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Sarah B.

5 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $65
  • BM - Violin Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sarah B.

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where I received both my MM as well as my BM degrees in violin performance. I've studied with with many world renowned musicians and am a very active international performer, performing from CA and CO to London and Cuba.

I am a native of California, born and raised in Los Angeles and have been surrounded by musicians my whole life. With both my parents and my brother playing the cello, I have always found passion and love for music and the community built by musicians. I started playing piano at a young age and after a few years transferred to violin which I then dedicated myself to and grew into my career.

Lessons are whatever you need them to be, but in general I will focus on using scales, etudes and solo repertoire to: solidify technique, improve ear training, and expand your musical portfolio.

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About Sarah

As a professional violinist I have had the privilege to study and work with countless incredible musicians, including the Cavani Quartet, Peter Salaff, Keith Robinson, the Dover Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet. An avid orchestral player as well as chamber player, I have also played with orchestra

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Joanna R.
I've been taking lessons with Sarah for a few months now and am so pleased - I played violin as a youngster but hadn't played meaningfully in nearly 20 years. Sarah was great at immediately assessing my level and tailoring our lessons to me. She is extremely patient, challenges me to an appropriate level, and does a great job of incorporating just the right about of theory to make my lessons meaningful yet fun and engaging. I highly recommend Sarah and am so grateful I found her!
Sophia
Sarah really helped me with my basic techniques! I've been trying to learn how to play violin by myself over the pandemic and finding online lessons with her was the ANSWER. She's incredibly kind and patient and explains posture and walks me through scales and etudes to strengthen my basics. Sarah also has a broad understanding of repertoire, which I hope to also be able to play soon!
Zoey
Sarah is a great teacher! Her combined use of technical and musical ideas has increased my appreciation for music and has made me better at the violin!
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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from the

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.
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Abigail T.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Abigail T.

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There is a potential in every person to be truly great at any one thing. All it takes is hard work and honest determination, with determination being the most important. Because where determination comes, hard work follows naturally.
I hope to inspire my students to really love making music and being creative with their instruments. I can give my students all the information in the world and tips on how to improve at violin playing, but in the end it will not matter if the student has no desire to improve. And that is why I love to teach- inspiring students to love what they do!

About Abigail

Abigail Tsai  received a Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded a Performer's Certificate. At Eastman she studied with Professor Oleh Krysa. She is currently pursuing her M.M. in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ilya Ka

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Navya
Abigail is a very helpful and patient teacher! She explains new concepts in a way that I can understand and she gives many helpful tips for practicing the pieces. She makes me want to practice and does a great job at helping me sound the best I can.
Jingyi
I love Abi’s class!! She is a great teacher and easy to work with. She is also very flexible to teach anything that you want to play. One of the best thing of her class is she always send you a class note after each class, which is very helpful for you to review and remind you what you’ve learned or tips from the class! I highly recommend her!
Layla
Abigail is a amazing teacher! Even though we were learning through online she made it fun and educational. She explained and gave examples that helped me understand and look at things in a different ways. She is very easy to talk to, kind, and funny person. Like I said I was learning with her online and l would absolutely want to work with in person.
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Lauren S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music - Violin Performance from Boyer College of Music & Dance
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lauren S.

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Whether you want to play classical violin, fiddle like a bluegrass star, or perform like your favorite pop artists, I can set you on the path to success! My private students range in age from 4 to 40 years old, and I have gone on to become music teachers, composers, and professional musicians. My most influential teachers have been members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and graduates of The Curtis Institute of Music.

About Lauren

Lauren is a dynamic violinist, violist, and music educator in the DMV. She has performed with ensembles including American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Maryland Lyric Opera, and she has worked with ar

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Cindy W.
Great lesson!
Rafaella L.
Lauren is clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to teaching music properly.
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Katie S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Awarded Nominated for Best Educator in Prince William from InsideNova.com
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Katie S.

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I offer Beginner and Intermediate violin lessons for all ages.

About Katie

Master of Music Education The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Bachelor of Music The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Current Public School Teacher Over 18 years experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano lessons!

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Tommy
Not just by the book. Is very musical in approach, ear training, theory etc... highly recommended
Franklyn
The first lesson was exactly as expected. Very professional. My son will continue with Katie. He is very excited to work with her.
Cheryl
Katie is the best! A talented musician and a very patient teacher -- she makes learning to play a real joy.
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Cody B.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Education from Johnson University
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded SPBGMA Band Competition - 1st Place from SPBGMA
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Becky
Really great at getting into the kind of help I need to learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians
Matt
I was basically a beginner approximately 6-7 months ago. I’ve been taking lessons online with Cody every week this whole time. I honestly can’t believe how far we’ve progressed. Cody is a real professional with an immense amount of talent! 100% highly recommend!
Chad C.
Growing up and taking music classes I have always struggled with grasping the concept of music and instruments. Currently a college student with a busy schedule, Cody has helped me accomplish a lot with the time I have been taking lessons with him. Coming from never being able to grasp music to starting to play some songs and understanding theory more, progress has really shown. Learning from Cody will give you a fun, patient, and an exciting environment that will keep you wanting to learn more. Cody is extremely talented, very nice, and makes music easy! I would suggest if anyone would want to learn from the best, learn from Cody!

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Francisco is $116. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $95 and $134 per hour.
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"Dan is a great teacher and I feel lucky to have found him. He gives great pointers to help with whatever areas that you need to improve. He's very patient and understands exactly what concerns you have as a student!"
Deanna
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"She has been great to work with! Charlene is patient and explains things very well."
Liz Gelfusa
Took Violin lessons from Charlene G.
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"My daughter has taken 5 violin lessons online with Susanna. I really appreciate that Susanna is such a nice, professional teacher. The schedule of her lessons are well organized. I were struggling for the busy schedule before. I'm so happy to find this online lesson, more important thing is that we get a pretty good teacher. We will definitely keep the violin lessons on with Susanna. My daughter has joined two orchestras for almost two years. This lesson will be a great help for my daughter in future."
Zihan
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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"Dan puts a big emphasis on technique and it will likely make for a better player in the long run. Lessons have lots of examples and he checks for understanding frequently."
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"Her theory knowlege is phenonimal

Would recommend without hesitation! Is excellent and extremely thorough! I was faculty director before retiring from a college. Wish I had all faculty like Hallie!"
George
Took Violin lessons from Hallie C.
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"My son has seen much improvement the last few months after being taught by Thomas. Very highly recommended!!"
Grace
Took Violin lessons from Thomas V.
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"Awesome first lesson."
Joel
Took Violin lessons from Mark L.
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"Hallie is absolutely awesome! I feel like I'm learning so quickly and getting the hang of things easily. She's a very patient, talented, and nurturing teacher who is quick to point out strengths in your playing and in turn help weaknesses also become strengths."
Kandice Van Dyke
Took Violin lessons from Hallie C.
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"It has been several months now since my ten year old son switched to Lily. Lily has been doing a wonderful job on motivating my son who used to dread of going to violin lessons a lot. In addition to being patient and encouraging, Lily's musical expertise is also incredible."
Ching
Took Violin lessons from Lily F.
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"Zoe was very apprehensive about her first lesson. Susanna made her feel so comfortable. She was so patient and knowledgeable. Zoe is looking forward to her next lesson. I would highly recommend Susanna!!!"
Zoe
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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Violin Lessons in San Francisco, CA

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When you join our violin classes, you’ll have the chance to get to know this amazing instrument inside and out. If you’re a beginner, you’ll start with the basics like learning the notes and properly holding the instrument. But if you’re more advanced, we’ll help challenge you to reach new heights. Maybe you want to learn to master the most iconic violin solos by the likes of Bach and Beethoven. Or perhaps you’re eager to pick up the fiddle style of playing so you can impress your friends and family

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with Irish gigs and Scottish tunes. Whatever you have in mind when it comes to playing this instrument, violin lessons can help.

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At TakeLessons, we provide convenient and low-cost violin lessons near you. When you sign up with us, it’s easy to find classes in your area. You can choose your preferred instructor and pick a time and place that works best for your schedule. Whether you want to take violin classes in the mornings before work or in the evenings after school, you can find a music teacher who can accommodate. What’s more, our violin instructors can teach students of all skill sets and ages, whether you are just learning the violin or looking to challenge what you already know.

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