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About Maria H.

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Sacramento, CA

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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 30 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 come to the United States where I performed with the
Texas Christian University Orchestra in Fort Worth, Texas in 2000. Returning to Medellin, I spent the next year with the Eafit Symphonic Orchestra.

Finally, I settled in Sacramento in 2003, coming here to earn my Master's Degree in Cello Performance while performing throughout the next year with the California State University, Sacramento Symphony.

In Sacramento, I have also performed with the Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra and with several other chamber groups.

At this time, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin. My students range in age from six to seventy years and enjoy learning in a relaxing environment at their own pace.

I incorporate several different teaching styles to meet each students' individual needs and abilities.

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cello, violin
Suzuki for kids and traditional classical style.
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Ariel June 28, 2019
· Cello · In studio
I took lessons from Maria for 6 years, starting the summer just before I entered high school. Initially I was embarrassed because I knew most kids learning an instrument had started years before me, and I hadn't had any experience with reading sheet music or anything like that.

But she never held any preconceived notions about where my ability *should* be, which helped me feel comfortable learning the cello for fun, which was why I was taking lessons. And Maria was always patient working with me on whatever little part of a piece I struggled with week after week until I got it. She let me self direct how I wanted to learn, so I didn't spend as much time memorizing music theory and was able to learn through playing, which worked well for me.

While taking lessons through high school and part of college, I had a lot of difficult classes and sometimes had to sacrifice my short-term cello progress to make time for them. I always felt bad when this happened, but Maria understood and once the air cleared I was always excited to catch up to where I wanted to be.

Cello was always something kind of meditative where I could make something beautiful by putting in time, and I don't think I would enjoy playing now if I hadn't had the warm guidance of such a great teacher on my journey through the music world.
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Aparna T. May 23, 2019
· Cello · Online
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Emily C. May 6, 2019
· Cello · In studio
Terrific first lesson! I can’t wait for next week!
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About Lipeng C.

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Chicago, IL
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I have been teaching for over 18 years. I also performed solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and orchestras nationally and internationally for over 18 years. I have performed with Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Hong Kong Philharmonic, China National Symphony Orchestra and more. I approach each student as a unique and promising artist. I help them set individual goals, then plan and prepare lesson materials tailored for what he or she intends to achieve. I encourage them to work hard, dream big, and enjoy the rewards of learning and performing music.

About Lipeng
I am a professional musician and educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. My students have won music competitions and scholarships both nationally and internationally. I approach each student as a unique and promising artist. I help them set individual goals, then plan and prepare lesson materials tailored for what he or she intends to achieve. I encourage them to work hard, dream big, and enjoy the rewards of learning and performing music.
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Charlyn B. August 4, 2017
· Violin · In studio
The best instructor for my daughter.
Will recommend to friends and family.
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Audrey July 20, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Lipeng is very patient and encouraging for my beginner 11-year-old, using the video format well to demonstrate the songs and watch the student. She has been a good fit for a player who is motivated to improve but can complain a little bit about practicing everyday.
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Paul C. March 7, 2017
· Violin · Online
Very first lesson with Lipeng and I enjoyed it so very much. Lipeng encourages to listen to the music and then accentuate the notes to make it music, not to simply play them.
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About Claire G.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I started playing the violin at age 9, studying classical violin and started performing not long after. I started teaching my first student at the age of 16 - I have been teaching violin to students of all ages for 13 years.

I completed all the ABRSM exams and earned an ATCL diploma from Trinity College in Classical Violin Performance.

In 2013, I moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, where I studied Jazz, bluegrass, gypsy jazz and middle eastern violin.
I presently play both classical and electric violin, performing locally and internationally in bands and in a trio/quartet setting.

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Violinist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer and Audio Engineer
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Vicky January 30, 2018
· Violin · In studio
very patient and responsible, good!
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Wesley M. January 11, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Claire was very welcoming, she pushed my son and challenged him while also being very patient. We look forward to many more lessons to come.
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Laura January 5, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Claire is so talented and personable. She has an amazing musical background and truly a gifted teacher!!
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About Kostadin D.

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Denver, CO

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Lessons are tailored to fit each individual student's ability and goals. I believe in challenging students while maintaining a supportive and encouraging environment. Lessons will cover music theory, technique, and solo pieces. The goal is to develop in each student the specific skills needed to play a string instrument as well as to nurture an understanding and love for music.
Lessons take place at my apartment in Southeast Denver, near Hampden and I-25. Students are expected to prepare for and participate annual studio recitals.

About Kostadin
I was raised in a musical family in my home country of Bulgaria, where I attended a highly competitive full-time performing arts school from age 6. I was trained in the Russian school of violin playing and have found this to be a very successful method for my younger students in the United States. Another important pedagogical mentor for me is my viola teacher at Rice University, Ivo-Jan Van der Werff, who has developed a systematic approach to building technique fundamentals in advanced violists and violinists. I believe that studying music is very valuable for instilling self-motivation, discipline, and dedication for students of all ages. I was involved in the Mercury Orchestra's outreach partnership with YES Prep schools, which serve underprivileged communities in Houston. I was also a string specialist at the Village School in Housto
n, and my students there and in other public schools in the area excelled in the All-Region and All-State competitions.
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Krystle W. August 16, 2019
· Viola · In studio
I've been taking lessons since April and have noticed a huge improvement thanks to Koko. He's very positive and offers insightful corrections and alternatives where needed(but also pushes me when needed). Highly recommend!!
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Courtney February 13, 2017
· Violin · In studio
I love his supportive and positive nature.
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About Megan L.

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Venice, CA
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Teacher Certifications:
Every Child Can!
Suzuki Violin Unit 1
Music Mind Games Unit 1

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I specialize in teaching classical violin to beginning through advanced-level students ages 3-18. I teach primarily using the Suzuki method as well as other supplemental etudes/exercises/repertoire when appropriate.

About Megan
Based out of West LA, Megan Letky is an accomplished violinist and pedagogue who specializes in teaching primarily using the Suzuki method. She recently earned her master’s degree in violin performance and pedagogy from the University of Oregon under the tutelage of Fritz Gearhart. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she worked closely with concertmaster of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, DeAnn Letourneau. Megan has performed with several orchestras in Eugene and Las Vegas and has also collaborated with non-classical musicians in less formal settings. She has been teaching for over three years and is especially gifted at starting young children on the violin. While in Oregon, she maintained a private studio of 10+ students. She also taught weekly Suzuki and Music Mind Games gro
up classes at the University of Oregon Community Music Institute. When she's not practicing, performing, or teaching, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and miniature goldendoodle.
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Carrie July 25, 2018
· Suzuki Method · In studio
Megan is an amazing instructor! She is fun, patient, and has made learning the violin something we have enjoyed so much!!! My son and I are learning together and her teaching style has been great for both of us. We look forward to our lesson each week and feel so fortunate to have found her.
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About Jacques G.

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Tivoli, NY
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Its easy to lose yourself in the movements of music, but believe it or not there are mechanisms you can learn to convey your own art. Classical music is about executing interpretation and I focus on teaching the tools violinists can use to realize their vision of the music.

About Jacques
Jacques is a recent graduate of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. There he received Bachelors in Instrumental performance and minor in Chemistry. Jacques started violin at age four while living in Southern Illinois. He later moved to Homestead, Florida with his family and began playing in school and youth orchestras throughout the region. Jacques graduated from Coral Reef Senior High School where he returned to regularly to coach chamber music, teach sectionals, and give masterclasses. For the past four years, Jacques has taught chamber music through the Miami Youth for Chamber Music program. Recently, he moved to NY where he will be a fellow in the Orchestra Now. In NY he hopes to continue teaching and hopes to bring his knowledge to students regardless of where they may be through the platform of online teaching.
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Justyn August 23, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Jacques Gadway is a great teacher of the violin. He quickly adjusted to my pace of learning and realized my skill level which is so important! He has this sense of patience when it came to my learning and also has excellent time management within 1 hour of a lesson, as he can go on and on to lecture about ways to approach a certain technique or to a piece but somehow still finds time to move on and keeps you moving forward. Each lesson with this instructor had me leaving refreshed and inspired for another week of practice, practice, practice!
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About Steve C.

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I have probably taught more La State Fiddle Champions than anyone else. I know how to get student started off on the right foot so they don't spend years of frustration. I have seen many violinist and fiddlers alike who simply do not know the correct way to hold the violin in their arms and this lead to frustration. I have the ability to correct any fingering problems that you may be having in a matter of minutes. And yes, this includes the 4th (Pinky) finger.

I first start by teaching fun fiddling tunes to get each student going. They will be playing by the first lesson. Some teachers only teach by ear and other just by reading music which can bog the student down at first. I believe in learning the instrument first and then the music reading.

I do however give complete fingerings for each song the student learns during the lesson so there will be plenty to practice on between lessons.

Also, as an added benefit, I will be accompanying you on the Guitar which is ...

About Steve
Hi everyone, I am so excited that you are interested in learning to play an instrument! When you take lessons from me, not only will you learn to play music, but you will have fun learning it as well. I will teach you to play the instrument of your choice without actually having to read music. And, you will be playing music from the very first lesson. We will get to the reading of music later if you so desire.

During my 35 years of professional teaching, I have taught hundreds of students to play musical instruments. As far as I know, I have personally taught more La State Fiddle Champions than anyone else. I have even taught celebrity students such as the children from the Duck Dynasty television series.

Because I play somewhere around 15 musical instruments, I have a unique way of teaching music that ties all music together making
it easy to understand. You will find yourself loving your music lessons.

I love to teach by teaching songs and I mean fun songs. We will learn Cotton Eyed Joe, Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Love Me Tender, Amazing Grace, Fire on the Mountain and many, many more. It will not be a chore to get you or your kids to practice their instrument, but you may have a hard time getting them to put it down.

Whether you are just interested in learning to play songs that you know or whether you want to write your own music, I can teach you the ropes. You will have a musical understanding that few have.

Violin/Fiddle students, I can fix any fingering problems that you may be having in a matter of minutes, and you will have complete fingerings for every song that we play. You will have plenty to practice on while waiting for the next lesson.

Also, as an added benefit, I will be accompanying you on the Guitar which is beneficial when it comes to being able to hear if you are playing in tune, and this also gives the feeling of being part of a band.

Guitar students can learn many different styles of playing. I teach Rhythm, Flat picking, Fingerstyles, Country, Rock, Folk, Blues, Classical, and pretty much any other style of playing the guitar.

For all you young Mandolin players, get ready to pick! I will have you playing all the fun tunes So if you are ready to learn an instrument for you or your child, let me know and we will get you playing ASAP!
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Ernest March 1, 2019
· Bluegrass Guitar · In studio
Wow! Steve, you never cease to amaze me-all of these instruments! Not only do you play them, you teach other people to play them and in different styles of music! But underlying all of this is your lifelong love, and reverence of music and its history. Teaching is your lifelong ambition. Just as important, maybe more so, is your love and respect for the people you teach! You have devoted your life to music! I’ve known you for a long time. You are the “real deal”. I respect you so much!
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Brian February 21, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
My sons and I took guitar and banjo lessons from Steve for several years. He is an excellent teacher and is great with children.
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Barbara February 20, 2019
· Music Theory · In home
I really enjoyed learning from Steve! He has such an easy way to help you learn. Steve taught me many things easily that I had always found difficult to learn and put into practice before, as I wasn't taught the right way. Learning from Steve will be a lot of fun and you won't regret taking his lessons. Because of what I learned from him I was able to make a CD with a friend in a studio. It was a wonderful experience and a lot of fun. I couldn't have done it without him! I am and always will be amazed at Steve's knowledge and skill. I would give 10 stars if I could....literally the best instructor ever!
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About Hannah W.

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New Braunfels, TX
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Here at NB Violin Studio we believe that great foundations lead to great futures. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive violin lesson curriculum that focuses on the fundamentals of music, preparing students for a lifetime of musical understanding, enjoyment, and achievement. Our instructors specialize in teaching violin lessons utilizing the Suzuki Method alongside other supplemental materials tailored to the students’ learning needs.

With nearly 20 years of violin experience, lesson instructor Hannah has developed a unique perspective and skill set in this field. She began violin lessons at the age of 4 learning the Suzuki Method and has since then continued to be passionately involved with classical repertoire, music theory, chamber groups, musicals, orchestra rehearsals, and lesson instruction. She has held numerous principal positions with the Everett and Cascade Youth Symphonies- playing in coveted venues such as Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wa. Since moving to New Braunfels, ...

About Hannah
Here at NB Violin Studio we believe that great foundations lead to great futures. That's why we've created a comprehensive violin lesson curriculum that focuses on the fundamentals of music, preparing students for a lifetime of musical understanding, enjoyment, and achievement. Our instructors specialize in teaching violin lessons utilizing the Suzuki Method alongside other supplemental materials tailored to the students' learning needs.

With nearly 20 years of violin experience, lesson instructor Hannah has developed a unique perspective and skill set in this field. She began violin lessons at the age of 4 learning the Suzuki Method and has since then continued to be passionately involved with classical repertoire, music theory, chamber groups, musicals, orchestra rehearsals, and lesson instruction. She has held numerous principal pos
itions with the Everett and Cascade Youth Symphonies- playing in coveted venues such as Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wa. Since moving to New Braunfels, Tx, she became a member of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra and enjoys playing seasonal community concerts and local charity events. In addition, she holds a BS in Biology from Baylor and a MBA from West Texas A&M.
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Katy July 16, 2019
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I can’t say enough good things about Hannah! My daughter is taking lessons from her and has learned so much already in such a short amount of time. She is so kind and makes it such a comfortable and fun learning environment for her students. My daughter looks forward to lessons every week and I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning to play the violin!
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Logan June 3, 2019
· Violin · In home
Hannah has been very helpful in teaching me. She has also been patient and I'm learning a lot.
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About Wendell S.

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I have been playing violin for over 35 years, and used to played with youth symphony as an associate concertmaster , I'm very passionate about playing and teaching violin.
To make violin a incredible sound, you have to play in a right way, I will teach you not only the correct methods to play but also to make great sound in terms of bowing technique, fingering and intonation, rhythm, music etc, I am extremely sensitive about violin sound. My focus is to teach and help you to grasp the fundamental basis, and how to produce beautiful tone, that is what the violin is all about.
I accept students from beginner to intermediate and some advanced that will help you establish the solid foundation, and achieve your goals whether you want to be just a hobby violinist or for school or pursue violin career..

About Wendell
If you decide to learn violin, then, you are making a right decision and right choice, why? because it makes you a "better person". and much more.
The next question is why someone who learn it quicker and better than the others, because everything has "trick" or"know-how" in it. if you want to play violin in a right way, you need to know these "tricks". therefore, finding a right teacher is your next right choice.
I can teach student the "tricks and secrets“, the right way to play violin correctly, and to make good sound.
I teach student based on their level, ability and goal, I am very supportive, patient and kind, provide friendly teaching environment with joy, knowledge, and experience to my students,
Whether you want to learn violin as a hobby or a professional, I am sure you should enjoy the learning process.
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a youth symphony orchestra as an associate concertmaster in China
After coming to the USA, I have been coached by the great violinist, who is tenured violinist from Los Angeles philharmonic
I also attended and audit one of the greatest violin Maestro. Pinchas Zukerman violin master class last year.
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About Tyler S.

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San Diego, CA
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Tyler recently completed his Viola Performance Degree from Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Tyler attended Scripps Ranch High School and has played with many youth orchestras in the San Diego area, including YPO, SDYS, CYO, and YAS. He was trained as a classical violist since the age of 12, after an introduction to piano at age six. He has played professionally with Jazz and commercial music artists including, Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, and Denver Based rock bands Eldren and Petals of Spain. Tyler is currently pursuing audio engineering and teaching credentials.

About Tyler
Tyler recently completed his Viola Performance Degree from Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Tyler attended Scripps Ranch High School and has played with many youth orchestras in the San Diego area, including YPO, SDYS, CYO, and YAS. He was trained as a classical violist since the age of 12, after an introduction to piano at age six. He has played professionally with Jazz and commercial music artists including, Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, and Denver Based rock bands Eldren and Petals of Spain. Tyler is currently pursuing audio engineering and teaching credentials.
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