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Sarah B.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $65
  • BM - Violin Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Sarah B.

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where I received both my MM as well as my BM degrees in violin performance. I've studied with with many world renowned musicians and am a very active international performer, performing from CA and CO to London and Cuba.

I am a native of California, born and raised in Los Angeles and have been surrounded by musicians my whole life. With both my parents and my brother playing the cello, I have always found passion and love for music and the community built by musicians. I started playing piano at a young age and after a few years transferred to violin which I then dedicated myself to and grew into my career.

Lessons are whatever you need them to be, but in general I will focus on using scales, etudes and solo repertoire to: solidify technique, improve ear training, and expand your musical portfolio.

I believe that music can be learned and loved by everyone from young children to adults and by ...

About Sarah

As a professional violinist I have had the privilege to study and work with countless incredible musicians, including the Cavani Quartet, Peter Salaff, Keith Robinson, the Dover Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet. An avid orchestral player as well as chamber player, I have also played with orchestra

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Sophia
Sarah really helped me with my basic techniques! I've been trying to learn how to play violin by myself over the pandemic and finding online lessons with her was the ANSWER. She's incredibly kind and patient and explains posture and walks me through scales and etudes to strengthen my basics. Sarah also has a broad understanding of repertoire, which I hope to also be able to play soon!
Zoey
Sarah is a great teacher! Her combined use of technical and musical ideas has increased my appreciation for music and has made me better at the violin!
Sarah
Can't recommend Sarah enough! She is very good at assessing a student’s abilities and interests and adjusting her lessons accordingly. She makes the lessons fun and challenging.
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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from the

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.
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Maureen S.

14 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Awards from Various
  • Teaching since 1990
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Maureen S.

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Levels 1-10 MTAC Certificate of Merit, College Level Classical and Jazz

About Maureen

•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig

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Beverly
Maureen has been a wonderful clarinet teacher! Being an adult who is picking up the clarinet again, I like how Maureen provides a balance of theory, exercises, improvision, and various methods to help me in my playing.

Maureen is patient, always willing to answer questions and encouraging. She makes you want to try harder!
Dahlia M.
Maureen is patient, methodical and focused. Great first lesson. I am very encouraged.
Maureen
I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter
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wenze L.

Daly City, CA
Starting at $66
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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wenze L.

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Full of passion of music. Sense of humor. Patient and nice. 10+ years teaching experience. 10+ years orchestra playing experience.

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Patient and nice teacher base on San Francisco bay area. Speak both English and Mandarin. 10 + years teaching and performance experience. I'm not a strict teacher but I will always teach you a lot in every single class. Let me make your music dreams come true.

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Lauren A.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lauren A.

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Congratulations! I mean it! Looking for violin lessons is a big step, and the first to achieving your goals as a budding musician.

In your lessons with me, you will first learn proper set-up and technique, and we will mainly work from the Suzuki method books. Additionally, I will provide you with various scales, exercises, and "fun pieces" as you progress. I wholeheartedly believe that learning the violin should be enjoyable, and not a chore. So, wherever you are at with current skill level, and whatever your motives are for taking lessons, you can rest assured that we will have a great time together!

About Lauren

Lauren, a native of Chicago and former resident of Vero Beach, FL, fits into just about every genre of music with her fiddle playing. Her malleability within the industry has afforded her multiple opportunities performing and recording with artists who have styles ranging from Classical to Bluegrass

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Alan
Lauren is a great teacher. Very patient, encouraging, stressing the basics while keeping you interested by teaching you new, interesting pieces.
Daniel
I have worked with Lauren for over a year now. I have found that Lauren is very patient and is willing to work with you to reach your goals and not just the goals of a book. Lauren works with you on a one on one basis to help you get where you want to go. Lauren is extremely knowledgable and always ready with a challenge to help you progress.
Catherine P.
I just completed my first lesson with Lauren. I was hesitant as to how it would go because I know nothing about the violin or how to hold the bow. With that said, even though it has only been one lesson, I have complete confidence that Lauren will help me reach the goals I am looking to achieve. She has a wonderful calmness that makes you feel relaxed and competent.
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Lauren C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst from German Government
  • BM Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
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Lauren C.

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Hello there! My name is Lauren, and I'm an NYC-based violinist with over 15 years of experience teaching violin. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance and perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

As a teacher, I adapt my teaching methods on the spot to introduce and reinforce concepts in a patient, enthusiastic, and creative manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique, students are empowered and develop their communication skills and confidence while fostering a lasting curiosity for learning and a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.

Lessons generally focus on four major areas: scales, etudes, ensemble parts (orchestra and chamber music), and solo repertoire. Music theory and ear-training activities supplement work in these areas. A portion of lesson time is also devoted to preparing students for ...

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In addition to my teaching, I maintain an international career as a performer. I've performed at festivals such as Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken, Newport Jazz, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and Lincoln Center. I've worked with artists and composers such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Richard Carrick, C

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Maya
FANTASTIC TEACHER! Lauren taught me for 2 years as an adult beginner and I could not have asked for a better experience She is so patient, kind and encouraging. During our time I believe I made tremendous progress with her instruction even though halfway though we had to switch to remote lessons because of Covid. Phenomenal person and gifted teacher!!
Sia
Thank you Ms. Lauren for helping me grow as a violinist. You made the lesson so enjoyable and I found the notes that you made for me so helpful for my weekly practice. I wasn't sure how online lessons would be during the pandemic, but you made it so easy to follow along the lesson over Zoom and shared notes over the screen which made it so much easier to learn. Thank you for helping me practice for my audition pieces for which I got accepted for 2 different orchestras. You were always very positive and so patient throughout and taught me fun tricks and ways to make my weekly practice better. Thank you!
Laura Partynski
Lauren has been an amazing teacher and mentor. Her teaching technique and talent has made a huge difference in my teenage daughter's musical journey.

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"Zhana is a lovely lady and a very kind, patient instructor. My daughter, Daisy, really enjoyed the class and we look forward to many more to come. Thank you, Zhana!"
Daisy
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Wonderful results, and a lot of fun!

If you're looking for someone to start the violin with, look no further than Arielle D. She can start you from the ground up, even if touché never read or played music a day in your life. She will try different approaches if the standard book stuff isn't working. She's also great with scheduling, very easygoing with make-up lessons. She also made me feel very comfortable and relaxed during my lessons."
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Took Violin lessons from Ari P.
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"My daughter took lessons with Pamela for 6 years. Pamela made learning fun and easy! She really knows how to connect with the students and keep them engaged. I would highly recommend Pamela as an instructor if you are looking!"
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Took Violin lessons from Pamela M.
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"Very nice and good teacher."
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Took Violin lessons from Amanda M.
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"Both of my children have been studying violin under Caroline's guidance for over a year now and we couldn't ask for a better teacher. She is very professional, super friendly and simply fantastic with kids. She always finds a way to motive and inspire them so they do better every class. We were a little worried how the transition from in-person to online tutoring, but it's gone great, and we're grateful we were able to find such a good teacher.
Classes with Caroline are always magical and super fun!"
Joanna
Took Violin lessons from Caroline T.
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"Professional and accommodating"
Amber
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"We had our first online violin lesson with Susanna for my son. At the beginning I was sceptical if online lessons would work but Susanna's way of teaching has convinced me that we have found the right teacher.
She was excellent in showing my son the correct techniques and my son told me afterwards how excited he was."
Mehmet
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Jocelyn is such a good teacher. She is so dedicated; she organizes these really fun practice groups and classes so all of her students can work together."
Gabrielle
Took Violin lessons from Jocelyn Z.
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"Tom McShane has exposed me to a lot of great folk music from a variety of cultures and time periods. He gets you into playing songs right away. This preserves the joy of making music and gives you a sense of accomplishment . I'd taken instrument lessons in the past where the instructor would get all bogged down in technique and I'd never get to play any music, which destroyed my natural joy and motivation. Now I'm regaining it back, so for that I am very grateful."
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Took Violin lessons from Thomas M.
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"One lesson in, I'm feeling ready to tackle a Bruch concerto!"
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Took Violin lessons from Laura B.
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