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Koon W.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • 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 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 I would like to teach my students what I had learn.

Learning pieces and other related topics
- Playing pieces and songs is only a small part of learning to play an instrument. In our lessons, we would also cover proper music theory, and ear-training.

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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 L

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Della O.
Koon is patient, correct many mistakes I made and gave me good techniques advices. Very good impressions for my first lesson. Thanks
Anya
My 5yo who are hyper and easy distraction able to play "o madonna had a farm" at home after 2 months of basic class. highly recommended!
Jeanette Y.
Koon is a gentle teacher for my 6-year-old daughter and within a few months, she learned so much about the piano and music. We enjoyed having him as her teacher.
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Viktor K.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Polish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Viktor K.

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I am graduating from the Jacobs School of Music with a degree in Violin Performance as well as a degree in Music Education. I have been working extensively with students ranging widely in age and skill level in a variety of settings ranging from teaching in a high school, to giving students their very first music lesson. I also play and teach a variety of music, beginner to advanced classical music, American folk, and European folk. I am also fluent in English and Polish. I love seeing my students progress, lets get started today!

About Viktor

I am a violinist and teacher graduating from the Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance, as well as a Bachelors degree in Music Education. I have been playing the violin for 17 years, during this time I had the pleasure of studying with many incredible teachers that s

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Philip O.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Philip O.

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Professional orchestral and chamber ensemble violinist and experienced teacher offering private instruction to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you or your child are interested in picking up the violin for the first time or are an advanced violinist preparing for music conservatory auditions, I am happy to help.

About Philip

Philip has held positions as a member or freelancer with various professional symphony orchestras around the country including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, and many others. He has also performed in hundreds of publ

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Niranjana
Philip is an excellent teacher and gave me very heloful pointers on my technique. I am an advanced player and have performed semi-professionally several times but hadn't learned proper technique in the past.

I plan to continue with him regularly to improve my technique and skill level.
Kennadi S.
Philip was so friendly and patient, and made my 7 year old very comfortable with her first lesson. He really knew how to speak on her level and his instruction was very positive and motivating. My daughter left the lesson very excited to start practicing what he showed her, and we can't wait till the next lesson!
Yeo S.
Very helpful person to work with, understanding of my student's transportation difficulties and great about rescheduling. The girl likes him and is learning.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the violin. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Mel F.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, German
  • AB Music from Harvard-Radcliffe
  • Teaching since 1988
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Mel F.

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Improvisation and sightreading, articulation and phrasing: deeping knowledge of your instrument.

About Mel

Calm, caring and supportive are words which have been used to describe my teaching style. I am here to cultivate a lifelong love for music.

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Lori C.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music from Concordia College, Moorhead MN
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Lori C.

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Twenty years teaching experience. I teach violin and viola students of all ages. I like to help students find strategies to improve their practice and their playing, create beautiful, interesting, and musical sound, and notice the nuances within a piece and what they are capable of as musicians at any stage. In private lessons I also like to balance solo work with some attention to skills through etudes or bow work, which helps develop character of sound and the range of choices we have as musicians. Online format adds some challenge for teaching beginners. If parents can tune instruments or have comfort level either from some music training or a hands on approach to supporting beginners, contact me if you are interested. My comfort level for online lessons is geared more towards advanced beginners, intermediate and advancing students. Please contact me with any questions, happy to answer. I'm willing to teach occasional pops tunes, though teach mostly classical, some folk and ...

About Lori

Hello! One of my passions is helping students achieve their own goals. I have taught violin and viola privately for about twenty years. I have also taught orchestra at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and directed youth symphony and coached youth symphony viola section in my area. In

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Olivia
Ms. Carlson taught my middle school orchestra and she was my private viola instructor for many years. She is extremely skilled at playing a variety of instruments, and she is detail orientated as well as encouraging to all students. Her practice techniques are superb and I always enjoyed our lessons together. I would highly recommend her to anyone, regardless of skill level.
Wendy
Lori is a great violin teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable and talented. She is patient and friendly and the lessons are all done at a pace that I am comfortable with. The lessons are based on my interests and goals. I highly recommend her.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in El Cerrito, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in El Cerrito 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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"Megan is the perfect fit for my quirky son who loves music and playing instruments. Patient, kind and makes it fun!"
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Took Violin lessons from Megan H.
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"This was my first lesson after ten years of not playing. I was initially nervous, but Theresa made me feel comfortable and was very patient. Already feeling more confident and excited about playing again! Highly recommend."
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Theresa S.
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"Dustin Newbold has been my violin teacher for nearly eight years.
He is an accomplished musician and outstanding teacher, always patient, encouraging, and professional. He brought me through the very early stages of the violin as a beginner student, to now playing first violin in the community orchestra.
He has not only helped me become a better musician, but has been very knowledgeable in bringing me through the rough times of bowing, tuning, and even selecting the appropriate violin, strings, and accessories.
Dustin has the sensitivity to understand the student's level of ability and skill, and he creates a path for improvement. Lessons are always challenging and fun.
I highly recommend Dustin to any student who is serious about learning music, and especially to those to aim to be proficient on their instrument."
Gina
Took Violin lessons from Dustin N.
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"It was my first lesson and now I have some idea how hold the violin and the bow. My homework is to practice a few notes on each string and then to practice playing the A scale. I think I can do it in two octaves. What is challenging is to play the scale without hearing a screeching sound. I'm looking forward to playing like Sarah Chang (hopefully after five lessons)."
Harold
Took Violin lessons from Yakov D.
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"Lucas was very professional and took time with my daughter and evaluate her experience level, so that he could begin her training.
Awesome."
Kaylee
Took Violin lessons from Lucas B.
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"Teacher is very nice and patient."
Allen
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Jessi is a fantastic teacher. She's flexible and really knows her stuff. A joy to learn from"
Jim
Took Violin lessons from Jessica H.
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"Antoinette was patient and effective during my first lesson. As an adult, having never taken a violin lesson in my life, I was nervous. But Antoinette has confidence in me and I am looking forward to more lessons with her!"
Donna
Took Violin lessons from Antoinette A.
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"Miss Antoinette is wonderful. She worked with my 3 year old for beginner lessons (resting position, listening and following directions). My daughter adores her. We live in NJ, so the commute to manhattan became too much for my daughter. But the experience was worth it, she learned a great deal from Miss Antoinette who was patient, accommodating, and fun."
Tara Tripodi
Took Violin lessons from Antoinette A.
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"Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise."
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