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Pablo F.

San Jose, CA

Violin is my secondary instrument. I've been studying violin for 6 years, and have professionally performed with violin as well. Unlike many teachers who approach teaching from violin first and a cursory understanding of viola, I can appreciate and instruct to the important differences between the two.

I can teach students at any skill level, and have a broad knowledge of violin technique and repertoire.

About Pablo

I'm a freelance musician and teacher in the Bay Area. I recently graduated from Sacramento State with my Bachelors of Music. I have been teaching for years, both privately and through the University system, it has given me training for teaching every stage from beginners with no experience to preparing young musicians for college auditions.

No matter what you skill level, I can give you the tools to improve.
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Pablo F.

Pablo F.

San Jose, CA 95124
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Helena G.

San Jose, CA

About Helena

Classically trained at prestigious Mussorgsky school of music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with over 20 years of teaching experience. In addition to Violin Performance, I teach Music Theory, Music History, Sight Reading and Ear Training to children and adults of beginning to advanced level. I utilize several teaching methods to best suit the needs of a student and make lessons enjoyable and productive. I introduce my students to a variety of styles while teaching classical techniques for lifetime skills. When not teaching, I play with Nova Vista Symphony (First Violin) ,Campbell String Chamber
Orchestra (Concertmeistress), Winchester Symphony Orchestra, and a variety of instrumental Ensembles featuring Klezmer Music, Russian Tangos and Brazilian Choros.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are a balance of fun and focus. My students quickly learn the basics and start playing familiar melodies. I teach memorization techniques to develop a performing repertoire.
In addition, my students develop abilities in rhythm, melody, harmony, understanding of theory, and improvisation. I also help with school orchestra practice and audition preparation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated Music Space, desk, piano keyboard, recording equipment, music stands, couch for parents to observe and wait or participate.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own violin and bow, music stand and a notebook. Students may also need to purchase sheet music/music books. I will provide basic recording equipment (audio and video), and pre-recorded piano or orchestra accompaniment. A live piano accompanist is available for recitals and pre-recital rehearsals.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Violin - All for Strings, Essential Elements, Suzuki, Russian methods, or a combination of the above.
Fiddle - Klezmer, American, Celtic
Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Improvisation.
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Dana N. March 21, 2015
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
I'm very happy with my first lesson. Helena is very informative, and I really like the way she teaches, with wonderful attention to detail. I'm looking forward to next lessons. Meanwhile I'm practicing!
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Debbie M. November 11, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Gifted Teacher!!!

If you are searching for an outstanding violin teacher, I highly recommend Helena.  Her students benefit from her many years of teaching and performing experience as well as her extensive educational background.  When you learn musical pieces with Helena she teaches proper technique with just the right amount of music theory to produce well-rounded musicians.  Some of her best qualities are her great abundance of patience that she mixes with professionalism, kindness, a sense of humor, and a great deal of encouragement.  Helena is certainly a violin teacher you will be glad you found. I feel privileged to be her student! Thank you Helena for continually inspiring me to learn and keeping me challenged as well!
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Linglin D. November 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
perfect teacher

Thanks Helena for her patience in teaching my 10-year old son.

My son is in intermediate and advance level. Helena makes music materials easy to understand so that he can love it.....
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Helena G.

Helena G.

San Jose, CA 95111
(11)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Brianna J.

Campbell, CA

I use a variety of materials for the violin, depending on the skill level and desires of the student. I am well rounded in classical, folk, and popular literature at these levels. I will work with students to select materials that are effective and enjoyable.

About Brianna

Music has been a large part of my life since I first started taking piano lessons at the age of six. In fifth grade, I learned to play the flute, and I performed in bands all the way through college. In high school, I also picked up the violin, and enjoyed playing in orchestras as well. I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Education and my California teaching credential from Biola University in Southern California. During that time, I enjoyed playing many other instruments. My primary instruments are the flute, piano, and violin, although I also play several other instruments.

In ad
dition to giving private lessons, I also teach school band and orchestra, so I bring the added perspective of a conductor who can help students learn how their part fits in with the whole ensemble. I have taught elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra, as well as clinics and small group classes.

Currently, I teach music in a local school district. I also enjoy occasional performance opportunities. I have years of experience teaching private lessons on several instruments to students of all ages and backgrounds. I love to help students experience the joy of music, whether it is as a future career, or simply as a hobby. My goal for my students is to learn and grow as musicians, and to have fun in the process!

*** Lesson Details ***
I approach teaching private music lessons in a way that is both fun and productive. Students will find my personality to be very warm, encouraging, and easy going. I am genuinely passionate about helping students reach their musical goals, whether they are career oriented or simply as a hobby. I am well versed in a variety of literature on each instrument that I teach, and will help students find enjoyment in learning to make music at any age. I believe in having a strong foundation in the basic fundamentals of music technique and also in the importance of playing styles of music that are both fun and rewarding. It can certainly be challenging to learn a new skill, but with hard work, determination, and fun motivation, it will certainly be worthwhile!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open living room setting. Upright piano. Couches for parents. Parking nearby. One small, friendly dog (stays in another room during lessons).

*** Specialties ***
I am very well rounded in both popular and more traditional styles of music. I do not necessarily insist on teaching from any one particular series of method book, although I am familiar with several. I will work with each student to determine which method books are most appropriate and also suggest supplemental materials. If you already own a book, have a particular one in mind, or are already playing from a certain book in school, that is fine, too!
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Wing P. August 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We choose Briana because we like her background as a music teacher for a school district. We are looking for someone who's resourceful and have ways to encourage kids to enjoy and love music. We hope not to just learn & practice one piece after another, but find someone who can influence, introduce and educate. Our first meeting went very well. My daughter, who's generally very quiet and reserved, likes Briana's warm, upbeat and encouraging approach. We are looking forward to our next lesson.
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Liza G. June 14, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter Liza enjoyed the lesson.
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Rebecca (Becky) Routon June 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Brianna is very sweet, very encouraging, and she is a wonderful piano teacher! I'm 64 years old, and she has the patience of a saint with me! I really feel that she is interested in helping me become a very proficient player! I couldn't be happier with her!
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Brianna J.

Campbell, CA 95008
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Lin X.

Santa Clara, CA

I have played violin for more than 10 years and have passed the highest Chinese violin performance grade test (Grade 10), and have once played in the orchestra. Now I have been teaching children and adults to play the violin for years.

I am a very patient person and enjoy communicating with people. I offer one-to-one private violin lessons for beginners or students who want to learn an instrument for fun or as an interest. I will introduce a most-fit teaching material to you, with a lot of supplementary sheet music also provided in order to bring more fun and enhance your playing skills. I will also make a customized teaching plan for each student according to your performance level.

Now I am accepting new students in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Milpitas. For more details about the time and location, please feel free to contact me (lartstutor@gmail.com).

About Lin

I am a native Chinese speaker. I have got my Master degree in Education, and I have also got a teaching credential in China. I have been teaching children/adults Chinese and Violin for years. I have gained a lot of teaching experiences on designing private lessons for students of different age.

I am a very patient person and enjoy communicating with people. My class is a student-friendly, one-to-one, private lesson. I will introduce a most-fit textbook for you, with a lot of supplementary learning materials also provided, and a customized teaching plan will also be offered according to your
goals and learning performance.

I am now accepting students in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Milpitas, and Fremont. For more details about the time and location, please feel free to contact me (lartstutor@gmail.com).

For Violin Class:
I have played violin for more than 10 years. I have passed the highest Violin Performance Test (Grade 10) in China and have once played in a orchestra. I offer one-on-one private violin lessons for kids or adults who are at the beginning level or who want to learn an instrument for fun or as interest. I usually use Suzuki Violin School, Hohmann Violin Method, or Essential Elements for Strings for beginners, but plenty of supplementary exercise materials will also be introduced to bring more fun and enhance the playing skills.

For Chinese class:
I am experienced in designing customized private Chinese/Business Chinese lessons for children and adults. My lessons cover various aspects of conversation, reading, writing, culture and literature appreciation. I exploit vast learning materials and will introduce a most-fit textbook for students with plenty of supplemental learning materials. Some class information is listed below:
1) Entry level lessons-- A lot of emphasis on one-on-one practical daily conversations, grammar and vocabulary building, accent reduction, culture introduction, pinyin spelling, and simple character writing. 
2) Intermediate -advanced level lessons-- The lesson materials promote you to a more complex conversation such as business talks, writing, advanced reading, literature appreciation, and a more thorough comprehension of the Chinese culture and philosophy.
3) Business Chinese - Focus more on culture points and formal Chinese usage under business contexts, with abundant supplementary learning materials to help you succeed in business communications and negotiations.

If you give me the opportunity, you will find that I am the teacher you are looking for:)
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Smitha August 24, 2015
Violin · In home
Lin is absolutely the best.

I must be one of her older students - never having learnt any kind of musical instrument before. She helped me get the 'feel' for the music. With every class, I have been more inspired to practice more and learn better - thats just the kind of teacher she is.

She is super patient with me and I always look forward to her classes.

Thanks Lin for everything :)
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greg M. June 9, 2015
Mandarin · In studio
Lin has been tutoring my son (8 years old) in Mandarin each week for 6 months. She's wonderful! She's a fluent native speaker, kind, patient, friendly, and flexible. She helps my son do his homework and write his journal. My son looks forward to seeing Lin each week. I highly recommend Lin to anyone.
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Lin X.

Lin X.

Santa Clara, CA 95051
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starting at
$40 / 45-min
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Gabrielle A.

San Jose, CA

I began playing violin as a young child, and progressed to several hours a day during my teenage years. I taught throughout college, both as a violin instructor and as a private instructor.

My teaching programs vary according to the level of the student, and the goal he or she has set for him/herself, be it as a support to a school educational program or a personal love for music and/or the violin that seeks to develop itself into a practice.

About Gabrielle

A violinist is a musical knight: the round shield which once protected the heart has become a sound-resonating violin, the linear sword a bow, yet the fundamental gestures are the same. The active right directs according to linear rules, the left spirals inwards.

Dear Student,

My name is Gabrielle A. I am French, in my mid-twenties, and hold a MA in education. Simple, to the point, confident, smiling and fun, I engage quickly and well with those around me.

While teaching a standard violin apprenticeship curriculum, I approach the instrument from the perspective of movement: what qual
itative gesture is at play behind a particular stroke or fingering?

Imagine playing violin according to lines of force, directions and qualities of movement between the right and the left! Musical sound, and its higher sibling tone, are born from the qualitative interplay between right and left meeting in the human chest.
By inwardly experiencing the instrument as a threefold instrument (violin, bow and violinist) we can step away from the view that the violin is 'somewhere out there', a foreign object to be more or less painfully mastered.

I believe that as instrumentalists we ourselves are a part of the tone we produce.
I will therefore look with you at the kinesiology behind a correct posture and encourage you to experience the playing process as a circle between the violin, the bow and the violinist.

I hope to hear from you, meet you, and work with you!

Yours sincerely,
Gabrielle
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Hugo W. May 24, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Gabrielle is wonderful! She is an excellent teacher and our son is really enjoying his lessons with her. Thanks Gabrielle!
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Arya M. May 11, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
The class went very well.
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Gabrielle A.

Gabrielle A.

San Jose, CA 95113
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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