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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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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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Thomas V.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates Degree, Music Performance from Nassau Community College
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Thomas V.

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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 priv

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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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Debra R.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Music from Morgan State University
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Debra R.

11 Reviews
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Learn to play the violin with creativity, encouragement, and consistency. Violin students will learn through lessons that are customized to address the goals of each individual learner. Students will aspire to be creative, musical, and confident as they strum this beautiful stringed instrument.

About Debra

Debra has been teaching private lessons for over 15 years and has helped students learn to read, write and perform music in a fun and relaxed environment. Debra received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Morgan State University with a concentration in Piano. As an expert in her field, Debra l

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Debra is a great teacher, she made my daughter feel comfortable and she is easy to talk to.
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Wolfgang T.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Wolfgang T.

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I have been teaching for over 12 years. The combination of learning technique, music and having fun all at the same time is priceless! No matter what age you are or your ability (beginning, intermediate or advanced), there are no boundaries when it comes to music!

About Wolfgang

Wolfgang was born in Vienna, Austria and raised in the United States. He began his violin studies at age 7. Wolfgang studied with Zona Miller- Pueblo Symphony Orchestra from 1969-1977 and Jessi Ceci- concertmaster of the Denver Symphony Orchestra from 1977-1979. Majoring in violin performance, he

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Christopher
My son has been a student of Wolfgang’s for almost three years now, and in our opinion he is just the best! We’re so grateful to have found him. Not only is he an expert musician, he’s also an expert teacher. It’s not easy to find that combination!

Wolfgang is patient, kind, and funny. He’s always upbeat, and always always gentle and encouraging. At the same time, he has a knack for challenging his students and making them want to work hard for him. He has a deep knowledge of music, and once you progress beyond the beginner level he can really help you with theory, technique, and an endless supply of useful tips about how to get the most out of practice, how to tackle a challenging piece, and how to approach a performance. He has an enthusiasm for his subject that is infectious. Our son has really made amazing progress under Wolfgang’s guidance.

We’ve always found Wolfgang to be super flexible and easygoing on the admin side. We never felt the kind of sales pressure from him that you sometimes get with music schools and teachers. He accommodates our scheduling needs with no pressure and no guilt, and always communicates promptly whenever there might be something on his end that would affect a lesson. In short he’s a real pro, the total package, and you won’t regret hiring him as a teacher.
Erik
I'm extremely happy to have found Wolfgang Track as a violin teacher. Unlike previous teachers I have had, he is extremely patient and easy-going. He delivers instruction and advice very well, making lessons comfortable and engaging.

I am an adult student with a full-time job. Needless to say, I need a teacher that can maintain a flexible schedule and understand my time limits. Wolfgang does both, but never makes me feel like I am "falling behind" or "losing momentum". He is very good at making sure that I feel like I am continuously progressing, which continues to keep me focused.

I can't recommend his services enough. Any student would do well with Wolfgang as an instructor.
Cynthia
My son worked with Wolfgang for close to six years. We absolutely lived Jim. Patient and fun for all ages.
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Jiuri Y.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Violin Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jiuri Y.

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Ms. Yu is currently a Teaching Assistant in the University of Massachusetts, where she is responsible for all undergraduates who take violin performance as a second major. With increasing time on her hands for side efforts, Jiuri has recently found that teaching young children gives her great joy, especially dealing when with the complexities of personalities as they arise and the challenge of motivating and molding young minds. When Jiuri is not teaching or performing music, she loves traveling, seeing all the different and interesting cultures, museums and learning about the history of places. Jiuri is an avid reader.

About Jiuri

Ms. Yu is violinist originally from China, and started playing the violin at the age of four. She has moved to the US since the undergraduate. She is an active performer and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. As a multi musician, Jiuri is currently a violin instructor at the Key notes school of

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Jessica Z.
Very good experience!
Audrey B.
Jiuri does an excellent job connecting with and motivating our 6-year-old.
Xu
Jiuri is an experienced teacher, with a humorous personality. she know how to keep my kids's concentration. We would love to continue my kids violin education with her. HIGHLY recommended!
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Sonja P.

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Starting at $40
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sonja P.

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I am an experienced violin teacher of over 10 years to students of all ages and levels! I cater to each student as an individual and teach what is appropriate for their wants and needs. Students will build strong technical and musical foundations while having fun mastering their instrument! I specialize in teaching (and performing) classical, pop, rock, and folk music.

About Sonja

I am a professional violinist and violin/viola teacher. I have been playing the violin for over 20 years and have over 10 years of experience as a freelance strings teacher and orchestral violinist. I am an intuitive, compassionate, and energetic mentor to students of all ages and levels. I strive t

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Pacifica is $75. 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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"Zhana is a great teacher!

I am an international student and not very good at English, but Zhana was very nice and patient.
She was a great teacher and I would love to take more lessons with her when I come back NY.
Thank you Zhana!!"
Eri
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"I had the privilege of taking weekly lessons from Marisa for two years as an undergraduate violin performance major. During this time, Marisa taught me so much about musicality, technique, and listening as an advanced violinist. No matter how prepared I was for my lesson, I always left with many new ideas about my music and clear-cut ways in which to accomplish them; Marisa truly taught how to teach myself. Above all, Marisa is a wonderfully kind, intelligent person who helped me find my way in both music and life. Anyone who studies with her would be very fortunate."
Ingrid Anderson
Took Violin lessons from Marisa I.
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"Patient & Encouraging

Cieran is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and attentive - all the things one looks for in a teacher."
Bill
Took Violin lessons from Cieran M.
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"It's been a great experience to have lessons online. Although it lasted 45 minutes, I have seen that these types of lessons are very useful and practical. Thank you for providing these lessons!"
antonio
Took Violin lessons from Michelle G.
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"Highly recommended! The most insightful and kind teacher. I had learned so much from him and dramatically improved every aspect of my violin playing. I was very fortunate to have learned from him."
Jaime
Took Violin lessons from Chin K.
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"Danielle has been very patient with my daughter and has not only taught her how to play the violin, she has increased her confidence in herself as she is learning. I would highly recommend Ms. Danielle to anyone who is thinking about taking music lessons."
Nicole
Took Violin lessons from Danielle F.
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"A consummate professional and gifted teacher. Her love of the instrument is infectious. Her sense of humor puts you at ease."
Nancy
Took Violin lessons from Cornelia S.
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"Steven is an extraordinary talent! He’s been teaching our 6th grader and has truly been transformative. Steven exhibits exceptional energy, kindness and patience and the results of his teaching have been immediate and significant."
Soraya
Took Violin lessons from Steven M.
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"He is the best violin teacher I have ever had! I've wanted to learn since I was a kid, but I was not motivated with my previous teachers and now as an adult beginner I am finding it easier than I thought. Mr. Sal breaks it down so that it isn't as hard to learn anymore and I am making leaps and strides. These last 6 months have gotten me ready to play Jingle Bells for my family over the holidays along with my other pieces and I am excited to show them what I've learned. Thank you Mr. Sal and I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to learn the violin to just start with the best teacher I know!"
Brittany P.
Took Violin lessons from Salvador B.
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"Maya has been my violin and piano teacher for about 7 years. She’s very patient and fun to work with, but sometimes strict for what I work on. We have to prepare for the annual students recital she has in the spring, but i feel I’ve learned a lot from her. She’s my favorite teacher!"
Lianna
Took Violin lessons from Maya S.
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