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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

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Violin is one of my favorites to listen to and includes such a wide range of music, from fiddle, to blues to of course classical.

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!
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Viktor K.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Polish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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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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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Geman
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Raycurt J.

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Melodies in your head and a song in your heart, but your voice isn't so great, or maybe it is. I can teach your to connect the physicality and express yourself with a Violin or Viola. (soprano or Alto). The tough part is learning hold to hold the violin properly. It takes a couple months to train the muscles a new stance. With my help your posture and breathing will become as one with the music It's not a myth, the violin is the most complex instrument to learn.

Comprehensive program with ear training and reading music.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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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.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Cody B.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Peggy H.
I learned a lot of basics in my very first lesson ever, and am excited to continue to learn with Cody. He's confident, calm and friendly and gave me more information than I thought I'd get in one quick lesson. I look forward to next week!
Cynthia
I have taken lessons with Cody for about 6 months and he has taken me from knowing absolutely nothing about how to play a string instrument to feeling capable of playing a few tunes and excited to play in a jam once things open up again. I especially appreciate that he introduced me to the music of female old time fiddlers like Brittany Haas and Tatiana Hargreaves, and helped me to better see myself in a musical space often saturated by men.
Liam
Here are the pros: Cody is a very nice gentleman. He’s an experienced player and great teacher, very patient, respectful, with a good demeanor, and is easy to talk to about practical stuff so that I can play or jam with others more quickly. I study with him once a week for 75 minutes online from NJ. He answers my questions, helps me with technique, and then we work on a song that I want to learn such as our current song is Buck Owens country song Truck Driving Man —he’ll show me how he would improvise and do the back up— putting in classic authentic bluegrass/country sounding fiddle double stops, slides, hammer on licks. I am having a blast learning new stuff and feel I am quickly progressing — I am confident you’d enjoy his teachings too. But you don’t have to take my word for it, instead just listen to his playing on YouTube- it speaks for itself. I wanna play like him.

Here are the cons: even at 75 minutes a week the time just flies by too fast, I don’t want the fun to stop. I look forward to my lesson every week.
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Julia M.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $49
  • Speaks French
  • Master of Music from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julia M.

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As a graduate of The Juilliard School and a former member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I have extensive experience performing as a classical violinist and violist in solo, chamber, and orchestral music. I have been playing the violin since the age of 5 and have participated recently in many well known music programs such as the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Music Academy of the West, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Aspen Music Festival. I have experience teaching in violin sections in orchestra and group classes through the Tufts Community Music Program. I grew up learning through the Suzuki method, so I encourage learning by ear and emphasize the importance of efficient and organized practice. In a lesson with me, I would focus on learning classical violin technique in order to produce the best sound, while allowing the student to pick their repertoire based on their musical preferences, however always encouraging exploration of the classical genre!

About Julia

My name is Julia, and I am a graduate of The Juilliard School and a former violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I teach both viola and violin, from beginner to advanced levels. I am also available for practice help sessions or one time coachings. I grew up learning through the Suzuki meth

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Lauren
My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional
Stephen
Very inspiring!

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Half Moon Bay is $76. 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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"a lot attention to detail and technique when playing violin. Great for daughter because until now she has been all about rushing and getting it over with.. Now it will be more about taking time with each piece and aim for perfection. Even tho she is going over pieces she already played she's not complaining."
Jinhee
Took Violin lessons from Nicholas H.
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"We are very happy with Ms. Ashlyn. She has a great manner with my 8 year old, who looks forward to her violin classes and wants to practice for her teacher :)"
Aria
Took Violin lessons from Ashlyn O.
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"Stephanie was an INSTANT "hit" with our Granddaughter. She had a great time for her 1st lesson, and can't wait to practice this week, and grow in skills."
Stefnie
Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"First lesson was great! Brianna is delightful and very patient with an adult beginner."
Trisha
Took Violin lessons from Brianna R.
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"Juiry is very patient and fantastic teacher."
satya
Took Violin lessons from Jiuri Y.
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"My daughter was really happy with the lesson.
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Rayna
Took Violin lessons from Will R.
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"Cara has the patience of Job. After 2 lessons I played my first song. I am loving the violin!"
Debbie
Took Violin lessons from Cara A.
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"We are very happy to have found Dongyi; her dedication and level of knowledge are above other teachers we’ve had in the past. I now can see that my daughter is being taught by a professional and awesome teacher!"
Maya
Took Violin lessons from Dongyi H.
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"CHarlene has a great style of teaching kids and she is very patient. My daughter was so happy with what she learned in her first lesson, came home from and practiced for 30 minutes!"
Maeve
Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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"Maya has been my violin and piano teacher for about 7 years. She’s very patient and fun to work with, but sometimes strict for what I work on. We have to prepare for the annual students recital she has in the spring, but i feel I’ve learned a lot from her. She’s my favorite teacher!"
Lianna
Took Violin lessons from Maya S.
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