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Linda C.

Linda C.

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I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I have a BA in Music Education from Humboldt State University, where I also earned my teaching credential. I have taught beginning, intermediate and advanced band and orchestra, in addition to choir and jazz band. I have been music director for over 10 middle school musicals. In my spare time I enjoy my two dogs, going horseback riding, and reading. *** Lesson Details *** I am very friendly, and encouraging to new students. I have a lot of patience for those who are new to the study of music. I can also be more demanding for those who have learned the basics and want to improve their playing. I am a proponent of teaching the basics of music reading and common musical terms. I can teach music through a variety of curricula, and will work with my students to choose a method that best suits their goals. I have a large music studio in my home that has a separate entrance,which is conducive to music making (with it's own bathroom). I accept students 8 years of age and older. *** Studio Equipment *** Has a keyboard, but no drum set *** Travel Equipment *** I prefer to teach in my home studio. *** Specialties *** I have been teaching band, orchestra & choir in public schools for 30+ years.
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My name is Helena and I teach violin lessons in San Jose. San Jose is a perfect place to learn how to play an instrument, especially the violin. It is a rich cultural center full of opportunities for learning, growing, and performing.

Selected schools offer orchestra programs where young people learn to listen and interact with each other musically. Once the children reach a level suitable for auditions, there are several Youth Orchestras in the area that offer the opportunity.

Some of these include California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, California Youth Symphony, El Camino Youth Symphony, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.

To advance in the school orchestra and prepare for the Youth Orchestra auditions throughout the Peninsula, a private violin teacher is essential in most cases, and TakeLessons has the best of the best. TakeLessons offers lessons for not only children but also adults. All students are invited and encouraged to pursue their aspirations of learning to play the violin and following their hearts on a musical journey.

With expert instruction, both children and adult students are tutored, nurtured, and welcomed to become a part of the Music Community. This community has the potential for opportunities such as, performing at House Concerts, Charity Events, Instrumental Ensembles, Orchestra Recitals, and fulfillment of musical dreams.

Make a decision to enrich your life! Make music a part of you, sign up for violin lessons in San Jose, and play on!

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