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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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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 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 on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners 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.

Larisa K.

5 Reviews
Hercules, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Winner of Kiev National Violin Competition from Kiev State
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Larisa K.

5 Reviews
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Violin, viola instructor, performing art.
Classical music. Mostly traditional Russian method of violin teaching, also Suzuki.

About Larisa

Began violin lessons at age 8. At age 15 was accepted into the elite program at the School of Music in Odessa, Ukraine. Continued on to one of the premier music Universities in the world: Kiev State Conservatory, where I received a Masters degree in Teaching and Performing arts. Throughout my hi

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Paladin M.
Larisa was very patient with Paladin in teaching him the basics of how to set up and hold his violin. He was excited after his first lesson.
Tatum C.
Larisa is giving my daughter the perfect balance in modeling both professionalism and allowing her to grow..learn ... a love for the violin . We are still at the beginning ....but I think she is a very good fit for my daughter.
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Linda K.
Incredible Training - A Perfect Match

We interviewed many teachers, and then I found Larisa. Providing incredible training in classical techniques combined with a spirit of playfulness and fun, she’s been the perfect teacher for my daughter
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Maggie Z.

7 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Master of Music from Boston University
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Maggie Z.

7 Reviews
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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 les

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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.
Emma Y.
The lesson went by really well. Maggie is a really good teacher, she is patient and efficient. My daughter really enjoyed her lesson.
Tiffany
Maggie came to teach my 5 year old daughter her very first lesson. I was impressed with how much she covered in a half hour! My daughter was really not interested but Maggie was patient and able to get her hold the violin, learn it's parts, play some notes and even read a line of music! Kudos to Maggie.

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Mellisa W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Awarded Chancellors Music Award from Golden State Baptist College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Arts Music Education, Conc. Piano Pedagogy from University of St. Thomas
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Mellisa W.

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Online Violin Teacher

Group and private violin.

About Mellisa

Mellisa has pursued her love of music from a very young age. With a passion for quality music and education, she opened Eighty Eight Notes School of Music 2007 where she grew the business to include classes for all ages and stages and all instruments. "My ultimate goal as your teacher is to nurtur

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ReggieK
My Ms. Crabtree.

M.W. is wonderful as an instructor because she challenges you to learn and provides great feedback. Also, I've wanted to learn how to read music and she's teaching me music Theory as well. If there was anything that I could be different it would be Time. She's what I was looking for in an instructor. I consider her as my Ms. Crabtree.
PattyN
Sophie has been very happy with her new instructor, Mellisa. She feels that that Mellisa has a way of teaching that really connects with her.
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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Associates Degree, Music Performance from Nassau Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
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Online Violin Teacher

All styles- all ages- learn what you want! emphasis on a good technique for a good tone, bow arm, and left hand playing in tune!

About Thomas

Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City. Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music. Thomas is an experienced pri

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Marc D.
Tom was great! Personable and knowledgeable would definitely recommend
Carole K.
I took my first piano lesson with Thomas. He's a fabulous teacher. He explains everything clearly and I felt very happy with what I had learned. He made me feel proud of my accomplishment!!
Grace L.
My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!
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Lorenzo M.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, Russian, English
  • Master in Music String Pedagogy from Temple University (U.S.A.)
  • Awarded Violin Performer from Temple University (U.S.A.)
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Lorenzo M.

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Online Violin Teacher

I firmly believe each student is a unique individual and needs a personalized and unique teaching approach......
Music is one of the greatest gifts to the humankind and because of this everyone should have the possibility to familiarize with a musical instrument.

About Lorenzo

Italian violinist Lorenzo M. Born in Catania, Lorenzo graduated Summa cum laude from the Vincenzo Bellini Musical Institute of Catania, and made his solo debut with orchestra at age 11 performing a Vivaldi Concerto. in 2013 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky” with th

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Behnam
Mr. Mazzamuto is an excellent violin instructor. He is patient, engaging, and very creative. He is giving my young child lessons, and while the little guy loves the violin he is also has the attention span of a 4 year old. Mr.Mazzamuto keeps the lesson fun and is constantly teaching him new techniques and songs which keeps him interested in continued learning. We all have been very happy.
Sarah
Maestro Mazzamuto has been giving my 4 year old son lessons for 2 months now. It has been a wonderful experience for both of us from the beginning. Not all violinist as talented as Maestro have the patience for true beginners and little kids. He has been so kind, patient, and creative when teaching my son. In two months he has taught my 4 year old several songs as well as how to read music. I’ve been amazed at what my little guy has been able to learn and how much enthusiasm he continues to have. He asks every day if Maestro is coming. He looks forward to seeing him and playing duets with him. Maestro Mazzamuto is helping to foster his love of music by making sure to teach at his pace and never getting frustrated with him. I hope that they will be making music together for a long time. I can’t imagine a better teacher for my son.
David
Very clear and passionate about the instruction he teaches! Lorenzo has won many musical competitions and is not only an exceptional violinist but also a great teacher. Taking lessons from Lorenzo has helped me be able to get in Brevards music festival program in 2019 and also make it to the semifinals in their solo competition. I would also like to add that with Lorenzo’s help I also was able make it to the finals at my universities solo competition later that year. Lorenzo is great at teaching bow technique and left hand finger technique but he is also amazing at teaching the heart and soul of the music!

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Oakland is $76. 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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"My daughter has been taking lessons since may and she loves it. Joshua is a great teacher, he us straight forward and will not move her forward unless she has fully learned what he taught her. If your kids need lesson he is your guy. Thanks for being a great teacher."
Joe
Took Violin lessons from Joshua A.
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"Erin has been helping my daughter to really make a beautiful sound, fixing her bad habits from a previous teacher, and teaching her how to tune and care for her violin on her own."
Michaela
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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"We took violin lessons with him(Mother and my son).
He’s knowledgeable,professional and friendly!
I appreciated it that he gives us very practical advice until for next time.

He’s playing violin model for us,it’s really gracious,you’ll see!!

Actually,he can speak Japanese,too!
If there’s parent who would want to communicate with teacher in Japanese,it would be really helpful for you!"
Takashima
Took Violin lessons from Michael C.
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"A great violinist and a true teacher. Every lesson is fun and useful. Topics such as interpretation, phrasing and technical problems are always solved thanks to his great experience through the right use of the bowing and fingering. He’s always supportive and helps all of his students to reach their goals and to keep moving forward."
Stefano
Took Violin lessons from Lorenzo M.
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"Geronimo is an excellent teacher. He taught my son, viola who was a beginner using the Suzuki method. He is very thorough with finger movements and bow work. He sets clear milestones for the student to meet for each week along with semester goals, such as recitals and concerts. His artistry is highly advanced yet we really liked how he could teach kids at all ranges. My son has had about 3 teachers, but Geronimo stands out as the best. I highly recommend him. Thank you."
Alok Gautam
Took Violin lessons from Geronimo O.
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"Shahrzad was excellent. She teaches with great passion and knows what to point out on my weakness. Not only is she thorough, she also knows when to demonstrate the piece of music. I really enjoyed my lesson with her. Thank you."
Shirley
Took Violin lessons from Shahrzad P.
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"Wonderful violin teacher, the best I have ever had. Very patient, although I am an adult student, re-beginning to play. Showed me things that I have done wrong for years in one session."
Thomas Attaway
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"Jesse was not only an instructor but also a mentor for my daughter. He is very patient and realistic besides being very knowledgable and talented. She learned and improved a lot. We were lucky to start this journey with Jesse."
Merve
Took Violin lessons from Jesse M.
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"I was a bit skeptical in taking lessons online but Elizabeth is an extraordinary teacher that knows how to teach even online. I would highly recommend her."
Rafa
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"She has been great to work with! Charlene is patient and explains things very well."
Liz Gelfusa
Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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