Marian Yang

Marian Y.

Palo Alto, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm an experienced violinist and violist available to teach students of all ages and abilities. I perform both classical and improvised music professionally throughout the Bay Area, and I use my experiences to benefit my students. I have a huge body of classical repertoire to use during lesson time, and I also specialize in the Suzuki Method. Contact me and let's get started!
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Marian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2012

Hello! I'm a professional violinist and music teacher offering in-studio lessons to students ages four though adult. I love helping students grow as musicians and reach their goals.

My specialized violin experience makes lesson time a unique experience tailored to every student. I perform both classical music with with local chamber groups as well as improvised pop and rock music with bands of all kinds. I have a Master of Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Lessons at my studio are an engaging, encouraging time. I use my training under both Suzuki and traditional methods to give my students practical instruction. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of violin technique, ear training, and music theory while studying beautiful music. I create a comfortable environment where students are both challenged and encouraged to do their best.

My spacious studio is equipped with a Yamaha upright piano and my own extensive music library.

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Owner, Violin Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present
Marian Yang Violin Studio

- I teach students ages 4 through adult at two convenient locations
- Lessons are highly organized and creatively personalized to each student
- Students will learn solid violin technique, ear training, and music theory from the beginning to the most advanced levels
- All lessons come out of my extensive personal research and professional experience as a violinist

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Violin Teacher
May 2014 - Sep 2015
Opus 1 Music Studio

I worked with young violinists of beginning through advanced levels. I helped them develop the technical and aural skills necessary to succeed as a young musician.

Violin Teacher
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Ohio State University String Pedagogy

I worked with adult beginners as part of a teaching program at the Ohio State University School of Music. I helped students develop goals as musicians and worked with other teachers to develop extensive research on violin pedagogy.


MM Violin Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
BM Violin Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Ohio State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Violin School Book 1
Jul 2016
Northern California Suzuki Institute

Every Child Can!
Jul 2015
Northern California Suzuki Institute

I studied the Suzuki teaching philosophy with Allen Lieb. I believe that every child can learn to play the violin!


Ohio State University Concerto Competition Winner
Jun 2012
Ohio State University School of Music


Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Jun 2016

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Marian Y.

Photo by Marian Y.

Photo by Marian Y.

Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975) wrote Tartiniana Seconda for violin and piano in 1956. 

with Jaymes Kirskey, piano
Photo by Marian Y.

Photo by Marian Y.


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