Ryan Cheng
Berkeley, CA
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Ryan Cheng

Ryan C.

Berkeley, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Make the violin easy! My lessons will help you play the violin with fluency, so that you can have more fun making music!

About Ryan C.

I am a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and have been learning in the presence of some of the best teachers in the country. I also play in various baroque ensembles, and have played in numerous festivals and venues across the country, such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. I am the grand prize winner of the 2012 Hong Kong Bauhinia Competition.

As a teacher, my goal is to make the student love the music he or she plays, so that he or she will always approach the instrument with a positive and enthusiastic mindset. This, in my opinion, will make for the best playing, and best experience. I hope that through my lessons, my students will continue to play the violin, and look to share that music with others.


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7 Reviews
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Very patient and with new student

Posted Apr 4, 2021
Carlos D.
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Amazing instructor. I would recommend him to anyone.

Posted Feb 27, 2021
Daniel M.
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Great violin teacher, good at explaining, and has good rapport with my teen son.

Posted Feb 8, 2021
Dimitri L.
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I have been enjoying lessons with Ryan a lot. He is great with giving encouragement, pointing out blind spots. Working with him is not just learning the music and instrument, it's learning about yourself and the way you relate to music.

Posted Dec 15, 2020
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Good good study
Day day up

Posted Dec 1, 2020
Stephen M.
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Ryan is not only a sensitive musician but also a gifted communicator. He thinks deeply about music and technique, providing him with the tools to produce dazzling results in his students over a short period of time. I highly recommend signing up to study with him today!

Posted Oct 16, 2020
Xin H.
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As someone who hoped to return to the violin later in life, I was worried about how to begin and was even a bit insecure about starting again late in the game. Ryan was a great teacher because he alleviated all of my worries and was willing to work with my learning pace and schedule. Thank you Ryan for the best lessons ever, and I hope to keep learning from you!!!!

Posted Aug 16, 2020

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Founding Member
Oct 2018 - Present

Innominatum Baroque Ensemble

Principal Second Violin
Oct 2016 - May 2020

Eastman Collegium Musicum

Eastman's Baroque Orchestra, which has performed around the country, including the Boston Early Music Festival.

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020

Smithsonian 2020 Haydn Academy

Fellows explore and perform Haydn Quartets with distinguished faculty at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Fellows also get an opportunity to play rare instruments held at the Smithsonian and Library of Congress.

Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Academy

One of America's top training academies for early music

Nov 2016 - May 2019

Ginastera String Quartet

Has performed with Eastman faculty. The quartet has played educational concerts, which are designed to introduce music to non-musical audiences, in hospitals, schools, and libraries.


Masters in Music
May 2020 - Present

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Bachelor in Violin Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2020

Eastman School of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Certificate of Achievement in Early Music
May 2020

Eastman School of Music

Granted to students who have completed courses in the practice and theory of historical performance. https://www.esm.rochester.edu/certificates/performance-practice/


Peter Salaff Prize
May 2020

Eastman School of Music

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