- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+
- Teaching since:
I am a professional violin, fiddle, and viola instructor offering studio lessons for kids and adults. I teach out of locations in Palo Alto and San Jose. I have performed in orchestras, chamber music groups, bluegrass bands, and country bands, throughout the bay area. I have played violin since 1988 and taught since 2003. I hold a Bachelor of Music (violin performance) from San Francisco State University and an A.A. in Comprehensive Musicianship (music theory and performance) from De Anza College. I offer weekly lessons or lessons on a schedule as you go basis only, not biweekly or other schedules.
Margaret is a wonderful instructor who provides excellent teaching. I really appreciated that she made a point of not only explaining how to hold the bow, the violin, etc, but also explaining why it's important to use certain positions and posture and how it all comes together as one continues to practice. She's also super friendly and how's a very positive and welcoming demeanor.+ Read More
I am a beginner. Her instructions are very clear and simple. She makes sure that I understand the basics concepts really well. I really enjoy going to her classes.
The instruction is clear, and pleasant. And the suggestion was very helpful. Enjoyed!
I'm 57 years old, have never played before. Margaret made me feel relaxed and confident.
Excellent teacher, very attentive, very patient and good communication skills. I look forward to my coming lessons.
Margaret is very good
I took took violin lessons from Margaret for a few months. She is very good at explaining concepts and teaching technique. She helped me correct my technique from what I was taught by another teacher I was with briefly and that helped immensely. I highly recommend taking lessons with Margaret!+ Read More