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Maggie Z.

13 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • 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. 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.

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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 less

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Flordeliza C.
Maggie is an awesome piano teacher! It has been 7 years since my last piano lesson and Maggie took over recently. I didn't have much confidence in myself, but I guess she saw potential in me. My former teacher was keen on using children's piano books for me because she thinks, despite being an adult, those teaching materials are the most appropriate for my level. But Maggie had me playing Hanon right away. It was intimidating, but definitely helped me build confidence in myself! I feel so empowered playing the piano now. :) She's also very flexible. My schedule is all over the place right now due to schoolwork, but she's able to accommodate me still. I highly recommend her!
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.
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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 students 10 and up
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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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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

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Violin is one of my favorites to listen to and includes such a wide range of music, from fiddle, to blues to of course classical.

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!
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner
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Gio A.

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I teach violin at the New School for Leadership and the Arts, mostly to novice players, and I have experience teaching violin to children of all ages.

My primary instrument is guitar, which I've played for about 25 years in many different bands, styles, and genres. I studied music and classical guitar at University of Central Florida, and during that time I also helped teach violin to a class of third graders. I'm not a pro violinist, but I have plenty of experience working with novice players, helping them develop proper technique, sight reading, ear training, and other skills needed to advance to the next level.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Elisa B.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Finnish
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elisa B.

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Quality teaching by professional violin teacher with long time teaching experience. Accepting all levels from beginners to advanced students. Classical, Suzuki and fiddling methods used. Bringing teaching expertise from Finland!

About Elisa

Violin Teacher's Certificate - Sibelius Academy, Finland Suzuki Teacher Training - Marylhurst University, OR Classical and Suzuki options - starting Suzuki students as early as 3 yrs old. Teaching Suzuki Books 1-11. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels I am using classical method books

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Glenn H.
Elisa is wonderful!!!! My son is very happy and is looking forward keep learning how to play the violin. Elisa is patient and professional.
Jeffery M.
I am excited to achieve my twinkle level. Miss Elisa is a great teacher! :-)
Jeffery M.
We always have a lot of fun with Elisa each lesson and its fun because each time theres more new activities
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Mary V.

71 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, Russian, German
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mary V.

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Lesson Format

30m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Repertoire (Pieces)

45m lesson:
Scales
Sight-Reading
Etudes
Repertoire (Pieces)

60m lesson:
Scales
Finger Exercises
Etudes
Sight Reading
Repertoire (Smaller Pieces)
Concerto

Recommendations:
Beginners: One 30m session per week
Enthusiastic Beginner: Two 30m sessions per week
Intermediate Student: One 45m session per week
Advanced/Experienced Beginners: One 45m session per week
Intermediate-Advanced: One 60m session per week

Clarification about level (please read to assess yourself)

Beginner: No experience, interested in trying it out and seeing if it's for them
Enthusiastic Beginner: No experience, motivated to improve
Intermediate Student and/or Advanced Experienced Beginner Students: Students who have either already taken lessons, or perhaps are students enrolled in school programs in orchestra who have experience playing and want to add to their playing
Intermediate-Advanced: Experienced with ...

About Mary

Miss Vaillancourt is the rare combination of professional singer and certified Music Educator. She has worked in International Schools all over the world and is now a freelance soloist singing on concert and operatic stages in Europe. Recent engagements include Sofia National Opera (Small Stage) & S

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Magda
I have put my daughter in singing classes with many different teachers but none were as spectacular as Mary. She is in love with these classes and all the technique being taught in them, and I've noticed a lot of progress in her singing plus confidence in her ability. I sadly cannot afford any more classes but recommend Mary whole-heartedly to anyone that really wants to advance as a singer and have serious improvement.
Michelle W.
Mary is an excellent violin teacher. She has a firm yet kind approach with an effective method in teaching a challenging instrument. She is punctual, reliable and passionate about teaching. In short, we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Mary!
Mae
I am a soon to be Music Education College major and Mary has helped me tremendously through that process. I have gotten into al the schools I’ve applied to and u don’t think I could have done that without her!💕

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in Pleasanton, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Pleasanton is $74. 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 is very happy with her first violin lesson the teacher was very good and helpful"
Arianna
Took Violin lessons from Jacqueline P.
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"Elisa is wonderful! She's excellent with my 7-year-old -- very patient and makes the lesson fun."
Hadley
Took Violin lessons from Elisa R.
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"I was lucky to take lessons with Marisa for two years during my undergraduate music degree at CU Boulder. Not only is Marisa a wonderful and knowledgeable violinist, she is a intuitive and warm teacher. Marisa took my musicality to the next level and helped me develop proper, tension-free technique. Marisa's advice helped me to practice more effectively on my own, and I always felt inspired after our lessons. I would highly recommend Marisa as a teacher for violinists of any level!"
Ingrid Anderson
Took Violin lessons from Marisa I.
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"Our son is taking violin lessons from Tigran. We absolutely love him. Tigran comes to our home every week and we have complete trust in him. He is extremely kind and patient and has an amazing teaching style. Our son has only had about 7 months of lessons and each month he has tremendous growth. He is 18 years old and has never had a violin lesson until now. He practices without us having to tell him and he looks forward each week to his lessons with Tigran----That speaks volumes about Tigran as a teacher. We highly recommend him as a teacher and a friend."
Elise
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Kelvin was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating! Wonderful teacher!"
Olena
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"She is a great instructor! My 14 yr old daughter is a beginner and she has been wonderful with her. She is professional, warm, and always helpful. I don't know much about the violin, but I never have to remind my daughter to practice the music that she is given."
Nicole
Took Violin lessons from Alethia E.
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"Aleks is a great and inspiring teacher. He works really hard to make his students play at their best. He taught for us for over 6 years and he is still a esteemed guest artist and conductor at our school. We highly recommend his expertise and professionalism!"
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Took Violin lessons from Aleksandre R.
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"Susanna is a great teacher.

I have never played a violin before, and she is walking me through the process with patience, clear instructions, different interesting and fun ways of explaining concepts, which make lessons flow easily. By the time the lesson ends, I can hardly notice that an hour has passed by.

It is a joy to have her as a teacher. I have had a few questions off schedule, and she has never failed to answer them promptly.
I look forward to every lesson I have with her to keep learning to play this beautiful and amazing instrument."
Monica
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Professional and experienced teacher

Professional and experienced teacher, very flexible and attentive."
Igor
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Nicolas is a special teacher balancing his talent as a musician and the ability to instruct. I am improving thanks to his conscientious attention to detail and precision, holding me to high standards, all the while keeping a positive attitude."
Melanie
Took Violin lessons from Nicolas R.
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