Sara Jones

Sara J.

Los Angeles, CA
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details

See all subjects

Sara teaches

Loading-circle

About

Sara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
July 2011

Sara J originated from Pasadena, CA where she began her musical studies at the age of 7. Not only was she involved with her school's music programs, she performed with groups such as the Crown City Symphony (formerly known as the Crown City Chamber Players) and the Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra, and took violin lessons for five years with violin instructor Roberta Wilcox.

After transferring from Pasadena City College, (studying with, violinist and conductor, Andrei Ganea and, member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paul Stein) she received her Bachelor's of Music degree in Performance from the University of Redlands under the instruction of Pavel Farkas. In April 2014, she graduated from the Master's of Music program at the University of Redlands earning a degree in Violin Performance under the instruction of Jeanne Skrocki.

She has performed with orchestras like the Coachella Valley Symphony, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, and Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra. She is also involved in a Piano Trio and has performed as a Colonial Fiddle Musician on Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen at the Hawk’s Head Tavern. Currently, she performs with the Santa Monica Symphony and is a Freelance musician in the Los Angeles area.

Ms. J is very passionate for music and tries to instill that same passion into her students by teaching them both the technicality and musicality of different pieces. She believes that when one learns how to play an instrument, one must also learn the principles of music in general. When a musician knows every facet of a piece they are playing, performing the music becomes a deeper experience for the performer and audience, whether that piece be a Beethoven Concerto or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. She strives to help the students become very knowledgeable, not only in playing the violin itself, but also in music theory, history, ear training, wise practicing, and performance etiquette.

+ Read More

Experience

Resident Artist
Aug 2016 - Present
San Gabriel Unified School District- Roosevelt Elementary School Musical Immersion Experience (MIE)

Help elementary school students learn the violin and assist in helping other music classes that occur during the day and the week.

http://roosevelt.sgusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/MusicImmersionProgram

http://www.musicimmersionexperience.org/

Violin Instructor
Dec 2015 - Present
San Marino Music Center

Teach violin to the community.

Violin Instructor
Apr 2015 - Present
West Hollywood Academy of Music

Teach violin and beginning piano to students who sign up through the school.

Violin Instructor
Sep 2013 - Nov 2014
The Modern Music School

Teach Violin to the community

Violin Instructor
Feb 2013 - Nov 2014
Oak Valley Music Academy

Teach violin to the community

Violin Instructor
Jul 2011 - Nov 2014
University of Redlands- The Community School of Music and the Arts

Teach Violin to the community

Education

Master's of Music: Violin Performance
Sep 2011 - Apr 2014
University of Redlands
Bachelor's of Music: Music Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2011
University of Redlands
N/A
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
Pasadena City College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

California Teachers Association
Jul 2016

Founded in 1863, the California Teachers Association has become one of the strongest advocates for educators in the country. CTA includes teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, and nurses. These educators in the K-12 school system are joined by community college faculty, California State University faculty, and education support professionals to make CTA the most inclusive and most powerful voice of educators in the state.

+ Read More
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Mar 2009

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

+ Read More

Photos & Videos

Violin

View
Photo by Sara J.

View
Photo by Sara J.

View
Photo by Sara J.

View
Photo by Sara J.

View
Photo by Sara J.

View
Photo by Sara J.

View
Photo by Sara J.

View
Photo by Sara J.
+ 4 more

18 Reviews

Write a Review
Tony A. Apr 21, 2017
Violin · Online

Sara has been very helpful and thorough. My son looks forward to his lesson each week!

Andrea S. Mar 16, 2017
Violin · Online

First of this is an amazingly patient person.
Sara, kind, gentle spirit, explains to the point of simplicity.

look forward to learning this great instrument from Sara!

Surya S. Mar 3, 2017
Violin · Online

Really fentastic lesson. Waiting for my next class.Perfect guidance in giving proper understanding.

Hannah Mar 3, 2017
Violin · Online

My daughter enjoys her lessons with Sara. She says she is an excellent teacher and makes the lessons fun.

Briana Feb 24, 2017
Violin · Online

My daughter says Sara is an excellent teacher and enjoys her lessons.

Keira Feb 17, 2017
Viola · Online

Sarah is a great teacher

Matthew G. Jan 28, 2017
Violin · In home

Wonderful first lesson! my son is excited to continue.

Patricia V. Jan 24, 2017
Violin · Online

Sara is a great violin teacher (and fun and interesting.) She's able to quickly point to the issues I'm struggling with and then clearly articulates how to correct those issues. It makes my practicing worthwhile and productive.

Diane B. Nov 11, 2016
Violin · Online

I'm enthusiastic about upcoming lessons! She's a very positive, uplifting person!

Sally V. Oct 23, 2016
Violin · In home

Sara is wonderful. She is nice, respectful and patient. We are very happy with her. She teaches my daughter new songs. My daughter (13) is also part of school orchestra. . Sara helps with any questions she has and provides her tips to do it better. highly recommend her.

+ Read More
Grace R. Oct 8, 2016
Viola · In home

Sara is really nice and Grace had a great lesson today.

Se Jun 23, 2016
Violin · In home

She is friendly and explains well for how to do. I am satisfied with her till now.

Se Jun 23, 2016
Violin · In home

She is friendly and explain well for how to do. I am satisfied with her till now.

Ruby D. Jun 15, 2016
Violin · In home

My daughter said that Sara was nice. I like the fact that she left her "homework" to practice for the week.

Virginia Jun 2, 2016
Violin · In home

Sara is very positive and cares about the learning of my child. Where he makes mistakes, she directs him and shows him the correct way on her violin. She is responsible and respectful. I definitely recommend her for anyone wanting to learn violin.

Jordan Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In studio

It was fun and enjoyable everytime I went to a lesson. Also liked the fact that I was able to play what I wanted in the lesson 😏😆

Jordan Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In studio

It was fun and enjoyable everytime I went to a lesson. Also liked the fact that I was able to play what I wanted in the lesson 😏😆

Vani S. Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In home

Sara is a great instructor. She has a lot of patience while teaching and she is accommodating. My daughter loves Sara's class.

You may be interested in

Similar teachers: