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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Marc D.

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Irish, folk and Bluegrass styles, tunes, scales, improvisation techniques

About Marc

I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I al

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Jana Harrington
I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson.
Roger H.
He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better.
Avery B.
It was really good information and I had a lot of fun.
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Paul W.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul W.

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About Paul

Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike. Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc. Still Performing, recording all around the United states.

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Ebru
We have been very happy with Paul, his motivating, positive teaching style. He has incredible communication skills and patience with students. He makes lessons fun and he understands student capabilities!
My daughter has got voice and piano lessons from him. He is amazing!
DeShawn S.
I really enjoyed my 1st meeting with Paul. He helped me to feel confident about learning to play the saxophone. I look forward to my next lesson.
Tori
Paul is so great! I'm an adult learning the alto saxophone with almost no prior music experience. He is patient with my many questions, very encouraging, highly skilled (as a musician and instructor), and fun to be around! The majority of our lessons are online and that is working well too.
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Sylvia F.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
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Sylvia F.

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My teaching style can be very flexible depending on the needs of the students from very young to seniors.

About Sylvia

Hi! I'm Sylvia. I've been playing since 1980. I'm a huge fan of all types of music but am classically trained. I studied Music Education at Loyola University college of music in New Orleans. Have recorded a bit of music with local musicians in New Orleans as well as Denver and Las Vegas. I played in

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Lionel
I highly recommend Sylvia for violin lessons. I am a senior who has been taking weekly lessons from her for the past four years. We use the Suzuki books for the lessons and I am about to complete book three. At the end of each lesson, I play a new song from the Ultimate Fake Book, a song that I find fun to play. I believe that Sylvia is very knowledgeable in teaching violin playing. She hears mistakes and offers helpful suggestions to correct them. She individualizes her lessons by paying close attention and helping me with my personal needs. She doesn't overwhelm but tells me what to do to improve. She is professional yet approachable. Once again, l highly recommend her and intend to continue my lessons for many more years.
Deborah
Excellent teacher and musician, I’m actually taking cello lessons from her, she knows her cello! I absolutely recommend her as a string teacher!!!!
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Ian L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Ian L.

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Barry Harris, the great Jazz pianist, and educator says, “I have such a ball in my classes, and I learn so much from my students. They probably don’t realize that I come to school here, too. I’m just the oldest member of the class. I wish everyone could experience the blessing of learning new things all the time.”

The above statement describes how I feel when I am teaching. I have been playing and performing for over 20 years in many capacities, and still, music continues to teach me new things every time. Not only do I want to share that experience with you, but I also want to guide you into having that experience for yourself.

About Ian

I started on the violin when I was about 8 years old. I began with classical music, studying in the Suzuki method. I loved my time in the Suzuki method; I wasn’t always the best student; however, in hindsight, I am incredibly grateful for the experience with my teacher, the method, and the strong

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Emily S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Temple University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily S.

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Violin is my primary instrument I can teach violin students from the very beginning to the college level. I will happily work on any style of violin music with you!

About Emily

My name is Emily, and I am looking for students of all ages and abilities! I have been playing violin for 14 years and have a degree in violin performance from Temple University's Boyer College of Music. I have taught violin in various music programs in the Philadelphia area. I can also teach viola

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Natalie Z.
Very nice and professional. My daughter loves her.
Jessi
I’m an adult viola student which is kind of different for me. I started playing again after a couple years and I’m trying to learn ways to play with other musicians. Emily has been really good with helping me focus on what I want to learn. She is patient with me and also plays with me and makes me feel comfortable in my lesson. afterwards I feel good and positive and I want to play more! I suggest her for anyone trying to be creative and wants to improve on tempo, rythm, tone etc. she’s good.
Angie C.
It is a year later and my daughter is playing well. Anje enjoys her classes and thinks Emily is a great instructor.
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Taylor M.

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Starting at $34
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Taylor M.

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These violin lessons are specifically designed for all levels and ages. While we have weekly lessons, these meetings are a part of a lifestyle. I care deeply about each one of my student’s interests and daily lives. We use the violin as a tool to enrich our lives musically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. By supporting each student as a unique person I help cultivate their individual strengths and interests. We strive to promote curiosity, well-roundedness, and a sense of community to develop a solid foundation as a musician.

While enrolled in my studio, students will find a stimulating environment to explore their potential. In return, I expect a high level of commitment which starts with daily practice. Each one of my students has a weekly personalized chart for their practice and a journal to write down their thoughts and questions which I respond to. Practicing is where progress is made.

Each student has goals that are set at the beginning of each term. They are ...

About Taylor

My name is Taylor! I began playing the violin when I was 10 years old in an elementary school string program. After a couple years I ended up finding a great teacher who supported me all the way until university. I then attended Florida State University where I completed my Bachelors in Music Perfor

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Average Cost of Violin Lessons in San Rafael, CA

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Rafael is $74. 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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"Speedy is a very patient & knowledgeable instructor to my super active (not always attentive) 8 year old. He has been making many improvements."
Hope
Took Violin lessons from Speedy B.
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"Concetta taught violin lessons for my young daughter, who loved the lessons and picked things up so fast with Concetta's guidance. She is patient, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. She offered my daughter a wonderful mix of classical technique and creative songwriting. I have also observed her teaching in a group setting with the violin program she created for the school called Still Waters in A Storm. So inspiring. She has tons of experience. Concetta is a gem. Anyone is lucky to have her for a teacher!"
Ember
Took Violin lessons from Concetta A.
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"It was a great first day. My child felt motivated by her teacher"
Alex
Took Violin lessons from Cara A.
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"He is the best violin teacher I have ever had! I've wanted to learn since I was a kid, but I was not motivated with my previous teachers and now as an adult beginner I am finding it easier than I thought. Mr. Sal breaks it down so that it isn't as hard to learn anymore and I am making leaps and strides. These last 6 months have gotten me ready to play Jingle Bells for my family over the holidays along with my other pieces and I am excited to show them what I've learned. Thank you Mr. Sal and I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to learn the violin to just start with the best teacher I know!"
Brittany P.
Took Violin lessons from Salvador B.
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"Kristen is warm, engaging, and knowledgeable. My daughter is very excited for her next lesson."
Sophie
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Great instructor with a positive attitude. I have seen a significant increase in my playing ability since working with Humberto."
Kelly
Took Violin lessons from Humberto G.
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"Cathy is my daughter's violin instructor. She is very nice and easy to work with. Professional and a good communicator. My daughter really likes her, as do we."
Lynne
Took Violin lessons from Cathy W.
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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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"Nikita is great! He is patient and kind and clearly very knowledgeable about the violin!"
Naomi
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"Very good first lesson!"
Maeve
Took Violin lessons from Humberto G.
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