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Nader T.

10 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, I speak Persian, Persian
  • Awarded University of New Mexico Composition Competition, 2nd & 1st prize of Atwater Kent Composition Competitions at the University of California, Los Angeles from U. N. M. and UCLA
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Claremont Graduate University
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Nader T.

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In my one hour of comprehensive teaching, students learn extensively the techniques of the violin, including tone production, vibrato, musicality and pieces of music which are chosen from standard violin literature or Suzuki books. The whole idea is to get students to look at the whole learning process as a fun activity, and very soon they acquire the ability to produce beautiful sounds, correct intonation and strong vibrato. In addition to the above, I conduct some some ear-training exercises to improve intonation as well.

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I am a violinist and composer. I have trained more than 1200 students in more than twenty five years of my teaching carrier. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson includes scales, arpeggios, etudes, duets and a new piece of music from different eras of music. I emphasize on tone production, correct

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Megan S.
Nader was fantastic! I took Violin lessons for a few years from a couple different teachers, and he taught me new, interesting things I'd never learned before. He's also very patient and nice.
Carolina V.
He is very patient and has excellent communication skills. I have no knowledge of how to play the violin or music of any kind. After my first lesson I strongly feel he will be my private instructor for many years to come. I left with proper technique of how this instrument is to be cared for and good posture when practicing. He also informed me of the books we will be incorporating into my lessons. Most importantly homework is given and he is very patient and explains everything at your level.
Kira
I was very pleased with my first lesson with Nader. He is very kind and patient. We covered some basic points with what we'll be covering for my lessons with the cello. His instructions and explanations of technique is very clear I feel my lessons with him will be very beneficial and enjoyable.
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Alethia E.

32 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • N/A from N/A
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Alethia E.

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I use many methods including Suzuki, Kodaly and traditional teachings that include catered practice plans in order to accommodate each student's learning needs. I am very flexible and more than happy to discuss teaching methods and/or special needs with parents and students.

About Alethia

Growing up I was raised in a home full of music. My father, a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Musica (National conservatory of Superior Music) played piano day and night and from there my love for music blossomed. My first experience with music was at the age of 8 when I began to

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Dannie G.
Alethia is a great instructor. She is very knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend her1
Kaiya H.
For my 12 year olds first lesson she really made her feel comfortable and helped her to get set up for success. She gave her practice to do through the week and is very easy to communicate with.
Nicole L.
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.
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Diane G.

12 Reviews
Bonsall, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Diane G.

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I have been teaching the violin/fiddle to children and adults for 9 years. My speciality is in teaching young children and youth. I do teach methods that are appropriate to their level, whether they are beginners or have been playing for a while. I love teaching adult beginners as well, we all need a good start with a firm technique base for left and right areas (violin and bow) of playing the violin. I teach from the concept of Musicianship: warm ups to prevent injury, correct techniques for playing, and using theory books and violin method books that are creative and easy to follow and understand, both for children and adults. I teach note-reading as well as aural learning because a student, young or older, needs both music notation and ear training to gain the best possible perspective on learning this instrument and having fun. As a teacher, I love being creative in lessons, it's very important and helps the student to assimilate the techniques and pieces so they can move ...

About Diane

I love to teach the violin, viola and fiddle. I really enjoy working with adult beginners to help them discover music. You are never too old to learn! I also enjoy working with young children and youth to establish a wonderful foundation for the student. I have special training in working with chil

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Mayumi T.
Diane is an amazing teacher!! My two daughters (8 and 12yrs old) have been taking lessons from Diane for over 2 years and they love her lessons! Diane is very kind-hearted, very positive, and patient. They have a great violin rental and purchasing program with a very reasonable price and her husband as a professional luthier, setting up all the instruments for us and whenever the kids need to switch a violin size, they take care of it. We are very happy with Diane and it's hard to find a teacher like her.
Nancy
Was my first violin lesson today, and Diane is very thorough and easy to follow. She is excited about the violin and not just a teacher so I already know that I have a great teacher. I am so excited about my journey with her!
Amber A.
Diane is a fabulous teacher!! When my daughter wanted to start violin and fiddle I knew I would need to know something about violin to help her at home. So, Diane taught my 5 year old and me. Diane really has an amazing bond with my daughter and has truly become one of our family... She makes the lessons fun and engaging for my daughter... She takes a personal interest in her students and gears the lessons to their level. Diane is always willing to work with you when it comes to schedules as well, for example: summer time vacations.... I highly recommend Diane as an instructor. She knows her instrument, her theory, and how to convey the information to adults and small children. We have now been taking lessons for a couple of years and my daughter still looks forward to them and that is due to the investment that Diane has personally made in their relationship!
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Jerry M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Music Ed from Valdosta State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND e

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Savannah M.
Went way above and beyond to work with my son and help him with the things that he struggled with. We are very pleased and thankful to Mr. Jerry.
Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
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Mel P.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mel P.

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Classical, traditional method and Suzuki method. Studied with Dr. John Kendall, founder of the Suzuki method for the United States. Have played with Southern Illinois University orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony exhibition concert. Have performed in Europe, North America and Asia.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Micaela C.
I had a great first lesson with Mel! He was very enthusiastic and encouraging. I appreciate how willing he is to work with me towards my goals, which are pretty specific. I look forward to continuing to work with him on fiddle and ear training!
Kaitlyn
Mel is fantastic! I have only been taking lessons with him for a short time, but I feel like I have really made a lot of improvement! He is extremely patient and really cares about music. You can truly tell he puts his all into his lessons and truly cares about his students. Music is his passion and his optimism and love for music is contagious.

I decided to learn the violin and had no experience or background at all. Mel helped me start off with the essentials and is making sure I know proper form! I am beyond grateful that I found him and recommend him to anyone looking to learn. I promise you won’t regret hiring him to help you along your musical journey. I am most definitely looking forward to all my future lessons! Thank you Mel!
Jack
I have been taking lessons with Mel for almost two months.
As an adult learner who tried to learn violin on my own for the last six months I have found Mel to be a lifesaver.
He has been very patient and has helped me to fix all the bad habits I developed. The lessons are a nice mix of theory, skill development and working on fun songs.
I highly recommend him.
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Clayton T.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Clayton T.

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With over 20 years of experience, I've helped students of all levels become efficient problem solvers, develop comfort and ease in playing, and express their musicality. My students grow to be well-rounded musicians with the curiosity and skills to be lifelong learners and music lovers.

About Clayton

I love teaching violin because the quest for progress and creativity is so delightfully contagious. I remember feeling excited by new possibilities after lessons with my teachers growing up, and I still feel that way after I teach my own students today. My students and I work together to identify lo

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Murielle
Clayton is a fun, kind and engaging teacher. My son had a great experience with him this year and absolutely loved Clayton’s class. He learned a lot, from being more musical to practice techniques that will serve well in the future.
Benjamin
Clayton is a great teacher who puts an emphasis on fundamentals and long-term safe Violin playing. I've found his teaching to be invaluable. He provides information and exercises that are useful at all levels of playing.
Claire
Clayton is one of the best violinists I know! To learn from him is to learn from an absolute pro. He is patient, detail oriented, and fun to work with. He is a great violin teacher and I have learned so much from him!

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Rancho Santa Fe 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 $240 per hour.
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"Very patient thank God. She really tries to teach according to what you want to learn. Looking forward to many more."
Eddie
Took Violin lessons from Alani S.
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"Kelvin is a very good teacher always trying to meet students where they are."
Holly Mills
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"He's very nice and professional. My daughter enjoys his teaching."
Christine
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"What can I say? She's awesome and has me playing the violin again after only 3 lessons. (I had not played for 30 years!) She is kind and very patient, and I feel very fortunate to have her as an instructor. The greatest compliment I can give her is that she makes the lessons fun and is a great teacher as well."
Robert
Took Violin lessons from Jennifer A.
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"Kendra is amazing!!!! So happy & encouraging!!! Has patience for questions and if you don't understand something right away!!!! I'm loving my violin lessons!!!!"
Audrey
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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I am an adult learner and felt very intimidated about learning the violin at 45. Autumn is very patient, understanding, and encouraging. I have been working with Autumn for about five years and am now able to play in a small adult orchestra and am one of the most advanced in the group thanks to her. Thank you."
Leah
Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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"Great second lesson with Jessica!"
Colleen Curtis & Sharon
Took Violin lessons from Jessica H.
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"Great start and good to know Zhana!"
Amanda
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Excellent first lesson with Mark (also very first online lesson in anything). I was impressed with how much was accomplished and done in just 30 minutes. Most importantly, my kid enjoyed it despite the initial resistance and is already asking about his next lesson."
Daniel
Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"She's very good. Very patient and clear. She'll tailor the lessons to your level of understanding. I'm an older adult learner with no musical knowledge at all and am learning fast thanks to her. I look forward to continuing my lessons."
Jeanne
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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