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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the violin. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Maggie Z.

12 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaching since 2018
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie, I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. I have performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 11 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano less

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Luke
My six-year old is really enjoying his piano classes with Maggie! She made great recommendations for practice books and my kiddo seems to be learning quickly!
Marie Q.
Maggie is great with my kids. She understands each one's skill level and adjusts her lessons accordingly. I appreciate her patience, especially since my kids are just starting to learn how to play the piano. The best part is that my kids are learning and having fun at the same time.
Hailan
As a adult student, I have a bit advantage at understanding the theory relatively easily. Maybe also have the willingness to practice on my own. But on the other side, the stiffness of fingers and the frustration of “I know I should do that but just couldn’t “ are common scenarios too. Maggie could adjust the pace and the materials based on my progress which helps a lot. She is also put equally emphasis on both technic and the understanding of music itself, which makes studying piano a vey enjoyable experience.
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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
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  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael R.

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Violin is one of my favorites to listen to and includes such a wide range of music, from fiddle, to blues to of course classical.

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Catherine W.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
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Catherine W.

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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 Americ

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Charlie B.
Catherine has been a terrific violin instructor for both my 14 year old daughter and 13 year old son. She is very passionate and methodical in keeping them motivated and engaged in learning the violin. She has been great and the kids love her as a teacher. I highly recommend Catherine for anyone considering an online violin teacher for their teenage kids.

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Anastasia M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from UNC School of the Arts
  • Awarded McNair Scholar from University of Vermont
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Anastasia M.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, I have taught strings in the schools as well as in my private studio. I specialize in working with beginners and intermediate students grades 5-12, but adults are welcome too! We use a body-oriented approach to help students play the violin with ease and clarity. This approach includes a mix of Alexander Technique, body mapping, Suzuki pedagogy, Karen Tuttle Coordination, and my somatic movement education curriculum. However, we also equally rely on ear training. Whether you're reading notes for the first time or playing by ear, we do ear training. Through this method, you become more comfortable playing the violin, and with dedication, you learn how to become your own teacher. Ready to get started?

About Anastasia

I am a singer, violist, voice coach, music educator, somatic movement educator, and interdisciplinary artist. I hold two degrees: a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Music from the UNC School of the Arts. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I grew up singing gospel

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Deanna
An Ya is an amazing musician. She doesn't only teach people like me how to sing. She's out there in the real world... playing her viola and singing in front of crowds throughout the region. In my experience with An Ya, she adapted my vocal lessons to work specifically on areas where I was struggling. She always seem to drill down to the real root of the vocal problem I was having and helped me improve. I wasn't able to stick with lessons as long as I had hoped, due to conflicts with my work schedule. However, I came away from my time with An Ya with better control over my diaphragm and a stronger "head" voice. Thanks to An Ya, I'm a better singer than I was before.
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Benita L.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Malayalam, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Business Analytics & Sports Management from The George Washington University
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Benita L.

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Young teacher, ready to give beginner/intermediate lessons to aspiring violinists. Experience playing for 12 plus years and teaching others. Obtained awards at the state and national level and performed in concerts and orchestras throughout.

About Benita

Hi! My name is Benita, and I’m 20 years old! I love playing the violin and have been doing it since I was in the first grade. I’ve had a lot of cool experiences and met some lifelong friends from pursuing my instrument. I’ve even performed on stage with Yo-Yo Ma. I’ll be a fun, and informati

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Eboni
Benita has proven to be a very smart, reliable, and flexible violin instructor for my 13 year old son who needed additional help while taken orchestra via virtual learning. I have seen a significant improvement in his playing skills and grades as a result of her weekly lessons. I highly recommend Benita!
Chloe F.
Miss Benita as we call her :) is so good with my 8-year-old daughter. In just 3 lessons they have built a great rapport. Benita is relaxed, reassuring, with a great sense of humor while at the same time imparting great knowledge of the violin to my daughter. I appreciate her welcoming us into her family home even during the pandemic. We felt that in-person instruction would be more desirable than online, and I think that my daughter is learning so much more with our arrangement.
Elisa V.
Very patient and a really good teacher with my daughter!☺️

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Mateo is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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"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."
Mia Bella
Took Violin lessons from Gloria J.
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"First lesson was a real confidence booster. Mark had me quickly making music with my violin. And I'm already looking forward to the next lesson! My excitement to know this instrument has increased exponentially."
Joseph
Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"Lauren is a thorough and excellent violin teacher. She goes through technique, skills, and methods of playing and practicing that will last you through your entire musical life. She leaves you able to teach yourself and excited to learn more. Lauren has widespread of skills across chamber music, solo pieces, and classical music. She has coached me in CMC, and now as a private coach at home. I am so excited to continue our lessons, and continue to learn and master the violin."
Annabel
Took Violin lessons from Lauren C.
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"Just had my first lesson with Concetta and it went really well. She is very nice and made me feel very comfortable. I know I will learn a lot!"
Dana
Took Violin lessons from Concetta A.
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"Glenda is a very patient and encouraging teacher for a new learner"
Mahendra
Took Violin lessons from Glenda J.
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"Wonderful violin teacher, the best I have ever had. Very patient, although I am an adult student, re-beginning to play. Showed me things that I have done wrong for years in one session."
Thomas Attaway
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"Very Patience Teacher. Teach my kids in a right way to play violin. I am very appreciate. the BEST violin teacher ever. Absolutely 5 stars"
Emma
Took Violin lessons from Yakov D.
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"Ali is lovely and seems to have developed a good relationship with my young son."
Jonas
Took Violin lessons from Ali Y.
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"Very patient and encouraging"
Lukas
Took Violin lessons from Benita L.
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"I've recently returned to playing violin after a long break, and now taking online lessons with Nikita. He is super helpful, has already showed me a lot of efficient techniques which really speed up my re-gaining process. Nikita is very responsible, always comes up with ideas how to work on my tone, intonation, bowing specific to my needs. He is also a fantastic violinist, which is always the best inspiration for students!"
Katya
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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