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Sarah B.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM - Violin Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Sarah B.

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where I received both my MM as well as my BM degrees in violin performance. I've studied with with many world renowned musicians and am a very active international performer, performing from CA and CO to London and Cuba.

I am a native of California, born and raised in Los Angeles and have been surrounded by musicians my whole life. With both my parents and my brother playing the cello, I have always found passion and love for music and the community built by musicians. I started playing piano at a young age and after a few years transferred to violin which I then dedicated myself to and grew into my career.

Lessons are whatever you need them to be, but in general I will focus on using scales, etudes and solo repertoire to: solidify technique, improve ear training, and expand your musical portfolio.

I believe that music can be learned and loved by everyone from young children to adults and by ...

About Sarah

As a professional violinist I have had the privilege to study and work with countless incredible musicians, including the Cavani Quartet, Peter Salaff, Keith Robinson, the Dover Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet. An avid orchestral player as well as chamber player, I have also played with orchestra

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Sophia
Sarah really helped me with my basic techniques! I've been trying to learn how to play violin by myself over the pandemic and finding online lessons with her was the ANSWER. She's incredibly kind and patient and explains posture and walks me through scales and etudes to strengthen my basics. Sarah also has a broad understanding of repertoire, which I hope to also be able to play soon!
Zoey
Sarah is a great teacher! Her combined use of technical and musical ideas has increased my appreciation for music and has made me better at the violin!
Sarah
Can't recommend Sarah enough! She is very good at assessing a student’s abilities and interests and adjusting her lessons accordingly. She makes the lessons fun and challenging.
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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 the

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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.
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Peter B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Russian, Serbian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence from Bridgeport Board of Education
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Peter B.

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Instructions are based on custom curriculum for every student. The curriculum is based on student's desires and abilities and compiled from multiple sources.

About Peter

I am Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my students r

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Kim
Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
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Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive
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Maggie G.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music, Violin Performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maggie G.

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My most important attributes as a violin teacher are my knowledge of the violin's mechanics, general musical and repertoire knowledge, skill as a player, and strength as a communicator.

About Maggie

I have very extensive experience in teaching violin. I have taught private lessons as well as ensembles for over 10 years in the NYC and Long Island area; my students have included children of all ages as well as adults. I am very familiar with both the Suzuki method as well as more traditional ap

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Joshua A.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Philosophy with a Music Minor from Texas State University
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Joshua A.

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I was raised in the Suzuki method, trained in it, and I believe in it. It is the most effective school of education for new musicians who want to learn reliably. I've been teaching it 9 years.

I can talk to you for days about the method, but I will sum it up as quickly as i can.

1: Immersion
2: Daily Practice
3: Listening
4: Strong relationship between student, teacher and parent.

If the student listens everyday, practices everyday, practices what i tell them, and is made to love the music, you will learn. I've taught hundreds of students this way and when all the conditions are met, all my students have had success.

About Joshua

Joshua has been a musician for over seventeen years and has been teaching for nine. He is an award winning composer, critical thinker, and an straight-forward teacher. Joshua has a high standards for his students and himself. Joshua has studied Suzuki method under Dr. Paula Bird for four years and h

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i like music i will practice
Marie Johnston
I will practice
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Eugene H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Tchaikovsky Conservatory Kiev, Ukraine
  • Teaching since 2008
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Eugene H.

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About Eugene

Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enjo

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Sarah C.
Mr. Eugene is an excellent instructor. He is informative, positive, and able to accurately assess the needs of the student. We didn't miss a beat with the virtual lesson, I felt it was as good if not better than any face to face lesson. We would highly recommend Mr. Eugene for violin (or piano), his extensive music knowledge and experience added an invaluable foundation to the instruction. Thank you!
Kas R.
Excellent Teacher

I am an older student and I started to learn to play the piano more than a year ago under a different teacher. I started with Eugene about 4 months ago. I was struggling with the piano previously. But after just 2 lessons with Eugene, I found myself playing confidently. Eugene explains so clearly and everything makes sense to me now. I enjoy practicing everyday now. He is excellent teacher, patient, and very professional. He is always on time.
NkiruU
Eugene is the best piano teacher I have ever had! He doesn't just know how the teach piano but music as well! I'm so glad that I chose him!

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"Patient and answered all my questions! Looking for axes to lesson #2."
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Took Violin lessons from Zachary H.
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"Susanna is a great music teacher. My kid has been her student for 5 years. I couldn't have made a better choice. He enjoys the lessons so much, and I think because of her he will continue playing for life! She is caring, very organized and knows how to motivate everybody to improve and practice. I highly recommend her and her studio. For Kids or Adults, Susanna is the best!"
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Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Susanna is an excellent instructor! I've been with her for a year as an adult beginner and learned a great deal. She is patient and supportive -- exactly what you need in an instructor. She also has a great sense of humor lined with kindness, which helps when you create some truly tragic notes on your violin."
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Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Joshua has been doing a great job. My nephew is autistic and Joshua has worked very well with him. He's patient and finds the best solutions for him to learn, and keep focused, on his lessons. Thank you Joshua!"
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Took Violin lessons from Joshua A.
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"Mark is nice and patient."
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Took Violin lessons from Mark T.
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"Mrs. Gulas is a very good teacher, we are very pleased with how far our child has come and so quickly. We have been with her for a year now, and will be continuing his education with her for as long as we can."
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Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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"She is the best and has so much patience. My son has learnt a lot from Ms. Bailey."
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Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"Just keeps getting better and better..."
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Took Violin lessons from Jennifer A.
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"Jesse is a great teacher. He is very patient and caring. He taught my daughter at her pace. He tried using different methods to help my daughter to comprehend quicker and easier. I came there 10 minutes early. He started the lesson immediately. Also at the end of the lesson, he allowed parent time to discuss any concern I might have. We like Jesse a lot!"
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Took Violin lessons from Jesse M.
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"Betsy is the Best!

Betsy teachs my 3 children, two younger, ages 6 & 11 violin and my 15 year old advanced player on viola and violin. She is an amazing teacher."
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