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Rebecca K.

46 Reviews
Vallejo, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music-Education/Theory from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rebecca K.

46 Reviews
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Want to learn to play the violin (or get better)? I can help!

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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Joe M.
Rebecca is patient, kind and positive. She is very encouraging. Makes it fun!
Jasmine J.
Very patient with 6 year old
Sienna O.
Great with children and simplifies the basics at their level.

Larisa K.

5 Reviews
Hercules, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Larisa K.

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Violin, viola instructor, performing art.
Classical music. Mostly traditional Russian method of violin teaching, also Suzuki.

About Larisa

Began violin lessons at age 8. At age 15 was accepted into the elite program at the School of Music in Odessa, Ukraine. Continued on to one of the premier music Universities in the world: Kiev State Conservatory, where I received a Masters degree in Teaching and Performing arts. Throughout my hi

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Paladin M.
Larisa was very patient with Paladin in teaching him the basics of how to set up and hold his violin. He was excited after his first lesson.
Tatum C.
Larisa is giving my daughter the perfect balance in modeling both professionalism and allowing her to grow..learn ... a love for the violin . We are still at the beginning ....but I think she is a very good fit for my daughter.
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Linda K.
Incredible Training - A Perfect Match

We interviewed many teachers, and then I found Larisa. Providing incredible training in classical techniques combined with a spirit of playfulness and fun, she’s been the perfect teacher for my daughter
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Kristen K.

27 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Violin Performance from University of Kentucky
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Kristen K.

27 Reviews
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Violin lessons of all levels

About Kristen

My name is Kristen K. and I am an accomplished violinist and teacher from Lexington, Kentucky. I began my musical studies at age 7 and quickly discovered my passion and love for music. As a young musician, I attended numerous summer music festivals, participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orches

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Rakesh K.
She is very patient and experienced teacher.
sunil
Kristen is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and methodical. I highly recommend classes with her.
Keila M.
I'm very happy to see my daughter playing the violin.
Kristen is teaching my daughter very well, more that I was expecting.

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Aya S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Aya S.

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I offer individual lessons for regional Greek violin technique. The lessons are geared for intermediate to advanced violin students, but experience with Greek music is not required.

Violin is the primary melodic instrument of Greek music, so there are many different regional styles and techniques. The objective of these lessons is to learn basic violin techniques from distinct regions across Greece. The lessons focus on rhythm/bowing and ornamentation, which are taught through traditional tunes, and include a basic introduction to maqam and moria.

About Aya

Authentic, tasteful, and experienced, Aya Safiya is an accomplished violinist who has performed at renowned venues such as the Great American Music Hall, as well as festivals in the US and in Greece. Aya began studying both Suzuki classical and traditional Greek violin when she was 7. She has made

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Catherine W.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Catherine W.

17 Reviews
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Online Violin Teacher

This is my profession.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
Teba
My two oldest children (one more advanced in piano than the other) began taking lessons with Catherine just this year. They have both shown significant improvement and love her as an instructor. They also look forward to practicing in between lessons. We could not be happier.
Naoko
Great artist and a teacher. My 6 year old enjoys her lessons and I love her down to earth vibe.
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Sophia C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelor in Mathematical and Computational Biology from Harvey Mudd College
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Sophia C.

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Music has been an important part of my life: I have been playing the piano for 14 years and the violin for 8 years now. I am an alumna of the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra, and I am currently a violinist in the Pomona College Orchestra. I have placed in competitions such as the Diamond Bar Performing Arts Contest and Southwestern Youth Music Festival.
Music helps me de-stress and view things from different perspectives. I have taught music for 3 years. I am hoping to share this passion with my community and would like to teach students of all ages and levels. I will tailor the lesson style according to the student's age. It’s never too late to start!

About Sophia

Hi there! I am majoring in mathematical and computational biology at Harvey Mudd College. I love studying the sciences because it's exciting to learn how things work and to logic things out. I love working with others - I have been tutoring students (ranging from elementary school to high school) o

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Michele
Sophia worked with my daughter during her Junior year of high school. My daughter was really struggling to understand the material and Sophia was a huge help. Sophia broke the lessons down and was able to instruct my daughter in a way that she could comprehend. Her grade improved by one letter which was wonderful. We truly appreciated Sophia's help.

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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 $77. 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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"It was a great class,and I look forward to more."
- Shakaya
Took Violin lessons from Catherine W.
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"He is great teacher , he style of teaching is unique."
- Gulissa
Took Violin lessons from Yakov D.
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"Mimi is a great teacher. She’s very encouraging and I enjoy the pieces we play. I’m already making great progress with intonation, bowing, and vibrato. I feel very fortunate to have found her for a violin teacher!"
- Sue
Took Violin lessons from Mimi D.
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"He is a wonderful violinist and has a broad knowledge of teaching."
- Hanna
Took Violin lessons from Chin K.
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"I was honored to have her as a violin teacher, I learned a lot in a short time at each and every lesson. She is very patient and helpful no matter what skill level you are. You will be excited at your own progress with her as a teacher! Thanks, Autumn!"
- Kalista
Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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"She's great with my 6 year old! We look forward to lessons every week."
- Erin
Took Violin lessons from Annarita T.
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"I’ve been taking violin lessons with Mark for about 2 months now. He is always punctual. He is a patient instructor and very encouraging. He allows you to work at your own pace. Thank you Mark for your professionalism and enthusiasm. You are a fantastic music teacher. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and encouraging me to push forward."
- Sheryl
Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"I'm one lesson in and am very excited to continue learning the violin with Brittany. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Looking forward to my next lesson!"
- Jason Merrill
Took Violin lessons from Brittany N.
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"Autumn is very knowledgeable and great with kids!"
- Vivian
Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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- ava
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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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