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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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The viola is a deep and powerful instrument, the violin's older sibling!

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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the viola. 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.

12 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Awarded Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition from Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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. 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 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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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.
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.
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Rob F.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rob F.

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Started teaching in 2007. We will work on good technique, fun pieces, and high level of excellence!

About Rob

Make sure you contact me about scheduling. I have other students and a job that sometimes changes week to week. I may have other times available. Let me know.

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Jeff
Initially I was a complete beginner. I've been studying with Rob for a couple of months now. I think I'm making good progress and certainly a lot of that is Rob's doing. Very personable and flexible, he's really taught me a lot and is really good at teaching in a way that has me progressing steadily and not being overwhelmed by such a challenging instrument.
Jeff
great first lesson. Personable and informative.
Lin
Identified many of my errors right away, has given instruction on how to correct. Have noticed definite improvement each week, and given new skills each week to practice .(I'm not likely to pass this pattern in the near future!)
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Joshua N.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua N.

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I believe fundamentally that each student has a unique learning style and benefits from a tailored approach. I do not subscribe to a particular regimented program of study, rather I select the repertoire and etudes to match each student's needs. I believe in choosing both concert music and etudes to challenge individual deficits and work on skills that will apply broadly across the repertoire.

I have a background in both violin and viola and believe that many of the skills which are taught to young violinists are not addressed early enough with young violists. It is my goal to make sure that young violists develop strong technical facility that enables them to develop into mature musicians with ease.

About Joshua

I am a professional orchestral violist and recording artist based in Long Beach, California. However, I am currently living in Denver, Colorado. For the past two seasons, I have primarily served as the assistant principal violist of the Pacific Symphony, while enjoying a flourishing freelance career

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Keigan
First lesson, while a bit glitchy with the lessons thing, the instructor adjusted while we figure out next time. My son really liked working with Josh, and is looking forward to more.
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Sam S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sam S.

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Experienced teacher of over 5 years, I teach both classical and fiddle styles while maintaining a focus on healthy posture and strong practice habits. Lessons are customized to the individual, providing freedom for the student to find their musical voice. In addition to learning technique, lessons may also include sight-reading, improvisation, ear-training, sheet music reading, and much more. Let's get started!

About Sam

My name is Sam Schuth. I am a violinist and violist based in Southern Maine. I grew up in a musical home, up north in Eastport, Maine. My musical upbringing in a small coastal town was unusual, but incredibly fruitful. The small town life offered me performance opportunities through an active Arts C

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"Elizabeth is so knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. Thanks for a great first lesson."
Brookelan
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"He has a great personality, perfect for kids!"
Gisella
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"Julia is a completely wonderful teacher! She is very patient, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to work with. She is very adept at teaching the technical aspects of music as well as the expressive intricacies. I highly recommend her for all levels of playing."
Joshelle
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"we had so much fun playing together"
Laurie
Took Viola lessons from Kathleen L.
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"Humberto was fantastic with my daughter and with us.
Our home is tiny and helped my daughter zero in one her lesson with ease.
We presented him with a little challenge to learn a song by Christmas for the pageant. No problem and I think we can was his response.
I am happy to see where this grows.."
Lily
Took Viola lessons from Humberto G.
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"My son really enjoyed the lesson and he start to practice daily."
Barbara
Took Viola lessons from Stephanie Q.
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"Elisa is a very responsible, skillful, and sweet teacher

Before Elisa moved to Ventura, CA, she was a master student and taught in IP piano school and Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston, MA. My daughter, Sarina, was one of her students. My daughter loves her so much and made good progress when Elisa was teaching her. Elisa made Sarina relax and comfortable so that she was enjoying the learning process; she emphasized on skill and poses, she tried hard to help the students to get to the best they could. She is reliable as you can talk with her about the timing change and make up lessions. She came to our house to say goodbye and hug Sarina before she left. She is a great teacher that you can count on and you will enjoy her teaching."
Ping
Took Viola lessons from Elisa R.
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"I learned so much and enjoyed my lessons."
Grace
Took Viola lessons from Virginia A.
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"As a 30-something adult beginner, I chose Nick as my teacher for his experience and talent. When we had our first few lessons, I knew he was the real deal. He knows his orchestral string instruments, especially my instrument of choice: the viola. I was even more impressed since he has performed with musicians like Chuck Mangione, Barbara Cook, and Andrea Bocelli. He has made my lessons fun, exciting, and very engaging. I highly recommend Nick to anyone wanting to learn a string instrument!"
Juliana
Took Viola lessons from Nicolas R.
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"Betsy was AMAZING!! She helped me work on scales and my concerto, she made it so mug more fun and was very nice to be around."
Annmarie Seaman
Took Viola lessons from Betsy F.
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