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Elias S.

2 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profe

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Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Jacqui
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!

Chen C.

2 Reviews
Chino Hills, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Chen C.

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Viola is the glue that bind the violin and cello in any strings ensemble. Whether you are a beginner, violin transplant, or switch hitter. I will work with you to become a proud member of this close-knit group. An excellent choice of instrument for someone arriving late to the music game, or someone who wants to become a more versatile violinist.

For beginners, I prefer using the "Essential Elements for Strings" book, which offers students a head start to what many school will use in their classrooms. For intermediate students, the "Suzuki" books offers repertoire that has become a rite of passage for any string player. Advanced students can expect pieces that are tailor selected for them to show off their unique strengths and address their weakness.

About Chen

Chen is a music teacher, violinist/violist, and conductor with over 15 years of experience. While attending New York University (NYU), he majored in music education and studied with Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet. As a firm believer that music changes lives, Chen thinks private lesso

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William
Great teacher! Very patient and has great knowledge of music.
YANNIE
Mr. Chen is very patient and professional.

Angela C.

12 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, English
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition Winner from Drake University
  • BME from Drake University
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Angela C.

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Experienced teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skill. I specialize in classical music and provide multiple playing opportunities for my students throughout the year.

About Angela

EDUCATION My musical education began while sitting on my mother's lap as she taught piano lessons. I began studying cello with a member of the Kansas City Philharmonic at age 9, and at age ten, I followed in my mother's footsteps to play the flute. I played all three instruments, (piano, cello

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Simone B.
She was amazing. Kind and encouraging and so inspiring. My daughter had a lot of anxiety going in but just glows whenever she talks about her first lesson. Can’t wait for the next!
Ida E.
Angela is awesome. Really positive, funny, patient, and encouraging and knows how to teach a beginning youngster very well.
Donna
Great experience. As a senior just beginning to play an instrument, Angela is patient and a good instructor.

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Kelvin L.

156 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

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"Experienced viola teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical guitar skills. I specialize in classical music .

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Kristin B.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kristin B.

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All students will be coached on proper technique, posture, scales, arpeggios, and etudes depending on skill level as these are all the important fundamentals of playing. Not every lesson will include all of these points in great detail, but some lessons could focus only on these details if need be. The student's personal repertoire is the main study of every lesson with which I can offer coaching in bowings, technique, and interpretation.

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 Scho

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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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Lauren M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded La Jolla Young Artists Competitions from La Jolla Symphony
  • First two years of college from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches Advanced
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Lauren M.

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About Lauren

I have been teaching in southern California since 2002 and recently relocated to Orange County. I have worked with students of all ages and experience levels and was on the faculty for the Hollywood Academy of Music in 2006-2007 and the Mosaic Music School in 2012-2013. I was also the orchestra c

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Marwan A.
Excellent instructor. Would highly recommend.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Costa Mesa, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Costa Mesa is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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"I'm actually a colleague of Michael's from the Las Colinas Symphony, and freelance work too. But I do learn a lot from the guy, so maybe consider me a student also! He's one of the finest, and most well respected musicians in the orchestra. Super knowledgeable, very creative and fun. Call this guy up, talk to him for 2 minutes, you will see what I mean."
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"My daughter really enjoyed her viola lesson with Susannah. It inspired her to start practicing viola more. Susannah was great with my daughter."
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Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Page likesMelissa and looks forward to her next lesson. She enjoyed Melissa's teaching technique and looks forward to continuing with her."
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Took Viola lessons from Melissa D.
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"She’s a great artist and teacher. I have began taking lessons with Julia for a while. I have shown significant improvement since then and love her as an instructor. Looking forward to my next lesson."
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Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"As a former professional musician with an undergrad in Music, my standards are pretty high when I'm selecting musicians to teach my kids. My son has been taking viola lessons with Regina for 2.5 years. She is professional but also down-to-earth and great to work with. My son, now an 8th grader, played a level 1 solo at the District and State ISSMA contests and earned a Gold at both levels--the only kid in his school to do so. We credit Regina for appropriately pushing him to be his best. You can be assured that when you choose Regina, you're choosing one of the very best teachers around."
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Took Viola lessons from Regina H.
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"Elizabeth is so knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. Thanks for a great first lesson."
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Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"It has been an honor to know Susanna since her days as a student teacher. She was an extraordinary student teacher and now, with many years of teaching experience behind her, continues to set realistic goals for her students, and for herself."
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Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"My son really enjoyed the lesson and he start to practice daily."
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Took Viola lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Very comprehensive. Very friendly. All around great instructor."
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Took Viola lessons from Alicia B.
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