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Angela S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • BA Viola teaching from Conservatory of Music Rafael Orozco
  • 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 students 7 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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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
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelor's of Music in Music Performance (Violin) from Youngstown State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Samuel R.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
  • Music Education K-12, LBS1 (Learning and Behavior Sciences/Learners with Special needs) from North Central College
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Samuel R.

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Are you ready to make music?!
I am a fun and caring teacher who helps all my students achieve their goals. I love teaching the viola because it is such a fun and versatile instrument.
I have extensive teaching experience as a public school music teacher and enjoy what I do.
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About Samuel

Hi there! My name is Sam and I am excited to meet you. I am available to teach the following instruments: -Acoustic/Electric Guitar -Piano -Trumpet -Clarinet -Ukelele -Violin -Viola -Cello -Bass I have played violin for 16 years and the viola, cello, and bass for 8 years.

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Kelvin L.

147 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
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Kelvin L.

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"Experienced viola teacher of 30 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 classical guitar skills. I specialize in classical music .

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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We think that Mr. Kelvin is an amazing teacher that is professional, kind and patient. He shows sincere interest in the student’s development. His instructions are clear and concise. He turns learning to play the violin into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. Kelvin.
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Han D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Han D.

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I was never the most talented player in the room growing up. Nothing seemed to come to me 'automatically,' so I've spent 20 years thinking about how to learn to play the violin and viola. Any technical issue or musical question you have, chances are, I've dealt with it before! I've been lucky to have patient and supportive teachers throughout my studies, and I would love to return the favor and help the next generation of players!

About Han

Hello! I play as principal violist in the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, and I've been teaching violin and viola since 2013. I believe anyone can benefit from private lessons, whether you want to be a professional musician or just want to be able to jam at home with your family. I teach using a

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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 $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $120 per hour.
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$41 average
45 min
$55 average
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$69 average

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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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"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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"Michael is the rare pairing of a professional performer and fantastic teacher of viola & violin technique. I have seen the benefits of his pedagogy first-hand in my middle school orchestra classroom in Plano ISD. I have been lucky enough to have him teach some of my students for over 3 years. He has helped many of my students overcome barriers in their practicing and performing. With your commitment to putting in quality practice time, lessons with Michael will certainly result in significant musical growth."
Eric
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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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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"Catherine did a lovely job with my 9 year old daughter!"
Anke
Took Viola lessons from Catherine W.
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"My daughter loves her viola lessons. She is a great teacher."
Vinita
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Couldn't have asked for more!

We found Jessica through the Suzuki Association Directory. I was looking for a teacher that taught through the Suzuki method and she ended up being a perfect fit for my VERY energetic son. Patient, flexible (lessons in our home), laidback and even willing to drop by on her free time to fix a few broken strings and stray bridges
We could definitely hear my sons progress after each lesson...very pleased and would definitely recommend!!! :-)"
Linda
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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"My son has taken viola from Miss Calvino for several years now. She has made it fun for him. He has learned a lot and has even begun playing in church some now. He plays multiple instruments and the viola has been most difficult. Having Miss Calvino as a teacher has helped take the pressure off because she wants him to enjoy it, not just perfect it. She is very encouraging to him, which makes him want to keep working to improve."
Pamela
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth C.
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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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"We tried the first skype session - it's amazing what can be accomplished in 30 minutes with a right teacher! My daughter is excited for the next session!"
Alex
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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