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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.

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 ...

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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.....
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 addition 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. ...

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Shirley R. March 14, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Patient, very encouraging, yet not afraid to give corrective feedback. Those 30 mins go the fastest of the week!
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Kabita D. November 22, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was looking for a teacher who will make my son's lesson fun and keep the learning experience as interesting as possible. I would say, Brianna met that criteria. She is an amazing teacher. My son always look forward to the class.
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Nicole B. April 8, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Fantastic Instructor

Brianna is an amazing instructor. She is patient, knowledgable and has a brilliant way of explaining things to a beginner. I cannot recommend Brianna enough...she is wonderful!
Christopher J. San Jose, CA

I have been playing violin for several years, after many years of music experience, and currently have several violin students.

About Christopher

Chris J. has been teaching private lessons since 2009 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. Chris J. has helped students place in advanced ensembles, win awards, compete in band competitions, and further their passion for the arts. Chris J. is receiving his training from San Jose State University where he is studying Music Education and Jazz Studies. Chris J. is a nationally TIPS Certified bartender through ABC Bartending College. As an expert in his field, Chris J. looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Chris J.'s teaching style is flexible based on students needs, structured, and based on state and industry standards. *** Lesson Details *** Aside from performing, I love teaching. I have been teaching since ...

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Michael H. June 13, 2014
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Chris taught one lesson to my son, then he cancelled the following week's lesson and never returned numerous phone calls, emails, and text messages. He didn't respond, then the following week at our next scheduled instruction he called me 30 mins before the lesson asking if he could move the date.

Needless to say, it was very unprofessional of him, and we intended to end our relationship with him as my son's instructor.

The thing got worse when he proceeded to schedule my son for a weekly reoccurring lesson for the next year. I've had to manually cancel each lesson, at least until Jan 2015.

I would strongly warn you against signing up with Chris if you expect an instructor who is reliable and responsive to your communications. I'm sorry it didn't work out, but the other problem is that this was my son's first experience to music lessons, so it was a bad first experience.
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Bill C. May 27, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
We're giving 3 out of 5 stars since that seems fair. With regards to the lessons themselves, Chris certainly met our expectations with our son's violin lessons. However, with regards to communications and scheduling, it could have been much better. More than once my son was waiting on Skype after receiving the "You have upcoming lessons" email from TakeLessons. Chris needs to learn how to cancel the lessons ahead of time. He rarely responded to emails (was trying to get him to stop showing our email openly to all his other students, really needs to learn how to use BCC). He never returned phone calls. Due to the canceled lessons, our TakeLesson pay date came prematurely, and since I waited until our son's paid lessons were completed before paying for new ones, we got dropped from the schedule and lost our time slot. Too many frustrations led to finding a new teacher.
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Jane D. January 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher, especially for kids!

My two boys -- ages 8 & 10 -- needed just the right teacher to begin learning the piano, and I'm so glad we started with Chris. He related to them right away, just sat down and started working with them and within seconds they were playing. He interwove fun with learning seamlessly. The boys looked forward to their lessons with him. Thank you, Chris!!
Lin X. Santa Clara, CA

Violin In-home Tutor
I have been practicing violin for more than 10 years. I have passed the highest Chinese violin performance grade test (Grade 10). I was a First Violin player in the Fuzhou City Middle School Orchestra in Fujian from 1997-2000. I can offer one-on-one violin tutoring for kids who are at the beginning or want to learn an music instrument as an amateur interest for fun. For beginners, I will use the book of Essential Elements (Violin), Suzuki Violin School, and/or Hohmann Violin Method.

About Lin

Chinese/Mandarin/Violin In-home Tutor I have got a Master Degree of Education in East China Normal University, one of the top educational university in China. Due to my excellent academic achievements and active students activities, I was rewarded as Shanghai Outstanding Graduates. I have got a certificated teacher license in China, and have been tutoring school-age students on Violin, Math, and English for more than 3 years. Currently I am learning early childhood education at De Anza College. Before I went to college, I had learnt violin from about 10 years and have passed the highest Chinese Violin Performance Grade Test (Grade 10). I also played as a First Violin Player in the City Middle School Student Orchestra from 1997 to 2000. I offer tutor service on Chinese/Mandarin ...

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Becca P. February 28, 2015
Violin · In home
Lin is an amazing violin teacher. We feel so blessed to have found her. She is punctual, knowledgeable, and fantastic at what she does. She is very encouraging and has been wonderful with our 6 year old. She makes learning fun and easy to understand. Our daughter looks forward each week to seeing her and we have been amazed at her progress. We highly recommend her for anyone looking for a teacher.
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Chawanee S. February 7, 2015
Violin · In home
Lin is an excellent teacher because she is knowledgeable, engaging, and professional. She adjusts her teaching method in accordance to students' needs and keeps the class challenging and fun. She is a careful listener and pick-ups on important techniques the student needs for practice. She will pick songs for students to learn for fun. Last Christmas, she taught us "Jingle Bell" and my kid just played it in our family party. It was wonderful! We are lucky to have her as our music teacher.
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loirey L. January 13, 2015
Mandarin · In home
I highly recommend Ms. Lin as a Chinese teacher/tutor. My children, aged 2 and 4, and I have been studying Chinese with Ms. Lin for over 3 months and I have learned greatly in a short period of time.
Ms. Lin is very professional and works well with people of all ages and levels. I have observed her teaching my children, who are beginners, every week and she is able to be playful with them and firm at the same time, making their learning fun. As for her ability to teach an adult like myself (an intermediate level with experience living in China), she has extensive knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and is able to make learning such a difficult language interesting and simple. She is also very patient, reliable and organized. Most importantly, Ms. Lin is very passionate about teaching Chinese. Such passion, combining with her knowledge of the subject, especially makes learning exciting and stimulating.
John L. Cupertino, CA

I guarantee all my new students will begin to play the violin at the very first class, because I have innovative methods.

About john

I am an experienced instructor focused on beginning students of any age. It is never too late to learn the violin. I use the Shinozaki method as the primary textbook with Suzuki and Miller as supplemental texts. Students will be introduced to the history and structure of the violin and will learn how to read music, accurate intonation, identifying notes by ear, correct posture, proper bow holding, breathing and relaxation techniques. Methods I've developed over the years will help beginners master techniques that normally take years to develop and will allow students to quickly build up confidence and overcome psychological barriers. Here is a recommendation written for me by a former student: I am pleased to write a letter recommending Mr. John L. as an excellent violin ...

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Mallika R. January 31, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. John L. is an absolutely fantastic teacher. I am so lucky to have found him as my teacher. I am a beginner and knew nothing about the violin and how its played. So, I was starting off on a fresh note. Take lessons helped me find Mr. John L. I am 2 classes into it and I like a lot of things about my lessons. Let me list a few:
1. Mr. John L. has a unique approach to teach, he inspires, he is easy to talk to and he reminds me of my grandpa who is caring and cares to teach well.
2. He brings a lot of tips and tricks from his own life and daily mundane activities to teach the skills.
3. I can see he tries so hard when he sees a student is not getting something right, he sits down and explains the philosophy behind it and tells a story, teaches a trick and asks us to play again.
4. His house is very clean and well kept to create an atmosphere to learn.
5. Having studied arts, philosophy himself, he blends the concepts from life very well when he teaches to play.
I enjoy learning from him and like I said, for a beginner who had no ground, this methodology has helped me a lot. I like the approach a lot.

I recommend Mr. John L. to anyone who has an open mind, like to learn the why and how of violin playing and most of all, how to enjoy while you play.

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