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Mikaela H.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Awarded Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar (Comprehensive Merit Scholarship) from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mikaela H.

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In my teaching I seek to inspire the very best in every student through clear expectations, consistency, patience, and a great deal of laughter. It is important to me to treat each student as an individual and to find a method of instruction that will best fit each individual personality and skill set.

Music is an excellent mode through which to learn leadership, collaboration, and self-discipline. It is a means by which we may better ourselves no matter what our age.

My system for teaching beginners derives from the Suzuki method and uses the Suzuki books as it's structure. For students who have surpassed the Suzuki level, I teach Russian School technique. My own training is largely Russian school, influenced by Heifetz and modern European tradition.

About Mikaela

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Jacobs Scholar Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance - 2007-2011 I work with each student to create a personalized experience that will best suit their individual goals and needs. My teaching focuses on providing each student with a solid foundation

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Jean N.
My daughter has been taking lessons with Mikaela for 3 years and has been thriving! Mikaela is kind and friendly while holding her students to high standards. They all clearly enjoy themselves and it is rewarding to see them all progress from one recital to the next. She comes to the house to give lessons but now teaches through zoom due to the pandemic. Highly recommended!!!
Margot B.
Our daughter had her first lesson yesterday and loved it and Mikaela. She said it was the best day ever and can't wait for her next lesson next week! Mikaela obviously has experience teaching children and make our daughter feel at ease and comfortable. Most of the first lesson seemed to be focused on proper instrument and handling, which makes sense. It can take years to undo poor posture and position if not begun correctly. Mikaela explained what she was doing and why, and made sure our daughter understood everything as she went along. Thank you for a first great experience!
Daniel S.
Mikaela is not only an excellent musician but an outstanding music teacher, a rare combination. I have been taking violin lessons from her for quite some time now, and I am amazed at how much of a difference she has made in my efforts to pick up the instrument as a total beginner.

She has great observational abilities to immediately notice errors in form or movement, all the while maintaining calm and complete patience. She also has gift for suggesting corrections with analogy and imagery that has been very helpful in my experience.

I would highly recommend her.

Angela S.

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

1 Review
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded 1st place winner from Irving Klein International String Competition
  • 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 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.

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Chaul Y.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Chaul Y.

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Learning a musical instrument should be fun, exciting, and most importantly pain-free.

About Chaul

I have been playing the violin for over 24 years. I like to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students regardless of their age. I would prefer beginners to take at least one year of piano lessons prior to learning how to the play the violin. This way students can transfer basic music know

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Tina
I have been learning from Chaul for the past two months. She is a very supportive and patient teacher. I was a complete beginner when I first started, but after one to two weeks, I can play easy tunes like Twinkle Twinkle. Whenever I have any questions regarding the violin, she can give me helpful solutions. When I have lessons with her, I can immediately know where I need to improve and gain a few extra tips on violin playing.

I would highly recommend Chaul to you (people who are browsing on Takelessons)!
Randy
Wonderful first lesson. Thank you so much for opening many doors into my violin journey. Your teaching method is just what I need.
Indira
Thank you Chaul for a great lesson and also for being so patient with me when my computer didn't log into the session right away. I enjoyed my first lesson and am excited to have such a fabulous teacher that sent me material and information to prepare for my first session. I feel confident that I will be able to progress and I know that I will enjoy learning with you. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Annabel L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded Jean Hohmeyer String Award from The Birmingham Musicale
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Annabel L.

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Annabel is a classicly trained violinist who gradually became a musician as she learned what it meant to be one. We all have a multitude of senses that can be tuned to become a musician: a channel for our chosen instrument. Musicians aim to cultivate talent in music as a gift to give oneself and others. They feel the freedom-- sufficient technical facility and intuitive artistry-- to express whatever voice speaks in each moment. Annabel has relearned as an experienced violinist that we do well to view playing from a biodynamic perspective. That means extending the concept of instrument beyond the violin to the body-mind. Giving attention to subtle movements and holding patterns can make hours of practice unnecessary. This is part of a joyful, freeing approach wherein more of practice becomes play as challenges become gateways to greater fluency. Annabel believes that in this way, violinists can enjoy playing to their fullest capacity at any level.
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About Annabel

Annabel is a lifelong violinist. She began with the Suzuki Method and then went on to train in the classics as well as fiddling, jazz, and improvisation. During the time when she was active in the music scenes of Troy and Ann Arbor, Michigan, she became a skilled and versatile player. Since then

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Karen D.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Violin:
A wooden stringed instrument in the violin family; it is the smallest and highest-pitched. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato). Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition and in many varieties of folk music. They are also frequently used in genres of folk including country music and bluegrass music and in jazz. Electric violins are used in some forms of rock music; further, the violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, particularly in Irish traditional music and bluegrass, but this nickname is also used regardless of the type of music played on it.
Lessons always start with the basics: Tuning, hand/bow

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 Musi

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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.
Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Francisco is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $230 per hour.
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"Tracy is a patient violin tutor and is very knowledgeable on the subject. She taught my son the basic techniques he needs to prepare him for his summer youth program. We will most likely contact her again in the near future for more lessons."
Ann
Took Violin lessons from Tracy T.
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"Our 6 year old son is looking forward for every lesson!"
Jayden
Took Violin lessons from Emily V.
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"Maggie was pleasant and patient with my 6 year old beginner violinist. Looking forward to more classes."
Emilia
Took Violin lessons from Maggie Z.
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"Michael has been an incredible teacher - he is patient, creative and has customized the experience for our 6 year old daughter to meet her high energy and silly personality. He is reliable, and has come up with great ideas to get our daughter to be engaged.

It's obvious that his musical skills are high but just as important, his ability to teach to the students individual needs is also strong. I highly recommend him."
Cindy
Took Violin lessons from Michael S.
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"I have been learning from Chaul for the past two months. She is a very supportive and patient teacher. I was a complete beginner when I first started, but after one to two weeks, I can play easy tunes like Twinkle Twinkle. Whenever I have any questions regarding the violin, she can give me helpful solutions. When I have lessons with her, I can immediately know where I need to improve and gain a few extra tips on violin playing.

I would highly recommend Chaul to you (people who are browsing on Takelessons)!"
Tina
Took Violin lessons from Chaul Y.
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"Just had a great first lesson for my six year old daughter who is a complete beginner. She had a lot of fun and is looking forward to continuing to learn about the violin."
Violet
Took Violin lessons from Jessica L.
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"It's was amazing!! I was so afraid to handle the instrument , it being my first instrument and I did not want to break it the very first day but Mrs Sonnenberg was very patient and walked me through it very well. At the end of the session , I was very comfortable handling my first instrument."
Paavani
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"I only have had the introductory lesson. So far I think it’s going to be great. I like that she structures the lessons and homework and I’m sure I will improve a lot."
Shandra
Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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"Excellent violin teacher

Charlene has done a wonderful job with teaching my 6 year old daughter the fundamentals of playing the violin using the Suzuki method. She has not only helped technically, but has also given my daughter the encouragement and patience necessary to develop her confidence with playing. Her high level of experience and passion for playing the violin is very evident. I would highly recommend Charlene to anyone looking to improve their performance with this instrument."
Nicole
Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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"Have been taking violin lessons with will for a few months now. As an older student doing this as a hobby, Will is super patient working with me at my slower pace ;) . I was hesitant at taking violin lessons virtually at first as I thought it was going to be impossible for me to learn without someone next to me in person, but Will has a great method of teaching and I was actually able to pick up basic technique's early on.

Will comes with a ton of knowledge of music and musical techniques in general which definitely shows.

I highly recommend Will for a teacher of all ages!"
Jillian
Took Violin lessons from Will R.
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The Violin Scene in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Helena G. - San Francisco Violin Teacher

So, you’ve taken violin lessons in San Francisco, you’ve worked hard and developed great skills, and your last recital got you a standing ovation from friends and family – congratulations, you are living your violin dream…almost!

Are you ready to showcase your talent and hard work to a larger audience? The San Francisco Bay Area is full of venues to get out and shine, regardless of your chosen music style. If you are taking violin lessons in San Francisco and love classical music, you may want to try out at one of the fine Youth Orchestras in the Bay area. They will require auditions, so you better brush up on your Bach, Beethoven and Mozart! A few Youth Orchestra offering brilliant opportunities for young musicians (usually ages 9-18) are El Camino Youth Symphony, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, San Jose Youth Symphony and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra,

If you crossed the threshold of youth and entered adulthood, rejoice! You have wonderful opportunities in the Bay Area, no auditions required! Check out the Redwood Symphony, South Bay Philharmonic or South Bay Community Orchestra (offered at Mountain View Senior Center, but you don’t need to be a senior to join). Those who prefer fiddling, pop or other alternate styles may take advantage of numerous Open Mic opportunities every day of the week somewhere in the Bay Area. Go ahead and unleash your inner star!

If you are taking violin lessons in San Francisco and looking for a violin camp, consider the Bay Area Summer Music Camp or Lark Camp. With so many opportunities, the Bay Area is the violinist’s jewel of the West Coast!

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