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Mikaela H.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University; Jacobs School of Music
  • Awarded Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar (Comprehensive Merit Scholarship) from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mikaela H.

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In my teaching I seek to inspire the very best in every student through clear expectations, consistency, patience, and a great deal of laughter. It is important to me to treat each student as an individual and to find a method of instruction that will best fit each individual personality and skill set.

Music is an excellent mode through which to learn leadership, collaboration, and self-discipline. It is a means by which we may better ourselves no matter what our age.

My system for teaching beginners derives from the Suzuki method and uses the Suzuki books as it's structure. For students who have surpassed the Suzuki level, I teach Russian School technique. My own training is largely Russian school, influenced by Heifetz and modern European tradition.

About Mikaela

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Jacobs Scholar Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance - 2007-2011 I work with each student to create a personalized experience that will best suit their individual goals and needs. My teaching focuses on providing each student with a solid foundation

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Jean N.
My daughter has been taking lessons with Mikaela for 3 years and has been thriving! Mikaela is kind and friendly while holding her students to high standards. They all clearly enjoy themselves and it is rewarding to see them all progress from one recital to the next. She comes to the house to give lessons but now teaches through zoom due to the pandemic. Highly recommended!!!
Margot B.
Our daughter had her first lesson yesterday and loved it and Mikaela. She said it was the best day ever and can't wait for her next lesson next week! Mikaela obviously has experience teaching children and make our daughter feel at ease and comfortable. Most of the first lesson seemed to be focused on proper instrument and handling, which makes sense. It can take years to undo poor posture and position if not begun correctly. Mikaela explained what she was doing and why, and made sure our daughter understood everything as she went along. Thank you for a first great experience!
Daniel S.
Mikaela is not only an excellent musician but an outstanding music teacher, a rare combination. I have been taking violin lessons from her for quite some time now, and I am amazed at how much of a difference she has made in my efforts to pick up the instrument as a total beginner.

She has great observational abilities to immediately notice errors in form or movement, all the while maintaining calm and complete patience. She also has gift for suggesting corrections with analogy and imagery that has been very helpful in my experience.

I would highly recommend her.

Gloria J.

1 Review
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from th

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.

Eric H.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric H.

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Enthusiastic teacher ready to teach you beginner and intermediate violin skills to get you to the next level. I've been playing the violin since 2nd grade!

About Eric

I learned the violin because I was forced to at a young age. However, I learned to love this musical instrument as it has opened so many doors for me. I'd like to share that passion with you. I have an Army background as a West Point graduate, and my teaching style will get you into shape. I was in

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Jessica H.

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Starting at $35
  • Master's of Music, Music Theory & Composition from University of New Mexico
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jessica H.

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Experienced and enthusiastic violin teacher of almost ten years looking for students! Lessons are tailored to each student’s interests and learning style, while also developing a solid technical basis. Beginning students start out generally with the Strictly Strings method books and are supplemented by chosen songs as they progress. Most important to lessons is for the students to feel their forward momentum and enthusiasm for learning!

About Jessica

Expect fun and relaxed lessons with an emphasis from the beginning of establishing a love and appreciation for music while developing and polishing technique! Hello! My name is Jessi H. and I received a Bachelor’s of Art in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Music in Theory and Com

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Jan
Jessica is great. Very patient and very interested in my goals.
Elodie (.
Jessi has been very patient and helpful with my young daughter (and me)! She makes learning violin accessible and fun!
Chee Wei
Jessy was very knowledgeable and give me useful feedbacks and ideas on my playing. I was constantly being challenged in developing my skills and musicality and continuously growing. I would recommend her for any adult beginner like me.

Catherine G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MMus from McGill University
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Catherine G.

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Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
Master of Music, McGill University
Years of experience teaching beginner to advanced, all ages and skill levels welcome! Lesson plans will be tailored to the goals of each individual, all styles available as I have extensive classical, pop, jazz experience.

About Catherine

I am a member of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. I've been featured on CBC Radio, CBC Television, and BBC3, and have been described as " the ideal soloist and a chamber performer of superb musicianship and high quality" (Ludwig van Toronto) and "une altiste formidable" (Le Devoir, Montreal).

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Joshua A.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 1st Place Winner: Texas State University Composition Competition from Texas State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Ms. Chris is awesome. My son started taking lessons to see if he really liked the violin about 3 1/2 years ago and fell in love with the violin. I do believe he likes it simply because he has an AWESOME teacher. She pushes him when he needs to be pushed and encourages him to audition for performances. He has done a wonderful job and we highly recommend Ms. Chris Heins!"
James
Took Violin lessons from Chris H.
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"After a month of lessons, I see that Nikita is very meticulous. He is insistent that his students master form before they learn to play a song. I feel as if I am being set up to succeed. He manages to firmly correct mistakes while still being encouraging. I am a 38 year old beginner."
Cheryl
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"I have played clarinet going up but fullfilling New Year’s resolution to learn how to play the violin. I have had two lessons so far and Evan is the perfect teacher. As a beginner, he is very patient and supportive. I feel inspired and want to continue. I appreciate Take Lessons for connecting me with Evan. Thanks!"
Sally
Took Violin lessons from Evan H.
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"An outstanding mentor

Being in my 30's, I didn't know what to expect. I assumed that most teachers would only teach children. Betsy has taught a range of students, from very young to quite a bit older and I've been so blessed to have her sent my way.

She's been patient and understanding of my random schedule (and of my terrible playing), professional, on time, encouraging, always shows up with a smile on her face and a thirst to teach. It's one thing to be excited to learn, but it's another to find such a wonderful person that enjoys teaching the way she does. I also appreciate the fact that she puts her own love for the instrument(s) into practice by constantly having performances in the field as well. It's hard to find this type of individual in any area of life and I'm so glad she's become my teacher."
Blake
Took Violin lessons from Betsy F.
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"My son loves his violin lessons with Travis! Travis is patient and encouraging, and lets my son go at his own pace. The result is that my son has chosen to keep up with his lessons despite being a busy middle school student with lots of other interests. He can sight read, and is completely unafraid to try to play a piece he's never seen before. He continues to find joy in music, in part because of Travis' teaching style.

I highly recommend Travis!"
Shelley
Took Violin lessons from Travis H.
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"Great teaching. Very easy to understand and great pations with me. Thank you teacher!!"
Sook
Took Violin lessons from Cameron K.
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"I’ve been learning with Emily for 4 years now and have seen major improvements with my playing. She is such a dedicated, hardworking teacher. I have gotten so many amazing opportunities working with her, such as joining youth orchestras, playing in recitals, concerts, etc. No matter your level, she always motivates you to do better. I wish I could learn with her forever :(("
Yitao
Took Violin lessons from Emily V.
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"We were hesitant to try online lessons but so happy we did! Keiko is a virtuoso with a gift in teaching. She has amazing ears and her corrections are to the point. She holds her students to a high standard and yet she is positive, encouraging, patient, and friendly. My daughter learned a lot from Keiko and was so inspired and motivated!"
Vanessa
Took Violin lessons from Keiko T.
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"Cant asked for more from her on my daughters first lesson!"
Emma
Took Violin lessons from Hallie C.
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"My daughter loves Sarah, she is very sweet, helpful and comprehensive. She sets standards, challenges and goals for my daughter to reach that allows her to feel like an accomplished violinist, although she's just a beginner."
Rhonda
Took Violin lessons from Sarah E.
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