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Amber W.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Amber W.

23 Reviews
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students.

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Ken W.
Amber is fantastic!
Scott G.
Great first lesson. She made me feel very comfortable, was well prepared and did a great job.
Laura
Excellent instructor. Amber definitely knows flute instruction and is helping me get the basics I missed years ago.
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Stephanie Q.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephanie Q.

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Being a violin and viola teacher for the past 25 years, I love imparting to my students the how-to of tone production, and can teach from beginner all the way to auditions. My teaching experience covers over 3 decades. Your tuition includes participation in my monthlyu master class Saturday mornings. If you are online, you may Skype in and perform or observe. I am of a direct teaching lineage to the legendary Clara Schumann. My students have won competitions. Have a teaching channel on-line, that shows the proof of my work. If you follow my micro-management and practice directions, you will succeed with your goals!!

About Stephanie

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music Te

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Shannon
I am an adult beginner violinist. When I first met Stephanie, I had barely touched a violin, but I was determined to learn how to play it. With her help and patience, I am progressing through the Suzuki method as well as doing ear training and music theory. Stephanie is an excellent musician as well as instructor! Her method of teaching keeps the students engaged, encouraged and excited about learning music from all sides of it.
Naomi G.
I strongly recommend Ms. Quinn. She is amazing. I love a teacher who is passionate about what she does and Ms. Quinn has motivated me to love the violin and work harder to improve. She is slightly strict but very patience and kind, always pushing you to work hard and do your best. I learned to play violin a few years ago as a beginner and stopped playing for a few years. I was nervous to begin online violin lessons considering that I learn better face to face. However, Ms. Quinn has done an amazing job at teaching me, I have been taking lessons with her for a year now and have learned so much I didn’t know before which has also grown my love for violin.
Hui F.
Stephanie helped my younger one prepare for competition. She was highly skillful, supportive yet strict. Initially, my girl was a bit nervous to work with Stephanie because of her high reputation. Stephanie was very kind and fun, using metaphors to help my 10-year old understand the music. She not only helped my child overcome barriers to master the music piece but also shared much practical advice for competition. We did not expect this but my 10-year old won the first prize and was invited to perform in Carnegie Hall New York. Highly recommend Stephanie!!!
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Crystal G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Crystal G.

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Those who want to play viola are different- I love teaching people how to play this awesome instrument! The most important things in playing viola are intonation (since the viola often harmonizes with other instruments) and bow control, as that is the key to a good sound. You'll also learn rhythm and how to read music. Come learn the best instrument in the orchestra with me!
*Note: at this time I am only taking on intermediate students, as I can only teach lessons online at this time due to the pandemic. I would consider anyone who has been playing for at least 1 year to be intermediate level.

About Crystal

My name is Crystal and I've played viola for over 25 years. I can teach both violin and viola. I play professionally and just for fun. I have a bachelor's in music from Vanderbilt University where I studied with Kathryn Plummer. l love teaching people of all ages how to make music! *please note: in

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Janet Yaugo
Great first class!!
Michael M.
My nine year old grandson had his first lesson with Mrs. Graves today and she was wonderful with him! We were both very happy with his lesson.

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Alicia B.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Alicia B.

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About Alicia

Alicia has been playing the violin since she can remember thanks to her very talented musical family. Because of their efforts she received her first exposure to loving and teaching music at an early age through attending and later assisting her mother's Suzuki string program. They also afforde

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LOGAN
Super happy with the packed lessons. Alicia makes it easy to learn and is patient. I am very surprised how far I’ve come So quickly.
Gabriella S.
Wonderful! Very engaging!
Miguel
Alicia is a great violin teacher. She has a lot of patience and is really good at positive reinforcement. In the five lessons I had with her I was able to improve my technique very much, I’m very glad I decided to take lessons with her.
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Viola:
A stringed instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Since the 18th century it has been the middle or alto voice of the violin family, between the violin (which is tuned a perfect fifth above) and the cello (which is tuned an octave below. The strings from low to high are generally tuned to C3, G3, D4, and A4. My lessons always start out with the basics! We start out by learning notes by plucking the strings and then the bow is soon incorporated. The goal is to eventually learn all the notes on the fretboard and also learning how to read and play chords. As the student progresses advanced techniques are introduced, music theory and learning how to solo.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music

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Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.
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Tigran N.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Russian, Armenian
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
  • Teaching since 1995
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Tigran N.

33 Reviews
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*** Lesson Details ***
I strongly believe that, if every child would be provided with an ideal environment, would gain extraordinary ability. There are no exceptions. No one can tell how able man is by the nature. What is known is the ability that is spoiled or developed. It cannot be denied that most children speak their native languages beautifully by learning about 3000-4000 words by age 5 or 6. Nothing can clearer demonstrate of the original power of the human mind. Through the years of studying and teaching music I realized that this is the most important concept for developing each kid's talent, to increase his or her ability to the maximum. Therefore I am combining the great methods of teaching violin. The Suzuki method and the Russian school method. Suzuki method helps at the earliest stage of playing an instrument and I am using later Russian school method for more advanced period of studying.

*** Online Lessons: Intermediate and Advanced students ONLY

About Tigran

Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conserv

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Katherine
Tigray was very professional yet friendly. My son really enjoyed his first lesson with him.
Hadria S.
Tigran is a skillful, kind, patient and honest teacher. I’m a beginning adult learner and have been progressing very quickly with his help. Tigran’s teaching is structured and organized while keeping the lessons challenging and interesting enough to want to keep going. I value his time and knowledge. I also intend to continue learning the violin from Tigran for the long term. HIGHLY recommend!
Gabe L.
Tigran is patient and pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend him.

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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 $73. 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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"Ani is wonderful, she is patient, thorough and her teaching style is easy to understand and follow. I am happy to have found her. Thank you, Deika"
Deika
Took Viola lessons from Ani K.
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"Great instructor. Our daughter loved her lesson and can't wait for her next one!"
Lily
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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"Michael Drobycki was really amazing! I went to him for some feedback on my orchestra excerpts before a big audition I was worried for and he had really great advice not only about the music itself but approaching auditions mentally and physically. He also demonstrated a lot of them and his playing was simply inspiring. If you want to really learn how to play viola, Michael is your guy!"
Julian Tello Jr.
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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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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"For two years, I took viola lessons with Chen. In my seven years of studying music, I can confidently say that Chen has been one of my favorite music teachers.

Chen is a very effective teacher. He is very patient and is constantly thinking of new ways to tackle solving a student’s struggles. If you put in the time, work, and practice, he will help you to advance in playing your instrument with greater proficiency.

Since Chen is very knowledgeable in his craft, he helped me to know what to look for when purchasing a new bow. He knows many practice strategies and techniques to get your scales, etudes, and repertoire to become performance ready.

When I first started taking lessons with Chen, I could hardly play the viola at all. After two years of learning under his instruction, he had guided me to learn and develop the skills needed to get me through three college orchestra concerts, becoming the principal viola in that orchestra, performing two college solo recitals, and joining a university community orchestra.

Thanks to Chen, he has taken me to levels of proficiency with the viola I would never imagine I would get to. If you are looking to learn how to play violin or viola, I would definitely recommend Chen as your teacher. Thank you, Chen."
Dylan
Took Viola lessons from Chen C.
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"Nikita immediately focused on the areas where my daughter needed improvement and helped her take her playing to the next level. The improvement in just a few lessons was very noticeable. He is patient and thorough and uses the time efficiently. I was surprised at how well an online lesson could work. We are going to continue with more lessons with Nikita."
Julia
Took Viola lessons from Nikita B.
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"Regina was great! She was very patient with Lily(a beginner ).Can't wait for our next class."
Lily
Took Viola lessons from Regina H.
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"Ms Susanna was timely to the session and patient with my son as we ran into some difficulties from my end. He enjoys the 1:1 interactions already."
Quinn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Susanna Sonnenberg is an awesome strings teacher!"
Sharyn
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"She’s a great artist and teacher. I have began taking lessons with Julia for a while. I have shown significant improvement since then and love her as an instructor. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Linda
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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