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Angela S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Angela S.

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After more than 12 years of teaching experience my lessons got to the perfect point of balance of being fun and educative, engaging but not overwhelming, personalized but keeping up with the national stanidards so you can see progress, you will feel like practicing and being able to play with others. Just if you want!

About Angela

Angela is a violin and viola teacher with more that 12 years of experience. She started her music studies in Spain, where she finished her Bachelor Degree in music in 2004 and where most of her performance and teaching experience was forged between the classical, contemporary and regional styles. H

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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the viola. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Kristen K.

27 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Violin Performance from University of Kentucky
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Kristen K.

27 Reviews
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Learn to refine your technique and play with a beautiful sound!

About Kristen

My name is Kristen K. and I am an accomplished violinist and teacher from Lexington, Kentucky. I began my musical studies at age 7 and quickly discovered my passion and love for music. As a young musician, I attended numerous summer music festivals, participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orches

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Rakesh K.
She is very patient and experienced teacher.
sunil
Kristen is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and methodical. I highly recommend classes with her.
Keila M.
I'm very happy to see my daughter playing the violin.
Kristen is teaching my daughter very well, more that I was expecting.

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Cynthia T.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Double Major in Biochemistry and Psychology, Minor in Music from SUNY Stony Brook
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Cynthia T.

13 Reviews
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Lessons in beginner and intermediate viola - technique, tone, and reading alto clef!

About Cynthia

A native of Long Island, New York, Cynthia quickly demonstrated an inclination toward music, beginning piano lessons at the age of three. At an early age she began performing recitals on Long Island and in New York City as a classical pianist. She studied with Joshua Kant, Victoria Mushkatkol, and

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Gabriella
Very patient! My 8 y/o daughter is learning at a nice pace.
Cathy
My daughter came home excited to start learning, so we are off to a good start.
Laura K.
Very good
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Michael R.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

20 Reviews
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The viola is a deep and powerful instrument, the violin's older sibling!

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dra

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Shannon
Michael knows his stuff! I look forward to many more sessions with him.
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Georgia P.
Great connection with my kids!

Brynn M.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Dana School of Music Scholarship from Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brynn M.

22 Reviews
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All ages are welcome! Viola is one of my secondary instruments and I would love to pass on my passion for music to my students. Students can expect to learn how to play the viola with proper technique in a way that is unique to each student. Brynn’s students will also learn basic music theory, which includes reading notes, rhythms and key signature recognition for all major and minor keys. Students can also expect to improve their overall musicianship skills while earning audition skills and gaining overall confidence. I cannot wait to work with you.

About Brynn

Brynn is an experienced violinist currently earning her bachelor's degree in violin performance at Youngstown State University under the guidance of Joseph Kromholz. She has been playing the violin for 13 years. She is classically trained but enjoys playing other styles of music as well. She has be

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Brandy
Brynn was such a great teacher for my daughter! She was engaging and supportive throughout the lesson. Her knowledge about music and the viola is phenomenal! My daughter is so excited to connect with Brynn for her lessons each week.
Salome
It was our first lesson and as a parent I trust Brynn to position my daughter to be a great violin player. As she instructed my child she also made sure that I understood what she was teaching so that I can assist her with practices at home. This was very forward thinking and I appreciated her sharing her knowledge with me! My daughter has a great time!
Macaria
Brynn is patient and kind while always pushing my daughter to reach for her potential. Being in the military we move frequently enough that it has disrupted our daughters passion for the violin. Her current school lumps all kids together based on grade not skill and that has been "boring". We are happy to see not only new things learned but our daughter is back to finding songs and attempting to learn them and practicing during homework breaks. Brynn has been phenomenal and I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn and have fun.

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in San Francisco is $77. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
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"Helena was a pleasure to work with. It was my first viola lesson in decades. I was not sure how the online lesson would go but it worked well for me. She was so patient and helpful and very encouraging. Look forward to the next lesson!"
- Barbara
Took Viola lessons from Helena G.
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"I absolutely loved my viola lessons with Will! He began by asking questions and asking me to play a few things to gauge what level I was at. I came into these lessons after not having played for 15 years. He was very encouraging and very positive. I asked him to help me with my form in order to gain a better foundation, and he did so well at focusing on that and giving me such helpful pointers. He plays the viola and it was good to hear some of his experience. I also loved learning more of the background and history of the type of music and the techniques we went over. I feel like that adds so much depth to the learning experience. He is very knowledgeable as well as personable. He also never wasted any time during our lessons. He was very good at pacing us so we could get through the different things I had practiced, and yet I didn't feel rushed at all. I would highly recommend Will to anyone (no matter your level)! I was very pleased with my experience and will definitely seek him out for future lessons."
- Destinee
Took Viola lessons from Will R.
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"Awesome teacher! Patient and super friendly."
- Bart
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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"Very good teaching style !"
- Michael
Took Viola lessons from Armen M.
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"Just had my first lesson with Jill.. wow, she's incredible! I feel really comfortable with her, and I think this is going to be a wonderful journey with her!"
- Heather
Took Viola lessons from Jill G.
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"Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!"
- zeph
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
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"Tigran is patient and pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend him."
- Gabe
Took Viola lessons from Tigran N.
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"Great teacher! Very patient."
- Alondra
Took Viola lessons from Yamilet T.
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"Wonderful, patient and engaging. Best teacher for a beginner 9-year-old."
- Gaia
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
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"Susanna is an excellent teacher. She patient and kind, and she also has great insight to help students improve, both technically and musically. I would recommend her to anyone!"
- Adrienne
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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