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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
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.

103 Reviews
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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the viola. 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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Brenden R.
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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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael R.

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The viola is a deep and powerful instrument, the violin's older sibling!

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
Matthew C.
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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Viola:
A stringed instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Since the 18th century it has been the middle or alto voice of the violin family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C3, G3, D4, and A4. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses advanced techniques are introduced, music theory and learning how to solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Cristina H.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandrine
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cristina H.

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I Love to teach viola, because I love the way this instrument sounds. Everyone thinks it is just like violin but actually there is so many different way to bowing and tech from violin. My goal is make hear how viola sounds, it can actually even touching then cello and violin in some melo piece .

About Cristina

I am Steinway Certificated Educator and professional with 10+ years of music teaching experience. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for teaching lessons in a variety of musical instruments, as well as for charting the development of lesson plans and curricula and motivating and encour

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Miles
First lesson for my 11 year old son with Christina. She has a very nice studio that my son was very comfortable in. She identified his level and sent him home with much more difficult pieces than his previous teachers. He has been practicing more because it is more difficult but also he seems to enjoy the challenge which she created for him. Thanks Christina, I am looking forward to watching him progress under your guidance.
faigy
cristina is the violin teacher of my dreams! she is proffesional,kind, patient(a very necessary train in violin stady ) yet quick. a real all in one! with such a teacher u can truly reach far
Kavita
Such a wonderful teacher ! Christina is kind and so patient with kids who are learning music. She is so smart and her knowledge in music is amazing. My daughter has progressed significantly in the last few months with Christina , at a much better pace than all her previous years learning with other tutors. She is training my daughter for ABRSM exam too . Christina has great communication skills and always lets us know the ways to help kids learn better. Her positivity and graceful presence has made my daughters passion for music increase immensely !! Great teacher !!! Highly recommended!!
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Virginia A.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's of Music in Performance from Kent State University
  • Awarded Miami String Quartet Scholarship from Kent State University
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Virginia A.

4 Reviews
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If you are a beginner, you can expect to first master technique of the instrument. Afterwards, you will learn how to master a beautiful tone and sound.

As an intermediate, you will learn how to approach things in a different way than normal. You will learn not only how to play something "correctly" but how to play musically, artistically and beautifully.

As an advanced student, you can expect to be challenged to think critically about technique, sound, phrasing, etc.

About Virginia

Take ONLINE lessons during these uncertain times hassle free! I have over 4 years of teaching experience with strings and piano. I have played my primary instrument, viola, for over 10 years. I love to encourage students that quantity doesn't always beat out quality. That being said, I love a

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Christopher J.
If you're looking for an amazing violist and teacher, look no further!
Abby
I honed so many of my skills through my lessons with Virginia and she is very understanding and helpful
Janiya
Virginia’s so patient, understanding and energetic! I never was embarrassed when I would make mistakes and our lessons were never stressful. Virginia has taught me so many techniques, strategies, and practicing methods that improved me as a musician and will continue to. Not only was she an amazing instructor but she was also a shoulder for when I was in distress. Thank you Virginia!❤️
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Celeste B.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Celeste B.

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I am a violinist and violist who has a passion for all things classical music. Not only do I adore teaching people of all ages the wonderful joy of violin and viola, but I also play in my university symphony orchestra as well as my own string quartet.

About Celeste

Hello! My name is Celeste and I cannot wait to meet you! I’ve been teaching private lessons since 2019 and I love helping students learn the basic techniques of the violin/viola, learn fun, challenging pieces and grow into wonderful, well rounded musicians. I am currently going to The University o

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Half Moon Bay, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Half Moon Bay is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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"I've never had any experience with orchestral instruments before. After one lesson with Calvin, I'm learning to read music again. He showed me proper technique as well. I feel that I will be progressing quickly under Calvin's instruction. My first lesson flew by, and I learned so much in a very short amount of time. His attention to smaller details in technique are very helpful as well. I absolutely recommend Calvin as a viola instructor!"
Rich
Took Viola lessons from Calvin G.
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"She was very patient and sweet! My daughter really enjoyed her lesson."
Mia
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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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."
Drew
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"My 13 year old granddaughter just finished her 1st year of viola at school in June 2014 and she wanted to take summer lessons to stay sharp. There were a lot of teachers available within a 10-15 minute drive, but after trying other teachers, we chose Mark (a 30 minute drive ) because, as others have commented, he is extremely patient and teaches by correcting, not criticizing. He simply has a gift for teaching. I have never regretted the extra drive. Once you've had a lesson with him, you won't want to go to anyone else."
Mike
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"My son Jack has been taking viola lessons with Melissa for the past 4 years. We are so pleased with his progress and enthusiasm. Melissa makes it productive and fun at the same time. She gives him the enrichment he needs to go above what he learns in his school music program.
Thank you Melissa!"
Stacy
Took Viola lessons from Melissa M.
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"Maggie is an excellent violist and instructor. She inspires you, helps you learn the correct techniques, and her lessons are fun. I'm a beginner and we were playing duets. If you have a difficulty, she is very helpful. My life is very rich taking viola lessons."
Catherine
Took Viola lessons from Maggie Z.
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"Really enjoyed the first lesson and look forward to more. Danielle is knowledgeable, encouraging and friendly. I highly recommend her."
Joyce
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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"Griffin thoroughly enjoys his lessons with Panagiota! She is very patient & encouraging with him, yet manages to challenge him."
Marsha
Took Viola lessons from Panagiota K.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Will for about a year. We are lucky enough to live near Athens, so lessons take place at our home. I have been so pleased with Will. He is a great teacher - enthusiastic, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Even though he has many students, he always remembers exactly what they were working on. He takes interest in my daughter's life and will ask her how marching band is going, or other things about school. I especially like that Will is someone that she can look up to as an example of hard work and perseverance. He's not only a great teacher, but he's just a good person, and I am so glad we found him!"
Julie
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful."
Joanne
Took Viola lessons from Donna W.
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