Adrian Balahura

Adrian B.

San Diego, CA

About Adrian B.

Background check: Last verified 12/18/2015
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Adrian teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: July 2007
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I started studying violin at age 7 and felt in love with the instrument ever since. I have been playing and teaching for the past 20 years and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with music enthusiasts of any ages and levels. If you’re thinking about taking violin lessons or just want to improve your playing, be prepared to find benefits in several surprising ways beyond just gaining the ability to play beautiful music on a new instrument.

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Experience

Teaching Assistant

Aug 2008 - May 2010
University of Miami

Education

Master of Music

Aug 2008 - May 2010
University of Miami

Bachelor of Arts

Sep 2003 - May 2007
Gheorghe Dima Music Academy

Music

Sep 1991 - May 2003
Stefan Luchian School of Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Romanian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Mark O'Connor

Oct 2009
University of Miami

Awards

Chamber Music Certificate

Jun 2006
Bayreuth International Festival
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9 Reviews on Adrian B.

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Sasha B. Jun 29, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Adrian has very nice approach, listening, trying also understand character, personality of student. His corrections for playing were straight to the point. Very nice, productive and pleasant.
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Juan Apr 9, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I had a wonderful first lesson! I'm 32 years old and was tough to think I could start learning the violin, however, Adrian makes it very easy to pick up on what he is trying to explain. Very knowledgeable and highly recommended!
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Minseon P. Mar 29, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
He's been my son's private teacher over an year. He is very pleasant and patient. My 15-year old boy is really enjoying learning from him. My son is in Suzuki book 5 and joining in Great Miami Youth Symphony. Adrian helps him for preparing an audition or concert music as well as correcting skills. I am very satisfied with his teaching style and would like him to teach my son as long as he can.
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Kavya Mar 15, 2016
Violin · In studio
Adrian is an excellent teacher, looks for perfection in the student. He takes his time in explaining every minute detail so that we do not go wrong.
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Ashley C. Feb 20, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I loved it,it was my first class and I enjoyed it cant wait for the next class.
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Alison Grewal Dec 17, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Adrian is a wonderful teacher. He's extremely nice and patient. I feel like his attention to detail is really helping me improve my sound and progression. He breaks down technical instruction in a way that makes it easier to learn. I feel much more motivated now than I have with past instructors because I feel like each week my skills improve a little more.
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Sara R. Oct 30, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My daughter is 8 and is taking beginners onto intermediate level on violin. She currently plays for an youth orchestra. Adrian is a great teacher. He is patient and encourage the student to improve. He has taught my daughter key aspects of technique and music reading. She has improved tremendously on her playing in just a few sessions. He is dedicated and inspires trust. Highly recommended.
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Michael C. Oct 16, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Adrian is amazing! My children love him.
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Michael C. Sep 5, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Adrian has done an amazing job with my 2 four year olds. They can now recognize notes, rests and they have proper position with the violin. They have learned a simple and short song but it's music to my ears. Adrian is great with all of us and incredibly flexible. If you are looking for someone to teach your children or someone just for you, look no further
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