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Get Smarter and Have a Blast Taking Violin Lessons in Sacramento!

By Kimberly B. - Sacramento Violin Teacher

Since there was sound, music has been a thought-provoking mystery present in every culture and every age, and its effects on brain development are widely acknowledged. Thomas Jefferson is said to have played the violin in order to figure out the wording he wanted to use in the Declaration of Independence, and Einstein himself said that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin.

There are many reasons to take violin lessons in Sacramento. Playing the violin has been proven to make the brain “fire quicker,” which leads to faster reading and writing comprehension. Music is all about understanding and analyzing patterns, which is also true in math; so it makes sense that high school students who study music have both higher grade point averages and SAT scores than those who don't. Non-musical abilities such as literacy, verbal memory, Visio spatial processing, and IQ have been proven to be higher in children who were taking Suzuki violin lessons.

Additionally, violin exercises both sides of the brain: studying technique uses the left brain, and the creative process uses the right brain. Researcher Oliver Sacks discovered music can animate people with Parkinson's disease who cannot otherwise move, give words to stroke patients who cannot otherwise speak, and calm and organize people whose memories are ravaged by Alzheimer's or amnesia.

So whether you're young or old, you too can benefit from taking violin lessons in Sacramento. Take charge of your future and choose to enrich your life or a loved one's life with the gift of violin lessons!

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Josiah C.

Sacramento, CA

About Josiah

Music has always played a big part in my life since the third grade when I joined an after-school program for a recorder choir. I decided to start learning the violin a couple years later but never imagined as a child that it would lead me to keep pursuing a college degree in music. It was at the start of college where I realized the power of the music of Bach Beethoven, Wagner, Prokofiev - just to list a few names. Music gives a voice to emotions and colors, leaving a unique opportunity of interpretation to the discretion of the artist. Bringing the joy of music alone is always my main goal f
or any of my students, and giving people the opportunity to express themselves comes secondary but is equally as important. I am currently finishing up my Studies and Sacramento State University in Violin Performance with Ian Swensen, Composition with Dr. Stephen Blumberg, and Violin Pedagogy with Judy Bossuat-Gallic and Tim Stanley. I am a certified teacher under the Suzuki Association of the Americas and have experience teaching all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
Before beginning violin lessons, we will fit you for the right size violin, make sure you are set up comfortably (Correct shoulder rest and chin rest), and then go through the basics of position and posture. It is very important we understand correct position and posture because they will be the foundation upon everything we learn. I like to start my students off with the Suzuki method, but also like include various other types of teaching styles that are not necessarily included in the Suzuki Method philosophy. By Three months, my students should be able to play a variety of rhythms on variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and have a good concept of how to stand, hold the violin, and hold the bow correctly. By Six months, basic knowledge of music theory should be familiar and there should be a few more traditional folk songs learned and memorized, opening the doors to learn a variety of music in classical and eclectic styles.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide supplementary music materials, and advice on what might be the correct instrument sizing for a student, and where they can rent or attain an instrument. I expect violin students to already have an instrument when lessons begin, along with a music stand, and the books which we will study from

*** Specialties ***
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Popular
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Josiah C.

Josiah C.

Sacramento, CA 95825
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Maria H.

Sacramento, CA

I've been teaching violin for 11 years and my students have gone on to play with different ensembles. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs by reading and by ear and as time goes on you'll be able to play more complex repertoire. I specialize in classical, style but I can teach you different kinds of styles, typically use the Suzuki repertoire but I use a variety of method and books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: violin, computer program, sound system, Tuner and Metronome . I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Maria

With more than 20 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin lessons to my students in Folsom, Napa and Sacramento.

My professional performing experience began in Medellin, Colombia in 1985 with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra where I was their Soloist beginning in 1992 and later on, as First Cel
lo, from 1998-2002.

While in Colombia, I also performed with the Antioquia Symphonic Orchestra and the Antioquia Chamber Orchestra from 1991-1999.

I left my hometown of Medellin to come to the United States where I performed with the Texas Christian University Orchestra in Fort Worth, Texas in 2000. Returning to Medellin, I spent the next year with the Eafit Symphonic Orchestra.

Finally, I settled in Sacramento in 2003, coming here to earn my Master's Degree in Cello Performance while performing throughout the next year with the California State University, Sacramento Symphony.

In Sacramento, I have also performed with the Sacramento Metropolitan Orchestra and with several other chamber groups.

At this time, I am teaching all levels of cello and beginner violin. My students range in age from six to seventy years and enjoy learning in a relaxing environment at their own pace.

I incorporate several different teaching styles to meet each students' individual needs and abilities.

*** Specialties ***
cello, violin
Suzuki for kids and traditional classical style.
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Gordon F. December 30, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Maria has been my cello teacher for 6 years. She has made learning the cello so much fun and such a great part of me life. She is very positive and sweet even when I mess up and she helps me feel good about my mistakes. She looks at what I do well and gets me excited about working on the songs. She always helps me stay in perfect pitch and helps me prepare for when songs get harder, by making sure I have good tequnique. She always knows what to work on to make my lesson as successful as possible. After six years of playing with her I am playing this amazing and beautiful music. The Bach Cello concertos and the other songs I play make me feel so happy relaxed and filled with joy. She loves the cello and being a musician. And every time you go to her lesson, you just feel the love she has for the instrament and the music and how she wants to share that feeling with you and help you have the same feeling. Maria is the reason I can play so well and she is also the reason I have continued to play for so long and will continue to play for the rest of my life. I am so happy that I have the most amazing, loveing and fun teacher in the world. I think everyone thinking of playing an instrament should choose cello just so they can take lessons with Maria. My lesson is the highlight of my week.

Gordon Felesina, 14 years old
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E G. September 22, 2014
Cello
Maria is a wonderful cello teacher! She teaches well to the individual, is very patient, and gives much encouragement. She always has an answer to my son's questions about cello or music in general. He says he knows she enjoys teaching because she is happy and full of energy at lessons. Lesson time is well-spent and my son always leaves lessons with a renewed desire to practice and improve.
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Dana C. August 28, 2014
Cello · In studio
Maria has been teaching my son for 5 years and keeps him progressing and motivated through the challenges of learning a highly articulated skill. A great mix of praise & discipline have made my son feel more confident about taking on a new challenge and while he may never be the next Yo-yo-ma he is learning a wonderful art talent that will make him a more well rounded young adult.
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Maria H.

Sacramento, CA 95864
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$40 / 30-min
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Gaw V.

Sacramento, CA

About Gaw

Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento.

Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Naked Lounge, the Shine, Shady Lady. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed
with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum and bugle corps, Mandarins and Blue Devils A Corps.

Gaw is a positive, personable, and enthusiastic teacher. She began teaching music in 2004 at VAPAC (Visual and Performing Arts Charter), and she taught percussion for several years at C.K. McClatchy High School and a season with Folsom High School. She directed C.K. McClatchy High School choir and was the student director for Sac State vocal jazz ensemble Vox 2 for many years.

She is a currently the director of Sac State vocal jazz ensembles and the jazz voice applied instructor. She also teaches privately throughout Sacramento.

*** Lesson Details ***
"I love teaching because it's worthwhile to see my students succeed in something they really work hard for. I believe that every student has their own unique way of learning music. I am patient and understanding, so my lesson plans will be based on the student's ability, personal interests, and goals. We can work on songs that range from Bach to Ella Fitzgerald, Rolling Stones to Adele and Taylor Swift. Music is fun and rewarding. With me, students will develop a strong music education to help them succeed while having fun."
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Kennedy L. July 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Today was our first lesson and I was very impressed with Gaw. She is very organized and great with kids. My daughter, 8 years-old also really liked her!
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Mary S. June 17, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My daughter just completed her first piano lesson with Gaw and she loved it! Gaw is very patient and intuitive. My daughter can't wait for her second lesson!
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Sina D. June 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Motivating, very well educated ! Friendly! Punctual! Definitely recommend!
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Gaw V.

Gaw V.

Sacramento, CA 95826
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Kimberly B.

Roseville, CA

Have you been playing for a long time, or have you never picked up the instrument before? Whether you are a child or an adult, I have a style of teaching for you. I've been playing since I was a child and have a special place in my heart for the is instrument. I actually began learning from a fiddle player and trained classically later. If you want to learn how to succeed in playing this rewarding and satisfying style, this is the place for you.
Are wondering why every time you hit a certain note, it squeaks, or crunches, or sounds glassy? Or maybe you can't quite read the notes. Perhaps you are no stranger to the instrument, but need improvement of musicianship, expression, etc. Let me help you master the skills you're trying to achieve. With my help, you can make breathtaking music!

About Kimberly

I grew up in a household of 9 where music was always center stage. We would sing as a family in different venues and were often called the VonTrapp family. I have enjoyed singing and performing from a young age. I began studying flute at age 8, after scoring highest in the harmony listening exam and began formal violin lessons at the age of 9. I studied all genres including, fiddle, classical, musical theater and 20th century. I have continued to study violin since then and have performed in many orchestras and small groups, such as Honor Orchestra, the Paradise Symphony, the Yuba College Orch
estra, Yuba-Sutter Oratorio Society Orchestra and more. I have been concert master and first stand in many of these. I have also soloed in many and have been the first violinist in quartets for countless weddings and other events. I have also played in numerous pit orchestras for musicals.
I have been in choirs and soloing since I can remember. I have performed and soloed in choirs such as the Yuba-Sutter Oratorio Society, CSUS Chamber Choir, the CSUS Women's Choir and more. I have toured to Victoria, Montreal, Ottowa, Oregon and Washington. I have also been in opera productions such as The Magic Flute, Peleas and Melisande and Die Fledermaus (The Bat) with CSUS Opera. I am a recent recipient of the Saturday Club Scholarship, a prestigious award, and have won many competitions (some repeatedly) both vocally and with violin, such as the Tri-County Competition, Young Artist Competitions, and the California Soloist and Ensemble Competitions. Additionally, I have performed musical theater repertoire and have performed as lead in musicals such as Beauty and the Beast and Into the Woods. I have also soloed repeatedly with the Yuba College jazz band and at churches all around.
I have earned my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from CSU Sacramento. I have my Associates Degrees in both Music and Early Childhood Education from Yuba College. Additionally, I have obtained my certificate of completion of training from Music Together, an organization which trains teachers to teach Basic Music Competence (both in tonality and meter), and am currently teaching this curriculum.
I have been teaching music privately for over ten years to all ages, genders and abilities. Additionally, I have taught ages 0-5 years in a preschool setting for 7 years and am extremely familiar with developmentally appropriate practices for both preschool and school age, as I am a site supervisor at a child development center with a preschool and after school program. I have had many adult students as well and encourage adults to enrich their lives with music at any age! Additionally, I have experience teaching parent child classes and am familiar with how to teach to the particular needs of each family and student.
I'm extremely excited and looking forward to growing as a professional, both teaching and performing, in both the areas of violin and voice and to be instrumental in your musical growth too; I can't wait to share my passion with you and to ignite your passion for music too!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching since 2002 and have loved every minute of it! I teach all ages. I tailor my style of teaching to each student's goals and to what works for you. If you want to learn Taylor Swift music, I won't be giving you arias. On the other hand, if you wish to study classically, I have repertoire appropriate for you. I teach fiddle, classical, orchestral, 20th century and more for violin students and have experience with jazz, classical, musical theater, pop, religious, spiritual, choral, 20th century and more vocally.
For violin students, I use the Suzuki method as a pushing off point, a tried and true method used in many countries across the world, though I have other repertoire including fiddle, orchestra, small ensemble, solo, concertos, Christmas, and more. For vocalist, I start with the book, Adventures in Singing. I also have warm ups and exercises to keep you vocally healthy. I will teach you anything you want to learn! I also teach how to read music, theory and harmony, depending on your interest and tailored to your current skill level.
I am encouraging and knowledgeable. I will meet you at your current level, be that beginner, intermediate, or advanced. My students can look forward to being encouraged and growing through their time with me. I don't have preset ideas about where you should be in 3-6 months, nor do I have a one size fits all teaching style. Instead, I will work with you individually so that you will become the best musician you can be, meet your goals, and increase your enjoyment and appreciation for music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in open space, upright piano, digital piano, music stands, metronome, violins available for rent, music, staff paper and computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide the instrument with all of it's accessories (ie shoulder rest, rosin, bow and case) along with the appropriate level Suzuki book. I have instruments available for rent. My voice students should bring their own music also. I have a piano in my studio along with music stands. Of course, every student must have a pencil and come ready to have fun learning! :)

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, solfege, art songs and arias, reading music, fiddle, classical, healthy vocal technique and musical theater. I am very good at working with any age.
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Joe F. November 15, 2012
Violin
Verified Student
Great Teacher!!!

Kimberly is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her. She is patient with you as a student and explains things at your level. She is very knowledgable about music as she plays many instruments and has a great ear. As an adult student she had me learn to read music early in the lesson which I found to be very helpful. Lessons are at her home and it is in an appropiate setting. My Lessons fly by as she has an engaging teaching style and she stays focused on helping your improvement from week to week. She is flexible in rescheduling your weekly lesson if needed.I would rate her an A+ as a Music teacher!
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janet P. September 14, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
We have enjoyed and learned so much from Kimberly

Kimberly is very professional and makes me and my daughter feel very welcome. Emily has been taking singing lessons for a couple of months now and no two lessons are alike a she learing so much from Kimberly.
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janetp July 18, 2012
Emily has really enjoyed her teacher and singing lesson.
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Kimberly B.

Kimberly B.

Roseville, CA 95661
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Ardalan G.

Carmichael, CA

violin instruction for all levels

About Ardalan

I am confident to provide you with the skills needed to enjoy playing violin: I have eleven years of experience in violin performance, three years of teaching experience,and participating in variety of musical ensembles, orchestras, and musical theater productions. I am currently a music student in college and working on my degree in music.
I will create a learning environment, help to discover your musical talent and make your dreams come true about music.
I believe that "time is valuable". I guarantee to give the productive lessons, core skills needed with the positive outcome in a very sh
ort time.
only a compassionate teacher can be your true friend.
I am here to take your hands and push you steps forward toward your dreams.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are totally based on individual needs, abilities and long term goals. I believe that combining learning and earning experience give music student the outstanding result. I give so many performance opportunities to my students throughout the community. this can help them to combine their skills with experiences and use them for their future. for beginners I fundamentally use SUZUKI STYLE and also my own personal style of teaching.I give an specific syllabus to my students about the materials needed to be learned in each level of violin performance. also this gives them a very clear clue about what is expected to be mastered in each level. so this way students can feel success and see the bright path to proficiency in violin. for intermediate levels I usually use kaiser etudes, sonatas and concertos which are recommended for this level. in the advanced level, we start to learn all Bach sonatas and partitas, plus working on valuable etude books like Kruetzer or Rod. also concertos will be offered to my students based on their skills and level of advancement in this level of teaching.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, stand, metronome, recording equipment, sound acoustic

*** Travel Equipment ***
Instrument, learning materials
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Omer W. July 27, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
20 stars! He teaches amazingly! Very patient. He has great attention to detail and takes the lesson one step at a time. Definitely recommend!
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Patricio M. December 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Really nice guy and professional.
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Marsha G. November 16, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I recently had my first lesson with Ardalan and it was wonderful. In fact amazing in a certain way. I merely did not know what to expect. However, thorough and exact, he showed an interest in me obtaining my goal. I could tell he loves teaching/playing the violin as I do. He carefully answered my questions. Made me feel very comfortable in refreshing my skills and techniques. On my journey with this teacher, I am confident I will get to where I want to go.
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Ardalan G.

Ardalan G.

Carmichael, CA 95608
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$20 / 30-min

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