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Popular Violin Teachers Near Los Alamitos

David C.

Orange, CA
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Connie E.

Lakewood, CA
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Samara R.

Huntington Beach, CA
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David C. Orange, CA

I have over 15 years experience teaching violin ranging from toddlers to college level music majors. I am a current MTAC member and have students regularly participating in performances and competitions. Lessons should be a productive and focused environment that is both fulfilling and, above all, an enjoyable experience. Of course it will be none of these if the student comes unprepared. We all learn in different ways and our personal goals are diverse. It is my job to assess students and customize a curriculum that will satisfy their needs. I take a strong focus on the fundamentals of violin playing. Technique is everything and opens doors to whatever path one might have an interest in. The violin is a complex and diverse instrument that teaches and requires self-discipline to succeed. Generally, i use the Suzuki Method for beginning students. Other books I use to develop technique include, Hrimally and Carl Flesch for scale studies, Kayser, Dont, Schradieck, Kruetzer, Fiorillo, ...

About David

Born into a musical family, I found a violin in my hands at age 4. Music is my true passion, and yet it is nothing unless I can share my craft with others. I am offering private violin lessons in the city of Orange. Whether you are seeking a music career or simply want to experience the benefits of what music can provide - which there are many - I am here to assist in your musical journey. All ages are welcome as well as all experience levels. With a commitment to learn, and discipline to practice, one can expect to develop a general fluency of the instrument within 3 to 6 months. The fundamental elements required to succeed on the violin are transferable and beneficial to all endeavors and pursuits. I have a formal education in violin performance and am actively participating in

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Lisa B. December 5, 2013
Violin
David Chavez is a phenomenal violinist and it is a priviledge to study with him.

Experience, education and extraordinary talent combined with the ability to develop proper technique, extensive knowledge of repertoire, and strength as a communicator make David Chavez one of the best violin teachers in Southern California.
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Dwight M. December 4, 2013
Violin
Brilliant Violinist

In our lessons, David consistently demonstrated exemplary understanding of complex music theory, but was also able to impart his deep professional knowledge in a manner accessible to a neophyte such as myself. And further to his credit, he has the patience of a saint when it came to actually implementing difficult theoretical ideas.

David was exacting in his attention to the details of our practice sessions, and was also able to offer techniques to ameliorate my lack of dexterity. He noted that my physiology was likely a culprit and helped me find workable solutions to the problems.

Overall, David was dedicated, always punctual, a real pleasure to work with, and I could not recommend him highly enough to others.
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Max Z. November 18, 2013
Violin
Outstanding

David is an excellent teacher. I have worked with him for several years; he also worked with some of my own students. He is talented, reliable and very knowledgeable. He is also patient, likable and will make any student feel comfortable. I give him my highest recommendation.

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Connie E. Lakewood, CA

I'm passionate about music and have 17 years experience teaching the violin. I accept students from beginner to advanced levels and will help you achieve your goals whether you are wanting to learn the violin as a hobby, for school or pursue music as a career!

About Connie

I love teaching, and enjoy passing on that joy, knowledge, and experience to my students! I tailor lessons according to the student's goals, abilities, and preference in musical styles. Whether you're wanting to learn the violin to be a virtuoso or just as a personal hobby, I believe you should have fun with the learning process! I am passionate about music and love teaching aspiring students! I am active as a violin teacher, chamber musician, performer, and violinist of the Pacific Coast Quartet. I hold a Masters of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the Cole Conservatory of Music and have been playing the violin since the age of four. I have been teaching private lessons for 17 years and have experience in teaching group and private lessons to students of all ages, coaching ...

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Sylvia R. February 19, 2015
Violin · In studio
I have been taking violin lessons with Connie for almost 2 years now and i would highly recommend her! She has really helped me correct a lot of my bad habits from years of just playing on my own. Connie is professional, very patient and passionate about music and teaching. I take lessons with her privately (not with Take Lessons) and am thankful to have her as my teacher!
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Shelby H. September 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
My daughter Lauren has been taking violin lessons with Connie for the past 3 years. We are so impressed how Connie has helped Lauren develop such a love for the violin! Connie is very knowledgeable, encouraging and also pays attention to detail. We love having her as our violin teacher and so glad we found her on TakeLessons!
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Rachel W. September 22, 2014
Violin · In studio
I'm so thankful we found Connie as our violin teacher! We love her style of teaching and my son really looks forward to his weekly lessons with her. Connie is very encouraging, patient, and her passion for music and teaching really shines through. We would highly recommend her for anyone wanting violin lessons at any age or playing level!
Samara R. Huntington Beach, CA

Accomplished, focused, and professional violin teacher of 7+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn in a fun and positive environment.

About Samara

Samara R is a contemporary classical music composer and educator based in Southern California. Textural elements, unusual instrumentation, extended performance techniques, and imagery inspiration combine themselves to form her compositional sound. Samara is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in music composition, and was selected to participate in the prestigious honors program, which culminated in a solo honors recital. She was awarded The Steward Prize for an outstanding creative work. Samara studied music composition at UCSD with Dr. Lei Liang, Dr. Chinary Ung, Rand Steiger, and Dr. Philippe ...

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Melissa S. January 5, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · In studio
As Samara's colleague at UCSD, I had the privilege of collaborating with her on various musical projects and observing her composition process from start to finish. She's a creative, talented and ambitious musician who is familiar with various musical instruments and techniques. More than that, she is a dedicated educator: she has extensive knowledge of musical pedagogy and is always looking for opportunities for further professional development. I highly recommend her for students of all levels!
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marjorie B. September 9, 2014
Piano · In studio
Our daughter took voice and piano lessons with Samara for about 6 months in San Diego. She had never had lessons before but within that short time fame our daughter learned and progressed at an unbelievable pace.

Samara is patient and extremely talented with her gifts as well as with children. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed all her lessons with Samara and we were definitely sad to see her go.
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Mel M. June 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Samara is a fantastic teacher with an incredible level of patience and perfectly calm demeanor. My four year-old daughter enjoyed every lesson and couldn't wait to go back for more. Under Samara's tutelage, my daughter made incredible strides and developed a passion for piano.

I am grateful to Samara for teaching my daughter not only the fundamentals of piano, but how to enjoy the instrument while learning. I was certainly sad to have Samara leave San Diego, but that just means other students in Long Beach will stand to gain from Samara's talents.

Jill Z.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Angela C.

Long Beach, CA
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Miranda C.

Long Beach, CA
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Jill Z. Huntington Beach, CA

Students can start with me as a beginner or as an advanced student looking to learn new practice skills, new technique, skills, and bow strokes. Students work on scales, exercises for tone and coordination, vibrato, solos, sight reading, rhythm, audition music, and orchestral music. They get 2-6 opportunities to perform per year. I can teach a variety of music styles such as jazz, classical, romantic period music, 20th Century music, contemporary music, bluegrass, Celtic, Irish Fiddle, Scottish Fiddle, movie music, and popular music. I recommend many youth orchestras in the area that I encourage my students to join. Some of my students go to Italy in the summer with their orchestra. I can help you work on audition music for All Southern Youth Orchestra and All State Youth Orchestras and other Youth Orchestras. I go at the student's pace and also start out many beginners that have reached Suzuki Book 10 level.

About Jill

What will music lessons do for you? Problem solving and Memorization: My students learn problem solving skills that they need to help them practice their instruments efficiently. Music helps students develop more areas of their brains and increases the capacity for better memory and problem solving. The skills they learn in their lessons can be applied to how they study for school and aid in memorization techniques. Music can also be similar to solving puzzles and putting it all together. Can't read music yet? Skills learned: I teach students how to read music and music theory as they learn their instruments. Students learn how to perform for audiences and play for their own enjoyment. They learn how to work with other musicians and learn about stage presence for ...

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Youssef M. May 4, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Thank you.

Jill is extremely knowledgeable with all kind of mistakes that students may have. I am always amazed by the interest she shows to give us more of her knowledge and motivation.

Also, Jill shows enormously great patience to make students comfortable and motivated playing music.

I strongly believe she is one of the best teachers in takelessons team..
Angela C. Long Beach, CA

Experienced teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skills. I specialize in classical music and provide multiple playing opportunities for my students throughout the year.

About Angela

EDUCATION My musical education began while sitting on my mother's lap as she taught piano lessons. I began studying cello with a member of the Kansas City Philharmonic at age 9, and at age ten, I followed in my mother's footsteps to play the flute. I played all three instruments, (piano, cello and flute) until high school when it was became clear to me that I wanted to be an orchestra teacher. With this dream in mind, I began playing the violin as well. I graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor's in Music Education in 1989 and again in 1999 with a Master's degree. PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE As a youngster, I was the youngest member of the Kansas City Youth Symphony and the Kansas City Cello Choir performing with these two groups for eight years. I was chosen from ...

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Jeanne M. October 28, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Angela is a wonderful music teacher. I love her! She is very knowledgeable and patient, and always makes me believe I can do it. I would recommend her to anyone young or older. I am an adult beginner on the cello and I am enjoying learning very much.
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E M. July 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Angela is an amazing teacher!! There are not enough words to describe how much we LOVE her!! She is THE BEST!
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Miriam C. November 28, 2012
Cello
Adult Beginner

She is a great teacher. Relaxing environment and pushes me to be the best I can for my level. I love that she is flexible. I do equestrian show jumping and ride 5 days a week and teach 3 days a week and work full time and sometimes the shows may not work for my lesson schedule but she always works with me. holds annual recitals for studio and Christmas. I think anyone any age who wants to learn and can make it to her will love her and enjoy her....She also lets me play with my Black Cello =)
Miranda C. Long Beach, CA

I am a patient and goal-oriented instructor who is passionate about the violin and loves to share the gift of music!

About Miranda

I am a classical violinist and art educator who loves to share the gift of music with anyone who has a desire to learn! I am a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in Art History, but I have received formal classical violin training since the age of six. I acquired my classical violin instruction from Richard Adkins, Alan Carter, and Jesse Gross, whom are each honorable musicians and masters of the violin! As well as participating in numerous solo recitals, I have played in every school orchestra since 2nd grade. My most recent participation has been in the Long Beach Community Orchestras (Chamber and Symphony) and Orchestra Northern Arizona. While I am a native of Long Beach, CA, I lived in Arizona from 2010 to 2011, where I taught violin at the ...

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AJ C. December 5, 2014
Violin · In studio
Miranda is a great teacher and she has a special connection with children and young adults. She is genuinely patient and she loves to teach and share her skills with her students. I have personally witnessed her skill levels in reading, writing, and playing music and I have to say that I am always impressed. Miranda is passionate about music and education and she is so much fun to be around.
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Tehra B. October 2, 2014
Violin · In home
Miranda is an excellent violinist and also has the skill of teaching! I have enjoyed working with her over the last few months and as an adult beginner I feel that I have made much progress. She recommends books and has even given me "take-aways" for my at home practice. I look forward to working with her throughout my musical career and recommend her to those who are new or who want to expand their musical talents. She calm, collected and comfortable to learn from and genuinely cares about her students.
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Alyssa E. September 19, 2014
Violin · In studio
Miranda has been my private teacher off and on for about three years and I have learned so much. With her help I was able to get into my high school symphony orchestra as well as many other accomplishments like Ohlendorf orchestra, vibrato, etc. Also, if I have any questions about my piece's she will always help me!

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