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Emil L.

1 Review
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Emil L.

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I can offer you offer you as a student:
* a relaxed learning alternative
* convenience which saves your time and money
* confidence in your world class teacher level
* reasonable rates per lesson
* lessons for students of all ages
* lessons range from beginner, intermediate to advanced skill levels

My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, pop style and how to improvise.

About Emil

I have MM degree in Violin performance and Orchestral Conducting from Europe and Russia and can teach you the Right Way Violin, Viola, Piano Music Theory, Conducting anywhere in San Diego in your own home or in my studio. My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, p

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Bryan
Emil was a great instructor, very knowledgable and patient. I have improved in all areas thanks to his instruction. He would even stay late occasionally to play violin solos with me playing rhythm guitar!
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Phoebe S.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Phoebe S.

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I have been teaching viola for seven years. Though I am classically trained, my interest in music goes far beyond classical music. I am constantly listening to various genres of music and consider myself a forever learner, loving everything in music from Prokofiev to the Flaming Lips. It is my job to help guide my students through their musical journeys, whether that is helping them get into their regional orchestra or teaching them that one song they've always wanted to learn. I teach out of the Essential Elements and Suzuki Method books. Though my lessons are fun and relaxed I will always give my students that extra push when needed. My goal is to help each student reach their personal success and to instill a love for playing music.

Tools for lessons:

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Previous method books (if you are not a first time learner)
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About Phoebe

Hello! I am a classically trained violinist and violist. I have been playing violin for 16 years and teaching for 7. I got my Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in 2017. Since then, I have performed at Woolsey Hall, Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Bushnell Performing Ar

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Melinda Patterson
My daughter (12) LOVES Miss Phoebe. We were so excited for our daughter to have private lessons even during COVID craziness. Phoebe is very patient and works well with kids. She is very communicative and has even telephoned when one of our lessons couldn't work out due to technical difficulties. My daughter's music teacher has been impressed with her growth, even though there is not in person orchestra at her school.
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Trisha
Phoebe is the kindest and most patient instructor ever. She has really connected with my daughter and gotten her excited by letting her choose fun music.
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Lydia G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School
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Lydia G.

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I teach students to discover and utilize tools they already have in order to take their playing to the next level. As a Juilliard-trained musician, I know how important it is to never lose sight of why we love music in the first place. This looks different for everyone, and I believe that music lessons are about finding what students can apply from other areas of their life that will enrich their musical experience. As a kid and an adult, I've found that feeling inspired is the best way to motivate oneself!

About Lydia

I am a professional violist and student living in New York City. I am currently finishing my undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School as a student of Hsin-Yun Huang and Misha Amory, and am continuing as a graduate student next year as a student of Misha Amory and Cynthia Phelps. I have been te

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Anastasia M.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $54
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from UNC School of the Arts
  • Teaches students Male: 11 and up; Female: 10 and up
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Anastasia M.

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I have been teaching strings for nearly a decade, and I have been performing on the viola for over two decades. I use a body-oriented approach that helps violists play with ease and artistry. This approach includes a mix of Alexander Technique, body mapping, Karen Tuttle Coordination, Suzuki pedagogy, and my own curriculum around somatic movement education. In addition with ear training, note reading, playing by ear (or, active transcribing), and improvising, I help students learn jazz tunes, their favorite songs, and classical pieces, no matter the difficulty. We work with the Suzuki books and other training materials from my library. For the advanced student, I invite them to bring pieces they're working on, so that I may help them build their repertoire and prepare for auditions. Most importantly, I guide students on how to solve problems that show up in their practice and how to become their own teachers. Are you ready to get started?

About Anastasia

I am a singer, violist, voice coach, music educator, somatic movement educator, and interdisciplinary artist. I hold two degrees: a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Music from the UNC School of the Arts. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I grew up singing gospel a

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Deanna
An Ya is an amazing musician. She doesn't only teach people like me how to sing. She's out there in the real world... playing her viola and singing in front of crowds throughout the region. In my experience with An Ya, she adapted my vocal lessons to work specifically on areas where I was struggling. She always seem to drill down to the real root of the vocal problem I was having and helped me improve. I wasn't able to stick with lessons as long as I had hoped, due to conflicts with my work schedule. However, I came away from my time with An Ya with better control over my diaphragm and a stronger "head" voice. Thanks to An Ya, I'm a better singer than I was before.
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Lauren S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical viola, alto fiddle traditional tunes, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with a

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Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.

Anna K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • BA, Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Anna K.

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Expert, holistic violin and viola lessons that will challenge you, beautify your playing and make you feel good!

About Anna

Anna K. is an lifelong improvising violinist/violist with an eclectic array of influences. She has been an active collaborator in studio and on stage with a broad range of artists and bands in the alternative music field — as a violinist she’s known for her strong melodic and rhythmic improvisation

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Daniel
Truely a great teacher. I learned a great deal. Terrific personality and excellent teacher. Very good at teaching the basics to me
Daniel
It was a great learning experience. Looking forward to next lesson.
Emma
Anna is a wonderful, positive teacher. She's clearly had a lot of experience working with children and is a mother herself. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week, and thanks to this she's eager to practice regularly and is seeing a ton of progress! Thanks, Ms. Anna!

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in San Diego is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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"Mr. Warren explained very well on how i could improve my techniques in playing the viola. I learned alot from my first lesson and hope to learn more with him."
Olivia
Took Viola lessons from Luther W.
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"Abigail is a really great teacher! She helped me when I needed help on something with school for my music classes! I play the violin and I recently switched viola for a new experience and new opportunities and she was still able to help me with that and tried to be very flexible with my skills! Abigail is a great private teacher lesson and if you play violin I definitely recommend having her!"
Zyon
Took Viola lessons from Abigail T.
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"I've been getting lessons for 2 years and I've improved greatly."
Miranda
Took Viola lessons from Speedy B.
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"No matter how un well I play she always encourages and I feel like "ok I will try again and practice a little more and guess what I do improve . I have progressed 100%"
alycia
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"She was very knowledgeable, patient, and pleasant to work with."
Leah
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"Emilio Carlo is very detailed oriented with lessons. A professional at all times and an expert. I recommend his services to everyone!"
Jen
Took Viola lessons from Emilio C.
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"First day went well, I think he's very good teacher. Looking forward for more lessons to come."
Shinwon
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"She made me feel comfortable and took me to the lesson plan step by step. As with the homework."
Yvette
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Aleksandre is an amazing, very professional music teacher. He's friendly and gets down to business quickly. He assessed my technique and current playing level, helped correct my issues, and explained how I could get a better sound. The foundation and tools he has given me have helped me practice more effectively. I can't believe how quickly I've progressed. I've taken private lessons in the past, but felt stuck. I wish I started with this teacher."
Sam
Took Viola lessons from Aleksandre R.
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"Love taking lessons with Sarah. She encourages me by pointing out what I do right (positive reinforcement) and also corrects me if I didn't quite master something yet. Perfect lessons. She definitely respects the time and gets to the lessons right away. I enjoy the practices and tips you gave me when I have never been a fan of "practices" prior to taking classes with you. Thanks, Sarah."
Angie
Took Viola lessons from Sarah E.
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