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Heidi Y.

San Mateo, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 20; Female: 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2006
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Heidi Y.

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Heidi believes that technique and mastery of the instrument will come once the student realizes they have the ability to do so. She teaches in a way that encourages the student's natural musical talent and models the discipline of practice skills. Heidi believes that learning a new skill can be challenging at times, but learning music should be fun.
She has taught kids as young as 3 yrs old and is also experienced and comfortable teaching adults. She is able to prepare for auditions, performances, or if the student is just looking to get a few tunes under their belt.

About Heidi

Heidi Yoo is a violinist based in Peninsula, teaching violin throughout the bay area since 2006. She is currently teaching at a music studio in San Mateo as well as privately in the Palo Alto areas. She has also taught group classes in an after school setting for Elementary age children in San F

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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

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About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
JoAnn C.
Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!
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Amy W.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese/Shanghainese, English
  • Teaches students 6 to 60
  • Awarded Third Prize winner from Enkor International Competition
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Amy W.

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Hi! I'm a professional violinist and passionate educator with 12 years of experience teaching students of all levels and ages. I'm classically trained but also have a wide range of repertoire from Early Baroque to 20th century music. I'm a compassionate and encouraging teacher who loves to bring joy to each lesson. My focus is to help each student achieve their personal goals while retaining curiosity as well as excitement through their musical journey.
For beginners, I teach mainly out of Essential Elements and Suzuki Method books in addition to other materials as needed. We will start our journey from looking at our posture, bow hold, open strings, and music reading skills. Then we will progress to playing our first songs and cultivate our practice regiments. I aim to maintain a balance between challenges and enjoyment in my lesson planning. We will acquire a solid foundation for progressively learning all of your desired repertoires.

About Amy

Hi everyone! My name is Amy and I'm currently pursuing my doctorate degree in Violin Performance at University of North Texas. I started the violin at age of three and have been teaching private lessons since 2008. Besides teaching, I actively participate in competitions, music festivals, orchestra

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Jasmine
I am very grateful for the time I studied with Amy Wang. I studied with her for one year. She helped me immensely with my technique, and helped me to play and perform my first class I solo. I would definitely recommend her!
Kimberly
As an adult, rusty at the violin, but wanting to get back into playing and serve as a basic violin instructor , Amy really helped me with my basics. Position, bow handling, and sound production, are all very important to getting back into the routine of playing and Amy gave me a well explained, approachable, and thorough set of lessons, that I refer to often .

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Claire G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Production and Engineering and Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2004
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Claire G.

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I started playing the violin at age 9, studying classical violin and started performing not long after. I started teaching my first student at the age of 16 - I have been teaching violin to students of all ages for 13 years.

I completed all the ABRSM exams and earned an ATCL diploma from Trinity College in Classical Violin Performance.

In 2013, I moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, where I studied Jazz, bluegrass, gypsy jazz and middle eastern violin.
I presently play both classical and electric violin, performing locally and internationally in bands and in a trio/quartet setting.

About Claire

2 decades of playing experience, I studied classical violin growing up and began teaching my first student at the age of 16 - I have been teaching violin to students of all ages for over 10 years of all levels and styles. I completed all the ABRSM exams and earned an ATCL diploma from Trinity Col

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Eileen R.
Claire really helped me with my technique and answered all of my questions
Vicky
very patient and responsible, good!
Wesley M.
Claire was very welcoming, she pushed my son and challenged him while also being very patient. We look forward to many more lessons to come.

Dah-veed P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dah-veed P.

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I'm a strings teacher of 20 years, and still going strong! Lessons in English or "Español". Technique-based, or any desired repertoire. Name your needs, we'll get it done together : )

About Dah-veed

David P. is a veteran strings teacher from Montgomery County. “Dah-veed”, as many of his friends call him, began his teaching career in 1999 in New York City. A native Puerto Rican, he holds music degrees from Penn State and Temple Universities. David has also had the honor to contribute locally,

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Will R.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Viola Performance Major from University of Georgia
  • Awarded Presidential Scholar from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2016
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Will R.

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I have been playing violin for 5 years ( viola for 14 years), and I specialize in all experience levels of students. I am highly trained in music theory, technique, and improvisation, and whether you want to learn basic string technique, play a Bach sonata, or learn how to improvise in a complex tune, I can help! I am very open to any ideas and desires my students have, and I strive to make learning music both fun and rewarding for the student. I teach using the Suzuki method, rhythmic training, pop music songs, and various supplementary technique books to enhance and round out the learning experience of each of my students. I also have an open schedule to cater to your time constraints, so let’s get started!

About Will

Hi there! I have been a musician for 14 years, and have been teaching private lessons for 5 years. I study Viola Performance and Jazz Performance at the University of Georgia, as well as play in the symphony, a string quartet, a bluegrass band, a jazz trio, and write music for a variety of these en

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Abby
It was really fun and I learned a lot, all in 45 minutes! Impressive time management.
Julie
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!
Jeff R.
very impressed with Will. I'm a bit older than most students and may not have the dexterity in my fingers so Will was very understanding and helpful. I must admit that it's all a bit overwhelming but I will practice and hopefully get to a place I want to be. By the way, I'm only giving 4 stars but assume Will will get to 5 stars within the next couple of weeks. I never give 5 stars on day one.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Los Altos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Los Altos is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $230 per hour.
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"Danielle was a very intuitive teacher- she listened to my goals, and helped provide me with a clear path toward them, conquering some of the basics, scales, pentatonic, and such... but also some of the more advanced nuances like harmonics and vibrato. If you are trying to learn violin or fiddle, I'd recommend Danielle."
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"It was fun and I learned a lot!"
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Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"So far, so good: after his first lesson, my son (who has been practicing for a year) seemed to get some really valuable correction to his form. He says it this way: "She's really good at explaining why and how.""
Ben
Took Violin lessons from Eunice K.
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"Making great strides

As an adult student I am interested in learning to play the best I can. Elicia has helped me tremendously in improving my technique and tone. I still have a long way to go but Elicia is very patient and sets short term goals which are practical and each week I can make progress which is very encouraging. Thank you Elicia."
Betsy
Took Violin lessons from Elicia R.
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"Ran is a very experienced instructor with nice patience and consideration."
Yiqian
Took Violin lessons from Ran T.
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"We just moved to the area, and my daughter started taking violin lessons with Damien. She had been quite attached to her former violin teacher, but Damien made her feel at ease right away. He is patient, engaging, and encouraging, and at the end of the lesson my daughter was very eager to resume the weekly lessons she started back home."
Christine
Took Violin lessons from Damien G.
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"Very nice lesson.
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Tommy
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Dr Carolyn is very patient & made every step of my beginning lesson enjoyable. I’m looking forward to my next lessons on the web with her!"
Mennen
Took Violin lessons from Carolyn B.
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"We love Ms. Brown!

Ms. Brown is professional and kind, which is a wonderful way to learn a new skill like playing the violin. My daughters were taught by her years ago as young children and then we lost track of her. When we found her on TakeLessons, we signed up, willing to drive miles for her instruction. She is thorough, clear in instruction and so even tempered. What a great teacher!"
Elizabeth
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Sofia is adaptive, focused, and dedicated. She puts thought and research into her practice habits and really focuses on working both technique and musicality. She is also kind and patient, always making sure whoever she works with is comfortable and engaged. I've really enjoyed working with her for the past three years!"
Ines G.
Took Violin lessons from Sofia S.
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