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Angela S.

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

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree from Curtis Institute of Music
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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 th

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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.

Brynn M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelor's of Music in Music Performance (Violin) from Youngstown State University
  • Awarded Dana School of Music Scholarship from Youngstown State University: The Dana School of Music
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Brynn M.

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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. Students use the Suzuki books, Barbara Barber scale method, etudes and student requests in their lessons. 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 with a Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from Youngstown State University. She has studied under the guidance of Professor Joseph Kromholz. She has been playing the violin for 13 years. She is classically trained but has experience performing other genres.

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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!

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Michelle T.

146 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Associates of Fine Arts from Georgia Highlands
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michelle T.

146 Reviews
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Back to School SALE! The normal cost is $44 for 45 mins

I love teaching strings. I focus heavily on bow technique. I have gotten students into youth orchestras and passed college auditions. I like to use the Essential Elements and Suzuki books.
I also offer online group lessons at a highly discounted price. I suggest that all my students join. This is a great option for kids while class is out.

About Michelle

Violin Viola Cello Double Bass ONLINE for over 2 years now! Great for military and homeschool families- ADULTS & KIDS $15 for a full week of group practice Monday - Friday, online group orchestra ...... Click accompaniment as the subject pick anytime. The group joins at 8 pm eastern Mon-Fri.

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Lauren L.
My daughter had her first lesson today and loved Michelle! Michelle spent extra time and effort to get her acclimated to online lessons.
Ana
My daughter who is 9 loves Michelle as her violin teacher. Michelle is very good at teaching technique, while being fun and encouraging. She is personable and has helped my daughter really enjoy playing the violin. We are very thankful to have found her. Our daughter has improved her violin playing this year thanks to Michelle.
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Candice A.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks American English
  • Master of Music in Viola Performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Candice A.

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I'm a professional violist in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra with ten years of experience teaching violin and viola. I teach students of all ages and levels. Music has taught me about resilience, creativity, and dedication – I love sharing these gifts with my students.

About Candice

My students range from Suzuki students as young as 4 years old, to competitive high school and collegiate students, to adult learners of any age. My goal as a teacher is to provide each student with clear, balanced methods for improving their technique and developing their sense of musicality. I en

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Ann
Candice is awesome! Really encouraging and helpful. She’s knowledgeable and experienced but most importantly she really cares about her students!
Leslie
Candy is a wonderful music teacher! She’s in the Tucson symphony and is a highly skilled teacher. She’s very thoughtful, patient and skillful in her teaching methods. I would highly recommend Candy for students of all ages.
Hsin-Yun
Candice is a great teacher. very knowledgeable and she also makes lessons enjoyable for my teenage son. He has improved a lot since starting lessons with Candice last year.
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Emily B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily B.

3 Reviews
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Welcome to my violin and viola studio! I believe that every student can enjoy the process of studying an instrument, and can learn to play with ease and joy. As a result, I work to determine each student's learning style, look for ways to encourage individual ownership of learning, and adapt my approach to help meet each student’s needs and goals. I teach both Suzuki and traditional lessons, and draw from a variety of musical styles and approaches to help students develop a broad range of skills that include a strong technical foundation, ear training, sight-reading, ensemble playing, and musical self-expression. Through this approach, I hope to help students develop a lifelong love for music that will serve them in all future endeavors, musical or otherwise.

About Emily

Welcome to Emily Benoit's violin and viola studio! Due to COVID-19, please contact me for updated availability and location options. I believe that every student can enjoy the process of studying an instrument, and can learn to play with ease and joy. As a result, I work to determine each studen

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Sravya S.
Emily is an excellent teacher. I have no knowledge of music at all and she has been very patient in teaching me the basics. I have done 5 lessons with her (one in person and 4 online) and she has been very helpful thoughout. She made sure to send me copies of the lessons and recommended books, so I could practice offline.
Anne
Emily is patient, motivating, encouraging, and knowledgeable - a terrific teacher in every way!
James
Emily is a fantastic teacher! She is very easy to work with, and is great at explaining technical and musical details. I highly recommend lessons with Emily!

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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 $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $110 per hour.
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"Kristen is a great teacher and very knowledgeable of her instruments. She teaches at a comfortable pace that will urge you to practice more and learn, without out pacing her students. I highly recommend her as an instructor."
Anthony Atthowe
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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"We got a good basic lesson today. Thanks Trinity!"
Emily
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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"Excellent experience for our children. Thank you Megan"
Jasmine
Took Viola lessons from Megan R.
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"Maggie is a fantastic teacher."
Catherine
Took Viola lessons from Maggie Z.
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"My son was excited about Ms Gail’s knowledge of the viola."
Ryker
Took Viola lessons from Gail N.
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"Concetta is clear, helpful, and experienced. I feel that I will learn a lot. Instruction is a good blend between focused and flexible."
Sara
Took Viola lessons from Concetta A.
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"She is a great instructor! Very patient, especially when there are weeks where I don't get to practice very much because of work. She is understanding and always looks for the progress."
Colleen
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Nicholas is amazing! He knows how to really explain the viola so that my 10 year-old understands. He’s also very kind."
Ava
Took Viola lessons from Nicholas H.
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"DeAndre is the best teacher I have ever had!!! He explains everything so clearly in a way that I can easily understand it. Since I started taking lessons from him, people have been telling me my playing has improved so much!!!!! Without him I don't think I would have passed the orchestra audition!!!! I highly recommend him!!!!"
Mark
Took Viola lessons from DeAndre K.
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"This review is for myself and my daughter who are both taking lessons with Theresa. We give Theresa S. 5 stars each for being a great teacher and 5 stars for her location being very good for us. In addition, she made us feel very comfortable as if we had known her a long time. Her passion for her music and love of teaching makes her very enjoyable to be with. When we hit a bad note, her enthusiasm and the way we kept moving forward, I found, made us strive harder to get it right. We are both looking forward to many weeks under her direction."
Sari
Took Viola lessons from Theresa S.
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