Adrian Balahura

Adrian B.

Carlsbad, CA
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Lesson Details

Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My teaching purpose is to instill a music appreciation while showing the technical aspects, reaching for a deeper way of transposing the even the most distinct feelings into music. To share my musical and educational experience with others, to exceed all others expectations, as well as mine, to fulfill my dreams, and create stronger principles, while reaching personal growth.
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About

Adrian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2007

I started learning violin when I was 7, and felt in love with it ever since. While playing and teaching for the past 20 years and enjoy sharing my knowledge with music enthusiasts of all age and skill level. Are you looking to start violin lessons? Or maybe you just want to improve your violin playing. I can show you benefits in several surprising ways beyond just gaining the ability to play beautiful music on a new instrument.

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

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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15 Reviews

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Rylan Feb 16, 2019
Violin · In studio

Adrian is very friendly. Right now he is teaching my 7-yr-old the violin. It is a big commitment on my part (as the parent) to help oversee his practice times at home. I’m grateful for Adrian’s guidance on helping us achieve goals by showing him how to practice. I like how Adrian shows my son what to do and encourages him to think and speak about each piece. My son is still on the shy side right now, but I’m hoping he’ll warm up more. He enjoys being challenged, so I’m looking forward to this journey with him together.

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Eloise Mar 6, 2018
Violin · In studio

Adrian is very patient, easy to work with and seems to know what he is doing.

Christopher R. Feb 12, 2018
Violin · In studio

Adrian is great. We've only had one lesson so far, but my 8-year old already wants to go back and he really enjoyed Adrian's welcoming and comforting approach. Adrian took time to understand why my son wanted to learn the violin, why he choose the violin and what his motivation was for learning such a unique instrument. We can't wait to go back and learn more!!

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Alessandra C. Jun 27, 2017
Violin · In home

It was very good and very informative. My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson.

Efat S. Jun 26, 2017
Violin · In home

I had 3 different teachers before Adrian BUT OMg he is a life changer,, he taught me how to understand the piece and play it with confidence, he is very knowledgeable about music and the history of music , I strongly recommend him to anyone who really wants to play violin ,I know it's not an easy instrument but if you understand it you'll play it well ..

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Charlie Jun 21, 2017
Violin · In home

Adrian is a talented, passionate, and thoughtful instructor. His genuine love for music shows through his teaching. I feel fortunate to have him as my son's instructor, and I highly recommend him.

Sasha B. Jun 29, 2016
Violin · In studio

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.

Juan Apr 9, 2016
Violin · In studio

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!

Minseon P. Mar 29, 2016
Violin · In studio

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.

Ashley C. Feb 20, 2016
Violin · In studio

I loved it,it was my first class and I enjoyed it cant wait for the next class.

Alison Grewal Dec 17, 2015
Violin · In studio

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

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

Adrian is amazing! My children love him.

Michael C. Sep 5, 2014
Violin · In studio

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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