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Emil L.

1 Review
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emil L.

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I have MM degree in Violin performance and Orchestral Conducting from Europe and Russia and can teach you the Right Way Violin, anywhere in San Diego in your own home or in my studio.
My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, pop style and how to improvise.
I use Russian & European Violin, Viola and Piano methods with Suzuki Books incorporating Scales and Etudes for technical development of the student.
Study with the Best Russian and European methods with results!

About Emil

I have MM degree in Violin performance and Orchestral Conducting from Europe and Russia and can teach you the Right Way Violin, Viola, Piano Music Theory, Conducting anywhere in San Diego in your own home or in my studio. My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, p

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Bryan
Emil was a great instructor, very knowledgable and patient. I have improved in all areas thanks to his instruction. He would even stay late occasionally to play violin solos with me playing rhythm guitar!
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Nader T.

10 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English and Persian, I speak Persian
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Claremont Graduate University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nader T.

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In my one hour of comprehensive teaching, students learn extensively the techniques of the violin, including tone production, vibrato, musicality and pieces of music which are chosen from standard violin literature or Suzuki books. The whole idea is to get students to look at the whole learning process as a fun activity, and very soon they acquire the ability to produce beautiful sounds, correct intonation and strong vibrato. In addition to the above, I conduct some some ear-training exercises to improve intonation as well.

About Nader

I am a violinist and composer. I have trained more than 1200 students in more than twenty five years of my teaching carrier. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson includes scales, arpeggios, etudes, duets and a new piece of music from different eras of music. I emphasize on tone production, correc

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Megan S.
Nader was fantastic! I took Violin lessons for a few years from a couple different teachers, and he taught me new, interesting things I'd never learned before. He's also very patient and nice.
Carolina V.
He is very patient and has excellent communication skills. I have no knowledge of how to play the violin or music of any kind. After my first lesson I strongly feel he will be my private instructor for many years to come. I left with proper technique of how this instrument is to be cared for and good posture when practicing. He also informed me of the books we will be incorporating into my lessons. Most importantly homework is given and he is very patient and explains everything at your level.
Kira
I was very pleased with my first lesson with Nader. He is very kind and patient. We covered some basic points with what we'll be covering for my lessons with the cello. His instructions and explanations of technique is very clear I feel my lessons with him will be very beneficial and enjoyable.

Kristin B.

2 Reviews
Vista, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kristin B.

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I want to serve as a supportive and instructional figure that helps cultivate an appreciation of music for all students. In order to do this, I believe it's important to prioritize personal student progress rather than subscribe to a fixed game plan. That being said I take on a relaxed adaptive teaching style that tailors to the student. It's my hope that all students feel comfortable working and discussing music topics with me as I believe thoughtful conversations, whether straightforward or abstract, is an essential learning technique.

About Kristin

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak Scho

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Jack
Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!
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Anna P.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 17; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anna P.

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Anna teaches beginner through early advanced.

About Anna

A violinist with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters in Music, Anna F. uses a classical approach to teaching violin since that gives a foundation of excellence. Anna has taught both privately at home as well as in a private school setting. Anna began teaching around 2007 for a few y

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Jael H.
A lovely instructor with a cheerful, merry heart. Miss Anna is a wonderful patient violin teacher to my 2 daughters. She even included my son who plays banjo to be part of their Christmas Recital. She is a joy to have as their teacher. Thanks Anna!
Blair H.
Miss Anna is a lovely violin teacher for my daughter! She is very patient and knows violin so well. She is an excellent teacher, and although we just met her through take lessons for violin lessons, she seemed like she is already our long time family friend! Thanks Miss Anna for sharing your talent with Hanja!
Elizabeth ..
Great first lesson...after 25 years! Anna got me pointed in the right directions and back into the groove.

Akiko K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Awarded Distinguished Musician Award from IBLA Grand Prize Competiition
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.
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Joshua A.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded 1st Place Winner: Texas State University Composition Competition 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

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Lakeside, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Lakeside is $75. 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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"Sylvia was patient and very helpful to teach me the basics and give good advice. She has a kind disposition and really knows about music"
Michael
Took Violin lessons from Sylvia W.
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"My first lesson went very well. I already feel more confident and excited to learn more. Jessica is extremely nice and relaxed. She is great at tailoring the lesson to the students needs."
Acacia
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"Nikita is very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. My son learned a lot already on his first lesson. This was his first ever online lesson and it was amazing. We can highly recommend Nikita."
Magnus
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"Although this review was directed to me, it is actually my granddaughter who is taking the violin lessons. I asked her to provide some words that I could use for this review. She said, "Miss Nicole is awesome and very funny. Give her five stars.""
John
Took Violin lessons from Nicole C.
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"Jessica is very attentive and cares about proper techique and building foundational skills. So far so good!"
Samantha
Took Violin lessons from Jessica D.
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"Alethia is a very talented teacher and violinist. She is extremely professional, attentive and accommodating to her students needs/goals. As an older student with no musical background, she has made the violin less intimidating and more accessible by breaking it down and making it less complex and easier to understand. While, I've only been with her a few years, I'm very proud of the progress I've made with her. If you are interested in taking up the violin, I highly recommend her."
Mark N.
Took Violin lessons from Alethia E.
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"There are a number of beginners and comeback kids attempting to learn the violin without teacher. Honestly, at one point, I really thought I would be one of them. I’m in my mid 50’s and I had violin lessons when I was a kid. I thought I can practice again through internet teachers like YouTube.

I bought a violin made in China in EBay. At the end of 3 months, I still couldn't play anything with any satisfaction, thinking the violin was not good. I was very disappointed with the violin and myself.

But I couldn't let the idea go. Several months later I started searching prospective teachers. Finally, I contacted Tigran and we decided to give an interview, and Tigran has been my teacher ever since.

At my first real lesson, while he was tuning my violin, I noticed the violin made totally different sound. I was so shocked. It was not the violin; it was me who could not pull the sound from the violin. He gave me something incredibly valuable. He taught me how to draw the bow across the strings without making that horrible scratchy sound that I could not get rid of. It was magical. Maybe that's not a big deal to anyone else, but it was huge for me.

Over the past month, he has given me so many valuable lessons - how to hold the bow, how to practice each challenging skill, tone, timing, what is the best order to learn a piece, how the arm, the wrist, and the elbow should move, and so much more.

I couldn't get those things from a book. Certainly there are books out there that cover it, but I needed timely and simple correction in terms that made sense to me. The speed at which things are absorbed increased exponentially with his guidance.

The best part is, when something isn't right, he knows exactly why. It's almost as if he sits in my practice room with me all week because he nails it every time. Moreover, he knows more than one approach to helping me understand how to fix it.

Everyone can learn, but not everyone can teach. Not only is Tigran a good violinist, he is a great instructor. I know I am often frustrated, but it is never because he doesn't give me what I need to succeed. It's because I don't have enough time to devote to applying the principals he taught.

So here's to all the fantastic violin teachers out there. Even if you don't hear us say thank you often enough, know that you are making a difference in someone's life. And to Tigran, if you ever read this - Thanks!"
Dunne
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Very kind and knowledgeable. Gave wonderful suggestions for a beginner."
Caroline
Took Violin lessons from Dayna N.
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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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"Shannon is an excellent violin teacher. She makes learning fun and exciting. My daughter always looks forward to going to her lessons. She says that Shannon “inspires her to keep trying until she succeeds”."
Gregg
Took Violin lessons from Shannon B.
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