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Popular Violin Teachers in San Diego, CA

Emil L.

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San Diego, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Emil L.

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I have MM degree in Violin performance and Orchestral Conducting from Europe and Russia and can teach you the Right Way Violin, anywhere in San Diego in your own home or in my studio.
My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, pop style and how to improvise.
I use Russian & European Violin, Viola and Piano methods with Suzuki Books incorporating Scales and Etudes for technical development of the student.
Study with the Best Russian and European methods with results!

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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Nader T.

9 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English and Persian, I speak Persian
  • Teaching since 1987
  • 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
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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.

About Nader

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, correc

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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.
Sean K.
Mr. Nader is an excellent instructor who always puts his students first. He customizes his lessons in accordance to each individual and patiently works with them so that they may achieve their optimum potential.

More than just a passive teacher of the violin, Mr. Nader dedicates his time and energy as a full time instructor of violin, cello, and music theory. Furthermore, Mr. Nader exhibits a level of knowledge, intellect, understanding, and culture rarely seen in the world today. When one walks into his music room, one will be struck with awe at not only the amount of books in Mr. Nader's library collection, but also the wide variety of subjects ranging from Music, Music History, Biographies, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, and many more. However, do not think that these books are just for display. Quite the contrary, one short conversation with Mr. Nader will show that he is well versed in all these subjects; a modern incarnation of the Renaissance polymath. Building off of his broad knowledge base, Mr. Nader not only teaches one how to play an instrument, he also teaches one how to cultivate oneself in Music and the culture from which it originates.

With a passion for Music and a yearn to pass on higher culture to the avid learner, Mr. Nader is the best instructor for all those who wish to learn Music along with its connection to the history, society, and culture from which it springs.
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Cheyenne R.

5 Reviews
Lemon Grove, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Cheyenne R.

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Private Violin Teacher

Work on bowing exercises, finger exercises, rythm and pitch. Learn the different tempos and how to play them.

About Cheyenne

I have played the violin for 15 years, starting from when I was in elementary school. I participated in the orchestras for middle and high school. In these orchestras, we participated in many competitions and festivals. When I was in college, I joined a community orchestra called the East County Y

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Ivy
She is good with children. Could be a little stricter. But she is decicated and always on time. :-)
Vanessa
Very patient and helpful for a beginner.
Sophia
Friendly and patient

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Sara S.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sara S.

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I graduated from three universities with a master’s degree in violin performance (Mannes, New York), a master’s degree in violin pedagogy (Lausanne, Switzerland), a bachelor’s degree in violin (Lausanne Switzerland), and a bachelor’s degree in musicology (Sorbonne, Paris IV, France). As a performer, I have presented concerts in Europe, Asia, and the United States including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

As a teacher, I have over five years of experience teaching students of all ages and musical backgrounds. I target precise and enjoyable goals for my students in order for them to reach their full potential, adapting my pedagogy to each student’s unique personality. I also have experience teaching children with dyslexia and vision challenges.

It has been proven countless times that learning to play a musical instrument is tremendously helpful for the brain and psychomotor development. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any additional information.

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About Sara

I graduated from three universities with a master’s degree in violin performance (Mannes, New York), a master’s degree in violin pedagogy (Lausanne, Switzerland), a bachelor’s degree in violin (Lausanne Switzerland), and a bachelor’s degree in musicology (Sorbonne, Paris IV, France). As a performer

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Lauren S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Italian, French
  • Awarded Graduate Teaching Assistantship from University of Louisville
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren S.

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Music should never simply be a rote-learning process. We develop real artistry. My students learn how to interpret, transform, and create music. From the first lesson, we experiment with various musical "ingredients" and revisit these tools often as we move through a lesson series or repertoire. Students explore a variety of styles and learn to read, compose, and improvise. Students as young as five have created their own theme and variations on a favorite tune with these techniques.

About Lauren

Hello! My name is Lauren S., and I am excited to bring out the musician in you! We have all sorts creating and learning—children and adults in their first lessons, teens and preteens performing and competing, working professionals looking for a creative love, and retirees coming back to an inst

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Chasity O.
She is such a good voice coach. She watches you and knows exactly what to work on with you. She challenges you and also is very comfortable to work with. I highly recommended lessons with Lauren!!
Marlenny
I thank God that I have Lauren as my violin teacher. As a new learner I fell comfortable and extremely confident with her. She is amazing, very patient, and helps me with all my errors or helps me on how to improve.
Thank you from the bottom my heart!! God bless you in everything you do and your family!
Jeffrey B.
Very nice and professional

Maggie Z.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Mandrin
  • Awarded Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition from Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

About Maggie

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 les

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Emilia G.
Maggie was pleasant and patient with my 6 year old beginner violinist. Looking forward to more classes.
Catherine
Maggie is an excellent violist and instructor. She inspires you, helps you learn the correct techniques, and her lessons are fun. I'm a beginner and we were playing duets. If you have a difficulty, she is very helpful. My life is very rich taking viola lessons.
Catherine
Maggie is a fantastic teacher.

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Diego is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $230 per hour.
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"He was very helpful, engaging, and supportive. I can't wait to continue lessons!"
- Cheyenne
Took Violin lessons from Jeremy R.
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"Experienced, knowledgable and persistent in teaching. I did not think I will be able to learn fast, but Ilona helps in every step. From holding the bow rightly, to using fingers, learning the language of music, she is patient and persistent. I recommend her without reservation.."
- Radha
Took Violin lessons from Ilona M.
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- Aditi
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"My son has been learning violin lessons from Jonathan since the summer of 2014 when he was 10. We are so fortunate to find Jonathan at takelessons.com and very happy and grateful to have him as a private tutor throughout the years. Jonathan is a brilliant musician and passionate violinist, very professional. He is really good at teaching, very patient and detailed. Whenever my son made a mistake, he would immediately point it out and show him the right way to do it and have him practice time and time again until he got it right. He would also write notes on my son’s music sheet to remind him things he needs to pay attention to during his practice at home. Jonathan also organizes recitals regularly for all his students to gather together and play in a concert like atmosphere and interact and learn from each other, which is really a wonderful experience. Jonathan can be reached easily by text message, email or phone and we have never run into any problem rescheduling a lesson or anything else. I highly recommend Jonathan for anyone who wants to learn violin or music in general."
- Mingfei
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"This was my first lesson with the violin. Carolyn was very patient and informative. I'm looking forward to learning more from her!"
- vanessa
Took Violin lessons from Carolyn K.
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"Nikita is very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. My son learned a lot already on his first lesson. This was his first ever online lesson and it was amazing. We can highly recommend Nikita."
- Magnus
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"Knows her craft! Skilled at modeling and conveying concepts in ways students can understand. Challenges students in a way that motivates them to want to perform well."
- Cher Basnight
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Danielle is great! Fun yet challenging lessons."
- Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Danielle F.
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"Ardalan is not only an incredible violinist but an incredible teacher. He's impeccably credentialed, and comes highly recommended. He is polite, personable, professional, and really cares about his students. Learning to play music can be more than just motion and timing mastered with habit and repetition; it can be a process of spiritual growth and personal development. No matter which journey you are on, Ardalan has proven that he has the mastery of his skill and devotion to his students to help you on your way."
- Tyaire
Took Violin lessons from Ardalan G.
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"Liam loves his first violin lesson. The instruction is easy to understand and fun!"
- Liam
Took Violin lessons from Dr. Tatiana C.
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The Reasons I Love Violin

By Erin C. - San Diego Violin Teacher

As an instructor teaching violin lessons in San Diego, CA with over 10 years teaching experience, I want to express my love for the violin. Violin has been a part of my life since I was about 5 or 6 years old. During the summer of my senior year of high school I took my violin on a mission trip to Honduras, Central America. The music changed lives and in turn changed mine and the way I look at music. It was then I knew I wanted to continue with violin and use my talent to help others through teaching and ministry.

I often ask my students why they chose to take violin lessons over any other instrument. Some respond “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” others say “I want to play beautiful melodies,” and for the young ones it’s usually “I want to play the fast, hard parts.” What parents and students alike don’t always count on is how long it will take to achieve those goals. I ask my beginner students and their parents to try it for three months before deciding anything. Violin is an amazing instrument but you must be willing to learn correct posture, coordination, rhythm, note reading, and different styles and techniques of bowing to achieve the truly beautiful sounds of the violin. Now I’m not saying it’s too hard, but like any instrument, academic, or other extracurricular activity “Practice makes perfect.”

Students, set goals and determine in your minds not to give up and to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. Parents, I encourage you to take an interest in your student’s music education, it will help them learn. Be a vital part of achieving their goal. Being involved is as simple as showing up to lessons, taking notes, asking questions that enable you to help them practice at home.

If you are between the ages of 3-99 and interested in taking local violin lessons, I encourage you to view our teacher’s bios. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our San Diego TakeLessons Violin Teachers will customize lessons to fit your needs.

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