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Popular Violin Teachers Near San Francisco

Maureen S.

San Leandro, CA
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Kristen K.

Berkeley, CA
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Samuel N.

San Francisco, CA
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Maureen S. San Leandro, CA

About Maureen

•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig, John LaPorta, Hal Crook, James Newton and Ken Radnofsky. •9/1997 – Present San Lorenzo (CA) Unified School District Independent Music Teacher 9/1990 – 11/1997 St. Felicitas School San Leandro, CA St. John School Fiat School of Music Music Unlimited San Lorenzo, CA Pinole, CA San Leandro, CA Provide individual and group music instruction to people from age 3 to 99. Deliver instruction based on Music Teachers National Association Certificate of Merit Curriculum for Saxophone, Flute, ...

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Kelly W. June 23, 2014
Piano
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Maureen for the piano lessons you have been giving to my mom.. It was so wonderful yesterday my brother and his family came to the house and mom played "Love Me Tender", of course by Elvis Presley.
It was a tear jerking moment.
Mom has had issues with her brain from a car accident, and her piano lessons with you have been the best, best thing for her....from our entire family,
Thank you
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Iyesha L. March 6, 2014
Violin
Family Music Teacher

We have enjoyed having Maureen as our family’s music teacher. My son started taking flute lessons with Maureen in 2009 and advanced through the levels very quickly. He plays flute in YOSAC (Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County). He also plays saxophone and tried out and was selected for the Alameda County Honor Band. Maureen worked with him on jazz theory and improvisation and he plays in the jazz band at school. With Maureen, he worked through all six levels of Master Theory and is ready for the college level AP Music Theory at 14 years old. He also completed the MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California) Composer’s Today workbooks and used http://www.noteflight.com to write his own music and participate in composition contests. My daughter has been taking piano and violin lessons with Maureen and has been doing a great job. She is playing classical music on violin in school and in YOSAC (Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County). On piano she is learning to play the blues and jazz, as well as learning theory and composition. Both of my children have been able to successfully participate in the LaHonda Summer Music Camp. We have had a great experience with Maureen throughout the past 5 years and have enjoyed seeing her each week.
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Crystal H. March 1, 2014
Piano
Piano Player

Last October my daugther received piano lessons as a gift for her birthday. We started taking lessons with Maureen in November, my daugther, who had just turned 6 was very excited to start classes. Maureen had been very patient with her and caters to her ability and age. Sometimes my daugther gets discouraged, because she feels like she isn't progresing as fast as she would like, but after class she is always excited and ready to come home and continue practicing. Overall, I am pleased with our experience thus far. Maureen is very accommodating and is equipping my daugther with the skills she needs to be a successful piano player.
Kristen K. Berkeley, CA

About Kristen

My name is Kristen K. and I am an accomplished violinist and teacher from Lexington, Kentucky. I began my musical studies at age 7 and quickly discovered my passion and love for music. As a young musician, I attended numerous summer music festivals, participated in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra. I was a winner of two concerto competitions, which gave me the opportunity to perform solos with the youth orchestra. I continued my studies at the University of Kentucky as a Violin Performance major and it was there that I discovered my love for teaching music! After completing my performance degree, I decided to also pursue a Bachelor’s in Music Education. During my college career, I served as a teaching assistant in the University of Kentucky String Project, I taught group and private ...

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Sheng H. January 19, 2015
Violin · In studio
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She is really nice and sweet. I learned a lot from her and she always provide the best advice and material that can help me to solve my difficulties.
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Sam F. December 12, 2014
Violin · In studio
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Kristen is a technically robust, patient and works with the student to ensure progress.
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Anthony Atthowe A. November 18, 2014
Viola · In studio
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If I could write anything to hope that you choose Kristen to teach you, imagine it here: _______. That said. She is Amazing, Fantastic, Patient, Fun, Understand, did I say Patient!? I am a 28 year old man that is learning Viola as his "2nd" real instrument. I play piano well, and "campfire" guitar. Kristen is teaching me to read Alto clef and play the Viola. She is teaching at MY pace and not complaining when I come in without having the most practice time accomplished throughout the prior week. She has a flexible schedule and is available for communication (email and phone) between lessons (I've rescheduled many times because my work hours are not constant). She's Great! I hope you let her teach you! Thank you for reading.
Samuel N. San Francisco, CA

Teaching students about:
-scales and arpeggios
-proper bow technique
-left hand facility
-Etudes
-Intonation
-Repertoire
Improving these skills can greatly increase the enjoyment of playing in students.

About Samuel

Hello, I'm Sam, and I've been playing the viola for 13 years, and teaching for a total of 4-5 years. I'm a recent graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, but I'm a native born South Dakotan. I'll tell you a little bit about myself as a teacher. I love sharing what I've learned with students, and I'm particularly interested in teaching students what they want to work on, but also giving them the tools that they need to succeed. I teach from either a traditional standpoint, or from Suzuki books in order to teach technical facility. I don't provide instruments or the accessories that go along with it, so please be prepared to have those things. I'll also provide a list of music that you should order after our first lesson. I always hope to open the eyes of my ...

Calvin M.

San Francisco, CA
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Carol L.

San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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Calvin M. San Francisco, CA

I've been teaching violin for 35 years and my students have gone on to Juilliard, Boston Conservatory of Music, recording artists, orchestra concertmasters, etc.   Within the first few lessons you will be able to hold the instrument properly and create a beautiful ringing sound and as time goes on you'll start to play short songs with ease and freedom.  I specialize in the Rolland and Suzuki approach to string playing and have a music stand and metronome available for your lesson.  I love working with students of ages and and experience levels and look forward to meeting you soon.

About Calvin

Offering Violin Lessons in classical, jazz, folk, Latin, blues, pop, etc. with opportunities to play in small and large groups at house concerts, recitals, jam sessions, holiday events, community functions, etc. Goal is to find your own musical sound. Foundation techniques are based on Paul Rolland and Shinichi Suzuki.

Carol L. San Francisco, CA

I began learning to play violin from the age of 7 and picked up the viola beginning at age 15. I played in the San Diego Youth Symphony in high school. I have been teaching violin and viola since 2012. I have greatly enjoyed both teaching music and learning about music pedagogy through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

You can find me on the TakeLessons blog with these articles:
takelessons.com/blog/violin-goals-for-beginners
http://takelessons.com/blog/violin-for-kids-measuring-success

About Carol

I earned my BA in French from Pomona College, followed by my Masters in French Language Education from the Sorbonne University in Paris. I have three years of experience teaching English and English as a foreign language to middle and high school students. I have taught private violin and viola lessons since the beginning of 2012. As a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I have completed their violin pedagogy courses for Suzuki books one through three. I play viola in the San Francisco Civic Orchestra.

Maiani D. San Francisco, CA

I've been teaching privately for 12 years. My curriculum consists of a combination of teaching schools (Suzuki, European, El Sistema). I'm an active performer and am constantly evolving my practice, which I share with my students. I love that every student is different and learns differently. Having a good foundation is crucial to learning any genre of music. My goal is to learn how each student learns and to teach them accordingly. I find this is the best and most effective style of teaching.

About Maiani

Hello there! I have both a BM and an advanced Performance Diploma from the Boston Conservatory and am currently a fellow of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra studying under Dan Carlson of the San Francisco Symphony. I've been teaching privately for 12 years. All of my students are of varying age (3-70s) and backgrounds. I enjoy personalizing lessons as everyone learns differently. I have taught in the U.S., France, and Brazil. Some of my classical performance experience includes Symphony NH, Cape Cod Symphony, L'Orchestre Lamoureux of Paris, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra (China tour 2009-2010), One Found Sound, as well as being a part of the Apple Hill Fellowship String Quartet (Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music). I have also performed with pop-stars such as Peter Gabriel, Kanye ...

The Violin Scene in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Helena G. - San Francisco Violin Teacher

So, you’ve taken violin lessons in San Francisco, you’ve worked hard and developed great skills, and your last recital got you a standing ovation from friends and family – congratulations, you are living your violin dream…almost!

Are you ready to showcase your talent and hard work to a larger audience? The San Francisco Bay Area is full of venues to get out and shine, regardless of your chosen music style. If you are taking violin lessons in San Francisco and love classical music, you may want to try out at one of the fine Youth Orchestras in the Bay area. They will require auditions, so you better brush up on your Bach, Beethoven and Mozart! A few Youth Orchestra offering brilliant opportunities for young musicians (usually ages ...

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