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Rebecca K.

62 Reviews
Vallejo, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Music-Education/Theory from Azusa Pacific University
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Rebecca K.

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Want to learn to play the violin (or get better)? I can help!

About Rebecca

Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elemen

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Grady L.

San Bruno, CA
Starting at $44
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Grady L.

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I am offering violin lessons, both online and at students' places! Whether you have no music experience at all or have some violin experience, I can help you improve technique and musicality by working on exercises and various pieces of music. Not only do I draw from my experience studying music and taking private lessons since childhood, but I also tailor my lessons to meet each student’s individual learning style and interests.

About Grady

I am offering violin lessons and math tutoring, both online and at students' places in the SF Bay Area! Recently graduated with a BA in applied mathematics and music from the University of California, Berkeley, I currently play violin in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble. I

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Danica Caferro
Grady is patient and kind, and great at breaking problems down to explain the foundation for deeper understanding.
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Ryan C.

4 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks German, Cantonese, Chinese, English
  • Awarded Peter Salaff Prize from Eastman School of Music
  • Bachelor in Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
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Ryan C.

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Make the violin easy! My lessons will help you play the violin with fluency, so that you can have more fun making music!

About Ryan

I am a student at the Eastman School of Music, and have been learning in the presence of some of the best teachers in the country. I also play in various baroque ensembles, and have played in numerous festivals and venues across the country, such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the

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Carlos D.
Amazing instructor. I would recommend him to anyone.
Daniel M.
Great violin teacher, good at explaining, and has good rapport with my teen son.
Dimitri L.
I have been enjoying lessons with Ryan a lot. He is great with giving encouragement, pointing out blind spots. Working with him is not just learning the music and instrument, it's learning about yourself and the way you relate to music.

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Lauren S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical violin, fiddle like a bluegrass star, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren Ellis S is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worke

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Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Akiko K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Akiko K.

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Experienced teacher and concert violinist, works with beginner to advanced students. Graduate of Manhattan School of Music & Yale University. I help students become their own best teachers, develop their ear and learn a natural technique to communicate the music most effectively. Technique is applied in the context of the music, and students will learn to develop and apply their musical instincts and gain an organic understanding of musical style, history, theory, and performance.

About Akiko

I am a professional classical violinist and chamber musician, and have been teaching both privately and at music schools. I have been performing for over 10 years in much of the Northeastern United States, and share my performing experience and enthusiasm for classical music with my students. I gra

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Melody Qian
Akiko taught me to play the viola when I was just getting started! She's so considerate with helping you get the fundamentals of not only technique, but also posture and how to stretch so that I wouldn't get sore. It's something that's stuck with me for years. I've never met another teacher who has helped me develop my musicality or talked with me about music theory as much as Akiko, and it's so important to know these things to play honestly and understand the music! Honestly you couldn't ask for a better teacher!! I'm so grateful to have learned my instrument with her. Thank you so much :)
Julie
I’ve been taking lessons with Akiko for the past two and a half years as an adult beginner. I’ve played other instruments all my life and have had many teachers, so I can say with great confidence that she is a uniquely talented teacher. Akiko is equally adept at diagnosing and addressing technique problems as she is at teaching musicality. She also knows when to redirect your attention from one to the other—and it is amazing to discover how looking at the big picture and being reminded to play the music can address a seemingly intractable technique problem. Akiko does not just teach you to play the violin. She teaches you to play music, which is probably the reason that you are playing the violin in the first place. I cannot emphasize the value of this enough. You don’t have to be a technical virtuoso before you begin to express yourself artistically. Akiko has so much to offer for advanced violinists as well. The way she brings music theory to life in whatever piece you’re working on will transform your interpretation of anything else you play. She gives you the tools to create your own organic interpretation in a way that also fits with the piece and its historical context. I find every lesson to be reinvigorating. When at times I have become stuck or frustrated, Akiko has always helped me to take a different tack and find freedom again. I feel grateful for the opportunity to work with her. She both an incredible teacher and a talented artist!
Rachael T.
I took lessons from Akiko for over a year as a beginner-intermediate violin player. Under Akiko’s tutelage, I was able to play as lead violin in my school orchestra concerts and pass my violin exams. Akiko’s kind and encouraging personality strengthened my confidence in playing the violin. I’ve had experience with other teachers but Akiko helped me to really further my relationship with music. Her enthusiasm for music has definitely rubbed off on me and I couldn’t be more grateful for having Akiko as my teacher! I wholeheartedly recommend Akiko to anyone looking to pick up the violin, intermediate players, and those who are more advanced.

Mann-Wen L.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2008
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Mann-Wen L.

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I am currently a violin instructor and chamber music/ ensemble coach at University of Southern California. My previous teaching experiences include violin private lesson instruction and chamber music/ensemble coach at Yale University and New England Conservatory Preparatory School. I have been a teaching artist at Porterville Summer Strings for two summer seasons, giving individual instructions and coaching violin sectionals.
I am a graduate of Yale School of Music and New England Conservatory. My teaching focus primarily on good foundation of technique and relaxed posture/physical set up, while inspiring musicality and developing personal expression. I am familiar with a vast variety of classical repertoire/etudes/ scale systems and exercises; however, I often compose/ transcribe personalized etudes and musical pieces according to each student’s need and interest. I also work with music in different genres. I emphasize on the importance of good practice. I help my students to ...

About Mann-Wen

Hello, I am a graduate of Yale School of Music, New England Conservatory and University of Southern California. I have 8 years of experience teaching as a music minor/ non-major violin instructor and chamber music/ ensemble coach at the University of Southern California and Yale University. I have

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"Jill has been great! I’m an adult beginner who was nervous about jumping into learning the Violin. Jill is very helpful, super encouraging and knowledgeable. Also very flexible with my schedule. I recommend her to anyone starting out. I look forward to my next lesson!"
Julian
Took Violin lessons from Jill G.
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"My granddaughter takes lessons on Skype.

My granddaughter, now 7, has been taking violin lessons with Erin C. on Skype for about a year now. We couldn't be more pleased with the everything about the program. Erin is a wonderful teacher who really knows how to talk to kids and encourage them. Skype is no impediment."
Wren
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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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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"Susanna worked with me at Winstead Elem. School in Wilson, NC as an Ass. Principal. Susanna was a go getter, very professional and always trustworthy. She went beyond her duties as an AP and even played her instrument at a couple if events. This showed the students anothe side of her besides just being their AP. She had a wonderful repoire with all the students and they respected her kindness. Susanna would be an asset to any company or job she was asked to do."
Amy
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Anna is such an amazing teacher. I am a beginner/intermediate violin player and she is so patient with me. She is very supportive even though I'm an old lady just trying to sound like a really good violin player one day.

I really appreciate her."
Renee
Took Violin lessons from Anna T.
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"Good at explaining things to someone who has zero musical experience."
Matthew
Took Violin lessons from Krisztina K.
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"I've been learning the violin as a 40-year-old adult with Emily for several months. She is great. I'd recommend her 100%."
Dee
Took Violin lessons from Emily W.
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"Zhana is a wonderful teacher and person. I started as an adult beginner with her almost 4 years ago, and have continued to go to her despite moving farther away because of her patience, kindness, encouragement, and of course, expertise. I feel lucky to have found her."
Natalya
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"My son, Donovan, studied violin with Ms. Nelson for four years at Alan’s Music in La Mesa, CA. He began at age four and I was a bit apprehensive about finding a teacher who would be effective with a younger child. Ms. Nelson was the perfect fit. She selects music that is varied and interesting. She is flexible too. When my son showed an interest in learning Superman, she found the music and supported him. We love her patient, gentle, but firm approach. Ms. Nelson has high expectations and is very open-minded about what young students can learn. From the start, she incorporated teaching music notation & music theory at age-appropriate levels. She is extremely knowledgeable and shares her knowledge with students in an engaging and comprehensible manner. She instills a love of music in her students - what a gift! I can’t recommend Ms. Nelson’s music instruction enough.

-Gina Vattuone La Mesa, CA

Ms. Nelson is a very nice and funny person. She is a good violin teacher because she is encouraging and always plays the music before I play it to see if I like it.

- Donovan Maes, age 8, La Mesa, CA"
Gina
Took Violin lessons from Gail N.
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"Charlene os great...very patient and knowledgeable."
Angelica
Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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