Lin Xu

Lin X.

Belmont, CA
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Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner
I have been teaching children and adults in bay area to play the violin for years. Now I am also offering private instruction to those students who play in their school orchestra or in the Peninsula Youth Orchestra. I have been playing violin for more than 12 years and have passed the highest violin performance level test (Grade 10). I have once played in an orchestra and took many performance competitions in China. I would like to share my experiences with you :)

I am a very patient person and enjoy communicating with people. I offer one-on-one private violin lessons at your place or in my home studio. I am teaching students who want to learn an instrument for fun to entertain themselves, or for a even higher goal to achieve their music pursuing in the future. You will learn rhythms, melody, harmony, dynamics etc with me, and we will also have a chance to dig deep into the functions and principals of various performing techniques on a step-by-step learning progress. I will introduce a most-fit teaching material to you, with a lot of supplementary sheet music also provided in order to bring more fun and/or enhance your performance techniques. I will also make a customized teaching plan for each student according to your performance level.

Before you book the lesson, please check the availability and location. For more information, please write to: lartstutor at gmail, or ask a question online. I am looking forward to working with you!
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About

Lin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
February 2013

I have been teaching Chinese and Violin in bay area for years. I am very experienced in customizing private lessons for students of different age. I have got my Master degree in Education in China, with a high school teaching credential. I have passed the violin performance exam Level 10 in China, and played in the first student orchestra in the city. I wish one day I could share all my learning and teaching experiences with you:)

My class is designed in a student-friendly way. I will always discuss your learning goals and expectations at the very beginning; I believe a mutual understanding of the big picture between the student and the teacher will serve a good start. I enjoy exchanging ideas with my students in the class and let them dig deeper through this two-way communication. In my class, you can learn with joy, making a steady progress step by step. I will also introduce a most-fit textbook to you, with plenty of supplementary learning materials provided, as well as a customized teaching plan offered based on your goals and learning progress.
Course benefits include:
- 1-on-1, or 1-on-more tailor-made executive private tutoring lessons
- Most flexible option and suited to busy lifestyles
- Having lessons on your preferred timetable
- Focusing solely on your learning requirements and obstacles
- Opportunities to practice in the class with timely feedback

Now I am accepting new students in my private violin / Chinese class. If you have any question regarding my courses, please contact: lartstutor at gmail. I am looking forward to working with you:)

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Experience

Private Violin/Chinese Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
San Mateo area

Private Violin/Chinese Teacher
Feb 2013 - Jan 2017
Santa Clara area

in-home private tutor

Private Violin/Chinese Teacher
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
In studio

Education

Master of Education
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
East China Normal University
Bachelor Degree in Psychology
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
East China Normal University

Languages

Chinese/Mandarin
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate Teacher License in China
Jun 2010
Chinese Educational Committee

Violin National Performance Exams Grade 10
May 2000
Chinese Musician Association

Photos & Videos

My lovely violin student who has learned with me since the very beginning

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My Chinese lesson for a group of three: be tutoring the reading competition in the Chinese school

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Violin class with 3 little kids

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A Reference Letter from the student in my Business Chinese Class

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This young beginner was practicing a short sheet on notes reading with a complex rhythm mixed of eighth, quarter, and half notes.
Two little students taking my playful Chinese/Mandarin class.

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adult violin lessons

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Photo by Lin X.

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Tutoring Chinese journal writing.
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22 Reviews

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Lilit M. Sep 24, 2017
Violin · In studio

Lynn is great teacher who cares about her students. She’s really vested in seeing her students succeed and takes pride in their accomplishments. My daughter loves her lessons, and is always excited to tell me about something new she learned that day.

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Binbin Mar 23, 2017
Violin · In studio

Lynn is nice, respectful, patient and professional. My son has been learning Violin from Lynn for about 6 months now and helps with any questions he has and provides her tips to do it better. I highly recommend taking lessons with Lynn.

Lilit M. Mar 6, 2017
Violin · In home

I've been taking lessons for about a month now and I think Lin Is a great teacher. she gives constructive feedback and tells me exactly what I need to work on, why its important to know, how to improve that technique, and then she shows me herself how to do it. she also tells me what I am doing well. I'm enjoying learning from Lin, she is a really nice person to talk to, she is very friendly but firm also expects you to meet her expectations.

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Becca Jan 13, 2017
Violin · In home

Lin was our daughters teacher for over two years. She is kind, patient, and so wonderful with children. Our daughter had never played violin before and Lin taught her so much, and also taught her to love the instrument. We have enjoyed her so much and are so thankful we got to experience her wonderful gift of teaching.

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Geraldine Oct 5, 2016
Chinese · In studio

LIN is very professional and could directly could adapt to my level. I am very happy and confident that I will learn a lot with her!

Geraldine Oct 5, 2016
Chinese · In studio

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Brandon Sep 8, 2016
Violin · In studio

Lin was very professional and well prepared for my 10 year old son's first lesson. He enjoyed working with Lin and thought she was very thorough. I like how she spent time reviewing the lesson and homework with me when I came to pick him up.

Gaurav Aug 23, 2016
Violin · In home

Ms Lin teaches my son violin. We had tried a professional school earlier, but were not satisfied. So we gave home tutoring a shot. We have been very impressed with Ms Lin. She is dedicated and patient and both strict and playful at the same time, which works well for kids. We would highly recommend Ms Lin for violin lessons.

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hongyan Aug 18, 2016
Violin · In home

Ms.lin is a wonderful teacher. She is patient ,friendly and professional. She has taught my daughter to play violin for a year. My daughter has made great improvement .She can move fingers on 4 strings freely ,read notes faster than me .She looks forward to seeing her every week , so I recommend her .

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Mia May 13, 2016
Chinese · In home

My daughter, currently 14, has been learning Chinese from her for about a year so far, and she really enjoys it. I can tell that she has learned a lot from Ms. Lin so far, and she really enjoys it. Ms. Lin is a native and is knowledgeable. My daughter is naturally very curious, and Ms. Lin has been able to answer her questions with patience. I would definitely recommend Ms. Lin to another student.

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Emi Apr 24, 2016
Violin · In home

Ms. Lin is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. She is good with kids and genuinely wants them to learn and gain a passion for the violin. She was a very good teacher for my kid as she started her violin career.

Loirey L. Feb 26, 2016
Chinese · In home

My two kids stayed with Ms Lin and their Mandarin has improved quite a lot. They also enjoyed the interesting chats Ms Lin brought up every time. They not only improved speaking, writing, but also learnt quite a lot about Chinese culture. Thank you Ms Lin!

Michael Jan 24, 2016
Chinese · In home

I have had Ms Lin teaching my son for a year. It has been a big difference since my son switched from his after school program to Ms Lin. Before, he hated the tedious writing homework and school. Now he is interacting with Ms Lin with intense interest, enjoying the class. I can also tell my son's Chinese improving significantly.

Because Lin has done such a good job, I now have my daughter taking lesson from Lin as well.

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Lois Jan 3, 2016
Violin · In home

My 13 yo son wanted to learn violin, and I found Lin's profile online and she seemed like a good fit. Her communication was prompt, and her schedule flexibliity worked well for us. She's very friendly, supportive and always provides clear instructions during the lesson as well as specific homework for my son to practice in between lessons.

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Sheryl Dec 1, 2015
Violin · In home

Lin teaches my 6 year old son the beginning level violin lessons in fluent English. She is very patient, dedicated, professional, has an excellent understanding of music and a good musicality. Within the 6 months of learning, my son can play many lovely songs, like Jingo Bells, Odd to Joy. He has made tremendous improvement, and can move his fingers on G, D, and A string freely, and can read the notes faster than we do. Lin provides different versions of violin classes, one for adults and the other for kids. She is a wonderful teacher, helps us enhance our knowledge of musical theory and definitely violin too. We highly recommend her.

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Anusha Nov 30, 2015
Violin · In home

Lin is an amazing tutor. She is dedicated and more importantly provides the right set of tools and tips to make learning easier. She is extremely punctual and always works around schedules and is very accommodating. I started learning from her recently and an optimistic about where I will get a few months from now.

Lin's biggest asset is that she likes to know what you expect from the whole experience and coaches accordingly.

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Smitha Aug 24, 2015
Violin · In home

Lin is absolutely the best.

I must be one of her older students - never having learnt any kind of musical instrument before. She helped me get the 'feel' for the music. With every class, I have been more inspired to practice more and learn better - thats just the kind of teacher she is.

She is super patient with me and I always look forward to her classes.

Thanks Lin for everything :)

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greg M. Jun 9, 2015
Mandarin · In studio

Lin has been tutoring my son (8 years old) in Mandarin each week for 6 months. She's wonderful! She's a fluent native speaker, kind, patient, friendly, and flexible. She helps my son do his homework and write his journal. My son looks forward to seeing Lin each week. I highly recommend Lin to anyone.

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Becca P. Feb 28, 2015
Violin · In home

Lin is an amazing violin teacher. We feel so blessed to have found her. She is punctual, knowledgeable, and fantastic at what she does. She is very encouraging and has been wonderful with our 6 year old. She makes learning fun and easy to understand. Our daughter looks forward each week to seeing her and we have been amazed at her progress. We highly recommend her for anyone looking for a teacher.

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Chawanee S. Feb 7, 2015
Violin · In home

Lin is an excellent teacher because she is knowledgeable, engaging, and professional. She adjusts her teaching method in accordance to students' needs and keeps the class challenging and fun. She is a careful listener and pick-ups on important techniques the student needs for practice. She will pick songs for students to learn for fun. Last Christmas, she taught us "Jingle Bell" and my kid just played it in our family party. It was wonderful! We are lucky to have her as our music teacher.

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loirey L. Jan 13, 2015
Mandarin · In home

I highly recommend Ms. Lin as a Chinese teacher/tutor. My children, aged 2 and 4, and I have been studying Chinese with Ms. Lin for over 3 months and I have learned greatly in a short period of time.
Ms. Lin is very professional and works well with people of all ages and levels. I have observed her teaching my children, who are beginners, every week and she is able to be playful with them and firm at the same time, making their learning fun. As for her ability to teach an adult like myself (an intermediate level with experience living in China), she has extensive knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and is able to make learning such a difficult language interesting and simple. She is also very patient, reliable and organized. Most importantly, Ms. Lin is very passionate about teaching Chinese. Such passion, combining with her knowledge of the subject, especially makes learning exciting and stimulating.

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