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Maggie Z.

12 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition from Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition
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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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • 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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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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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Gujarati, French, Music, English
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy applied for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as w

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Kostadin D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Bulgarian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Section Viola from Colorado Springs Philharmonic
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Kostadin D.

3 Reviews
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Lessons are tailored to fit each individual student's ability and goals. I believe in challenging students while maintaining a supportive and encouraging environment. Lessons will cover music theory, technique, and solo pieces. The goal is to develop in each student the specific skills needed to play a string instrument as well as to nurture an understanding and love for music.
Lessons take place at my apartment in Southeast Denver, near Hampden and I-25. Students are expected to prepare for and participate annual studio recitals. In addition to lessons, students are strongly encouraged to participate in a music ensemble program such as Suzuki group classes, school orchestra, or youth or community orchestras.

About Kostadin

I was raised in a musical family in my home country of Bulgaria, where I attended a highly competitive full-time performing arts school from age 6. I was trained in the Russian school of violin playing and have found this to be a very successful method for my younger students in the United States. A

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Karin G.
My daughter has shown so much improvement over the past two years with Koko. He is patient with her when she's distracted and challenges her when she needs it. According to her "he is a really good teacher."
Krystle W.
I've been taking lessons since April and have noticed a huge improvement thanks to Koko. He's very positive and offers insightful corrections and alternatives where needed(but also pushes me when needed). Highly recommend!!
Courtney
I love his supportive and positive nature.
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Cieran M.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance from University of Denver
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Cieran M.

4 Reviews
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Viola is the undersung hero of the orchestra, and I love to help violists learn this beautiful instrument! Though much of the technique of the instrument is the same or very similar to the violin, violists enjoy a great repertoire of solo pieces and high demand in ensembles, which I can help you discover for yourself. (Please see my violin profile for more information on experience and lesson style)

About Cieran

I love music, and I love helping other people find and develop their love for music! I teach all styles of violin (including fiddle) and piano to ages 4 and up, with a strong emphasis on finding what kind of music each student enjoys and building a life-long love of music with solid technical founda

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Betty
Cieran is a great teacher. I am an adult student who studied some as a child. So he assessed my skill level and took it from there. I feel we are going at my own speed, and it is very enjoyable for me. Cieran is highly qualified to teach and is very pleasant to work with.
Henry W.
Cieran was amazing with my 3 year old! He explained everything and was very patient!
Kelsey F.
Cieran is absolutely fantastic. Regardless of what type of style you are trying to learn, he is the teacher for you. He has a great passion for music and is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Every lesson is tailored to what you would like to learn. Not only that, but he is an extremely gifted player, so after hearing what I aspire to sound like, I am motivated to practice more than ever!
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Jessica L.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music and Political Studies from Bard College at Simon's Rock
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Jessica L.

27 Reviews
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I am a professional cellist with a graduate degree in music and extensive performing and teaching experience. I look forward to working with you or your child to help accomplish your goals and have fun making music! Lessons are tailored to each students needs and abilities, and I have vast experience working with students of all ages and abilities, from elementary students to college students. I teach online and in-person lessons.

I can provide private lessons for beginner-intermediate level violin and viola students who are in elementary-middle school. I also provide beginner-advanced cello lessons for students of all ages.

About Jessica

Jessica L. is a professional teacher and cellist with a Master of Music in Cello Performance and a Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a Texas teaching certificate in music education. As

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Lucia O.
My daughter started taking online violin class in May 2021 and her progress and motivation to play this instrument has been fantastic. My daughter never play the violin and she wanted to try it and having a teacher that is caring and patient like Jessica has made help my daughter to have a great learning experience with this wonderful music instrument. Thank you, Jessica!!
Michelle
she is very nice and is a very good teacher
Scott G.
Jessica was great to work with! I am a current music teacher myself looking for help on a secondary instrument. She was very professional and helpful. Would definitely recommend!

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The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Oakland is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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"Kendra is amazing! She's perfect at finding problems and helping the student to resolve them while challenging to be better and better."
Bellatrix
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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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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"Nice personality and gives thoughtful instructions. Looking forward to more lessons."
Andre
Took Viola lessons from Amanda M.
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"Ms Susanna was timely to the session and patient with my son as we ran into some difficulties from my end. He enjoys the 1:1 interactions already."
Quinn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Very patient with a new learner.. :) Small technical hiccups, but was a great lesson overall"
David Bates
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"I had a great first lesson with Kelvin! He's fast and efficient and knows how to maximize the online time slot! This is gonna be fun!!!"
Brian
Took Viola lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Susanna is a very experienced and professional strings teacher. She is an excellent violist. She has great rapport with her students and they enjoy learning with her. I highly recommend her."
Sharyn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Shannon was engaging. She made me comfortable, she’s polite. Very patient as we were trying to tune my viola. She helped me in every way she could. I am very blessed to be her student."
Imani
Took Viola lessons from Shannon S.
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"Michael is the rare pairing of a professional performer and fantastic teacher of viola & violin technique. I have seen the benefits of his pedagogy first-hand in my middle school orchestra classroom in Plano ISD. I have been lucky enough to have him teach some of my students for over 3 years. He has helped many of my students overcome barriers in their practicing and performing. With your commitment to putting in quality practice time, lessons with Michael will certainly result in significant musical growth."
Eric
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"Joshua is a knowledgeable and great instructor and works well with my son. He.has patience and a balanced approach. I can tell he has worked with young children often."
Isaac
Took Viola lessons from Joshua A.
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