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Gloria J.

1 Review
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 1st place winner from Irving Klein International String Competition
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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.

Angela S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Angela S.

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After more than 12 years of teaching experience my lessons got to the perfect point of balance of being fun and educative, engaging but not overwhelming, personalized but keeping up with the national stanidards so you can see progress, you will feel like practicing and being able to play with others. Just if you want!

About Angela

Angela is a violin and viola teacher with more that 12 years of experience. She started her music studies in Spain, where she finished her Bachelor Degree in music in 2004 and where most of her performance and teaching experience was forged between the classical, contemporary and regional styles. H

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Hailey W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Semi-Finalist from Coltman Chamber Music Competition
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hailey W.

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Experienced teaching from age 3 to the collegiate level. While I am classically trained as a freelancer I play all styles of music. Together we will build foundational techniques, practice note-reading, and learn essential repertoire. Book a lesson today!

About Hailey

I am a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Butler School of Music as well as a violin and viola freelancer. I have performed all around Texas with artists like 2Cellos, Michael Bublé, Il Divo, Father John Misty, and Morgxn. Currently I am the viola teaching assistant at U

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Avenira C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Education and Psychology from Portland Community College
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Avenira C.

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Focuses for Viola could include...

Notation / Sight Reading
Duet & Ensemble Performance
Solo/Improvising
Composition
Instrument Maintenance
and so much more!

Let's Play Music!
Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth!

Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship.

What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU want to know.

My approach to music teaching is fully CUSTOMIZABLE.
Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests.

Not interested in reading notes? No problem.
Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it.
Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there!

Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less ...

About Avenira

I was born into a family of singers and dancers and have played piano for as long as I can remember. Music is more than a study or pass time to me, it is a language and a way of life. I believe everyone is a musician at heart.  Starting in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, my music career has tak

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Ela
Avenira has such kindness! She has taught me so so much and she was the best instructor I had. She let me learn the song I wanted to learn, and I felt more passionate and confident about my singing and playing than ever. I wanted to practice more, I wanted to become better, and this never happened with other instructors.
Rocio
Of course I recommend Avenira, my daughters really enjoyed their classes with her.
They both have different instruments, one has a Guitar and the other has a Ukulele, they are highly motivated by the songs they learned to play and sing.
It is a nice experience.
Avenira was always in charge of keeping them engage. Bravo!!!
Brandon
Avenira is one of the most passionate teachers I've ever met. She truly cares about the progress of her students, and her lesson plans reflect that. She treats each student as an individual, curating her lessons to suit their likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. She's also one of the few teachers I've met that is able to keep even her youngest students fully engaged during online lessons. I highly recommend working with Avenira!

Christopher D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.M. in Music Performance from Cedarville University
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Christopher D.

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Online Viola Teacher

My viola lessons are customized to meet your specific musical goals, and whether you are an adult wanting to take lessons for the first time, or an amateur aspiring to make music your full-time career, I am excited to help you achieve success on the viola. My lessons are rooted in classical training, and I am open to incorporating contemporary techniques and string improvisation into the curriculum.

About Christopher

I have played and studied music for over 15 years, performing locally and internationally in a wide variety of solo, chamber, and orchestral music settings. I've had several years of teaching experience, both through my private studio as well as affiliations with local music schools. While I lov

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Linda
Chris was very patient with me. I had special challenges due to be an older student that started later in life. We communicated very well--asking and answering questions. Chris knew how to help me as I am challenged with intonation. He did not let me slide which is an excellent quality in an instructor.

When I had questions or problems that we were not able to figure out between the two of us he went to his instructor to ask. He was not afraid to admit that he didn't know. He respected me as a scientist who had challenging questions.

Overall, I highly recommend Chris as an instructor for viola.
Zach
Chris is super knowledgeable, flexible to make lessons work over Skype, and attentive to make sure the lessons are tailored to what I am trying to learn as a growing pianist. I’ve had a great experience, grown a lot, and look forward to more lessons!

Amos F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2009
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Amos F.

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Online Viola Teacher

Just like the violin, only bigger, I can help you reach your musical goals!

About Amos

My name is Amos, and I've been playing the violin for over 30 years. I've played all over the world, with some of the best musicians, and it's been a blast. Now that I am teaching full-time, I want you to reach your musical goals, no matter what they are. Send me a message to find out how we can

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Oakland is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 per hour.
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$105 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"It was our first lesson with Charles for my 9 year old son. We finally found the right instructor! Without being condescending, he taught my son some basics about holding the instrument correctly, how to bring it up for play.... essentially proper playing etiquette that he is not getting at school from a teacher who is far too stretched with a large class of multiple instruments and only ONE teacher. (She really needs an assistant) I think he is going to learn a LOT and I love that he corrects him without being rude nor condescending. I would give him 5 stars but it's our first lesson. Will review again after a month and hopefully gloat some more about him! :) ~ Very pleased!"
Carrie
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
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"I have been working with Regina for over a year now. I have made SO much progress in one year. It's hard to believe! I highly recommend Regina. I'm really enjoying playing now! It's fun!"
Paula
Took Viola lessons from Regina T.
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"Candy is a wonderful music teacher! She’s in the Tucson symphony and is a highly skilled teacher. She’s very thoughtful, patient and skillful in her teaching methods. I would highly recommend Candy for students of all ages."
Leslie
Took Viola lessons from Candice A.
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"Great teacher, very knowledgeable and patient"
Cindy
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"I've had 5 lessons with Susanna and I couldn't be happier. Patient and has good humor. Highly recommend."
Thomas
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Maggie is a fantastic teacher."
Catherine
Took Viola lessons from Maggie Z.
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"My son was excited about Ms Gail’s knowledge of the viola."
Ryker
Took Viola lessons from Gail N.
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"Awesome Instructor!

It's evident she cares for her students....very patient with my daughter, my daughter has been under her care for about two yrs now, even sparking her interest to play another string instrument!

I cannot say how appreciative our family is of Ms. Heins and would certainly recommend her."
W.
Took Viola lessons from Chris H.
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"I'm really enjoying learning to play the viola from Susanna. She is a fantastic teacher who knows what I need!"
Jenna
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"wonderful teacher for getting you going on the violin ; ) lessons are relaxed and the time flies by because she keeps it fun and interesting ! Also was very helpful in my journey to purchase a violin ; )"
Charlotte
Took Viola lessons from Lisa C. B.
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