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Rebecca K.

62 Reviews
Vallejo, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Music-Education/Theory from Azusa Pacific University
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Rebecca K.

62 Reviews
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About Rebecca

Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elemen

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Jennifer S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Awarded Presser Scholar Award from Lionel Hampton School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music Violin Peformance from University of Idaho
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jennifer S.

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Students will learn the fundamentals of violin performance, use of the bow, fingering, techniques, etudes, and prepare for performance.

About Jennifer

Music is my passion. I have studied music for over 15 years, and have extensive performance experience as well as experience in coaching, choreography, music composition, and acting and I currently perform on a regular basis. Born in Seattle, WA, I first came to love music when I was given a

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GIllian J.
On time and so professional! Jennifer was very patient and gave very clear instructions and very clear homework practice instructions. I really Look forward to our next weekly lesson. As an adult learner I would highly recommend her.
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My 16 year old daughter loves working with Jennifer and feels she learns a lot. She's a beginner and Jennifer is excellent at starting her with the basics but still making it fun.
LarryR1
Jennifer has been very helpful in improving my two son's singing from the 1st lesson! They have only had 3 lessons and have learned so much already and are very pleased with how friendly she is and focusing lessons on their needs as students. Thank you Jennifer!Larry R.
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Lisa C. B.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor’s of Philosophy - History from University of Pittsburgh
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Lisa C. B.

38 Reviews
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Students can expect to learn the basics of holding and creating sound from a stringed instrument; parts of the viola; the string names; note reading; and to have a really great time learning!

About Lisa C.

After playing the violin for over 20 years, Lisa was inspired to share the gift of music with others by her teacher, Susanna Sonnenberg. Lisa has attended the 2017 and 2018 American String Teachers Association National Conferences. She currently performs with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, the Pi

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Kylie
My daughter is a senior in high school and had her very first online lesson with Lisa tonight. She was pleased and said she is very nice
Xiomara R.
love it!
lulu
Lisa is very easy to work with and has a great temperament for instructing children.

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Sean F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Music Education from University of Oregon
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sean F.

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Hello! I have a unique background with a varied educational base. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education, a master's degree in Viola Performance, and am now a member of a training orchestra in New York State (The Orchestra Now). I am a patient and caring teacher who is willing and to tailor lessons to students' individual needs and desires. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

About Sean

Hi! I am a violist with over 14 years of playing experience. I have performed all around the world with a number of fantastic groups. I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in Viola Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and am cu

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Aleksandre R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • AA English Literature from Miami Dade College
  • Awarded 1st Prize Concerto Laureate from New World School of the Arts
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Aleksandre R.

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Pedagogy is one of the few and rare professions that requires true vocation and conviction. I believe that teaching comes from sharing and I love to help each and every one of my students develop their own gift and understanding of music. This year marks the beginning of my 11th year of teaching and I am fascinated and humbled by everything that I have learned from all of my students!
Learning to play an instrument is a formative, fun and inclusive process for both teacher and student. I enjoy seeing my pupils progress and ultimately, finding their voice and telling their own story through music. My objective as a docent is to inspire students to develop high intrapersonal intelligence so that they may become their own best teacher.
It is my hope that my students will acquire tools that will not only help them become better musicians but that will also assist them in other areas of their lives.
The student will learn healthy ways of approaching the instrument. I guarantee the

About Aleksandre

Venezuelan violist, conductor and pedagogue Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz hails from Caracas where his musical foundation began under the auspices of the famed "El Sistema" organisation. A versatile musician, Roderick-Lorenz enjoys a dynamic career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He performs

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Amanda W.
Aleksandre is an amazing teacher! I've only been taking lessons with him for a month now and already feel more confident in my technique and happier with my sound! Aleksandre has incredible skill with the instrument and, importantly, is gifted in teaching as well! I highly recommend Aleksandre if you are looking to begin playing the viola or starting up again after decades like me!
Michele
My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Aleksandre and she has made tremendous strides in just 1 year with his instruction. He is nurturing and encouraging, giving praise when it is due, but also is meticulous and has high standards. In this sense he really strikes a perfectly balanced approach to teaching and shows a genuine investment in her progress. He demonstrates an obvious passion for the instrument and it is thrilling and inspiring to hear him play. He is a real role model and a cheer leader for his students. She and I both highly recommend Aleksandre!
Alexis
Aleksandre is an outstanding teacher! Truly one of the best. My son began taking lessons with Aleksandre a little more than a year ago. Aleksandre has a way of teaching that completely engages and excites my son while ensuring that he is learning how to read music and play with rhythm and feeling. When we had to go remote, Aleksandre did not miss a beat. My son has grown to love the violin so much that we increased our lessons to twice a week. I would highly recommend Aleksandre as a professional, thoughtful and extraordinary teacher of the violin.
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Shadwa M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shadwa M.

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I love teaching violin and viola, and have been doing it for over 10 years. I believe private lessons are an essential component to successful musical development and growth. It is my hope that my students develop the tools they need to become independent musicians. I strive to create an atmosphere that fosters not only growth in technique, but in character, personal discipline, and a long-term appreciation for music.

I am an active performer, and play violin and viola with the Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Pops Orchestras, among others. I hold a dual-Masters degree (MM/MA) in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from Ohio State, a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music, and a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Georgia.

About Shadwa

I love teaching violin and viola, and have been doing it for over a decade. I believe private lessons are an essential component to successful musical development and growth. It is my hope that students develop the tools they need to become independent musicians. I strive to create a warm and suppo

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Shelby R.
Shadwa is awesome! She’s very patient and understanding of student needs. She’s also very encouraging and helpful, whether you’ve had violin experience or not, and makes learning to play so much fun!
Christine
I have learned a lot from my lessons with Shadwa. She has a knack for explaining technique, for making the connections between the physical movement and the sound produced. (Yes, it really does help to stand up straight!) She takes a personal interest in her students, which makes for a great lesson atmosphere. We established longer term goals that we could work towards; I appreciated her patience and creativity. Even scales became more than just boring drills! I definitely recommend her as a viola teacher for adults!

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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 $66. 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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$54 average
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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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"I'm actually a colleague of Michael's from the Las Colinas Symphony, and freelance work too. But I do learn a lot from the guy, so maybe consider me a student also! He's one of the finest, and most well respected musicians in the orchestra. Super knowledgeable, very creative and fun. Call this guy up, talk to him for 2 minutes, you will see what I mean."
Drew
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"If I could write anything to hope that you choose Kristen to teach you, imagine it here: _______. That said. She is Amazing, Fantastic, Patient, Fun, Understand, did I say Patient!? I am a 28 year old man that is learning Viola as his "2nd" real instrument. I play piano well, and "campfire" guitar. Kristen is teaching me to read Alto clef and play the Viola. She is teaching at MY pace and not complaining when I come in without having the most practice time accomplished throughout the prior week. She has a flexible schedule and is available for communication (email and phone) between lessons (I've rescheduled many times because my work hours are not constant). She's Great! I hope you let her teach you! Thank you for reading."
Anthony Atthowe
Took Viola lessons from Kristen K.
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"Great with my daughter and very friendly"
Elena
Took Viola lessons from Danielle F.
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"While we experienced some minor technical difficulties initially, Trinity was super helpful and patient as we worked through them.

Trinity was incredibly patient, engaging, professional and above all, friendly. My son thoroughly enjoyed his first lesson with Trinity and looks forward to the next.

Highly recommend 👌"
Jonah
Took Viola lessons from Trinity H.
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"Patient, sensitive, and wonderful to work with. Brings excitement to playing and learning. A diamond in the rough."
Camille
Took Viola lessons from Krisztina K.
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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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"Very enthusiastic and helpful. Encouraging and engaging."
Scott
Took Viola lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I like to study with Ms. Anna T. She's easy to understand and follow."
Lynn
Took Viola lessons from Anna T.
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"First day went well, I think he's very good teacher. Looking forward for more lessons to come."
Shinwon
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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