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Michael R.

26 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2002
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
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Michael R.

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Violin is one of my favorites to listen to and includes such a wide range of music, from fiddle, to blues to of course classical.

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Sean
Great teacher
Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Linda C.

25 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
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Linda C.

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I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I ha

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Harriet
So easy to take lessons from Linda. She is very knowledgable.
Tia
I’m taking beginner cello lessons with Linda.

She is super positive and encouraging and meets me exactly where I am in my learning and goes from there.

She asks what I want to do, points out when I miss things (like not taking a proper pause), and teaches me new skills (theory, now technique, etc.)

Very positive experience! After four weeks I can play cello while site reading the bass clef (I knew how to read piano music but not the bass clef very well).

I’m going to renew my lesson subscription with Linda!
John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the violin. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Maggie Z.

15 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie, I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. I have performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 11 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano less

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Loann
My 8-year-olds daughter has some minor learning delays, Maggie is very understanding & patient with her. She engages and makes the sessions fun. My daughter thinks she’s awesome and enjoys her sessions with Maggie.
Isabel R.
Maggie is a great teacher! I have only spent 3 sessions with her and I am making great progress. She's very patient and skilled. Her positivity encourages me and helps my advancement. I learn a lot from one lesson and I am excited to take more.
Flordeliza C.
Maggie is an awesome piano teacher! It has been 7 years since my last piano lesson and Maggie took over recently. I didn't have much confidence in myself, but I guess she saw potential in me. My former teacher was keen on using children's piano books for me because she thinks, despite being an adult, those teaching materials are the most appropriate for my level. But Maggie had me playing Hanon right away. It was intimidating, but definitely helped me build confidence in myself! I feel so empowered playing the piano now. :) She's also very flexible. My schedule is all over the place right now due to schoolwork, but she's able to accommodate me still. I highly recommend her!
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Megan M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Music and Mathematics from The Catholic University of America
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Megan M.

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Having just recently graduated college with a BA in Music and Mathematics, I have first hand experience with the transition from in-person to online violin lessons and Orchestra rehearsals (as well as other classes). I know the stress it can bring with so much being unknown, and I can provide ways to cope with that stress. I have been playing my violin privately and in orchestras for the past 12 years, watching over my instructors and learning how to teach students of my own. I strive to be a teacher that my students feel they can approach with any problems or worries they have about playing their violin at home or in school. If you think I am a good fit, I look forward to chatting with you!

About Megan

Hello future students! My name is Megan, I am 22 years old and I just graduated college with a BA in Music and Mathematics. I have been playing the violin since I was 9 years old, and I have had 12 years of experience taking private violin lessons and playing in orchestras. In that time, I have had

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Erica T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition from Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Erica T.

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I have a lot of experience with the Suzuki method as a teacher and also a player having started with that myself. However unless the player or parent specifies that they want strict Suzuki, I go with my method which involves Suzuki but also other methods. I was not strict Suzuki and it definitely worked for me as well as students of mine!

About Erica

My name is Erica and I have been playing violin for 19 years and teaching for 8. I have a violin performance bachelor degree and Suzuki Teacher Certification for books 1-10 from The Cleveland Institute of Music. During my time teaching in the Suzuki program I worked with 15 students at different l

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Kristen C.
Erica is a wonderful violin instructor! Extremely knowledgeable and great with my 12 year old daughter. Erica is also very flexible with the schedule. I highly recommend her!
Kelly
very helpful in setting up posture and technique, which is what i was looking for.
Angela
Ms. Erica has more experiences with young kid. she is make the Violin lesson so much fanny & Interesting with the kid. I am happy than my daughter said : Mom , I have interested the Violin and I will learning more lesson with Ms. Erica. So, I want to said, Thank very much Ms. Erica.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in San Jose is $130. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $130 and $130 per hour.
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"Ms. Kathy B. is patient with my daughter. She is very knowledgeable about the violin."
Joy
Took Violin lessons from Kathy B.
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"A lot of great advice given to motivate my son!"
Ryu
Took Violin lessons from Zeynep A.
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"Very awesome and personable teacher! I have learned so much with her, Highly recommended! She was constantly working with my crazy schedule."
Amanda
Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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"Definitely like this violin teacher : )"
Jingwen
Took Violin lessons from Emily S.
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"Rachel is patient, kind and has a gentle way in her approach to teaching violin. My 12yr old daughter is in her second year taking orchestra in middle school and she finds her time with Rachel to be extremely beneficial and productive."
H.Clark
Took Violin lessons from Rachel G.
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"Great pleasure working with Kelvin

Kelvin is not only an amazing, kind-hearted, smart and trustworthy person but he is also one of the best musicians I have seen around the Chicago area. I have been in the music business for most of my life having taken many violin and piano lessons from different people and Kelvin has to be the most patient musician I have collaborated with yet. I recommend Kelvin to anyone looking to learn to play music - young - and - old. He is extremely passionate about music and continuously never fails to inspire me."
Pam
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Jacquline taught my daughter for 4 years before she started college. She is a great instructor. Thank you Jacquline sorry this review took so long hope you are doing well ."
Luis
Took Violin lessons from Jacqueline P.
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"He is a great teacher. Explains everything and has me keep trying until I do it correctly."
Sue
Took Violin lessons from Victor Q.
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"Wonderful instructor, professional, motivating and hard working. My daughter was prepped for her audition in her five lessons. Stephanie polished off my daughter's performance. Thank you for your fervent spirit."
Ariel
Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Y.
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"Very structured and thorough in her teaching and a nice and encouraging person on top of that. I had a great first lesson with Susanna!"
Katja
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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Violin Lessons in San Jose, 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 with

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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.

During your private violin lessons, you will receive customized instruction to help you meet your goals. Maybe you want to gain the confidence to join the local orchestra in your community. Or perhaps you want to master fiddle music. Whatever it is, your private teacher will provide you with the personalized attention you need to progress.

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