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Elias S.

3 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

**Studio Equipment**
violins, viola, mandolin, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Jacqui
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!
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Nisha H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Alto Clef, Music
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nisha H.

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Lets get fiddling! I believe in creating well-rounded violinist that can play any style of music. I will teach you a solid foundational technique, including advanced shifting techniques and simple but beautiful vibrato, that will allow you to play any style of music you would like. I teach all of my students how to improvise in a clear, systematic way, and provide a safe and fun environment to practice being musically creative. You will learn how to "sound" like a fiddler AND a classical violinist.

I'm Suzuki Method certified and use a unique blend of method books including the O'Connor Method and a fiddle tableture system I have created. American fiddle, celtic, gypsy, jazz and Mexican waltz's are some of the muscial styles that you will enjoy while learning a solid foundational technique. You will also learn to read music notation right from the get-go. I have lots of experience with teaching individuals with ADHD and Learning Disabilities and have created a visiual strategy to ...

About Nisha

Hi! I am Nisha. I have been teaching the fiddle, violin & viola over 12 years, in both private lesson and orchestral settings. I have played in both orchestras and bluegrass and country bands over the years. I have done some studio work as well. I studied music education at the University of Utah.

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Hannah
Nisha has been the absolute best teacher we have found! She has taught 5 of our kids fiddle and they all love it!
Eric Campbell
She was extremely patient and if I had to miss a lesson, she would insist on lowering the price for the month. I wish I hadn’t had to move, or I’d still be taking lessons from her!
Whitney
Nisha has been my teacher for almost ten years now! I have learned how to play fiddle, while also getting a classical background in music. We study theory and go in depth on writing your own music and improv. She always makes it so fun and easy to learn!!
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Kendra R.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • string performance from University of Colorado
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kendra R.

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Having taught and performed for over 30 years, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all levels and ages. For beginning students, you can expect to be playing and learning to read music within your first month of taking lessons. I am happy to say that my intermediate and advanced students have met goals of preparing for auditions with success, performance events, and simply studying new technique and repertoire for their own pleasure. I look forward to meeting and sharing your musical endeavors!

About Kendra

Hello and thanks for visiting my webpage on Take Lessons. My name is Kendra, and I have been performing and teaching professionally for over 30 years. I received my performance training at Colorado University in Boulder and Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. My career as a teacher, recording

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Aidan
Kendra was so helpful and encouraging to our son during his first lesson, while also remaining firm in the techniques she was asking him to practice! She asked throughout the lesson if he had questions or if she needed to clarify anything, which we appreciate because he doesn't always admit if he doesn't understand.
Kay H.
I wrote a review when my daughter was a beginner, as she started to learn viola at her middle school. 4 years later, after 1 all-state, 2 district honors, and 1 London performances - all thanks to Kendra - my daughter continues to learn under Kendra's encouraging, precise instructions. Thank you Kendra!!!!
Angelique M.
I studied viola from 4th grade through college and have had many different teachers. I took a very long break from studying because it was getting to be too much like work and no fun.
Returning as an adult student was a tough decision for me, but Kendra has made it fun again! We've worked through some of my old bad habits that none of my previous teachers addressed and I can play without left hand pain for the first time in my life. It's amazing!

Kendra is patient and encouraging and has really helped me rediscover my joy and love of playing the viola. I can't recommend her enough!
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Fabian D.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly
  • Teaching since 2012
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Fabian D.

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*Learning exciting songs and scales
*Learning to read music and play by ear
*Improving your timing and musicality
*Learning any song you would like

About Fabian

My goal as a teacher is to direct my students to a more extensive use of their instrument without losing that special quality that sets each individual apart. I will help you establish a solid foundation of technique so you can meet any musical challenge squarely and with confidence. I love working

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Travis W.
Good teacher
Tom
Great teacher, very patient with my son.
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Joshua A.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place Winner: Texas State University Composition Competition from Texas State University
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Joshua A.

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I was raised in the Suzuki method, trained in it, and I believe in it. It is the most effective school of education for new musicians who want to learn reliably. I've been teaching it 9 years.

I can talk to you for days about the method, but I will sum it up as quickly as i can.

1: Immersion
2: Daily Practice
3: Listening
4: Strong relationship between student, teacher and parent.

If the student listens everyday, practices everyday, practices what i tell them, and is made to love the music, you will learn. I've taught hundreds of students this way and when all the conditions are met, all my students have had success.

About Joshua

Joshua has been a musician for over seventeen years and has been teaching for nine. He is an award winning composer, critical thinker, and an straight-forward teacher. Joshua has a high standards for his students and himself. Joshua has studied Suzuki method under Dr. Paula Bird for four years and h

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Robert B.
Very professional and patient . Highly recommend
Cathy G.
nice
Lindsay S.
Great teacher, definitely tailors the lessons to the student's individual goals. Highly recommend!
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Kiarra S.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kiarra S.

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I have 19 years of experience playing the violin, and have cherished every moment. Playing music is one of the most powerful and emotional experience an individual can have, and my goal is to help you along your musical journey wherever it may take you. I have taught ages 7-70, and am passionate about a variety of genres though my core training was in classical. I have worked with students in all stages of development, whether picking up the instrument for the first time or preparing for college auditions or international competitions.

Lessons will always be tailored with YOUR goals in mind, and I strive to make sure you come away from every lesson feeling excited and musically and intellectually stimulated.

I spent a number of my formative years studying violin remotely, long before the pandemic brought students to online platforms. I believe that online learning is just as good as traditional in-person instruction, without rigid schedules or geographic barriers.

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About Kiarra

I have a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from McGill University. I have soloed with numerous orchestras, such as the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, Garland Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orc

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Rancho Santa Margarita 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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"She is an amazing teacher who taught me the stuff I needed to improve.
She's very patient and she explained everything clearly to me. Thank you, teacher!"
Benjamin
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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"Jessica is an awesome instructor! She made me feel comfortable and completely at ease.
I’ve never even attempted to play before our lesson, and by the end we were practicing playing each string. I’m very excited about our future lessons!"
Sarah
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"Rui is a very good teacher! Nothing but positive feedback to my daughter. Rui was very patient."
Belicia
Took Violin lessons from Rui M.
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"Zhana is an amazing violin teacher. She has the perfect amount of patience but at the same time demands enough to challenge any individual and make them better."
MO
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Lipeng is a truly amazing violin teacher. Experienced, knowledgeable and patient. Knows precisely what to have student work on and communicates extremely well. Just a few weeks and my bowing and tone improve a lot! Will definitely recommend her."
Siqi
Took Violin lessons from Lipeng C.
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"Really great teacher and knows a lot about music in general"
Teresa
Took Violin lessons from Ani K.
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"this was an amazing experince"
Cara
Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
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"My seven years old daughter Sydney is one of Dan's students. She enjoys her weekly lessons with Dan very much. Dan is a very skilled, professional and patient. He is one of these teachers that has pedagogic skills to guide his students. Dan is teaching my daughter plying violin but he also teaches her how to develop patience,perseverance and discipline. These qualities will definitely help my daughter in becoming a well adapted human being. We are hoping to have Dan as Sydney's violin teacher for many years to come.
Barbara Sydney's mom"
Sydney
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"Very friendly and explains concepts very clearly. I had a great lesson and learned so much! When I went home to practice all that I had learned my violin playing was cleaner than it had ever been!"
Melissa
Took Violin lessons from Megan H.
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"Nicolas is a great teacher; patient and methodical, which is what I needed as a beginner."
Susan
Took Violin lessons from Nicolas R.
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