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Sarah B.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $65
  • BM - Violin Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sarah B.

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where I received both my MM as well as my BM degrees in violin performance. I've studied with with many world renowned musicians and am a very active international performer, performing from CA and CO to London and Cuba.

I am a native of California, born and raised in Los Angeles and have been surrounded by musicians my whole life. With both my parents and my brother playing the cello, I have always found passion and love for music and the community built by musicians. I started playing piano at a young age and after a few years transferred to violin which I then dedicated myself to and grew into my career.

Lessons are whatever you need them to be, but in general I will focus on using scales, etudes and solo repertoire to: solidify technique, improve ear training, and expand your musical portfolio.

I believe that music can be learned and loved by everyone from young children to adults and by ...

About Sarah

As a professional violinist I have had the privilege to study and work with countless incredible musicians, including the Cavani Quartet, Peter Salaff, Keith Robinson, the Dover Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet. An avid orchestral player as well as chamber player, I have also played with orchestra

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Sophia
Sarah really helped me with my basic techniques! I've been trying to learn how to play violin by myself over the pandemic and finding online lessons with her was the ANSWER. She's incredibly kind and patient and explains posture and walks me through scales and etudes to strengthen my basics. Sarah also has a broad understanding of repertoire, which I hope to also be able to play soon!
Zoey
Sarah is a great teacher! Her combined use of technical and musical ideas has increased my appreciation for music and has made me better at the violin!
Sarah
Can't recommend Sarah enough! She is very good at assessing a student’s abilities and interests and adjusting her lessons accordingly. She makes the lessons fun and challenging.
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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks German, English
  • Bachelor's Degree from Curtis Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2001
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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 the

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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.
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Maureen S.

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San Leandro, CA
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Awards from Various
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maureen S.

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Levels 1-10 MTAC Certificate of Merit, College Level Classical and Jazz

About Maureen

•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig

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Beverly
Maureen has been a wonderful clarinet teacher! Being an adult who is picking up the clarinet again, I like how Maureen provides a balance of theory, exercises, improvision, and various methods to help me in my playing.

Maureen is patient, always willing to answer questions and encouraging. She makes you want to try harder!
Dahlia M.
Maureen is patient, methodical and focused. Great first lesson. I am very encouraged.
Maureen
I highly recommend Dr Maureen Spanza . She has been wonderful with teaching my granddaughter
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Megan C.

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  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 18; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Megan C.

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No student learns the same way, or at the same pace. I help students find the fun in what they're learning while helping them excel. Thanks to this approach, many of my students have been seen in the front seats in their orchestra classes and received many awards including: Superior Ratings at UMEA's Region Solo and Ensemble, acceptance to All-State Orchestra, Superiors at local festivals. Not only is she compassionate and caring, but she gets excellent results.

About Megan

I grew up in Saint George, Utah, and I moved to Northern Utah in September 2020 to get married and be close to my fiancee's school. I have taught violin/viola lessons for years and have helped all my performing students receive many awards (All-State Orchestra, Superior at State Solo and Ensemble,

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Ming-hang T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Master of Music with Academic Honors in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
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Ming-hang T.

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I believe in developing students’ full potential step by step, as a mentor, to inspire them to foresee a higher vision. To me, every student is an expert learner without limitations. Tailored to each student’s learning progress and needs, my lessons include practice tasks based on pedagogical principles from both the traditional approach and the Suzuki method. My top priorities in teaching include good posture and confidence to perform. I emphasize the importance of aural development by listening to recordings carefully to recognize fundamentals, such as tunes and rhythms, as well as more detailed aspects, such as articulations and tone quality. I also focus on performance practices and interpretations of each musical composition. Overall, I see every lesson as a lesson in life, equipping my students to face challenges with practicable strategies for understanding personal skills, such as patience, determination, consistency, focus, self-motivation, memory, logic, self-awareness with ...

About Ming-hang

With his lifelong visions in enriching people’s lives through music, Ming-hang is an active violinist who enjoys his passion in violin playing since the age of four. His outstanding skills and technique in violin performance, with superb communications to deliver precise teaching points at each le

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Michael
As soon as the lesson began Mr. Ming-hang jumped right in and started to go over all of the important information a beginner like myself needed to start learning the violin efficiently. He was very clear and encouraging through out the lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone who is wanting to further there violin career or even for beginners with no prior knowledge of the violin.
Florette A.
I have been Mr. Tam's student for a little bit over a month now and I have to say he is one of the best, if not the best, teachers that I have ever had. I am a high schooler, and I had been playing the violin for a long time by the time I started taking lessons with Mr. Tam. He wasted no time in beginning the lessons. We started off basically where I had ended with my old teacher, with advanced scales and a piece of my choosing. Throughout the weeks, he follows up by sending me an email asking if I had any questions for him before the next session the following week. He records every session and sends them to me so that I can review my mistakes and listen to the tips that he suggests. Overall, he is an amazing violinist and teacher. He has a great sense of humor and is knowledgeable in the world of classical music. He will explain things thoroughly if you do not understand and seems to take great joy in his profession.
Roxxana
The instructor is very attentive to skills and needs. He is patient and passionate as about teaching the violin. He explains things in an easy to understand manner. He was very enthusiastic about my improvement and stated how happy he was to see improvement. He is knowledgeable about his craft and comes off as a friendly and likable instructor.
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Rachel C.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks German, English
  • Music Education (Orchestra) from Bowling Green State University
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rachel C.

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My teachings will assist you in working on orchestral repertoire, solo pieces and any other musical interest you would like to learn about. Students of mine have gone on to advance to audition-only groups.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages

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Trishna C.
Rachel is a very talented teacher.She is very encouraging and supportive. She can make learning fun. My daughter absolutely loves her sessions.
Todd
Rachel's amazing. She is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks.
Peter W.
Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Francisco is $106. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $75 and $134 per hour.
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"Jonathan is doing a great job training me to elevate my playing from intermediate to advanced. He pays very close attention to detail and has a lot of knowledge in music theory. I look forward to taking more lessons with Jonathan."
Brian
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Nicholas seems like a really nice person. This was our first lesson with my 11 year old son and I like how he interacts when giving instructions. He seems very patient and understanding. I will give update as lessons continue"
jayden
Took Violin lessons from Nicholas H.
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"The last few weeks Susanna has help me improve in my skills."
Justin
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Awesome first lesson."
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Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"Melissa introduced my 5 year old to Violin, and for such a complicated instrument she has made it accessible and fun. She is very patient and a very skilled teacher!"
Albab
Took Violin lessons from Melissa F.
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"Philip was so friendly and patient, and made my 7 year old very comfortable with her first lesson. He really knew how to speak on her level and his instruction was very positive and motivating. My daughter left the lesson very excited to start practicing what he showed her, and we can't wait till the next lesson!"
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Took Violin lessons from Philip O.
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"My son has been learning violin with Mr. Tigran since last 8 months. He started with very basic 8 months ago and last week his middle school won 12 trophies and he was at the center of the performance. Thanks to Mr. Tigran. Mr. Tigran has the ability to come to student level and bring a change. He is soft, polite and professional. My son is fully involved in violin now and looking towards next level. I am very pleased with his performance and looking forward that one day he will be playing like Mr. Tigran. During the last 8 months there were some occasions where my son was not able to meet the schedule appointment and Mr. Tigran was very accommodating with these situations. Mr. Tigran has the ability to relate music with daily life examples so kids can understand it better. A good communication is extremely important for a teacher and he posses this skill and knows how to apply it. I can see my son will grow very well with his music in future."
jawad
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Jonathan is very patient and professional."
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Took Violin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Our experience with Dee has been very positive. She is punctual, very professional and pleasant with the kids. I would recommend her to another family looking for a music tutor for their child."
Sadia Zubairi
Took Violin lessons from Dee F.
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Violin Lessons in San Francisco, CA

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