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Popular Viola Teachers Near San Diego

Regina B.

San Diego, CA
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Betsy F.

San Diego, CA
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Allison R.

San Diego, CA
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Regina B. San Diego, CA

About Regina

Regina became inspired to play the violin after seeing her local middle school orchestra perform when she was 8. Since starting the following school year, she has been consistently involved in developing her passion and involvement in music. She has been a part of many classical orchestras and small ensembles, performed as both a recording and live string musician in the San Diego rock scene, and interned at local station 91X. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music and a minor in Pre-Therapeutic Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2010. She teaches music at schools and a local community music center in San Diego, as well as violin, viola, and piano to students in her own private studio. Regina is also a member of the City Ballet Orchestra, has co-founded a live music ...

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Fernanda L. November 27, 2013
Viola
Verified Student
Charismatic teacher

My daughter is 6-years old and is taking viola lessons with Regina for some weeks now. My daughter finds the class interesting and she is enthusiastic with her progress. The instructor is charismatic, dynamic and didactic.
Betsy F. San Diego, CA

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, theory and performing as I share my knowledge and expertise. I have degrees in Violin, Viola and Vocal Performance, that I earned while on full scholarship for music. I started violin as a young child with the Suzuki Method and later added viola. I began singing professional gigs while still in high school, and was the youngest member ever with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus at 17. I also have extensive experience singing in non-classical groups and bands and am comfortable ...

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Regina B. May 22, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Betsy has been my daughters coach for about a year now, and she is wonderful. My daughter has learned so much in the past year, and now she's interested in singing, thanks to Betsy. Betsy has a wonderful spirit, she knows how to communicate on their level, and she makes them feel as though they can do anything. I also like her because she encourages kids to follow their dreams, and to do the right things, and we all know that it takes a village to raise a child. I would highly recommend Betsy!
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Ivana May 14, 2014
I have an audition tonight. I was very grateful that Betsy was able to help me with last minute suggestions. Betsy was available immediately which made the lesson possible. She is a wonderful voice teacher and helped me polish up my song. Thanks so much for making this format available. Linda
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Loan March 6, 2014
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Besty was very helpful and helped me with my technique which is pretty advanced. It's hard to find people who can teach people who have been playing for years lol...I can tell she has the understanding and the knowledge^^
Allison R. San Diego, CA

About Allison

I began playing the violin in 3rd grade in my school general music class and instantly fell in love with it. I begged my mom for private lessons and after a year, she finally caved in. By my freshman year in high school, I had decided that I wanted to major in violin performance in college and make a career out of being a classical violinist. I went on to earn my Bachelor of Music in violin performance from State University of New York at Purchase. During my freshman year, I began teaching private violin and viola lessons at the Westport Music Center in Connecticut. I quickly realized that teaching is very fulfilling and that I loved sharing my passion and knowledge of the violin with others. While in undergrad, I also won my first job in a part time professional orchestra, the ...

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Kate H. February 8, 2013
Verified Student
This teacher is outstanding.

I would think that Allison would be good with any age and capability, but my daughter is 7 and just beginning. Allison is a perfect teacher. She makes good use of every minute, yet is fun and pleasant. She constantly gives positive reinforcement. My daughter really likes her and so do I!
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JulieH3 July 7, 2011
student

Allison is very patient and perceptive when teaching. She is great at observing and correcting my mistakes. She gives great advice on how to make my playing better. Most of all, she is a nice and competent teacher. I plan to continue my lessons with her in the future.

Mikhail B.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah K.

San Diego, CA
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Richard C.

Fallbrook, CA
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Mikhail B. San Diego, CA

1. Choose Instrument

VIOLIN CELLO PIANO ACCORDION GUITAR BASS COMPUTER VOICE MANDOLIN

2. Choose Type

Acoustic Electric Amplified Electronic Other

3. Choose Style

CLASSICAL | MODERN HITS | SPECIFIC SONG | JAZZ | LATIN

IRISH | GYPSY | OTHER FOLK | ROCK | ELECTRONIC | OTHER

4. Choose area of Focus

READ | IMPROVISE | CHORDS | LEADSHEET | BEGINNER'S NUMBERS

COMPOSE | BY EAR | TRAINING DRILLS

About Mikhail

As you read this please remember how awesome I am. Last year (2014) I Recorded violin and cello on an album which won a San Diego Music Award voted best "Americana Album" with a group called Midnight Pine. Albums Recorded: "Buried" with Midnight Pine nominated for best Americana album of 2014 in the SDMA music awards (Violin +Cello) "Past Forward" with Blaise Christopher Guld also nominated for SDMA award (Violin+Cello) 2 Live Albums from the AUM Dome with Krista Richards (Electric Violin) Online Album with I-earth Music , a corporate world music band +New Unreleased album with Trent Hancock (just debuted on 91X and 94.9) a possible hit! - a song called Splinter (Violin) probably will win win an SDMA award this year or maybe something bigger? My History: Born in

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Ronnie W. January 26, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
My children are both studying with Mikhail and they are so enthusiastic about their lessons with him (piano and cello.) They find his manner of instruction compelling and inspiring. Mikhail is so patient as he guides them through each lesson which always include technique, theory and an abundance of fun. He is a natural teacher with a talent for keeping children both engrossed and inspirited throughout each lesson. They leave each class feeling elated and looking forward to the following week's lesson. They are also motivated to practice throughout the week, excited to return with their progress. I would absolutely recommend Mikhail as an instructor for both children and adults, as I thoroughly enjoy the lessons, as well.
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Yayoi T. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great Teacher!

My daughter is taking his class but not only she, we both enjoy his class. We feel so much his passion for music. He is great teacher.
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Sarah L. December 20, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Best decision I've made...

Taking lessons with Mikhail is the best decision I've made in a long time. I hadn't had any formal music instruction since I was a kid, so I was a little nervous about finding the right teacher for me. Playing music used to be a chore for me growing up. But Mikhail is so gentle and encouraging, flexibly attending to my individual needs, that I feel my relationship with music is being restored as a vital part of my life. Mikhail stresses technical proficiency in a way that isn't dry and boring. He is training my hands and ears to create a beautiful vehicle for self expression. He effortlessly inspires creativity, and so obviously loves teaching. I would recommend Mikhail to anyone who wants to master an instrument or learn how to create their own compositions.
Sarah K. San Diego, CA

Learn any piece you want! With instructor's perfect pitch, you're not limited to just books. Sarah will teach you posture, rhythm, reading, sound, performance, technique, etc.

About Sarah

I believe that learning to play an instrument doesn't have to be difficult. It should be enjoyable and fun! If your child is a beginner, we will take turns picking songs to ensure that they practice; I utilize stickers and goal-oriented tasks to have fun and encourage students to maintain their interest and also hold them accountable. If you're a beginner adult, I will require more self-discipline from you, but we will still pick songs and genres you want to play, with classical and recognizable folk songs on the side. For beginner&intermediate students: For piano, you'll have to adjust your hands in awkward positions; for violin/viola, you'll have to make some unpleasant sounds before you make beautiful ones. So why not make the transition enjoyable? Regardless of your level and ...

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Karina E. February 27, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She is great!
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Andrew B. September 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful instructor. Teaches the low level basics through advanced compositions. My partner has progressed very well because of Sarah's instruction.
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Sarah K. January 24, 2014
Piano
Patient and Humorous

Sarah is like a friend I visit once a week. My first violin lesson was almost a year ago and I came to Sarah very nervous, without any experience in music. In just two lessons, she taught me how to read music and play a song. We now play duets of songs we feel like. Sarah is a talented teacher and also makes her students feel comfortable.
Richard C. Fallbrook, CA

I provide students with original compositions that teach them the essentials of motor memory. These are both solo pieces and duets.

About Richard

I have studied the violin since I was six and have played for several decades in professional symphony orchestras, opera companies, and musicals. I've also attended many chamber music workshops and have played as a soloist at restaurants, weddings, and retirement communities. I began teaching violin in 1977. It's hard to play the violin in tune, and ten years ago I began to compose studies for my students that help them proactively to learn to play in tune. I call this approach The Pitchfixer Method, and it's based on principles of motor memory. I've used this approach with dozens of students with great results; it forms the core of the curriculum for the first several years. My current students include young children, teenagers, young adults, and mature adult beginners.

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Fred T. September 22, 2013
Violin
Incredible Teacher!

I am 58 and began learning violin with Richard almost 2 years ago. I am so fortunate to have found him as my first and only teacher. Richard's style of teaching is really incredible; he's skilled and experienced enough to take a student in virtually any direction they want, while making sure to keep the student focused on the essentials of learning to master the instrument. His self-published lesson books teach a student everything they need to learn in a fun and unassuming way; I learned how to read music and great technique without even realizing it.

Richard is ultimately dedicated to teaching his students how to play well and he's continually improving his teaching method. You couldn't ask for a better teacher!
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Nuel M. September 19, 2013
Violin
DEDICATED

I'm 12 yrs.old. I am taking lessons since I was 6. I only had
Mr. Richard for a month for violin lessons. What makes him
different from my other teachers is that he developed his own
music books, and keeps revising and improving it. That really
shows his dedication as a music teacher.
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Noriko N. September 18, 2013
Violin
He is a one of great instructor.

Last 8 months with Richard, learned more than last 2 years with other instructor. He motivate you instead of discourage you like other instructor did.. I am a senior citizen but start violin two years ago therefore I was looking for a instructor who has patience.

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