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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • 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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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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Maggie Z.

13 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Master of Music from Boston University
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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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Flordeliza C.
Maggie is an awesome piano teacher! It has been 7 years since my last piano lesson and Maggie took over recently. I didn't have much confidence in myself, but I guess she saw potential in me. My former teacher was keen on using children's piano books for me because she thinks, despite being an adult, those teaching materials are the most appropriate for my level. But Maggie had me playing Hanon right away. It was intimidating, but definitely helped me build confidence in myself! I feel so empowered playing the piano now. :) She's also very flexible. My schedule is all over the place right now due to schoolwork, but she's able to accommodate me still. I highly recommend her!
Luke
My six-year old is really enjoying his piano classes with Maggie! She made great recommendations for practice books and my kiddo seems to be learning quickly!
Marie Q.
Maggie is great with my kids. She understands each one's skill level and adjusts her lessons accordingly. I appreciate her patience, especially since my kids are just starting to learn how to play the piano. The best part is that my kids are learning and having fun at the same time.
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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Michael R.

25 Reviews
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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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Mark L.

79 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks I only speak English. My Spanish is very limited.
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Mark L.

79 Reviews
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You will be guided by me through method books and also use supplemental materials I create to help you advance. You will learn the basic 5 positions of the instrument to increase your sounding range. You will learn orchestra skills including following a conductor and articulation and intonation, styles of expression, and rhythm. I have been teaching violin for 7 years. My students have won seats in school orchestras and spots in various music schools. I want to be your next instructor.

About Mark

AS OF May 21, 2021 I AM ONLY TEACHING ONLINE. I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE STUDENTS VISITING MY STUDIO BECAUSE OF THE CORONA OUTBREAK. I help students who need help due to the struggles they go through with their instruments. I have proven note reading methods for piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, guita

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Torrey L.
Mark is a fantastic piano teacher! He is patient and caring. He also has a unique way to help children remember important foundational elements of piano playing. I highly recommend!
Tanya E.
Wonderful instructor; I am a beginner at piano and was surprised how quickly I began to learn! Mark is patient, encouraging and informative. Highly recommend!!
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Elias S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

**Studio Equipment**
violins, viola, mandolin, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
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Kiarra S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kiarra S.

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I have 19 years of experience playing the violin, and have cherished every moment. Playing music is one of the most powerful and emotional experience an individual can have, and my goal is to help you along your musical journey wherever it may take you. I have taught ages 7-70, and am passionate about a variety of genres though my core training was in classical. I have worked with students in all stages of development, whether picking up the instrument for the first time or preparing for college auditions or international competitions.

Lessons will always be tailored with YOUR goals in mind, and I strive to make sure you come away from every lesson feeling excited and musically and intellectually stimulated.

I spent a number of my formative years studying violin remotely, long before the pandemic brought students to online platforms. I believe that online learning is just as good as traditional in-person instruction, without rigid schedules or geographic barriers.

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About Kiarra

I have a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from McGill University. I have soloed with numerous orchestras, such as the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, Garland Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orc

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Menlo Park 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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"Wonderful first lesson. Thank you so much for opening many doors into my violin journey. Your teaching method is just what I need."
Randy
Took Violin lessons from Chaul Y.
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"Philip was so friendly and patient, and made my 7 year old very comfortable with her first lesson. He really knew how to speak on her level and his instruction was very positive and motivating. My daughter left the lesson very excited to start practicing what he showed her, and we can't wait till the next lesson!"
Kennadi
Took Violin lessons from Philip O.
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"We had our first lesson on Violin last week, and my son has been quite happy and pleased with Damien. We initially were not sure if we had chosen the right person as Damien's main instrument was not Violin. We are sure now & have not made a mistake by choosing Damien.
He was very helpful and followed up twice after the lesson on next steps & what my son needs to practice before next week."
Naveen
Took Violin lessons from Damien G.
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"As an adult learner who has always been interested in the violin, I have really enjoyed my experience with Mary-Elizabeth. She is a positive, patient, and encouraging teacher. We have been doing virtual lessons together and I am very impressed with how well she is able to offer corrections to my sound, posture, bow placement, etc... through a computer screen. It just goes to show how knowledgeable she is at her craft. I highly recommend Mary-Elizabeth for violin lessons."
Audrey
Took Violin lessons from Mary-Elizabeth H.
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"Emily is an outstanding teacher!
She has been positive, encouraging, and professional.
My daughter has learned so much and has had a wonderful experience learning to play the violin with Emily."
Jan
Took Violin lessons from Emily E.
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"My 16 year old daughter is not only enjoying her lessons with Lauren and motivated to practice regularly, she is advancing at a strong pace due to the intuitive and creative teaching skills that a Lauren creates for my daughter! I get the sense that lessons are prepared with thoughtful consideration and attention to my daughter's needs and ability with the future goals always attended to! So far Lauren has been an excellent teacher for my child!🤗"
Michaela
Took Violin lessons from Lauren S.
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"I am an older adult learning violin for the first time and Jill is patient but persistent. In every lesson we move forward."
Ellen
Took Violin lessons from Jill G.
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"Her help with bow hold, relaxation with the right hand and arm, will help me enjoy playing."
Jim
Took Violin lessons from Ha-eun R.
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"Great teacher!

My daughter has been taking beginner violin lessons with Peter and she loves him. He is extremely patient, friendly and creative in how he approaches new learners. Very supportive and reinforcing. I highly recommend him."
Stephanie
Took Violin lessons from Peter B.
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"Lucas is a fantastic teacher. He's very engaging with my daughter and she really feels comfortable talking with him and playing for him. I love that he is easy-going, yet really informative. Very happy we get to work with him!"
Maggie
Took Violin lessons from Lucas B.
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