teach students from beginner to advanced.
I have been teaching for 20 years been playing for 29 years
I have been teaching Suzuki for 18 years and use other books as well
I always add books in my lessons that the student wants to play.
Their favorite band or classical piece.
I am a person where no matter the age you can learn music!
I have taught from 4 years old to 60.
I love to teach, learning music can change and save someone's life.
Looking forward to teaching

About Rebekah

Hello my name is Rebekah S. I am a violin teacher from beginner to advanced. A beginning to intermediate piano teacher and a beginner to intermediate Viola teacher. Experience- Member Lakeland Youth Symphony 1991-2000 Participated in 4 Strings Summer Camp for 2 years Taught at Path 23 home

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Marlene
Rebekah is an amazing teacher. My 11 year old daughter is excited at every lesson. She is patient, fun and works well with her knowledge of reading music and playing the piano. I would highly recommend Rebekah!
Mia D.
Rebekah is an amazing teacher. My daughter enjoys her lessons. She makes my daughter feels at easy and enjoys learning.

Alexander K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded National Merit Scholar from La Sierra University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alexander K.

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Recently graduated from Juilliard, I've been teaching violin and viola for five years, and welcome students of all levels and ages. My background is firmly classical, but additionally I also love fiddle music and give students songs from many genres to learn, arranging upon request. I'm currently a doctoral student at USC, and I work part-time locally as a violinist in the YMF Debut Orchestra. I am also glad to help students with recording, video editing and social media.

About Alexander

As a violin teacher, I always aim to set goals for students, to guide students towards them, and to be direct as possible so far as is appropriate. I also try to stay results-oriented throughout the process. Even if not all of a student’s progress is directly attributable to me, the most important

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Julie
I really appreciated Alexander teaching me violin. He was basically my first instructor and he was always patient and motivating. He accommodated my unique needs as an adult beginner and brought me far in a short time. He was a little challenged to balance teaching with his heavy school load, but I appreciated his willingness to take the time to teach and help others.
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Paul W.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul W.

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About Paul

Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike. Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc. Still Performing, recording all around the United states.

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MORGAN WHITESIDE
I started going to bass lessons with Mr. Paul in December 2019 without no experience with playing the bass. It's now March 2020, and I can now say I learned how play scales and some bass lines now. Mr. Paul is a great teacher and very patience with his students. Now I CANT STOPING COMING TO PRACTICE. THIS HAS REALLY BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE. THANKS BRO.....
Prince G.
Very experienced & very fun learning with Paul!
Richard
Came away from my first class feeling challenged and enthusiastic. That's just what I was hoping for. Thank you, Mr. Paul.

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"Mr. Ralph Boehm is a great teacher. He is firm in
his teaching, yet very kind and generous. He has spectacular humanity. As far as technique, he finds out where his student is weak , and tries hard to turn the weakness into a strength and will work extra time to correct the flaws of his student. He is a rare individual
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Nehla
Took Violin lessons from Ralph B.
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"I had my first lesson with Luther today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him."
Tamara
Took Violin lessons from Luther W.
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"Omer has taught swing, Gypsy swing and jazz violin at my Gypsy Jazz Weekend retreat since it's inception in 2013- he is by far the most sought after instructor, and his students consistently praise the unconventional approach that makes both Omer's music and his teaching exciting. He's a pleasure to work with as well."
David
Took Violin lessons from Omer A.
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"Within a half hour lesson I learned the proper way hold the bow and the chords to pluck for twinkle twinkle little star. You can feel how excited she is to be teaching someone her passsion. I'd definately recommend her."
Barrie
Took Violin lessons from Chaul Y.
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"Amy took advantage of every minute of the lesson. She paid close attention to detail, finger position, and tune. Amy displayed knowledgeable teaching experience characteristic."
Nia
Took Violin lessons from Amy R.
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"Five Star Excellent Student focused Teacher

We have had Betsy teach our three kids for years. She is well trained, has an excellent fund of musical knowledge, and is technically superior. But best of all she tailors her teaching based on each child's skills, interest, and energy. She keeps the kids engaged, even with their different skill sets and learning capabilities. We have had several tutors in the past, and the kids can play piano, cello, and violin. But out of all the music teachers, Betsy's ability to keep each child involved and interested has kept them playing violin even though its not the instrument they play at school.

I can't give a higher recommendation than I can give for Betsy."
Marie
Took Violin lessons from Betsy F.
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"Cecilia has been an incredible teacher - she is patient, create and has customized the experience for our daughter to meet her exactly where she is. She is also thoughtful, and has come up with creative ideas to get our daughter to practice more and be engaged. I highly recommend her!"
Kate
Took Violin lessons from Cecilia P.
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"Stephanie is wonderful. First of all, she is a truly virtuosic player. She plays beautifully. That is hugely important. Never hire a violin teacher who does not make a gorgous sound. She makes a gorgeous sound. Second, she is an amazing TEACHER. She knows how to tailor her approach to the student’s unique learning style and musical tastes. She can take you through a purely classical curriculum, or she can also help you learn to play your favorite pop songs. I have been taking lessons with her for two years and my adult (step)daughter who has Down Syndrome has been studying with her for a little over a year. I have progressed consistently and my stepdaughter has also progressed consistently. Stephanie definitly knows how to collaborate with me to adapt her lessons to my (step)daughter’s special needs. My (step)daughter loves her lessons and Stephanie mixes things up to keep her excited and motivated to practice. Stephanie prepares more in advance for lessons than any instrument teacher I have ever observed. She creates her own teaching aids for each student, personalized to their needs. She has formal Suzuki training both as a learner and teacher, so she knows the Suzuki curriculum, and can use a strictly Suzuki approach for people who want that, but she also knows the scope and sequences of skills so thoroughly that she can guide students without relying on Suzuki if that approach is preferred. She takes a positive approach, helping students to learn to listen to and evaluate their own playing rather than over critiquing. She teaches students to practice effectively, and uses questions to gently guide students to draw appropriate conclusions about what they need to do to improve their playing. She paces lessons well. She does not require perfection before moving on, but also discourages racing through repertoire without developing the target skill represented by the repertoire. She does not waste lesson time. She uses lesson time very efficiently. Her demeanor is warm, calm, mindful, gentle and kind, but firm about holding students to appropriately high expectations. I started wth her as an adult beginner and have loved every minute. I am now an intermediate player... sooner than I expected. She is also very reliable. She does not forget appointments or run late or cancel frequently. The room she teaches in is clean and organized. I really think she is very appropriate for gifted kids, average kids, kids with special needs, and adult beginners both typical and with special needs."
Rebecca
Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Y.
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"My son has been taking violin lessons with Dongbin for almost 3 years since he started playing at age 5. Dongbin has been a great teacher, and my son enjoys learning from him. His lessons include not only violin playing, but also clapping rhythms, singing notes, and other exercises that have been effective ways of learning for my son, while keeping him engaged throughout the lesson. Dongbin recognizes my son’s strengths in playing violin, but also identifies the skills and techniques that he should focus on to become a better player and to build a strong foundation as he progresses. He also gives suggestions to help sharpen those skills while practicing at home. We have been very pleased with our experience with Dongbin as our son’s violin teacher."
Giana
Took Violin lessons from Dongbin S.
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"Highly impressed with the way Mrs. Entela teaches! She truly helped my son advance with the violin but made sure he understood everything along the way. Highly recommend her!"
Crysti
Took Violin lessons from Entela J.
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