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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.

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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!
Matthew C.
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Maggie Z.

10 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $79
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie, I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. I have performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 11 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano less

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Hailan
As a adult student, I have a bit advantage at understanding the theory relatively easily. Maybe also have the willingness to practice on my own. But on the other side, the stiffness of fingers and the frustration of “I know I should do that but just couldn’t “ are common scenarios too. Maggie could adjust the pace and the materials based on my progress which helps a lot. She is also put equally emphasis on both technic and the understanding of music itself, which makes studying piano a vey enjoyable experience.
Emma Y.
The lesson went by really well. Maggie is a really good teacher, she is patient and efficient. My daughter really enjoyed her lesson.
Tiffany
Maggie came to teach my 5 year old daughter her very first lesson. I was impressed with how much she covered in a half hour! My daughter was really not interested but Maggie was patient and able to get her hold the violin, learn it's parts, play some notes and even read a line of music! Kudos to Maggie.
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Helena G.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Violin Performance from Mussorgsky College of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Helena G.

23 Reviews
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A classical approach to any music style, whether classical, folk, tango....let's make beautiful music together.

About Helena

Classically trained at Mussorgsky school of music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with over 20 years of teaching experience. I teach Violin, Viola and Piano Performance, Music Theory, Music History, Sight Reading and Ear Training to children and adults of beginning to advanced level. I utilize several t

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Helena is very helpful and encouraging.
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Kelly O.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kelly O.

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Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional needs.

About Kelly

Professional violinist with 30+ years’ experience and licensed counselor available for violin/viola lessons. Specializing in Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian (Hardanger Fiddle) traditions. Experience with a wide-range of children and can accommodate a variety of cognitive and emotional ne

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Sophia
It was our first lesson today: Kelly took the time to listen to my daughter patiently, even though my daughter stutters and is shy when speaking. I appreciate that she took time to make her feel comfortable.
Richard
Kelly is a great instructor!!! I first saw her perform with Lost Walks and then Juice of the Barley. Her istruction has been great covering these styles plus a lot of classical technique as well. She has really improved my playing.
Grace
Kelly is a great violin player and a really good teacher. She can play with begginers like me and help me understand the basics that I need to know.
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Abigail T.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks German, English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Abigail T.

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There is a potential in every person to be truly great at any one thing. All it takes is hard work and honest determination, with determination being the most important. Because where determination comes, hard work follows naturally.
I hope to inspire my students to really love making music and being creative with their instruments. I can give my students all the information in the world and tips on how to improve at violin playing, but in the end it will not matter if the student has no desire to improve. And that is why I love to teach- inspiring students to love what they do!

About Abigail

Abigail Tsai  received a Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded a Performer's Certificate. At Eastman she studied with Professor Oleh Krysa. She is currently pursuing her M.M. in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ilya Ka

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Layla
Abigail is a amazing teacher! Even though we were learning through online she made it fun and educational. She explained and gave examples that helped me understand and look at things in a different ways. She is very easy to talk to, kind, and funny person. Like I said I was learning with her online and l would absolutely want to work with in person.
Miranda
Great teacher! Takes time to explain things and is always patient with me! Also she makes it fun and not a chore. I am a pure beginner but she teaches me the fundamentals well and I’m confident I can continue to build on this bedrock to become a proper violin player :)
Jay
She taught me how to play the theme of Castle in the Sky. Now it’s up to me to master it!

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Los Gatos is $74. 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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"Patient and answered all my questions! Looking for axes to lesson #2."
Jared
Took Violin lessons from Zachary H.
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"My son has been taking violin lessons with Dongbin for almost 3 years since he started playing at age 5. Dongbin has been a great teacher, and my son enjoys learning from him. His lessons include not only violin playing, but also clapping rhythms, singing notes, and other exercises that have been effective ways of learning for my son, while keeping him engaged throughout the lesson. Dongbin recognizes my son’s strengths in playing violin, but also identifies the skills and techniques that he should focus on to become a better player and to build a strong foundation as he progresses. He also gives suggestions to help sharpen those skills while practicing at home. We have been very pleased with our experience with Dongbin as our son’s violin teacher."
Giana
Took Violin lessons from Dongbin S.
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"My daughter loved it!"
Manisha
Took Violin lessons from Phoebe S.
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"Hello,

I wanted to inform you that we will be out of town for the weekend, (I couldn't find any other way to inform you), but just to let you know, I will not be able to attend lessons this Friday.
-Rosalie"
Nickolaus
Took Violin lessons from Elisa B.
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"Lesson 1 was everything we expected. Looking forward to Lesson #2!"
Joseph
Took Violin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Sarah was great with our daughters first violin lesson! Very patient and encouraging!"
Lillie
Took Violin lessons from Sarah E.
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"Martin is a colleague of mine; we have worked together at Lincoln Center and in recording studios in NYC.
I believe he would be a wonderful teacher, patient and knowledgeable. He is well versed in the Dounis method of violin pedagogy."
Lanny
Took Violin lessons from Martin S.
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"My daughter has been taking online violin lessons for the past few weeks and is loving it! Lipeng is helpful and inspires her to love what she is learning. She is very excited to show me the songs she is working on and she seems to be progressing very well from the excellent teaching she is getting. Great Instructor!"
Leah
Took Violin lessons from Lipeng C.
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"Nicole is talented, patient and fun to be around. I have only had 3 lessons and am loving every minute. She delights in sharing and notices any progress that I have made. I look forward to my lessons every week."
Jack
Took Violin lessons from Nicole O.
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"First lesson today and my son loved Connie, it was a great experience. 😊"
Gabriel
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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