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Maria H. Sacramento, CA

I've been teaching violin for 11 years and my students have gone on to play with different ensembles. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs by reading and by ear and as time goes on you'll be able to play more complex repertoire. I specialize in classical, style but I can teach you different kinds of styles, typically use the Suzuki repertoire but I use a variety of method and books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: violin, computer program, sound system, Tuner and Metronome . I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Maria

With more than 20 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin lessons to my students in Folsom, Napa and Sacramento. My professional performing experience began in Medellin, Colombia in 1985 with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra where I was their Soloist beginning in 1992 and later on, as First Cello, from 1998-2002. While in Colombia, I also performed with the Antioquia Symphonic Orchestra and the Antioquia Chamber Orchestra from 1991-1999. I left my hometown of Medellin to ...

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Gordon F. December 30, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Maria has been my cello teacher for 6 years. She has made learning the cello so much fun and such a great part of me life. She is very positive and sweet even when I mess up and she helps me feel good about my mistakes. She looks at what I do well and gets me excited about working on the songs. She always helps me stay in perfect pitch and helps me prepare for when songs get harder, by making sure I have good tequnique. She always knows what to work on to make my lesson as successful as possible. After six years of playing with her I am playing this amazing and beautiful music. The Bach Cello concertos and the other songs I play make me feel so happy relaxed and filled with joy. She loves the cello and being a musician. And every time you go to her lesson, you just feel the love she has for the instrament and the music and how she wants to share that feeling with you and help you have the same feeling. Maria is the reason I can play so well and she is also the reason I have continued to play for so long and will continue to play for the rest of my life. I am so happy that I have the most amazing, loveing and fun teacher in the world. I think everyone thinking of playing an instrament should choose cello just so they can take lessons with Maria. My lesson is the highlight of my week.

Gordon Felesina, 14 years old
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E G. September 22, 2014
Cello
Maria is a wonderful cello teacher! She teaches well to the individual, is very patient, and gives much encouragement. She always has an answer to my son's questions about cello or music in general. He says he knows she enjoys teaching because she is happy and full of energy at lessons. Lesson time is well-spent and my son always leaves lessons with a renewed desire to practice and improve.
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Dana C. August 28, 2014
Cello · In studio
Maria has been teaching my son for 5 years and keeps him progressing and motivated through the challenges of learning a highly articulated skill. A great mix of praise & discipline have made my son feel more confident about taking on a new challenge and while he may never be the next Yo-yo-ma he is learning a wonderful art talent that will make him a more well rounded young adult.
Gaw V. Sacramento, CA

About Gaw

Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento. Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Naked Lounge, the Shine, Shady Lady. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum

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Eleanor C. April 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is an excellent instructor. She's doing a great job helping my daughter build confidence with her voice.
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Martine H. April 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is a very professional and friendly teacher. I am really enjoying her teaching style. She is always supporting and encouraging. After only a few lessons, I already feel like I have learned a lot and continue to learn quickly.
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Kathy F. April 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is very welcoming, passionate & patient. My daughter loves her! She has progressed immensely in the short time she's been working with Gaw. Great teacher!!
Kimberly B. Roseville, CA

Have you been playing for a long time, or have you never picked up the instrument before? Whether you are a child or an adult, I have a style of teaching for you. I've been playing since I was a child and have a special place in my heart for the is instrument. I actually began learning from a fiddle player and trained classically later. If you want to learn how to succeed in playing this rewarding and satisfying style, this is the place for you.
Are wondering why every time you hit a certain note, it squeaks, or crunches, or sounds glassy? Or maybe you can't quite read the notes. Perhaps you are no stranger to the instrument, but need improvement of musicianship, expression, etc. Let me help you master the skills you're trying to achieve. With my help, you can make breathtaking music!

About Kimberly

I grew up in a household of 9 where music was always center stage. We would sing as a family in different venues and were often called the VonTrapp family. I have enjoyed singing and performing from a young age. I began studying flute at age 8, after scoring highest in the harmony listening exam and began formal violin lessons at the age of 9. I studied all genres including, fiddle, classical, musical theater and 20th century. I have continued to study violin since then and have performed in many orchestras and small groups, such as Honor Orchestra, the Paradise Symphony, the Yuba College Orchestra, Yuba-Sutter Oratorio Society Orchestra and more. I have been concert master and first stand in many of these. I have also soloed in many and have been the first violinist in quartets for ...

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Joe F. November 15, 2012
Violin
Verified Student
Great Teacher!!!

Kimberly is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her. She is patient with you as a student and explains things at your level. She is very knowledgable about music as she plays many instruments and has a great ear. As an adult student she had me learn to read music early in the lesson which I found to be very helpful. Lessons are at her home and it is in an appropiate setting. My Lessons fly by as she has an engaging teaching style and she stays focused on helping your improvement from week to week. She is flexible in rescheduling your weekly lesson if needed.I would rate her an A+ as a Music teacher!
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janet P. September 14, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
We have enjoyed and learned so much from Kimberly

Kimberly is very professional and makes me and my daughter feel very welcome. Emily has been taking singing lessons for a couple of months now and no two lessons are alike a she learing so much from Kimberly.
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janetp July 18, 2012
Emily has really enjoyed her teacher and singing lesson.
Ardalan G. Carmichael, CA

violin instruction for all levels

About Ardalan

I am confident to provide you with the skills needed to enjoy playing violin: I have eleven years of experience in violin performance, three years of teaching experience,and participating in variety of musical ensembles, orchestras, and musical theater productions. I am currently a music student in college and working on my degree in music. I will create a learning environment, help to discover your musical talent and make your dreams come true about music. I believe that "time is valuable". I guarantee to give the productive lessons, core skills needed with the positive outcome in a very short time. only a compassionate teacher can be your true friend. I am here to take your hands and push you steps forward toward your dreams. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons are totally based ...

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Patricio M. December 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Really nice guy and professional.
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Marsha G. November 16, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I recently had my first lesson with Ardalan and it was wonderful. In fact amazing in a certain way. I merely did not know what to expect. However, thorough and exact, he showed an interest in me obtaining my goal. I could tell he loves teaching/playing the violin as I do. He carefully answered my questions. Made me feel very comfortable in refreshing my skills and techniques. On my journey with this teacher, I am confident I will get to where I want to go.
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Wangari K. October 29, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ardalan is extremely talented with dealing with young children. We have gone for just a few lessons and my sun has learnt more that he learnt for 4 months with a different teacher. We feel blessed to have met him. We appreciate that he checks with the student during the week to make sure student is doing the right thing. Would recommend him any time.
Linda K. Sacramento, CA

I have been teaching violin for more than 40 years. I will ask you to take yourself very seriously ~ while not allowing yourself to become serious.Love what you do. Feel the passion you have for even the simplest of melodies.Make sure you are serious about wanting to learn and that it's not just an idle whim. Talk to violinists and find out what it took for them to be successful.

About Linda

I have been playing the violin since I was nine years old and for me it became a part of my life which I could not imagine being without. The violin is one of my oldest and best friends. I love watching students discover how to find joy and fulfillment in playing. I love to see how students can blossom with the simplest of tunes because simple is sometimes the most beautiful. People often ask if they can actually learn, especially as an an adult, and I always tell them that if they really love it they can do it. Of course, it also takes a lot of commitment and hard work. Learning to play the violin is a tremendously fulfilling accomplishment and playing your first tune is a unique experience

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Susan H. April 7, 2015
Violin · In home
Linda plays classical violin and fiddle and so she instructs for a combination of good form and fun. I am a beginner on the violin, having played the piano since childhood. With just a couple of violin lessons, Linda got me to bring forth strong musical tones, and hold myself and the instrument so I am relaxed. She is clear about what is important for me to learn, and positive about what I can do so far. I cannot recommend Linda enough as a violin teacher for adults or children. Susan H.
Logan T. Folsom, CA

For beginners, I teach students how to get into the proper habits, posture, bow arm positions, finger positions, standing positions, etc., how to play open strings properly, then we will move onto reading notes and counting. Intermediate students can expect to learn shifting into different positions, beginning vibrato, learning different bow techniques and interpreting and applying dynamics. Advanced Students will learn more shifting and fine tuning their intonation and reading high level music.

About Logan

I started playing the Violin at 9. I started with Suzuki Method,after about three years, I also started taking lessons from Dong Ho, a prestigous Violinist. I played with his orchestra, Angel Strings, then played with Sacramento Youth Symphony for over seven years completing all levels from Junior to Premier. While playing in the Academic (middle) level of SYS, I was the Assistant Concert Master. While in Premier, I went on tour with them in Europe, performing in Finland, Estonia, and Russia. After leaving Sacramento Youth Symphony, I performed professionally for Sacramento Opera as well as private bookings for weddings, receptions, dinners, etc. I love teaching as I feel a need to pass on this valuable skill to determined students! Feel free to ask me about scheduling lessons at other ...

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