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Helena G.
Redding, California
Learn the viola with me, and let's make beautiful music together!
A classical approach to any music style, whether classical, folk, tango....let's make beautiful music together.
About Helena G.

Classically trained at Mussorgsky school of music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with over 20 years of teaching experience. I teach Violin, Viola and Piano Performance, 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, 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, Viola Fiddle - Klezmer, American, Celtic Piano - beginning and intermediate levels Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Improvisation.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1990

Education

Violin Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Russian, English

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Helena G.
Redding, California
Learn the viola with me, and let's make beautiful music together!
A classical approach to any music style, whether classical, folk, tango....let's make beautiful music together.
About Helena G.

Classically trained at Mussorgsky school of music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with over 20 years of teaching experience. I teach Violin, Viola and Piano Performance, 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, 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, Viola Fiddle - Klezmer, American, Celtic Piano - beginning and intermediate levels Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Improvisation.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1990

Education

Violin Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Russian, English

Speaks

Has background check

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Helena was amazing. She did a wonderful job communicating with my 5 year old and tailored the lesson to his speed and likes. I will recommend her to everyone I know. She made it a very special opportunity for him.

Posted Mar 30, 2022
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Helena is very helpful and encouraging.

Posted Feb 26, 2020
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She is amazing! My son enjoy the class so much! I truly appreciate it.

Posted Mar 9, 2018
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First Violin
Feb 2008 - Present
Nova Vista Symphony
Concertmaster
Sep 2010 - Dec 2017
Campbell Strings Chamber Orchestra
Second Violin
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Winchester Symphony Orchestra of San Jose
Violin Performance
Jun 1975 - Jun 1978
Mussorgsky College of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Amateur Chamber Music Players
Jan 2010
ACMP — The Chamber Music Network is a non-profit organization that facilitates informal music-making by people of all ages and nationalities, from beginners to professionals. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1947, ACMP, originally the Amateur Chamber Music Players, was the idea of Leonard Strauss, an American businessman whose work frequently included travel. Tired of practicing alone in hotel rooms, he dreamed of a network of musicians who could contact each other for chamber music sessions while at home or “on the road.”
California Professional Music Teachers Association
Jan 2004
CAPMT is the California State Affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). CAPMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music teachers organization of over 1,000 members, teaching in independent studios, private and public schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities throughout California. CAPMT offers a variety of state programs for the music student and education and professional opportunities for its members. California is divided into nine geographical districts, some of which are subdivided into chapters. The districts and chapters provide local opportunities for student performances, competitions, evaluations, and for teacher enrichment, education, and interaction.
American Musicological Society
Jan 2004
The American Musicological Society is a membership-based musicological organization founded in 1934 to advance scholarly research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship; it grew out of a small contingent of the Music Teachers National Association and, more directly, the New York Musicological Society (1930-1934).

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Instructor details
Viola
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Seminole Dr.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30