Gretchen Miescke
San Jose, CA
Gretchen Miescke

Gretchen M.

San Jose, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Music should be fun!

Every student is different, therefore every lesson is different. I strive to make sure each lesson is geared directly to the needs and skills of the student. If the student has enough skills they will have some input into what they are playing. Everyone should be playing something they really enjoy.

About Gretchen M.

I love teaching music! It is my life and sharing it with students is very rewarding to me. I believe that music should be taught with patience and encouragement, not demands and stress. It is always a good time to start music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music studio w/ stands, violin, viola, and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I teach using the Suzuki materials, but in a more traditional way. I start students reading music from the beginning. I allow students to help pick the supplementary material once they have enough experience.

I teach violin and viola at all levels, and cello and bass through the intermediate/advanced level. Any time is a great time to start an instrument. Regardless of the student’s skill level or age, music teaches lifelong skills. Lessons are excellent in conjunction with group classes or alone. I teach students from age 5 through adult. I am patient and kind in guiding the student toward success.

My time is split between private teaching, working in a middle school, coaching at high schools, performing and working as a music librarian.

I welcome new students or continuing students. I teach lessons in person in San Jose, CA (95117 zipcode) or via Skype.

While I enjoy teaching all ages, I am particularly fond of helping adult students. I believe that it is never too late to start making music a part of your life. Yes, you can start violin at any age.


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Jan 2006 - Present

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